HDR 82(1): Stop, Children…What’s That Sound
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!