Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Quote for the Day

"There are certain things that are true no matter how much someone may deny them. In the economic realm, for instance, you cannot legislate the poor into independence by legislating the wealthy out of it. You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it. Government cannot give to people what it does not first take away from people. And that which one man received without working for, another man must work for without receiving." -- Kenneth W. Sollitt

So Much For Transparency!

...Barack Obama's new standards of openness in the federal government have not trickled down to some of its agencies, where officials have used special statutes inserted into bills to skirt the Freedom of Information Act, open government advocates said Wednesday. [link]

By now you wouldn't even expect coverage like this. Hasn't anyone learned yet that this man cannot tell the truth, especially as it concerns anything he said in his campaign. Obama is a smoke and mirrors politician.

Friday, September 18, 2009

To Resume Shortly

Have finally got things moved and ground broken for the new house. My normal blog postings will resume shortly.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Prostitutes, Pimps, and Tax Dollars

Even in the midst of my moving I had to take a time out to post this one. This has to be something out of a Charlie Rangel dream:

"Officials with the controversial community organizing group ACORN were secretly videotaped offering to assist two individuals posing as a pimp and a prostitute, encouraging them to lie to the Internal Revenue Service and providing guidance on how to claim underage girls from South America as dependents." [link]

Talk about being at a loss for words...

Monday, September 7, 2009

Busy, Busy, Busy

Sorry for the abrupt cessation of blog posting everyone. I have just recently sold my current residence and am in the process of moving out. May be a few more days or a week or longer before I get back to regular postings.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Quote for the Day

"People who relieve others of their money with guns are called robbers. It does not alter the immorality of the act when the income transfer is carried out by government." -- Cal Thomas

What Were They Thinking?

You have to read this story. Seems that over the break House leadership decided to switch the type of music constituents here if/when they were placed on hold. It had always been patriotic songs, but offices were given a "choice" of smooth jazz or no music at all. [full story]

Needless to say the decision has been reversed.

The Power Grab Continues: Control of the Internet

"...allow the president to "declare a cybersecurity emergency and order the limitation or shutdown of Internet traffic to and from any compromised federal government or United States critical infrastructure information system or network...But the bill is unclear about how broad the president's power is. And what's more troubling to some is the application of emergency responses used in other situations to an area that has never faced that kind of security test." [link]

I find it troubling that this type of legislation is floating around. It is just as troubling the vague language used. For example "critical infrastructure information system or network", couldn't that just as easily be read as "internet". Especially if you look at the internet as a tool for banking, purchasing, trading stocks, etc... Also, how many ISP providers are the local and/or regional telephone companies? Wouldn't the government consider those "critical infrastructure"? ISP service through satellite or cable providers "critical infrastructure" by saying these mediums need to be able to function in order to broadcast "news and information" in case of an actual emergency?

The case could very easily be made that this authority would indeed allow the president to order the shut down of the internet. Should we even consider the words of the new FCC czar, Mark Lloyd, "It should be clear by now that my focus here is not freedom of speech or the press,” he said. “This freedom is all too often an exaggeration. At the very least, blind references to freedom of speech or the press serve as a distraction from the critical examination of other communications policies.” [link]

I will let you draw your own conclusions.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Quote for the Day

"The first goal and primary function of the U.S. public school is not to educate good people, but good citizens. It is the function which we call - in enemy nations - ‘state indoctrination'." --Jonathan Kozol

Indoctrinate Early!

This one leaves me speechless. [link] Just wonder what he will be talking about. Better be prepared to deprogram your young ones when they get home from school on this day. Here is the link for the activities for grades 7-12.