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August 29, 2009, 12:29 pm CDT

Very upsetting

Quote From: getrealtime

I've been reading up on the Bill being laid out in the Senate by Jay Rockefeller, Giving the W.H power to disconnect the privvate scetors computers from the Internet in emergency. Well that to me is  scary as hell when we also Have LLoyd as the Obama FCC guy and all his ideas for our radio and  News by cable.

Giving this W.H total control over what we can recieve. This kind of crap is not like France kind of Socialism but 3rd world country kind of control.

 

J.

J. this is very upsetting to me.  Wonder how they are defining "EMERGENCY"?  Isn't the PATRIOT ACT enough to sufice monitoring the internet...now they want the power to cut us off? 

The whole concept is like the laws of Afganistan...maybe the next step will be to cut off our fingers if we vote against anything that Obama wants.

If the majority of Americans are truly concerned about our free country, they will have to take to the streets in protest.

I hope this dangerous Bill does not pass.  Even the AMERICAN Democrats have to see that this is soooo wrong.

I'm wondering...the ACLU was so anti- use of the Patriot Act, so from having a mindset etched in our rights to privacy, where the hell are they when we need them?

Liberal USED to mean more freedoms, not less.  Now Liberal seems to mean oppression, and sorry, that is not Liberal at all, it's Governmental control.  Weren't all the Liberals in protest of BIG BROTHER?  Suddenly, they want him even bigger?  Is this country going crazy, because I feel as if I am.

K.

 

 
August 29, 2009, 12:50 pm CDT

Everything!

Quote From: ritehere

I think there's emminent sense in the move to let NOTHING PASS CONGRESS until they start making sense in an American, constitutional, capitalistic republic way.

 

What do you think of the fact that ACORN and its affiliates have been awarded the same amount of money that our armed forces are budgeted?

What is wrong with this picture?

We had the greatest loss of lives this past week in Afganistan, and for serving the country, these men and women  receive the same money as ACORN? 

I agree, there should be a moritorium on any legislation being passed until it is clearly written, and in keeping with the Constitution.

In viewing Ted Kennedy's funeral, I was sickened to watch the recessional where everyone was singing AMERICA  THE BEAUTIFUL...why?  Because there is not one word in that song, supposedly meaningful to Sen. Kennedy and his family, that is in any way reflective of the Obama ideology.

Joe Kennedy, Bobby's son,  endorsed Hillary Clinton in the Primarys, showing the family was divided.

Ted had brain cancer, and I'm not trying to poke any fun at his illnes, so I hope this is not taken that way.  I don't think he was thinking straight.  Caroline would endorse anyone Uncle Ted backed.  I really don't blame her...she lost her core family, and only had Ted as father figure since she was a little girl.

Aristotle Onasis was not "daddy" to anyone but his own, and Jackie was a bought "trophy" to boost his ego. 

Bobby, however did have 8 siblings, a strong mother, and I feel he is a free thinker, as well as a true American.  Why would he go against his uncle?  Obviously, he was smart enough to look into Obama, and realize the man was not for us.

Were Ted to have been in better health, NOT having a tumor in his brain, I doubt he would have backed Obama.  I am sure that our President knew just what to tell an ailing old man with a BRAIN tumor, just want he wanted to hear, knowing full well, Kennedy had more on his mind ....like trying to live!

I fully realize Kennedy had his demons, and I don't admire his buying silence.  However, in his right mind, I can't believe he would endorse Obama...not unless he knew he was going against everything he tried to achieve during his career.

Bottom line, Obama has to be a one term President IF we hope to remain living in the free world.

 

 
August 29, 2009, 1:41 pm CDT

News, Politics and Current Events

Good day everyone!  I hope that each of you is having a wonderful Saturday.  Here, the weather has been cooler for the past couple of weeks and I have enjoyed visiting the Memphis Zoo with the girls.

 

Michelle Malkin Talks Policy...

http://www.citizenlink.org/CLtopstories/A000010852.cfm

"People don't realize the extent to which cronyism, corruption, business as usual have been brought from Chicago to the Potomac. And that's really what motivated me to write Culture of Corruption. It's an encyclopedia, a road map to all of the characters that have been installed, not only in the West Wing but also the East Wing...

you really have to follow the money. That is Rule Number One of this book, and I think when you're approaching the Obama White House, who stands to benefit? That's the key question. And while they sell this plan as something that's going to help the underprivileged and the under- and uninsured, in fact, there's a lot of corporate shilling going on and it's interesting. It's very rich, pun intended, for the White House to be accusing ordinary taxpayers and citizens who are out there voicing their frustration and opposition to Obamacare at these town halls, accusing them of being corporate-funded and corporate shills, when there are so many people in the White House in senior positions who themselves are benefitting financially.  This includes people like David Axelrod. He is the senior White House adviser, the master of astroturf from Chicago who founded two PR shops, very lucrative; one of them called AKPD Message and Media, the other one called ASK Public Strategies. And both of them were very adept at building fake grassroots supports for their policy initiatives or corporate policies. I'll give you one small example of that: Commonwealth Edison, which is a big utility in Illinois, wanted a utility rate hike. So, they hired David Axelrod to sell this as good for poor people by hiring this fake grassroots group called CORE to go out there and lobby for this rate hike. It was funded secretly by Commonwealth Ed.  And only after the local papers pursued the story did they finally fess up to it. They're doing the same kind of things with health care and you see this; that it's a top-down organization. It's the SEIU, the Service Employees International Union. It's ACORN, Barack Obama's old friends at ACORN together with Big Pharma funding. And in fact, Big Pharma gave two huge advertising contracts to David Axelrod's old firm and another Obama-run PR shop. They're collecting that money now at the same time there's this huge conflict of interest because, of course, David Axelrod's out pushing for this plan as well that will benefit him indirectly, obviously, because he no longer works for this firm, but they are still paying him money for having sold his stake to them...

 

(The townhall meetings) took everybody in Washington by surprise. And one of the benefits of being outside of the Beltway is hearing and being on the ground and seeing this groundswell before it catches the mainstream media's radar. Having been on social-networking groups like Twitter and seeing the rise of the organizations just out of nowhere, I'm heartened by it. I'm encouraged. I think that there are real winds of hope and change blowing...

 

there is a lot of hope because people are informing themselves, they're circumventing the mainstream monopoly on information, and in a way we have a bigger voice than ever because of the blogosphere, because of talk radio, because of Christian radio and Christian TV, and because of Fox News. And I think there's a huge synergy here tearing down the old walls, and I think it's got the White House running scared."

 

For more information...

"America Shifting to the Right- Signs of Hope"

http://www.citizenlink.org/videofeatures/A000010830.cfm

 

And that reminds me of another article I came across earlier this week...

"A conservative media watchdog shares the concerns of Senator Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) that the Obama administration's new FCC "diversity" director may try to regulate talk radio with a "backdoor" method akin to the Fairness Doctrine." http://www.onenewsnow.com/Culture/Default.aspx?id=652322

 

Check out Malkin's blog...

http://michellemalkin.com/2009/08/28/hey-maybe-someone-should-claw-back-pay-czars-big-pay/

Learn more about her book, Culture of Corruption...

http://michellemalkin.com/2009/08/26/culture-of-corruption-1-on-nyt-best-seller-list-for-4-weeks-straight/

 

...

 
August 30, 2009, 10:45 am CDT

Thanks-

Quote From: kustomlady

Good day everyone!  I hope that each of you is having a wonderful Saturday.  Here, the weather has been cooler for the past couple of weeks and I have enjoyed visiting the Memphis Zoo with the girls.

 

Michelle Malkin Talks Policy...

http://www.citizenlink.org/CLtopstories/A000010852.cfm

"People don't realize the extent to which cronyism, corruption, business as usual have been brought from Chicago to the Potomac. And that's really what motivated me to write Culture of Corruption. It's an encyclopedia, a road map to all of the characters that have been installed, not only in the West Wing but also the East Wing...

you really have to follow the money. That is Rule Number One of this book, and I think when you're approaching the Obama White House, who stands to benefit? That's the key question. And while they sell this plan as something that's going to help the underprivileged and the under- and uninsured, in fact, there's a lot of corporate shilling going on and it's interesting. It's very rich, pun intended, for the White House to be accusing ordinary taxpayers and citizens who are out there voicing their frustration and opposition to Obamacare at these town halls, accusing them of being corporate-funded and corporate shills, when there are so many people in the White House in senior positions who themselves are benefitting financially.  This includes people like David Axelrod. He is the senior White House adviser, the master of astroturf from Chicago who founded two PR shops, very lucrative; one of them called AKPD Message and Media, the other one called ASK Public Strategies. And both of them were very adept at building fake grassroots supports for their policy initiatives or corporate policies. I'll give you one small example of that: Commonwealth Edison, which is a big utility in Illinois, wanted a utility rate hike. So, they hired David Axelrod to sell this as good for poor people by hiring this fake grassroots group called CORE to go out there and lobby for this rate hike. It was funded secretly by Commonwealth Ed.  And only after the local papers pursued the story did they finally fess up to it. They're doing the same kind of things with health care and you see this; that it's a top-down organization. It's the SEIU, the Service Employees International Union. It's ACORN, Barack Obama's old friends at ACORN together with Big Pharma funding. And in fact, Big Pharma gave two huge advertising contracts to David Axelrod's old firm and another Obama-run PR shop. They're collecting that money now at the same time there's this huge conflict of interest because, of course, David Axelrod's out pushing for this plan as well that will benefit him indirectly, obviously, because he no longer works for this firm, but they are still paying him money for having sold his stake to them...

 

(The townhall meetings) took everybody in Washington by surprise. And one of the benefits of being outside of the Beltway is hearing and being on the ground and seeing this groundswell before it catches the mainstream media's radar. Having been on social-networking groups like Twitter and seeing the rise of the organizations just out of nowhere, I'm heartened by it. I'm encouraged. I think that there are real winds of hope and change blowing...

 

there is a lot of hope because people are informing themselves, they're circumventing the mainstream monopoly on information, and in a way we have a bigger voice than ever because of the blogosphere, because of talk radio, because of Christian radio and Christian TV, and because of Fox News. And I think there's a huge synergy here tearing down the old walls, and I think it's got the White House running scared."

 

For more information...

"America Shifting to the Right- Signs of Hope"

http://www.citizenlink.org/videofeatures/A000010830.cfm

 

And that reminds me of another article I came across earlier this week...

"A conservative media watchdog shares the concerns of Senator Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) that the Obama administration's new FCC "diversity" director may try to regulate talk radio with a "backdoor" method akin to the Fairness Doctrine." http://www.onenewsnow.com/Culture/Default.aspx?id=652322

 

Check out Malkin's blog...

http://michellemalkin.com/2009/08/28/hey-maybe-someone-should-claw-back-pay-czars-big-pay/

Learn more about her book, Culture of Corruption...

http://michellemalkin.com/2009/08/26/culture-of-corruption-1-on-nyt-best-seller-list-for-4-weeks-straight/

 

...

Thanks for the links, I've been listening to Ms Malkin's comments lately. She makes  a lot of sense. I only wish I had been paying more attention years ago. But at least I am now.....
 
August 31, 2009, 12:27 am CDT

News, Politics and Current Events

Greetings, here. It has been quite a while since I've been on these boards.

 

Anyway, & sorry if this has been posted before, but if you're interested, you can see where people are talking about President Obama on both Topix & on the official "I'm sorry that I voted for Obama" website & their views on him. 

 

http://www.topix.com/forumsearch/us/politics?q=Obama

http://www.iamsorryivotedforobama.com/

 

Some of them are good, but others (especially on the 2nd site that I just gave you) are very negative.

 

 

 

 
August 31, 2009, 4:38 pm CDT

The inconvenient truth...

“Cash for Clunkers,” the federal government’s $4,500 car trade in subsidy- which already has cost taxpayers a billion dollars- is dumb on both environmental and economic grounds. 

Environmental: it subsidizes the switch from relatively fuel inefficient cars to relatively fuel efficient ones, but doesn’t take into account the energy consumed in manufacturing new cars or the environmental impact of disposing of the old ones.  Building a new Toyota Prius, for example, uses the equivalent of burning about 1,000 gallons of gasoline, meaning that, in many cases, the “greener” thing would be buying a good used car- which Cash for Clunkers will not subsidize, no matter how fuel efficient it is.

Economic: it is obviously impossible to build wealth by wantonly destroying assets ("Long lines of 'clunkers' await death at the scrap yard" http://www.onenewsnow.com/Headlines/Default.aspx?id=635968) even if the asset is a 1994 Chevy Blazer with 140,000 miles on the ticker.  The Democratic Congress seems set to expand the program, which is as good a symbol as any of Obamanomics” National Review, August 24, 2009.

 

Good day everyone!

 
August 31, 2009, 4:48 pm CDT

Ready for action?

-First is an email from Gov. Huckabee...

"A few weeks ago we started gathering signatures for a petition campaign to President Obama, Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid. It started by word of mouth and spread on the social networking websites Facebook and Twitter. As I type this 12,519 people have signed the petition and the list of signatures is growing.

Today, I ask that you join these taxpayers fed up with the way Washington is spending money, the Cap and "Tax" bill and the “Government option” they are pushing for health care. Someone said to me just the other day, I have to wait 30 minutes at the Post Office every time I go, just imagine what health care will look like if the same folks take over. Indeed!

So please read my “BALANCE, CUT, SAVE” petition and then add your signature
http://www.huckpac.com/?Fuseaction=Petitions.View&Petition_id=5"   -And SBA List is gathering signatures for a letter to the president to "tell the truth" about abortion and the healthcare bill... http://www.sba-list.org/c.ddJBKJNsFqG/b.4179747/siteapps/advocacy/ActionItem.aspx?aid=12723&msource=health09&utm_source=sba&utm_medium=homepage&utm_term=tracking&utm_content=obamahealth&utm_campaign=rotator   -The FRC is hosting another webcast... "Make plans to join us on Thursday, September 10 at 8:30 pm EDT for FRC Action's special national townhall webcast which will bring you the latest on the threats posed by President Obama's health care plan. Did your Congressman or Senator avoid your questions during their August break? Send me your question. I'll also be taking video questions for the Congressional leaders, physicians, and policy experts who will be joining us for the live event. To submit a video question post a brief video (30 seconds or less) on YouTube with your question about health care reform, and send us the link. I'll play select videos and have our experts answer your question. You can also register for the live webcast at www.frcaction.org/webcast. Over 76,000 logged on to our last webcast, so sign up now and be a part of this nationwide discussion"
-And finally, the AFA is organizing a confrence on "how to take back America"... http://www.howtotakebackamerica.org/
 
August 31, 2009, 4:56 pm CDT

Churches the key to healthcare reform?

From the FRC...

Over the weekend former Vice President Al Gore took the stage before a crowd of Democratic Party supporters and alluded to the teachings of Jesus in Matthew 25 when he said the country has a "moral duty to pass health care reform" because we must take care of the "least of us." Evoking Scripture to support congressional passage of federally-run health care has become commonplace in this debate, not just among the Religious Left but among politicians. They trot out Jesus' injunction to care for "the least of these" (which is not an instruction to the civil government but for individuals followers of Christ) to justify the plan to control roughly one-sixth of the American economy.

Earlier this month, the President even went so far as to quote Jewish rabbinic literature in asserting that "We are God's partners in life and death." The media are either complimentary of these remarks or silent about them. Yet when conservative Christians suggest that Scripture upholds the dignity of the person and the sanctity of human life, liberals accuse us of "injecting religion" into a public policy debate. So much for logical integrity!

We agree that steps need to be taken to improve access to health insurance in America, but this can be done without the government taking over health care and expanding taxpayer funded abortion. I am all for appealing to Scripture as our guide in this discussion but any intellectually honest interpretation of Scripture argues that personhood begins at conception. Myriad passages attest to this, from Jeremiah ("Before I formed you in the womb, I knew you") to the Apostle Paul ("God ... set me apart even from my mother's womb and called me through His grace")... 

Of course, our position is buttressed by science, which is replete with evidence that personhood starts at conception, and simple reason (an embryo has the same DNA as an adult: What makes it, therefore, less human or any less valuable, as a person, than you or me?). Apart from Divine revelation, our case stands...


Congressman Bart Stupak, (D-Mich.), says that when Mr. Obama denies his plan would fund abortion, either he does not understand what's in the Democratic health bill or he deliberately is "misleading" people. And no amount of selective Bible quotations by the President and his allies can change that...

the "right to life" affirmed in our Declaration of Independence calls us to oppose federally financed abortion and rationed care for the elderly"

 

For more information...

Churches, not the Government Seen as the Key to Healthcare Reform"

http://www.onenewsnow.com/Culture/Default.aspx?id=660262

 
September 1, 2009, 8:52 am CDT

Thanks for the links

Quote From: manofgoods

Greetings, here. It has been quite a while since I've been on these boards.

 

Anyway, & sorry if this has been posted before, but if you're interested, you can see where people are talking about President Obama on both Topix & on the official "I'm sorry that I voted for Obama" website & their views on him. 

 

http://www.topix.com/forumsearch/us/politics?q=Obama

http://www.iamsorryivotedforobama.com/

 

Some of them are good, but others (especially on the 2nd site that I just gave you) are very negative.

 

 

 

Always happy to see another poster!  I will definitely check out those sites.  In my mind, it's a positive thing that people are questioning their votes.  Hopefully, the same mistake will not be made in his next run for President.  Either that, or perhaps our Commander-in-chief will moderate and compromise his "etched in stone" mindset...the "MY WAY, OR THE HIGHWAY" that we have been seeing.

Warning signs were all there.  Voters chose to look past them. 

With the 2010 election not that far off, the Senate may be more inclined to stop the passage of Bills that are not written in clear, concise language, and in keeping with the Constituition of the United States.

 
September 1, 2009, 8:59 am CDT

hey man!

Quote From: manofgoods

Greetings, here. It has been quite a while since I've been on these boards.

 

Anyway, & sorry if this has been posted before, but if you're interested, you can see where people are talking about President Obama on both Topix & on the official "I'm sorry that I voted for Obama" website & their views on him. 

 

http://www.topix.com/forumsearch/us/politics?q=Obama

http://www.iamsorryivotedforobama.com/

 

Some of them are good, but others (especially on the 2nd site that I just gave you) are very negative.

 

 

 

You know you can't just swoop in here and drop a link or two! What's your opinion on what's going on in the country today?
 
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