Friday, October 31, 2008

Obama Doesn't Tolerate Dissent

Once again, Obama punishes reporters who dare to disagree with him. It's really too bad the mainstream media is so infatuated with him, or he probably wouldn't have made it out of the primaries.

Hey Obama Supporters - Economics 101

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Redistribution Applied!

My old friend Adam McManus, conservative Christian talk radio host from San Antonio, sent out this little gem in his email alert today!

(interesting e-mail from an anonymous person)

Today on my way to lunch I passed a homeless guy with a sign that read "Vote Obama, I need the money." I laughed.

Once in the restaurant my server had on an Obama 08 tie, again I laughed as he had given away his political preference just imagine the coincidence.

When the bill came I decided not to tip the server and explained to him that I was exploring the Obama redistribution of wealth concept. He stood there in disbelief while I told him that I was going to redistribute his tip to someone who I deemed more in need -- the homeless guy outside. The server angrily stormed from my sight.

I went outside, gave the homeless guy $10 and told him to thank the server inside as I've decided he could use the money more. The homeless guy was grateful.

At the end of my rather unscientific redistribution experience I realized, the homeless guy was grateful for the money he did not earn, but the waiter was pretty angry that I gave away the money he did earn even though the actual recipient deserved money more.

I guess redistribution of wealth is an easier thing to swallow in concept than in practical application.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Obama the Socialist

This was a headline on a couple days ago, with a quote from Barack Hussein Obama's memoir Dreams from my Father. First we have his "spread the wealth" quote with Joe the Plumber. Next we have him in saying in a 2001 interview that he was disappointed that the Supreme Court did not do more to overcome the limitations the US Constitution placed on the state and federal governments. Listen to the actual radio interview in its full context in the YouTube clip below. (Of course, the Obama campaign's response is that this is a "manufactured issue.")

I've said it before, I'll say it again: Barack Hussein Obama is a socialist, a Marxist of the first order. He doesn't like the fact that the Constitution places limits on the State and Federal Governments.

To give you an idea of some of the issues that top his legislative agenda for his presidency, here are some of the bigger laws that he wants to see pass (and with a Democratic super-majority in the House and Senate, the rest of us won't have a choice):

Freedom of Choice Act: FOCA will repeal most of the pro-life laws, including parental notification and the ban on partial birth abortion. Apparently 46 million children slaughtered in the name of choice is not enough. (Obama voted 4 times against the Infant Born Alive Protection Act in the Illinois Senate.)

Hate Crimes Legislation: So much for freedom of speech. Under Obama it will become illegal to voice the opinion that homosexuality is an unhealthy, unbiblical lifestyle. Preaching the seven passages in the Bible that condemn homosexuality could be construed as "inciting violence against a minority."

Fairness Doctrine: Liberals cannot compete in the marketplace of ideas, and with the now openly liberal mainstream networks, the Democrats are planning on bringing back the "fairness doctrine" which will require stations to run "balanced" coverage of the issues. Unfortunately, their definition of balanced and ours are incredibly different. They think Jon Stewart and Keith Olbermann are centrist... This would require our favorite radio stations to put a liberal on the air with equal time with Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, and the like. So much for freedom of speech, again.

Comprehensive Sex Education: Want your 5 year old Kindergartener learning about the birds and the bees? Forget about any balanced discussions of abstinence versus "safe" sex - this will turn sex education from K-12 over to Planned Parenthood, who by the way, makes money when a pregnant teenager comes to them for an abortion. What a marketing tool for them! What a disaster for our children!

Gun Control Legislation: As a State Senator, Obama voted 4 times to reduce the rights of law-abiding citizens to use guns to defend themselves. He opposed semi-automatic shotguns and pistols, and wanted to ban rifle hunting ammunition because it is "armor piercing." Biden says Obama won't take our guns away, but looking at his record, it's really hard to believe otherwise. He even suggested that the police should be allowed to go door to door to search for and confiscate "illegal" weapons. So much for the 4th amendment.

So much for the 1st, 2nd, and 4th amendments. Since he has so little regard for the rest of the Constitution, I won't be surprised when he starts trashing the rest of it too.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

We Voted!

We went and participated in early voting Thursday evening. With the longest Colorado ballot since 1904 and what is certain to be a contentious, high turnout election, we decided to beat the lines and vote early. Here is my recap, especially for those who are still going to vote here in Colorado.

Candidates: Although it goes against my independent streak, straight ticket Republican this year. The deception, scare tactics and voter fraud on the part of the Democrats has been terrible. Obama the Communist terrifies me. I just wish I could have voted Palin-McCain rather than McCain-Palin.

Ballot Measures: (Take a cheat sheet with you when you vote - you'll never have time to read all of them in the booth!) Since there's so many of these, I'll try and keep it short.

Colorado Amendments

46 - Yes - Colorado Civil Rights Initiative - No preferential treatment based on race, sex, or ethnicity for state hiring, education, or contracts. Well, duh!

47 - Yes - Right to Work - Outlaws agreement requiring union workers to pay union fees for union representation. Workers cannot be forced to join a union in order to get a job. You should see the scare tactics the labor unions have been using on this one... Liberty!

48 - YES - Definition of Person - Defines human life as beginning at fertilization. Let's have our policies line up with what science has been telling us for the last 20 years. At the moment of conception it is a unique human life. It's a baby!

49 - Yes - Public Payroll Standards - Ban governments from taking deductions directly from employee paychecks for any nongovernmental special interest group. See number 47, above.

50 - No - Expanded Gaming - Allow casino towns to vote on whether to increase bet limits to $100 from $5, expand hours of operation and add games. Doesn't anybody see the damage gambling does to families and neighborhoods where casinos operate?

51 - No - Sales Tax for disabled services - Increase the state sales tax (by 2 cents on every $10) to fund services for those with developmental disabilities. Either I'm a heartless monster or I think that the state already has funds for this - tied up in various pork projects and wasteful spending.

53 - Yes - Severance Tax Reallocation for Transportation - Improvements to I-70 in the mountains, which improves roads without increasing taxes. Although I think this is part of a government shell game, they're not increasing taxes to do it, and I-70 definitely needs the work.

54 - Yes - Campaign Finance Curbs - Bar sole-source government contractors and unions with exclusive bargaining powers from making contributions to political candidates. This is a "no" to graft and corruption. See 47 and 49, above.

58 - Hell No - Severance Tax - Governor Ritter's huge tax energy tax increase. And the Democrats say they don't want to tax the middle class. What the heck is this? Tax and Spend Liberalism at its finest.

59 - No - K-12 Schools Funding - Increased taxes, but the legislature spent the money this is replacing elsewhere. This is a classic tax and spend shell game. We won't vote to raise taxes for the projects they shifted the funds to, but they cry about the suffering children in the schools and everyone's heart breaks. Put the money back where it belongs and fund your pork out of your own pockets!


L - No - Reduce the age of a Colorado legislator from 25 to 21. These knuckleheads are already inexperienced enough.

M - Yes - eliminate obsolete provisions in the state constitution about land value increases. I read the provisions. They don't make sense, so remove them. Now, keep going and keep removing laws that don't make sense or are offensive to rational citizens...

N - Yes - eliminate obsolete provisions in the constitution about intoxicating liquor. Ditto for M.

O - No - Increases the number of people required to sign petitions for constitutional amendments. Let's see, government doesn't want the people interfering with its business, so make it harder for the people to submit constitutional amendments for the rest of the people to decide on. Oh NO!

El Paso County Issues

1A. Hell NO! - 1% Sales Tax Increase - The largest tax increase in county history - *doubles* the county sales tax from 1% to 2%. They claim it's for essential and emergency services, but they're asking for way too much. Clean out the government waste and your pet projects and come back with a more reasonable request and we'll talk about it.

Colorado Springs City Ballot Issues

#200 - Yes - Rescinding Stormwater Fees - The stormwater fees aren't much, but they were an end-around of the Taxpayer's Bill of Rights (TABOR). If you need the money, show us your budget and convince us a tax increase is necessary. Don't try to pull a fast one and call a tax a "fee."

#201 - Yes - Rescind Non-Voter Approved Taxes - The title is pretty self-explanatory.

Blackballed by Obama/Biden

What happens when you ask the Obama campaign tough questions? You get blackballed. No more interviews, sorry. Why are they afraid of hard questions? Of course, when you get used to the mainstream media throwing you softballs all the time, I can imagine you'd get upset when a real journalist asks some tough questions:

More discussion here. Let's see.

Is "spreading the wealth around" Marxist? Yes.

Is Obama a socialist? Yes.

Can we expect suppression of free speech under an Obama presidency? Absolutely.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Another Reason to Carry in National Parks

FoxNews reported on Saturday that Mexican Drug Cartels, hurt by post-9/11 border security, are now growing marijuana on public lands, including National Parks and Forests up and down the West Coast, Kentucky, Tennessee and West Virginia. According to AOL News, "The pot growers pose a risk to the public. In some cases, growers are operating near campgrounds, roads and beaches. " According to King5 News in Washington State, "Agents go in heavily armed knowing the growers often are too." It seems the drug cartels have to watch out for "patch pilots," competing drug dealers who steal from their crops, so they often post armed guards on the site to shoot anyone who comes nosing around, like you and your family out for a nice Fall hike.

But law abiding citizens with concealed carry permits are not allowed to bring loaded concealed weapons into National Parks? It sounds like some National Parks are not the "completely safe" places that the liberals have been leading us to believe.


Friday, October 3, 2008

The Truth About the Economic Mess

Who caused the current economic mess? Barack Hussein Obama says it's John McCain and the Republican policy of deregulation. Palin didn't even respond to Biden during the debate last night when he made that claim. The real causes?

Social engineering. Political correctness. Regulation. The Democrat's own risky, socialist housing policies, forcing banks to make subprime loans to those who in all financial reality should never have received a loan in the first place.

Check this out:

If McCain doesn't rip Obama on this during the debates, something is very wrong. He needs Ross Perot charts, mass TV marketing, and web sites with all the gory details.