Saturday, July 28, 2012

Donna Garner slams Jeff Leach

By the InkDemon

The tea parties in North Texas two years ago were very dissatisfied with former Texas House Rep. Jerry Madden, 67th District.

Mr. Madden dropped of the race.  Now it appears that one of the candidates in that race is Jerry Madden on steroids.

This is what Donna Garner has to say:

teaI am concerned about a mailer that Jeff Leach’s campaign has sent out across Collin County. Jeff Leach has accused his opponent, Jon Cole, of taking money from David Almeel, who recently ran in the Democrat Primary for Congress.

The problem is that the campaign donation that Jon took was way back in 2008 – not in this election cycle. Furthermore, in 2008, Almeel was then a Republican who gave generously to both Democrats and Republicans.

Jeff Leach is sending out mailers accusing Jon Cole of being “bankrolled by Democrats,” but Jeff Leach himself has taken money from very powerful lobbyists such as Bill Miller and Neal "Buddy" Jones of HillCo Partners who represent the all-Democrat Caucus and the Mexican American Legislative Leadership Caucus.

Remember that it was high-powered lobbyists Neal “Buddy” Jones (former Democrat House member) and Bill Miller who on June 22, 2011, at the request of Houston homebuilder Bill Perry and HEB/Central Market Charles Butt called all members of the Texas House State Affairs Committee and lobbied them to “sink” the Sanctuary Cities bill. Consequently, the bill was bottled up in committee and went down in defeat.

It disturbs me greatly that Jeff Leach has aligned himself with this particular group of power players.

Worst of all, Jeff Leach has taken money from Mike Toomey who represents gambling interests such as Sam Houston Race Park.

I find Jeff’s involvement with Mike Toomey to be especially troubling because it was Mike Toomey as Gov. Perry’s chief of staff who lobbied so hard for Gov. Perry to sign an executive order in 2008 which mandated that all sixth-grade girls entering public schools had to be vaccinated for HPV. At that time, Gardasil/Merck was the only supplier of the HPV vaccine, and we later learned that Mike Toomey was a high-paid lobbyist for Merck.

Jeff Leach has also taken large campaign donations from the optometrist lobby that is the leading medical group in Texas supporting ObamaCare.

In fact, Jeff Leach has taken over $50,000 in special interest money this campaign cycle.

Even though I am not a voter in HD 67, all of us as Texans are impacted when “weak” legislators get elected; and if Jeff Leach has taken large sums from the Austin lobbyist power machine by currying their favor just to get funds, there will come a day when they expect him to “pay them back.” That worries me considerably.

Here is the pledge that I as a concerned and conservative Texan want Jon Cole and Jeff Leach both to sign immediately:

“If the constituents of HD 67 deem me worthy to serve in the Texas House, I solemnly pledge to them that I will do my best to seek out and support an authentic conservative as the Speaker of the House for the 83rd Legislative Session.”

It was my pleasure to endorse Jon Cole back for HD 67 on 2.16.12, and I have seen nothing since then that would dissuade me from changing my mind: http://libertylinked.com/posts/9560/my-pleasure-to-endorse-jon/View.aspx

TEXAS ETHICS COMMISSION LINKS

TEC campaign donations information on Jonathan Cole: http://www.ethics.state.tx.us/php/filer.php?acct=00062117COH

TEC campaign donations information on Jeff Leach: http://www.ethics.state.tx.us/php/filer.php?acct=00067738COH

*To be able to access the TEC data, you will need to click on the column that says “Electronic PDF File.”

Donna Garner

Wgarner1@hot.rr.com

What is interesting about this race is that some of the Tea Parties are supporting Leach.  However, when you look deeper into these supporters, one finds that a big Southern Baptist mega-church is at least partially behind it.   In fact, several Christian Evangelical groups have morphed into a number of “Tea Party” look-a-likes.

Leach is a member of this mega-church.

Leach’s minions cover and harass voters going into the polls.  They hand out a yellow flyer with several columns of groups who have endorsed or “Tea Approved” Leach.   It is clear that this tactic is to paint Leach as endorsed by virtually “everyone”.  That’s not true.  There are a number of conservatives groups such as the group represented by Donna Garner that find Leach to be the wrong candidate.  Garner has endorsed Jon Cole.

Hey!  There is nothing wrong with being a Christian or a member of a Southern Baptist mega-church. 

The InkDemon questions whether these supporters are looking at the issues and the candidates or whether they are simply drinking the Kool-Aid.

Friday, June 8, 2012

Initiative, referendum, and recall … do we need them?

By The InkDemon

My friends and relatives on the West Coast used to send me e-mailed petitions. None is valid here in Texas. In fact, Texas is only one of nine states that does not have recall as part of the Constitution. Texas does not have initiative either.

Texas is one of a few states that does not have recall.

Why? Texans have a long distrust of their elected officials. That feeling came out of the Reconstruction era. When Texans finally re-gained control of their state in 1870, they wrote the present Constitution. It is one of the wordiest documents in all the 50 states. practically noting can be done by the Legislature without a state-wide referendum.

Recall was not considered; but if it was known, this blogger is sure it would have been included. Of course, elected officials can be kicked out of office for misconduct. That is left up to impeachment. State officials have been impeached, too. This blogger recalls a Supreme Court Justice Donald Burt Yarbrough, who was indicted for malfeasance and run out of office in the 70′s before he was impeached. The Legislature impeached Gov. James E. Ferguson in 1916. No other governor has been impeached.

Ferguson’s story was unique because his wife, Mariam, later ran for governor and was elected.  They billed themselves as “Ma” and “Pa” Ferguson – Two governors for one vote.   It was a laugh.

Initiative is what generates that annoying e-mails from the West Coast. Out there, they can get up a petition and make almost anything into a law. In fact, California’s state constitution has so many initiative-inspired changes that only about 40 percent of their budget can be changed without a Constitutional amendment. That avenue was attempted a few years ago, but California voters turned it down.

Texas Republican Gov. William P. Clements proposed Initiative and recall when he was governor. The Democrat legislature rejected it.

Recall can get bad officials out of office. However, as we see in Wisconsin it was used to stop officials from making needed reforms. The United States and the 50 states run as republics. That means we the people choose our officials, and the elected officials conduct government. If they are honest, then they should get an opportunity to serve their terms.

Initiative and recall moves the state towards a democracy and the whims of the populace. That was what the founding fathers feared the most.

An angry Ron Paul libertarian say he will opt out of presidential election; Is this good news for Obama?

By The InkDemon

Libertarian Ron Paul voters are angry that their man did not win the in the Republican Primary. In fact Paul did not make the runoff. Now, like this blogger, they advocate dropping out. This could spell good news for Obama and the Democrats.  Read this blogger’s reasons:

The Lesser of two Evils?

By Dave Mundy
manager@gonzalescannon.com
Posted June 7, 2012 – 8:01am

There are a lot of folks who like to say that if you don’t vote, you’ve got no right to complain about the results. I beg to differ.

Why bother to vote when everything has already been decided, and your vote wouldn’t have mattered?I didn’t vote in last week’s party primaries — primarily because I’m not a member of either of the two major parties, although I certainly have a lot of allies among the Republicans and certainly tend to lean that direction on a lot of issues.

I have in the past voted in the GOP primary — which put me on a lot of mailing lists this election cycle — but I can’t say I’m a card-carrying Republican. In light of Tuesday’s results, I feel that’s probably wise.

Read more: The ‘lesser of two evils’ is no longer a valid choice | The Gonzales Cannon.

Was Ted Cruz another tea party mistake?

By The InkDemon

U.S. Senate candidate Ted Cruz of Texas belongs to a law firm that is representing the People’s Republic of China.

This story is about an American inventor Jordan Fishman who patented a new kind of tire to be used in mining. The San Antonio Express-News reported:

In the late 90s, Fishman created a new kind of tire that contains a three- inch layer of rubber on the outside, enabling it to withstand the punishment that comes from working in confined spaces.” (Gilbert Garcia, “Patent Lawsuit Haunts Senate Candidate,” Plaza de Armas Blog, www.plazadearmastx.com, 9/28/11)

After Discovering His Tire Blueprints Had Been Stolen, Fishman Filed A Lawsuit Against The Chinese Company In 2010, & The U.S. District Court Ultimately Sided With Fishman & Awarded Him $26 Million In Damages.

A jury in Virginia sided with Fishman and awarded him $26 million, the E-N article said.

The E-N article continued:

In An Interview, Jordan Fishman Said Cruz “Had A Choice” Over Whether To Take The Case. “Whether Cruz was hired directly, or his firm was hired and asked him to take the case, Fishman said Cruz had a choice of whether to work for the company. ‘He is the lead attorney. And he accepted, and he had a choice,’ Fishman said.” (Peggy Fikac, “Star Of Anti-Cruz Ads: It’s Personal,” Houston Chronicle’s “Texas Politics” Blog, 4/24/12)

As A Result Of The Theft By The Chinese Company, Fishman Was Forced To Lay Off More Than 90 Percent Of His Employees In The U.S. “But Fishman said his company had 45 people in the United States, and now has only one and half employees – including himself.” (Peggy Fikac, “U.S. Senate Ads: Fact-Checking Fighting Words,” Houston Chronicle’s “Texas Politics” Blog, 5/15/12)

The question is whether this is a David Dewhurst attack advertisement or a legitimate news story that has caught Cruz red-handed. This blogger thinks it is the latter. The inventor had to lay off 90 percent of his employees.

This is not the first time a Texas elected official has represented foreign interest over American workers. This blogger worked for 27 years in information technology. This was a career field that was critically short of qualified people. As a result wages were astronomically high. American employers — one of them was Ross Perot — devised a scheme to bring in qualified workers from India to fill the gap.

Soon these companies went further. The started replacing their American workers with Indian contractors who would work for half the wages. The Indians flooded into the country in the late 1990′s. Then the companies like J.P.Morgan & Co. started to move their operations to places like Mumbai, India, where their hiring practices were less visible. Many American high-tech jobs dried up.

This blogger called Rep. Sam Johnson’s office many times. Rep. Johnson’s office defended the program. Meanwhile, Americans with Bachelor of Science degrees in Computer Science are working at curio shops or as Wal-Mart greeters. Rep. Johnson likely will be re-elected. So who is he representing? Is he representing Perot and people like him or the voters … the workers?

Rep. Johnson’s web site says he is a Vietnam war “hero”. The blogger asks: If sitting in a Hanoi Hilton for four years makes one a hero, then what is three-time Ace Robin Olds? In this blogger’s opinion, when one calls oneself a “hero” it leaves a foul odor in the air.

So will Cruz defend American jobs if he is elected? His record says otherwise.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Bexar County voters reject extremism, elect Straus

Texas House Speaker Joe Straus soundly won his bid for re-election by crushing his tea-approved opponent, Matt Bebee.

Straus garnered 67% of the vote, according to the Texas Secretary of State official totals.

Click to see larger image of KKK founder

Charges of anti-Semitism marred the contest. The political forum Liberty Linked poured its effort into the race. Cathy Bean, whose Facebook page has said that she works for Liberty Linked, sponsored block walks in Straus’ District 121. The district runs from the center of San Antonio up through the old suburb of Alamo Heights to northeast Bexar County. Meanwhile, the forum board sported symbols of Latinos being beaten by Anglo armies. One member and “friend” of the board was using the handle “Nathan Forrest” which brings up images of Ku Klux Klan founder Nathan Bedford Forrest.

Locally, a less extreme political group, Voices Empower, aligned with Liberty Linked to oppose Straus. Alice Linahan leads that group.

The Conservative Election Alliance on Liberty Linked on Wednesday still displayed an image of Texans fighting Latinos. Aligned with the Conservative Election Alliance (CEA) are:

  • North Texas Tea Party
  • Collin County Conservative Republicans
  • Golden Corridor Republican Women
  • Plano Republican Women
  • Frisco Tea Party
  • African-American Republican Club

A few weeks ago, the CEA listed Amigos de Patriots, a Latino tea party group. When this blogger asked the founder of that group if she was indeed aligned with the CEA, she said she was shocked. She asked that her group’s name be removed. It was removed.

The Straus-Bebee race drew international attention, mainly due to the charges of anti-Semitism involved. The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, and British-based Reuters wrote many articles on the race. As a result, Texas in general and North Texas in particular was painted with the extremist label.

Straus will have no Democrat challenger. He has support from the House Democrats. He is sure to repeat as Speaker of the House.

One issue Straus is sure to pursue is casino gambling for Texas. Straus’ minions will bill gambling as the “panacea” to cure Texas’ revenue shortfall. This blogger predicts that the gambling interests will claim that casinos will generate enough revenue to make up for the shortfall. Will casinos mean instant revenue? You decide.

Will the casinos be concentrated in the resort areas of South Padre Island, Galveston, existing horse racing venues, or inside Texas municipalities? Another possibility for a gambling mecca is the Texas side of Lake Texoma.

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Things we don’t need … or want

By Jay Goode

Louisiana Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke has endorsed the “tea party”.

Sorry Davy! We don’t need your endorsement. In fact, the Texas Tea Party Alliance is handing it back. Take it and put it where the ….

I do think we are the first to tell Mr. Duke we don’t want his endorsement, too!

Looking out at the search engines such as Google, Bing, and Yahoo, the tea party movement is under attack by the media propagandists. The principle is “A lie told 10,000 times becomes the ‘truth’”.

There are skin heads and old-style KKK members in North Texas and in certain areas of East Texas. Some may have infiltrated into the tea parties. A quick search on Google brings up numerous Southern “patriotic” groups in North Texas. Many may be well-meaning. Still one cannot help but wonder: Are they a hot-bed of hatred? I don’t know. You decide.

There is one blog website in the area populated by a few haters. One person boasts that he is the great, great, great, great grand-nephew of Nathan Bedford Forrest, the first grand dragon of the Ku Klux Klan. read more The “nephew” boasted to me, that he was “proud of Nathan Bedford Forrest”! A search of Facebook will turn up “persons” touting Nathan Bedford Forrest. Obviously, his legacy remains with us — like it or not!

Image depicts rabble Angle army riding through Mexican village with villagers shaking their fists in protest!

The same web site has or has had images that can be construed by many as pure hate. Was it intended to be hate? The author denies it. The image shows a Texan rabble army riding through a Mexican village. The villagers are shaking their fists at the rabble. Is this just “harmless” chest-pounding or pure hatred? You decide. How can we ask Latino voters to come to our side if we do this? You decide.

The Texas Tea Party Alliance has steadfastly stood up against hate when it has been proffered or suggested. Our web site was victimized in a cyber attack intended to silence us.  Was it an attempt to silence a moderate tea party group? 

This is no time for hate.

The same web site that I spoke about above boasts a blogger who once blogged that the presumed Republican candidate for president Mitt Romney is unfit to be president because he is a Mormon. In this blogger’s opinion, it was pure hatred. The typography was in red underlined font for the entire article.  My response to this blog expressed my feelings.

On the East Coast, an Evangelical preacher has a special concentration camp where he wants to put homosexuals. He even put it on video. He was soundly condemned in the media. He should have been!

Whenever the Bible is put up as a reason to hate and fear in politics, that side has usually lost. I hope these people will look introspectively, actually read the Bible, and put hatreds out of their hearts.

Dewhurst up by 9 points

A University of Texas/Texas Tribune poll shows Senate candidate and Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst up 9 percentage points for Ted Cruz in a recent poll, Reuters reported Friday, May 25.

This may be good news for Cruz, who is the victim of Dewhurst’s media attack advertisements. If Dewhurst’s name recognition can’t propel him to victory in the primary, then Cruz certainly has a chance to edge him out in the runoff. There most certainly looks like there will be a runoff.

Read it in Reuters:

(Reuters) – A U.S. Senate candidate in Texas with Tea Party backing may win enough votes in Tuesday’s Republican primary to force a runoff with the state’s lieutenant governor, setting up another battle for the soul of the national Republican Party.

Twice this year an insurgent conservative Senate candidate has upended a traditional Republican – in Indiana, where a candidate backed by the Tea Party movement beat longtime U.S. Senator Richard Lugar, and in Nebraska, where first-time statewide candidate Deb Fischer defeated a veteran attorney general.

Emboldened by the victories, national conservatives have turned their attention to Texas, where they believe Cuban-American Ted Cruz could be a new Republican star.

via Tea Party takes on establishment Republican in Texas Senate race | Reuters.

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Political Rancor: The Season is the Reason

 

By Jay Goode

Several urgent calls to me this week emphasized what season it is. It’s the political season of course. It’s the season of anger and discourse. There seems to be a hate brewing, too. Just read the Texas Tribune.

There is a lot riding on a number of political campaigns in North Texas. Also at stake is the prestige of the tea party. The Dallas Morning News says that Senate candidate Ted Cruz lashed out at his opponent Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst over immigration attack ads. Those ads are working. It has caused Cruz to go off-message to respond to Dewhurst. This may be adding more steam to Dewhurst’s campaign. No one disputes that Dewhurst has the lead in name recognition. Independent voters hate rancor and discourse. This may drive them to Dewhurst.

Adding to the rancor are the charges and accusations in the responses to news articles.

This blogger believes that the tea party is being painted as extremist by the state and national media. The Dallas News has intimated that in a front page article a week ago when it suggested that the tea party has peaked.

One caller I received charged that there was a pattern of cronyism in some of the tea party political picks. Another tea party member admitted their picks were based on “who was the most Christian”. One of the Texas Tea Party Alliance’s picks is Jewish. None of the TTPA’s picks were based on religion alone. Who can honestly say what is in the heart and mind of a candidate?

If the tea party fails to defeat Texas House Speaker Joe Straus, where does that leave the newly elected Republicans in North Texas? Politics 101 says that freshmen lawmakers have very little impact in the Texas Legislature. Straus — if he wins — will seek political vengeance against the recalcitrant Republicans by allying with the Democrats, mostly experienced imcumbent lawmakers. He has done that before. The current political rancor will be nothing like what Straus and his liberal Democrat allies will unleash on North Texans. The media will applaud. Should we get ready for casino gambling, higher taxes, and more spending? It may not sound democratic, but that is the way politics works.

Short-sighted innuendo that Straus is unacceptable because he is not a Christian has now caused the national media to focus on the speaker’s race.

“The battle was less than gentlemanly. Mr. Straus’s Jewish faith briefly became an issue when e-mail was circulated suggesting that the House needed a “Christian conservative,” according to a New York Times article.

The liberal media continues to paint tea party Texans are right-wing extremists.

“But opponents of Mr. Straus, convinced that the San Antonio Republican is too moderate for Texas…,” according to a New York Times article reprinted from the Texas Tribune. The article points out that Straus is holding a $4 million pot in this high-stakes poker game where his opponent Beebe is practically broke. Articles like this are sure to cause more money to pour into Staus’ coffers from the East Coast and West Coast.

That’s a bad move on the part of the tea party.

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Texas Independence Day

By The InkDemon©

The slavery issue often comes up with the people talk about the Texas Declaration of Independence.

I am a native Texan and some of my ancestors were here before 1836, the date of Texas Independence. It is a joyous day which I celebrate.

However, in the back of my mind I am also reminded of the darker side of that event.

Mexico gain independence from Spain in 1821. By 1824 the Mexicans and the Texans help form a true constitutional government.

The truth be known. The Independence document complains that Texas sought its independence because the will of Texans were overridden by an assembly in the capital of the state of Coahuila y Tejas, Mexico. The capital of the state was in Saltillo.

This took place during the first Mexican Republic which the Texans initially supported.

Immediately, the assembly forbade any further immigration by Anglo-Americans into Mexico.  The assembly went further:

"In 1823, Mexico forbade the sale or purchase of slaves and required that the children of slaves be freed when they reached fourteen. Any slave introduced into Mexico by purchase or trade would also be freed. Many of the colonists in Texas, however, owned slaves which they had brought with them from the United States. In 1827, the legislature of Coahuila y Tejas outlawed the introduction of additional slaves into the state and granted freedom at birth to all children born to a slave," according to Wikipedia.com.

That legislation by the Coahuila y Tejas assembly stands as a testament to the humanity of the elected representatives of Mexico.  Sadly, this is not revisionist history as has been alleged on another Liberty Linked site, but the actual history.  It is the history that  many Texans never received.

The Texans, my ancestors, first refused to free their slaves and threatened revolt in 1827. Mexico relented at first; however, in 1832, slavery was outlawed entirely.

Mexico, fearing that the U.S. would attempt to annex Texas, then outlawed all immigration from the United States. The Texans responded by taking over fortress city of Anachuac, Texas. The small rebellion was over very shortly.

Then the struggled took a different direction. General Antonio Lopez de Santa Ana took over the central government and shelved the Mexican Constitution of 1824. He became a dictator.

Santa Ana abolished the state of Coahuila y Tejas. That prompted the Texans to revolt.

While Texans deliberated the fate of independence at Washington-on-the-Brazos, that fateful day, they also decided the fate of African Americans.

The Texans concerns about their servants was buried in the verbiage of the Declaration of Independence. Everyone living at that time knew exactly what it meant.

Now, more than 150 years later, Texans are concerned with immigration.

This blogger does not believe anyone in the Tea Parties of North Texas stands for restoring slavery or condones slavery.

Our stated purpose however ironically is opposition to illegal immigration. Illegal immigration was not an issue with the Mexicans. Their issue was any Anglo immigration. The Tea Party's issues is illegal immigration. There is a fine line there.

Eventually, Santa Ana signed a document -- a treaty --  giving the Republic of Texas lands far beyond the original boundaries. For example, the southern boundary of Texas was a roughly-defined line that included the Nueces River. The Nueces empties into Corpus Christi Bay.

The document Santa Ana signed marked the Rio Grande as the southern border.  That is roughly 150 miles south of the Nueces River.  This effectively gave the Republic of Texas a claim to all villages in what is now the state of New Mexico.  In fact, every significant Spanish settlement in North American. This was a document which was bound to cause controversy.  It did!

We separated from Mexico but not completely. Spanish-Mexico remains with us to this day.

The Trinity, the Brazos, and the Colorado Rivers are Spanish names meaning or referring to The Holy Trinity, the security of being in Arms of God, and Colorful River. 

Even the very name of our state, Texas, is derived from the Spanish which means Friendly or Friendship.

Few names commemorate the black Americans who were forced to come here.  They, too, are very much a part of Texas.

But today (March 2), we celebrate the birth of Texas just as we also celebrate Cinco de Mayo (Fifth of May) and Diez y Seis (16th of September), days special to Mexico and Latinos living in Texas.

Our histories are forever tied together. Our people are forever tied together in culture and religion. All over Texas, we are reminded of our Spanish-Mexican heritage by the names of the landmarks.

South of here on Interstate Highway 45 lies the County of Navarro. It's county seat is Corsicana. Jose Antonio Navarro was a native of San Antonio, and he fought with the Texans. The city is named in honor of his mother who was a native or Corsica, an island in the Mediterrian Sea.

Juan Sequin on the other hand fought with Texans but later grew disgusted at the turn of events after Independence and moved his family to Mexico.

According to the Houston Institute for Culture:

But later on, as Mayor of San Antonio, [Seguin] and other Tejanos felt the hostile encroachments of the growing Anglo power against them. After receiving a series of death threats, SeguĂ­n relocated his family in Mexico, where he was coerced [Editor's note: Could have been conscripted.] into military service and fought against the US in 1846-1848 Mexican War

Another Mexican who fought with the Texans was Ignacio Zaragoza. His family later moved to Matamoros, Mexico. It is clear, that Zaragoza was a Mexican, who was fighting to restore the Constitution of 1824, not Texas Independence nor annexation with the United States.

He later joined the Mexican Army and fought to restore the Mexican Constitution of 1824. He became a general in the Mexican army.  Ironically, Zaragoza ended up fighting along side Santa Ana against the French at the Battle of Puebla. That battle is celebrated today as Cinco de Mayo.

Some say this was the flag that flew over the AlamoThe only flag claimed to fly over the Alamo was the Mexican Flag with 1824 in the middle.

Ironically, the English Parliament abolished slavery in its colonies in 1833. A monument to that act of Parliament stands on the grounds of the Parliament beside the River Thames.

Monument to the 1833 Act of Emancipation by the British ParliamentTexas rolled the dice for slavery twice. In 1836 they went against the winds of change and won. The last time they rolled the fateful dice, they came up with snake-eyes.

What blurs the truth about the Texas War of Independence is Hollywood. Filmmakers took liberties with the truth.  That imprinted falsehoods that will last forever in many people's minds.  Hollywood is famous for revising history!

We can only speculate how different Texas would have been as a Republic either with or without Mexico and free of slavery.  The entire western world was ending slavery as Texas and the United States were fully bathed in it.

The Inkdemon believes it would have been a better Texas.  Here maybe we can take a lesson from Mexico.  They have a history of slavery, and they cleansed themselves of it.

Sources:

Footnote:  Santa Ana was president of Mexico 11 times.  He was a hero to the Mexicans at the Battle of Puebla and against the American Army in the Mexican War of 1848.

Santa Ana lost his leg in that war with the French.

At the Battle of Cerro Gorda, the Mexicans were surprised, forcing him to run away, leaving his prosthetic limb.  That leg remains today is Illinois National Guard Museum, which is virtually a roadside museum.

So since when does a soldier's prosthetic limb become a source of pride and put up for display?  Mexico has repeatedly asked for the return of the leg.

Does capturing  a soldier's prosthetic leg rise to the level of heroism?  Is it such a "national treasure" that the U.S. should refuse to return it to Mexico?  The Inkdemon believes Mexico is on the right side of this issue.

Friday, March 2, 2012

George Will: Conservatives should set sites on Congress … not White House

Editor’s Note: Conservative pundit looking across the landscape sees little change that Romney or Santorum can beat Obama and win the White House.

By TIM MAK | 3/2/12 8:33 AM EST

Columnist George Will says the 2012 presidential race looks like it might be a lost cause for Republicans and believes that the primary goal of conservatives should be to retain control of the House and win the Senate so Congress can restrain President Barack Obama while the GOP grooms its talent for 2016.

“Romney and Rick Santorum… are conservatives, although of strikingly different stripes. Neither, however, seems likely to be elected… If either is nominated, conservatives should vote for him,” Will writes in his upcoming Sunday column, obtained in advance by POLITICO Playbook by Mike Allen.

However, Will argues, that control of both house of Congress is more attainable and more important.

Read more: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0312/73541.html#ixzz1nyOeH5Xi

Andrew Breitbart

Brief snippets in Breitbart’s life

 

 

What the pundits said

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Newt vs. Obama in a debate?

Mock debate between Obama and Newt Gingrich

Andrew Breitbart at CPAC

Breitbart speaking to CPAC

Friday, February 10, 2012

Breitbart tells CPAC: I have videos of Obama in college

Breitbart tells CPAC: I have videos of Obama in college and they’ll come out during the election « Hot Air

Breitbart tells CPAC: I have videos of Obama in college and they’ll come out during the election

posted at 7:53 pm on February 10, 2012 by Allahpundit

Via Mediaite, the key bit comes at 5:15 but don’t skip. Watch the whole thing, as this is easily the most entertaining speech you’ll see at CPAC. Naturally he’s coy about what he’s got, but it sounds like it has to do with O as a student radical. I wonder if big media, having heard this, will scramble to try to uncover the footage and put it out ASAP so that it’s old news by the time of the general election. Can’t wait to hear their explanations for why they couldn’t be bothered to do that last cycle.

Note well what he says at 10:30 about Bernadine Dohrn’s take on the anti-war movement. It’s a comfort to know that some of its leaders are now willing to admit what a fraud it was.

via Breitbart tells CPAC: I have videos of Obama in college and they’ll come out during the election « Hot Air.

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FBI Terrorist Alert: Beware of Those Who ‘Reference the Constitution or Bible’ – PatriotPost

Posted on February 9, 2012 by JayGoode

FBI Terrorist Alert: Beware of Those Who ‘Reference the Constitution or Bible’

By Mark Alexander
Thursday, February 9, 2012

Memo to Ron Paul supporters — and anyone else interested in restoring constitutional integrity

“Wherever the real power in a Government lies, there is the danger of oppression.” –James Madison 1788

The FBI held a press conference this week on a terrorist alert bulletin, which it sent to every federal, state and local law enforcement agency across the country. Unfortunately, that bulletin continued a trend of “terrorist profiles” issued since Barack Hussein Obama has been in office.

This particular alert identified such broad ideological characteristics that it can be construed to include the activities of tens of millions of law-abiding Americans.

The FBI counterterrorism division report concluded that those who believe that our government has exceeded its constitutional limits or are protesting for restoration of constitutional integrity might pose a threat. By that definition, anyone associated with the “Tea Party movement” is suspect, and that’s the problem with this sweeping and politically motivated “bureaucrap.”

via FBI Terrorist Alert: Beware of Those Who ‘Reference the Constitution or Bible’ – Alexander’s Essays – PatriotPost.US.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Peak Oil claims were bogus!

By Joe Carroll
Feb 6, 2012 12:15 PM CT

When Daniel Lacalle, in his early 20s, took a job with Spanish oil company Repsol YPF SA in 1991, friends chided him for entering a field with no future.

They all said, ‘Why do you want to do that? Don’t you know only 20 years of oil is left in the whole world?’” he recalls. Two decades and four energy crises later, the U.S. Geological Survey estimates that more than 2 trillion barrels of untouched crude is still locked in the ground, enough to last more than 70 years at current rates of consumption.

Technological advances enable companies to image, drill and shatter subterranean rocks with precision never dreamed of in decades past. Trillions of barrels of petroleum previously thought unreachable or nonexistent have been identified, mapped and in many cases bought and sold during the past half decade, from the boggy wastes of northern Alberta, to the arid mountain valleys of Patagonia, to Africa‘s Rift Valley.

“Betting against human ingenuity has been a mistake,” says Lacalle, who today helps oversee $1.3 billion as a portfolio manager at Ecofin Ltd. in London.

“The resource base is absolutely enormous, so much so that we will not run out of oil in my lifetime, your lifetime, our children’s lifetimes or our grandchildren’s lifetimes.”

The Inkdemon says:  Al Gore, Eat you heart out!

via Peak Oil Scare Fades as Shale, Deepwater Wells Gush Crude – Bloomberg.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Why Obama will win re-election

By the InkDemon
©Copyrighted

Shortly after their crushing victory in the 2010, some jubilant Republicans were sure that President Barak Hussein Obama’s days in the White House were numbered.

His approval numbers were down and unemployment was close to 9 percent. Republicans only needed to find a suitable opponent in 2012 and win back the White House.

Many things have changed since 2010.

Who would have thought that the Republicans would have devoured themselves in early 2012? Mitt Romney is the current frontrunner. He has yet to get a clear majority of the votes in any of the three primaries where GOP voters vote directly.

Meanwhile Obama has a billion dollar campaign war chest and has solidified his base on the left.  He is concentrating now on the independents (Indies).   The Indies will be the crucial voting bloc in the 2012 election.  What will Obama give them?

With war clouds gathering across the Middle East, Obama has removed all U.S. troops from Iraq. He is pulling out of Afghanistan. He has told Israel in no uncertain terms that he will not support an attack on Iran. The Iranians are indeed building a nuclear weapon and the means to deliver it.

Appeasement (peace) is the big carrot that Obama will dangle before the Indies for their votes. Lyndon Johnson used it to defeat Barry Goldwater in 1964.

By November the unemployment rate will be manipulated below 8 percent. Mr. O will give the economy a happy face and say he kept his promise to bring the unemployment rate below 8 percent. His big government advisors will put out the word that the crucial economic indicator, growth in Gross Domestic Product, will be 1.1 percent in 2013.  No one remembers that the GDP growth was once 4.24 percent.

The Main Stream Media including the Fox News Channel will trumpet the “Obama Economic Recovery”. Then the media will play Obama’s biggest trump card. They will "go Alinsky" and demonize the right and the Tea Party. They will try to connect the Tea Party with every “evil and hated” right-wing group in existence.

They will call the 2010 House of Representatives the Do Nothing Congress which put a drag on Obama’s economic recovery plans.  Campaigning against Congress worked for the Democrats in 2006 and as far back as 1948.

The media, the Democratic National Committee, and Obama will demonize the rich. Of course, later when the tax bill comes in, Obama's supporters will find out that they are all “rich”.

The Ron Paul-ites will remember how they and their candidate were the victims of Alinsky tactics by their fellow Republicans. They will either find a third party candidate or fold their arms and stay home.

Will liberal politics trump religion?  Some staunch right wing Evangelical Christians will refuse to vote for Mitt Romney if he is nominated.  He is a cultist to them. Other Evangelicals will simply say that Jesus whispered in their ear to stay home or vote for Mr. O.   Many Indies won't vote for Romney because the media will point out his ties to the Evangelicals.  It will be a circular firing squad.

Conservative members of the public sector unions will close ranks with their left-wing co-workers and vote for Obama.

Will it be another “Kumbaya moment” and 2008 all over again? The InkDemon fears that it will be.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

CBO: Real Unemployment Rate is 10%

CBO report forecasts unemployment rate at 10% in 2012

Written By Kenneth Schortgen Jr

on Tuesday, January 31, 2012 | 10:26 AM

In what assuredly would be a devastating economic indicator for President Obama, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) came out with a report forecasting the unemployment rate for 2012.  While manipulated BLS reports in November and December dropped the rate down to 8.5%, the truth is those numbers reflect less people receiving unemployment benefits and don't take into account the hundreds of thousands who fell off the roles.
And the fact that the CBO
predicted negative $2.5 trillion in net debt by 2011 back in 2011 is largely ignored. Anyway, here are some of the highlights.

  • 2012 Deficit: $1.1 trillion; 2013 Deficit: $0.6 - yes, we are cackling like mad too...
  • Unemployment to remain above 8% in 2012 and 2013; will be around 7% by end of 2015; to drop to 5.25% by end of 2022.
    • This forecast is utterly idiotic and is completely unattainable unless the US workforce drops to all time lows and the US economy generates 300,000 jobs a month for 10 years
  • Needless to say, CBO assumes the best of all worlds in this meaningless forecast
  • But here is the kicker: "Had that portion of the decline in the labor force participation rate since 2007 that is attributable to neither the aging of the baby boomers nor the downturn in the business cycle (on the basis of the experience in previous downturns) not occurred, the unemployment rate in the fourth quarter of 2011 would have been about 1¼ percentage points higher than the actual rate of 8.7 percent" translation: CBO just admitted that the BLS numbers are bogus and real unemployment is 10%. Thank youCBO via Zerohedge

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Bushes sneak in/out the White House on Friday

From Politico.com

Unbeknownst to the press, President Obama met Friday evening with former president George H.W. Bush and his son, former Florida governor Jeb Bush, in the Oval Office.

120127_jeb_ghwb_obama_wh_605White House officials did not list the meeting on the president’s schedule but released a photo on Flickr. According to the photo’s time stamp, the meeting occurred shortly after 5 p.m., about the time the president returned to the White House from a fundraiser.

When asked what the men discussed and why it wasn’t on the schedule, the White House released a statement saying, “The three men enjoyed a personal visit in the Oval Office – as they have done on previous occasions when President Bush is Washington.”

The Bushes are in town to attend the exclusive Alfalfa Club dinner Saturday, an annual get-together for Washington power brokers that Obama also is scheduled to attend, according to the Associated Press.

The meeting came at an interesting time politically, just one day after Obama, in an interview with ABC News, blamed predecessor George W. Bush for policies that brought on the greatest recession since the Great Depression. He also blamed him for initiating the expansion of food stamp rolls.

via Obama hosts George H.W. and Jeb Bush at White House – POLITICO.com.

Yet another energy porkulus recipient hits the skids

From GLOBALWARMING.ORG

Earlier this week, Stimulus beneficiary Evergreen Energy bit the dust. Then, Ener1, a manufacturer of batteries for electric vehicles and recipient of Stimulus largesse, filedporkulus for bankruptcy. And today, the Las Vegas Sun reports that Amonix, Inc., a manufacturer of solar panels that received $5.9 million from the Porkulus, will cut two-thirds of its workforce, about 200 employees, only seven months after opening a factory in Nevada.

I foresaw this spate of bad news last November. As I explained yesterday,

Money to Burn!In a previous post, I compared renewable energy spending in the 2009 Stimulus to a green albatross burdening the President. I argued that Stimulus spending was inherently wasteful, because politics invariably corrupts government’s investment decisions. The result is taxpayers losses on bankrupt companies that existed only by the grace of political favoritism, a la Solyndra. images (4)I predicted the green stimulus would haunt the President, in the form of a slow drip public relations nightmare, as a litany of bad investments go belly-up in the run up to the 2012 elections.

Mr. President, are you still sure you want to “double down” on renewable energy giveaways?

via Drip, Drip, Drip: Yet Another Green Energy Stimulus Recipient Hits the Skids (the third this week!).

Could this be America’s Kumbaya Moment?

By The InkDemon

Imagine a political season without contention and accusations.

Just think about a movement made up of high-minded thinkers on both sides of the political spectrum who have America’s best interest in mind.

Can you put all that together into a political party where everyone comes together and elects a humble, spiritual person to be a great president?

Just close your eyes, clinch your fists, tighten your jaw and imagine all that happening.  Now imagine when you open your eyes all this has happened!

It’s America’s Kumbayah moment!

Everyone is sitting with their arms around the person next to them.  They are swaying from side to side.  There is a big spiritual campfire, and everyone is singing:

Kumbaya, my Lord, kumbaya
Kumbaya, my Lord, kumbaya
Kumbaya, my Lord, kumbaya
O Lord, kumbaya ….

If you believe the Main Stream Media, this has finally happened.  It called America Elect.  It’s a true third party with more than a million signatures on a petition that will place a Kumbaya candidate on the ballot in every major state.

REALITY CHECK!

No third party has ever been successful in American politics.  There have been many third parties, but they all succeeded in electing the candidate whom the third-partiers did not want.

Think back to George H. W. Bush.  He was a waffling wimp of a president.  Americans loved his predecessor and longed for someone who could be the next Ronald Reagan.

Ross Perot succeeded in getting Clinton electedThat person of the moment was Ross Perot.  The billionaire was an instant celebrity on the Main Stream Media.  They all wanted to hear what he was saying.  Their questions came slow and easy.Bill "Slick Willie" Clinton  In the news business, it’s what is known as puff-ball questions. Perot looked great.  Perot sounded great.  Perot’s logic was “flawless” to many.

He succeeded in getting William Jefferson Clinton elected to the presidency.

Lurking out there are several potential third party “movements”.  These movements are all as "big" as the egos of the billionaires behind them.

Excited MSNBC reporters say America wants America Elect
America Elect has a leader.  His name is Kahlil Byrd.

Would you believe Byrd was big-time Obama supporter in 2008 and has now turned into a "genuine" third partier with our interests at the center of his heart?

If you can believe all of that, the InkDemon has a bridge in Brooklyn to sell you, too.  Below are links to web sites ready to help you to achieve your own Kumbaya Moment.

CNN: New group paves way for alternative 2012 choice

American Thinker: Americans Elect: Obama's Third-Party Tar Pit

There other Kumbaya Moments out there.  One is the GOOOH movement.  Their silly leader was or is an executive at Dell Computers.  He wants to completely replace every House of Representatives member with a GOOOH geek. 

Kumbaya, my Lord.  Kumbaya! 

The leader of this "movement" wants your money.  With your money in his fist, he will assemble a gaggle of Democrats and Republicans who will change (forever?) the House of Representatives.

His name is Tim Cox.  He's armed with a Power Point demonstration that has "flawless" logic exactly like Ross Perot.

In reality, Cox like Ross Perot is just an empty suit.

The only way to defeat Obama and restore America to greatness is by electing the best available Republican candidate and then HOLD HIS FEET TO THE FIRE when he assumes office! 

Otherwise, we will be ruled by THEM!

Friday, January 27, 2012

Mike Reagan, Limbaugh defend Newt

Ronald Reagan’s eldest son Mike Reagan has issued a statement lambasting Mitt Romney and his supporters for claims that Romney’s Republican presidential rival Newt Gingrich was a strong critic of President Reagan.

Reagan says such claims are false.

Rush Limbaugh defends Newt GingrichEven Rush Limbaugh, shocked by the Romney claims, chimed on his Thursday radio broadcast to say “This is obviously a coordinated attack to take Newt out here in Florida.”

Mitt Romney as the JokerRush slammed the Romney-backed smear campaign against Newt.

“That kind of stuff is why people hate Romney so much,” Limbaugh said.

Read more on Newsmax.com

Frightening Video About Islam Taking Over Our Schools

This video was e-mailed to the InkDemon by David Batson of the Texas Tea Party Alliance.  The e-mail contained the following message:

This is frightening so watch the entire video.

This is a very telling lecture. It hits at the root of what is happening in American Universities, and what is happening to our culture.

This fight is as real and costly as any combat this nation has been through in the past. The battlefield is non-conventional, but so are the methods of our enemies.

Please take the time to listen.  You will have to suffer a short commercial. (end of e-mail)

Passionate oratory about what is wrong with our schools and America!

The InkDemon says:

Why in the HELL can't CONSERVATIVES have more speakers like this!  All the InkDemon sees in Tea Party meetings are empty suits giving Power Points!   The unions and the radicals have speakers who project passion LIKE THIS SPEAKER!   The Tea Party has empty suit-ed geeks with Power Points!  ZZZZZZZ!

In our presidential elections, we have substituted very-structured,  mind-numbing debates and 20-second "infomercials" for passionate oratory!

IF we have no passion for what we believe, then we will SOON be ruled by THEM!  Why?  Because THEY have passion.

Does anyone remember George W. Bush (Bushy Baby) speaking to a Joint Session of Congress after 9/11?  The InkDemon expected a speech like Franklin Roosevelt's Day of Infamy speech.  Instead we got Bushy Baby very effeminately saying, "Islam is a religion of peace."

The InkDemon expected to hear a leader slam his fist on the podium and declare total war!   Instead we got a bushy-tailed Bushy Baby defending Islam!

We've been told that this is a very small group in the Muslims of the world.  A lie told 10,000 times becomes the "truth"!

Obama is not a Muslim ... Obama is not a Muslim ... Obama is not a Muslim ....

When we elect a neo-conservative RINO to the presidency, he or she will never rescind the presidential executive orders of the previous radical liberal president.  Bushy Baby never rescinded the Clinton presidential executive orders.  Mitt Romney, "Slick" Rick Santorum, and Newt Gingrich will not rescind Obama's radical executive orders.   Only Ron Paul says he will rescind all of the Obama executive orders on the first day.  Ron Paul will never be elected.  Where are we going from here?

We're going to Hell in a Power Point!

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Will the Keystone Pipeline Harm the environment?

Dope_Smoking_Muslim

The InkDemon wants to know the answer to another question:

Why did not the Republicans put this map out there?

Why didn't U.S. House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner call a news conference and show this map?   Is he smoking dope, too?

Why didn't my congressman, Rep. Sam Johnson, put this map on his web page?

Why didn't Al Lee, who is running for the U.S. Congress and is promising to look out for the people, put these maps on his web site?

Why didn't Newt Gingrich, Mitt Romney, and "Slick" Rick Santorum, and even Ron Paul put this map on their web sites?

Who IS looking out for America?  Who is looking out for the folks?  I didn't see this on Bill O'Reilly's Show!

Is everyone too absorbed in watching, Days of Our Lives on TV?

smoke_dopeCome on people!  Republicans are supposed to be smarter than this?  Is everyone smokin' DOPE?

It should have been simple.  Get a map and show the people where the existing pipelines are.  Overlay the existing pipelines with the proposed pipeline.   That would have exposed Obama and his liberal friends for what they really are: a bunch of liberal dope smoking LIARS!

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Why Your Voter ID Card is in Limbo

Why haven’t you received your voters ID card if you live in Collin and other counties in Texas?

The redistricting drawn up by the Texas Legislature is in litigation and is being reviewed by the Obama Justice Department under Justice Secretary Eric Holder.

The issue of the court in San Antonio holding up the process is just muddying the water.

The law comes out of the liberalism of the 1960’s. According to Wikipedia:

The Voting Rights Act of 1965 is a landmark piece of national legislation in the United States that outlawed discriminatory voting practices that had been responsible for the widespread disenfranchis****t of African Americans in the U.S.

Echoing the language of the 15th Amendment, the Act prohibits states from imposing any "voting qualification or prerequisite to voting, or standard, practice, or procedure ... to deny or abridge the right of any citizen of the United States to vote on account of race or color." Specifically, Congress intended the Act to outlaw the practice of requiring otherwise qualified voters to pass literacy tests in order to register to vote, a principal means by which Southern states had prevented African-Americans from exercising the franchise. The Act was signed into law by President Lyndon B. Johnson, a Democrat, who had earlier signed the landmark Civil Rights Act of 1964 into law.

… The Act has been renewed and amended by Congress four times, the most recent being a 25-year extension signed into law by President George W. Bush in 2006.

The original act was directed to the following states:

§ Alabama

§ Alaska

§ Arizona

§ Georgia

§ Louisiana

§ Mississippi

§ South Carolina

§ Texas

§ Virginia

This map shows the covered jurisdictions and states who have limited power to draw their own district boundaries.

Click on map for a large size

Saturday, January 21, 2012

The Wussification of the American Male

 

(Full disclosure:  The David Brooks cited in this blog is a left-wing editor and columnist for the New York Times)
This come from the blog cited above.
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“According to figures from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, the United States has a smaller share of prime age men in the work force than any other G-7 nation.”

- David Brooks
The Missing Fifth”
The New York Times

When did this happen; when did the men in America lose “Their Mojo” and decide it was okay to stay home and let someone else put food on the table?

In the late 90′s I lived in an affluent neighborhood in suburban San Francisco. It was kind of likeBeaver Clever’s home town; dads went to work and mom’s stayed home and nurtured the children, well in most cases. Actually, in 2 of the 34 homes in our tract, it was actually the dads who raised the kids and the “she-men” drudged off to work each day. Perhaps this was a clue of things to come.

I am happy to say that my daughter recently married a wonderful (and hard working) young man. I must admit that as a prospective father-in-law, I spent a fair amount of time over the past 10 years interviewing my daughter’s boyfriends. And, needless to say, I was heavily focused on their career potential.

Thinking back, there was more evidence in these PSIL’s (Potential son-in-law) interviews than I realized. In my generation, no one grew up dreaming about working for the government, but not so anymore.

One recent PSIL’s ultimate goal was to be an English Teacher, another wanted to be a Firefighter and High School Football Coach. And even one of the most industrious PSILs ended up going to work for a government funded defense contractor after graduation; mostly because the private sector wasn’t hiring.

The Sad Facts

David Brooks reported a number of sobering facts in his recent piece on this topic:

“In 1954, about 96 percent of American men between the ages of 25 and 54 worked. Today that number is around 80 percent. One-fifth of all men in their primeworking ages are not getting up and going to work.”

“The number of Americans on the permanent disability rolls, meanwhile, has steadily increased. Ten years ago, 5 million Americans collected a federal disability benefit. Now 8.2 million do. That costs taxpayers $115 billion a year, or about $1,500 per household. Government actuaries predict that the trust fund that pays for these benefits will run out of money within seven years.”

“More American men lack the emotional and professional skills they would need to contribute. According to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 35 percent of those without a high school diploma are out of the labor force, compared with less than 10 percent of those with a college degree.”

The Law of Unintended Consequences

As we are all painfully aware, the United States has been on a fast track to becoming a Nanny State for decades, but the whole “Hope and Change” campaign that Obama bombarded college students with in 2008 put the whole thing on steroids. Let’s face it, Obama’s message was simply “elect me and I’ll take care of you.’

We now have 99 weeks of extended unemployment benefits, Obamacare, military Chaplains officiating over gay marriages among combat soldiers, and to me, the worst is a president who can’t report anything good in America with using the word “I” in every other sentence and “plays the victim” card when his critics get a little tough — not much of a male role model.

I think all of this has brought about unintended consequences that have undermined one of the greatest forces on earth — the self determination of the American Man.

The ”Mancession”

My friend Mark Perry has been writing about the fact that most of the pain of the great recession of 2008 has fallen on men — take a look:

“Male employment is down by 4,932,000 jobs since the January 2008 peak, compared to female employment being 2.549 million jobs below the peak. Therefore, we can say that for every 100 jobs lost by women since the start of the recession, men have lost 193.5 jobs.”

“On a percentage basis, men have suffered about 66% of the recession-related job losses, and women only 34%.

And then there is this:

Women Unite?

As the above chart indicates, the decline of the American male has been somewhat offset by the rise of the American woman. Clearly, more so than any so-called minority, American woman have taken full advantage of decades of affirmative action to even the score in the battle of the sexes.

There is one problem with this. In my father’s generation, there was no doubt about who was responsible to protect freedom and the American way and no doubt about who was responsible for putting food on the family table. Although my generation (the age of Aquarius) was considerably softer, by and large, my men friends knew that their family’s standard of living was pretty much dependent on their career and work effort.

But it appears that for as many as 20% of today’s American males, this is no longer the truth. Thanks to our emerging Nanny State, our kids are learning that their economic well being defined by the state — and if you want more than your neighbor, well, you’re just greedy.

So where will the innovative drive that built the US economy in the past come from?

My fear is that with the exception of the relentless dedication of many single mothers, I’m not so sure that today’s successful women have the same drive as successful men of the past; if they don’t have it who does?

Our National Focus

Clearly, with millions of Baby Boomers retiring every year, stressing the capabilities of Social Security and Medicare, now is a lousy time for our young men to go wimpy. But can you blame them when we live in a country with half the country votes for candidates who promise to have the government take care of them?

Perhaps Brooks said it best:

“Reinvigorating the missing fifth — bringing them back into the labor market and using their capabilities — will certainly require money. If this were a smart country, we’d be having a debate about how to shift money from programs that provide comfort and toward programs that spark reinvigoration.

But, of course, that’s not what is happening. Discretionary spending, which might be used to instigate dynamism, is declining. Health care spending, which mostly provides comfort to those beyond working years, is expanding. Attempts to take money from health care to open it up for other uses are being crushed.”

Not only is no one working on solving this problem; few even realize it exists.

Do yourself a favor and spread the word!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Why we should not watch the media

This is why we should not rely on the media for information.

It is unreliable. Most people do not get their information from the news media anyway.  They get it from the following:

  • Comedy shows
  • Late night television
  • Day Time soap operas
  • Three-minute news segments during the day.
  • Their “friends”
  • Their union boss or union steward  or union publication
  • Sit coms
  • Movies

What has the media created?

Many – probably most – men spend much of their time drinking beer and watching ESPN.  They don’t know anything.  Older men want entitlements to pay for the medical bills they created by abusive, compulsive, obsessive, and risky lifestyles.

Women want entitlements because they are mostly (YES! mostly) unmarried and have a family to raise.  Younger women want entitlements because they are afraid they will get pregnant and will need money for an abortion or medical bills for STD’s. They love to party, get tattoos and have sex. The poster child for this group is  Casey Anthony. They believe they are not getting a “fair shake” in the labor market, and they want the government to make it up somehow.

White Christians believe voting liberal is not WWJD, but WJWD.   (What Jesus Would Do.)   They have some crazy mixed up theological ideal.  They have no idea what Christianity really is.  They want to send our sons to fight over a pile of rocks in Israel.  They don't think about the consequences.  They don’t believe it may be their sons.  They don’t think past WJWD.  As far as redistribution and entitlements are concerned, isn’t that WJWD?  Of course!

Minorities want entitlements because they don’t want to work when they don’t have to.  They have been told and believe that their backs and their hard work created the whites’ wealth.  Now, they want it to be redistributed.  After all, that’s what they have been promised?

The Ant and the GrasshopperStudents and young people have been politically corrected in school.  They somehow believe they are the “99 percent” and everyone else is the “1 percent”.   After all, they never learned math in school.  They were too busy being politically corrected, smoking dope, listening to MTV, thinking about sex, and watching sports to think about the future or the Constitution

It’s like the story of the Ant and the Grasshopper.  It doesn't register with  them.  They cannot read anyway!  They live in a Tele-Visual universe.  The only morality tales they know were spoon fed to them on MTV, the movies, and ESPN.

They all will get what they want too … at least for a while.