Madison schools, others closed amid Union panic

Not about protecting your paychecks..yes.  It’s about protecting the corruption that is modern unions.  If modern unions actually protected their membership I would not have a problem with them.  That lofty goal of protecting workers and their rights went by the wayside long long ago…maybe this will wake up the individual members of these “unions” so they’ll look at what kind of “representation” they are really getting..and change it.

The state’s largest teachers union Wednesday night called on all 98,000 of its members to attend rallies in Madison on Thursday and Friday, which led school districts — including Madison — to cancel classes for Thursday.

“This is not about protecting our pay and our benefits,” Wisconsin Education Association Council President Mary Bell said at a press conference on the Capitol Square. “It is about protecting our right to collectively bargain.”

In an interview, Bell said her message stopped short of endorsing the kind of coordinated action that closed Madison schools Wednesday. She asked teachers who “could” come to the rally to come.

via Madison schools, others closed amid call for demonstrations.

Mubarak quits

The protesters got him to leqve now the question is do they have the fortitude to keep up the pressure to make sure they get the government they want?  All we can do is watch and see if they do.

School system asks for $33M budget increase: JUST SAY NO!!!!!!!!

Considering the waste the FCPS board has overseen in the past 5 years..it’s time to tell the money addict no.  Since the county is already struggling to pay it’s current bills is adding 33 million to a deficit of 11.8 million a good idea?  Mr. Young please?

Frederick County Public Schools officials are calling for a $33 million increase in fiscal 2012 over this year’s budget of $507 million.

It is a figure some school board members said they weren’t comfortable taking to the Board of County Commissioners.

The bulk of the increase is from a $10.7 million salary increase for system employees and a $15.5 million annual contribution to the retiree benefits trust fund.

via School system asks for $33M budget increase – The Frederick News-Post Online.

The NAACP Rightfully has the Race Card Turned on Them

It’s about time a governor at least stands up to these racist.  Organizations like the SPLC and the NAACP have become racist organizations against whites…constantly playing race cards against whites.  Yet when it comes down to it they also repeatedly violate the very ethnic groups they say they are defending.  These organizations needs to be shunned and some REAL civil rights groups stand up in their place.

LePage on NAACP: ‘Tell them to kiss my butt’ — Bangor Daily News.

Sotomayor Says Court May Rule to Limit First Amendment in Response to Wikileaks

Following the release of over 90,000 documents by Wikileaks in July, the Pentagon found no evidence that the disclosure harmed U.S. national security or endangered American troops in the field. The Pentagon review team consists of military intelligence analysts, lawyers and others working for the Joint Chiefs of Staffs and other elements of the Defense Department.

via Sotomayor Says Court May Rule to Limit First Amendment in Response to Wikileaks.

Equal rights group says Illegal Immigrants Have the Same Rights as non-illegals.

AND THEY ARE WRONG!  If you are in this country illegally you have the right to remain silent…and get deported or jailed.  That’s because if you are here illegally you are a criminal!  You aren’t even a citizen of this country…or have a valid passport or visa, etc etc etc..you are here “without documentation”..aka illegally!  This means you don’t have any rights except to get out either by yourself or with the help of law enforcement.

On Wednesday, the Equal Rights Center, a national nonprofit civil rights organization based in Washington, spoke to about two dozen students of various nationalities at an English as a Second Language class at Trinity United about the rights the law provides for all immigrants to the United States.”The people need to hear that you have rights, even if you dont have documents,” Rivera said.

via Equal rights group addresses immigrants at local church – The Frederick News-Post Online.

This guy doesn’t know anything about the 1st amendment.

I’m no fan of Islam, however if they are citizens they have every right to the Constitution I do.  Obviously if they are advocating a violent overthrow then that’s a cause for worry..but muslims have the same rights and protections under the ENTIRE Constitution that all other citizens of this nation do.  This guy needs to go back to civics class.

Comments by Tennessee Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey suggesting that Islam might be a cult and that Muslims might not qualify for constitutionally guaranteed religious freedoms drew criticism from Islamic groups Tuesday and an eruption of national media attention.Ramsey, a Republican candidate for governor, said at a mid-July campaign event in Chattanooga that he is “all about freedom of religion,” which is guaranteed by the First Amendment.FAITH & REASON: Church to burn Quran”But you cross the line when they start trying to bring Sharia law into the United States,” he said. “Now you could even argue whether being a Muslim is actually a religion, or is it a nationality, a way of life or cult, whatever you want to call it? We do protect our religions, but at the same time, this is something that we are going to have to face.”

via Floridatoday – Tennessee politicians remarks on Islam raise uproar.

Your Retirement Funds Are Not Safe

I am already telling my wife to get her money OUT of 401k’s and other vehicles specifically because of garbage like this.  The next step the gov’t is going to do is they will seize all tax free ira’s…convert them to US treasuries(aka bonds) and say if you want it that’s what you have to do.  These bonds will be effectively worthless since the gov’t is broke!!!!!

Listen to Paul opine:

What should it be doing? Conventional monetary policy, in which the Fed drives down short-term interest rates by buying short-term U.S. government debt, has reached its limit: those short-term rates are already near zero, and can’t go significantly lower. (Investors won’t buy bonds that yield negative interest, since they can always hoard cash instead.) But the message of Mr. Bernanke’s 2002 speech was that there are other things the Fed can do. It can buy longer-term government debt. It can buy private-sector debt. It can try to move expectations by announcing that it will keep short-term rates low for a long time. It can raise its long-run inflation target, to help convince the private sector that borrowing is a good idea and hoarding cash a mistake.

The Fed has done pretty much all but the last.  It bought government debt.  It bought private (Fannie and Freddie are not government “agencies” as the law defines them) debt.  It announced that it would leave short rates at 0-0.25% for “an extended period.”

But now Krugman crosses a particular line in asking that The Fed explicitly raise an inflation target – that is, intentionally seek to destroy the savings and investments of all Americans.

What Krugman refuses to understand (because he is a hard-core lefty collectivist) is that capital formation comes from savings.  That is, new businesses form from surplus capital excess of requirements.

via Krugman Tells Seniors (and Businesses) To Die – The Market Ticker ®.

Law: eBay and other resellers endangered by court ruling – Court says First Sale doctrine doesn’t apply to foreign copyrighted items | TechEye

I’m curious to see if this stands SCOTUS scrutiny.  Keep in mind this is the SCOTUS that has said eminent domain trumps all other property rights so I am NOT counting on a business friendly ruling form the SCOTUS.  We can only pray the most overturned US circuit court is overturned again.

eBay and other websites where second-hand goods are sold, not to mention car boot sales, may soon be a thing of the past after a new court ruling that products made outside of the US with a copyrighted logo will not be allowed to be resold without prior permission or licence payments to the copyright holder.

Article 109(a), otherwise known as “the First Sale doctrine”, of the US Copyright Act gives those who have bought a product the right to resell their copy or get rid of it in whatever manner they choose. This is what people have been doing across the globe for centuries and has given rise to a number of websites where users can resell their goods, such as eBay and Amazon.

However the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled, in a case involving Costco reselling second-hand Omega-branded watches, that if the product has a copyrighted logo then reselling it is an infringement of the copyright and so illegal. which defies all common sense on the subject altogether

via Law: eBay and other resellers endangered by court ruling – Court says First Sale doctrine doesn’t apply to foreign copyrighted items | TechEye.

Delegate candidate claims model home as legal residence – The Frederick News-Post Online

THis is such baloney.  Hey Blaine and WFMD let’s get on this guy…he’s trying to scam the citizens of Frederick and the state.

State delegate candidate Scott Rolle is registered to vote at a house being used as a model home.

Rolle, a Republican, is living in an apartment temporarily while the new house is being finished, he said.

In order to qualify as a candidate for state delegate, Rolle must be a resident of the district he seeks to represent for six months prior to the election. The apartment is located outside District 3A, the seat he is running for.

Rolle, a former Frederick County state’s attorney, said he thinks the model home on West Greenleaf Drive in Whittier qualifies as his legal residence, and he considers the house and not the apartment his primary residence, even though he doesn’t live in the house.

“I own the house, I am going to move in there as soon as it’s finished, that will be in two weeks,” he said.

via Delegate candidate claims model home as legal residence – The Frederick News-Post Online.

What are we NOT being told about the oil spill?

It’s ironic..the poster children for obama are now getting stabbed in the back by his tele-promptness.  The video in the linked post is from a CNN piece where they are complaining about obama-trons shutting them out of oil cleanpu sites.  Not surprising considering hits man bows to foreign monarchs and dictators.  Did folks REALLY think he cared about this country?  His oratory style reminds me of former German leaders that we fought a world war over.

We are under British rule once again | Photography is Not a Crime.

Interesting Experience

Any another reason to not listen to Twisted Sister (the song to which I am referring is “We’re Not Gonna Take It”)

This past Saturday, my husband and I were working through some things in the dining room when we heard a knock at the door. Not expecting anyone, I cautiously approached the door and opened it. There, standing on my front porch was a gentleman who explained he was running for an elected office. He handed me an envelope as I asked him to which party he was affiliated. I shudder at the response – I am a Democrat, he replied.

So, doubting the envelope was filled with a large sum of cash, I handed it back to him (nicely). I know that campaign material costs money and the only place it would end up in my home is in the recycle bin. Then, I politely informed him that his political party was an abomination to our political system. I wanted to continue to share with him my feelings, but sensing that sharing them would do no good, I said good day and closed the door.

I haven’t had to deal with politicians going door to door in a while. I guess I should get used to it though because I think there are going to be more grass-root efforts this year than there have been in the past. And since I live in a grass-roots type of town….

To the Republican Party – please, oh please, send your candidates to my door. Make sure they are well armed with a bottle of water because the conversation with them will be much longer, much more direct and probably less friendly (but will still be polite)

Sincerely
A formerly registered Republican

Arizona Lawmaker Targets Citizenship by Birth..and Looks to Enact yet Another Unconstitutional Law

I have posted about this sort of thing before…read the previous post. BTW the US Constitution is clear on this(read the 14th Amendment).

Here’s the 14th Amendment:

Amendment 14 – Citizenship Rights. Ratified 7/9/1868. Note History
1. All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside. No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.
2. Representatives shall be apportioned among the several States according to their respective numbers, counting the whole number of persons in each State, excluding Indians not taxed. But when the right to vote at any election for the choice of electors for President and Vice-President of the United States, Representatives in Congress, the Executive and Judicial officers of a State, or the members of the Legislature thereof, is denied to any of the male inhabitants of such State, being twenty-one years of age, and citizens of the United States, or in any way abridged, except for participation in rebellion, or other crime, the basis of representation therein shall be reduced in the proportion which the number of such male citizens shall bear to the whole number of male citizens twenty-one years of age in such State.
3. No person shall be a Senator or Representative in Congress, or elector of President and Vice-President, or hold any office, civil or military, under the United States, or under any State, who, having previously taken an oath, as a member of Congress, or as an officer of the United States, or as a member of any State legislature, or as an executive or judicial officer of any State, to support the Constitution of the United States, shall have engaged in insurrection or rebellion against the same, or given aid or comfort to the enemies thereof. But Congress may by a vote of two-thirds of each House, remove such disability.
4. The validity of the public debt of the United States, authorized by law, including debts incurred for payment of pensions and bounties for services in suppressing insurrection or rebellion, shall not be questioned. But neither the United States nor any State shall assume or pay any debt or obligation incurred in aid of insurrection or rebellion against the United States, or any claim for the loss or emancipation of any slave; but all such debts, obligations and claims shall be held illegal and void.
5. The Congress shall have power to enforce, by appropriate legislation, the provisions of this article.

Emboldened by passage of the nation’s toughest law against illegal immigration, the Arizona politician who sponsored the measure now wants to deny U.S. citizenship to children born in this country to undocumented parents.

Legal scholars laugh out loud at Republican state Sen. Russell Pearce’s proposal and warn that it would be blatantly unconstitutional, since the 14th Amendment guarantees citizenship to anyone born in the United States.

But Pearce brushes aside such concerns. Given the charged political atmosphere in Arizona, and public anger over what many regard as a failure by the federal government to secure the border, some politicians think the idea has a chance of passage.

“I think the time is right,” said state Rep. John Kavanagh, a Republican from suburban Phoenix who is chairman of the powerful House Appropriations Committee. “Federal inaction is unacceptable, so the states have to start the process.”

via Arizona Lawmaker Targets Citizenship by Birth.

We don’t live in a Constitutional republic anymore.

First Obamacare now this.  Rush has been saying all along once healthcare is controlled by the gov’t our entire lives can now be dictated.  Well Rush was once again correct.  It looks like the change of this country going to full blown communism may be on track..socialism is just the first stop.  Buckle up folks.  All these years of apathy and NOT doing your civic duty by voting for CONSTITUTIONAL political candidates has now come home to roost.

Claiming the “authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America,” President Obama has truly gone off the deep end this time in his most atrocious attempt to date to control every aspect of Americans’ lives.

According to Sec. 5. of the Executive Order that details the President’s “National Prevention and Health Promotion Strategy,” the Council will be charged with carrying out “lifestyle behavior modification” among American citizens that do not exhibit “healthy behavior.”

The President’s desired lifestyle behavior modifications focus on:

* smoking cessation;

* proper nutrition;

* appropriate exercise;

* mental health;

* behavioral health;

* sedentary behavior;

* substance-use disorder; and

* domestic violence screenings.

Making matters even worse, if that is even possible at this point, President Obama will create an “Advisory Group” composed of experts hand-picked from the public health field and various other areas of expertise “outside the Federal Government.”

via Obama Issues Executive Order Mandating “Lifestyle Behavior Modification” «.

Kidan opines on Obama Care

Don’t just go for the Anti-incumbent my friend…vote for the one who is actually going to try to do something..and make sure it’s Constitutional to boot.  99% of the republicrats and demopublicans are NOT interested in the Constitution.  This is why I take a look at “alternative” parties.  Don’t continue to buy into the two party farce as there’s no real difference between the two.

krashpad: Am Sad.

Gov’t enforcers are going out of control

Are Cameras the New Guns?.

The folks want to disarm the citizenry anyway they can.  First it was to try to violate the 2nd amendment by banning all or classes of weapons…these laws are finally getting overturned.  Now gov’t agents want to go after video and audio recordings of these “public servants”.  Do we need to wait 30 years to wake up to this latest act of tyranny amerika?

I got this in an e-mail

I’m not normally a forwarder but I liked this one..:)

Does anyone know where I can get my pistol engraved like this?

Things that I found helpful by living this long.    The purpose of fighting is to win..

The sword is more important than the shield, and skill is more important than either… The final weapon is the brain. All else is supplemental.


1.  Don’t pick a fight with an old man.  If he is too old to fight, he’ll just kill you.

2..   If you find yourself in a fair fight, your tactics suck.

3.   I carry a gun because a cop is too heavy.

4.   When seconds count, the cops are just minutes away.

5.  A reporter did a human-interest piece on the Texas Rangers.  The reporter recognized the Colt Model 1911 the Ranger was carrying and asked him ‘Why do you carry a 45?’
The Ranger responded, ‘Because they don’t make a 46.’

6.  The old sheriff was attending an awards dinner when a lady commented on his wearing his sidearm. ‘Sheriff, I see you have your pistol. Are you expecting trouble?’ ‘No Ma’am.  If I were expecting trouble, I would have brought my shotgun.’

7.   Beware the man who only carries one gun.  HE PROBABLY KNOWS HOW TO USE IT!!!

But wait, there’s more!

I was once asked by a lady visiting if I had a gun in the house.  I said I did. She said ‘Well I certainly hope it isn’t loaded!’  To which I said, of course it is loaded, it can’t work without bullets!’ She then asked, ‘Are you that afraid of someone evil coming into your house?’ My reply was, “No not at all.  I am not afraid of the house catching fire either, but I have fire extinguishers around, and they are all loaded too”.

More Attacks on the Constitution

Under the DISCLOSE Act, certain incorporated entities would be restricted in how they can exercise their free speech rights. There is an exemption for some in the media sphere like newspapers, TV news, and the like. However, there is one driving force in today’s public debate that is NOT exempt. Bloggers will not have the same exemption provided to other media sources. Never mind that the Supreme Court’s opinion in the Citizens United case stated, “Differential treatment of media corporations and other corporations cannot be squared with the First Amendment.”

For many bloggers to exercise their free speech rights, they would have to jump through the same onerous new hoops as many businesses, nonprofit groups, and even such threats to democracy as your local chamber of commerce. If this sounds like an absurd overreach by one party in power, I invite you to take a look at their government takeover of health care, taxpayer-funded bailouts, and general hostility to private sector economic growth.

via » Bloggers Beware – They’re Coming After You! – Big Government.

The supposedly conservative SCTUS again defies the Constitution

“The statute is a 'necessary and proper' means of exercising the federal authority that permits Congress to create federal criminal laws, to punish their violation, to imprison violators, to provide appropriately for those imprisoned and to maintain the security of those who are not imprisoned by who may be affected by the federal imprisonment of others,” said Justice Stephen Breyer, writing the majority opinion.

via Justices: Sex offenders can be kept in prison – Crime & courts- msnbc.com.

They upheld an unconstitutional law.  There’s nothing in the Constitution that grants this kind of power.

The idiocy over the Arizona anti ILLEGAL Immigration law builds

From stupid boycotts to totally uninformed criticism the hilarity ensues.  “Liberals” are falling over themselves about the Arizona law that simply enforces the laws already on the books.  All of the cards are in play now…from racism to nazism to anti-americanism, all of the reasons this law is bad are now in play.  unfortunately for the opposition all of these reasons are totally bogus.  There’s one thing they are purposefully ignoring….THESE ARE ILLEGAL ALIENS!!!!!  They are NOT immigrants.

I hate to say this but your opinion is flat wrong.  You apparently don’t realize(or refuse to realize) that Christians are already targeted by just about every government in the world(including ours in the USA) and you are asking the scorpion to not sting you as you carry him across the river on your back.  The problem is..it’s his nature to sting you..he will do it and you will both die.  I would rethink your reasoning for this recommendation.

In my opinion, the chief problem with the .xxx domain idea is that it is not mandatory. Pornographic websites do not have to be registered. This means the intended purpose of easier filtering is a moot point.

via Breaking Free » Will we have an .xxx domain?.

I hate to say this but your opinion is flat wrong.  You apparently don’t realize(or refuse to realize) that Christians are already targeted by just about every government in the world(including ours in the USA) and you are asking the scorpion to not sting you as you carry him across the river on your back.  The problem is..it’s his nature to sting you..he will do it and you will both die.  I would rethink your reasoning for this recommendation.

More Anti-American Racism

LOL!  GIVE ME A BREAK!!!  I wonder how many of the “marchers” are LEGALLY in this country?  Guess what..this isn’t the USM(united states of mexico) yet…it’s still the USA so cinco isn’t an AMERICAN holiday therefore wearing American themed flag shirts or anything else AMERICAN isn’t a pro0blem.  The fact that you expect WE AMERICANS to step aside for a foreign holiday is more offensive than your supposed disrespect.  I posted about this earlier.  Also here.

“It’s disrespectful to do it on Cinco de Mayo,” said Jessica Cortez, a Live Oak sophomore. “They can be a patriot on some other day. Not that specific day.”

Live Oak parent Greg Hall saw the band of Hispanic students walking down Monterey Road Thursday.

“The fact that these four kids were singled out for wearing American colors is utterly ridiculous,” he said. “I think the assistant principal and principal should be fired. The (protesting) students should be disciplined – suspended or expelled.”

Hispanic students felt students wearing American flags were disrespecting the Mexican-American students on Cinco de Mayo – a day on which they celebrate their Mexican heritage.

Students who sported red, white and blue said denying them the right to wear American colors is a violation of the First Amendment.

via GilroyDispatch.com | American flag shirts ignite firestorm.

Racism is DEAD!!! Unless you are white.

On any other day at Live Oak High School in Morgan Hill, Daniel Galli and his four friends would not even be noticed for wearing T-shirts with the American flag. But Cinco de Mayo is not any typical day especially on a campus with a large Mexican American student population.

via Students Kicked Off Campus for Wearing American Flag Tees – NBCBAYAREA- msnbc.com.

Let’s see.  If you are a white, Christian you are a second class citizen in this country.  We are supposed to bend to the mexicans, muslims, homosexuals, and any other secular thing…but heaven forbid if we talk about Jesus and not anything created by man….

By the way..you are in AMERICA not mexico therefore kicking somebody out of an AMERICAN classroom because you won’t honor a foreign holiday is beyond idiotic..btw now add an American citizen to the second class citizenry of this country.

Full text:

Students Kicked Off Campus for Wearing American Flag Tees

By George Kiriyama
NBCBayArea.com
updated 9:50 a.m. ET, Thurs., May 6, 2010

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On any other day at Live Oak High School in Morgan Hill, Daniel Galli and his four friends would not even be noticed for wearing T-shirts with the American flag. But Cinco de Mayo is not any typical day especially on a campus with a large Mexican American student population.

Galli says he and his friends were sitting at a table during brunch break when the vice principal asked two of the boys to remove American flag bandannas that they wearing on their heads and for the others to turn their American flag T-shirts inside out. When they refused, the boys were ordered to go to the principal’s office.

“They said we could wear it on any other day,” Daniel Galli said, “but today is sensitive to Mexican-Americans because it’s supposed to be their holiday so we were not allowed to wear it today.”

The boys said the administrators called their T-shirts “incendiary” that would lead to fights on campus.

“They said if we tried to go back to class with our shirts not taken off, they said it was defiance and we would get suspended,” Dominic Maciel, Galli’s friend, said.

The boys really had no choice, and went home to avoid suspension. They say they’re angry they were not allowed to express their American pride. Their parents are just as upset, calling what happened to their children, “total nonsense.”

“I think it’s absolutely ridiculous,” Julie Fagerstrom, Maciel’s mom, said. “All they were doing was displaying their patriotic nature. They’re expressing their individuality.”

But to many Mexican-American students at Live Oak, this was a big deal. They say they were offended by the five boys and others for wearing American colors on a Mexican holiday.

“I think they should apologize cause it is a Mexican Heritage Day,” Annicia Nunez, a Live Oak High student, said. “We don’t deserve to be get disrespected like that. We wouldn’t do that on Fourth of July.”

As for an apology, the boys and their families say, “fat chance.”

“I’m not going to apologize. I did nothing wrong,” Galli said. “I went along with my normal day. I might have worn an American flag, but I’m an American and I’m proud to be an American.”

The five boys and their families met with a Morgan Hill Unified School District official Wednesday night. The district released a statement saying it does not agree with how Live Oak High School administrators handled this incident.

The boys will not be suspended and they were told they can go back to school Thursday. They may even wear their red, white, and blue colors again, but this time, the day after Cinco de Mayo, there will be no controversy.

Illegal Immigrants getting angry that criminal laws are being enforced

This can be solved very easily obama.  Enforce the immigration laws that exist then the sates won’t have to enact tough laws that simply enforce what’s already on the books.  Arizona isn’t anti immigration it’s anti ILLEGAL immigration.  Since the dems and repubs BOTH want these criminals to vote(due to our lax voter verification..) the feds won’t do anything so it’s up to the states.  If the feds do anything it’ll be blanket amnesty renamed “immigration reform”.

From Los Angeles to Washington D.C., activists, families, students and even politicians marched, practiced civil disobedience and “came out” about their citizenship status in the name of rights for immigrants, including the estimated 12 million living illegally in the U.S.

via Anger Over Ariz. Immigration Law Drives U.S. Rallies | ABC 7 News.

For once Max speaks the truth.

Oh REALLY?!?!?!  How much of your paycheck are you willing to donate to this cause Max?  I know the answer..ZERO!  This is simply to suck money out of everyone and give it to folks like you.  It’s unfortunate that many folks in the country through their lack of self-thought and research will actually let this slide thinking you are kidding.  I and many others though know you are talking the absolute truth here…which is a rarity for you dweebs on the ill.

As Democrats tout the moral underpinnings of the federal health care system overhaul — ensuring health care coverage for nearly all Americans — one senator appeared to go off message when he said the legislation would address the “mal-distribution of income in America.”

After the Senate passed a “fix-it” bill Thursday to make changes to the new health care law, Sen. Max Baucus, D-Mont., chairman of the influential Finance Committee, said the overhaul was an “income shift” to help the poor.

“Too often, much of late, the last couple three years, the mal-distribution of income in American is gone up way too much, the wealthy are getting way, way too wealthy and the middle income class is left behind,” he said. “Wages have not kept up with increased income of the highest income in America. This legislation will have the effect of addressing that mal-distribution of income in America.”

via FOXNews.com – Democratic Senator: Health Care Law to Address ‘Mal-Distribution of Income’.

Full Article follows:

After the Senate passed a “fix-it” bill Thursday to make changes to the new health care law, Sen. Max Baucus, D-Mont., chairman of the influential Finance Committee, said the overhaul was an “income shift” to help the poor.

As Democrats tout the moral underpinnings of the federal health care system overhaul — ensuring health care coverage for nearly all Americans — one senator appeared to go off message when he said the legislation would address the “mal-distribution of income in America.”

After the Senate passed a “fix-it” bill Thursday to make changes to the new health care law, Sen. Max Baucus, D-Mont., chairman of the influential Finance Committee, said the overhaul was an “income shift” to help the poor.

“Too often, much of late, the last couple three years, the mal-distribution of income in American is gone up way too much, the wealthy are getting way, way too wealthy and the middle income class is left behind,” he said. “Wages have not kept up with increased income of the highest income in America. This legislation will have the effect of addressing that mal-distribution of income in America.”

That contrasted with the arguments Democrats have been making in the past year for reinventing the health care system: to expand health care coverage to 32 million uninsured Americans and tighten regulations on  insurance companies while reducing the federal deficit.

But some Republican critics have suggested the overhaul is taking the country down the path to socialism. The nearly $1 trillion legislation pays for itself in large part through new taxes on the wealthy — Americans who make $250,000 and more.

A spokeswoman for Baucus did not respond to an e-mail seeking more information on the statement.

Baucus’ statement could give Republicans ammunition as they seek to repeal the law and regain control of Congress in the November elections.

Democrats have rejected Republican charges that they are trying to take over the health care system.

In Iowa this week to trumpet the benefits of the legislation, President Obama said, “We made a promise. That promise has been kept.”

“From this day forward, all of the cynics, all the naysayers — they’re going to have to confront the reality of what this reform is and what it isn’t,” the president said. “They’ll have to finally acknowledge this isn’t a government takeover of our health care system.”

GOP strategist Matt Schlapp, the White House director to former President George. W. Bush, told FoxNews.com that Baucus’ statement reflected the “duality” of a responsible Democrat who understands the ramifications of tax policy on Americans but has a “foot in the camp of the most radical and rabid big government activists that are advocating for some breathtaking policies.”

“It’s interesting,” he said. “He’s not the senator I would use as the poster boy for radical and misunderstanding of market dynamics.”

But Schlapp said he’s not surprised by anything said by a member of a political party that, he said, seeks “to take money away from people who are achieving and give it those who aren’t.”

It’s time to detail the cuts and tax increases.

Medicare gets eviscerated over the next decade.  While i don’t have the specifics yet I found this which goes into some detail about what’s going to happen.  All you seniors who are members of AARP who either directly voted for this OR indirectly voted by remaining in AARP here is your reward.  This goes for everyone else that voted these boobs into power.

How NOT to endear yourself to your new constituents

By SPAMMING them…case in point I just received this in my BUSINESS e-mail:

: Jenkins, Charles Delegate [Charles.Jenkins@house.state.md.us]

Sent: Tuesday, February 23, 2010 2:24 PM

To: Jenkins, Charles Delegate

Subject: Week 6 – Maryland General Assembly

Attachments: oledata.mso

Below is the first page of this week’s legislative wrap-up.  The link to read the entire report is: http://mlis.state.md.us/2010rs/Wrap_up/current_issue.pdf

Charles Jenkins

Delegate, District 3B

Frederick & Washington Counties

Not what i wanted to see.  My response follows:

NOT a good way to start your term sir.  I did NOT ask to be on any mailing list.  As far as I am concerned you are in violation of the federal can-spam act.  I know they have a loophole for political organizations.  Please remove me.

Sincerely,

William Warren

GOP is running scared..so are the Dems…Tea Party has begun throwing out establishment pols.

hatch and the other establishment pols have it wrong.  Tea Partiers aren’t interested in electing Dems..OR REPUBS..they want the Constitution back.  That’s going to mean throwing BOTH establishment parties out.  It’s what I have been hoping for for years.  Now as long as they don’t allow themselves to be co-opted by the likes of Palin or any other establishment pol we and them(TP’ers) will be able to start affecting some real improvement.

Sen. Orrin Hatch has a message for the Tea Party movement: Work with the GOP or see conservatives lose more ground.

“If we fractionalize the Republican Party, we are going to see more liberals elected,” Hatch warned a crowd of 300 at a town meeting at American Fork Junior High School on Wednesday night, amid jeers from Tea Party supporters.

Hatch blamed extreme conservatives for the 2008 defeat of Sen. Gordon Smith, a politically moderate but fiscally conservative Republican from Oregon.

via Hatch: Tea Party movement threatening to tear GOP apart – Salt Lake Tribune.

This Is How It Begins Wanton Violence – The Market Ticker

This Is How It Begins Wanton Violence – The Market Ticker.

This is an interesting perspective.  If this is true then it’s only the beginning of the people’s response to this loooooong term raping of the American public.

I am watching the news conference and the Austin PD is stone walling reporters even when Federal agencies are releasing more details.  This is a developing story.  Austin PD’s stonewalling is quite fascinating to watch.

*UPDATE* So this has made the anti-terroism update to Obama.  it will be interesting tos ee how the gov’t reacts to this.  they are scrambling fighter jets to “patrol” the area.

NTSB says IRS was the target.

*UPDATE2* Now this is supposed to be a single engine plane.  Take a look at the building and the amount of damage.  Unless that plane was packed with explosives there’s no way it could have caused that amount of physical damage..and I’m not talking about the burnt part i mean the physical damage to the side of the building.

*UPDATE3*  They are saying the plane struck first…blew out windows on the far side…smoldered and then exploded like a bomb had gone off.  They also showed video of the building nearly engulfed in flames.  Something just doesn’t square in this already.  There has been a large power interruption.  Most buildings of that size have a large outside box for isolation purposes so a large scale outage isn’t needed.

*UPDATE4*  Sure thing..the FBI has taken down the site of hte man who flew the plane into the building in texas.  The site comes up with:

This website has been taken offline due to the sensitive nature of the events that transpired in Texas this morning and in compliance with a request from the FBI.

Regards,
T35 Hosting

Following is the “homicide note” left behind by the pilot of the plane.  I am sure this is going to get taken down by the feds so i am going to post it here:

If you’re reading this, you’re no doubt asking yourself, “Why did this have to happen?”  The simple truth is that it is complicated and has been coming for a long time.  The writing process, started many months ago, was intended to be therapy in the face of the looming realization that there isn’t enough therapy in the world that can fix what is really broken.  Needless to say, this rant could fill volumes with example after example if I would let it.  I find the process of writing it frustrating, tedious, and probably pointless… especially given my gross inability to gracefully articulate my thoughts in light of the storm raging in my head.  Exactly what is therapeutic about that I’m not sure, but desperate times call for desperate measures.

We are all taught as children that without laws there would be no society, only anarchy.  Sadly, starting at early ages we in this country have been brainwashed to believe that, in return for our dedication and service, our government stands for justice for all.  We are further brainwashed to believe that there is freedom in this place, and that we should be ready to lay our lives down for the noble principals represented by its founding fathers.  Remember? One of these was “no taxation without representation”.  I have spent the total years of my adulthood unlearning that crap from only a few years of my childhood.  These days anyone who really stands up for that principal is promptly labeled a “crackpot”, traitor and worse.

While very few working people would say they haven’t had their fair share of taxes (as can I), in my lifetime I can say with a great degree of certainty that there has never been a politician cast a vote on any matter with the likes of me or my interests in mind.  Nor, for that matter, are they the least bit interested in me or anything I have to say.

Why is it that a handful of thugs and plunderers can commit unthinkable atrocities (and in the case of the GM executives, for scores of years) and when it’s time for their gravy train to crash under the weight of their gluttony and overwhelming stupidity, the force of the full federal government has no difficulty coming to their aid within days if not hours?  Yet at the same time, the joke we call the American medical system, including the drug and insurance companies, are murdering tens of thousands of people a year and stealing from the corpses and victims they cripple, and this country’s leaders don’t see this as important as bailing out a few of their vile, rich cronies.  Yet, the political “representatives” (thieves, liars, and self-serving scumbags is far more accurate) have endless time to sit around for year after year and debate the state of the “terrible health care problem”.  It’s clear they see no crisis as long as the dead people don’t get in the way of their corporate profits rolling in.

And justice? You’ve got to be kidding!

How can any rational individual explain that white elephant conundrum in the middle of our tax system and, indeed, our entire legal system?  Here we have a system that is, by far, too complicated for the brightest of the master scholars to understand.  Yet, it mercilessly “holds accountable” its victims, claiming that they’re responsible for fully complying with laws not even the experts understand.  The law “requires” a signature on the bottom of a tax filing; yet no one can say truthfully that they understand what they are signing; if that’s not “duress” than what is.  If this is not the measure of a totalitarian regime, nothing is.

How did I get here?

My introduction to the real American nightmare starts back in the early ‘80s.  Unfortunately after more than 16 years of school, somewhere along the line I picked up the absurd, pompous notion that I could read and understand plain English.  Some friends introduced me to a group of people who were having ‘tax code’ readings and discussions.  In particular, zeroed in on a section relating to the wonderful “exemptions” that make institutions like the vulgar, corrupt Catholic Church so incredibly wealthy.  We carefully studied the law (with the help of some of the “best”, high-paid, experienced tax lawyers in the business), and then began to do exactly what the “big boys” were doing (except that we weren’t steeling from our congregation or lying to the government about our massive profits in the name of God).  We took a great deal of care to make it all visible, following all of the rules, exactly the way the law said it was to be done.

The intent of this exercise and our efforts was to bring about a much-needed re-evaluation of the laws that allow the monsters of organized religion to make such a mockery of people who earn an honest living.  However, this is where I learned that there are two “interpretations” for every law; one for the very rich, and one for the rest of us… Oh, and the monsters are the very ones making and enforcing the laws; the inquisition is still alive and well today in this country.

That little lesson in patriotism cost me $40,000+, 10 years of my life, and set my retirement plans back to 0.  It made me realize for the first time that I live in a country with an ideology that is based on a total and complete lie.  It also made me realize, not only how naive I had been, but also the incredible stupidity of the American public; that they buy, hook, line, and sinker, the crap about their “freedom”… and that they continue to do so with eyes closed in the face of overwhelming evidence and all that keeps happening in front of them.

Before even having to make a shaky recovery from the sting of the first lesson on what justice really means in this country (around 1984 after making my way through engineering school and still another five years of “paying my dues”), I felt I finally had to take a chance of launching my dream of becoming an independent engineer.

On the subjects of engineers and dreams of independence, I should digress somewhat to say that I’m sure that I inherited the fascination for creative problem solving from my father.  I realized this at a very young age.

The significance of independence, however, came much later during my early years of college; at the age of 18 or 19 when I was living on my own as student in an apartment in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.  My neighbor was an elderly retired woman (80+ seemed ancient to me at that age) who was the widowed wife of a retired steel worker.  Her husband had worked all his life in the steel mills of central Pennsylvania with promises from big business and the union that, for his 30 years of service, he would have a pension and medical care to look forward to in his retirement.  Instead he was one of the thousands who got nothing because the incompetent mill management and corrupt union (not to mention the government) raided their pension funds and stole their retirement.  All she had was social security to live on.

In retrospect, the situation was laughable because here I was living on peanut butter and bread (or Ritz crackers when I could afford to splurge) for months at a time.  When I got to know this poor figure and heard her story I felt worse for her plight than for my own (I, after all, I thought I had everything to in front of me).  I was genuinely appalled at one point, as we exchanged stories and commiserated with each other over our situations, when she in her grandmotherly fashion tried to convince me that I would be “healthier” eating cat food (like her) rather than trying to get all my substance from peanut butter and bread.  I couldn’t quite go there, but the impression was made.  I decided that I didn’t trust big business to take care of me, and that I would take responsibility for my own future and myself.

Return to the early ‘80s, and here I was off to a terrifying start as a ‘wet-behind-the-ears’ contract software engineer… and two years later, thanks to the fine backroom, midnight effort by the sleazy executives of Arthur Andersen (the very same folks who later brought us Enron and other such calamities) and an equally sleazy New York Senator (Patrick Moynihan), we saw the passage of 1986 tax reform act with its section 1706.

For you who are unfamiliar, here is the core text of the IRS Section 1706, defining the treatment of workers (such as contract engineers) for tax purposes. Visit this link for a conference committee report (http://www.synergistech.com/1706.shtml#ConferenceCommitteeReport) regarding the intended interpretation of Section 1706 and the relevant parts of Section 530, as amended. For information on how these laws affect technical services workers and their clients, read our discussion here (http://www.synergistech.com/ic-taxlaw.shtml).

SEC. 1706. TREATMENT OF CERTAIN TECHNICAL PERSONNEL.

(a) IN GENERAL – Section 530 of the Revenue Act of 1978 is amended by adding at the end thereof the following new subsection:

(d) EXCEPTION. – This section shall not apply in the case of an individual who pursuant to an arrangement between the taxpayer and another person, provides services for such other person as an engineer, designer, drafter, computer programmer, systems analyst, or other similarly skilled worker engaged in a similar line of work.

(b) EFFECTIVE DATE. – The amendment made by this section shall apply to remuneration paid and services rendered after December 31, 1986.

Note:

  • “another person” is the client in the traditional job-shop relationship.
  • “taxpayer” is the recruiter, broker, agency, or job shop.
  • “individual”, “employee”, or “worker” is you.

Admittedly, you need to read the treatment to understand what it is saying but it’s not very complicated.  The bottom line is that they may as well have put my name right in the text of section (d).  Moreover, they could only have been more blunt if they would have came out and directly declared me a criminal and non-citizen slave.  Twenty years later, I still can’t believe my eyes.

During 1987, I spent close to $5000 of my ‘pocket change’, and at least 1000 hours of my time writing, printing, and mailing to any senator, congressman, governor, or slug that might listen; none did, and they universally treated me as if I was wasting their time.  I spent countless hours on the L.A. freeways driving to meetings and any and all of the disorganized professional groups who were attempting to mount a campaign against this atrocity.  This, only to discover that our efforts were being easily derailed by a few moles from the brokers who were just beginning to enjoy the windfall from the new declaration of their “freedom”.  Oh, and don’t forget, for all of the time I was spending on this, I was loosing income that I couldn’t bill clients.

After months of struggling it had clearly gotten to be a futile exercise.  The best we could get for all of our trouble is a pronouncement from an IRS mouthpiece that they weren’t going to enforce that provision (read harass engineers and scientists).  This immediately proved to be a lie, and the mere existence of the regulation began to have its impact on my bottom line; this, of course, was the intended effect.

Again, rewind my retirement plans back to 0 and shift them into idle.  If I had any sense, I clearly should have left abandoned engineering and never looked back.

Instead I got busy working 100-hour workweeks.  Then came the L.A. depression of the early 1990s.  Our leaders decided that they didn’t need the all of those extra Air Force bases they had in Southern California, so they were closed; just like that.  The result was economic devastation in the region that rivaled the widely publicized Texas S&L fiasco.  However, because the government caused it, no one gave a shit about all of the young families who lost their homes or street after street of boarded up houses abandoned to the wealthy loan companies who received government funds to “shore up” their windfall.  Again, I lost my retirement.

Years later, after weathering a divorce and the constant struggle trying to build some momentum with my business, I find myself once again beginning to finally pick up some speed.  Then came the .COM bust and the 911 nightmare.  Our leaders decided that all aircraft were grounded for what seemed like an eternity; and long after that, ‘special’ facilities like San Francisco were on security alert for months.  This made access to my customers prohibitively expensive.  Ironically, after what they had done the Government came to the aid of the airlines with billions of our tax dollars … as usual they left me to rot and die while they bailed out their rich, incompetent cronies WITH MY MONEY!  After these events, there went my business but not quite yet all of my retirement and savings.

By this time, I’m thinking that it might be good for a change.  Bye to California, I’ll try Austin for a while.  So I moved, only to find out that this is a place with a highly inflated sense of self-importance and where damn little real engineering work is done.  I’ve never experienced such a hard time finding work.  The rates are 1/3 of what I was earning before the crash, because pay rates here are fixed by the three or four large companies in the area who are in collusion to drive down prices and wages… and this happens because the justice department is all on the take and doesn’t give a fuck about serving anyone or anything but themselves and their rich buddies.

To survive, I was forced to cannibalize my savings and retirement, the last of which was a small IRA.  This came in a year with mammoth expenses and not a single dollar of income.  I filed no return that year thinking that because I didn’t have any income there was no need.  The sleazy government decided that they disagreed.  But they didn’t notify me in time for me to launch a legal objection so when I attempted to get a protest filed with the court I was told I was no longer entitled to due process because the time to file ran out.  Bend over for another $10,000 helping of justice.

So now we come to the present.  After my experience with the CPA world, following the business crash I swore that I’d never enter another accountant’s office again.  But here I am with a new marriage and a boatload of undocumented income, not to mention an expensive new business asset, a piano, which I had no idea how to handle.  After considerable thought I decided that it would be irresponsible NOT to get professional help; a very big mistake.

When we received the forms back I was very optimistic that they were in order.  I had taken all of the years information to Bill Ross, and he came back with results very similar to what I was expecting.  Except that he had neglected to include the contents of Sheryl’s unreported income; $12,700 worth of it. To make matters worse, Ross knew all along this was missing and I didn’t have a clue until he pointed it out in the middle of the audit.  By that time it had become brutally evident that he was representing himself and not me.

This left me stuck in the middle of this disaster trying to defend transactions that have no relationship to anything tax-related (at least the tax-related transactions were poorly documented).  Things I never knew anything about and things my wife had no clue would ever matter to anyone.  The end result is… well, just look around.

I remember reading about the stock market crash before the “great” depression and how there were wealthy bankers and businessmen jumping out of windows when they realized they screwed up and lost everything.  Isn’t it ironic how far we’ve come in 60 years in this country that they now know how to fix that little economic problem; they just steal from the middle class (who doesn’t have any say in it, elections are a joke) to cover their asses and it’s “business-as-usual”.  Now when the wealthy fuck up, the poor get to die for the mistakes… isn’t that a clever, tidy solution.

As government agencies go, the FAA is often justifiably referred to as a tombstone agency, though they are hardly alone.  The recent presidential puppet GW Bush and his cronies in their eight years certainly reinforced for all of us that this criticism rings equally true for all of the government.  Nothing changes unless there is a body count (unless it is in the interest of the wealthy sows at the government trough).  In a government full of hypocrites from top to bottom, life is as cheap as their lies and their self-serving laws.

I know I’m hardly the first one to decide I have had all I can stand.  It has always been a myth that people have stopped dying for their freedom in this country, and it isn’t limited to the blacks, and poor immigrants.  I know there have been countless before me and there are sure to be as many after.  But I also know that by not adding my body to the count, I insure nothing will change.  I choose to not keep looking over my shoulder at “big brother” while he strips my carcass, I choose not to ignore what is going on all around me, I choose not to pretend that business as usual won’t continue; I have just had enough.

I can only hope that the numbers quickly get too big to be white washed and ignored that the American zombies wake up and revolt; it will take nothing less.  I would only hope that by striking a nerve that stimulates the inevitable double standard, knee-jerk government reaction that results in more stupid draconian restrictions people wake up and begin to see the pompous political thugs and their mindless minions for what they are.  Sadly, though I spent my entire life trying to believe it wasn’t so, but violence not only is the answer, it is the only answer.  The cruel joke is that the really big chunks of shit at the top have known this all along and have been laughing, at and using this awareness against, fools like me all along.

I saw it written once that the definition of insanity is repeating the same process over and over and expecting the outcome to suddenly be different.  I am finally ready to stop this insanity.  Well, Mr. Big Brother IRS man, let’s try something different; take my pound of flesh and sleep well.

The communist creed: From each according to his ability, to each according to his need.

The capitalist creed: From each according to his gullibility, to each according to his greed.

Joe Stack (1956-2010)

02/18/2010

War Monger RINO’s Have Taken The Tea Party Movement Hostage.

From the election of RINO Scott Brown to RINO Sarah Palin(she’s popular because she’s “hot”) the Tea Party has been successfully hijacked.  The question is..will the tea partiers realize this in time before their movement is relegated to the grass roots trash pile?

During her keynote address and in subsequent television appearances, Palin aggressively beat the drums for war with Iran while failing to mention any of the issues that formed the bedrock of the original tea party movement – namely ending an unconstitutional foreign policy that is bankrupting America and auditing the private Federal Reserve.

Since it was hijacked by neo-cons, the tea party movement has slowly turned on Congressman Ron Paul.

As the Dallas Morning News reported on Sunday, Paul has three opponents in the March Republican primary attempting to unseat him, all of whom have ties to the new incarnation of the tea party movement run by neo-cons.

via Ron Paul Warns Of Neo-Con Takeover Of Tea Party Movement.