Friday, July 31, 2009
Well right now the NYC cops are trying to force a Brooklyn man to get a license for his revolutionary war flintlock rifle.
Seem when it comes right down too it they were even lying about allowing us to keep flintlocks. Even though there is an exception for antique weapons, NYC police are insisting he has to get a license. It will be fun to see how this one turns out.
Thursday, July 30, 2009
One toy gun news article can best be summed up as; bad guy tries to rob 82 year old man's business with a toy gun, 82 year old man has a real 357 revolver, bad guy is dead.
Another toy gun news article can best be summed up as; bad guy tries to rob store with toy gun, clerk sees bright orange tip on the end of the toy gun and chases bad guy away with a bat.
The opinion piece by Phil Elmore can be summed up best with this quote. "Enforcement stings? For toys? If that doesn't strike you as a dystopian left turn into the twilight zone of absurd totalitarian government, I don't know what would."
New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo would have us believe that children having toys that look like real guns (except for the bright orange plug in the end of the barrel) because they don’t have a red stripe down the side are a danger. They are such a danger that there must be a "Crackdown on illegal toy guns". Can you say "Too Much Government".
The stories raise the question; do toys/tools cause crime? Obviously New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo thinks so, otherwise he wouldn’t waste so much tax dollars on stores selling orange tipped plastic guns w/o the red stripe. Does this mean that Zippo’s cause arson? Does this mean that cars cause drunk driving? Does this mean that computer games cause software piracy? Maybe it’s the computer that causes software piracy but I thought they caused identity theft. Does this mean that color copiers cause counterfeiting? Does this mean that knives cause stabbings? I think that all the stories point out is that criminals and politicians are not Mensa caliber.
If toy guns are deadly, the real guns must be even more deadly. I was only exposed to toy guns for 10 or so years (maybe 20 if you count exposure to my kids’ toy guns). But I’ve been exposed to real guns for nearly 50. I’ve got a real loaded gun that I’ve been studying to see when it commits a crime or forces somebody else to commit a crime. This is a long term study that actually started before I was born. It’s a Smith and Wesson model 1917 .45 long cold double action revolver. It’s been loaded and ready to use for a little over 15 years that I’ve had it, and was loaded and ready to use for about 50 years before that when it was in my fathers possession. So far the only person it’s killed was a Chinese soldier in the Korean War, but he were attacking my dad and I’m sure it defended dear old dad out of compassion not malice. Since then it’s pretty much been a loyal law abiding tool, satisfied with putting holes in paper targets every now and then. I’ve been exposed to its evil affects since I was born and I haven’t seen any evidence of it committing a crime, or forcing me to commit a crime. I figure being exposed to that big evil looking handgun and many others for nearly 50 years, that if guns caused crimes I’d be a criminal. Maybe because it’s been cleaned, oiled and maintained for nearly a century its environment lead to it being a good gun. It must be that only the abused and un-cared for guns cause their possessors to commit crimes. So I started another study. I’ve got a cheap Chinese copy of an expensive American rifle. This Norinco .22 rifle, I’ve beat up, never clean, and regularly feed it cheap crappy ammo (occasionally good match grade ammo so it knows what it’s missing). I’ve left it under the seat of a truck for weeks on end, and haven’t even bothered to clean the rust off the outside of the barrel (inside has so much lead fouling it can’t rust. It is starting to show some evil tendencies, it used to never jam but now jams up about 1 in 40 rounds, so the neglect has led to its miss behavior, but nothing criminal yet. Maybe this neglected and abused weapon will cause me to rob somebody, but I’ve only been exposed to it for 20 years, I’ll have to keep testing.
Absurd to think a toy/tool causes people’s actions.
Granted we have a problem with police overreaching their authority in this country. Rregular people can be and often are, arrested for simply asking why and under what authority an officer is; asking for ID, searching you, asking you roll a window down, etc. They feel that if you don't immediately comply with whatever they ask, no questions asked, that they have the authority to arrest you. The can and most often do arrest people just for being rude or disrespecting them. Most Cops think and act like it is them vs. the people. The sheer volume of YouTube videos of cops violating the 4th and 14th amendmenta, clearly demonstrate that we have a problem with police disrespecting regular people and abusing their authority.
Even at that Obama is the POTUS, not a regular citizen. We should expect our president to think before he speaks, but all accounts are that he and his staff did think about this before he spoke and he said it any way. So why would Obama say such things about a man (who happens to be white) without all the evidence? The only conclusion I can come up with is Obama is a anglophobic racist. I believe he has a fear of white people, specifically white people in authority. Considering where he went to church the last 20 years, and the people he surrounded himself around in college, etc. it is understandable. I believe since it is obviously a mental disorder (anglophobia), we should cut him some slack and forgive him and not worry about it. Clearly his racist anglophobia won’t have an effect on how he acts. It’s not like he’s running the government and can exercise authority over a vast number of people and can sign into law some new law that would punish people for how they think if they are anglo, but allow similar thought by non anglos to be excused.
For those of you who might be literal thinkers, educated in the public school system; the above comments are heavily laced with sarcasm.
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Tax his land,
Tax his bed,
Tax the table
At which he's fed.
Tax his tractor,
Tax his mule,
Teach him taxes
Are the rule.
Tax his work,
Tax his pay,
He works for peanuts
Tax his cow,
Tax his goat,
Tax his pants,
Tax his coat.
Tax his ties,
Tax his shirt,
Tax his work,
Tax his dirt.
Tax his tobacco,
Tax his drink,
Tax him if he
Tries to think.
Tax his cigars,
Tax his beers,
If he cries
Tax his tears.
Tax his car,
Tax his gas,
Find other ways
To tax his ass.
Tax all he has
Then let him know
That you won't be done
Till he has no dough.
When he screams and hollers;
Then tax him some more,
Tax him till
He's good and sore.
Then tax his coffin,
Tax his grave,
Tax the sod in
Which he's laid..
Put these words
Upon his tomb,
Taxes drove me
to my doom...'
When he's gone,
Do not relax,
Its time to apply
The inheritance tax.
Accounts Receivable Tax
Building Permit Tax
CDL license Tax
Corporate Income Tax
Dog License Tax
Federal Income Tax
Federal Unemployment Tax (FUTA)
Fishing License Tax
Food License Tax
Fuel Permit Tax
Gasoline Tax (currently 44.75 cents per gallon)
Gross Receipts Tax
Hunting License Tax
IRS Interest Charges IRS Penalties (tax on top of tax)
Marriage License Tax
Personal Property Tax
Real Estate Tax
Service Charge T ax
Social Security Tax
Road Usage Tax
Recreational Vehicle Tax
State Income Tax
State Unemployment Tax (SUTA)
Telephone Federal Excise Tax
Telephone Federal Universal Ser vice FeeTax
Telephone Federal, State and Local Surcharge Taxes
Telephone Minimum Usage Surcharge=2 0Tax
Telephone Recurring and Non-recurring Charges Tax
Telephone State and Local Tax
Telephone Usage Charge Tax
Vehicle License Registration Tax
Vehicle Sales Tax
Watercraft Registration Tax
Well Permit Tax
Workers Compensation Tax
Not one of these taxes existed 100 years ago, and our nation was the most prosperous in the world. We had absolutely no national debt, had the largest middle class in the world, and Mom stayed home to raise the kids. What in the hell happened? Can you spell 'politicians?'
By Charlie Reese
Politicians are the only people in the world who create problems and then campaign against them.
Have you ever wondered, if both the Democrats and the Republicans are against deficits, WHY do we have deficits?
Have you ever wondered, if all the politicians are against inflation and high taxes, WHY do we have inflation and high taxes?
You and I don't propose a federal budget. The president does..
You and I don't have the Constitutional authority to vote on appropriations. The House of Representatives does.
You and I don't write the tax code, Congress does.
You and I don't set fiscal policy, Congress does.
You and I don't control monetary policy, the Federal Reserve Bank does.
One hundred senators, 435 congressmen, one president, and nine Supreme Court justices equates to 545 human beings out of the 300 million are directly, legally, morally, and individually responsible for the domestic problems that plague this country.
I excluded the members of the Federal Reserve Board because that problem was created by the Congress. In 1913, Congress delegated its Constitutional duty to provide a sound currency to a federally chartered, but private, central bank.
I excluded all the special interests and lobbyists for a sound reason.. They have no legal authority. They have no ability to coerce a senator, a congressman, or a president to do one cotton-picking thing. I don't care if they offer a politician $1 million dollars in cash. The politician has the power to accept or reject it. No matter what the lobbyist promises, it is the legislator's responsibility to determine how he votes.
Those 545 human beings spend much of their energy convincing you that what they did is not their fault. They cooperate in this common con regardless of party.
What separates a politician from a normal human being is an excessive amount of gall. No normal human being would have the gall of a Speaker, who stood up and criticized the President for creating deficits.. The president can only propose a budget. He cannot force the Congress to accept it.
The Constitution, which is the supreme law of the land, gives sole responsibility to the House of Representatives for originating and approving appropriations and taxes. Who is the speaker of the House? Nancy Pelosi. She is the leader of the majority party. She and fellow House members, not the president, can approve any budget they want. If the president vetoes it, they can pass it over his veto if they agree to.
It seems inconceivable to me that a nation of 300 million can not replace 545 people who stand convicted -- by present facts -- of incompetence and irresponsibility. I can't think of a single domestic problem that is not traceable directly to those 545 people. When you fully grasp the plain truth that 545 people exercise the power of the federal government, then it must follow that what exists is what they want to exist.
If the tax code is unfair, it's because they want it unfair.
If the budget is in the red, it's because they want it in the red ..
If the Army & Marines are in IRAQ , it's because they want them in IRAQ
If they do not receive social security but are on an elite retirement plan not available to the people, it's because they want it that way.
There are no insoluble government problems.
Do not let these 545 people shift the blame to bureaucrats, whom they hire and whose jobs they can abolish; to lobbyists, whose gifts and advice they can reject; to regulators, to whom they give the power to regulate and from whom they can take this power. Above all, do not let them con you into the belief that there exists disembodied mystical forces like "the economy," "inflation," or "politics" that prevent them from doing what they take an oath to do.
Those 545 people, and they alone, are responsible.
They, and they alone, have the power.
They, and they alone, should be held accountable by the people who are their bosses.
Provided the voters have the gumption to manage their own employees.
We should vote all of them out of office and clean up their mess!
Charlie Reese is a former columnist of the Orlando Sentinel Newspaper.
What you do with this article now that you have read it.......... Is up to you.
Sunday, July 19, 2009
NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, or LRO, has returned its first imagery of the Apollo moon landing sites. The pictures show the Apollo missions' lunar module descent stages sitting on the moon's surface, as long shadows from a low sun angle make the modules' locations evident. click here to read more and see more NASA photos
Appollo 14 landing site, foot path, etc.
Political cartoonist Scott Stantis at www.townhall.com has similar fellings as I do about the USA being on l4 months away from not being able to put a man in space.
Talk about green, even at 15 mpg, the energy and resources saved in not scrapping and replacing it every 10 years or so by far makes up for the relatively low mpg. Gotta love old cars and little old ladies, especially when they get tickets for driving 92.
Keep on Truckin Gradma!
Read Story Here
Except as provided in this paragraph, the individual health insurance issuer offering such coverage does not enroll any individual in such coverage if the first effective date of coverage is on or after the first day of the year the legislation becomes law.
That means once law; nobody may purchase new private health care. You will only be allowed your employer's insurance or the government's insurance. This is the nail in the coffin that clearly demonstrates that the Obama regime is pushing the USA to and a fascist state. The Italian Charter of Labour, introduced by the fascists, contained the following statement:
The corporate State considers that private enterprise in the sphere of production is the most effective and useful instrument in the interest of the nation. In view of the fact that private organisation of production is a function of national concern, the organiser of the enterprise is responsible to the State for the direction given to production.
Mussolini stated in The Doctrine of Fascism:
The Fascist State lays claim to rule in the economic field no less than in others; it makes its action felt throughout the length and breadth of the country by means of its corporate, social, and educational institutions, and all the political, economic, and spiritual forces of the nation, organized in their respective associations, circulate within the State.
We the people of the United States of America have elected a Fascist president. We have elected an extreme left liberal/socialist congress. Socialist healthcare is what we will have if congress passes this healthcare bill. It will bankrupt and destroy the nation. Socialism economically destroyed the “democratic republics” of East Germany, the USSR, and Cuba. Let's not even talk about the cars the eastern block produced which are the type of junk we will be forced to buy from GM and Chrysler.
My question is by what constitutional authority can the how can the government not allow insurance companies to sell insurance to private individuals?
Monday, July 13, 2009
Receintly the White House said that taxes for people making less than $200K might have to go up to help pay for healt care.
Sounds like "Read My Lips".
Will this be enough to make him a one term president?
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
"Imagine if you had grocery insurance. You wouldn't care how much food cost. Why shop around? If someone else were paying 80 percent, you'd buy the most expensive cuts of meat. Prices would skyrocket."
"That's what health insurance does to medical care. Patients rarely even ask what anything costs. Doctors often don't know. Often nobody even gives a damn. Patients rarely ask, "Is that MRI really necessary? Is there a cheaper place?" We consume without thinking. "
Please read his article, and then in your own words tell your representatives to end the fascist (govt./big-business conglomerate)control of healtcare and let the people fix it.
Tuesday, July 7, 2009
Answer: The USA, 85% of us are happy with our Health care, and no other nation on earth produces as many new drugs, procedures, advances in medicine as the USA.
Question: What type of insurance has the largest choices in policies, providers, and benefits; Is required by virtually everybody, and offers the lowest price per dollar covered?
Answer: Automotive insurance; everybody who owns an automobile must have minimum auto insurance, but the type of coverage, what's covered, deductibles, and prices are all governed by the free market.
Question: What organization when it runs something traditionally add layers of bureaucracy, inefficiency, and ends up providing less service for more money?
Answer: The US Government. Education is a great example as it can be clearly shown that the more the federal government has gotten into education the higher the cost and lower the quality. Can anybody argue that students are better educated in public schools today than 50 years ago?
Question: What model has been shown to decrease health care costs, increase availability, and offer more choice?
Answer: Free Enterprise, In the USA if we look at elective procedures which are not normally covered under typical insurance we find that prices keep coming down. Facelifts, Breast Enhancements, hair grafts, Lasik, and the like have all gotten easier to get, less expensive, and more choice in who, when, where, and how the procedures are performed.
We have two proven models in the US that lower costs and improve service. Auto insurance and elective medical procedures. If we applied these to all of health care we'd probably see the same kind of results.
Terry Paulson discussed it in his TownHall article Health Care Reform that Puts You In Control
Imagine a system where doctors and hospitals have to compete on price, reputation, and quality for your business, and insurance companies have to compete based on price, reputation and quality for your business. Rather than them telling you what you can/can't have you will be able to establish what you need and can afford. Imagine a system where the government doesn't control your choices, benefits, costs.
Sounds like real reform to me.
Monday, July 6, 2009
The basic plot is that an emperor of a prosperous city-state who cares more about clothes and looks than running his city-state. He hires two swindlers who promise him the finest suit of clothes from the most beautiful cloth. This cloth, they tell him, is invisible to anyone who was either stupid or unfit for his position. The Emperor cannot see the (non-existent) cloth, but pretends that he can for fear of appearing stupid; his ministers do the same. When the swindlers report that the suit is finished, they dress him in mime. The Emperor then goes on a procession through the capital showing off his new "clothes". During the course of the procession, a small child cries out, "But he has nothing on!" The crowd realizes the child is telling the truth. The Emperor, however, holds his head high and continues the procession.
The difference between this Danish fable and today's reality is, that today when someone points out that the emperor has no clothes, the emperor his ministers and the press attack him as a "denier" trying to keep the people from seeing the obvious.
Alan Carlin a senior analyst in the EPA's National Center for Environmental Economics and a 35-year veteran of the agency, submitted a 98-page analysis arguing the agency should take another look at the science behind man-made climate change because the evidence was "inconclusive at best." The "Transparent" Obama administration has tried to bury this, and have been caught.
Unable to defend the EPA's actions, anonymous EPA officials are doing what they does best: ad hominid attacks on Mr. Carlin, decrying him as a "denier." The EPA tells us he is, "only" an economist, but the fact is that Carlin holds a degree in physics from CalTech.The EPA says that his study was full of sham science, but the fact is tThe majority of the science is from peer-reviewed studies. The EPA says it isn’t his responsibility to look at this issue, but the fact is that he works in an office tasked with "informing important policy decisions with sound economics and other sciences."
Because the Obama EPA's endangerment finding is a policy act, the EPA is required to make public those agency documents that pertain to the decision, to allow for public comment. Court rulings say rulemaking records must include both "the evidence relied upon and the evidence discarded." By not allowing Alan Carlin’s study to be circulated the Obama EPA has hidden the evidence from the people and decision makers. He, through the EPA, lied by omission. How does this sit with his April 2009 statement saying "the days of science taking a backseat to ideology are over." Hardly the “transparency in Government” he has promised.
It’s not one child that is calling the townspeople to notice that the emperor has no clothes, it is the brightest and best scientists of the world. Oklahoma Sen. Jim Inhofe now counts more than 700 scientists who disagree with the U.N. -- 13 times the number who authored the U.N.'s 2007 climate summary for policymakers. Princeton's Will Happer is leading a group of 54 noted physicists who are demanding the American Physical Society revise its position that the science is settled. Both Nature and Science magazines have refused to run the physicists' open letter. The world's first woman to receive a Ph.D. in meteorology, Joanne Simpson, expressed relief upon her retirement last year that she was finally free to speak "frankly" of her non-belief. Japanese environmental physical chemist, Dr. Kiminori Itoh, a contributor to a U.N. climate report, declared that man-made warming is "the worst scientific scandal in history." Man Made Global Warming is the "new religion" according to Norway's Ivar Giaever, Nobel Prize winner for physics.
To quote Kim Strassel‘s recent WSJ article. "The collapse of the "consensus" has been driven by reality. The inconvenient truth is that the earth's temperatures have flat-lined since 2001, despite growing concentrations of C02. Peer-reviewed research has debunked doomsday scenarios about the polar ice caps, hurricanes, malaria, extinctions, rising oceans. A global financial crisis has politicians taking a harder look at the science that would require them to hamstring their economies to rein in carbon. " It’s about Power not science. Obama and the Press want to ram Cap-and-Trade down our throats before we notice that the science doesn’t support their position.
The child is pointing out "Man Made Global Warming is a Lie". When will the crowd recognize the truth?
Saturday, July 4, 2009
Let's start with H.R. 675. This House resolution Provide police officers, criminal investigators, and game law enforcement officers of the Department of Defense with the authority to execute warrants, make arrests, and carry firearms.
The authorities granted by the bill:
Why does the DOD or some new Federal police force need the authority to execute warrants, make arrests and carry firearms? The FBI can already do that, and the Justice Department can prosecute federal crimes. I believe that the 1878 Posse Comitatus Act explicitly prohibits the Department of Defense from involvement in state and local law enforcement activities. So the whole reasoning behind HR675 just doesn't' make legal sense, and no where in any of the 28 powers authorized to congress is there a power to create a federal law enforcement agency. By the specific restrictions on the Federal Government in the 9th and 10th amendments tot he constitution the power to police is specifically restricted to the states or the people.
This sounds like Obama is trying to do exactly what he told us he'd do when running for office. Form a national police force that is not accountable to the people but accountable to Him, didn't Germany do that in the 1930's? If I remember my pre-PC history, I believe that Hitler did the same thing, it was called the Gestapo.
The first amendment to the US Constitution says that congress shall pass no laws infringing on the right of the people to peaceably assemble. So what is an unlawful assembly? Any assembly the government doesn't approve? This HR wants to prevent "unlawful assemblies", didn't Germany do that in the 1930's. Those laws were used to arrest those how tried to protest against the Nazi party.
Earlier in this blog I wrote about Democratic congress persons claiming that those who would actually hold elected officials accountable and publicly tell them they would vote them out of office if they vote raise taxes are Terrorists.. They are trying to use a revamped version of the Fairness Doctrine to shut down Talk Radio, and proposing other laws to shut down blogs, etc. to restrict what the press can and can't say or who can and can't say what. Didn't Germany do that in the 1930's.
There are several bills before congress that would require the registration of all firearms, didn't Germany do that in the 1930's.
Obviously because current police and military have taken an oath to protect the constitution and the people, and are held accountable if they execute unconstitutional orders, the Democrats in Washington want to create this federal police force.
Obviously the virtues independence and individual freedom are not those of the Democrats and power mongers in Washington. Government control seems to be the virtue they most want cherish.
Friday, July 3, 2009
This organization gives us all hope. Probably not the hope Obama wants you to have.
Our respected military service members all took an Oath to Protect and Defend the Constitution from all enemies, foreign and domestic.
While many political offices require a similar Oath, among public servants only military and Police Officers have the training and means to truly fulfill the Oath…. But more importantly, they are the only ones not beholden to a political party or candidate. They are only beholden to the Constitution and to the People they serve. They are the true Guardians of the Republic!
Oath Keepers exists to remind current and veteran Police Officers and military service members of their Oath to the U.S. Constitution, and the restrictions the Constitution places on the power and scope of governmental interference into the lives of its citizens.
Members of the service or law enforcement who are "Oath Keepers" have sworn to the following.
Thank God for our service men and women, and for the Police who actually serve us. Ask them if they know of this organization and if they would take this oath, to uphold the oath they have already taken.
Over a decade ago Great Britain confiscated the guns of private citizens in the name of public safety. They even made it a crime to use a weapon in self defense. Official crime figures show the UK also has a worse rate for all types of violence than the U.S. and even South Africa - widely considered one of the world's most dangerous countries.
Here are the violent crime rates for top ten most violent industrialized nations (violent crime rate is measured as crimes per 100,000 residents).
The U.S. has a violence rate of 466 crimes per 100,000 residents. Do some research yourself and you will find that in general the stricter a country is on its citizens guns generally equates to those same citizens being subjected to higher rates of violent crime.
When you read some article that tells you that for public safety we need more gun control, and they show you a murder statistic, ask them about rapes, robberies, assaults, and other violent crime. They either won't know or say those numbers don't matter. They do. Virtually every place that has allowed citizens the right to carry weapons (concealed or open) has seen a reduction in violent crime. Virtually all mass shootings occur in "gun free zones" like schools. I see a correlation do you?
Let your congressmen and senators know that if they vote to further restrict your right to keep and bear arms that you will vote to replace them.