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JULY 29, 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!!!

All editions of Links and Toons are available online at:  http://www.linksandtoons.com

"A bad cause seldom fails to betray itself" -- James Madison (1751-1836), The Federalist Papers, 1788

And it looks like the public is beginning to wake up to the betrayal of freedoms built into "hope and change."

"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 - )

COMMENTARY:

Has anything the Obama Administration has done improved the economic conditions in our country?  Nope!  Not even a little bit.  In fact just the opposite is true, and the proof is right in front of our eyes and ears.  It is the huge increase in advertising on radio and tv for companies who want to purchase your old gold jewelry and sell you gold coins, and in companies who advertise that they will help people solve their debt and tax problems.

They want your old gold jewelry because they believe gold will be worth substantially more tomorrow than it is today.  That also means they are betting that the dollar will be worth a lot less tomorrow than it is today.

They are offering gold coins to people who are experiencing devaluation in the value of their homes and retirement funds as a means of preserving what they have left.

They are offering to solve people's economic and tax problems (for a stiff fee of course), and most if not all of them solve nothing and are nothing more than ripoffs, yet their numbers are on the rise.  That indicates that more and more people are having economic problems.

So long as this kind of advertising continues you can bet that what the Obama Administration is and has been doing is exactly the wrong thing that is needed to improve economic conditions for the average American. 

- G. T. Baker


-LINKS

Lies, Damned Lies, and Statistics:  http://www.takimag.com/article/lies_damned_lies_and_statistics/

Obama's programs enlarging the ranks of the unemployed:  http://spectator.org/archives/2009/07/22/obama-is-delaying-the-economic

This isn't good:  http://www.marketwatch.com/story/insiders-have-quickened-the-pace-of-their-selling-2009-07-28

"Numbers!"  Interesting!:  http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/07/hovens_index_obamas_first_six.html

Democrat committee approves bill to allow government to approve or disapprove executive pay:  http://www.reuters.com/article/politicsNews/idUSTRE56R63G20090728?feedType=RSS&feedName=politicsNews

Unbelievable!
>>> First see this:  http://www.queendivashops.com/images/BibleCovObamaChange.JPG
>>> Then go here:  http://www.queendivashops.com/shopping/pgm-more_information.php?id=589&=SID

How the liberal politicians are twisting the job numbers supposedly created by the stimulus programs:  http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090728/ap_on_go_ot/us_stimulus_counting_jobs_1

GAO is expected to add US Post Office to its list of "high risk" government operations:  http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/blogs/beltway-confidential/Post-Office-to-get-hit-with-high-risk-rating-as-business-keeps-falling-51872987.html

Pelosi and Democrats looking for someone to blame:  http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0709/25494.html

It's due to global warming dontcha know:  http://cbs2chicago.com/local/chicago.coldest.july.2.1103959.html

White House thuggery:  http://www.redcounty.com/hope-and-change-comes-wrapped-brass-knuckles

Czars or Commissars?:  http://mat-rodina.blogspot.com/2009/07/czar-you-mean-commissar.html

Although they both deny it was unethical Senators Dodd and Conrad each got two special low interest rate mortgages from Countrywide Financial:  http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2009/jul/29/senators-see-countrywide-discounts-as-common-court/?

Most states budget problems just getting worse:  http://finance.yahoo.com/news/Budget-gaps-that-just-wont-cnnm-20000940.html?x=0&sec=topStories&pos=8

City of Philadelphia stops paying its suppliers and vendors:  http://online.wsj.com/article/BT-CO-20090717-712813.html

Mexican drug gangs increasing number of marijuana farms in California:  http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2009/07/27/MN6P18K1FV.DTL&feed=rss.news

Mexican drug gangs in America's heartland:  http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/31969847/ns/us_news-crime_and_courts//

Obama's birth status still in question:  http://beyondbabylon.blogspot.com/2009/07/only-two-american-citizens-can-produce.html

Legally earn a quick $100,000.... no kidding:  http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=105271

More:  http://www.libertypost.org/cgi-bin/readart.cgi?ArtNum=270572

It's Congress.  It's always Congresshttp://townhall.com/columnists/WalterEWilliams/2009/07/29/exploiting_public_ignorance

Number of our troops needing food stamps is increasing:  http://www.military.com/news/article/more-troops-relying-on-food-stamps.html?ESRC=eb.nl

Healthcare vs economics:  http://www.lewrockwell.com/dilorenzo/dilorenzo175.html

Listen to Ronald Reagan on the subject of Progressivism, Socialism, and Liberalism:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fRdLpem-AAs

Obama's legacy.  These are the neighborhoods where he worked as a community organizer:  http://cbs2chicago.com/local/chicago.overnight.shootings.2.1105574.html

Where's the big surprise?  The AARP has been decidedly leftist in its political activities for at least the last 20 years:  http://www.bookwormroom.com/2009/07/28/obama-and-the-aarp-partners-in-crime/

Rep John Conyers talks about reading bills before voting on them:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ACbwND52rrw

Liberal bureaucrats create dustbowl in California:  http://www.moonbattery.com/archives/2009/06/bureauweenies_c.html

US Soldier Demands Apology From Senator Claire McCaskill (D - MO) at Town Hall meeting:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y98HxYbsdBM


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Seems like the Obama Administration doesn't agree with Lincoln.
Rather, they seem to have adopted the philosophy of:

OF THE GOVERNMENT
BY THE GOVERNMENT
FOR THE GOVERNMENT

RIGHT?




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