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Archive for 20 May 2010
If you haven’t heard about this morning’s slap to the American people, not just by that slime ball from south of the border, and the scum suckers in Congress who gave him a standing ovation, then you’ve evidently been under a rock. According to Think Progress, there were a handful of Republicans who “cheered”. I didn’t hear any cheering, but I’d sure like to know which ones joined in the insulting ovation!
THIS is the response that should come from every single elected official. The first response should have been to get up and walk out, but cowardice runs deep these days, and common courtesy would prevent it.
Time: 5:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Location: Sheraton Nashville, 623 Union Street Nashville, Tennessee 37219
Details: NFC-PAC’s inaugural event is an evening with one of the most popular commentators on American politics, Ann Coulter.
Buy tickets here. Yeah, they aren’t cheap, but we’ll manage on peanut butter and ramen (not at the same time) for a while, I guess. Since all the money will be donated to CONSERVATIVE candidates, mostly in Tennessee, but some in very important races in other states, who could possibly miss the chance to hear Ms Coulter speak, and help out the conservative cause in at the same time?
Time is getting short!
Well, it is when you consider it’s in the New York Times.
The Kremlin must act. If President Dmitri Medvedev really wants to combat corruption, he can start by pursuing and prosecuting those who are trying to silence Russia’s independent journalists.
When you stop and think about it, it’s actually hilarious. The Times talking about the attempt to silence independent journalists. Granted, no one has been beaten, or murdered…..so far, for trying to speak the truth, they sure do work hard to belittle anyone who does. Wouldn’t it be nice if the Times columnists were as concerned with the truth right here in the U.S. of A.?
Tennessee’s attorney general says legislation that requires proof of citizenship before registering to vote would violate a federal law meant to get more people to vote.
The opinion released Wednesday by Attorney General Bob Cooper says the proposal would break the so-called Motor Voter Act, a 17-year-old law that requires states to let people register to vote at state agencies and by mail, according to The Tennessean.
The “Motor Voter Act” was enacted to encourage voter registration.
Congress enacted the National Voter Registration Act of 1993 (also known as the “NVRA” and the “Motor Voter Act”), to enhance voting opportunities for every American. The Act has made it easier for all Americans to register to vote and to maintain their registration.
Note the word “AMERICAN”! Our D’Bama supporting AG would do real well too look at the hoops you have to jump through to get a driver’s license in Tennessee. I had to PROVE I was a citizen before I could get my TN license! Voting is a MUCH more serious issue that getting a driver’s license. Driving is a privilege. Voting is a LEGAL citizen’s civic duty.
The bill itself is not that complicated, only 2 pages. The yahoos in D.C. should learn how to write such an uncomplicated bill. Plain English goes a long way!
Clear abuse of “eminent domain’!
The Rainville farm sits on the Morses Line border crossing, a sparsely used two lane blacktop with an aging Customs and Border Protection building that the Department of Homeland Security wants to modernize and expand. The agency plans to use stimulus funds to build a new $8 million dollar, multi-lane complex, and says it needs the nearly five acres of the Rainville’s farmland to complete it.
Is there anyone in D.C. with an ounce of common sense??? The 8 mil would be put to MUCH better use on the SOUTHERN border!
The crossing is lightly used. Government statistics from the Customs and Border Protection agency show just over 14,800 vehicles cross the border every year. That works out to about 40 cars a day, or roughly two and a half an hour. The crossing is not even open 24 hours a day. Brian thinks it should be closed completely, and the traffic moved to larger crossings nearby. But the government is intent on upgrading the facility, which includes the small customs building built in the 1930′s, that sports a small bench with handcuffs.
40? FORTY??? For a NORTHERN border crossing that isn’t even a 24/7? These people are completely out of their freakin’ minds!
“The Morses Line Port is more than seventy years old and has dilapidated infrastructure and outdated technology,” said Customs and Border Protection spokesman Rafael Lemaitre in a statement to Fox News.
“By making critical upgrades to the Port, we will meet essential Post-9/11 security and operational standards while fulfilling the economic goals of the recovery act.”
Lemaitre says the agency takes the concerns “very seriously,” and wants to “work to find a solution that balances security with the needs of the local community.”
May I say….bluntly…..YOU LIE! These assjacks do NOT take security seriously….AT ALL! If they did, why are so many ILLEGAL invaders coming across on the SOUTHERN borders? And I’m not just talking about Hispanics! There is evidence that jihadists are coming right on in, along with the rest of them!
The government has offered $39,500 for the acreage, but Brian remains adamant. His 70 year old father still milks the cows, as he has since he was six years old, and his brother also works the farm. Brian, who teaches High School history and civics classes, has created the e-mail site: Saveourfarm@hotmail.com, to generate support.
“As a civics teacher, I’m astounded,” he told Fox News.”I talk to my students about a responsive government, a government that protects rights, a government that protects property. And I have a representative of my own federal government, sit down in my parents’ kitchen and tell them that the federal government sees no reason why they should keep their land?” he says angrily.
(Is there really a school in this country that still teaches civics? I’m impressed!)
Pertinent part of the 5th Amendment: nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation.
I don’t know about you, but I don’t think that $39,500 is enough to justify putting a farm out of business, for a border check point that’s barely used. The federal government is slowly, but surely, putting into practice one of the tenets of the Communist Manifesto:
In this sense, the theory of the Communists may be summed up in the single sentence: Abolition of private property.
This is not about Homeland Security. This is not for the benefit of the ‘public good’. This is pure crap that has been spreading for way too long!
“We’ve been lied to, I’ve been misled and I’ve had enough of it,” he says defiantly. “It’s heartbreaking.”
If the government does resort to using eminent domain, Brian says “the message is we don’t care what you do, or how long you have been there. If we want it, get out of our way. And that’s not the United States of America.”
We stopped being the “UNITED” States of America a while back. Is anyone else getting more than just fed up with this male bovine excrement?
I’ll be the first to admit, when it comes to D.C., I’m totally baffled. I’m fairly sure I’m not the only one who has had some serious problems with the way things have been going, and I don’t mean just since 20 Jan 2009. I’ve had problems with the direction we’ve been heading for a LOT longer, but at least, I could understand what was going on. Now? There is no logic or reason. We keep hearing it’s for our own good, and we’ll like it after it’s shoved down our throats. Anybody remember Castoria? (Yeah, I’m old.)
My mom said it would only taste bad for a little while, but I knew better! I STILL remember!
We’ve got a Congress and administration, shoving, not just a small spoonful down our throats, but the whole freakin’ bottle. It doesn’t matter how much we kick and scream, “NO”, they will sit on us, brow beat us, and destroy us if necessary, in order to make us ‘take our medicine’. They can wrap in pretty packaging, but it’s still BAD medicine.
SEC. 2. FINDINGS.
(a)(3) Congress must take action to ensure that the American public has all the information necessary to exercise its free speech and voting rights, and must otherwise take narrowly-tailored steps to regulate independent expenditures and electioneering communications in elections.
Wrapped in a pretty package, meaning something else entirely.
When a bill, introduced by a Democrat, by the way, cites a court case promoting free speech, striking down parts of, what I always considered UNconstitutional (McCain-Feingold), I, naturally, become suspicious. (When Bush signed that bill, that is when I seriously started having my doubts about him, but the alternative was worse, so……)
(c)(1) The Supreme Court’s decision in the Citizens United case has provided the means by which United States corporations controlled by foreign entities can freely spend money to influence United States elections.
Citizens United responds:
“As Members of Congress look at this legislation they would do well to remember the oath they swore to ‘support and defend the Constitution’ and to ‘bear true faith and allegiance to the same.’ Members who take their oath seriously have a duty to protect the First Amendment, regardless of their political ambitions.”
I’m at the point where I don’t even think the majority of those serving in Congress have ever even read the U.S. Constitution, much less take their oath to uphold it, seriously. If I’m not mistaken, it’s already against the law to take any money from foreigners. I guess someone forgot to tell that to Clinton/Gore and D’Bama.
(c)(4) The Federal Government has broad constitutional power to protect American interests and sovereignty from foreign interference and intrusion.
Give me a break! If they took that ‘power’ seriously, why did they sell the country to the Chinese, and why the hell don’t they stop the intrusion/invasion of illegals? Why do they praise a president who has nothing but run us down to every foreign power, and insults our allies?
(e)(1) The American people have a compelling interest in knowing who is funding independent expenditures and electioneering communications to influence Federal elections, and the government has a compelling interest in providing the public with that information. Effective disclaimers and prompt disclosure of expenditures, and the disclosure of the funding sources for these expenditures, can provide shareholders, voters, and citizens with the information needed to evaluate the actions by special interests seeking influence over the democratic process. Transparency promotes accountability, increases the fund of information available to the public concerning the support given to candidates by special interests, sheds the light of publicity on political spending, and encourages the leaders of organizations to act only upon legitimate organizational purposes.
Gotta love that word, transparency. The last thing Washington actually WANTS is transparency. Who’s to say what’s legitimate, and what is not? Congress? I don’t think so!
SEC. 324. COORDINATED COMMUNICATIONS.
Ok, this you are going to have to read for yourself. There is just WAY too much crap, and I’m having a bit of difficulty getting my chin off the floor!
SEC. 202. ELECTIONEERING COMMUNICATIONS.
(a)(1) EXPANSION OF PERIOD COVERING GENERAL ELECTION- Section 304(f)(3)(A)(i)(II)(aa) of the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 (2 U.S.C. 434(f)(3)(A)(i)(II)(aa)) is amended by striking ‘60 days’ and inserting ‘120 days’.
So now, even though McCain/Feingold was a violation of the 1st Amendment, and limited political speech for the 60 days prior, they want to increase that limit to 120 days? I don’t bloody well think so! We, as a whole, seem to have a real short attention span, and tend to forget the wrongs of candidates, unfortunately. They are counting on our lack of attention. Well, not all of us have such short memories, but if I’m reading this right, they’ll be able to shut us up, too. A CLEAR violation of the U.S. Constitution!
This is another one of those bills that reaches far beyond the scope of Congressional powers, which are LIMITED by the U.S. Constitution. It’s not a very long bill, about 84 pages, so I would suggest you read if for yourself. ALL of it. Actually, it’s a rather short one, comparatively speaking.
We have GOT to get these assjacks OUT of OUR House!