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FEBRUARY 3, 2009


"I hope to be pardoned, Sir, for my zeal upon this occasion… While we pay all due obedience to men in authority, we ought at the same time to be upon our guard against power wherever we apprehend that it may affect ourselves or our fellow subjects. Power may justly be compared to a great river which, while kept within its due bounds is both beautiful and useful; but when it overflows its banks, it is then too impetuous to be stemmed, it bears down on all before it and brings destruction and desolation wherever it comes. If this then is the nature of power, let us at least do our duty and like wise men use our utmost care to support liberty, the only bulwark against lawless power. " -- Alexander Hamilton (1755-1804), Defense of Peter Zenger, 1735

A warning to us to never forget that the real goal of politicians and political groups is the acquisition of power. Rarely is it service to their constituants.


LINKS

You gotta read this. Is this stimulus or is it payola?: http://wsbradio.com/blogs/jamie_dupree/2009/02/spending-in-the-senate-stimulu.html

COMMENTARY:  After the great depression of the 1930's FDR's Secretary of the Treasury said the stimulus programs they had tried were utter failures and may have even lengthened the depression.  France has a history of trying stimulus programs too.  None of them worked there either.  A few years ago Japan tried it eight times.  None of them worked.  There is a saying something like, "insanity is trying the same thing over and over and expecting different results?"  Perhaps we should require our politicians to have a better knowledge of history.

You gotta read this.  Is this stimulus or is it payola?: http://wsbradio.com/blogs/jamie_dupree/2009/02/spending-in-the-senate-stimulu.html

Billions for the voter fraud group ACORN: 
>>> http://www.judicialwatch.org/blog/2009/jan/billions-recovery-bill-fraud-infested-acorn
>>> http://www.renewamerica.us/columns/gaynor/090128
>>> http://gatewaypundit.blogspot.com/2009/01/surprise-dems-stimulus-package-is.html
>>> http://www.foxnews.com/politics/first100days/2009/01/27/republican-leaders-raise-concerns-acorn-stimulus-dollars/
>>> http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2009/01/022674.php

Something to consider.  If the detainees in Guantanamo are brought to the US for trial what will happen if some of them are found innocent due to a lack of physical evidence (a real possibility).  Will they be released to walk out of the court room as free men as is the normal procedure?  Another thing?  Who will be paying the defense attorneys?  The government, of course, and you can bet they will get huge fees for their services because this whole Guantanamo thing amounts to another payoff. http://www.reuters.com/article/politicsNews/idUSTRE5113TW20090202?feedType=RSS&feedName=politicsNews

Venezuelan government has already issued passports and official documents to members of Hezbollah and Hamas because President Chavez believes in their cause and is a strong supporter of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad:  http://www.centerforsecuritypolicy.org/p17858.xml

Chavez providing aid to Hamas and Hezbollah:  http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/1058676.html

The John Galt Effect:  http://www.humanevents.com/article.php?id=30506#continueA

John Galt was a creature of fiction.  These people aren't:
>>> http://www.actionamerica.org/taxecon/ticktick.html
>>> http://www.boom2bust.com/2008/06/13/are-rich-americans-leaving-the-country/
>>> http://www.growthology.org/growthology/2008/08/brain-drain-ame.html
>>> http://www.usnews.com/articles/news/2008/07/28/a-growing-trend-of-leaving-america.html
>>> http://susancartierliebel.typepad.com/build_a_solo_practice/2007/11/millions-of-ame.html
>>> http://www.paulstiles.org/Expatica%20article.pdf

Obama on wealth redistribution:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iivL4c_3pck

Pelosi on unemployment insurance and food stamps:  http://www.cnsnews.com/public/content/article.aspx?RsrcID=42620

Obama, Pelosi and Reid all promised no earmarks in stimulus legislation.  But....:  http://www.reason.com/blog/show/131001.html

Already spending our tax money to get re-elected:  http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0209/18296.html

What Obama thinks about our Constitution:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jOinedzuoh4

The first responsibility of executives is to their company's shareholders, BUT, when politicians have no understanding of economics:  http://www.computerworld.com/action/article.do?command=viewArticleBasic&articleId=333125&intsrc=news_ts_head

What the public thinks about paying their taxes:  http://www.cnsnews.com/public/content/article.aspx?RsrcID=42868

Dems again going for illegal alien amnesty:  http://michellemalkin.com/2009/01/08/harry-reids-shamnesty-stand-senate-bill-9-will-tear-down-the-border-wall/
See who the sponsors are (no surprise here):  http://www.thomas.gov/cgi-bin/query/z?c111:S.9:

Some Barack Obama quotations (some of them are just plain dumb):  http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/b/barack_obama.html

Nanny state says kids can't play in the snow:  http://www.telegraph.co.uk/topics/weather/4434768/Children-banned-from-snow-covered-parks-by-health-and-safety-brigade.html

Another tax cheat confirmed:  http://thehill.com/leading-the-news/obama-baucus-offer-support-for-embattled-daschle-2009-02-02.html

More millions for another far left group:  http://www.redstate.com/erick/2009/02/02/the-senate-carves-90-million-out-of-stimulus-for-liberal-activist-group/

When liberals run amok:  http://www.worldnetdaily.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=87422

Obama Administration supports homosexual agenda:  http://townhall.com/columnists/DougGiles/2009/01/25/obama%e2%80%99s_evangelicals_the_liberals%e2%80%99_new_useful_idiots?page=full&comments=true

Liberals screech about the renditioning of terrorists captured on the battlefield but it was a program started by the Clinton Administration, NOT the Bush Administration:  http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11404.htm

Applying liberal ideas in Academia:  http://townhall.com/columnists/MikeSAdams/2009/01/26/my_new_spread_the_wealth_grading_policy

Perhaps they could be kept in a building next to his Pennsylvania office:  http://www.campaignforliberty.com/blog.php?view=8887

Liberal Democrat Mayor of Portland, OR, has sex with teenage boy.  Media mum:  http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090120/ap_on_re_us/portland_s_mayor

Some of them really are wackos:  http://www.greendaily.com/2009/01/27/woman-bites-bus-driver-for-not-driving-a-hybrid/

VIDEO - What Islam Is Not (click the center of the picture):  http://mypetjawa.mu.nu/archives/194102.php

Why you don't want to live in NJ:  http://online.wsj.com/article/SB123059756486341161.html

Where liberals rule.  British hospitals cut meat from patient's menus to cut carbon emissions:  http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1127527/Meat-removed-hospital-menus-NHS-tells-patients-ring-GPs-cut-carbon-emissions.html

Obama's approval rating dropping:  http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0109/17902.html

Democrat stimulus plan includes payback to the NEA for supporting Obama:  http://www.hispanicbusiness.com/news/2009/1/28/stimulus_package_includes_large_increase_in.htm

Calling it what it is:  http://www.ibdeditorials.com/IBDArticles.aspx?id=296349236777811

Nancy Pelosi wants to put a Windfall Tax on all stock market profits (including Retirement Funds, 401K’s and Mutual Funds):  http://www.desertconservative.com/2009/01/11/pelosiout-to-spend-retirees-money/

Unfortunately this incident isn't hard to believe:  http://www.creators.com/opinion/dennis-prager/california-college-student-terror-is-the-new-communism.html

What you get with a liberal President, a liberal Senate, a liberal House, and a liberal media:  http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_QqyrPAPvIxc/SQlP0_mhthI/AAAAAAAAAFs/H72ZVPaTDPw/s400/marxybw.jpg


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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.