Saturday, January 31, 2009
Here's more from the P.U.M.A. article I just posted:
Incidentally, as senseless as it is to cut defense spending by $55 billion while we are at war, what is more senseless is to push for passage of a “stimulus bill” which includes $314 billion in NEW spending that has squat to do with defense or security… (Director Blue)
• $83 billion in welfare payments (the earned income credit for people who don’t pay income tax)
• $81 billion for Medicaid
• $66 billion on “education”, more than the entire Department of Education required just ten years ago
• $36 billion for expanded unemployment benefits
• $20 billion for food stamps
• $8 billion on “renewable energy” projects, which have a low or negative return
• $7 billion for “modernizing federal buildings and facilities”
• $6 billion on urban transit systems, dominated by unions and which, almost universally, lose money
• $2.4 billion for “carbon-capture demonstration projects”
• $2 billion for child-care subsidies
• $1 billion for Amtrak, the federal railroad that’s run in the red for 40 years
• $650 million for “digital TV conversion coupons” (on top of billions already spent)
• $600 million on new cars for government (added to the $3 billion already spent each year)
• $400 million for “global-warming research”
• $50 million for the National Endowment for the Arts
By PUMA Pundit • January 31, 2009
During the campaign for President, Barack Obama promised to disarm America. Now that he’s been elected, it seems he is determined to fulfil this particular promise, this is despite the fact that America’s enemies are getting ready to “try us”…
What is the difference between a Union where everyone at the top hauls in big money and feathers their own nest and big business where those at the top haul in big money and feather their own nest?
The difference is that those in big business have usually worked for what they have. The Union bosses make a game of power and then do everything they can to make sure they keep their "jobs".
Unions squeeze the souls out of business and squeeze the energy from workers.
However, Obama and friends are beholden to Unions and it's payback time. Hence the badly misnamed Employee Fair Choice Act that takes away a workers right to a private ballot AND the following:
Obama Alters Labor Policies
President Obama signed a series of executive orders yesterday that he said should "level the playing field" for labor unions in their struggles with management.
Obama is doing everything in his power to kill capitalism and the future of our country.
Friday, January 30, 2009
Rush is going to be on vacation all next week. I may have to wait to find out unless one of you in blogland happens to know more about this than I... which wouldn't be a high bar to reach given my total lack of understanding of how broadcasting works.
Open letter to Rush Limbaugh from Ralph Nader:
The Rush Limbaugh Show
2 Penn Plaza
New York, NY 10121
Dear Mr. Limbaugh,
The Associated Press reports your new contract with Premiere Radio Networks will enrich you with at least $38 million a year over the next eight years. You are making this money on the public property of the American people for which you pay no rent.
You, Rush Limbaugh, are on welfare.
As you know, the public airwaves belong to the American people. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is supposed to be our trustee in managing this property. The people are the landlords and the radio and TV stations and affiliated companies are the tenants.
The problem is that since the Radio Act of 1927 these corporate tenants have been massively more powerful in Washington, DC than the tens of millions of listeners and viewers. The result has been no payment of rent by the stations for the value of their license to broadcast. You and your company are using the public's valuable property for free. This freeloading on the backs of the American people is called corporate welfare.
It is way past due for the super-rich capitalist -- Rush Limbaugh from Cape Girardeau, Missouri -- to get himself off big time welfare. It is way past due for Rush Limbaugh as the Kingboy of corporatist radio to set a capitalist example for his peers and pay rent to the American people for the very lucrative use of their property.
You need not wait for the broadcast industry-indentured FCC and Congress to do the right thing. You can lead by paying a voluntary rent -- determined by a reputable appraisal organization -- for the time you use on the hundreds of stations that carry your words each weekday.
Payment of rent for the use of public airwaves owned by the American people is the conservative position. Real conservatives oppose corporate welfare. Real corporatists feed voraciously from hundreds of billions of dollars in corporate welfare gushing out of Washington, DC yearly.
Whose side are you on? Freeloading? Or paying rent for the public property you have been using free for many years?
I look forward to your response.
PO Box 19312
Washington, DC 20036
Thursday, January 29, 2009
Obama Giving ACORN $5.2 Billion in Stimulus Funds
A rising chorus of GOP leaders are protesting that the blockbuster Democratic stimulus package would provide up to a whopping $5.2 billion for ACORN, the left-leaning nonprofit group under federal investigation for massive voter fraud.
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It is time for We The People to send a strong message to Washington DC - no more.
No more loading our children and grandchildren with debt.
No more bailing out speculators and bankers who made bets they knew were unsafe at the time.
No more bailing out people who came to Congress to demand the removal of leverage limits, got what they asked for, then blew themselves up with the very leverage they demanded to be able to use.
Therefore, on February 1st, which is more than enough time for Barack Obama to be seated in his chair in the West Wing, I am recommending an act of peaceful, lawful and yet unmistakable protest. That is, to mail President Obama one teabag.
Nothing dangerous, nothing illegal - just one teabag.
Send one to your Congressman and one to each Senator.
(If you don't feel comfortable sending an actual tea bag then print one off and send it.)
Source: Denninger, Karl
Market Ticker "Tea Party February 1st?"
How to contact President Obama Barack Obama
1600 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, DC 20500
How to contact your Representative
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Monday, January 26, 2009
Just rec'd this from the Read My Lipstick Network. Sign the petition and help to stop this bill that is being crammed down our throats. If this goes through we can kiss liberty and freedom goodbye. Then, watch out for the Fairness Doctrine, the Employee Free Choice Act and the Cap & Trade travesty.
Here's the email:
I don't normally send out group emails, but this one is SO critical. Let's make this viral! We only have TWO days left to stop the stimulus. Visit www.readthestimulus.org for details on the bill then be sure to go to www.nostimulus.com and sign the petition. Don't stop there, call Congress, write letters, post blogs, send emails, send faxes! If enough people call and voice their opinion we CAN stop the stimulus.
Join me in taking a stand in the first major policy battle of President Obama's Administration.
You've seen the coverage of the approximately $1 trillion debt scheme pushed by Speaker Pelosi and President Obama that's being called the "Stimulus Package."
Sadly, many politicians in Washington, DC really believe that driving our nation even deeper into debt and using our money for wasteful government spending boondoggles is the way to get us out of the current recession.
These political leaders don't realize that massive deficits, higher taxes, wasteful spending and heavy-handed regulation are primary reasons for the current recession.
You can fight back today by visiting www.NoStimulus.com and joining the growing army of taxpayers saying NO by signing Americans for Prosperity’s petition to stop this disastrous trillion-dollar debt scheme, known as the “Stimulus Package.”
It is critical that we send a loud and clear message to DC politicians that ordinary citizens simply cannot afford the crushing burden and devastating consequences of this initiative.
Please act now to make your voice heard -- and encourage your friends and family to do the same -- by signing AFP’s petition at www.NoStimulus.com.
Read My Lipstick Network
Friday, January 23, 2009
Since it would have been necessary for both House and Senate to vote down this measure, the funding is now assured and already in process. Just to be certain their tight vote passed, Burris (Obama's secret selection to replace himself in the Senate) was sworn in early that day and Joe Biden withheld his own resignation from the Senate until day's end, after the vote. You won't see reports of such maneuvers on MSM, but we've every reason to expect them to continue. Speaker Pelosi, for instance, appears to be planning a re-interpretation of House Rules to serve the purpose of "dead of night" measures to circumvent opposition. Rumors indicates she hopes to start taxing Americans Retirement funds, while evidence is clear she remains a strong backer of Acorn:
*The question that remains related to T.A.R.P. is what will the House of Representatives do to regulate its distribution and oversight. Barney Frank, Democratic Chair
of the Banking Committee has presented a bill which claims to serve that purpose. This bill is subject to a vote as early as this week, following the Inauguration.
*Republican Minority leader has expressed "outrage" that no GOP were consulted or included in the preparation of the contents of this measure.
It appears, unless public protests reach a high-volume level, that Pelosi and company have every intention of controlling our government for their own purposes - and running it as a One Party System!
*Republican opposition appears questionable, as Congressional hearings demonstrated this week. Eric Holder was given a free pass by the GOP drawing criticism even by the media for neglecting to hold the Attorney General nominee accountable for his end-run around the Justice Department, in the controversial pardon for exiled business mogul which he facilitated at the end of the Clinton administration. We could ask, should a crook run the Justice Department he previously circumvented? We could ask - but the Republicans in Congress didn't do so.
*On related fronts we face a CIA director with no background in intelligence operations, a head of Homeland security who espouses open borders and a Treasury Secretary who cheated on his income taxes. Who will the GOP blame if they continue to allow irresponsible appointments to slide through?
*Of even greater concern, however, are the currently nebulous contents of the "Obama Recovery Plan." Expected to multiply the initial costs of T.A.R.P. this package of ten bills is currently a mere shell for the insertion of who knows just what. Apparently, all the Obama rhetoric has yet to be magically transformed into substance. By contrast, another bill also introduced on January 7, to discourage teen pregnancy is four pages long - offering an amount of detail greater than the 10 sketchy Recovery bills combined! Yet the headers of this package portend sweeping changes in almost every aspect of American life. One, for instance, with a header related to "Fairness" for the Middle Class (?) includes, on its short list of potential laws, a brief reference to CardCheck (Pelosi and Acorn's approach to storming small businesses with mandated unions, initiated with the peer pressure of no secret ballot.)
Note that is just 1 item on a longer list on one bill of ten! For a review of the massive scope but lack of content of this "Recovery Plan" see here:
There's every indication the Democratic power-party is preparing for diverse back room deals and dead of night maneuvers to turn our country's
standards and laws upside down as quickly as possible - all with the blessings of a co-operative Mass Media which is committed to informing
We the People of as little as possible of what is going on.
Take, for instance, the re-introduced Resolution of January 6, to eliminate term limits on the Presidency. Introduced by Rep. xxx of New York, the history of its prior introduction (1995 to 2007) has been weak. To grasp the orientation of Rep. Serranno, just look to some other bills he introduced that day: to provide federal funding for clean needles to drug addicts (with 31 co-sponsors!) and end our trade embargo on Castro. This time around, the threat of ending term limits has meat on its bones - cosponsored, as it is, by Barney Frank. What we may ask is the head of the Banking Committee thinking to sponsor a bill extending Obama's term in office - with no limits?! (Please note; Rep. Frank's co-sponsorship is dated November, 2008 but buried in the record of an earlier record of the measure. Just an error?)
We the People can expect no good to come of any of this unless we remain vigilant and active in our protests as each of these critical measures comes up for a vote.
Wake Up America movement (WAM) is enlisting volunteers to Watch Washington Now, track legislation and communicate to both Congress and the mainstream media what is acceptable and what is not. (Quick use sample letters and contact information for key figures will be provided.)
To get involved with W.A.M. please click this link. Preserving our democracy needs your support.
Sunday, January 11, 2009
Sunday, January 4, 2009
In the case of Democrats and / or libs, they attribute all kinds of nasty motivation and goals to conservatives and Republicans simply because that's the way they operate. However, because they believe themselves to be acting in the best interest of the world (or their cause), they justify their actions while slamming those of Republicans / conservatives.
Soros is a prime example. He does everything that he accuses those big bad Republicans of doing, but it's OK, cause he "cares".
I once knew a guy who ran for local office to rid the County Commission of special interest voting. He hated it that they were voting on land deals for their friends. However, when his Kiwanis group wanted him to change the laws so they could put up a tower in a residential area, he was all for it. He didn't see that if it had been a nasty developer wanting to do it, or if it had been another Commissioner proposing it for his friends, that he'd have been up in arms. He did things for his "good" friends all the time, but it was different somehow because they were "his" friends.
Here's the Soros affiliates as promised, sorry to get sidetracked and be so long-winded! The Expose Soros message from Facebook:
Folks, here are some more groups funded "indirectly" by George Soros, see what you think, visit the group and put in your 2 cents, a couple of forum posts have popped up related to this. I will try to keep group e-mails down to no more than 1 per week, as Facebook is REALLY policing this for some reason.
"Secondary" or "Indirect" Affiliates of the George Soros Network In addition to those organizations ("primary" or "direct" affiliates) that are funded directly by George Soros and his Open Society Institute (OSI), there are also numerous "secondary" or "indirect" affiliates of the Soros network. These include organizations which do not receive direct funding from Soros and OSI, but which are funded by one or more organizations that do. These secondary affiliates also include organizations that work collaboratively or synergistically with Soros-funded groups.
Among these secondary affiliates are the following:
Air America Radio: Funded by Democracy Alliance, which is heavily bankrolled by Soros, this radio station was created to advance the cause of the Democratic Party and the political Left.
Catalist: Headed by Soros ally Harold Ickes, this political consultancy seeks "to help progressive organizations realize measurable increases in civic participation and electoral success by building and operating a robust national voter database of every voting-age American." Toward this end, it helps leftist organizations conduct more effective get-out-the-vote drives and targeted political advertising.
Center for Progressive Leadership: Funded by the Soros-bankrolled Democracy Alliance, this anti-capitalist organization is dedicated to training future leftist political leaders.
Media Matters for America: Seeking to "systematically monitor [the media] for conservative misinformation" and to discredit anything that "forwards the conservative agenda," this group, which has intimate ties to Hillary Clinton, works very closely with the Soros-backed Center for American Progress. It is heavily funded by Democracy Alliance, of which Soros is a major financier.
Moving Ideas Network: This coalition of more than 250 leftwing activist groups is a partner organization of the Soros-backed Center for American Progress. Promoting the candidacy of leftwing politicians, the Moving Ideas Network was originally a project of the Soros-backed American Prospect and, as such, received indirect funding from the Open Society Institute. In early 2006, The American Prospect relinquished control of the Moving Ideas Network
New Organizing Institute: Created by the Soros-funded MoveOn.org, this group "trains young, technology-enabled political organizers to work for progressive campaigns and organizations."
Schumann Center for Media and Democracy: PBS broadcaster and Schumann Center President Bill Moyers is a trustee of the Open Society Institute's Board of Directors. The Schumann Center shares many of OSI's agendas.
Service Employees International Union: The current President of SEIU is the former New Leftist Andrew Stern, who sat on the Executive Committee of the Soros-created America Coming Together.
Sierra Club: This organization's Executive Director, Carl Pope, co founded America Coming Together, in whose creation Soros played a major role.
Think Progress: This "project" of the American Progress Action Fund, which is a "sister advocacy organization" of the Soros-funded Center for American Progress and Campus Progress, seeks to transform "progressive ideas into policy through rapid response communications, legislative action, grassroots organizing and advocacy, and partnerships with other progressive leaders throughout the country and the world." Think Progress promotes an agenda identical to that of the left wing of the Democratic Party.
Vote for Change: Coordinated by the political action committee of the Soros-funded MoveOn.org, Vote for Change was a group of 41 musicians and bands that performed concerts in several key election "battleground" states during October 2004, to raise money in support of Democrat John Kerry's presidential bid.
Working Families Party: Created in 1998 to help push the Democratic Party toward the left, this front group for the Soros-funded ACORN functions as a political party that promotes ACORN-friendly candidates.