Sunday, May 31, 2009
He said something quite profound from his studies of the presidents, and I think it is something we all need to understand with the current president considering his background coming from a single family and passed off to his white grandparents who he threw under the bus as typical white people.
Dr. John Marshall said, historically when the President of the United States makes a decision when the country morally divided, he has nearly always made the decision to resolve the issue based on childhood experiences. I think this explains why Obama continues to overreach (my words) and will continue to do so. It might also provide understanding of why Obama doesn't understand limits since he didn't have a father around who demonstrated limits. Just something to think about before you close your eyes tonight.
Of course Obama didn't spend $24,000 on the date. The money came from taxpayers. That's right, taxpayers paid for the $24,000 for the use of three jets. This doesn't include all the extras of the date. So that it would receive Camelot like coverage, Obama made sure the press was represented on the date. This guy wasn't ever an average Joe and he lied to everyone about it when he attacked the McCain's for their wealth. He is disgraceful, but what's more disgraceful is the taxpayers paying for his trip.
I hope you have the sense enough to laugh at Obama the next time he tell you and me that we need to live within our means. How could this guy be credible to anyone?
The first is obvious--we aren't going to win the debate by allowing the radical side of the pro-life movement to take out these doctors who perform these evil procedures. Two evils don't make a right. In fact it's for this very reason the government likes to label the pro-life movement as possible domestic terrorists. It's also the reason peaceful protesters like Reverend Walter B. Hoye II faces jail time for coming to close to a clinic with his peaceful demonstration.
Yet, I am left to wonder how Dr. Tiller justified his life in the eyes of God knowing I am not to pass judgement on him. Tiller, a late-term abortion doctor, destroys the lives of God's greatest gift second only to salvation and eternal life provided by the sacrifice of his son on the cross--a baby. I wonder how one sits in church on Sunday and then goes to work on Monday to such an evil line of work. I'd feel too much guilt to come to church and continue down that road. It makes you wonder if the church had been preaching God's will if he still might be alive tonight. I know my church has a strong-peaceful pro-life message which I am proud of. I couldn't imagine sitting through it and then going to take the life of a soon-to-be newborn baby. It's times like these we should ask are our churches providing the right messages to its people. Dr. Tiller had has much right in that church as any other sinner, as we are all unpure in the eyes of God. In many churches, preachers preach around the truth. I just wonder if his life would have been spared had the same message been delivered in his church. I don't know that it hadn't. I just know that it would be hard to attend somewhere that had a consistent message that my church has on abortion without being moved to change your lifestyle.
I look to the left to point the finger at Christianity since it happened in a church. I am sure they already have started. This wasn't the act of a Christian. A Christian would have forgiven Tiller and worked with him to set him on the right path. That is God's will. All Christians should pray for Tiller and his family during their time of mourning.
His killer was caught on I-35 this afternoon, just over two hours after his murder. His identity had not been released by the Johnson County Sheriff's Department. This was the first murder of an abortion doctor since 1998.
We don't pay taxes so a tyrant known as Obama can advance his resume and increase his power. That's exactly what he is doing as he has assumed power of General Motors. General Motors doesn't belong to the government. The government doesn't and should never own anything. Just like Reagan called the White House the people's house and he was fortunate to stay in the people's house, Obama doesn't how the White House nor does he and his cronies own General Motors contrary to their very arrogant belief.
It's about time someone of prominence began to address this. Today on Fox News Sunday, Mitt Romney set the record strait. He has a plan for GM, a plan that may make many American purchase Chevrolets and save the company.
Romney said the 70% which the government took over, unconstitutionally by the way, should be distributed to the taxpayers. That would make everyone who currently pays taxes part owner of General Motors. There is a similar model that takes place in the National Football League, and although General Motors is quite a bit bigger than the Green Bay Packers, the model works. The people of Green Bay own the Packers. Green Bay, the smallest market in the NFL with a population of just over 100,000 in the city and less than a quarter million in the metro area.
It is the people who own GM--not Obama, Geithner, and the rest of the power-hungry idiots in Washington. It was bought with our tax dollars, not with Obama's own personal money. For Obama to promote himself to such a position is wrong.
Of course Obama says he wants to sell the shares the government owns as soon as possible. I don't for one believe this is Obama's intention. For years, the Democrats have looked for ways to defeat the mighty American industrial machine with their wacko environmental policies designed to shift power and increase government revenue by taxing companies like GM by regulating their products with environmental regulations. Now they control them. Knowing how power hungry Obama is, I am skeptical that General Motors will ever change hands without a revolution--political revolution.
Let's look at two different companies. Why is it General Motors received only a fraction of the bailout money that General Electric--who claims to be an environmental friendly company these days led by SOCIALIST Jeffrey Immelt--being treated so much differently than General Electric? Cars are evil in Obama's mind. They allow freedom of movement which the government continues to show interest in controlling with various tracking devices and technology the seem to want to move forward with. Obama has made them private enemy number one, and he knows that if he can make cars much smaller than they are today, our movements are controlled even more. At this point we have to depend on the government for our transportation needs.
If we go to the airport to fly, the government runs background checks on us, they can turn on our computers and check our files, as they expose us to radiation to take x-rays that are so detailed our private parts are perfectly sized and shaped. These are infringements of freedoms that continue to empower the federal government.
If Obama controls auto manufacturing and puts us in the cars he wants, we will have to rely more on the government to provide train rides into our urban settings which many of us will be forced to. Urban settings like Chicago don't play by the rules established in the Bill of Rights. I realized living there you give up freedoms to be a part of the city.
This is the reality when you force a family of four and five into these little death traps called Smart Cars. Someone needs to remove Obama off his podium and present him with the reality check that the government doesn't own General Motors. Those shares were purchased with tax dollars of the people. If you want to realize how arrogant Obama is, consider his actions based on where the money came from. Romney is correct.
The Promised Most Transparent President in History Doesn't Want Any of Us Analyzing his Stimulus Spending
Bungalow Bill's Conservative Wisdom Month in Review: May 2009 | Talk of Obama Creating Many New Taxes
Time Magazine and Newspapers Consider Charing for Online Content: Who Can Afford Such Luxuries with Obama in Office?
Time Magazine is considering charging people to access the magazine online. Which is fine. They have that right--it's capitalism after all.
In a hint, Jeffrey Bewkes mentioned that many newspapers are drawing up plans to charge readers to for their content, and magazines need to consider this as well to offset the decline in ad revenue.
I have just one question for Bewkes and other newspapers and magazine owners. If Obama gets his way and nickel and dimes us with new taxes from the VAT to cap and trade to a new beer tax and a whole list of other taxes, who is going to have any money to read your rubbish? You better consider these things as your magazines and newspapers go out of their way to promote the idiot demagogue in the White House.
The city of Ozark, MO needs to give the Brickstone Ace Hardware store special recognition. If it wasn't for their superior service, many of my dollars would be headed to neighboring Springfield where the sales tax is considerably lower.
Well, yesterday we saw Obama's arrogance shine once again. As he tells the nation we're broke and that we need to start living within our means and drive cars that get close to 40 miles per gallon to save the environment, we see him load up two 747s on C-130 with a helicopter and a limo and head to Manhattan for a night on Broadway. In a few short years, you can go to Broadway, but you will be placed in a car where even Mini Me (Verne Troyer) from the Austin Powers will have his knees pressed against the dashboard with no place to put a suitcase for you and your date. The hypocrisy continues in the Obama White House and taxpayers of course of footing the bill for the travel so Barry and Michelle can go on a Broadway Date with no official business in Manhattan. They wanted to move to Washington, but they obviously don't like staying in Washington.
Here's yesterday's totals:
Saturday, May 30, 2009
RNC Complains About the Price of Barry and Michelle's Date Night: Shouldn't the Greenies Be Complaining about Obama's Carbon Footprint
Springfield, Missouri's Fair Tax Tea Party will be held July 4, 2009. It is sponsored by the local Fair Tax chapter and the Patriotic Resistance. As of right now, I have not found any official times, but I am hearing that it will start around noon. The Rally is at Heffington Optical 640 W. Chestnut, which is the same as the last rally. There will be additional parking provided by Forrest the owner of H-K & W tools.
They are expecting more people. There will be bands, food and drink, speakers, and a salute to the military. I would love to see a couple thousand people tell Obama and the Congress WE'RE NOT GOING TO TAKE IT. Give if a Dee Snider Twisted Sister snarl when you deliver those words to Dear Leader. For more information, contact email@example.com.
Friday, May 29, 2009
She chose her words poorly. That's Obama's excuse for Sonia Sotomayor's comments that Latino women make better judgements that white men. Something tells me Obama wouldn't be so forgiving a Republican made a racial comment directed towards him or the gun-grabbing Sotomayor.
It's been another eventful week for our Marxist president. After admitting the US is broke, he justified his big government programs and then his people hinted at a national sales tax on top of the federal income tax. I have one question to ask you. I represent the average Joe six-pack. Look at how many dollars I have paid in taxes this year. I know many of you have paid more since I live in an area in Missouri which are still low. Still over 40% of my income has gone to the government. If Obama pushes and passes a VAT tax, that number will move closer to 60%. How many of you are going to want to go to work if 60% of your check goes to some idiot in Washington, or in your state capital, or your city government. Let me put it another way for you.
So far this year I have worked over 856 hours. 342.4 of those hours have been taken from me without reward for my efforts to pay taxes. If Obama and the Democrats get their way with the VAT tax, that changes to 470.8 hours of my work would have gone to pay taxes. What's the point of working once they get over 50%? There's no incentive. That doesn't mean I want to suck of Obama and his Marxist regime by any means, but let's be realistic. Who wants to work 40 hours a week if you are going to be paid for less than 20 of those hours? Not me! Obama can go stick it you know where!
Yes the maker of once proud labels like Corvette, Camaro, Chevelle, Suburban, Coup De Ville, and Silverado has been reduced not just in industry presence but in cars which will have no heartbeat. Chevrolet and General Motors is no longer the 'Heartbeat of America.' They now represent Obama's Marxist ideology that believes the government can do it better. The government has already made its mistake with this one. Americans don't want these cars Obama wants to force upon us. We will rebel by removing their Calvin pissing on a Ford emblem to driving the Ford emblem or hanging on to their souvenirs, the old models, of what was once a great American symbol--that is until the Obama police state takes them away from us.
Stanislav Mishin's article in Pravda points out America is allowing this to happen because of the following reasons:
- Dumbing down of America through the pop icon culture--go back and read my blogs on Miley Cyrus and other pop phenomenon--there is something we can learn in stories like Christopher Marlowe's Dr. Faustus and other classic with Britney Spears doesn't teach
- Faith in God has been destroyed
- Obama's outlandish spending spree
Here's the article:
American capitalism gone with a whimper
It must be said, that like the breaking of a great dam, the American decent into Marxism is happening with breath taking speed, against the back drop of a passive, hapless sheeple, excuse me dear reader, I meant people.
True, the situation has been well prepared on and off for the past century, especially the past twenty years. The initial testing grounds was conducted upon our Holy Russia and a bloody test it was. But we Russians would not just roll over and give up our freedoms and our souls, no matter how much money Wall Street poured into the fists of the Marxists.
Those lessons were taken and used to properly prepare the American populace for the surrender of their freedoms and souls, to the whims of their elites and betters.
First, the population was dumbed down through a politicized and substandard education system based on pop culture, rather then the classics. Americans know more about their favorite TV dramas then the drama in DC that directly affects their lives. They care more for their "right" to choke down a McDonalds burger or a Burger King burger than for their constitutional rights. Then they turn around and lecture us about our rights and about our "democracy". Pride blind the foolish.
Then their faith in God was destroyed, until their churches, all tens of thousands of different "branches and denominations" were for the most part little more then Sunday circuses and their televangelists and top protestant mega preachers were more then happy to sell out their souls and flocks to be on the "winning" side of one pseudo Marxist politician or another. Their flocks may complain, but when explained that they would be on the "winning" side, their flocks were ever so quick to reject Christ in hopes for earthly power. Even our Holy Orthodox churches are scandalously liberalized in America.
The final collapse has come with the election of Barack Obama. His speed in the past three months has been truly impressive. His spending and money printing has been a record setting, not just in America's short history but in the world. If this keeps up for more then another year, and there is no sign that it will not, America at best will resemble the Wiemar Republic and at worst Zimbabwe.
These past two weeks have been the most breath taking of all. First came the announcement of a planned redesign of the American Byzantine tax system, by the very thieves who used it to bankroll their thefts, loses and swindles of hundreds of billions of dollars. These make our Russian oligarchs look little more then ordinary street thugs, in comparison. Yes, the Americans have beat our own thieves in the shear volumes. Should we congratulate them?
These men, of course, are not an elected panel but made up of appointees picked from the very financial oligarchs and their henchmen who are now gorging themselves on trillions of American dollars, in one bailout after another. They are also usurping the rights, duties and powers of the American congress (parliament). Again, congress has put up little more then a whimper to their masters.
Then came Barack Obama's command that GM's (General Motor) president step down from leadership of his company. That is correct, dear reader, in the land of "pure" free markets, the American president now has the power, the self given power, to fire CEOs and we can assume other employees of private companies, at will. Come hither, go dither, the centurion commands his minions.
So it should be no surprise, that the American president has followed this up with a "bold" move of declaring that he and another group of unelected, chosen stooges will now redesign the entire automotive industry and will even be the guarantee of automobile policies. I am sure that if given the chance, they would happily try and redesign it for the whole of the world, too. Prime Minister Putin, less then two months ago, warned Obama and UK's Blair, not to follow the path to Marxism, it only leads to disaster. Apparently, even though we suffered 70 years of this Western sponsored horror show, we know nothing, as foolish, drunken Russians, so let our "wise" Anglo-Saxon fools find out the folly of their own pride.
Again, the American public has taken this with barely a whimper...but a "freeman" whimper.
So, should it be any surprise to discover that the Democratically controlled Congress of America is working on passing a new regulation that would give the American Treasury department the power to set "fair" maximum salaries, evaluate performance and control how private companies give out pay raises and bonuses? Senator Barney Frank, a social pervert basking in his homosexuality (of course, amongst the modern, enlightened American societal norm, as well as that of the general West, homosexuality is not only not a looked down upon life choice, but is often praised as a virtue) and his Marxist enlightenment, has led this effort. He stresses that this only affects companies that receive government monies, but it is retroactive and taken to a logical extreme, this would include any company or industry that has ever received a tax break or incentive.
The Russian owners of American companies and industries should look thoughtfully at this and the option of closing their facilities down and fleeing the land of the Red as fast as possible. In other words, divest while there is still value left.
The proud American will go down into his slavery with out a fight, beating his chest and proclaiming to the world, how free he really is. The world will only snicker.
Sometimes the truth hurts, so I ask my fellow Americans what are you going to do to prove Mr. Mishin wrong? Or have we let it slip away too fast in just over four months?
The total number of Americans turning away from the biased network news continues to increase. According to Tom Blumer on News Busters, the week of May 18 set a record for the worst ratings week for the three networks’ newscasts. Americans watching NBC, CBS, and ABC’s nightly news has plummeted 25% since the Obamathon in January. Under 20 million Americans watched Brian Williams, Katie Couric, and Charlie Gibson combined.
I can’t say I am saddened by this news, as long as Couric doesn’t go online and beg for a bailout I am perfectly fine with it. We know William’s network has already seen benefits of a $140 billion bailout through its parent company GE. We don’t need the Obama administration to purchase more favorable coverage through more bailouts at the taxpayer’s expense.
RICK WARREN: OK. The courts. Let me ask it this way. Which existing Supreme Court justice would you not have nominated?
OBAMA: That’s a good one. That’s a good one. I would not have nominated Clarence Thomas. [ applause ] I don’t think that he - I don’t think that he was as strong enough jurist or legal thinker at the time for that elevation, setting aside the fact that I profoundly disagree with his interpretations of a lot of the Constitution. I would not nominate Justice Scalia, although I don’t think there’s any doubt about his intellectual brilliance, because he and I just disagree. He taught at the University of Chicago, as did I in the law school.
Enter Sonia Sotomayor, Obama’s first Supreme Court pick. Over half of her opinions have been overturned because of her lack of understanding of the Constitution—or is that her decision not to follow the limits established on the Constitution. She has ruled against the First Amendment as she punished a high school girl who was prevented from serving on the student government of her high school after she called the administrators douche bags on her blog. She said the Second Amendment doesn’t give people the right to own guns.
Considering Obama’s answer at Saddleback last August, we should be scared if Sotomayor is his answer for someone who Obama sees as interpreting the Constitution correctly.
Judge Clarence Thomas has written some beautiful opinions which have been consistent with Constitutional law. As a legal thinker, his opinions prove Obama quite wrong. This isn’t about nor has it ever been about the Constitution. Obama is well beyond the limits of the Constitution, and he needs an anti-Constitutionalist activist judge to provide him power. Sotomayor is inconsistent with his answer at Saddleback.
Day after day, we see the iron fist of the soft tyrant exhibited. We have long known Obama planned to use an army of electronic volunteers, and now that army has a name—Organizers for America. The Barack Obama Web site has become the hub for Obama’s volunteer army. No other President has started their own political action committee. It's about the power.
Their mission, which was also teleconferenced on Air Force One from his recent campaign fundraising trip, appears on the front page of the site. The site takes contributions for the PAC. A button asks you to Declare Your Support for Dear Leader and his PAC.
The site begins collecting all sorts of information about you and eventually asks you to contribute in the end. The Obama PAC wants you to contribute to get something passed that should have no problem passing considering the majority in the House and the Senate. Obama loves free money, and he and his cronies love discussing new ways to get into your pocket with new taxes to pay for the convoluted idea which will rob Americans of quality healthcare. It has robbed people of healthcare in every nation it’s been tried.
I recently heard a story where former Prime Minister of Canada Brian Mulroney’s mother needed emergency open heart surgery. Mulroney had only been a regular citizen of Canada for a short period of time, but his status as a former Prime Minister gave him no favors. His mother was put on a list which would have taken several weeks for her to finally get treated. Mulroney flew his mother to Minnesota where she was immediately treated. Obama wants to move us to the Canadian and European system which this is the norm. He wants to screw Canada’s solution to quality health care—go to the States. Most importantly Dear Leader Obama wants to screw our healthcare system up so he can continue to acquire power no president is intended to have.
I have signed up to receive e-mail and text messages from Organizers from America. I think we need to do some organizing ourselves to present the facts that this con-artist named Obama and his political action committee isn’t going to tell you. If you want your country back, the fight starts here. I recommend you do the same—just don’t give Obama your credit card. Remember those people in Kansas City who had the unusually high bill which was traced back to the Obama campaign during the election. You don’t want to be the next victim of Obama credit card fraud.
Thursday, May 28, 2009
What a week it’s been. Obama has been given three days since Monday was a holiday and it’s amazing what continues to come out of Washington. Obviously the funniest thing this week was Joe Biden admitting Obama is talentless without his teleprompter after the winds blew the teleprompter around at the Air Force Academy. I wish that was the highlight of the week, but it’s not.
Obama is going into overdrive to push his healthcare program after announcing the United States is broke. Shortly before contacting his personal mafia known as Organizers for America, various Democrats and administration personnel announce they are open to developing a national sales tax to raise revenue for a country that has spent too much under Obama. Every time I think it can’t get any worse with Obama, it gets worse.
Economists are predicting that we will be in recession until the end of the year and it will actually return to a recession after a brief glimpse of recovery. Other economist warn of hyperinflation on the horizon due to the Federal Reserve’s irresponsibility with interest rates and printing money. Obama tells us you ain’t seen nothing yet. I’m starting to wish I was blind. Our country is on a path to failure and all Obama has is lies to make us feel good. The sad thing is some people are actually falling for it.
Obama Tells his Organizing for America Thugs to Prepare for the Healthcare Battle: Timing is Critical for Healthcare Reform
It’s obvious Obama doesn’t want nationalized health care to become a campaign issue that kills his Democratic majority. On Air Force One today Obama told supporters, "If we don't get it done this year, we're not going to get it done."
As noted with previous Obama policies that aren’t working. We have to pass the program as fast as we can to prevent the people of America from discovering what the program entails. Obama hopes he can get healthcare passed and the ineffectiveness of his stimulus package isn’t discovered until after the midterm elections.
Obama’s own organization (mafia, thugs) Organizing for America teleconferenced with Obama today to prepare their campaign to kick off Obama’s healthcare plan. Obama hopes to keep his mafia of organizing thugs interested through 2012, and he is counting on them to shape the need for nationalized health care.
Just days after Obama says the nation is broke, he begins working with his mafia to lie to the American people. He cited today the costs of the nation's $2.5 trillion health care system are crushing families and businesses and pose the largest threat to the economy. Don’t be fooled by Obama’s lies. Research and discover all the new taxes the administration is coming up with to pay for this huge health care plan, and this includes a national sales tax of 10 to 14% on everything you purchase as well as new taxes on sugar products, beer, and cigarettes. That’s what will crush America and lead to more job losses—including major job losses in the health care sector as well as an exodus of doctors.
She had a letter for Obama asking him to stand up for traditional marriage and asked the Secret Service to give Dear Leader the letter. They told her to give it to a White House staffer.
The Secret Serviceman became annoyed with her and asked her to leave. They escorted her out, but she was allowed to return. When the original Secret Service men saw her again, they dragged her away from Air Force One carrying the journalists.
Come on. Obviously this woman was screened for any weapons that may threaten Dear Leader Obama. She had a note—a note. I have a feeling we are going to see more of these instances as legislation geared towards removing free speech from our way of life. They are going to have to carry me away kicking and screaming for my free speech rights, and that is all this journalist wanted to practice. It was just a letter—a letter. She had been screened before ever getting that close and Obama was ten minutes away.
Sotomayor had a huge affect on how we prosecute terrorists in this country. In 2002, Sotomayor said enemy combatants which we capture on the battlefield have the same rights as any of us in the United States (Alex Jones Show, May 28, 2009). Her decision was overturned, but it first shows you how radical Sotomayor is. It also shows that Rush Limbaugh is correct in his observation that Sotomayor is a mirror image of Obama. Finally, it once again shows her disregard for our country and our Constitution.
Even though here decision was eventually overturned, you can see how damaging her opinion has been to the security of our country and its fight against terrorism.
This woman is dangerous and is unfit to serve upon the court. At this time, we know she has ruled against the First and Second Amendments, admitted that judges legislate from the bench, and has stated an opinion that enemy combatants are entitled to the same rights that Americans are entitled to. These same rights Stotomayor wrote of in her decision are rights not even granted to our military personnel. Our military surrenders their rights to the Uniform Code of Military Justice when they join.
I wonder if the states have to abide by free speech, protection from unreasonable search and seizure or freedom of religion.
(CNSNews.com) – Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor ruled in January 2009 that states do not have to obey the Second Amendment’s commandment that the right to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.
Phil from Wisconsin
To comment on Phil’s thought about free speech, let us not forget that Sotomayor ruled in favor of a school who prevented a young girl from serving in student government because she called administrators ‘douche bags’ on her blog. I guess that makes me total scum in the eyes of Judge Sotomayor. I practice the Second Amendment and from what I have had to deal with in my conversations at Ozark Junior High School in Ozark, Missouri, the word douche bags comes to mind. I don’t stand a chance if Obama gets to make too many more nominations to the Supreme Court.
Sonia Sotomayor is no Friend of the Second Amendment: Sotomayor Wrote Gun Ownership is not a Consitutional Right
Obama’s nominee Sonia Sotomayor is no friend to the Second Amendment. What I am about to write, as mentioned on the Rush Limbaugh show today, is scary considering anyone can read the Constitution. In 2004, Stotomayor wrote in a case that ownership of a gun is not a constitutional right. Let me say that again.
In 2004, Judge Sotomayor wrote in a case that ownership of a gun is not a constitutional right.
This is a fact Obama doesn’t want out. This is scary as hell that a woman who Obama praises as an intellectual either doesn’t understand the Second Amendment or obviously attempted to legislate her belief that the Second Amendment should be repealed from her bench. This woman is bad news.
The Democrats have begun their amnesty program for illegal aliens. It’s masked in pathos with the words uniting American families. The party which has shoved the traditional family structure out the door now uses the traditional family structure to push their agenda to gain total control over the Latino voting community.
Uniting American Families Act of 2009 (Introduced in House)
Title: To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to eliminate discrimination in the immigration laws by permitting permanent partners of United States citizens and lawful permanent residents to obtain lawful permanent resident status in the same manner as spouses of citizens and lawful permanent residents and to penalize immigration fraud in connection with permanent partnerships.
The amnesty begins with a bunch of temporary marriages designed to give illegals legal status. You wait and see the rush for states like Nevada and Arkansas whose marriage requirements are simply based on showing an ID and sign a paper saying you are eligible for marriage. I predict the democrats will find a way to appropriate funds to get illegals married to people here legally. I don’t put anything past them at this point. After all, this is the Democratic party that closed Chrysler, Dodge, and Jeep dealerships based on party affiliation only for a week later announce they will seek new dealers in these closed markets.
Gateway Pundit Reports After Obama and Chrysler Closes GOP Friendly Chrysler Dealers They Will be Looking for New Dealers in Closed Markets
More Hope and Change...
** Earlier it was reported that the Obama Administration may have targeted GOP donors in deciding which Chrysler dealerships would have to close their doors.
** Last night it was discovered that a Big Dem Donor Group was allowed to keep all 6 Chrysler dealerships open.... And, their local competitors were eliminated.
** The Auto Task Force, which includes Obama cabinet members, is reportedly calling the shots on which dealerships will close and stay open.
** The closings in several instances appear to benefit Dem donating dealers where local GOP-linked dealerships were closed.
** Even Rep. Vern Buchanan (R-Fla) lost his Chrysler dealership in Florida and found out from a colleague on the House floor.
** Lithia Motor Group's owners gave $15,000 to two Democrat candidates and support nationalized healthcare. They will likely lose just two of 29 dealerships and gain 5 more.
** One report claims the odds that these Chrysler closings occurred without partisan bias are less than 1%.
Automotive News is reporting that Chrysler is already looking to open new franchises after closing 789 dealerships.
Chrysler did more last week than thin the dealer ranks in clogged metro markets. Chrysler also took out some underperforming dealers, leaving some good smaller markets without any Chrysler stores.
Chrysler President Jim Press said the company will be back in those markets.
Chrysler has been managing its dealer count downward in overdealered metro markets, a program called Project Genesis.
Of course, several of the dealerships that were closed had owners who happened to donate to Republicans and a number of these businesses were profitable "5 Star" dealerships.
By the way... Here is a look at a few of the players on the Obama Auto Task Force who are calling the shots on the Chrysler dealership closings:
The task force, headed by investment banker Steven Rattner, is comprised of Cabinet members and Obama administration officials who have extensive backgrounds in finance. They include Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, Commerce Secretary Gary Locke, Energy Secretary Steven Chu, Labor Secretary Hilda Solis, Office of Management and Budget Director Peter Orszag and Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson.
No wonder they're closing the GOP-linked dealerships.
I know this MOPAR fan will never buy another Chrysler product after my PT Cruiser convertible dies. MOPARGate should be qualification to remove Obama from office. It’s not Obama’s job to pick the winners and losers, and he is doing it based on political affiliation for his own gain.
“Obama scares me because he is the most gifted con artist in the history of earth.” Mike Church, Sirius Patriot
This started off as a quote of the day but I wasn’t sure if con artist was hyphenated, so I looked it up. I then discovered the how to spot a con artist rules. Consider Obama as you read the first five rules.
Rule 1: Con Artists Like To Blend In
Con artists know that being themselves hurts business. Effective con artists must disguise their true motives. Whether your first contact with the con artist is through an unsolicited telephone call or a stranger ringing your doorbell or sending you an email, the con artist takes great pains to look and sound familiar. Often, con artists like to blend in with others in your group whether that group be political, community (such as the local senior center), religious or other. They quickly get to know a lot of people in the group so they can count on this common bond to spread the word about their questionable investments and reel in unsuspecting investors.
During the election, Obama liked to pretend he was one of us as he attacked John McCain not knowing how many houses he owned. Now we find out the Obama’s buy $500 tennis shoes, rent multiple condos when they go on Hawaiian vacations, and live a life much similar to the McCain’s. It goes way beyond material possessions. Obama says things like he doesn’t want to run the auto industry to disguise his true motive of not just running it including cutting Chrysler’s advertising budget and putting dealers, mainly Republican donors who own Chrysler dealerships, he also tells these companies what cars they are going to produce through his everyone wins CAFE standards. What Obama says is not who he is.
Rule 2: Con Artists Dress For Success
Even though con artists would like you to believe that they are "just plain folk," they are smart enough to realize that this alone will not sway you to part with your money. They work very hard to come across as smooth, professional and successful. Con artists may dress like they are wealthy and work out of impressive looking offices. If your only contact is by mail, the office may bear a prestigious sounding address. Often, this is nothing more than a mail drop. Your best bet is to look behind the surface and do some serious investigating before you part with your money.
How many times have the thought he is just one of us been enforce through various channels in the media. From Peggy Joseph to Julio Oseguedo, Obama dumbs himself down to relate to these people. He isn’t one of them. He never has been. Obama has lived a privileged life that has many holes in it, especially during the college years. Obama is an image created by pictures and a teleprompter. He impressed with his teleprompter delivery but looks lost without out. Obama is a script made to look impressive. He is smooth, professional, and even though his resume is the lightest of any US President, he has somehow become successful working his way up as a community organizer. Community organizers are full of con men—let’s remember how Jessie Jackson acquired his beer distributorship and has continued to bully other businesses.
Rule 3: Con Artists Often Push Poorly Understood or Little-Known Products
Today, a variety of institutions, from banks to brokerage firms to financial planners, offer a wide range of financial products. With such a confusing mix to choose from, it is no wonder that many people turn to financial advisers for guidance. Con artists know this and stand ready to assume full responsibility for your investment decisions. Don’t let them! When it comes to your money, think things through for yourself after getting all the facts. Never give someone control over your purse strings just because you think you are too old, young or financially inexperienced. If you really need help, only deal with financial advisers, broker-dealers or financial institutions with proven track records.
Obama’s agenda is uncharted water for the republic. So many of his ideas are easy to buy into without looking at the realities and the costs. He has a wide range of ideas (products) which he sold to the American people without any explanation of how he was going to make his ideas work. They are all flowery ideas, free healthcare, more jobs in the government sector, housing plans to help Americans easily afford their homes, and the redistribution of wealth because you have been cheated out of what is owed you. Americans quickly bought into these plans without thinking about how much. Of course, Obama presented no facts about how all of these utopian ideas were going to take place. Those who are watching closely are discovering the con. Those who still believe in hope and change will soon be in for a shock.
Rule 4: Con Artists Bring Out The Worst In You
Skilled con artists can bring out your worst traits, particularly greed, fear, and insecurity. Con artists know that promises of huge returns with no risk will get your attention. They hope that it will get your money too. Fear comes into play when the con artist warns you that complaining about a failed investment to the government may result in your spoiling it for others or "rocking the boat." Con artists try to make you feel inadequate if you don’t believe them or ask too many questions. If you find yourself making investment-related decisions based only on your emotions, watch out!
Obama has brought out the worst in the me generation. Me, me, me without one thought about how all the me, me, me spending was going to do the country. Look at Peggy Joseph. Her comments on NBC were me comments. I know if I work for him now he is going to be there for ME. I won’t have to worry about my house payment, car payment, or putting gas in my car. Obama won because he played on the ‘me’ that this society has become. He did it without ever correcting the Peggy Joseph types.
Then look at what happened to Joe the Plumber when he asked too many questions and placed doubt in Obama. There have been others since then as well. Obama and his people were quick to destroy Joe the Plumber. Remember con artists try to make you feel inadequate if you don’t believe them or ask too many questions. Obama definitely doesn’t like questions which question his intentions.
Rule 5: Con Artists Are Fair Weather Friends
Before you invest, con artists are very friendly. They take a personal interest in you out of the blue. They call back when they promised they would. Each time, they tell you even more good things about the investment. You may feel you’re being pressured into investing. You are. Despite his or her kind words, the con artist will do anything in his or her power to make a sale. Too often, however, once you have invested your money, contact with the con artist dwindles and then stops altogether. If you cannot get answers to your questions after handing over your cash, there is a good chance someone else is getting rich off of your investment.
The town hall meetings are more like a snake oil salesman travelling show. Look at the interest Obama took in Henrietta Hughes. He made her promises and a few months later we find out this woman is still homeless. Obama sure looked good on TV taking a personal interest in Ms. Hughes. Everyone cheered. Obama’s different. He cares. He takes a personal interest in the people of America. The truth is the only time Obama has thought about Ms. Hughes after that is when the teleprompter reminded him of her. Obama made closed the deal that day, but he is a salesman who doesn’t follow up.
How long before the midnight drag races return on dark and dusty roads?
When Barack Obama announced that the government will use its fist to wave onto the highways of America cars that get 39 miles to a gallon of liquefied switch grass or something, he said, "Everybody wins."
Everybody? What country has he been living in? This marks the end of the internal combustion engine as we knew it, and it is the way Americans have defined, designed and literally driven much of the nation's culture for as long as anyone can remember. Car culture is America's culture.
Mr. Obama is fond of giving people iPods as gifts. I've got a playlist for Mr. Obama's iPod.
Track 1: "Shut Down" by the Beach Boys. Clip: "Superstock Dodge is windin' out in low/But my fuel-injected Stingray's really startin' to go. To get the traction I'm ridin' the clutch/My pressure plate's burnin', this machine's too much."
Fuel-efficiency regulations could mean the death of American car culture. Wonder Land columnist Daniel Henninger explains.
Track 2: "Little Deuce Coupe" by the Beach Boys. Clip: "She's got a competition clutch with a four on the floor, and she purrs like a kitten til the lake pipes roar."
It's 2016. Imagine a Brian Wilson ever thinking to write: "And she'll have fun, fun, fun til her daddy takes her Prius away."
At Mr. Obama's "Everybody wins" announcement ceremony in the Rose Garden, no one knew better how much has been lost than the cowed auto chiefs arrayed behind him. CAFE, the fuel-mileage standards Congress mandated 34 years ago, gradually squeezed the size and life out of America's cars. But something's getting phased out here other than gas-fueled cars.
Some of the most famous celebrity converts to the politics behind this new, shrinking world of plug-ins once wrote and sang paeans to muscle cars and a more muscular culture.
Track 3: "Born to Run" by Bruce Springsteen. Clip: "Beyond the Palace hemi-powered drones scream down the boulevard."
Time was Bruce Springsteen knew that "Jersey boys" mainly meant steel, chrome, rubber and auto tech. Check out the lyrics to "Pink Cadillac" ("but my love is bigger than a Honda") or the car-crazy "Racing in the Street," invoking Chevys with 396 Fuelie heads, Hurst speed-shifters and Camaros running "from the fire roads to the interstate."
Track 4: "GTO" by Ronnie and the Daytonas. Clip: "Turn it on, wind it up, blow it out -- GTOoooo."
We are being offered a different world now. One designed, defined and driven by a new set of un-fun obsessions -- carbon footprints, greenhouse gas and alternative energy. This large transition passes before us, barely seen, as the gray water of public policy. Hardly anyone notices how much is being changed.
To put a stop to the new sin of spending too much time out on Highway 9, we are getting the mark-up hearings this week in Washington for the Waxman-Markey climate bill. It's 900 pages long, dripping with thousands of Mickey-Mouse rules to reorder how we live. A Senate Finance Committee document last week on the Obama health-care plan proposes "lifestyle related revenue raisers." Lifestyles like drinking beer. This is the "taxing bad behavior" movement. They get to define what's bad.
Track 5: "Hot Rod Lincoln" by Commander Cody. Clip: "We had flames comin' from out of the side/Feel the tension, man, what a ride!"
This tension over how we live arrived before the world began standing on its head over global warming. The guys in the hemi-powered drones used to mock the granola and Birkenstock crowd. Look who's on top now.
"Everybody wins?" Not quite. What's winning is a worldview that goes deeper than the data beneath global warming. The gasoline cars they want to turn into scrap were about a lot more than the thrill of roaring on.
The cars and their culture were a manifestation of what made the U.S. really different. The cars, like the country, were big, fast and unfettered. Their drivers were delirious with the possibility of finding something new in life. "It's a town full of losers, and I'm pullin' out of here to win!"
When Americans grew up, that's just what a lot of them did -- win. Now, it looks like we're being asked to throttle down to government-approved survival. They're even running the car companies, telling them what to build, and then they'll pay people to buy the product. Save the planet and lose the nation's heart.
The likelihood of resistance to this timid ethos from anyone in politics is remote. It was tough to watch former A-4 Skyhawk pilot John McCain try to outbid Barack Obama for the green lifestyle vote in the debates. We'll see what happens when people walk into auto showrooms (if they exist) and every car has a wheelbase of about 100 inches.
Maybe they'll bolt. Maybe the car culture will revert to where it began, when the whiskey runners in the South ran from the revenuers. This time the cars themselves will be bootlegged -- fat, fast and gas-powered -- racing through the night on off-map roads while the National Green Corps -- enacted by Congress in the second Obama term -- looks for them from ethanolic choppers overhead. Reborn to run.
“We’re broke,” Obama said on Saturday. That doesn’t stop Obama from dancing all over the United States on Air Force on his continued campaign which didn’t stop in November. Obama has been busy fundraising at a pace unseen by any previous American president, and as his administration prepares to propose a new national sales tax ranging between 10 to 14% on everything you buy including services, Obama finishes a two-day campaign fundraising trip.
The trip cost taxpayers $265,000 just for one leg of the trip. Considering who he was fundraising for, it’s even more insulting to American taxpayers.
Obama met Harry Reid, who has insulted the American military on numerous occasions, last night in Los Angeles for a fund raising trip. Before meeting Reid, Obama gave a quick remarks on energy. Isn’t that ironic. Obama jet sets across the USA after telling us that we need to drive smaller, more fuel efficient cars while creating a carbon footprint that should outrage Al Gore and the Goode family, but doesn’t. The few remarks Obama made on energy made it official business, even though it’s apparent it was only done to pass on the trip to the American tax payer.
If we are broke, maybe Obama needs to start showing us some responsibility since he says we are broke. This means staying in Washington more. He wanted to live there, so maybe he should stay there more.
That’s not going to happen, and the American tax payer will be subject to new taxes to pay for his recklessness.
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