Monday, September 27, 2010


I was initially researching the subject of gerrymandering, a subject that crosses my mind periodically when I ponder how career politicians keep getting elected in spite of voters dissatisfaction with them.  Despite what we were all taught in school on the subject of gerrymandering, it is alive and well and has been manipulating our electoral system for years.  2010 being the year of the census, the drawing of district lines is on the table again.  I wonder what our chances are of ever having a truly impartial district apportionment.  The Democrats and Republicans are both culpable in skewing the districts to their favor in one area of the country or another, at different times, and for different reasons.  With our current capability of computer math programs, it seems to me that something could be done to assure a more fair and equal distribution of districts which would favor neither party, but give the voters the equal and individual say in the matter of electing whomever they wish.  This may be a pipe dream on my part, but hope springs eternal, as they say.

My research, not surprisingly, led to our local gerrymandered, snake shaped, district belonging to Mel Watt.  Up popped the article below regarding the "Audit the Fed" bill initiated by Ron Paul last year.  The public would like transparency of the Fed, but as long as Mel Watt has anything to say about it, we'll be in the dark.

With most Americans outraged over the behavior of the Federal Reserve and the part it has played in the bailouts of huge institutions in the financial and automotive industries, Ron Paul introduced H.R. 1207, which would have required a full audit of the Federal Reserve and its activities, which crosses international lines.

According to Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, the House Financial Service Committee’s panel on domestic monetary policy, Rep. Mel Watt, D-N.C., essentially stripped the bill of just about everything that would have required transparency, and pretty much is now worthless as to its original purpose of letting the American people and Congress see what their secretive dealings have entailed.

After Watt got hold of the bill, it no longer includes the communications reports between the reserve banks and its various workers, and also the Board. What was especially wanted to be seen was what types of deals were made with foreign central banks and how recent bailout money was spent and what banks received it and how much. Paul asserts those loopholes, which had been closed in the original language of the bill, are now reopened.

Citing a telephone interview with Paul, Bloomberg reported Paul said about the revised bill: “There’s nothing left; it’s been gutted. This is not a partisan issue. People all over the country want to know what the Fed is up to, and this legislation was supposed to help them do that.”

Especially troubling about the gutting of the bill is the connections the Democrat Watt has with the banking industry. Bank of America (NYSE:BAC) has its headquarters in his congressional district, which is based in Charlotte, but worse, the majority of contributions to Watt’s campaign has come from corporations in the real estate, finance and insurance industry.

Watt’s largest contributors included American Express (NYSE: AXP), Wachovia, Bank of America and the American Bankers Association. Altogether the financial industry donated over $217,109 to Watt, which was over 35 percent of the overall contributions he received.

Paul’s bill had widespread support, with over 300 co-sponsors in the house. Per Bloomberg, Paul says he plans on introducing an amendment to the bill which would bring it back to the original language it included at the time it comes to the floor of the House to be voted on.

Sunday, September 26, 2010


 Sometimes the irony is just too delicious.  John Kerry spoke out yesterday and, by his statement, proved how Obama got elected.  Below is the quote:
John Kerry quote yesterday from the Boston Herald “We have an electorate that doesn’t always pay that much attention to what’s going on so people are influenced by a simple slogan rather than the facts or the truth or what’s happening,” Kerry told reporters after touring the Boston Medical Center yesterday.

Out of the mouth of a cynical elistist leftist, this quote made me stop, drop, and roll on the floor with laughter.  Senator Kerry just described the exact playbook by the leftists in government and the press.  But, Senator Kerry is referring to whom in this quote?  According to the Boston Herald article, he is referring to the angry voters connected to the Tea Party activists and the Republicans who are responding to citizens who are fed up.  Senator Kerry further states, “I think a lot of the anger today - while it’s appropriate because Washington is broken - is not directed at the right people,” said Kerry. “Barney is prepared, as others are, to explain what we’re doing. I think when people hear the facts and they see what we’re doing, it frankly makes sense.”  

Sure, Senator Kerry, people out here are just tickled pink with 14 Trillion in debt and the Obama administration nationalizing car companies, student loans, banking, medical care,  and a national unemployment rate of 10%+, etc.  Really?  Sure, Senator Kerry, people are just hopping around with glee at Barney Frank's massive fraud with Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.  Absolutely, Senator Kerry, let's hear how Barney Frank spins the Community Reinvestment Act implosion into a "good thing" for the country.  

Senator Kerry says, "people are influenced by a single slogan rather than the facts or truth or what's happening."  You mean slogans like, "Yes We Can?"  Slogans like, "Hope and Change?"  Slogans like, "Change we can believe in?"  Would you, Senator Kerry,  say the national media outlets, the press, the journalists who are supposed to be the government watchdogs gave us facts and truth regarding Obama? 

In each joke there is a grain of truth that makes people laugh.  After my fit of laughter subsided, I had to ponder the grain of truth in Senator Kerry's statement.  The grain of truth in Senator Kerry's statement is that the electorate has been uninformed and duped by a conniving and sinister government and colluding press operatives.  That was the plan.  Evidently it worked in 2008.  And now that the public has awakened to the propaganda so smoothly put in place by the elitist left, the patriotic tea party citizens are basically telling John Kerry and everyone else in government to go fly a kite.  He doesn't like it that the tables are turning away from his favor?  

The public is going around the national media outlets for information, going outside of the government for analysis of government activities.  The public is clammoring for facts and truth.  And it isn't going to be Barney Frank's spin or John (Teresa Heinz) Kerry's duplicitous pandering that people swallow. 

Friday, September 17, 2010


That word, "misunderestimation," popped into my head yesterday as I have been listening to the expressions of shock and dismay from the establishment Republicans over the O'Donnell primary victory on Tuesday.  President Bush was ridiculed for many malapropisms and "misunderestimated" was one of them.  We knew he meant "underestimated," but what he said was "misunderestimated."  Everyone had a good laugh. 

The establishment Republicans ranting about losing Mike Castle come under the same category in my mind, i.e. comic malapropisms.  The implications of the establishment Republicans' "misunderestimating" the frustrated anger of the public was what struck me as tragically funny.  I would be laughing if it were not so indicative of all that went wrong after the 1994 Republican sweep of Congress.   I want to say to Charles Krauthammer, "are you that far into the weeds that you can no longer see the public? Can you not see a sincere and enthusiastic uprising against just the sort of "moderate" RINO Republicans you are suggesting we keep voting into office to our dire detriment???"  Surely, that is the problem.  Karl Rove and Charles Krauthammer are missing the point of the biggest wave of voter anger in our lifetimes.  It makes me wonder if Republican political strategists are no smarter than the academic ideologues on the left.  The underlying message Rove and Krauthammer have put out there are twofold; One is 'the voters be damned.'  The other is exactly the message of the leftists which is, 'the Constitution be damned as long as we can make backroom deals in the bowels of Congress out of the view of the stupid voters.' 

Rove, the Architect, has been hanging out with POLITICIANS, and evidently not hanging out with real people out here. He is buddies with politicians who work the lobbyists to their own benefit and create laws based on lobbyists desires, while at the same time working on their campaign coffers instead of the United States' budget problems.  His frustration over losing Mike Castle said so much to the American people.  

And as much as I like Charles Krauthammer on most counts, I was very disappointed to see him go down the same road as Rove.  I think, on Krauthammer's side of things, he is taking a globalist view of politics and forgetting that the American public are not interested in playing the "globalist" game of who can create the most debt.  We've had it out here.  We aren't going to sit here and watch Mike Castle vote for Cap and Trade and just yawn and say, "Oh, well."   It's our lives they are playing with, our livelihoods at stake, our existence in peril.  Et tu Charles Krauthammer?

So Rove and Krauthammer "misunderestimated" the will of the people to fight back against the "establishment" Republicans.  Yes, Americans are fed up and truly despise the Obama administration and the Pelosi / Reid congress.  That is a given.  It's the American disgust with the Republican RINO factor that these guys are "misunderestimating."  Did they think Mike Castle's vote for Cap and Trade was O.K. with anyone in the conservative camp?  Did they think we liked Lindsay Graham's amnesty ideas?  Do they think we are happy with Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins?   Do they think we just won't notice the votes as Reid puts his Dream Act amnesty plans into the Defense Spending Appropriations Bill, expecting Republicans to just vote right along with the Democrats? Catch that here  "The way the DREAM Act works, it would become an amendment to the Defense Authorization Bill. A vote on the act is supposed to happen on Tuesday of next week, although it is not currently clear if it is expected to pass." Wise Politics  

Using the Defense Bill to sucker votes for amnesty is just plain wrong.  They have gotten away with it for years.  It's time to stop them.   If any Republicans vote for this monstrosity they are RINO's and are just as bad as the Dems when it comes to voting for poison in the apples.  I think Reid is using tactics that the left has used for years, throwing poison into bills and then blackmailing Republicans into voting for the bills.  Americans don't want backroom deals on the left or the right. American don't want lobbyists throwing money around at campaign coffers and skewing any sense of representational government.  We really don't.  We want this insanity stopped. 

So, Karl and Charles, this is the crux of the matter: We are through playing into the hands of our destroyers.  I hope the two of your will figure that out and get on board.

If it weren't so sad and infuriating, I would be laughing at the malapropism of "misunderestimating."  I am hoping Americans who are now involved with taking the country back will have the last laugh.   But it isn't so funny when two respected Republicans admit to their roles in the "ruling class" and admit to "misunderestimating" the Americans who are working so hard out here to save the country.

Sunday, September 12, 2010


Next up in the central planning and power grabbing categories, we have the Food Safety Modernization Act, otherwise known as S 510.  And just in case you thought Republicans were the party of "no"....our Senator, Richard Burr, is one of the sponsors of this monstrosity that will kill off family farming for good and forever.  Yes, the same Senator Burr who bills himself as a responsible, small government conservative. Our country, once known as the bread basket of the world due to the excellence of privately owned agriculture, will now have its food supply dictated by  the Feds, the UN, and the WTO. 
 Here is a link to his page so you can contact him to tell him NO on S 510  And here is a phone number for his office:  202-224-3154  You can tell him, not just NO, but HELL NO.

Vladimir Lenin and Joseph Stalin would be proud of Senator Burr.  Instead of just the USSR, this bill includes global control of food supplies.  It establishes bureaucrats in charge of implementation of the laws where the citizen has no option but to comply.  Forget growing your own backyard chickens, or tomatoes, or anything to feed your family.  Forget the local farmer's market.  This is straight out of Marx's handbook.   It controls our food supply, handing it over to the UN, the WTO, huge global conglomerates, and puts local or privately owned agriculture completely out of business.  

You think it can't happen here?  What do you think central planning, statists' control of food means? Check it out here: The Holodmodor

The Holodomor, which means death inflicted by hunger, can be considered one of the most successful genocidal policies pursued by Stalin and the Soviet leadership. In just a year, Ukraine went from breadbasket of Europe to mass grave. Soviet grain requisition squads raided Ukrainian villages, depriving the villagers of the very last food supplies they needed to survive.

Below are excerpts from that article:

1. It puts all US food and all US farms under Homeland Security and the Department of Defense, in the event of contamination or an ill-defined emergency. It resembles the Kissinger Plan.

2. It would end US sovereignty over its own food supply by insisting on compliance with the WTO, thus threatening national security. It would end the Uruguay Round Agreement Act of 1994, which put US sovereignty and US law under perfect protection. Instead, S 510 says:
Nothing in this Act (or an amendment made by this Act) shall be construed in a manner inconsistent with the agreement establishing the World Trade Organization or any other treaty or international agreement to which the United States is a party.

3. It would allow the government, under Maritime Law, to define the introduction of any food into commerce (even direct sales between individuals) as smuggling into “the United States.” Since under that law, the US is a corporate entity and not a location, “entry of food into the US” covers food produced anywhere within the land mass of this country and “entering into” it by virtue of being produced.

4. It imposes Codex Alimentarius on the US, a global system of control over food. It allows the United Nations (UN), World Health Organization (WHO), UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), and the WTO to take control of every food on earth and remove access to natural food supplements. Its bizarre history and its expected impact in limiting access to adequate nutrition (while mandating GM food, GM animals, pesticides, hormones, irradiation of food, etc.) threatens all safe and organic food and health itself, since the world knows now it needs vitamins to survive, not just to treat illnesses.

5. It would remove the right to clean, store and thus own seed in the US, putting control of seeds in the hands of Monsanto and other multinationals, threatening US security. See Seeds – How to criminalize them, for more details.
6. It includes NAIS, an animal traceability program that threatens all small farmers and ranchers raising animals. The UN is participating through the WHO, FAO, WTO, and World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) in allowing mass slaughter of even heritage breeds of animals and without proof of disease. Biodiversity in farm animals is being wiped out to substitute genetically engineered animals on which corporations hold patents. Animal diseases can be falsely declared. S 510 includes the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), despite its corrupt involvement in the H1N1 scandal, which is now said to have been concocted by the corporations.

7. It extends a failed and destructive HACCP to all food, thus threatening to do to all local food production and farming what HACCP did to meat production – put it in corporate hands and worsen food safety. 

8. It deconstructs what is left of the American economy. It takes agriculture and food, which are the cornerstone of all economies, out of the hands of the citizenry, and puts them under the total control of multinational corporations influencing the UN, WHO, FAO and WTO, with HHS, and CDC, acting as agents, with Homeland Security as the enforcer. The chance to rebuild the economy based on farming, ranching, gardens, food production, natural health, and all the jobs, tools and connected occupations would be eliminated.

9. It would allow the government to mandate antibiotics, hormones, slaughterhouse waste, pesticides and GMOs. This would industrialize every farm in the US, eliminate local organic farming, greatly increase global warming from increased use of oil-based products and long-distance delivery of foods, and make food even more unsafe. The five items listed — the Five Pillars of Food Safety — are precisely the items in the food supply which are the primary source of its danger.

10. It uses food crimes as the entry into police state power and control. The bill postpones defining all the regulations to be imposed; postpones defining crimes to be punished, postpones defining penalties to be applied. It removes fundamental constitutional protections from all citizens in the country, making them subject to a corporate tribunal with unlimited power and penalties, and without judicial review. It is (similar to C-6 in Canada) the end of Rule of Law in the US.

Hat tips to Adam Love

Saturday, September 11, 2010


Thank you so much, Pat Condell, for this eloquent, most truthful, video in defense of Western Civilization and the patriots in America who are standing against the Mosque at Ground Zero.  I also want to mention Donald Trump's valiant and gentlemanly effort to dissuade the developers from their obvious stuff it in our faces and take over America.

9-11 may have been 9 years ago, but the sacrifices to save our America are still going on, both at home and abroad.  I pray to God that Islam will be defeated in its expressed purposes of destroying America and Western Civilization.

Pat Condell's video below can be found on You Tube and Here  Pass it on.

Friday, September 10, 2010


As we have drifted farther and farther from the moral compass of the U.S. Constitution and, as I have lived in what may become known as one of the least moral generations of modern civilization, I have had occasions to ask, "What in the world does anyone find inspiring in that John Lennon song, "Imagine."  I never liked it.  I always reacted to it with incredulity.  I have thought to myself, while listening to it, what on earth was he smoking?  What a damaging and hopeless message.  Why would anyone want a world with nothing to cling to?  Why would anyone want no heaven above us?  Why would anyone imagine no possessions as an ideal? 

The liberals around me would nearly swoon to that song as if it was the elixir to all the ills of the world.  Those same liberals were driving their SUV's and living in their gated community with lots of cherished possessions around them.  They loved money as much as the next guy, if not more. They renovated their houses and took trips on planes.  They spent tons of money on landscaping and home decor.  At the funeral of the husband of one of them, Lennon's "Imagine" was the featured music of the ceremony.  I thought, wow, now there is an empty soulless message to give the grieved on the occasion of someone dying.  Empty and soulless.  Depressing, to say the least.  It was sad and not in the least hopeful or uplifting.  Not a celebration of someone's life and all he gave of it to his family.  It conveyed the message that thoughtless drivel was the culmination of an entire life.  The only word I can think of here is Ugh.  Poor guy. 

Since Obama was elected, those same liberals do not count me as their friend.  I am relieved.  Sad for them, but steadfast in my beliefs and happy to have better friends than they.  Strange world...

I came across someone else's opinion on this today.  Here is his take: Dennis Prager

 "Lennon's utopia is our dystopia. A world without God to give people some certitude where all their suffering is not meaningless is a nightmare. A world without religion means a world without any systematic way of ennobling people. A world without countries is a world without the United States of America, and it is a world governed by the morally imbecilic United Nations, where mass murderers sit on its "human rights" councils. A world without heaven or hell is a world without any ultimate justice, where torturers and their victims have identical fates -- oblivion. A world without possessions is a world in which some enormous state possesses everything, and the individual is reduced to the status of a serf."

To live in a world without meaning, without goals, without individual justice, without rewards, without self-determination, without God, without America, is John Lennon's musically expressed dream.  It sure as heck isn't my dream.  It is my nightmare. 

Thursday, September 9, 2010


Multi-cultural and diversity are the group think buzz words of the day.  In fact, the government is so busy forcing multi-culturalism and diversity, you would think that those are the most important sociological tenets ever dreamed up by the genius of man.  Sociology used to be the study of societies.  Now it has become social engineering of societies through the force of governments.  Strange things happen when men force incompatible groups together.  Like putting alligators in a room filled with puppies.  Diversity becomes a nightmare.  Predatory instincts are not to be denied, yet social engineers keep insisting on putting predators in the room with likely victims.

What, in heaven's name, do Kudzu and Asian Carp have to do with the Cordoba Mosque, you may be asking?  The tags multi-cultural and diversity assume compatibility.  That assumption is, as my Dad would say, making an ass out of U and Me. 

In our local area we fight Kudzu vines every year which are voraciously eating up fields and trees.  Initially it was thought that introducing Kudzu into the U.S. would be a good thing.  

Description: Kudzu, a perennial vine native to Japan and China, was first introduced into the USA in 1876 and was actively promoted by the government as a "wonderplant", It expanded to cover over 1 million hardwoods by 1946 and well over 2 million hardwoods today. When Kudzu invades a forest, it prevents the growth of young hardwoods and kills off other plants. Kudzu causes damage to powerlines, and even overwhelms homes, Kudzu has invaded important protected areas, requiring significant investment of management resources, The management response to date outside the protected areas has been insufficient to deal with this very significant threat.

Two species of Asian carp -- the bighead and silver -- were imported by catfish farmers in the 1970's to remove algae and suspended matter out of their ponds. During large floods in the early 1990s, many of the catfish farm ponds overflowed their banks, and the Asian carp were released into local waterways in the Mississippi River basin.
The carp have steadily made their way northward up the Mississippi, becoming the most abundant species in some areas of the River.
Chicago Area waterways map showing location of carp barrier
Chicago Area waterways map showing location of carp barrier (Illustration courtesy of Phil Moy, University of Wisconsin Sea Grant Institute)
The Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal, where the barrier is being constructed, connects the Mississippi River to the Great Lakes via the Illinois River.

Asian carp, which have steadily moved toward Chicago since the 1990s, present a challenge for scientists and fish biologists. The fish are aggressive eaters, consuming as much as 40 percent of their body weight a day in plankton, and frequently beat out native fish for food, threatening those populations.
On a conference call today with Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin and other congressional leaders, President Obama’s Council on Environmental Quality announced the selection of John Goss to lead the near $80 million, multi-pronged federal attack against Asian carp.

 Untold millions of dollars are spent on defending our country against predators.  Be they plants, fish, or people, we are having to use our resources to fight off continuing attacks from incompatible entities that were mistakenly introduced into our society out of naiveté.  We used to have an immigration policy that was protective of the United States interests.  All bets are off now.  Now the elites think you can introduce anyone and anything into our environment without consequences.  That is naive and dangerous.  How many billions have been spent over the last two decades trying to fend off or appease the Muslim culture?  How many of our soldiers have died while liberating Muslims from their own ill-made circumstances?  

The Cordoba Mosque in NYC is a perfect example of what is not at all compatible with our culture.  In fact, religious freedom is being used to introduce an incompatible, I would say predatory, group of people into our society.  Muslims are not compatible with the American system of government.  Muslims desire to have their Sharia laws become the laws of our land.  They are insistent upon implementing those laws.  Their "holy book" tells them it is perfectly acceptable to lie and deceive in order to gain their ends.  The Imam Rauf pushing this mosque is stating, unequivocally, a threat that the mosque will be built in the Ground Zero location or heads will roll.  He is saying the Koran burning demonstration in Florida will bring attacks.  Paraphrasing there, but you get the picture.  What about that is compatible with our American way of life?  What is being set up is a moral conflict between America and Islam, which is exactly what radical Muslims want.  Is our plan to just nicely and politely invite them?  "Sure, come on in."  Do puppies invite alligators into the room?  Imam Rauf is demanding they walk right in ....or what? Threats and more threats.

The best of intentions are the road to hell, as the saying goes.  It is inviting disaster to try to incorporate an incompatible society into our own.  Suicidal. 

Wednesday, September 8, 2010


 In case you would like to see what a real tea party candidate looks like, Jackie Walorski from Indiana has the "right stuff."  Too bad I'm in North Carolina and not Indiana....I would so like to vote for this lady!!

Monday, September 6, 2010


 I have no idea who made this video.  I picked it up from American Thinker  And someone there picked it up from somewhere else.  Just thought I would share it with you. 


I opened my local newspaper the past two days to discover articles describing how our area is on the take.  Grants and subsidies are being requested and doled out to the tune of thousands of dollars.  In fact one article states. "the city and 29 businesses and nonprofit groups across the state learned Tuesday they would receive the coveted aid."  Well, I guess "covet" is the correct operative word there.  Here is the definition of the word covet: to desire wrongfully, inordinately, or without due regard for the rights of others: to covet another's property.

The Federal subsidies announced today are to offset health insurance costs that are going up due to the Obama health care bill.  Because the Obama health care bill is causing health care costs to rise, the Federal government is now picking and choosing which people will get to keep their health care by subsidizing them.  Does it occur to anyone that if the Obama health care bill had not been voted into existence by socialist democrats, the cost of health care would remain in the hands of healthy competition between insurance companies?  Do I remember Obama saying that if you liked your health care you could keep it?  Maybe he meant you could keep it if you took subsidies from future generations of borrowed money causing the country to collapse into further debt.  Yeah, that's it.

One grant is to build a "community garden, similar to Michelle Obama's White House garden."  Excuse me, but does it seem to you that if there was a need for a "community garden," people in the community would create that garden without Federal money?  Would the community vote to create that garden unless they had someone else's money to spend?  Would the community have the money to create that garden if the Federal government had allowed industries in our area to flourish or fall on their own merits?  In other words, according to the current train of thought, a community would not or could not create a garden without stealing money from some other community or persons?  Really?

Another grant is to renovate five two-family duplex homes which have been designated into a National Historic Places district.  Historic because?  Because the national economic policies on trade put local industries out of business and now we can only look back to a time when our local economy was thriving with textile industries.  So the Federal government tooketh away and now will giveth back, with borrowed other people's money, a grant to preserve what used to be.  There is no mention in the article of who owns these homes.  The entire United States of America is destined to be on the National Register of Historic Places if this keeps up.

Since the money being doled out was confiscated by the government from someone who previously rightfully owned that money, then I guess we should all stand up and shout "Hallelujah, we legally stole what belonged to someone else and got away with it!!"   And since our government is operating on a 14 trillion dollar deficit and the money is borrowed from future generations, we just stole that money from children and grandchildren who will have to pay back the loans.  If we die soon enough, we won't even have to face those poor people who will labor to pay for the grants and subsidies.  They may not even have been born yet.   

There is a guy on TV named Kevin Trudeau who is hawking his book entitled, "Free Money- They Don't Want You To Know About."  The book gives examples of some of the "FREE" funds that are available to the average person. Examples include $9500 to help pay bills, $2800 to pay heating costs and $1200 to help pay your mortgage. Other examples include $800 to buy food, $170 a month for parking, and $3,000 if you volunteer to work in your neighborhood. There's also $4800 to pay "family expenses", $328 to help pay rent and amazingly, $1000 while waiting for some of the other funds you applied for. And for free services, Trudeau mentions there's free dental care, free eyeglasses, free air travel, and free hotel rooms among others. 

This book must be the handbook for every community leader and nonprofit group in the United States.  After all, isn't that exactly what the applications for grants and subsidies from the communities and nonprofits exhibit?  It must be part of the curriculum of study for those interested in learning how to steal.  Learn how to get "Free Money" for your public, private, and nonprofit business or group.  It's the American way. It didn't used to be, but has come to this. 

"Free Money" is what you and I pay for with our labor.  Taxes represent your hard work and mine.  It isn't "Free."  But the mentality of Mr. Trudeau is the mentality of the people going after that money.   They don't care if it is your labor they are hijacking.  They are simply taking advantage of a government system set up by all levels of government in America over the past decades. There is everything wrong and nothing right with a system promising "Free Money."

Nobody wants to pay, but everybody wants "Free" money.  A funny thing happened on the way to 2010.  A country with work ethics and a "can do" attitude slid into the abyss of deception; "Free Money" is what politicians promise while they pick your pocket.  Big government programs, grants, and subsidies are using your labor to hand out "Free Money."  Keep that in mind when you listen to the candidate's speeches running up to the November elections.  Find a candidate who is not interested in handing out "Free" government money.  Find a candidate who believes in you keeping what you earn.  I dare you.  And if  you do find that candidate, vote for him or her.

Sunday, September 5, 2010


 For the past 26 years I have lived in Gastonia, a small city in North Carolina.  Our claims to fame are few and far between.  Our connections to greatness are slim to none.  There are some in Gastonia who think the Marxist led union riot of the 1930's over the Loray Mill, a textile mill, is our big shot at historical fame.  Democrat socialists and union supporters rally around that event as if it is the March on Selma.  I have a different view. 

I think the fact that North Carolina is a "Right to Work" state is a triumph over Marx.  I think the success of the textile industry in our area brought great wealth to the area.  I think the Revolutionary War sites in the near vicinity speak more about our American heritage than the upheaval of Marxist union organizers in the 1930's. 

A short footnote to the history of Gastonia is that Thomas Sowell was born here.  There is no plaque in town.  No street sign, no statue, no tribute that I know of or can find.  His time in Gastonia was short.  According to his biographies, he spent more time in Charlotte, the big city next door, until he was around eight when his family moved to the Stuyvesant area of NYC.  I want to claim Thomas Sowell.  I admit hero worship of Thomas Sowell.  I wish I had his intellect.  Gastonia needs his intellect.  Gastonia needs to claim Thomas Sowell. 

At the end of the video below Dr. Sowell says, "It doesn't matter how smart you are unless you stop and think."  Hallelujah and amen to that.  Arguments I've had, recently with "smart" people, tell me that neglecting to look at unintended consequences and neglecting to look at steps beyond the current evidentiary group think, leads to trouble.  Folks recently have told me they have a sure-fire answer to change our revenue system, yet their sure-fire answer is just as complicated and obtuse as the one we have now.  (Though they adamantly demand it is not.)  I only want smart people to stop and think 5 or 10 steps down the road and to realize new convolution is no better than old convolution.  Basic principles applied from classical knowledge need to be applied.   

Looking forward without looking to the past and receiving wisdom from the past is a recipe for disaster.  Denying the success of our past is a recipe for creating policies of wrack and ruin.  Creating government policies based on wishful thinking is not just silliness, but fatal.  Trying to reinvent the wheel without first having a grasp of classical history and knowledge is an exercise in futility.  This is why trying to come up with a "new" government based on failed governments of the past and / or based on the radical, tyrannical, utopianism of Marx is doomed to failure. This is also why working within the success of our, now classic, U.S. Constitutional Republic, as the one true basis for economic liberty and freedom in history, is our best hope for the future.  "Transforming America" is the worst idea I have ever heard any president proclaim in my lifetime.  And no one asked, "To what?"  (except me and a few other astute patriots even more knowledgeable than I.)
If you are looking for classical knowledge, Thomas Sowell has some in the video below.  Enjoy!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010


A news release came across my desk this morning making my blood boil yet again.  It reads:
ALERT: It looks like the climate bill debate has already been decided by Washington and voters didn't even have a chance to say "NO!" A staggering $65 billion dollars has been transferred from the private sector to fund the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI.) RGGI is government created entity that is choking companies in the northeast with huge tax increases in the name of the environment. Our tax dollars are funding this secret climate initiative. Soon RGGI will expand to every state and stick you with astronomical energy prices.

If blood boiling is contributing to Anthropogenic Global Warming, I'm guilty as charged.  But AGW does not exist and CO2 is a necessary gas for life.  We are a carbon based planet.  It's a good thing.  Yet, once again we are looking at regulations on the false assertion that man-made  CO2 emissions are wrecking the planet. Years of indoctrinating the public into false guilt over a lie created to benefit more government agencies and bureaucrats is a scourge on America's economic health.    

Like most of you, I have never heard of RGGI.  So I went looking.  I don't know how "secret" it is, since it is right here on the web for all to see.  But, the salaries of the board of RGGI are not public information.  The operating expenses are not public information.  It is a major carbon trading organization set up to regulate energy sources and usage in the northeastern and middle Atlantic states.  The revelation for me is that it exists. Did you know this quasi government entity has been set up to regulate energy sources and usage?   

It is set up as a non-profit carbon (CO2) trading auction house.  A board of directors will be deciding how it is run and who gets what money.  Government grants are in play.  Compliance in the 10 Northeastern and middle Atlantic states is MANDATORY, since they are named as "signatories." Who signed them up?  The governors?  The legislatures?  The feds have just handed over 65 billion of our tax dollars to RGGI.  That's billion with a B.

Supposedly this RGGI implementation is a prelude to Cap and Trade legislation.  According to Ameri-pac, the source of the news release, "The only impact RGGI has made so far is they have raised energy prices and created a slush fund for each member state. What exactly that money is being used for is unclear. Each state is capped on their carbon emissions and taxed if they use them up. RGGI added a 0.9% increase in energy prices in New England."

I haven't yet figured out how a non-profit is able to set up MANDATORY regulations.  This non-profit organization has not been voted into existence by the public.  The RGGI site says, "The Signatory States are collectively developing a draft Model Rule to serve as the framework for the creation of necessary statutory and/or regulatory authority to establish the Program."  In other words, states signing onto this non-profit are in the process of creating legislation to comply with this carbon auction house.  

How long before North Carolina is drawn into another regional RGGI?  Did taxpayers in North Carolina vote to hand over their money to RGGI?  Did our representatives in D.C. vote to do this?  The wholesale joke here is supposedly this might allow some kind of avoidance of the Federal Cap and Trade legislation.  The thinking here is that instead of Federal Cap and Trade, the same will be accomplished in regions.  More likely,  RGGI is laying the groundwork for the Federal Cap and Trade legislation.  Either way, compliance is MANDATORY.

From the RGGI site comes this revelation:  "Republican Sen. Olympia Snowe expressed support yesterday for making electric utilities pay fees for releasing carbon dioxide, giving Senate Democrats a critical Republican supporter in their stalled pursuit of climate legislation. Snowe is highlighting the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, a 10-state program capping emissions from 233 power plants from Maine to Maryland, as a "template" that could be adopted at the national level..."

So who do you think is going to ultimately pay those fees for releasing carbon dioxide?  The consumer is.  Not only will the consumer pay taxes to pay the Feds for offsetting grants, and pay for implementation of the mandatory regulations, but will be faced with higher utility bills.  And for what?  A problem that doesn't exist.  A lie.  
Liars who benefit from lies will do anything to justify their motives and support their lies with more lies.  Control freaks will do anything to get power and money.  Setting up endless government bureaucracies, non-profits using government money, hiring endless amounts of more government reliant employees, all of it based on lies and misplaced guilt over something that does not exist.  Nice work if you can get it, comes to mind.

The methods of the left have worked in the past, so they just keep it up.  Mass guilt created over elderly retirements became Social Security.  Mass guilt created over elderly medical needs became Medicare.  Mass guilt created over racial problems became Affirmative Action.  All of those guilt ridden programs were based on collective guilt, not individual responsibilities.  And all of this guilt adds up to a lot of money for socialist programs.  Well, they got away with it before, so they are going to get away with it again.  Mass guilt, in this case based on nonsense, is capitalized on by socialists.  Who says socialists aren't capitalists?  They sure know how to capitalize on lies and creating mass guilt.  It's their stock and trade.