Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Good Riddance, Arlen Specter Iscariot

The mainstream media is giddy with the news that statist politician Arlen Specter has announced that he is leaving the Republican Party to join the Democrat Party. The departure of this gutless opportunist is a good step toward the redemption of the Republican Party. As one of three Republican Senators (along with Maine's Laverne and Shirley) to vote for Barack Obama's disgraceful bailout bill (i.e., The Inter-generational Theft Act of 2009), the Pennsylvania weasel was a dependable turncoat vote for the Leftists. Now, its official. Great, now move on. Specter was no conservative. Never was. The GOP can now avoid the temptation of again believing that cretin as he claimed the mantle of Reagan conservatism while voting like a Great Society statist.

Specter truly sounded like a pathetic and dishonest political hack from central casting as he gave made his self-serving announcement. This clown had the temerity to still call himself a Reagan Conservative while claiming the Republican party has become too conservative. I guess if he is trying to appeal to the typical Obamatron 2008 voter such drivel will cause fawning and cooing. However, any honest appraisal will show Specter for the lying phony that he is. Republican party too conservative? Geez, they spent eight years spending like drunken Democrats (I don't want to offend sailors) and he says they are too conservative? Maybe its the belief in protecting the borders. Maybe its the respect for human life. Maybe its the notion that private property is the bedrock of individual liberty. Like other Leftists, Specter's beef is with American ideals and the U.S. Constitution. He simply wants to be a ward boss for the Keystone State who delivers the ill-gotten booty of federal tax raiders. He is shocked that some of the people believe in principled, limited government rather than a free-for-all at the hog trough.

In the short run, the numbers are not good. But, with dishonest Leftists like Specter, Susan Collins and Olympia Snowe the Democrats already effectively had a veto-proof Senate. The defection of this petty gutter snipe makes little difference. A return to the Reagan principles is what the Republican party needs. The Specters, the John McCains, the Lindsey Grahams, the George Bushes (both of them) who believe that bloated government is just peachy as long as Republicans are calling the shots are responsible for the party's current situation. Conservatism put Reagan in the White House for two terms and its coattails bought Bush 41 a term before sweeping the GOP into the House majority with the Contract With America in 1994. However, the GOP has abandoned those principles for Leftist Lite--a slower journey into their Brave New World.

Adios, Arlen. I know your "Reagan conservative" heart will be right at home in the party of Barack Hussein Obama. Maybe he'll invite you over to dine with his new BFF's Raul Castro and Hugo Chavez. I'm sure you will have plenty in common with your fellow travelers.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Roanoke Tax Day Tea Party A Success!!

Despite the slack-jawed bewilderment of the local fish wrap (i.e., The Roanoke Times) the April 15 Tax Day Tea Party represented a significant statement of dissatisfaction with the direction of our federal government. The Roanoke Times, just as most of the dying mainstream media, just doesn't get it. They want it to be a purely partisan exercise--Bush vs. Obama. It is certainly ironic how these journalistic geniuses delight in diminishing the intellect of conservatives, but the dumb ol' regular folk were dissatisfied before Obama was elected. Conservatives were irritated with Dubya's big government conservatism (an oxymoron) and the cowardice of congressional RINOs. The people at the Roanoke event, as well as like-minded folks elsewhere, are a bit deeper than the typical "educated" Lib who parrot John Stewart and Keith Olberman. In fact, I would say most of the great unwashed that the Roanoke Times editorial staff looks down upon would destroy any one of them in a discussion of the Constitution, American History, the free market and the meaning of liberty.

Obama and his Obamatron 2008 minions keep regurgitating their "95% of Americans will get a tax cut" mantra, but even we dumb ol' conservatives can decipher that a system that has already de-burdened over 40% of the population from any income tax responsibility cannot possibly give 95 % a tax cut. That isn't politics, it's basic math. Despite all the frenzied protests to the contrary, Obama is talking about income redistribution through various refundable tax credits for which people will receive payments whether they paid any taxes at all. They can call a duck a pig all day, but that critter is quacking not oinking.

For Leftists like the Roanoke Times staff, class warfare is a fundamental. However, that Marxist ideal is not something that appeals to many of us. As much as Democrats try to gin up anger, we don't hate rich people. In fact, we understand that high taxes on businesses have a negative impact on all of us. From a governmental standpoint, the United States has a very unfriendly attitude toward free enterprise. We realize that policies that will raise the costs of doing business are an indirect tax on every American. You see, we get the shell game.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Tea Party Day is Here

Getting ready to head downtown to the Roanoke, Virginia Tea Party. No famous speakers will be there. Just a bunch of citizens who have had enough. Angry? You betcha! We have a Constitution that is being ignored. We have a government that believes that all earned wealth belongs to them rather than to private citizens. We have a new administration that is taking advantage of an economic recession to push a radical leftist agenda under the guise of "investment" or "recovery." Horse squeeze! The recent announcement by the Department of Homeland Security that mainstream conservatives should be treated with the same suspicion as the KKK and Skinhead organizations is truly frightening. It seems the administration seeks to end all dissent in America. Yeah, its time the people remind these arrogant suits for whom they work.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Obama Makes Right Call With Pirates

I don't like Barack Obama. It's that simple. I don't like his socialist/statist mentality. I don't like his arrogant demeanor. I don't like his desire to have the federal government control every aspect of every minute of everyone's life. I don't like his personal attraction to demogogues and radicals like Jeremiah Wright, Bill Ayers, and ACORN. I don't like his background in the inner circle of Illinois politics which is basically Louisiana politics without the gumbo. I don't like his wife who has reaped the fruits of the opportunities afforded to her as an America and who was only proud of her country AFTER the Democrat party made her husband it's presidential candidate. I don't like the fact he refuses to offer the simple piece of evidence that will prove his citizenship. I don't like that he doesn't believe Judeo-Christian values are the core of American law and history. I don't like his belief that judges should rewrite the Constitution when it doesn't agree with their personal ideology. I don't like his sloganeering though it should show any thinking person that he is all bun and no meat. I don't like his attacks on America just to show off for European elites. I don't like that he doesn't believe in protecting our borders. I don't like his changing of the term "War on Terror" to "Overseas Contingency Operation" (that could mean you ran out of toothpaste on a cruise ship). Besides, its a war on Islamofascism--terror is just a tactic.

HOWEVER, I do give President Obama credit for authorizing Navy Seals to do what they do best: protect the United States of America overseas. Those snipers and the forces who got them in position are the heroes of the situation. It ended as it should. If President Obama is willing to use Special Forces, Seals, etc. to target terror threats he may be a better security President than many anticipate. Of course, his performance at the G-20 and other pronouncements denigrating the United States demonstrate he has a long way to go. But, for this one incident, good call Mr. President.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Obama Puts A Radical on his "Faith-Based" Council

Hopefully, we are finally done with those who claim that Barack Obama is truly a moderate and not an extreme Leftist. The daily evidence compounds. While most of the media coverage involves Obama's "America Sucks, But You'll Love The New and Improved Amerika World Tour 2009" his appointment of radical gay rights activist Harry Knox as the "Christian" appointee to his Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships is a slap in the face of every Christian in America. Knox is far more interest in promoting homosexuality than Christianity. Can it be a shock that Obama, whose spiritual adviser was the racist demogogue Jeremiah Wright, would appoint a person who attacks every mainstream Christian from the apostle Paul to Rick Warren to a faith-based committee. This is not the work of a moderate.

That Knox is just another radical leftist comes through with his defense of his rejection of Paul's admonition against homosexuality:

“Paul did not have any idea of the kind of love that I feel for a partner when I am partnered. He didn’t know what that was about,” Knox said. “The straight man, the heterosexual man who got the privilege of writing the book, the educated, rich, heterosexual man, Paul, who got to write the book, didn’t think it was natural because for him it must not have been.”

In other words, God's divinely given word is meaningless because God spoke through a man who understood the purpose of two genders. But, Paul wasn't just straight he was "privileged," "educated," and "rich." Gee, sounds more like a socialist community organizer than a man of God.

Walter Williams "Government Deception" Required reading!

Dr. Walter E. Williams, the man who explains economics so well that even a liberal MIGHT understand, exposes several government scams in one column. Despite everything, I'd trust Bernard Madoff with my money before I would give one penny to Bahney Fwank, Nasty Pelosi or any of that crowd. The press coverage of the Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac implosions are as grotesque as the actions of the sleazy House Democrats. The evidence is out in the open in regard to the way in which they stonewalled Republican attempts to investigate those two entities. In fact, members of the Congressional Black Caucus went as far as to accuse Republicans of conducting a "political lynching" for questioning the business practices of Franklin Raines. Yes, when your seedy political connections are about to be exposed just spit on the graves of innocent black folks who were murdered for no reason by comparing them to a Democrat insider who made $90 million in bonuses from these government-supported organizations.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Tax Day Tea Parties

Tax Day Tea Parties will take place across America on April 15. If you live in Virginia you have a bunch of options. Looking forward to seeing everyone at the Roanoke, Virginia Tea Party on Wiley Drive near the footbridge to the old Victory Stadium. Tax Day is a great day for Americans to have their collective Howard Beal moment and let those who seek to rule rather than serve that we intend to fight them.

"Mr. Jefferson" by Sirius radio host Mike Church

I've recently discovered Mike Church on Sirius Patriot (channel 142). What a great voice for conservatism! He's on weekdays from 9:00am-noon. No apologies. No political correctness. When I'm home I have to switch from Church to Neal Boortz, Boortz to Church. Forward "Mr. Jefferson" to everyone you know.

Edgycater: The Declaration of a Concerned American

Never before has America been so close to becoming Amerika. A century of socialist progress under the guise of progressivism or liberalism has incrementally eroded our liberties. Now, the extremists have replaced the incrementalists and seem determined to destroy the great nation of our forefathers. How do I arrive at this conclusion?

  • I believe the U.S. Constitution is the law of the land. It is not simply a quaint artifact in the National Archives to be ignored by arrogant bureaucrats.
  • I believe that those who cite a "Living Constitution" really mean their goals should not be limited by any constitution.
  • I believe that America was built on Judeo-Christian values. That does not mean we are a theocracy. It means Christianity is the source for our values and traditions. Those who deny our Christian heritage are dishonest and dangerous.
  • I believe the Constitution calls for no state religion and no interference with religious exercise. Period. The "wall of separation" is a nonsensical concept based on intentional contextual distortion and whose modern usage has its origin in anti-Catholic bigotry by a Supreme Court Klansman (see Hugo Black).
  • I believe in limited government. This isn't states rights or nullification. It is the charge demanded by the U.S. Constitution. Any power grabs beyond that is tyranny.
  • I believe that national defense is the most important responsibility of the federal government. Individuals should be expected to take of their own personal needs. We should never sacrifice our defense to pay for midnight basketball leagues and free condom programs.
  • I believe America was made great by the work of nameless, faceless individuals who worked hard, raised their families, and helped their neighbors. America is not great because of government, but in spite of it.
  • I believe in free speech. That means ALL speech, whether I agree with it or not. Only a tyrant would seek to regulate dissenting speech. The purpose of free speech was not for Tony Soprano to try to break the record for f-bombs per minute, but for citizens to speak out on the issues that impact their lives.
  • I believe that America built the most dynamic economy in the history of man because individuals were able to largely operate in free markets with the inherent risk and reward. The more government controls the economy, the less free we are.
  • I believe in a free press. However, a free press that is irresponsible and that functions as a PR firm for a particular party or ideology is more dangerous than an openly state-run media.
  • I believe that I am a citizen, not a subject. That my county supervisor, state legislators, my governor, my congressman, my senators and my President are my representatives NOT MY RULERS!
  • I believe federal courts exist to apply the law not to rewrite it as they please. No matter how ridiculous or asinine they may believe a law is their job is to rule according to it unless it is a clear violation of the Constitution. If stupidity itself were unconstitutional we would disband Congress.
  • I believe that most of America's problems come from too much government, not too little. The current crises in banking, investments, health care, and education can all be traced to misguided government interference and controls that drive up costs and reduce effectiveness. I'm tired of the hair of the dog. More government is not the answer. We've been told it's time for "change." How about reducing government meddling in our lives? Now, that's change I can believe in.

If any of this makes sense to you stop back every few days. Hopefully, I'll have something interesting to say or at least be able to point you to other sources. In the meantime, call or email your congressman and Senators, write your local newspaper, read the founding documents and talk about freedom and liberty with your friends and family. Remember, no snow flake in an avalanche feels responsible. Be part of the solution.