Friday, July 31, 2009
Oh my God! I'm still not sure I want this picture on my site.
However it seems our old friend Dan Rather wants the government to intervene, and "save" journalism!
Lets take a look at Dan-in his own words- if you will.
Rather proposed a special White House commission to research a viable future for the media
A special White House Commission? Let me see here. Did the founders of this Great country put a White House committee for the media-or whatever- in the Constitution? NO! And not just No! But Hell No!
This smacks of a call for censorship. If the -quote unquote- "Traditional Media"- i.e in our time worn out liberal rags -can't make it in the modern world TO BAD!
This is about free market principles. If people like your product, they buy it,if they don't ,they go somewhere else.
Well guess what, for some time now people have CHOSEN to go somewhere else. They have decided to go to the blogosphere, they have chosen talk radio, they have chosen Fox News.
To sum it up people are sick and tired of the worn out nonsense, and outright propaganda of the so-called "Mainstream Media". They're tired of the lies, the bias, and the hypocrisy!
They're tired of liberal talking heads claiming to be "unbiased" when they clearly have a left wing agenda.
If you doubt this, look at the "love fest" the liberal media has going on for Obama!
People are tired of this crap! At least Fox news, Talk Radio, and Conservative bloggers admit they have a bias.
Take me for example I'm unabashedly biased toward the right. For myself I would have a lot more respect for these fools if they would just come clean and say "I'm a liberal and damn proud of it".
Conservatives aren't afraid to let the world know where they stand! Libs should start being proud and honest that they are libs. Otherwise they're just liars.
Bottom line new technologies have come along. People have alternatives to print media. Either they adapt and survive, or they die!
At one time we had people who made wagons. They made fine products,but one day a new product came to town, the car. People loved it and Detroit was born.
The wagon makers either started making cars or they went out of business.
The last thing we need is a government bailout of the media. And we darn sure don't need Washington telling me and you what to read or write!!!
End of story. Freedom!
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
"Compliance with the tax code is not only very difficult and complicated, consuming a total of 6 billion hours, but unreasonably expensive as well. It is estimated that it costs taxpayers $265.1 billion for tax filing, tax record keeping, and tax reduction advice. That's just shy of $900 for every man, woman, and child in America! We have taxation without comprehension..."
Remember the song by John Lennon "Imagine" In it Lennon say's things like imagine there's no heaven"-which by the way I don't want to do-and war etc etc. But what if there were no I.R.S.?
Imagine if you can an America with no income, payroll, corporate,death, or capital gains taxes!
Well as Louis Armstrong sang, "What a wonderfull world it would be".
Unfortunately we're not there yet, but we could one day, be if every taxpayer that despises taxes -and I have yet to meet one that did'nt- would get behind, and support, the FairTax.
One of the first questions I asked when I first heard of the FairTax was what does this do and how does it benefit me and my family?
Well heres the answer:
This plan allows you to keep 100% of your paycheck-excluding any deductions such as savings or insurance you have elected to take out-and gives you more money in your pocket.
Imagine how the extra cash in your pocket could benefit you, your family, or even your community, if your the charitable sort.
Here's one of the best things the fair tax does,and read this carefully, IT ABOLISHES THE TAX CODE AND THE I.R.S.!!! Now that's something worth shouting about.
Imagine a new tax code,or law, actually that would make every American, and every company, pay their fair share of taxes. Well folks thats what the FairTax does.
Intrigued? Then click on the Fair Tax logo on the right side of this page or click the link below to learn even more of the great things the FairTax does.
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Freedom of speech-one of the hallmarks of a free society-is under attack in our neighbor to the north. Check out the link above. It will take you to FreeDominion a sister site to FreeRepublic in the States.
As I shared in part 1 of "A Canadian Horror Story" it seems if you have views or opinions contrary to the government it may well be that the authorities will try to make your life a living hell!
This really has me shook. I know the U.S and Canada are different cultures, but we are both Americans-as in North America- and we both share a common ancestry and heritage of freedom of political thought.
In the United States our Revolution was fomented and led by individuals who would publish what were called "broadsides" these were sheets of paper printed on one side. Those who published broadside often used them for poetry and other literary works. However the broadsides were also used to tell the news as well as expound political thought and even revolutionary propaganda.
Broadsides were heavily used during the American Revolution ,The Anti-Slavery Movement, as well as the Temperance movement.
Well my friends broadsides WERE the Internet and blogospheres of their day. During the American Revolution it was dangerous to publish them and could actually lead to being hung for treason! That's why after the Revolution Our founding fathers enshrined freedom of speech in the Constitution.
But like our Canadian friends there are many in America who would silence thought and opinions they don't agree with. Consider how the Dems are threatening to reinstate the so called "Fairness Doctrine" !
Would a blogger have to print a liberal opinion or point of view for every conservative post?
Or perhaps the libs along with the News organizations will want to PASS LAWS TO SHUT US DOWN BECAUSE WE'RE NOT LICENSED JOURNALISTS!
Or maybe we'll be charged with hate crimes. At any rate go to the link above, read about what's happening in Canada. Folks if it can happen there it can happen here.
Sunday, July 26, 2009
Unfortunately Mr. Robb was voted out of office and replaced by current 24th District Rep. Chris Kelly in the last election. Kelly , once elected, supported a similar bill, which was passed in the House of the Missouri General Assembly, and was set to come out of committee in the state Senate when the Assembly adjourned earlier this year.
As it stands now the Missouri Fair Tax bill stands an excellent chance of becoming law within the next two years!
Bottom line Prices go down, every one has more money in their pockets and America becomes the most attractive place in the world to do business. This will result in an economic boom of unprecedented proportions.
This weekend I spent three hours volunteering to work in the Fair Tax booth at the Boone County Fair in Columbia Missouri. I had a great time and met a good group of great Missourians.
While there an activist from the Boone County Republicans booth came down and educated us about the Save Our Secret Ballot initiative. This would guarantee the right of workers voting to unionize, to vote by secret ballot, it also makes sure political elections are protected as well.
The folks shown above are some of the great Americans I had the privilege of working with this weekend . This is what Freedom is all about!
Thursday, July 23, 2009
Well I'm not so sure. Originally I set out to post a commentary on the Canadian health care system -especially since we've been told- by the liberals- that we need a Canadian style health care system.
But what I found in my searches on the net was terrifying and chilling. I found information about the "Canadian Human Rights Commission". If there ever was a misnomer this is it. I found search results that said people had been jailed for writing letters disagreeing with the government or for that matter just writing politically incorrect opinions.
Yes you heard me right, jailed for dissent. Their only crime was expressing an opinion contrary to political correctness. As bad as socialized medicine probably is up there-and I don't want to find out what it would be like here- this is the Real Horror story!
Here's what I found...
"Today, the outspoken voice of the workingman, Brad Love was released from prison on bail conditions his own lawyer, Peter Lindsay suggested are more usually imposed on people facing murder charges. Mr. Love is accused of five counts of writing letters, contrary to his previous parole condition.
Furthermore this article went on to state that...
One of the Crown’s reasons for wanting Mr. Love kept in prison pending his trial, which Peter Lindsay said might not occur for six to nine months, is that he has not changed his political views.
Say what ? A man is sitting in jail in Canada because he refuses to change his political views! I was under the impression that Canada is a free country. Evidently not as free as I thought.
This is what a Canadian Blog "Freedominion" reports about Mr. Love...
"In an interview with Café tonight, Mr. Love, settling down after enjoying his first decent meal in five days explained the writings that have stirred the powers that be to send him back to prison. He wrote taunting comments to the York University Student Union, B’nai Brith and the Canadian Jewish Congress on the occasion of Israel Equals Apartheid Week. Among his comments were: If all these Third World people are against Zionism, maybe they’re right. He also wondered in his letters whether Third Worlders demonstrating against Zionism would be called racists. Brad Love told CAFÉ: “Many of the comments I made I borrowed from Jewish comedians.”
This my friends is a pretty sad state of affairs. What makes it worse -if it can get any worse- is that the liberals ,and Democrats, in this country are saying we should be more like Canada. And they are also the ones pushing for hate speech laws as well as so called Human rights commissions in this country!
Folks if after this health care nonsense they start pushing anti-hate legislation -even more than they have already-we may be in for a fight. Canadian Brad Love is already fighting this in his country here's what he had to say...
"“It’s because it’s a thought crime,” Mr. Love commented ...
I first found this story at a blooger site ran by Marc Lemire http://blog.freedomsite.org/2009/03/political-prisoner-brad-love-may-not.html
He ends his article with theses poignant words...
“It seems the state is intent on shutting Brad Love up,” Paul Fromm observed. “What does it say about the emotional fragility of the powers that be that they can’t withstand a little needling and criticism from a blunt spoken working guy, without running to the State to have him gagged and jailed? And we’re over in Afghanistan trying to bring democracy and human rights to those people. We ought to start right here in Canada.”
Look for more on this story in upcoming posts.
We need to cry "Freedom " for Brad Love!
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Here it is the Obama Chia. The other night I was watching an extreme sports show on MTV when this commercial came on for the "Obama Chia" pet.
I couldn't believe my eyes-or ears for that matter- this was probably the cheesiest commercial I ever saw! At first I thought "what the hell" is this a joke?
Now I know this is probably old news but I don't watch a lot of tv and anyway I had missed this one. As the commentator came on he said something about celebrate 'Liberty, Diversity,something I can't remember, and hope!
I practically choked! This President is supposed to be the poster boy for Liberty? This guy is somewhere to the left of Joseph Stalin for crying out loud!!
As far as prosperity. I don't know about you, but as for me, I'm afraid it may be years before we see a return to real prosperity if Barack and his minions in Congress have their way.
And what of hope? Until their gone I won't hold out much hope for any of our futures.
(Soviet National Anthem playing in background) Welcome to the Soviet Socialist Republic of North America Comrade!
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
The liberty bell. What a symbol of American freedom. That's what this blog is all about,freedom. The democrats in congress have billed themselves as the guardian's of freedom, Barack said he would bring us economic freedom and social justice, together they forced through a so called stimulus that has done absolutely nothing to advance the cause of freedom or economic stimulus!
Enter "American Solutions,for winning the future". the democrats keep accusing conservatives of criticizing but not having solutions. Well here is a site , connected with Newt Gingrich, that offers real solutions to the problems we currently face.
Chief among these solutions-there's twelve by the way-is a proposal for "Payroll Stimulus". What would this do? Well according to the American Solutions "Take Action"Page this "Payroll Stimulus" would...
"Reduce the Payroll Tax by 50% for Two Years. Whereas many people don't pay the income tax, but do pay the payroll tax, we believe this would immediately boost take home pay for every employee, and free up available cash for every employer."
Although I prefer the Fair Tax- which totally eliminates payroll, income, and corporate taxes-any tax break is better than no tax break. Especially one that puts more cash into the pockets of the people who drive this economy. The American worker.
If I had a fifty percent reduction in what I pay in payroll taxes-and this should include medicare and,social security as well as federal taxes- who knows I might be able to by a new car, or refrigerator, or whatever. Multiply this by millions of workers and shazamm you have real stimulus and the beginning of recovery.
America It's time to wake up and demand that those who supposedly represent us in Washington act on proposals like this. And in a special note to the Republican Party if you don't adopt a platform similar to the American Solutions platform you will probably not retake control of Congress and America will have lost again.
Monday, July 20, 2009
Here in Missouri we have a law referred to as the Castle law. What this law does is allow a homeowner to use deadly force against anyone who breaks into their house and is threatening their family.
I see H.R 17 as a National version of Missouri's Castle Law. If enacted this law would "protect the right to obtain firearms for security, and to use firearms in defense of self, family, or home, and to provide for the enforcement of such right".
When a similar law was passed in Missouri I was taken by supprise. I thought I already had the right to use a gun to protect my home and family. But in truth if the situation had arose I might well have been charged with a crime.
This is a problem nationwide. Honest citizens trying to protect what is theirs are routinely subjected to criminal prosecution. Just take a look at this quote from H.R 17
"Ronald Biggs, a resident of Goldsboro, North Carolina, was arrested for shooting an intruder in 1990. Four men broke into Biggs' residence one night, ransacked the home and then assaulted him with a baseball bat. When Biggs attempted to escape through the back door, the group chased him and Biggs turned and shot one of the assailants in the stomach. Biggs was arrested and charged with assault with a deadly weapon--a felony. His assailants were charged with misdemeanors."
This sort of thing is outrageous, but wait, it doesn't stop there...
"Don Campbell of Port Huron, Michigan, was arrested, jailed, and criminally charged after he shot a criminal assailant in 1991. The thief had broken into Campbell's store and attacked him. The prosecutor plea-bargained with the assailant and planned to use him to testify against Campbell for felonious use of a firearm. Only after intense community pressure did the prosecutor finally drop the charges".
The prosecutor was actually going to use the CRIMINAL to testify against the VICTIM!
I practically choked when I first read that one. Folks this is the state of our country. Victims are charged with crimes while the perpetrators go free, get reduced sentences, or even win awards in law suits.
This is America today folks. As they say you can't make this stuff up. 60, 75 ,100 years ago this wouldn't have even been needed but not today. All I can do is shake my head when I think about it. Here is some real. practical , legislation, that is badly needed in an age when not an hour goes by that there is not a home invasion, burglary, or rape in a citizens home.
In the meantime all the Democrats in Congress can think of is TAX TAX TAX and GUN CONTROL. Time for people to demand legislation like this be moved forward and passed into law.
A gun toting Freedomlover.
Saturday, July 18, 2009
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
"O ye that love mankind! Ye that dare oppose, not only the tyranny, but the tyrant, stand forth! Every spot of the old world is overrun with oppression. Freedom hath been hunted round the globe. Asia, and Africa, have long expelled her. — Europe regards her like a stranger, and England hath given her warning to depart. O! receive the fugitive, and prepare in time an asylum for mankind."
These are the last words in the great work by Thomas Paine "Common Sense". He challenges those who love mankind to oppose not only tyranny but also the tyrant. Today's politics are full of tyranny and the tyrant is not one, but many. Queen Nancy Pelosi is one said tyrant who proposes a new 50 percent tax on the wealthiest Americans Prince Harry Reid is another such tyrant. These so called politicians care not about the people or this country, they care only about their own power. These two -along with the anointed one Obama- have declared nothing less than economic war on America.
Every day they put forth an idea about a new tax, or how they can provide health care, or control the economy. This President and his minions in Congress seem to be hellbent on destroying the greatest economic and democratic system the world has ever known.
The so called Czars that this President has appointed seek to control and direct every aspect of business, commerce,and ultimately the entire economy, all without ever having been confirmed by congress or voted on by the people. Where is the provision for this in the Constitution?
I'll tell you where it's at it in the pits of hell. The current crowd in Washington have chosen to ignore the Constitution, the people, and ultimately common sense. Here we are in the middle of the worst economic depression in almost 30 years, and these idiots want to raise taxes on the so called "rich" and every one else for that matter. It will be the rich today, and the pauper tomorrow. I'm not a rich man but the dogs already are stealing too much of my hard earned money.
The wealthiest among us are the ones who create jobs. What sense does it make in the middle of recession to tax the hell out of them, and everyone else! No my friends common sense is at an end and true justice lies dead in the streets.
Thomas Jefferson said "The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing". Now is the time my friends for the real people of this country to stand up and raise there voices as one and to say to theses would be tyrants and dictators that enough is enough!
Contact your congressmen and representatives and tell them in no uncertain terms that if they continue down this path there will be a revolution at the ballot box and their sorry a---'s will be voted out of Washington.
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
"As my wish was to serve an oppressed people, and assist in a just and good cause, I conceived that the honor of it would be promoted by my declining to make even the usual profits of an author."
Thomas Paine on refusing to collect royalties on Common Sense and donating all proceeds to the Continental Army.
"The Sun never shined on a cause of greater worth. 'Tis not the affair of a City, a County, a Province, or a Kingdom; but of a Continent — of at least one-eighth part of the habitable Globe. 'Tis not the concern of a day, a year, or an age; posterity are virtually involved in the contest"
This is what Thomas Paine thought of the contest we call -The Revolution- which pitted a small and very weak 13 Colonies against the greatest power in Europe. he knew that what lay in the Balance was the future of freedom, as well as, the future of not only American generations yet to be born, but also of untold millions world wide.
Today though not convulsed in a revolution against an out side colonial power, we are witnessing a form of socialist revolution the likes of which this country has never seen.
Not a day goes by but what some new plan for government -if not outright taking over some sector of the economy or aspect of American life-it is at least proposed that the government control be placed over it to an extent that would daze the founders.
There still is no greater cause than freedom and I believe this country was meant to lead the world to freedom. What is happening in this country today is indeed the affair of an entire continent and will have profound effects upon future generations of Americans as well as generations all over the world.
We have strayed so far from our original principles that if something is not done to stop this present madness I fear we may be witnessing the death of freedom. This country was not founded on the proposition that the "government can do it better". It was founded on the ideal that if the government would get out of the way, allow the people to have their own wealth and decide their own destiny, they, the people would do all things better than any government!
Government was seen as a necessary evil not to try to decide, tax, and control every aspect of society and life, but to provide the basic protections that a civilized society needed. Being legal protections to keep social order and peace-as well as-protection of God given rights. A further purpose of government was to provide for the defense of the people and create a climate for the betterment and improvement of society. It was never intended to be a nanny to wipe our noses clean our diapers and tell us what to do in every corner of our lives.
Indeed Paine's words ring as true today as they did when they were written "
'Tis not the concern of a day, a year, or an age; posterity are virtually involved in the contest, and will be more or less affected even to the end of time..."
Sunday, July 12, 2009
Thursday, July 9, 2009
Tuesday, July 7, 2009
Monday, July 6, 2009
Saturday, July 4, 2009
corner of the city, and country -- It will wait upon the ladies at their
toilett, and will not leave them in any of their domestic concerns; it will
accompany them to the ball, the play, and the assembly; it will go with them
when they visit, and will, on all occasions, sit beside them in their
carriages, nor will it desert them even at church; it will enter the house
of every gentleman, watch over his cellar, wait upon his cook in the
kitchen, follow the servants into the parlour, preside over the table, and
note down all he eats or drinks; it will attend him to his bed-chamber, and
watch him while he sleeps; it will take cognizance of the professional man
in his office, or his study; it will watch the merchant in the
counting-house, or in his store; it will follow the mechanic to his shop,
and in his work, and will haunt him in his family, and in his bed; it will
be a constant companion of the industrious farmer in all his labour, it will
be with him in the house, and in the field, observe the toil of his hands,
and the sweat of his brow; it will penetrate into the most obscure cottage;
and finally, it will light upon the head of every person in the United
States. To all these different classes of people, and in all these
circumstances, in which it will attend them, the language in which it will
address them, will be GIVE! GIVE!"
Friday, July 3, 2009
Wednesday, July 1, 2009
This is a follow up to my post from yesterday. I have asked the question "What the government doesn't want you to know?". I have to question why we are in such a headlong rush to enact the Cap and trade legislation?
This is probably some of the most important legislation of our lifetimes. If this ill conceived monstrosity becomes law individual freedom, personal autonomy, and free market capitalism will be severely threatened.
For some time now I have felt that this panic over global warming was a crisis created in order to pass a political agenda. That agenda being a plan by the left, to end,or at least, severely hobble free market capitalism, as well as personal freedom. I remember back in the seventies the same people were warning us that we were headed for another ice age, and who was the culprit, man made pollution , in the form of green house gases!
Alas at that time people had enough common sense to realize that what was, or was not, happening with the weather was probably just part of the normal cycle, and rhythm of planet Earth, as well as , the solar system we live in.
Fast forward 30 or more years to today. The left has had plenty of time to indoctrinate an entire generation to buy into this global warming nonsense and to formulate the current B.S that they are peddling today. The left realized some years ago that rather than cooling, the Earth, was actually warming. They seized upon this to begin promoting an agenda where by they could accomplish a goal, that I believe they set for themselves during F.D.R's time. to at least reign in capitalism, and preferably neuter it to the point that the state controlled everything.
They worked on this for years, and the climate seemed to be playing right into their plans. But then things started swinging back the other way. Data came in suggesting things wee actually cooling off. So starting in the Clinton administration they began this global warming drumbeat that has intensified every year up to the present time.
Then came Al Gore with his "Inconvenient truth." His baloney was more like inconvenient propaganda. Then the U.N jumped in, and we all know what lovers of freedom they are, and issued a report that said the debate was over, global warming was a reality.
All along things were getting cooler. But the Liberal media ,no friends of individual liberty, or Constitutional principles themselves, threw their support behind what is quickly becoming a discredited theory of pseudo science.
Search the web, their are sights such as globalwarming.org and others that point out the many fallacies of the global warming myth. Take the time to download and read the suppressed EPA report. The questions posed by this report are real eyeopeners.
Get informed,and I believe you too, will agree that their is something this administration, as well as Congress, doesn't want you to know... the truth!
"And the truth shall set you free!"