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Wednesday, December 30, 2009

2010 & 2012

From: National Republican Senatorial Committee.
Do you need any more evidence that Republicans need to pick up Senate seats? Let's review just the last 8 days:
The Democrats jammed a healthcare bill down the throats of the American people that cuts Medicare by $500 billion, raises taxes by $400 to $500 million and increases insurance premiums all while using your tax dollars to pay for abortions.  Like me, I am sure watching them cut backroom deal after backroom deal was enough to make you sick.
Even more scary was knowing this country was one faulty detonator away from an American airliner being blown out of the sky. Remember right after the inauguration, it was revealed President Obama no longer wanted to acknowledge the "global war on terror" and referred to terrorist acts as "man-made disasters"?  Back then you and I knew that showed a remarkable lack of understanding of the threat America faced but in the face of what nearly happened a couple days, it is even more infuriating.
To you and me and our friends throughout America, the healthcare bill is a man-made disaster.  And when a foreigner tries to blow up an airliner, it is an attempted terrorist attack.
Now more than ever we need a check in the Senate to stop the radical Obama agenda down until we elect a Republican President in 2012.
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o'scamcare - Your Life, Your Taxes: Health Care Survey...Or how to die quickly with Universal Health care! "US v. CA/UK"

From: gg Sent: Tuesday, December 29, 2009 Some things to think about! GG

Interesting statistics.
A recent "Investor's Business Daily" article provided very interesting statistics from a
survey by the United Nations International Health Organization.  (+ see 2nd article below)

Percentage of men and women who survived a cancer five years after diagnosis:
U.S.            65%
England       46%
Canada        42%

Percentage of patients diagnosed with diabetes who received treatment within six months:
U.S.            93%
England       15%
Canada        43%

Percentage of seniors needing hip replacement who received it within six months:
U.S.            90%
England       15%
Canada        43%

Percentage referred to a medical specialist who see one within one month:
U.S.            77%
England       40%
Canada        43%

Number of MRI scanners (a prime diagnostic tool) per million people:
U.S.            71
England       14
Canada        18

Percentage of seniors (65+), with low income, who say they are in "excellent health":
U.S.            12%
England       2%
Canada        6%

I don't know about you, but I don't want "Universal Healthcare" comparable to England or Canada .
Moreover, it was Sen. Harry Reid who said, "Elderly Americans must learn to accept the inconveniences of old age."

Ship his butt TO CANADA OR ENGLAND !



WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2009


US Healthcare vs Canada's and the MVNHS©: The Truth Hurts [UPDATED & BUMPED]


As we noted earlier this week, there's an email floating around purporting to show how much better our system is than, say the MVNHS© or that of our Neighbors to the North. It references an Investor's Business Daily report, but doesn't include a link, or even a date. Since we pride ourselves on doing everything we can to vet such information, I spent time at the IBD site trying to find the source. Coming up empty, I dropped them an email, to which IBD's Kerry Jackson kindly (and promptly!) responded.

The information in the email is apparently distilled from a May, 2009 IBD article which itself is based on information from
Rep Mark Kirk (R-IL), which his office compiled from a variety of valid sources.

■ ""Medical Rights Act" will prevent health care rationing seen in UKCanada
■ "90% of U.S. seniors get hip replacements in under 6 months – Canada at 43% and UK at 15%
■ "U.S. at 27 MRI machines per million – Canada and UK fewer than 6 per million
"Government-run health care programs in Canada and the United Kingdom show us the dangers of taking away personal choice. Long waits and denied care for routine procedures are rampant in both countries as bureaucrats dictate when and if patients may be treated.  Make no mistake – delayed care is denied care.
It is a devastating rebuttal to those who believe that our system is inferior to, and needs to be made more like, nationalized systems:
■ "In the U.S., only 26 percent of sick adults waited more than four weeks to see a specialist. In Canada and the UK, more than twice as many citizens wait longer than a month to receive the care they need."
■ "In America, doctors use 27 MRI machines per million people. In Canada and Britain, it is less than a fifth of that at approximately five MRI machines per million people."
■ "American women's survival rate is 61 percent, compared to 58 percent in Canada. American men's survival rate is 57 percent, and 53 percent in Canada."


The IBD article has more:





[Graph courtesy Kerry Jackson, IBD. No direct link available yet]

Why would we purposefully jettison the clearly superior level of health care available to our citizens?



A close examination of government-run health care in Canada and the United Kingdom shows sharp contrasts in the quality of medical services:

•    Delay is denial of care.  In the U.S., only 26 percent of sick adults waited more than four weeks to see a specialist.  In Canada and the UK, more than twice as many citizens wait longer than a month to receive the care they need (60 percent and 58 percent, respectively).  Source: 2008 Commonwealth Fund International Health Policy Survey of Sicker Adults.

•    The sickest patients need intensive care.  In Britain, government hospitals maintain nine intensive care unit beds per 100,000 people.  In America, we have three times that number at 31 per 100,000.  Source: High-Priced Pain: What to expect from a Single-Payer Health Care System, Heritage Foundation, 9/22/2006.

•    U.S. Care for infants outpaces UK and Canada.  In the U.S., we have over six neonatologists per 10,000 live births.  In Canada, they have fewer than four and in Britain fewer than three.  In the U.S., we have over three neonatal intensive care beds per 10,000 births, just 2.6 in Canada and less than one in Britain.  Source: High-Priced Pain: What to expect from a Single-Payer Health Care System, Heritage Foundation, 9/22/2006.

•    Long waits increase pain and morbidity.  In the U.S., over 90 percent of seniors receive a hip replacement within six months. In Canada, less than half of patients are treated in the same time (43 percent) with many waiting over a year. In the UK, only 15 percent of patients are treated within six months.  Source: Doing Your Own Health Care Thing: American Seniors vs. Canadian Citizens, Heritage Foundation, 7/1/2005.

•    New technology finds cancer quicker.  In America, doctors use 27 MRI machines per million people. In Canada and Britain, it is less than a fifth of that at approximately five MRI machines per million people.  Source: Health Status, Health Care and Inequality: Canada vs. the U.S., National Bureau of Economic Research, September 2007.

•    Americans take advantage of preventative care.  Nearly 90 percent of American women age 40 – 69 have had a mammogram, while only 72 percent of Canadian women have had a screening.  Likewise, 96 percent of American women age 20 - 69 have had a Pap smear, with 88 percent of Canadian women undergoing the test for cervical cancer.  Source: Health Status, Health Care and Inequality: Canada vs. the U.S., National Bureau of Economic Research, September 2007.

•    Cancer survival rates higher in the U.S.  One study puts the five-year cancer survivability rate for American women at 63 percent, but only 56 percent for European women.  For men, the difference is starker with 66 percent survivability for Americans and only 47 percent for Europeans.  A separate comparison of U.S. and Canadian citizens shows similar results.  American women's survival rate is 61 percent, compared to 58 percent in Canada.  American men's survival rate is 57 percent, and 53 percent in Canada.  Sources:  Lancet Oncology, 2007, No. 8; Health Status, Health Care and Inequality: Canada vs. the U.S., National Bureau of Economic Research, September 2007.





Data collection: Harris Interactive, Inc.
Source: 2008 Commonwealth Fund International Health Policy Survey of Sicker Adults.






Stories of poor care under a government-run system are common in Britain.  Last February, the Daily Mail reported on Mrs. Dorothy Simpson, 61, who had an irregular heartbeat.  Officials at the National Health Service (NHS) denied her care and told her she was "too old."  The Guardian reported in June 2007 that one in eight NHS hospital patients wait more than a year for treatment. In Brief: Congress should guarantee the right of every American to make their privately-funded health care decisions with their doctor.  

In the UK, cancer patients who were denied cancer-fighting drugs by the National Health Service (the UK's universal government health care system) and bought the drugs themselves were later denied health care by the "universal" health care system because they bought – and paid for – their own cancer-fighting drugs.

Even in the U.S., if a Medicare patient pays a doctor for a service that would otherwise be covered by Medicare, the doctor is suspended from participating in Medicare for two years. This substantially restricts the ability of Medicare patients to pay on their own if Medicare decides they are ineligible for a particular service normally covered by the program.  A doctor who provides a single service to a single Medicare patient outside the scope of the Medicare program, even without asking Medicare to pay, gives up the right to get paid for any Medicare services for any Medicare patient for two years.  Not many doctors are willing to take that penalty, so this substantially (if indirectly) restricts the right of seniors and the disabled to access the health care of their choice.

o'left - The Lawyers Party

From: baja Sent: Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Some one really nailed this down correctly....
This is very interesting! I never thought about it this way. Perhaps this is why so many physicians are conservatives or republicans. The Democratic Party has become the Lawyers' Party.

Barack Obama is a lawyer.
Michelle Obama is a lawyer.
Hillary Clinton is a lawyer.
Bill Clinton is a lawyer.
John Edwards is a lawyer.
Elizabeth Edwards is a lawyer.

Every Democrat nominee since 1984 went to law school (although Gore did not graduate).
Every Democrat vice presidential nominee since 1976, except for Lloyd Bentsen, went to law school. Look at leaders of the Democrat Party in Congress:
Harry Reid is a lawyer.
Nancy Pelosi is a lawyer.

The Republican Party is different. President Bush is a businessman. Vice President Cheney is a businessman. The leaders of the Republican Revolution: Newt Gingrich was a history professor. Tom Delay was an exterminator. Dick Armey was an economist. House Minority Leader Boehner was a plastic manufacturer. The former Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist is a heart surgeon.

Who was the last Republican president who was a lawyer? Gerald Ford, who left office 31 years ago and who barely won the Republican nomination as a sitting president, running against Ronald Reagan in 1976. The Republican Party is made up of real people doing real work, who are often the targets of lawyers.

The Democrat Party is made up of lawyers. Democrats mock and scorn men who create wealth, like Bush and Cheney, or who heal the sick, like Frist, or who immerse themselves in history, like Gingrich.
The Lawyers' Party sees these sorts of people, who provide goods and services that people want, as the enemies of America. And, so we have seen the procession of official enemies, in the eyes of the Lawyers' Party, grow.

Against whom do Hillary and Obama rail? Pharmaceutical companies, oil companies, hospitals, manufacturers, fast food restaurant chains, large retail businesses, bankers, and anyone producing anything of value in our nation.

This is the natural consequence of viewing everything through the eyes of lawyers. Lawyers solve problems by successfully representing their clients, in this case the American people. Lawyers seek to have new laws passed, they seek to win lawsuits, they press appellate courts to overturn precedent, and lawyers always parse language to favor their side.

Confined to the narrow practice of law, that is fine. But it is an awful way to govern a great nation. When politicians as lawyers begin to view some Americans as clients and other Americans as opposing parties, then the role of the legal system in our life becomes all-consuming. Some Americans become "adverse parties" of our very government. We are not all litigants in some vast social class-action suit. We are citizens of a republic that promises us a great deal of freedom from laws, from courts, and from lawyers.

Today, we are drowning in laws; we are contorted by judicial decisions; we are driven to distraction by omnipresent lawyers in all parts of our once private lives. America has a place for laws and lawyers, but that place is modest and reasonable, not vast and unchecked.

When the most important decision for our next president is whom he will appoint to the Supreme Court, the role of lawyers and the law in America is too big. When lawyers use criminal prosecution as a continuation of politics by other means, as happened in the lynching of Scooter Libby and Tom Delay, then the power of lawyers in America is too great. When House Democrats sue America in order to hamstring our efforts to learn what our enemies are planning to do to us, then the role of litigation in America has become crushing. We cannot expect the Lawyers' Party to provide real change, real reform or real hope in America Most Americans know that a republic in which every major government action must be blessed by nine unelected judges is not what Washington intended in 1789.

Most Americans grasp that we cannot fight a war when ACLU lawsuits snap at the heels of our defenders. Most Americans intuit that more lawyers and judges will not restore declining moral values or spark the spirit of enterprise in our economy.. Perhaps Americans will understand that change cannot be brought to our nation by those lawyers who already largely dictate American society and business. Perhaps Americans will see that hope does not come from the mouths of lawyers but from personal dreams nourished by hard work. Perhaps Americans will embrace the truth that more lawyers with more power will only make our problems worse.

The United States has 5% of the world's population and 66% of the world's lawyers! Tort (Legal) reform legislation has been introduced in congress several times in the last several years to limit punitive damages in ridiculous lawsuits such as "spilling hot coffee on yourself and suing the establishment that sold it to you" and also to limit punitive damages in huge medical malpractice lawsuits. This legislation has continually been blocked from even being voted on by the Democrat Party. When you see that 97% of the political contributions from the American Trial Lawyers Association goes to the Democrat Party, then you realize who is responsible for our medical and product costs being so high!

o'xperience - Percent of o'who? appointees with private sector experience

From: bb Sent: Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Did you happen to catch Glenn Beck's show recently where he had a graph up that showed past presidents and the percentage of each president's cabinet appointees who had previously worked in the private sector. You know a real life business, not a government job? Remember what that is? ... A private business?


*Roosevelt - 38%*
*Taft - 40%*
*Wilson - 52%*
*Harding - 49%*
*Coolidge - 48%*
*Hoover - 42%*
*FDR - 50%*
*Truman - 50%*
*Eisenhower - 57%*
*Kennedy - 30%*
*LBJ - 47%*
*Nixon - 53%*
*Ford - 42%*
*Carter - 32%*
*Reagan - 56%*
*GHWB - 51%*
*Clinton - 39%*
*GWB - 55%*



*And the Winner Winner Chicken Dinner is.........................*  *Obama - 8%*

*YEP, EIGHT PERCENT!!!!!!!!!!!! And these are the guys holding a "job summit" this week? This ought to go really well!!!! I'm gonna go out on a limb here, I know, but I'm gonna go ahead and predict.... IT AIN'T GONNA WORK BRO!!!!!


Opposing opine:
http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2009/dec/02/glenn-beck/beck-says-less-10-percent-obama-cabinet-members-ha/

and, the original source (excerpt) from:
http://www.forbes.com/2009/11/24/michael-cembalest-obama-business-beltway-cabinet.html
Commentary: Obama's Business Blind Spot
by Michael Cembalest, 11.24.09

In a real departure from history, the current cabinet has almost no private- sector experience.


(photo:  Michael Cembalest)


In meetings last week, I was asked what the U.S. is likely to do about jobs. While the pace of hiring has slowed, the "probability of finding a job" and the Conference Board's Help Wanted Index are by a large margin at their lowest levels in 60 years. There's talk of tax credits for hiring new workers, increased public sector employment bills, hundreds of billions in new stimulus, etc.

In a quest to see what frame of reference the administration might have on this issue, I looked back at the history of the Presidential Cabinet. Starting with the creation of the Secretary of Commerce back in 1900, I compiled the prior private-sector experience of all 432 cabinet members, focusing on those positions one would expect to participate in this discussion: Secretaries of State; Commerce; Treasury; Agriculture; Interior; Labor; Transportation; Energy; and Housing & Urban Development (a).

Many of these individuals started a company or ran one, with first-hand experience in hiring and firing, domestic and international competition, red tape, recessions, wars and technological change. Their industries included agribusiness, chemicals, finance, construction, communications, energy, insurance, mining, publishing, pharmaceuticals, railroads and steel; a cross-section of the American experience. [I even gave partial credit to attorneys focused on private-sector issues, although one could argue this is a completely different kettle of fish]. One thing is clear: The current administration, compared with past Democratic and Republican ones, marks a departure from the traditional reliance on a balance of public- and private-sector experiences.

It's not a surprise that these days, private-sector engagement strikes some as pointless. The prevailing sentiment is best expressed by one of Secretary Geithner's own deputies: "Why would we consult the very executives who got us into this mess?" and Congressman Barney Frank: "The private sector got us into this mess. The government has to get us out of it." To a large extent, this cynicism is a byproduct of the colossal mismanagement of many financial and automotive firms. The following chart shows the companies that lost more than their entire 2007 book value, both in absolute terms, and as a multiple of pre-crisis book value (b). This is one of the worst legacies of the crisis: a sense that the private sector is poorly managed, greedy and completely inept (c).

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humor - Jeff Foxworthy on the Taliban

From: 1776 Sent: Tuesday, December 29, 2009



"YOU MAY BE A TALIBAN IF..."
 1. You refine heroin for a living, but you have a moral objection to liquor.
 2. You own a $3,000 machine gun and $5,000 rocket launcher, but you can't afford shoes.
 3. You have more wives than teeth.
 4. You wipe your butt with your bare hand, but consider bacon "unclean."
 5. You think vests come in two styles: bullet-proof and suicide.
 6. You can't think of anyone you haven't declar
ed Jihad against.
 7. You consider television dangerous, but routinely carry explosives in your clothing.
 8. You were amaz
ed to discover that cell phones have uses other than setting off roadside bombs.
 9. You have nothing against women and think every man should own at least four.
10. You've always had a crush on your neighbor's goat.
11. Your cousin is president of the United States.



Tuesday, December 29, 2009

2nd Amendment - music video: "I Like Guns"

From: jrp Sent: Monday, December 28, 2009 Subject: MUSIC TO MY EARS
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-TC2xTCb_GU

war, the long war - Western Suicide ('toon) We retreat as they pull us down!

From: mice Sent: Monday, December 28, 2009 related: http://harrold.org/rfhextra/menu.htm





2nd Amendment - Rape and Murder is No Accident...

From: newsletter@frontsight.com Sent: Monday, December 28, 2009 Subject: Front Sight's 28Dec09 Blog
Ignatius Piazza
Dr. Ignatius Piazza 
     Last week I shared a news story with you about a woman pregnant with twins, who was raped and murdered while a Cowardly Lion did nothing but run back to his apartment to call 911.

Click Here to see last week's post.

     That news story was one of the best examples of why EVERY WOMAN and EVERY MAN should own a gun and know how to use it.
From your responses it was clear that you were as disgusted as I was with the fact that the Cowardly Lion could have done something to stop the rape and murder, but did not have the testicular fortitude to do so.
      To date, with over 200,000 students trained at Front Sight to levels that exceed law enforcement and military standards, it is not surprising that we have students who live and work in the same area where this crime occurred and they were very vocal about where to place the blame for this tragedy.
     If you want to know WHY such crimes occur, here is an insider's report on the incident.
     As you can read, developing an environment ripe for rape and murder does not happen by accident. It takes years of coddling criminals and hampering police while at the same time, emasculating the law abiding populations' combat mindset through disarmament and reliance on "911."
     In other words, letting the wolves flourish while creating more sheep.  Here is an on-the-scene report from a Front Sight student that you won't read in the Venice, CA newspaper...
Dr. Piazza,
     The triple homicide occurred less than a ten minute walk from my home in Venice CA.
     The suspect is part of an ever growing contingent of criminals and parolees that hide in the so-called homeless population. The overall local homeless population is growing in large part because of our area L.A. Councilman, Bill Rosendahl.
     A former social service worker and an ardent supporter of non-profit social services that serve the homeless. The Councilman has stated publicly on many occasions that he is "conflicted" on how to deal with the situation and has traded off repeatedly, the rights and safety of residents, and businesses for newly created, "social justice" rights of the vagrants that have no legal foundation.
     At this point 85% of all homeless social services for the entire Westside of Los Angeles have been located or relocated in our little beachside berg. The City has found it more expeditious to move the homeless to the services rather than bring the services to the homeless.
     For six years as a Councilman, Mr. Rosendahl has stated over and over that he was working on a solution for homelessness in our area while at the same time using back channels asking the local police to lay off the homeless. This has resulted in a massive influx from other areas, mostly of homeless who have been kicked out of other areas and programs or those who refuse treatment and programs.
     So, our Councilman's "conflicted" attitude has resulted in our community becoming the dumping ground of what are labeled "service resistant" homeless; in other words, criminals, alternative lifestyle, gypsy types, junkies (of many different drugs), alcoholics, mentally ill and a few smattering of actual homeless.
     It is believed that this was the population the suspect was living in, but that information is being swept under the rug to protect the local social services. He had only been out of a mental facility for 30 days, listed his address as a parking lot, and hung out in Venice with other people like him.
     The man in the video, Arnold Springer is a well known self-important, 1960's flower child-grown-old. Arnold has been involved in Venice politics for the past 35 years. He is anti-everything: firearms, self-defense, development, anti-community improvement, in short as I call him, a typical Venice old school Hippie obstructionist, or a Ludite with a computer.
     He, and those like him, have fought the silent, working majority in Venice for decades to keep Venice from improving, or as he calls it, keeping it funky. These anti-everything, white-haired, utopian, collectivist, ancient activists that Venice has these days are only as powerful as the local government lets them be, and in Venice they have the power from Rosendahl even though they are only a tiny minority of the local population both in numbers and philosophy.
     As a member of the LAPD Community Police Advisory Board for this area, I had the opportunity to speak at length with an LAPD Commander who was interviewed at the candlelight vigil for the poor woman, pregnant with twins, who was raped and murdered. He told me this never would have happened in his home and I looked at him and said mine as well.  We both would never have let the suspect do any damage with that knife.
     So in short, this horrible triple murder was the culmination of a mentally ill, habitual criminal living on the streets, enabled by a bleeding heart politician and one of his ardent supporters resulting in a tragedy that need never have happened.
Many in our community knew it was just a question of time before this tragedy occurred and we wonder when it will unfortunately happen again?
Chris Williams
Venice, CA
Again, such tragedies do not happen by accident. They are socially engineered over many years by people who don't have enough common sense to recognize the damage they are doing to their community, state, and country.


DON'T ALLOW YOURSELF TO BECOME A VICTIM of the last 50 years of social experimenting gone bad.

Sincerely,  Dr. Ignatius Piazza,Founder and Director, Front Sight Firearms Training Institute, P.O. Box 2619, Aptos, CA 95001 http://www.frontsight.com
info@frontsight.com 1.800.987.7719

Get a gun and learn how to use it. The life you save will likely be your own, especially if a Cowardly Lion like Arnold Springer lives next door to you! 


All you have to do is want the Comfort of Skill at Arms. Front Sight will do the rest.  Here is your ticket. Purchase it and get on board.... A 30 State Concealed Weapons Permit, the world class training that Front Sight provides, and a Springfield Armory XD Pistol awaits you. We stand ready, willing, and able to arm and train you at https://www.frontsight.com/free-gun.asp I post a different article on this blog each Monday so I look forward to your visit every week. If you have an interesting photo, story or tip about a relevant topic of interest to gun ownership, firearms training or Second Amendment issues, please feel free to send it to me at:info@frontsight.com or Ignatius@frontsight.com If you want to take advantage of the Greatest Course, Gun, and CCW Permit Offer in the firearms training industry see this link: https://www.frontsight.com/free-gun.asp See you next week.

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videos - Gun Control, The Emerging Police State, "The Rise of The Robber State" & Civilian Disarmament

Remember as you view the videos or visit the linked articles below that they were written before the "Katrina New Orleans" martial law and massive gun confiscations, before o'gunbans' election, and before o'who? setup a White House email address for "Reporting Enemies of the State", before "Domestic Terrorist" plans started being published by various states, before o'scamcare proposed tracking health issues that could be used as a basis to ban people of gun possession, and before o'soveignty considers the U.N. sponsored treaty to "international control of small arms."

From: baja Sent: Tuesday, December 29, 2009 Interesting videos. A total of 5 parts and about an hour long......
reposted from LibertyInOurTime: http://www.youtube.com/user/LibertyInOurTime


Part 1 of 5 parts:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZQ_DTRrC_8E


"Justice being taken away," wrote St. Augustine centuries ago, "what are kingdoms but vast robberies?" In this detailed presentation, investigative journalist William Norman Grigg documents the emergence of a global "Robber State" in which police power is perverted into an instrument of oppression, and the forces of organized terror and plunder prey upon the rights of all people.   Filmed in 1999 and produced by The John Birch Society. Links to informative news articles by The New American magazine:

The Gangster State: In a free society, the police protect citizens, but in a police state, they protect government from its citizens. This police state mindset is now more deeply entrenched under Bush than Clinton.

The Emerging Police State: With the threat of terrorism as a convenient cover, the push is on to centralize police-state powers in the hands of a strong executive branch.

Militarizing Mayberry: State and local police agencies are being transformed into paramilitary affiliates of a centralized police force controlled by Washington, D.C.

The Action Is in the Reaction: The terrorist leaders and their sponsors are providing the pretext for the U.S. government to institute police-state measures.

•  The UN's War on Firearms: Taking advantage of Black Tuesday and the ongoing "war on terrorism," the United Nations is intensifying its own campaign against civilian ownership of firearms.

Gun Grab Revival: Surging firearms sales after 9-11 briefly disarmed gun control efforts, but anti-gun lobbyists are now exploiting fears of terrorism to renew their attacks on the Second Amendment.


•  "Hat in Hand," on "Bended Knee": After supposedly breaking with the UN over the Iraq War, the Bush administration has not only come to the UN as supplicant but is pushing for a UN standing army.


Local Police Under Siege: The local police officer is in danger of extinction — not from the violence and turmoil he faces daily on the streets — but at the hands of the federal government that wants his job.



•  Watching Your Every Move: Comprehensive government database and new invasive technologies threaten our system of checks and balances, presenting an unprecedented potential for tyranny.

Flag-Waving Terrorists? Patriotic, constitutionally-minded citizens are being demonized by leftist "watchdog" groups and elements of the Justice Department as domestic allies of international terrorists.



From Republic to Reich: Adolf Hitler's Nazi regime exploited a terrorist assault on the Reichstag Building to carry out a pre-positioned strategy to convert the Weimar Republic into a police state

humor - political: Don Rickles roasts the Democrats

From: baja Sent: Tuesday, December 29, 2009



Hello, dummies! Oh my God, look at you. Anyone else hurt in the accident?

Seriously, Senator Reid has a face of a Saint - A Saint Bernard. Now I know why they call you the arithmetic man. You add partisanship, subtract pleasure, divide attention, and multiply ignorance. Reid is so physically unimposing, he makes Pee Wee Herman look like Mr. T. And Reid's so dumb, he makes Speaker Pelosi look like an intellectual. Nevada is soooo screwed! If I were less polite, I'd say Reid makes Kevin Federline look successful.

Speaking of the Speaker... Nancy Pelosi, hubba, hubba! Hey baby, you must've been something before electricity. Seriously, the Speaker may look like an idiot and talk like an idiot but don't let that fool you. She really is an idiot. Madame Speaker.... want to make twelve bucks the hard way? Pelosi says she's not partisan, but her constituents call her Madame Pelossilini.

Charlie Rangel... still alive and still robbing the taxpayers blind. What does that make, six decades of theft? Rangel's the only man with a rent-controlled mansion. He's the guy who writes our tax laws but forgot to pay taxes on $75 grand in rental income! So why isn't he the Treasury Secretary? Rangel runs more scams than a Nigerian Banker.

Barney Frank - he's a better actor than Fred Flintstone. Consider.... he and Dodd caused the whole financial meltdown and they're not only not serving time with Bubba and Rodney, they're still heading up the financial system!

Let's all admit it... Barney Frank slobbers more than a sheepdog on Novocain.. How did this guy get elected? Oh, that's right... he's from Massachusetts . That's the state that elects Mr. Charisma, John Kerry -- man of the people!


You know, if Senator Dodd were any more crooked, you could open wine bottles with him. Here's a news flash, Dodd: when your local newspaper calls you a
"lying weasel", it may be time to retire. Dodd's involved in more shady deals than the Clintons . Even Rangel looks up to him!


Press Secretary Robert Gibbs, I really respect you... especially given your upbringing. All you've overcome.... I heard your birth certificate is an apology from the condom factory. I don't know what makes you so dumb, but it really works for you. Personally, I don't think you're a fool, but what's my opinion compared to that of thousands of others?

As for President Obama, what can I say? They say President Obama's arrogant and aloof, but I don't agree. Now it's true when you enter the room, you have to kiss his ring. I don't mind, but he has it in his back pocket.


His mind is open to new ideas -- so open that ideas simply pass through it. Obama lies so much, I was actually surprised to find out his first name really was Barack.


Just don't ask about his middle name! But Obama was able to set a record... he actually lied more in 60 days than Bill Clinton.

FOR THOSE THAT VOTED FOR "HOPE AND CHANGE"... BEND OVER AND PREPARE TO RECEIVE YOUR BOUNTY!


Sunday, December 27, 2009

44% Prefer George W. Bush


Perhaps the greatest measure of Obama's declining support is that just 50% of voters now say they prefer having him as President to George W. Bush, with 44% saying they'd rather have his predecessor.  Given the horrendous approval ratings Bush showed during his final term that's somewhat of a surprise and an indication that voters are increasingly placing the blame on Obama for the country's difficulties instead of giving him space because of the tough situation he inherited.  The closeness in the Obama/Bush numbers also has implications for the 2010 elections.  Using the Bush card may not be particularly effective for Democrats anymore, which is good news generally for Republicans and especially ones like Rob Portman who are running for office and have close ties to the former President. 

http://www.politico.com/blogs/bensmith/1209/Bush_closes_the_gap.html

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