ALOHA, ALL!! Obama continues to rule by fiat. His blatant disregard for the United States Constitution and our process of government (legislative, judicial and executive) shows he cares only about promoting his leftist agenda by any means possible….even if it means breaking the law. His latest stunt of “shifting” immigration policy is a purely political move to gain votes in November. Obama himself admits it’s a temporary fix. It’s no secret that Obama really *hearts* Executive Orders and uses them to bypass Congress. So how many EOs has Obama signed? As of June 14, there were 128. They run the gamut from establishing a global development council to determining the order of succession in the Department of Justice (huh??) to establishing a Gulf Coast ecosystem task force. It’s astounding. Check this out: Current List of Obama’s Executive Orders and Is Obama’s Immigration Policy Unconstitutional?
Interesting perspective from Arizona Governor Jan Brewer: Announcement was a “pre-emptive strike”
As always, Allen West ROCKS!
But never fear – he still manages to get in his golf game: Golfer-in-Chief Celebrates His 100th Time on the Links
OMG….Obama Must Go!!
Final Thought: ”[T]o preserve the republican form and principles of our Constitution and cleave to the salutary distribution of powers which that [the Constitution] has established . . . are the two sheet anchors of our Union. If driven from either, we shall be in danger of foundering.” Thomas Jefferson, June 12, 1823
GOD BLESS AMERICA – PASS THIS ON – REMEMBER IN NOVEMBER!!
- Iowa Congressman to sue Obama over new illegal immigration policy (jurist.org)
- Fmr. Bush Atty General: Obama May Have Violated Oath Of Office With New Immigration Policy (mediaite.com)
ALOHA, ALL!! Hubby reminded me that today is Bill of Rights Day. Following is an email he sent out to his contact list today. I thought HDR readers would benefit from it as well. (BTW….I changed all the capital “Os” in Barry’s name to zeros. So that’s my contribution.)
Fly your U.S. flag today! I’m sure that all know that the Bill of Rights are the first ten amendments to the U.S. Constitution, ratified by the states and made part of the Constitution 220 years ago today in 1791. Understanding the Constitution is critical to understanding where our nation has been, where we might be headed and where 0bama fits into the mix. What still motivates obama is that obama, in his role as a Lecturer and Senior Lecturer in Constitutional Law at the University of Chicago’s law school often liked to point out what he considered shortcomings to the Constitution, most notably that the Constitution was a charter of negative liberties (that is, restricting government) rather than (what he thought better as do all Marxist thinkers) a charter of “positive liberties,” IOW a list of things government is required to do for its people. One can think of 0bama’s “positive liberties” as financial and similar entitlements — a word much in play these days but was not even considered by the Founders who lived in a era where freedom was paramount in the context of a representative government [for a people previously oppressed by government (Britain)] with intentionally limited scope and powers over its citizens. This video is instructive regarding the fundamental rub between positive and negative liberties:
This article too: Archived-Articles: Negative Liberties and Obama Newspeak
Or listen to obama in his own words describe his fondness for what is (yeah, I know some of you don’t like the word) the Marxist principles he’d prefer be mandated by a “better” Constitution. (Oh, and you’ll get to see Senior Lecturer obama lecturing Joe Wurzelbacher at the end of the video.)
Similar arguments occur in 0bama’s second autobiography, The Audacity of Hope (a title he got from a Jeremiah “God-damn-America” Wright sermon, btw). Oh, and as an aside, have you read 0bama’s two quasi-autobiographies? The first is well written and easily read, the second is turgid, almost as if one or both where “ghosted” by someone else. But that’s another topic…. (thanks to Hubby for the post. Looking forward to his thoughts on this other topic.)
GOD BLESS AMERICA – PASS THIS ON – REMEMBER IN 2012!!
ALOHA, ALL!! Ain’t this just swell: wind farms in the UK were paid a ton of money to not produce. Yep, that’s right! But it gets even more bizarre – looks like the wind farms were asked to stop producing because of high winds. Not joking. There was a hurricane in the area and apparently high winds might have caused the system to become overloaded. So let’s see….wind energy produced by those ugly space creature looking things is supposedly good, but we don’t want too much of it. Sure sounds high maintenance and stupid to me. I guess the only consolation here is that it proves there are eco-doofusses in other countries, not just the U.S. Wind farm paid £1.2 million to produce no electricity – Common American Journal BTW – hubby and I drove by a windmill farm on the North Shore of Oahu the other day. It was a typically breezy day, but not one fan was moving. Nada. Zero. Zilch. I sarcastically suggested they should install solar panels on the windmills so they’d start moving. Maybe more power could be produced by this windmill:
But Did You Hear About All The New Jobs?? 230,000 Employees | Green House Gas | Clean Air Act | The Daily Caller ”The Environmental Protection Agency has said new greenhouse gas regulations, as proposed, may be “absurd” in application and “impossible to administer” by its self-imposed 2016 deadline. But the agency is still asking for taxpayers to shoulder the burden of up to 230,000 new bureaucrats — at a cost of $21 billion — to attempt to implement the rules.” So you see? New jobs after all….that WE pay for with our taxes!!!!!!!
More Hot Air. Obama raising with Missouri stimulus beneficiary – Alexander Burns – POLITICO.com ”President Barack Obama will raise money in early October with a Missouri businessman whose company benefited from a $107 million federal tax credit to develop a wind power facility in his state.”
The Chicago Way. Chicago: Union Members Collect Millions in Tax $$ With Sweetheart Pension Deal ”Now this is the sort of corruption we are used to seeing in Illinois, eh? This week the Chicago Tribune and WGN TV has found up to 23 retired union operatives that are collecting millions in taxpayer dollars because they had pals in government tweak the state’s pensions laws to favor them.” Ah yes….and who else is from Chicago?????
Bubba Trying to Re-Write History. Bill Clinton, Home Wrecker – Investors.com ”He’s the one who originally pushed them to make those really dumb loans. And then he baited Wall Street to game the perverse system he created. Nobody put the American Dream of owning — and keeping — a home “under assault” more than he did.”
ICYMI: Census: US poverty rate swells to nearly 1 in 6 – Yahoo! News ”The ranks of America’s poor swelled to almost 1 in 6 people last year, reaching a new high as long-term unemployment left millions of Americans struggling and out of work. The number of uninsured edged up to 49.9 million, the biggest in more than two decades.” Hope & Change.
ROFL!!!! Watching Attack Watch . . . Do Nothing for the Past Nine Days. – By Jim Geraghty – The Campaign Spot – National Review Online ”The creators and managers of the Obama campaign web site “ATTACK WATCH” have not Tweeted since September 14, and the last “Attack File” was posted September 12. Perhaps they realized that they couldn’t top themselves after making Mark Steyn look sinister and demonic.”
The Constitution Is A Threat to a Multi-Cultural Center? Black Panther Threatens Conservative for Passing Out Constitutions – Common American Journal ”Are students that promote the black panther ideology and the Office of Diversity in league together at the University of Minnesota – Duluth (UMD)? It would would appear so in the video [at the link]. The events took place last week as one young man, Phil Cleary, handed out pocket Constitutions on campus in honor of Constitution Day. He had a table with literature promoting Youth for Western Civilization, a group dedicated to traditional values and western civilization, and engaged in students and faculty passing by. Then, the leftists showed up to heckle.”
Looks like the government is still on schedule to run out of money on Friday – stay tuned for more shenanigans and hot air.
Final Thought: “A great wind is blowing, and that gives you either imagination or a headache.” Catherine the Great
GOD BLESS AMERICA – PASS THIS ON – REMEMBER IN 2012!!
ALOHA, ALL! Even though she’s still hanging around, Nancy Nitwit no longer has the Speaker’s gavel….and that’s a reason to celebrate! (Actually, I have two reasons to celebrate today: my Buckeyes won the Sugar Bowl and a fellow Buckeye is now Speaker of the House – WOO HOO!) Anyhow, while I don’t think the GOP is perfect, having them in control of the House is a welcome change. And Boehner’s first act was to have the Constitution read on the House floor….I wonder how many of them are hearing its words for the first time???? So here’s to the 112th Congress and to the demise of the Wicked Witch of the West. It’s time to get to work and take this country back to the Constitutional principles on which it was founded: LIFE, LIBERTY & THE PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS!!! Here’s a great web article from The Heritage Foundation: http://blog.heritage.org/2011/01/05/morning-bell-tea-party-congress-returns-to-constitution/?utm_source=Newsletter&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=Morning%2BBell
ALOHA, ALL! Did you miss me? I must say that even though I wasn’t composing an HDR the past few weeks, I wasn’t being idle. And it looks like our feckless leaders continued down the path of stupidity. As HDR readers, you know that I can’t make up my mind whether Nancy Nitwit or 0bama deserve more of my ire. Yeah, I know….it’s a real dilemma! Let’s start with Nancy…..
Pelosi Moving To New Office. It appears that her San Fran district office is no longer adequate so she’s moving to bigger digs. The tax-payer funded new location will be 33% larger than the old office but cost 300% more ($18, 736/month.) She claims she needed more space because after all, she’s the Speaker of the House now (maybe that big toy gavel should go.) This is pure lunacy – she’s been speaker for nearly 3 years and now she needs to move? Prediction: she’ll be moving again after November 2010: Pelosi Offers Democrat Example of Frugality and Responsibility
Queen Nancy on MSNBC. Oh, to be stupid and oblivious….during an interview Pelosi first claimed that she hadn’t heard that the 0bama administration was continually blaming Bush for all the nation’s current problems. She said, “I haven’t even heard that.” WHAT????? Of course, she then appeared to have a brief awakening from her idiocy and said that people would stop blaming Bush “when all the problems go away.” Aw, how sweet! So someday when we all live in her statist utopia where there are no problems, Bush will be exonerated. Pelosi Will Stop Blaming Bush When Problems Go Away.
Say What? Just in case you missed Pelosi’s rambling, incoherent rant about her favorite word, here is it with Bill O’Reilly’s reaction – priceless!! Favorite Word Is “The Word”
Ever Wonder Who Nancy’s Big Donors Are? Go HERE
URGENT NOTE TO HDR READERS: FIRE PELOSI BY GIVING REPUBLICANS CONTROL OF CONGRESS IN 2010!!!!!
And Look What Happened Outside a Pelosi Event in DC. Congressman Bob Etheridge (D-NC) assaults college students who ask him the simple question, “Do you fully support the 0bama agenda?” Wow – what a hateful, incendiary question! Those kids should be ashamed of themselves: Congressman Manhandles Questioner The Democrat machine immediately distributed talking points attacking the kids who asked the question and made the video. Dems Defend Etheridge
Then, There’s Our Dear Leader….Does he really think he’s showing leadership by opining about kicking someone’s ass on national television? Is he so arrogant to think that we won’t notice that he finally decided to meet with BP oil execs 54 days after the Gulf oil disaster? Oh yeah, how about this: “I Can’t Suck It Up With A Straw” And guess where he was during the memorial service for the people killed on the oil rig? No, not the golf course (good guess, though.) He was headed to a fundraiser for Babs Boxer. Makes you sick to your stomach, doesn’t it?
He says he’s been on top of the oil spill “since day one.” Here’s a timeline up until June 5…you decide: 0bama’s Gulf Oil Spill And here’s an update: 0bama’s Gulf Oil spill, Part II Of course, he did go to Alabama Monday and ate some shrimp, saying it was “delicious” and safe to eat. If this is leadership then I’m qualified to be the Queen of England. 0bama is not only the worst president we have ever had, he’s the most dangerous. He’s also incompetent. Looks like I’m in good company as Dick Morris agrees: obama – An Incompetent Executive By now you’ve heard that help from the Dutch (offered 3 days after the spill) was rebuffed. Did you know the British also offered help and were turned down? US Turned Down Britain’s Offer To Help Clean Up Spill After all, obama can’t anger his huge union constituency by turning to foreign companies for assistance. That would be so wrong! BREAKING NEWS: 0bama gives Oval Office speech on oil disaster. Keith Olberman says, “It was a great speech if you were on another planet for the last 57 days.” Yes, that Keith Olberman!
A Professional Opinion. One psychiatrist just wrote an article in American Thinker analyzing 0bama and his odd, narcissistic personality. She thinks he has serious problems and I tend to agree. This man had a childhood that was far from normal. He was abandoned by both his mother and his father and his grandfather chose a communist pervert to mentor him. Frankly, how could he not be mentally damaged? Here’s her take on him: What’s Wrong With 0bama? (Thanks to Don for the link.) And yes….I honestly think 0bama has personality disorders and is mentally damaged. I believe that more and more each day, and he has done nothing to make me rethink my analysis. If anything, he continues to confirm my assessment.
Now, For Some Comic Relief…..obama Ass-Kicking Rap Song
Now HERE’S A Leader: Jindal Orders National Guard To Build Barrier Wall
Another One!! Mike Pence: We Won’t Cap That Well with Cap and Trade
More obamacare Myths Exposed: It’s becoming less likely that you can keep your current coverage. It also looks more and more like it won’t reduce costs. Add to that the fact that baby boomer docs and nurses are retiring, and you get the picture. It’s not a pretty one.
Did You Hear About The Warning Label on The Constitution? Wilder Publications sells pocket-sized Constitutions through Amazon. Apparently, they think it’s important to let people know the Constitution might not reflect today’s values. Seriously. Stupid Publisher Tricks – Company Puts Warning Label on Constitution I say it’s important to let Wilder Publications know they don’t reflect OUR values!
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Must-See Video: Marine Singing 4th Verse of National Anthem We all need to memorize this verse! I had never heard it before and it’s beautiful. (Thanks, Rob!)
Final Thought: “He’s becoming very pompous, and I voted for him. We all had such hope in him and I think he’s reading his own press clippings.” Joan Rivers on Barack 0bama – you know you’re in trouble when Joan Rivers makes sense.
And – Perfect Definition of a Liberal (Thanks, Steve!)…Sam Samford LIBERAL (noun): An open-minded individual whose brain has fallen out. (See Also: Obama, Democrats, Satan)
GOD BLESS AMERICA – PASS THIS ON – REMEMBER IN NOVEMBER!
ALOHA, ALL! Since I went to high school in the 60′s & college in the 70′s, I can’t help but go back to the music during that time. It pops into my head at the strangest times! Remember Buffalo Springfield? (It’s OK – You can admit you’re the same vintage as me.) Neil Young and Stephen Stills were young guys then and this was their breakout group. Of course, the rest is history. Buffalo Springfield’s biggest hit was a song called “For What It’s Worth.” It was released in 1966 after Stills witnessed police actions against the crowds of young people who had gathered on the Sunset Strip to protest the closing of a nightclub called Pandora’s Box. Ah, to be young and stupid in the 60′s. But the song morphed into an anthem for all the protests that took place during the 60′s and 70′s. With haunting lyrics like “there’s battle lines being drawn – nobody’s right when everybody’s wrong” and “paranoia strikes deep…into your life it will creep” it’s a perfect song for what’s happening today. Did you see or hear of any violence during the hundreds of Tea Parties last week? No….yet people like Bill Clinton and others are trying to paint the movement as a bunch of hate-filled, racist mobsters. They are trying to create paranoia and draw battle lines. Nice try – it’s not working! Here in Honolulu there were people of all ages and all walks of life at our event. I’m sure you experienced the same thing at Tea Parties in your cities. Keep it up, progressives and lame-stream media – the more you paint everyday, hard-working, patriotic Americans as subversives and seditionists, the stronger we get. After all, tea gets stronger the longer it’s in hot water
BTW…you can listen to Buffalo Springfield on your computer and tons of other artists at this site: LALA You have to take a few seconds and register, but it’s free. And you can listen to any song one time for free. I’m listening to Canned Heat right now – how fun is that? ”I’m going up the country….”
If A Tree Falls In The Forest. You know that old adage about a tree falling and no one being there to hear it? How about if two young Republicans get beat up in New Orleans and no one reports it? That’s exactly what happened at the Southern Republican Leadership Conference earlier this month: Republican Officials Attacked And Injured A key staffer for Governor Bobby Jindal and her boyfriend left a dinner event and were promptly beat up by protesters/thugs who were outside the restaurant: Beaten Jindal Staffer So ask yourself a question: Why haven’t you heard of this story? Never mind – see the first story above. Why do I think if these young people had been Democrats & 0bama supporters this story would be headline news everywhere. “There’s something happening here…what it is ain’t exactly clear…”
It’s The Constitution, Stupid! It’s interesting how the scheme is to paint the Tea Party movement as just an anti-tax movement. 0bama says we should all thank him because our taxes are the lowest they’ve been in 60 years. I heard someone ask a Tea Party person if he thought taxes were a bad thing…after all, we have police, firemen, roads, etc. They are missing the point: the Tea Party movement is all about restoring the Constitution and the limited powers outlined by our Founding Fathers. It’s not just taxes….it’s abuse of power. I suggest people who think it’s only about taxes check out the reason behind the original Tea Party in Boston. And that they read this: Tea Party Goal – Restore Limits of Constitution BTW, 0bama’s administration has already signed into law hundreds of billions in new taxes via various programs. Let’s see if they use that “thank me” approach next time.
To Whit….Check out the Contract From America unveiled at the DC Tea Party. It’s a document that calls for individual liberty, limited government and economic freedom: Contract From America
Just Plain Pathetic. Last fall, Babs “Don’t Call Me Ma’am” Boxer called the Tea Party folks “too well dressed to be authentic.” Now she wants her supporters to be just like them – LOL! The Boxer Rebellion: Senator Begs Crowd To Get Excited Of course, the 0bamessiah campaigned for her the other day so she shouldn’t worry about getting re-elected. After all, he’s gold! *Big Smirk*
An “Out-of-the-Box” Tax. My friend Terri told me about a novel tax idea that would be more fair, cheaper and ultimately provide all the revenue we need. It’s called the Automated Payment Transaction Tax (APT). Check it out – it eliminates tax forms and all that hassle! No more IRS? Uh oh…who would enforce mandatory healthcare? What a shame….
What a Coincidence! 0bama is all set to march out his financial reform package and lo and behold….the SEC goes after Goldman Sachs for fraud. Wow – isn’t it odd that the two things are happening at the same time???? Darrell Issa thinks so: Rep Issa Asks SEC For Information But I’m sure this reform deal is for the good of we the people. After all, Chris Dodd developed it: Obama Now Pushing Sneaky Wall Street Bailout But I sure wish they could explain why all the big Wall Street banks support this – do they know something we don’t know? Then there’s this: 0bama’s Wall Street Bill Lets Crooks Escape And here’s a good analysis of the whole Goldman Sachs debacle: The Fallacy of Fraud
Dirty Little Secrets. With all the broohaha over Goldman Sachs, do you think 0bama will give back the nearly $1 million they donated to his campaign? This is an interesting chart: Top Contributors to Barack Obama Some are comparing Barack 0bama and Goldman Sachs to George Bush and Enron. But it’s much worse: Is Goldman 0bama’s Enron? Gee….I wonder why the NY Times isn’t talking about how “broad and deep” the Obamessiah’s ties to Goldman are? And how about Greg Craig, former 0bama White House counsel, now advising Goldman Sachs? I thought 0bama said that anyone working for him would not be permitted to “influence your government colleagues” for 2 years after leaving his/her position? Hannity’s America – Greg Craig obama lies yet again. As Michelle Malkin said, “While President Obama assails the culture of greed and recklessness practiced by the men of Goldman Sachs, his administration is infested with them. The White House can no more disown Government Sachs than Da Boss-in-chief can disown Chicago politics.”
Barack Hussein Chavez. Imagine the outcry if any other president and his minions (aka the Democrat congress) had tried to push through legislation that would give him the power to take over any financial institution he pleased….with no checks and balances. that’s exactly what they are trying to do now: Obama’s Frightening New Attack on the Constitution
Speaking of Venezuela….did you know that Iran is sending its Qods shock troops there? I know – what are those? They are special Islamist troops deployed around the world to advance Iranian interests. Qods troops are already well established in the Middle East and North Africa and are increasing their presence in latin America – mostly Venezuela. Iran Boosts Shock Troops In Venezuela Meanwhile Bambi is in La-La Land regarding foreign policy, especially Iran. Mark Steyn explains it perfectly: Obama In Happy Fairyland
Dumb Like A Fox. The latest on Lt Col Terry Lakin is that he has now been “flagged.” As you recall, Lt Col Lakin is the Army physician who is refusing orders until 0bama provides proof of eligibility to be POTUS. Flagged means than no positive actions can be taken on Lt Col Lakin’s behalf, including promotions. He was scheduled to be promoted to full Colonel in about a year. Lakin could be court martialed and even arrested for refusing orders, so why is he putting his head on the chopping block like this? My theory is that he’s trying to force 0bama’s hand. During his prosecution, discovery will allow him to find evidence to support his case – thus, 0bama will be forced to show his papers. Stay tuned: Army Officer Flagged For Challenging Obama BREAKING NEWS – LOOK WHAT ARIZONA JUST DID: AZ House – Check Obama’s Citizenship
This Week’s Rising Star Is…John Willoughby. John is running for Congress to replace progressive/statist Mazie Hirono in Hawaii’s second congressional district. He’s a fiscal conservative who believes in securing our borders and enforcing our laws. As a retired Navy Lieutenant Commander, John is a strong supporter of our military and their families. He currently works as a commercial airline pilot for United Airlines. With two young sons, John is concerned about the future of this country and wants to leave it a better place for all children. GO JOHN!!
Charles Djou Money Wave Today!!!!!!! Want to sent a message? Put a Republican in Congress to represent 0bama’s home district in Hawaii. Go Here: Djou Money Wave
You Have To Fight…For Your Right…To Vacation! The head of a European Union committee thinks that vacations are a basic human right and that tax payers should pay for people who cannot afford vacations. I am not making this up: Vacationing A Human Right What’s next? The right to party, of course!
The Last Laugh: George Bush, Queen Elizabeth, and Vladimir Putin all die and go to hell. While there, they spy a red phone and ask what the phone is for. The devil tells them it is for calling back to Earth. Putin asks to call Russia and talks for 5 minutes. When he is finished the devil informs him that the cost is a million dollars, so Putin writes him a check. Next Queen Elizabeth calls England and talks for 30 minutes. When she is finished the devil informs her that the cost is 6 million dollars, so she writes him a check. Finally George Bush gets his turn and talks for 4 hours. When he is finished the devil informs him that the cost is $5.00. When Putin hears this he goes ballistic and asks the devil why Bush got to call the USA so cheaply. The devil smiles and replies: “Since Obama took over, the country has gone to hell, so it’s a local call.”
This Is GOOD! (Thanks, Garry)
Final Thought: “Each generation goes further than the generation preceding it because it stands on the shoulders of that generation. You will have opportunities beyond anything we’ve ever known.”
GOD BLESS AMERICA – REMEMBER IN NOVEMBER – PASS THIS ON!