Category Archives: Independents
President Obama will be most of the rest of the year campaigning not only to be re-elected, but to push is “jobs” bill that is another attempt to rush a bill through a-lá-Obamacare, presenting a false pretense that it’s “paid for” when the reality is that it isn’t. A bill that is fair to all of us that pay taxes and garnishes earnings and a reasonable effort to recruit more and more people cannot amount to the ridiculous amount of approximately $200,000 up to $312,500 per job created OR SAVED. Yes, no typos-per job.
Take a look:
The President’s deal is said to increase GDP by $300 billion or 2 percent and add or 1.9 million jobs. The plan is expected to cost tax payers $475 billion, well over the $300 billion that analysts were originally forecasting. ZeroHedge notes that $475 billion financed over a ten year basis at 2.5 percent will add roughly an additional $120 billion in interest.
If you don’t factor in the interest, it will cost the tax payers $250,000 per job and $312,500 after factoring in the interest tax.
Whoever is doing that math, is an evil malign tumor that has a laundromat with a Slushie machine inside.
This bad joke has got to stop now. What blows my mind is why nobody is stopping this madness. Who is waiting for what? If most of the United States are “game on” for destroying this country on purpose thinking that this can be in a jiffy, they’re absolutely wrong.
This country is in a steep decline with serious fiscal and social problems that many politicians promised to fix, and so they won in November. That is a big reason we see an increase from the Left. The fact that we won this past November is driving liberals crazy. Governor Palin and the Tea Party were a key factor with their grassroots efforts and three-quarters of candidates that Palin endorsed won. To this date, the RNC meekly thanked Governor Palin and the Tea Party, but not the way they truly deserved. This shows a lack of integrity and humbleness on their part.
Millions of Americans are on the center-right spectrum; the Grand Old Party has deep and empty pockets. They need millions of dollars to pay up for their failures and abandonment, while at the same time bring back big donors and convince them that the RNC does have serious focus and determination to win the presidency in November of 2012.
Now, the Republicans and Conservatives that give smaller donations are very skeptical and they have every right to be; these folks demand a winning strategy and a strong leader that delivers. The RNC will not see an immediate increase of these donors for now. They have to prove themselves not only to their base, but to the country.
There is a serious issue that the GOP must work very hard with, and that is to bring a united front to attack liberal smears that tarnish their own’s image and reputations. They don’t seem to care about Palin’s and that’s noticed with delight by the Left, and with serious concern and frustration from Conservatives and the Right.
The country is tired of listening what the GOP’s philosophy is, and frankly the Left and Independents could care even less. Both sides of the aisle want Palin out of the political scene, and soon. If these “politicos” are serious for a possible 2012 victory on the GOP primary, they are choosing wrong: Most of them are waiting for Governor Palin to decide what will be her next move. Why wait if they’re so confident of their victory? Is it that they are waiting for the media to carry their water? If the GOP primary candidates are so sure about their chance for success, they shouldn’t wait for Governor Palin to decide anything. Why wait?
These ”politicos” must show the fortitude to defend the US Constitution, be unafraid to support and speak to the American public about the Second Ammendment in spite of the Arizona tragedy. They must seek their strength from within and the integrity (again) to take on tough challenges i.e., the media. Embrace tasks that should take them out of their comfort zone is a must, and for a change, l0ok away from their own PAC’s and speak to the American people about why is it right to defend and uphold conservative, classic American values that are under threat under the Obama administration.
Governor Palin has done all of these things as soon as she stepped on the political scene in 2008. These politicians that are quite hungry for the big job have a lot to catch up to.
- GOP Moving To Take Out Palin? (marccooper.com)
- New RNC chairman faces big challenges (thenewstribune.com)
- Chris Christie on ‘Blood Libel’: Palin Should Have Left it Alone (blogs.abcnews.com)
- New RNC Chief Faces Host of Looming Challenges (foxnews.com)
- Newsflash for the Left: Your Lies Aren’t Working (dakotavoice.com)
- Hugh Hewitt: Politico.com In The Left Ditch, Wheels Spinning (hughhewitt.com)
- McCain Calls Obama a ‘Patriot,’ Rejects Critics Who Say He’s ‘Unworthy’ to Lead (politicsdaily.com)
Julian Assange is at it again. Cornered, first he walked off an interview with ABC, and now he’s going after Palin and Huckabee-just because they work on FOX? I ponder this, because both work at the same network and he hasn’t singled out anybody else (yet) on the media.
Thou shall not mention his name; if you do, you will be accused of McCarthyism or something. The quotes on bold are from the article, my responses below.
In an interview with MSNBC’s Cenk Uygur, Assange referred to the politicians-turned-Fox-personalities as “shock jocks” who should be charged for inciting violence against him and his organization.
He also referred to Huckabee as “just another idiot trying to make a name for himself.”
Pot calling kettle? As much as I hate to, I have to defend Mike Huckabee. A Christian Republican that is defending his country against one person that is determined to destroy it-by their own terms of what freedom means-cannot go unnoticed. An immature and childish response towards Huckabee coming from Assange demonstrates that he believes in his own wicked mind how much of a despot he is to other countrymen.
Asked what he thought of the accusation — made by Vice President Joe Biden and others — that he is a “high-tech terrorist,” Assange said his organization’s actions didn’t meet the definition of terrorism — but those of Fox personalities and other TV pundits did.
I have to laugh this one out because Shep Smith is included and he must be in some serious denial. Maybe it will take time for it to sink it. Just sayin’!
“We see constant threats from people, the Republican Senate trying to make a name for themselves, people like Sarah Palin to shock jocks on Fox and, unfortunately, some members also of the Democratic Party, calling for my assassination, calling for the illegal kidnapping of my staff,” Assange said.
Read that quote again. YES-he said UNFORTUNATELY some members also of the Democratic Party. What does he mean by this? Are the top eschelon Democrats involved, and are covering their butts? Are the Democrats destroying the country from within, and not Muslims in the country with domestic terrorism? Tin foil hats are in order. Because really, he didn’t say UNFORTUNATELY some members also of the Republican Party. Case closed.
Of Huckabee’s call to have Assange executed, and Palin’s demand that he be hunted down like al Qaeda, Assange said: “If we are to have a civil society, you cannot have senior people making calls on national TV to go around the judiciary and illegally murder people. That is incitement to commit murder. That is an offense.”
Attention liberals: What hundreds of thousands of Americans believe is true; Sarah Palin is a senior leader. He is NOT attacking Palin: He is raising the bar! If Assange supports Al Qaeda terrorism attacks to this country is another story that would not deviate much from this one. Now I have this question: How do you go around the judiciary on national TV? The media loves to mention Governor Palin, accuse her of something she didn’t do, judge her on the spot and calling for an execution…that’s a correct statement. If you have any questions, simply Google it.
He added: “When people call for illegal, deliberate assassination and kidnapping of others, they should be held to account. They should be charged for incitement to commit murder.”
Sorry Mr. Assange, that does not work in this country. It may work for some, but it gets us nowhere. See, we are a free republic. We are still a capitalist country, not a socialistic nor a communist country. Therefore, we can’t charge people and throw them in prison based on loose accusations like that. Why? Because we have something called “the rule of law.”
“Some of those journalists have fallen for that, and why? Because they are worried that they are going to be next,” he continued. “But I have a message to them — they are gonna be next. … So us journalists and publishers and writers, we all have to stick together to resist this sort of reinterpretation of the First Amendment.”
I will write this: That’s why there are bloggers out there, spreading information based on our First Amendment, which is being trampled right now, along with in other parts of the world where there is limited freedom of speech. The journalists have fallen to report on a balanced way because they have allowed their inner feelings perculate through their articles, or fear to be laid off from their jobs. That is not freedom of speech.
What journalists, publishers and writers have to do to stick together? Gain their reputation back. How? Going back to the principles of the First Amendment by reading about it. Then, tell it like it is to the audience without repercussions from their bosses. If they get upset or fire a journalist, more ears will perk up and identify those who challenge and dare to bring up both sides of the story.
- Assange calls Sarah Palin and Mike Huckabee “idiots” (newstatesman.com)
- Assange rips ‘shock jock’ politicians (cnn.com)
- Assange warns of ‘digital McCarthyism’ (msnbc.msn.com)
I just checked Pedro Pierluisi’s Facebook page. After a short hiatus in the island after the bill passed, and attended his nephew’s baptism, he is back in DC and he wrote this:
Es oficial: COMISION DEL SENADO DE ESTADOS UNIDOS ATENDERA EL H.R 2499 EL PROXIMO 19 DE MAYO. EL TIEMPO APREMIA Y NUESTRA CAUSA ES JUSTA.
I know that we know that he supports statehood for Puerto Rico as well as I do; in Puerto Rico there’s a Republican governor, with majorities in House and Senate. That governor, Luis Fortuño is like Obama here in the states; very unpopular. Economy, jobs, budget, crime-all these are the same issues that the US highlights as very important to deal with as well. I don’t have a poll related to these items in Puerto Rico, because polling there is not done on a daily basis, like Rasmussen does.
So watch out for May 19, that’s when the whole new
enchilada (I don’t want this topic to be mixed with illegals in the south border of this country!), rice and beans will start again. Expect the same crap: That there is only “statehooders” advocating on this matter, that there’s no lobbying on the other two political parties (this is absolutely NOT true), since lobbying involves phone calls, mail and in-person visits to the DC offices. And these are PAID lobbyists (like Charlie Black for the Popular Democratic Party), and paid out of Puerto Rico’s party funds, and also from Puerto Rico’s pockets that they barely have.
(Check cartoon to the left to what I understand, reflect his sentiments on this). Since Glenn Beck took this way out of proportion and does not care if there is a very long time frame if there is a drastic change in Puerto Rico’s status-ten years or so-I also expect the Tea Party movement won’t allow 4 million people to have their voices heard in a referendum or two. I will not and haven’t watched Glenn Beck because of this injustice. I have slowed down considerably on FOX News as well.
Keep things in perspective: If people continue the “mantra” that PR does not want statehood and have voted against it several times, I say this: If independence is chosen, as soon as it’s declared: Expect a mass emigration of LEGAL US Citizens to the mainland. Also, if the bill is “skewed” toward statehood for Democrat seats, that’s really crossing a bridge before getting there. These are seats and just like any other state, they get picked by either party or Independent. Add to that, because of intense lobbying on the behalf of the Popular Democratic Party, their status is on the ballot on the second time around-which will lead the island nowhere. That’s the term I use for “Congress’ Puerto Rico bailout”. If on other occasions Puerto Rico has voted for status quo (meaning US Territory/Commonwealth/colony) has been because of several circumstances during those different years. It’s as bad as to have the PR Governor fail on the option they support because of a bad job on the island, meaning the referendum was not meant for real for a change of status, but to punish a governor’s performance. That’s a factor Pedro Pierluisi has to talk to PR endlessly.
That is why it is so important to have Congress involved. Then Puerto Rico will see this is the REAL DEAL. I have heard so many times on their political rallies that the New Progressive Party supports and wants a US Congress-availed plebiscite to make sure that if statehood is chosen, then they can look into it and receive the results properly. It serves no purpose to do this on Puerto Rico’s sole mandate. It won’t be taken seriously.
Remember this: If it was a Statehood vs. Independence plebiscite, the Democratic Popular Party would have to be destroyed and split, and annihilated because it would break into three, basically. That is exactly what the other two political parties want! Americans in the mainland (understandably so), would go hysterical and so in Puerto Rico. Those will not accept any other option and see their political party destroyed, and FORCED to make a choice. Either keep their American citizenship, or resign to it, along with all the responsibilities and benefits.
Links to any news on this matter would be in Spanish; I don’t want to neglect them but it really would serve no purpose, as to just have you have a hard time with translation; Altavista is not that reliable. If I receive lots of comments on links, then I will be very happy to provide and translate for you (too many news articles to mention).