Saturday, March 21, 2009

Firearm tracking bill

U.S. Rep. Bobby Rush, D-Ill., is hoping to pass a firearm-licensing bill that will significantly rewrite gun-ownership laws in America.

Among the more controversial provisions of the bill are requirements that all handgun owners submit to the federal government a photo, thumb print and mental heath records. Further, the bill would order the attorney general to establish a database of every handgun sale, transfer and owner's address in America.

The bill claims its purpose is "to protect the public against the unreasonable risk of injury and death associated with the unrecorded sale or transfer of firearms to criminals and youth."

If you don't have a shrink you don't have mental health records!!! Fine, this law would fix that for you and require your mental health to be evaluated. I am certain that evaluation would be fair and impartial(lol). I would have no issue if you were required to take a firearm safety course before obtaining a gun. I even understand running a criminal check. The Brady bill is BOGUS! This is insane.

I keep seeing all of these anti-gun agendas today. All I can think is with the attempt to sell shredded brass casing to china and the laser etched bullets in 19 states the new plan is not to get rid of guns through laws but expense. The problem is the harder for people to get guns, the more those of us who believe in our bill of rights will have guns.

Long live the 2nd Amendment!

H.R. 1022

This is a nice little piece brought down from the current administration that attacks the second amendment despite the Supreme Court ruling last year.

"The last part is particularly clever, stating that a firearm doesn't have a sporting purpose just because it can be used for sporting purpose – is that devious or what? And of course, 'sporting purpose' is a rights infringement with no constitutional or historical support whatsoever, invented by domestic enemies of the right to keep and bear arms to further their cause of disarming the innocent," he said.

Korwin told WND a new proposal to replace H.R. 1022 is not expected to be less draconian.

"Remember – these bans were proposed when the congressional anti-rights crowd had no chance of success. Now they are ready to run wild, or according to Sarah (Brady) herself, 'I have never been so confident,'" Korwin wrote, referring to the champion of the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act of 1993, which requires background checks

on purchasers of handguns.

Korwin said the Democrats listed in H.R. 1022 a framework for guns to be banned that includes originals, copies or duplicates of a wide-ranging list of shotguns, pistols and rifles.

One of the red flags for semiautomatic rifles would be "anything" that can serve as a grip, and as set up now, the Democrat members of the Judiciary Committee "are all sworn enemies to the Second Amendment and are unlikely to be swayed at all by any firearms related arguments," he said.

Muslims rioting in Sweden

Seems that they don't take kindly to Western Civilization, do they?

Yannow, between the Teleprompter Jesus and his Communist Cohort Congress driving this country into ruin, liberal asshats taking their temper tantrums to a national level, voter fraud perpetrated by the Liberal Lord and Messiah and cheered on by the Left, and illegal immigrants hopping over our border to kidnap someone in Phoenix for the Mexican drug cartels, I'm at the point where if Muslim "youths" were to start rioting and torching cars in my area, I'd simply take my deer rifle out for a little target practice.

Found at Eternity Road, in a piece that should be read on all it's own.

Just in case you were wondering...

THIS is how the Liberal Lord and Messiah managed to insult the Brazilians.

His meet and greet with the U.S. president was bumped to Saturday, and when the White House announced his official visit, they misspelled his name.


Silva aides said the trip was pushed forward from Tuesday because of the St. Patrick's Day holiday - making Latin America once again look like an afterthought. Then, the White House announcement misspelled his name as "Luis Ignacio" and put "Lula" - a nickname that decades ago became a legal part of the Brazilian leader's name - in quotes.

It's Amateur Hour at the White House. I guess those little things like "protocol" don't come across well on a teleprompter.

Friday, March 20, 2009

Ragin' Dave's quote 'o the day

Since the Mrs. has given you her quote down below, let me toss this little bugger into the fray, by one Gonzo, who I seem to be quoting quite often as of late:

50 plus days into the Era of The Messiah, of Teleprompter Jesus, and he’s managed to insult the Brits - a couple times - Insult the Brazilians, has broken the “Transparency” promise, has broken the promise of earmarks, has broken the promise to keep lobbyists out of his administration - Hell, the biggest difference between Teleprompter Jesus and the real Jesus is that the real Jesus knew how to build a fucking cabinet.
You have GOT to read the whole thing.

Illinois budget-three stikes...

I had to post this quote because...

"I think Illinoisans want to know, 'Before you raise my cost of living, what are you going to do to clean up Illinois government? What are you going to do to reform it? What are you going to do to fumigate that government?"' said House Speaker Michael Madigan, D-Chicago.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Census Bureau partnered with A.C.O.R.N

I have ideas of what kind of mischief A.C.O.R.N is up to this time, just read the last paragraph in this post, and let your imagination go wild. I personally am imagining suddenly needing more Representatives for Liberal areas. Since they are involved I have no doubt that corruption is at the heart of it! With the current corruption on Communist Hill I doubt anyone would get in trouble even if a mis count was proven.

The bureau is currently employing help from more than 250 national partners, including TARGET and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), to assist in the hiring effort.

But ACORN's partnership with the 2010 Census is worrisome to lawmakers who say past allegations of fraud should raise concerns about the organization.

"It's a concern, especially when you look at all the different charges of voter fraud. And it's not just the lawmakers' concern. It should be the concern of every citizen in the country," Rep. Lynn A. Westmoreland, R-Ga., vice ranking member of the subcommittee for the U.S. Census, told "We want an enumeration. We don't want to have any false numbers."

The census is an official count of the country's population mandated by the U.S. Constitution. It is used to determine distribution of taxpayer money through grants and appropriations and the apportionment of the 435 seats in the House of Representatives. Every U.S. household unit, including those occupied by non-citizens and illegal immigrants, must be counted.

Mexico's blackmail tariffs begin

Here is a partial list:

A list of some of the U.S. products subject to retaliatory tariffs as a result of the cross-border trucking dispute (the tariffs cover only specific types of some products):

Christmas trees, onions, pears, apricots, cherries, strawberries, grapes, dried fruit mixes, lettuce, potatoes, peas, almonds, fruit and vegetable juices, prepared soups, wine, pet foods, shampoo, hairspray, dental floss, aftershave, deodorant, plastic kitchenware, printer paper, toilet paper, refrigerators, coffee makers, dishwashers, washing machines, sunglasses, ball point pens, marking pens, pencils and yarn.

The vast majority of these things are made in China and distributed by U.S. companies like Proctor & Gamble or Johnson & Johnson. The tariffs only go up to 20%. It sounds like the hope is that Mexican's will stop buying these products and it will adversely affect Texas to the point that we will give in. But my understanding, and please correct me if I'm wrong, is that we stopped this program because their trucks and truckers were not in compliance with the rules.

With the relations with Mexico being what they are I say stick to our guns, build the fence and do constant military war games on the border, using paintballs, allowing anyone who is in the "game field", including wet-backs, to be shot and have border patrol on standby.

I don't feel the need to support a country that expects us to support it through illegal _____________, fill in the blank, when their government is complaining that too many of them are coming back across the border and we are reaping the damage of their self inflicted corruption that we are trying to fight in our own country. I have no pity for them. I have no support for them. Kick Paco and Jose back to Mexico unless they have come here legally. Keep jobs for people who are supposed to be here. Maybe that will help lower these unemployment rates, especially in states like California which is over 10%.

My brother-in-law is a naturalized citizen who was born in Mexico. I can tell you from talking with him and other legal immigrants that no one is more against illegal immigration than legal immigrants!

Obama backs off plan to screw soldiers

For now....

But if you wanted t0 know how the Teleprompter Jesus and the rest of his Communist Cohorts feel about the military, all you have to do is just LOOK at what he's proposing. Keep an eye on him - this won't be the last time the Liberal Lord and Messiah tries to fuck the military. This was just the opening salvo, if you will. He's got four years for the Democrat American Communist Party to destroy the military, and they're going to be attempting to do just that.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Charlie Daniels has two plans to deal with the Mexican Drug Cartels

Any thinking person has long known that the debacle at our Southern border would eventually turn into something ugly and nasty and our gelded politicians -of both parties- have refused to even acknowledge the severity of the problem, much less deal with it.

Well now the time has come and we have two choices:

1) Give California, Arizona and Texas back to Mexico

2) Take the gloves off and mount an all out border war with these bloodthirsty thugs.

Destroy their drug tunnels, confiscate and destroy their drugs and ultimately destroy them, by whatever means necessary.

It is extremely hard for me to imagine that members of Congress are spending their time grabbing Obama pork and pursuing their own miserable little ambitions like trying to impeach an administration that is totally out of office, while a well-armed terrorist army is poised to take over thousands of miles of our borders with Mexico.

Is everybody in Washington deaf, or completely out of touch? Or is it that both parties are so busy trying to make each other look bad that they just don't care?

We've got another potential Iraq on our border. The drug cartels already practically own the state of Sinaloa, they slaughter people daily in Juarez just across the Rio Grande river from El Paso, Texas. Phoenix, Arizona is now the kidnap capitol of America as enforcers come across the border to ensure the payment of overdue drug debts by kidnapping wives and children.

Last post about AIG Bonuses

Yes. I know I posted on this subject a lot lately. And I am certain you are fairly bored with it. That is why this shall be the last post about it.

I think the words on a previous comment, describing all of this fuss about the Executive bonuses as "faux outrage" is correct. The reality is that even though some of our congress critters did not want to allow for bonuses that the final wording of the bail-out allowed for it. At this point neither the White House or Congress can get that money back. The Raging Dave frequently tells me the press is still doing damage control for the White House. I am usually in disbelief considering how much damning information comes across the Main Stream Media these days. I think this finally coming out is proof of what he says.

But though some lawmakers did move to prevent bonuses in the stimulus bill last month, the final language actually makes an exception for pre-existing contracts, effectively exempting AIG.

Senate Banking Committee Chairman Chris Dodd, D-Connecticut, who originally proposed the executive compensation provision, said he did not include the exemption clause, which said new rules "shall not be construed to prohibit any bonus payment required to be paid pursuant to a written employment contract executed on or before February 11, 2009."

In an interview with CNN, Dodd denied inserting that exemption at the 11th hour, and insisted he doesn't know how it got there.

"When I wrote the language there was no such language like that," Dodd told CNN Tuesday.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Go Egypt

ISMAILIA, Egypt (Reuters) - Egyptian security forces blocked two Hamas officials on Tuesday from entering the Islamist-run Gaza Strip with night-vision goggles and around $900,000 in cash, security and customs sources said.

The food we eat and the farms that grow it

I was reading this article on Word Net Daily discussing a couple of bills that should concern us. On the surface they sound good. But the fines are up to $1,000,000 per offense, I believe per day. It makes a paperwork heavy enviornment that is targeted at small farms. I have no idea what the regulations are for big food processors but, I would guess not as stringent as what is being suggested in the food safety modernization act.

House Resolution 875, or the Food Safety Modernization Act of 2009, was introduced by Rosa DeLauro, D-Conn., in February. DeLauro's husband, Stanley Greenburg, works for Monsanto – the world's leading producer of herbicides and genetically engineered seed.

DeLauro's act has 39 co-sponsors and was referred to the House Agriculture Committee on Feb. 4. It calls for the creation of a Food Safety Administration

to allow the government to regulate food production at all levels – and even mandates property seizure, fines of up to $1 million per offense and criminal prosecution for producers, manufacturers and distributors who fail to comply with regulations.

Olson believes the regulations could create unjustifiable financial hardships for small farmers and run them out of business.

"That is often the purpose of rules and regulations: to get rid of your competition," he said. "Only people who are very, very large can afford to comply. They can hire one person to do paperwork. There's a specialization of labor there, and when you are very small, you can't afford to do all of these things."

Olson said despite good intentions behind the legislation, this act could devastate small U.S. farms.

"Every time we pass a rule or a law or a regulation to make the world a better place, it seems like what we do is subsidize production offshore," he said. "We tell farmers they can no longer drive diesel tractors because they make bad smoke. Well, essentially what we're doing is giving China a subsidy to grow our crops for us, or Mexico or anyone else."

Another "food safety" bill that has organic and small farmers worried is Senate Bill 425, or the Food Safety and Tracking Improvement Act, sponsored by Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Why is bambam running for office again...

Sorry, it is just his budget
Why on earth is bambam having his supporters knock on doors to get support for his monstous record $3.55 trillion budget? I know, it's because he has upset the balance to a point where even Congress is weary of his spending so since being their friends isn't working he is going to try to bully them into passing it.

My, isn't that nice.

Since he is asking for his volunteers that helped get him into the Oval Office, we now understand why Acorn got such a big payoff in the stimulust package.

AIG Exec bonuses just the beginning

I will be the first to admit that I don't understand a lot of the nuances pertaining to the "market crisis". Though as I read articles I can't help but feel that they are hinki. I previously reported that AIG gave its Executives huge bonuses, out of bail-out money, to the tune of $165 million dollars. Now it appears that they are using used more than $90 billion in federal aid to pay out foreign and domestic banks, some of whom had received their own multibillion-dollar U.S. government bailouts. It appears that the concern is from both Democrats and Republicans. Part of this article disscussed the concept of the federal goverment now being 80% owner and that even though these people are entitiled to their bonuses, despite gross incompetence, that they are not entiltled to their jobs.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

How much is too much in the Oval Office?

Is Obama taking on too much at once, at economy's expense?

That is what this article is asking.

Andrew S. Grove, the former chief executive officer of Intel Corp. who's now a professor at Stanford University's Graduate School of Business, wrote an urgent appeal to Obama to focus on fixing the banks for last Wednesday's Washington Post:

"We have gone through months of chaos experimenting with ways to introduce stability into our financial system. The goals were to allow the financial institutions to do their jobs and to develop confidence in them. I believe by now, the people are eager for the administration to rein in chaos. But this is not happening.

"Until the administration does this, we should not embark on attempting to fix another major part of the economy," Grove wrote.

Obama and his aides say that he can, and must, do it all. They see him as a Franklin D. Roosevelt, confronting an emergency with a New Deal-like smorgasbord of government programs. If there's a problem, they say, it's getting Congress to keep up.

Republicans intend to obstruct Obama's agenda.

"It's time to focus on the emergency that we have in front of us," said Rep. John Boehner, R-Ohio, his party's leader in the House of Representatives. "Can we really be talking about (the global warming) proposal or a government takeover of our health care system while our economy is collapsing?"

Republicans fear that Obama will use the combination of an economic emergency and big Democratic majorities in Congress to ram through a liberal agenda.

It's not just Republicans who are worried about the breadth of Obama's agenda, though.

William Galston, a top adviser in Democrat Bill Clinton's White House, noted that Carter, like Obama, thought it critical to enact his entire agenda as soon as possible when he took office in 1977.

"Everybody has warned me not to take on too many projects so early in the administration," Carter wrote in his diary. "But it's almost impossible for me to delay something that I see needs to be done."

Yet by the end of the year, most of his agenda was stalled.

Today, Galston notes in an essay for The New Republic, Obama appears unable to restore confidence in the financial system, arguably the key problem preventing economic recovery.

The comparison in behavior to Carter could be a ray of hope against too much future damage. Though I am unable to take too much hope to heart when it comes to this administation.

It's about damn time he decided to pretend to give a damn about the small businesses

I think he was probably nagged into this by ???? Anyway at least he is partially fulfilling his promise on this count. Mind you there is no mention of tax breaks in there.

WASHINGTON – Amid misgivings over his spending blueprint, President Barack Obama has decided to provide billions of dollars in federal lending aid aimed at struggling small business owners.

The broad package of measures to be announced Monday includes $730 million from the stimulus plan that will immediately reduce small-business lending fees and increase the government guarantee on some Small Business Administration loans to 90 percent. The government also will take aggressive steps to boost bank liquidity with more than $10 billion aimed at unfreezing the secondary credit market, according to officials briefed on the plan who demanded anonymity to avoid pre-empting the president's announcement.

"It's a huge step in the right direction," Giovanni Coratolo, director of Small Business Policy at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, said Saturday. "In this economy, having the least amount of risk for banks will incentivize banks to lend to small businesses. A lot of small businesses will benefit from this."

How many AIG Executives does it take to accept the bail out in bonuses?

WASHINGTON – American International Group is giving its executives tens of millions of dollars in new bonuses even though it received a taxpayer bailout of more than $170 billion dollars

I somehow believe that the Executives are the last ones that should receive this money.

The Treasury Department determined that the government did not have the legal authority to block the current payments by the company. AIG declared earlier this month that it had suffered a loss of $61.7 billion for the fourth quarter of last year, the largest corporate loss in history.

Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner has asked that the company scale back future bonus payments where legally possible, an administration official said Saturday.

This official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the issue, said that Geithner had called AIG Chairman Edward Liddy on Wednesday to demand that Liddy renegotiate AIG's current bonus structure.

Geithner termed the current bonus structure unacceptable in view of the billions of dollars of taxpayer support the company is receiving, this official said.

New FDA appointees

Obama is nominating Dr. Margaret A. Hamburg to be a commissioner of the FDA. She appears to have quite an impressive resume as a former New York City health commissioner. The down side is that she is pro-abortion. This stance is even state as a point of concern in some of the articles I have read on her.

Hamburg led the NYC health department from 1991 to 1997, where she established a needle-exchange program to curb the spread of HIV, set up a bio-terrorism defense program and instituted home visits to improve tuberculosis patients' adherence to their medicines. She was assistant secretary of health and human services for policy and evaluation in the Clinton administration and is now a senior scientist at the Nuclear Threat Initiative, a Washington, D.C., nonprofit that works to reduce the spread and use of nukes and chemical weapons.

So, what is so wrong with her that bambam is putting her in a seat of power?

Where ever I may roam

I did mention that my schedule was ramping up, yes? Yes.

The part that really erks me is sitting on an airplane for hours on end yet again. I understand the whole safety issue, but I'm about to start getting flights that connect in various airports along the way, so that I can at least get up and walk around from terminal to terminal instead of just sitting there and waiting for deep vein thrombosis to give me a stroke, or a heart attack, or a horrible leg cramp, or SOMETHING.