Sunday, February 28, 2010

Alarmists Confusing Message? / Open Thread

OK, Those of us that never hitched-on to the 'global warming' fraud are now being told that the huge deluge of snow and cold being thrust upon the globe is actually due to global warming. Of course that is said of earthquakes as well, but I digress.

Here we have a story from CBS News on jobs being lost due to the cold weather alarmists claim is brought on by 'global warming'. Keep in mind that CBS News promotes the alarmists (Read; Al Gore) message on a daily basis.

Now in any reasonable mind one would conclude from this story that 'global warming' must be good as it would actually subside the snow they claim is losing jobs, right?

Now of course this weather pattern we are expierencing also makes for good 'shovel-ready' jobs (sorry, just had to use that term) for public union workers with the usual benifit of overtime pay and also brings infrastucture work in repaving throughout the year. With that in mind then this to would make 'global warming' good as well given the claim it brought on the snow, correct?

So I guess I am confused as to the message of the alarmists? If 'global warming' brings huge snowfalls it is bad, but if it does not then it must be good. If everyones goal, including mine is to see everyone who wants to work working again, then by this story we should all be doing as much as possible to actually warm the planet. But then what would we need unionized infrastucture work for if the roads were clear and devoid of pot-holes and alike?

Can anyone clarify this further or am I just missing something?

Saturday, February 27, 2010

CP Saturday Jukebox - Shakedown

Its been an ever changing schedule around my abode and work this week. Needless to say my commitment to taking this country back has not waivered, but it has been difficult to sit back and and blast away on the keyboard as of late.

With 'climate change' falling apart, Obamas failed and very condesending 'summit' on health destruction, Rangel, Patterson, Pelosi, Reid, Biden et al in the news I can only see a complete and very loud answer by the American People come November and beyond.

It is with this thought in mind that I present a home-grown Michigan talent, Bob Seger with 'Shakedown' which I believe is more than apropos for the mood now very prevelent amongst our populous.

Friday, February 26, 2010

It May Be a Shock to CNN But Not Most People

February 26, 2010

CNN Poll: Majority says government a threat to citizens' rights
From CNN Deputy Political Director Paul Steinhauser

Fifty-six percent of Americans say the government poses an immediate threat to individual rights and freedoms.

Washington (CNN) – A majority of Americans think the federal government poses a threat to rights of Americans, according to a new national poll.

Fifty-six percent of people questioned in a CNN/Opinion Research Corporation survey released Friday say they think the federal government's become so large and powerful that it poses an immediate threat to the rights and freedoms of ordinary citizens. Forty-four percent of those polled disagree.

The survey indicates a partisan divide on the question: only 37 percent of Democrats, 63 percent of Independents and nearly 7 in 10 Republicans say the federal government poses a threat to the rights of Americans.

According to CNN poll numbers released Sunday, Americans overwhelmingly think that the U.S. government is broken - though the public overwhelmingly holds out hope that what's broken can be fixed.

The CNN/Opinion Research Corporation poll was conducted February 12-15, with 1,023 adult Americans questioned by telephone. The survey's sampling error is plus or minus 3 percentage points for the overall survey.

Have to love the word "only" when referring to the 37% of democrats?

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Allen West Speaks About Islam

Retired Lieutenant Colonel Allen West who is also running for congress is exactly the man we as a Nation need in 2012 to replace the socialist traitor who now occupies the White House.

He knows the Constitution and better still, lives by it. He knows world history and better still, knows it repeats itself. Allen West also and very importantly knows our current enemy, Islam and how to defeat it.

Please take a moment or two to hear this man out and see if you do not agree with my first sentence.

Now tell me if you would not want to see this Patriot as Commander-in-Chief come 2012?

Now to those of you who still hold to the belief that Islam is a "peaceful" religion or even those who do not, this is a clip from the same meeting from a former Pentagon analyst who in an abbrevited form shows exactly how that is not whatsoever true.

His presentation is based on Islams own scripture and law, which by this I have and will continue to refer as a cult and not a religion. 

The clip is around a half hour long so you may want to set time aside to view, but it is very informative and important. A key point to understanding the Qua'ran and Sharia law is the following word:

An often formal act of putting an end to: abolishment, abolition, annihilation, annulment, cancellation, defeasance, invalidation, negation, nullification, voidance. Law avoidance, extinguishment.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

To All Tea Party Activists and Concerned Americans:

Michelle Bachman was just on Mike Gallagher’s conservative talk radio show. The Republicans are in the Capitol having a meeting about Thursday's meeting with the President. She said that the President has only invited a few Republicans and he is the one who has chosen who gets to speak and of course he has not chosen any of the most outspoken members of Congress.

She appealed to the radio listeners to get on the phone with the White House to complain and to spread the news of this sham. She also urged us to call our elected officials and let them know whether we think they should attend this meeting. It is a set up! If Republicans do go President Obama and congress will pass this bill with bipartisan blessing and if they do not go they will get labeled the party of no.

Personally I think we should stand up and let the world know that we are the party of “H@!! N@"!!.

There will be no part of our lives that government is not involved in if this bill passes. The President finally admitted that his agenda will not bring down the cost of Health Care so in his bill he put a clause in there that prevents Insurance companies raising their rates. This is PROOF POSITIVE that this was never about Health Care that it has always been about control. The doubters in our Country need to get educated.

White House Number 202-456-1111.

Senate and U.S. House of Reps.: Capitol Switchboard.: 202.224.3121

PS: Townhall wish all the Tea Party Patriots Happy Birthday on Sat the 27th. They call that day the birth of the Tea Party. We will take the good press any way we can get it.

Bonnie Coombs

Visit Metro Detroit Freedom Coalition (MEDEFCO) at:

Mrs. Dingy Harry is in BIG Trouble Come January!

What a moron!!
Good luck Mrs. Reid and remember your husband is a former boxer, run for the hills now!

Sunday, February 21, 2010

While CPAC Was Our Focus,,,,,,

Democrats worried about Obama track record

WASHINGTON (AP) - Democratic governors said Sunday they worry about President Barack Obama's track record on fighting Republican political attacks and urged him to better connect with anxious voters. Some allies pleaded for a new election-year strategy focused on the economy.

"It's got to be better thought out," Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell said. "It's got to be more proactive." And, he said, Democrats must hit back just as hard as they are hit by Republicans.

Eight months before the first midterm elections of Obama's presidency, most Americans are frustrated with - even angered by - persistent unemployment and gridlock in Washington. Democrats fear voters will punish the party in power.

The titular head of his party, Obama has watched his own popularity drop over the past year. He will bear at least some responsibility for the outcome in November, and Democrats are looking to him for political fixes.

In interviews at the National Governors Association's weekend meeting, several Democratic governors faulted the White House for losing the communications war against Republicans over what Obama has accomplished in his first year.

"We fought back only sporadically and pretty ineffectively," Rendell said, adding that "right out of the box, we lost the spin war" on the $787 billion economic stimulus bill passed in 2009.

Several Democratic colleagues agreed, and lamented that voters thought Obama focused too much on overhauling the U.S. health care system. Others fretted that Obama may appear to be out of touch with the concerns of Americans.

"I think he's got more work to do on that," said Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick, an Obama friend and ally.,,,,,,,,


New Firearms Law Takes Effect Monday

New Firearms Law Takes Effect Monday - National parks now subject to state and local firearms laws

WASHINGTON – A change in federal law effective Monday, February 22, allows firearms in many national parks. People who can legally possess firearms under federal and state law can now possess those firearms in the national parks in that state. The new law (Sec. 512 of P.L. 111-24) was passed by Congress and signed last May by the President.

Prior to February 22, firearms have generally been prohibited in national parks – except in some Alaska parks and those parks that allow hunting.

State and local firearms laws vary. Visitors who would like to bring a firearm with them to a national park need to understand and comply with the applicable laws. More than 30 national parks are located in more than one state, so visitors need to know where they are in those parks and which state’s law applies.

“For nearly 100 years, the mission of the National Park Service has been to protect and preserve the parks and to help all visitors enjoy them,” National Park Service Director Jon Jarvis said. “We will administer this law as we do all others – fairly and consistently.”

Federal law continues to prohibit the possession of firearms in designated “federal facilities” in national parks, for example, visitor centers, offices, or maintenance buildings. These places are posted with “firearms prohibited” signs at public entrances. The new law also does not change prohibitions on the use of firearms in national parks and does not change hunting regulations.

Park websites have been updated to include links to state firearms laws to help visitors understand the law and plan accordingly.

Sec. 512 of P.L. 111-24, an amendment to the Credit Card Accountability, Responsibility, and Disclosure Act of 2009, also directs the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to follow state and local firearms laws in national wildlife refuges.

If so inclined to show appreciation to Starbucks here is a quick link to do so;

Saturday, February 20, 2010

CP Saturday Night Jukebox - In the Mood For Guitar,,, Satriani Style!!!!

There are many Rock guitarists out there that I consider to be at the top of their game, but for myself Joe Satriani is my absolute favorite. To me, when Joe arrived on the scene he took the art to a whole new level.

So, without further adue; Joe Satriani

Turn-up the volume and ENJOY !!

Just for shits and giggles, this one is for AmusingBunni in light of her recent good news.
Heres to raising one for you girl and don't forget to eat the worm!

Cell Phones: A Distraction or Necessary? Or a Necessary Distraction?

Folks you can call me old school if you choose and in no way will I be offended but I really have no use for cell phones for myself. Nor do I believe anyone using them in public should be heard within ear-shot of anyone else barring an emergency.

To be honest I must say I see the basic reason for them as I have purchased them both for my Wife and Daughter. As for myself, no. I have in the past also co-owned a business and yet all communicai was effectively performed by the now termed 'land-line', fax or computer.

Now some out there may say: 'Well as a dad, should you not have a cell so as to be reached in case of a problem?" This question takes knowing me first. I make it my business to know all around me and that includes most importantly my Daughter. Those who read this blog are well aware of my defense of the 2nd Ammendment, and trust me, so are her friends. That should leave that question answered.

I have very trusted friends,neighbors and family, so if at all I am ever, I repeat ever contacted at work I know there is a REAL problem and will act accordingly as goes with when I am at home. You see it is a rule NOT to call me for eggs, milk or any other item the home may need as I am on someone elses dime.

Now goes the tirade. What the hell are all you folks (sorry to offend) talking about for petes sake?

I have seen people on Facebook on their phone!?!? I have seen people on Facebook on their comps while on the phone!?!? And I have seen both while they are driving!!!!!!!!!

Again, what the hell is so damned important that this cannot wait? Do not even get me started on 'texting'! It is no wonder kids do not know how to write their own name without an abbreviation or just an 'avatar'???

Ladies I have witnessed, my wife included, a texting marathon going on ,,,, 2 HOUSES AWAY IN THE SUMMER???? Get up, get dressed, bring coffee and chat face-to-face as God intended us to do.

Gentlemen, when calling a guy freind it should not ever last more than at most 2 minutes and proceed as follows; "Where do you want to meet and when",,click. Unless they are miles upon miles away, anything more is catoragized as "Don't ask, don't tell".

It is really not my intent to offend anyone with this, it is just I do not understand why it is? I was born in 1964 and did just fine and still do with little phone conversation and tend to do better with human-to human conversation.

I believe that with the instant 'phone call' Americans have lost the gratification and interaction of personal conversation.

Folks, I also understand that this medium I speak of may be important to our goal of reaching out to more to join the cause of this coming November, but lets not lose the true aspect of communication, that being face-to-face human contact.

Just my rant

Thursday, February 18, 2010

A Few Things on My Mind / Open Thread

Some things I heard on talk radio yesterday caught my attention more than usual and I cannot get them off my mind.

First was the usual routine of listening to the Rush Limbaugh show and as expected Rush mentioned the Mt. Vernon Statement that came out and that I posted earlier in the day. Very rarely if ever have I disagreed with El Rushbo on anything but after he mentioned the Statement he continued on a path of describing various statements about conservatism as competition.

You can read it here;

I find nothing in the Mt. Vernon Statement that is in competition with any conservative agenda but rather very consistent with all of them, that is if they are generated by conservatives. That last sentence obviously leaves out John McCain’s “10 promises”, RINO’S are not consistent with conservatism which actually should go without saying as his actions speak louder than words.

I believe that the more voices heard speaking the same message then all the better. Tea Parties/Rallies, Conservative Think-Tanks, Radio, Blogs, Websites, Twitter, Facebook etc.,,,,

Does any conservative out there think Ronald Reagan or William F. Buckley would disapprove of so many voices singing the same tune?

This conservative thinks not.

Then later in the day I tuned into the Michael Medved radio show just as he was awarding his ‘Golden Turkey Award’, timing is everything they say.

He awarded it to the Mayor of Seattle, Mike McGinn (D) for a line in his ‘State of the City’ address for saying in part; “The era of big highways is over”. Medved followed the same line of thinking as I on this, what about all the “stimulus” funds for highways and bridges and all the “shovel-ready” jobs that go with them? McGinn hates cars but loves mass-transit. OK, do buses not use highways? You get the point here but as I was discussing this with a friend at work and as we were laughing I got to thinking; Are not highways too big to fail?

Then finally, and I believe this was actually on Medveds Tuesday show he had a caller from Boston on the air who was as usual (being from Boston) bashing Tea Party Americans, but what got me was his complete and utter ignorance on American history. When he finally got around to his (or what he thought was) his climatic point it was worse than I expected.

What he was trying to point out in his little mind was the ‘difference’ was between the original Boston Tea Party and those of today. Ready? His point was that those colonists back then were rebelling against a ‘foreign government’ unlike today!

What this poor sap and I fear many like him do not realize due to a complete white-washing in our education system is that the British Empire WAS the government and not ‘foreign’ at all! Hence there is no difference at all between us and our brethren before us.

It is for this exact reason the Declaration of Independence was drafted and the Constitution afterwards.

God save our country because education certainly is not working!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Constitutional Conservatism: A Statement for the 21st Century

The Mount Vernon Statement

We recommit ourselves to the ideas of the American Founding. Through the Constitution, the Founders created an enduring framework of limited government based on the rule of law. They sought to secure national independence, provide for economic opportunity, establish true religious liberty and maintain a flourishing society of republican self-government.

These principles define us as a country and inspire us as a people. They are responsible for a prosperous, just nation unlike any other in the world. They are our highest achievements, serving not only as powerful beacons to all who strive for freedom and seek self-government, but as warnings to tyrants and despots everywhere.

Each one of these founding ideas is presently under sustained attack. In recent decades, America’s principles have been undermined and redefined in our culture, our universities and our politics. The selfevident truths of 1776 have been supplanted by the notion that no such truths exist. The federal government today ignores the limits of the Constitution, which is increasingly dismissed as obsolete and irrelevant.

Some insist that America must change, cast off the old and put on the new. But where would this lead — forward or backward, up or down? Isn’t this idea of change an empty promise or even a dangerous deception?

The change we urgently need, a change consistent with the American ideal, is not movement away from but toward our founding principles. At this important time, we need a restatement of Constitutional conservatism grounded in the priceless principle of ordered liberty articulated in the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution.

The conservatism of the Declaration asserts self-evident truths based on the laws of nature and nature’s God. It defends life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. It traces authority to the consent of the governed. It recognizes man’s self-interest but also his capacity for virtue.

The conservatism of the Constitution limits government’s powers but ensures that government performs its proper job effectively. It refines popular will through the filter of representation. It provides checks and balances through the several branches of government and a federal republic.

A Constitutional conservatism unites all conservatives through the natural fusion provided by American principles. It reminds economic conservatives that morality is essential to limited government, social conservatives that unlimited government is a threat to moral self-government, and national security conservatives that energetic but responsible government is the key to America’s safety and leadership role in the world.

A Constitutional conservatism based on first principles provides the framework for a consistent and meaningful policy agenda.

» It applies the principle of limited government based on the rule of law to every proposal.

» It honors the central place of individual liberty in American politics and life.

» It encourages free enterprise, the individual entrepreneur, and economic reforms grounded in  market solutions.

» It supports America’s national interest in advancing freedom and opposing tyranny in the world and prudently considers what we can and should do to that end.

» It informs conservatism’s firm defense of family, neighborhood, community, and faith.

If we are to succeed in the critical political and policy battles ahead, we must be certain of our purpose.

We must begin by retaking and resolutely defending the high ground of America’s founding principles.

You can go here to be signatory on  this statement:

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

'Philosophical' Vaccine Exemption Considered / Open Thread

This is interesting especially the first exchange.
 I would be very interested in getting other viewpoints on this subject.

Exit question; If a democrat politician is in favor of medical exemptions be they 'philosophical' or otherwise, then why not apply that idea to ALL GOVERNMENT HEALTH CARE PROPOSALS?

Monday, February 15, 2010

Call for Congressional Hearings Into the Fraud of Global Warming

Well this certainly is in order.

The following is from fellow blogger and Congressional candidate Michael Wardell (R-MO)

Candidate Calls for Immediate Congressional Hearings.

Candidate Wardell is demanding that the U.S. Congress stop any and all funding of said "green projects" that were/are designed to mitigate the now extinct 'Global Warming Problem"


PR Log (Press Release) – Feb 15, 2010 – We are witness today one of most distasteful and unmitigated frauds ever perpetuated on the the Human Race, our Government and our Citizens.

With the revelations exposed in the London Times about the lie and lies of global warming, I am demanding that the U.S. Congress stop any and all funding of said "green projects" that were/are designed to mitigate the now extinct 'Global Warming Problem", any projects, research, or any other noun associated with the discovery, study, counsel, advisory board etc that is funded by the United States Government vis-a-vis the American Taxpayer stop.

I demand that the GAO launch a fraud investigation into the expense and waste to the American Taxpayer on a direct and indirect level.

From the grocery bags used in the Military Exchanges, to the Billions of Dollars wasted on new satellites for imagery of the Arctic. Every Dollar must be accounted for.

I can already hear the critics "It will cost millions to do that" So what! We, Americans deserve nothing less than a total accounting of it.

305 million Americans have altered their lives, paid undue taxes, and were levied unnecessary fee's. Our children have been taught in our schools and on Federally funded commercials either T.V. or radio that this is a problem and it's all a LIE!

If I were in Congress today, I would initiate a total recall of all marketing and educational material the U.S. Taxpayer was deceived into purchasing in order to perpetuate this absurdity, and I would also demand all funds paid to any external U.S. Government body, group, individual. and molecule be accounted for and sent to the Attorney General of the United States Office for intimidate litigation for the repatriation of U.S. Taxpayer Funds, and the freezing of all assets associated with this prevarication until a U.S. Court has determined if any monies are due to the People of these United States of America.

Michael J. Wardell Sr.

Candidate for Congress, Mo. 7th District.

Michael Wardell is a retired and disabled US Marine Vet. who is running for US Congress on the Republican Ticket.

Please help in passing this on to any and all concerned about our sovereignty, debt, deficit, government fraud and corruption and most of all the future finacial stability of your own families. Blog about it, email it, copy and paste it into local newspaper sound boards and discuss it at Tea Party meetings. Whatever medium really but lets get some traction to this.

GOP Maybe Waking Up?

GOP responds to Obama's Health Care Summit invite:
No Thanks?

By: Susan Ferrechio
Chief Congressional Correspondent

House Minority Leader John Boehner, R-Ohio, issued a statement late Saturday in response to President Obama's Friday invite to a bipartisan Health Care Summit at the White House.

Boehner and other Republican leaders are complaining that the event is simply political gamesmanship and that Obama is planning to have a health care deal finalized before anyone even sits down at the meeting, which is scheduled to take place on Feb. 25.

Here's Boehner's statement:
A productive bipartisan discussion should begin with a clean sheet of paper. We now know that instead of starting the 'bipartisan' health care 'summit' on Feb. 25 with a clean sheet of paper, the president and his party intend to arrive with a new bill written behind closed doors exclusively by Democrats -- a backroom deal that will transform one-sixth of our nation's economy and affect every family and small business in America. They will then engage a largely handpicked audience in a televised 'dialogue' according to a script they have largely pre-determined. They will do this as a precursor to embarking on a legislative course that Democratic congressional aides acknowledge has also been pre-determined -- a partisan course that relies on parliamentary tricks to circumvent the will of the American people and engineer a pre-determined outcome. It doesn't sound much like bipartisanship to me.

Read more at the Washington Examiner:

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Free Speech on Trial in the Netherlands

Some may ask; why should we care about a trial in the Netherlands? The answer is simple as it pertains to a threat to our 1st amendment of free speech. The "Islaminization" of Europe is well known and tolerated all in the name of “political correctness” putting free speech in its cross-hairs. The British justice system even defers to Sharia Law in many cases which by any standard are barbarian and brutal especially for women.

Instances of this movement have already come ashore here in the U.S. and even more prevalent in Canada as many of you already know. We must be vigilant and guard against this as it threatens our very way of Life, Liberty and Pursuit of Happiness.

When free speech ends tyranny begins.

The man in the videos embedded below, Pat Condell, came to my attention from fellow blogger AmusingBunni. Mr. Condell is an avowed atheist so he and I cannot agree on that point, but that being said he is a very well spoken individual and being a British Subject is intimately aware of this subject and its consequences.


Geert Wilders, a member of the Tweede Kamer and head of the Freedom Party, is a target for countless individuals in the Netherlands who would murder him in the name of Islam, and is obliged to spend his life behind all these layers of protection in order to avoid the unthinkable. In the last decade, after all, there have already been two assassinations of famous Dutch critics of Islam, Pim Fortuyn in 2002 and Theo van Gogh in 2004. And yet Wilders’s opponents in parliament, whose lives are shaped by the impact of the high-level security procedures that have become an everyday routine at their workplace, act as if the very threat that makes these procedures vitally necessary is a chimera. Indeed, to listen to them, and to the media, and to the great majority of the professors and commentators and business leaders who make up the Dutch establishment, is to acquire the distinct impression that it is Wilders himself, and not his Islamic would-be murderers, who represents a danger to Dutch society.
An opinion piece that appeared on Thursday in Trouw, a major Dutch newspaper , which Thomas Mertens, a law professor at universities in Nijmegen and Leiden, argues that Wilders, by seeking so urgently to clarify for the general public the truth about Islam, is actually undermining the central precept that underlies the Dutch social contract which has been in place for centuries: namely, the agreement among members of different faith traditions to tolerate their theological differences – to close their eyes, as it were, to one another’s truth claims. What Mertens and others like him refuse to acknowledge is that the willingness of sixteenth- and seventeenth-century Catholics, Calvinists, Lutherans, and others to agree to disagree about theological abstractions has no relevance whatsoever to the present situation, in which the Netherlands, and the West generally, are confronting a faith tradition for whose most committed adherents theological abstractions have calamitous real-world consequences – not only terrorist attacks but such appalling practices as polygamy, forced marriage, honor killing, and the execution of apostates, gays, and adulteresses.
Indeed, what we are speaking of when we speak about Islam is a religion whose holy book calls for the conquest of infidel-run territories in the name of Allah – a religion, that is, whose guiding beliefs leave no room for the kind of live-and-let-live mentality that Mertens and his ilk think, or pretend to think, can still be relevant in a country whose largest cities will soon have Muslim majorities. In a nation whose guiding philosophy for centuries has been “don’t rock the boat,” Wilders has dared to challenge this traditional attitude and address these terrible realities, and it is for having done so that he is now on trial for speaking his mind – and speaking the truth.

-Bruce Bawer, Author of; 'While Europe Slept: How Radical Islam is Destroying the West from Within'

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Clueless or Dredging For $$$$$$ 10 BILLION ?

First Lady Links Childhood Obesity to National Security in Launch of ‘Let’s Move’ Campaign

Tuesday, February 09, 2010 By Penny Starr, Senior Staff Writer – At a ceremony at the White House on Tuesday, First Lady Michelle Obama announced the launch of the ‘Let’s Move’ campaign to end childhood obesity in the United States, an epidemic she said is costly and a threat to national security.,,,,,,



Will NBC be surprised?

Here's your chance to let the media know where the people stand on our faith in God, as a nation.
NBC is presently taking a poll on "In God We Trust" to stay on our American currency.

Please send this to every person you know so they can vote on this important subject.

Please do it right away, before NBC takes this off their web page. Poll is still open so you can vote:


Monday, February 8, 2010

Discrimination Conyers Style

Conyers goes to bat for reverse discrimination
Examiner Editorial February 7, 2010

House Judiciary Committee Chairman John Conyers of Michigan is outraged about the dozen staffers who accompanied U.S. Agency for International Development Director Rajiv Shah to a recent meeting on Capitol Hill. You should understand, though, that Conyers was not upset because Shah brought too many staffers along for the meeting with the 42 members of the Congressional Black Caucus. Nor was he upset because any of those staffers displayed a lack of competence. No, Conyers was "alarmed and chagrined" because, as he told Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in a subsequent letter, "none of the approximately dozen staff he brought with him were African American."

Conyers further informed Clinton that "this is so serious an error in judgment that it warrants his immediate  demotion to a subordinate position at AID." That Conyers expects Clinton and her boss in the White House not only to demote Shah, but also to hand out federal jobs on the basis of skin color was made clear in his declaration in the same letter that "it is well known that there has long been an under-representation of minorities in key positions within the State Department. I am confident this administration will immediately begin addressing this problem."

The Michigan Democrat has thus unintentionally cast a glaring light on a key aspect of what is wrong in Washington -- too often, skin color counts more than competence. Conyers is far from alone in demanding that important jobs in the federal government be given to individuals because their skin color fits somebody's idea of the right racial mix of government workers, not because they are most qualified.

Federal officials reflexively claim people are employed in the federal civil service solely on the basis of merit principles, but the reality is government personnel management practices are besotted with multicultural obsessions about recruiting and promoting a work force that "looks like America." There are legions of human resources specialists, personnel directors, and employment lawyers devoted to keeping the bureaucratic wheels of diversity grinding. This is reverse discrimination, pure and simple.

It should be clear to all reasonable people that the vast majority of Americans today reject the racism that denies jobs to individuals because their skin is the "wrong" color or, for that matter, because their gender, religious beliefs, sexual orientation, or economic status is deemed unacceptable by some arbitrary measure. The noble objective of the 1964 Civil Rights Act has been fulfilled in moving America beyond such considerations to a place where the only issue would be whether an individual is the most qualified for a given job. Thanks to the mentality epitomized by Conyers, our government keeps being dragged back into the past.

Read more at the Washington Examiner:

Finally, Good News on a Monday !

Beer May Be Good For Your Bones
By Jeanna Bryner, LiveScience Managing Editor

If you downed one too many while watching the Super Bowl, here's at least one reason to hold your head high: Drinking beer can be good for your health.

But seriously, a new analysis of 100 commercial beers shows the hoppy beverage is a significant source of dietary silicon, a key ingredient for bone health.

Full article:

Heres to hoping the hoppy science is setteled!

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Conversations with UAW Members (Plus; Super Bowl Canceled)

Conversations are more about listening than talking, how can one properly do the latter without doing the former? I recently had two different conversations with two different UAW co-workers.

Both of these conversations were not topic based at the start but rather just simple banter to pass the time on breaks. As each conversation progressed, they each ended up centered on a topic and or attitude.

What was striking to me was how these two different people carried themselves so as to sound informed and truly wishing to inform me. I say that as I always listen and pay attention to every word and the tone that is utilized and am also very aware of current events.

The first one I wish to speak of ended up about “global warming”. After listening to a lengthy dissertation on environmental issues I simply asked what the speaker thought about the Asian Carp issue swirling around the Great Lakes, the Federal/International law suit possibly being attached to it and what her thoughts were on the issue. The first response came as no surprise; “Asian what”?

I do not expect anyone outside the Great Lakes region to know of this issue although it is a large one and has been in the news as of late. I do however expect a professed environmentalist who wishes to be taken seriously and reside in the State of Michigan to be more than aware of this important issue. After a simple description I just simply told her to Google it. But that was not my point. I told her that if one really cares about the environment then why not start in ones own backyard as that is something that can really be achieved at minimal cost to anyone and the results great to all. After she listened to me, she asked angrily who is against stopping Asian Carp from entering the Great Lakes, when I told her the Obama administration the silence was deafening.

The second conversation I recently experienced also ended up about “global warming”. No dissertation here but a comment about the State of Florida “sinking”? I thought she was talking about “global warming” but needed to make sure before I spoke so I asked; What did you just say? Mind you , I did listen and hear her say that.

Yes, I was correct; she was indeed speaking about the lefts new religion. Very calmly I inquired to where she had heard this very disturbing information. Her response to my inquiry was very authoritative and matter-of-fact in nature; “The News!” In her answer was with the unspoken; “Where have you been?” tone. Remaining calm I asked her what she thought about the failure in Copenhagen and all the faux science revelations in the news proving man-made global warming to be a huge lie. Once again the response was of no surprise; “What news’?

After reveling to her the obvious news about emails and the Himalayas not melting and such I jotted down a couple of news websites so she could read them for herself. She was stunned learning of lies surrounding the issue. I asked her if she saw the SOTU speech and she said she had, so I asked her if she now understood why people laughed at Obama when he spoke about the issue, again you could have heard a pin drop. Silence is golden.

The left voter is driven by two main factors; emotion & misinformation. When conversing with them check your emotion at the door, remain calm and be in command of the facts with resources at the ready. The two people I discussed here are actually very nice ladies and I enjoy working with them but their condition is common amongst the UAW and the left, misinformed and “global warming” is just but one topic.

It is the silence I look for not the arguement when discussing anything really, for it is affirmation that the one to whom I am speaking has practiced the art of conversation - listening.

A side note here for today,,,

Friday, February 5, 2010

CP Friday Music - Topic: Attitude

'Stiff Upper Lip' - n. An attitude of determined endurance or restraint in the face of adversity.


On democrats chances in November,,

You've Got Another Thing Comin'

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Supreme Court Ruling For Dummies (Liberals)

Well as usual Nick Gillespie of ReasonTV comes through with simple, easy to understand  reasoning behind the recent Supreme Court ruling that has liberals in a tizzy.

To any liberals seeing this, by all means pay attention. There is a pause button and you can also rewind so as to review and let it soak in.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Heads Up Michigan

The Reinvent Michigan Team Reports Over $3.2 Million Raised In 2009 and Announces Super Bowl Ads

Posted on February 1, 2010 at 7:06 pm by Press

Today, the Rick for Michigan campaign reported that it raised over $3.2 million in 2009, with over 1,000 contributors and approximately $1.4 million cash on hand. The campaign also announced that it will begin its statewide television ad campaign during the Super Bowl this upcoming Sunday. Rick Snyder issued the following statement:

“I am thrilled with the amount of support my campaign is earning from Michiganders who believe we need to reinvent Michigan. Although I’m running against a group of well known career politicians, I’m pleased that over 1,000 supporters contributed to my campaign and we are building a strong organization that can compete in every county of the state,” said Snyder. “While my opponents are actively raising funds from special interests, our campaign has rejected PAC money because the next Governor should not be a product of the broken political culture in Lansing. It is also disappointing to see career politicians use tax dollars along with special interest funds for their campaigns at a time when the state is facing extraordinary fiscal challenges.”

“I have personally invested in this race because I am committed to winning this election and reinventing Michigan. Our campaign is going to share my vision and economic leadership with the voters of Michigan through a statewide advertising campaign beginning during the Super Bowl and I’m greatly looking forward to building additional support for our campaign through the coming months.”

 Source :

ZoNation, Chris Matthews is The New Obama Girl

Zo just gets better and better !,,,,,,,,,,,,,

Monday, February 1, 2010

Judicial Watch Uncovers New Documents Detailing Pelosi's Use of Air Force Aircraft

The United States is engaged on two fronts militarily in Afghanistan and Iraq and now further deploying in the Gulf region anticipating a confrontation with Iran.

The following expenditures by the Speaker are unforgivable in peace time and deplorable while  the military is actively engaged. Our military needs any and all funds avilable right now and need not waste time and resources shutteling Pelosi around.

Reimbursement should be demanded and fothcoming as well as further obscene use of the Air Force cease immediately!

The following is reproduced in full. (Picture and highliting added)

House Speaker’s Military Travel Cost the United States Air Force $2,100,744.59 over a Two-Year Period, Including $101,429 for In-Flight Expenses

Washington, DC -- January 28, 2010

Judicial Watch, the public interest group that investigates and prosecutes government corruption, announced today that it has obtained documents from the Air Force detailing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s use of United States Air Force aircraft for Congressional Delegations (CODELs). According to the documents, obtained by Judicial Watch through the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), the Speaker’s military travel cost the United States Air Force $2,100,744.59 over a two-year period — $101,429.14 of which was for in-flight expenses, including food and alcohol. The following are highlights from the recent release of about 2,000 documents:

Speaker Pelosi used Air Force aircraft to travel back to her district at an average cost of $28,210.51 per flight. The average cost of an international CODEL is $228,563.33. Of the 103 Pelosi-led congressional delegations (CODEL), 31 trips included members of the House Speaker’s family.

One CODEL traveling from Washington, DC, through Tel Aviv, Israel to Baghdad, Iraq May 15-20, 2008, “to discuss matters of mutual concern with government leaders” included members of Congress and their spouses and cost $17,931 per hour in aircraft alone. Purchases for the CODEL included: Johnny Walker Red scotch, Grey Goose vodka, E&J brandy, Bailey’s Irish Crème, Maker’s Mark whiskey, Courvoisier cognac, Bacardi Light rum, Jim Beam whiskey, Beefeater gin, Dewars scotch, Bombay Sapphire gin, Jack Daniels whiskey, Corona beer and several bottles of wine.

According to a “Memo for Record” from a March 29—April 7, 2007, CODEL that involved a stop in Israel, “CODEL could only bring Kosher items into the Hotel. Kosher alcohol for mixing beverages in the Delegation room was purchased on the local economy i.e. Bourbon, Whiskey, Scotch, Vodka, Gin, Triple Sec, Tequila, etc.”

The Department of Defense advanced a CODEL of 56 members of Congress and staff $60,000 to travel to Louisiana and Mississippi July 19-22, 2008, to “view flood relief advances from Hurricane Katrina.” The three-day trip cost the U.S. Air Force $65,505.46, exceeding authorized funding by $5,505.46.

Judicial Watch previously obtained internal DOD email correspondence detailing attempts by DOD staff to accommodate Pelosi’s numerous requests for military escorts and military aircraft as well as the speaker’s last minute cancellations and changes.
“Speaker Pelosi has a history of wasting taxpayer funds with her boorish demands for military travel. And these documents suggest the Speaker’s congressional delegations are more about partying than anything else,” said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton.
Judicial Watch previously obtained internal DOD email correspondence detailing attempts by DOD staff to accommodate Pelosi’s numerous requests for military escorts and military aircraft as well as the speaker’s last minute cancellations and changes.