Friday, November 26, 2010

The True Story of Thanksgiving

RUSH: It's time for the traditional true story of Thanksgiving, as written by me in my second best seller of 2.5 million copies in hardback: See, I Told You So. "Chapter 6, Dead White Guys, or What the History Books Never Told You: The True Story of Thanksgiving...

The True Story of Thanksgiving


RUSH: "George Washington's 1789 Thanksgiving Proclamation." 
Here it is:


George Washington's Proclamation

U.S. Supreme Court confers on Obama eligibility


Closing in...

U.S. Supreme Court confers on Obama eligibility



Thursday, November 25, 2010

We The People - YouTube

This is awesone!


"YouTube - We The People: "

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

"Marxism in America" by Lt. Gen. (Ret.) W.G. Boykin

This video entitled "Marxism in America" General Jerry Boykin discusses his background and training in understanding Marxist insurgencies and how current government actions parallel Marxist tactics.



More... http://www.youtube.com/user/TheOakInitiative

Sarah Palin's Reality

Whoooeeee look at 'em squeal! What a whiner. 'Sarah's getting noticed! Sarah supports climate deniers! oh poo'.

So what's their answer to challenge her? CENSORSHIP. Get her off the air by threatening and making demands on the sponsors.

The fact is Sarah Palin is more nature-loving and has done more to preserve the environment than these wimpy whining little limp doddles will ever do.  Go for it Gene. You don't have an Alaskan snowball's chance in hell of making any difference, but it entertains us.

Larry


---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Gene Karpinski, League of Conservation Voters
Date: Mon, Nov 22, 2010 at 9:58 AM
Subject: Sarah Palin's Reality
To: larry


Dear Larry,

Tell Corporate Sponsors of "Sarah Palin's Alaska" to stop their advertising IMMEDIATELY!

"Sarah Palin's Alaska" is nothing more than a weekly, one-hour TV ad that she's using to improve her image and boost her political aspirations.

Click here to sign LCV's petition >>

"It's definitely one big cable buy." That's how Republican strategist Terry Sullivan characterized Sarah Palin's new reality show on TLC.

"Sarah Palin's Alaska" is like a weekly, one-hour TV ad that she's using to improve her image and boost her political aspirations.

The irony is she's trying to come off as a nature-loving protector of the great outdoors when in truth she supports climate change deniers and advocates for off-shore drilling.

We need to turn up the pressure and go straight to the paid advertisers of this "reality" show. We need you, our loyal grassroots members, to stand up and demand that these corporate sponsors stop funding Sarah Palin's 2012 presidential campaign.

Click here to sign LCV's petition demanding that the corporate sponsors of "Sarah Palin's Alaska" stop their advertisements immediately.

Sarah Palin and her PR team think they can manipulate the media to their advantage, creating puff pieces and phony situations to try and convince the American people that this ex-governor is a friend of nature and cares about our environment.

We don't have to sit around and watch this happen. We can take a stand. So please, join me in fighting back and telling these companies that we know what Palin and her supporters are trying to do, and they shouldn't be funding it.

Sincerely,

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Gene Karpinski
President
League of Conservation Voters




Saturday, November 20, 2010

Russian 9-11 Memorial

I usually keep up with daily news. I have no idea how this got past me but I'd never heard of this monument until today... from a forwarded email, no less. Amazing.



YouTube - Russian 9-11 Memorial

State GOP leaders grab issue of Obama eligibility

This is great news. One or two key states can finally make Mr. O put up or shut up come 2012 election time.

State GOP leaders grab issue of Obama eligibility

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Democracy Denied ObamaChart.Com

Democracy Denied:
Changing How Washington Works, for the Worse

ObamaChart.Com

Budget Puzzle: You Fix the Budget

Think you can solve the budget problem better than the pinheads in Congress?

Here's your chance to take a crack at it.


Budget Puzzle: You Fix the Budget

Today, you’re in charge of the nation’s finances. Some of your options have more short-term savings and some have more long-term savings. When you have closed the budget gaps for both 2015 and 2030, you are done.

Budget Puzzle: You Fix the Budget - Interactive Feature - NYTimes.com


Here's my run at it.  My solution resulted in 70% of savings from spending cuts and 30% from tax increases.

Budget Puzzle:  My Proposed Budget Fix

The first section is DOMESTIC PROGRAMS AND FOREIGN AID
I checked every box. Cut, cut, cut, cut, cut spending.

In the MILITARY section I checked just one box: Reduce Navy and Air force Fleets. The description says it would reduce the fleet from 286 ships to 230. Obviously the oldest and most obsolete would be mothballed so I see that not unlike pruning a tree getting ready for new future growth. Every good garden needs a little culling now and then. Lopping $20 Billion off a nearly $800 Billion Military Budget should hardly be noticed.

The HEALTH CARE section got 3 check marks. Enact medical malpractice reform. The system is crazy as it is. I know personally that doctors order all kinds of tests, many of which are probably unnecessary, for fear of getting sued. A little sanity needs to prevail.  

In my mind increasing Medicare eligibility age is tied to increasing Social Security retirement age. Both should be 70. See my comment in the Social Security section below.

The third check mark in Health Care is to cap Medicare growth starting in 2013. Medicare growth is out of control. This is what happens when you put billions of dollars into a centrally controlled government system. There's no accountability, very little oversight and almost no incentive to keep costs down. Government needs to get out of management of the healthcare system and let the private sector do its job. If capping Medicare growth is a step towards that end then I'm all for it.

SOCIAL SECURITY is referred to as 'the third rail' in politics because touching it can kill you, politically speaking, not unlike touching the high voltage center rail in an electric subway system. So there's little chance anything will be done any time soon in Congress. But this is a hypothetical wish list so we can dream.

While I know it's unpopular with my 50-something friends, I would opt for upping the Social Security retirement age to 70 for full benefits, with reduced benefits starting at age 62. Any changes would not affect my 50-something friends, despite the orgasmic clamoring that will arise claiming otherwise. The deal is set for those who are retired or are approaching retirement. Remarkably it's the older generation who are the most vocal against changing the system. They're convinced, mostly because their Democrat representatives tell them so, that the Republicans want to snatch their benefits away by 'privatizing Social Security' (another third rail phrase). But nothing is going to change for them. They will live out their lives on the plan they came in on. Any changes will only affect younger workers. I don't understand why I can't get that through my Dad's head (and millions like him).

Social Security was never intended to be a retirement package. It was meant to be an old age safety net. People are living longer, working longer and are healthier. 65 isn't even considered old age any more. There are thousands and thousands of 'retirement communities' full of people who play golf, swim, play tennis, go on cruises and party like kids. If 65 is old age, I want to be one. If you want to retire at 55 or 60 you should have saved and invested outside the SS system. (Many people have, and they also have pensions from their employers.) You can't expect to live large on the government's pathetic 3% investment return on your FICA contribution. If you had saved and invested the same 12% of your pay (6% from you, 6% from your employer) throughout your working life you could retire at 60 as a millionaire on your own money. Shoulda, coulda, woulda. It's too late for you. But it's not too late for the younger generation. The Social Security system needs to be changed for them.

I would also reduce benefits for high income earners. It drives me nuts that people like John Kerry and dozens of the other millionaire members of Congress, and all the other millionaires in the country get the same Social Security benefits, largely paid out at the highest amount since they paid in up to the cap every year.  They paid in a smaller percentage of their income by far than most people yet they get the largest Social Security check. A check that still would't be enough to pay the guy Kerry hired to polish the brass on his yacht.

Social Security was intended to be an old age safety net to keep people off the poor farm and in their homes to let them live out their lives with dignity. There should be an income qualification to eliminate pay outs to those who have substantial alternate means. Social Security should be looked at for what it is, an insurance program. Not unlike a term life insurance package. A guy buys term life to protect his family. If he dies the policy pays. If he doesn't die it's just money spent. Or car insurance. If you wreck, insurance pays. If not, it's just money spent. Social Security should be treated the same way. You "buy" (that is, with no choice not to) the SS policy as a backup plan in case you need it in your old age (If you're one of the lucky ones who live that long). If you need it, claim it. If you don't need it, it's just money spent.

I checked the box to tighten eligibility for disability. Anyone who knows me knows I'm on disability so it looks hypocritical to want to make it harder for people to qualify. But I've seen many people get a doctor to declare them disabled for things I don't think should qualify. (Not unlike the ubiquitous blue hangers on car mirrors. Everybody and their uncle has one.)  It's not my place to judge them, but the system should have a threshold that filters out those who try to get on disability who are not truly disabled. The proposal would look at the states that are most lax in setting a threshold. 

(For the record I was on disability for 3 years during which I was retrained for a less strenuous job. I got off disability and worked 13 more years fulltime before I had to finally quit work and go back on disability. While I'm in blab mode I'd like to further say that I bought and paid for a long term disability (LTD) insurance benefit as part of my employer's benefit package. The plan paid 60% of my salary should I become disabled. I paid into that plan  for 13 years. When I had to leave work I was surprised to learn that in order to claim disability benefits through my plan I first had to file and be approved for disability benefits through the government. The policy only pays the difference between what SSDI pays and the 60% figure. A much smaller amount. So after paying for LTD benefits I was still forced into the Federal system to collect. Precisely what I thought I was avoiding by going back to work. That bites.).

In EXISTING TAXES I checked only one box. Raise the Payroll tax cap on some incomes over $106,000. This is the FICA tax cap that people making huge incomes blow right past. Most of the rest of us never reach the cap. 

NEW TAXES AND TAX REFORM I checked 3 boxes in this section. 

A 5% additional tax on incomes over $1 million. This should have a sunset expiration tied to the deficit. The tax expires when the deficit is eliminated.

Eliminate loopholes, reduce rates. This would spread the tax load across more people but at a lower rate.

Reduce mortgage deduction for high income households. Again, this should have an expiration tied to the deficit.

Overall I'd rather see the entire income tax system tossed out and replaced with the Fair Tax. The phrase "23% National Sales tax" scares the living daylights out of people so bad they run into the other room when you bring up the subject. But if you look at it, it makes sense. Taxing on the consumption end instead of the income end would eliminate the IRS, filing tax forms, tax cheats and more. Your paycheck would be bigger because all corporate and payroll taxes would also be eliminated. The Sales Tax would only be collected on purchases of new items. And everyone would get a break on the necessities so the poor would not even pay anything. Take the Fairtax Calculator quiz and see how your family would do under the Fair Tax plan. I know I'd do anything to never have to track income and file tax forms again!

I do not support a National Sales tax that does not eliminate the income tax and other income-based taxes  and the IRS, as is being proposed as one solution for reducing the debt. Congress doesn't get to have it both ways. 

And I certainly no not support the VAT tax that was proposed by Pelosi. She should have her mouth washed out with soap for just saying it. I'm going to go wash my hands for just typing it.

I do not support taxing air. Carbon Dioxide (CO2) is air. The man-made global warming thing has been pretty much debunked as a fraud. We need to continue to pound on Congress until they stop talking about controlling the climate through legislation. It's our own fault really. We let them control our clocks twice a year so now they think they control the sun. It has only emboldened them to think they can control Earth's climate.


Well that was fun. I single-handedly soled the national deficit problem. Now I can go to lunch.

© Larry Wright







Tuesday, November 16, 2010

The ObamaBuddy Exemption Should Go Public


Opt Out of ObamaCare Too!
The ObamaBuddy Exemption Should Go Public

MyObamaBuddyThe rapidly growing number of companies, unions, and states bursting out of the Obamacare escape hatch is UNBELIEVEABLE! 
From the looks of the roster of opt-outs to whom the White House has given special exemptions to ObamaCare, it appears to be a Who's Who of Groups Too Democrat To Snare.

Pardon me for sounding a bit self-serving and populist but if the buddies of the White House can Opt Out of ObamaCare – You and I should be able to as well.
In September, Obamacare promoter and Democrat Rep. Ron Wyden applied for a special state waiver from the very federal mandate he advocated for everyone else.
Within a few weeks McDonald's Double Arch got it's own Obamacare waiver after informing federal regulators that it couldn't afford ObamaCare and would have to drop its affordable health insurance plan for nearly 30,000 restaurant workers unless it got a pass.
In early October, the Obama administration announced it had granted waivers not only to McDonald's, but also to several other firms and oh yeah - labor unions—Groups Too Democrat To Snare.
Of Course Obama and Congress are Exempt.
I almost forgot Muslims are also exempt.
Hey Obama – I want to Opt Out TOO!
Please add my name to the National ObamaCare Opt Out Registry!
The NOOO! List is APPROACHING  1,000,000 STRONG
But that wasn't enough back-room dealing -- HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius approved an incredible 111 waivers for businesses AND Unions and other providers of health insurance.
Just curious…Which party is the party of big corporations and special interest groups?
According to HHS, waivers depend on "a series of factors including whether or not a premium increase is large or if a significant number of enrollees would lose access to their current plan because the coverage would not be offered in the absence of a waiver."
Ummm...According to the Medicare Actuary – Millions and Millions of Seniors will lose access to their current plan. Does that mean Seniors can Opt Out?
Aetna, based in Hartford, Connecticut, was part of a first round of waivers in September for 209,423 beneficiaries in plans that don't comply with the new requirement. Oak Brook, Illinois- based McDonald's Corp., the world's largest restaurant chain, Jack in the Box Inc., based in San Diego, and the United Federation of Teachers also were among the waiver recipients.
About 200,000 people were included in the new round of exemptions, bringing the total to almost 1.2 million people, HHS said on its website. Also on the list for exemptions are Manor Care Inc., a nursing-home company owned by Washington-based private equity firm Carlyle Group, and Universal Forest Products Inc., a lumber company based in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Spokesmen for Manor and Universal Forest didn't immediately respond to messages seeking comment.
…Dish Network, the Englewood, Colorado-based No. 2 U.S. satellite-television provider, will be given a waiver for 3,597 employees, and Orlando, Florida-based Darden Restaurants, owner of the Olive Garden and Red Lobster chains, will get a waiver for 34,000 workers, according to the HHS list. Darden spokesman Rich Jeffers didn't immediately respond to a request for comment. Dish Network spokesman Marc Lumpkin declined to comment.
Hey Obama – I want to Opt Out TOO!
Please add my name to the National ObamaCare Opt Out Registry!
The NOOO! List is APPROACHING  1,000,000 STRONG
The waivers, which last for a year and can then be renewed, let workers keep coverage until new options are available in four years under the law, said Jessica Santillo, a spokeswoman for the agency.
Make no mistake: Team Obama isn't granting the waivers out of bleeding-heart compassion for the affected workers, but out of a panicked urgency to avoid a public relations disaster.
Old Obama promise: Everyone gets to keep his or her health insurance.
New Obama promise: You can keep your health insurance…if you BEG hard enough for an Obamacare waiver—If you are Too Democrat To Snare.
It seems the only way for hundreds of thousands of workers to keep their health insurance is to exempt them from the government-imposed "fix."
Well I Want Out!

Hey Obama – I want to Opt Out TOO!
Please add my name to the National ObamaCare Opt Out Registry!
The NOOO! List is APPROACHING  1,000,000 STRONG
The left-wing media and George Soros labels conservative Obamacare critics as "Republican repeal mongers" — even as the White House and HHS concede failure and continues to approve waiver after waiver to company after company after union after union.
And its not just conservatives pouncing on the REPEAL, Democrats' own push to repeal the onerous IRS 1099 provisions:
  • A leading Senate Democrat vowed Friday to introduce legislation killing a part of the new healthcare reform law that imposes new tax-filing requirements on small businesses.Sen. Max Baucus (D-Mont.), chairman of the Finance Committee and a leading architect of the reform law, said a provision requiring businesses to report more purchases to the IRS will impose undue paperwork burdens on companies amid an economic downturn when they can least afford it.
  • Baucus, who had pushed legislation scaling back the requirement earlier in the year, now wants it repealed in full.
  • "I have heard small businesses loud and clear and I am responding to their concerns," Baucus said in a statement.
  • "Small businesses are the backbone of our economy in my home state of Montana and across the country, and they need to focus their efforts on creating good-paying jobs — not filing paperwork."
Well, we all have our Repeal Monger Moments!  It all boils down to being Too Democrat To Snare.
Hey Obama – I want to Opt Out TOO!
Please add my name to the National ObamaCare Opt Out Registry!
The NOOO! List is APPROACHING  1,000,000 STRONG

Defend America,


Lawrence A. Hunter, Ph.D.
Social Security Institute 
15 Culpeper St. 
Warrenton VA, 20187

P.S. We have never been closer to repealing ObamaCare thanks to your efforts. Please help us keep the pressure on Congress and lets remind the Lame Duck and the incoming 112th Congress that we mean business. Send Congress a Fax Today!




Senator Burr's Food Fight to Reignite This Week!

To my fellow North Carolinians. Please help me nudge Senator Burr to drop his name from the co-sponsor list of this bad bill: "S. 510: FDA Food Safety Modernization Act", which intends to control America's food supply right down to the farmer's and tailgate markets, growing your own gardens and harvesting seeds for next year. If you're not in NC you might want to contact your Senators too. This thing could come up during the lame duck session.

Senator Burr's Food Fight to Reignite This Week!

Flu vaccines revealed as the greatest quackery ever pushed in the history of medicine

Wow, who knew? You mean the government is lying to us? Really? They would never do that. Would they?

Flu vaccines revealed as the greatest quackery ever pushed in the history of medicine


Monday, November 15, 2010

EARMARK BAN VOTE TUESDAY: MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD!

EARMARK BAN VOTE TUESDAY: MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Collapse of Chicago Climate Exchange Means a Strategy Shift on Global Warming Curbs

What? You thought it was over?

The "progressive" march to socialism is never over. Obama, et al, will just a use a different approach to achieve the same end.

What? You thought this was about saving the planet?

Keep up. This is about government control over... YOU.

Collapse of Chicago Climate Exchange Means a Strategy Shift on Global Warming Curbs - FoxNews.com

If Al Gore’s Chicago Climate Exchange Suffers Total Failure, Does the MSM Make a Sound?

Bwah ha ha ha ha ha! CCX is dead. Al Gore's wet dream for reaping a cut of all carbon transactions has joined the Dodo bird.

Now if we can just get the meatheads in Congress to stop talking about the weather and get down to business.

It's our own fault really. We let them screw with our clocks twice a year so they actually think they're controlling time. It has only emboldened them to think they can legislate the climate.

Since the lamestream media won't pass this little bit of info along it's up to the 'net to spread the word.

Pajamas Media » If Al Gore’s Chicago Climate Exchange Suffers Total Failure, Does the MSM Make a Sound? 11/6/2010

YouTube - Busted - Orlando Mosque Finances Hamas Fundraiser


They're coming. You don't think they're coming by airplanes this time, do you?

Our government will not protect us. Our President sympathizes with them.

Prepare.


YouTube - Busted - Orlando Mosque Finances Hamas Fundraiser

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Beck Reveals Ominous Gift Soros Sent Him | The Blaze


'Spooky Dude' Soros tries to warn Beck off?


Beck Reveals Ominous Gift Soros Sent Him | The Blaze

A Refresher on Firearms

A Refresher on Firearms

America Rides Maps Monthly Newsletter - November 2010

America Rides Maps Monthly Newsletter - November 2010

Tuesday, November 09, 2010

RIGHTNETWORK | Voices | That Obama Duck Joke

RIGHTNETWORK | Voices | That Obama Duck Joke: "That Obama Duck Joke
Sheer Quackery"

RIGHTNETWORK | Voices | Calvin Coolidge Speaks: “I want the people of America to be able to work less for the government and more for themselves."

RIGHTNETWORK | Voices | Calvin Coolidge Speaks: “I want the people of America to be able to work less for the government and more for themselves.": "Calvin Coolidge Speaks: “I want the people of America to be able to work less for the government and more for themselves.'"

Monday, November 08, 2010

Demplosion

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Larry Wright
5:43pm Nov 8th
Demplosion

My only question is what the hell is up with those people in Minnesota? I'm FROM Minnesota (but I got out when I was 12. Thanks Mom!). They could use a little global warming. I think they have frost bite of the brain.


Sunday, November 07, 2010

Petition: Declaration of Health Care Independence


Palin to Bernanke: ‘Cease and Desist’ - By Robert Costa - The Corner - National Review Online

Two years. Can we hang on two years, Sarah? PALIN 2012

Palin to Bernanke: ‘Cease and Desist’ - By Robert Costa - The Corner - National Review Online

Election Day fraud found all over U.S.

Blah blah blah blah blah blah... I've read about "voting irregularities" after every election my whole adult life. But after a few headlines and some complaining, nothing ever gets done about it, and then the next election cycle begins.

If states wanted to they could run elections as efficient and honest as a Lottery. If they wanted to.

We're finally realizing that it's the progressive liberal Democrats who are (or were) in large part in charge of the voting process. Their hero, Lenin said:

"Those who cast the votes decide nothing. Those who count the votes decide everything" ~Vladimir Lenin

It's high time the conservative tea party movement takes control (or at least oversight) of the counting process to once and for all, ensure that all valid votes are counted properly and NO invalid votes are counted at all. And anyone caught trying to get invalid votes into the system by any means should face stiff fines and jail time. Period.

It would be difficult in this political climate to try to create "non-partisan" oversight, so instead I propose we simply create teams from both sides to monitor and process voting together. One eye can watch the other.

In any case I'm damned tired of seeing stuff like this and no one being held accountable for it.

Election Day fraud found all over U.S.

Saturday, November 06, 2010

Political Contributions: NBC Suspends Olbermann for Political Donations - CNBC




Political Contributions: NBC Suspends Olbermann for Political Donations - CNBC

Baw ha ha ha ha ha ha....

A look at the 11 races still to be decided - Politics & Election News


The fat lady hasn't sung yet.

Friday, November 05, 2010

President Barack Obama On 60 Minutes Acknowledges He's Failed To Deliver His Message CBS New York – News, Sports, Weather, Traffic and the Best of NY

Be Gone! Your 'Community Organizing skills have no power here.'

It IS the Policies, Stupid!

We got your message and raised you one. Can you HEAR us now?

President Barack Obama On 60 Minutes Acknowledges He's Failed To Deliver His Message CBS New York – News, Sports, Weather, Traffic and the Best of NY

Who Will Be the House Leaders? How Can You Help?

Who Will Be the House Leaders? How Can You Help?: "In the last two years we have learned a lot about how Congress works (or doesn't), and all of this knowledge will help us keep tabs on the new members as well as the old ones."

Monday, November 01, 2010

Sign The Repeal Pledge

Mr. Shuler, you voted against it but it passed anyway. 'Obamacare' is bad law. Now will you sign the Repeal Pledge? Will you? (http://www.therepealpledge.com/the-repeal-pledge-incumbent-version/)

The Repeal Pledge

Obama has awakened a sleeping nation

Barack Obama is the best thing that has happened to America in the last 100 years. Truly, he is the savior of America's future. He is the best thing ever.

Gary Hubbell: The Redneck tree hugger | AspenTimes.com