Thursday, November 26, 2009

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Reality check

November 19, 2009
Colorado, USA

The following was received in an email just this morning. It could be a speech any one of us who live and work in the real America could be sitting through any day now. Some of us have already been served these inconvenient truths and amazingly, some of us are still unaware of the reality of what our government is holding up on a silver platter with an eat-it-or-choke-on-it attitude. It's a reality check written in honest language.

THE EMPLOYEE MEETING?LUNCH

I would like to start by thanking you for attending this meeting, though it's not like you had much of a choice. After all, attendance was mandatory. I'm also glad many of you accepted my invitation to your family members to be here as well. I have a few remarks to make to all of you, and then we'll retire to the ballroom for a great lunch and some employee awards.

I felt that this meeting was important enough to close all 12 of our tire and automotive shops today so that you could be here. To reassure you, everybody is being paid for the day --- except me. Since our stores are closed we're making no money. That economic loss is mine to sustain. Carrington Automotive has 157 full time employees and around 30 additional part-timers. All of you are here. I thank you for that.

When you walked into this auditorium you were handed a rather thick 78-page document. Many of you have already taken a peek. You were probably surprised to see that it's my personal tax return for 2008. Those of you who are adept at reading these tax returns will see that last year my taxable income was $534,000.00. Now I'm sure this seems rather high to many of you. So ... let's talk about this tax return.

Carrington Automotive Enterprises is what we call a Sub-S - a Subchapter S corporation. The name comes from a particular part of our tax code. Sub-S status means that the income from all 12 of our stores is reported on my personal tax return. Businesses that report their income on the owner's personal tax return are referred to as "small businesses." So, you see now that this $534,000 is really the total taxable income - the total combined profit from all 12 of our stores. That works out to an average of a bit over $44,000 per store.

Why did I feel it important for you to see my actual 2008 tax return? Well, there's a lot of rhetoric being thrown around today about taxes, small businesses and rich people. To the people in charge in Washington right now I'm a wealthy American making over a half-million dollars a year. Most Americans would agree: I'm just another rich guy; after all ... I had over a half-million in income last year, right? In this room we know that the reality is that I'm a small business owner who runs 12 retail establishments and employs 187 people. Now here's something that shouldn't surprise you, but it will: Just under 100 percent ... make that 99.7 percent of all employers in this country are small businesses, just like ours.

Every one of these businesses reports their income on a personal income tax return. You need to understand that small businesses like ours are responsible for about 80 percent of all private sector jobs in this country, and about 70 percent of all jobs that have been created over the past year. You also need to know that when you hear some politician talking about rich people who earn over $200,000 or $500,000 a year, they're talking about the people who create the jobs.

The people who are now running the show in Washington have been talking for months about raising taxes on wealthy Americans. I already know that in two years my federal income taxes are going to go up by about 4.5 percent. That happens when Obama and the Democrats allow the Bush tax cuts to expire. When my taxes climb by 4.5 percent the Democrats will be on television saying that this really isn't a tax increase. They'll explain that the Bush tax cuts have expired .. nothing more. Here at Carrington we'll know that almost 5% has been taken right off of our bottom line. And that means it will be coming off your bottom line.

Numbers are boring, I know ... but let's talk a bit more about that $534,000. That's the money that was left last year from company revenues after I paid all of the salaries and expenses of running this business. Now I could have kept every penny of that for myself, but that would have left us with nothing to grow our business, to attract new customers and to hire new employees. You're aware that we've been talking about opening new stores in Virginia Beach and Newport News . To do that I will have to buy or lease property, construct a building and purchase inventory. I also have to hire additional people to work in those stores. These people wouldn't immediately be earning their pay. So, where do you think the money for all of this comes from? Right out of our profits .. right out of that $534,000. I need to advertise to bring customers in, especially in these tough times. Where do you think that money comes from? Oh sure, I can count it as an expense when I file my next income tax return .. but for right now that comes from either current revenues or last year's profits. Revenues right now aren't all that hot ... so do the math. A good effective advertising campaign might cost us more than $300,000.

Is this all starting to come together for you now?

Right now the Democrats are pushing a nationalized health care plan that, depending on who's doing the talking, will add anywhere from another two percent to an additional 4.6 percent to my taxes. If I add a few more stores, which I would like to do, and if the economy improves, my taxable income ... our business income ... could go over one million dollars! If that happens the Democrats have yet another tax waiting, another five percent plus! I've really lost track of all of the new government programs the Democrats and President Obama are proposing that they claim they will be able to finance with new taxes on what they call "wealthy Americans."

And while we're talking about health care, let me explain something else to you. I understand that possibly your biggest complaint with our company is that we don't provide you with health insurance. That is because as your employer I believe that it is my responsibility to provide you with a safe workplace and a fair wage and to do all that I can to preserve and grow this company that provides us all with income. I no more have a responsibility to provide you with health insurance than I do with life, auto or homeowner's insurance. As you know, I have periodically invited agents for health insurance companies here to provide you with information on private health insurance plans.

The Democrats are proposing to levy yet another tax against Carrington in the amount of 8 percent of my payroll as a penalty for not providing you with health insurance. You should know that if they do this I will be reducing every person's salary or hourly wage by that same 8 percent. This will not be done to put any more money in my pocket. It will be done to make sure that I don't suffer financially from the Democrat's efforts to place our healthcare under the control of the federal government. It is your health, not mine. It is your healthcare, not mine. These are your expenses, not mine. If you think I'm wrong about all this, I would sure love to hear your reasoning.

Try to understand what I'm telling you here. Those people that Obama and the Democrats call "wealthy Americans" are, in very large part, America 's small business owners. I'm one of them. You have the evidence, and surely you don't think that the owner of a bunch of tire stores is anything special. That $534,000 figure on my income tax return puts me squarely in Democrat crosshairs when it comes to tax increases.

Let's be clear about this ... crystal clear. Any federal tax increase on me is going to cost you money, not me. Any new taxes on Carrington Automotive will be new taxes that you, or the people I don't hire to staff the new stores I won't be building, will be paying. Do you understand what I'm telling you? You've heard about things rolling downhill, right? Fine ... then you need to know that taxes, like that other stuff, roll downhill. Now you and I may understand that you are not among those that the Democrats call "wealthy Americans," but when this "tax the rich" thing comes down you are going to be standing at the bottom of the mud slide, if you get my drift. That's life in the big city, my friends ... where elections have consequences.

You know our economy is very weak right now. I've pledged to get us through this without layoffs or cuts in your wages and benefits. It's too bad the politicians can't get us through this without attacking our profits. To insure our survival I have to take a substantial portion of that $534,000 and set it aside for unexpected expenses and a worsening economy. Trouble is, the government is eyeing that money too ... and they have the guns. If they want it, they can take it.

I don't want to make this too long. There's a great lunch waiting for us all. But you need to understand what's happening here. I've worked hard for 23 years to create this business. There were many years where I couldn't take a penny in income because every dollar was being dedicated to expanding the business. There were tough times when it took every dollar of revenues to replenish our inventory and cover your paychecks. During those times I earned nothing. If you want to see those tax returns, just let me know.

OK ... I know I'm repeating myself here. I don't hire stupid people, and you are probably getting it now. So let me just ramble for a few more minutes.Most Americans don't realize that when the Democrats talk about raising taxes on people making more than $250 thousand a year, they're talking about raising taxes on small businesses. The U.S. Treasury Department says that six out of every ten individuals in this country with incomes of more than $280,000 are actually small business owners. About one-half of the income in this country that would be subject to these increased taxes is from small businesses like ours. Depending on how many of these wonderful new taxes the Democrats manage to pass, this company could see its tax burden increase by as much as $60,000. Perhaps more.

I know a lot of you voted for President Obama. A lot of you voted for Democrats across the board. Whether you voted out of support for some specific policies, or because you liked his slogans, you need to learn one very valuable lesson from this election. Elections have consequences. You might have thought it would be cool to have a president who looks like you; or a president who is young, has a buff body, and speaks eloquently when there's a teleprompter in the neighborhood. Maybe you liked his promises to tax the rich. Maybe you believed his promise not to raise taxes on people earning less than a certain amount. Maybe you actually bought into his promise to cut taxes on millions of Americans who actually don't pay income taxes in the first place. Whatever the reason .. your vote had consequences; and here they are.

Bottom line? I'm not taking this hit alone. As soon as the Democrats manage to get their tax increases on the books, I'm going to take steps to make sure that my family isn't affected. When you own the business, that is what you're allowed to do. I built this business over a period of 23 years, and I'm not going to see my family suffer because we have a president and a congress who think that wealth is distributed rather than earned. Any additional taxes, of whatever description, that President Obama and the Democrats inflict on this business will come straight out of any funds I have set aside for expansion or pay and benefit increases. Any plans I might have had to hire additional employees for new stores will be put aside. Any plans for raises for the people I now have working for me will be shelved. Year-end bonuses might well be eliminated. That may sound rough, but that's the reality.

You're going to continue to hear a lot of anti-wealth rhetoric out there from the media and from the left. You can chose to believe what you wish .. .but when it comes to Carrington Automotive you will know the truth. The books are open to any of you at any time. I have nothing to hide. I would hope that other small business owners out there would hold meetings like this one, but I know it won't happen that often. One of the lessons to be learned here is that taxes ... all taxes ... and all regulatory costs that are placed on businesses anywhere in this country, will eventually be passed right on down to individuals; individuals such as yourself. This hasn't been about admonishing anyone and it hasn't been about issuing threats. This is part of the education you should have received in the government schools, but didn't. Class is now dismissed. Let's eat.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Letter to Obama - We will fight you all the way...

November 18, 2009
Colorado USA

I was all set to write a scathing rant about holding TERRORISTS in the USA and trying TERRORISTS in US courts but the following letter speaks more eloquently to WHY WE SHOULD NOT DO IT - PRESIDENT OBAMA needs to LISTEN to the people of this country and be warned - YOU will be JUDGED by your incomprehensible and insensitive actions - not Eric Holder (although he's next on the list) not Congress (yes, they are third), not the courts or the attorneys, etc. YOU will be held accountable for this completely UN-AMERICAN decision that makes no sense except that it furthers your agenda on the World Stage. YOU will be held solely responsible for this travesty inflicted upon our halls of justice by REAL AMERICANS.
'Nuff said... -- DD -- read on...


November 9, 2009

President Barack Obama
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, D.C. 20500

Dear President Obama:

On September 11, 2001, the entire world watched as 19 men hijacked four commercial airliners, attacking passengers and killing crew members, and then turned the fully-fueled planes into missiles, flying them into the World Trade Center twin towers, the Pentagon and a field in Shanksville, Pennsylvania. 3,000 of our fellow human beings died in two hours. The nation’s commercial aviation system ground to a halt. Lower Manhattan was turned into a war zone, shutting down the New York Stock Exchange for days and causing tens of thousands of residents and workers to be displaced. In nine months, an estimated 50,000 rescue and recovery workers willingly exposed themselves to toxic conditions to dig out the ravaged remains of their fellow citizens buried in 1.8 million tons of twisted steel and concrete.

The American people were rightly outraged by this act of war. Whether the cause was retribution or simple recognition of our common humanity, the words “Never Forget” were invoked in tearful or angry rectitude, defiantly written in the dust of Ground Zero or humbly penned on makeshift memorials erected all across the land. The country was united in its determination that these acts should not go unmarked and unpunished.

Eight long years have passed since that dark and terrible day. Sadly, some have forgotten the promises we made to those whose lives were taken in such a cruel and vicious manner.

We have not forgotten. We are the husbands and wives, mothers and fathers, sons, daughters, sisters, brothers and other family members of the victims of these depraved and barbaric attacks, and we feel a profound obligation to ensure that justice is done on their behalf. It is incomprehensible to us that members of the United States Congress would propose that the same men who today refer to the murder of our loved ones as a “blessed day” and who targeted the United States Capitol for the same kind of destruction that was wrought in New York, Virginia and Pennsylvania, should be the beneficiaries of a social compact of which they are not a part, do not recognize, and which they seek to destroy: the United States Constitution.

We adamantly oppose prosecuting the 9/11 conspirators in Article III courts, which would provide them with the very rights that may make it possible for them to escape the justice which they so richly deserve. We believe that military commissions, which have a long and honorable history in this country dating back to the Revolutionary War, are the appropriate legal forum for the individuals who declared war on America. With utter disdain for all norms of decency and humanity, and in defiance of the laws of warfare accepted by all civilized nations, these individuals targeted tens of thousands of civilian non-combatants, brutally killing 3,000 men, women and children, injuring thousands more, and terrorizing millions.

It is morally offensive to offer Constitutional protections to individuals charged with murdering 3,000 individuals, in essence, to jeopardize justice for war crimes victims, in order to make an appeal to the Muslim world. The use of Article III courts after the 1993 World Trade Center attack didn’t stop any of the subsequent terrorist plots, including the attack on Khobar Towers, 19 Americans killed, the 1998 East African Embassy bombing, 212 killed, the USS Cole bombing, 17 sailors killed. The attacks of 9/11 were a resounding rebuke to the view that federal courts were an appropriate counterterrorism strategy. Afterward, we didn’t send law enforcement personnel to apprehend the perpetrators, we sent the United States military, who captured them and held them pursuant to the 2001 Authorization of the Use of Military Force (AUMF).

The American people do not support the use of our cherished federal courts as a stage by the “mastermind of 9/11″ and his co-conspirators to condemn this nation and rally their fellow terrorists the world over. As one New York City police detective, who lost 60 fellow officers on 9/11, told members of the Department of Justice’s Detainee Policy Task Force at a meeting last June, “You people are out of touch. You need to hear the locker room conversations of the people who patrol your streets and fight your wars.”

On May 21, you stated that military commissions, promulgated by congressional legislation and recently reformed with even greater protections for defendants, are a legal and appropriate forum to try individuals captured pursuant the 2001 AUMF, passed by Congress in response to the attack on America. Nevertheless, you announced a new policy requiring that Al-Qaeda terrorists should be tried in Article III courts “whenever feasible.”

We strongly object to the creation of a two-tier system of justice for terrorists in which those responsible for the death of thousands on 9/11 will be treated as common criminals and afforded the kind of platinum due process accorded American citizens, yet members of Al Qaeda who aspire to kill Americans but who do not yet have blood on their hands, will be treated as war criminals. To date, you have offered no explanation or justification for this contradiction, even as you readily acknowledge that the 9/11 conspirators, now designated “unprivileged enemy belligerents,” are appropriately accused of war crimes. We believe that this two-tier system, in which war criminals receive more due process protections than would-be war criminals, will be mocked and rejected in the court of world opinion as an ill-conceived contrivance aimed, not at justice, but at the appearance moral authority.

The public has a right to know that prosecuting the 9/11 conspirators in federal courts will result in a plethora of legal and procedural problems that will severely limit or even jeopardize the successful prosecution of their cases. Ordinary criminal trials do not allow for the exigencies associated with combatants captured in war, in which evidence is not collected with CSI-type chain-of-custody standards. None of the 9/11 conspirators were given the Miranda warnings mandated in Article III courts. Prosecutors contend that the lengthy, self-incriminating tutorials Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and others gave to CIA interrogators about 9/11 and other terrorist operations–called “pivotal for the war against Al-Qaeda” in a recently released, declassified 2005 CIA report–may be excluded in federal trials. Further, unlike military commissions, all of the 9/11 cases will be vulnerable in federal court to defense motions that their prosecutions violate the Speedy Trial Act. Indeed, the judge presiding in the case of Ahmed Ghailani, accused of participating in the 1998 bombing of the American Embassy in Kenya, killing 212 people, has asked for that issue to be briefed by the defense. Ghailani was indicted in 1998, captured in Pakistan in 2004, and held at Guantanamo Bay until 2009.

Additionally, federal rules risk that classified evidence protected in military commissions would be exposed in criminal trials, revealing intelligence sources and methods and compromising foreign partners, who will be unwilling to join with the United States in future secret or covert operations if doing so will risk exposure in the dangerous and hostile communities where they operate. This poses a clear and present danger to the public. The safety and security of the American people is the President’s highest duty.

Former Attorney General Michael Mukasey recently wrote in the Wall Street Journal that “the challenges of terrorism trials are overwhelming.” Mr. Mukasey, formerly a federal judge in the Southern District of New York, presided over the multi-defendant terrorism prosecution of Sheikh Omar Abel Rahman, the cell that attacked the World Trade Center in 1993 and conspired to attack other New York landmarks. In addition to the evidentiary problems cited above, he expressed concern about courthouse and jail facility security, the need for anonymous jurors to be escorted under armed guard, the enormous costs associated with the use of U.S. marshals necessarily deployed from other jurisdictions, and the danger to the community which, he says, will become a target for homegrown terrorist sympathizers–like the recent Fort Hood shooter–or embedded Al Qaeda cells.

Finally, there is the sickening prospect of men like Khalid Sheikh Mohammed being brought to the federal courthouse in Lower Manhattan, or the courthouse in Alexandria, Virginia, just a few blocks away from the scene of carnage eight years ago, being given a Constitutionally mandated platform upon which he can mock his victims, exult in the suffering of their families, condemn the judge and his own lawyers, and rally his followers to continue jihad against the men and women of the U.S. military, fighting and dying in the sands of Iraq and the mountains of Afghanistan on behalf of us all.

There is no guarantee that Mr. Mohammed and his co-conspirators will plead guilty, as in the case of Zacarias Moussaoui, whose prosecution nevertheless took four years, and who is currently attempting to recant that plea. Their attorneys will be given wide latitude to mount a defense that turns the trial into a shameful circus aimed at vilifying agents of the CIA for alleged acts of “torture,” casting the American government and our valiant military as a force of evil instead of a force for good in places of the Muslim world where Al Qaeda and the Taliban are waging a brutal war against them and the local populations. For the families of those who died on September 11, the most obscene aspect of giving Constitutional protections to those who planned the attacks with the intent of inflicting maximum terror on their victims in the last moments of their lives will be the opportunities this affords defense lawyers to cast their clients as victims.

Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and his co-conspirators are asking to plead guilty, now, before a duly-constituted military commission. Mr. President, the families of their victims have a right to know, why don’t you let them?

Respectfully submitted,

Signed by:
9/11 Families for a Safe & Strong America, the firefighters of TheBravest.com and Keep America Safe in Washington, D.C.

Source: Keep America Safe Call to Action

Sign the letter here.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Nancy didn't get the memo - we are not exchanging gifts this year

November 12, 2009
Colorado, USA

This is probably the best and most horrifying example to date of the glaringly elitist, out-of-touch, blathering stupidity running rampant in the halls of the White House and Congress. And yet another misuse of a word (in this instance, the word PRESENT implying GIFT) that has to have Webster erupting out of his grave. I know it had me on my feet swearing and stomping around in front of the TV. Apparently Nancy doesn't have a clue what the word - present - really means or how Christmas works in the rest of the world. Nancy is dumber than the Queen of Dumb Obama-Money woman in Detroit if she thinks we are buying into that sleigh full of BS!

Here's what Nancy (aka House Scrooge -uh - Speaker Nancy Pelosi) says about the big ol' lump of coal labeled the Health Care Bill: I'm hopeful that we will have a bill as a Christmas present for the American people.

Are you freekin' kidding me? How loudly does this speak to what the administration really thinks of our [we the people] mentality? Do they really think because they wrap the word bill as a present that we will be so pleased with the gesture we won't notice it is a bill? Seriously?

Most of us have handed our kids cash or a credit card to buy presents for the spouse or Grandma and Grandpa or maybe their siblings and even ourselves for Christmas. Wink-Wink. Most of us know by doing so that the bill that comes due in January is a bill we will pay for our own present on behalf of our children.

HELLO NANCY! Picture me knock-knock-knocking on the hollow chamber of her pointy little head... A present is not really a present if you have to pay for it yourself! Get it? But! If you really want to exchange presents, Nancy - please check your stocking for the statement of the pay-off on our Harley-Davidson. That's at the top of our Christmas list. Please pay in full - asap - no return receipt required. Golly Gee - thanks eversomuch - wink-wink.

First Obama-Money and now the Gift of a Health Care Bill worth trillions of dollars. With all due respect, Nancy Dear - while your thoughtfulness and generosity is appreciated I cannot accept this extravagant gift.

I guess Nancy didn't get the memo - word has gone out in our family, we are not exchanging gifts among adults this year and kids will have to make do with less than they usually do. Why? Unlike this administration, we know we simply cannot afford it. And, also unlike this administration - we know when we have run out of money - even other people's money.

Source: Neil Cavuto, Fox news Some "Christmas Present"

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Read it now: Worthy of their sacrifice

November 11, 2009
Colorado USA

Where Do We Get These Men and Women?
by Newt Gingrich, 11/11/2009

This Veterans Day, I am reminded once again of the wonderful line at the end of the movie adaptation of James Michener’s The Bridges at Toko Ri.

A Navy Admiral is reflecting on the sacrifice of airmen given the mission of destroying a group of heavily defended bridges during the Korean War. The men were successful, but at the cost of their lives, leading the Admiral to famously ask:

“Where do we get these men?”

Today, the question is “Where do we get these men and women?” and last week, the answer was Killeen, Texas.

Answer: Killeen, Texas

Killeen is the home of heroes this Veterans Day; men and women who prove that our servicemen and women don’t leave their bravery and selflessness behind on the battlefield.

Killeen was also the site of terrorism last week; proof that we are not immune from Islamic extremism inside our borders, even on our military bases.

Killeen is the home of Sgt. Kimberly Munley, a Department of Defense civilian police officer and an Army veteran.

Sgt. Munley was nearby getting her car tuned-up when the 911 call came in. Without waiting for backup, she was the first law enforcement official to arrive on the scene at Fort Hood.

“She Fired Until He Dropped. The Killing Ended.”

Much has been written about Sgt. Munley’s heroism, but few have described her behavior in the heat of a confrontation with the Fort Hood shooter better than the editorial writers at the Las Vegas Review-Sun

“Could Sgt. Munley, hit in the wrist and both thighs, really be blamed if she'd ducked for cover? She didn't. From all reports, she stood her ground under fire, calmly reacquiring her sight picture, putting four rounds right where she wanted, in the advancing murderer's center of mass. She fired until he dropped. The killing ended.”

The Heroes Who Brought Down the Berlin Wall

This Veterans Day week also marks the celebration of another set of American heroes: The men and women who put their shoulders to the Berlin Wall and pushed -- until it finally fell 20 years ago this Monday.

Where did we get these men and women? From all across America and everywhere freedom and human dignity are valued.

For although the revolution in Eastern Europe occurred without a shot being fired, countless Americans -- not to mention Britons, Germans, Poles, Czechs, Slovaks and Hungarians -- sacrificed for that day.

Before there was a wall in Berlin, there was the Berlin blockade in 1948, when the Communist regime in Moscow tried to literally starve West Berlin to death. President Harry S. Truman ordered an airlift to feed West Berliners and resist Soviet aggression. Seventy-one American and British servicemen lost their lives.

And before there was a victory for freedom, 20 years ago this week, there were unflinching advocates for freedom in Eastern Europe like Ronald Reagan and Pope John Paul II.

These are the heroes we honor today.

Washington Seems More at Home with International Dictators Than America and Its Heroes

“Hero” is not a word we use a lot these days. We have a media dedicated to destroying, not showcasing, greatness. We have popular culture determined to celebrate victimhood rather than heroism. And we have a regime in Washington that seems more at home with international autocrats and dictators than America and its heroes.

But the inescapable fact of America is this: Ours is a country founded and defended, not by conciliation and sophisticated diplomatic gestures, but by honor, bravery and sacrifice.

Our heroes are not incidental to our nationhood but an essential part of it. Why? Because America is not, contrary to what our President believes, merely a nation among nations. We are, on our best days, closer to what Ronald Reagan believed: A shining city on a hill.

Take the Time Today to Thank a Veteran For His Service

The heroes of our city on a hill stretch back from Killeen, Texas, through a bloody 20th Century and a great Civil War, all the way to our founding.

They are the men who left a trail of blood in the snow of Northern Pennsylvania on Christmas night, 1776.

They are the men and women who serve today in Iraq and Afghanistan.

So make sure you take the time today to thank a veteran for his or her service. Take the time to remember and honor a hero.

Because in doing so you are answering the Navy Admiral’s question at Toko Ri.

Where do we get these men and women? From a nation that remains worthy of their sacrifice.

Source: HumanEvents.com Where Do We Get These Men and Women?

Monday, November 9, 2009

Teabag Anti-Pelosi-Bama Government Extremist and proud of it

November 9, 2009
Colorado, USA

Teabag Anti-Pelosi-Bama Government Extremist and proud of it.

You gotta love the lack-luster creativity of knee-jerk, adolescent, government inspired labels. I do. Wanna know why? I support the First Amendment of the Constitution and every single, solitary word written in our founding documents by REAL MEN who had our new country's best interests at heart and not some secret, personal, delusional and tyrannical agenda for ego-maniacal control the likes of which I have never witnessed. Until now.

It is a deadly disease infecting Capitol Hills throughout this land - call it the H1N1-T epidemic of Washington. The only political souls in DC and seats of government elsewhere who are immune - are a few American Patriots - the few who have dared to make a stand for the will of the people, the few who are willing to stick their necks out to champion the integrity of this country first, the few who have voted their conscience and support the will of the people.

H1N1-T is lethal to liberty and freedom. The only effective innoculation - Dissent! T stands for Traitor.

Traitors, Barack and Nancy (I refuse to address them with MR or MS or the respect those titles imply if they insist on disrespecting me) and the other DC hooligans make to scold and call me extremist. That arrogantly officious scolding tone employed by this administration with a sneer when addressing their opposition just does not work for me. Wanna go a round or two with playground politics? I am up for it. You may be king of the hill for now Barack and Nancy may think she's queen of the swings - but you will not last... If history teaches us anything, vainglorious tyrants never last for long... Why? Because sooner or later they outlive their usefulness to those who put them in their more-or-less transient seat of power or someone beats them at musical chairs.

Let's see, the way this school kid word game works is you call me something and I call you something that is opposite and allegedly worse.

Call me extremist - I call you what - a conservative? A moderate? I am laughing. Really! Look it up. I'll just stick with deluded.
Call me radical - I call you superficial.
Call me angry - I call you dull.
See how it works?
Call me angry anti-government extremist - I can trump that in a single word. Traitor.

Yes, I said traitor. Barack and Nancy and the rest of the brain-washed-DC-bobble-heads swore an oath to uphold the Constitution of the United States that begins with the concept WE THE PEOPLE which unless it has been redefined means ALL THE PEOPLE of the United States of America -- not just the part of the herd blindly following them over the cliff.

No where does the Constitution say WE THE GOVERNMENT. Traitorous members of this administration are destroying our beloved country minute-by-minute with a complete and utter disregard for principles this country was founded upon and contemptuous disrespect for citizens of the United States. There is nothing wrong with our Constitution or our Country or its People that a few pink slips and some Common Sense will not cure. Pink slips are coming - you can bet your Obama-Money on it.

You call me angry, disconnected, astro-turf, and yeah even an extremist but I'd advise caution calling me - anti-government thinly veiling the implication that I am anti-American. The only anti-Americans I see on a daily basis are the people populating Capitol Hill masquerading as we-know-what's-good-for-you-better-than-you-know elitist government officials. So, yeah I am anti-government.

I am anti-your government.

I am anti-Pelosi-Bama government.

One has to wonder why are you whining about a few, insignificant extremists --if we are merely a few angry, disconnected, disenfranchised, maladjusted, ineffective individuals seeking to undermine the country instead of a well-established, knowledgeable, informed, patriotic, motivated, political base. One has to wonder if you are so confidant that your plans are greater and better, if your way is the only right way -- why you fear what a few Tea Party Patriots may expose?

Or, is it possible you sing-song of sticks and stones and breaking bones, but voting booths - oh my! Nobody promised you [politicians] a rose garden - leading this country is a job, doing it well is what commands respect. I (oh let's call me one of that rascally, we the people, tea party crowd) am not pleased with your performance. I have the right to state my dissent as loudly and as often as I please. Do you really believe you can dismiss me or deter me from my course with mere snide remarks made to in-your-pocket-mainstream-media-roadies?

I exist.
I am talking.
I am writing.
I am making notes and I will share them.
I am telling on you nanananananaaaaaaaaaaa and sticking out my tongue.
So much the worse for you - I vote.
So there!

First Amendment

Listen up, Washington. I, for one, demand you start doing a better job - your real job. I know you don't have a clue what that is so, here's a suggestion. Let's start with doing something to aide our troops in their mission. Now. I know you don't have a clue what that mission is either. So, let me explain it in remedial terms, their mission is to protect your pompous, inconsequential, indolent butts so you can do your job - badly. Then, maybe you might want to listen to a few dissenters so you can really get an idea of what the people you represent think of you and the job you are doing in Washington - badly. If I had the word incumbent following my political persuasion on a ballot in 2010 - I'd be worried.

Respect is something you earn - not something you buy, not something you dictate or legislate. Just because some spineless people have lots of special interest money and teleprompters and a bunch of media-slaves does not mean their message will resonate across the land any better or ring any truer.

Please be advised: I will remain an anti-Pelosi-Bama government extremist until you show me something I can respect.

Attention: All non-representing representatives - whether you feel the pull of Nancy's silken leash or not - you gotta come home sometime.

Come on down from your high-brow podium, meet me in the school yard, look me in the eye and say it [call me anti-American, anti-government extremist) again. Say it to my face - you cowards. C'mon - I double-dog dare ya!

Following last Tuesday’s election, the last thing Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) wanted to do was allow Members of Congress to go home and talk to their constituents about the $2.6 trillion health care bill she was marshaling through Congress. The centerpiece of Pelosi’s trap and pressure campaign was a Saturday address by President Barack Obama in the Cannon Office Building, where Obama warned Democrats: “Does anybody think that the teabag, anti-government people are going to support them if they bring down health care? All it will do is confuse and dispirit [Democratic voters] and it will encourage the extremists.”

Source: Who is the President Calling “Extremist?

Friday, November 6, 2009

Ft. Hood: The Largest 'Terror Act' Since 9/11? - FOXNews.com

November 6, 2009
Colorado USA

The tragedy at Fort Hood is the result of an act of terrorism. Is there any other way to see it?


Ft. Hood: The Largest 'Terror Act' Since 9/11?

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Because SILENCE is the most insidious form of consent

November 3, 2009
Colorado USA

FYI: Photos are now posted below... also posted are links to YouTube videos of the speeches...

Gone to a Tea Party

New Tea Party Slogan/Signs to Download and Print
Tea Party Slogans 21-25
Get BEHIND Our Troops or Get in FRONT of Them
Our Beloved COUNTRY Deserves Better
Listen Now or You Will Pay the Price for Change
Incumbents BEWARE 2010
Resign from the Herd THINK for Yourself

What a blast! Speakers and entertainers included: Deborah Johns, Mark Williams, Lloyd Marcus, Rivoli Revue, Diana Nagy, Amy Kremer, Kenneth Gladney, Samuel Joseph Wurzelbacher aka Joe the Plumber and more. Woo-Hoo!

Kay Rivoli and Me I met both Kay and Ron of the Rivoli Revue (Press One for English, Big Fat No, A Bailout Song, U.S.S. of A., Freedom's Not Free and Memorial Day). They autographed a photo and a DVD for me and I caught Kay just as she was boarding the bus and got a photo with her. Fun!

Here is a slide show of the Tea Party Express Rally. Most of the pics were taken facing the sun so they are not of the best quality, but who cares - I had a Patriotic Blast. Video clips coming soon...




Tea Party Express - the remaining schedule is posted here - it is headed south and east
Rivoli Revue
Rivoli Revue perform A Big Fat No
Rivoli Revue perform A Bailout Song
Rivoli Revue perform U.S.S.of A
Lloyd Marcus
Lloyd Marcus performs Tea Party Anthem on
Mark Williams
Mark Williams Speech
Deborah Johns (Blue Star Mom)
Deborah Johns Speech
Diana Nagy
Joe the Plumber Speech
Kenneth Gladney Speech