Thursday, October 30, 2008

Dear Mr. Obama




Some videos speak for themselves. We salute those that where our uniform and make us all proud and safe! God speed and may you return home victorious!!!

Tax Breaks at $250,000, no wait I mean $200,000, oh silly me it really is $150,000





Barack Obama keeps sliding down the bar that defines the rich in his mind.

Remember he has NEVER voted to NOT raise taxes in the past 10 years.

The Obama/Pelosi/Reid trifecta is not a bet worth making!!!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Rev. Wright Big Time Mansion Off the Backs of Poor People





The hypocrisy continues. How does someone like Wright afford a place like this?

For someone who truly hates America it seems America has done him well.

Would you?




Web ad that explores a couple simple questions about Rev Wright..

Rev Peterson Has It Right About Obama and Black America




Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson is a Great Black American!

This is a really great video. It is worth watching every single minute of it.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Nouriel Roubini: The Man Who Predicted Our Economic Crisis

Unbelievable how accurate he was...

But it was a meeting of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in September 2006 that earned him his nickname Dr Doom.

Roubini told an audience of fellow economists that a generational crisis was coming. A once-in-a-lifetime housing bust would lay waste to the US economy as oil prices soared, consumers stopped shopping and the country went into a deep recession.

The collapse of the mortgage market would trigger a global meltdown, as trillions of dollars of mortgage-backed securities unraveled. The shock waves would destroy banks and other big financial institutions such as Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, America’s largest home loan lenders.

“I think perhaps we will need a stiff drink after that,” the moderator said. Members of the audience laughed.

Click the link to read more...

Friday, October 24, 2008

Positions Regarding Obama and Why You Should Care?







Position: Barack is a socialist and is against capitalism
Reasoning:

  • He was a member of the New Party
  • His father was a Communist
  • The people he has the most in common pretty much hate America. (Ayers, Wright, Khadlidi, Khalid)
  • He probably received foreign aid while going to college
  • He supports far more progressive tax policy and income redistribution
  • He supports further nationalization of industry within our country
  • He believes a mortgage is a right in this country not something you have to work hard to earn
  • He believes in an United Nations solution even within the borders of the United States
  • He blames the ills of African Americans in this country squarely on capitalism

The American people will never knowingly adopt socialism, but under the name of liberalism they will adopt every fragment of the socialist program until one day America will be a socialist nation without ever knowing how it happened.
- Norman Thomas, six-time Socialist Party presidential candidate and one of the founders of the ACLU.


Position: The Media is in the tank for Barack Obama
Reasoning:
  • The media portrays negative reporting on McCain at least 2:1 to Obama
  • The media ignores serious issues about Obama that Americans want to know about
  • Organizations like the New York Times and MSNBC have abandoned their principles and have ultimately become corrupt just to manipulate the truth to directly aid in getting Obama elected – What country are we in anyway? Is this America or Poland?
  • The double standard and sexism displayed toward Palin is downright disturbing

If you don’t read the newspaper you are uninformed;
If you do read the newspaper you are misinformed.
-Mark Twain


Position: Obama is going to raise taxes on 100% of Americans
Reasoning:
  • The expiration of the Bush tax cuts raise taxes on 100%
Income Under Bush Under Obama Obama Increase
$14,000.00 $0.00 $1,200.00 $1,200.00
$50,000.00 $5,000.00 $11,460.00 $6,460.00
$100,000.00 $18,620.00 $22,395.00 $3,775.00
$250,000.00 $63,945.00 $72,434.70 $8,489.70
$1,000,000.00 $325,206.50 $428,825.00 $103,618.50
  • An increase in the corporate tax is directly passed onto consumers
  • In comparison to McCain’s plan our GDP will grow at about half the rate as it will under McCain’s plan and therefore is an additional tax on ALL Americans to the tune of over $200 billion a year.

I contend that for a nation to try to tax itself into prosperity
is like a man standing in a bucket and trying to lift himself
up by the handle.
-Winston Churchill


Position: ACORN is a corrupt and illegal organization
Reasoning:
  • They receive millions of taxpayer dollars because of their non-partisan status, they are clearly partisan and therefore breaking the law
  • They have a 10 year track record of voter fraud convictions in multiple states
  • Investigations are currently underway in over 15 states where voter fraud registration has been found in staggering amounts. On average over 33% of all ACORN registrations have been found to be fraudulent
  • Ohio is reporting over 40% voter fraud with absentee ballots submitted and guess by who?
  • The founder of ACORN was one of the founders of SDS
  • ACORN was started to further the concept of creating re-education centers in this country to indoctrinate our nation’s youth to radicalism and anti-capitalism. Gee isn’t this what the brown shirts were all about?
  • Obama with Ayers helped ACORN and provided funding with clear knowledge of the ACORN agenda
  • The brother of the founder of ACORN embezzled over 1 million dollars (including taxpayer monies) and ACORN neglected to report the crime

A government which robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul.
- George Bernard Shaw


Position: Obama belief of a bigger tax code and government is the answer is a fallacy
Reasoning:
  • Existing compliance and enforcement of our progressive income tax system hurts our economy
  • Over 3 million man hours a year is wasted on tax compliance, that is basically the entire life of over 9,000 people a year
  • Our GDP is reduced over $200 billion a year just in compliance issues
  • The cost of compliance is passed along to all consumers in the form of raised prices
  • Does anyone want to try to calculate the cost of lost opportunity each year with over 3 million man hours wasted?
  • The IRS is used as a political weapon and American citizens become targets of our government
  • The US government has shown time and time again it is the biggest waster of tax dollars
  • The crony system of quid pro quote and paybacks is corrupting our existence at the core
  • Does anyone want to calculate the cost of doing business inside our government because of the crony approach to buying votes and support?

Government is the great fiction, through which everybody endeavors to live at the expense of everybody else.
-Frederic Bastiat, French Economist (1801-1850)


The impact of an Obama/Pelosi tag team on our country will be a huge increase in spending and taxation and quite frankly our economy cannot handle it. It will wreak a level of economic loss we haven't seen in 100 years and will take decades to recover. It just isn't a formula that is going to work at this time.

In general, the art of government consists of taking as much money as possible from one party of the citizens to give to the other.
-Voltaire (1764)


As far as voter fraud in any flavor we need to stomp it out and NOT allow any of it. I think our voter registration system is very important and our country needs to get serious about a uniform voting registration system for national voting. It is pure insanity to me that someone can vote in the majority of states within this country without having to prove who they are! Voting is as much a responsibility as it is a privilege and freedom. I constantly hear about it is too difficult for some to get an ID in this country - seriously those same people would have no problem getting an ID to buy liquor or get into club...Why do we continually have to keep lowering the bar in this country.

What this country needs are more unemployed politicians.
-Edward Langley, Artist (1928 - 1995)


Why aren't Americans demanding more from their politicians in the area of accountability. Joe you even said Barack's strategy of "not" voting, etc was a brilliant political strategy - just so the American voter cannot figure out the truth about Obama. Do you feel the same way about the manipulation put forward by someone pulling a long con?

Why is it we leave in an age where Americans are not voting on what people actually stand for? Everything is parsed and manipulated to cater to emotional hot buttons within voters - for one goal - win the election. Americans deserve better than that. Americans deserve to be heard and they deserve the opportunity to vote for candidate that actually agree and support their views not some manipulated perception because the candidate feels the end justifies the means.

Obama claims he will unify and bring together America. He has never worked across the aisle on anything substantial to demonstrate that he is even capable of that. The only unification he brings to the table is one of wild spending and taxation and the further bloating of a horribly inefficient and wasteful government.

McCain is the only candidate within our existing government that can claim he works to bring people together. He is as much of a Democrat as he is a Republican. America needs openness and passion for a stronger America right now not a candidate that is looking to further punish America because he has an agenda of solving the ills of America through legislation. You can't help a person until they are ready to help themselves.

Unfortunately the Democratic party continually ignores and hides its over 100 year track record of segregation and manipulation of Blacks in America. It is insanity to me that a party like that can stand up and say they are for something when their entire existence has been based on something else. The fact that Byrd is still in the party is the biggest slap in the face of such causes in America.


A government big enough to give you everything you want,
is strong enough to take everything you have.
-Thomas Jefferson

Thursday, October 23, 2008

HOAX - READER BEWARE - WOMAN WILL BE CHARGED



Ashley Todd who is shown in this photo has perpetuated a story that she was attacked by an Obama supporter. She claimed she was viciously attacked today at an ATM by an ardent Obama supporter. The attacker was outraged that Ashley had a McCain bumper sticker on her car. He attacked her with a knife, punched her, kicked her and carved the letter 'B' on her face and he fled with $60 that she has just taken out of the ATM.

Obviously this woman probably has emotional and mental issues. Hopefully she will be charged and will also get the help she needs to treat her issues.

Why Blacks Are Being Duped by The Liberal Left


The hypocrisy from the far left is reaching all new levels. You may have heard MLK was a Republican - it is because he was a proud Republican. The Republican party shares over 150 years of standing up for Blacks in America. They are now being used as pawns by the Democratic party to assist in overthrowing American capitalism and to replace it with an "all controlling" government better known as Socialism!

It is really a shame that America doesn't have a great voice like Martin Luther King Jr today. He has been replaced by the America haters like Rev Wright and Farrakhan. For me personally all of this vitriol and hate toward America is beyond repulsiveness and the frequent screams of racist comments from the Left is mind boggling. I wish Blacks would return to the Republican party and stand strong with us and continue our 150 year tradition of equal rights for ALL Americans.

Here are some data points to consider what party is the party for Black America.

The Republican Party was formed in 1854 specifically to oppose the Democrats, and for more than 150 years, they have done everything they could to block the Democrat agenda. In their abuses of power, they have even used threats and military violence to thwart the Democrat Party’s attempts to make this a progressive country. As you read the following Republican milestones that span three centuries, imagine if you will, what a far different nation the United States would be had not the Republicans been around to block the Democrats’ efforts.

March 20, 1854 Opponents of Democrats’ pro-slavery policies meet in Ripon, Wisconsin to establish the Republican Party

May 30, 1854 Democrat President Franklin Pierce signs Democrats’ Kansas-Nebraska Act, expanding slavery into U.S. territories; opponents unite to form the Republican Party

June 16, 1854 Newspaper editor Horace Greeley calls on opponents of slavery to unite in the Republican Party

July 6, 1854 First state Republican Party officially organized in Jackson, Michigan, to oppose Democrats’ pro-slavery policies

February 11, 1856 Republican Montgomery Blair argues before U.S. Supreme Court on behalf of his client, the slave Dred Scott; later served in President Lincoln’s Cabinet

February 22, 1856 First national meeting of the Republican Party, in Pittsburgh, to coordinate opposition to Democrats’ pro-slavery policies

March 27, 1856 First meeting of Republican National Committee in Washington, DC to oppose Democrats’ pro-slavery policies

May 22, 1856 For denouncing Democrats’ pro-slavery policy, Republican U.S. Senator Charles Sumner (R-MA) is beaten nearly to death on floor of Senate by U.S. Rep. Preston Brooks (D-SC), takes three years to recover

March 6, 1857 Republican Supreme Court Justice John McLean issues strenuous dissent from decision by 7 Democrats in infamous Dred Scott case that African-Americans had no rights “which any white man was bound to respect”

June 26, 1857 Abraham Lincoln declares Republican position that slavery is “cruelly wrong,” while Democrats “cultivate and excite hatred” for blacks

October 13, 1858 During Lincoln-Douglas debates, U.S. Senator Stephen Douglas (D-IL) states: “I do not regard the Negro as my equal, and positively deny that he is my brother, or any kin to me whatever”; Douglas became Democratic Party’s 1860 presidential nominee

October 25, 1858 U.S. Senator William Seward (R-NY) describes Democratic Party as “inextricably committed to the designs of the slaveholders”; as President Abraham Lincoln’s Secretary of State, helped draft Emancipation Proclamation

June 4, 1860 Republican U.S. Senator Charles Sumner (R-MA) delivers his classic address, The Barbarism of Slavery

April 7, 1862 President Lincoln concludes treaty with Britain for suppression of slave trade

April 16, 1862 President Lincoln signs bill abolishing slavery in District of Columbia; in Congress, 99% of Republicans vote yes, 83% of Democrats vote no

July 2, 1862 U.S. Rep. Justin Morrill (R-VT) wins passage of Land Grant Act, establishing colleges open to African-Americans, including such students as George Washington Carver

July 17, 1862 Over unanimous Democrat opposition, Republican Congress passes Confiscation Act stating that slaves of the Confederacy “shall be forever free”

August 19, 1862 Republican newspaper editor Horace Greeley writes Prayer of Twenty Millions, calling on President Lincoln to declare emancipation

August 25, 1862 President Abraham Lincoln authorizes enlistment of African-American soldiers in U.S. Army

September 22, 1862 Republican President Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation

January 1, 1863 Emancipation Proclamation, implementing the Republicans’ Confiscation Act of 1862, takes effect

February 9, 1864 Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton deliver over 100,000 signatures to U.S. Senate supporting Republicans’ plans for constitutional amendment to ban slavery

June 15, 1864 Republican Congress votes equal pay for African-American troops serving in U.S. Army during Civil War

June 28, 1864 Republican majority in Congress repeals Fugitive Slave Acts

October 29, 1864 African-American abolitionist Sojourner Truth says of President Lincoln: “I never was treated by anyone with more kindness and cordiality than were shown to me by that great and good man”

January 31, 1865 13th Amendment banning slavery passed by U.S. House with unanimous Republican support, intense Democrat opposition

March 3, 1865 Republican Congress establishes Freedmen’s Bureau to provide health care, education, and technical assistance to emancipated slaves

April 8, 1865 13th Amendment banning slavery passed by U.S. Senate with 100% Republican support, 63% Democrat opposition

June 19, 1865 On “Juneteenth,” U.S. troops land in Galveston, TX to enforce ban on slavery that had been declared more than two years before by the Emancipation Proclamation

November 22, 1865 Republicans denounce Democrat legislature of Mississippi for enacting “black codes,” which institutionalized racial discrimination

December 6, 1865 Republican Party’s 13th Amendment, banning slavery, is ratified

February 5, 1866 U.S. Rep. Thaddeus Stevens (R-PA) introduces legislation, successfully opposed by Democrat President Andrew Johnson, to implement “40 acres and a mule” relief by distributing land to former slaves

April 9, 1866 Republican Congress overrides Democrat President Johnson’s veto; Civil Rights Act of 1866, conferring rights of citizenship on African-Americans, becomes law

April 19, 1866 Thousands assemble in Washington, DC to celebrate Republican Party’s abolition of slavery

May 10, 1866 U.S. House passes Republicans’ 14th Amendment guaranteeing due process and equal protection of the laws to all citizens; 100% of Democrats vote no

June 8, 1866 U.S. Senate passes Republicans’ 14th Amendment guaranteeing due process and equal protection of the law to all citizens; 94% of Republicans vote yes and 100% of Democrats vote no

July 16, 1866 Republican Congress overrides Democrat President Andrew Johnson’s veto of Freedman’s Bureau Act, which protected former slaves from “black codes” denying their rights

July 28, 1866 Republican Congress authorizes formation of the Buffalo Soldiers, two regiments of African-American cavalrymen

July 30, 1866 Democrat-controlled City of New Orleans orders police to storm racially-integrated Republican meeting; raid kills 40 and wounds more than 150

January 8, 1867 Republicans override Democrat President Andrew Johnson’s veto of law granting voting rights to African-Americans in D.C.

July 19, 1867 Republican Congress overrides Democrat President Andrew Johnson’s veto of legislation protecting voting rights of African-Americans

March 30, 1868 Republicans begin impeachment trial of Democrat President Andrew Johnson, who declared: “This is a country for white men, and by God, as long as I am President, it shall be a government of white men”

May 20, 1868 Republican National Convention marks debut of African-American politicians on national stage; two – Pinckney Pinchback and James Harris – attend as delegates, and several serve as presidential electors

September 3, 1868 25 African-Americans in Georgia legislature, all Republicans, expelled by Democrat majority; later reinstated by Republican Congress

September 12, 1868 Civil rights activist Tunis Campbell and all other African-Americans in Georgia Senate, every one a Republican, expelled by Democrat majority; would later be reinstated by Republican Congress

September 28, 1868 Democrats in Opelousas, Louisiana murder nearly 300 African-Americans who tried to prevent an assault against a Republican newspaper editor

October 7, 1868 Republicans denounce Democratic Party’s national campaign theme: “This is a white man’s country: Let white men rule”

October 22, 1868 While campaigning for re-election, Republican U.S. Rep. James Hinds (R-AR) is assassinated by Democrat terrorists who organized as the Ku Klux Klan

November 3, 1868 Republican Ulysses Grant defeats Democrat Horatio Seymour in presidential election; Seymour had denounced Emancipation Proclamation

December 10, 1869 Republican Gov. John Campbell of Wyoming Territory signs FIRST-in-nation law granting women right to vote and to hold public office

February 3, 1870 After passing House with 98% Republican support and 97% Democrat opposition, Republicans’ 15th Amendment is ratified, granting vote to all Americans regardless of race

May 19, 1870 African-American John Langston, law professor and future Republican Congressman from Virginia, delivers influential speech supporting President Ulysses Grant’s civil rights policies

May 31, 1870 President U.S. Grant signs Republicans’ Enforcement Act, providing stiff penalties for depriving any American’s civil rights

June 22, 1870 Republican Congress creates U.S. Department of Justice, to safeguard the civil rights of African-Americans against Democrats in the South

September 6, 1870 Women vote in Wyoming, in FIRST election after women’s suffrage signed into law by Republican Gov. John Campbell

February 28, 1871 Republican Congress passes Enforcement Act providing federal protection for African-American voters

March 22, 1871 Spartansburg Republican newspaper denounces Ku Klux Klan campaign to eradicate the Republican Party in South Carolina

April 20, 1871 Republican Congress enacts the Ku Klux Klan Act, outlawing Democratic Party-affiliated terrorist groups which oppressed African-Americans

October 10, 1871 Following warnings by Philadelphia Democrats against black voting, African-American Republican civil rights activist Octavius Catto murdered by Democratic Party operative; his military funeral was attended by thousands

October 18, 1871 After violence against Republicans in South Carolina, President Ulysses Grant deploys U.S. troops to combat Democrat terrorists who formed the Ku Klux Klan

November 18, 1872 Susan B. Anthony arrested for voting, after boasting to Elizabeth Cady Stanton that she voted for “the Republican ticket, straight”

January 17, 1874 Armed Democrats seize Texas state government, ending Republican efforts to racially integrate government

September 14, 1874 Democrat white supremacists seize Louisiana statehouse in attempt to overthrow racially-integrated administration of Republican Governor William Kellogg; 27 killed

March 1, 1875 Civil Rights Act of 1875, guaranteeing access to public accommodations without regard to race, signed by Republican President U.S. Grant; passed with 92% Republican support over 100% Democrat opposition

September 20, 1876 Former state Attorney General Robert Ingersoll (R-IL) tells veterans: “Every man that loved slavery better than liberty was a Democrat… I am a Republican because it is the only free party that ever existed”

January 10, 1878 U.S. Senator Aaron Sargent (R-CA) introduces Susan B. Anthony amendment for women’s suffrage; Democrat-controlled Senate defeated it 4 times before election of Republican House and Senate guaranteed its approval in 1919

July 14, 1884 Republicans criticize Democratic Party’s nomination of racist U.S. Senator Thomas Hendricks (D-IN) for vice president; he had voted against the 13th Amendment banning slavery

August 30, 1890 Republican President Benjamin Harrison signs legislation by U.S. Senator Justin Morrill (R-VT) making African-Americans eligible for land-grant colleges in the South

June 7, 1892 In a FIRST for a major U.S. political party, two women – Theresa Jenkins and Cora Carleton – attend Republican National Convention in an official capacity, as alternate delegates

February 8, 1894 Democrat Congress and Democrat President Grover Cleveland join to repeal Republicans’ Enforcement Act, which had enabled African-Americans to vote

December 11, 1895 African-American Republican and former U.S. Rep. Thomas Miller (R-SC) denounces new state constitution written to disenfranchise African-Americans

May 18, 1896 Republican Justice John Marshall Harlan, dissenting from Supreme Court’s notorious Plessy v. Ferguson “separate but equal” decision, declares: “Our Constitution is color-blind, and neither knows nor tolerates classes among citizens”

December 31, 1898 Republican Theodore Roosevelt becomes Governor of New York; in 1900, he outlawed racial segregation in New York public schools

May 24, 1900 Republicans vote no in referendum for constitutional convention in Virginia, designed to create a new state constitution disenfranchising African-Americans

January 15, 1901 Republican Booker T. Washington protests Alabama Democratic Party’s refusal to permit voting by African-Americans

October 16, 1901 President Theodore Roosevelt invites Booker T. Washington to dine at White House, sparking protests by Democrats across the country

May 29, 1902 Virginia Democrats implement new state constitution, condemned by Republicans as illegal, reducing African-American voter registration by 86%

February 12, 1909 On 100th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s birth, African-American Republicans and women’s suffragists Ida Wells and Mary Terrell co-found the NAACP

June 18, 1912 African-American Robert Church, founder of Lincoln Leagues to register black voters in Tennessee, attends 1912 Republican National Convention as delegate; eventually serves as delegate at 8 conventions

August 1, 1916 Republican presidential candidate Charles Evans Hughes, former New York Governor and U.S. Supreme Court Justice, endorses women’s suffrage constitutional amendment; he would become Secretary of State and Chief Justice

May 21, 1919 Republican House passes constitutional amendment granting women the vote with 85% of Republicans in favor, but only 54% of Democrats; in Senate, 80% of Republicans would vote yes, but almost half of Democrats no

April 18, 1920 Minnesota’s FIRST-in-the-nation anti-lynching law, promoted by African-American Republican Nellie Francis, signed by Republican Gov. Jacob Preus

August 18, 1920 Republican-authored 19th Amendment, giving women the vote, becomes part of Constitution; 26 of the 36 states to ratify had Republican-controlled legislatures

January 26, 1922 House passes bill authored by U.S. Rep. Leonidas Dyer (R-MO) making lynching a federal crime; Senate Democrats block it with filibuster

June 2, 1924 Republican President Calvin Coolidge signs bill passed by Republican Congress granting U.S. citizenship to all Native Americans

October 3, 1924 Republicans denounce three-time Democrat presidential nominee William Jennings Bryan for defending the Ku Klux Klan at 1924 Democratic National Convention

December 8, 1924 Democratic presidential candidate John W. Davis argues in favor of “separate but equal”

June 12, 1929 First Lady Lou Hoover invites wife of U.S. Rep. Oscar De Priest (R-IL), an African-American, to tea at the White House, sparking protests by Democrats across the country

August 17, 1937 Republicans organize opposition to former Ku Klux Klansman and Democrat U.S. Senator Hugo Black, appointed to U.S. Supreme Court by FDR; his Klan background was hidden until after confirmation

June 24, 1940 Republican Party platform calls for integration of the armed forces; for the balance of his terms in office, FDR refuses to order it

October 20, 1942 60 prominent African-Americans issue Durham Manifesto, calling on southern Democrats to abolish their all-white primaries

April 3, 1944 U.S. Supreme Court strikes down Texas Democratic Party’s “whites only” primary election system

August 8, 1945 Republicans condemn Harry Truman’s surprise use of the atomic bomb in Japan. The whining and criticism goes on for years. It begins two days after the Hiroshima bombing, when former Republican President Herbert Hoover writes to a friend that “[t]he use of the atomic bomb, with its indiscriminate killing of women and children, revolts my soul.”

February 18, 1946 Appointed by Republican President Calvin Coolidge, federal judge Paul McCormick ends segregation of Mexican-American children in California public schools

July 11, 1952 Republican Party platform condemns “duplicity and insincerity” of Democrats in racial matters

September 30, 1953 Earl Warren, California’s three-term Republican Governor and 1948 Republican vice presidential nominee, nominated to be Chief Justice; wrote landmark decision in Brown v. Board of Education

December 8, 1953 Eisenhower administration Asst. Attorney General Lee Rankin argues for plaintiffs in Brown v. Board of Education

May 17, 1954 Chief Justice Earl Warren, three-term Republican Governor (CA) and Republican vice presidential nominee in 1948, wins unanimous support of Supreme Court for school desegregation in Brown v. Board of Education

November 25, 1955 Eisenhower administration bans racial segregation of interstate bus travel

March 12, 1956 Ninety-seven Democrats in Congress condemn Supreme Court’s decision in Brown v. Board of Education, and pledge to continue segregation

June 5, 1956 Republican federal judge Frank Johnson rules in favor of Rosa Parks in decision striking down “blacks in the back of the bus” law

October 19, 1956 On campaign trail, Vice President Richard Nixon vows: “American boys and girls shall sit, side by side, at any school – public or private – with no regard paid to the color of their skin. Segregation, discrimination, and prejudice have no place in America”

November 6, 1956 African-American civil rights leaders Martin Luther King and Ralph Abernathy vote for Republican Dwight Eisenhower for President

September 9, 1957 President Dwight Eisenhower signs Republican Party’s 1957 Civil Rights Act

September 24, 1957 Sparking criticism from Democrats such as Senators John Kennedy and Lyndon Johnson, President Dwight Eisenhower deploys the 82nd Airborne Division to Little Rock, AR to force Democrat Governor Orval Faubus to integrate public schools

June 23, 1958 President Dwight Eisenhower meets with Martin Luther King and other African-American leaders to discuss plans to advance civil rights

February 4, 1959 President Eisenhower informs Republican leaders of his plan to introduce 1960 Civil Rights Act, despite staunch opposition from many Democrats

May 6, 1960 President Dwight Eisenhower signs Republicans’ Civil Rights Act of 1960, overcoming 125-hour, around-the-clock filibuster by 18 Senate Democrats

July 27, 1960 At Republican National Convention, Vice President and eventual presidential nominee Richard Nixon insists on strong civil rights plank in platform

May 2, 1963 Republicans condemn Democrat sheriff of Birmingham, AL for arresting over 2,000 African-American schoolchildren marching for their civil rights

June 1, 1963 Democrat Governor George Wallace announces defiance of court order issued by Republican federal judge Frank Johnson to integrate University of Alabama

September 29, 1963 Gov. George Wallace (D-AL) defies order by U.S. District Judge Frank Johnson, appointed by President Dwight Eisenhower, to integrate Tuskegee High School

June 9, 1964 Republicans condemn 14-hour filibuster against 1964 Civil Rights Act by U.S. Senator and former Ku Klux Klansman Robert Byrd (D-WV), who still serves in the Senate

June 10, 1964 Senate Minority Leader Everett Dirksen (R-IL) criticizes Democrat filibuster against 1964 Civil Rights Act, calls on Democrats to stop opposing racial equality

The Civil Rights Act of 1964 was introduced and approved by a staggering majority of Republicans in the Senate. The Act was opposed by most southern Democrat senators, several of whom were proud segregationists—one of them being Al Gore Sr. Democrat President Lyndon B. Johnson relied on Illinois Senator Everett Dirkson, the Republican leader from Illinois, to get the Act passed.

June 20, 1964 The Chicago Defender, renowned African-American newspaper, praises Senate Republican Leader Everett Dirksen (R-IL) for leading passage of 1964 Civil Rights Act

March 7, 1965 Police under the command of Democrat Governor George Wallace attack African-Americans demonstrating for voting rights in Selma, AL

March 21, 1965 Republican federal judge Frank Johnson authorizes Martin Luther King’s protest march from Selma to Montgomery, overruling Democrat Governor George Wallace

August 4, 1965 Senate Republican Leader Everett Dirksen (R-IL) overcomes Democrat attempts to block 1965 Voting Rights Act; 94% of Senate Republicans vote for landmark civil right legislation, while 27% of Democrats oppose

August 6, 1965 Voting Rights Act of 1965, abolishing literacy tests and other measures devised by Democrats to prevent African-Americans from voting, signed into law; higher percentage of Republicans than Democrats vote in favor

July 8, 1970 In special message to Congress, President Richard Nixon calls for reversal of policy of forced termination of Native American rights and benefits

September 17, 1971 Former Ku Klux Klan member and Democrat U.S. Senator Hugo Black (D-AL) retires from U.S. Supreme Court; appointed by FDR in 1937, he had defended Klansmen for racial murders

February 19, 1976 President Gerald Ford formally rescinds President Franklin Roosevelt’s notorious Executive Order authorizing internment of over 120,000 Japanese-Americans during WWII

September 15, 1981 President Ronald Reagan establishes the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities, to increase African-American participation in federal education programs

June 29, 1982 President Ronald Reagan signs 25-year extension of 1965 Voting Rights Act

August 10, 1988 President Ronald Reagan signs Civil Liberties Act of 1988, compensating Japanese-Americans for deprivation of civil rights and property during World War II internment ordered by FDR

November 21, 1991 President George H. W. Bush signs Civil Rights Act of 1991 to strengthen federal civil rights legislation

August 20, 1996 Bill authored by U.S. Rep. Susan Molinari (R-NY) to prohibit racial discrimination in adoptions, part of Republicans’ Contract With America, becomes law

April 26, 1999 Legislation authored by U.S. Senator Spencer Abraham (R-MI) awarding Congressional Gold Medal to civil rights pioneer Rosa Parks is transmitted to President

January 25, 2001 U.S. Senate Republican Policy Committee declares school choice to be “Educational Emancipation”

March 19, 2003 Republican U.S. Representatives of Hispanic and Portuguese descent form Congressional Hispanic Conference

May 23, 2003 U.S. Senator Sam Brownback (R-KS) introduces bill to establish National Museum of African American History and Culture

February 26, 2004 Hispanic Republican U.S. Rep. Henry Bonilla (R-TX) condemns racist comments by U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown (D-FL); she had called Asst. Secretary of State Roger Noriega and several Hispanic Congressmen “a bunch of white men...you all look alike to me”

Special thanks to RusterMaster over @ Freerepublic for the timeline...

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Week 1 of the "Obama Presidency" - Be Very Afraid



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Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Biden's Comments - They Are Serious And Worth Consideration












UPDATE 10/22: Now Obama wants us ALL to believe that Joe Biden meant whomever the next President is...will be tested! Yeah I don't think so Barack funny how you guys say one thing to the public but as soon as your behind closed doors the truth comes out.

UPDATE: Madeline Albright agrees with Joe Biden's statements.

Obama supporters cheered when Biden was selected as the VP candidate because it helped minimized the lack of real world experience in Obama's life experience.

Now Biden has spoken what he believes is the truth and considering his foreign policy experience we need to take him seriously.

This is the most important consideration when deciding to vote in less than two weeks. Do you want this country tested?

If you want to encourage an international crisis when we are already extended in two wars and have troops deployed in several other hot spots, when our economy is so bad and unemployment rising quickly - then vote for Obama.

If not, then the choice is clear.

A vote for Obama is reckless, dangerous and irresponsible. Being patriotic isn't about paying more taxes it is about making choices that keeps our country safe and Americans proud!

The last time this happened we were on the verge of a nuclear war and we ended up with the Berlin wall and a much diminished president.

When you think about the this situation here is what Obama wants us to believe:

Obama will be ready for the crisis that he has caused!

Monday, October 20, 2008

Warming up for the party

Warming up for the party

The Truth About Obama's and McCain's Economic Plans

Rich Noyes over at NewsBusters has done a great job summarizing the McCain and Obama plans. This chart says it all. At the end of 10 years with McCain's plan we see an annual growth of GDP to just over $500 billion in contrast to Obama's plan which only achieves an annual growth rate of under $200 billion.

Why is this important? If you review my analysis below: GDP Analysis and Socialism.

You will see that our GDP per citizen in the United States is roughly $45,000 as compared to China with a GDP per citizen roughly $2500. Our total GDP is currently $13.8 trillion a year compared to China at $3.2 trillion a year. The entire world GDP is somewhere south of $60 trillion a year. It wouldn't take that much effort for China to increase their GDP to $6 or $7 trillion a year or more. As they move to a more capitalist marketplace their GDP will start to rise. Within 10 years it will be strategically important for the United States to have a strong annual GDP growth rate.

From Dr. Merrill Matthews, resident scholar with the Institute for Policy Innovation

There are at least three necessary ingredients for jumpstarting a faltering economy. John McCain embraces all three; Barack Obama shuns them. It's just that simple.

Free Trade -- Economist Milton Friedman once said that of all the pro-growth policies a government should adopt, free trade is the most important. Former Federal Reserve Bank Chairman Alan Greenspan has said that taxing trade between countries makes no more economic sense than taxing trade between states.

McCain aggressively pushes free trade agreements. Obama, especially since pandering to the union vote in the Ohio and Pennsylvania primaries, talks like a protectionist and even opposes the Colombia Free Trade Agreement.

Low, simplified taxes -- McCain maintains the current tax rates on income, capital gains and dividends and cuts the corporate tax rate. Obama proposes numerous "tax cuts," many of which are nothing more than income transfers to people who don’t pay taxes. He would complicate the tax code and, because he's targeting the cuts, he gets to pick the economic winners and losers.

Reduced government spending and regulations -- According to the National Taxpayers Union Foundation, during the first session of the 110th Congress:

  • McCain sponsored or cosponsored 22 bills, which would have increased federal spending by $8 billion annually.
  • Obama sponsored or cosponsored 114 bills, increasing federal spending $75 billion annually.

That's a little more than $9 of government spending for Obama for every $1 for McCain.

Here are the key data points summarized by Rich. Please click the title above to visit his blog and read more.

GDP/OUTPUT

MCCAIN PLAN: GDP will be, on average, $283.7 billion higher over the 2009 to 2018 horizon. Real (inflation-adjusted) GDP growth is between 0.2 and 0.5 percent higher than the baseline. The expansion in the U.S. economy is largely due to the incentives to save and invest in productive capital and technology through reductions in capital gains and dividend taxes, and accelerated expensing of depreciation for capital purchases. These incentives are enhanced by a substantial reduction in the tax rate on corporate income, which lowers consumer costs and allows corporations to expand their investments.

OBAMA PLAN:
GDP grows due to increased consumption. The level of output in the economy as measured by the GDP jumps by an average of $101.7 billion (after inflation) in Obama's plan. By 2018, the difference between baseline and the forecast is $187.2 billion in additional output, or about a 1.2 percent increase in the level of GDP. Nearly all of this increase stems from personal consumption expenditures. The consumption of households grows by an average of $146.9 billion, and government consumption expands by $6.6 billion. Indeed, household consumption outlays jump by $235.2 billion above baseline in 2018, and over the entire 10-year period average $146.9 billion above what they would have been without Senator Obama's plan. Net exports, however, fall by an average of $59 billion, indicating that imports (which subtract from GDP) grow more rapidly than exports did in his plan. Gross private domestic investment increases by an average of $4.2 billion.


JOBS/UNEMPLOYMENT

MCCAIN PLAN: Total employment increases an average of 2.13 million jobs over the next 10 years. Peak job increases over the baseline are 3.4 million additional jobs in 2018. The difference between the number of jobs Under the McCain plan and the baseline increases each year. The corporate income tax reductions and the incentives for saving and investment allow business owners to expand their operations and increase their investment in new equipment. Investment leads to expanded output that, in turn, increases personal incomes and employment.

OBAMA PLAN: Employment grows modestly. The Obama plan encourages job growth principally through boosting consumption. Average job increases equal 915,800 over the 10-year period. Private-sector employment averages 814,700 additional jobs. The difference between the two results equals public-sector employment growth above the baseline, or an average of 101,100 new government jobs per year. These numbers would have been bigger had the Senator not raised tax rates on upper-income taxpayers.


DISPOSABLE INCOME

MCCAIN PLAN: The McCain tax plan is projected to increase a person's disposable income as much as $2,438 above the baseline. A family of four is projected to have $9,750 more disposable income than the current baseline and an average of $5,138 more after-tax income than the baseline over the next 10 years.

OBAMA PLAN: Senator Obama's plan extends the Bush tax reductions for taxpayers with adjusted gross incomes below $250,000 a year, and this "hold harmless" provision in his plan causes higher after-tax incomes. For a family of four, disposable income (after inflation) rises by an average of $3,631 over the forecast horizon. By 2018, after-tax income has increased by $5,620.


PERSONAL SAVINGS

MCCAIN PLAN: McCain's tax plan provides support for greater levels of personal savings, a particularly important development given the tsunami of entitlement spending expected over the next five decades. The personal savings rate is 2.5 times higher than the baseline. In 2018, for instance, the baseline requires a personal savings rate of 2 percent of income. The McCain plan raises the rate to 4.9 percent of personal income. That increase in the rate translates to substantial increases in total savings. The baseline forecast requires an annual average level of personal savings of $3.1 billion (after inflation). The McCain plan raises that annual average to $212 billion, or a 68-fold increase over baseline levels.

OBAMA PLAN: The modest boosts to income stemming from the extension of the Bush tax reductions in Obama's plan lead to increased savings. Personal savings increase by an average $135 billion (after inflation) between 2009 and 2018.

Would the Last Honest Reporter Please Turn On the Lights?

An editorial from a Democrat from the far left of the country gets it. This is a great read and a breath of fresh air to read an honest and open viewpoint on the housing crisis and the state of journalism in the United States. I think it is important to remember that with an Obama election combined with a Pelosi controlled blank check Congress we are going to be faced with the resurrection of the Fairness Doctrine. That will only continue to erode the media and expand Government's influence on our media.

His article first appeared in The Rhinoceros Times of Greensboro, North Carolina.

Please click the link above to read more about Scott Card and the Meridian website.

Excerpts:

An open letter to the local daily paper — almost every local daily paper in America:

I remember reading All the President's Men and thinking: That's journalism. You do what it takes to get the truth and you lay it before the public, because the public has a right to know.

This housing crisis didn't come out of nowhere. It was not a vague emanation of the evil Bush administration.

It was a direct result of the political decision, back in the late 1990s, to loosen the rules of lending so that home loans would be more accessible to poor people. Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac were authorized to approve risky loans.

What is a risky loan? It's a loan that the recipient is likely not to be able to repay.

The goal of this rule change was to help the poor — which especially would help members of minority groups. But how does it help these people to give them a loan that they can't repay? They get into a house, yes, but when they can't make the payments, they lose the house — along with their credit rating.

They end up worse off than before.

This was completely foreseeable and in fact many people did foresee it. One political party, in Congress and in the executive branch, tried repeatedly to tighten up the rules. The other party blocked every such attempt and tried to loosen them.

Read the rest by clicking the title above.

Photo Credit: Bob Henderson, Henderson Photography, Inc.

Bar Stool Economics - Our Tax System Explained


Over at Experimentum Crucis blog a post showed up on Friday the 17th about explaining our tax system through Bar Stool Economics. David R. Kamerschen, Ph.D.Professor of Economics University of Georgia has a great way of explaining our tax system in this country. Here is the post but please click the title above to visit Experimentum Crucis.

Our Tax System Explained: Bar Stool Economics
Suppose that every day, ten men go out for beer and the bill for all ten comes to $100.

If they paid their bill the way we pay our taxes, it would go something like this:

The first four men (the poorest) would pay nothing.
The fifth would pay $1.
The sixth would pay $3.
The seventh would pay $7.
The eighth would pay $12.
The ninth would pay $18.
The tenth man (the richest) would pay $59.

So, that's what they decided to do.The ten men drank in the bar every day and seemed quite happy with the arrangement, until one day, the owner threw them a curve.

'Since you are all such good customers,' he said, 'I'm going to reduce the cost of your daily beer by $20.' Drinks for the ten now cost just $80.

The group still wanted to pay their bill the way we pay our taxes so the first four men were unaffected. They would still drink for free. But what about the other six men - the paying customers?

How could they divide the $20 windfall so that everyone would get his 'fair share?'

They realized that $20 divided by six is $3.33. But if they subtracted that from everybody's share, then the fifth man and the sixth man would each end up being paid to drink his beer.

So, the bar owner suggested that it would be fair to reduce each man's bill by roughly the same amount, and he proceeded to work out the amounts each should pay. And so:

The fifth man, like the first four, now paid nothing (100% savings).
The sixth now paid $2 instead of $3 (33%savings).
The seventh now pay $5 instead of $7 (28%savings).
The eighth now paid $9 instead of $12 (25% savings).
The ninth now paid $14 instead of $18 (22% savings).
The tenth now paid $49 instead of $59 (16% savings).

Each of the six was better off than before. And the first four continued to drink for free.

But once outside the restaurant, the men began to compare their savings.

'I only got a dollar out of the $20,'declared the sixth man. He pointed to the tenth man,' but he got $10!'

'Yeah, that's right,' exclaimed the fifth man. 'I only saved a dollar, too. It's unfair that he got ten times more than I got'

'That's true!!' shouted the seventh man. 'Why should he get $10 back when I got only two? The wealthy get all the breaks!'

'Wait a minute,' yelled the first four men in unison. 'We didn't get anything at all. The system exploits the poor!'

The nine men surrounded the tenth and beat him up. - LOL

The next night the tenth man didn't show up for drinks so the nine sat down and had beers without him.

But when it came time to pay the bill, they discovered something important. They didn't have enough money between all of them for even half of the bill!

And that, ladies and gentlemen, journalists and college professors, is how our tax system works.

The people who pay the highest taxes get the most benefit from a tax reduction. Tax them too much, attack them for being wealthy, and they just may not show up anymore.

In fact, they might start drinking overseas where the atmosphere is somewhat friendlier. David R. Kamerschen, Ph.D.Professor of Economics University of Georgia

Joe Biden Say If You Vote For Barack Obama The USA Will Face a Major International Crisis By June 2009

During a fundraiser in Seattle yesterday Biden made some incredibly insensate comments! Maybe these aren't just gaff's maybe Joe Biden's IQ isn't as high as he wants us all to believe!

First he predicted with 100% certainly that if America votes for Obama we will be tested by either the Middle East or Russia and in a most significant way. He says he has figured out at least 4 or 5 scenarios!

He goes on to tell the Obama supporters that Obama is going to need all their support during his first term and that many of the supporters will be wondering what the heck they did by voting for Obama since the polls about Obama's performance will be in the tank. He predicts that many in America will be wondering about Obama's decisions. He goes on to say that popular decisions are NOT sound!!!

He also goes on to claim we don't have the military capacity to dictate outcomes - which is basically Obamaspeak for we will come home as a defeated or compromised military. Biden in one sentence states our military is in-adequate but on the other hand wants to drastically cut military spending.

When Biden realized the media was in the room he stated: "I probably shouldn't have said all this because it dawned on me that the press is here"

  • Vote for Obama if you want the United States attacked in some way in the next 6 months guaranteed by Biden.
  • Vote for Obama if you want to accept unpopular decisions by our President - isn't that why we are voting for a new direction this time around? Is this a veiled indication that Obama plans on massive socialization agenda?
  • Vote for Obama if you want our military to approach situations with defeat as an option - that has to be most brilliant concept yet!!!

How can anyone in America hear these things and think Obama/Biden/Pelosi solution is good for this country?

We need to stop this socialist cabal before it's money sucking roots get any deeper in our country! Vote for proper change and change we can count on: McCain/Palin.

Can you imagine what the media would be saying if Sarah Palin said this?

Here are some excerpts from the article over at ABC News blogs. Kudos to ABC News for having the courage to report the truth.

Excerpts from article:
ABC News' Matthew Jaffe Reports: Sen. Joe Biden, D-Del., on Sunday guaranteed that if elected, Sen. Barack Obama., D-Ill., will be tested by an international crisis within his first six months in power and he will need supporters to stand by him as he makes tough, and possibly unpopular, decisions.

"Mark my words," the Democratic vice presidential nominee warned at the second of his two Seattle fundraisers Sunday. "It will not be six months before the world tests Barack Obama like they did John Kennedy. The world is looking. We're about to elect a brilliant 47-year-old senator president of the United States of America. Remember I said it standing here if you don't remember anything else I said. Watch, we're gonna have an international crisis, a generated crisis, to test the mettle of this guy."

"I can give you at least four or five scenarios from where it might originate," Biden said to Emerald City supporters, mentioning the Middle East and Russia as possibilities. "And he's gonna need help. And the kind of help he's gonna need is, he's gonna need you.

He also quipped:
"I've forgotten more about foreign policy than most of my colleagues know, so I'm not being falsely humble with you. I think I can be value added, but this guy has it," the Senate Foreign Relations chairman said of Obama. "This guy has it. But he's gonna need your help. Because I promise you, you all are gonna be sitting here a year from now going, 'Oh my God, why are they there in the polls? Why is the polling so down? Why is this thing so tough?'

Then he continued...
"There are gonna be a lot of you who want to go, 'Whoa, wait a minute, yo, whoa, whoa, I don't know about that decision'," Biden continued. "Because if you think the decision is sound when they're made, which I believe you will when they're made, they're not likely to be as popular as they are sound. Because if they're popular, they're probably not sound."

Biden emphasized that the mountainous Afghanistan-Pakistan border is of particular concern, with Osama bin Laden "alive and well" and Pakistan "bristling with nuclear weapons."

And then to cap it all off...
"We do not have the military capacity, nor have we ever, quite frankly, in the last 20 years, to dictate outcomes," he cautioned. "It's so much more important than that. It's so much more complicated than that. And Barack gets it."

And the best part...
After speaking for just over a quarter of an hour, Biden noticed the media presence in the back of the small ballroom.

"I probably shouldn't have said all this because it dawned on me that the press is here," he joked.

Click the title above to go to the original blog article over at ABC News...

Obama Breaks State Ethics Law as Senator - Where is the outrage?

Over at Newsbusters they continue to do a great job exposing the media bias in this year's election. According to Obama's tax returns that were just recently released it seems he broke the Illinois State Ethics Law by taking payment for speeches while a serving as a State Senator.

Now we know how the media covered the Palin story...how come no one is hearing about this?

Apparently, as an Illinois state legislator through 2004, Barack was prohibited from taking honoraria for speaking under the Illinois Governmental Ethics Act

But what about Barack Obama’s 2000 and 2002 tax returns?

2000: On his 2000 Schedule C-EZ, Barack reported that he received $16,500 as a “Foundation director/Educational speaker.”

2001: On his 2001 Schedule C-EZ, Barack reported $98,158 from a Chicago law firm, Miner, Barnhill, for “Legal services/attorney” (and nothing for speaking)

2002: On his 2002 Schedule C, Barack reported $34,491 for “LEGAL SERVCES / SPEAKING FEES.”

These “speaking fees” are in addition to the amounts that Barack was paid as an employee, a lecturer at the University of Chicago, reported on the first page of his 1040s.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

The videos that say it all

All you have to do is watch these videos and make up your own mind.















A simple way to look at socialism compared to USA capitalism.


A simple way to look at socialism compared to USA capitalism.

A non-scientific and very simple way to compare the impact of socialism by comparing nominal GDP, labor force and population of various countries. In my analysis I compare GDP (Gross Domestic Product), Population and Labor force between United States and 6 socialist countries. The choices were arbitrary but since we are always hearing France and Sweden are the models of socialism that work, I started researching there. I have included three of our most liberal states in the mix since they all have a lot of socialistic type programs and they are either failing or threatening to bankrupt the states. The states are California, Massachusetts and Hawaii.

I compare at a very high level the United States to China, Cuba, France, Norway, Sweden and Venezuela.

The following table defines the columns used in the following tables. I apologize in advance for the poor quality of the images - I was not able to covert my analysis document properly to html so I made image files out of my tables.



When you first compare the GDP per population and worker Norway really stands out as an excellent example of value. Two key elements of Norway to remember they are ranked 11th for QOL and they are basically the population size of Massachusetts. I have always thought that one of the biggest problems of socialism is the ability to scale to the size of the United States and to keep people incentivized to be productive and eager to succeed. When you look at how poorly China, Venezuela and Cuba are doing in regard to GDP and their QOL of standing it makes you wonder why they continue on their path.

France is an interesting example because on a comparison of GDP per worker they are on par with the USA and are 1 point ahead of us in QOL however when socialism is concerned it is more accurate to compare GDP to the total population since you have to take care of everybody. Once you do that then France takes a 16% hit on their GDP performance as compared to the USA. Additionally there population is twice that of California. When you compare California to France you start to see a bigger difference. Even though California is 50% the size in population to France when you look at the GDP between the two France is ranked 6th and if California were a country it would be 8th.

If our GDP was determined by France's GDP performance instead of having $13+ trillion in GDP we would be producing $11+ trillion. We would still be #1 in GDP however with our current deficits how would we ever make up an additional $2 trillion dollars?

If we would be able to scale Sweden or Norway there is a chance to increase our GDP under socialism however it is important to note that Sweden is 27th for QOL and Norway is 11th. Given the definite possibility that socialism cannot scale and cost to us all personally to have our QOL impacted so directly it probably just isn’t worth it.

As expected Sweden and Norway take a hit but that startling difference if China, Venezuela and Cuba adopted a capitalist approach to their markets it really gives you a sense in regard to China just how powerful they could become if they dumped their Communist ways. I think it is important to understand that socialism is the next step on the way to Communism so you can see the impact to our GDP if we move closer to a Euro-Socialist society like France and then ultimately into Communism.

This view is very simplistic but it gives you a bird’s eye view to the differences in GDP and QOL. If we had to scrap $2 trillion in our GDP to pick up 1 point in QOL to tie France, I think we all know the answer to that.

As we look at our upcoming election we have a clear choice. Do we move to a more tax intensive and blank check spending mentality we the Obama team takes us closer to a Euro-Socialist way of life or do we look to the McCain team to first fix what is broken on E Capitol Street and Wall-Street?

With this historic opportunity for the citizens of our great nation to affect change we could also push a McCain administration to seriously look at the FairTax proposal. It would be the greatest shift of power from our Government back to our people it would have a very dramatic effect on our GDP and economy as a whole.

One of most dramatic impacts of FairTax would be directly on our GDP. Our GDP would grow to a strong $23+ trillion dollar value that is a $9+ trillion dollar increase over our current GDP that is practically the entire deficit! We would be on par with Norway’s performance but with 6100% more population, we would be #1 QOL and #1 for businesses world-wide. This is what you call a no-brainer.

The choice is clear you have to pull the lever for McCain and then we all need to push the FairTax!

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Colin Powell Plays The Race Card With His Vote



Colin Powell has put his support behind Barack Obama today. Back in September while speaking at George Washington University, Colin Powell, the first African-American Secretary of State, said this afternoon that electing an African-American US president would be “electrifying” for the world.

He claims it isn't about race but obviously it is. I fully understand the excitement about the first African American candidate running for president but why is it called racial pride?

If Senator Byrd (D) said voting for a White American candidate would be "electrifying" for the world - what would that be called?

If 90% of the Whites in America voted for a "white" candidate what would that be called?

Until we can truly look past color including influential African Americans they will always perpetuate racism through their so called racial pride.

The fact of the matter racial pride is nothing more than racism - rationality through irrationality.

The irony of the Colin Powell decision is that if he had endorsed McCain he would have been called Uncle Tom by the same exact people he is supporting.

Unfortunately race has again dragged American politics down to a new low and lowered the bar to the point where we can see the election of these least qualified person ever to run for president who also happens to have deep and direct connections to American terrorist, Islamic radicals, Fannie Mae and ACORN.

In the same breath as saying Barack Obama would make a great president he couldn't pass up the opportunity to slight a white woman running for Vice President - Sarah Palin because he doesn't think she is ready to be president even though she has more relevant executive experience than Barack Obama does but she is missing the most important qualification: her skin color.

Obama connected to Sunrise Equities Scandal



Tom Mannis over at the bench has released part 1 of his investigation into Sunrise Equities and Obama.

CHICAGO - Barack Obama has strong ties to a Chicago investment company that ripped off investors for a total of approximately $80 million. Sunrise Equities shut down in August when its CEO, Salman Ibrahim, and other top officers vanished. The money seems to have gone with them. Now, the Illinois Secretary of State and the FBI are investigating the scandal.

About 150 investors, mostly Muslim, learned in August that they had lost all of their savings to the Sunrise Equities fraud. Sunrise Equities, a shariah-compliant investment firm, targeted investors who were mostly Pakistani Muslim immigrants. Many the victims took out home-equity loans to make ends meet.

The Muslim Media Network (MMN) reported this on Sept. 11:

"According to latest reports coming from Chicago the management of Sunrise Equities and the affiliated Sunrise Constructions have disappeared after closing their offices. Sunrise CEO Salman Ibrahim, Vice President Amjed Mahmood, and Vice President (Community Relations) Mohammad Akbar Zahid are untraceable."

As financial scandals go, this one pales next to the implosions of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. However, to the hundreds of investors in Chicago who have been ruined by Sunrise Equities, the Fannie-Freddie mess might as well be in another galaxy. Salman Ibrahim and Sunrise Equities have ruined people here just as profoundly as any bank closing in the country has hurt others. Salman Ibrahim gained the trust of investors with the help of religious Muslim leaders, who approved of and even recommended investing with Sunrise Equities because it followed shariah rules, or Islamic law.

The Illinois Secretary of State and the FBI are investigating the scandal. Will Homeland Security be investigating this? After all, Ibrahim is a foreign national. Furthermore, he is rumored by many along the “Devon Corridor” of West Ridge to be a Taliban sympathizer.

The tragedy of Sunrise Equities has ripples throughout Chicago: A March 10, 2006 press release from Sunrise Equities bragged about a transaction in the nearby Uptown neighborhood:

"Sunrise Equities is pleased to announce the purchase of 4 parcels near the corner of Leland and Marine Drive. A yet unnamed project is under development and will be the largest project under the Sun Rise umbrella. The mixed use development plan will call for up to 150 condos and townhomes as well as community retail."

Click the link to read the entire story over at The Bench...

You also won't believe who is connected to sunrise Equities...yep Broadway Bank...now we come full circle with Rezko and friends...unbelievable

Friday, October 17, 2008

I AM JOE



Latest from Iowahawk...

First, a pre-emptive apology for the intentional non-humor to follow. I promise that all future non-humor will be strictly unintentional.

We've all witnessed a lot of insanity in American politics over the last few years. Up until the last few days, none of it has seriously bothered me; hey, just more grist for the satire mill. But after witnessing the media's blitzkreig on Joe 'the Plumber' Wurzelbacher, I can only muster anger, and no small amount of fear.

Politicians -- Sarah Palin, Bill Clinton, et al. -- obviously have to put up with some rude, nasty shit, but it's right there in the jobs description. Joe the Plumber is different. He was a guy tossing a football with his kid in the front yard of his $125,000 house when a politician picked him out as a prop for a 30 second newsbite for the cable news cameras. Joe simply had the temerity to speak truth (or, if you prefer, an uninformed opinion) to power, for which the politico-media axis apparently determined that he must be humiliated, harassed, smashed, destroyed. The viciousness and glee with which they set about the task ought to concern anyone who still cares about citizen participation, and freedom of speech, and all that old crap they taught in Civics class before politics turned into Narrative Deathrace 3000, and Web 2.0 turned into Berlin 1932.0.

Godwin's Law! you say? if the jackboot fits, wear it.

If it's meta-memes and meta-meta-narratives these media headlice want, so be it. I hope you will join me in expressing a simple bit of solidarity with this guy, Spartacus style. I AM JOE. I am a Wal Mart schlub in flyover country who changes my own oil and unclogs drains without a license. I smoke and drink beer and toss the football in the front yard with my kid, and I figure I can fend my way without handouts from some Magic Messiah's candy bags. Most everyone in my family and most everyone I grew up with is another Joe, and if you screw with them, you screw with me.

Are you a Joe? Say it proud. Leave it on every goddamn newspaper comment section and online forum. Let these pressroom and online thugs know you won't stay silent when they try to destroy the life of a private citizen for speaking his mind -- because for every one of them, there are a million Joe Wurzelbachers. And for that we should all be thankful.

Special thanks to Iowahawk for his thoughtful insight on this situation!

McCain Defends the Plumber



MCCAIN DEFENDS THE PLUMBER
REMARKS IN MIAMI, FL
Fri Oct 17 2008 13:45:02 ET

It's great to be here in Miami. Florida is a must-win state on November 4th, and with your help, we're going to win Florida, and bring change to Washington, DC. We had a good debate this week. You may have noticed-- there was a lot of talk about Senator Obama's tax increases and Joe the Plumber. Last weekend, Senator Obama showed up in Joe's driveway to ask for his vote, and Joe asked Senator Obama a tough question. I'm glad he did; I think Senator Obama could use a few more tough questions.

The response from Senator Obama and his campaign yesterday was to attack Joe. People are digging through his personal life and he has TV crews camped out in front of his house. He didn't ask for Senator Obama to come to his house. He wasn't recruited or prompted by our campaign. He just asked a question. And Americans ought to be able to ask Senator Obama tough questions without being smeared and targeted with political attacks.

The question Joe asked about our economy is important, because Senator Obama's plan would raise taxes on small businesses that employ 16 million Americans. Senator Obama's plan will kill those jobs at just the time when we need to be creating more jobs. My plan will create jobs, and that's what America needs.

Senator Obama says that he wanted to spread your wealth around. When politicians talk about taking your money and spreading it around, you'd better hold onto your wallet. Senator Obama claims that wants to give a tax break to the middle class, but not only did he vote for higher taxes on the middle class in the Senate, his plan gives away your tax dollars to those who don't pay taxes.

That's not a tax cut, that's welfare. America didn't become the greatest nation on earth by redistributing wealth; we became the greatest nation by creating new wealth.

This is the choice that we face. These are hard times. Our economy is in crisis. Americans are fighting in two wars. We face many enemies in this dangerous world, and many challenges here at home.

The next President won't have time to get used to the office. He won't have the luxury of studying up on the issues before he acts. He will have to act immediately. And to do that, he will need experience, courage, judgment and a bold plan of action to take this country in a new direction. We cannot spend the next four years as we have spent much of the last eight: waiting for our luck to change. We have to act immediately. I said it at the last debate: I'm not George Bush; if Senator Obama wants to run against George Bush, he should have run for President 4 years ago. We need a new direction now. We have to fight for it. I've been fighting for this country since I was seventeen years old, and I have the scars to prove it. If I'm elected President, I will fight to take America in a new direction from my first day in office until my last. I'm not afraid of the fight, I'm ready for it.

I'm not going to spend $700 billion dollars of your money just bailing out the Wall Street bankers and brokers who got us into this mess. I'm going to make sure we take care of the people who were devastated by the excesses of Wall Street and Washington. I'm going to spend a lot of that money to bring relief to you, and I'm not going to wait sixty days to start doing it.

I have a plan to protect the value of your home and get it rising again by buying up bad mortgages and refinancing them so if your neighbor defaults he doesn't bring down the value of your house with him.

I have a plan to let retirees and people nearing retirement keep their money in their retirement accounts longer so they can rebuild their savings. I will protect Social Security so that retirees get the benefits they have earned, and I will bring both parties together to fix Social Security so that it is there for future generations.

I have a plan to hold the line on taxes and cut them to make America more competitive and create jobs here at home.

Raising taxes makes a bad economy much worse. Keeping taxes low creates jobs, keeps money in your hands and strengthens our economy.

The explosion of government spending over the last eight years has put us deeper in debt to foreign countries that don't have our best interests at heart. It weakened the dollar and made everything you buy more expensive.

If I'm elected President, I won't spend nearly a trillion dollars more of your money, on top of the $700 billion we just gave the Treasury Secretary, as Senator Obama proposes. Because he can't do that without raising your taxes or digging us further into debt. I'm going to make government live on a budget just like you do.

I will freeze government spending on all but the most important programs like defense, veterans care, Social Security and health care until we scrub every single government program and get rid of the ones that aren't working for the American people. And I will veto every single pork barrel bill Congresses passes.

If I'm elected President, I won't fine small businesses and families with children, as Senator Obama proposes, to force them into a new huge government run health care program, while he keeps the cost of the fine a secret until he hits you with it. I will bring down the skyrocketing cost of health care with competition and choice to lower your premiums, and make it more available to more Americans. I'll make sure you can keep the same health plan if you change jobs or leave a job to stay home.

I will provide every single American family with a $5000 refundable tax credit to help them purchase insurance. Workers who already have health care insurance from their employers will keep it and have more money to cover costs. Workers who don't have health insurance can use it to find a policy anywhere in this country to meet their basic needs.

If I'm elected President, I won't raise taxes on small businesses, as Senator Obama proposes, and force them to cut jobs. I will keep small business taxes where they are, help them keep their costs low, and let them spend their earnings to create more jobs.

If I'm elected President, I won't meet unconditionally with the Castro brothers, while they keep political prisoners in jail, stifle free media and block free elections in Cuba. When I am President, we are going to pressure the Cuban government to free their people. The day is coming when Cuba will be free. I will open new markets to goods made in America and make sure our trade is free and fair. And I'll make sure we help workers who've lost a job that won't come back find a new one that won't go away.

If I'm elected President, I won't make it harder to sell our goods overseas and kill more jobs as Senator Obama proposes. I will open new markets to goods made in America and make sure our trade is free and fair. And I'll make sure we help workers who've lost a job that won't come back find a new one that won't go away.

The last President to raise taxes and restrict trade in a bad economy as Senator Obama proposes was Herbert Hoover. That turned a recession into a depression. They say those who don't learn the lessons of history are doomed to repeat them. Well, my friends, I know my history lessons, and I sure won't make the mistakes Senator Obama will.

If I'm elected President, we're going to stop sending $700 billion to countries that don't like us very much. I won't argue to delay drilling for more oil and gas and building new nuclear power plants in America, as Senator Obama does. We will start new drilling now. We will invest in all energy alternatives├Ő-- nuclear, wind, solar, and tide. We will encourage the manufacture of hybrid, flex fuel and electric automobiles. We will invest in clean coal technology. We will lower the cost of energy within months, and we will create millions of new jobs.

Let me give you the state of the race today. We have 18 days to go. We're 6 points down. The national media has written us off. Senator Obama is measuring the drapes, and planning with Speaker Pelosi and Senator Reid to raise taxes, increase spending, take away your right to vote by secret ballot in labor elections, and concede defeat in Iraq. But they forgot to let you decide. My friends, we've got them just where we want them.

What America needs in this hour is a fighter; someone who puts all his cards on the table and trusts the judgment of the American people. I come from a long line of McCains who believed that to love America is to fight for her. I have fought for you most of my life. There are other ways to love this country, but I've never been the kind to do it from the sidelines.

I know you're worried. America is a great country, but we are at a moment of national crisis that will determine our future. Will we continue to lead the world's economies or will we be overtaken? Will the world become safer or more dangerous? Will our military remain the strongest in the world? Will our children and grandchildren's future be brighter than ours?

My answer to you is yes. Yes, we will lead. Yes, we will prosper. Yes, we will be safer. Yes, we will pass on to our children a stronger, better country. But we must be prepared to act swiftly, boldly, with courage and wisdom.

I know what fear feels like. It's a thief in the night who robs your strength. I know what hopelessness feels like. It's an enemy who defeats your will. I felt those things once before. I will never let them in again. I'm an American. And I choose to fight.

Don't give up hope. Be strong. Have courage. And fight.

Fight for a new direction for our country. Fight for what's right for America. Fight to clean up the mess of corruption, infighting and selfishness in Washington.

Fight to get our economy out of the ditch and back in the lead.

Fight for the ideals and character of a free people.

Fight for our children's future.

Fight for justice and opportunity for all.

Stand up to defend our country from its enemies.

Stand up, stand up, stand up and fight. America is worth fighting for. Nothing is inevitable here. We never give up. We never quit. We never hide from history. We make history.

Now, let's go win this election and get this country moving again.