Don’t Believe Me? Listen to the Democrats








Despite Paul Krugman’s assurances that there is no such thing as inflation, despite Christina Roemer’s predictions that a V-shaped recovery is not that hard to believe, and despite Barack Obama’s insistence that there are “green shoots” in the economy, I have long maintained that our economy is in big trouble if Spend Big policies continue unchecked.

When conservative congressional leaders talk about how runaway spending will damage the economy, lefties across the country roll their eyes. However, ignoring the gravity of the situation doesn’t make the truth any less of a reality. If you are one who can’t bring yourself to listen to an amateur conservative blogger, or a select few of the congressional conservative representatives, maybe you’ll be willing to hear it from a Democrat.

I came across an article by Dr. Charles Wheelan, a.k.a. the Naked Economist. I’ve been a long time reader of his; his articles often grace the pages of Yahoo! Finance. Though I’ve had my disputes, I’ve always appreciated his irreverent approach toward economics. Dr. Wheelan is not just a finance writer; he recently ran to replace Rahm Emanuel’s seat in Congress...and lost. Now, don’t take this post as an endorsement of Wheelan’s political views, I haven’t looked into them. I simply felt like his article was making sense, although I'm sure his ideas of raising taxes drastically differ from my own. So, without further ado, here is some common sense from one of the Democrats’ own.

“We need to stop bickering about who got us here. Was it the Bush tax cuts (yes) or the Obama stimulus (yes) or profligate Congressional spending (yes) or voters who continually reward pork more than parsimony (yes)? But analyzing just overcomplicates things. We are deeply in debt because we have routinely spent more than we collect in taxes. That's just a mathematical reality that has become needlessly confounded with politics.”


I’ve been trying to make this point since February! Wheelan points out that it is ridiculous for either side to bicker whose fault our deficit’s woes belong to (it's Obama's if you were wondering ;). It is a simple fact that we are here and we need to do something about it- a fact that hasn’t sunk in with the Obama administration’s agenda of “Spend Big.”

“Chinese officials aren't worried about bankruptcy because the U.S. has an easier and more insidious option -- we can print our way out of the problem. Our debt is denominated in dollars, and the U.S. government has the authority to print those dollars. We could take a page from the Zimbabwe policy manual and just print money to pay our bills -- thereby debasing the currency, creating inflation, and devaluing the real value of what we owe.

Is that a sensible solution? No, as it imposes the costs of inflation on all of us. I don't know anyone eager to revisit the 1970s (in terms of economic performance or fashion).”


I might add that printing money is Obama’s solution at the moment. Wheelan points out that there are very real repercussions to Obama’s twelve trillion dollar budget. Namely, 1970s-style inflation (which I’ll remind you Paul Krugman thinks is a myth).

“The solution to all this is straightforward: Spend less than we take in, and use the surplus to pay down debt. At the risk of lapsing into economics jargon, yes, this is going to suck. Think about it: Americans don't like their current tax bills -- which aren't even high enough to pay for our current spending, let alone the bills we've run up from the past. In the future, we will have to pay more and get less.

But we've done it before. We paid off the debt accumulated during World War II. In fact, the ensuing decades saw some of the most impressive gains in wealth and productivity in American history. But it will require a radical change from what we're doing now…

…Will that dampen economic growth in the short run? Yes. Will it jeopardize important social programs? Yes. Will it compromise our ability to make important public investments? Yes. Does it limit what we can spend on healthcare reform? Yes.”


I’d like to some up Wheelan’s conclusion by addressing what the Obama administration should have done day one in office. Enact a stimulus plan with the biggest bang for the smallest cost. Then go line by line, like was promised by Obama and cut. Instead, we enacted a liberal wish list of programs, hoping the sheer magnitude would shock the economy back to life. We got pay-go promises twice, so long as it doesn't apply to executive or congressional spending. This attitude sending global investors away in droves. We bet big on bad odds; it's not too late to call off the bet.

Wheelan wasn’t the only Democrat seriously talking fiscal reality today. Roger Altman and former deputy secretary to Clinton had this to say today in the Wall Street Journal:

“Yes, the President's Council of Economic Advisors is still forecasting a traditional cyclical recovery -- i.e., real growth of 3.2% next year and 4% in 2011. But the latest data suggests that we're on a much slower path. Probably along the lines of the most recent Goldman Sachs and International Monetary Fund forecasts, whose growth rates average about 2% for 2010-2011…

…The problem is the deficit's sheer size, which goes way beyond potential savings from cuts in discretionary spending or defense. It's entirely possible that Medicare and Social Security will already have been addressed, and thus taken off the table. In short we'll have to raise taxes….

… We all know the recent and bitter history of tax struggles in Washington, let alone Mr. Obama's pledge to exempt those earning less than $250,000 from higher income taxes. This suggests that, possibly next year, Congress will seriously consider a value-added tax (VAT). A bipartisan deficit reduction commission, structured like the one on Social Security headed by Alan Greenspan in 1982, may be necessary to create sufficient support for a VAT or other new taxes…"

Tea Party naysayers I hope you are reading! All those crazy hicks protesting taxes, how silly did you think they were when they were really getting $13/month from Obama? Perhaps those bitter clingers saw something you yourself were blind to see.



I’ve posted the graph above in a previous post to show the price tag on Obama’s Spend and Tax policies. The littlest bar is Obama’s proposed tax on the rich. There are many that believe Barack Obama is the Messiah; however, I seriously doubt he’ll be able to work a Loaves and Fishes miracle on his puny tax revenue model. You see, there is a bar that is missing from the graph and it is the future legislation of Barak Obama to make tax revenues as big and gaudy as the gigantic spending bar. Obama’s budget is $4 trillion and we are getting $2 trillion in tax revenues. Logically, to meet Obama’s whims we need to double taxes. I mean double all taxes…double everyone’s income taxes; everyone’s gas taxes; everyone’s social security taxes; everyone’s medicaide/medicare taxes; everyone’s corporate taxes; everyone’s excise taxes.

The only thing missing from the mouths of Wheelan and Altman is yet another startling but true reality. The only thing going for Barack Obama’s economy for the last few months is perception- confidence from the consumers and investors that the economy would be turning around. According to new numbers, consumer confidence has dropped unexpectedly. The last hinge of Obama’s “green shoots” is breaking.

So, for those of you still following the cap and trade, government health care Obama parade- my only words are: the clock is ticking.
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Comedian Turned Senator Frankenstein






I won't overly discuss the details here. The fact that the Supreme Court of Minnesota just ruled Al Frankenstein as the winner of the contested Senate race of 8 months ago. Or the fact that over the last 6 months ago I became aware of bizarre stories of mysterious votes 'showing up' in a pol worker's car - weeks/months after the election. Many other stories of such shenanigans. Read this to see a big supporter of Franken. Surprise? Not hardly. So now our United States Senate officially has a filibuster - proof majority.











Franenstein is not just your ordinary run-of-the-mill liberal. While running for the Senate seat it was brought to light that Franken....*mysteriously*....... owed over $70,000 in back taxes. He fits right in with the Obamanation crowd. I'm sure they will chuckle to each other at taxpayer-fleecing cocktail party celebrations in Washington. He is a far-left progressive type. He has a voracious mouth for leftist ninnyisms. His persona and the experiment of far-left talk brought Air America, the liberal radio network brought the network to it's knees and Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Or was it the fact that liberal talk-radio just plain stinks and is a flawed model? Is this man fit to lead in our government? Does he have the temperament, intellect and skill to do this?





Quotes to consider from Frankenstein -



  1. Republicans are shameless d**ks. No, that's not fair. Republican politicians are shameless d**ks.

  2. Minnesota Republican Norman Coleman is one of the administration's leading butt boys.

  3. Take for example, the fifties. We taxed the f$%$#ng s#$t out of the rich. The top marginal rate was 88 percent. And the economy grew at a rate of just over 4 percent. Then look at the eighties. Reagan knocked the top rate down to 28 percent, and the economy grew at a yearly rate of just under 2.5%.


Words from a man that deserves a leadership position? Does he have the demeanour for such? Can America do better?

Activist Caps, Turncoat 8, Cap and Tax Update


Reader Bungalow Bill sent me a note today pointing to a nice little protest, (@ right), against the Illinois GOP congressman Mark Kirk, (left), that voted Yea on the Cap and Tax fiasco. I read some details here and there seemed to be a nice sized crowd, great job guys! In other news, The Hill here has an article up that points to Minority Leader Boehner's comment on the Cap and Tax bill and his mini-filibuster where he read parts of the 3 am 300 page amendment.

Boehner - "Hey, people deserve to know what's in this pile of sh#t."
Well said sir. I would add to this that -
'Hey, people need to know what is in this media-sponsored MJ death-obsessed silent press-passage, greatest tax-increase no one has heard of, transformative USA to USSA, steaming, maggot-ridden, fly-buzzing heaping, 1000 serving pile of s@#$." Good for Boehner, I bless thee.
Watch the video below if you can stomach it. What better silver-tongued used car-salesman for California and the Energy Tax Scheme thrust upon the entire nation? He is serious, really, He is. He wants you - America to follow our lead here in the Once-Golden State. And the Cap and Tax bill will do this. Knowing firsthand the socialist nightmare that Californian has become due to this mentality and type of legislation, I am warning you! Without even knowing it, so is He.


And back to the issue of the Cap and Tax bill itself. It seems that the votes of the Turncoat 8 can be turned around under some little-known parliamentary procedures here. The gist being that massive pressure applied to the Turncoat 8 could yield an unexpected result and still defeat the bill by rescinded votes with a June 2 deadline, who knows? Hit the lines, burn 'em up, let's do some Shock and Awe democracy action. Without further ado, the one, the only......Turn Coat 8 -
Chris Smith, New Jersey (202) 225-3765
Avidly anti abortion, voted in office in the early 1980s. Liberal to moderate on economic issues. Has voted consistently with Democrats since the House regained Democrat control on economic issues. I see here that he won reelection in 2008 66% to his Dem opponent 39%. 27 out of ten rating at Club for Growth. Up for reelection in 2010. Put on your activist caps, call his office, stop his reelection. Has strong Union voting record, NAACP, AFL-CIO, ACLU, Teamsters, here. Apparently very liberal, why the 'R'? Smoke him out. Great article here on why he is not remotely a free-market guy. Voting for the biggest tax increase in history, without reading the bill is not 'moderate', make this known. Make him feel the sting of unemployment like the rest of the country will from this nightmare bill. In the middle of a massive recession....

Dave Reichert, Washington (202) 225-7761
56 out of 100 at American Conservative Union here. Also affiliated with the AFL-CIO, Teamsters, ACLU, etc here. Won GOP nomination with 45% primary vote in 2004, won reelection in 2008 51% to 48%. Facing reelection in 2010, burn the phone lines. Make him go away. I'm reading that he is considered a 'moderate'. Again, voting for the biggest tax increase ever and not reading the bill is not moderate. It is Statist. Bye-bye.





Mary Bono Mack (CA) (202) 225-5330
In 2008 she was elected with 58% against her Dem rival. She assumed office in 1998 when Sonny Bono died. Married to staunch economic conservative Rep Connie Mack IV. I would hate to hear the dinner-table arguments between these two after her vote. Connie Mack voted nay. 74 rating from ACU here Ties to liberal groups too here. She was, at one point on the fence with Cap and Tax, all of her lines were busy yesterday. Which one of the Chicago thugs twisted her arm for a Yea vote? Axelrod? Emmanuel? Vote her out, call her office, bother her up to her primary. Let her go home and stay there in 2010.


Mike Castle, Deleware (202) 225-4165
Very liberal, had requested and received $82 million in pork in 2008 alone. I wonder where the bridge will be built in Delaware to reward his yes vote? 28 of 100 at the ACU. Bye-bye RINO. Call his office, call it every day. Tell them that it is not responsible to mortgage our future. It is certainly not Republican. Or is it? You make it happen. Attorney and politician. Send him back to his day job, his antics will be well received in the law community. They aren't in the GOP. Suffered two strokes during his 2006 campaign. Won over Dem rival by 23% points. Call his office above. Shock and awe. Inundate. He's fired in 2010.



Mark Kirk, Illinois (202)225-4385
Running for Senate, don't let it happen. Elected in 2001. Served in the Clinton Administration. Career pol and attorney. See a trend? Defeated Dem rival in 2008 by 8% points. 48 out of 100 at ACU. Porky $67 million for 2008. This is a big one folks. Running possibly for the Senate seat 2010 in Illinois. I don't think so. Hit his office daily. Pester, persecute (civically), bombard - shock and awe.
John McHugh, New York (202) 225-4611
Insurance Broker, government worker. Shocker. Voted for Stimulus, Bailouts, etc. Nominated for Army Secretary, if confirmed will vacate his seat. Read between the lines. Coming aboard the SS Obamanation, this must have been his last 'F' 'U' to the GOP. Moot point on harassing him since he is leaving. Or is it? Burn up the lines! Wipe that smirk off your face, you are shameful to your country.







Frank Lobiondo New Jersey (202) 225-6572

Who is this guy? "Hey, uh, yah....I' gonna breaka yuh kneecaps...." This guy is a republican? Wasn't he on the Sopranos? Are you kidding me? Elected in 1994, former trucking executive with small business roots. What happened? Against gay marriage, abortion, affirmative action. Part of Gingrich's Contract With America. What happened? At one point he had strong economic conservative leanings. 52 of 100 from ACLU. Flush him out, he's the worst kind of pol, a turncoat that at one point was a Reagan conservative but the Washington culture has it's way with people......Melt the lines at his office, adios in 2010.

Leonard Lance, New Jersey (202) 225-5361
See the look on his face, he looks like a badly-aged Cabbage-Patch doll. Born into a political family. In 2008 he ran on a platform of fiscal conservatism, moderate social values, and environmentalism. Really? It's fiscally conservative to vote for the biggest tax increase ever and not read the bill? We'll see you at the poor-house with your constituents. Won his seat in 2008 51% to 41% but had a tougher fight in the primary. That's where he is vulnerable. I can't even find a cause for his support for the Cap and Tax bill, porky goodies perhaps? Well, he will have a short-lived congressional term. Out in 2010. Burn his office line.

Is the Liberal-Left Actually Open-minded?


You've heard it all. On the college campuses it's all-the-rage. Diversity! Open-mindedness! Peace, Kumbaya, hand-holding! Oh the warm and fuzzies. Thou shalt not judge. Everything is relative - even to the point of nothing. Right? You've heard it all, from the upper echelons of our government, to the press, the networks and talking bobbleheads. And as I said above, especially in the Universities.


But what does it mean to not judge and have an open mind? Does it mean that one should never make any sort of value judgements on anything and that such is intrinsically noble?


A couple of years ago I had a friend that actually thought that Jihadists in some respects were just doing what they felt was right, a sort of freedom-fighter type character against the man. Our foreign policy and the CIA drove them to 9-11. Michael Moore has said this, remember? I also was briefly acquainted years ago with a girl that literally thought that all tobacco executives should be tried and incarcerated. Evil Big Tobacco! Booo! Needless to say, she smoked marijuana every day and was in the running for her PHD from Berkeley too. Really, I am not kidding. Educated foolishness, liberalism gone-wild? You tell me.


So if one can find some sort of clemecy with people that would honestly cut their throats, if one could cry foul of the tobacco companies yet smoke dope, every day, then what is morally wrong? Is racism wrong? Oh my God! How about trashing the environment (oohhh, off with his head!). Well that, they would say, is immoral and illegal. People should go to jail for that!

Have you ever run into a person like this? Enter picture, right. Yes, that crazed fanatic-looking lady with the machine gun in one hand and cross in the other is none other than Michelle Bachmann, one of the only pols in the entire country that I like. She stands for something. For liberty. For Austrian economics. For the Constitution. For free-markets and minds. For an end to the socialism that we are seeing. Being an avid blogger and activist for liberty, I couldn't even tell you what her religious or social-issue opinions are.




Open the online comic-strip here, (if you can stomach it). Enter page 3 at the left. Note the condescending tone. The utter depravity that she is part of 'Extremist Evangelical Conservatives.' Note that she has a 'My Version Bible' in hand and a book of 'Law of USA' in the other hand. I remind you, I blog many hours a day and know quite a bit about Bachmann. I have never heard her mention her religion. Not once.



Which brings me back to my theme today. Is the liberal-left actually open-minded? Why are they still so angry after the recent electoral successes? Why are they just so damned angry? Why do they resort to things like this comic-strip instead of actually debating opponents and letting the chips fall where they may? Can you imagine if someone on the right put up stuff like this? A strip devoted to Pelosi like this? Why is the liberal-left so quick to judge when it comes to someone that is well spoken, a woman, attractive, and a conservative? Watch the videos below, what do you think?






Update : Tinkering with Layout and Template



I've made a lot of friends lately in the blogosphere. There are a few that I have even asked advice of. Rightgirl from Girl on the Right for instance, she runs a tight ship and actually makes her living working as a blogger and columnist. She told me that she blogged for 3 years before she turned it into something. Anyway I asked her to take a peek at my blog and.....she liked the content, loved the Turncoat 8 piece. She also added that I should possibly try a different template and background color. One of the several reasons for this being that many readers secretly read blogs in their cubes (she's Canadian), and will steer clear of darker background sites that have an aesthetic which may seem non-work-related. Remember that scene in Office Space where Peter is playing Tetris? Uhhh, yahhhh.....well, he didn't care about getting fired so did as he pleased. I on the other hand don't want any of my readers to get fired so I am trying a new look here at the Left Coast Rebel. I am open to your input.

Also I read this in the comment section over at The Other McCain when he ran me as the Best Blog of the Day.



Cynthia Yockey, A Conservative Lesbian said...
Thanks for the tip, but reverse-type blogs,
(white type on black background) are too hard
to read.
Cynthia

Hmmm, I don't want to be reverse type and I sure don't want my blog to be hard to read. I was pondering this thought several weeks ago as well.....

Do you like it? Readers, I'm listening.........







Ramblings From a Young American

Why there is hope, even amidst the circus freak-show that is Washington. Why there is promise amidst a Statist march threatening to tear our county apart at the seams. Never say die even amidst the most incredible point in our Republic's history - a collective shredding of the Constitution. A Left Coast Rebel reader with his own blog. A voracious reader of history, more of an expert on conservativism and the Constitution than I at half my age. He is 17. There is hope. Young American writes the Left Coast Rebel regarding the Tax and Cap fiasco, I have edited and added pictures for impact.




Young American -

What else can one tell Washington that (gasp!) we may actually enjoy these creature comforts and that any action against our system is so inherently at odds with what we actually need, what we want and what we strive for - frustration cannot begin to describe it?

Mary Bono Mack, this is to you.

I enjoy the Freedom to Choose, not the freedom to choose two products in which the government helped raise the price of one but lowered the price of another. I enjoy the Freedom to Choose products created without intervention by a system that respects the inherent value of a object; not its inherent political capital. While the ability to put the wider morality of honest value upon an object far exceeds the ability of the Beltway - it is not an excuse for anyone to humble themselves to this hostage taking. For to be taken by this act of indecency is to be taken by one institution that neither cares, nor wants to care, for the true feelings of the country it supposedly represents.

This isn't some flash in the pan cynicism or resentment, I'm not declaring ‘cap and trade’ broke the system or made it more morally, financially and mentally broke. One bill does not create a broken system. What I am saying is that for a bill like this to not only be laughed out of the halls of power but actively promoted requires thinking that this is a broken system and has created a broken system in our country. The thought that the America populace enjoys less liberty, in exchange for a little security is astoundingly, translucently, shallow. It is a bill made for one group, by one group to help one group - the one group being an eco-fanatic lobby and power hungry politicians.

This isn't about the environment, it never has been - if the government was concerned about the environment, it'd be the greenest most energy efficient enterprise in the whole world. Considering it hemorrhages megawatts like it hemorrhages billion dollar notes I can only summarize that this is nothing else then, succinctly, more control.

The politics of pull is now, the politics of value is over. The belief that American industry is anything more then the best means to improve the most amount of people's lives, at the least amount of expense is over. It has been over but too many people have not noticed the heart has ceased beating, the brain is only sending out random static instead of orders. Industry is now about enriching the top few elite, who control all the rules and all the money, at the expense of the people foolish enough to believe that when they create something - it is their's. This bill is more then about some sort of concern for cheap energy, if such a thing exists, it is a bill that should be the concern of cheap liberty. Do we honestly expect that these government appointed allotments of carbon are somehow going to be used fairly?

Ha ha ha ha ha.

That’s me laughing darkly, by the way.

The people who made up these laws and who will apply them are me, they are you and they are all of us. They are no greater or weaker then the greatest or weakest among us. Yet we are content to throw ourselves at their feet in an orgy of self-sacrifice. Blatantly paving the road, on that is easy and smooth and inoffensive, down to hell? Good intentions never meant anything - it means nothing today and since the only single redeeming quality in this bill is good intention - I will always be against it.


Visit his blog I'm Always Right and support him. be prepared to put on your 'thinking cap' as his pieces have nothing to do with the typical blogosphere fluff. They are essays. I'm lucky enough to meet up-and-coming stars for liberty, brief interaction with him supports that he is one. Send this to folks in the conservative press, it reminds me of some of the letters that Glenn Beck has read recently......

The Turncoat 8 - The Enablers of Cap and Tax, Put Your Activist Caps On!

Chris Smith, New Jersey (202) 225-3765

Avidly anti abortion, voted in office in the early 1980s. Liberal to moderate on economic issues. Has voted consistently with Democrats since the House regained Democrat control on economic issues. I see here that he won reelection in 2008 66% to his Dem opponent 39%. 27 out of ten rating at Club for Growth. Up for reelection in 2010. Put on your activist caps, call his office, stop his reelection. Has strong Union voting record, NAACP, AFL-CIO, ACLU, Teamsters, here. Apparently very liberal, why the 'R'? Smoke him out. Great article here on why he is not remotely a free-market guy. Voting for the biggest tax increase in history, without reading the bill is not 'moderate', make this known. Make him feel the sting of unemployment like the rest of the country will from this nightmare bill. In the middle of a massive recession....

Dave Reichert, Washington (202) 225-7761
56 out of 100 at American Conservative Union here. Also affiliated with the AFL-CIO, Teamsters, ACLU, etc here. Won GOP nomination with 45% primary vote in 2004, won reelection in 2008 51% to 48%. Facing reelection in 2010, burn the phone lines. Make him go away. I'm reading that he is considered a 'moderate'. Again, voting for the biggest tax increase ever and not reading the bill is not moderate. It is Statist. Bye-bye.





Mary Bono Mack (CA) (202) 225-5330
In 2008 she was elected with 58% against her Dem rival. She assumed office in 1998 when Sonny Bono died. Married to staunch economic conservative Rep Connie Mack IV. I would hate to hear the dinner-table arguments between these two after her vote. Connie Mack voted nay. 74 rating from ACU here Ties to liberal groups too here. She was, at one point on the fence with Cap and Tax, all of her lines were busy yesterday. Which one of the Chicago thugs twisted her arm for a Yea vote? Axelrod? Emmanuel? Vote her out, call her office, bother her up to her primary. Let her go home and stay there in 2010.


Mike Castle, Deleware (202) 225-4165
Very liberal, had requested and received $82 million in pork in 2008 alone. I wonder where the bridge will be built in Delaware to reward his yes vote? 28 of 100 at the ACU. Bye-bye RINO. Call his office, call it every day. Tell them that it is not responsible to mortgage our future. It is certainly not Republican. Or is it? You make it happen. Attorney and politician. Send him back to his day job, his antics will be well received in the law community. They aren't in the GOP. Suffered two strokes during his 2006 campaign. Won over Dem rival by 23% points. Call his office above. Shock and awe. Inundate. He's fired in 2010.



Mark Kirk, Illinois (202)225-4385
Running for Senate, don't let it happen. Elected in 2001. Served in the Clinton Administration. Career pol and attorney. See a trend? Defeated Dem rival in 2008 by 8% points. 48 out of 100 at ACU. Porky $67 million for 2008. This is a big one folks. Running possibly for the Senate seat 2010 in Illinois. I don't think so. Hit his office daily. Pester, persecute (civically), bombard - shock and awe.

John McHugh, New York (202) 225-4611
Insurance Broker, government worker. Shocker. Voted for Stimulus, Bailouts, etc. Nominated for Army Secretary, if confirmed will vacate his seat. Read between the lines. Coming aboard the SS Obamanation, this must have been his last 'F' 'U' to the GOP. Moot point on harassing him since he is leaving. Or is it? Burn up the lines! Wipe that smirk off your face, you are shameful to your country.







Frank Lobiondo New Jersey (202) 225-6572
Who is this guy? "Hey, uh, yah....I' gonna breaka yuh kneecaps...." This guy is a republican? Wasn't he on the Sopranos? Are you kidding me? Elected in 1994, former trucking executive with small business roots. What happened? Against gay marriage, abortion, affirmative action. Part of Gingrich's Contract With America. What happened? At one point he had strong economic conservative leanings. 52 of 100 from ACU. Flush him out, he's the worst kind of pol, a turncoat that at one point was a Reagan conservative but the Washington culture has it's way with people......Melt the lines at his office, adios in 2010.

Leonard Lance, New Jersey (202) 225-5361
See the look on his face, he looks like a badly-aged Cabbage-Patch doll. Born into a political family. In 2008 he ran on a platform of fiscal conservatism, moderate social values, and environmentalism. Really? It's fiscally conservative to vote for the biggest tax increase ever and not read the bill? We'll see you at the poor-house with your constituents. Won his seat in 2008 51% to 41% but had a tougher fight in the primary. That's where he is vulnerable. I can't even find a cause for his support for the Cap and Tax bill, porky goodies perhaps? Well, he will have a short-lived congressional term. Out in 2010. Burn his office line.
Update I : Thanks to Smitty at TheOtherMcCain.blogspot, he specifically put up a post for this piece. Spread the word folks, link this post, send it to as many friends/family as possible.

Banana Republic Governance, Taxpayer-Abuse - A Real-Life Example

A brief, (but pathetically realistic), email from a relative -

Mr. Rebel,

See what you think about my scheme.....


I'm buying this next week, (@ right), :
http://denver.craigslist.org/ctd/1241300690.html


And holding it for a year, (a requirement in the bill)

Then I'm buying this, (@ right), :
http://cars.about.com/od/hyundai/fr/09accent_gsbase.htm


With this of course:
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB124485495153311725.html

Purchase price of new car: $9970 minus $4500 plus $600 = $6070
Don't put a single mile on it and sell it. I guarantee you'll make at least $2000. Interested?
My reply -
Brilliant, why didn't I think of this? I'm going to put this on the blog for
s#$@% and giggles. I have a few problems though. They are as follows -

  1. You are a conservative, and work in the financial industry
  2. You are a conservative, white male
  3. You wake up early each day to go to work

Comments?

It's Not Over 'Til the Fat Lady Sings - Cap-and-Shred the Constitution, Chicago-Style


What a day folks. One thing lead to another and basically my entire day was devoted to killing the Cap and Tax vote. I learned a lot today, it reminded me of the time that I took a day off from work to hit the lines, email lists and the Internet on another key vote, that time from McCain/Bush - Amnesty. Today's activism was a combination of repeated phone calls, support for calls by others, spreading the word here, spreading the word on other blogs and Twittering like it was nobody's business. And unlike the Amnesty fight, today we lost. And just like as was the case with the 'stimulus' bill, no-one had time to read the entire 1300 page bill. What an absolute mockery to our Republic, our system of Constitutional checks and balances, our sense of civic decency.



Minority leader Boehner, sounding like that which a real Republican should, reading the 300 page pig-man Waxman 3a.m. amendment in a mini-filibuster, sent chills down my spine. Why does the GOP sound great when they are on the losing side? Why did I never hear leadership this certain and strong when they had the reins of power? Why?



A bizarre, perfect-storm of events - Michael Jackson passing on, the State media fixated on such story. Imagine our Founders looking down at us today. Our hallowed press and the freedoms constitutionally given to inform and protect us from a coercive and destructive government thought it better fit to print, chatter, and inundate the public with the death of a man that in many senses was out of his mind. An entertainer with bizarre affections for children, a disturbing appearance, an emblem of the depravity and bankruptcy of our culture. Our liberties, our freedoms, our Capitalism hanging in the balance of a simple House vote. Silence from our pathetic, laughable State-sponsored press. Throughout the day I scanned popular conservative blogs for some direction on the events, the vote, where to direct my energies. To my shock and dismay many bloggers were MIA. Malkin was spot-on, as was The Other McCain, HotAir and others as well were sounding the alarm and organizing the troops. A lot of the Big-Boys were not. We need better organization in the conservative blogosphere!



Well politics is politics. And only Democrats actually do what they say once elected. Republicans love to say one thing (limited government, etc.) and do the precise opposite. In many ways today's vote was emblematic of this. These guys have this power to do this because my side lost it's constitutional, limited government roots. And now we are suffering.


And speaking of my guys - 8 voted Yea on this bill. The bill passed 219-212. I know that many of my readers attended public school, as did I. Can you do the math here? Hmm.....yes, the 8 GOP Yeas passed this thing. Now I ask that we find them. We harass them (civically). We ensure that they are never reelected.

Mary Bono Mack (Calif.), Mike Castle, Mark Steven Kirk (Ill.), Leonard Lance (NJ), Frank LoBiondo (NJ), John McHugh (NY), Dave Reichert (Washington), Chris Smith (NJ).


RINOs, RIP. Remember, in this new Obamanation, you can turn the wrecked car in for $4500.00. It's worth it, really.


It's not quite that simple though. Apparently from what I heard on Savage's show tonight, there were a lot of Chicago-thug type shenanigans behind the scenes to garner the necessary votes. Dem pols were making the rounds with Blue-Dog Democrats and the above GOP reps to garner their votes. Porky goodies, bridges to nowhere, just name your price - so the Chicagoan thugs said. And as is the way in our pathetic Washington (a total disservice to the 1st President's name), the strong-arming worked and this thing barely passed. Next stop the Senate. Over my dead body. Over the RINOs dead bodies, you may be $4500.00 richer........

Put on Your Activist Caps - Cap and Tax Vote, Bloody Details

I'm in a rush this morning, I overslept and it seems that my head-cold came back. I am in a mental-fog, scrambling to find more information on the Cap and Tax. The media is focused on Michael Jackson's death so the info is a bit hard to come by and derive a coherent view on what I should write about/what we should do. Or even the odds that this thing has. Yes, the biggest tax increase in history, (and one that slaps the face of the 95% that the Obamanation promised a cut), is being voted on today and the MSM is hounding the Jackson story like a bunch of vampirious, ambulance-chasing, mortician-hyena vultures on viagra, (pictured right). Did they plan his death to preempt discussion on the piece of garbage-disaster legislation? Who knows, anything is possible under this government-media controlled complex.


Now I'm getting even more angry, I am reading that the Democrats are using the straw man of redistribution to the poor to coax votes, to do an end-run around the 'downtrodden' constituency, to tell them that even though their energy bills and costs will rise they will get refunds and credits from this scheme and therefore won't be affected?!?!?

*........millions of toilets flushing in the distance, our collective, sacred free market circling the pooper-drain, Pelosi, Pigman, Barney, doing a rain-dance around said toilet.......*


Stacy McCain here has a blip up pointing to the fact that Waxman tacked on another 300 mysterious pages in the dead of night (here @ Hot Air), do you think that the reps will read these pages before ramming this thing through? This is insanity. More from Hot Air -


"Among the many reasons President Barack Obama and the Democratic majority are so intent on quickly jamming a cap-and-trade system through Congress is because the global warming tide is again shifting. It turns out Al Gore and the United Nations (with an assist from the media), did a little too vociferous a job smearing anyone who disagreed with them as “deniers.”


"Cap-and-trade is a tax, one imposed through an artificial scarcity model onto an industry that drives the economy. The AP reports the CBO and EPA cost estimates without mentioning that those predictions only cover the actual mechanical costs of cap-and-trade. They do not predict the economic impact on American families from the loss of economic power as energy becomes more scarce and expensive. This bill will lose the US 2.5% of its GDP each and every year in the years after the first decade of implementation."


It is happening folks. Years ago I would listen to crazy-liberal friends' arguments and think to myself, ''wow, imagine if this type of thinking took hold in the country, in the government," well it has and it's not pretty. The most shocking thing to me is the lack of debate, the closing of argument. If the Statists/Socialists/Liberals/Progressives were so confident in their ideas and ideology, why the rush and hush? Why not let ideas stand on their own merit? Why not let democracy work. Midnight secret discussions and amendments, silenced debate, an able and willing press - is not the will of the people! This is not going to happen. These bastards need to be sent this message here, today, now. Burn up the lines, fill the inboxes, threaten reelection (that's all they care about anyway).



















Here is the key target list from Americans for Prosperity -

Republican List (Unlisted are solid no)

Solid Yes
Bono, Mary California

Lean Yes
Castle, Michael Delaware
Ehlers, Vernon Michigan
Lance, Leonard New Jersey
Lobiondo, Frank New Jersey
McHugh, John New York
Reichert, Dave Washington
Smith, Chris New Jersey

Undecided
Buchanan, Vern Florida
Kirk, Mark Illinois
Petri, Thomas Wisconsin

Lean No
Fortenberry, Jeffrey Nebraska
Frelinghuysen, Rod New Jersey
Gerlach, Jim Pennsylvania

Democratic List (Unlisted are solid yes)

Lean No
Bishop, Sanford Georgia
Boswell, Leonard Iowa
Etheridge, Bob North Carolina
Halvorson, Debbie Illinois
Hinojosa, Ruben Texas
Kaptur, Marcy Ohio
Marshall, Jim Georgia
Massa, Eric New York
Salazar, John Colorado
Thompson, Bennie Mississippi

Undecided
Arcuri, Michael New York
Boccieri, John Ohio
Brown, Corrine Florida
Carney, Chris Pennsylvania
Dicks, Norm Washington
Donnelly, Joe Indiana
Foster, Bill Illinois
Green, Al Texas
Jackson Lee, Sheila Texas
Kind, Ronald Wisconsin
Kirkpatrick, Ann Arizona
Space, Zach Ohio (voted yes in committee)
Teague, Harry New Mexico
Tonko, Paul New York

Lean Yes
Abercrombie, Neil Hawaii
Adler, John New Jersey
Baca, Joe California
Bean, Melissa Illinois
Cardoza, Dennis California
Clay, William Missouri
Costa, Jim California
Driehaus, Steve Ohio
Fudge, Marcia Ohio
Grayson, Alan Florida
Himes, Jim Connecticut
Kagan, Steve Wisconsin
Kildee, Dale Michigan
Kosmas, Suzanne Florida
Kratovil, Frank Maryland
Maffei, Dan New York
Mary Jo Kilroy Ohio
McMahon, Michael New York
Meek, Kendrick Florida
Meeks, Gregory New York
Mitchell, Harry Arizona
Murphy, Scott New York
Nye, Glenn Virginia
Peters, Gary Michigan
Rodriguez, Ciro Texas
Schauer, Mark Michigan
Shuler, Heath North Carolina
Skelton, Ike Missouri

Solid No - Call to confirm/thank/support!
Altmire, Jason Pennsylvania
Barrow, John Georgia
Berry, Marion Arkansas
Boren, Dan Oklahoma
Bright, Bobby Alabama
Childers, Travis Mississippi
Costello, Jerry Illinois
Cuellar, Henry Texas
Dahlkemper, Kathy Pennsylvania
Davis, Artur Alabama
Davis, Lincoln Tennessee
Defazio, Peter Oregon
Doggett, Lloyd Texas
Edwards, Chat Texas (No "in current form")
Ellsworth, Brad Indiana
Griffith, Parker Alabama
Herseth, Stephanie South Dakota
Holden, Tim Pennsylvania
Kissell, Larry North Carolina
Kucinich, Dennis Ohio
Matheson, Jim Utah
McIntyre, Mike North Carolina
Melancon, Charlie Louisiana
Minnick, Walt Idaho
Mollohan, Alan West Virginia
Ortiz, Solomon Texas
Pomeroy, Earl North Dakota
Rahall, Nick West Virginia
Ross, Mike Arkansas
Scott, David Georgia
Tanner, John Tennessee
Taylor, Gene Mississippi
Wilson, Charlie Ohio

If your Congressman is on an undecided or leaning list below PLEASE click here and enter your zip code to get your representative's number and talking points on this issue. Tell them that they are fired if they vote for this thing. This is unbelievable folks, simply unbelievable. Some of my readers like Andrew33 at KOOK are telling me that the lines are jammed at the Capitol, keep calling anyway!

Update I : CrabbyConservative at StoptheLiberals.com whom I met at Twitter, visit and support here site, posted this for LCR -

The Cap and Tax debate is still continuing on the House floor as I type this. These politicians didn't even have a physical copy of the bill at their fingertips, nor has anybody read the entire thing - but they want a vote on it today. Waxman and Markey are making deals on the floor and bribing other members of Congress with earmarks. These earmarks would be paid for by the American taxpayer and add to our insurmountable debt.

There are 14-15 undecideds that desparately need phone calls and activists to tell them to vote NO. Let your voice be heard and let them know that if this passes and they vote Yes, they will be in the same unemployment lines as the constituents they sold out.

Those reps are the following :

Arcuri (NY) 202/225-3665
Boccieri (OH) 202/225-3876
Brown (FL) 202/225-0123
Carney (PA) 202/225-3731
Dicks (WA) 202/225-5916
Donnelly (IN) 202/225-3915
Green (TX) 202/225-7508
Kind (WI) 202/225-5506
Kirk (IL) 202/225-4835
Kirkpatrick (AZ) 202/225-2315
Kratovil (MD) 202/225-5311
Petri (WI) 202/225-2476
Space (OH) 202/225-6265
Teague (NM) 202/225-2365
Tonko (NY) 202/225-5076

And just for good measure, remind Mary Bono Mack she is a Republican and that her own state, California, is bankrupt!

Melt those phones! We have a chance!

Update II : Mary Bono is on the fence, contact her at (760)320-1076 (local CA), (202) 225-5330 (DC), Fax (202) 225-2961 Urge a no-vote!

Not so Shocking and Awe - Rushed Cap and Tax Bill

I hope I'm not a day late or a buck short. It is truly unbelievable to me that they are doing this. That it has come to this in America, that they really think they can hoodwink a good amount of the American public and rush through a destructive, horrible 'global-warming' bill that will have lasting economic effects on future generations. Not to mention today's cost - 8 trillion over the next 8 years here. Does Henry Nostril Waxman - pictured right, (yes the face of true evil in Marxist pig-man form), really have the cajones to do this to us? To push through such socialist nonsense without even a proper debate in the country? After all, if the global warming debate is 'settled' then let's duke it out on this thing. Let's bring in our experts and scientists, guys like Lord Christopher Monckton of the UK here and my own San Diego gem, the founder of the Weather Channel, John Coleman here.

But it's not settled and it's certainly not about science. Like everything else with the enviro agenda it's about control, as a local am guy here in San Diego said - it's the Far-Left's wet-dream to get this done without a whimper of opposition. Here is the timeline of the bill from the Sunlight Foundation at The Other McCain -

  • Introduced - 5/15/09
  • Reported with amendments out of Energy & Commerce - 6/5/09
  • Discharged by Education & Labor and Foreign Affairs Committees - 6/5/09
  • Discharged by Financial Services, Science & Technology, Transportation, Natural Resources, Agriculture, and Ways & Means Committees - 6/19/09
  • Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 90 - 6/19/09 (This version is 946 pages)
  • Submitted to House Rules Committee - 6/22/09, 4:22pm (This version is 1,201 pages)

    What does the above tell you folks? There apparently has been backdoor negotiations on this thing with no public input. In other words they are going to push this thing through and we won't know what is in it until it is too late. Tomorrow the House is voting on the Cap and Tax global warming bill known as the Waxman-Markey Climate bill or HR 2454. If you can muster up the strength after a long day's work today please contact your congress rep and tell them to vote nay on this thing. This is just common sense folks. Please contact them tonight or perhaps tomorrow. Click here for the House.gov directory and contact your guy or gal. I have, Bilbray is voting against.....


    Warren Buffet, a committed Democrat, on Cap and Trade........



  • Pirate Hunting Adventures - No Pun Intended

    First they jettison Marxism, Communism and the religion of big-government. Then they embrace a flat tax on income instead of a damaging, Marxian progressive tax-code. They have a newspaper once run by the communist government that has just chastised the US for descending into Marxism.


    Vodka, big furry hats, beautiful mail-order brides ,(don't ask how I know), mutually assured missiles, funny accents and names, James Bond movies characters good and bad, colorful landmark buildings. I guess the weather sucks.....


    And now they have one more hobby too. Paying lots of money to board luxury yachts to sail the seas and........shoot (or blow up) pirates. Yes here, according to Ananova.com, several companies that run luxury ocean liners are taking cruises off the Somali Coast to patrol the most treacherous waters in the world. Apparently they are actually looking to be attacked and (if they are lucky), they retaliate with grenade launchers, machine guns and rocket launchers. Everything out the door for $5600.00 per diem. Passengers, (read pirate hunters), are also protected by a squad of ex special forces troop. Sucks for them that that Cold War is over.







    Russian yachtsman Vladimir Miron -


    "They are worse than the pirates, at least the pirates have the decency to take hostages, these people are just paying to commit murder." Hmm, misplaced sympathy, decency to take hostages? It seems there are liberals amongst the Pirates too, I leave you on that......

    Shock and Awe - Of Blitzkrieg, Socialized Medicine














    "Government is not a solution to our problem, government is the problem."

    Ronald Reagan 1981

    "But at this particular moment, with the private sector so weakened by this recession, the federal government is the only entity left with the resources to jolt our economy back into life."

    Obamanation February 9, 2009

    1981 to 2009, parallel problems in America, different leaders; diabolically different solutions. Has America changed so much?

    I don't think so. I think that at our heart we still remain a center-right nation. One man and rule doesn't change this. Our institutions and freedoms have been chipped away at since Reagan, (essentially since the early 1900's), even under Republican rule. This time, this Obamanation is different. We are witnessing a full-fledged coup d'etat of our government, a constitutional crisis. And all by a man that we know almost nothing about.




    Blitzkrieg, Obamanation prize #1. Federal takeover of health care. Costs being a supporting argument to this goal. Health-care costs are high; we have a great system but by-golly those costs are high. Why? Among many things, cost-inflation due to medicare and medicaid. This is not even addressed or discussed today. And if it is, it is not noted or realized that further government entanglement in medicine and the creation of another federal program will not only exacerbate said costs, but actually increase them and lay waste to our precious freedom in medicine, a total federal takeover. I'm not a sucker, are you? Is this the America that you wish to live in, has America changed so much? Read this from Reason in 1993 -



    "The cost of Medicare is a good place to begin. At its start, in 1966, Medicare cost $3 billion. The House Ways and Means Committee estimated that Medicare would cost only about $ 12 billion by 1990 (a figure that included an allowance for inflation). This was a supposedly "conservative" estimate. But in 1990 Medicare actually cost $107 billion."

    "This is a mere bagatelle compared with "conservative" projections for the next generation. The Congressional Budget Office estimates that Medicare will cost $223 billion by 1997."

    Medicare expenditures in 2008? A double from the 1997 level - $468 billion dollars. Total unfunded liabilities for Medicare and Social Security? Over 100 trillion dollars combined. To solve the solvency of Medicare alone we would need to have a 15% payroll tax, not including Social Security! Can we add another Federal entitlement to our system and further our debt-load on future generations? Smashing economics 101 to bits, Poppycock and utter nonsense. We will bankrupt our beautiful land and fail to do that which all generations have done - to pass on a better future to our children. The basic ending argument is truly that simple.











    Argument fodder for those on my side of the health care debate, from Nick over at It's Just My Opinion.com

    • If the government adopted a public plan, which was essentially free, and to pay for it enacted new taxes on private plans, and as a result of that all private plans went away (because they could no longer be competitive), would you be comfortable with that?
    • If, in the above scenario, the government also imposed medicare-style payment amounts on the medical care facilities, and as a result no medical care facilities could be profitable, and the only ones remaining government-subsidized entities (universities, etc.), would you be comfortable with that?
    • Finally, following the above scenario, if the "below-market" mandated uniform payments for medical services made the medical profession unattractive for smart people, and certainly not worth the work and dedication currently necessary to become doctors, nurses, or medical researchers, and as a result all those jobs either went away, or became performed by minimally-educated government workers with no practical means or incentive to heal anyone, would you be comfortable with that?
    • What of those predictable and inevitable eventualities would you seek to avoid, if any, and how? If not any, do you think the rest of the country is aware of the eventual consequences of a public plan, and would accept them as preferable to the current status?

    Answers to these basic questions?

    New Conservative Generation debunks (brilliantly), several health-care myths and lies put out by the Obamanation -

    As ABC and other major media outlets ignore all the problems with Obama’s health plan and blitz American’s with Obama propaganda, I decided to include some immutable facts about his plan. These facts will not change no matter how many speeches Obama makes.

    “If you like your health care plan, you can keep it.” A lie from Obama

    Wrong. The truth is that you will have no control over whether you can keep your plan. That decision is up to your employer. The OMB estimates, conservatively, that 15 million would lose coverage from their employer. That’s 15 million that had a health care plan that they were able to pay for, but now do not have the private option to do so. I say that it is a conservative estimate because I find it more likely that employers will drop their plans once they start getting taxed for having them.

    Read more here, this is a great piece, between Nick's arguments, my running series, here, here, here, here, here, Red Sucker and New Conservative Generation's thoughts you now have the ammo necessary to create some shock and awe - a blitzkrieg to stop this madness.

    Shock and ABC - Of Blitzkrieg


    I'm at the political section of ABC's website (unfortunately), the entire home-page of their site is a venerable smorgasbord of Obamanation health care propagandizing. No wait, there is a huge leading banner of Mark Sanford, crying and admitting his infidelity to his wife. Stop the presses at the White House! Stop the newsreels! A popular conservative Republican governor has admitted extracurricular extramarital activity here. Now that is something that will lead over state-press sponsored telethons to propagate socialized medicine. Could the Sanford story preempt the Obamanation socialized medicine telethon on the teli? I may hope but I seriously doubt it.














    So I'm on the ABC site, (still unfortunately but at least you don't have to), and am reading banners at the top. This is a precise, actual list on the banner that flips over, breaking stories -

    1. Choked up SC Gov Admits Affair (As I said, a breaking story like this will preempt even the Obamanation propaganda, I mean come on!)

    2. George Stephanopoulos on Sanford : Man in Real Pain (Again, like I said, nice that a Clinton crony can be an objective reporter! Wow!)

    3. Nightline Twittercast : Obama on Health Care (State-run media adulation, if this were in Spanish, I would think it was coming from Castro's government)

    4. Gov. Sanford's Vacay and Health Care (A two-fer! Hyenas circling the corpse of a conservative, and socialized health-care propaganda!)

    5. MIA GOP Governor Reveals Affair (Hmmm, why do they keep referring to him as a GOPer? Note that in #7, the DC Mayor is not referred to as a Democrat, which he is of course read this)

    6. Obama on Health Care : "We Can Get it Done" (Of-course we can, by taxing health benefits, exempting unions from said tax, creating 'competition' with a single-payer government program, ram-rodding legislation through in the middle night before anyone, rep or not can read it and BAM! out of thin air - Obamanation Health Care, yippee!)

    7. DC Mayor Spreads Blame for Train Crash (Like I said, why no mention of him being a liberal Democrat? ABC, we're on to you, you aren't even good at propaganda, try more subtlety)

    8. Obama Condemns 'Unjust Actions in Iran' (Hmmm, how many days/weeks did this take? And I didn't really take it as condemnation...)

    9. New Tape of Nixon's 'Best' Days in Office ( What? Really? Where do I go here? Nixon? That was 40 years ago! Note that they 'best', best )

    10. Exclusive : Obama Sits Down With Sawyer (Softball questions, state-run press, check all)

    11. Obama on Need to Set Best Practices (I'm passing)

    12. Obama '95 percent Cured' of Smoking Habit (Now here we go, who cares? Are you kidding me? Would this be a story under a conservative presidency? A ready and willing, able and abetting press...'Mr. President, what kind of socks are you wearing today....can I pick that up for you'?

    13. George : Obama Polls Falling (I take it all back, one token story on what is actually happening, but let's not focus here....)

    14. Obama Steps up Rhetoric on Iran (Refer to # 8)

    15. First Family's Struggle with Eating Right (You've got to be kidding me. No really. This is a 'news' story? Are we all idiots?)

    16. Parsing Obama's Health Care Promise (Ahh, his 'promise'. I feel so warm and fuzzy. Too bad none of you have read the actual Kennedy/Dodd bill here. Subsidization of unhealthy behaviour, mandates from USSRish pols and buearacrats, 'single-payer' crowding out private companies because the government never has to show a profit?

    17. Can Obama Fix the Econonomy? ( Wow, with the proverbial poop hitting the fan every day in the economy, a jobless rate not seen in 30 years, a minuscule fraction of the generational-theft 'stimulus' 'now or never' bill having been spent , an Administration seemingly perplexed and bewildered.....ABC, grasping for faux objectivity in saying - can Obama fix the economy? ABC, you, as well as the rest of the press are pathetic lap-dogs for liberal elitism, you have no standing in reality and main street, you are unethical at best and treasonous at worst. The fact that you would flaunt your obsession with the Obamanation to the degree that you are is why people trust you and your cronies less than trial attorneys and/or politicians.