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FEBRUARY 18, 2010


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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"Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery." ~ Winston Churchill

"Socialism is workable only in heaven where it isn't needed, and in hell where they've got it
." ~ Cecil Palmer

"Socialism in general has a record of failure so blatant that only an intellectual could ignore or evade it" ~ Thomas Sowell

"Socialism values equality more than liberty." ~ Dennis Prager

"Most people who read "The Communist Manifesto" probably have no idea that it was written by a couple of young men who had never worked a day in their lives, and who nevertheless spoke boldly in the name of "the workers." ~ Thomas Sowell

"The meaning of peace is the absence of opposition to socialism."
~ Karl Marx

"Socialism is a fraud, a comedy, a phantom, a blackmail." ~ Benito Mussolini



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

"The free man will ask neither what his country can do for him nor what he can do for his country." – Milton Friedman

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 - )

Our Founding Fathers were greatly influenced by a rather lengthly treatise on the subject of freedom, The Spirit of Laws, by Charles Louis de Secondat, Baron de Montesquieu, published in 1748.  You can read it for yourself at: http://oll.libertyfund.org/index.php?option=com_staticxt&staticfile=show.php%3Ftitle=837&Itemid=27

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COMMENTARY
By G T Baker

NOW LET ME GET THIS STRAIGHT....!

Earlier today President Obama went on TV to announce his solution for finding ways to cut government spending.  His answer?  Establish a government commission to study and recommend ways to cut spending.

Huh!  The Obama Administration is going to spend millions of dollars to establish and administer a commission to do exactly the same thing that has been done before.  Would it not be a better use of our tax money to retrieve and dust of the recommendations of previous cost-cutting commissions?  And BTW those previous recommendations were never adopted and implemented.

Any way you cut it this looks like nothing more than an attempt by the Obama Administration to deflect public and media criticism from their record setting deficit spending, and for that reason Republicans and Conservatives should refuse to serve on the Commission.  Its real purpose is not to solve spending problems, it is to make to Obama Administration appear to be doing something about their own profligate spending.   Sheeeesh!!!!!

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LINKS:

Keep checking on this site:  http://www.onlinetaxrevolt.com/

The Mount Vernon Statement:  http://www.themountvernonstatement.com/

The census vs The Constitution:  http://townhall.com/columnists/WalterEWilliams/2010/02/17/the_census_and_the_constitution

America Rising:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=662R2awSwPQ

Mind numbing Liberal nuttiness:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dy_sNiK7f7Y

--->A potential disaster on the horizon:  http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704431404575067350881049536.html?mod=WSJ_Opinion_MIDDLETopOpinion

The Democrats are already trying to get around this new law.... the law that THEY passed:  http://thehill.com/homenews/senate/81405-pay-go-gets-passed-then-it-gets-bypassed

Told ya so!  In the previous edition of Links and Toons I warned you this would be coming:
>>>
http://biggovernment.com/capitolconfidential/2010/02/17/clinton-plotting-tea-party-counterattack/
>>> http://www.nevadanewsbureau.com/2010/02/15/tea-party-imposters/

Obama Administration distributes $6.4Billion to 440 Congressional Districts THAT DO NOT EXIST:  http://watchdog.org/1530/6-4-billion-stimulus-goes-to-phantom-districts/

What the Democrats have cost us by blocking energy development:
>>>
http://www.investors.com/NewsAndAnalysis/Article.aspx?id=521249
>>> http://certmapper.cr.usgs.gov/data/noga00/natl/graphic/2007/mean_conv_oil_07.pdf
>>> http://certmapper.cr.usgs.gov/data/noga00/natl/graphic/2008/mean-conv_gas_08.pdf
>>> http://www.thegreensupplychain.com/images/SHALE_GAS_RESERVES.jpg

It's just another $1,900,000,000,000:  http://cnsnews.com/commentary/article/61454

Homeland Security Chief briefs Muslim groups associated with the Muslim Brotherhood, the outlawed terrorist group:  http://pajamasmedia.com/blog/napolitano-meets-with-muslim-brotherhood-leaders-pjm-exclusive/

If there was ever proof that more money DOES NOT equate to better education results, this is it:  http://www.cato-at-liberty.org/2010/02/17/public-schools-one-big-jobs-program/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Cato-at-liberty+%28Cato+at+Liberty%29

Outrageous retirement benefit promises of the SIEU (ACORN's partner in crime) means taxpayers are going to have to cover the union's promises when the union cannot possibly pay for them:  http://directorblue.blogspot.com/2010/02/dear-seiu-members-you-know-those-really.html

Liberals looking at state owned ND bank for ideas:  http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/n/a/2010/02/16/national/a010029S55.DTL

Texas challenges right of federal government to enforce greenhouse gas restrictions:  http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSN1661844120100216

How to create jobs:  http://www.hermancain.com/news/press-opinion-021410.asp

About face..... and not a peep from the major media:  http://bridgetdgms.wordpress.com/

Because they haven't been able to get their way some Democrats, just like spoiled children, are lashing out and are calling for scrapping whole parts of our government,,,, even the entire US Senate:  http://directorblue.blogspot.com/2010/02/mainstream-democrats-advocate.html

Yes, there really are fruitloops out there:  http://www.moonbattery.com/archives/2010/02/moonbats-celebr-4.html

Teachers unions contributed to scandal ridden organizations, in opposition the members wishes:  http://biggovernment.com/kolson/2010/02/16/teachers-unions-spends-dues-on-left-wing-causes-and-ally-of-robert-mugabe/

Testing positive for stupid:  http://pajamasmedia.com/blog/testing-positive-for-stupid/

Something the media never reported:  http://directorblue.blogspot.com/2010/02/oh-my-dianne-franken-feinstein-scrawled.html

Australian pelican:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3jBJs9pnTDc

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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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