January 2010 Blog Posts (112)

RINOs, RINOs Everywhere

The 2010 elections are only nine (9) short months away, and the Tea Party movement has momentum on their side. One of the major objectives of the movement, and why it has caught on like wildfire, is to weed out the thinned down conservatives - those conservatives you thought were on your side, but voted too many times with Obama's socialist agenda. One of the most important lessons Ronald Reagan taught us is that when you stick to your core conservative principles -- you win.



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Added by Cathy O'Brien on January 31, 2010 at 9:51pm — 2 Comments

OBAMA ORGANIZING IN HIGH SCHOOLS

This is alarming, and the line between Obama and Mao is becoming very thin. We have already seen the Obama indoctrination of our small children in public schools, and this recruiting through our schools is over the line. Another critical reason why government does not belong in our school system. From Atlas Shrugs, "Obama is using high school children to goose step on the healthcare… Continue

Added by Cathy O'Brien on January 31, 2010 at 9:24pm — No Comments

Success, not in spite of a lack of labels, but because of it

We are all here because we are dissatisfied. It makes no difference if the person who feels that dissatisfaction is a Republican, Libertarian, or a Democrat because, first and foremost, we are Americans. We have a proud history of individualism and self-reliance yet tempered with a team spirit when that is needed. This is what makes the Tea Party successful: you don't have to be anything but you with an open mind to be one of us. And you don't have to give up anything or follow anybody blindly… Continue

Added by Richard Whitney on January 31, 2010 at 8:39pm — No Comments

Why has Scott Brown not been seated as yet?

what is it that is delaying the seating of Senator Elect Scott Brown. The Military votes are in and counted. They have had no effect of the winner of this seat. It is well over the 10 days required by MA to confirm and the US Senate to seat and elected Senator. Can anyone out there tell me why the Democrates and Republicans alike are being silent on this issue?

Quiltpen

Added by Adrienne M Johnson on January 31, 2010 at 4:08pm — No Comments

The Most Pathetic Thing You'll Ever See


President Barack Obama visits with sixth grade students at the Graham Road Elementary School January 19, 2010 in Falls Church, Virginia.

Added by Barry 'Bigbare' Carson on January 30, 2010 at 11:22pm — No Comments

When is an increase a decrease? When the government says so

When is an increase a decrease? When the government says it is apparently. If Patrick needs some lessons in cutting perhaps he should take a trip to Detroit where the automakers became quite adept at the task until they learned that the federal government could serve as their personal ATM from time to time. Cutting means getting rid of things, like the so-called wind farm scheme that has seen stiffer opposition than the British trying to take Breed’s Hill. Slashing the budget generally does not… Continue

Added by Richard Whitney on January 30, 2010 at 9:01am — No Comments

HAS OBAMA BECOME BORED WITH BEING PRESIDENT?

Being the man-child Obama is, could it be possible his attention span is waning? At his 'townhall' in Baltimore today with House Republicans, Obama sounded down right petulant. His comment "I am not an ideologue" was more a defensive response to pundits than a statement, which is becoming more and more frequent.



HAS OBAMA BECOME BORED WITH BEING PRESIDENT?

Perhaps he's not really cut out for -- or up to -- the job…

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Added by Cathy O'Brien on January 29, 2010 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Savings & Loan Scandel

I know that I may not be the brightess star in the sky, but it seems to me that our Country had about the same money problems that are having now back in the early 1980"s with the savings & loan rip offs.

The biggest differance is that now it is a government contolled rip off, with our government paying bankers, AIG, investment firms, mortage co., etc. to rip us off. At least back then some of the guilty was sent to prison for what they did, and the others went to Washington… Continue

Added by Frank Parks on January 29, 2010 at 5:00pm — 1 Comment

NewsBusted for 1-26-10

Added by Barry 'Bigbare' Carson on January 29, 2010 at 4:58pm — No Comments

THE STATE OF THE UNION: A HOLLOW SPEECH

In a weak attempt to keep a campaign promise about transparency, notice that Obama said he would put entitlements online for all to see, not that he would cut them (another broken campaign promise). This is supposed to be the new Reaganesque fiscally responsible Obama? His State of the Union address was truly historic -- full of contradictions, condescension, pouting, anger and lies, not to mention a historic attack on the Supreme Court. His audacity is only upstaged by his narcissism… Continue

Added by Cathy O'Brien on January 28, 2010 at 7:40pm — 2 Comments

The Credibility Gap, the Real State of the Union

While I don’t wish to speak too harshly about President Obama’s state of the union address, we live in challenging times that call for candor. I call them as I see them, and I hope my frank assessment will be taken as an honest effort to move this conversation forward.



Last night, the president spoke of the “credibility gap” between the public’s expectations of their leaders and what those leaders actually deliver. “Credibility gap” is a good way to describe the chasm between… Continue

Added by Bob J Criswell on January 28, 2010 at 7:17pm — No Comments

Get America Back

The way I see it, 3 things have to change, and soon, before America can be saved. 1-Term limits. 12 years max, go home, no more career politicians porking out at the public trough. 2-Put ALL gov't employees in same programs as you and I. Want to fix and preserve SS? Put all of congress in it and it will take about a week.3- School choice. Let parents decide what school their child attends and you will see immediate and dramatic improvement. Those kids/parents who don't care will quickly be… Continue

Added by Bob J Cogswell on January 28, 2010 at 3:47pm — No Comments

ARLINGTON CEMETERY -



ARLINGTON CEMETERY -



Jeopardy Question



On Jeopardy the other night, the final question was " How many steps does the guard take during his walk across the Tomb of the Unknowns ---- All three missed it --



This is really an awesome sight to watch if you've never had the chance. Very moving experience, the soldiers' dedication is very evident, and the changing of the guards is fascinating in the precision of each movement.





Tomb of the…
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Added by R.T. Hudgins on January 28, 2010 at 10:01am — No Comments

Enough Already!

Now on to the real business hidden in the title. When started, the original plan was to focus on Massachusetts politics with a strong focus on Beacon Hill. Much to everyone's surprise, Scott Brown happened pulling us into the deeper, murkier, smellier world of national politics. I promise that we will try to get back on track because there really is no dearth of outrage to discuss - he says, thinking specifically of Governor Deval Patrick "cutting" the state budget by adding 3% and using the… Continue

Added by Richard Whitney on January 28, 2010 at 9:53am — No Comments

PRESIDENT OBAMA IS RIGHT, WE HAVE A SPENDING PROBLEM

In light of the spin we will inevitably be subject to tonight, let's get some real figures down. Firstly, a freeze is not a cut, and in order to get a grip on reducing our deficit, you have to reduce spending, Mr. President, but you already know that. That's just going to be Spin No. 1, and the most critical to our existance. Everything else takes a second seat, because if this county goes backrupt, the rest cannot be dealt with.



PRESIDENT OBAMA IS RIGHT, WE HAVE A SPENDING… Continue

Added by Cathy O'Brien on January 27, 2010 at 4:54pm — No Comments

A VICTORY OVER THE POLITICAL MACHINE

Not being a lawyer, but a citizen who knows how precious our freedom of speech is, this piece by Newt Gingrich defines why the recent Supreme Court decision is monumental. There will always be people who abuse, but the right to voice an opinion, either as an individual or as a group, should never be silenced. We see that with the Tea Party movement. Does anyone not believe that Obama would use every trick in the book to silence this 'group' because he now has all the power behind him? Tea Party… Continue

Added by Cathy O'Brien on January 27, 2010 at 1:13pm — No Comments

Neighborhood Watch

Dear Public,
I believe the NW needs to prepare to have a greater role in public safety asap. The economy is chewing away at the enforcement personnel and lay offs are effecting the crime rate rising. Voluteers are needed to get involved and we need to expand, develope, plan and prepare to handle our own security issues in the USA.
Contact number is 916 944-3008.
Sondra

Added by Sondra L Berry on January 26, 2010 at 7:14pm — 1 Comment

THE STATE OF OUR UNION

Prepare yourselves for the biggest staging event since the styrofoam pillars at the Democratic Party Convention, which had to be moved from the conference hall to a football stadium to handle Obama's ego. I wonder if the 'halls of congress' will be big enough. This is the man who had to stage a [teleprompter] talk before a 6th grade class.

THE STATE OF OUR UNION
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Added by Cathy O'Brien on January 26, 2010 at 3:49pm — No Comments

TJ Grogg

Go to : TheGroggReport.com and see what I am all about.

Added by Tina Joan Grogg on January 26, 2010 at 2:09pm — No Comments

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OMG!! -> Government Now Wants To Seize Your Car For Going 5MPH Over The Limit

We’ve discussed this on and off for several years now. Civil asset forfeiture is a legal process that allows the government to seize assets and cash from citizens without any due process or judicial oversight.

You don’t even have to be charged with a crime. You are assumed guilty unless you can somehow prove your innocence.

Of course, not everyone has this ability… if you aren’t local, state, or federal law enforcement, this is called stealing, and you go to prison.

But the government is actually a bigger problem than common thieves.

A 2015 report showed that law enforcement used civil asset forfeiture to steal more from US residents than every thief, robber, and burglar in America combined.

About $4.5 BILLION worth of cash, cars, homes, and other property is taken by civil asset forfeiture each year – hundreds of millions more than common criminals steal.

And it happens at every level. Your local cop can use civil asset forfeiture just like your state trooper. And then any one of the armed agents of the US government—from the FBI to the Fish and Wildlife Service—can rob you for whatever reason they want.

This travesty continues to grow because the cops who take your stuff get to keep it. Police departments and government agencies around the country depend on civil asset forfeiture to boost their budgets.

Cops will literally keep some of the cars they take as squad cars. And they make a fortune auctioning off the houses, boats, and anything else they confiscate.

Obviously this gives cops an incentive to steal, whether or not they actually think the property was used in a crime, or acquired illegally. Remember, civil asset forfeiture adds billions every year to their bottom line.

On Wednesday, the Supreme Court heard arguments in a case of civil asset forfeiture.

Tyson Timbs was convicted of selling a small amount of drugs to an undercover police officer. He was sentenced to house arrest, and paid about $1,200 in fines.

But then police used civil asset forfeiture to take his $42,000 Land Rover which Timbs purchased with money from a life insurance policy after his father died. The money did not come from selling drugs, or any other illegal activity.

Timbs sued, and the case made its way to the Supreme Court, because every lower court in Indiana said the forfeiture was perfectly legit.

The case revolves around whether or not the seizure of the Land Rover was an excessive fine under the 8th amendment, and whether or not this protection against excessive fines applies to state governments.

And the public got some crazy insight into the government’s position.

The Indiana Solicitor General was arguing in favor of civil asset forfeiture when Justice Stephen Breyer asked him a hypothetical.

Breyer asked, if a state needs revenue, could it force someone to forfeit their Bugatti, Mercedes, or Ferrari for speeding? Even if they were going just 5 miles per hour over the speed limit?

And the utterly appalling answer from the Indiana Solicitor General was, yes.

That’s right… the official government position is that they can steal any amount of your property in “connection” with any crime whatsoever, no matter how trivial the crime may be… even exceeding the speed limit by 5 miles per hour.

This is how overbearing and authoritarian the government has become in the land of the free.

This is how much power your local cop has… and the power only grows as you go to state, and federal officials.

If there is any solace in any of this, it is that the other Supreme Court Justices were reportedly laughing at this exchange.

The justices seemed incredulous that Indiana’s top lawyer was using such absurd assertions and flimsy reasoning in his arguments.

So, for now, we can keep our cars if we get pulled over for speeding. But that may not always be the case…

Depending on how this is ruled, it could pave the way for even more egregious abuses of power… or it could curb the practice, and reign in these thieves in uniforms.

Just understand where the government is coming from. These politicians, bureaucrats and officers think they can do whatever they want. Absolutely anything goes, with no limitation whatsoever.

And that makes it a little tough to feel like you really live in the land of the free.

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