February 2010 Blog Posts (86)

Another March On Washington is Scheduled

for Sunday March 21, "The March For America"

WeMarchForAmerica dot org is organising this march so "Thousands of working families will be coming to Washington, D.C.to show that the 'American People'(?) want a practical solution to the immigration problem. This will be a dramatic demonstration of support for fixing our 'broken' immigration system." Ali…

Continue

Added by Steve Lee on February 28, 2010 at 5:12pm — 1 Comment

contacting elected officials

I had the crazy idea to help further our cause by contacting U.S. Congressmen( senators and representatives). I soon realized they must consider me a right-wing radical. I haven't had any replies yet but I am going to keep sending them e-mails every chance I have!

I wasn't being rude or obnoxious, I asked one question,one question no one is willing to reply to!

When are our elected officials going to take a stand against the foreigner in the White…

Continue

Added by Zane C. Sharum on February 27, 2010 at 8:44pm — 1 Comment

Had O-nough?

Vince Haley

Special to AOL News

Feb. 24, 2010



In 1946, Republicans ran on a campaign slogan of

............................"Had Enough?".........................

to mobilize voters who had grown tired of 16 years

of Democratic control of Congress.



Yet only one year after electing him to office, voters have grown tired

of President Barack Obama, or more precisely, his agenda to "transform"

the United States. So much so, in fact, that the… Continue

Added by Barry 'Bigbare' Carson on February 27, 2010 at 8:29pm — No Comments

Should The Tea Party Founder, Dale Robertson, Run for Texas Governor?

Should The Tea Party Founder, Dale Robertson, Run for Texas Governor?

I've submitted all the paperwork to run for Texas Governor and I'm fighting an uphill battle. It is virtually impossible to get 50,000 to 100,000 signatures to get on the ballot for Texas Governor in a 60 day period. Would Texas be interested in really having a fellow patriot to restore this nation and our state. The start date for signatures is 2 March. Let me know if you would be willing to provide a choice or…

Continue

Added by Tea Party Founder on February 27, 2010 at 7:22pm — 8 Comments

Lipstick on Pigs

When I went to college in the early 60's the campus was full of people who called themselves SDS, Communists, Marxists. Now they call themselves progressives. To quote our 'great' president, "If you put lipstick on a pig, it's still a pig."

These self appointed geniuses never worked a day in their lives and were all to good to wear a uniform, but they were sure they should control the country. Now we have a president who had a free ride and spent his formative years contemplating his…

Continue

Added by Joel Dauber on February 27, 2010 at 8:20am — No Comments

State & Federal employees healthcare

So how are we going to get the state & federal employees (congresses) into the same health care and retirement packages that they control? At at least they are talking about opening state borders to health insurance companies so we can buy from another company that has better coverage and the insurance companies bear the cost of reorganization. But lets get the guys voting on things into what they are voting on!!!!

Added by Sallie K Cogswell on February 26, 2010 at 6:10pm — No Comments

THE SHAM WOW SUMMIT

Yesterday was a glorious day. The Republicans finally had their day in court, and they came well prepared. It's not as though this is new to them. They have been trying to get their ideas on the table for over a year, and have been dismissed, ignored and shut out for the same amount of time. The Republicans looked intelligent, thoughtful, articulate and committed, while Obama looked more obvious that ever…

Continue

Added by Cathy O'Brien on February 26, 2010 at 1:45pm — No Comments

i feel that our next two elections are of the most important in modern day history . if we do not get it right i think we will be living under a socialist american dictatership never before seen in a…

i feel that our next two elections are of the most important in modern day history . if we do not get it right i think we will be living under a socialist american dictatership never before seen in america. we need people in high office that will fight for our constitution our bill of rights and be unafraid to undo the unconstitutional laws that have been put in place by our past so called patriotic elected officals. if one of our elected officals are caught cheating on thier spouse the news… Continue

Added by Ricky Tanner on February 26, 2010 at 8:57am — No Comments

Obama Care 2.0 even worse than the one Reid cobbled together

President Obama, determined to press for the government takeover of our entire health care system, is reviving a tweaked version of the Senate health care "reform" bill. If possible, it's even worse than the one Sen. Harry Reid cobbled together in secret and then sprung on the country just before Christmas.



The president will hold a highly-publicized just-for-show "summit" Thursday in an effort to breathe life into his version of this monstrosity.



As our good friend Gary… Continue

Added by Bob J Criswell on February 25, 2010 at 8:04am — No Comments

The Hijacking of America

This was in the first paragraph in the last email I received from Tea Party:



"Starter talents like John Ashcroft, Dick Cheney, Van Hipp, Dr. Jerry Corsi, Lt. Col. Allen B. West,… Continue

Added by John Zele on February 24, 2010 at 2:51pm — 1 Comment

GLENN BECK vs. C. EDMUND WRIGHT

Republicans have their flaws, God only knows, but during this past year they have been joined at the hip - in unison against Obama, his cronies, and his government run healthcare. That took a lot of courage.



They should be praised and encouraged, not spanked as Glenn Beck did at CPAC this past weekend. After over a year of negativity and bashing from this president, Americans, especially Republicans, needed a good old fashioned Reagan speech. Just think back to last year's CPAC.…

Continue

Added by Cathy O'Brien on February 24, 2010 at 12:02am — No Comments

Tea Party Radio Celebrity Receives Honors

Tea Party Radio Celebrity Receives Honors

Dr. Laurie Roth an outstanding radio host of her nationally syndicated “The Roth Show” was…

Continue

Added by Steve - Ning Creator on February 22, 2010 at 10:51pm — No Comments

TAKING OVER THE PARTIES -- WHY NOT?

Maybe some of you can remember back when ABC, NBC & CBS were not owned by a multi-national conglomerate, our news was only a little slanted not twisted like it is today. In the early 80’s, some of you might recall that ABC was looking to buy an outlet called Capitol-Cities for around a mere $700 Million.…

Continue

Added by Robert Morey on February 22, 2010 at 5:24pm — 2 Comments

I've joined in the protection of USA

How do I go about helping my area to help all of america?

I do not have internet at my home (can't afford it) so my response is dependant on my getting to a pc hooked to the web. Forgive me if I am slow on replying to anyone!!!!!

24 years in the military, raise two children and now 52 years old, out-of-work, single female who is still willing to fight for my country and the rights for myself, my child and my grandchildren. I felt helpless and hopeless till I…

Continue

Added by Jan Teresa Buckland on February 22, 2010 at 2:28pm — No Comments

sherman999

really want the respect of the american people and lay it on the line indefensibly to the president on national tv? then SOMEONE ask the question that's MOST disturbing to the american people.

"mr president, why is it that congress and their families, and you and your family are exempt from the democrat healthcare legislation? if it's good enough for the rest of the american people and their families, why is it not good enough for you and us and our families?"

Added by Stephen Herman on February 21, 2010 at 6:01pm — 1 Comment

FINAL PUSH FOR OBAMACARE IS COMING...

Why would Obama and the Democrat congress invite the Republicans to a healthcare 'summit' (his fav) at this late date? One answer is the ever declining polls and the South Carolina, New Jersey, Massachusetts election results, along with the upcoming ever critical November elections. But, it's more diabolical than that -- it's a trap, and, God willing, the Republicans will not play into their plan, because they have to show up. To not show up at this obvious trap, leaves the…

Continue

Added by Cathy O'Brien on February 21, 2010 at 5:33pm — No Comments

TAXES

When I think abou the amount of money that I have paid into social security and the fact that the government took it upon themselves to reach their grubby little hands into my retirement (which I had no choice about contributing to) and use this money as they see fit, it amounts to ARMED ROBBERY. The goverment should never have the right to touch our social security benefits....We have to stop them and their arrogance. They should not be allowed to spend one dollar of our money without our… Continue

Added by Catherine Boula on February 21, 2010 at 4:54pm — No Comments

OBAMA'S ADMINISTRATION FLUNKS SMALL BIZ TEST

How has your small business been doing under obama’s administration?....

A recent USA TODAY/Manta.com survey asked a similar question of small business…

Continue

Added by Walt on February 21, 2010 at 8:08am — No Comments

I Love Liberty--with Robin Williams as The Flag

Continue

Added by Barry 'Bigbare' Carson on February 20, 2010 at 9:43pm — No Comments

Monthly Archives

2018

2017

2016

2015

2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

2009

1999

LIGHTER SIDE

 

Political Cartoons by Steve Kelley

Political Cartoons by Jerry Holbert

ALERT ALERT

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.

© 2018   Created by Steve - Ning Creator.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service