Sunday, November 30, 2008

Bailouts: Union Chief/Democrats Do Not Understand

Apparently the democratic Congress feigned indignation over the behavior of the Big Three automakers just to make the American public believe they were really looking out for the taxpayer. Today, Senator Claire McCaskill said "we need to behave like a bank". McCaskill wants to ensure the Big Three is a "good investment for the taxpayer". Additionally, the President (Ron Gettlefinger) of the United Auto Workers (UAW) begged for a bailout. According to Gettlefinger "we can not afford to see these companies fail" and that the proposed $25 billion dollar bailout "is not a bailout but a bridge". Honestly, nothing could be further from the truth. Take a look at this video of an outsourced Ford plant:



Our most advanced auto plants are located overseas. Bailing out the auto industry only promotes mismanagement and Union abuses. Currently, UAW members receive an average of $73 per hour of compensation (pay and benefits). Non union workers for foreign manufacturers in the US receive on average $43 per hour in compensation. Yet Gettlefinger says "We're prepared to go back to the table" but quickly added "Based on the changes we've made to our contracts, we are competitive". Really, if UAW is so competitive on labor rates why would the big three be paying on average $30 per hour in compensation more than their competition.

The COngress wants to further tie the hands of auto manufacturers by tying any bailout money to increasing fuel efficiency. Never do the democrats ever talk about correcting the failed practices of paying workers to do absolutely nothing ( a union benefit). The democrats are not looking out for the taxpayers in general, no they are just looking after their over-bloated union jobs.

Any bailout should be aimed at restructuring the business practices of the Big Three auto makers. That includes union contracts and technology investments to bring the American auto industry into the new century. Without plants similar to the one shown in the video the bailout will just delay the inevitable failure of these auto makers. Real change must come to these companies. Our Congress must demand restructuring of the industry. Anything short of a massive restructuring will end up in massive failure. Our Congress should not be the nations banker. The democrats again were caught just grandstanding when they sent the CEO's home empty handed. Everyone knows that this feigned indignation was just pandering to the voting public. In reality the Congress sent the CEO's home with a wink and a nod. The bailout is going to happen. Our Congress will demand the management changes but leave unions alone. The unions will bankrupt the companies and we will yet again be asked to come to their aid. Tell Congress no to the bailout without real reform. Tell the UAW they must renegotiate or be placed out of work. Only a massive restructuring will save the industry.

Obama: No Pragmatist

A pragmatist is a philosophy of striking balance between principles and reality. In other words a pragmatist is not an ideologue. Obama is an ideologue and his cabinet selections show just how much of an ideologue he is. Obama is a far left liberal; voting to the left of admitted Socialist Bernie Sanders.

The pathetic pawns in the media suggest that because Obama has selected Clinton leftovers that he is showing that even though Obama himself is liberal his selection are centrists. The pathetic pawns use the fact that Bill Clinto governed from the center to push this agenda. However, there is a problem with that thought process. First Bill Clinton was no centrist until it became necessary for political survival. Second, Clinton protege's were involved in the scandal ridden Clinton administration.

Had Bill Clinton been a true centrist the democratic control of Congress would not have changed hands in the 1994 election. The first thing Bill Clinton did upon arriving at the White house was push for the largest tax increase in history. In fact he raised the regressive gasoline tax in less than 90 days. The tax increases under Clinton almost choked off what little recovery we were enjoying at the time. However, because America was emerging from a recession the business cycle took care of hiding this regressive tax but the economy grew at a much slower pace than would have otherwise been expected. Bill Clinton moved to the center only after losing the 1994 election. Had democrats continued to enjoy leadership of Congress, Clinton would have certainly stayed left of center. Remember his failed "socialized" medicine plan. This was a far left plan that would have bankrupted our economy with more entitlement programs. The balanced budget Clinton claims as his own was part of the "Contract with America" the Republicans led by Newt Gingrich. Welfare reform was also due to Republican pressure. Although Obama and the Democrats are on the verge of reimplementing the welfare state (consumer bailouts). Eric Holder is the man behind Pardongate (FALN Marc Rich). Hillary proposed the largest entitlement program in history with Hillary care. Biden is the political hack behind the derailment of Robert Bork. Daschle was so much an ideologue that he lost in his reelection bid.

No these picks do not show Obama to be a pragmatist. They show an ideologue that will attempt to implement the Clinton policies that failed. Obama has not shown one once of bipartisanship. Even hanging on to the independent minded Gates in nothing more than political survival. Obama really has no ideas how to change America. Obama has placed no plans forward and in fact says that he will wait for the Congress to pass a bill he can sign into law for economic bailouts. Obama is an empty suit with zero ideas. The people he is selecting for his cabinet are liberals. They will take the country far to the left. The pathetic pawns will claim Obama is a centrist and before we know it our individual freedoms will go the way of the dinosaur. Obama practices leadership from the rear. Obama will become a figurehead that will do nothing but rubber stamp actions from the Congress. Any failed policy will be blamed on Clinton staffers. Anything that works will be a part of the Obama vision. Obama is a hoax incapable of rational thought. How long will the pathetic pawns remain in love with this hoax? Obama is an ideologue; Obama is no pragmatist.

Saturday, November 29, 2008

American Crossroads

America is at a crossroad in history. We are about to enter unknown territory where the results will impact not just every American but the lives of everyone on the planet. There is a perfect storm brewing and the end result could be catastrophic. Each of the three issues in and of itself has destroyed civilizations in the past. Now we have the unique prospect of seeing what happens when all three come together at the same time.

First, we have a global recession forming that may rival the Great Depression. We have the democrats clamoring for a new "New Deal". The pathetic pawns in the media are asking idiotic questions like “In your estimation, could we use a little FDR right about now?” from Brian Williams. This question alone coming from a news correspondent shows the contempt the media has for the American public. It is obvious by this question that Williams does not take the current economic crisis seriously. However, let me tell you the crisis is extremely dangerous and requires immediate bi partisan attention. Beyond popular belief from the left Franklin Delano Roosevelt policies did not lift us from the Great Depression. No quite the contrary his policies prolonged the Depression. America came out from the depression a world leader because its resolve to win a war. The Greatest war was fought for no other reason than the Great Depression. Hitler, Mussolini, and Franco would not have come to power without the Great Depression. The rising rhetoric from these tyrants led to the spread of hatred. The bread lines and wheel barrow's full of money required to purchase basic necessities in life are what led to each of their rise. The financial crisis in the US has global ties that may just rival the 1930's. The rest of the world's markets are also taking a beating. The price of oil is a prime indicator of the forces at work here. This summer when the world's economies were still growing and producing oil was selling at almost $150 a barrel. Now with the world markets in the tank oil is selling at around $50 a barrel. The high cost of energy is the root cause of the rapid decline in global markets. As soon as the economies of the world start showing signs of recovery the price of oil will go right back to where it was and the world economic powers will right back where they started. This will be the cause of the rise of ruthless tyrants. The ruthless tyrants will assume power bent on destruction and global domination. This has been repeated in the past many times. Leaders who rise in uncertain times due to popular revolt end up on the wrong side of history.

Second, the Russians and Islamic radicals are rattling their sabers. The Russians have threatened to move a missile base into Kaliningrad. Kaliningrad is between two NATO countries and our defenses would be powerless to stop a Russian invasion into these countries. Russia views the election of Obama as a sign of weakness and why shouldn't they. Obama has said he would talk to our enemies without pre-conditions. Obama deferred to the UN when Russia attacked Georgia. The Russians feel emboldened and believe Obama is powerless to stop them from World domination. Medvedev was in Venezuela last week discussing and overseeing joint war games. Medvedev also visited Cuba on his way home. There is little doubt the Raul and Fidel Castro discussed joint military relations and quite possibly the deployment of Russian missiles to Cuba, just 90 miles south of Florida. Russia has promised both the Iranians and Venezuelans with assistance in the development of nuclear technology. Our enemies have been emboldened by the election of Obama. Now a weakened America has the opportunity to see if Obama has the mettle to stand up to the world's tyrants. Obama better act fast the Russian threat will move and combine with the economic turmoil in the United States causing a storm big enough that we may not be able to quell it in time to save the world from itself.

Third, the Islamic radical have become emboldened. The last three days showed exactly what 10 radicals can do when they set their mind to it. This was not an attack on India. It was an attack on the Global markets. The terrorist attack on the Mumbai financial district shows how interconnected the three pillars of the crossroads has become. An attack on a financial district at a time of economic crisis around the world. This attack in India may seem like it is far away and not associated with us but nothing could be further from the truth. The tentacles of radicalism are far reaching. This was an attack on democracy around the world. India is the worlds largest democracy. This attack was intended to disrupt financial activity in the region. Right now any disruption in financial activity could be devastating to the world's economies. The Al Qaida second in command said just the other day that the financial crisis could be eased if only America and Western culture would just embrace and accept Islam. That is a major problem with Obama's foreign policy concept. Obama believes we can use diplomatic relations and talk to these tyrants. The problem is that the only alternative to destruction is conversion to Islam in the minds of the radicals. The "peaceful" religion of Islam preaches death and destruction to all non believers. There is little doubt that the radical Islamists are bent on world domination. The only thing holding them back right now is technology. However, with Pakistan having nuclear weapons and Iran bent on developing them it will not take long before they have bargaining chips in the game.

America is at a crossroads. It is either time to talk tough and carry a big stick or it is time to stick our heads in the sand and hope for the best. We have a financial crisis that history tells us will not end without a war, we have a rise in rhetoric between the last two great super powers which we now know only ended because of an implosion of the Soviet economy. Couple this with Islamic fundamentalism and we now know we are in turbulent times. Diplomatic relations will not resolve these differences. Take the wrong path and America will either be involved in a World War, A Civil War, or a Holy Crusade. America has overcome all three of these impending disasters in the past. The difference this time is that we are facing all three at once.

Friday, November 28, 2008

The Coming Storm: Russia and Latin America

While President-elect Obama is busy putting together a cabinet, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev is busy resurrecting old alliances and forming some new ones. Medvedev recently met with Venezuela leader Hugo Chavez, then visited Cuba's Castro brothers, after trips to Brazil and Peru. In Venezuela the Russian leader signed a deal on nuclear energy, and coordianted the upcoming joint naval exercises between Russia and Venezuala which will begin the 1st of December off of the Venezualan coast.

It should be clear even to casual observers that Russia is attempting to gain a foothold in America's backyard before Obama can assume office. This is a game from the old Soviet playbook, push until you meet resistance, and when you meet resistance, deny all, then keep pushing. The Russians wasted no time in issuing an ultimatim to the new President-elect. On November fifth Medvedev told the world that if the US did not abandon its' plan to station Patriot missle batteries in Poland and Czech, the Russians would place ballistic missiles in Kalliningrad. A clear challenge to the new American President, and one that he must carefully consider in order to contain a resurgent Russian threat.

How would Obama react to the simultaneous acts of Russia placing nuclear missiles in Kalliningrad and Cuba, and Venezuela cutting off its' oil supply (almost a million barrels a day) to the US? America consumes almost 60% of all Venezualan oil output, but I'm sure Medvedev has discussed alternative market strategies with Chavez. The goal here is to test the new president, and bring America to her knees.

Obama's "soaring oratory" will not deter our enemies from challenging him, he has to realize that fact. He must act decisively to keep this country safe. In fact Obama's reputation as a man who deals in words works against him. Obviously the Russian government feels that he is a hollow man, and they hope to take advantage of someone who believes more in words than in action. The Russians no doubt also find solace in the fact they now get to deal with a man who has never kept the same job for over five years. No wonder Mevedev is always smiling.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Franken and Reid: Fraud Conspirators

Al Franken is in contention for the US senate. On election night the race for the US Senate was too close to call. Norm Coleman had the lead though and the lead while not insurmountable was indeed large enough that a recount in a likelihood would not over turn the results. However, as the election board directed all canvassing boards to recheck theirs numbers before the election results would be certified low and behold over six hundred more votes for Franken were found. In one case 32 ballots were found in the trunk of an election workers vehicle. In another a number was transposed and Franken wound up with another one hundred votes. In almost every instance a missed count was in favor of Franken.

All of the precincts and counties were directed to reverify their numbers prior to being certified. Franken made up more votes then did all other candidates combined including Obama. Now we as the voting public are to believe that nothing nefarious is going on. Never mind the fact that an election volunteer in the recount was an observer for Franken in one county on a particular day then on the very next day in another county was an independent observer. I'm sure this obviously partisan volunteer has no nefarious intentions.

At any rate the recount is not going the way Franken would like. Franken decided file a complaint regarding absentee ballots that were not counted because of legal issues. The elections board decided against Franken and said the matter would have to be a court issue. The ballots were legally discarded because they were illegally cast but Franken says they should count anyway.

Now just today Harry Reid interjected himself into the Minnesota Senate election recount. Reid said "Today's decision by the Minnesota Canvassing Board not to count certain absentee ballots is cause for great concern." This opens the door for the US Senate to decide an election. This has become a race to win at any cost including winning the race through fraudulent means. The highly partisan US Senate has no business in this race. The Minnesota election officials should count the legal ballots. The Minnesota courts should decide on the "illegally" cast absentee ballots. There is no way the US Senate led by Democrats should even be entertaining taking a seat away from the Minnesota voters.

Should Franken prevail through legal means so be it. If this race is decided by The Democratic lead Senate then the US States as a Representative Democracy is dead. Stealing an election through fraudulent means would become the shot heard round the world. We as a nation can not allow partisan hacks to be stealing our elections from us. Everyone needs to contact their Senators and inform them to stay away from this election recount. Any interference will be seen as an attack on the American constitution.

Time to Give Thanks

Everyday we are assailed with more bad news about the economy. We hear about the imminent demise of the auto industry and the 3 million jobs that hang in the delicate balance between failure and bailout. Our banks are a mess, unemployment has risen to 6%, and to top it all off, childhood obesity has hit epidemic proportions.

Yet despite these doom and gloom statistics so cheerfully touted by our beloved media, Americans have many reasons to be thankful on this day. We have just come through a grueling national election cycle, and everyone is looking forward to what this new administration will do. Gas is under $2.00 again, let's hope it stays that way. The war in Iraq has wound down, and while there are still Iraqi civilian and US military deaths, the numbers are so low that the media won't even mention Iraq anymore. Through seven tough years of war, the United States has not suffered another devastating terrorist attack, that is most definitely a reason to be thankful.

On this day of Thanksgiving, we should remember our brave troops, especially those stationed in Iraq and Afghanistan. These brave men and women are far from home this day, many stationed on inhospitable Forward Operating Bases with very few amenities like hot water or reliable electricity. These Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, and Marines would all rather be safe at home celebrating  Thanksgiving with friends and family. Anyone who has been stationed far from home, especially in a war zone, knows only too well the loneliness these holidays can bring.  And let us not forget the American civilians stationed with our troops, they suffer the same feelings of loneliness and separation. 

Most important, we need to remember the 4,202 American servicemen and women who lost their lives defending this great nation since this war began. Without them, and the millions of Americans who perished in previous wars, this country would not exist.

So today let's not dwell on the many problems we face as a nation. Let's be happy for all we have,our family and friends, and look forward to working hard and solving our problems as only Americans can. Happy Thanksgiving from The Lizard.

Doomsday Clock: Approaching Midnight

The hands of the doomsday clock are edging closer to witching hour. The President elect is perceived as weak and ineffective. Even as the chosen one spoke against establishing preconditions for talks with the world's tyrants, these tyrants established preconditions for the US to talk to them. The Soviets are rattling their sabers. They have threatened to deploy a missile base in Kaliningrad. The Russians are war gaming with Venezuela. The Russians have promised to assist Hugo Chavez develop a Nuclear program. The Russians have promise to provide assistance to the Iranians to finish a nuclear reactor project next year. The Chinese are constantly hacking into America's Information Technology backbone. Terrorists from a nuclear Pakistan keep targeting a nuclear India. The recent efforts to destabilize the world's governments are because of one reason: The Russians, Venezuelans, Iranians, Cubans, Chinese, and Islamic Terrorists perceive Obama as being weak.

The Russians waiting until November 5th to threaten placing a tactical missile base in Kaliningrad. This threat comes on the heels of the Russians invading a Sovereign Georgia. The Russians waited for the grand announcement of placing weapons of mass destruction in a province with borders between two NATO countries until after the election because of the initial responses from the campaign. McCain strongly condemned the invasion and stood by Georgia. A weak Obama blamed the incident on both countries and threatened to take it the the UN. The weak initial response from Obama emboldened the Russians.

The Russians then participated in wargames with Venezuela. This is the first time since the end of the cold war that Russian warships have been in the Caribbean. Our Congressional leadership has abandoned our allies in South America all the while our enemies are embracing the Russians. Our Congress refuses to enact a free trade agreement with the Columbian's while Hugo Chavez provides funding for the FARC. The balance of power in South American is shifting.

The Russians have also promised to assist Venezuela with Nuclear technology. This promise involves assistance in research and development of nuclear technology. Nuclear scientists and engineers from Russia will be in our back yard providing technology that could be used against us. The threat posed by a nuclear Venezuela is a stark reminder of the Cuban missile crisis faced down by John F. Kennedy.

The Russians have also promised to assist Iran finish a nuclear reactor next year. The completion of Iran first nuclear power plant will enable the Iranians to develop nuclear warheads. Iran already boasts of 5,000 active centrifuges for enriching Uranium. This nuclear reactor will provide enough resources for Iran to develop one nuclear warhead a year. We already know Iran is intent on eliminating the Jewish state. The Iranians already have missiles capable of reaching Israel. Now the Russians are intent on providing the Iranians will the capability to develop nuclear warheads.

The Iranian and Venezuelan rhetoric was around long before Obama. However, Russia has turned even more belligerent since Obama was elected. The Russian's and their Socialistic ideals were defeated. The Soviet empire crumbled in 1991. Now the sleeping bear is has awoken. Obama is perceived as weak. We are again a nation that may be looking at a situation where nuclear missiles are 90 miles off our coasts. The sleeping bear has awoken because we have elected a President that desires to be liked around the world.

To Obama being liked is far more important than being respected. Obama is a proponent of diplomatic resolution of conflict first, foremost, and last. Obama is a big proponent of the toothless UN. Obama would rather the UN mettles in the worlds problems rather than the US providing leadership. Obama has a stated plan of dismantling our military. In the wake of the Russian invasion of Georgia, Obama deferred the situation to the UN. Once it was known that Obama actually stood for nothing the sleeping bear awoke. This sleeping bear will not rest until again until Obama shows some strength. Reagan produced peace through strength. We were a Nation that put the bear to sleep. Obama through his words woke the sleeping bear. Obama now through actions must put the bear down. Thus far his actions have only emboldened our nations enemies. Unless Obama carries a big stick America will again become embroiled in a cold war. Obama must demand respect. Respect is far more important than being liked. Without the respect of our enemies the doomsday clock ill continue to move towards midnight. With nuclear threats coming from Pakistan, India, Iran, Venezuela the world is ever moving closer to mutual assured destruction. The clock is indeed closer to the witching hour than it has been since the Cuban missile crisis.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Energy: The Forgotten Economic Component

The high cost of oil this summer contributed greatly to our economic turmoil we face today. Oil at its high water mark was selling at $147 a barrel. The transportation industry was in a state of disarray. The high cost of energy contributed to the decline in jobs and increase in unemployment. Many companies instituted "gas surcharge" strategies and passed the costs on to consumers. By August, the high cost of energy and the lack of a coherent plan made the democrats look weak and ill prepared.

However, by the middle of September the price of oil began to fall. The damage to the economy was irreversible. While the pundits blame the financial crisis on the greedy wall street bankers and auto executives. Obama has proposed a moratorium on foreclosures and is primarily focused on the bailout of the financial sector and auto industry. The problem is that because of the tanking economy and energy prices not seen in over two years, Obama and his advisors have taken their eye off the ball.

Energy prices will not be this low forever. In fact as soon as the US economy starts to regain its footing the oil prices will also begin to increase. Once this happens we will yet again be facing $4.00 a gallon gasoline prices. Another facet of this is that the EPA wishes to use the "Clean Air Act" to regulate green house gases. This will effectively tax all of energy usage and again we the consumer will be paying exorbitant prices for oil. This year the high prices were during the summer. Many people cut down on the use of AC and found alternate means of transportation. However, had these high prices happened in the winter the effects would have been far reaching and caused even more damage to the economy.

America has to remain conscious of the effect energy costs have on our economy. The effects on the consumer are greater than any other single component of the economy. We need to start drilling now for our short term solution. We need investments now in attaining energy independence. We can not wait until the technology of tomorrow matures. Instead of dumping another $700 billion in bailout money as proposed by the Democrats we need to place money into energy cost reduction. Focusing on the auto industry and its bankrupt policies will only prolong their inevitable demise. Neglecting energy today will cause the American economy to fail now.

Energy is the forgotten component. However, it is an integral part of the economy and America can not afford higher energy costs. The economy will not be able to recover without a plan to keep energy costs down. Any kickstart of the economy will be doomed to fail as long as energy prices climb with increased production and usage. The proponents of "Drill Here, Drill Now" must continue this pursuit.

Terror Runs Wild In India Today

Today terrorists sent a stark reminder of their intentions. A group called the Deccan Mujahadeen claimed responsibility for today's deadly attacks in Mumbai (Bombay), India. At least 80 people are dead and 250 injured. The terrorists also have taken at least 40 hostages and are holding out the Taj Mahal Hotel and the Trident Hotel. The terrorists actively pursued American or British nationals.

Here is a video of the terrorist attacks:



This terrorist attack is a stark reminder that there are groups in this world that refuse to tolerate or accept Western culture. The terrorists are out to destroy the western culture and our way of life. This particular attack may have happened in a seemingly far away place but today's events go to show that everyone must remain vigilant. Many have conveniently forgotten what happened on our shores seven short years ago. This stark reminder should hit close to home. Never forget, and always remain cognizant of our environment. Remember Freedom is not Free.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Investors: The Missing Ingredient

Obama has assembled his team of economic professionals and proffered a plan to take us out of this economic tailspin America faces. Obama has promised to pull out all the stops and go full speed ahead. Obama has said he would do whatever it takes. Obama has promised $2.5 million jobs, promised bailouts, and promised more government intervention. The problem is he forgot the main ingredient; the investor.

The stock market plunged after Obama won the election. Investors on wall street were fleeing the uncertainty brought on by Obama. The evil rich Wall street investors bailed out on the market and it went into a tailspin. Obama's economic plans are to "spread the wealth" and investors don't like that idea too much. So the smart investor took his gains and left the market. The smart investors is moving towards the precious metals or leaving their hard earned cash in their mattresses to save for the future. Rich investors don't like the idea that they will have to pay higher taxes on money invested in their future and the future of America. The rich investor has a stake in the economy and places funds in high risk endeavors that will provide the breakthroughs of tomorrow. Yet Obama wants to punish these investors through higher taxes without relieving any of the risk. No investor places money in high risk investments without expectation of potential high rewards. This is what Obama plans on taking away. Take away the incentive for taking risk and no one will take them.

The investor is the reason that a bottom up approach to the economy will never work. Our economy is built on consumer spending. However, in order to generate consumer spending people must have jobs. In order to have a job (private not public) employers must have the opportunity to expand capital. In order to have an expansion of capital companies require investors. In order to have investors their must be something in return. That return is in the forms of dividends and capital gains. As taxes on capital gains increase the return on investment is lowered thus making it not worthy of the risk involved.

We all must face reality. America can print the money and sell our future in the form treasury bills but that will not provide comfort to the investor. Obama can create all the public works jobs possible and that will not sooth investor angst. Obama surrogates have now come out and said they may not raise taxes on the wealthy. The surrogates say they may not repeal the Bush tax breaks. However, this is only temporary while the economy is down. As soon as they see the economy improving Obama will raise these taxes. My question is why would a smart investor fuel the economy today only to lose the wealth gained tomorrow? This is not good business. The smart investor will stay away from this economy until the fundamentals get straightened out. Really the only way right now to get the smart investors back is for Obama to make the Bush tax cuts permanent. The sooner Obama does this the sooner we will be able to move the country forward. Short of making the tax cuts permanent or at least extending them to another 6 years and the investors stay home. We are a country in trouble and Keynesian economics will only deepen the recession and push it closer to depression. Remember the last depression was only escaped because of a world war which was caused by the depression in the first place.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

The United Socialist States

America is about to journey down the path of outright Marxist Socialism. Obama was the most liberal Senator in the past Congress, in fact he was left of the admitted Socialist Bernie Sanders. However, don't let Obama's past speak for itself lets allow Obama's recent actions speak loudest.

First, Obama offers Hillary Clinton the Secretary of State post. Now Hillary's strength was never her ability to be a Statesman. No Hillary's strength was her ability to get her head around complex issues, boil them down to a few cause and effect diagrams and develop potential solutions. Hillary was never the diplomat sitting down for a chit chat concerning policy. No she got her head around the issue and then bulldogged it until it became law. Hillary would have been better suited for other cabinet posts like health and human services. Instead she was offered a post that she is ill suited. Hillary's foreign policy stances are far different than Obama's. In fact, her stated positions are closer to John McCain then they are Obama. The only logical reason for placing Hillary in as Secretary of State is to hide her. Obama does not want Hillary harping from the Senate floor. Obama does not want Hillary speaking out against the Socialist domestic policy Obama plans on getting through a friendly Congress.

Second, look at the Attorney General selection. Eric Holder secured the pardon of 16 FALN members. FALN is a violent Puerto Rican nationalist group that set off 120 bombs in the United States mostly in Chicago and New York. Take this as well as Obama's own associations and family friendship with domestic terrorist William Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn. Ayers now preaches his socialist program to our nations future while they attend college. This indoctrination is impressed upon the young minds of our next generation. With the Eric Holder pick as Attorney General it will surely be an administration that is kind to violent domestic terrorists.

Third, we have the selection of Tom Daschle as Secretary of Health and Human services. Daschle is a partisan hack. While the pathetic pawns claims the cabinet selections are pragmatists and not ideologues. This pick certainly does not fit that meme. Daschle was defeated in his 2004 reelection bid to the Senate. Daschle was Senate Majority leader and wielded great power. Most voters back home value representatives that wield this type of power. Yet Daschle no longer represented his constituents. Daschle became a partisan hack that leaned towards the Marxist side of the political spectrum. Thus too far from the left of the political center for even his constituents to feel safe with in spite of the power to bring home the earmarks.

Fourth, on the economy Obama has promised to create 2.5 million jobs in the next two years. Never mind that this is about half of what the economy normally creates in that time look at what type of jobs he is creating. No Obama is not creating private sector jobs; he is creating public sector jobs. Obama's job creation involve building roads (Public), Teachers (public), Alternative Fuel (public and private). There is no doubt most jobs created in the Obama economy will be public sector. Expanding the government will increase the monies necessary to operate thus the need for increased taxes. The Obama economy will destroy more private sector jobs than the public sector can keep up with. No wonder Obama tells everyone it will take 4-5 years to get of this mess; Obama has no idea how to get out. His only answer seems to be increase taxes and create public works. This is not sound economic policy. It has been tried before and failed miserably.

Finally, the bailouts. Today Obama surrogates were busy suggesting that the $700 billion already appropriated was nowhere near enough. Senator Shumer suggested another $700 billion might be necessary. Additionally, the Congress wishes to bailout Citigroup and Detroit. The current administration already provided citibank $25 billion and now owns a part of a private bank, now Obama is talking providing even more money to bail them out further increasing the public ownership of our banks. Socialist countries nationalize institutions and that is the path Obama is taking us down. The auto industry is also looking for a government handout. Now House members Pelosi and Frank both have said that the CEO's must make a change to the business practices but that the Unions are to be left alone. A bailout of the auto industry is another step in nationalizing our industrial base. In the end all that will be left is public work and union labor. This is just another step towards a welfare state and marching us closer to a marxist state.

Obama is not pragmatic as the pathetic pawns would have us believe. His selections thus far are intended to keep his friends close (Daschle and Holder) and his enemies closer (Hillary). Obama will allow his friends to turn our representative democracy into a marxist state with the aid of his civil defense corps. All this while Obama will blame Hillary for his foreign policy neglect. Left unchecked Obama will turn our country into the United Socialist States.

Obama Shrouded In Mystery

Barack Obama is best summarized as the mystery man. There is no one that really knows anything about him prior to 1992. All we know is that Obama befriended domestic terrorists, Obama attended Trinity United Church for 20 years, Obama attended Harvard Law school, Obama attended Columbia University, Obama attended Occidental College, and Obama was a community organizer. We do not know where Obama was born, what his thesis was about, what type of grades he received, what he stood for the Illinois Legislature (Other than Infanticide), whether or not he registered for the selective service as required or what his health records contain. The question as always is what exactly is Obama hiding that he so desperately hides.

Obama continues to hide the facts surrounding his eligibility for the Presidency. Recently, Mike Clark from "Mike In The Morning" made a phone call to the Ambassador from Kenya. The ambassador did not help Obama in this interview. Seemingly, the Ambassador agrees with the conspiracy theorists (Philip Berg, Leo Donofrio, Alan Keyes, and others) that indeed Obama was born in Kenya. Much can be said in regards to whether or not the Kenyan Ambassador really understood the questions or implications of his responses but the fact can not be changed that the Kenyan Ambassador said Obama was born not in Hawaii but rather Kenya. Courtesy of Stuck On Stupid here is a video confirming the call to Peter Ogego the Kenyan Ambassador:



Take this as well as the audio tape of Obama's paternal Grandmother saying she was present at the Kenyan Hospital to witness Obama's birth and there is circumstantial evidence Obama is not everything he says he is. This may be circumstantial evidence but when there are two witnesses (Grandma Obama and Peter Ogego) stating Obama was born in Kenya it definitely leads one to question why Obama is hiding his vault copy of his birth certificate. There are at least two cases before the US Supreme Court regarding Obama's eligibility. Additionally, there will probably be a third from Alan Keyes. I have heard all I need to from the Obama supporters. They keep stating that the short form birth certificate proves Obama was born in Hawaii. They use the claim from Hawaii Department of Health that they have seen the "Vault copy" and it exists and that the short form discloses what is always disclosed on the short form. However, they never came out said "Obama was born in Honolulu". Now the State officials can not say more than they have without Obama's permission. But of course Obama refuses because he is hiding something.

Another question is the registration for the selective service. Debbie Schlussel offers compelling evidence that Obama may not have legally registered for the selective service as required. It seems as though Obama may have used a form not in existence in 1980 when Obama was required to sign up. Additionally, the Document Location Number may be one from 2008 rather than 1980. Now Obama claims that he once considered joining the military but now it seems he did not register as required.

Now we also now close to nothing regarding the Obama college years. The university claims it has misplaced or lost Obama's thesis paper. Obama refuses to release any of the records regarding his attendance. We do not have any records that he even actually attended these colleges or for that matter how. There are rumors that Obama may have received "foreign Student" allowances and scholarships. This falls in line with the claim that Obama may not be a "natural born" citizen. Obama has provided nothing in the form of documentation in regards to his credentials. Obama is a hollow man with no resume. Obama continues hiding his past.

The Supreme Court must enforce the constitution. We the people deserve the highest law of the land to be upheld. The media neglected to objectively vet Obama and allowed him to receive a pass on the normal scrutiny a candidate receives. We as Americans know more about a relative unknown private citizen "Joe the Plumber" than we know about the President elect. Obama is shrouded in mystery. The courts must now act and uphold our laws. Obama must be forced to answer the "Natural Born" question. Revealing Obama birth records may shed even more light on the hollow man. Eventually, everyone will know exactly what it is Obama is hiding. For now, suffice it to say Obama has not proved his eligibility to become President of the United States.

Four Ohio STASI wanna-bes Disciplined

The disturbing case of Ohio state employees using state (taxpayer) owned computer resources to perform a STASI type investigation of a private citizen has resulted in disciplinary action. Governor Ted Strickland previously ordered Helen Jones-Kelly, director of Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, be punished with  a one month unpaid suspension for illegally ordering a record search on Joe Wurzelbacher, "Joe the Plumber".

Assistant director Fred Williams will be placed on a two week unpaid suspension, deputy director Doug Thompson received a four week unpaid suspension. Two more low level department employees will receive written reprimands, and all of the above must attend ethics training on the handling of confidential information.

Very light punishments for such a severe violation of public trust. Agencies, both state and federal, have access to numerous data bases that contain information on American citizens. We trust that the people employed by these agencies will not use that access to information for personal gain or to satisfy vendettas against citizens of the United States. Ms. Jones-Kelley has demonstrated not only that she is completely devoid of ethics, but she has shown that she feels empowered to use her position as a vehicle to satisfy personal grudges against private citizens. Such a blatant misuse of power cannot go unpunished, and a one month suspension just is not enough. Jones-Kelly, by ordering the illegal records search, not only put her own job in jeopardy, but she showed a complete disdain for the welfare of her employees by ordering them to comply with her illegal request. Such a person cannot be allowed to maintain a position of authority.

Helen Jones-Kelley should be fired immediately, and if not fired, she should be summarily demoted to a position where she no longer has any authority or access to confidential information. Her co-conspirators should also be removed from their present jobs and placed in similar positions. All five of these state employees have proven through their actions that they can no longer be trusted.

Enough of the STASI tactics...get rid of these people, they are a disease.

Shumer Suggests Another $500-$700 Billion Stimulus

Senator Shumer suggested this morning that we needed another $500-$700 billion stimulus package. This is a bad idea. The government already passed a stimulus package that cost $152 billion last Spring that accomplished absolutely nothing. The government already passed a $700 billion bailout of the financial industry. The government has already passed extended unemployment benefits, $25 billion for the auto industry, how much more is the government willing to waste.

Pelosi and Reid will not allow the auto industry to utilize the $25 billion already allocated. Instead Pelosi and Reid would rather pass another $25-50 billion bailout. Pelosi and Reid would rather pander to their constituents (environmentalists for the original $25 billion and Union Bosses for the other $25-$50 billion) than fix the problems that ail the American economy. Deflation is a problem caused by the Democrats.

By forcing the financial institutions to finance high risk loans to people that should never have received a loan, a real estate bubble was formed. The were more buyers than sellers and the price of homes was inflated. Now that we have more sellers than buyers the price of homes is decreasing accordingly. Like any investment a house is a long term investment. We should not be worried about short term valuations but long term valuations. The price of homes will rebound but first we need to rid the system of the bad mortgages.

America does not need more deficit spending. Our national debt is unbelievable. All we are doing is passing our bills on to the future generations. Our materialistic society has indebted the future. Tomorrow's grand children will be forced to reconcile the books. Today's Americans are incapable of keeping their house in order. In the near future America will be bankrupt. America has not balanced the books in a generation. No Bill Clinton did not balance the budget, he raided the Social Security administration. The burden of social security entitlements will soon overwhelm the ability of our government to borrow and pay off its obligations and entitlements.

We need to reduce the size of government. We can not keep increasing the size of government, keep deficit spending at current levels, and keep increasing entitlements while hoping for a different result. The elitists in our government are the problem. They will keep taxing and spending our futures away. Obama's stance have higher taxes and higher deficit spending bankrupt America. Should the additional $500-$700 billion stimulus become reality Obama's first year deficit will be almost twice as much as Bush's last year deficit.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Obama Promises 2.5 Million Jobs

That sexy President-elect Barack Obama has devised an economic stimulus package that he says will produce 2.5 million jobs by 2011. Mr. Obama stated in his Saturday radio address that the US is “…facing an economic crisis of historic proportions."

Maybe if the Democrats had not demanded that banks give mortgages to people who were clearly not qualified, the wheels would not have come off of our economy. The lizard has learned through anonymous sources in the Obama camp that he is going to create a new cabinet position, Secretary of Entitlements. The new “SECENT” will insure that home loans, car loans, furniture loans, and anything else he can think of, will be taken over by the government. The United States will be divided up into Entitlement Districts, much like Congressional districts. Each district will have a staff of Entitlement Agents whose sole job is to hand out entitlements, like cars and homes.

After the government buys out defaulted home loans, the Department of Entitlement will give the homes away to people. Sound like a great idea? Maybe, until you learn that the taxpayers, whose money the government used to buy the homes, are now required to pay rent in the form of an “entitlement tax”, of the course the people occupying these homes are exempt from this tax because they are [entitled]. A car is also included, in fact one for every two drivers in the entitlement house, this will cause what is known as “entitlement stacking” where as many as twenty people occupy a single dwelling in order to live for free and get more cars. Naturally the entitlement tax will also be used to pay for tax, tags, auto insurance and those pesky electricity, water and garbage bills.

Now here’s the bad news, some, but not all, of the entitled will be required to work [the 2.5 million jobs dummy]. Most will be employed as Entitlement Agents, valiantly defending the right to entitlements. The rest will form Obama’s own version of the Brownshirts. The Civilian Defense Force (CDF)… charged with valiantly defending those who valiantly defend the right to entitlements.

[Note to readers: Does it terrify you that Obama is against personal gun ownership, wants to cut the defense budget, but talks about forming a domestic quasi- military force comprised of armed civilians with the budget and equipment equivalent to our armed forces?] But I digress.

Here’s more good news, the entitled are required to unionize, they will form the Union of Entitlement Recipients, or the UER. The UER will immediately make demands for more benefits and less work. The CDF will naturally support these demands because they are all union members, and let’s not forget, they are heavily armed civilians that fall under the SECENT, not the SECDEF. The “less work more pay” strategy of the UER will result in taxpayer subsidy of college tuition, health care, and any other expenses that are incurred by the entitled.

We still don’t know who the Secretary of Entitlements will be, have any ideas? I’m thinking Michelle Obama.

Have a nice day…you’re entitled to it.

MSM: Whining About The Number Of Blogs

Michael Kinsley has a "Time" article named "How Many Blogs Does The World Need". This article entails the thoughts of a disenfranchised biased Journalist. The Whining starts right away claiming the sheer number of Blogs is "Oppressive".

Kinsley whines that blogs are ruining the fun of scooping other news organizations. There are just to many bloggers that he has to compete with in order to get a story out before the next person. Bloggers have made an impact and are forcing the pathetic pawns to actually do their s jobs. For Years, America has been spoon fed the news cycle. The pathetic pawns were able to simply scoop a story and spin the story to fit their liberal views.

Now bloggers are raising the bar. Bloggers are influencing the news in ways the pathetic pawns never imagined. Bloggers influence opinion and influence the news cycle. Without bloggers this year Americans would never have heard about "Joe the Plumber". The fraud committed by ACORN would never have been brought to light. The "surge" which brought about the chance for victory would have been simply never reported. The little that was reported on the successful surge was a direct result of bloggers.

Now we can see what type of Blogs Michael Kinsley follows as he lists only left leaning blogs and blogs that cater to the young impressionable voters. Even when whining the pathetic pawns show their bias. There is a reason for the expansion of blogs. The reason is that people want to ensure the objective truth is reported on. Bloggers from the left and the right are simply sick and tired of having their news run through the MSM spin cycle before it is reported on. This article in "Time" is just another example of the dying MSM. The pathetic pawns did it themselves but they still feel they should whine about it. The MSM is an elitist institution. The elitist do not like the fact that commoners can also communicate. In many cases the amateur writers and bloggers outperform the pathetic pawns and have more credibility than the pathetic pawns. Bloggers from all walks need to keep pressing. Sooner or later the pathetic pawns will simply go the way of the dinosaur. Good Riddance.

Card Check Will Ruin America's Industrial Base

The Employee Free Choice Act is a Union Scheme to force more unions on America. Union membership has been in decline Since the 1970's and the Democrats are losing a large portion of the base. The Card Check bill will not have each auto manufacturing facility competing on the same field, it will eliminate facilities from the playing field that will in turn eliminate jobs. This card check bill is bad for America and would ruin our industrial base.

The UAW has destroyed Detroit's ability to compete. UAW workers receive on average $73 per hour in pay and compensation while foreign manufacturers such as Honda and Hyundai compensate their workers on average $43 per hour. Proponents of the card check bill say it will allow unionization of Honda and Hyundai plants in the South. However, when direct labor rates increase the foreign manufacturers will move their facilities out of the country. The card check bill will further erode our ability to compete in a global market.

The card check bill will be another nail in the coffin of the Industrial revolution in America. Unions are as much a part of the auto industry demise as is auto company management. Yet the UAW backed by the likes of Barney Frank in the Democrat led Congress are unwilling to renegotiate their contracts. Instead they want to force their Unions on everyone which will further erode our ability to compete.

The auto makers traveled to Washington last week to beg for a bailout. They showed up with no plan to reform and remain solvent and competitive in the future. The UAW President stated that his union was not responsible for the industry debacle. We have bailed out this industry in the past. How many times are the tax payers going to bail out an industry that refuses to clean up its act? The internal stakeholders steadfastly refuse to reform yet beg at the government trough. The American outrage at the audacity of the CEO's of the big three prevented Congress from handing over $25 billion in additional funding to bailout a failed industry.

We must not allow our sympathies to bailout the auto industry. We must stand for what is right and force these companies to compete or die on the vine. The threat of 2.1 million jobs lost is exactly that; A threat. These companies and the union allow workers to receive and benefits for producing nothing. Never did the unions or industry invest in future technology or education programs to either expand their base or make their workers competitive in other markets.

This Card Check bill will not level the playing field. It will increase unemployment and destroy what is left of the industrial base. Unions are outdated. The Unions are still living in the 1930's. They refused to reform and keep up with the changing times. Now the Unions and the Democrats rant that American jobs are being farmed out overseas. The Unions and Democrats rant that free trade is bad because other countries are not as favorable to unions. This is probably true. However, our unions have taken us out of the competition. Bailing out the auto industry and enacting card check may extend the life of these companies and unions but instead of having a quick relatively painless death it will be a long drawn out painful death. Neither of these proposals resolve any of the underlying issues. All they do cater to a democratic constituency. Let card Check fail and refuse to bailout the auto industry. Only by allowing these companies to fail will allow them to realize their errors and reform in a manner that will bring them the competitiveness they require to be an effective business.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Obama: Lacks Judgment and Common Sense

Obama decided to lean on the Clinton era for selections to his cabinet posts. One of these picks is a prime example of Obama's lack of judgment and commonsense. Eric Holder is the likely nominee for Attorney General. This the the same Eric Holder that defended the action of Janet Reno in taking Elian Gonzalez ( 8 years old) from his home at gun point. In fact Holder says the agents acted sensibly. This is the same Eric Holder that secured a pardon for Marc Rich. Rich was a convicted of tax evasion and illegally making deals with the Iranians during the Iran hostage crisis.

Eric Holder represents everything that was wrong with the Clinton administration. Janet Reno was a failure in the Clinton administration as Attorney General. Eric Holder is here on video defending the actions of taking an eight year old from his house at gun point. This selection is an outrage. Holder defended the actions of the failed Attorney General in the Clinton Administration.

This pick is not change. This pick is a blast from the past. Holder is a Washington insider. Holder will take us back to Justice Department of "Jack Booted" Federal Agents. Waco and Elian Gonzalez are not the best of the Clinton Era but rather the scandalous parts of the Clinton Era. The only change Obama represents is which political party will receive corruption money from the Nation's elitists.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Barney Frank: Bailout Required To Fend Off Union Busting

Barney Frank says a bailout of the automakers is a must. Frank also goes on to say the $25 billion is just the down payment and much more taxpayer money will be required to ensure Union labor is guaranteed the UAW average of $73/hour in wages and benefits. Obviously Mr. Frank does not understand that one of the main reasons US auto makers are unable to compete is direct labor costs that are 70% higher than their competitors.

Mr. Frank says corporations should not go bankrupt because it would undo the gains made by unions. Herein lies the real issue. American automakers are not competitive. Japanese automakers consistently outperform the big three in quality and quantity. One of the real reasons for the Japanese automakers better quality and quantity is labor rates. Japanese automakers pay approximately $43 per hour for wages and compensation while the Big Three pay $73 per hour. This $30 per hour direct labor cost advantage allows the Japanese to invest in quality and efficiencies. The efficiencies reduce other costs which allows the Japanese to make better use of the resources. The higher quality allows the Japanese automakers to sell more vehicles.

A taxpayer bailout is not the answer without mandatory renegotiation of labor contracts. The US auto industry can not afford to continuously over pay union workers. The answer for the auto industry is bankruptcy. They need to redefine their business practices and become far more efficient. Bailing them out is nothing more than a sign that the Big Three can do whatever they want because the American taxpayer will always be there to bail them out. A message needs to be sent to both the management and unions that mismanagement of a corporation does not warrant American taxpayer money. We can not reward the failed business practices of GM, Ford, Chrysler, and the UAW. All of them are complicit in the failure of their industry.

The automakers displayed their lack of judgment by utilizing private jets to carry them to Washington DC in an effort to beg the Congress to feed them Taxpayer funds. The impending bankruptcy is of little concern when CEO comfort is at stake. Mr. Frank please explain why the American taxpayer should bailout companies and Unions that don't care enough about their corporations to cut frivolous costs. Please explain why Unions should not be renegotiating their contracts. Obviously neither industry management nor labor really cares about the business. If the internal stakeholders don't show concern why should the taxpayers?

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Zogby: Obama Voters Uninformed

Zogby conducted an exit poll of ardent Obama voters and found that many were uninformed. Here are the appalling results from the polls:

1. 57.4 could NOT correctly say which party controls congress (50/50 shot just by guessing)

2. 81.8 could NOT correctly say Joe Biden quit a previous campaign because of plagiarism (25% chance by guessing)

3. 82.6 could NOT correctly say that Obama won his first election by getting opponents kicked off the ballot (25% chance by guessing)

4. 88.4% could NOT correctly say that Obama said his policies would likely bankrupt the coal industry and make energy rates skyrocket (25% chance by guessing)

5. 56.1 % could NOT correctly say Obama started his political career at the home of two former members of the Weather Underground (25% chance by guessing).And yet…..

6. Only 13.7% failed to identify Palin as the person their party spent $150,000 in clothes on

7. Only 6.2% failed to identify Palin as the one with a pregnant teenage daughter

8. And 86.9 % thought that Palin said that she could see Russia from her “house,” even though that was Tina Fey who said that!!

This poll and the following video really goes to show just how biased the pathetic pawns in the media really were during the election. Most identified Palin as having a pregnant teenage daughter but were dumbfounded when it came to who claimed to have visited 57 States. The lack of objective journalism skewed the public toward believing Palin was an "Idiot" while Obama was "cool and smart". No one really knew about Obama allies like William Ayers. On the video one Obama supporter even says she was uninformed.

Here's the video ( if this was not about the seriousness of our civic duty it would be a great comedy):

Vindication: NBC Affiliate Reports On Obama Eligibility

UPDATE:

That did not last long. I just linked on RCP to the actual article from NBC Augusta and it was scrubbed in under 15 minutes. Someone really does not want this story seeing the light of day.

I have been vindicated. My blog posts to Real Clear Politics have been scrubbed from their website. There was never any reasons provided and emails to the webmaster were left unanswered. I am sure my posts were scrubbed for one of two reasons. First and most likely is that Obama supporters keep reporting my posts because they are striking close to home. Never mind that I only reported facts. I never claimed the merits of the lawsuits only that they were in the court system at various stages. The second reason is that RCP views the birth certificate stories as false conspiracy theories. This is plausible however, my posts never delved into conspiracy theories. I simply reported on the fact that at least 6 lawsuits were pending against the President elect. The blog posts were absolutely true and on point.

Never did the Obama supporters really read what was written. They just claimed that the Lizard was a conspiracy theorist lunatic. Nothing could be further from the truth. My only claim is that Obama could very easily get rid of these lawsuits by simply providing evidence that he is a natural born citizen.

Now on Drudge there is an article from NBC Augusta that reports the same thing I did. In the NBC report they reported that Alan Keyes has a lawsuit pending against Obama. I wonder if that article is linked on RCP if they would scrub that article also? I guess I will have to find out.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Silencing Dissent

The left is busy silencing any and all Obama dissenters. After all we have to have a smooth transition and treating Obama like the left treated Bush has gone on far too long and it is time to heal a divided America. Unfortunately, Obama refuses to offer up his original "vault" copy of his birth certificate. Instead Obama decides to hide behind left wing organizations and websites to fight his citizenship test for him. FACTCHECK.ORG and Daily Kos are not disinterested parties to this simple test of citizenship. What neither of these sites tell their faithful readers is that even the State that issued the short Version of Obama's birth certificate allow this form to be used as proof of being born in Hawaii. Let me say this again, Hawaii as the issuing authority would not accept this short version BC as proof of being born in Hawaii, yet Americans are supposed to accept it as proof of being a natural born citizen.

Any Obama supporter please answer the following question:

If Obama is so innocent why is he acting so guilty?

Obama is hiding something and I believe most inquiring minds would like to know what it is. Hiding something in ones closet is blackmail material. Do we really need a President that is susceptible to blackmail?

My belief is that the long version of Obama's birth certificate will state he was born in Hawaii. It is my belief that Obama is hiding a late registration. This would prove that Obama was not born in any hospital unless it was outside the State of Hawaii. Obama would have to change his story and state he really wasn't born in hospital but rather at home with a midwife. Now on the surface this is not implausible. However, Obama would look guilty in public opinion. After vehemently denying accusations and then having to change the story would not look good and would invite further investigations. This is why Obama is hiding everything from his past. Obama refuses to show any documentation prior to 1992. Obama is the President elect with about 16 years of evidence of life. Where's the other 30 years?

Now Obama supporters have been on Real Clear Politics and my site attempting to silence dissent. I refuse to go away when there are no less than SIX (6) lawsuits pending regarding Obama's Natural Born Citizen status. Now most Obama supporters and even some judges have said that the lawsuits are based on rumor and the Plaintiff did not offer proof. But really where does the proof belong? The constitution outlines the eligibility requirements and therefore the candidate should be required to offer proof that the requirements are met.

Below is a list of the lawsuits:

Ohio- Warren County Magistrate Andrew Hasselbach denied Neal's request, saying, "The onus is upon one who challenges such public officer to demonstrate an abuse of discretion by admissible evidence – not hearsay, conclusory allegations or pure speculation."

This presents a constitutional challenge. Obama should be the one required to show proof of eligibility. He is the candidate and he alone has to meet the requirement. That this is "speculation" could easily be settled by Obama showing his vault copy of the Birth Certificate.

Connecticut- Supreme Court Chief Justice Chase T. Rogers threw out the case for lack of jurisdiction within a half hour of reviewing it.

The problem here is that the highest State court forced the issue to a US Supreme Court decision. The jurisdiction ruling is a technicality. Simply the court did not wish to get involved and pushed it to the Federal Level if the Plaintiff decides to appeal.

Washington-Superior Court Judge John Erlick dismissed the lawsuit, claiming the secretary of state does not have authority to inquire about Obama's birth certificate. He also said Marquis failed to name Obama as a party to the lawsuit.

This is another misguided judgment. The Secretary of State has a responsibility to ensure the candidates meet eligibility requirements. Failing to do so is negligent. We know Obama refuses to provide the vault copy of his BC so what did the SoS use as proof? Obama's word?

New Jersey-Justice David Souter denied Donofrio's application on Nov. 6. However, his case is still pending as an emergency stay application. Donofrio is resubmitting his request for an emergency stay of the national election results and Electoral College meeting to Justice Clarence Thomas.

This is before the Supreme Court. Someone is going to have to decide how the constitutional requirements are met. Will the Supreme Court just say the candidates word is good enough? There are questions and not enforcing the constitutional requirements would destroy the constitution. Eventually, someone is going to have to answer the eligibility requirements.

Pennsylvania- Berg filed a writ of certiorari in the U.S. Supreme Court on Oct.30, to force Obama to produce his birth certificate. Justice David Souter rejected an emergency appeal on Nov. 3, for the court to halt the tabulation of the 2008 presidential election results until Obama documented his eligibility to run for office. However, Souter set a schedule for a response from Obama, the DNC and all co-defendants on or before Dec. 1.

This is another case before the Supreme Court. Justice Souter has set a schedule for a response from Obama. Is Obama just going to rest on his hands and call all these lawsuits "Garbage"? I would have to say this would not encourage the Supreme Court.

Georgia- I don't think you have standing to bring this suit," he said. "I think that the attorney general has argued the law. I think he is correct. I think you are not a lawyer.

This is an example of a judge belittling a plaintiff. It is difficult to believe a judge would say a plaintiff is not a lawyer. It should not take a lawyer to argue a point. The point is that there is a constitutional requirement and someone has to enforce it. It is the Supreme Court's job to interpret the Constitution and our Nations Laws. The Supreme Court now has to interpret what is meant by "Natural born" and lay out how a candidate has to demonstrate proof.

Now Obama supporters will not allow this to see the light of day via bigger forums. Obama supporters will do everything in their power to ensure this stays behind the scenes. Eventually it will all come out. Eventually, whatever Obama is hiding will come out. Until then I refuse to be silenced.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Obama: Current Facts

UPDATE #3

Another reader re-posted (http://plank-road.com/election/openletter/problems.php)(thetruthis) this article earlier on RCP. It received 10 votes and was about to be posted on the front page. Seems many Obama supporters just refuse to accept the fact that Obama has multiple lawsuits against him. This story will continue to be posted on RCP until RCP allows it to run its course, RCP disables my account, or the issues are resolved, whichever comes first.

I find it difficult to believe that Obama supporters disallow free speech in the form of factual reporting from small BLOGS.

UPDATE:

Right after the Obama supporter read this post the article was again scrubbed. I will be posting this same article on RCP tomorrow. They are trying to silence the right and now more than ever this should go to show every one the "Chosen One" is hiding something. It is not RCP as they seem to be responding from OBamaBots.


There have been many questions regarding Obama's qualifications to be President Of The United States. Obama's experience, Obama's allies and associations, Obama's Socialist policies, and Obama's religious faith. These issues of qualifications were placed to rest on November 4, 2008. However, two issues refuse to just go away. First is Obama's "natural born" citizen concerns and second is Obama's selective service registration. In the event that Obama can not prove his "natural born" status or allegations of fraudulent selective service registration is founded then Obama will not be able to take the oath of office.

There currently are multiple lawsuits against Obama in different stages and in different courts. Philip Berg has his lawsuit at the Supreme Court. Obama has until 1 December 2008 to answer the Writ of Certiorari in the Berg case. The lower courts have said Philip Berg has no standing. In fact Barclay Surrick opened a constitutional crisis by taking the rights of the people away and providing those rights to the Congress. Judge Surrick said if Congress decides a desire for the citizenry to have standing they can pass that into law. There is a lawsuit in New Jersey that may have standing. Leo Donofrio believes the courts have provided standing to voters in previous lawsuits. Donofrio addresses standing in his lawsuit he sites two previous cases in New Jersey, first Ridgewood Education Association vs Ridgewood Board Of Education where the court stated "We see no reason why this State's historic liberal approaches to the issue of standing in general....should not apply to taxpayer suits challenging the quasi-legislative actions of local boards of education." and second Silverman vs The Board of Eduction in Millburn township. Another Lawsuit that will be required to be addressed is from California. Alan Keyes a presidential candidate from the American Independent Party has filed a lawsuit challenging Obama on his "natural born" eligibility. This case should not be dropped for standing because Keyes was on the ballot in California and as a candidate he can show standing and how having an ineligible candidate on the ballot hurt his cause. In all likelihood one of these cases will have to be heard on the merits. Of these three lawsuits someone has to have standing: Berg as a citizen, Donofrio from previous State Court rulings and questioning every candidate, or Keyes a Presidential Candidate himself. Whatever Obama is hiding on his birth certificate is bound to come to light.

The other issue that refuses to die is that Obama may not have registered for the draft. A retired federal agent submitted a Freedom of Information Act request for the documents surrounding Obama's selective service registration. The documents the agent received have big question marks. The documents received have a document location number from 2008 rather than 1980. The form has an unreadable date. It could be a document from FEB 1980 or FEB 1990. Apparently, there was no form dated February 1980 lending credence to the thought the form may be a 1990 revised form. There are no less than nine questions that have arisen that may make this form a fraudulent form. In the event Obama did not legally register for the draft he would become ineligible for the oath of office.

Many supporters of Obama believe it will not matter if Obama is found to be ineligible. They question the ability to overturn the election. After all over 52 % of voters is a majority and that majority should not be over ruled. The Obama supporters do not believe a court would overturn an election. I must beg to differ. I believe that a court would have no other choice but to overturn the election should Obama be found ineligible. The is precedence. The courts have overturned many subjects that have been against the majority of people. Obama hiding something and sooner or later the truth will come out.

UPDATE:

Obama Supporters must have reported this article as offensive because RCP took the article down after receiving 30 votes yesterday. The article was up on RCP for approximately 6 hours then disappeared. Obama supporters just can not get over the fact that their "Chosen One" is hiding something in his past that he does not wish to get out. Whatever Obama is hiding will eventually come to light.

Obama Supporters Can't Handle The Truth

Yesterday I wrote an article concerning the pending lawsuits against Obama concerning his "natural born" status. Additionally, in the article I linked to a post where a retired federal agent called Obama's selective service registration into question. The article was also posted to Real Clear Politics. After receiving the requisite 10 votes the article made the front page of Real Clear Politics.

After the article entitled "Obama: Two Eligibility Issues Refuse To Go Away" was displayed on the front page for 4 hours and 4 new articles received the requisite 10 votes my article was pushed back to the second RCP page. Then inexplicably, my article disappeared from RCP in its entirety after receiving 30 votes. There was no explanation as the article stayed up for over six hours in total. The only explanation that could possibly explain the disappearance after so long on RCP was that some Obama Supporter complained and took offense to the article.

There was absolutely no reason for the article to be taken down. I never opined on the merits of the cases. I only stated that I believed Judge Surrick erred in his ruling by saying taxpayers and citizens could only be granted standing by Congress. I stand by that belief. It is we the citizens that provide our Congress standing not the other way around. America is a representative democracy it is not a country that is "ruled" by the government.

So, today I added an update to the article and re-posted it to RCP. Again it made the requisite 10 votes to make the front page. The article stayed there until one Obama commented on my site. Shortly thereafter the article was again taken down and scrubbed from the website. I must believe that after eight years of tearing down the Bush administration that the liberal left in general and the Obama supporters specifically, will not allow honest open discussion. The right to free speech is only good from the left. Dissent is not allowed from the right.

Last summer, Obama supporters illegally used SPAM to have Anti Obama sites shut down as SPAM sites. This happened to many anti-Obama sites and in fact was reported by FOX news. Obama supporters have been very busy this election cycle ensuring the message never got out that Obama was really an empty suit that took every advantage ever presented to him.

So we have an active component of the Obama team silencing anything negative regarding the "Chosen One". There was no reason to shut down anti-Obama websites this summer. There was no reason to write RCP and demand that my article along with other articles regarding the same subject be scrubbed from their site. Of course there was no reason other than trying to coverup and hide whatever it is that Obama is hiding. Obama supporters can't handle the truth.

Obama: Unresolved Eligibility Issues

UPDATE:

Right after the Obama supporter read this post the article was again scrubbed. I will be posting this same article on RCP tomorrow. They are trying to silence the right and now more than ever this should go to show every one the "Chosen One" is hiding something. It is not RCP as they seem to be responding from OBamaBots.


There have been many questions regarding Obama's qualifications to be President Of The United States. Obama's experience, Obama's allies and associations, Obama's Socialist policies, and Obama's religious faith. These issues of qualifications were placed to rest on November 4, 2008. However, two issues refuse to just go away. First is Obama's "natural born" citizen concerns and second is Obama's selective service registration. In the event that Obama can not prove his "natural born" status or allegations of fraudulent selective service registration is founded then Obama will not be able to take the oath of office.

There currently are multiple lawsuits against Obama in different stages and in different courts. Philip Berg has his lawsuit at the Supreme Court. Obama has until 1 December 2008 to answer the Writ of Certiorari in the Berg case. The lower courts have said Philip Berg has no standing. In fact Barclay Surrick opened a constitutional crisis by taking the rights of the people away and providing those rights to the Congress. Judge Surrick said if Congress decides a desire for the citizenry to have standing they can pass that into law. There is a lawsuit in New Jersey that may have standing. Leo Donofrio believes the courts have provided standing to voters in previous lawsuits. Donofrio addresses standing in his lawsuit he sites two previous cases in New Jersey, first Ridgewood Education Association vs Ridgewood Board Of Education where the court stated "We see no reason why this State's historic liberal approaches to the issue of standing in general....should not apply to taxpayer suits challenging the quasi-legislative actions of local boards of education." and second Silverman vs The Board of Eduction in Millburn township. Another Lawsuit that will be required to be addressed is from California. Alan Keyes a presidential candidate from the American Independent Party has filed a lawsuit challenging Obama on his "natural born" eligibility. This case should not be dropped for standing because Keyes was on the ballot in California and as a candidate he can show standing and how having an ineligible candidate on the ballot hurt his cause. In all likelihood one of these cases will have to be heard on the merits. Of these three lawsuits someone has to have standing: Berg as a citizen, Donofrio from previous State Court rulings and questioning every candidate, or Keyes a Presidential Candidate himself. Whatever Obama is hiding on his birth certificate is bound to come to light.

The other issue that refuses to die is that Obama may not have registered for the draft. A retired federal agent submitted a Freedom of Information Act request for the documents surrounding Obama's selective service registration. The documents the agent received have big question marks. The documents received have a document location number from 2008 rather than 1980. The form has an unreadable date. It could be a document from FEB 1980 or FEB 1990. Apparently, there was no form dated February 1980 lending credence to the thought the form may be a 1990 revised form. There are no less than nine questions that have arisen that may make this form a fraudulent form. In the event Obama did not legally register for the draft he would become ineligible for the oath of office.

Many supporters of Obama believe it will not matter if Obama is found to be ineligible. They question the ability to overturn the election. After all over 52 % of voters is a majority and that majority should not be over ruled. The Obama supporters do not believe a court would overturn an election. I must beg to differ. I believe that a court would have no other choice but to overturn the election should Obama be found ineligible. The is precedence. The courts have overturned many subjects that have been against the majority of people. Obama hiding something and sooner or later the truth will come out.

UPDATE:

Obama Supporters must have reported this article as offensive because RCP took the article down after receiving 30 votes yesterday. The article was up on RCP for approximately 6 hours then disappeared. Obama supporters just can not get over the fact that their "Chosen One" is hiding something in his past that he does not wish to get out. Whatever Obama is hiding will eventually come to light.

Auto Maker Bailout: Unions Must Reform First

Congress plans on debating carving another $25 Billion out of the financial bailout pie to feed into American auto makers. The Democrats refuse to expedite the release of $25 Billion already approved and allocated tot he auto makers and they refuse to change the purpose of those monies. Democrats are resisting alleviating the restrictions because the restrictions are currently tied to environmental groups a key constituency of the Democratic Party.

The Democratic Party would rather play politics with the bailout then do what is right in policy. The economy is a mess and the auto industry is about to go bankrupt. Yet rather than produce a bill that is good for America the Democrats would rather play politics for their constituents. It goes further than just the $25 Billion already allocated and restricted to development of future technology. In Pelosi's plan there are no calls for the United Auto Workers (UAW) to renegotiate or reform their ways.

The UAW President Ron Gettlefinger says "the problem is not the union's contract with the auto companies. " Gettlefinger goes on to say "The focus has to be on the economy as a whole as opposed to a UAW contract,". These statement show the union is unwilling to concede much in reforms or even to renegotiate. I agree we should be looking at the economy as a whole and the union contract is one of the root causes of Detroit's problems. In the contract Union employees are paid to do absolutely nothing. The union hails this as protecting unions and making their jobs safer than ever. This program costs between $1.4 and $2.0 billion every year. This is ridiculous and this money would be better spent on education programs designed for competing in other growing markets. The unions have priced themselves out of the competition. Paying someone $25 dollars an hour to place 8 bolts in a door frame is outrageous. The auto industry can not remain competitive with these increasing labor rates. The union must reform and renegotiate.

Many of the union workers are unskilled labor. This unskilled labor continues receiving higher and higher wages but the responsibility does not increase accordingly. Unions do not want to reform and renegotiate yet they are waiting for a handout from the rest of the taxpayers. The Unions want guaranteed employment for life even if the company or industry goes bankrupt. The Democrats are more than willing to provide for their constituencies (environment and union's) at the expense of other taxpayers.

Republicans must not concede on the bailout. President Bush must not concede these points. Without true reform of the entire industry including the UAW the industry will fail anyway. Any bailout without restructuring the entire industry to include management and labor would only prolong the inevitable. The auto industry is doomed without a short term fix and a long term solution.

The long term solution is for the auto industry to transform. The industry must place money into Research and Development. However, in order to make profits that would enable this development the industry must reform in the short term. This includes limiting corporate CEO pay, compensation packages and excessive internal spending. Additionally, union labor costs must be reduced, layoffs must occur for excess labor, and programs eliminated that pay workers full pay and compensation for doing nothing. Only a total reform of the industry will make any bailout successful. Thirty years ago the government bailout Chrysler now again the auto industry is at the government trough looking for more handouts.

Americans should be persuaded that it is a good idea to bailout private industry. In this case I believe the public will not be persuaded without a new business plan. The new industry business plan should move the industry into the global environment. The auto industry must become competitive with global competitors. This means reforming union labor contracts first. There should be no bailout without UAW contract revisions first.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Obama: Two Eligibility Issues Refuse To Go Away

There have been many questions regarding Obama's qualifications to be President Of The United States. Obama's experience, Obama's allies and associations, Obama's Socialist policies, and Obama's religious faith. These issues of qualifications were placed to rest on November 4, 2008. However, two issues refuse to just go away. First is Obama's "natural born" citizen concerns and second is Obama's selective service registration. In the event that Obama can not prove his "natural born" status or allegations of fraudulent selective service registration is founded then Obama will not be able to take the oath of office.

There currently are multiple lawsuits against Obama in different stages and in different courts. Philip Berg has his lawsuit at the Supreme Court. Obama has until 1 December 2008 to answer the Writ of Certiorari in the Berg case. The lower courts have said Philip Berg has no standing. In fact Barclay Surrick opened a constitutional crisis by taking the rights of the people away and providing those rights to the Congress. Judge Surrick said if Congress decides a desire for the citizenry to have standing they can pass that into law. There is a lawsuit in New Jersey that may have standing. Leo Donofrio believes the courts have provided standing to voters in previous lawsuits. Donofrio addresses standing in his lawsuit he sites two previous cases in New Jersey, first Ridgewood Education Association vs Ridgewood Board Of Education where the court stated "We see no reason why this State's historic liberal approaches to the issue of standing in general....should not apply to taxpayer suits challenging the quasi-legislative actions of local boards of education." and second Silverman vs The Board of Eduction in Millburn township. Another Lawsuit that will be required to be addressed is from California. Alan Keyes a presidential candidate from the American Independent Party has filed a lawsuit challenging Obama on his "natural born" eligibility. This case should not be dropped for standing because Keyes was on the ballot in California and as a candidate he can show standing and how having an ineligible candidate on the ballot hurt his cause. In all likelihood one of these cases will have to be heard on the merits. Of these three lawsuits someone has to have standing: Berg as a citizen, Donofrio from previous State Court rulings and questioning every candidate, or Keyes a Presidential Candidate himself. Whatever Obama is hiding on his birth certificate is bound to come to light.

The other issue that refuses to die is that Obama may not have registered for the draft. A retired federal agent submitted a Freedom of Information Act request for the documents surrounding Obama's selective service registration. The documents the agent received have big question marks. The documents received have a document location number from 2008 rather than 1980. The form has an unreadable date. It could be a document from FEB 1980 or FEB 1990. Apparently, there was no form dated February 1980 lending credence to the thought the form may be a 1990 revised form. There are no less than nine questions that have arisen that may make this form a fraudulent form. In the event Obama did not legally register for the draft he would become ineligible for the oath of office.

Many supporters of Obama believe it will not matter if Obama is found to be ineligible. They question the ability to overturn the election. After all over 52 % of voters is a majority and that majority should not be over ruled. The Obama supporters do not believe a court would overturn an election. I must beg to differ. I believe that a court would have no other choice but to overturn the election should Obama be found ineligible. The is precedence. The courts have overturned many subjects that have been against the majority of people. Obama hiding something and sooner or later the truth will come out.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Big Three=Welfare State

The Democrats are busy clamoring for a bailout of America's Big Three Automakers. Apparently they need cash to continue paying people to do absolutely nothing. In story from the Wall Street Journal 15,000 people get paid to sit in a "rubber room" and do absolutely nothing. One person receive the normal $60,000 annual salary plus all the benefits of actually working but alas all they had to do was report to the "rubber room" at 6:00 am and then leave at 2:30 pm. In addition they enjoy 45 minutes off for lunch.

This is a two decade old program negotiated by the labor unions. It has become obvious that the Big Three were more into welfare than it was to make a profit. Now when their profits are negative and cash flow has dropped to unsustainable levels they desire a bailout from the American taxpayer. This rubber room costs the auto makers $1.4-$2.0 billion a year. Imagine paying employees not to work for 2 decades at $1.4 billion that is $28 billion wasted. This is $28 billion that could have been used in worthwhile efforts like retraining employees to make them marketable in other areas of the economy. Instead the Big Three paid employees not to work.

These companies were irresponsible and brought an impending bankruptcy about all by themselves and now the Democrats want to dump even more money into their bailout. They need to go into bankruptcy. Maybe what emerges will be a far more efficient company they refuses to pay people to sit in the "rubber room". This example is proof that giving people something for nothing is not a motivating force. Many of these people never even looked for other employment. They were more than satisfied to sit around for 8.5 hours a day and do nothing. Each one of these 15,000 people was paid between $100,000-$130,000 counting benefits. There is no wonder the Big Three are about to go under.


Taxpayers should not be paying a dime for companies that are this irresponsible. Unions that negotiated these benefits should be ashamed of themselves. Now these same unions will have the American taxpayer bail them out without even reforming the union agreements. This bailout scheme is an injustice to every American that wakes up in the morning and produces something for the American economy. The American taxpayer should not be rewarded waste, fraud, and abuse.

This is just more handouts for the Democrats labor union constituency. Unions enjoyed this philosophy and the UAW told its workers their jobs were "more secure than ever in history." This is unbelievable. Let the auto makers fail and go into bankruptcy. Many of the airlines went this route and the outcome was beneficial to the American economy. The main reason the Democrats clamor for this bailout is because of the union jobs that would otherwise be re-engineered at lower labor rates or be lost all together. Let the bankruptcies begin, we should not feel sorry for an industry that instituted failed welfare policies that do nothing to motivate displaced workers.

Valour-IT

Here is a worthy cause to donate to. American heroes are in need of support and this is a great way to show support for our wounded warriors. Thanks for the support:

From Project Valour-IT:

The Valour-IT Veterans Day fundraiser, a friendly competition among blogs, will run through November 27, 2008 (Thanksgiving). See below for info on donating or joining the competition.

To donate, click the Donate button for your favorite team below. Division by service branch is for the purpose of friendly competition; all funds ultimately go into the same account.

As a Soldiers' Angel, I have been privileged to meet the very first recipient of a Valour-IT laptop. Major Chuck Z is active duty, a blogger, and a returning wounded war hero. (Yes, you are, Chuck!)

This time last year, I wrote a piece on Tanker Bros and profiled just a very few of the wounded heroes whose lives were made a little easier, because of these special laptops. You can check that out on Tanker Bros here. Chuck Z:


"Patti asked me what I wanted," says Ziegenfuss. "I asked her if there was any way I could get my hands on a laptop so I could continue communicating with my soldiers and blogging."

Simply getting his hands on a laptop would not be enough to get him back online. So Soldiers Angels bought a computer for Ziegenfuss, and they located and purchased hands-free voice-activated software that would enable him - and similarly wounded servicemembers - to communicate with friends and family around the world....


The laptop which Ziegenfuss received was the first of many to be given to our wounded, as Soldiers' Angels has given back some small measure of communication. From that first gesture, this program has grown. Testimonials as to what the donation of Voice-Activated Laptops for OUR Injured Troops has meant to our heroes come into Soldiers' Angels on a regular basis.

In August 2005, seven laptops were given out at Bethesda, MD at the Naval Medical Center as a test site. By October, 2006, about 600 laptops had been given. To date, more than 1,800 laptops have given a "voice" to our wounded heroes.



Project Valour-IT is national. From that initial test site, laptops are now found country-wide:

Balboa Naval Hospital, San Diego, CA

Brooke Army Medical Center, San Antonio, TX

Madigan Regional Medical Center, Tacoma, WA

National Naval Medical Center (Bethesda Naval Hospital)

Naval Hospital, Camp Pendleton, CA

Robert E. Bush Naval Hospital (29 Palms), 29 Palms, CA

Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington DC

This all costs money and lots of it.


That was the total last year. By now, over 2,000 laptops have been given out. Soldiers' Angels works closely with the VA facilities nationwide to ensure that we can give back in some small measure for what our wounded have given in service to their country. To read the profiles from last year, check out Tanker Bros post here:

This IS a friendly competition among all the military branches. I support the Army team, but you can choose your favourite branch and contribute.

From Project Valour-IT:

The Valour-IT Veterans Day fundraiser, a friendly competition among blogs, will run through November 27, 2008 (Thanksgiving). See below for info on donating or joining the competition.

To donate, click the Donate button for your favorite team below. Division by service branch is for the purpose of friendly competition; all funds ultimately go into the same account. To check out the Valour-IT page go here.