Saturday, February 26, 2011

Herman Cain: We are an exceptional nation

"We are an exceptional nation and we are going to keep it that way! Mediocre is not in our DNA!"

His speech centered around the theme that we are awake and fighting for America, as he laid out ideas of how to put America back on the path to prosperity.

Life, Liberty And Collective Thuggery

"People willing to trade their individual rights for collective bargaining rights love unions, while people still stuck on individual rights tend to hate them."

February 26, 2011
By J.B. Williams

Once again, since Obama’s secular socialist community organizing press won’t tell the American people the truth, someone has to!

Over the years, I have written more about our Founding Fathers and documents than most Americans have ever read in a lifetime. But just in case I missed something, I went back and read the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution and the Bill of Rights one more time and nowhere did I find a “right to collective bargaining” – aka criminal socialist union thuggery, intimidation and extortion.

Public Opinion

Did anyone really have to poll to come up with this answer? Most taxpayers are sick of being bankrupted or held hostage by union thuggery and oppose labor unions, especially for public servant jobs paid for by taxpayers. Ironically, most union thugs like unions… This, they call “breaking news!”  Read More

Will Americans Vote For Another Puppet President In 2012?

"Pathological liar has pulled off one of the greatest frauds this country has ever seen"

February 26, 2011
Devvy Kidd

Do you know that a year from now most of the presidential primaries might be over?

There is great turmoil going on in this country right now with more to come. But, there will be another election and the primary process is part of the show put on for public consumption. Make the American people believe they have some say in who will occupy the White House. Isn’t it about time we take control over the presidential election?

The Democrats are playing a false game because Obama/Soetoro is not going to get ballot qualified in a large number of states either via legislation or lawsuits. I’m sure California and New York will ballot qualify him because the Democratic Party is 100% ethically bankrupt. That pathological liar has pulled off one of the greatest frauds this country has ever seen, but the shadow government king pins know they can’t get away with it twice. There is yet another Obama/Soetoro citizenship case coming up for conference by the U.S. Supreme Court. Since standing was not an issue, perhaps things might be different this time around — especially if by some miracle, Kagan and Sotomayer are forced to recuse themselves. We shall see. Ideally, Obama/Soetoro should not only be removed via a Quo Warranto, but indicted and convicted for violation of 18 U.S.C. §1343, wire fraud. He solicited more than $600 million dollars in campaign funds knowing full well he was not eligible to run for that office. That would put him in prison for decades where he belongs for what he’s done to deceive all Americans.
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TSA rides again

TSA gropes children AFTER they disembark from train

February 26, 2011
Brasscheck TV

The US news media’s fascination with TS^ ineptitude (and rampant illegality) seems to have cooled since Thanksgiving/Christmas.

Too bad because things are better (read that: worse) than ever.

Now the TS^ is showing up at train stations, but you already knew that.

But they’ve got a new angle…

They’re searching people AFTER they disembark from their trains.

No choice either. As soon as you step off the train, you’re herded into a pen.

At least at the airport, you can walk away.

Prime targets for the full body pat down: young children. Who else?

Big thanks to John Pistole (TS^ head), Janet Napolitano (DHS), and the ever-lovable Osama Bushbama.

War, Martial Law, and the Economic Crisis

The U.S. Treasury’s Financial Bailout

February 26, 2011
Peter Dale Scott, Global Research

The bailout measures of late 2008 may have consequences at least as grave for an open society as the response to 9/11 in 2001. Many members of Congress felt coerced at the time into voting against their inclinations, and the normal procedures for orderly consideration of a bill were dispensed with.

The excuse for bypassing normal legislative procedures was the existence of an emergency. But one of the most reprehensible features of the legislation, that allowed Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson to permit bailed-out institutions to use public money for exorbitant salaries and bonuses, was inserted by Paulson after the immediate crisis had passed.

According to Congressman Peter Welch (D-Vermont) the bailout bill originally called for a cap on executive salaries, but Paulson changed the requirement at the last minute. Welch and other members of Congress were enraged by “news that banks getting taxpayer-funded bailouts are still paying exorbitant salaries, bonuses, and other benefits.” In addition, as the Associated Press reported in October 2008, “Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y. questioned allowing banks that accept bailout bucks to continue paying dividends on their common stock. ‘There are far better uses of taxpayer dollars than continuing dividend payments to shareholders,’ he said.”  Read More

The Political Economy of Government Employee Unions

"Government bureaucracies – especially unionized ones – are like economic black holes where increased “inputs” lead to declining “outputs.”

February 26, 2011
By Thomas J. DiLorenzo

The main reason why so many state and local governments are bankrupt, or on the verge of bankruptcy, is the combination of government-run monopolies and government-employee unions. Government-employee unions have vastly more power than do private-sector unions because the entities they work for are typically monopolies.

When the employees of a grocery store, for example, go on strike and shut down the store, consumers can simply shop elsewhere, and the grocery-store management is perfectly free to hire replacement workers. In contrast, when a city teachers’ or garbage-truck drivers’ union goes on strike, there is no school and no garbage collection as long as the strike goes on. In addition, teachers’ tenure (typically after two or three years in government schools) and civil-service regulations make it extremely costly if not virtually impossible to hire replacement workers.

Thus, when government bureaucrats go on strike they have the ability to completely shut down the entire “industry” they “work” in indefinitely. The taxpayers will complain bitterly about the absence of schools and garbage collection, forcing the mayor, governor, or city councillors to quickly cave in to the union’s demands to avoid risking the loss of their own jobs due to voter dissatisfaction. This process is the primary reason why, in general, the expenses of state and local governments have skyrocketed year in and year out, while the “production” of government employees declines.  Read More

Unions: Hard Choices or the Laws of Economics

February 25, 2011
By The Right Scoop

Levin got a very enlightening email from a retired police officer in California who is currently receiving his very buff pension that was based on 90% of his salary in his last year. The email is full of details that explain how the unions are in bed with the Democrat party and makes it very easy to understand why we must break the back of these unions if we want to get back to fiscal health. I’d call this one a must listen:

To Listen