Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Oh the Horror!


Guliani throws support to McCain. Please also note the sign on the podium. The REAGAN LIBRARY. If that isn't a final slap in the face then I don't know what is. Rudy has thrown his weight behind the candidate least like Reagan who remains.

This is very telling of Guliani - McCain is a REP in party affiliation only - these two agree on one thing (gratefully): A PROACTIVE policy against radical Islam and the overall War against Global Terrorism. On everything else under the sun John McCain votes, acts, and talks like a big government liberal.


I suppose there had to be some sort of promise of a Vice Presidential position for Rudy - right??? This is the only possible explanation, albeit a superficial and downright LAME explanation. Is this what America has become? A back room dealing popularity contest that reminds us of our Jr. High School student council or homecoming campaigns? What about Principle? Ethics? The Constitution and the Founding Father's guide to creating a nation of, for and by the people? (and not the Government). Then again - I guess the fact that the DEMOCRAT party still exists is evidence that enough people have dropped these certain inconveniences from the public consciousness.

This also helps explain the continuing campaign of Mike Huckabee. He has no doubt cut some VP or cabinet deal with the Senator from Arizona, as he has no chance at garnering the REP nomination, and after taking votes from Fred Thompson he now siphons off some Romney votes.

Okay... so in what back room deal did this whole spectacle transpire? And are we really going to be left choosing between John McCain and Hillary Clinton for the minor post of PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES??? This from the populace clamoring for "Change" and ending "Politics as Usual" and getting "some new blood in the political process??" What a crock!

I wrote a little conservOpunk song called "Bush, Clinton, Bush, Clinton, a vote for Change." This little move by Rudy is making that joke of a scenario actually come true! I am going to freak out if I am forced to pick from these two. Although naturally as I am not a Socialist I will not vote for Hillary, McCain has let conservatives and Americans down so often it will be a challenge to get up that morning.

My buddy Joe thinks this will be just like '76 when Reagan lost to Ford, then served 2 wondrous terms after a lame DEM one term administration (Jimmy Carter for those of you under 30). So McCain loses to Hillary, who serves a single, stalinist term, then Romney runs against her in 2012 and serves eight years.


Then again... what about Barrack Hussein Obama? This could be interesting. On every issue I am dramatically opposed to everything he stands for and has voted on. (Race not withstanding - see my last blog on that one). An Obama Presidency would put a lot of people (Jackson, Sharpton, Jackson-Lee, McKinney, et al) out of business once and for all. Or would it? I would like to sit back and watch as liberals continue to proclaim the plight of blacks under a BLACK PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES! Perhaps this would end the laughable policies and bigoted, race baiting of the Left, and finally open ones eyes to the true gifts for ALL AMERICANS - Individual Liberty, Freedom (to succeed and to fail), the rule of Law, Private Property, to name a few. I wished for a Condi - Hillary battle for the White House myself.

Go Mitt!


So there.

Thursday, January 24, 2008

I Actually Agree with Bill Clinton!

I actually agree with Bill Clinton!

For once Bill Clinton has it right! When asked a question about the Obama v Hillary battle over the MLK reference, former President Clinton lashed out at the media member bringing up the subject after “sitting through that whole meeting and not one person brought this up.” He should have lashed out harder! Don’t get me wrong, he (and all DEMS alike) are total and very thorough hypocrites in this area, but when you’re right you’re right, and although the Clinton’s practice the same race bating tactics he criticizes the media for using, they ALL should stop doing it.

The former President’s REASONS for opposing the media’s incessant focus on race and religion in politics are to shield his spouse from being called out for race baiting (a tried and true tactic of the left as they continue to pander to and befuddle the Black American population). However his MESSAGE is one I cannot disagree with and cannot believe hasn’t been brought to the forefront before now…

Why can the mainstream media group everyone together by race, religion, county by county ethnic makeup, etc? “In a heavily Latino community in Southern California…” African American voters are likely to…” The Cuban American crowd is heavily Republican…” Huckabee is courting the Evangelicals…” It is disgraceful!

This is what the DEMS do… pit us all against one another and make political races less about ideology (the only thing they should really be about) and more about skin color and (now a days) gender.

The media does like asking questions about Race and Religion in times of large national campaigns. How do they get away with this obvious public bigotry?

It is funny though to hear the media’s take that “African Americans are torn between Clinton and Obama.” As if there is not one intellectually honest and proud black person in America who would ever dream of voting Republican! Oh the horror! Oh, but wait, I forgot… those people aren’t really black. My bad.

NOTE: I keep putting this subject off for a future essay, but my God Blacks - wake up and smell the pandering! You vote DEM 92% of the time! Good Grief! (This is even more amazing considering White, Male Evangelical Christians vote REP 80% of the time).

Back to Clinton – he did a good job of putting the reporter in his place, and pointing out that (and he is right on this one) the media wants to report on this race/religion stuff. Any conservative voice that brings this up is labeled a bigot or racist, but the news anchors and pollsters divide and judge us on race and religion all the damn time… The news media needs to focus on WHAT the CANDIDATES BELIEVE IN, WHAT THEY SAY and HOW THEY VOTED on the issues. That’s it. Hell we should just turn it all over to those little “Electoral Compass” things on the internet where you input your answers to policy questions and then it spits out the candidate you are most aligned with. I was most like Rudy and least like Obama. Fine. Fine.

Here take the quiz yourself!!

With all this said - who has the moral high ground with regards to evoking the name of MLK during debates and who is more deserving of the black vote remains to be seen. I for one cannot imagine sane people listening to the “I Have a Dream” speech and thinking big government social engineering programs and 40 years of a pandering “war on poverty” is the answer for anyone in America, much less the blacks Dr. King was so eloquently referring to that day.

Hey Bill, is that all you’ve got? Let’s ramp this thing up a notch!

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Keep the streak alive!!!

A U.S. Senator has not won the presidency in 40 years... lets hope this streak continues considering the DEM candidates, and considering the McCain candidacy as well. Here is some actual news amazingly found on wire services and the internet and not on network news! (sarcasm mine)

ST. MARY’S CITY, Maryland — Jan 16, 2008 (Reuters) — The CIA’s harsh questioning of terrorism suspects was legal and saved lives, the U.S. National Intelligence Director said on Wednesday, as Congress questioned a CIA lawyer about the agency’s destruction of interrogation videotapes. “It has saved lives. And so from my point of view, we’ve accomplished the mission within the bounds of U.S. law,” the director, Michael McConnell, told students at St. Mary’s College in Maryland.

The [Congressional] committee had also subpoenaed Jose Rodriguez, the former head of the CIA’s clandestine branch who is believed to have made the decision to destroy the tapes. But the panel decided against calling him to testify on Wednesday after his attorney indicated Rodriguez would not answer questions, a congressional aide said. “He (Rodriguez) remains under subpoena. We deferred today because his lawyer indicated he would not answer any question. But we reserve the right to call him at any time.” the aide said.
In his nationally syndicated radio show, Mark Levin asked last night, “If I had told you, right after 9/11, that we would confer both Constitutional and international rights on the people, if we captured them, who were involved in murdering almost 3,000 Americans and would like to murder 3 million Americans, that is, we would give them more rights as if they are criminal defendants in the courtroom than they had any time in US history, what would you have said? You would have said, “What kind of a liberal fruitcake came up with that idea?” Well, it wasn’t a liberal fruitcake, it was John McCain.”

“I cannot in good conscience support a tax cut in which so many of the benefits go to the most fortunate among us at the expense of the middle class.” — Senator John McCain (R-AZ)

“I voted against the Republican tax cut, which is an irresponsible tax cut that will further undermine the nation’s struggling economy at the expense of middle-class American families. — Representative Maxine Waters (D-CA)


Wednesday, January 16, 2008


Sigh. Following the latest round of debates and another week of back and forth on the 2008 Presidential campaign trail, we see an old favorite re-enter the public domain: "Going NEGATIVE." Both parties revealed the same old complaints of "going negative" with the use of the ever popular "negative campaign ad." The subjects of said ads are appalled that the campaign has gotten ugly and "resorted to this type of negative campaigning." Mike Huckabee even "pulled" a potential negative ad before airing it (although he still showed it to the media so the message still got out there) to appear above the fray.

What a crock. If you ever watch these so called negative ads they basically lay out the positions, votes and quotes of the person in question. How in fact is this negative? Oh sure - it is indeed negative for the person who is having their own words used against them or having their voting record displayed for everyone to examine. The "negative ad" is pointing out the positions candidates have taken in the past. Only the embarrassed candidate can call showing his/her past record to the public as being "negative."

Consider John McCain. The media darling McCain is incensed at the efforts of Mitt Romney to portray McCain as somehow not a true Conservative. There is only one problem with McCain's take - the ads are TRUE. His past positions are laid out for us to examine on their merit. And they don't have any merit to be sure:

McCain - Feingold is completely unconstitutional and goes against the first amendment and protected free speech.

McCain - Kennedy would have passed in relative silence granting amnesty to 12 million illegals until the American public caught wind of the plan.

McCain opposed the Bush tax cuts using the class warfare tactics of Socialists and liberal Democrats, trotting out the "tax cuts for the rich" nonsense.

McCain formed the "Gang of 14" in the Senate which blocked an attempted rule change that would prevent the filibustering of federal judicial nominees. Countless honest, ethical, constitutionally sound and DESERVING judges have been blocked during the Bush years.
These are very negative aspects of John McCain's record - and pointing them out is not "going negative" it is BEING HONEST! This was best illustrated during the South Carolina debate when Fred Thompson went through a list of the liberal positions (and actual votes) that Huckabee has held in his career, and the crowd seemed to respond more favorably to the silly retort Huckabee came back with... something about him "being in the cross hairs" or something. Is this the best one liner contest or the lead up to choosing the leader of the free world? Or is it just me?

Good Grief! It is one thing to have a libelous, slanderous ad full of intentional misinformation circulating out there, but I have not seen one of those in years... I guess that one with Dukakis riding around in a tank or the Willie Horton stuff... which also was all true... oh forget it.
For those keeping score at home - note that:
Jim DeMint says no to McCain
Rick Santorum says no to McCain
George Allen says no to McCain and Huckabee
Robert Bork says no to McCain and Huckabee
Toomey says no to McCain and Huckabee
Mark Levin says no to McCain and Huckabee (thanks for this info too)
the conservOpunk says no to McCain, Huckabee, and Ron Paul (gosh I hope this gets the wackos after me - - I need attention after all).

On the Democrat side of things, it is truly gut wrenching. I wish there was a word that described the sound of nails sliding down a chalkboard, because that is the word I would describe the Hillary - Obama tiff.

You see, this is why I was hoping for Condi Rice to enter the race so we could see if the DEMS could vote against a black woman... the stakes are high and the irony
THICK! Of course it is going to be about race in the race... American blacks vote DEM over 90% OF THE TIME! The largest bloc vote in the country. (Yes even bigger than the 80% Evangelical vote for the REP side). The reason they vote this way is truly baffling, as the Republicans championed the 13, 14 and 15 amendments and authored the Civil Rights bill - and most of the social issues blacks agree with are Republican positions... but this is the topic of another day. (Just go read Bamboozled by Angela McGlowan)

This is the bed the DEMS have made by pandering for the black vote with hollow promises of "fixing" what ails this segment of the population. Successful blacks don't need to fixing, they have made it on their own in an open and free competitive marketplace. It is wonderful to see the DEMS bickering over someone saying something "racist" or "uncalled for" using their same shout down Stalinist mob tactics they typically use on conservative speech. Classic stuff to be sure. I like Obama as a person just not as a candidate, as he is further left than Mrs. Clinton on all issues. Hey Blacks... WAKE UP and smell the Republican!
I am getting ahead of myself here. At the end of the day - the bottom line is this is a free country - if black folks want to vote for a black candidate, then what's wrong with that? People can vote for whomever they so choose. We may not always agree with the candidates position or why certain people vote a certain way but such is life. I do hope that we could vote on what these people STOOD for and the vision they have (as illustrated by their words and past actions), and not for party, race, or in the case of Hillary Clinton, gender. This is to be our next President so lets not make it another, "Get Even with the Republicans for Impeaching Bill Clinton" or "Bush stole the election" or that sort of thing.

A decisive Guliani, Romney or Thompson victory in November would suit me nicely thanks.


Monday, January 7, 2008

Black Republicans

The whitest of white states IOWA voters supported Barrack Obama. This is the worst possible news for the victim bamboozlers like Jessie Jackson and Al Sharpton. What do these people say about our "racist" country if Obama were to become president? The entire argument these libs have that we are all a bunch of horrid racists, which is sort of... uh... a complete smear of every honest hard working American.

Now then - a Black Republican would be even better, but at least we can see the media and DEM party spin for what it truly is.

These folks don't have a job unless they can go into the urban centers of this country and tell the people they are victims.

tired of the partisanship??? I'm Not!!

Tired of all the DEM vs REP bickering?

I'm not!

Think about it - partisanship means healthy debate - those who would silence partisanship are basically for a one-sided message. "We need to stop all the partisanship" is really a front for a consolidation of power in D.C. This would not be a good thing to be sure. It would basically be tyranny.

I agree that partisan bickering and mindless spats along party lines about this or that is insulting to most of us, but debate on big issues of the day (and historically) is healthy and good for this nation. Hell, reasonable people can disagree about most policy issues and positions.

However this brings me to the heart of the matter, reasonable people can absolutely NOT simply agree

Saturday, January 5, 2008


How can any educated person read the following quotes from some of the more influential thinkers in history and pull the lever for a Democrat?

"In general the art of government consists in taking as much money as possible from one class of citizens to give to the other." Voltaire

"The smallest minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities." Ayn Rand

"The hottest place in Hell is reserved for those who remain neutral in times of great moral conflict."
Martin Luther King, Jr.

"There is no better than adversity. Every defeat, every heartbreak, every loss, contains its own seed, its own lesson on how to improve your performance next time." Malcolm X

"When will the world learn that a million men are of no importance compared with one man?"
Henry David Thoreau

"Government does not cause affluence. Citizens of totalitarian countries have plenty of government and nothing of anything else." P. J. O'Rourke

"Any power must be an enemy of mankind which enslaves the individual by power and by force, whether it arises under the Fascist or the Communist flag. All that is valuable in human society depends upon the opportunity for development accorded to the individual." Albert Einstein.

"We do not want to assimilate. Assimilation is cultural rape."
Dyab Abu Jahjah - Arab European League founder

"I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character."
Martin Luther King, Jr.

"The main plank in the National Socialist program is to abolish the liberalistic concept of the individual and the Marxist concept of humanity and to substitute for them the folk community, rooted in the soil and bound together by the bond of its common blood." Adolph Hitler

"All our lives we fought against exalting the individual, against the elevation of the single person, and long ago we were over and done with the business of a hero, and here it comes up again: the glorification of one personality. This is not good at all." Vladimir Lenin

"Comrades! We must abolish the cult of the individual decisively, once and for all."
[Nikita Khrushchev , February 25, 1956 20th Congress of the Communist Party]

"We must stop thinking of the individual and start thinking about what is best for society."
Hillary Clinton, 1993

"We can't be so fixated on our desire to preserve the rights of ordinary Americans ..."
President Bill Clinton, 'USA Today' March 11, 1993

“The purpose of government is to rein in the rights of the people.”
Bill Clinton
(Even I couldn't believe this one - but there it is).

“Stroke of the pen. Law of the land. Kinda cool.”
Paul Begala DEM Strategist

"You've been hoodwinked. You've been had. You've been took. You've been led astray, led amok. You’ve been bamboozled.” Malcolm X

“The thousands of criminals I have seen in 40 years of law enforcement have had one thing in common: Every single one was a liar." J. Edgar Hoover

"There is no room in this country for hyphenated Americanism. The one absolutely certain way of bringing this nation to ruin, of preventing all possibility of its continuing to be a nation of all, would be to permit it to become a tangle of squabbling nationalities." Teddy Roosevelt

"Men love liberty because it protects them from control and humiliation by others, thus affording them the possibility of dignity; they loathe liberty because it throws them back on their own abilities and resources, thus confronting them with the possibility of insignificance." Thomas Szasz

"I don't like the income tax. Every time we talk about these taxes we get around to the idea of 'from each according to his capacity and to each according to his needs'. That's socialism. It's written into the Communist Manifesto. Maybe we ought to see that every person who gets a tax return receives a copy of the Communist Manifesto with it so he can see what's happening to him."
T. Coleman Andrews

"The way to crush the bourgeoisie is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation."
Vladimir Lenin

"Pacifism is a cunning philosophy. It's adherents accept all the blessings of liberty
without paying anything toward its price, then demand a halo for their hypocrisy."
Robert Heinlei

"Europe was created by history.
America was created by philosophy."
Margaret Thatcher

"America's abundance was created not by public sacrifices to 'the common good,' but by the productive genius of free men who pursued their own personal interests and the making of their own private fortunes. They did not starve the people to pay for America's industrialization. They gave the people better jobs, higher wages and cheaper goods with every new machine they invented, with every scientific discovery or technological advance -- and thus the whole country was moving forward and profiting, not suffering, every step of the way." Ayn Rand

"The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary."
H. L. Mencken

“Our public school system is our country's biggest and most inefficient monopoly, yet it keeps demanding more and more money.” Phyllis Schlafly

"Underlying most arguments against the free market is a lack of belief in freedom itself."
Milton Friedman

"You can't separate peace from freedom because no one can be at peace unless he has his freedom." Malcolm X

Jesus Figure soaked in urine… OK
Koran in the toilet… not OK
Elephant poop on the Virgin Mary… OK
Newspaper cartoon of Mohammed… not OK
Calling president of the United States a terrorist… OK
Suggesting that some Muslims might be terrorists… not OK
Glenn Beck “An Inconvenient Book”

"I have heard some arguments here this morning that government should not intervene in the market. But I want to remind my Republican colleagues that these workers are completely powerless to improve their situation."
Rep. Stephen Lynch (D-Massachusetts) (naturally)

Among the natural rights of the colonists are these: first, a right to life; secondly, to liberty; thirdly to property; together with the right to support and defend them in the best manner they can.
Samuel Adams

Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't.
Margaret Thatcher

After a shooting spree, they always want to take the guns away from the people who didn't do it. I sure as hell wouldn't want to live in a society where the only people allowed guns are the police and the military.
William S. Burroughs

The sovereignty fetish is still so strong in the public mind, that there would appear to be little chance of winning popular assent to American membership in anything approaching a super-state organization. Much will depend on the kind of approach which is used in further popular education.
Council on Foreign Relations
(WOW – this is an American Govt Organization)! “sovereignty fetish”??

"We're grateful to the The Washington Post, The New York Times, Time magazine and other great publications whose directors have attended our meetings and respected their promises of discretion for almost forty years. It would have been impossible for us to develop our plan for the world if we had been subject to the bright lights of publicity during those years. But the world is now more sophisticated and prepared to march towards a world government."
David Rockefeller, chairman of the CFR (1970 - 1985)
(notice how he uses the word "march" ha ha classic)!

“Saying the Washington Post is just a newspaper is like saying Rasputin was just a country priest.” Patrick Buchanan

The ruling class has the schools and press under its thumb. This enables it to sway the emotions of the masses.
Albert Einstein
(hmmmm – which party tends to dominate these institutions…?)

"Climate change provides the greatest chance to bring about justice and equality in the world. No matter if the science is all phony, there are still collateral environmental benefits to global warming policies."
Christine Stewart - Canada's former environment minister

One day soon we may wake up to find our bemused tolerance was the fatal blunder of an unserious people. Pat Buchanan STATE of EMERGENCY

What I am defending is the real rights of women. A woman should have the right to be in the home as a wife and mother.” Phyllis Schlafly
No amount of law enforcement can solve a problem that goes back to the family.
J Edgar Hoover

Of course it's the same old story. Truth usually is the same old story.
Margaret Thatcher

"I know no class of my fellowmen, however just, enlightened, and humane, which can be wisely and safely trusted absolutely with the liberties of any other class." Frederick Douglass

"They have gun control in Cuba. They have universal health care in Cuba. So why do they want to come here?" Paul Harvey

“One of the fondest expressions around is that we can't be the world's policeman. But guess who gets called when somebody needs a cop.”
General Colin Powell

"It is easier to believe a lie that one has heard a thousand times than to believe a fact that one has never heard before." Robert S. Lynd

“Having children is not a question that we can afford to let each family, each household, decide for itself. ... It is a question that should be decided at the national level. China is a socialist country. This means that the interests of the individual must be subordinated to the interests of the state. Where there is conflict between the interests of the state in reducing population and the interests of the individual in having children, it must be resolved in favor of the state.
Chi An

"World War II was the last government program that really worked."
George Will

Thursday, January 3, 2008

the F A C T S

It truly is a good thing for Democrats that Americans generally do not consider actual facts or historical events when voting for President. Study after study shows that personal feelings and emotions play a far greater role in the decision making process in elections. This reminds me of that Nixon quote about liberals: "if we knew what they really thought we would boil them in oil."

Okay, Obviously I am the ConservoPUNK, in a struggle between Republicanism and Libertarianism, and I cannot understand or respect most libs, so I offer these facts for everyone to consider. No rhyme or reason, and all fully vetted and researched. Shine the bright light on these, then come tell me how you are going to vote this November.

Millionaire donations to the Democrats out pace those given to the GOP by a ratio of 12 to 1. The average donation to the Republican National Committee is roughly $50. What's more, left-wing news magazine Mother Jones reported that eighteen of the top twenty-five individual donors to all political campaigns were Democrats, not Republicans. Democrats are now the party of the super rich.

Under the Bush tax cut the U.S. treasury took in the highest amount in federal taxes in our history. Tax revenues go UP when taxes are DECREASED (more jobs created, people make more money thus pay more taxes, etc).

A clever "who pays the taxes" pie chart! Yea!!!

For those of you who have never taken a fourth grade math class, this means that almost half of the citizens in America pay no federal income taxes.

American cities with the highest poverty rates along with the percentage of time since 1965 that a Republican mayor was running them:

.........................Poverty Rate.....REP mayor 1969-present
1. Cleveland, OH ..........32.4% .................38.1%
2. Detroit, MI ............31.4% .................0.0%
3. Miami, FL .............28.3% .................31.0%
4. Atlanta, GA ...........26.9% .................0.0%
5. Buffalo, NY ...........26.9% .................0.0%
6. St. Louis, MO ..........25.4% .................0.0%
7. Cincinnati, OH .........25.0% .................19.0%
8. Milwaukee, WI ..........24.9% .................0.0%
9. Newark, NJ ............24.8% .................0.0%
10. Philadelphia, PA ....24.5% .................0.0%
10. New Orleans, LA ......24.5% .................0.0%

US Department of Education figures show in constant 2002 dollars, total US K-12 spending increased for $4,505 per student in 1970 to $9,553 in 2002. Despite the surge in spending, student performance on SAT scores actually fell, from 1049 in 1970 to 1026 in 2003.

In 2005, the District of Columbia spent $13,328 per student, (the national average that year was just under $10,000). DC's scores are among the worst in the nation.

Illegal aliens do not “do the jobs Americans won’t do.” 79% of all service workers are native-born, as are 68% of all workers in jobs requiring no more than a high school education.

With the declassification of the Venona Project Soviet cables, it is now shown that more than 300 paid Soviet agents were employed in the U.S. state department. The decrypts show that the U.S. and other nations were targeted in major espionage campaigns by the Soviet Union as early as 1942. Among those identified are Julius and Ethel Rosenberg; Alger Hiss; Harry Dexter White, the second-highest official in the Treasury Department; Lauchlin Currie, a personal aide to Franklin Roosevelt; and Maurice Halperin, a section head in the Office of Strategic Services. The Office of Strategic Services, the predecessor to the CIA, housed at one time between fifteen and twenty Soviet spies.
The Venona transcripts identify approximately 349 Americans who they claim had a covert relationship with Soviet intelligence, though less than half of these have been matched to real-name identities. NOTE: As they used code names!

Dr. Robert Pastor , the Vice Chair of the Council on Foreign Relations, calls for the erasing of the U.S. borders thereby creating a new North American Union. He set out his vision in front of a Senate Sub-Committee on Foreign Relations. June 9, 2005.

Beginning in the 1960’s, more than $7 trillion dollars has been spent on poverty programs with over $500 billion spent on 80 poverty programs in 2006 alone. Contrary to the claims by Democrats, the No Child Left Behind Act which brings accountability to the school system is fully funded to the tune of $13.1 billion. Republicans have never cut funding to programs designed to help the poor. Federal law mandates an automatic increase in funding for poverty programs.

belly girl protest
Minimum wage is one of the only subjects nearly all economists agree upon. The 1.6 million paid-hourly workers who earn minimum wages can be broken down into two broad groups.
Over half (53 percent) are teenagers or young adults under the age of 23. More than half (54 percent) of these young workers live in families with incomes two or more times the official poverty level for their family size and 18 percent live in poor families. The average family income of these young workers is almost $50,500 per year. The average income for single young workers is $11,200. Over 63 percent are enrolled in either high school or college.
The other half (47 percent) are workers ages 23 and up. More of these workers live in poor families (29 percent). Yet, even within this half of the minimum wage population, the average family income is over $38,100 per year. The average income for single workers is $19,300. Over 30 percent of these older workers did not graduate from high school and another 36 percent had only a high school diploma.
"According to the National Restaurant Association, following the 1996 minimum wage increase, at least 146,000 restaurant workers lost their jobs. Furthermore, according to the President and CEO of the US Chamber of Commerce, Thomas J. Donohue, raising the minimum wage just $.50 an hour in 1996 destroyed 645,000 entry-level jobs despite the robust economy at the time. "Bamboozled" McGowan.

The highest bloc voting percentage belongs to Black Americans who vote DEM nearly 92% of the time. (The failed 40 year "war on poverty" not withstanding), blacks are pro-life, against gay marriage, pro school choice and pro social security reform. DEMS align with the AARP, one of the Democratic Party’s biggest special interest groups, by blocking Social Security reform, even though blacks on average lose $10,000 in the system because blacks on average have a five-year shorter life expectancy.

"Isn't it amazing that Condoleeza Rice, Colin Powell, and Rod Paige have never been on the cover of Jet, Ebony, or Essence, or Black Enterprise magazine? Isn't it amazing?" "Bamboozled" McGlowan

"Moreover, Americans should never forget that it was as recently as 1967 that Southern Democrats filibustered federal anti-lynching legislation. Lynching! In 1967!" "Bamboozled" McGlowan

It was Republican Senator Everett Dirksen who crafted the civil rights legislation of the 1950’s and 1960’s. Dirksen wrote the Civil Rights Act of 1964 that was filibustered by Democrats, a law that more Republicans voted for than Democrats. If it had not been for Republicans, President Johnson could not have achieved passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

The Bush administration made global AIDS funding a priority
and has more than doubled funding to combat AIDS in Africa:
aids chart

On Nov. 7, 2001, Bill Clinton shifted fault for the Sept. 11 attacks to "those of us who come from European lineages” who he said "are not entirely blameless.” To buttress his comment, he went back to the Crusades of a thousand years ago. NOTE: David Horowitz describes this as possibly "the most disgraceful utterance ever to pass the lips of a former American president.” The party that in 1948 had made Henry Wallace an outcast had now ratified his blame-America-first rhetoric of 1948.

In Los Angeles, 95 percent of all outstanding warrants for homicide, which total 1,200-1,500, are for illegal aliens. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, California now has almost 40,000 cases of tuberculosis (a disease only recently thought to be virtually extinct in America).

A 2002 Zogby poll shows that 58 percent of Mexicans believe the American Southwest belongs to Mexico.

All 47 Mexican consulates in the United States
are mandated to provide textbooks to U.S. schools with significant Hispanic populations, which textbooks teach history from the point of view of General Santa Ana -- in which America stole the Southwest. The Los Angeles consulate, alone, has distributed 100,000 such textbooks just this year to the L.A. Unified School District.

Under the Clinton administration in the year leading up to Sept 30, 1996 the U.S. swore in over 1 million new citizens. 80,000 of these new citizens were criminals with records. 6300 of which were for serious offenses.

Climate change is a constant. The Vostok Ice Cores show five brief interglacial periods from 415,000 years ago to the present. The Greenland Ice Cores reveal a Minoan Warm Period 1450–1300 BC, a Roman Warm Period 250–0 BC, the Medieval Warm Period 800–1100AD, the Little Ice Age and the late 20th Century Warm Period 1900–2010 AD.

Carbon dioxide is necessary for all life on earth
and increasing atmospheric concentrations are beneficial to plant growth, particularly in arid conditions. Because the radiation properties of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere are already saturated, increasing atmospheric concentrations beyond current levels will have no discernible effect on global temperatures. Lavoisier Group co-founder Ray Evans

There simply is no such thing as climate control. The climate controls us, not the other way around. Persons believing contrary to this statement inflate man's importance to climate out of all proportion, or, more likely, have a sinister agenda that specifically targets the USA.

Just the increase in the amount of coal that China will burn by 2020 will send as much CO2 into the atmosphere as 3 billion Ford Expeditions, each driven 15,000 miles a year. To make the damage even, it would take Ford 15,000 years to sell that many SUV's.

And now some scary pics. These people live amongst us.

To review the facts on the war on terror, I now refer to a great blog sample from Gene Keller, Fergus Falls Minnesota - quite on topic with my little fact collection!

"Liberals don't want to be distracted by facts. They listen to those who say what they want to hear and print what they want to read.

The facts are these: Our country was attacked in Yemen, Lebanon and twice on our own shores. After 9/11, the citizens of this country were outraged and wanting vengeance. This event, eight months into his term, changed the direction of Bush's presidency. Bush, with congressional approval, reacted and declared war on terrorism. Bush's approval ratings soared. Then, we began taking casualties, people rethought their position and now it's Bush's war.

The terrorists are radicals bound and hell-bent on sending our world back to the 11th century. Thank congress and President Bush that the battlefield is in Iraq and Afghanistan instead of here at home. The very ones you criticize are the ones who protect your rights to do so.

Our administration, including the president, the generals and the troops, plan to win this war on terror. The anger and bitterness of the liberals comes from the mouths of losers with no idea of what to do during a crisis. Stop your groveling and join the real world. The terrorists are not making idle threats."

And of course my favorite - the roll call vote authorizing the Iraq War. Always a fun fact to consider when looking up the meaning of the word "hypocrite" and "spine-less weasel."


Wednesday, January 2, 2008


Bush v Clinton on AIDS funding.
Mismatch. Whitewash. No Contest!

Upon visiting another in the long line of “progressive” websites touting their commitment to eradicating AIDS in the world, I was taken aback at the disregard for the current administration’s funding towards this dreaded epidemic. Not only do they totally ignore the FACT that under Bush the U.S. global AIDS funding has dwarfed that of his predecessors, they continue to tout the efforts of Bill Clinton, and then quote the DEM 2008 presidential candidates on their plans to combat this disease in the future if elected.

If they were genuinely interested in changing the world they could not possibly ignore the efforts and success in funding AIDS relief that the Bush administration has achieved. Hell “W” even mentions it in multiple addresses to the nation and congress. Liberals are so funny, and thankfully people are shown not to vote on facts, but rather on emotions or they would never win another election. Consider:
aids chart

This cannot be ignored – facts are facts. No amount of spin and re-framing by CNN or the Brookings institute can cover this up. Bush has championed nearly twice the funding that Clinton did. The liberals continue to be baffled at why folks just wont pile on this “impeach Bush” train, created by their vitriol-laced, enraged rants on the subject fueled by the actual impeachment of their darling “BJ” Bill Jefferson Clinton. Recall that he actually was impeached for good reason and somehow beat more than 50 proven federal acts of perjury and obstruction.

This is so very typical of the mainstream media in general and especially these (not mainstream thankfully) websites dedicated to politicking and not solving any problems. It reminds me of my good friend’s quote on the Jessie Jacksons and Al Sharptons of the world… they don’t what to end racism, they want to fight racism. It seems these “progressive” organizations don’t want to end AIDS, they want to…

…slam Bush at every turn. Facts be damned.

AIDS is indeed a modern tragedy for millions of affected people and our hearts go out to them. Funding is indeed huge when compared with other health issues today - and it may need to be as a cure is not in sight, and the medical gains made have been miraculous. (Remember when Magic Johnson was thought to have 3-4 more years to live)?

Magic Johnson brought AIDS into the minds of mainstream Americans, which was a powerful moment for all of us and a much needed step in the fight towards a cure. However, we were told and taught that it is a disease that affects all of us equally. Indeed AIDS does not discriminate, but lets be honest about this. I am not concerned with AIDS. My parents are not concerned with AIDS. I can reasonably bet that most if not all of my neighbors don't need to concern themselves either. Overwhelmingly AIDS remains a problem in the Gay community and needle wielding drug addicts. This may be political incorrect to say but facts are facts and since when are we supporting political correctness? To be political is to talk out of both sides of your mouth so I go for the INcorrect view most often. This view leads to things actually being DONE and not just SAID.

FACT: The intense demagoguery on this issue takes the funding and public assistance AWAY from the people who MOST NEED THE HELP! Imagine if funding were more tailored to gays and in drug clinics...? A selective targeted approach would have no doubt yielded even more positive results. The gay community in particular is doing nothing wrong (in my more libertarian side view) in their lives, but they are hurting themselves by supporting the "it affects everyone" nonsense. Yes, it CAN affect everyone... but it isn't. I am still waiting for the epidemic to hit us average, middle class, monogamous non drug using folks. They all said it was coming. Democrats... stop pandering on this (and every other) issue and start addressing the actual victims of AIDS and treat them!

I tell anyone who will listen that this is why I love the idea of and fully support the Log Cabin Republicans. They, like the Black Republicans of this country, truly get it. I only wish the "progressive" organizations dedicated to fighting AIDS got it also.