Posts Tagged ‘republican

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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22
Jul
08

Big Brother: The Indecent Assault of a Child

Note: 08/31/2008 – The title of this post has been changed.  Unfortunately, my attempt to create a provocative headline resulted in many detestable websites (of the kind I wish not to associate with) linking to this post.  Hopefully, the new headline will still make it’s point without drawing their sickly interest.  I changed the permalink too.  Sorry to those of you who used this post for it’s correct purposes.

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In 2003, Savana Redding, a 13-year old eighth-grade honor student, was forced to strip for Arizona school officials looking for 2 over-the-counter ibuprofen pills.

When the Vice Principal pulled her out of class, Savana agreed to a search of her backpack.  When nothing was found, Vice Principal Kerry Wilson ordered a female secretary and the school nurse to strip search her without bothering to even contact her mother.

The secretary had Savana take off all her clothing except her underwear. Then she told her to “pull her bra out and to the side and shake it, exposing her breasts,” and “pull her underwear out at the crotch and shake it, exposing her pelvic area.” Sometimes it’s hard to tell the difference between drug warriors and child molesters.

“I was embarrassed and scared,” Savana said in an affidavit, “but felt I would be in more trouble if I did not do what they asked. I held my head down so they could not see I was about to cry.” She called it “the most humiliating experience I have ever had.” Later, she recalled, the principal, Robert Beeman, said “he did not think the strip search was a big deal because they did not find anything.”
Source: The School Crotch Inspector

Is this what “zero tolerence” is all about?  We all know the saying, but seem to forget that it’s message holds especially true when it comes to surrendering authority to the government.

Be careful of what you wish for, you just might get it!

These school authorities clearly violated Savana and her constitutional rights, however, the courts first held that the school didn’t violate the Fourth Amendment because officials have a legitimate interest in protecting students from prescription drugs.  Luckily, a federal appellate court ruled that the school officials did violate Savana’s constitutional rights.

“A reasonable school official, seeking to protect the students in his charge, does not subject a thirteen-year-old girl to a traumatic search to ‘protect’ her from the danger of Advil,” the court wrote in today’s opinion. “We reject Safford’s effort to lump together these run-of-the-mill anti-inflammatory pills with the evocative term ‘prescription drugs,’ in a knowing effort to shield an imprudent strip search of a young girl behind a larger war against drugs.”

“It does not take a constitutional scholar to conclude that a nude search of a 13-year-old girl is an invasion of constitutional rights. More than that: it is a violation of any known principle of human dignity,” the court continued.
Source: ACLU

But it’s not over … the government and their “do-gooder” constituency aren’t going to give up, and they’ve got the Supreme Court in their back pocket!

In a 1985 decision upholding a high school principal’s perusal of a purse belonging to a freshman who was caught smoking in the girls’ room (a search that found marijuana as well as cigarettes), the Court said public school officials, as agents of the government, are bound by the Fourth Amendment’s prohibition of unreasonable searches and seizures. But given the importance of maintaining order at school, it said, officials do not need a warrant or probable cause to search a student; it’s enough that the search is “justified at its inception” and “reasonably related in scope to the circumstances which justified the interference.”

In subsequent cases, the Court has indicated that a search can be deemed reasonable even when officials have no grounds to suspect a student has done anything wrong. In 1995 it upheld random drug testing of student athletes, and in 2002 it said that requirement could be extended to all students participating in extracurricular activities.

To justify compelling a student to urinate into a cup under a teacher’s supervision and surrender the sample for laboratory analysis, the Court not only did not require any evidence that the student was using drugs; it did not require any evidence of a drug problem at the school. The fear of potential drug problem was enough, in its view, since “the nationwide drug epidemic makes the war against drugs a pressing concern in every school.”
Source: Strip for the Principal

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.

26
Jun
08

Having a Baby is Punishment!

Just like an STD! No need for further commentary by me today.  Obama says more than enough.

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?

07
Jun
08

there’s gold in them there hills

June 6 (Bloomberg) — Gold jumped the most in six months after the U.S. jobless rate had the biggest gain in more than two decades, spurring a drop in the dollar. Silver also rose.

The unemployment rate increased to 5.5 percent in May from 5 percent in April, marking the biggest increase since February 1986, the U.S. Labor Department said today. The dollar dropped as much as 1 percent against the euro. Gold has gained 33 percent in the past 12 months as a slump by the dollar boosted demand for the metal as an inflation hedge.

“The dollar is much weaker, and that’s what is creating the bounce in the market,” said Leonard Kaplan, the president of Prospector Asset Management in Evanston, Illinois.

Gold futures for August delivery rose $23.50, or 2.7 percent, to $899 an ounce on the Comex division of the New York Mercantile Exchange. That marks the biggest gain for a most- active contract since Nov. 23.

The jump in the jobless rate was higher than every forecast in a Bloomberg survey of 79 economists, who had estimated a median gain to 5.1 percent. U.S. payrolls dropped by 49,000 last month after a 28,000 drop in April.

“The dollar took a nose dive as soon as this jobs data came out, and that’s a big reason we’ve seen gold move up,” said Matthew Zeman, a trader at LaSalle Futures Group in Chicago.

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06
Jun
08

Give Me a Break: No bonfire for you!

As the myth of man-made global warming continues to turn minds into mush, Seattle Parks and Recreation wants to put out the fire. Bonfire, that is.

chris_wilsonThey fuel global warming, parks department says

Even with the skies overcast and threatening rain, Khang Nguyen, 18, and Joel Juan, 19, kicked back after school at Alki Beach.

“It’s just a relaxing way to hang out with friends,” Nguyen said of the bonfire crackling in front of them one evening earlier this week.

But Seattle Parks and Recreation might do what even this week’s chilly weather couldn’t — douse the long tradition of beach bonfires at Alki and at Golden Gardens.

Park department staff is recommending reducing bonfires at the two beaches this summer and possibly banning them altogether next year.

The park board will hear the recommendation Thursday, and the city plans to run public-service announcements and hand out brochures later this month about the effects of bonfires on global warming.

According to a memo to the park board from the staff released Thursday, “The overall policy question for the Board is whether it is good policy for Seattle Parks to continue public beach fires when the carbon … emissions produced by thousands of beach fires per year contributes to global warming.”

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