Posts Tagged ‘2008

27
Jul
08

Rigged Elections?

Sometimes I wonder …

I’m not making any claim here, nor do I necessarily believe elections in the US are fixed, but … many things do make me wonder.

On the Republican side … it’s hard to believe John McCain actually won the primaries to become the Republican candidate for 2008.  Why?  People who go out and vote in primaries are generally very politically motivated people.  Think about it … these are people who go out and vote merely to support a candidate, not to actually put someone in office.  In other words, these are not constitutional votes, but simply party votes.  This is THE BASE!

In comparison to the other Republican candidates who campaigned in the primaries, John McCain has absolutely zero to offer to the Republican base.  Nothing.  He doesn’t understand economics, wants to provide the federal government additional authority to combat the Myth of Man-made Global Warming, and authored a campaign finance law that does nothing more than limit free speech.

Am I really supposed to believe the Republican die-hards, the base who shows up to cast a vote in a mere primary, actually voted for a guy who’s policy ideas come directly out of the Democrat playbook?

The Democrat Party?  Well … they completely snubbed the votes of two entire states!

Florida and Michigan?  No votes for you! In other words, you voters don’t decide, we (the party officials) do!  The Democrat Party cares not for your votes, they only care about their “authority”.

And what about Obama?  This guy is so closely tied to criminal organizations he should be under federal investigation!  Not running for the office of President.

I live in Michigan, and despite the worst economy in the union, coupled with some of its highest taxes, Jennifer Granholm was somehow re-elected.  Now this is purely anecdotal, but I have yet to find one person who will admit to voting for her.  I never shy away from talking about politics, yet in all my travels, I can’t find one person who voted for Granholm?

If she won the majority, you’d think I could find at least one person willing to step forward.

The “Hip-hop” Mayor of Detroit, Kwame Kilpatrick, has been involved in one scandal after another since the day he took office.  Detroit is a run-down city, in desperate need of repair and opportunity.  Am I suppose to believe people actually voted Kwame back into office for a second term, despite being caught red-handed stealing hundreds of millions from the city coffers?  Really?

Sure … people too often act like sheep … but vote for Kwame?  That would make them zombies!

Today, Kwame is facing serious charges ranging from perjury to conspiracy, and he was just arrested for assaulting an officer.  The Michigan constitution provides Jennifer Granholm the authority to remove him from office immediately.  Kwame is looking at serious jail time for the many crimes he has committed, but has Jenny done anything about it?  Nope.  Kwame continues on in his Kingship as the “Hip-hop” Mayor.

I don’t know if elections are actually fixed, but I have good reason to be suspicious.  At the very least, these few examples do show that politics is more like organized crime than it is anything else.  They tax you and I to the brink of bankruptcy, while they use that money to enjoy their lives of unlimited privilege.

Government is nothing more than a racketeering scheme.  In fact, I’d prefer doing business with Tony Soprano over any of the bozos listed above.  Tony may be screwing me over, but at least he’d be forthright about it.

These are my thoughts, not yours … the Classic Lib.

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13
Jul
08

Barack Hussein Obama

Who is this guy?

We know he’s a young guy, just 45 years old with only 2 years of federal government experience.  We know he’s a prodigy of the Chicago Political Machine.  We know he supports socialist government programs and wants to increase the federal governments rule over our lives.  We know he says he’s all about CHANGE, but what does that mean?

Maybe he’s talking about what will be left in your pocket … after YOU‘re done PAYing taxes for all his new, expensive socialist programs … nothing but CHANGE.

Harvard boy Obama started his speedy political climb with the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN).  Who is ACORN?  A large, but not well known activist organization that promotes a 1960s-style agenda of anti-capitalism, central planning, victimology, and government handouts.

ACORN grew out of the 1960s New Left group the National Welfare Rights Organization (NRWO). The aim of this group was to overburden the welfare system with so many clients that it would burst, resulting in a crisis that would force the end of America’s capitalist economy in favor of a more totalitarian socialist regime.

There is nothing mainstream about NRWO, ACORN or their agenda.

ACORN has taken a slightly different approach while maintaining the philosophy of NWRO.  Instead of attacking at the federal level, they’ve gone local.  They set up shop in the poorest communities where it’s easiest to garner votes and support with the smallest of handouts.  They engage in “in your face” confrontational tactics.  It will take an entire separate post to get into the sordid details.

Obama, with the help of ACORN and other radicals obtained huge government subsidies for private developers like Tony Rezko who was recently convicted on 16 counts of bribery, fraud, and extortion.

According to the Boston Globe, Obama’s Chicago housing projects provide a “Grim proving ground for Obama’s housing policy.

Grove Parc Plaza, one of the projects in which Obama directed large sums of taxpayer (that’s YOU) dollars, was seized by the federal government in 2006 after city inspectors found extensive problems.  Valerie Jarrett, a senior adviser on his presidential campaign is CEO of Habitat Co., the company that managed Grove Parc Plaza.  Developer Allison Davis was involved in the creation of Grove Parc Plaza and used even more government subsidies to rehabilitate a North Side building cited by city inspectors as having chronic plumbing failures resulting in raw sewage spilling into the apartments.

Some renovation.

Davis was also a partner at Obama’s former law firm and a major fund-raiser in his US Senate campaign.  Six developers including Rezko, Jarrett, and Davis together have contributed more than $175,000 to Obama’s campaigns, and raised even hundreds of thousands more.  Rezko alone has raised over $200,000 for Obama.

The talking heads on television aren’t going to tell you about this stuff, they’re too busy tinkling down their legs.

So … who exactly is Barack Hussein Obama?

Just another dirty politician if you ask me.

12
Jun
08

BIG OIL!

Prices at the gas pump keep climbing higher, and it’s nippin’ people in the old pocketbook. So what does Congress want to do? Tax ’em! And tax ’em again!

Oh … but they’ll set-up a nice little “trust fund” they say … please, read my column here.

How about a little homegrown?

warrantedarrestNo! Not that kind of homegrown … I’m talkin’ about OIL!

Homegrown OIL!

About 50 miles off the Florida Keys reside vast oil reserves available to be tapped by American oil companies (yeah, scary Big Oil). Dictator Fidel Castro has hooked up with China to drill there (using slant drilling techniques to pump from American territory), but Congress refuses to let Americans drill for oil in this part of the ocean. Nope! Instead, they want to TAX us, and TAX US again! (Don’t kid yourself about who really pays those taxes).

Anybody remember the seventies? Long lines at the gas pump, rapid increases in the price … good times???

This is what Congress wants. They want to bring back the energy policies of the 1970’s.

Of course there’s ANWR (Alaska National Wildlife Reserve) too. If it wasn’t for the Politicians insatiable need to get up on a podium and sell their snake oil to the citizens, we’d be supplying Americans with American oil.

“The U.S. Department of Interior (DOI), in its April, 1987 report on the oil and gas potential of the Coastal Plain,rogue9 estimated that there are billions of barrels of oil to be discovered in the area. DOI estimates that “in-place resources” range from 4.8 billion to 29.4 billion barrels of oil. Recoverable oil estimates ranges from 600 million barrels at the low end to 9.2 billion barrels at the high end. They also reported identifying 26 separate oil and gas prospects in the Coastal Plain that could each contain “super giant” fields (500 million barrels or more)” (Warriors for Truth).

What about oil shale? According to government reports, the world’s largest deposits lie in Colorado, Utah, and Wyoming. “… if fully developed, domestic shale oil extraction could free America from dependence on oil imports for 160 years” (Liberty Works)!

I could carry on and on, but you get my point: There’s oil in them there hills!

I’ll leave the affect of inflation regarding the price you pay at the pump for another time, along with the speculation bubble that is certain to burst. Today, we focus on Congress.

The Politicians are selling you snake oil, while they keep our country dependent on foreign oil. The Politicians get to keep spouting off sound bytes to create the illusion of being heroes, while YOU get to dig deeper into your family budget to buy gasoline from foreign tyrants.

I have to wonder … What would happen if Americans didn’t have to buy their oil from tyrants? I wonder if those tyrants would have less money (our own no less) to attack America, slander America, and subdue their own citizens? Hmmmm …

Again, I have to wonder … How many new American jobs would be created in drilling, refining, and delivering American Oil to Americans? How much more revenue would federal and state governments have to pilfer and spend on pet pork projects with all the new oil, and new jobs … ?

I wonder …

The ANSWER to rising gas prices is right in front of your nose! Throw the punks in Congress out, and support drilling for oil in America! Land of the free, home of the brave … remember?

10
Jun
08

Obama is Watching … You!

As people continue to put more and more FAITH behind the blind promises of politicians, America takes yet another step down the “Road to Serfdom“. Don’t blame the politicians though. You’re the one who keeps voting these opportunists in!

National Fingerprint Registry!

Sens. Diane Feinstein (D-Calif.) and Mel Martinez (R-Fla.) authored a bill (with 11 co-sponsors, includingLady-bug Sen. Barack Obama) that was incorporated into a housing bill passed by the Senate Banking Committee 19-2 before the Memorial Day recess – a bill that creates a national fingerprint registry.

According to a Martinez press release, the language merely “create[s] national licensing and oversight standards for residential mortgage originators.”

One of the standards, John Berlau of the Competitive Enterprise Institute says, may “require thousands of individuals working even tangentially in the mortgage and real estate industries – and not suspected of anything – to send their prints to the feds.

This is a step in the wrong direction – at least for a nation that preserves freedom.

The Foundry Blog.