An Odd Citizen’s Search For Vanishing Freedoms

Has anyone in Congress actually read the 1,000+ pages of the comprehensive immigration bill written by the so-called “Gang of Eight”? Whether you believe in immigration reform or not, you should consider what this bill actually says.
You are encouraged to spend a little time with someone who has actually read the bill. The […]

My frustration boils over. It seems to me that for my entire 69 years, as long as I can remember politics and government, things have become ever more ugly. By that I mean that government has become larger, more intrusive, more burdensome, and more expensive. My first political recollections was riding along in […]

His chart, complements of Merrill Lynch, BLS and via ZeroHedge.com illustrates the manner in which government is fudging the numbers to make Obama’s economic performance look better. The chart compares the “unemployement rate” to the “employment rate.” These usually track one another. Why shouldn’t they? But now, see the chart, a […]

We’re hearing a lot of nonsense lately about how China’s economy is the envy of the world. Certain lefties in government and academia have been gushing about China’s construction boom, its railways, its airports, etc. But the real story of China is that it’s a house of cards, or a ticking time bomb. […]

Mendacity obviously comes naturally to Mr. Obama. Read this article from the Washington Post in which the president spouts one deception after another in an attempt to justify the government’s bail-out of the automobile companies.
Obama’s lies about the auto bailout exposed
(Originally from Drudge Report)
But maybe it depends on what your definition of IS LIE […]

Should the President of the U.S. to be spending public funds to campaign for his own re-election? Should the White House support a propaganda department? Well, it does, and today it expanded its staffing. According to and article in the Huffington Post (via FishBowlNY reporting a memo from the WH “This […]

I’m waiting for President Obama to declare “I’m not a crook.” He has released a birth certificate that is obviously a forgery, and an incredibly amateur one at that. See below and on numerous other sites.

Is this just another example of the “Chicago way”? Don’t take that as an excuse. […]

Air traffic controllers sleeping on the job: Good enough for government work.
TSA frisking children: Good enough for government work.
President Obama’s budget speech of 4/13/11: A disgrace. This pack of lies, illusions and evasions is not even good enough for government work.
The president engaged in class warfare of the most vile sort. The rich have […]

Senator Tom Coburn in a recent speech summarized succinctly what has gone terribly wrong with out Federal Government. And much of it has occurred in the last four years. This is worth a moment of your time to read and reflect upon.

It is a time for Americans who have never been involved in […]

Here’s a story everyone should read about the total idiocy of our Federal Government, particularly but not limited to the TSA. (from http://RedState.com )

TSA search of soldiers returning from war.
A bureaucracy is an organization specifically designed to relieve anyone participating in it from taking responsibility for anything it does or making any judgment or decision […]

$1.15 Billion for what? The lame-duck Senate, by voice vote (what else?), has voted to give 70 to 80 thousand black farmers $1.15 Billion to compensate them for claimed discriminatory treatment by the U.S. Department of agriculture.
There is something wrong with this. Namely:

Much of the cause for concern is the fact that there […]

A provocative Forbes Blog article was referenced by Maggies Farm Blog: Why The GOP Will Never Cut The Size Of Government by Rick Unger. The article rightly observes that if you “[a]dd the 42 percent for Social Security and subsidized health care and the 23 percent for other entitlements and net interest […] you […]

Back on May 31, 2009 I wrote about suspected stock market manipulation, a suspicion based on my daily observation of stock market behavior patterns. It seemed strange to me then, and since then it has continued to be suspicious. The market has been characterized since March 6th of 2009 by a steady, nearly […]

Thanks to “The Air Vent” for bringing to the forefront a significant development in the Global Warming fantasy skit. Here we have the resignation of a physicist named Hal Lewis from the American Physical Society. I and perhaps others was unaware of Lewis’ credentials. Fortunately the Air Vent blog provides a […]

Brian Riedl published a report for the Heritage Foundation entitled: New CBO Budget Baseline Shows that Soaring Spending—Not Falling Revenues—Risks Drowning America in Debt. The title might just as well have been “The President and Congress are Killing America.” See an abstract from the report below and click the link to read the […]

The Sun God has decreed that NASA’s primary mission should be to make Muslims feel good about their contributions (900 or so years ago) to science and engineering. See below an interview with Charles Bolden, recently appointed to head up NASA.

Routinely ridiculing President Obama and his administration has become so easy that it’s boring. […]

Yet another spam email arrived today from the white house, this time from Carol Browner, the Sun God’s Energy Czarina. And right away, Mozilla tagged it as a SCAM, which of course it is.

This is another of those “campaign promise” style missives that this regime regularly uses to try and take credit for something, […]

As mentioned before in this blog, hidden in the health care legislation is a new IRS requirement that will result in a massive paperwork increase for every business in the country. It will cost thousands of dollars and countless hours to comply with this new requirement to report 1099’s for all transactions over $600. […]

In an earlier post I spoke out about the paperwork burden that Obamacare was certain to impose on all of us. Here’s another specific example: Health care law’s massive, hidden tax change Under this provision hidden in the law’s 2,400 pages all purchase transactions of $600 or more in goods or services would […]

Repeal it. Kill It.  This MONSTER will eat us alive!

Our congress has done us a dirty deed by lies, deceit, bribery and unbelievable arrogance. The health care bill just passed is another step toward socialism and tyranny, plain and simple. This is an example of African pimp style absence of spending restraint — roll […]

Is it believable?
There is speculation that the Pelosi Democrats are planning to use an arcane maneuver called the Slaughter Rule to somehow pass the Senate healthcare bill without even voting on it. This is such a bizarre scenario that I can’t accept it as realistic. But should it happen the country […]

You’ve probably seen one or more of the U.S. Government’s 2010 Census promotion ads. You’re supposed to believe that by filling out the census form you’ll be guaranteeing yourself goodies from the government. Now I suppose that to the socialists in congress and the White House this all makes sense. But then […]

In my minds eye I visualize the current before Christmas scenery. No white Christmas and carols there. No jingle bells. I visualize a general walking across a devastated, shredded battlefield, among the dead bodies and broken machines of war, still smoking and burning. The general could be of either army, the victor […]

An article in Save Capitalism blog exposes the dirty data manipulation engaged in by GHCN (Global Historical Climatology Network, a part of NOAA - National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) as it pertains to temperature measurement records for Antarctica. The artcle’s author, an amateur, shows how the actual data has been adjusted to produce a […]

Highly recommended See American Thinker who lays out a step by step description of how CRU fudged the data making up the basis for the Copenhagen wrecking ball now going on.
His conclusion is also worth a thought or two:

After all, the stakes are enormous: perhaps trillions of dollars and unquestionably every American’s personal liberties. Tomorrow, […]

The chairman of the U.N. IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) is Rajendra Pachauri, an Indian guru shaman scientist. But holy cow, whatever he is, he’s a nut case.

(Like Al Gore and Our Sun God, Pachuari is a Nobel Prize (2007) recipient. Picture above)
First, he says that whatever the fudging, lying, hiding, and […]

What, exactly, is cap & trade? I’ll try to illustrate it here by example. Let’s say the government decides that the citizens are getting too fat. They declare that the ideal weight is (170 lbs. men, 110 lbs. women = average 140 lbs.) So it announces a cap and trade program […]

We now read that our Sun God President will promise at the upcoming Copenhagen climate conference big reductions in greenhouse gas (CO2) emissions from the U.S. What makes him think he can make and keep this promise? Presumably he’s basing it on the Boxer/Kerry bill making its way though the House of Representatives. […]

High-Income Tax May Be Needed for Afghan War Cost, Levin Says Like I predicted a few articles back, here comes congress a-taxin. Can a VAT be far behind?

ABC News reported on Monday that the recovery.gov web site, which is supposed to track all the stimulus spending and the jobs “saved or created” is so screwed up that the data is garbage. (more here) The site reports spending and jobs saved for numerous congressional districts that don’t even exist. Not that […]

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