Does that sound like how to fix the economy or just how to, you know, “spread the wealth around a little”?
June 30, 2009
From the blog from a new valued reader. I read this and had a near coronary. When this …person… in the story whom I cannot even begin to describe…in anything approaching civil language. Says “revenue” what she means is “Rape by Taxation”. Substitute that term and you get the better idea…
Btw…I like his blog…check it out.
one comment though…I am beginning to hate the word Democracy more and more and more each and every second of the day.
How about we try to use “Republic”, or “Rule of Law” instead anywhere we can?
In California I've had to put up with some stupid, insane, and corrupt statements in our political arena, but today's statement tells all of what the Democrat party thinks of democracy and the people. What's has brought up what I see as a dangerous mentality that's a major threat of our democratic republic can be demonstrated by California Assembly Speaker. Basically, the state's version of the speaker of the house. Karen Bass (D-LA) the speaker of the Assembly was asked the question, "How do you think conservative talk radio has affected the Legislature's work?" Asking one of our politicians to do work is asking an Illegal Alien to apply to come to this country legally before coming here. It's not going to happen. ha ha great line! The leftist socialists are up on their manifesto (wish they were up on mine), any problems you create, create a straw man and attack it. It's the straw man that was selected that should be an eye opener to ever American that love their Democratic republic. Her response was as follows, (caution blood will shoot our of every bodily orifice when you read this)"The Republicans were essentially threatened and terrorized against voting for
revenueRape By Taxation. Now [some] are facing recalls. They operate under a terrorist threat: 'You vote for revenueRape By Taxation and your career is over.' I don't know why we allow that kind of terrorism to exist. I guess it's about free speech, but it's extremely unfair."
Take note who she blames for the state's woes.
YA DAMN RIGHT we are tired of your version of
revenue Rape By Taxation we have the funny notion that the money we earn is OURS not YOURS to pi$$ away or wipe your smart end with. Keep in mind valued co-patriots this is the state, the policies, and the mentality that the Fedzilla desperately wants to emulate.
This is just disgusting although I doubt any of us are truly surprised. This dumbass is not qualified to put fries in a sack at Mickey D’s yet at every recounting he magically “found” more votes. It was like they fell out of the trees…like Acorns or something. Hey, would anyone besides me like to see Michelle Bachmann and Stuart Smiley, I mean Al Franken locked in a room together for 15 minutes? I bet she would not even have to muss her hair.
So that creates the filibuster proof majority in the Senate HOW CONVENIENT for the upcoming Long Range Government Euthanasia Plan (Obamacare) debate. The Immigration Debate. And maybe the tail end of this Crap and Tax debate as well. How Nice.
Just when you thought the cast of characters in American politics couldn’t get any worse, the Minnesota Supreme Court allowed Al Franken to steal the election from Norm Coleman. The Court ruled today that Franken, former unfunny Saturday Night Live boob, will be seated as the junior Senator from Minnesota. There is nothing funny about this. It’s a sad day for Minnesota and the country as we watch this cheater, Al Franken, now take office.
Please please please…this would be like Christmas, new years, Easter, my birthday, your birthday, and Chanukah all rolled into one. This would shine a light on so much corruption it would be like when the big trash truck picks up the dumpster from behind the Chinese Restaurant and millions of cockroaches scurry for cover. The Fed is even more corrupt and evil than congress if that can be contemplated. I have serious respect for Ron Paul.
Rep. Ron Paul so far has won 245 co-sponsors to a bill that would require a full-fledged audit of the Federal Reserve by the end of 2010.
By Judson Berger
Rep. Ron Paul, shown here speaking to the American Conservative Union last February, is winning supporters to a new bill. (Reuters Photo)
All of a sudden, Congress is paying close attention to Ron Paul.
The feisty congressman from Texas, whose insurgent "Ron Paul Revolution" presidential campaign rankled Republican leaders last year, now has the GOP House leadership on his side -- backing a measure that generated paltry support when he first introduced it 26 years ago.
Paul, as of Tuesday, has won 245 co-sponsors to a bill that would require a full-fledged audit of the Federal Reserve by the end of 2010.
SOMEONE PLEASE TELL THIS WORTHLESS COW PIE TO SHUT UP!!
He is not helping his marriage, himself, conservatives…anything.
HEY SANFORD: SHUT UP, YOU IDIOT. We don’t need to hear how much like Bill Clinton you are. Why doesn’t someone tell him to STOP ….TALKING?
Sanford Says He 'Crossed Lines' With Other Women Besides Mistress
The governor says he "never crossed the ultimate line" with anyone but Maria Belen Chapur, the Argentine at the center of a scandal that has derailed Sanford's once-promising political career.
You described a high-school science experiment which proves only that CO2 is heavier than air. You then extended it to "prove" that all CO2 is absorbed into the ground. (That's what I got out of it, anyway.) Hence my example.
You came to a false conclusion, and I called you on it. You then start going on about different states of matter, as if that's even related to the discussion.
So, to pull it back a little bit, my initial mention of CO2 was in relation to Bachmann. But if you really want to go into climate change, where do you have an issue with it? (1) Do you not believe that dumping millions of tons of pollutants into the atmosphere might have an effect on things like the absorbtion of sunlight by plants (remember, it isn't just CO2 being put out by those smokestacks), or (2) do you believe that a giant international cabal of scientists is counterfeiting their evidence for some nefarious purpose? Why are the scientists all wrong, and the right-wing talk-show hosts and politicians right?
Here's how I replied:
Now CO2 mixes in air as a suspension much like salt water. When you add salt to the water. it will dissolve to a point then once you go over that point the salt will no longer dissolves in water. How can I prove this with CO2 you ask? Very easily. CO2 is much heavier and more dense than air which is a mixture of CO2, O2, and many other trace elements. It stands to reason that if the amount of CO2 were rising there would be a simple way of measuring it. The amount of weight air exerts on a person is barometric pressure. It has been measured by sailors for generations. If CO2 is increasing, why has the average barometric pressure at sea level no increased since readings were first measured? A good example of runaway CO2 greenhouse effect is Venus The average Barometric pressure on Venus would crush me or you.
So here we are comparing air to water which every scientist I have ever heard will do, and we have shown that despite adding a heavier compound to the water, the water or air is not getting heavier or more dense.That shos strong evidence to me that the heavier compound being added to the solution is not dissolving into that solution.
I also have problems with the forecasting models used to predict long term climate change. A dirty little secret about the numerical "climate" model share the same architecture with their short term weather forecasting cousins like the GFS, NAM, ECMHWRF, etc. These local models are not accurate 24 hours out, much less 2 weeks out so how can models using similar foundational architecture that are inaccurate 2 weeks out be dependable 50 years out
also have a problem with the so called scientists you mention. They have all been educated under a system that pushed Global warming as fact. Bo back 400 years and the majority of scientists believed the Earth is flat and the Sun rotated around the Earth. All arguments against these beliefs were squashed much like those pushing Global warming are trying to do now. When I was half my age, we were in cold oceanic cycle known as the AMO (Atlantic Multidecadal Oscillation) and the prevailing thoguth was that we were nearing an "Ice Age". I still have the 1970's nat geo magazine that stated most prevailing scientists believed we were entering an Ice age. This is because water has many properties of a battery. It is slow to warm, stores energy as heat, and is slow to cool. Land is the opposite generally and when the Atlantic Ocean was cooler, it led to cooler weather patterns over the Eastern U.S. and Western Europe. This pattern Changed in 95 and now we are in a warn AMO cycle. This is leading to generally warmer weather inn the same areas. I believe that this pattern is cyclical in nature and is either related to the "thermohaline conveyor" which is differences in density between warmer, cooler, saltier and fresher water on a planetary scale causing great rivers in the oceans( it is called the Gulf stream and Loop Current where I live) or solar cycles or a combination of both.
My point is that I have made a strong case in layman's terms that CO2 levels are not increasing atmospherically. I have also proven that there is not enough data to say "case closed" as AlGore and his friends have but what really makes me believe I am right is that Gore, Pelosi, Waxman and Markey all have invested in companies that intend to speculate in the "Carbon Credits" markets which is an absolute conflict of interest. Also, where do the majority of scientists get their money from? Generally government grants through universities who get their money from taxpayers so do I think scientists would skew their answers to get more grants and keep their jobs..well what do you think?
My point with the CO2 filled beaker was to demonstrate that CO2 does not go up into the atmosphere as the green folks say, but downward and you still have not proven me wrong. Water does the exact same thing in the atmosphere as clouds and then rain. I demonstrated how if CO2 was rising so would the measurement of weight of the atmosphere. I think I have proven my point but would love to debate you further. You did not disprove my rudimentary method to prove the nature of CO2 in relation to air, but I do give you credit for at least putting yourself out there in the arena of debate, but as I have said before, I am undefeated in the Climate Change debate (although I have debated to a draw before, I don't see that as a defeat) and living where I do, I get to interact with some at the top of the "food chain"on this subject. I hope to debate you further on this, but to be fair keep it in terms that the other readers here can understand. (I believe that is the way to separate those who truly understand the subject from those who are simply reciting texbooks)
I hope I made an argument that both the average folks can understand and is "academic enough" to satisfy "Nameless"
I think this post from the beginning material sums it up pretty well and is relevant to the Turncoat 8, the Cap and Traitors. This is why they do what they did, this is why all those scumbags in Washington do what they do. Reminds me of Star Trek TNG and the Borg. Well I do not want to be assimilated dammit!
What happened to our Radar?
The people in this country should have very sensitive radar when it comes to communism/socialism… and big government in general. Our whole foundation is built against such a thing. So why did it happen? Omega Liberals just want to believe in something and Alpha Liberals have been much more effective in getting Omegas to believe. This is because mostly conservatives just want to be left alone, they are not out for a big power grab. This is why the conservative principles thus far are always on defense and progressivism is on offense. Progressives are the ones trying to change our way of life. Conservatives just want the rules laid out and let everyone live by them, progressives always want to change the rules as they go to ensure everyone wins at the same time, but they do it by slowing the faster people down not by working to speed the slower people up. Conservatives want people to be free, liberals want to enslave through the nanny state. You may have heard the comments by Rahm Emanual that this economic crisis is too good to let go to waste. Well free societies are disorganized, people are doing their own thing and that is downright inconvenient to liberals who want everyone to do what they say. War (or the moral equivalent of pretty much any crisis) brings conformity and unity of purpose. The ordinary rules of behavior change, you can get things done, build roads, hospitals, bridges. This is all part and parcel of the liberal agenda. Because if they can get the whole nation into groupthink (baa baa) we will allow them to do whatever they want. During war we do whatever it takes to win. But when things are going well, in times of prosperity, Americans are not interested in looking to the government for meaning and direction. Liberals respond to this by constantly creating or elevating crises with which to get the support of the people (sheeple). Liberals also love young people. Simply put it is because they do not have much wisdom or experience, do not know what has happened in the past, and always want to DO something.
So for the most part now when I say progressive I am talking about Alphas. Without the Alpha the Omega just wanders off aimlessly to save the whale, or to eat some tofu or to do something else to give their pitiful empty life meaning.
Our founders were incredibly …not sure if paranoid or fearful are the right words… Concerned and vigilant regarding government abuses of power. They knew that what governments did was grow and control and they knew that the government works best when it is “close” to the governed. Both literally and figuratively. So they set up strong state governments and weak inefficient federal government. That system works. But let’s face something right now about human nature. People who are good with numbers become accountants. People who are good at fixing things become engineers and mechanics. People who are good at writing become writers. People who are good and enjoy acting become actors. People who want to control things, wield power become lawyers and politicians. So they take that power and they use it. They get a taste. And even though these people are smart, very intelligent, very educated most times in history; they are put in power to govern. That is the root function of their job. Governments Govern…Politicians politic…legislators legislate. When was the last time you think congress was in session and they finished up old business and no new business was proposed? No new bills enacted. For 200+ years every congress proposes numerous bills and some get passed. I read one statistic that in a two year period our federal government signed into law 7000 new federal regulations and that does not even count state and local Governments. Few ever get mothballed. They do this because it is their JOB. I mean it is not their Job but it is what they DO. That is their function. So these smart folks who know that what works is Fiscal Conservativism and personal freedom gradually begin to do things counter to that. WHY? Well, for intellectual career politicians they are just born bred and raised to control things. That is what they do. We grow them that way. There is no fun being in power if power is to the people. You cannot control much in a free capitalistic society. Now for control purposes Socialism is where the action is. I mean that is like Nascar Pit road to a mechanic. Tax season all year long to an accountant. All day every day being on the number on Bestsellers list for a writer. A 365 day concert in central park to a musician. Socialism, totalitarian government is NIRVANA to a career Bureaucrat. That is what they LIVE for, it is their function, it is what they do… Only they have the answers. Everybody else is too dumb, unsophisticated. now there are a few who have self worth derived from something else. they are former leaders or are otherwise successful and are grounded in some other thing besides social activism, they believe in the greatness of the individual and the free market, but as we can all see these are rare while the other breed are legion.
Which is why every time elections come up we should just vote in the new guy. For the exact same reason you change a baby diaper regularly. Diapers are just the thing you need for a baby butt, they are perfect for the application, but given enough time they really start to smell and become less effective at their job, and you need a new one. Pretty much just like the first one, but not all full of crap. Not all stinky. Same thing for a politician, you need one pretty much just like the first one, before the first one was ruined. Time in office ruins politicians.
June 29, 2009
I have heard that some people do not like a dark background and white text. Is this true? Should I change it?
I have thought about getting rid of some of the stuff in the side bars. If I did, what should I get rid of?
This is not just mine anymore. Everyone who contributes, comments, or reads it should have a say. After all I am a free marketeer, and I want the produt to meet the needs of the consumers.
This is just cool folks. Thanks to all the folks to read, comment, and generally contribute to the site. Special Thanks to Joel, who has been hugely influential in increasing the appeal and readership. Thanks to BBCW, LCR, BlackandGoldFan, and MAinfo your stuff is always engaging, and often worthy of theft. And thanks to everyone else who is fighting the good fight. Currently according to my little map thingy I have been read in WA,CA, ID, AZ, CO, TX, MS, FL, GA, AL, NC, SC, DC (thanks Rahm), VA, MD, NJ, NY, CN, MA, OH, MI, WI, MN, IL, TN, KY, and MO.
Too cool for a guy who didnt know what a blog was really until this year.
IF Michael Steele was worth (get ready for it…hillbilly terms coming) A Tinker’s Damn he would be ousting these sad sack RINOs before LCR or any of us had the chance to be so Freaking PO’d we cannot even see straight. I have avoided speaking about this because I could not say anything all weekend long that was not absolutely unfit for a Christian audience. These worthless pieces of excrement are the lowest form of scum in Washington. DEMOCRATS voted against this crap. How is it that not ONE Republican voted for the stimulus and these A-holes voted for this, the BIGGEST TAX INCREAE IN THE HISTORY OF OUR NATION?
I read a lot of books and one of the series of fantasy books I read has a character who every night says her prayers and her prayers consist of all the people she aims to have her revenge on when she re-claims her birthright. These 8 bloodsucking weasel grabastic pieces of garbage need to be on every one of our lips in complete remembrance until they are run out of Washington Tar and Feathered and on a Rail.
ok…I feel better..no I don’t…but a big Hat tip to LCR for being able to think rationally enough to put together this great post.
Avidly anti abortion, voted in office in the early 1980s. Liberal to moderate on economic issues. Has voted consistently with Democrats since the House regained Democrat control on economic issues. I see here that he won reelection in 2008 66% to his Dem opponent 39%. 27 out of ten rating at Club for Growth. Up for reelection in 2010. Put on your activist caps, call his office, stop his reelection. Has strong Union voting record, NAACP, AFL-CIO, ACLU, Teamsters, here. Apparently very liberal, why the 'R'? Smoke him out. Great article here on why he is not remotely a free-market guy. Voting for the biggest tax increase in history, without reading the bill is not 'moderate', make this known. Make him feel the sting of unemployment like the rest of the country will from this nightmare bill. In the middle of a massive recession....
Dave Reichert, Washington (202) 225-7761
56 out of 100 at American Conservative Union here. Also affiliated with the AFL-CIO, Teamsters, ACLU, etc here. Won GOP nomination with 45% primary vote in 2004, won reelection in 2008 51% to 48%. Facing reelection in 2010, burn the phone lines. Make him go away. I'm reading that he is considered a 'moderate'. Again, voting for the biggest tax increase ever and not reading the bill is not moderate. It is Statist. Bye-bye.
Mary Bono Mack (CA) (202) 225-5330
In 2008 she was elected with 58% against her Dem rival. She assumed office in 1998 when Sonny Bono died. Married to staunch economic conservative Rep Connie Mack IV. I would hate to hear the dinner-table arguments between these two after her vote. Connie Mack voted nay. 74 rating from ACU here Ties to liberal groups too here. She was, at one point on the fence with Cap and Tax, all of her lines were busy yesterday. Which one of the Chicago thugs twisted her arm for a Yea vote? Axelrod? Emmanuel? Vote her out, call her office, bother her up to her primary. Let her go home and stay there in 2010.
Mike Castle, Deleware (202) 225-4165
Very liberal, had requested and received $82 million in pork in 2008 alone. I wonder where the bridge will be built in Delaware to reward his yes vote? 28 of 100 at the ACU. Bye-bye RINO. Call his office, call it every day. Tell them that it is not responsible to mortgage our future. It is certainly not Republican. Or is it? You make it happen. Attorney and politician. Send him back to his day job, his antics will be well received in the law community. They aren't in the GOP. Suffered two strokes during his 2006 campaign. Won over Dem rival by 23% points. Call his office above. Shock and awe. Inundate. He's fired in 2010.
Mark Kirk, Illinois (202)225-4385
Running for Senate, don't let it happen. Elected in 2001. Served in the Clinton Administration. Career pol and attorney. See a trend? Defeated Dem rival in 2008 by 8% points. 48 out of 100 at ACU. Porky $67 million for 2008. This is a big one folks. Running possibly for the Senate seat 2010 in Illinois. I don't think so. Hit his office daily. Pester, persecute (civically), bombard - shock and awe.
John McHugh, New York (202) 225-4611
Insurance Broker, government worker. Shocker. Voted for Stimulus, Bailouts, etc. Nominated for Army Secretary, if confirmed will vacate his seat. Read between the lines. Coming aboard the SS Obamanation, this must have been his last 'F' 'U' to the GOP. Moot point on harassing him since he is leaving. Or is it? Burn up the lines! Wipe that smirk off your face, you are shameful to your country.
Frank Lobiondo New Jersey (202) 225-6572
Who is this guy? "Hey, uh, yah....I' gonna breaka yuh kneecaps...." This guy is a republican? Wasn't he on the Sopranos? Are you kidding me? Elected in 1994, former trucking executive with small business roots. What happened? Against gay marriage, abortion, affirmative action. Part of Gingrich's Contract With America. What happened? At one point he had strong economic conservative leanings. 52 of 100 from ACU. Flush him out, he's the worst kind of pol, a turncoat that at one point was a Reagan conservative but the Washington culture has it's way with people......Melt the lines at his office, adios in 2010.
Leonard Lance, New Jersey (202) 225-5361
See the look on his face, he looks like a badly-aged Cabbage-Patch doll. Born into a political family. In 2008 he ran on a platform of fiscal conservatism, moderate social values, and environmentalism. Really? It's fiscally conservative to vote for the biggest tax increase ever and not read the bill? We'll see you at the poor-house with your constituents. Won his seat in 2008 51% to 41% but had a tougher fight in the primary. That's where he is vulnerable. I can't even find a cause for his support for the Cap and Tax bill, porky goodies perhaps? Well, he will have a short-lived congressional term. Out in 2010. Burn his office line.
Update I : Thanks to Smitty at TheOtherMcCain.blogspot, he specifically put up a post for this piece. Spread the word folks, link this post, send it to as many friends/family as possible.
The Founders believed that it was essential to not allow high pay or fancy perks to the job of being a Representative or Senator so as to discourage careerist politicians. They believed to do so spelled our ruination. The job is so cushy now that they lie, cheat, steal, and probably kill to stay, some never have a real job; most I would say. Never underestimate what a politician will do to try to help their re-election campaign. That is the first thing they think of when they are elected and the last thing they think about before voting. Not only that, but D.C. insulates these goons from their constituents.
Missouri, is not notable in many people’s minds for very many things other than Mules and Stubborness. Congressman Willard Vandiver, declared that "I come from a country that raises corn and cotton, cockleburs and Democrats, and frothy eloquence neither convinces nor satisfies me. I'm from Missouri, and you have got to Show Me."
But, Missouri is probably the state that is most representative of the US as a whole in many ways. The Bureau of Economic Analysis estimates that Missouri's Per capita personal income in 2006 was $32,705, ranking 26th in the nation. This puts Missouri right in the middle of the nation as far as income. Part of the Missouri Territory was admitted into the union as the 24th state in August 10, 1821. Again right in the middle of the nation. The state's population density 81.2 in 2000, is also closer to the national average (79.6 in 2000) than any other state. Missouri is also very much in line with other US demographics; Missouri closely mirrors US averages in age distribution and gender distribution. In fact, the Mean Population Center of the United States has been in Missouri for at least twenty years, in 2000 it was located 2.8 miles east of Edgar Springs, Phelps County, Missouri. The actual Geographical center of the contiguous 48 states is within 400 miles of where I live. Missouri is widely regarded as a state bellwether in American politics. The state has a longer stretch of supporting the winning presidential candidate than any other state, having voted with the nation in every election since 1904 with two exceptions: in 1956 when they voted for Stevenson over the winner, incumbent President Eisenhower, and in 2008 when they voted for McCain over winner Obama , both by extremely narrow margins.
But Missouri’s population is, I am learning, very hard to classify. I would consider most of the state as Rural. I have been to all four corners and throughout the middle. Kansas City, Missouri's largest metro area is nothing like the size of Dallas, Phoenix, Atlanta, Chicago, LA, Houston, Denver, Chicago, etc. Kansas City is not even in the top 25 by size of US cities, St. Louis does not make the top 50. The Census Bureau has a strange definition of rural vs. urban. By its’ definition I live in an Urban area. I admit I live ten miles from Joplin and seven miles from Carthage, and only sixty-some miles from Springfield (the third largest city) but I am on a well for my water and have a septic tank, cannot get Cable or DSL internet, am outside of city police protection (which I am actually thankful for), and I have the last house in a city fire protection district, my neighbor is covered by a volunteer department. Missouri is ranked 6th in the nation for the production of hogs and 7th for cattle. Missouri is ranked in the top five states in the nation for production of soy beans. As of 2001, there were 108,000 farms, the second largest number in any state after Texas. So how Urban does my area or my State sound to you? Where I grew up was far, far more Rural than where I now live. Average home prices for either area (where I am or where I grew up) are less than $100,000. For more info on this click here: http://mcdc2.missouri.edu/TenThings/urbanrural.shtml
Another thing is that Missouri straddles the ole North/South question; residents of cities farther north and of the state's large metropolitan areas, where half of the state's population resides (Kansas City, St. Louis, and Columbia), typically consider themselves Midwestern (Northern). In rural areas and cities farther south, such as (Cape Girardeau, Poplar Bluff, Springfield, and Sikeston), residents typically self-identify as more Southern.
So my point is, I don’t think I am represented at all. How can Claire McCaskill represent me, much less people who are even more rural than I am; in a state where the average population of the 200 LARGEST cities and towns of averages very near to 15,000 people when she lives in a city? Her web site admits that she basically lives in Washington D.C. and returns home to St. Louis on the weekends. She was born in Rolla (Midwestern mindset) Raised in Columbia (nexus for liberalism in MO) “Claire attended Hickman High School in Columbia, while her father served as a state insurance commissioner and her mother became Columbia's first woman city council member.” Does that sound like just plain Joe Six-pack to you? She then moved to KC (Mo’s largest city) and then moved to St. Louis (MO’s second largest).
Kit Bond (who is a decent weasel, but retiring soon) is the current senior United States Senator from Missouri. He has been in the Senate since 1987. Bond was born in St. Louis, Missouri. His father was …a Rhodes Scholar. His maternal grandfather, founded A.P. Green Industries, a fireclay manufacturer and a major employer for many years in Bond's hometown Mexico, Missouri (Which admittedly Mexico is not a huge town). Kit Bond graduated from Deerfield Academy in 1956, Princeton University in 1960, and the University of Virginia School of Law in 1963. From 1963 to 1964, Bond served as a law clerk to the Honorable Elbert Tuttle, then Chief Judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit in Atlanta, Georgia. From 1964 to 1967, Bond practiced law at Covington & Burling in Washington, D.C.
I could go on about Bond, and he is not nearly as bad as some of the weasels, but it just goes to my point, is he one of the “regular” people?
AHH but you say to me, “I have read your other posts, and senators are supposed to represent the State not the people.” I answer, 1) not since the travesty that is the 17th amendment, and 2) good for you, look at the Representatives of my state.
1,2 and 3 are all St. Louis Metro (different from St. Louis City) , 4 is more rural in a way but includes Jefferson City, the capital, 5 is all Kansas City, 6 is Rural, 7 is rural but contains the third largest city and 4th largest metro area as well as the oddity that is Branson, 8 is Ru-RAL, and 9 is Rural but with the Liberal Mecca of Columbia.
1. William Lacy Clay, Jr., Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives since 2000 for Missouri's 1st congressional district (map). The district includes the northern two-thirds of St. Louis, as well as most of St. Louis County. Clay Jr., was born in St. Louis, but his family moved to Washington D.C., when his father, Bill Clay, was elected to Congress. In his teenage years, Clay Jr. attended Silver Spring, Maryland, public schools. He then attended the University of Maryland, College Park, from which he earned a degree in political science and certification to be a paralegal. He entered the Missouri House of Representatives in 1983, the same year that he graduated. While serving, he studied at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government but did not obtain a degree. In 1991 he was elected to the Missouri State Senate. blah blah blah…you get the drift he is a northerner living in D.C. claiming to live in St. Louis. and representing people who have a basically urban Chicagoan political mindset in a state which has a clear division between north and south politically.
2. W. Todd Akin- R, has been a member of the House of Representatives since 2001, representing Missouri's 2nd congressional district (map). Born in New York City, Akin later moved to St. Louis, and attended John Burroughs School. After graduating, he attended the Worcester Polytechnic Institute, in Worcester, Massachusetts, in 1984, he earned a Master of Divinity degree at Covenant Theological Seminary in St. Louis. From 1972 to 1980, he served in the Missouri National Guard. After his military career, he took up work at IBM as an engineer, and he later became a manager at Laclede Steel. Akin was elected to the Missouri House of Representatives representing western St. Louis County in 1988. He was re-elected five times. Akin lives in Town and Country, a wealthy suburb west of St. Louis. However, he is listed on the House roll as "R-St. Louis." This may be because many areas of the St. Louis County portion of the district (including one of his district offices) have St. Louis addresses even though the district does not include any portion of St. Louis itself. Again, carpet bagging northerner masquerading as a Missourian, and representing wealthy people in a city resembling Chicago politically more than the rest of the state. At least he did work for a living for a while.
3. "Russ" Carnahan is a Democrat elected to the House of Representatives in November 2004 to represent Missouri's 3rd congressional district (map). The district includes the southern third of St. Louis and most of that city's southern suburbs. He was born in Columbia, Missouri and raised in Rolla, Missouri, Carnahan is the son of the late Mel Carnahan, a former Missouri governor and posthumously a U.S. Senator-elect, and Jean Carnahan, a former U.S. Senator. His sister, Robin Carnahan was elected as Missouri Secretary of State in 2004; Russ Carnahan received a bachelor's degree and a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Missouri–Columbia. He worked as a private practice attorney prior to entering politics. Carnahan is a member of the New Democrat Coalition. Note that St. Louis' strong Democratic tilt (a Republican has not represented this district or its predecessors since 1949) helped Carnahan win with 53 percent of the vote. The district reverted to form in 2006, and Carnahan was easily reelected with 65% of the vote. I am Not saying he is a bad guy, I honestly do not know, but he is from a political family, Politics is the family business as you can plainly see and he has never really held a private sector job. Again St. Louis has three representatives basically.
4. "Ike" Skelton IV (born December 20, 1931) has been a member of the United States House of Representatives since 1977 (!!). A Democrat, he represents Missouri's 4th congressional district. The district includes most of the west-central part of the state, including the state capital, Jefferson City. Skelton is currently the Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, being selected at the start of the 110th Congress. He had previously served as the highest ranking Democrat on the Committee since 1998. Skelton was born in Lexington, Missouri, where he still lives today. In 1928, Skelton's father met Harry Truman, then a Jackson County judge, and the two became good friends. Skelton attended Truman’s 1949 inauguration, when Skelton was 17. He received an A.A. from Wentworth Military and Junior College in 1951. He received an A.B. from the University of Missouri–Columbia in 1953 … He attended the University of Edinburgh, Scotland in 1953. He received an LL.B. from Missouri–Columbia in 1956. He became a lawyer, working in private practice in Lafayette County, Missouri.
Ike is a Democrat, but he is a Social Conservative, and even somewhat of a Fiscal conservative but he has been in office since Carter was president. He knew Harry Truman. He has been in politics all his life. He does at least have street cred in the fact he is a down home Missouri Boy. But it goes to my point…it is a lifelong profession, and something the founders were dead set against.
5. Emanuel Cleaver is a United Methodist pastor and a Democratic politician from the state of Missouri. He was elected in November 2004 to represent Missouri's 5th congressional district (map), which primarily consists of the Kansas City-Jackson County metro area. Cleaver took his seat in the U.S. House of Representatives at the start of the 109th Congress on January 4, 2005. Born in Waxahachie, Texas, Cleaver grew up in public housing in Wichita Falls, Texas. He graduated from Prairie View A&M University Cleaver then moved to Kansas City, where he received a Master of Divinity degree from St. Paul School of Theology. Cleaver served as city councilman in Kansas City from 1979 to 1991, and was the mayor of Kansas City, Missouri, from 1991 until 1999. He was the first African American mayor of that city. The 5th district has long been a very safe Democratic district. The district was redrawn in 2002, adding more conservative suburban and rural voters in northwest Cass and southeast Jackson Counties. Overall, Democrats still hold a significant advantage in the district.
I cannot say much, he is not a native to Missouri, but he was born in Texas, grew up poor, and has lived in Missouri his whole life, he is a man of some principle, although I cannot agree with him politically, but he did not support Obama and stuck to his guns despite huge pressures on him due to his race. Conversely, he is a career politician and represents the largest segment of what could be considered Urban dwellers in the state by my definition of the word.
6. Samuel B. Graves, Jr. is a Republican , currently representing Missouri's 6th congressional district in the House of Representatives, a post he has held since 2001. The district, located in the northwestern portion of the state, includes the portion of Kansas City north of the Missouri River as well as St. Joseph. He is currently the ranking minority member of the House Committee on Small Business. Graves is a lifelong resident of Tarkio, a small city not far from the Iowa and Nebraska borders. He graduated from the University of Missouri. He is a former volunteer fireman and is also a sixth-generation farmer. Graves was elected to the Missouri House of Representatives in 1992. After only one term, he was elected to the Missouri State Senate in 1994.
In 2000, Graves faced former Congresswoman Danner's son, Steve Danner, in the general election. Graves referred to Danner as a "tax and spend Liberal" and won the race with 51% of the vote largely by running up huge margins in the rural areas of the district. He was arguably helped by George W. Bush carrying the district. Following the economic crisis of Wall Street in September 2008, Graves voted against the Proposed bailout of United States financial system saying it neither "punished the wrongdoers nor adequately protected the innocent taxpayers, investors and retirees” caught in the Wall Street banking crisis."
Hmm…a good weasel apparently. Let’s see how long it takes for careerism and D.C. corruption to turn him into a typical Washington bloodsucker.
7. Roy D. Blunt Republican, representing Missouri's 7th congressional district in the House of Representatives. Blunt's son Matt Blunt is the former governor of Missouri.On February 19, 2009, Blunt announced he would run for the Republican nomination for the United States Senate seat being vacated by Senator Kit Bond in 2010. Since he was first elected in 1996, Blunt has been reelected five times without significant opposition. In the 2004 House election, he received 70.4 percent of the vote. Blunt's political action committee is the Rely on Your Beliefs Fund.
His whole family is in politics, and although not a really awful politician, he has been around a long long time. As I said, politics IS the family business and he has been accused of a lot of cronyism and favoritism too. I could be represented by worse but I think I could be represented by better as well.
8. Jo Ann Emerson is currently serving her seventh term in the U.S. House of Representatives. She represents Missouri's 8th congressional district (map) which consists of Southeast and South Central Missouri and includes the Missouri part of the Cape Girardeau–Jackson, MO-IL Metropolitan Statistical Area, the Bootheel, the Lead Belt and the Ozarks. The largest cities in the district are Cape Girardeau, Jackson, Sikeston, Poplar Bluff, Farmington, Rolla, Kennett, and West Plains. Emerson is a member of the Republican Party. Emerson was born in Bethesda, Maryland and graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University. She married then-lobbyist and future U.S. Representative Bill Emerson (R-Cape Girardeau) on June 22, 1975. He was 12 years her senior. They had two daughters; Jo Ann also has five stepdaughters and a stepson. Bill was elected to the U.S. Congress in 1980 from Missouri's 10th Congressional District and, subsequent to redistricting, was reelected in 1982 from the 8th District. He handily retained his seat through 1994, his final election, before succumbing to cancer on June 22, 1996. The Bill Emerson Memorial Bridge, which links Missouri to Illinois across the Mississippi River, was dedicated to commemorate his efforts to obtain federal funding for its construction.
I have posted on Jo-Ann before, and she is the representative of my old home district. She is not a Missouri native, but her husband was a near legend over there. Jo Ann does a pretty good job; but it does still support the point. The ONLY reason she got elected was because of her husband. She has stood on her own merits since then, but it was the name that put her there.
9. Blaine Luetkemeyer is the Republican Representative for Missouri's 9th congressional district (map). Missouri's 9th congressional district encompasses rural Northeast Missouri, the area known as "Little Dixie," due to the migrant farming aspect of the region. It is the “rest of the northeast” after the three districs in St. Louis. He was born in Jefferson City, Missouri and attended Lincoln University in Jefferson City, graduating with a bachelor of arts degree in political science, with a minor in business administration. A lifelong farmer who is the fourth generation of his family to own their farm, Luetkemeyer has also owned several small businesses, as well as running a bank and serving as an insurance agent. He also served on the Board of Trustees for the village of St. Elizabeth, Missouri, his current home. During his time in the state legislature, Luetkemeyer co-sponsored the statewide constitutional amendment defining marriage as being between a man and a woman. He also worked on legislation which allowed Missourians to carry concealed firearms, banning partial-birth abortions, and reforming worker compensation laws.
Luetkemeyer is apparently the real deal, I do not know much about him but as you can see from the above 9 backgrounds out of the 9 districts we have 3 solid rural folks, and one that I have to give a nod to. The rest are city folks and most are from up North.
Check out your states, I am sure it is similar. These people grow up wanting to be in politics and after college they look for areas “ripe for the picking”. We are not growing our politicians and choosing them; they choose us and we vote for them…again and again and again…
Good job BlackandGoldFan,
According to cnsnews.com, House Speaker Nancy "Pineapple Princess" Pelosi (D-CA) and Senate Majority Leader Harry "Pinky" Reid (D-NV) will not give any of the American people one week to read any healthcare legislation up for a vote. Does this really surprise anyone?
“The issue of a public option is probably the most significant debate that we will have in the House on the legislation, as I see it now. But the bill will come forth under the regular order, and that's why the three chairmen put out the draft now,” she said. “They put out some principles earlier on. The President put out his principles. We had a month before the Memorial Day break for everyone to see what was happening there to take ideas from our members.
“So it was in the public domain, but not as a bill,” said Pelosi, continuing to respond to the question of whether she would give the public a week to review the final bill. “Now they have put out this draft which has been well received, and I'm very proud of the work. It's a well managed approach to how we go forward. And when we are ready with a draft then we will put that forth, but as I say, it will be under the regular order.”
Under regular order rules, the House can vote in three calendar days and the Senate within 48 hours after the drafts are posted out of committee. The three House committees working on the health-care plan have released what they call a “discussion draft” of the legislation. It is 850 pages long.
The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee has produced its own 615-page draft that is missing key sections, including the section that would explain the “public option”—or government-run health insurance organization.
A final compromise versions would most likely be over 1,000 pages long. Does anyone out there truly believe that the members of Congress would be able to read this let alone the American people? It would be like me trying to read "Atlas Shrugged" before taking a comprehensive test on it 48-72 hours later. To read and understand something that large in a short period of time is about as possible as Obama producing the long-form birth certificate.
The same tactic was used by the House of Representatives on the recently-passed Waxman-Markey "Cap and Trade" bill. An amendment was inserted into the bill and made public at approximately 3 a.m. Friday morning with the final vote coming 16 hours later. The vote was supposed to have been only a mere 9 hours later, but since the Bolshevik Bitch saw she didn't have the votes she pushed the final vote back to 7 p.m. Even with seven extra hours, lawmakers did not have adequate time to read the entire bill before voting on it.
The mindset of Congressional leadership seems to be "Trust Us." They think the American people are probably too stupid to understand what these hideous bills really say, so why waste a week giving them an opportunity to read something they won't understand?
I, for one, am appalled. We are NOT stupid. In fact, we're smart enough to know that what they are doing in Congress is nothing but unethical and outrageous. But they feel no shame because they consider themselves above the rest of the American people. We, as American citizens, have EVERY RIGHT to know EXACTLY what is going into any piece of legislation. The level of arrogance is sickening.
While Pelosi, Reid, and the rest of the shysters on Capitol Hill keep playing their elitist games, the seeds of revolution continue to grow and flourish. One day, those seeds will come to complete fruition, and the American people will finally be heard.
June 28, 2009
I think it was donefrom within by different factions who all stood to benefit in a big way from the ensuing bailouts, bankruptciesm and massive increases in cost to all current forms of energy and makers of so called alt. energy.
That is certainly who all this nonsense benefits...always ask who benefits...
June 27, 2009
June 26, 2009
202-225-3121 or 202-224-3121
Please This is hugely important. The vote is tomorrow and this must not pass.
June 25, 2009
Attorney General Eric Holder wants Congress to pass a new hate crimes law to include attacks that are based on sexual orientation, gender or disability.
So it begins… Bring on the thought police:
“John Spartan you are hereby fined one credit for a violation of the verbal morality code.” Name the movie. That is where we are headed.
So I was surfing the web in my usual KOOK way, and I found this article that actually pre-empts Chairman Zero’s Obamamercial on Government Assisted Euthanasia, Eugenics, and medical rationing system which I like to call the Zero Health Care Plan, because we will get Zero Health Care, and that is the Plan…
So I was reading the story on Lady Zero (have you seen her arms?) and to give you a short synopsis: She is important dammit, and people like her, and her first chief of staff (why does the wife of the President need a staff, oh yeah because of Hillary) was not aggressive and pushy enough so she fired her and hired an old crony who told Axelrod that he better start listening to her (cause she is important dammit). She doesn’t want to just plant gardens and read to kids, because she needs to be important, cause she is smart dammit, and she is going to be very involved in the healthcare reform (Trying to fill Hillary’s pantsuit again, sorry as bad as I dislike Hillary, you are no Hillary Clinton). She hired a full time speech writer too (wonder if she gets her own set of prompters?) because she is smart and Important, dammit! She has things to say as soon as her speech writer writes them! She is a Lawyer, and a former Policy Maker and she is a woman of substance, not some stay at home mom. I am woman hear me Roar!
And then, Then, she was quoted as saying something I can wholeheartedly support, fully and without condition. For the good of her family, let us all work together to ensure that this happens as soon as humanly possible and without any wavering. Please, it is critical:
“Obama has also taken stock of her family life, which she has found to be more constrained than she expected. She has concluded that there's really only one road toward some semblance of a private life for them -- and it leads away from the White House.”
Please, I call out to all Americans, let us make sure that the Obama’s family life can get back to the way it used to be as soon as possible.
Then there was this little gem:
“Last, she exhorted her staff to find a personal balance. For her part, Obama informed them that she would practice what she preached: She did not intend to work more than 2 1/2 days a week. She was also planning to take off the month of August.”
One one hand, it is an unpaid position, that of first lady, but her staff is not unpaid. If she only works 2 1/2 days a week, what do they work. I sure do not want her to get over extended. Oh and taking the month of off August, fantastic. Do you think her staff will be hard at work with nothing to schedule, write, arrange, plan, or orchestrate for a month? Do you think we will be paying them?
Oh this article is a treasure trove of valuable intel:
Unspoken but well known to some in the room was how unhappy Obama had been with the lack of campaign support she received during the presidential primaries. The president's advisers acknowledge that Michelle Obama was ill-served in the early days of the 2008 campaign, when opponents were able to portray her (Because it is the truth) as unpatriotic, haughty and a caricature of an angry black woman. (easy to do when she makes poo faces like she did at Carli Bruni) She was horrified to learn that she had become a liability to the candidate for saying that for the first time in her life, she was proud of her country. (I do not know why anyone would misconstrue that statement to mean that she was un-proud of her country for the first 40+ years of her life, signaling she was unhappy to be an American)
"Obviously, given how fundamentally distorted the public lens was on her, I think we could have done a much better job for her. . . . I don't think there's any question about that," Axelrod concedes. "It took her a while to dig out of that." (liberal translation: “geez we were so busy with Biden’s idiocy, and everyone said this woman was sharp, we didn’t think she would let her true feelings show so quickly, and after that it was a lot of work to try to make people not believe her anymore, but to just listen to what we said she said she meant”)
In naming Sher, Obama took another step toward re-creating her Chicago life on a world stage.
Yes, ladies and gentlemen, it is the Chicago Machine come to Washington. Everything that we have come to love about Chicago politics is now in the White House. Crime, Corruption, Incompetence, Cronyism, you name it we got it.
Then the article goes on to discuss how she has the personal trainer and the personal chef. Raise your hand if you have a Personal Trainer on your staff, or a Personal Chef…go ahead raise your hand. No one? Me neither, but we pay for these two jokers. I am sure that the Navy has some cook that could whip up some grub for them, but they have a Personal Chef, no simple fixins for the Family of O.
Damn, it just keeps on ticking…better and better
So now, with school over for the year, Obama has developed a plan that takes her and the girls out of Washington, where she thinks they can have more fun and independence. Sasha and Malia accompanied the first lady to San Francisco
(on the taxpayers dime, who has kids that would like to go to San Francisco for a week? Boy, how is that for sacrifice?)
on Monday, and next month, they will join their parents on an official presidential trip to Russia, Italy and Ghana. The family is expected to spend more time at Camp David, where they can entertain close friends in privacy.
Didn’t the media excoriate Dubya for spending so much time at Camp David and in Crawford?
At work, Obama runs her office like a business in which she is chief executive. She doesn't want to micromanage, she has made clear; she wants to delegate. Up and down the hall are professional women…
Only Women, what is she some sort of sexist or what? No men at all on her staff? That is an outrage, this is the era of inclusiveness and acceptance!
Sher, Rogers and Jarrett are so close that they have rented apartments in the same Georgetown building, near the waterfront, with Jarrett and Sher directly across the hall from each other. "We'll even do errands together on the weekend," Sher said. The first lady attended a small birthday celebration for Rogers last week and has had "girls' nights" with the women.
Well, ain’t that sweeet, I am so glad that we are paying for her best friends and all so that they can go out and have Girl’s nights. Isn’t that special?
They all know that Obama wants to continue to offer opportunities to people like herself. She grew up in working-class South Chicago, in the shadow of one of the most elite private colleges in the country, the University of Chicago. Yet Obama recalls vividly that when she was a high school student hoping to rise above her circumstances, the university seemed far beyond her reach. She was determined this would not happen at the White House on her watch.
Ok, seriously, this pisses me off. This is the perfect american story of how ANYONE can make it! They are trying to portray it as though no one can. Michelle went to HARVARD. She went from Nothing to First Lady. How is that…how can they turn that into a rallying cry? She is proof our system works if you are smart and work hard (hey, I gotta giver her props for being smart and working hard to get to where she is at, doesn’t mean I agree with anything that she says or does) What is she determined will not happen at the White House on her watch? That a poor black woman from south Chicago could go to Harvard, work at a swanky law firm, and become first lady? ARGH! that is the proof that the whole system works if you put forth the effort! What, was it sheer luck? ok…I am done…I feel a stroke coming on…&^#@!( argh
There is more in the article that irritates me, from the slam on Nancy Reagan, to exclamation that it is so great to just pick and choose people to come and talk to you, you know people that interest you!, it is all about her and the royalty aspect, it brags about all the African folks on staff, which, you know if we talked about all the white folks on staff in any presidency before would have been unthinkable. It just keeps going and going…Gah!
The First Lady's Ladies in Waiting