AUGUST 19, 2008


"It is an axiom in my mind that our liberty can never be safe but in the hands of the people themselves, and that too of the people with a certain degree of instruction." -- Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826), Letter to George Washington, January 4, 1786

COMMENT:  What mortgage crisis???  Did you know that in 1999 (the latest figures) 62% of all privately owned homes carried a mortgage and 38% were mortgage free, and that 97% of those with a mortgage were up to date on their payments.  That means that only 1.86% of homes with a mortgage were behind or in default in their payments.   Hmmm!  Sounds like the "crisis" may be nothing more than an attempt to get the taxpayers to cover the mortgage company's bad decisions.

LINKS:
The latest proposal by the Democrats to solve the energy supply problem:  http://www.capitolhillblue.com/cont/node/10428

Why do American businesses ship jobs overseas?  Because, while other countries cut tax rates on their own domestic businesses and industries, the US imposes the 2nd highest tax rates in the world on American businesses.  No wonder we keep losing world market share and import more and more from overseas.  That sound you hear is the sound of ever more and more American treasure and jobs going overseas.  I wonder what the tax and spend liberals will say to us when we run out of money and have no jobs?:  http://www.usnews.com/blogs/capital-commerce/2008/8/15/us-corporate-taxes-still-second-highest-on-planet-earth.html

Reporter denied access to records detailing associations between American terrorist bombers Bill Ayers,his wife, Bernardine Dohrn, and Barack Obama:  http://article.nationalreview.com/?q=MTgwZTVmN2QyNzk2MmUxMzA5OTg0ODZlM2Y2OGI0NDM=&w=MA==

Barack Obama is,  "a leader that God has blessed us with at this time." - Nancy Pelosi:  http://www.politico.com/blogs/bensmith/0808/Obama_I_will_win.html?showall

Remember Pelosi's promise to make "earmarks" transparent?  Yeah..... right!:  http://thehill.com/leading-the-news/election-year-raises-house-earmarks-2008-08-18.html

Resident successfully fright a new Wal Mart...... and got instead.....:  http://www.mcall.com/news/local/all-3rpm.6547307aug17,0,5038048.story

No sand castles????:  http://www.reuters.com/article/lifestyleMolt/idUSLG33796320080816

While we were dreaming:  http://www.reagan.com/column.cfm?id=81

What Liberals believe.  What Conservatives believe:   http://bridgetdgms.wordpress.com/2008/08/18/what-conservatives-believe/

Free speech rights?  Yes, but not always:  http://pajamasmedia.com/blog/political-speech-not-as-free-as-you-think/2/

The more anti-business a state is the more likely it is do have "red ink" on its books (well, Duhhhh!):  http://www.forbes.com/opinions/2008/08/06/anti-business-states-oped-cx_rcm_0806malanga.html

For most girls math IS harder:  http://www.city-journal.org/2008/eon0728hm.html

Dollar gains, stocks gain, oil falls again:  http://www.nytimes.com/2008/08/12/business/12stox.html?_r=3&ref=business&oref=slogin&oref=slogin&oref=slogin

Dollar hits 6-7 month high against Euro and Yen:
http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/6f037ea6-6786-11dd-8d3b-0000779fd18c.html
http://money.cnn.com/2008/08/06/markets/dollar/index.htm?postversion=2008080612

Global warming - NOT!:  http://scienceandpublicpolicy.org/scarewatch/global_warming_not_happening.html

Al Gore's "An Inconvienient Truth," is just plain wrong, wrong, wrong, wrong, wrong, wrong, wrong, wrong, wrong:  http://scienceandpublicpolicy.org/monckton/goreerrors.html

Russia NOT withdrawing from Georgia:  http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2008/aug/18/russia.georgia1

Mexican drug cartel massacre in Juarez bring total dead this year to more than 800:  http://www.newsmax.com/newsfront/border_city_drug_dead/2008/08/18/122928.html?s=al&promo_code=680C-1

Mexican drug cartels taking over US cities:  http://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=50518

Mexican drug cartels recruiting experienced soldiers:   http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/05/06/AR2008050602566.html

Violence Down, Stability Up Across Iraq:  http://www.defenselink.mil/news/newsarticle.aspx?id=50850
How high can inflation go?  How about 307%...... PER DAY!:  http://www.cnn.com/2008/BUSINESS/08/19/zimbabwe.inflation/index.html

Americans want ethanol mandate repealed:  http://www.nationalcenter.org/PR-Poll_Ethanol_061008.html

Like other nations with "single payer" government health care systems Sweden has had to ration services:  http://www.nationalcenter.org/NPA555_Sweden_Health_Care.html

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Are you unhappy with the way many things are going in the USA?  If you are then let your elected representatives hear from you.  Our nation is a "representative republic."  In other words a nation where our legislators are supposed to represent your wishes, but, if you don't let them hear from you how are they supposed to know what things concern you?  Generally liberals are more group oriented than are conservatives, and tend to be more activist in nature.  That's why things in our country have been becoming more and more liberal in nature, even though conservatives outnumber the liberals.  Remember, our nation only works as our founders designed it to work if the citizens participate in its operation.

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