July 2011 Blog Posts (244)

SENATOR TOOMEY EXPOSES THE FALLACY BEHIND RAISING THE DEBT LIMIT BY AUGUST 2.

V I P !!!!!   Quick action needed on this matter.   Go to http://www.gather.com/viewPostsByMember.action?memberId=1029627  and click on the post with this title.  We need to stick to our guns about not raising the debt ceiling.  Go to this link and read about what Senator Toomey had to say.  I do not agree with everything he said but the important parts of his comments were put in my gather blog. …

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Added by Eileen Townsend on July 31, 2011 at 8:40pm — No Comments

Dream On

Since 1976, the government has been shut down 17 times. What more proof do you need to tell you that this government does not know how to govern?  And Why?  The American people don't know reality.

 

Karen and I had been full-time RVing for two years. In April 2001, we parked in Shady Cove, Oregon’s Rogue River RV Park. For free hookups, Karen was to work part time in the office.  With nothing better to do with my time, I decided to write my memoirs.  After ten years of…

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Added by Joseph Whitworth Smith on July 31, 2011 at 6:30am — No Comments

Obama COLB Forgery

Attorney Orly Taitz, accompanied by graphics expert Doug Vogt, and typeface expert Paul Irey, will present a subpoena to the Hawaii Department of Health on August 8, 2011, requesting Obama's Certificate of Live Birth, in order to examine the document to verify that 1. The Hawaii Department of Health actually possesses the document; and 2. That the document they present correlates in all facets with the document presented by Obama on April 27, 2011. 

 

This subpoena stems from…

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Added by Kris Zane on July 30, 2011 at 8:30pm — 2 Comments

“Balance the Budget” and Other Racist Hate Speech!

 

By John W. Lillpop





For years, the United States Senate has earned universal respect and admiration as the “most deliberative body in the world.”



Indeed, the Senate has been seen as a cooling pond to counter…
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Added by john lillpop on July 30, 2011 at 7:25pm — No Comments

Rajjpuut's Folly: ‘Old Gray Lady’ All the Lies and Slanted Views Unfit to Print?$$

 

Norway Assassin Coverage Reveals Depth

Of NY Times Fall into Journalistic Depravity

 

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Added by Bob VanDeHey on July 30, 2011 at 5:47pm — No Comments

Mack Penny Plan

The Boehner plan, the latest version that is, was dumped by the Senate. Surprise.  Tea Party people are being blamed and characterized as hobbits again as they were by McCain the other day. I don't have a problem with being called names, which really doesn't bother me, what does bother me is the fact that Boehner is not standing his ground with Cut, Cap, and Balance and has not looked at the Penny Plan. We need a…

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Added by gina aveni on July 30, 2011 at 7:38am — 1 Comment

How to Sync with the "Higher Law"

"If our Representatives fail to become true leaders then, in the words of a famous song: ‘They’re not listening, they’re not listening still, perhaps they never will.” could very well be our new National Anthem." Steve Eichler J.D.

 

“And God said, Let us make man in our image” (Gen.1:26).  Who is “us?” Numerology, the art of using numbers to make sense, my name gives numerology the number 7 for my life lesson number: “You are here to use and develop your mind.” Reality…

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Added by Joseph Whitworth Smith on July 30, 2011 at 7:31am — No Comments

My representative voted "yes" to give the addict more dope

My representative is one-to-blame.  Politico reports the 22 patriotic Americans who held strong to the end of this latest skirmish.  My own representative, Kay Granger, who was not a Tea Party American, voted for raising the debt ceiling.  Below is her rationalization:

“I voted tonight to cut spending now and raise the debt ceiling.  Conservatives had two options:  Vote for a plan that cuts more than $900 billion from the federal budget – with another opportunity to cut even…

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Added by Calvin Fields on July 30, 2011 at 7:30am — No Comments

Washington Hypocrisy

I am so sick of the finger pointing, the blame game, that constantly goes on in Washington. These people, even …

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Added by gina aveni on July 30, 2011 at 7:00am — 1 Comment

I invite you...

Today I invite you to Be Bold! Don't live by the size of your circumstances, live by the size of your heart! It's Huge, I guarantee it...Think of an acorn. Inside its tiny shell is the making of an entire oak tree. It can sit around for years, hidden by a squirrel or a little boy's pocket. But once the conditions are right, once it's planted in soil, given sunshine & water, it will grow into a HUGE tree. Guaranteed.

Added by Junior Sampson on July 30, 2011 at 6:45am — No Comments

jsut joined

Just Joined the greatest Party in History.  I was fed up with the Speaker of the House and will now stand my ground with the Tea Party!!  "Don't Tread On ME"!!  God Bless America!!!!!!!!

Added by Gregory C. Buehrle on July 29, 2011 at 3:35pm — No Comments

What "WE THE PEOPLE" Can do...

I like to watch tv just like the next guy, but what I don't like paying for is the leftwing programming.  What if everyone united and made a commitment to just say no.  Call our cable, dish/direct TV subscribers and cancel our subscription at the same time coordinated buy all active teaparty members through the United States.

When asked why tell them to contact the primary teaparty spokesman.  I know me and my friends will do this what about you.  The teaparty spokesman could demand a…

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Added by Jerry Lucas on July 29, 2011 at 1:35pm — No Comments

Tea party " HOBBITS "

John Mc Cain and the Wall Street Journal didn't investigate the " Hobbits " role in the trilogy, The Lord of the Rings.

 

As a fellow Hobbit ( Tea Party member ) it was Hobbits that were made aware of the One Ring ( The National Debt ) that controlled all the other Rings ( the U. S. Economy ).

 

The Hobbits didn't ask for the One Ring but it was lost by the Creator of the One Ring in the Land of Mordor ( the U. S. Congress ).

 

Seeing the damage that…

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Added by John L Hudson on July 29, 2011 at 8:30am — No Comments

Rajjpuut's Folly: Does Pompous Barack Believe He is America’s Messiah?

 
 
“Civilization and profit go hand in hand.” …



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Added by Bob VanDeHey on July 29, 2011 at 8:00am — 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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