Monday, August 31, 2009

VoodooWarrior on Twitter? Not .....

Some of you might be in the Twitter world. I am not. I have no use for it at all. That being said, there is some poser out there masquerading as 'voodoowarrior' on Twitter. He is some dude from England by the name of Warren.

Now, I don't know anything about Warren, so will not say anything bad about him. I like the English, spent three years living in that wonderful country.

Just don't be confused by imitators out there - he ain't me!

Cheney, or Gibbs?

Vice President Dick Cheney yesterday blasted the Obama Administration with both barrels on their incompetent handling of security matters, the GWOT, and their decision to investigate and prosecute members of the CIA and the Bush Administration.

"It's an outrageous political act that will do great damage, long-term, to our capacity to be able to have people take on difficult jobs, make difficult decisions, without having to worry about what the next administration is going to say." - Vice President Dick Cheney, Aug. 30

Robert Gibbs, Obama's so called press secretary, fired back like a limp noodle today -

"This is the same song and dance we've heard since literally the first day of our administration. The Vice President ... clearly had his facts on a number of things wrong."
- Robert Gibbs, Aug. 31

Gibbs declined to enumerate any specific facts that the Vice President had clearly gotten wrong. Hey Mr. Gibbs - you've heard it since Day One because you've been wrong since Day One ....

Now, I will not jump in on what I think of the subject matter - that is pretty evident. But, I ask you, who would you put your belief in:

A man who was a key member of the team that kept our country safe from attack for over 7 years in the aftermath of 9/11:
Or a 'man' who has never served his country in any capacity, one whose command of his position has earned him the mantra among the Washington Press Corps as the 'worst press secretary in history', one whose wit and wisdom can't help him escape out of a wet paper bag:

Which of these two men would you call to service if you knew the country was in danger? 'Nuff said .....

Now I Understand .....

Now I understand completely how Obama the Immaculate got elected. Here are real interviews sampling his die hard voters on election day. This is not staged satire. Note the incredible depth of knowledge displayed by these Obama supporters ... their grasp on current affairs, politics, and the American government should make us all proud.

This video has been floating around the internet for some time now, but I just got a glimpse of it. Posted here for your convenience.

Good God, it's no wonder he got elected - these morons will believe anything!

This Fellow is Worth a Read

Meet Charles Krauthammer. Mr. Krauthammer is a Pulitzer Prize winner, and serves as a columnist for the Washington Post. He can be seen frequently on Fox News' Special Report, where he serves as a member of their opinion/debate panel. Mr. Krauthammer's political insight makes him one of the most respected pundits on Washington politics, in my opinion. His strong conservative stance will make members of the left disagree with that last statement, for certain!

He regularly posts op-eds on Real Clear Politics, and many are carried in newspapers throughout the country. If you want to know what is behind the facade put up by the liberal main stream media, you might want to check out his writings. He's a bit hard to listen to on TV at first, but concentrate on what he is saying - he's a very smart man, and knows what he is talking about.

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Thoughts On Ted Kennedy

I'm going to limit my discourse on the passing of Sen. Ted Kennedy (D-MA) to three points.

First, the incredible hypocrisy of the left, who were trying to rename ObamaCare into the Ted Kennedy Memorial Health Reform Bill before his body was even cold - hoping to cash in on his passing with a little momentum for socialized health care. I have a better idea - Congress should pass the Ted Kennedy Memorial Drunk Driving Vehicular Manslaughter Mandatory Punishment Bill - this would mandate specific jail time and other punishments for those people who kill someone while driving drunk, regardless of how famous or well connected the drunk is.

Second, I have heard Kennedy referred to as many things over the past few days, but the one thing that really turned my stomach was that he was a great compromiser. Bullshit. Kennedy was the master of Northeast strongarm politics. He didn't compromise with anyone - he forced them to accept his stand, and then portrayed it as a compromise to convince the victim that they actually participated.

Third, Kennedy was the poster child for arrogant, liberal, Ivy League elitists - people who think they are so far above other folks that they don't have to follow any rules. This multi-millionaire protrayed himself as the friend of the blue collar worker - champion of organized labor - fighter for the little guy against 'the machine'... Bullshit - it was all a lie crafted to keep him in office.

I didn't like the man. I didn't like his politics. I didn't like where he wanted to take this country. Why should I pretend to fawn over his memory?

Friday, August 28, 2009

Race Bating Liberal B*tch

Sorry for the title folks, but people like this realy piss me off.

Meet Rep. Diane Watson (D-CA). She represents the 33rd district, downtown LA. This district is about 80% minority (how can it be a minority then?). This woman held a 'healthcare town hall' meeting yesterday evening. She did not know she was being recorded. As far as I can tell from the reports, the only reference to healthcare during the meeting was the statement that those who are opposed to it are just wanting Obama to fail. The rest of it was a mosh pit of anti-Bush, anti-Republican rhetoric meant to incite the African-American crowd. In addition, she lavishes praise on Fidel Castro, the Cuban revolution, and Cuba's health care system.

I just don't understand it. People like this, far left liberals who hate this country, are orgasmic when they discuss Communism, Socialism, and Facism. It's a tired old line, but if they hate it so much, why don't they just get the hell out?

Dallas ISD Has a Moment of Clarity

The Dallas Independent School District has a policy requiring the naming of schools in its district to be proposed during the spring. Members of the DISD Board of Trustees had pushed to waive that requirement, in order to rename a new school (scheduled to open in 2013) after Sonia Sotomayor, and to rename a currently open school after Barack Obama. The reason for the rush was not made clear, but I believe they wanted to do it while the 'iron was hot', and no one would dare opose it.

Irregardless of how one feels about the renamings, the manner in which it was to be done would violate district policy.

Last night, the Board of Trustees voted on the proposed Sotomayor naming. Four members (two black, one white, one hispanic) voted for the renaming. Four members (two white, two hispanic) voted against. One member (black) abstained. Lacking a maority vote, the proposal failed.

The proposal for the Obama renaming was pulled from the agenda before the meeting, perhaps because the sponsors knew it wouldn't pass and wanted to avoid the embarrassment.

The trustee who was pushing the proposals immediately played the race card.

"I don't know if some of you are afraid of a strong Latino woman or not. It's so disrespectful to Hispanics in that part of Dallas." - Ron Price (who is not-hispanic, hence his improper use of Latino instead of Latina)

So, if you uphold the rules/law, and it goes against what the liberals want, you must be a racist.

This is such a good study into the mindset of the left wing kooks who are running our government. They are like children who are spoiled rotten - rules mean nothing, laws mean nothing, common sense means nothing. If they don't get what they want as soon as they want it, they start crying and screaming at the top of their lungs, and call their 'enemies' names. It would be laughably pathetic, if it weren't so serious.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Obama DoJ Kills Richardson Investigation

New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson has been under investigation for illegally accepting 'pay for play' bribes. A grand jury has been seated since 2008 looking into the matter. The investigation was the key item cited in Richardson's loss of Obama's Commerce Secretary position.

Richardson has been accused of sending high dollar state issued bond work to one of his top donors.

The investigation was killed by top members of Obama's Department of Justice, who have refused to give their reasoning to the US Attorney's Office in Santa Fe, the center of the investigation.

So, Obama's cronies have stepped up and protected one of their own, once again, from investigation into their illegal activities. Not really surprising, is it?

Richardson's office declined coment - the governor himself is in Cuba, representing his state on trade visit. Let's see, an international trade agreement between New Mexico and Cuba? More than likely, he's hobnobbing with the Castros, some of Obama's biggest supporters.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

How Do You Make Sense of This?

A 17 year old high school student was killed Tuesday in Bridgeport TX (just west of Ft. Worth). The young lady died when a concrete and steel awning collapsed on her and a friend as they passed underneath. Her friend was injured and is recovering in a hospital.

We lose some of our young to a variety of causes - drunk driving, auto accidents, illness, disease, athletic accidents, etc. Each loss is devestating, but usually can be attributed to something that is understandable. If the two girls had been 5 seconds earlier, 5 seconds later, or walked 5 feet to one side, this wouldn't have happened.

I have a great deal of sympathy for the family - not only do they have to cope with the loss of their daughter, they have to try and make sense of such a senseless death. I pray that God helps them through this....

If you believe, you might want to say a prayer for the family of Leslie Denison - they need all the help they can get right now .....

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Obama Regime Reacts to High School Attack

An armed teenager was prevented from carrying out a Columbine style attack in San Mateo CA's Hillsdale high school on Monday. The 17 year old was carrying a sword, a chainsaw, and about a dozen pipe bombs. After detonating two bombs in an empty hallway, he was confronted by two teachers, at which point he ran. A third teacher caught and tackled him. The principal then arrived, and they held him down until police arrived.

Reaction from the Obama Regime has been swift:

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has called for an immediate ban on all assault rifles, shotguns, handguns, and rifles, calling this the latest example of how the NRA has corrupted the youth of America. (Her spokesman stated that even though no firearms were used in the attack, that was irrelevant.)

Attorney General Eric Holder has announced appointment of a Special Prosecutor to investigate the Bush Administration and the CIA to determine exactly who approved CIA mind control experiments that surely caused this incident.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid decried the attack as a ploy by his Republican opponent in the 2010 Senate election (who by the way is leading Reid by double digits in the polls) of sponsoring the attack to embarrass Reid, since CA is the state next door.

Rep. Henry Waxman (D-CA) announced the formation of a special sub-committee which will, under his leadership, investigate the three teachers and principal for their use of torture in apprehending the defenseless youth.

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will be sent on a critical fact finding mission to New Zealand. What she is supposed to be finding out there has not been announced.

Former President Bill Clinton will be appointed Special White House Ambassador to the school, where he will conduct thorough, private interviews with all teen age girls in attendance.

Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner announced a $100,000,000,000 infusion into San Francisco area school systems, along with the firing of all CFOs of those school systems and their replacement by a government appointed Czar.

CA Senator Diane Feinstein blamed the incident on CA's Republican Governornator, saying that the state's financial woes, brought on entirely by Arnold, drove the kid to the brink of insanity.

CA's other Senator, Barbara Boxer, defended the boy, stating he must have been driven to this act of protest by the illegal and immoral actions of Vice President Dick Cheney. She demanded a special session of the Senate be convened, with Republicans barred from attending, to study the situation and start impeachment (retroactive) proceedings against Cheney.

MSNBC's main political commentator, Keith Olberman, on his show last night was just seen shaking his head and muttering "That Damn Bush ..." over and over.

Vice President Joe Biden was heard asking when the kid will be invited to the White House for a beer.

President Obama the Immaculate's reaction was swift and decisive - he blamed Rush Limbaugh for bribing the kid to carry out the attack, in order to take momentum away from the Obama Health Care Reform Act ... um, oops, sorry, its now the Obama Health Insurance Reform Act ...

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

My Hero Flies With The Angels

My father took his final flight this evening. After 10 years of defending this country in the air, and 28 years of moving this country through the air, he didn't need any man-made wings for this last flight. He rode on the Wings of Angels to the highest of heights, and now flies as the Lord's co-pilot. Godspeed, my father .... my hero..

Update - My father was laid to rest yesterday in the DFW National Cemetary. My thanks to all of you for your thoughts and prayers.

Howard Dean Goes Off His Rocker Again

Howard Dean, illustrious ex-Chairman of the DNC, ex-head of the Democrat party, has a history of saying the most idiotic things. Well, he's done it again, and this one is a real eye opener. Caught on tape from today's Stephanie Miller Show (which I admit to never have heard of):

Yes, he really does say that Republican members of the US Senate are out to kill Obama. He then stumbles all over himself trying to backtrack, but just succeeds in looking even more stupid. This is one of the leading voices in the Democrat Party - doesn't that make you feel good?

video link and dub courtesy 'The Radio Equalizer"

Rangers Put a Young Fan on SportsCenter

During a Texas Rangers game this past weekend, a young fan with a glove got a once in a lifetime experience. This boy will remember this day for the rest of his life!

Update - Sorry folks - the video got pulled because of the MLB Copyright Nazis..... Apparently they think they own every little bit of America's pastime .....

Friday, August 14, 2009

Pelosi Comes Out in Favor of Protestors

Nancy Pelosi has come out and publicly stated her support and admiration for people who protest and speak their minds.

The only problem is that this was support for folks protesting against President Bush, not President Obama. Once again, the left can't stand to have its own tactics used against it! Hypocrite Bitch!

video courtesy Briebart.TV

Two Cons and the NFL

Michael Vick signed with the Phiadelphia Eagles yesterday. He will be eligible to play in a game for them after serving a six game suspension, imposed by the league commissioner.

Being a lifelong Cowboy fan, I hate the Iggles. I hate them even more now. I am a dog lover, and what he did is not forgivable. I can't wait until a dog loving safety gets him in his sites and seperates him from his helmet.

Cleveland Browns receiver Donte' Stallworth has been suspended by the commissioner for the entire season without pay. Sports pundits are expressing shock over the severity of the punishment. Good God people, this guy killed someone while he was driving drunk.

The legal system gave him a tiny slap on the wrist (30 days) because he is a big time football star. Yes, he loses a lot of money being out the entire year. What should have happened was a lifetime ban, immediate cancelling of his contract, and forfeiture of all money due to him under the contract.

Thursday, August 13, 2009


A man was detained and turned over to the Secret Service today in Hagerstown, MD. He was holding handprinted 'Death to Obama' and 'Death to Michele and her two stupid kids' signs while attending a healthcare town hall meeting.

This is wrong on so many levels ...

First, it is illegal to threaten or appear to threaten the President. The Secret Service, rightfully so, takes swift and forceful action when a perceived threat is identified. It is this way no matter who is holding the office, and is absolutely the correct thing to do.

Second, no matter how angry you are over policy, it is never acceptable to threaten those who don't agree with you. Debate, disagree - yes. Threaten, either verbally or physically - no.

Third, there is no information yet on who this man is, or why he held this sign. Is he a right wing nut job, a left wing nut job, or a Dem plant to cast a negative shadow on opposition to Obamacare? I'm sure we will be told in the coming days.

Fourth, this guy is just plain stupid. No matter why he did it, he is in a world of trouble now - and he should be!

As the anger over what Obama and his left wing goons are doing to this country spreads, we are going to see more of this. Obamacare has been exposed, and the dirty, underhanded way in which he tried to force it on us is making people very angry, very disturbed at what their government is doing to them. The Democrat agenda, the speed in which they are pushing it through, and the secrecy in which they are doing it are causing what should be a civil debate on policy to crumble into out and out hatred. The stage is being set for something very bad to happen, something that will split this country wide open. I pray to God that it doesn't happen ....

I can't believe that this country has been pushed to this point by arrogant, ignorant people who feel they are the only ones who know what must be done.

photo credit - WHAG-TV, Washington DC

One More Lunatic in the Asylum

Meet Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-MI). She has been one of Michigan's Senators since winning the seat in 2000. Sen. Stabenow is a member of the Senate Finance Committee, and was recently appointed to the Senate's Energy Committee.

Showing her incredible grasp of the subject she is now tasked with helping create legislation to control, Sen. Stabenow recently said this in defense of Obama's Cap and Trade Bill:

"Climate change is very real. Global warming creates volatility. I feel it when I'm flying. The storms are more volatile. We are paying the price in more hurricanes and tornadoes."

Rocket Scientists like this are the people who are writing the laws that govern our country. The United States Senate is supposed to be a collection of 100 of the most brilliant, respected minds in the country. Looking at Democrat representation in that very elite group - Harry Reid, Dick Durbin, Barbara Boxer, Roland Burris, Robert Byrd, Chris Dodd, Russ Feingold, Dianne Feinstein, Al Franken, Ted Kennedy, John Kerry, Chuck Schumer - is like reading a cast list of Monty Python's Twit Government Olympics.

Hey all you Michiganders out there - aren't you proud to have such a distinguished, knowledgable person representing your state?

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Gutless Jerks

Meet Democrat members of the House Eddie Bernice Johnson and Chet Edwards. Johnson's district includes minority heavy areas of Dallas. Edwards' is North Central Texas, including Waco and the Ft. Hood area.
These are the only two Democrat reps from the North Texas region - all others are Republicans.

Both of these individuals have canceled plans to have town hall style meetings on Obamacare, opting instead to do 'tele-town hall' meetings, where their assistants screen callers during a 'generous' one hour teleconference.

This is happening all over the United States. Democrat Senators and Representatives are taking the advice of the DNC and Pelosi/Reid, and ducking in person meetings to discuss Obamacare. Why? The evidence is all over your TV screen. People are pissed off at this bill and its ramifications, and take their rightful opportunity to voice their disgust to their elected representatives. Democrats hate this, because they hate being exposed - angry mob rallies are their bread and butter, and they can't stand it when the tables are turned. The more this anger is seen on TV, the more it makes like minded individuals stand up and voice their opinion - big no-nos for the Democrats.

The third person in line for the Presidency has called such protestors 'un-American' and 'Nazis'. Mainstream media and Democrat members of Congress call them violent, unruly mobs. When protests like this happen in support of Democrat stances, it is called 'patriotic', 'exercising their rights', 'freedom of speech'. When they happen in oppostion to Democrats, it is 'evil', and must be stopped by any means necessary, including calling out the Union thugs.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Lopez Lays an Egg

I watched the premier of George Lopez' HBO Special "Tall, Dark, and Chicano" last night. It was a live performance in San Antonio, in front of 14,000.

I've admired George's standup work for years. He's been a frequent visitor to the DFW area for gigs at the local comedy clubs, and always appeared on the local morning radio shows. I've never watched his sitcom TV show - looked too stupid.

This performance shocked me. Over 80 minutes of standup, he was rarely funny, dropped multiple F*Bombs and quite a few MF*Bombs. His sarcastic protrayal of white people is part of his normal schtick, so that wasn't a surprise. What was surprising was him taking so much time out of his performance to insult and cut down Republicans. His main message was that since Republicans had voted against Sotomayor, and were against illegal immigration, they had forever lost the Latino vote. He went out of his way to whip up anti-Republican fervor in the crowd, which HBO gave ample airplay.

Hey George - you're a jerk.

Friday, August 7, 2009

This, My Friends, Is A Crime

No, I'm not making any reference to this man's immigration status .....

I'm talking about the leaf blower. This is one of the most insidious inventions man has ever come up with.

The leaf blower is intended to help you clean up after your yard work, right?


The leaf blower is intended to make someone else clean up after your yard work!

The whole point is to blow your debris over onto the neighbor's yard, or out into the street - anywhere that you won't have to pick it up. That's why this is the most important piece of equipment on a landscaper's trailer - it cuts their job time tremendously, because they don't have to pick up the results of their efforts.

A few months ago, a landscaper was cutting a neighbor's yard. He had used his blower to get rid of the debris, and a large pile of clippings had ended up piled against my truck, parked on the street. I approached him, and told him he needed to clean up the mess. The look on his face was not anger, it was puzzlement - he had no concept of what I was talking about, even after I explained it to him. He finally did clean it up, by blowing it one house down from mine. Lazy bastard.

Blowing debris out into the right of way is, by the way, illegal. However, you're not going to find any cops writing tickets for it, since they've all got their own blowers in their garages.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

OMG - Paula's Gone!!!!

The world as we know it is coming to an end. We can't blame it on Obama or anything he is doing. The cause .... Paula Abdul is leaving American Idol!!!!!

Apparently, a 30% increase to a $5,000,000 per year salary (yes, 5mil) wasn't enough to keep her interested in continuing to act like a drunken fool.

No announcements have been made yet on a permanent replacement for her seat on the illustrious panel, though Victoria Beckham has confirmed her booking for one episode as a guest judge.

If there is any iota of a hint in this posting that I care about American Idol or the ramifications of her departure, rest assured that it is only a heavy dose of sarcasm ....

I file this earth shattering news in either the "Who Gives A Sh*t", or "So What" depository.

Pelosi Buys Herself a Taxi

Nancy Pelosi, upset that she occasionally can't get hold of a USAF Gulfstream to jet herself around the country, instructed her minions to insert funding for three of these jets into the House Defense Appropriations Bill. These were not requested by, nor are they wanted by, the Air Force.

The military version of the Gulfsream 550, designated C-37A, is just about the highest end business jet that can be bought. Although the military versions aren't decked out with the most oppulent equipment packages, they still cost about $65,000,000 apiece.

C-37s are used to transport VIPs, typically civilian government officials, around the country and the world. It is a favorite with members of Congress and the Administration, because of its luxury and long range. Each flight is catered, and served by a USAF serviceperson acting as stewardess.

The Air Force has 10 C-37s currently. Four are based at Andrews AFB, for use by members of the government. One each are based at Hickam AFB in Hawaii, and Chievres AB in Belgium (for NATO support). Three are based out of MacDill AFB in Florida (for CentCOM support), and one has been noted carrying civilian registration while operating in Southwest Asia. The Navy has 5 C-37s, used for VIP transportation at various locations.

Wording inserted into the bill authorizing funding for these aircraft specifically stipulates that they are to be based at Andrews. This, in essence, makes sure they are not used by anyone other than members of Congress or the Administration.

In addition, funding was inserted for a C-40, the military version of the 737 airliner. Also to be based at Andrews, this $70,000,000 aircraft is popular with Congress for their overseas junkets, because of its luxury and VIP sleeping areas. Congressional porkers love to pack their spouses (or mistresses) into this luxury bus for 'fact finding' junkets at tax payer expense. Again, the USAF did not request or want this aircraft.

Pelosi has been known for her tirades when these aircraft aren't avalable for her personal use. So, she has now made sure that her royal ass has one of these birds to cart it back and forth to San Francisco whenever she feels like it. How arrogant ... when Congress and the Administration are cutting critical items out of the defense budget, these assholes blow our tax dollars on this perk for themselves.

I say, let them fly coach like the rest of us poor peasants.....

Update - Pentagon and Senate opposition to this purchase is exploding. Along with Republican members of the House, Senators are lining up to voice their opposition, and it looks like the purchase will be blocked in the Senate.

"The whole thing kind of makes me sick to my stomach. It is evidence that some of the cynicism about Washington is well placed -- that people get out of touch and they spend money like it's Monopoly money." - Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO) in an interview Sunday (yes, a DEMOCRAT said this)

"A classic example of Congress being out of touch with the realities of deficit spending." - Sen. John Thune (R-SD)

Update II - VICTORY! American People 1, Pelosi 0. Rulers of the House concended defeat Monday as pressure about this continued to rise, agreeing to remove funding for the additional jets from the Defense bill.

Pelosi Thinks We Are Nazis

Here is Nancy Pelosi, yesterday, at an appearance at a San Francisco area hospital. She gets a question from a reporter about grass roots oppostion to Obamacare. Her response is a mixmash of talking points, and an incredible statement that gives us a window into her soul:

This was first shown on Foxnews' "O'Reilly Factor", last night,and is spreading like widlfire across the internet.

This woman is third in line of succession to the office of President. She is speaker of the House of Representatives, a VERY powerful position. She is a key component of Democrat efforts to reform this country in their image. This is what she thinks of anyone who doesn't agree with her.

The Fairness doctrine ... Pelosi thinks anyone who doesn't agree with her is a Nazi ... Obama is gathering information on ordinary citizens that disagree with his policies ... Democrats call Obamacare protestors 'an unruly, violent mob' ... Looks to me like the Democrats are acting a lot like Nazis themselves. This is scary, folks ....

Update - The message has gone out from Obama, Pelosi, and the DNC - equate anyone who disagrees with them to Nazis ... Rep. Brian Baird (D-WA) has cancelled his town hall meetings, and will instead hold a 'phone-in' meeting (which by the way, controls who is allowed to call in and ask questions). Explaining his reasoning, he said "What we're seeing right now is close to Brown Shirt tactics. I mean that very seriously." So, if you disagree with the left, you are a Nazi, according to official Democrat doctrine. How does that make you feel, America? Your government wants to take away your right to disagree with it. Open your mouth in anything but tribute to Obama, and you're in trouble!

Update II - The Dems themselves are trying hard to build this Nazi portrayal of Republicans. A black man was photographed bringing a poster portraying Obama as Hitler into the back door of a town hall meeting, up in Detriot I think it was. The local news showed the poster, and decried the evil Rebpulican mob tactics. Someone researched that photo, and it turns out the black man was an Obama campaign worker.

Sen. John Cornyn, Republican Hero of the Day

Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) has sent a letter to President Obama, demanding to know why the White House has officially asked citizens to report emails, blogs, and websites that are circulating in opposition to Obamacare. Cornyn has correctly accused the Obama regime of collecting data for an 'enemies list'. Here is the text of Sen. Cornyn's letter:

Dear President Obama,

I write to express my concern about a new White House program to monitor American citizens' speech opposing your health care policies, and to seek your assurances that this program is being carried out in a manner consistent with the First Amendment and America's tradition of free speech and public discourse.

Yesterday, in an official White House release entitled "Facts are Stubborn Things," the White House Director of New Media, Macon Phillips, asserted that there was "a lot of disinformation out there," and encouraged citizens to report "fishy" speech opposing your health care policies to the White House. Phillips specifically targeted private, unpublished, even casual speech, writing that "rumors often travel just below the surface via chain emails or through casual conversation." Phillips wrote "If you get an email or see something on the web about health insurance reform that seems fishy, send it to"

I am not aware of any precedent for a President asking American citizens to report their fellow citizens to the White House for pure political speech that is deemed "fishy" or otherwise inimical to the White House's political interests.

By requesting that citizens send "fishy" emails to the White House, it is inevitable that the names, email addresses, IP addresses, and private speech of U.S. citizens will be reported to the White House. You should not be surprised that these actions taken by your White House staff raise the specter of a data collection program. As Congress debates health care reform and other critical policy matters, citizen engagement must not be chilled by fear of government monitoring the exercise of free speech rights.

I can only imagine the level of justifiable outrage had your predecessor asked Americans to forward emails critical of his policies to the White House. I suspect that you would have been leading the charge in condemning such a program--and I would have been at your side denouncing such heavy-handed government action.

So I urge you to cease this program immediately. At the very least, I request that you detail to Congress and the public the protocols that your White House is following to purge the names, email addresses, IP addresses, and identities of citizens who are reported to have engaged in "fishy" speech. And I respectfully request an answer to the following:

· How do you intend to use the names, email addresses, IP addresses, and identities of citizens who are reported to have engaged in "fishy" speech?

· How do you intend to notify citizens who have been reported for "fishy" speech?

· What action do you intend to take against citizens who have been reported for engaging in "fishy" speech?

· Do your own past statements qualify as "disinformation"? For example, is it "disinformation" to note that in 2003 you said: "I happen to be a proponent of a single-payer universal health care plan"?

I look forward to your prompt response.

United States Senator

Thank you, Senator Cornyn. As you point out, I can only imagine the outrage from the left we would be hearing if President Bush had proposed collecting information in this fashion.

Update - As of today, Aug. 14, no one in Obama the Immaculate's White House has bothered to answer Sen. Cornyn's letter. No real surprise there ....

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Rep. Darrell Issa - Republican Hero of the Day

Meet Representative Darrell Issa (R-CA). Rep. Issa's 49th district is in the San Diego area. He is the Ranking Minority Member (Republican) on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.

Today, Mr. Issa sent an open letter to Rahm Emanuel, Obama's Chief of Staff. The letter is an open challenge to Emanuel about his attempted strongarm intimidation of Republican members of the House and Senate who are questioning the effectiveness of Obama's porkulus plan in public. Specifically, Sen. John Kyl (R-AZ) raised questions about the porkulus' benefit to the economy this past Sunday on the morning TV talk shows. Following Kyl's comments, an orchestrated letter campaign was put forth by Emanuel, where the Governor of Arizona was hit by letters from multiple Cabinet Secretaries - letters of a threatening nature.

Here is a direct link to the letter, which in no uncertain terms tells Emanuel to stick his Chicago thug politics up his ass.

Thank you, Representative Issa.

Update - As of today, Aug. 14, no answer has been forthcoming from Emanuel or any of his cronies in the White House. How predictable ....

Monday, August 3, 2009

Geithner Lets Out the Dirty Little Secret

On Sunday, Obama's Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner told America that tax increases on the middle class are almost a certainty. Speaking on ABC's "This Week", he was asked whether it was right to suggest it was a matter of when, not if, taxes will be raised, Geithner responded "It is abolutely right."

On CBS' Face the Nation, National Economic Council President Larry Summers also refused to rule out future tax increases ont he middle class.

So, we have two of Obama's cronies telling us the truth on national TV.

Obama's Press Secretary, Robert Gibbs, was out in full force first thing Monday morning, retracting Geithner and Summers' comments, dismissing them as part of a 'hypothetical back and forth', whatever the hell that means.

"Promising that everybody's going to be on message may be a bar that's too high for me to leap over." - Robert Gibbs, 8/3/09

Obama has already enacted 6 programs that increase taxes on those who earn under $250K per year. His own people are getting tired of lying to us. Why can't this jerk just come out and tell us what he's doing? Answer - because we wouldn't stand for it.

Socialist NY Rep Gets an Earful

Rep Tim Bishop (D-NY) held a town hall meeting for his Long Island constituents back on June 22. He got an earful from his 'supporters', everyday folks who are furious at his blind support of Obama's socialist agenda. This is being replayed all over the nation now that we're in the Congressional recess - folks are pissed, and they're letting their reps know it.

ObamaCare's First Failure

Obama, Pelosi, Reid, and Waxman were dealt a significant defeat when they were not able to ram through their healthcare reform bill before the August Congressional recess. They all knew that they key to getting it passed was to get it done before anyone knew what was happening.

Now, all members of Congress are home for 5 weeks. They will be getting an earful from their constituents about this disaster of a bill. It has already started:

Sen. Arlen Specter (traitor) and Health & Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius got hammered at a town hall meeting yesterday. Here is Foxnews coverage of the event:

John Boehner's office produced a TV ad that pokes fun at Obama on the subject - it's funny, but cuts to the heart of the matter:

The people of America won an important battle against this lunacy when this bill was not passed before Congress' recess. Now, we get a chance to let our reps know how we feel about it. Take this opportunity to contact your Reps and Senators - let them know what you think of Obamacare.

Update - Some video has surfaced showing Obama telling us exactly what he wants - government run healthcare. Here he's telling us exactly what his goal is, and he's backed up by some of his cronies. I hope every single American sees this.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Obama's Cash for Clunkers - My Opinion

The pundits have all been speaking out about Cash for Clunkers. Good program, bad program, out of money ... whatever ....

My big beef with this program is that it doesn't cover the good cars. No Mustang ... No Camaro ... No Challenger ...

Those bastards!