Saturday, November 29, 2008

Finally-More pictures...Sarah Palin, John McCain and more

Click on photo to enlarge. Some of these photos I took myself, some are from friends that were with me.

Waukesha Town Hall Meeting

Waukesha Town Hall Meeting

And the way Blogger is acting, it may take three straight days to download the dozens and dozens of pictures I have.

Whispering sweet nothings...Obama and Clinton

This article caught my attention. It is an article how Obama has flipped from claiming that Clinton did nothing more than travel the world having tea and crumpets as her foreign policy experience, to now Clinton is the most qualified person to be his Secretary of State. The article got me to thinking about exactly how badly Obama tore into Hillary and her foreign policy experience. It was bad.

Obama's team released a massive memo absolutely tearing Hillary Clinton apart on this subject. I found a copy on HuffPo.

When your entire campaign is based upon a claim of experience, it is important that you have evidence to support that claim. Hillary Clinton's argument that she has passed "the Commander- in-Chief test" is simply not supported by her record.

There is no doubt that Hillary Clinton played an important domestic policy role when she was First Lady. It is well known, for example, that she led the failed effort to pass universal health insurance. There is no reason to believe, however, that she was a key player in foreign policy at any time during the Clinton Administration. She did not sit in on National Security Council meetings. She did not have a security clearance. She did not attend meetings in the Situation Room. She did not manage any part of the national security bureaucracy, nor did she have her own national security staff. She did not do any heavy-lifting with foreign governments, whether they were friendly or not. She never managed a foreign policy crisis, and there is no evidence to suggest that she participated in the decision-making that occurred in connection with any such crisis. As far as the record shows, Senator Clinton never answered the phone either to make a decision on any pressing national security issue - not at 3 AM or at any other time of day.

When asked to describe her experience, Senator Clinton has cited a handful of international incidents where she says she played a central role. But any fair-minded and objective judge of these claims - i.e., by someone not affiliated with the Clinton campaign - would conclude that Senator Clinton's claims of foreign policy experience are exaggerated.

The memo goes on to list in great detail how Hillary was bald faced lying about her experience in foreign policy.

These are not just cheap shots that the Obama campaign was flinging at Hillary. This is a well thought out, total destruction of Hillary Clinton and her foreign policy experience.

Secretary of State!

The head honcho in charge of his administration's foreign policy team. The face of America's foreign policy initiatives will be Hillary Clinton.

When the Obama team was asked about the change of heart...

A spokesperson for the Obama transition team declined to comment on the shift in tone.
I read some of the comments about Hillary Clinton and her foreign policy experience in the HuffPo article. Nasty! It makes you wonder how long it will take the lefty liberal loonies to change their minds and accept Hillary Clinton.

Comment on HuffPo:

Why isn't anyone questioning her on China foreign policy. During her time in the White House as first lady, China was granted permanent Most Favored Nation Status. That lead to the dropping of trade barriers with a failing communist govt. that started a avalanche of American manufacturing jobs moving to China.

The result, we rescued a communist nation from failure and sold out the American worker.

Great news! At least we know now who is was that sent all those high paying union jobs over to China. It was the Clinton's! And to think Obama was blaming Bush and McCain.

Now we see that in the lefty liberal loony person's eyes, Hillary's biggest foreign policy mistake in their eyes and Barack Obama's biggest foreign policy success was her support and his opposition to the Iraq war.

Oh that's right, Barack Obama no longer opposes the Iraq war and has no intention of pulling out the troops early like he stated. In fact, Barack Obama is following George Bush's lead on this issue and letting the US commanders and the Iraq government decide when the troops should be pulled out. Imagine that!

Friday, November 28, 2008

My Thanksgiving

Had an interesting day yesterday. I was over at some friends home yesterday and had one of them ask me "Isn't this the worst economy ever?" Yes, she is a Democrat. A lovely woman, with an incredible life.

My answer... No, not even close.

I explained why...

We sat around a Thanksgiving feast fit for a king. There was more food packed on the table than was possible to eat.

The house was warm and filled with heat. Outside in the garage sat two motorcycles and a second refrigerator filled with food.

In the driveway and down the street were cars of every make and model, none of them more than 10 years old. We actually had more vehicles than we had people sitting inside the house that could drive them.

We all came into the house with a pair of shoes on, a warm jacket on, gloves and mittens, laden down with even more food we could not possible eat.

When we all left, we all had roofs over our heads, clothes for our bodies, warm beds to sleep in, and TVs, radios, computers and whatever else to keep ourselves entertained.

So, no, this is not the worst economy ever. Most Americans, about 99.9999% of them had a warm place to gather on Thanksgiving. Even for those without as much as a the rest of us have shelters to sleep in and food provided to them.

Even though my party has had their butts handed to them in the last two elections, I could not find one single thing to complain about yesterday. We will survive a Obama presidency with a lunatic lefty Congress leading the way

I live in the greatest country in the world, filled with opportunity. I am a lucky woman.

I did find it rather entertaining that even though I sat in a room filled with mostly Democrats, they were the ones complaining and complaining as they scarfed down a second helping of pumpkin pie.

They also live in the greatest country in the world filled with opportunity AND they have been handed the exact government they have demanded and yet... they could not stop complaining.

Go figure, huh?

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Wisconsin's welfare state

How sad is this?

Wisconsin had one of the five worst migration patterns in the United States from 2000 to 2006. Higher income individuals left Wisconsin. Individuals on the lowest rung of the economic ladder migrated to Wisconsin.

The Princeton report concludes simply, "Wisconsin is more attractive to low income individuals than high wage earners."

That migration impacts the financial, the social and the human capital
of Wisconsin. But what is the impact on tax revenues? What is the cost to the
taxpayers for services to the new residents?

These are questions that deserve immediate study. In the spirit of the Wisconsin Idea, UW researchers, the legislative council and the independent think tanks should be addressing these questions.

What might explain these migration trends? The brain drain of college graduates is well known. Also well studied is the loss of wealthy retirees to lower tax environments. And Gov. Jim Doyle and the Legislature have taken action to retain higher income groups by repealing the estate tax and by eliminating the jobs penalty in the formula for corporate taxation. But both trends still should concern state policymakers.

The surprise in the Princeton report was the attraction of low income individuals to Wisconsin -- perhaps a new welfare migration.

The New York Times first chronicled the welfare migration from Chicago
to Madison in 1995. Wasn't Wisconsin's pioneering welfare reform intended to
stop that trend?

A report presented at a 2008 Federal Reserve Conference on
the Midwest economy sheds some light on the issue.

According to that presentation, Wisconsin has the highest welfare benefits in the Midwest. Welfare reform imposed time limits on benefits and introduced work requirements. But Wisconsin retained its generous benefit levels. They are nearly 10 percent higher than in Minnesota and almost 30 percent higher than in Illinois.

And Wisconsin has other benefits for low income individuals.

Although state comparisons are difficult to make, the Brookings Institute reports
that Wisconsin has one of the most generous state earned income tax credit programs in the United States. Although described as a tax credit, the state refundable EITC is simply another payment to low income workers.

The problem is, when the economy was really growing from 2003 to 2006, we just increased spending. We, as a state, borrowed money from the transportation fund, etc... We now do not have this to fall back on anymore.

When we attempted to have the conversations that could have really addressed this stuff with our elected leaders in 2006. There was wailing and screaming from the lefties.

Anything and everything was thrown out there to distract us from the real issues. Remember Michael J. Fox and his ads on stem cell research? Doyle's people actually making the claim that Mark Green was against sick children.

How about the ads claiming Mark Green had used illegal funds for his campaign. Ad after ad after ad making this claim. Turns out the funds were made illegal by Doyle's team on the State Elections board, just during election time. After the election "ooopsie", I guess Mark Green never did anything wrong after all.

Remember Doyle insisting "he had balanced the budget". Doyle said this over and over and over again.

If Doyle had really balanced the budget, that means he shoulders the entire burden for the $5.6 billion we are now in debt.

Time and time again the people of Wisconsin were distracted from the realities of life in Wisconsin. Instead they were fed some line of bull about Washington being to blame.

Now, having spent all the money that would or could have gotten us through the rough times, our state is in some pretty dire straights. We do not have the finances to fix the problem without massive tax increases. Money is gone from the Transportation fund. The money is gone from the Patient's compensation fund and still we have the lawsuits to battle costing us even more.

It is a crock.

But hey, by reading the comments in this article, you can see the Republicans are to blame. Not Doyle.

Their ignorance is amazing. There is no arguing with these guys. They will not see the truth because they do not want to see the truth.

We got the government we asked for and are stunned when you find out you have been lied to.

It was the media

I made this same argument last week.

The media created Barack Obama and then got him elected. Now the ignorance of the people on very basic issues that should have decided this election is now shining through. The Obama folks apparently do not like to made to look like fools.

As a result Ziegler’s email inbox has been flooded with profanity-laced emails accusing him of racism, bigotry and hate mongering. (He submitted 25 of these emails for my review, but many of them are unprintable.) “Whoever started this sight [sic] is a racist!” one email sent from someone identified as Andrea Gurule said. “What? You couldn’t handle a black man beating out a white man?! The man is qualified. More so than John McCain. Regardless, He’s your president. Get over it!”

From Amanda Carpenter at Town Hall:

Ziegler said he didn’t originally conduct such poll for McCain voters because his documentary is focusing on how Obama got elected, not McCain. He will likely include the McCain poll results in the film and along with more detail about the outcry over his original poll.
“All this controversy proves the overriding premise” that the media helped Obama get elected Ziegler said.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

And people think Sarah Palin is an idiot

There is something wrong with this headline from the AP:

Obama promotes fiscal restraint, big spending

Fiscal restraint and big spending???? How is that possible?

Funny thing is, that is exactly what Obama is doing. Obama plans on spending alot of money and showing fiscal restraint also.

A day after introducing the captains of his economic team and promoting a giant jobs plan, Obama on Tuesday was to lay out his budget belt-tightening vision. The dual images — big spender and disciplined budget watcher — were designed to give both political and economic assurances to the public, the Congress and the financial markets.

Of course these things do not match up, but hey it is Obama... so the plan must be brilliant, right?

The reality is, Obama has no clue what to do...he is just saying anything right now, hoping that he is guessing right.

Right next to the cranberries

Thank goodness Sarah only pardoned one of them. Add Image

Despite Turkeygate and Olbie's reaction, the rest of us folks need something sitting right next to the cranberries and mashed pototoes.

I found this on the Team Sarah website. Check it out.

Monday, November 24, 2008

This is "hope and change"?

A couple of weeks ago, many of us were curious whether or not we had just elected another Jimmy Carter.

After only a couple of weeks of juggling his priorities, we actually see now that we have elected another George W. Bush.

I am serious folks.

The whole “yank the troops out of Iraq” has fallen by the wayside. Now Obama wants to increase troops in Afghanistan and raid Pakistan.

Bush tax cuts? Apparently the whole “stick it to the rich theme” was just a hoax. Just yesterday, Obama’s people were backpedaling as fast as they can.

Apparently, the Bush tax cuts may need to be extended, even for the rich. After all we cannot increase anyone’s taxes during these economic times. (When McCain made this same claim during a debate, he was considered a dolt and just pandering to the rich)

Bush deficits? Obama has announced a trillion in new spending with absolutely no way of paying for it. Previously, Obama had railed about these types of plans increasing the deficit.

Now, Obama’s plan of an economic stimulus looks like Bush’s plan on steroids. Why give only a Bush type stimulus plan of $250 billion when Obama can give away a $500 billion?

Is Bush’s growth of government too big for you? Good news, Obama plans to grow government even bigger giving away 2.5 million in government created jobs to build roads and stuff. Good idea?

I guess that all of you folks that voted for “hope and change” are left wondering like the rest of us. Where is the hope? Where is the change?

So far, Barack Obama has signaled that he plans on bringing neither hope or change to the table when he is sworn in this January.

Of course, even as I make the argument that Barack Obama is looking a lot like George W. Bush these days, the same argument can be made that Obama’s White House will look a lot like the Clinton White House.

I guess the Clinton’s really are winning back the White House, even if their names are not at the top of the list…

The Clinton Restoration. This is written by David Kahane over at the NRO.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Call your psychiatrist's office

After seeing this Gallup poll, I am a little worried for Kathleen Parker, Peggy Noonan, David Brooks, and David Frum.

All of these so called "conservative" writers have spent the last several months creaming Governor Sarah Palin.

My advice (all though I am not a doctor, I think I should get to play one on TV, because I am certain the pay would be much higher than what I currently make), is for each one of these writers to visit their psychiatrist's office first thing on Monday morning. They may need to be fully medicated to survive the next 4 years.

With low negatives and high positives, Governor Palin may drive these folks batty over the next few years.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Send me your readers

It's a deal, Elliot.

I will direct my 4 readers to your post if you send your readers to mine.

Of course, you have been on my blogroll for a very long time. I cannot help but notice that I am not on yours.

But my feelings are not hurt. (Okay maybe a little hurt, but I normally recover from these things within two to three years. Hey, I am a woman. As a woman, I reserve the right to change my mind any time I want to and to be petty and vindictive. So there!)

Serioulsy folks, this is a good blog- go read it and educate yourselves.

Friday, November 21, 2008


Seriously, is this an appropriate type of play we want our kids at Bradford HS to be producing?

Not exactly a classic.

Urinetown is an award-winning satirical comedy musical that pokes fun at capitalism, social irresponsibility, populism, bureaucracy, corporate mismanagement, and petty small town politics, as well as advocating environmentalism.

Our tax dollars hard at work.

Who makes these decisions every year on which plays will be produced with our tax dollars?

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Auto bailout... That's it?

No, seriously, that’s it?

Apparently the Democrats have already given up on a plan to help the auto industry. They just threw up their hands and blamed President George Bush.

Senate Leader Harry Reid says this is President Bush’s problem to fix.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., scrapped plans Wednesday for a vote
on a bill to carve $25 billion in new auto industry loans out of the $700
billion Wall Street rescue fund.

It's really up to Bush's team to
act, he said.
Goofball Harry Reid realized that Americans, in an overwhelming majority, were not in the least bit interested in handing over billions of dollars without forcing some kind of changes from automakers. Changes? Yeah, changes!

Remember change?

The entire Democratic platform just swept into office in 2006 and 2008 promised change. Now they are not interested in change.

Speaking of change… Where is President elect Barack Obama?

Why is he not leading on this issue?

You would think with the amount of money and volunteers that the UAW gave to Barack Obama to win the presidential election, at the very least, Barack Obama would be leading the charge to protect the autoworkers from losing their jobs, pensions and health care.

Instead there is virtually dead silence coming out of Barack Obama. Nothing, nada, zippo!

This automaker mess directly affects Kenosha. Many people living in my district are former employees of Chrysler and American Motors who need their retirement just to keep their homes and to put food on the table.

The most frustrating part about this is that the money to help the automakers is already approved. Approval took place back in September when lawmakers set aside $25 billion for the automakers to begin changing over their industries to smaller and more fuel efficient vehicles.

But instead of just handing over the money already approved and allowing the automakers get through this difficult time, the Democrats are refusing to hand over the money.

They say it is for future development.

Future development?

There is no future to develop if the Democrats don’t get off their collective backsides and do something.

The answer to the Democrats problem is right in front of them with the $25 billion already approved in September and for some reason the Democrats are refusing to act on this problem.

President Bush and Republicans has already said he would go along with restructuring the loan agreements for the $25 billion already approved.

But nooooooo, the Democrats cannot do this; their environmentalist friends would have their heads for this.

The Democrats are in quite a quandary. The money to fix the autoworkers problems is sitting right in front of them, but they are not allowed to touch that money for fear of retribution from the environmentalists.

Right now the Democrats are trapped in between the UAW (who have been very loyal to them) and the environmentalists.

President elect Barack Obama needs to stop picking out new curtains for the White House and start providing the leadership and judgment he has committed to the American people.

The Democrats who currently control Congress need to stop worrying about who is going to be leading their committees and who gets the fanciest office and start worrying about the American people.

President Bush cannot force a vote on this, neither can the Republicans.

The ball is entirely in the court of President elect Obama and his fellow Democrats. Only Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi can structure the deal and call for the vote.

Instead in true Harry Reid style, he drops the ball and points the finger at President Bush. Clearly the Democrats are not showing leadership, but just pointing the finger of blame.

Hey Democrats, the solution to your problem is sitting right in front of you, do what is best for the American autoworker and deal with the environmentalists later!

The $25 billion in loans have already been approved, they just need to be restructured. So give the loans and let's get the American economy back on track.

President Hopenchange

So much for change...

WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Barack Obama promised the voters change,
but he has started his Cabinet selection process by naming several Washington
insiders to top posts.
Obama is enlisting former Senate leader Tom Daschle as
his health secretary. Hillary Rodham Clinton seemed more likely than ever to be
his secretary of state. Clinton is deciding whether to take that post as
America's top diplomat, her associates said Wednesday.
Obama is ready to
announce that his attorney general will be Eric Holder, the Justice Department's
No. 2 when Clinton's husband was president. Rahm Emanuel, Obama's chief of
staff, is another veteran of the Clinton White House.

Clearly, there is no hope for change.

I find it amazing that the AP has decided now to actually pit Obama's record up against his rhetoric. Perhaps the AP did not realize that Obama completely surrounded himself with Chicago and Washington insiders in his run for President. What made them think that he would change now????

Speaking of Chicago insiders, apparently Obama has picked Penny Pritzker to head the Department of Commerce.

The same woman who presided over a bank failure in Chicago costing it's customer millions.

But hey, President Hopenchange has already got his excuse lined up:

Obama's campaign notes that Pritzker stepped down as chairwoman of the
bank's board in 1994, seven years before it failed. She then went on the board
of the bank's holding company.
But a letter obtained by the Chicago Sun-Times shows that until the end, Pritzker appeared to be taking a leadership role in trying to revive the bank with an expanded push into subprime loans.
Pritzker wrote in May 2001 that her family was recapitalizing the bank, and she pledged to "once again restore Superior's leadership position in subprime lending." The bank shut down in July 2001.
Pritzker's attorney Kevin Poorman and Obama's campaign spokesman emphasized that not all "subprime lending" is the "predatory" kind that Obama and White House rival Hillary Clinton rail against. The kind of subprime lending Superior was doing in 2001 was not predatory, Poorman said.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Who says a sandwich is not a weapon?

Who says a sandwich is not a weapon?

Dude is out on $7500 bail.

A man faces a domestic battery charge after allegedly hitting his girlfriend
with a sandwich as she was driving on Interstate 95 on Friday. Police said the
19-year-old man became angry and hit the woman in the arm and face with a
sandwich, knocking her glasses off.
The victim nearly lost control of the car because she couldn't see the road and the man then allegedly ripped off the rear-view mirror and used it to shatter the windshield.
The man was freed on $7,500 bail.

How Obama Got Elected... Interviews With Obama Voters

I know that many folks are laughing today at the ridiculous statements made from the Obama supporters that seem to have no idea of the realities of America.

But let's be honest- the real reason many of these folks have no idea that the Congress is currently controlled by the Democrats is because that is what the media wanted people to believe.

The reason Governor Sarah Palin is considered to be a blithering idiot, is because that is what the media wants people to believe.

The reason the American people are completely ignorant of the truth about Barack Obama is because the media wants them to be totally ignorant.

The media decided what that they wanted Barack Obama to be president and then proceeded to tell any lie, hide the real truth and paint the picture they wanted America to see.

This year, more than any year, the media lost all credibility.

Most in the media are liars, cheats and thieves who stole the dignity of this country.

The question is will these liars actually pull themselves together and report the truth on the Barack Obama presidency or will they continue to cover up the truth?

Monday, November 17, 2008

The reasons we love Sarah Palin

Clearly, the Democrats and the media do not get it, but there are a few lunkheads in the Republican Party that are struggling with it also, but there are reasons a large majority of the GOP have flocked to Sarah Palin.

Not only did the loss in this month’s election not destroy Governor Sarah Palin, she has actually gotten stronger.

Every media outlet is clamoring for an interview. Senator McCain has only been out once and that was on Jay Leno. We have not even heard a peep out of Joe Biden, the actual vice president elect.

The interviews have been sporadic for President elect Barack Obama, but that is typical of a president or president elect. They hold press conferences and rarely do interviews.

It must be driving the mainstream media absolutely nuts that less than a week after losing an election, the governor has been re-launched into the stratosphere.

The Governor was supposed to crawl away in humiliated defeat and hide away in the Alaskan tundra. She had been thoroughly repudiated by the mainstream media as a bubble headed evil conservative Christian woman. The media had exposed this woman to the rest of the world as a blithering idiot for not taking the smart way out of a difficult situation and just aborted her Down syndrome child.

No sooner had the media viciously dismissed her, than these same media personalities were digging through their own closets and drawers looking for their winter coats and their warm mittens because they were headed up to Alaska to beg for an interview.

So why did she not just crawl away?

And why in the world would she resurface so quickly after being dismissed by the media?

Well the answer to this question is a lot simpler than you would think.

It is about leadership and principles.

I know there are a couple of governors and even Newt Gingrich attempting to tamper down the buzz surrounding Governor Sarah Palin, but the people have already gotten a glimpse of the conservative movement and they will not be denied.

Governor Palin has her principles and she stands on those principles. This is real leadership. She does not falter and she does not compromise. The governor is unapologetically pro-life, pro-drilling, pro-God and pro-gun. But even more than the populist message, the governor is a fiscal conservative.

The governor has actually begun the process of stopping the earmark requests from the federal government and also cut the capital improvement budget since she has been in office. Something that is unheard of in our lovely state. WWIII almost broke out over a $5 Billion budget surplus. A surplus that she helped create by raising the rent that the oil companies paid to the people of Alaska for use of their natural resources.

Palin's stern veto pen at a time when the state is swimming in cash has helped
establish her credentials as a fiscal conservative, economic analysts here say
-- although critics complain that she has failed to use the state's
unprecedented oil bounty to help tackle perennial issues of domestic violence,
alcoholism and inadequate child healthcare."The surplus just seems to get bigger
and bigger," said Oliver Scott Goldsmith, head of the Institute for Social and
Economic Research at the University of Alaska. "The state is awash in oil
dollars, and the projection is that for the next few years we will have
significant surpluses over and above current levels -- in the billions of
dollars."Estimates of the budget surplus by early next year range from $5
billion to $9 billion, a huge amount in a state of 670,000 people. Spending it
-- or saving it for a day when oil is not so plentiful or expensive -- is one of
the central policy issues confronting the administration of Palin, the running
mate of Republican presidential nominee John McCain.The governor is facing a
dizzying array of requests from legislators to find a comfortable home for the
money, including technology upgrades in the schools, new surgical wings in
regional hospitals, fire stations and roads.

This is how you lead by example. Better yet, she not only did she slash the budget, she even put together this nifty easy to read chart showing exactly what she slashed, gave a reason for why she slashed it and gave the totals at the bottom. Why isn’t every state creating one of these easy to read and understand.

So as you can see, there are reasons far beyond her populist message for conservatives to embrace Sarah Palin.

But Sarah Palin is our only future hope, there are others. Congressman Paul Ryan is another. As a financial expert he will help the GOP navigate the mess we are currently sitting in right now.

With less than a year in office as the Governor of Loisiana, I am looking forward to seeing more out of Bobby Jindal also.

As we move forward, I am hoping that dozens of these types of conservatives begin to pop up around the country.

The party of old, washed up, moderate Republicans must come to an end. A party of principled ideology and dedicated public servants is where we are headed.

I know, I know

My blogging has been very light.

Right in the middle of a budget battle for the city of Kenosha.

I see some of you have kept yourselves pretty entertained anyway. You have even gone so far as to commenting on posts that are over a year old.

Well have at it. I will get back to you shortly.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Hey- you voted for them

Is it too soon for me to say "I told you so"?

The new president and the new state and national legislature have not even been sworn in yet and we can already see the tax increases coming.

The Democrats here in Wisconsin are already promising tax increases:

Over the past two years, Doyle has tried to get approval for the taxes on hospitals and oil companies, but Republicans who controlled the Assembly blocked them. The proposals have a much better chance after last week's election because Democrats will now run both houses of the Legislature.

I bet some of you folks fell for the "95% of Americans will not see a tax increase".

The reality is that right here in Wisconsin, 100% of Wisconsinites WILL SEE A TAX INCREASE!

Hey- you voted for them.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

My favorite veteran

I wanted to say "thanks for your service" to a very special US Navy veteran (retired). Personally, he is my favorite veteran.

Pictured below with Mom.

Thank you, Dad.

To all who has ever served this country, thank you for your service.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Obama media bias?

No way, they must be joking!

Washington Post actually admits their media bias. Of course, they make an excuse for it.

An Obama Tilt in Campaign Coverage

Of course, just because they admit it is true, AFTER the election does not make it right.

Kinda reminds me of the relationships between men and woman.

Ladies- how often have you heard the men in your life state "Yes, honey, I know I am a jerk". It is if they admit that they are being jerks somehow absolves them from continuing their jerk behavior. It does not.

Yes, the Washington Post, along with 99% of the mainstream media nominated and then elected Barack Obama to be the next president.

Truth be damned, they wanted Barack and they were perpetrate any lie and any theory in order to make sure that happened.

Sunday, November 09, 2008

Elitist Republicans vs. Working-Class Republicans

We could not have worked any harder than we did, but the outcome was set in stone the day the stock market headed south.

The question is “Where does the Republican party go from here?”

I think the direction we need to move is very clear. It is time for us to retake our Republican Party.

Over the last 10 years, the elitist Republicans have taken over the Party and the Working-class Republicans have been virtually ignored.

So what is an Elitist or Working-class republican?

Elitist Republicans (Belling likes to call them “Country Club Republicans”):

These people do not necessarily have money, they just have that typical know it all attitude. Similar to Democrats, they insist on telling a person what is best for them. Rarely can you find an elitist Republican standing on any principles. In fact, it is very difficult to figure out what their principles are because they continue to shift depending on who is standing next to them within earshot distance.

Elitist Republicans insist on reaching across the aisle. Clearly their first priority is making sure that they do not make anyone angry, lest they not be invited to the Holiday party or the weekend elitist cocktail hour.

Don’t ever question the elitists Republicans, they immediately invoke the name of Ronald Reagan, and begin whining that you are attacking them.

If there is actually work to be done, normally an elitist Republican is nowhere to be found.

Elitist Republicans are like Democrats, they try to buy elections. They have no message that they can clearly define. Since they have such difficulty standing on any principles, they are willing to sacrifice their integrity and say anything to get elected.

The elitists do not inspire, they have no message, and they have no courage.

Example elitist Republicans: Mitt Romney, Tom DeLay, Kathleen Parker, Rep. Jeff Wood, and Peggy Noonan

Working-class Republicans:

These folks are not necessarily all working class, some are doctors, attorneys, business persons, it is just an attitude. For the record, the elitist republicans call the Working-class republicans, rednecks.

The Working-class Republicans actually do the hard work. They are not afraid to get in the trenches and do battle on a daily basis.

You will find the Working-class republicans flipping burgers at county party picnics or staying hours and hours into the night filling our paperwork as they desperately fight for a victory that seems so far away. They spend much of their free time pounding in yard signs, dropping lit, knocking on doors and making tens of thousands of phone calls.

Working-class republicans stand on their principles of God, guns, and small government. They don’t apologize for being conservative. They are often accused of being “out of the mainstream”. Amazingly, the Working-class republicans are a majority of the Republican Party, yet they have been pushed to the side and treated as if their opinions don’t count.

Often times, the Working-class republicans are told to sacrifice their principles in order to get the Elitist republicans elected to office. They have been told to just shut up because the elitist republicans cannot afford to fall out of favor with the Democrats.

Example Working-class Republicans: Governor Sarah Palin, Congressman Paul Ryan, Writer Byron York and Writer Thomas Sowell.

I guess the easiest way to tell the difference between the Elitist Republicans and Working-Class Republicans is this:

Elitist Republicans value power over principles.

Working-class Republicans value principles over power.

Well, as a Working-class republican myself, I have had enough. For too many years the elitist republicans have dictated that we sacrifice our principles in order to remain in power.

Personally, I am sick and tired of defending elitist Republicans as they are indicted. I am also tired of defending elitist Republicans against ethical charges. It is true that many good and decent working class republicans also have the fingers pointed at them by unethical democrats, but you can usually tell the unethical Republicans and the ethical ones being falsely charged.

I am wholly convinced that it is the Elitist Republicans who once again bailed on their principles and voted for Barack Obama for President. If they wanted to hang onto any kind of power and continue to be invited to the important cocktail parties, they had to buddy up with the Democrats. No matter how unethical and immoral they would have to behave, they are willing to sacrifice their principles to stay in power.

Well, the unethical and immoral Republicans with their Democrat buddies won this round of elections.

I believe it is time to run the Elitist Republicans out of the party and build this party around our principles once again. Americans could no longer see the difference between Republicans and Democrats because the elitists’ among us acted very much like the Democrats.

We will take our party back and show American the real difference between Republicans and Democrats.

Friday, November 07, 2008

Maybe this will shut the fraidy cat McCain staffers up

Trashing Sarah Palin seems to be all the rage from McCain Campaign aids. Clearly these aides do not want to blame their own incompetence for losing.

Perhaps this will shut the idiots up.

Sixty-nine percent (69%) of Republican voters say Alaska Governor Sarah Palin helped John McCain’s bid for the presidency, even as news reports surface that some McCain staffers think she was a liability.

Maybe this will shut up the former staffers of Romney and Huckabee that started working for McCain after their original candidates crashed and burned. Rumor has it they are the cowards trashing Palin:

When asked to choose among some of the GOP’s top names for their choice for the party’s 2012 presidential nominee, 64% say Palin. The next closest contenders are two former governors and unsuccessful challengers for the presidential nomination this year -- Mike Huckabee of Arkansas with 12% support and Mitt Romney of Massachusetts with 11%.

Thursday, November 06, 2008

Smoking ban in Kenosha is dead

Rumor has it that the smoking ban in Kenosha is now officially dead. 11 out of 17 city districts voted against it on Tuesday.

It has turned into a real embarrassment for many of Kenosha's alderman who originally supported the ban and even went so far as to sponsor this extreme legislation.

9 of 17 aldermen, a majority, had signed on as sponsors. This assured the passage of the ban even before the legislation was introduced. This legislation was three weeks away from guaranteed passage.

Then Tuesday, many of the same sponsors to this legislation actually voted against the ban.

I heard though the rumor mill that aldermen were pulling their names off of the bill as sponsors and as of today, there are no more sponsors to this legislation. It is dead.

As you know, I was one of the aldermen that was against the smoking ban from the get go. I could not be more happy that I was one of three aldermen that actually deferred this piece of legislation to keep it from getting rammed though before anyone in the community had the opportunity to speak on the issue. Thank goodness!

I would hate to see the city government actually get tarnished for this when so many people were against a smoking ban.

The secretiveness of this was beyond the pale. If this had made it out of committee back in August, the smoking ban would already be in place and all of the taverns in Kenosha would be struggling even more with a downturn in the economy.

We will see in tomorrow's paper if every sponsor has pulled out.

Either way, congrats to all of the citizens of Kenosha and the tavern owners who rose up in defiance of their city government and told them NO! You worked so hard to kill this and you won.

I am a firm believer that government on any level needs to stay out of the private business of their citizens.

Edited to add: True enough, all of the sponsors have pulled out of the ordinance, per the Kenosha News.

Here is a link to the original ordinance

The Election

Congrats to Barack Obama.

That is about as good as you will get from me.

America has reached very dangerous territory.

What is very clear is the American dream is dead. The days are gone when a person in America could work hard and become successful.

The very system that allowed Barack Obama to become successful is the very system that will be destroyed over the next few years by Barack Obama.

Sunday, November 02, 2008

How many different times has Barack Obama's tax plan changed?

At first, only those making more than $250, 000 a year would suffer with tax increase...

In the last several weeks, those considered to be too rich by Barack Obama's standards have seen the tax plan change.

We have now moved down to $200,000 as being too rich.

Then the figure was revised down to $150,000 by VP candidate Joe Biden.

Go figure, another Obama surrogate, Bill Richardson then revised it down to $120,000.

Now a new You Tube video has popped up showing that Barack Obama believes that $50,000 to $70,000 are really the middle class.

So now we are down to $50,000 to $70,000 may suffer under Barack Obama's rich category.

At the rate Barack Obama is making downward revisions, in Barack's eyes I will be considered a rich woman by Tuesday.

No, I won't be making any more money by then, I will just be another victim of Barack Obama's downward spiraling tax plan.