How the US Government is Supposed to Work

Posted in Obama on April 3, 2012 by MTR

When I was growing up we had to pass a class on the US Constitution in the 8th grade.  That was a while back so I went over to the www to read the document again.  Took me about 15 minutes to read the whole thing.  With that refresher in my head here is how I understand the US Government is supposed to work….

1. The power of the Executive rests in the office of the President.

2. The power of the Legislature rests in the Senate and the House of Representatives.

3. The power of the Judiciary rests in the Supreme Court.

All three branches were set up with some specific checks against each other and in the case of the Legislature between the House and Senate also.  So a bill is formulated and passed by BOTH the House and Senate.  The President may at this time sign the bill into law, actively veto it, or passively veto it by not signing it within the allotted time.  If questions regarding the constitutionality of the law are raised, that matter is taken before the Supreme Court.  Now, the Supreme Court is unlike other courts of law.  They do not decide guilt or innocence or fault.  They rule only on matters of constitutionality.  That’s it.

So now we have a bill that was legally passed and legally signed into law, according to the steps laid out by our governing document.  That law has now been challenged and the SCOTUS is hearing the case, and the PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA decides to carry out an attack campaign claiming that:
1. SCOTUS is NOT democratically elected (more on this in a minute).
2. SCOTUS has not mandate, power or reason to rule on the constitutionality of a bill passed by the congress and president.

Let me take number two first….THIS IS THE ONLY THING THAT SCOTUS was formed to do.  They rule on the constitutionality of everything from the local level on up.  They are and should be the last bastion of defense for a self governing people against a tyrannical democratically elected federal government.  This is why they have a lifetime appointment.  Theoretically this keeps them above politics.  Now I know that that is not always the case, however, by and large SCOTUS, whatever it’s makeup, has served the people well.  I have my opinions about a few notable rulings, the biggest mistake that I believe was the expansion in scope of the interstate commerce clause decades ago, however we would be at least a lot worse off today without them riding constitutional herd over the other two often goofy bodies.

Point 1
While SCOTUS is NOT directly elected (neither is POTUS either btw), they are nominated according to due constitutional process by a democratically elected President, and CONFIRMED by a democratically elected Senate and because of this their existence on the bench is well defined and valid within the unique quasi democratic experience that is US Government.  SCOTUS is as valid with our representative democracy as the other forms of representation we have.

National health care may well be a very very good idea.  However, the US way of doing so must also include our natural right to self determination, even if some of us are determined to be stupid, that is our right.

Let me lay to rest the most common misconception with this bill.  Most argue that the mandate included is no different than the many states requiring drivers to be insured.  That is a fallacy.  First of all, I have the right to not drive and therefore no need for insurance.  Second of all, the states require not insurance, but proof of financial responsibility.  This means that all I have to do is show that I am capable and will be capable to meet claims for damages that I cause OTHERS while exercising my privilege to drive.  I choose to meet this proof in several ways, auto insurance being one way.  I can choose to use the insurer I wish to use also.

The individual mandate violates my birth right as a US Citizen.  The Constitution stipulates that that the ONLY requirement I must meet to be a US Citizen and reside in the US is be born here.  With the mandate, my mere existence in the US requires that I spend money where I may not wish to spend it.  My only choices are penalties or leaving my country.  That’s it.  There is no middle ground.

If the government has the power to say that my participation in a group insurance policy is the key to national coverage and without my participation nothing else is possible, then don’t they also have the power to ban donuts?  I mean, it has been proven that donuts can cause health issues like diabetes and clogged arteries.  Wouldn’t health care for all be better and cheaper if donuts were outlawed?  How about Coca Cola?  Think this is a leap?  Let’s knot forget the case of the cafeteria police that occurred last year.

The governments job is to govern not to choose for the people.  Self determination is a most basic of right, much of it we have already given up.  The last shred that we have should be held dear and defended fiercely.



Mr. President, prove you’re an American!

Posted in Obama with tags on March 3, 2010 by MTR

That’s essentially what seven states have said by passing legislation that requires proof of citizen when registering for a presidential run. –

South Carolina-Bill 3389, freshman state Rep. Tommy Stringer has introduced legislation that would amend the state’s election code to make sure that “a candidate for President or Vice President of the United States may not have his name printed on a ballot in this State unless there is conclusive evidence that he is a natural born citizen of the United States.”…

New Hampshire’s House bill 1245, mandates that “the names of the candidates shall not appear on the ballot unless the secretary of state has received certified copies of the birth certificates of the candidates.”

Indiana’s Senate bill 82, grapples with the legal standing issue that has vexed “birthers,” granting the right to challenge qualifications to “a registered voter of the jurisdiction conducting the election.”… …more from the Obot’s HERE.

Arizona House bill 2441, titled: presidential candidates; proof of qualifications

…Within ten days after submittal of the names of the candidates, the national political party committee shall submit an affidavit of the presidential candidate in which the presidential candidate states the candidate’s citizenship and age and shall append to the affidavit documents that prove that the candidate is a natural born citizen, prove the candidate’s age and prove that the candidate meets the residency requirements for President of the United States as prescribed in article II, section 1, Constitution of the United States… …view entire Arizona bill HERE

Other states are also joining the war to defend our constitution. According to the National Conference of State Legislatures; New York, Virginia, Georgia and other states are also working on the same type legislation. …more HERE.

Also, let us not forget the federal bill proposed by Bill Posey of Florida; H.R.1503 – Presidential Eligibility Act –

To amend the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 to require the principal campaign committee of a candidate for election to the office of President to include with the committee’s statement of organization a copy of the candidate’s birth certificate, together with such other documentation as may be necessary to establish that the candidate meets the qualifications for eligibility to the Office of President under the Constitution…
…Congress finds that under – the Constitution of the United States, in order to be eligible to serve as President, an individual must be a natural born citizen of the United States who has attained the age of 35 years and has been a resident within the United States for at least 14 years. …view entire bill HERE.


It will be interesting to see what the response from the White House will be.

Paying back the devil

Posted in Obama with tags on March 1, 2010 by MTR

Obama owes the Unions for handing him the presidency and he owes them big time. And he’s paying back big time.

We’ve seen the White House visitor’s list with SEIU’s Andy Stern on the top of that roster. We’ve also seen unions getting the money from the Stimulus bills through municipality jobs. We’ve also seen the government takeover of the auto industry so the unions could keep their stake in those huge corporations. We’ve also seen Andy Stern under consideration on the Deficit Reduction Board.

Now Obama’s decided that the only way companies will be able to get goverment contracts to those who would be friendly to unions. Obama’s plan is to offer contracts to companies that “offer better levels of pay, health coverage, pensions and other benefits.” Translation: Union jobs.

It’s a gift for organized labor! And that gift would drive up costs for government projects at the same time.  The other downside would be that it would hurt small businesses, which is the center of our economy.

Obama continues to prove that he is against the free market and plans to run this country the old Chicago style.

Payback’s a bitch and we’re the one being screwed.

Captain Al Gore stays with his climate change ship as it continues to sink

Posted in Global Warming, Obama with tags on February 27, 2010 by MTR

With all the news lately about climate change and the fraud perpetrated upon society, we all were wondering what Al Gore’s reaction was to his sinking ship. Was he still hiding in his mansion that had an electric bill that in 3o years ours never would add up to? Or was he jetting off in his private plane and paying dearly in carbon footprints.

Well, Al Gore came out from under his cloud of controversy and lo and behold, he still is sticking to his story about global warming. Ooops, I meant climate change. They changed that name after the last conference when there was record snow, didn’t they?

Al Gore decided to submit an op-ed in the New York Times titled, “We Can’t Wish Away Climate Change.” I think Al Gore is wishing he wasn’t living through a nightmare which tanks the findings in his books and education tours and sees his financial wellbeing  in the tank. But worse yet, he’s being shown as a snake oil salesman.

He states that by ignoring his viewpoint on “climate change” we are a criminal society. Excuse me, but what actual law is being broken? Is there a law that says we have to believe all this “consensus” when it’s been revealed that all opposing opinion had been tossed out of any scientific journals. Seems there’s more of a problem on Gore’s end called FRAUD.

Al Gore then goes off on some tangent about if we fight global warming [sic] we are dealing with national security. And more importantly by ridding ourselves of oil dependence, we are not sending our money overseas. And then he flips over to job security in our country.

If Al Gore had stuck to just that issue, instead of the world is going to end mantra, he would have had credibility throughout the years, but his mantra has always been how the ice caps are melting and our shore lines are decreasing rapidly. Now that it’s been shown that the planet isn’t warming at the rate he has been preaching about all these years, he has to change his tone in order to keep the Kuching in his bank account.

But the hilarious part is that Gore states that global warming shouldn’t be dismissed because of “two mistakes found” in the emails. Two mistakes? Is he serious? What are there? 150 emails showing that negative data was ignored by scientist in order to create a “consensus?” He also made light of the “mistakes” found in the study about the Himalayan study dealing with the melting rate of glaciers and then dismisses the emails as being from overworked scientists with way too many demands placed on them.


Al Gore then tries to support his dogmatic enterprise by discussing that January was the hottest month in decades. Decades? I heard that there is none of comparison, then I hear 14 years and then the second hottest month, then the 14th hottest month on record. Must be that consensus thing going on again.

Meanwhile, Gore ignores a simple weather system that has been around since the beginning of the earth…..el Nino. This has nothing to do with man’s cars, man’s backyard barbeques or even man’s flatulence. It has everything to do with WEATHER PATTERNS.

And not once in his four page diatribe, he never addressed el Nino and weather patterns but continues to hold on to the crumbling mast of his sinking ship. Seems like the Captain’s trip is almost over and the water line is at lip level and he’s gurgling away.

Compromise: the one way street

Posted in Health Care, Obama with tags on February 27, 2010 by MTR

Barack Obama needs to grab a dictionary and look up the word “Compromise.”

Webster defines “compromise” as:
1 a : settlement of differences by arbitration or by consent reached by mutual concessions b : something intermediate between or blending qualities of two different things

Obama is exasperated with the Republicans because they won’t compromise with him on the health care bill. But it’s not compromise he’s seeking; Obama wants the Republicans to roll over and play dead in order to pass his legislation.

The Summit of the other day was nothing but a dog and pony show. Obama went there to let people know that he was still president. He went there to ridicule Republicans. But the Republicans went to the Blair House meeting actually to work, to bring forth ideas and every one of them were trashed.

There was no attempt on Obama’s part to “compromise,” to seriously discuss any major issue on the health care bill. And Obama’s final statement proved that. He essentially said that if the Republicans weren’t willing to play ball with him, that he would ram the bill through congress using the reconciliation process.

What a surprise……

Considering that Obama had already put up his 11 page proposal on the White House website, it was more than evident that anything the Republicans would have recommended were not about to be placed into consideration. And Obama even walked away from the Summit without even accepting any of the Republican ideas.

So either Obama doesn’t know the definition of “compromise” or the Summit wasn’t really about sharing ideas in order to actually create real health reform

Joe Klein: open mouth and insert foot

Posted in Main Street Media with tags , on February 26, 2010 by MTR

I always thought it was a requirement for journalists to actually witness a situation before commenting on them. Apparently not so in the case of the reknowned Joe Klein of TIME. He figured he’d read snippets here and there and still expect to come up with the proper conclusion.

Joe Klein admits in his piece, “The Health Care Summit” (wow, wasn’t that an exciting headline!) that he never even saw the Summit at the Blair House where Obama hosted a discussion between the Democrats and Republicans.

Klein concluded that all sides, including Obama talked alot. Wonderful! But then Klein mysteriously developed some amazing skill of “reading between the lines,” which has nothing to do with facts but helps him embellish on his very apparent bias.

First of all, Joe Klein stated that the Republicans had nothing very interesting to say. Hmm. Joe Klein should actually have taken the time to watch the Summit. He missed the part where Ryan took Obama to task. In fact, Rep. Paul Ryan was the main event. Everyone else saw it. Guess they forgot to send Klein the memo.

Klein must have missed when Wolf Blitzer said, ““It looks like the Republicans certainly showed up ready to play.” (CNN’s “Live,” 2/25/10)

And then there was Gloria Borgers’s remark, ““The Republicans have been very effective today. They really did come to play. They were very smart.” (CNN’s “Live,” 2/25/10)

But David Gergen’s remark was the best, ““The folks in the White House just must be kicking themselves right now. They thought that coming out of Baltimore when the President went in and was mesmerizing and commanding in front of the House Republicans that he could do that again here today. That would revive health care and would change the public opinion about their health care bill and they can go on to victory. Just the opposite has happened.” (CNN’s “Live,” 2/25/10)

But as I said, Joe Klein was too busy to actually watch the dog and pony show. That’s right. He was “elsewhere,” I forgot.

Somehow Klein concludes that if the Republicans were actually serious about reform, they would have gotten concessions from Obama. So because Obama had his own mind up (don’t forget, he wrote his own bill and placed it on line on the White House site), that it’s the fault of the Republicans that Obama wouldn’t give concessions?

Up to this point the Republicans haven’t even been allowed in the debate process. Obama figured since he gave the Republicans a good tongue lashing at the Republican retreat, that this was another chance to get in some good digs. Oh and he did! He got to remind everyone twice that he was president and inform Senator McCain to stop campaigning. See all the fun Joe Klein missed?

Instead, Klein got his tidbit of news and then made his own conclusions by reading tea leaves. Oh wait, that was  “reading between the lines” wasn’t it? And they pay him the big bucks for this crap he calls journalism? No wonder liberal journalism isn’t being read by the educated public anymore.

The attack of the liberal robocallers

Posted in Obama with tags , on February 25, 2010 by MTR

I wonder how long into Obama’s Summit did the Democrats realize that the conference wasn’t going their way. Was it before or after when Obama felt the need to remind the Senators in the room that he was president? Was it before or after when Barack Obama told Senator Alexander that the CBO did not say insurance premiums would go up? Was it before or after Obama told Senator McCain that he needed to stop campaigning? Or did the look of forlornness and boredom give it away? (Hey, is he raising the middle finger again?)

But at some point Barack Obama had to know that things just weren’t going their way, and it all had to do with the demeanor and snide comments made by the President of the United States. ( I knew they should have given him a teleprompter)

Either way Rahm Emanuel and David Axelrod, after pounding their heads against the wall, decided that they had to put Plan B C D E………O into action. Operation ROBOCALL.

According to Politico, the Obama team will be hitting the airways calling radio talk shows trying to get the message out that “we need Obamacare.” My guess is that operatives from ACORN and SEIU will be the ones making the calls to such shows as Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity. And they’ll all be given the talking points and I assure you they won’t be straying from them like their Commander- in-Chief did today.

The Republicans score at the Summit

Posted in Obama with tags on February 25, 2010 by MTR

 Media Says “Republicans Brought Their ‘A Team,’” “Have Been Very Effective,” “The Folks In The White House Just Must Be Kicking Themselves Right Now”

CNN’s WOLF BLITZER: “It looks like the Republicans certainly showed up ready to play.” (CNN’s “Live,” 2/25/10)
CNN’s GLORIA BORGER: “The Republicans have been very effective today. They really did come to play. They were very smart.” (CNN’s “Live,” 2/25/10)
·        BORGER: “They took on the substance of a very complex issue. … But they really stuck to the substance of this issue and tried to get to the heart of it and I think did a very good job.” (CNN’s “Live,” 2/25/10)
·        BORGER: “They came in with a plan. They mapped it out.”  (CNN’s “Live,” 2/25/10)
CNN’s DAVID GERGEN: “The folks in the White House just must be kicking themselves right now. They thought that coming out of Baltimore when the President went in and was mesmerizing and commanding in front of the House Republicans that he could do that again here today. That would revive health care and would change the public opinion about their health care bill and they can go on to victory. Just the opposite has happened.” (CNN’s “Live,” 2/25/10)
·        GERGEN: “He doesn’t have a strong Democratic team behind him.” (CNN’s “Live,” 2/25/10)
THE HILL’S A.B. STODDARD: “I think we need to start out by acknowledging Republicans brought their ‘A Team.’ They had doctors knowledgeable about the system, they brought substance to the table, and they, I thought, expressed interest in the reform.  I thought in the lecture from Senator John McCain and on the issue of transparency, I thought today the Democrats were pretty much on their knees.” (Fox News’ “Live,” 2/25/10)
THE WEEKLY STANDARD’S STEVE HAYES: “I think to me the most important thing to come out of the morning so far is that Republicans have spent a great deal of time talking with great passion, and I think eagerness about their plans, detailing the plans that until this morning them democrats had been saying didn’t exist. Well, you now see, I think, in great detail that Republicans do have plans, that they care about the same issues and that they feel passionately about it.” (Fox News’ “Live,” 2/25/10)

It’s his party and Obama’s already bored

Posted in Obama with tags on February 25, 2010 by MTR

The squabble between Obama and Alexander

Posted in Health Care on February 25, 2010 by MTR

During the Summit meeting, voices got a bit terse when coming to the subject of insurance premiums. Obama said that the health reform bill would reduce insurance premiums for most people. Senator Lamar Alexander disagreed citing the CBO. Obama basically told Lamar he didn’t know what he was talking about.

Well, let’s look at the CBO report

“Each of those components of the legislation has the potential to affect the premiums that are charged for insurance, directly or indirectly; some would increase premiums, and others would decrease them.” Pg 3

Many individuals and families would experience changes in premiums that differed from the changes in average premiums in their insurance market.2 As explained below, some provisions of the legislation would tend to decrease or increase the premiums paid by all insurance enrollees, while other provisions would tend to increase the premiums paid by healthier enrollees relative to those paid by less healthy enrollees or would tend to increase the premiums paid by younger enrollees relative to those paid by older enrollees. As a result, some individuals and families within each market would see changes in premiums that would be larger or smaller than, or be in the opposite direction of, the estimated average  Pg 4

CBO and JCT estimate that the average premium per person covered (including dependents) for new nongroup policies would be about 10 percent to 13 percent higher in 2016 than the average premium for nongroup coverage in that same year under current law. pg 5

Average premiums would be 27 percent to 30 percent higher because a greater amount of coverage would be obtained. In particular, the average insurance policy in this market would cover a substantially larger share of enrollees’ costs for health care (on average) and a slightly wider range of benefits.  Pg 7

CBO and JCT have estimated that, in 2016, the average premium nationwide for those “reference plans” would be about $5,200 for single coverage and about $14,100 for family coverage. Pg 8

Reference: CBO Report

There are 29 pages to the CBO report and I think it’s more than clear that insurance premiums will not decrease but increase under Obama’s health care plan.

Conclusion: Senator Alexander Lamar was correct and President Barack Obama was wrong, again.

Acme Insurance

Posted in Barack Obama with tags on February 25, 2010 by MTR

During the Summit, Obama recounted when he was a young man in college that he had bought auto insurance on his old beat up car and that he got into an accident, being rear-ended by another driver. Obama stated that he called up “Acme Insurance” and told them about the accident and that “Acme Insurance laughed” at him. Obama implied that insurance wasn’t insurance….namely that insurance companies back then were scheisters.

But Obama neglected to mention a few issues and in doing so lead the public to believe that “Acme Insurance” was some evil and greedy corporation. First of all, Obama admitted that he had an old beat up car. The chances he carried comprehensive insurance on the car is highly unlikely. The policy he most likely had dealt with any injury or damage incurred on the OTHER CAR. Since his  junker essentially had no value, there was no coverage on his vehicle. Thus filing a claim on HIS CAR would be laughed at. And I’m quite sure “Acme Insurance” explained the coverage to him.

This is just another example of Barack Obama engaging of sins of omission in order to support a position. Simply put, once  more, he lied.

The back door of the Summit

Posted in Barack Obama, Congress, Health Care with tags , on February 25, 2010 by MTR

As I write, the Summit debate is in the background and yes, it’s boring already. And I’m sure the participants are bored as well.

The purpose of the Summit? Supposedly to change the atmosphere of the debate. But change in what direction? Obviously the change desired by the Democrats is that the Republicans would crawl over to their side whining mea culpas all the way to the confessional. And the Republicans? That the Democrats would back off the government control of the American health care system that their bill embraces.

But at 4 pm what epiphany shall be reached? None.

Even before 10 am, the Democrats had already decided that Monday would be the “Big Push” day to begin to ramroding the Senate bill through Congress. The Democrats will take Obama’s 11 page bill and start disecting it with hopes that the “smaller” bill can be shoved through without having to worry about the Republicans filibustering it.

But the long and short of this is that Obama, nor the Democrats, expect anything more than political posturing from this meeting. No one honestly expects this to end up in a lovefest. It’s just a moment where Democrats can show that they actually sat down with Republicans and tried to hash out a bill. But the result will be a few compromises on both sides but none being enough to bring about the change of votes on the final count.

Obama and the Democrats are addressing their concerns to the wrong people. The only thing that is holding up the Democratic health plan are the Democrats themselves. The Republicans are already united in not voting for the bills before them.  It’s the Democrats who still can’t get their own totally on board. And as of this writing, there are about 10-12 Democrat House members who won’t be voting for the Senate bill, nor on Obama’s version.

So this Summit is an exercise of futility and all the work to pass the Democratic plan is going on at the back door of the Summit.

What’s Heath Care?

Posted in Obama with tags on February 25, 2010 by MTR

I just found a job opening at the Obama administration: a web designer who can spell

Socialism: The New Four-Letter Word

Posted in Chicago Politics, Marxism, Obama with tags on February 24, 2010 by MTR

What’s the  one label that many on the left shy away from? No, it’s not Liberal, and it’s not Progressive. But call someone  a socialist and you might as well have grabbed a silver cross and shoved it in the face of Dracula. The Left spit and sputter and start screaming protesting against the word.

Gone are the days when liberals actually believed that Government didn’t have the right to listen in on phone calls. Gone are the days when liberals thought taking from one’s  401K was wrong. Gone are the days when liberals believed that free enterprise was not the greedy monster of capitalism but a job where one could retire at. Gone are the days when liberals believed that Wall Street was the thermometer of the economy instead of being the greedy ogre that sapped our economy.

Now what exists is the fine line between liberalism and socialism and sometimes it’s hard to tell which one is which. But when you see names flung around like Saul Alinksy, the stench of Marxism becomes even stronger. And when you see groups like the SEIU supporting Obama, it gets even worse.

Liberals scream that they are not socialists. If so, then please explain the difference?

“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, 1948

New missile defense logo has some weird similarities

Posted in Obama with tags on February 24, 2010 by MTR

Tell me this is just a coincidence….. Here’s the new logo….

OK, cute……but hmmmm

Looks a tad like this……………..

with an added…….

Obama logo with Islamic crescent moon and star? Say it ain’t so. Tell me that whomever designed this didn’t see the controversy brewing in advance.

What was wrong with the old one?

Pony up the birth certificate if you want to run in Arizona’s election

Posted in Barack Obama with tags on February 24, 2010 by MTR

I’m guessing that Barack Obama won’t be on Arizona’s ballot for the 2012 election. Seems that Arizona just passed legislation that…well……

A state House committee on Tuesday approved the measure sponsored by 40 of the state’s 90 legislators. It would require presidential candidates who want to appear on the ballot in Arizona to submit documents proving they meet the requirements to be president (NY Times)

So Obama’s gonna have to make a trip to Hawaii or wherever to find his birth certificate. Inquiring minds will be paying attention to this.

Just because the Chicago Tribune says it, it don’t make it so

Posted in Main Street Media with tags on February 24, 2010 by MTR

Seems the Chicago Tribune is going through a case of  wishful thinking which is pretty much like the Swine Flu because  my response to their editorial, “Will of the People Backs Health Reform” can be simply put as “when pigs fly!”

First of all, the author won’t even man up and put his name on the Op-ed. If you feel you’re right about something, plaster your name all over the piece. So apparently the writer knows he can’t back up what he wrote……and he can’t.

Secondly, the editor chose the Kaiser Health Tracking Poll for its source. Kaiser? Didn’t want to use a more prominent polling group? But be it as it may, if you go by what the polls stated and the headline of the Op-ed, the editor down right lied. An even split of 43% -43% does not show public support at all. Last I heard, that was called a TIE, a DRAW, EVEN STEVENS, but definitely not a win for the liberals, the Democrats nor Obama.

And in looking at the different polls, it would appear that the Chicago Tribune could only find Kaiser that came anywhere near supporting the health care legislation that is before Congress right now.

In fact, since Scott Brown won his Massachusett’s Senate seat, most Americans (55% Gallup Poll) favor just shelving the whole health care idea which means that the majority are NOT in favor of the bills presently before Congress, which is a stark contrast to what the Chicago Tribune is reporting.

This is also in line with the Rasmussen Poll which shows that only 41% actually support the idea of the Health care bill. This is a far cry from the Chicago Tribune headline which tries to infer support.

No wonder liberal rags like the ChicagoTribune and New York Times are having problems with readership — they can’t even show honesty to the ones that actually support them financially. R.I.P.

The votes aren’t there!

Posted in Congress, democrat with tags on February 24, 2010 by MTR

We all can picture Nancy Pelosi sitting in her overstuffed office chair, made from Tuscan leather, of course, rubbing her hands gleefully and then pushing on her latest botox patch on her face. She cackles silently as she sees her life long dream of  the ultimate liberal power in her grasp. “Health care is mine!” she sneers (can’t smile too much because of the latest botox treatment is still puffy around the mouth.)

But Nancy could be looking through her Niaman and Marcus catalogue way too soon. She might not have the votes to pass the reconciled health care bill after all.

Rep. Eric Cantor’s memo details how the vote count for Pelosi just isn’t there, thanks to vacancies (3), pro-life walks (at least 12), possible spite from retiring members (e.g. Marion Berry), and potential switches from members whose Democratic senator does so first

Here is Cantor’s target list of potential switches — those who voted “yea” during the 220–215 health-care vote in November 2009 and, in his analysis, are now in a position to vote “no” on a reconciliation bill: 

Cao, Anh (La.)

Costello, Jerry (Ill.)

Dahlkemper, Kathy (Pa.)

Donnelly, Joe (Ind.)

Driehaus, Steve (Ohio)

Ellsworth, Brad (Ind.)

Kaptur, Marcy (Ohio)

Kildee, Dale (Mich.)

Lipinski, Dan (Ill.)

Oberstar, Jim (Minn.)

Stupak, Bart (Mich.)

Wilson, Charlie (Ohio)

Donnelly, Joe (Ind.)

Hill, Baron (Ind.)

Mollohan, Allan (W.V.)

Pomeroy, Earl (N.D.)

Rahall, Nick (W.V.)

Berry, Marion (Ark.)

So Nancy, dear, don’t get too comfortable in that leather chair. It won’t be yours after November. It’s for the NEXT Speaker of the House.

Mommas, don’t let your children grow up and go to Princeton

Posted in Marxism with tags on February 24, 2010 by MTR

You know something is wrong with our education system when the institution for higher learning hires an instructor who embraces ideals that most Americans think are absurd. But the Ivy League school, Princeton University, did just that when they hired Obama’s former Green Czar, Van Jones and gave him a teaching position.

You begin to wonder what the criteria is to qualify for a position at Princeton. I can understand it if they hired him to be a maintenance worker at the university, but a teacher? Do they seriously know who they are hiring?

Hey, you in HR, pay attention! Did you check the dude’s credentials? Or the fact he worked for the Obama White House suffice for you? Let me edjamakate you on your latest addition.

1. First of all, you do know that Van Jones believes that George Bush (the one who many libs felt was dumber than a post) conceived and carried out a plot to blow up the World Trade Center on 9-11? You know that he signed a statement demanding an investigation into what the Bush Administration may have done that “deliberately allowed 9/11 to happen, perhaps as a pretext for war.” You can find the document on line. He’s number 46 (but now had his name removed)

2. You do know that Van Jones is a radical communist, right? Btw, that’s “self-described” communist.

Jones told the East Bay Express in 2005:

I was a rowdy nationalist on April 28th [1992], and then the verdicts came down on April 29th. By August, I was a communist. (…)

I met all these young radical people of color – I mean really radical: communists and anarchists. And it was, like, ‘This is what I need to be a part of.’ I spent the next ten years of my life working with a lot of those people I met in jail, trying to be a revolutionary

3. You do know he was a Jew-hating, America- hating racist, didn’t you?

Did you know that Van Jones thinks that only suburban white kids shoot up schools?

Jones exposes more of his ignorance and maligns both the U.S. flag and the United States.

“When somebody had taken the American flag and turned it into a war flag and used it to beat and whip and lynch anybody who didn’t agree that we should be bombing people and torturing people

He talks about what a “locust” humans are, raping and pillaging “mother earth.”

There is a great convergence that’s happening. It’s very positive.  It’s very hopeful.  It’s very miraculous.  You see it.  You are some of it.  All the hard core political activists, all the Marxists, and anarchists, and the [unintelligible], and the Marxists-Leninists-Maoists, and the Marxists-Leninists-Trotskyists, and the Social Democrats…on the other side are all the spiritual people…I’ve got to get active. I’ve got to do something. I’ve got to put feet up under these prayers…


I think it’s more important to be a revolutionary.  Because a revolutionary proposes a more just order. And I think that’s where we’re on the path to.  We need change on a revolutionary scale

So mommas, do you want your children to grow up and be another radical like Van Jones? Then don’t let them go to Princeton.

I pray God when the Democrats take back control we don’t make the kind of naked power grab you are doing

Posted in Congress, democrat on February 24, 2010 by MTR

I’m guessing that when Joe Biden said that in 2005, that he actually forgot to pray the prayer or he didn’t really mean it. I’m guessing, though Biden wore his ashes on Wednesday, he’s really not a praying man and he’s a greedy politician like all of Congress.

But now when the Republicans are objecting to the nuclear option, we get Harry Reid telling the Republicans to stop crying. Yet back in 2005 the Democrats whined even more.

But back in 2005, it was Joe  (the gift that keeps on giving) Biden who asked the Republicans to not use the  nuclear option — to compromise.

Ladies and gentlemen, the nuclear option extinguishes the power of Independents and moderates in this Senate. That is it. They are done. Moderates are important only if you need to get 60 votes to satisfy cloture. They are much less important if you need only 50 votes.

… I do not want to hear about “fair play” from my friends. Under our rules, you are required to get 2/3 of the votes to change the rules.

… It is the one thing this country stands for: Not tilting the playing field on the side of those who control and own the field. I say to my friends on the Republican side: You may own the field right now, but you won’t own it forever. I pray God when the Democrats take back control, we don’t make the kind of naked power grab you are doing

Apparently the Democrats didn’t have the same sentiment. Naked power grab is the definition of the Democratic Party now.