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The BBC reported today that Greek Prime Minister, George Papandreou, put together, “This puzzling proposal” to let the people of Greece actually vote on the planned EU bailout of their country. That’s assuming that they still have a country, which apparently they do not! The attitude of the other socialists in Papandreou’s Party and in Europe was, “Let the Greek people be damned. How can we let them actually vote?”
According to the ‘Beeb’, this idea of allowing the Greek people to vote angered the socialist, former East German Angela Merkel, who is the leader of Germany, and her fellow socialist traveler from the other side of the Rhine, French President Nicolas Sarkozy. They were both outraged that Papandreou actually wanted to let the Greek people vote on this matter. But that’s Socialism for you, for all of you Democrats! I hope you are paying attention, because that’s what’s in store for you too, if you keep following those left-wing policies of yours!
If the people of Occupy Wall Street are actually the 99% that make up America, then we really are in a lot of trouble! If that premise is even close to being true, then there is not much hope left for our country! All we can do is shake our heads and mourn the passing of our moment in history. But these ‘occupiers’ don’t look like they represent most Americans to me! They don’t look like they have any common sense, or any ambition to better their situation in life. They are too busy whining about all of the alleged injustices in the world. A whole month is really a lot of time to just complain about life. And if they think that pitching a tent in some park across from Wall Street, or anywhere else in America, is actually going to convince rich people to just give up their money, or somehow bring about a redistribution of wealth, then they really do have a lot to learn about life.
President Zachary Taylor only served sixteen months as President of the United States, when on July 9th 1850 he died suddenly in office after a short illness that lasted only five days. Up until that very moment, he had tried to steer a neutral course between Slave Holding States and Free States. He was a slave owner himself, who came from Virginia, which was a Slave Holding State, but he favored admitting California and New Mexico to the Union as quickly as possible, even after they voted to become Free States. The admission of California and New Mexico to the Union was vehemently opposed by ‘the South.’
Now that Newt Gingrich has officially declared what most of us already knew or suspected, that he is in the running for the Republican Party nomination in 2012, I started thinking again. True conservatives, libertarians, and constitutionalists are not just fighting Barak Obama and the Democratic Party! We are also up against the entire ‘Progressive Establishment,’ that seeks to maintain control over both the National Democratic and the Republican Parties. The ‘Progressive Movement’ is well financed. It has been around since the early 1900’s. ‘The Progressive Establishment’ attempts to control both National Political Parties, which is why both candidates in a particularly important race can both be ‘Progressives’.
Is Mark Levin really so great, or is he really just a great big bully? Before I answer that question, I would like to start by saying that Mark Levin has done so much for the conservative movement, both in the Republican Party and in the TEA Party. He is very knowledgeable and honorable, and I still believe that he is a powerful political ally, and a strategic asset for conservatives all across America. I believe that he truly does love this country, and the Constitution! However, that being said, he is obviously not perfect and on that point he has been very hard on Congressman Ron Paul.
The Obama Administration seems quite pleased with itself, and everybody else seems very happy, now that Moammar Gadhafi is dead. There are pictures all over the world of Libyans celebrating his death in the streets! Obviosly his death is no great loss to the world, and only a few of his surviving family and friends are even alive to mourn the loss of this contemptible dictator! (Note: some of his family members were also killed in the eight-month long rebellion.) This is the strandard way of thinking, but there are always two sides to every story. I would like to try to point out the other side to this one.
Barack Obama has raised 148 million dollars! Mitt Romney has raised 32 million dollars! Rick Perry has raised 17 million dollars! These financial figures are only through the third quarter of this year. All of this money has been collected to aid in the re-election campaign of Barack Obama, and in the campaigns of the two top fundraisers in the Republican Primary race.
It was very disheartening to hear the interview that Herman Cain did with Piers Morgan on CNN. Apparently Herman Cain either doesn't know what he believes, or he is not much different than any of the other RINO Republicans in the race! Is he just another phony conservative that talks out of both sides of his mouth, just like Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich?
In a letter to the editor dated October 18th 2011, Sarah Ruth writes, “It is pure bunk to say that there never was an Arab country called Palestine.” Actually Sarah, there never was an Arab country called Palestine, not in the Middle East, and not anywhere else! That statement happens to be historically true. The key words here are Arab country. Approximately five thousand years ago, there was a non-Semitic, non-Arab people living in the general area of the Gaza Strip, called Philistines. Their language was similar to Hebrew, but they were not descendants from Shem (one of Noah’s sons) and so they were not Semitic, and they certainly were not Arabs! Philistines were a people who lived along the coast of Southern Israel, and they were closely related to the Canaanites who lived farther inland, and to the Phoenicians who lived farther north in the coastal plain of what is today called Lebanon. None of these people were Arabs.
After watching the 5th Republican Presidential Debate that was hosted in Las Vegas by CNN, and listening to all of the post debate spin that was put on by CNN’s so-called expert panel of pundits, the strongest emotion that I personally felt was anger and disgust directed at the Republican National Committee, for even allowing a left-wing organization like CNN to host the debate in the first place!
What is the proper roll of the Federal Government? Is it the role of the Federal Government to fix everything and make everything right? Some people think that it is! Where does this notion come from, that the Federal Government is some kind of big sugar daddy that is supposed to fix every wrong, and make everything right? Does it come from the U.S. Constitution? Absolutely not! It is a result of the failure of our society to fully understand, and teach the importance of self-reliance and personal responsibility! The notion that our Federal Government is supposed to fix every wrong is caused by the failure of our national education system based in Washington D.C. to teach the true meaning of freedom and responsibility
What are you more afraid of, another round of quantitative easing (QE3), or another round of phony conservatives back in the WhiteHouse again (GW3)? Are you more concerned about the prospect of putting billions of dollars of more phony money on the streets, or putting hundreds of more phony conservatives back in power again in Washington D.C.? What presents a bigger threat to America’s future, printing more money out of thin air, or nominating another RINO Republican to run for President, like George W. Bush’s phony conservative brother, the Governor of Florida, Jeb Bush? Should he run for President in 2016? What do you think?
What keeps Americans free from one generation to the next? Is it the Federal Government in Washington D.C.? NO! Is it Congress, or the WhiteHouse, or the nine men and women who sit on the Supreme Court? Of course not! It isn’t even the United States military, except in those rare instances when we have actually been threatened by a foreign enemy. In 235 years that hasn’t happened very often. But what keeps Americans free when we are daily threatened by domestic enemies? Our strong military isn’t much help when our enemies are domestic. All we have left to defend ourselves against domestic enemies, is our Constitution!
Well, well, well as we spring forward into the fall 2012 election season, and into full campaign mode in October of this year, I see that the Democrats have finally launched their longed for, and much anticipated antidote for the TEA Party. This is the Occupy Wall Street Movement, or simply OWS. They hope that it will energize their disillusioned democratic base, and get them all to turn out in droves, to vote for them again in 2012! One conservative radio talk show host already called this anti-TEA Party movement, the ‘FLEA Party’. I wonder why? I guess the protestors outside Wall Street have been there for over three weeks already, and some of these guys and gals need a bath!
The third quarter figures are coming in, and Mitt Romney has raised over $32 million, almost as much as all of the other Republican candidates combined! Rick Perry is next in line with $17 million, followed by Ron Paul with $12.5 million, then Herman Cain with $4.5 million, Jon Huntsman with $4.1 million ($2 million of which comes from his own personal fortune), Rick Santorum with $2 million, Newt Gingrich with $2 million, and Michele Bachmann with about $5 million. The figures for Huntsman, Santorum, Gingrich, and Bachmann are all for the second quarter. They have not been updated to include their third quarter figures yet.
So why are all of these numbers so important?
Some radio talk show host asks the question, “Why is Herman Cain surging in the polls?” Let me explain you why in just one word: ROMNEY! Romney is why Herman Cain is up in the polls! It’s because the Republican Establishment prefers Mitt Romney. All of the big money is behind Mitt Romney, and some of the big names too, like Chris Kristy, and Jeb Bush. These are more than just big endorsements, they are just plain big men!
Anybody in America today who is worth less than a million dollars is actually poor! Welcome to the New World, and welcome to reality! That is true for the vast majority of people living in the United States. And there is no point in complaining about it to anyone, because most of us are all in the same boat. The ‘middle class’ now falls roughly somewhere between 1 and 100 million dollars, this is just a rough guide. It is not a hard and fast rule. It is not supposed to be understood too literally. But this is the same group of taxpayers and job creators, ‘the middle class’, that Barack Obama, Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi, and most of the Democratic Party literally want to target, and hopes to increase taxes on.
This is a story about Snow White and the seven Republican dwarfs, staring Michele Bachmann as Snow White, the conservative princess, with a star-studded cast of supporting actors in their respective roles as the seven Republican dwarfs. There is Ron Paul staring as Goofy, John Huntsman as Dopey, Gary Johnson as Simply-Irrelevant, Herman Cain as Happy a.k.a. Smiley, Newt Gingrich as ‘Sleezy’ or the Ging-Grinch that tried to steal the nomination, Rick Perry as Mr. Friendly, a really nice guy, and the candidate with a heart who reminds us all of the compassionate conservative, George W. Bush, and finally Mitt Romney in his continuing role as Doc Flakey, or just plain old Mr. Wishy-Washy.
We have more laws in the United States than we have freedoms. We have more codes, ordinances and statutes on the books than we have libraries to contain them all. That’s not to mention all of the other administrative rules and bureaucratic red tape that ties our country up in such a knot that we can’t even function any more. And when you add on all of the international laws and the treaties that we’ve signed, it’s no wonder we are in the situation we’re in! So just how does a country like China get to become the economic power house of the world? Well, only with the same kind of bungling bureaucracy and job killing mismanagement that has come to characterize our economy for the last 40 years.
Former Governor Romney of Massachusetts is being more than a little bit insincere about his Massachusetts Style State Healthcare Plan, ‘Romney Care’. It is the model for President Obama’s National Healthcare Plan. I know Governor Romney comes off looking rather good on television, but he has certainly had enough practice at being in the national spotlight, so he should be rather good at it by now! Nevertheless, his model of government run healthcare is the model that President Obama used to impose his National Healthcare Plan on the whole Nation, and Governor Romney is trying to weasel out from under that millstone around his neck by just calling it a States Rights issue! We conservatives should not let him get away with that!