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JULY 20, 2009


PURPOSE:

To upset you!  To anger you!

To show you enough of the abuses of liberalism that you will get involved.

To encourage you to contact your elected representatives and object.

NOTHING WILL CHANGE UNTIL YOU DO!!!

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Sorry for the absence.  I had some abdominal surgery which put a kink in normal activities.  Now, back to the fray!  -  GB

"There is a kind of bastard generosity, which, by being extended to all men, is as fatal to society, on one hand, as the want of true generosity is on the other. A lax manner of administering justice, falsely termed moderation, has a tendency both to dispirit public virtue and promote the growth of public evils." -- Thomas Paine (1737-1809), The Crisis, 1776

"By gnawing through a dike, even a rat may drown a nation."  - Edmond Burke

The people must also be self-assertive. They must have the spirit of the old Revolutionary War flag: "Don't tread on me!" They must be vigilant against those, at home or abroad, in or out of government, who might wish to trample on their rights. They must be courageous and manly, with a sense of honor, so that in hard times they will stand up and fight, and not slink away slavishly so as to avoid trouble and danger.

Thomas G. West and Douglas A. Jeffrey, The Rise & Decline of Constitutional Government in America

The most important moral of all is that excellence is where you find it. I would extend this generalization to cover not just higher education but all education from vocational high school to graduate school. We must learn to honor excellence, indeed to demand it in every socially accepted human activity, however humble that activity, and to scorn shoddiness, however exalted the activity. An excellent plumber is infinitely more admirable than an incompetent philosopher. The society which scorns excellence in plumbing because plumbing is a humble activity and tolerates shoddiness in philosophy because philosophy is an exalted activity will have neither good plumbing nor good philosophy. Neither its pipes nor its theories will hold water. --- John William Gardner (1912 - )

The media gave almost no coverage to the 4th of July TEA parties...... BUT...... There were more people participating at more events than ever before at more than 2000 events.  http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=103126

Latest numbers from April TEA parties    http://www.hench.net/2009/teaparty.htm

37,000 attend Ft Worth-Dallas TEA party:  http://michellemalkin.com/2009/07/06/37000-at-dallas-tea-party-and-next-steps/

Texans jeer politicians at Austin TEA party: http://urbangrounds.com/2009/07/04/austin-independence-tea-party/

When government tries to run businesses:  http://online.wsj.com/article/SB124277530070436823.html

Numbers that should scare the hell out of you:
>>> http://granitegrok.com/pix/JoblossPercentJune2009.jpg
>>> http://granitegrok.com/pix/stimulus-vs-unemployment-june-dots.gif

"You scare me":  http://www.snopes.com/politics/soapbox/youscareme.asp

The Obama Administration - economically illiterate, economically insane, and ignoring the lessons of history:  http://www.brookesnews.com/081711obamaroosevelt.html

And if things weren't bad enough the Dems are now making proposals that could spark a disastrous global trade war:  http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/f91e0ff4-6bf2-11de-9320-00144feabdc0.html?nclick_check=1

America tried "stimulus" programs during the "great depression."  It didn't work..... if fact it made things worse.  Japan and France have tried the same thing in their countries.  It didn't work there either.  Stimulus programs have never worked.  NOT ANYWHERE!!!  NOT EVER!!!  Yet, the Obama Administration is now making plans for still more "stimulus" programs.  They keep trying the same things over and over and expecting different results.  That's the definition of insanity:  http://townhall.com/columnists/JohnStossel/2009/02/04/we_cant_spend_our_way_to_prosperity

Surprise!  Surprise!  Lots of stimulus program money going into pockets of those who supported the Obama campaign:
>>> http://www.blnz.com/news/2009/07/09/Blue-State_Stimulus_3991.html
>>> http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2009/07/19/analysis-states-hit-hardest-recession-stimulus-money/

Obama on the international stage is like Obama riding a tricycle in NASCAR's Daytona 500.  He got his (and ours) clock cleaned in Russia and doesn't even know it:
>>> http://townhall.com/Columnists/CharlesKrauthammer/2009/07/10/plumage_-_but_at_a_price?page=full&comments=true
>>> http://www.regularfolksunited.com/index.php?tab=article_view&article_id=1970

Instead of refunding to the tax payers Barney Frank et al want to spend leftover and refunded TARP money for the same purposes as got us into trouble in the first place:  http://www.cnsnews.com/public/content/article.aspx?RsrcID=50791

What are businesses going to do when their tax rates exceed 50%?  Here's an article (with tables) to show you what Obama's Health Care plan will do:  http://www.taxfoundation.org/publications/show/24887.html

What will Obama's health cre plan do to private insurance companies?:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gPSHAqrS7RU

How the Obama Administration reaches its conclusions.  Geeeeez!:  http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0709/25083.html

A video (20 min) giving us a look at the Canadian health care system from the Canadians point of view.  Info you won't get from the US media:  http://www.pjtv.com/video/Louder_With_Crowder/__PJTV_Undercover%3A_Steven_Crowder_Investigates_Why_CanadaCare_SucksWill_ObamaCare_Be_Any_Better%3F/2153/

Economic insanity exposed:
>>> http://www.salon.com/opinion/feature/2009/07/16/tax_the_wealthy/index.html
>>> http://townhall.com/columnists/KevinMcCullough/2009/07/19/obamas_plan_58_tax_rates

The anti-business Obama Administration:  http://brainstormtech.blogs.fortune.cnn.com/2009/07/16/international-tax-hike-taxes-business/

CBO says Obama's health care plans would make it MORE expensive, not LESS:  http://www.cqpolitics.com/wmspage.cfm?parm1=5&docID=news-000003168293

Organizational chart of Obama's health care plan:  http://docs.house.gov/gopleader/House-Democrats-Health-Plan.pdf

Free health care for non-citizens?:
>>> http://www.amren.com/mtnews/archives/2009/06/la_raza_demands.php
>>> http://www.usatoday.com/news/washington/2008-01-21-immigrant-healthcare_N.htm

Teacher's Association backs homosexual agenda:  http://www.onenewsnow.com/Education/Default.aspx?id=603580

Play the game where no one wins (click for larger image:  http://www.theospark.net/2009/06/obamopoly.html

What kind of people is Obama appointing as Czars?  http://zombietime.com/john_holdren/

What gun control accomplishes:  http://smallestminority.blogspot.com/2009/07/how-can-people-still-believe-this.html

Tax cuts vs employment.  Any questions?:  http://directorblue.blogspot.com/2009/07/anti-stimulus-in-pictures-any-questions.html

Sending our troops into harms way with less than the best of what we already have:  http://newsrealblog.com/2009/07/17/free-speech-tv-obama-finally-finds-something-we-cant-afford-military-superiority/

More on government health care:  http://www.nypost.com/php/pfriendly/print.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.nypost.com%2Fseven%2F07172009%2Fpostopinion%2Fopedcolumnists%2Fos_broken_promises_179667.htm

Pelosi gags opposing opinions:  http://www.humanevents.com/article.php?id=32718

Islamic Supremacist Group Holds First U.S. Conference:  http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,533525,00.html



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