Where Are The Cries Of Astroturf Now?

Protestors crowded themselves into various banking buildings in NYC today, crying out against the evil Wall Street greed and questionable lending practices of banks. They want the Financial District to do something about all of the lost jobs and the fact that people are losing their homes. To their credit, aside from being a bit boisterous and having to be escorted out by police, I have not heard any talk of unruly or violent behavior.

I would, however, suggest that if the protestors want to go after those responsible, they carry the march down to the Capitol building in Washington, D.C. After all, the laws ALLOWING banks to act as they did, in fact encouraging it, were approved by many of the very same officials now berating the likes of Goldman Sachs.

One thing I would like to note is the following from the AP:

Thousands of workers and union members were expected at the rally, organized by the AFL-CIO and an association of community groups.

Just where are the cries of Astroturf from Nancy Pelosi and her ilk? The Tea Party movement, started by normal citizens who are fed up with the growing government intrusion is not legitimate, but groups that are obviously and admittedly organized and bussed in by Big Union are? I hardly think that is the case. Had this been a Tea Party event, I have no doubt all of the violence and ‘police escorting’ would make national headlines and be the topic of conversation for days.

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The Other Unsecured Border

UPDATE: Michelle Malkin piggybacks on my post 🙂

Mexican President Felipe Calderon said that the law passed in Arizona this past week was a violation of human rights.

Whose rights, exactly, are being violated? Not mine. Not yours. Not the guy down the street. Maybe he meant one of the thousands of illegal immigrants who cross our border every year? In that case, too bad. They have no rights here, other than the right to life. If they want the rest, they need to get into line.

Back in 2006, Calderon said

he planned to strengthen security at his country’s southern border with Guatemala, which is used by thousands of immigrants seeking to reach the United States each year. Calderon said he planned to increase the police presence at the border with the hope that it could become the ‘door to development rather than the door to crime,’ in a speech at the border town of Tuxta Chico.

He said

the new force would include federal and state police as well as immigration agents, who would also combat corrupt border officials that were allowing undocumented immigrants across the border.

Perhaps El Presidente is worried that all of those Guatemalan immigrants would displace the hard-working Mexicans crossing over to the US? Explain to me, again, how it is alright for Mexico to clamp down on their border with police and troops, but we cannot enact laws to protect our people and land? In fact, we ENCOURAGE Mexico to block their border. We help FOOT THE BILL to deport people, because it costs a measly $22 dollars to send them home from Mexico, but around $1700 from the States.

Come on libs, tell me how I and my Arizona comrades have it wrong?

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The Great Flip Flop

Charlie Crist has shown just why he could never be elected by Conservatives. He was all for the Florida Education bill until union pressures came. Now he is trying to link it to the healthcare bill in an effort to garner support. He supported the stimulus. He says he would have voted for the health care fiasco. he calls himself a conservative at heart.

Huh?

I didn’t get a chance to blog it before he vetoed, but the second phase is coming. Charlie Crist will drop his run as a Republican and will now run as an independent- in a COMPLETE flip from what he promised during his debate with candidate Marco Rubio.

Watch and see. He has until the end of April.

The man has ZERO integrity or honor.

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We Are All Moving To Mexico

Once again, my dad comes through with a GREAT email. Not sure where he is getting them, but I hope it never stops!

Dear Mr. President:

I’m planning to move to Mexico for my health, and I would like to ask you to assist me.

I’m planning to simply walk across the border from the U.S. into Mexico, and I’ll need your help to make a few arrangements.

I plan to skip all the legal stuff like visas, passports, immigration quotas and laws.  I’m sure they handle those things the same way you do here. So, would you mind telling your buddy, President Calderon, that I’m on my way down?

Please let him know that I will be expecting the following:

  1. Free medical care.
  2. English-speaking government bureaucrats for all services I might need, whether I use them or not.
  3. Please print all Mexican government forms in English.
  4. I want my grandkids to be taught Spanish by English-speaking (bi-lingual) teachers.
  5. Tell their schools they need to include classes on American culture and history.
  6. I want my grandkids to see the American flag on one of the flag poles at their school.
  7. Please plan to feed my grandkids at school for both breakfast and lunch.
  8. I will need a local Mexican driver’s license so I can get easy access to government services and be able to vote.
  9. I do plan to get a car and drive in Mexico, but, I don’t plan to purchase car insurance, and I probably won’t make any special effort to learn local traffic laws.
  10. In case one of the Mexican police officers does not get the memo from their president to leave me alone, please be sure that every patrol car has at least one English-speaking officer.
  11. I plan to fly the US Flag from my house top, put US. Flag decals on my car, and have a gigantic celebration on July 4th. I do not want any complaints or negative comments from the  locals.
  12. I would also like to have a nice job without paying any taxes, or have any labor or tax laws enforced on any business I may start.
  13. Please have the president tell all the Mexican people to be extremely nice and never say a critical things about me or my family, or about the strain we might place on their economy.
  14. I want to receive free food stamps.
  15. Naturally, I’ll expect free rent subsidies.
  16. I’ll need Income tax credits so although I don’t pay Mexican Taxes, I’ll receive money from the government.
  17. Please arrange it so that the Mexican Gov’t pays $4,500 to help me buy a new car.
  18. Oh yes, I almost forgot, please enroll me free into the Mexican Social Security program so that I’ll get a monthly income in retirement.

I know this is an easy request because you already do all these things for all his people who come to the US from Mexico. I am sure that President Calderon won’t mind returning the favor if you ask him nicely.

Thank you so much for your kind help.

You’re the man!

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Healthcare Post Passage, Part II

Several states, including Florida and Virginia already, are filing suits against the Federal government. The claim is that the mandates on private citizens to purchase a product or service that they do not want is unconstitutional. I am of the personal opinion that they are right on the money.

However, there are many who disagree. The argument that I hear, and that has been the subject of some heated debate between me and some liberal kids I go to school with, is

Well, they make you buy car insurance, so why are you not griping about that?”

Tsk. Tsk. Tsk. Child, come here so that dad can school ya.

Number one, why are you being made to buy this insurance? Is it so that if you get in an accident that your car can be replaced? Is it so that you will be taken care of should you be injured? Some would say yes, but I disagree.

The reason that you have to have insurance is so that if you hurt SOMEONE ELSE. In an accident if you are at fault for someone getting injured you won’t go broke paying their doctor fees. Your insurance will be charged the cost, from which you pay a deductible. I could care less if you get hurt for being an idiot on the road. But if you hurt me or my family, you should be responsible for paying the cost of repairs- body and car.

Number two, and more importantly, driving a car is a PRIVILEDGE. As a condition of being allowed to drive a car, you are mandated to be insured. That is not the case of health insurance. By mandating that individuals buy health insurance that they do not want or can afford is akin to placing strings as a condition of citizenship. If I refuse, I can be fined, jailed or both.

Healthcare is not a right. There is nothing in the CONSTITUTION that says it is. There is only the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Freedom of Speech, religion and the press. Beyond that, there are no rights that can be given by any man (or government).

If you disagree with the Constitution, lead the charge for a constitutional amendment. If you can get it changed, I will cease to use it as a shield against creeping Statism. Or, better yet, move to a country where healthcare IS a right. Either way, until one or the other occurs, as a citizen you are obligated to follow the rules set within the document.

Therefore, it is against the Constitution to mandate that I purchase some product I do not want. Next will be a mandate to buy energy-saving crap for my house. The Cap and Tax bill last year had provisions that said I could not sell my house until I got it up to code regarding the latest energy efficiency guidelines. Another government encroachment on my freedom and liberty.

The fight will go on. I promise you that. I will work hard to ensure the Constitution is upheld. And, you should too. Regardless of your view on the bill recently passed you should be VERY concerned over just how it all went down.

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Healthcare Post Passage, Part I

So as you probably know, the US House of Non-Representatives voted by a margin of 219-212 in favor of taking over the healthcare of this country. I am perhaps most disappointed in the fact that by doing so they blatantly ignored what I and a vast majority of Americans wanted.

I want, then, to take a look at insurance. After all, this is the main reason the bill was passed- MILLIONS of Americans cannot get coverage. If you followed the debate from last year the number of uninsured dropped from 47 million to 32 million. How did that happen?

Did we change something? Did our system magically cover 15 million previously uninsured? I doubt it. More likely the reason is because the President knows the number is bogus all around. It has already been shown where the numbers come from and the real number is around 10-12 million.

Still, that is a lot of folks. An entire 4% of our population. It stands to reason why we should uproot our entire system. 96% of America is living large while these poor Four-Percenters are getting the shaft. Much better to be BROAD AND SWEEPING than FOCUSED AND TARGETED.

But I digress.

I want to discuss insurance as it has been displayed. First, the claim that the insurance companies are evil and greedy. They are out there raising rates at 40% just because they can; and at a time when America is really hurting.

Ok, so WHY did Anthem Blue Cross of California do that? Note that this was only for PRIVATE policies. No one under group (i.e. employer) plans was affected. President Obama even said it was unconscionable and chastised them for doing so. Health and Human Services Secretary (HHS) Kathleen Sebelius berate them because they raised rates after a whopping 2 BILLION dollar profit in 2009.

Wow. A profit of 2 BILLION! What was this company thinking? Taking a massive 2.2% profit while poor Americans are suffering. They are not like those wonderful guys over at McDonalds, who’s 10% profit margin is TOTALLY different. I would like to note that in the Balance Sheet of Anthem (their annual financial report) they sold a property for around 3 billion dollars. So that means (to the mathematically challenged) that Anthem actually LOST money.

Fire people or raise rates? As a business person, you have to do what is best for your business. I don’t claim to say that Anthem was right in the size of their rate increase. I am not privileged to their insider projections. But for once, just ONCE, can we quit demonizing everyone we disagree with and have a normal debate?

More tomorrow as we look at the Left comparing Healthcare mandates to driving insurance mandates.

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Airport Security = Epic FAIL

After reading about how TSA forced a 4 year old boy to remove his leg braces and WALK BY HIMSELF through the metal detector, I hearby want to put this plan into action. (Thanks dad for passing it along to me!)

Here’s a solution to all the controversy over full-body scanners at the airports. Have a booth that you can step into that will not X-ray you, but will detonate any explosive device you may have on you.

It would be a win-win for everyone, and there would be none of this crap about racial profiling. And this method would eliminate a long and expensive trial. Justice would be quick and swift, and who could argue, FAIR!

Case Closed! PROBLEM SOLVED!!!

What say you?

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Major ClimateGate Scientist Comes Clean On Green

UPDATE 2: More trouble now looming for the IPCC as their data on hurricane activity (allegedly increasing) is in serious doubt

UPDATE: In yet another turn, Reuters reports that the International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) now admits “flaws” in their reports on sea level risings. Of course, their totally inept findings of 2007 do nothing to dissuade them from claiming that the “overall” report about man effecting the warming is correct. GENIUS!

If you have not yet read about this Climate BOMB, check out the report coming out of the BBC:

Phil Jones Retreats On Climate Data

In a nutshell, the number one climate scientist in the world has admitted that he did not keep accurate data records, that the medieval times may have been warmer than now and that there has not been any ‘statistically’ significant warming since around 1995. (Whatever that means.) I highly doubt that this will soothe the slathering masses from pushing forth their radical change agenda, but if nothing else we have won a moral victory here.

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Epic FAIL

The girl was just 23 years old. She was attractive. She had worked hard for her money as a Hooters girl before landing a gig with the AT&T call center in Central Florida.
What did she get for her trouble? The attention of a stalker who was nearly 40 years her senior. I am sure things were polite at first, but as the man’s obsession took hold the girl did what every smart person would: she kept track of what went on. She compiled a record of his stalking her both at work and online.

A week ago the girl brought seventy-two pages of documentation regarding the man’s obsessive behavior. She had affadavits from her co-workers at AT&T telling the tale of this guy and his constant badgering of her. She wanted a restraining order. And she was rejected by the judge for lack of evidence.

Excuse me?

S-E-V-E-N-T-Y T-W-O PAGES OF EVIDENCE AGAINST THIS MAN!

Well, the problem will no longer continue. The man killed the girl in the parking lot of her building, less than five minutes after the newly-wed’s husband left her to enter the building from a different entrance. She called him on the phone when she saw her stalker approaching but by the time her husband arrived the deed was done. The bastard stalker then turned his gun on himself.

Rest in peace Alissa Blanton. And may Roger Troy rot in hell.

Judge Dean Moxley of Central Florida = EPIC FAIL. He should have his feet held to the fire.

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