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Just as the country needs to refound, so too will Freedom’s Wings. I’m focusing all my efforts into one complete website instead of spreading out across many. I’ve been working on that real hard and it will launch on April’s Fool Day (April 1st) and the joke is on the Progressives! The website address is: http://freedomswingspolitics.com
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The Slaughter Rule or Deem and Pass has died in the House. The controversial rule would have allowed the House Democrats to pass the rule rather than actually vote on the Senate version of ObamaCare. As if we are too dumb to figure out that passing the rule means passing ObamaCare. Now the plan for Sunday is three big votes: the first to bring the “fix-it” bill to the House floor. The second on the bill. Then the final vote would be on the Senate bill itself.
I question whether this is the actually order of the votes because earlier this morning chaos erupted at the Rules Committee because a bill has to be passed into law before it can be amended. Otherwise, the bill would be changed and have to go back to the Senate and be voted on again. The reconciliation proposals would be moot. So there is no way that the Democrats can lawfully pass the amendments before passing the Senate Bill and getting the President’s signature. This would be another lawsuit waiting to happen just as the Slaughter Rule would have been. That is more than likely why the Democrats dropped it because they knew it would not hold up in court.
Especially a Supreme Court that the President publically called out and the Democrats jeered at the State of the Union Address.
One would think that with a half black President and decades of civil rights laws, that America would finally be in a place where race is transcended. Who can forget President Obama’s lecture on race during the presidential campaign of 2008? And yet the idea that racism is still pervasive in this country is continually trumpeted. Tea Partiers are accused of being racist for protesting the government simply because the President is black. Any suggestion of profiling is deemed racist even though it would make society safer. Calls for reparations continue to be heard. And now the 2010 Census form has arrived at most homes and indeed, race is a major component of the questions.
First of all, the Census informs us that question 8, which is about Hispanic origin, has nothing to do with race. What? Not only is that preposterous, but why is this question separated from question 9 that is a general race question? What difference does it make if someone is of Cuban or Puerto Rican descent? Criminal invaders are terrified to answer the Census because they fear they will be picked up. (That is laughable.) This question should leave them quaking in their boots. Perhaps the Census should have just asked if the individual was in America legally. And why are we counting these people anyway? So we can allow them to steal more of our services?
Question 9 is just as ridiculous. Why does the Census have to know someone’s race? And how do most of us American mutts answer that? Many Americans have a mixed heritage. It would serve the government better to have asked if you were a citizen. Perhaps even a natural born citizen – if only the government could figure out what that means exactly. I plan on marking Question 9 as “other” and writing in American. I am sick to death of the hyphens and seperation in this society. Obviously, the 2010 Census is racist.
The question is, “Why does the government need this information?” My answer to that question should have the various races outraged because it is obvious. Part of the reason we are told that we need to answer all the questions is for funding. The government wants to make sure everybody gets their fair share. I believe the government is racist and will assume that minorities have a lower income threshold and thus will need more government service in their area. That is the only explanation that I can come up with.
There was a time in our history when the race questions on the Census were used for a nefarious purpose. During World War II, Japanese-Americans were rounded up and put in internment camps – a very dark time in our history. Census information was used to help facilitate the round up. So the suggestion that this Census information will be locked up for 72 years and not used for any other purpose is a farce.
I will answer my Census truthfully and fairly completely. My telephone number is none of their business as well as most of the question, so I will answer them in a truthful way, but not exact. They don’t need my birthdate, but I will write in “adult”. So I suppose the Census Bureau will come visiting and they will be able to ascertain that I am “white” and scribble that down.
This is getting ridiculous and I again call for our country to pull our men and women out of this fight unless we get serious about Afghanistan. There are lists of appropriate terms of engagement that handcuff our troops and keep them from finishing this fight. The Obama Administration does not recognize exactly who our enemies are either by changing the War On Terrorism to the War With Al Qaeda. We are fighting Jihadists that represent many different groups. One of those groups is the Taliban.
Recently, Pakistan captured the Taliban number two leader, Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, with the help of United States Intelligence. Instead of thanking Pakistan and the U.S., Afghan President Hamid Karzai is angry. He had plans to hold a peace conference and Baradar was to attend. Karzai has for months made his intentions of working with the Taliban known. The moment I heard Karzai make such remarks, I was done with this false nation building. Afghanistan cannot be restored to its former self with the Taliban leading, in any way. And common sense tells us that the minute the Americans are gone, the Taliban will push Karzai out or bring him over to their side because Karzai is corrupt.
As long as the Afghan leader wants to make peace with the group responsible for harboring, training, funding and helping in ever way possible the 9/11 terrorists and the group responsible for stoning women in soccer fields and the streets, then we should have no troops aiding that country. But that will not happen with Barack Hussein Obama at the helm of the military. He held a phone conference with Karzai yesterday and reiterated his desire for reconciliation. Perhaps he thought that he was discussing ObamaCare with Karzai?
It is time to stop wasting the efforts of our troops and they should not have to give their lives for this.
Some might consider that observation that I have made as harsh, but let us look at reality. Last night during my radio show, one of my listeners informed the chatroom that Harry Reid’s wife and daughter had been involved in a serious accident. We sent our well wishes that way because nobody wishes these types of things on anybody regardless of your political differences. One person mentioned that God might be sending the Mouse of the Senate a wake-up call.
A bit later, another listener let the chatroom know that the injuries were not life threatening and that Reid had visited the hospital and then rushed back to D.C. for a meeting with Rahm Emanuel. We all commented what a jerk he was for leaving his wife. At the time, I had no idea exactly why Reid’s family was in the hospital. After my show I read that the Mouse’s wife had a broken back and neck and was in ICU. Now I really think this guy is a first class jerk! This is his wife of over fifty years, I believe. Nothing could tear me away from that bedside at a time like that, not even a political career. In case the Mouse had not noticed, his polls are tanking and re-election will only be possible if his Tea Party candidate scheme works.
Who exactly do we have representing us in Washington? Are these people so sold out to power and control that they not only are not listening to We The People anymore, but they are willing to sacrifice everything for their Progressive Utopia? This incident is an example of just exactly what we are dealing with here: Soulless creatures.
UPDATE: An ethics investigation and subsequent charges have been dropped against Massa. Hmmm…you don’t suppose that is why he backed off and backtracked do you? Or was it just that he did not have the goods?
Yesterday, Glenn Beck spoke on his radio show about an interview planned for his television show yesterday evening with Rep. Eric Massa. He explained that it would be an hour long interview and that he had no idea what Massa would reveal on the show about corruption in Washington and his recent resignation over sexual harrassment charges from a male staffer. All I could think was why would anyone spend an hour airtime on this Washington scum. We are the better for this guy stepping down. Much has been made of Massa being a no vote on ObamaCare, but it was not because he has principles. The bill is not Marxist enough for him because the public option was not included.
Michelle Malkin agreed with my accessment as well and she spoke on Glenn’s show yesterday defending the idea that this was a waste of time and that Glenn should not give him an hour on television. Glenn and Michelle debated back and forth and then after a pause Glenn said, “I don’t understand you people.” Michelle was clearly not happy about that and neither was I. Glenn eventually apologized to her. Ed Morrissey has video and comments on this here. I continue to wonder what is going on with Glenn. Is his fame and power going to his head? He regularly attacks those on the same side as himself and made inferrances yesterday about attacks he has received after his CPAC speech. So basically Glenn is going after those of us who realize that our only option in 2010 is to take back the Republican Party. He seems to think that this is an endorsement od the GOP, which it is not. Most of us conservatives go after Republicans more harshly than people on the left. The problem with Glenn is that he attacks us for this plan while offering none of his own. He merely thinks educating the masses will make a difference, but if there is no action, we simply have an American population living under tyranny and realizing what that means.
After watching the interview on Glenn’s show, it would seem that Michelle and I were right with our criticism. Glenn actually apologized at the end of the show for wasting America’s time, which I know is legitimate because Glenn prides himself on giving us quality programming. Massa was evasive and backtracking. After three days of claiming that he was forced out of office, he told Glenn that he was not forced out and that he takes responsiblity for his bad behavior. The revelations of corruption and backroom dealings were not revealed. Massa appeared to only be interested in saving his political career as Michelle indicated in her comments to Glenn on his show. Apparently, Glenn got the big ratings he expected from this interview, but not much else. I hope he did not give Massa an hour simply for ratings.