August 30, 2010

Western Hero on Glenn Beck’s Rally

Glenn Beck's Rally by Western Hero

It is a sad commentary on our public education system when a media personality has caused more people to read The US Constitution and the writings of the founders than has all of the primary and secondary teachers combined
I don't get a chance to see Glenn Beck's TV show, and I only catch snippets of his radio show on the way home from work, but I admire him.  I admire him for pulling himself out of a self-made gutter of materialism and alcoholism.  Not only did he come back from the brink, he leveraged his talents to become a multi-millionaire who stands atop a multimedia empire. 
I admire his ability to educate with humor.  What other media personality could hold an audience larger than all of MSNBC and CNN combined while talking about Woodrow Wilson, early 20th Century Progressivism, and the most obscure founding fathers?  Beck is a life-long learner, an everyman delving into history and philosophy.  He is an example for all of us.  
I didn't watch the rally, but I did wade into the poisonous stream of vile liberal invective that reached its high-water mark sometime after the rally.  I won't even honor any of it by echoing the lefty lunacy.
We are no longer a nation of laws

A liberal defending big government and bashing Beck maintained noisily that we are a nation of laws.  I responded that actually, no, we are not a nation of laws. At least not anymore.  When our government passes laws that favor certain groups (sugar farmers, for instance), and creates literally tons of laws per year that they themselves admit they have not read, and when they selectively enforce others, or refuse to enforce them (immigration), then they have made a mockery of the very concept of the rule of law.
We are a decadent nation ruled by the capricious whims of a political oligarchy grown fat upon corporate contributions. But that's OK with the left as long as the oligarchy favors them and their causes. That is what separates left from right today, and it will be the death of progressive democrats:  The right has turned a critical eye upon it's own politicians while the left childishly refuses to do the same.

...And I love how Glenn sends the left into bug-eyed apoplexy on a daily basis.  It's fun to watch.
Here's what I think about the rally, which drew "hundreds of thousands" according to McClatchy News Service:
We need government, and we need it to perform its constitutional duties efficiently and effectively.  We must also never lose our self-sufficiency. Katrina was a tragedy. People just sitting there as a hurricane hits them while school buses sit underwater.  Did government benumb them into inaction?
Government has its place, but so does freedom and liberty of each person to rule their own lives and make their own decisions.

Washington, We have an Imbalance

We have an imbalance between personal liberty and government power. That is what Glen Beck is (comically? cynically? self-servingly? genuinely? sincerely?) pointing to.
Too many look to government for too much. Meanwhile, over-reliance on government has caused our self-sufficiency to atrophy, like a muscle that goes unused.
It's about damning the DC-NY crony capitalist connection. It's a shout out to the politicians that the times they are a changin' (Apologies to Bob Dylan). We don't believe their crap anymore.
Statism is so Yesterday...
Have the republicans screwed us over? Of course they have. So have the democrats, who are just as deep in the crony capitalist sewer as the GOP.
Our nation is too big and too diverse for outmoded one-size-fits-all solutions.  We don't want to destroy the federal government, we want to restrict it to its constitutional duties so neither left nor right can hijack its coercive power for their own narrow financial and political interests.
The only solution is to take it away from Washington and hand it back to the states and the people. If we screw it up there, then it's our own damned fault


August 27, 2010

Glenn Beck Lying about Potential Attendance

“GLENN: From Washington D.C., 25 hours away now from Restoring Honor, what a wild 24 hours this has been since last we met. Things here in Washington are getting quite bizarre and quite intense, and intense in a good way, bizarre in a just, I don't even know how to explain it. Just a, it's weird. History is going to be made this weekend in Washington. We've been telling you that we don't know how many people are coming. We have built it and I think the area that we have JumboTrons and sound in is, if it fills in, is between 450,000 and 500,000, and we you know, we've been expecting, I don't even know, maybe 100,000. We said when we first started if we could get, you know, 100,000, that would be great. Who knows. Maybe we get 25,000. But the press has gone from it's only going to be a handful of people to 100,000 earlier this week, and the press here in Washington, I don't know if you are seeing it in outside of Washington, but the press here in Washington is now predicting a crowd of possibly 500,000 people. So you can put that into perspective, the largest gathering on the mall of all time was 700, outside of Obama, 700?”

I don’t know why Mr Beck lies about how many people will be in Washington DC, for his little event; when me and AD33 and my li’l cousin went there on 9-12 last year there was the three of us, two cabbies, a homeless person and a bunch of people from the local Klavern and that was it.  There were like 50 people in all of Washington, DC.  Well not counting the 1.2 Million people there for the Black Family Reunion or something. It was a ghost town I tell you.

You know the News is going to report that there was Glenn Beck, Sarah Palin, a couple other crazy right wingers, a bunch of redneck racist and 100,000 cardboard cutouts of spectators.  Then they will say that the 100,000 number is an estimate and all they can confirm is 3 people were there.

Crap, Fox even reported it as less than 100K on 9-12.  Seriously, why bother.


August 26, 2010

The Power Of Incentive

Humans do everything we do because of some motivation.  There is always a perceived incentive to our actions.  Be it direct or indirect or tangible or intangible, we do things because of incentive and motivation.
The Government is completely incapable of creating anything.  They can no more create demand than they can create gold from lead.  They are capable of motivating people to take action, and they can create powerful incentive; but they cannot create demand for a product or service.
Let me explain my meaning. If you were beginning to ponder buying a new vehicle, if it had already been on your mind, or if your present vehicle was of a certain age and the government declared that all people who were going to trade in a car would get extra cash back on the purchase of a new car; that could incentivize or motivate you to action.  But if you had just purchased a car, or if you were dead set against buying a new car, then that announcement would not create that demand for you to take action.  The demand has to be there first.  The numbers prove this out with Cash for Clunkers as well as the home buyer credit that just happened.  Those people were already in the market, or leaning towards making a purchase.  The Government only pushed them to take action on a decision they were already contemplating.  The news just came out that new home sales and new car sales are both down from prior months and the yearly expectation is no better than last year, in fact it looks a little worse.
To put it another way; would you rather sell one hot dog a day for thirty days, or sell 30 hot dogs in one day and none for remaining 29 days?   The net result is the same, sure the one day profits look great on the one day, but the long term outlook is identical. How about if you spent a thousand times as much money to sell the thirty hot dogs one day as it would have cost to sell one a day for thirty?  This is what we are now seeing in the economy, except the government spent a great deal of taxpayer (that is, “our”) money to incentivize sales that were likely to happen anyway.  The true net cost per auto sold is much greater.
This is because the Government cannot create anything; all they did was incentivize a temporary shift in resources.  They influenced the “When” not the “If” ; they BOUGHT themselves some time.

August 25, 2010

Musings on Human Nature and Meddling.

I have been back from Hawaii a little over a week now. Catching up with work and home has kept me busy, but there were a few lessons to be learned, or at least things to mentally process. The greatest thing about Western Culture has to be our wanderlust. The only peoples on the planet that migrated further than the descendents of the Roman empire and Sons and Daughters of Scotland have to be the Polynesians. The Romans went forth in search of riches and glory. The Scots migrated due to the desire to be left alone, and the Polynesians did it for room to live…but under it all in all three cases must have been a desire to see what else was out there. As for Western Culture as the Europeans moved Westward they always seemed to want to remake the world in their image. They had a definite view of what “civilization” was. Great meddlers we all are. I am not commenting on the justness of the situation or whether it is a positive or a negative. I am just stating a fact. 200 years ago Hawaiians lived in huts on the beach, fished all day and did whatever native people do.

*disclaimer – the following is just my perception from a week on the island…people who have lived there or have more insight please chime in*

How did Hawaii make me think about this? We were on Oahu. Honolulu may be the most touristy place I have ever been. They do not have a manufacturing economy. The sugar cane and pineapple growing is in decline due to production costs. Leaving Tourism as the main industry, followed by the Military . Because of its’ beauty there are also a lot of movies and TV shows filmed there. This, as well as old Sugar and Pineapple money fuels the wealthy part of the island.

From Waikiki go northeast and you see very nice homes that would not look out of place near Malibu, or Miami, and with real estate prices the way they are this is the Beverly Hills of Hawaii. Just down the street from our Hotel was any store you could see on Rodeo Drive. These people have some amazing Ocean Views and great beaches.

Continue past the ritzy neighborhoods up to the north shore and you see much more lower-middle class housing. One night while we were just driving around seeing the sights we got all the way up on the north end of the island, because we were searching for the highly rated shrimp truck/shrimp shack food.

At the time I thought that the areas we were driving through were not unlike some Indian Reservations I have seen. A day or so later while on an official sight seeing tour our tour guide confirmed that this was basically what we had seen.

At some point in the past, right after statehood presumably, the US government and the government of Hawaii made a deal for natives to homestead certain Hawaiian lands for a dollar a year lease. Then they could build whatever home they could afford to build on that land and it was theirs for a dollar a year. There were schools built and other services to manage the homesteading. These were not shantytowns, but some looked more like Tijuana than San Diego… Of course, we being, Mid-Westerners in the proud Puritan and Pilgrim traditions had all kinds of discussions on the state of affairs that this treatment brought. Our last day in Hawaii we decided to road trip up the northwest shore. The is an area that looks very very much like San Bernadino county CA, or parts of Phoenix, AZ. Housing, landscape, etc. I got the impression this was where the upper middle class lived. Past that up the coast (up just before the road actually stops) between the road and the beach we came across a huge Shantytown area.

Tents, Shacks, old Cars and boats, fences made from pallets, junk, you name it.

But as evidenced by the young boy getting a haircut in the front “yard”, some had electricity. We saw water tanks on trailers and things of that nature.

But they had great ocean views. Now, I do not know if living in this manner was a choice for these people, one assumes it was not as much of a choice as a condition, but when others of my group saw this they were highly offended.

“They should do Something” And that is how it starts. who "they" and "do" what exactly? Sure maybe some of those folks are down on their luck, lost the big condo and bought a tent or slept in their car, but the age of many of the domiciles of this settlement lead me in a little different path.
Some are probably young folks who are “beach bums”, some may be old folks who don’t have anyone to take care of them, some may be more like our usual homeless here on the mainland, but those were evident too in the Honolulu. Remember, anyone of Native heritage can have a house lot for a dollar a year on the Res. But then they have to give up their view and their beach. My main point to the rest of the group, was ITS AN ISLAND, WHAT WOULD YOU DO WITH THESE PEOPLE? JUST MOVE THEM? This was how many of these peoples’ ancestors lived, potentially right on that beach. For all we knew this was their ancestral land, maybe that was the site of their great grandparents village? I don’t mean that in any pejorative way. Perhaps it was a choice, after all living in a small cabin on the one of the greatest coastlines in the world for basically free has to be pretty sweet. There were quite a few serviceable looking cars in evidence and electricity, as mentioned.

What “Something” should be done? Make them move to government housing? Make them move to the Reservation? You going to ship them to the mainland to add to our indigent population? It. Is. An. Island.

Let me ask you this, who are they hurting, other than our more wealthy sensibilities. Are they unhappy? I don’t know, I didn’t poll them; I just drove by in my rental minivan. But there were wind chimes and rock marked walkways…it was home to at least some of them…and think of the view…

But no, Google “Hawaii Homeless” and this area pops right up “Waianae Coast”. You learn many do have jobs, and some lost homes, rent skyrocketed from $300 a month for an apartment to over $1000. Some want to move, some don’t, some like the beach and the views. Of course, the Government has gotten involved and is trying to move them to rent assisted housing, converted warehouses, shelters, trying to change eviction laws, doing what NY did; the article I read was from 2006. 4 years later…I can tell you firsthand…not much has has changed.

And they still have great weather and a million dollar view, ostensibly living similarly but better than the Hawaiian natives did long ago.

-via my iPhone

August 24, 2010

New LCR Daily Caller Piece: Of smurf and swine: James Cameron....
Image: James Cameron

by the Left Coast Rebel

This morning I wrapped up a Daily Caller piece that I had been working on since last night. It parallels my previous Daily Caller piece on effective global warming rebuttal and works in various angles on leftist James Cameron as well.

Here's an excerpt:

“Avatar” is returning to theaters — this time in an even lengthier form — but the movie’s creator seems intent on once again mocking the very people that have made his success possible.

“Titanic” film director James Cameron quickly went for the oft-traversed intellectual low road of ad hominem attacks, recently attacking skeptics of global warming as those of piggish DNA.

“I think they’re swine,” said Cameron to the American Renewable Energy Day Summit in Aspen Sunday night. Laughingly, Cameron piggishly proclaimed “swine” just moments after receiving eco-ovations from the environmental Aspen crowd.

Why? He had praised a documentary that extolled the evils of a proposed hydropower project in Brazil that would ostensibly “displace a large tribal community,” therefore violating even more sacred limousine liberal codes: group identity and the hatred of capitalism.

Hydropower is “clean” by most mainstream standards, so go figure....

What do you think? Read the article here at the Daily Caller and please pass it along to various social media outlets.

August 21, 2010

Marco Rubio: American Exceptionalism

by the Left Coast Rebel

Recent polling has showed that the Florida senate run between 'independent' progressive Charlie Crist and Tea Party favorite Marco Rubio to be a dead heat.

What do you do?

Nary a teleprompter in sight, Marco Rubio delivered a stirring speech at a campaign stop on Friday centered on American exceptionalism:

I got shafted here in California as my candidate -- Chuck DeVore -- went down in flames in the primary process.

But residents of the sunshine state have a choice.

Marco Rubio would certainly get my vote, would he yours?

Move along Charlie Crist - there is butt-floss in your future and it can all be yours:


Hat tip Moonbattery, via Florida Independent, go to here, cross posted to LCR.

August 19, 2010

Obama is a Muslim? I Thought he was an......

by the Left Coast Rebel

.....industrial-kitchen sized 'waffler', (that) attracts more flies than roadkill on a hot summer day in southern Texas, sends rats scurrying, suffers from lower back muscular dystrophy is insecure, is fair game for a boardwalk fair game, is transparently non-transparent, ACORN-associating, adolescent, piggy-bank-breaking, a socialist duck quacking,Manchurian Candidating, a Clunker salesman, stock market contrarion, Marxist officiating, Boy Scout boo eliciting (and "The View" showing), contract law defacating, Obamanation mantra chanting, free-speech gestapo-creating, corruptrocratting, Dear Leader faith-inducing, incompetent, (un) checking and (un) balancing, a liar, hostile to entrepreneurs and capitalism, arrogant, is loathe of criticism, un-stimulating, success measured in Waterlooing an entire nation, considers Manhattan a playground for Air Force One photo-ops, believes in 16,500 IRS jobs 'job creation', a Chicago thug, created creepy media adulation (and cult-producing), Asset nationalizing, Czar-appointing, post-America scheming, dishonest, aloof, considers you and I 'numbers to be crunched', middle-tax-increasing, hostile to American ideals, beer-summitting (and "acting stupidly"), hypocritical community agitating, half brother sex-assailing, a South America-wannabe that gives 'bro-shakes' to South American dictators that imprison dissidents, cigarette smoking, terrible at golfing, a poor speller, determiner of money making, Democrat-voter-hatching, cardigan sweater reduxing, traffic-inducing, dangerous to schoolchildren, dangerously out of touch with the American people, has produced jobs for billboard workers (but not the rest of us), Robin Hood in Scrooge's clothing, a joke on Google, ....

And they say George W. Bush was a bad president? The links above are just a smidgen of the last year and a half. I didn't even scratch the surface of Obamanations.

Why the hell should it come as a surprise to anyone as well that almost 20% of Americans think Obama is a Muslim?

Updated: Readers/bloggers - leave updates in the comments here and I will add them to the Obamanation list....

Updated x2: Obama's way of selling the mosque, socialism, bankruptcy, to a nation that wants none of it or him:
Hat-tip Temple of Mut.

Keeping with Last Night's Post

Looks like my hunch was right. Awoke to this headline. Weekly Jobless Claims Post Surprise Jump, Hit 500,000

Come on, Republicans, no more "all mosque, all the time". It is time to go for the jugular on the economics front.

August 18, 2010

Obama: Recession Recovery to Take a Few More Years

On the perpetual campaign trail in Washington, today, Obama stated that wary, financially strapped Americans were going to have to wait a few years for economic recovery.

Wow. Did I hear that right? A few years? What happened to the summer of recovery? The green shoots that surely must be full grown trees by now? Has Obama jumped the shark here? I will be the first to admit Americans have short memories but I am guessing most are going to remember that they have been out of work for two years, when the strip malls in their communities were not boarded up and when they could afford the little luxuries that they once too for granted. Just a hunch.

Assuming this is not Obama's "Fonzi moment", why would he say this? What does he know about the economy that we do not know? Perhaps the next job numbers can not be massaged and we are going to breech the 10% unemployment mark? That would be a huge psychological blow to the American people. It would also be an albatross around the necks of Democrats heading into the midterm elections.

July unemployment was at 9.5%, almost a full 4% higher than July 2008. The Labor Department reported first time claims for unemployment benefits jumped to 479,000 last week from 460,000 a week earlier. The median duration of unemployment has jumped to 26 weeks and is growing. This is already the longest recession since the depression.

Obama concluded his appearance accusing the Republican party of offering cynicism and fear. So, projecting another few years of downward economics and declining standard of living is pushing optimism? It may be, because this country will not recover under the Obama administration. It may not survive a second term.

August 15, 2010

Totus(x2) Hits the Gulf

Doesn't everyone pack a couple of teleprompters for an overnight vacation? Notice the maritime props for the special effects.

August 14, 2010

Left Coast Rebel Interviews Director Mike Wilson of 2004's Michael Moore Hates America

by the Left Coast Rebel

Recently I just happened to come across a brilliant conservative documentary titled Michael Moore Hates America via Netflix on the family Wii console. Filmed in 2004 but still highly relevant, the movie was charming, interesting, funny and best of all - entertaining. The flick didn't brow beat it's particular angle on iconic leftist Michael Moore but more or less laid things out in a fair way - despite the title.

After viewing Michael Moore Hates America (and loving it), I put on my Google-search-cap and hunted down director Mike Wilson's contact. I wanted to fire him off a atta-boy and a quick request for an interview. Proving that sometimes all you have to do is ask - Mr. Wilson quickly responded and accepted my invitation for a Q&A. The following may be best viewed after viewing the movie.

Read the interview here.

August 11, 2010

Nobody Likes a Freeloader

You have got to give it to her. If nothing else, the chick has stamina. Hot off the red eye from her Spanish holiday she headed straight to Maryland for a little day trip and impromptu tour of the State House. This is impressive. Travel is exhausting. She is some sort of (un) lean, certainly mean, traveling and eating machine.

According to yesterday's Washington Post :

The visit was described as a "private tour" and a Washington Post reporter with an office in the State House was told to leave the building as the Obamas arrived. Other reporters were told they could not enter the building once the tour had begun. Several House and Senate staffers who were allowed to remain inside said they were told to turn away down hallways or into offices as the family passed. Outside a crowd of about 50 onlookers were pushed back three times, ultimately across a roadway.

It seems the nomenklatura act may be wearing a little thin with the American people. Today's Rasmussen shows Obama tied with his lowest approval ratings to date.

Obama Approval Index: -22 (Matches all-time low for this president)
Strongly Approve 24%
Strongly Disapprove 46% (Matches highest for this president)
Total Approval 43%

The Obama train wreck gathers steam. This time with Madame Mo at the controls, her highly inflated self image altering her judgement, blissfully unaware of the wreckage in her path.

All aboard, next stop, the Gulf and Martha's Vineyard.

August 09, 2010

Juan Williams - Old and White? Need Not Apply.

I see a lot of outrage over this statement in the echo chamber. I think Juan is right. Well, a man ahead of his time, let's put it that way. But don't worry, right wingers and libertarians. It surely won't get worse than this.

August 08, 2010

Sunday off topic: pirates of the carribean 4

How cool is that? They are filming pirates of the carribean
4 down in Hawaii right now. The rumor is that at the momentthey are filming sea shots on the ship at night. So it is docked all day. We were just driving around and blam there it was.

August 07, 2010

We Are the Ones

There is no denying, we are at a pivotal point in, ofcourse, national history but also in our movement to restore the country. As we approach these important elections in November we can expect the ratcheting up of demoralizing and negative spin coming from the leftist favoring media. This is why it is important to remind ourselves and our fellow conservatives, that is precisely what communists do. They try to win via intimidation and overwhelming their opponents.

We are hearing the narrative already. The Tea Party Movement is floundering. We are losing steam. There is in fighting among various components of the movement. The Tea Party Movement is leaderless. Nothing will change with Republicans in charge. We can not possibly gain enough seats to make a difference.

It is easy to fall into their trap. And conservatives do it all too often. Even more important to point out is the idea that we can not allow ourselves to put too much hope in this one election. Conservatives every where are similar. We are not activists by nature. We would simply like to get back to the business of our pursuit of life, liberty and happiness. Our largest risk is when this election doesn't allow for that, many on our side will be discouraged and shrink from the responsibility we have and in turn, hand the left more power.

We have escaped the nets for a reason. This is our time. This is our moment. We either hold on to everything our forefathers gave us or we lose it all. November is just the beginning of a long hard fight. Man up, buck up and hold on to your hats.

August 06, 2010

The Mighty Mo

The USS Missouri and the USS Arizona

The USS Missouri an the USS Arizona Memorial frames by Palm Trees near submarine memorial

Sam Foster, aka Conservative Generation Burns Down the House The Daily Caller

by the Left Coast Rebel

Another milestone and achievement for the Left Coast Rebel team, folks. Sam Foster who you have come to know here as Conservative Generation just published his first Daily Caller piece:

Me on Daily Caller

It's title, "GM and Chrysler bleed jobs While Obama claims Victory" and exemplifies C-Gen's spot-on analysis, reportage and awesome writing these days:

Lacking substantive evidence of any policy success, Obama and leftwing apologists have reduced their talking points to heralding a Hollywood style alternate reality; literally, copying the popular plot line in the movie “It’s a Wonderful Life” and inserting the absence of Obama policies as the linchpin that would have unraveled the universe. Without Obama’s stimulus, your job would not exist. Without Obama’s Health care plan, you would not be able to afford health care. Without instigating a government takeover of two private, American companies, the entire auto industry would have dissolved.

Brilliant! Read the rest here and please link, post and share this via. social media outlets.

August 05, 2010

(VIDEO) The Broken Window Fallacy

by the Left Coast Rebel

I just checked in tonight and was floored by how incredibly brilliant C-Gen's post on propostion 8 was. After hearing the news today I pondered the angle to take and C-Gen took the words out of my mind and simply hit the ball out of the park.

On a completely unrelated topic to social issue cannon fodder, I came across an illustrative video over at Cubachi. Consider the following video a palate cleansing illustration of the Ponzi scheme that is Keynsian deficit spending - The Broken Window Fallacy:

More from Cubachi:

The video titled “The Broken Window Fallacy” is a play on Frédéric Bastiat’s 1850 essay Ce qu’on voit et ce qu’on ne voit pas (That Which Is Seen and That Which Is Unseen) to illuminate the notion of hidden costs associated with destroying property of others.

Here’s the parable:

Have you ever witnessed the anger of the good shopkeeper, James Goodfellow, when his careless son happened to break a pane of glass? If you have been present at such a scene, you will most assuredly bear witness to the fact that every one of the spectators, were there even thirty of them, by common consent apparently, offered the unfortunate owner this invariable consolation—”It is an ill wind that blows nobody good. Everybody must live, and what would become of the glaziers if panes of glass were never broken?”
Now, this form of condolence contains an entire theory, which it will be well to show up in this simple case, seeing that it is precisely the same as that which, unhappily, regulates the greater part of our economical institutions.
Suppose it cost six francs to repair the damage, and you say that the accident brings six francs to the glazier’s trade—that it encourages that trade to the amount of six francs—I grant it; I have not a word to say against it; you reason justly. The glazier comes, performs his task, receives his six francs, rubs his hands, and, in his heart, blesses the careless child. All this is that which is seen.
But if, on the other hand, you come to the conclusion, as is too often the case, that it is a good thing to break windows, that it causes money to circulate, and that the encouragement of industry in general will be the result of it, you will oblige me to call out, “Stop there! Your theory is confined to that which is seen; it takes no account of that which is not seen.”
It is not seen that as our shopkeeper has spent six francs upon one thing, he cannot spend them upon another. It is not seen that if he had not had a window to replace, he would, perhaps, have replaced his old shoes, or added another book to his library. In short, he would have employed his six francs in some way, which this accident has prevented

Cubachi (among many other things) also reminds of the statist credo - "Never let a good crisis go to waste."

Via Memeorandum.

Cross posted to Left Coast Rebel.

August 03, 2010

And for tomorrow....

Hawaii. Yep. Vacation time.
Posting likely to be a little lean from me for about a week or so. Don't want to get sand in the ol' iPhone. I am sure that between AD33, LCR, and maybe even KMBR our loyal readership will be kept in excellent material. I do promise pics from the Mighty Mo though. And if you are all really good maybe even some hula girls.

-via my iPhone


Pete Stark is one of the most vile, hateful, incompetent left-wing statists this country has ever had to put up with. He is a truly disgusting man whose values (or lack thereof) are an anathema to 90% of the people in every corner of this country.

Recent videos from a town hall meeting in Pete's congressional district show that Pete's constituents are finally fed up. But to overcome the power of incumbency, Pete Stark's constituents need our help!

If we don't act immediately to help the people of CA-13, the people in Pete Stark's district will not have a serious alternative to Stark on the ballot in November. Currently Pete is only opposed by one person, Forest Baker (R), a candidate who does not appear to be running a serious campaign.

Forest Baker's campaign webpage is just that: a page. No links, no contribution button, no social media, no color! The page is monochrome! If you google hard enough, you can find a campaign Facebook page, but there's nothing serious there either.

Thanks to Michelle Malkin, we now know there's a serious candidate who is ready to run against Pete Stark, but the window of opportunity to get on the ballot is closing fast! Chris Pareja is a Tea Party independent who is working hard to get the 9,500 signatures he needs to get on the ballot. Friday is the deadline!

Chris Pareja explains:

"The signature collection team did an awesome job this weekend. Many people are sun burnt and tired. We collected 1305 signatures, which is awesome, but we still need 7500 more valid signatures by Friday. If you believe in miracles, please pray for one."

I'm sure Chris Pareja would prefer to get a few hundred extra signatures to buffer against the legal challenges that would surely come from Stark and his allies if Pareja only gets the bare minimum number of signatures.

I urge all bloggers who read this to put up a post to draw attention to Chris Pareja so he can get the signatures he needs.

Spread the word through all social media avenues.

Friends, we can make this happen...but we have to act now!
Chris Pareja for Congress:


Pete Stark: "I wouldn't dignify you by peeing on your leg"

Pete Stark: "The Federal Government can do most anything in this country."

Pete Stark: Refusing to hire illegals might be unconstitutional.

Pete Stark: Sending kids to Iraq to get their heads blown off for the President's amusement.

"There is no limit to the amount of good you can do if you don't care who gets the credit."

Missouri primary election results

The results are in: Roy Blunt won 71% of the Republican side of the ticket for US Senator, but the real story is that he had over 400k votes to the front running Democrat Robin Carnahan by over 150k votes.

For the Missouri 7 race Gary Nodler gets 63% of the vote getting the nod over Billy Long who got 37% with Jack Goodman a fairly close third at 29%. All I can say is at least Long didn't get the win.

Schweich edged out Icet for the Republican nod for state auditor...

But the most awesome news of the night is 71% of Missouri voters are for healthcare freedom voting in favor of proposition C; a clear repudiation of the Obama healthcaredestruction agenda.

Go Mo!

Where POLITICO may have it wrong

Here is how Politico sees the Missouri Senate Primary Race:

Missouri Senate

Republican primary

…with former House Majority Whip Roy Blunt campaigning for the GOP nomination — with all the baggage of a career in Congress and a vote for the Troubled Assets Relief Program — political insiders will be watching just how high underfunded state Sen. Chuck Purgason’s vote total can go. It’s unlikely the state legislator will get within even generous shouting distance of Blunt, but if the front-runner disappoints it could be a sign of vulnerability for the fall race against Democratic Secretary of State Robin Carnahan.

It has been said that Politics is the art of the Possible.  If that is the case then even though Ol’ Roy Blunt has been in politics forever he is really the only one to vote for in the primary.  As litmus tests go, he may look like a RINO to some of us in extreme freedom and liberty loving SWMO but he is a pretty conservative guy all things considered.  When you cast your vote in the primary you have to vote for the person that balances your issues with the best chance of beating the opposition candidate in the fall.  Robin Carnahan is a Liberal and more importantly…and ominously…she is a Carnahan.  This is the choice between a person who goes to a different church than you vs someone who sacrifices goats to Baal…not much of a choice there.  Yes blunt voted for TARP…yes that makes him less than stellar…but hold your nose and vote for him, or if Perguson wins the primary Carnahan money will steamroll him.  Carnahan would be for TARP every day all day long and Obamacare, and anything else dreamed up by the Moonbats.  She is a Carnahan.  I sincerely hope Perguson does not “Perot” us.

Missouri 7th District

Republican primary

A crowded field of Republicans, including several current and former state legislators, are competing for Blunt’s old House seat in the 7th Congressional District. It’s a conservative district in which any Republican nominee would be strongly favored in November, but auctioneer Billy Long’s insurgent campaign has made the race unexpectedly heated, and the national conservative group Americans for Job Security recently launched television ads against Long in an attempt to stop his bid.

All I have to say is woe be unto us if we elect Billy Long.  He would fit right in with Rangel and Waters and all the other crooks in DC.  Vote for Goodman, Nodler, Wardell, or Wisdom.  Vote for someone who can beat the dems in the fall, and yet not be the same thing. 

Tuesday's top primaries to watch - Alexander Burns -

Another Victory on the Road to Repeal

The article below is from the Heritage Foundation Morning Bell by Conn Carol

Last month at a town hall in Hayward, Calif., a constituent asked Rep. Pete Stark (D-CA) about Obamacare: “If this legislation is Constitutional, what limitations are there on the federal government’s ability to tell us how to run our private lives? … If they can do this, what can’t they?” Stark, a long-time advocate of government-run health care, gave an honest yet troubling answer: “The federal government can, yes, do most anything in this country.”

(this is one of the most terrifying things I have ever heard from a politician, this attitude is one that must be completely eliminated from Washington if we are to survive as a nation of free men and women long term -KOOK)

Yesterday a federal court in Virginia … U.S. District Court Judge Henry Hudson held that the Commonwealth of Virginia raised a valid substantive theory to challenge Obamacare and that its democratically passed Virginia Health Care Freedom Act provided it standing to challenge the federal individual mandate. …Echoing the court’s ruling, Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli said: “This lawsuit is not about health care, it’s about our freedom and about standing up and calling on the federal government to follow the ultimate law of the land – the Constitution.” And it is becoming more and more clear that Obamacare makes it next to impossible for Americans to even track, let alone check, federal power. While the Joint Economic Committee released a report showing that the President’s health law created an impenetrable web of at least 47 new bureaucratic entities, a CRS report from earlier in the month drew an even starker conclusion: “The precise number of new entities that will ultimately be created pursuant to PPACA is currently unknowable.”

As long as President Obama is in the White House, full repeal of Obamacare is not possible. But its web of undemocratic, unaccountable bureaucracies can be defunded. And that is exactly what conservative candidates across the country are promising the American people they will do. This is a good first step, but it is not enough. The Obama administration will stop at nothing to protect the expansion of government. Just last week it wasted $700,000 of your tax dollars on a national cable television propaganda campaign promoting the President’s new law. In the ad, celebrity Andy Griffith tells American seniors that under Obamacare “like always, we’ll have our guaranteed [Medicare] benefits.” But as documented by, “the truth is that the new law is guaranteed to result in benefit cuts” for the 10 million seniors currently enrolled in Medicare Advantage plans.

The American people are already fighting back against these tactics, and they are winning. In total, 33 states have mounted legal and legislative challenges to Obamacare. The American people are going to continue to fight this intolerable act in Congress, in the courts and in the states. It may take some time, but they are going to win.

Read the article in its entirety here: Morning Bell: Another Victory on the Road to Repeal | The Foundry: Conservative Policy News.


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