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Sunday, November 28, 2010

Workers World Party

The Coffee Party story was amusing. At first. Then we have this.

Workers World Party as reported by New Zeal blogger. Seems the whole world is watching out for us!

So get ready, cause I'm coming strapped..."

"Don't forget, I got my scope on you Tea Party fascists. I'm reading Lenin, training in target practice. Let's see who's the fastest...."

"After genocide, slavery, AIDS and global warming, this beef is unsquashable, because the class contradictions have become permanently irreconcilable..."

"Remember New Orleans? They let those levees break..."

"That's right boss man, them bells are tolling. It's time to settle the score..."

"They won't be able the dam the rushing tides of people's war..."

"The AKs are clocked, locked and cocked in the Dakotas. Because the North and South belongs to the Lakota..."

"And this is just a first taste of what's to come when all ducks will be in a row. Wait till you see my Panther comrades lead an uprising in every single last ghetto..."

"The Pentagon? they're lucky all these people are sleeping. Cause with all their troops in Iraq, we could easily catch them sleeping...."

"They wanna know why we'll bear arms? that's easily explainable..."

"So follow the Party's command, every woman student and man, fall into position. The Workers World Party will put the bosses up against the wall and bring justice to each one in the order of who's the greediest of them all..."

"And as for the pigs? We're out of time. Because like a good Jew or a Muslim, we don't deal with no swine."

The Craziest People In California!

Maybe even in the United States, have to be the Coffee Party!!!

What to Do If a Tea Party Member Moves In Next Door

I'm serious! It's a primer on what to do, to calm their members and remind them that Obama is looking out for them!

Check out one of the comments:

By Obama Love: The Tea Party people are the new Al-Queda. Ramping up the TSA screenings, patriot act, and homeland security are all things Obama must do to keep us safe from these nut jobs. I just saw there leader Ron Paul complianing about the TSA screenings. ..

Really? They are willing to be groped and put up with the Patriot Act and compare the tea party to Al-Qaeda???

Get a look at the writer, I hope that look is a comic twist on his name Coffee Man.

Sorry to scare you, hope you have had your morning coffee!!

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Chuck Donovan, Libertarian Candidate for U.S. Senate, Georgia *** UPDATE

UPDATE: Tea Party Endorsement! For a libertarian? YES

Getting close, and here's another great choice for Tuesday.

"The mission is liberty.
The vision is now."

LW: As of 9/21 you are still the only candidate to sign the No Pork Pledge. However, some would argue that part of a Senator’s job is to attract jobs and business to their state. What is your plan for increasing jobs availability, and enabling businesses to do what they do best in Georgia?

CDonovan: First of all, Pork is not a way of bringing jobs or prosperity into the State. It might appear to be a winning deal when money comes in from Washington, but that overlooks two things. First some of that money comes from other States. There is no reason why taxpayers in Kansas for example, should pay for a project in Georgia, especially after their money passes through Washington. Secondly and more importantly, Federal money also comes from Georgians.

The current game is the Federal government plunders the states and heaps the money up in Washington, D.C. Then Senators, Representatives, and Governors fight their way to the money and return to their electorate displaying what they got for us. They didn’t get anything. They got back only some of what was plundered from us after the Federal government took its cut. Even worse, the money comes back to the state with a big Federal string attached.

This has to stop, and I am drawing the line. The Federal government has nothing it hasn’t taken from others. It is time the states kept their production and made their own economic decisions. There is no authorization for earmarks or Pork in the Constitution and it is about time the practice stopped.

Pork, subsidies, stimulus and bailouts pick winners and losers in the economy. It is not government’s job to pick the winners and losers. Government is supposed to be making the United States the most business friendly country in the world, and by doing so we will expand prosperity in an economically sustainable way.

LW: I’ve been seeing ads on TV from Ontario, Canada enticing business to relocate there due to their tax structure. Of all things, Canada is now becoming a tax haven!! What would you do to enable business to stay here? How can we stop the loss of business from American shores?

CDonovan: As long as our government continues to pick the winners and losers via special deals, special interest tax breaks, subsidy, stimulus, bailouts and intervention, entrepreneurs who lose in the deal will look for another place to do business. In addition, every business in America has to run a gauntlet of regulations. A small businessman recently told me he is not afraid of competition. His main fear is the EPA, OSHA, the IRS, and the Georgia Department of Revenue.

We have to concentrate on making the United States the most business friendly country in the world. Simplified tax law, tort reform, reduced regulations, and most importantly a better understanding among Americans about what an honestly free market would look like, would all stop the loss of American businesses and jobs.
To begin with, we should eliminate the EPA, OSHA, FDA, FCC, the Department of Agriculture, and the Department of Commerce. We have to shrink the tax code to less than 100 pages, and we have to bring the highest corporate tax rate in the developed world down from 35% to 25% or less.

LW: What are your three top priorities for action in the Senate and what do you see as your main impediment to accomplishing these priorities.

CDonovan: My top three priorities are to: 1. Cut “discretionary” and “mandatory” spending2. Shrink the size and scope of government 3. Stop inflation

There are two main impediments to achieving these priorities. The first is the lack of leadership in Washington, D.C. coupled with a lack of understanding as to the magnitude of these problems. The second impediment is the misunderstanding by Americans about what government is, and what it should be doing. To paraphrase Orwell, the “proles” have realized how powerful they are, but they are choosing to use that power to expand, government instead of shrinking it.

LW: Federal Reserve – audit or eliminate?

CDonovan: The Fed is the blank check written on the backs of working Americans and working American businesses. It is the source of our bubble economy. It is at the heart of the current housing crisis. There is no other government function that has failed so completely. The Fed was supposed to smooth out the economy and eliminate bubbles. There have been about 63 bubbles since its inception; all caused by the fake credit the Fed pumps into the economy. The Fed was supposed to stabilize the Dollar, but the Dollar is now worth about 5 cents compared to what it was worth when the Fed was put in place, and the Dollar continues to decline in buying power.

Auditing the Fed is not enough. Listen closely to those in favor of the audit. Most of them are just looking to change the management of the Fed.

If there was only one thing I was allowed to change in the Federal government, I will immediately, totally, and forever eliminate the Federal Reserve Bank and all centralized banking from our government.

LW: Talk to us some more about your idea of eliminating the “Certificate of Need” for medical facilities. For those who don’t know, also explain what those are.

CDonovan: The Certificate of Need (CON) is issued by a federal or state regulatory agencies to ensure planned medical facilities are required to fulfill the needs of a community. So, the government decides if a medical facility should actually be built. The decision is not in the hands of entrepreneurs in the health care industry. In this arrangement, government and the medical cartels connected to the government are the winners, and patients and health care consumers are the losers. Supply is restricted and prices increase as a result.

Through the CON, the government imposes a one-size-fits-all approach to medical care, saying that it is applying a consistent standard to hospitals in all states. It sounds good when stated that way however, it amounts to centralized control. Two things are consistent. One, centralized control increases government power not consumer power. It allows the government to pick winners and losers in health care, both on the provider side and the patient side. Second, centralized control drives up prices.

Increased prices are the last thing we need in health care. There is no other sector of the economy that has consistently grown in price faster that inflation.

We are stifling the health care industry and driving up prices with all this government interference. Instead we have to open up opportunity for innovation and competition. If you really care about people in need, you will release the medical industry from the control of centralized government. Abolishing the CON is a step in the correct direction.

Friday, October 29, 2010

NPR Analysis from Sarge

Show your ID to vote

Why is this even an issue? Do we really want non-citizens being able to vote? How do you stop it? SHOW YOUR ID.

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has overturned Arizona’s requirement that people show proof of citizenship to register to vote.

The split decision by a three-judge panel determined that the requirement to show proof of citizenship — passed by voters in 2004 — is not consistent with the National Voter Registration Act.

But at least this was AFTER the registration deadline passed. So the only problem is if you go to vote and they tell you that you have ALREADY voted!

Georgia you show to register and you show to vote.


Your Choice, Your Vote


While walking down the street one day a Corrupt Senator was tragically

hit by a car and died. His soul arrives in heaven and is met by St. Peter at the entrance.

"Welcome to heaven," says St. Peter. "Before you settle in, it seems

there is a problem. We seldom see a high official around these parts,

you see, so we're not sure what to do with you."

"No problem, just let me in," says the Senator.

"Well, I'd like to, but I have orders from the higher ups. What we'll

do is have you spend one day in hell and one in heaven. Then you can

choose where to spend eternity."

"Really?, I've made up my mind. I want to be in heaven," says the


"I'm sorry, but we have our rules."

And with that, St. Peter escorts him to the elevator and he goes down,

down, down to hell.

The doors open and he finds himself in the middle of a green golf

course. In the distance is a clubhouse and standing in front of it are all his

friends and other politicians who had worked with him.

Everyone is very happy and in evening dress. They run to greet him,

shake his hand, and reminisce about the good times they had while

getting rich at the expense of the people. They played a friendly game of golf and then dine on lobster, caviar and the finest champagne.

Also present is the devil, who really is a very friendly guy who is having a good time dancing and telling jokes.

They are all having such a good time that before the Senator realizes

it, it is time to go.

Everyone gives him a hearty farewell and waves while the elevator


The elevator goes up, up, up and the door reopens in heaven where St.

Peter is waiting for him, "Now it's time to visit heaven...”

So, 24 hours passed with the Senator joining a group of contented

souls moving from cloud to cloud, playing the harp and singing. They

have a good time and, before he realizes it, the 24 hours have gone by

and St. Peter returns.

"Well, then, you've spent a day in hell and another in heaven.

Now choose your eternity."

The Senator reflects for a minute, then he answers: "Well, I would

never have said it before, I mean heaven has been delightful, but I

think I would be better off in hell."

So St. Peter escorts him to the elevator and he goes down, down, down

to hell...

Now the doors of the elevator open and he's in the middle of a barren

land covered with waste and garbage. He sees all his friends, dressed

in rags, picking up the trash and putting it in black bags as more

trash falls from above.

The devil comes over to him and puts his arm around his shoulders.

"I don't understand," stammers the Senator. "Yesterday I was here and

there was a golf course and clubhouse, and we ate lobster and caviar,

drank champagne, and danced and had a great time. Now there's just a

wasteland full of garbage and my friends look miserable. What


The devil smiles at him and says,

"Yesterday we were campaigning, Today, you voted."

Vote wisely on November 2, 2010

Monday, October 18, 2010

Shane Bruce, Georgia Insurance Commissioner

Did you ever think insurance would become such a high priority subject in our lives? Who does not talk about "Obamacare" or "insurance mandates" these days?

Well we have a race in Georgia with NO incumbent! So pay attention.

Our Libertarian pick is Shane Bruce and here is my "bloggerview" with him:

  1. LW: Health Insurance is probably the biggest subject discussed in any of your interviews. About the only question I can’t find is: would you support across the state line competition?

SBruce: Of course. I’d support buying insurance across national boundaries if I thought the contract was enforceable. There are a number of impediments standing in the way of purchasing coverage across state lines, most of which are barriers erected by our legislature to preserve the profit margins of the insurance companies domiciled here in Georgia. Did you know we have a “Retaliatory Tax” built into our system to make sure that an economic advantage an insurance provider in another state may enjoy due to lower taxes is wiped out by requiring the company to pay the highest rate from either state.

LW: Hmmmm can we say "Atlas Shrugged" anyone?

  1. LW: Explain to the less educated among us the relationship between the commissioner and underwriters. Would you have any influence with them? Their purpose and “power” has always confused me (please tell me I’m not the only one).

SBruce: The main gig at the Commissioner’s Office is to regulate the practices of companies that sell insurance in Georgia. Those practices have to comply with Georgia Code and it is the job of the Commissioner to ensure that they do. Ideally, the Commissioner should be an impartial judge, uninfluenced by those he regulates. In reality, the office of Commissioner has been used by past administrations to sock away campaign cash in exchange for “favors”. If elected, that will not happen on my watch.

  1. LW: You’ve said one of your goals would be to drag it (commissioner’s office) kicking and screaming into the 21st century. Would that include digitizing our personal health records? Many of us say UGH no!

SBruce: I am a Libertarian. I concur with your apprehension about digitizing medical records and making them available across the hugely integrated data networks that serve the health care infrastructure. Keep in mind that the Office of the Commissioner does not handle health records, just records of insurance providers, complaints by consumers and a host of other data points to comply with the Georgia Code. That needs to be modernized. I am also in favor of decentralizing the office from one location in Atlanta to as many a 6 regional offices through out the state. The entire state pays for the Office, mayhap some regional offices would provide a better level of service, not to mention bringing some stable jobs to distressed areas.

LW: See, I AM getting an education.

  1. LW: I have to take you back in time to when you first filed your intent and the battle that ensued over party designation. You said: “I call on the head of the State Ethics Commission to change this process to allow third party candidates to be listed by their political affiliation instead of lumping all of us together under the generic, mundane and boring label of “other party”. I’ll be on the ballot this fall as a Libertarian, not as a member of some “other party”. This is a simple request with a simple solution, responding with “That’s the way we do it” ain’t gonna get it. If you’re not able to to make this simple administrative change, I want to know why.” My question is, can we count on this same fire and determination in all your efforts on behalf of Georgians?

SBruce: Certainly. Hopefully with better results than my o-so-brief run in with the State Ethics Commission. They stood by their flawed decision and I was not able to move them. It was a stark lesson in governmental relations for me, I had no champion in government to make my case so the bureaucracy won with disdain. If elected, I will not allow that to happen to Georgia citizens with a complaint over insurance matters.

  1. LW: Industrial Small Loans, or Payday loans as some call it. From a free market perspective, how do you keep them performing their service and yet protect (as some would have government do) Georgia’s citizens from the more unscrupulous lenders.

SBruce: The solution to Georgia’s Pay Day Loan operators can be found in a program running successfully in North Carolina where one the state’s Credit Unions starting offering short term (2 weeks) small cap loans ($500 or less) at 12% interest rates. That Credit Union now has a majority of the market share in that kind of lending in North Carolina and it is big business with a percentage of the loan deposited into the borrower’s credit union savings account. I would like to see similar competition here in Georgia to provide another choice for our hard pressed citizenry in these horrendous economic times.

LW: That's certainly better than the 25% title loans here!!

  1. LW: Would you support a 10th amendment style nullification of Obamacare.

SBruce: I’m pleased that the court challenge has passed phase 1. The 10th amendment is the 10th amendment and certainly outlined the do’s and don’ts. The real question is, would a republican or democrat state house have the courage to use it?

  1. LW: Let’s set the record straight on the premium tax, is it $6 million or $600??? And how does that work?

SBruce: The number for 2006 was $630,000,000. In suspect it’s a little less in 2010 due to less business. Here’s a link to the report by Georgia State University on the arcane nature of the tax and how’s it’s split between the general fund and various and sundry municipalities in Georgia. It is astonishing that the city of Waycross or Lilburn or Hahira and others can elect to help themselves to your insurance payment courtesy of the state.

Thanks Shane! Hey Georgia, 15 days.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Update on Oath Keeper Dad

The baby Cheyenne has been returned to her parents and no further actions have been filed - by child protective services anyway!

My original post here.

In a statement from Oath Keepers:

"This poorly conducted investigation used unsubstantiated and unsupported information regarding our organization. A journey to our website, and a reading of our bylaws, could have easily confirmed what we are and are not," said the Oath Keepers letter, delivered today to state officials.

"We are an association of currently serving and retired police, military, and emergency personnel. We are not a militia. Our goal is simply to educate all current service personnel on their obligations under the law and in particular our Constitution."

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Taylor Bryant, Candidate Richmond County School Board District 6

As a libertarian, I have been trying to get the word out on candidates running for local office. I've been very pleased there are so many this election cycle. And very high quality candidates at that!

Many of you Georgians I've talked into voting for John Monds as Governor, Chuck Donovan for US Senate. Now I'd like you to check out Taylor Bryant, Richmond County School Board District 6.

Taylor and I have been "chatting" back and forth on facebook and email and he has agreed to a blog interview. Enjoy!

LW We've all seen how throwing money at education nets us zero result in increased test scores and ss someone with an education background and a libertarian, what do you plan to do in order to A) improve education in Georgia and B) keep the costs down?

TBryant Money is not the answer. We just received $16.7 million from the "race to the top" fiasco for the next four years. Sounds great, right? That is only $126 per student per year. Many programs will be started with this money, and then it will dry up, leaving unfunded programs four years later.

We are top heavy in administration, paying millions in salary for personnel with no direct contact or advantage to children. We are wasting resources in an antiquated bidding process fraught with corruption. Taxes are rising, class sizes are exploding, and all the BOE can discuss is who is going to get a new gym or stadium. I understand strong athletics can get our kids to colleges, but I'd rather them not fail when they show up there.

I have plans to replace school buses with ones that will operate on natural gas provided at no cost by the local landfill. This would be a joint effort with the city to defray start up costs. As a side effect, we would reduce the diesel particulate emissions keeping Augusta free of EPA sanctions. We would still use diesel buses for field trips out of town, keeping a mixed fleet. Studies show within 5 years we could save $6 million dollars, eliminating the need for half of our furlough days.

LW: Citizens of Georgia and the nation have all either suffered setbacks in salaries, outright loss of jobs or have family members in that situation. Will you ask the same of state law makers in their attempts to play to special interest groups with their hands out?

TBryant: Special interest do not outnumber the individual of Richmond County, and it's about time people around here start recognizing that. The problem is that most people turn a blind eye to such transactions, thinking there is no stopping them. I will always default to my libertarian position of taxpayer and citizen protection.
LW: An issue of increasing interest in the Augusta area is the "Nuisance Ordinance". Do you view this as a means to clean up Augusta or as an assault on personal property rights? Is there a balance to be found?

TBryant: I have spoken to Butch Palmer and Lori Davis in the beginning about the CNPO, advising them that the constitutionality may be in question, and was ignored mostly. I was not surprised that it was struck down. I don't think what they are asking is out of the question and is tantamount to proper landlord responsibility. I think a licensing agreement per residence with the city would be a proper compromise.

LW: How would you implement a transparent and responsible government?

TBryant: The short answer, I'm a blabbermouth! Unfortunately, I am only one vote on a panel of ten. Citizen involvement is also key. I would like to start a "parent union" to try to get parents involved. Think of a system wide PTA, with parents from all different schools getting together sharing ideas and solutions. I cannot do this alone!

LW: JOBS is Job One, I think you would agree. What are your plans and mostly importantly what would be your time table to accomplish?

TBryant: Vocational training is the way to go with getting more industry into the CSRA. This has worked in Greenville, SC and my hometown of North Charleston, SC. An aircraft plant broke ground there bringing 6,000 jobs with it. We have the cheap real estate and a willing local government. We are missing a tax break structure and skilled employees. I can help with one out of two.

Augusta gets most of it's jobs from the taxpayers. We, as libertarians, know this is a perfect example of Bastiat's "Broken Window Fallacy." Private organizations have to start setting up shop or we are in trouble.

LW: So there you have it Georgia. 19 days, what are you going to do?

Monday, October 11, 2010

Oath Keeper Member Targeted: Child Taken From Home

So now our associations will be used against us and as an excuse to charge a family with child abuse.

There may have been other reasons for child services to remove the child from the home, but to list his membership in Oath-Keepers and being a gun owner as part of the reason is condemning to all of us.

How many associations or membership do you have or take part in right now that some government bureaucrat might find offensive? Careful, you could lose your children!

What if you are not an actual member, but just post on the forum!

Think about it. This is too far.

There is a rally planned, see site for details.

Friday, October 8, 2010

What does a Civilian Security Force have to do with Health Care?

This ticks me off big time. The force is supposedly to assist during times of emergency? Again, I ask, what does this have to do with health care? How does it help cover people with insurance? If this "emergency" is health based, isn't that what the CDC and each states Reserves are for, in addition to other duties? And this group is answerable to ..... Obama?

Before we get TOO far along the high blood pressure hill, this is supposedly for the student loan repayment program. Finally found a copy of the bill and it's in this section: a lot of boring reading there.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Czech Prez advice to UN would be good for Obama

As the UN calls for more regulation (by them) and more spending by the member nations Klaus says: "On the contrary, this is the time for international organizations, including the United Nations, to reduce their expenditures, make their administrations thinner, and leave the solutions to the governments of member states," he said.

Good advice for America as well!

The Swiss President on the other hand thinks that it was time for the United Nations to "comprehensively fulfill its global governance role."

"Global governance role"???? NO thank you!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

How to empty the U.N. in less than one hour

In addition to his usual hyperbole about 9/11, catch what he says about the "world's obligation to give technology and aide to those nations wanting to develop nuclear power". BULL!!!

Infiltration of the tea party movement

All for the purpose of making them look bad.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Defamation Law on the Internet

This question has arisen lately due to many individuals making outlandish accusations regarding the Tea Party movement and it's intentions.

Namely, that the tea party will be arresting it's opposition and putting them in "internment camps". Taking away rights. Marching to the White House to arrest the president or worse.

Sane people, regardless of whether you like or agree with anything the tea party stands for, know these accusations to be untrue and just a product of the far left fringe attempting to discredit the tea party in the lead up to the November elections. Google tea party camps and you'll immediately see links leading to the usual suspects, Media Matters, Center for American Progress, and more similar progressive sites who may be encouraging and some say pay, people to use any means to attack the reputation of the tea party movement.

So just for the record, you "trolls" may want to study these two analyses including one case.

In a case straight from the uncharted cyber-territory of social networking and personal responsibility, a Chicago renter is being sued by her former landlord for referring to her apartment as “moldy” in a message she sent to a friend. Because the renter transmitted the message using the micro-blogging service Twitter, her landlord accused her of “maliciously and wrongfully” defaming his company “throughout the world.”

The law of Defamation has come under renewed scrutiny with the advent of the Internet. This is largely because it is the nature of the Internet to give the average, anonymous person an opportunity to express their opinion well-beyond any previously defined venue. Consider the fact that a person of modest means now has the ability to publish a statement, article, or news item across the world in an instant, without an editor checking the facts. Thereafter, the item will linger on the 'Net for months, or even years, impossible to recover and amend, if the "facts" are erroneous. Therefore, it is inevitable that problems are going to arise.

The main issue to remember when dealing with the Internet is that people still have their basic legal rights intact on the Net, and - likewise - the Internet is not as completely anonymous as the typical person may presumes.

Friday, September 17, 2010

George Soros Gift Recipients

Love this list. Looking at it I see so many progressive threats to our republic.

I like the idea of the Bill of Rights Defense group but their leadership tends to make me think they don't REALLY care as much about freedoms as they should.

ACLU should be ashamed of having Dohrn (Weather Underground) on their board. Explains alot of their recent failings.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Clinton: They make Bush look liberal

Clinton ALMOST gets it!

Former President Bill Clinton said Tuesday that the Republican Party is embracing "ideology over evidence" and pushing out pragmatic voices that would make even his White House successor seem like a liberal.

"A lot of their candidates today, they make him look like a liberal," Clinton told an enthusiastic crowd at a downtown hotel as he campaigned for Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mark Dayton.

Clinton pointed to the tea party movement's influence on the GOP.

"The Boston Tea Party was protesting abuse of power. This is now trading public power for the abuse of private power," Clinton said, just as a tea party-backed candidate was declared the winner Tuesday night in Delaware's hotly contested Republican primary for U.S. Senate.

But he still doesn't understand the tea party movement as protesting GOVERNMENT abuse of power.

Bush WAS a liberal - a liberal Republican. Just like Castle/Delaware was a liberal Republican and THAT is what cost him the race.

Bill can be our best campaigner. Look what he has done for Meg Whitman in California:

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Happy Birthday you old fart!!

Yes friends, it is the birthday of our favorite wise one - correction, OLD wise one.

Butt Neckid!!!

Sunday, September 12, 2010

The Forgotten Man

Click on each image in the artwork and read the details to the right. Amazing work.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Islamic Anti-Israel Hate Fest

At some point in the near future we will have to address this issue as a nation. Black and white issues could not permanently tear us apart but it may be that Islam, Israel and the Palestinians will do the job.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Restoring Rally Pictures

Glenn Beck's "Restoring Rally". Quite an event, I wonder how the left will spin this crowd.

I'm not religious but I caught the end of it on facebook where it was streamed live. Very emotional and you couldn't help but feel proud of America.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Weimar Republic - Germany 1918-33

There has been so much talk about the Weimar Republic lately that I thought we could use a little review.

What I like about this article is this quote:

The government, composed of members from the assembly, came to be called the Weimar coalition and included the SPD; the German Democratic Party (Deutsche Demokratische Partei--DDP), a descendant of the Progressive Party of the prewar period;

HA! I knew the progressives were mixed up in this somehow.

This government started out with the right idea, mix of power between the president and the parliament. Where they went wrong was giving the president the power to dismiss the cabinet, dissolve the Reichstag, and veto legislation.

This government was not totally accepted by the populace at large and very severe political battles and unlikely alliances plagued it's entire existence. The extreme right worked with the Communist party (KPD) towards its destruction. The VersaillesTreaty laid the groundwork for it's demise. It never stood a chance.

All this infighting resulted in nothing getting accomplished to help stabilize what was in effect a new nation. Violence was rampant and many do not know but it was at this time Youth paramilitary groups came into existence. There were as many as five different political parties with no one gaining enough support to take control. Multiple coup d'├ętat usually ending in defeat, some for as simple a reason as a general strike!!!

The republic was falling more and more behind on it's reparations payments as stipulated in the treaty. There were incursions by French and Belgian troops trying to collect their payments. The government response? They halted all industrial activity! A nation already burdened with high unemployment and now industry at a standstill.

There were indeed wheelbarrows of cash needed for purchases of food items. What jobs there were, paid employees twice a day in cash, so the workers could run make their purchases before the prices went even farther up.

Chancellor Stresemann formed a new coalition and somehow managed to gain cooperation between the different factions, although limited. The economy began a short lived recovery. Short only because of the depression and the Wall Street crash. Loans were re-called which Germany could not pay. The easing unemployment once again skyrocketed.

Were it not for the Great Depression, Hitler may not have found an opportunity (or a crisis to take advantage of) to come to power.

Stay In School

From my crazy messican friend.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Pelosi Funny

The Pope and Nancy Pelosi are on the same stage in Yankee Stadium in front of a huge crowd.

The Pope leans towards Mrs. Pelosi and said, "Do you know that with one little wave of my hand I can make every person in this crowd go wild with joy? This joy will not be a momentary display, but will go deep into their hearts and they'll forever speak of this day and rejoice!"

Pelosi replied, "I seriously doubt that with one little wave of your hand. Show me!"

So the Pope backhanded the bitch!


Kind of brings a tear to your eyes, doesn't it?

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Birds of a feather...

Email making the rounds: Father of the groom

Before I came to Cincinnati, I was a news reporter at WOC in Davenport Iowa. I covered a lot of city council and a lot of political stuff. One of the guys I covered was Ed Mezvinsky, who was the Congressman from Iowa's first district. Seemed like a pretty nice guy, but when he ditched his wife for a New York reporter, the Iowa voters ditched him.

My most vivid memory is that he sat on the House Judiciary Committee that was deciding the fate of President Nixon. Anyway, years later, "Fast Eddie" got caught with his hand in the till. He cheated investors out of more than $10 million dollars. He has gone to prison for several years.

This weekend, his son married Chelsea Clinton.


Sunday, August 15, 2010

Fed Official admits Fed starts Boom/Bust Cycle

"In trying to use policy as a cure-all, we will repeat the cycle of severe recession and unemployment in a few short years by keeping rates too low for too long."

Mr. Hoenig added: "I wish free money was really free and that there was a painless way to move from severe recession and high leverage to robust and sustainable economic growth, but there is no short cut."

As this writer states it takes one to speak out, hopefully more will follow.

Great blog btw.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Funny For the Week

These are from a book called Disorder in the American Courts, and are things people actually said in court, word for word, taken down and now published by court reporters that had the torment of staying calm while these exchanges were actually taking place.

ATTORNEY: What was the first thing your husband said to you that morning?
WITNESS: He said , 'Where am I, Cathy?'
ATTORNEY: And why did that upset you?
WITNESS: My name is Susan!

ATTORNEY: What gear were you in at the moment of the impact?
WITNESS: Gucci sweats and Reeboks.

ATTORNEY: Are you sexually active?
WITNESS: No , I just lie there.

ATTORNEY: This myasthenia gravis, does it affect your memory at all?
ATTORNEY: And in what ways does it affect your memory?
WITNESS: I forget..
ATTORNEY: You forget? Can you give us an example of something you forgot?

ATTORNEY: Do you know if your daughter has ever been involved in voodoo?
WITNESS: We both do.
WITNESS: We do..
WITNESS: Yes , voodoo.

ATTORNEY: Now doctor , isn't it true that when a person dies in his sleep , he doesn't know about it until the next morning?
WITNESS: Did you actually pass the bar exam?

ATTORNEY: The youngest son , the 20-year-old , how old is he?
WITNESS: He's 20 , much like your IQ.

ATTORNEY: Were you present when your picture was taken?
WITNESS: Are you shitting me?

ATTORNEY: So the date of conception (of the baby) was August 8th?
ATTORNEY: And what were you doing at that time?
WITNESS: Getting laid

ATTORNEY: She had three children , right?
ATTORNEY: How many were boys?
ATTORNEY: Were there any girls?
WITNESS: Your Honor, I think I need a different attorney. Can I get a new attorney?

ATTORNEY: How was your first marriage terminated?
WITNESS: By death..
ATTORNEY: And by whose death was it terminated?
WITNESS: Take a guess.

ATTORNEY: Can you describe the individual?
WITNESS: He was about medium height and had a beard
ATTORNEY: Was this a male or a female?
WITNESS: Unless the Circus was in town I'm going with male.

ATTORNEY: Is your appearance here this morning pursuant to a deposition notice which I sent to your attorney?
WITNESS: No, this is how I dress when I go to work.

ATTORNEY: Doctor , how many of your autopsies have you performed on dead people?
WITNESS: All of them.. The live ones put up too much of a fight.

ATTORNEY: ALL your responses MUST be oral , OK? What school did you go to?
WITNESS: Oral...

ATTORNEY: Do you recall the time that you examined the body?
WITNESS: The autopsy started around 8:30 PM
ATTORNEY: And Mr. Denton was dead at the time?
WITNESS: If not , he was by the time I finished.

ATTORNEY: Are you qualified to give a urine sample?
WITNESS: Are you qualified to ask that question?

And last:

ATTORNEY: Doctor, before you performed the autopsy, did you check for a pulse?
ATTORNEY: Did you check for blood pressure?
ATTORNEY: Did you check for breathing?
ATTORNEY: So, then it is possible that the patient was alive when you began the autopsy?
ATTORNEY: How can you be so sure, Doctor?
WITNESS: Because his brain was sitting on my desk in a jar.
ATTORNEY: I see, but could the patient have still been alive, nevertheless?
WITNESS: Yes, it is possible that he could have been alive and practicing law.

Friday, July 30, 2010

Tenth Amendment - States Rights - renewed interest

Maybe this signals a return to constitutionalism. More and more people are becoming educated about the constitution and that is always a good thing. For too long, lawyers and politicians have studied only to find ways to subvert it, instead of learning and adhering the spirit of the constitution.

Excerpt:“The reality is the Tenth Amendment really defines what the Constitution was supposed to mean,” Michael Boldin, founder of the Tenth Amendment Center, told The Daily Caller.

On Capitol Hill, a group of Republican congressmen recently founded the Tenth Amendment Task Force, with the goal of “Dispers[ing] power from Washington and restor[ing] the constitutional balance of power through liberty-enhancing federalism,” according to their website.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Georgia Primary 2010

It's midnight, I want some election results so I'm looking here:

Of course the screen may change by the time you look, but at the time of my viewing, no republican races are yet decided, but almost every one on the democrat side is. Overwhelmingly so. And I'm trying to figure out why they seemed to finish up so early. Then I noticed that every "winner" was the first name in each race. Listed alphabetically!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Wow, democrat voters really are stupid. Now I know how Al Green won in South Carolina.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Monday, July 12, 2010

Our Wise One Speaks

No, I'm not talking about Obama geez. Talking bout butt neckid!!!

What the hell is in the water???? We are spinnin' outa control and there ain't no soft spot to land on.
Now who the hell is Buffet?? Sounds like a Vegas food fest...he's a never was trying to be a has been....
Now this is some serious Mel Fowlmouth Gibson trying to get Joe Bidens job??? He should jist have his lips stapled...he should know when he leaves his bathroom everything will be taped or filmed...dumbass!!!!
There is good news, there may be some hope on the HIV/AIDS front or should I say back...let's hope it is gonna be REAL good news. I am not a mean spirited guy but aids is ANALLY INJECTED DEATH SENTENCE it is so preventable. Of course there are innocent cases.
There is sumpin' 'bout a messycan clown being arrested for some kind of sex Calderon up to his old tricks?????
Holy smokin' flat fish!!! Did you know there is a real black man in the GOP???? Alan West, and he be bad moufin' osamabama. Oh that's bad news for AW, deys gonna take away his race card...look him up you will like what you see....
Now for the black panther issue.....what would happen next election day if voters were escorted to the door of the polling place by some "BIKERS" colors or visible weapons, just some big ass meanies....hmmmm worth a thought or two.....
You're gonna have to watch the scumsuckin' politicians after the elections...lame duck antics???? CRAP AND TRAITOR, CARD CHECK. you got HELLSCARE didn't you???
Well there's the sponge bath nurse com'in down the hall and she's got a big ol' bucket o' beer with her, gotta go.... SPREADIG SUNSHINE AND CHEER...IT'S WHAT I DO'S.....
we luv's y'all...Hot smiley emoticonRed lips emoticon

Couldn't have said it better myself bn!!!

Saturday, July 10, 2010

More money for Petrobras

Ran across this in an investment email newsletter I get:

"Last year China also became Brazil’s number one trading partner when it agreed to lend $10 billion to Petrobras in return for guaranteed oil supply over the next decade. Other projects between China and its South American BRIC counterpart included a $5 billion steel plant at the Acu port in Rio de Janeiro state. That deal represents China’s largest ever investment in Latin America’s richest resource economy and its biggest foreign steel-plant investment."

So George Soros is now also making money from China! And Petrobras will be making HUGE money from China. Guess that's why Petrobras has been greedily buying up all the idle oil drilling platforms they can find. When Obama put the moratorium into place they were negotiating for all those put in limbo in the Gulf. Luckily a judge ruled against him, so we may save those.

Funny thing about those platforms. They cost millions just to let sit. So the owners will move them elsewhere. Once they are moved you can bet they won't come back anytime soon. Those would have been permanently lost jobs if the President had won. I'm sure it's not over yet.

And now, BP has been instructed that before they sell any significant assets they have to clear it with Washington first? Ok, BP should be made to pay for this disaster, but they may just need to sell off some assets to finance these claims. How can Washington think they have this authority? And where does it stop?

State checking immigration status at traffic stops

Oh it's that mean old state of Arizona right?


It's Rhode Island and they've been doing it since 2008. No lawsuit from Obama/Holder? And Rhode Island didn't even pass legislation, the governor just signed an executive order!

They don't impose any fine, they just call I.C.E. to come pick up the offender. Isn't that still a preemption of Federal Law?

But no lawsuit from the Feds.... hmmmm.

pssst maybe it's cause RI is democrat...

Great blog btw.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Megyn Kelly to interview Black Panther "cracker killer" Shabazz

what happened to my post? Trying to recreate it. Don't know what happened, but I think I got the video back.

Megan Kelly to interview Black Panther "cracker killer" Shabazz ... Bill O'Reilly told her to make sure she has extra security on hand.

WH "Goons" visit Louisiana Parish on Fathers Day

Mr. Nungesser has been speaking publicly about who was in charge of the oil spill and when. The White House does not like this, so then sent some "officials" to visit Nungesser. On FATHER'S DAY????

“What do we have to do to keep you off tv?” He simply replied, “give me what I need.”

"Perfect Citizen"

I've been having a "discussion" with someone in the investigative section of CBS News about their lack of reporting. He gave me a list of recent investigations, most of which I pretty much demolished. One that he was proud of was the TSA website blocking by Big Sis. Claimed CBS broke the story. But I asked him why they didn't dig deeper, like investigators should.

Hey Rey, this is what you might have found:

So this is supposed to provide sensors for cyber attacks against our utility companies, etc. But some are afraid it could be used to invade more of our privacy.

No one can say exactly how this will work or won't say how much data it will collect.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

UPDATE *** "Who are you going to kill today?"

This has to be the most arrogant man in Congress. I thought Joe Biden was bad but he could take lessons from Stark

Here's the write up from Fox News. I was yelling at this fool when he was spouting off.


I don't care how you feel about the immigration issue, no politician has the right to belittle constituents this way, about ANY issue.

UPDATE *** This explains so much. He's a Progressive!

Friday, July 2, 2010

Audit The Fed - dead for now

HR 1207 failed to pass in the House.

What is particularly troubling to me is my Congressman, John Barrow originally signed on as a co-sponsor. But he just voted against it.

I have emailed him to let him know he will NOT be getting my vote.

You can check here to see how yours voted:

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

The $50 Lesson

I borrowed this from Justiceman on FoxNation:

Great analogy!
The $50 Lesson

I recently asked my friends' little girl what she wanted to be when she grows up. She said she wanted to be President some day. Both of her parents, liberal Democrats, were standing there, so I asked her, 'If you were President what would be the first thing you would do?' She replied, 'I'd give food and houses to all the homeless people.'

Her parents beamed with pride.

"Wow...what a worthy goal.' I told her, 'But you don't have to wait until you're President to do that. You can come over to my house and mow the lawn, pull weeds, and sweep my yard, and I'll pay you $50. Then I'll take you over to the grocery store where the homeless guy hangs out, and you can give him the $50 to use toward food and a new house.

She thought that over for a few seconds, then she looked me straight in the eye and asked, ' Why doesn't the homeless guy come over and do the work, and you can just pay him the $50? '

I said, 'Welcome to the Republican Party.'

Her parents still aren't speaking to me.

Sunday, June 27, 2010

So much for humanitarian fig leaf

The "humanitarian protesters" tried to kidnap three of the Israeli soldiers. Further evidence of weaponry was found:

... After the incident, 9mm bullet casings were found - a kind not used by the naval commandos. The Israel Defense Forces says that during the operation a number of pistols and an M-4 rifle were taken from soldiers, but they believe that the Turkish activists had other weapons. The captain of the ship told the naval commando chief that the guns were thrown overboard before the ship was completely taken over.

There are at least a few honest journalists that challenge the protesters on their version of what happened:

The above from Just Journalism which has an ever growing reputation for unbiased reporting.

Now don't get me wrong. The handing over of Israel by the British many decades ago was probably not in the best interests of the region. But it is done. It can't be undone unless you support another holocaust. So there has to be some way to come to an agreement. But as long as the Palestinians allow Hamas to represent them, there will likely be violence.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Senate backs Israel Blockade

87 out of 100 senators signed letter to President Obama stating their support for Israel in it's blockade of Gaza.

Yes I'm sure Doc will have something to say about AIPAC

If the flotilla people really cared about Gaza, they would submit to search just like international law requires and the aid would make it to Gaza. But they really don't care, they just want to stir up shit. For their Muslim radical buddies.

DDay Photos

These are amazing pictures! I didn't realize there were so many air ships with the invasion and you never see in the movies that the rifles were wrapped in plastic. Many many other details.

Thanks to our men and women in the service.

Monday, June 7, 2010

Bye Bye Helen

Sorry, but your apology was not enough. Unfortunately, she spilled the beans on what all too many feel in America and the world today. The Arab extremists will not be satisfied till there is a holocaust they can not deny. But at least Helen Thomas is OUTTAHERE!!!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Funny for the day

Would you believe I got this from my boss? Is he trying to tell me something?

Department of Labor Investigation

The North Dakota Department of Labor claimed a small Bismarck farmer was not paying proper wages to his help and sent an agent out to investigate him.

Department of Labor employee: I need a list of your employees and how much you pay them.

Farmer: Well, there's my farm hand who's been with me for 3 years. I pay him $200 a week plus free room and board.

Then there's the mentally challenged worker. He works about 18 hours every day and does about 90% of all the work around here. He makes about $10 per week, pays his own room and board, and I buy him a bottle of bourbon every Saturday night so he can cope with life. He also sleeps with my wife occasionally.

NCDL employee: That's the guy I want to talk to...the mentally challenged one.

Farmer: That would be me.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Bye Bye Nancy Pelosi!

This guy sounds (I do say sounds) great! Eliminate the Dept of Education, phase out income taxes. I like what he says.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Check out one of my local favs

Scott Hudson, red headed stepchild of reporters !!!

Clinton reversing stand on Small Arms Ban Treaty

Many, including me, have been warning of this possibly coming through soon. Looks like while we were all involved in the big oil spill, our Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was busy seeing how she and Obama could pull a fast one on our Second Amendment rights.

Previous posts here on subject.

This is not a done deal but is getting too close for comfort.

Original article from Reuters. I picked up this morning from Armand Hale. He had an interesting quote from Paul Broun.

The UN's Small Arms Treaty is designed to register, ban and commandeer firearms owned by private citizens like you. The Obama Administration would be working hand in glove pass a new, "Small Arms Treaty." The National Association for Gun Rights wants you to understand just how dangerous this global gun ban is. It will enact tougher licensing requirements, confiscate and destroy all "unauthorized" civilian firearms (all firearms owned by the government are excluded). Ban the trade, sale and private ownership of all semi-automatic weapons. Create a international gun registry. Source: Dr. Paul Broun, M.D. U.S. Congressman (R-GA)

Clinton is demanding that each nation have veto which the UN is fighting.