DECEMBER 20, 2008


"For one person alone to have the Government of a people in his hands, would be too great a Temptation. It tends to excite and draw forth the Pride of man, to make him unsufferably haughty; it gives him too much liberty to exert his corruptions and it encourages him to become a Tyrant and an oppressor, to dispense with Laws and break the most solemn oaths." -- John Barnard (1681-1770), The Presence of Great God in the Assembly of Political Rulers, 1746

(In political terms not much seems to have changed in the last 250 years, does it?)


LINKS

Look for conflicts to abound between donors to the Clinton Foundation and Hillary as Secretary of State: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1208/16733.html

Congress gives themselves a raise: http://thehill.com/leading-the-news/with-economy-in-shambles-congress-gets-a-raise-2008-12-17.html

..... and while we're at it: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB122965044381020605.html

The nanny state: http://townhall.com/columnists/JohnHawkins/2008/12/19/mama_government_treats_americans_like_small_children

Steve Forbes explains how capitalism will fix our financial problems..... if the politicians allow it to: http://www.forbes.com/intelligentinvesting/forbes/2008/1110/018.html

First, read this: http://www.americanissuesforum.com/whatisinflation.html

Then this chart: http://www.forbes.com/intelligentinvesting/forbes/2008/1110/018c.html

And now this chart: http://www.forbes.com/intelligentinvesting/forbes/2008/1110/018a.html

Can you beat inflation? Maybe!: http://www.forbes.com/forbes/2008/1110/054.html

Michael Reagan has it right: http://www.reagan.com/column.cfm?id=98

In defense of liberty: http://www.cato.org/pub_display.php?pub_id=9736

Libs say we've just been lucky. No way!: http://www.ibdeditorials.com/IBDArticles.aspx?id=314495560702238

Postponing reality - Thomas Sowell lays it on the line: http://townhall.com/columnists/ThomasSowell/2008/12/17/postponing_reality

The nefarious 'Employee Free Choice Act': http://online.wsj.com/article/SB122964977342320545.html


COMMENT: H.R. 800 - The 'Employee Free Choice Act.' It is anything but what its title implies. Its sponsor is Rep. George Miller [D-CA], and it has 233 co-sponsors. Of those co-sponsors 226 are Democrats and 7 are Republicans. Go here to see the names of the co-sponsors: http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bill.xpd?bill=h110-800. I suggest to you that any bill that is so lopsided between the parties in its supporters and opponents is never ever a bill designed for improving things in this country. It's purpose is always to gain political advantage, regardless of which party supports it and which opposes it. This bill has the smell of a fetid sewer all over it.


http://www.hermancain.com/news/press-opinion-121508.asp


100% of 'found' and 'misplaced' ballots turn out to be for Franken (rriiiigghhhtttt....):

>>> http://townhall.com/columnists/AnnCoulter/2008/12/18/one_plus_one_equals_20_extra_votes_for_franken

>>> http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1208/16732.html

QUOTE - "The rich are rich because they keep doing the things that made them rich ... The poor are poor because they keep doing the things that made them poor."

The inevitable result of liberal socialism: http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-leaving-california18-2008dec18,0,5838.story

Libertarians will never be a political force. Why? Because, all at the same time, they accommodate too many opposing view points: http://www.strike-the-root.com/82/knight/knight4.html

Yes, there is a cultural divide: http://article.nationalreview.com/?q=NWRmYWJlZGJlYzJjYTM0M2VlYzdlN2ZhYjMxZDQ0OGE=

And what she has written makes her worthy of 'Poet Laureate' status????? I think not. In fact it should disqualify her from such honors. I suggest we remember her "mustard colored p--p" phrase and use it during the upcoming administration to describe any of their looney liberal ideas and projects. How about it?: http://www.newsmax.com/insidecover/Obama_Poet/2008/12/19/163803.html

The Mexican border and illegal aliens:

>>> http://www.cbsnews.com/blogs/2008/12/16/world/worldwatch/entry4671987.shtml

>>> http://www.kvia.com/Global/story.asp?S=9550831

>>> http://www.elpasotimes.com/news/ci_11265040

>>> http://www.bizjournals.com/phoenix/stories/2008/12/15/daily57.html

>>> http://www.borderfirereport.net/michael-webster/border-patrol-shot-at-with-automatic-weapons-while-uncovering-new-smuggling-tactics.html

>>> http://whitelocust.wordpress.com/2008/12/18/some-mexicans-leaving-us-planning-never-to-return/

College student persecuted for being conservative: http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,467626,00.html

The global warming farce was never about the planet getting warmer. It was about a few people behind the scenes (like Al Gore) getting incredibly rich from the fallout:

>>> http://www.americanthinker.com/2008/12/climate_crisis_logic_crisis.html

>>> http://www.enterstageright.com/archive/articles/1208/1208captrade.htm

>>> http://www.whatbubbaknows.com/images/081218-snow-vegas.jpg

Chock full of errors: http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,468084,00.html

The American press chortles over the Iraqi throwing a shoe at President Bush, BUT, the Iraqis condemn the action:

>>> http://en.aswataliraq.info/?p=104676

>>> http://en.aswataliraq.info/?p=104691

Our 'financial crisis' is a direct result of the CRA (Community reinvestment Act) which was enacted by the Carter Administration and was expanded by the Clinton Administration,,,,,, and Barney Frank continues to defend it and even wants to expand it. Sheeesh!: http://pajamasmedia.com/blog/its-time-to-uproot-the-real-cause-of-the-mortgage-bailout/

In California it will now be better to just let them die: http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-good-samaritan19-2008dec19,0,4033454.story

Democrat Congresswoman wants to censor conservatives: http://directorblue.blogspot.com/2008/12/congresswoman-anna-eshoo-d-ca-demands.html

Liberal vandals speak out: http://moveamericaforward.org/index.php/MAF/ReportDetail/990

So far the mortgage industry bailout law has helped..... (wait for it)....... ta ta....... 312 people: http://patriotroom.com/brilliant-congressional-housing-bailout-law-has-helped-312-people/

"Change we can believe in?????," nowhere in sight: http://americandaily.ws/index.php/article/1861

Rules aren't meant for them: http://michellemalkin.com/2008/12/20/document-drop-the-story-behind-changegov/

Geraldine Ferraro says Caroline Kennedy not qualified: http://www.nypost.com/seven/12202008/news/politics/caroline_slap_145098.htm?xid=rss-page

British newspaper calls Obama Administration's economic plans 'Self-Deluding Lies' and 'Economic Suicide:' http://www.cdfe.org/center-projects/the-economy/obamas-economic-suicide-for-us/

Despite economy Americans still charitable: http://www.gallup.com/poll/113497/Despite-Economy-Charitable-Donors-Volunteers-Keep-Giving.aspx


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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.

Contact your elected officials (enter your zip code in the upper right corner):  http://www.congress.org/congressorg/home/


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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.

Contact your elected officials (enter your zip code in the upper right corner):  http://www.congress.org/congressorg/home/

Want to send Links and Toons to someone else?  Please do.  Just forward them a copy, or have them ask to be added to or mailing list.