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I used to watch TV news and yell at the box. Now I jump up from the couch, sit at the computer and begin to type laughing maniacally saying "Wait until they read this." It's more fun than squashing tadpoles

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Friday, February 27, 2009

Live at the Washington Tea Party

We all gathered a Lafayette park in Washington D.C. There were speeches and chants of "I'm as mad as Hell!"

Don't Feed the Beast!

Michell Malkin is busy trying to blog while everyone is trying to get their picture taken with her. She has lots of other photos.

The crowd was no huge but when they sang the National Anthem it was touching.

The signs were home made and very expressive.

I really liked this family. They were pretty typical of the sort of people who were there.

It was short and sweet. The key to success is for everyone there to now go and bring the message to the politicians in a manner that gets their attention. I favor some form of tar and feathering or throwing rotten vegetables.


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Thursday, February 26, 2009

Forgotten Soldiers

Reportedly, our one-party government comprising the congress and the administration, having taken giant steps toward the destruction of our economy with massive giveaway, vote-grabbing, spending programs, both foreign (Gaza) and domestic, sometimes euphemistically labeled "stimulus" efforts, now uses that spending as an excuse to emasculate our soldiers with immediate defense budget cuts.

Typically, these soldiers are devoted to the Constitution and highly skilled in what they do. Under-strength, they serve repetitive tours in combat zones in the everlasting World War against fundamental Islamists while their families soldier on without them. Equipment damaged and destroyed in combat needs repair and replacement. Advanced materiel, and ever more sophisticated weapons systems research and development are desperately needed as Iran perfects its nuclear capability. We do need to man, equip and train a separate conventional-war-fighting armed forces group to cope with the threats from Red China, Russia, Iran and North Korea.

To think of cutting instead of increasing defense funds at this time is not only callous and dis-respectful toward our soldiers but also Treasonous.

To paraphrase Jeremiah Wright, who cursed America, SHAME on you, Nancy Pelosi, SHAME on you Barney Frank, SHAME on you, Harry Reid, SHAME on you, Hillary Clinton and SHAME on you, Barack Obama.

Now is the time to beat plowshares into swords - to gear up a massive, forward-looking defense industry employing high-tech labor - vice make-work highway projects with unskilled workers leaning on shovels, like FDR's Work Projects Administation and Public Works Administration "workers" during the Depression

Duty-dodgers just give speeches. Soldiers serve.

Francis Baker
POMIL Research Analyst


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Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Tea 2

Friday I will be attending the Washington D.C. Tea Party. It is a gathering of people fed up with the Federal Government's latest grab of what is left of the fruit of our labor. I will be live blogging from the grounds of the Washington Monument so check in to keep up with what is going on.

Meanwhile, chew on this.

"You cannot bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift. You cannot help small men by tearing down big men. You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong. You cannot lift the wage-earner by pulling down the wage-payer. You cannot help the poor man by destroying the rich. You cannot keep out of trouble by spending more than your income. You cannot further the brotherhood of man by inciting class hatred. You cannot establish security on borrowed money. You cannot build character and courage by taking away men's initiative and independence. You cannot help men permanently by doing for them what they could and should do for themselves." -William Boetcker


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Sunday, February 22, 2009

Clueless in Washington DC

Does one have to get an Ivy League education to make sense out of this mess or have these people let their schooling interfere with there education?

Clinton asks China to buy US debt

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has urged China to keep buying US debt as she wrapped up her first overseas trip, during which she agreed to work closely with Beijing on the financial crisis...

... In Beijing, she called on authorities in Beijing to continue buying US Treasury bonds, saying it would help jumpstart the flagging US economy and stimulate imports of Chinese goods.

Obama assures Harper on 'buy American' provision of stimulus

President Barack Obama on Thursday moved to reassure business and trade partners that the "buy American" provision of the economic stimulus package will not further harm the economy...

... Initially, the stimulus bill required that infrastructure projects funded by the legislation could only use U.S.-manufactured materials, such as steel and iron.

The provision was later modified to say that such procurement must conform with existing trade pacts, a concession allowing trade partners such as Canada, Japan, Mexico and others to benefit from U.S. public works spending....

... Daniella Markheim, a trade policy analyst at the Heritage Foundation, said several large countries including Brazil and China do not have government procurement deals with the United States and would be locked out — and could retaliate with tougher protectionist policies of their own.

In the worst-case scenario, Markheim said, "The U.S. could be committing to buy American while the rest of the world is committing to 'don't buy American.' "

While he is begging foreign governments to fiance our debt, Obama wants to stiff them on trade, just as he did the city of Chicago with the bill for his election night party.

This bunch are riding us down the road to ruin.


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Saturday, February 21, 2009

Stimulus Protests Springing UP

While the White House is laughing and saying "Let them eat pork." People are putting together impromptu protests across the country. Michelle Malkin is posting the info as she gets it. Investor's Business Daily is taking notice and I have joined the Washington Tea Party site to get ready for the Feb. 27 gathering at the Washington Monument.

Host: Washington Tea Party
Type: Causes - Rally
Network: Global
Time and PlaceDate: Friday, February 27, 2009
Time: 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Location: Washington Monument
City/Town: Washington, DC

While gatherings at the monument are of limited value, I think that carrying this back to the local offices of members of Congress will get some attention.Antone interested in a local gathering can leave a comment with there email address.

ACORN is busy forming protests where they are telling people who aren't paying their mortgage to refuse to leave the house. We need to show up at these events and counter this nonsense.

I was there in Washington. Go here for the pictures and comments


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Friday, February 20, 2009

White House Laughs at Santelli

The President appears to think Rick Santelli is some kind of laughing stock, as he also does you and I.

At the presidential press briefing today, press secretary Robert Gibbs eagerly responded to a reporter's question about Rick Santelli's rant amid sympathetic, angry traders at the CME Group in Chicago.

"I've watched Mr. Santelli on cable the past 24 hours or so," Gibbs said, according to an account by the newssite Politico. "I'm not entirely sure where Mr. Santelli lives or in what house he lives, but the American people are struggling every day to meet their mortgages, stay in their jobs, pay their bills, send their kids to school.

"I think we left a few months ago the adage that if it was good for a derivatives trader that it was good for Main Street," the White House spokesman continued. "I think the verdict is in on that."

Gibbs contended Santelli "has argued, I think quite wrongly, that this plan won't help everyone."

"This plan helps people who have been playing by the rules. ... I would encourage him to read the president's plan. ... I'd be more than happy to have him come here to read it. I'd be happy to buy him a cup of coffee – decaf," Gibbs said.

News flash for Obama, nobody outside of Washington is laughing.


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Thursday, February 19, 2009

I'm As Mad As Hell and I'm Not The Only One

Check out this video from this mornng's CNBC interview with traders at the Chicago exchange.

I believe the only way we will get the attention of our "representatives" at any level of government is to stop paying our taxes. Sure it will cause difficulty for us but we are quickly getting to the point where we are going to lose what we have anyway.


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Monday, February 16, 2009

Not the Best PR Move

Muzzammil Hassan started Bridges TV in 2004 to help dispel the notion that Islam inspired violence.

"Every day on television we are barraged by stories of a 'Muslim extremist, militant, terrorist, or insurgent,'" Hassan said in the 2004 release. "But the stories that are missing are the countless stories of Muslim tolerance, progress, diversity, service and excellence that Bridges TV hopes to tell."

Last Thursday, February 12, 2009, Mr. Hassan called police to inform them that is wife was in his office and she was dead. When police arrived they found Mrs. Hassan had died from decapitation.

DiPirro said the couple had "physical confrontations off and on" for their entire eight-year marriage that had recently escalated to death threats. The grounds for divorce were "cruel and inhuman treatment," DiPirro said, referring to mulitple prior incidents of abuse. She declined to elaborate.

"We were worried about the situation becoming volatile," DiPirro said.

How Mr. Hassan will continue to help fight stereotypes of Muslims as violent killers will be interesting.

As is often the case with domestic violence issues, the victim takes out an order of protection or as it is sometimes referred to, a restraining order or peace bond. These pieces of paper are as helpful in preventing violence as a cease fire agreement is in preventing missile attacks against Israel. In both cases one is better off arming one's self and dealing directly with the problem when it presents itself.



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Friday, February 13, 2009

Obama Will Make Me Rich

Some people are in for a very rude awakening. Check out the audio link. This woman is living in a dream world.


Thanks to the Don Morrison Show for this.


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Thursday, February 12, 2009

My Email to Michael Steele

I joined the Republican Party about 1989. As a member of the Prince William County Committee I became a Magisterial District Chairman. By 1996 I had had enough. There was no party discipline. RINOs were becoming the driving force within the party taking every opportunity to accommodate the Democrats but worse, stab elected conservative Republicans in the back. I was not one bit surprised when after gaining both houses of Congress that the members began spending like Democrats.

Today there is an opportunity for the Party to regain its stature. Three RINOs in the Senate have proved their interests to be for their own future rather than our nation's or the party's. So long as Spector, Snow and Collins remain in the party I will continue to not support it. Throw these people out of the party and I will once more become an active member. Let them stay and I will sit by and let the party disappear as the Whigs did before it. We are suffering the tyranny of the Democrats because the Republican Party failed to stand united behind its principles. I have no use for such and organization that continues to let members choose self interest over our nation's best interest.

Recently the Republican Members of the Tennessee Legislature through out a member who had gained a leadership position by courting the Democrats. I commend them for this. I hope the national party has the strength to do the same with these three senators.
Update 3 March 09: I had to send another nasty gram today.


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Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Waiting for Help is for Victims

I just hate those ADT alarm commercials with the helpless people waiting for ADT to send help.



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Monday, February 09, 2009

Stimulus Fraud

The current U.S. economic crisis presents opportunities to do things not normally possible - as the president's chief of staff has said about all national crises. Inspired by San Francisco socialists, Chicago shady characters, tax cheats and a complicit media, the administration and the congress intend to take us down the old, destructive, wild-spending path of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, instead of the proven, recession-busting, tax-cutting ways of John F Kennedy and Ronald Reagan.

Not only are the social Democrats about to spend us into oblivion, thus weakening us to the point of irrelevance as a world power; but, they also aim to cut our defense budget by ten percent or more and pull our troops out of Iraq.

Are the socialists stupid? Ignorant? How could they possibly ignore that the three thousand people and the world-class buildings in which they were working were suddenly vaporized without warning? And, surely it is common knowledge in the halls of power that we have thousands of tons of damaged and destroyed war materiel in need of repair and replacement, and a huge, un-addressed, conventional war threat facing us from Red China, Russia, Iran and North Korea.

Our socialist globalists have it in their power to reduce this nation to economic and military mediocrity; and that is exactly what they are poised to do. Our free republic nationalists must not let this happen.

We need to stop all the bail-outs in their tracks. We need to declare immediately a moratorium of at least six months on FICA and federal income tax. And we need an industrial surge to rebuild our shattered counterinsurgency military forces, and organize, man, equip and train an overpowering conventional warfare force.

The tax cuts and defense industry expansion would solve our economic problem while deterring the national security threats. And the craven, power-hungry socialists who would fraudulently foist an irrelevant so-called "stimulus" plan down our throats would be kicked out of government at the next election.

Francis Baker
POMIL Research Analyst


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Sunday, February 08, 2009

Obama Makes the Case for the Stimulus

The President asked if I would share this video with my friends and family. Below I will share my thoughts on what he says.

My comments will be preceded by the time index of the video if you wish to go back and hear what I am commenting on.

0:19 Washington does need to change but this pork laden bill is more of the same to the extreme.

0:24 Spending like a drunken sailor sounds like a worn-out and tired idea to me.

1:11 Washington is really slow getting the news on this one. Even the CBO has said this bill will make the recession worse over the long term. The economic recovery plan that came out of the House is very Different from the one that is in the Senate, so which one is he talking about?

1:23 If this economy will fall $1 Trillion short, how does spending $1 Trillion get us anywhere. Aren't we ending up in the same place? Even the White House has said there is a 30% chance this plan will not work. Why not break this thing into its component parts and debate the value of each part separately?

!:43 Who decided this is what Americans need to do?

1:48 Seems he has dropped the claim he will create 3 million jobs and now just wants to save or create that many. The math is still not encouraging, $800 billion divided by 3 million is $270,000 per job saved or created!

2:18 How does training an army of science teachers do anything about our current economy? How many years will it take to train the teachers who will then teach the children who will then graduate from school and go out and find jobs?

2:25 Again, how long will building out the electric grid take before anyone sees any benefit. If as he says we need to address this crisis now, why is he talking about stuff that will take years to realize any effect in the economy?

2:33 Doubling our capacity to produce renewable energy before the technology exists? More pie in the sky by and by that has no effect on our current situation.

2:39 Fighting the battles of the past while ignoring a current crisis in Kentucky where people have been living without electric power for weeks.

2:48 Handing out checks didn't help New Orleans recover any more than it will the nation. The reality is they must take the money away first before they can give is back while most of it disappears in the process.

3:23 Serving? More like sticking it to the next couple of generations. They are the one's who ultimately will pay this bill.

3:29 I would believe this if Fox News wasn't already having to sue the government to get any information on how the TARP funds have been spent. All talk, no reality.

3:58 He's right and the bottom is getting angry already and he's hasn't been President for a month yet.


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Saturday, February 07, 2009

Sen. Webb Bemoans Wealth Gap While Attending Luxury Reteat

The Democrats spent $100,000 of taxpayer money to attend a retreat in Williasburg, Va. While in attendance, Virginia Senator Jim Webb went to a ceremony celebrating the founding of the College of William and Mary, where he received an honorary doctor of public service degree. There he called for his colleagues to do something about the gap between the rich and poor.

The irony of doing so at such an event has escaped the Senator.


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Friday, February 06, 2009

Sen. Warner's Reply to My Email on the Stimulus Vote.

Thank you for contacting me with your views on the economic stimulus
package. In order to best represent you as your United States Senator,
it is vital that I hear your view on this and other important matters.

We have received a large volume of correspondence from across the
Commonwealth both in favor and opposed to the stimulus. I certainly
understand concerns about the size and scope of the bill and about
certain provisions included in the package, especially in light of how
poorly the first half of the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) has
been administered. In the Senate, I will continue to work with the new
Administration on the expenditure of the second half of TARP to ensure
more accountability and transparency so that Virginians know exactly how
this money is being utilized.

While he says that my input as a constituent is vital, he prefers to drink the Obama Kool Aid. As for transparency, Fox News has had to sue to get any information on how the first mountain of TARP money was dispensed.

In regards to the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, although no
effort on this scale will be perfect, President Obama and the relevant
Congressional committees have been in close consultation with state and
local officials and a wide range of economic experts to develop an
approach which represents a prudent and effective path to economic
recovery. As a newly-elected Senator, I have come to this process late
in the game, but I am working to make certain that these funds are
directly targeted to job creation and "shovel ready" initiatives. To do
nothing in the face of this economic crisis could lead to catastrophic
consequences for small businesses and working families across the

Pork projects look best to Sen. Warner. It seems he thinks what's best for government is best for America. The "As a newly-elected Senator," line doesn't fly. He sought one of the highest offices in the nation and now wants to cry inexperiance? To do something stupid rather than nothing would be infinitely more destructive.He was going to bring his business experience to the Senate to deal with such problems yet he has chosen to deffer to the Status Que.

The committees drafting the legislation have provided for unprecedented
oversight, accountability and transparency in the measure so that
taxpayers' money is handled carefully and used in the most efficient and
effective manner possible. You should know that a Recovery Act and
Transparency Board will oversee the disbursement of the funds and a
website provided by the White House, www.recovery.gov
, will post detailed information about
recovery spending.

In light of the afore mentioned lawsuit and the lack of any public review of the SCHIP law that got shoved down our throats, I doubt these boards will be anything more than more Kool Aid drinking Obamatons

Again, thank you for your input. As we move forward in the 111th
Congress, please continue to be in touch with your opinions and

United States Senator

I shall.


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This very young administration assisted by radical congressional leaders and the media, has already begun polarizing our citizens into two groups: Socialist Democrats and Free Republicans. Concomitantly, new definitions of bipartisanship have ensued.

The Republican definition is when representatives of both parties work together to craft solutions to problems.

The Democrat definition is when representatives of both parties endorse the Democrat solutions.

Our Socialists are trying to make Republicans complicit with the socalled "Stimulus" plan which is in fact an illegal socialist power grab. But, we must keep our heads and not be panicked by the current economic crisis into the nationalization of our commercial base. We must not be stampeded into following the failed economic policies of Franklin Delano Roosevelt and contemporary Japan.

We should take another look at our Constitution - the Tenth Amendment, for example, which says, "The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people."

Francis Baker
POMIL Research Analyst

Perhaps this resolution in the New Hampshire Legislature could be a guide to all state legislatures.

That any Act by the Congress of the United States, Executive Order of the President of the United States of America or Judicial Order by the Judicatories of the United States of America which assumes a power not delegated to the government of United States of America by the Constitution for the United States of America and which serves to diminish the liberty of the any of the several States or their citizens shall constitute a nullification of the Constitution for the United States of America by the government of the United States of America. Acts which would cause such a nullification include, but are not limited to:

I. Establishing martial law or a state of emergency within one of the States comprising the United States of America without the consent of the legislature of that State.

II. Requiring involuntary servitude, or governmental service other than a draft during a declared war, or pursuant to, or as an alternative to, incarceration after due process of law.

III. Requiring involuntary servitude or governmental service of persons under the age of 18 other than pursuant to, or as an alternative to, incarceration after due process of law.

IV. Surrendering any power delegated or not delegated to any corporation or foreign government.

V. Any act regarding religion; further limitations on freedom of political speech; or further limitations on freedom of the press.

VI. Further infringements on the right to keep and bear arms including prohibitions of type or quantity of arms or ammunition; and

That should any such act of Congress become law or Executive Order or Judicial Order be put into force, all powers previously delegated to the United States of America by the Constitution for the United States shall revert to the several States individually. Any future government of the United States of America shall require ratification of three quarters of the States seeking to form a government of the United States of America and shall not be binding upon any State not seeking to form such a government...



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Thursday, February 05, 2009

Obama Claims We Will Never Recover

It is now official. The stimulus plan is a pack of bologna. The reason I can say this is Obama has just declared the sky will fall if Congress does not pass it.

"This recession might linger for years. Our economy will lose 5 million more jobs. Unemployment will approach double digits. Our nation will sink deeper into a crisis that, at some point, we may not be able to reverse," Obama wrote in the newspaper piece titled, "The Action Americans Need."

Just as the Global Warming nitwits call for immediate action as the weather gets colder, Obama is pulling the chicken little routine with the most improbable of claims, that we will NEVER recover if we don't have HIS plan. It is often a sure sign that any situation has peaked when the "experts" are all claiming that the situation, whether good or bad, will continue forever. The most reliable statement that signals the end of a trend is "It is different this time." They said it when the internet stocks and the real estate markets were hot and they're saying it about this recession. Both those markets crashed because the rules of economics don't change, just as this recession will end as all others have unless the politicians do as they did in the 1930's and try and fix it because "it's different this time."

Rest assured. The worst is probably here and we can look for relief soon, unless the politicians continue to throw fuel on the fire with their "solutions."


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Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Virginia Senators on Both Sides of the Stimulus Plan

Typical politicians, both Virginia Senators, Jim Webb and Mark Warner Made statements saying they had reservations about the stimulus plan but both voted to add pork for Virginia to the bill.

Webb has "substantive concerns" about "projects that, while important, are not overtly 'stimulative,'" said Jessica Smith, Webb's spokeswoman.

Warner said he wanted to see the stimulus bill focus more on job creation and sought assurances the spending was short term.


Sens. Jim Webb and Mark Warner, both Virginia Democrats, both voted Tuesday to add $25 billion in infrastructure spending to an $885 billion economic stimulus bill being debated in the Senate.

What good are these people? Their only reservations seem to be that there are no enough vote buying funds for them to throw around their own state.

Warner, Virginia's freshman senator, encouraged swift action on the stimulus late Monday, particularly highlighting the need for road and bridge spending. Virginia stands to receive $918 million for transit, highway and water projects under the current package, according to Senate Appropriations Committee staff.

$918 million was not good enough so they wanted to tack on another $25 BILLION.

Update: Read Warner's answer to my email with my comments Here


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