Thursday, July 23, 2009

Freedom of Information, While We Still Have It

Truthful information is key. Opinions of those who have educated insights is key. Moral fortitude in the face of detractors is virtuous. Support of the original Constitution of the United States is the only path worth following. Informing the public is critical to the success of our country.

To this end, I am adding a couple more links on the side bar of this blog. The first is FREE REPUBLIC Free Republic has resources and links to everything you could ever want in order to research your own talking points whilst trying to convince those diabolical lying Democrats and Marxists in our midst. The other link is EXPOSE OBAMA

Expose Obama's mission statement begins as follows:

About Expose Obama

We are a committed group of citizens concerned that Barack Obama is a failure as President. His liberal policies are a mistake for America.

Expose Obama came together during the election campaign of 2008, and the website was visited by over two million people. We are a project of the National Campaign Fund, a political action committee registered with the Federal Elections Commission.

Despite our best efforts, Barack Obama was elected. Now our job is to fight his radical agenda in the US Congress and in the public debate.

I know it takes time out of your life to devote to reading issues and contacting Congress to object to their out of control madness. This isn't time I had planned for myself either. We are forced, in this perilous time, to fight back somehow against this onslaught of Marxism. Patriots before us fought for us. They took their time, blood, sweat, and tears to provide this country with freedom for us. So, if we believe God blessed us with the greatest country on earth, we owe it to our children to fight onward to preserve it for them.

Keep the chins up and the emails flying toward your congressional reps and senators. Don't give up. Don't give in.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

The Language of the Left

Co-opting words is what leftists are best at doing. It's their path to societal disintegration. It is the sharpest tool in their belts, only next to the biggest tool in the belt, i.e. the force of the government itself. Twisting words in the political vocabulary is the diabolical method with which they draw and quarter each respected institution, dividing humanity into disparate and confused lots of individuals trying to find sense out of chaos. The goal is to convince the masses that the only institution existing in which to cling is the government. Not family. Not church. Not the Boy Scouts. Not the Girl Scouts. Not the Lion's Club. Nothing other than government can do for you what you seek in life. Only government is your salvation. Transposing family, church, and social organizations into "the government" is the leftists ultimate goal.

One example of political vocabulary is how the word "fairness" is taught to our children in government schools as "collectivism." i.e."It isn't "fair" that Joe has more than Jack, even though Joe worked harder, studied more, and earned his way into a higher salary job." The leftist illogical reasoning is that Jack should get part of Joe's earnings because it would only be "fair." Children are told they must share in order to be "fair," whether they choose to or not. The left co-opted the word "fair" and made sure entire generations of children were taught a false definition in order to fulfill their cause, the collectivist society otherwise known as Communism. The real definition of "fair" in this context is that you get to keep what you earn. No one else has the right to take away what you earn. But we are in Leftist-World now where words don't mean what they really mean. They mean what Communists want them to mean.

Another word used in nearly every public announcement from our government officials today is the word "progress."
The free online dictionary defines progress this way:
prog·ress (prgrs, -rs, prgrs)
1. Movement, as toward a goal; advance.
2. Development or growth: students who show progress.
3. Steady improvement, as of a society or civilization: a believer in human progress.
4. A ceremonial journey made by a sovereign through his or her realm.
intr.v. pro·gress (pr-grs) pro·gressed, pro·gress·ing, pro·gress·es
1. To advance; proceed: Work on the new building progressed at a rapid rate.
2. To advance toward a higher or better stage; improve steadily: as medical technology progresses.
3. To increase in scope or severity, as a disease taking an unfavorable course.
in progress
Going on; under way: a work in progress.

In announcements from our government and the majority of our media "progress" has become a euphemism for government taking over every institution in our country. "Progress" is now all about government telling you what is good for you.... instead of your individual success at achieving your own goals without the interference of government. Instead of following our American creed of self-government, we are being forced into government enslavement by people who refer to themselves as "Progressives." They like you to think they are called Democrats, but that is just another ruse. "Progressives" have taken over the Democrat Party which has slowly been infiltrated by Communists since the early 1900's. Seventy-one congress members are members of the Progressive Caucus which is heavily connected to the Democratic Socialists of America. They like you to think this "progress" is new and exciting and is getting rid of all those old bad, fuddy-duddy, corrupt ways of old America. Not one of these people upholds their oath to the U. S. Constitution. In fact, Communists have called themselves "Progressives" since the early 1900's in order to avoid the bad connotation of the label Communist. And they did that on purpose. You see, they think you are stupid. They think if you call a cucumber an apple for about a 100 years, pretty soon everybody will think a cucumber is an apple. And the sorry news is that they have succeeded in twisting words to fool a large majority of the public into voting for Communists while thinking they are voting for Democrats.

The gist is that they want you to believe that it is "progress" to get rid of the individual and create a world where no one exists except for the good for the world. The ironic joke here is that without individual success, there is no "good for the world." If you foster nothing but working for the "collective," you have abolished human progress entirely. This has been tried and failed over and over again since the Communist revolution in Russia, again in China, in North Korea and in Cuba. Yet they persist. You wonder why? Because it creates an elite group of power brokers in government, people who don't really know how to do anything but tell other people how to live or manipulate political policies to gain their own fortunes. These misguided and malignant power brokers gain financially and stroke their own egos by telling themselves they are doing good and creating "progress." The truth is they are no better than tin pot dictators who don't believe in individual freedoms. They are control freaks making you work your life away for their power. We in America are under siege by a Democrat Party that is nothing more than Communists on the take. And you are the ones being taken. From Cap and Tax to Socialized Universal Health Care to Green Initiatives to Social Engineering, America is being wrecked by "Progress." A word that today is nothing more than Communism in disguise.

Obama: "I know that many in this room don't believe that "progress" has come fast enough, and I understand that. But I say this: We have made "progress." And we will make more. There are unjust laws to overturn and unfair practices to stop." (2009)

Two million jobs lost since the Stimulus Bill was passed. One trillion dollar debt in six months. The economic bleeding has just begun. That's "Progress" folks!

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

LIght Bulbs That Kill

Let's get this light bulb business settled once and for all, folks. Our government is now being run by people who have to be certifiably insane. That is the only reason possible that would explain why our bureaucratic totalitarians are in the business of forcing an entire country to use Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs, otherwise known as CFL's.

And once you see this and comprehend the gross maliciousness of this light bulb push by the leftists and environmental zealots in our government, hopefully, you will see just why you can't trust these people do manage anything, much less energy and health care.

So, let's see. The argument is that if we use these CFL's we will use less electricity to light our homes. I wonder what happens to that argument while they are also pushing electric cars that you are supposed to plug into the grid. Somehow I think they just replaced one electrical need with another bigger one. One gives you less light. The other gives you less mobility. Either way, you get less and pay more. Well, that is par for the course when it comes to government intervention, eh? But I digress.

The Sunday Times from the U.K. back in May published an article that may make you realize just how deadly and stupid this CFL thing is. Michael Sheridan writes from Foshan, China, "Large numbers of Chinese workers have been poisoned by mercury, which forms part of the compact fluorescent lightbulbs. A surge in foreign demand, set off by a European Union directive making these bulbs compulsory within three years, has also led to the reopening of mercury mines that have ruined the environment."

"Mercury is recognized as a health hazard by authorities worldwide because its accumulation in the body can damage the nervous system, lungs and kidneys, posing a particular threat to babies in the womb and young children. In southern China, compact fluorescent light bulbs destined for western consumers are being made in factories that range from high-tech multi-national operations to sweat-shops, with widely varying standards of health and safety."

"Tests on hundreds of employees have found dangerously high levels of mercury in their bodies and many have required hospital treatment, according to interviews with workers, doctors and local health officials in the cities of Foshan and Guangzhou."

I'm not sure if American politicians actually care if Chinese workers are dying from mercury poison. Evidently they don't. Maybe they think they can eliminate the Chinese population by killing them off while manufacturing light bulbs for those bad, greedy Americans. Next time you buy these deadly, low quality light bulbs, you might ask yourself how many Chinese died for that privilege. Just a thought.

As for carbon footprints, how much carbon does it take to ship a container full of CFL's from China to the U.S.? Somehow I doubt this makes any sense whatsoever if the goal is to lower carbon footprints. You pay more for a light bulb that you think is saving the planet, when in fact you have done nothing to save the planet and you killed some innocent Chinese workers while you are at it. All with the mandates from the leftists and environmental idiots in the U.S. government. Do you wonder why the U.S. is not loved and adored in other areas of the world? And do you wonder why manufacturing in the U.S. is decimated when our regulations would not allow such a devastation either to the environment or to the workers? I don't recall any of this dire health issue arising from the U.S. manufacture of incandescent light bulbs.

Further, from the same article, "The risks are illustrated by guidance from the British government, which says that if a compact fluorescent light bulb is broken in the home, the room should be cleared for 15 minutes because of the danger of inhaling mercury vapor. Documents issued by the Chinese health ministry, instructions to doctors and occupational health propaganda, all describe mercury poisoning in lighting factories as a growing public health concern."

The bottom line is this: Because of our government bureaucrats mandating these CFL's, you are more at risk, your quality of light and economy is less, Chinese workers are dying for this, and the environment is not one iota better for the effort. Now do you think those "Change" agents who took over our government are so nice? And wouldn't you love to have these same people in charge of all of your energy use and your health care?