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Wednesday, September 29, 2010

The Mood Of Conservatives

Want to know where Conservatives stand?

Hey folks,

Here you go.


"Time to rid the republic of RINOs and CINOs. Note I said republic, all so-called Conservatives In Name Only should be removed from office and those who have failed to uphold their oath of office should be sent to jail, if their actions were criminal."
That is BG who send this in. This is a Email from Senator Jim DeMint Chairman, Senate Conservatives Fund


You're not going to believe what happened this week. Just when I thought Republicans in Washington were beginning to get the message, they went back to business as usual.

As you know, Alaska Senator Lisa Murkowski lost the Republican primary to her conservative challenger, Joe Miller, in a fair fight. But instead of graciously conceding and endorsing the Republican nominee, Murkowski announced that she will continue her campaign as an independent write-in candidate.

Senate Republicans held a closed-door meeting Wednesday afternoon to elect someone to replace Senator Murkowski as the top Republican on the Energy and Natural Resources Committee. Or so we thought.

Rather than taking away Murkowski's leadership position on the committee, Senate Republicans decided to let her keep it. One senator after another stood up to argue in favor of protecting her place on the committee — a position she will no doubt use in her campaign against Joe Miller, the conservative Republican nominee.

It was bad enough to watch my colleagues work to support her in the primary after she had built a record of betraying conservatives principles. But watching them back her after she left the party and launched a campaign against the Republican nominee was more than I could bear.

I spoke out against the motion and I voted against it. But the good ol' boys' club, which always protects its own, prevailed. The motion was adopted by secret ballot and the final tally was not disclosed.

Keep in mind that I was attacked just last week by the Washington establishment for supporting Christine O'Donnell — a conservative — because they believe her nomination will hand the seat to a Democrat in Delaware. This week, however, that same establishment voted to help Lisa Murkowski — a moderate — defeat the Republican nominee, which could hand the seat to a Democrat in Alaska.

Marc Thiessen addressed this double standard in a column he wrote for the Washington Post on Tuesday, which you can read here. Here's an excerpt:

In that sense of entitlement, Murkowski is not alone. All last week, we heard the GOP establishment complain how the Tea Party is threatening Republican unity by pursuing "ideological purity" at the expense of a "big tent" party. But Tea Party-endorsed candidates are the ones who have stayed within the GOP tent. Rather than launching destructive third-party bids, fiscally conservative insurgents have contested GOP primaries — and when they have lost, they have endorsed their establishment opponents virtually without fail.

Contrast that with the record of the establishment candidates. When it became clear Charlie Crist would lose to Marco Rubio in Florida's Senate race, Crist bolted the GOP and decided to run as an independent. When Arlen Specter saw he would lose to Pat Toomey in Pennsylvania's Senate race, he became a Democrat. And, after losing the GOP nomination in Alaska, Murkowski is running as an independent write-in candidate. And yet, we are told that it is the Tea Party that is dividing the GOP and threatening party unity. For establishment candidates, unity seems to be a one-way street. The message to Tea Party activists across the country is: We want your votes but not your candidates.

The idea that DeMint and the Tea Party are threatening the GOP's chances for reclaiming the majority is absurd. Republicans wouldn't have a shot at taking back either the House or Senate were it not for the Tea Party movement, which has both energized the conservative base and attracted independents to the GOP by promising to reform the party and restore fiscal sanity in Washington. The best way to dispirit the conservative base and lose those independents would be to take back the majority and go back to business as usual.

The decision by Senate Republicans to hurt the conservative nominee in Alaska is certainly dispiriting, but it's also a healthy reminder that we must keep fighting to elect new Republicans who won't continue business as usual. If we're going to change Washington, we have to change the people we send to Washington. It's that simple.

Thank you for standing up for freedom. Washington may not be listening now but it will be in November.

Respectfully,
Jim DeMint
United States Senator
Chairman, Senate Conservatives Fund
There is a link to contribute. But this is WHY the Tea Party IS so popular. This is WHY there is a TRUE ascendancy of Conservatism. The American People are mad, and they are not going to take it anymore. This is a perfect example of WHY the people are angry. Be it the Loons in power, or the Right Wingnuts in the Establishment, they are NOT LISTENING to the People.

Like I said before, to the Republicans in the Establishment, get on board, or get out of the way. Come November, we will run right over you if we have to. This is NOT about power, positions, Chairmanships, and Politics as usual. This is NOT about Left vs Right. This is NOT about YOU. This is a fight for America itself. This is about DEFEATING Liberalism. This is about repealing the damage that Obama and Crew have done.

I hope you get it before it's too late for you. I'll say it again. Get on board or get out of the way. It really is just that simple.
Peter

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Sunday, September 26, 2010

Intellectual Debate, California Legislature to Expand Illegal Alien Benefits

Preview for Sunday 092610

Hey folks,

It really is. I need to answer this question because I keep getting asked why all of a sudden, I seem to not be interested in defending my position on this or that, when challenged. Simply put, at times, defending the truth is pointless, and a waste of time. Here is what I'm talking about.

This question was posed to me after this exchange over at Tom Sullivan Radio Listener's Club. I was talking about the Ground Zero Mosque being on a fast track and the Greek Orthodox Church was not being allowed to be RE-build, where it had been for something like 80 years. If we are talking First Amendment, then the Greek Church shouldn't be having any problems. Well, here is the exchange between me and Liberal John Daniel.


JD - "Peter, with regard to the Greek Orthodox Church, you've been victimized. Again. The church is rebuilding just a couple of thousand feet away and said church received 20 Million, 10 Million of it came from JP Morgan Chase, which wants to build one of the new towers and needs the room. Your first and foremost responsibility as an American is not to spread BS or be victim to BS specifically-designed to appeal to your fear and capitalize upon your limited understanding of the world."

PC - "Hey John, YOU might want to check YOUR facts. Are they building right now? They stopped? Why?"

JD - "Peter, if I'm going to give you my time, I need a better response than that, what are your specific rebuttals? You want to be a "blogger," but no heavy lifting? Unless you're feigning naivety. It's about M.O.N.E.Y. Goldman wants the spot of land. Simple as that. For further humiliation, and who is really a "friend of Islam," read my forum post "Tom, who you Daddy?""
Truth is, they are NOT rebuilding. Truth is, they were forced to stop. What I said is accurate. I do not have to argue for argument sake. Then there was another Lib that responded to me over at Facebook whom just mindlessly repeated Lib Talking points instead of actually attempting to debate. I did not respond. Why? There is no point.

Look, If I say, "The sky is Blue." Then give you the Scientific Method on which I base this, other than pure observation, and you respond with, "No. The Sky is actually Green. Here is how I came to the conclusion I did." OK. Now we are having a debate. I can check your facts, you can check mine, the Observers, Readers, can check out both for themselves and come to their own conclusion.

However, if I say "The sky is Blue." Then give you the Scientific Method on which I base this, other than pure observation, and you respond with, "No. Your an Idiot. Everyone knows the sky is Green." Or "Are you a Geologist? The color of the sky is just too complex for the layman to understand." Or, "You are just saying that because you are Racist. You hate Green. Maybe you will come around to the 21 Century one day." There is now nothing more to discuss. I said the Sky is Blue, and told you why. You said I'm wrong, but offered no proof as to why you are right. There is now no room for an Intellectual Debate. I would repeat myself, or attempt to defend myself against your attacks and the TOPIC will get lost all together. It will turn into an argument for argument sake and become boring to those following along.

I'm a busy guy. So I've decided not to waste any more time in arguments for argument sake, nor will I defend myself against insane and baseless accusations. If you want to debate me, be ready to prove your point. Come prepared to back what you say, then we can actually have an intellectual debate. If all you are willing to do is attack, then do not bother.

Anyway, happy Sunday to you. Coming right up today?

O'Donnell and Evolution
Where Are The Test Results?
Cancer Losing It's Battle
DLA for Sunday 092610
IWA for Sunday 092610

Remember, you can follow along on Twitter, go to Facebook, Tom Sullivan Radio Listener's Club, and as always, the Email is opntalk@gmail.com. Before we get to all this, did you catch THIS. People wonder why people are AGAINST Illegal Aliens? Here is a PERFECT example.

California Legislature to Expand Illegal Alien Benefits
PR Newswire WASHINGTON, Sept. 24
Dream Act Would Allow Access to Financial Aid, Grants Unless Vetoed by Governor

WASHINGTON, Sept. 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Nearly three months into the fiscal year, the California legislature and Gov. Schwarzenegger are finalizing a budget agreement that calls for massive cuts in state programs to close the state's projected $19 billion budget gap. While most Californians will be feeling the pain – and lots of it – the California legislature not only spared, but expanded benefits to at least one political interest in the state: Illegal aliens.

Senate Bill 1460 and Assembly Bill 1413, collectively -referred to as the California DREAM Act, were approved by the legislature and are headed to Gov. Schwarzenegger's desk. By some estimates, these bills could provide over $38 million in state benefits to help illegal aliens attend California colleges and universities. This assistance comes on top of an estimated $88 million a year California taxpayers continue to provide to illegal aliens in the form of in-state tuition benefits, despite the fact that a state appeals court has ruled the policy unconstitutional.

If Gov. Schwarzenegger signs the California DREAM Act before the Sept. 30 deadline, illegal aliens would be eligible to receive taxpayer funded grants and assistance to offset the ever increasing costs of attending public colleges and universities in California. The bill also expands the definition of who is eligible to receive in-state tuition subsidies. Currently, students must have attended three years of high school in California to qualify. Under SB 1460, anyone who completes three years of secondary school, and earns a degree, in California is eligible for in-state tuition. Secondary schools include trade and adult schools.

"The California legislature continues to demonstrate its contempt for law-abiding, taxpaying Californians," charged Dan Stein, president of the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR). "As they put the final touches on a budget that cuts vital services and programs, illegal aliens get new rewards.

"The California college and university system – once the crown jewel of America's public higher education system – has been forced to cut admissions and programs, while dramatically increasing tuition and student fees in recent years. While countless deserving students, who are legal U.S. residents, are being left out in the cold because admissions have been cut, or because they cannot afford the rising tuitions, the legislature is approving new benefits to illegal aliens," said Stein.

Gov. Schwarzenegger refused to sign almost identical legislation in 2008. At the time, the governor stated, "[G]iven the precarious fiscal condition the state faces at this time, it would not be prudent to place additional demands on our limited financial aid resources as specified in this bill."

"California's fiscal condition has only grown more precarious since 2008," noted Stein. "We call upon Gov. Schwarzenegger to once again act as a check on a reckless and irresponsible legislature that continues to provide benefits to illegal aliens as it inflicts pain on everyone else in the state. Fiscal responsibility, not to mention basic respect for the people of California, requires that the governor veto SB 1460," Stein concluded.

Some basic facts about illegal immigration and California higher education:

During the last fiscal year, the California State University system's budget was cut by $564 million.

As a result of budget cuts, admissions to the 23 California State universities were reduced by 40,000 students. (One-time federal stimulus money will allow 10,000 of those seats to be restored.)

The average in-state tuition at a Cal State school is now $5,000 per year. As recently as the 2000-01 academic year, tuition cost $1,800.

The average in-state tuition at the ten University of California schools is $11,285 per year. Books, supplies, insurance and other requirements bring the cost to $16,470.
Room and board for non-commuting students increases the cost to $29,450.

California already spends nearly $21.8 billion on all programs and services for illegal aliens and their families – an amount greater than the state's $19 billion projected budget shortfall.

About FAIR

Founded in 1979, FAIR is the country's largest immigration reform group. With over 250,000 members nationwide, FAIR fights for immigration policies that serve national interests, not special interests.

FAIR believes that immigration reform must enhance national security, improve the economy, protect jobs, preserve our environment, and establish a rule of law that is recognized and enforced.

SOURCE FAIR
Yeah, I know. Compassion for those who just want a better life. Right? Going to fill my cup. Be right back.
Peter

O'Donnell and Evolution

Keep doing it. YOU ARE HELPING HER!!

Hey folks,

That's right, the Idiot that is Bill Maher, who is seemingly desperate to get her on his show. I know he needs the Ratings, but this is pretty pathetic. The funny thing is he THINKS he is hurting her. Truth is, there are more people out there that AGREE with the latest "Deep dark past secret" of O'Donnell. She believes that if Evolution is going to continue to be taught in School, then Creation should be as well.

According to the AP- TV host Maher shows another O'Donnell clip, here is the exchange.

"Evolution is a myth," O'Donnell said, starting to explain her position before Maher interrupted.

"Evolution is a myth?" he asked. "Have you ever looked at a monkey?"

"Well then why aren't they, why aren't monkeys still evolving into humans?" O'Donnell responded.

O'Donnell expressed similar views in 1996 as a spokeswoman for Concerned Women for America, a conservative Christian group, saying on a CNN broadcast that "too many people are blindly accepting evolution as fact."

"But when you get down to the hard evidence, it's merely a theory," she said, adding that there was "just as much, if not more" evidence for creationism, and that both views should be taught in schools.
You see, Bill Maher is an Idiot. Ever look at a Money? Not even some Evolutionist believe we came from Monkeys. But it IS merely a THEORY. A Scientifically IMPOSSIBLE Theory. So YES, if you are going to teach a fallacy as Fact, you must also teach Creationism for those that realize a pure Godless Evolution is IMPOSSIBLE, they have another possibility to look at. Takes more faith to believe in Evolution than it does God.

The O'Donnell campaign did not immediately respond Friday night to e-mail and telephone messages seeking comment. Nor should they. They need not give this Moron any more attention. Let him keep playing his clips from a failed show. They are out there, if anyone felt it worth a look. Moron, I mean Maher, is a mindless drone with the inability to think. All he does is repeat Liberal Talking points he is told to repeat, regardless of how outdated or incorrect they may be. O'Donnell is the People's choice. She need not cater to the likes of Maher.
Peter

Sources:
AP- TV host Maher shows another O'Donnell clip

Where Are The Test Results?

That lounging Oil, settled on the bottom of the Ocean? "It HAS to be BP!"

Hey folks,

I came across this article from the AP - Study shows latest government spill estimate right
WASHINGTON – After several missteps, the federal government finally got it right, accurately estimating how much oil spilled into the Gulf of Mexico, an independent scientific study found.

Nearly 185 million gallons of oil spilled from the broken BP well into the Gulf of Mexico this summer, according to a study by two Columbia University researchers who made their estimates based on video of the oil spewing from the well.

The federal government's final estimate was a shade more than 172 million gallons. The Columbia researchers' estimate is 12.6 million gallons more than the federal figure. However, because it's so difficult to get a precise estimate, there is a large margin of error for both the government figure and the Columbia number. The margin is so large that the two estimates essentially overlap, the researchers said. Their study was published online Thursday in the journal Science.
OK. Interesting. Not sure of the importance of it. Then I saw this. According to Reuters - Scientists give fresh estimate of Gulf oil spill By Matthew Bigg – Thu Sep 23, 3:22 pm ET

ATLANTA (Reuters) – Researchers weighed in on the controversial question of how much oil poured into the Gulf of Mexico during the BP Plc spill and said on Thursday the total amount was around 4.4 million barrels.

The figure, derived using a technique called optical plume velocimetry, represents the first independent peer-reviewed study of the worst oil spill in U.S. history and conforms closely to the most recent estimate by government scientists.

The spill began in April when a deepwater rig exploded and sank in the Gulf. The well was capped on July 15 and killed on Sunday after causing billions of dollars worth of environmental and economic damage to Gulf coast states.

Estimating the extent of the spill precisely is a crucial part of any environmental damage assessment and also has big legal implications for the energy giant.

BP faces potential fines under several anti-pollution laws and recent increases in the estimate of how much oil leaked from its well suggest this could amount to a major liability.

The company has already clocked up potential fines of up to $9 billion, based on a possible $4,300 per barrel fine for polluting major waterways.

"It's important to understand how much oil was put into the system as we work to understand the ecological impacts in the short term and long term," said Timothy Crone, professor at Columbia University's Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory.

"People need to know how much oil came out," Crone said in an interview. The paper, co-authored with Maya Tolstoy, will be published in the journal Science.
So it's all about money. Go figure. But you know what is NOT in either of these Articles? Read both Articles in total, and there is one thing that you will not see. The "BP Oil found on the Bottom of the Ocean." Remember that? They found a layer of Oil, some estimate 6 inches thick, 80 miles from the Deep Horizon Accident. They, being University of Georgia researcher Samantha Joye, and her team out to get BP. When they discovered the Oil, or at least what they think is Oil, she came right out and said "This has to be from BP. The Oil didn't disappear, it sank." Not even most Scientist at the time agreed with this asinine statement. The heavier components in Oil called the asphalts make up only about 1 percent of the oil that was spilled. Hardly enough to sink and cause this much Oil to be on the bottom 80 miles away. Yet they said that they would be testing it to find the "Chemical Fingerprints" that would conclusively link it to the BP spill.

So? It's now the 25th? Where are the test results? I'm willing to bet that they are in and it is NOT BP Oil. I would even be willing to bet that it is not as much as they claim. If it were, we would see headline news all over the place. "BP not done clean up." "Man-made Disaster grows." "Test link BP." Where is ANY news on the tests or this "Floor of Oil?" Anyone?
Peter

Sources:
AP - Study shows latest government spill estimate right
Reuters -
Scientists give fresh estimate of Gulf oil spill

Cancer Losing It's Battle

"Lost his battle to Cancer."

Hey folks,

We hear all the time, those Famous and not so much, "We sorry to report, he / she lost their battle to Cancer. So and so died this day at so and so O'clock, after a long battle with this kind of Cancer."

Well we seem to have some good news. According to HealthDay - As Science Unlocks Secrets, Cancer Rates Fall by Dennis Thompson – Fri Sep 24, 11:48 pm ET Cancer may finally be losing the battle. Lets look at this in today's Health and Science Segment.

(HealthDay News) -- Cancer is one of the most feared diseases on the planet, and the second leading cause of death in the United States.

But medical science is slowly conquering cancer, according to an assessment of cancer trends produced by the U.S. National Cancer Institute in conjunction with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the American Cancer Society and the North American Association of Central Cancer Registries.

Death rates and diagnosis rates from all cancers combined are declining significantly, both for men and women overall, and for most racial and ethnic populations within the United States, the report found.

New diagnoses for all types of cancer combined decreased an average of almost 1 percent a year from 1999 to 2006, and deaths attributed to cancer decreased 1.6 percent a year from 2001 to 2006, according to the report, an annual evaluation released each December.
Now I understand that 1 percent in minuscule. But it is FAR better than the Cancer Rate INCREASING. This really IS good news.

Doctors predict that the rates will keep falling because research has begun unlocking the secrets of how different cancers begin and develop.

"We're beginning to understand that each cancer has an individual pathway to development," said Dr. Alan G. Thorson, president of the American Cancer Society, a clinical professor of surgery and director of colon and rectal surgery at Creighton University in Omaha, Neb. "We know now how to look at cancer, find its source and go for that source, which makes all the difference in the world."

The decrease in cancer incidence and deaths has been driven mainly by advances in detecting and treating the major types of cancer in men and women, according to the report.

Incidence and death rates are declining for lung, prostate and colorectal cancer in men, and for breast and colorectal cancer in women, the report said. Also, increases in the other major cancer for women, lung cancer, have tapered off, with rates remaining stable since 2003.
The change in Lifestyles also have to play a part in this. More and more people are quiting Smoking, eating healthier, exercising more. Drugs and Treatment are advancing, but so are we.

There's no single explanation for the decrease in these major cancers, doctors said. Rather, the decreases are chalked up to effective detection and treatment tools designed for each form of cancer.

For example, public tobacco policy has been crucial in reducing lung cancer rates in men and leveling them out for women, said Dr. Brenda Edwards, associate director of the Surveillance Research Program at the U.S. National Cancer Institute.

"The biggest risk factor for lung cancer is smoking," Edwards said. "We've begun to see the impact of efforts to limit tobacco use." She noted that the reduction in smoking rates has accompanied laws designed to prohibit public smoking.

Colorectal cancer has decreased because of increased efforts to screen for the cancer using colonoscopy and other methods, Thorson said. Colonoscopy has made colorectal cancer completely preventable, he explained, because doctors can remove precancerous polyps from the colon during the procedure.
Also people eating right. Things that will NOT clog up the Colon. More and more people are learning ways to cleanse the Liver also. Which is another place in the body that stores bad stuff that can make you sick in the long run.

A number of factors account for the decrease in breast cancer rates. Mammograms are providing earlier detection of breast cancers, and earlier detection most often results in more successful treatment, Thorson said.

On top of that, fewer women are using hormone replacement medications after menopause, and "the sudden shift away from hormone replacement therapies in women affected incidence rates," Edwards said.

Prostate cancer rates have fallen as the result of improved detection through the use of tests that measure the level of prostate-specific antigen (PSA) in a man's blood, which can indicate cancer likelihood, and improved treatment procedures, Edwards said.

Both Edwards and Thorson believe the key to keeping cancer in decline involves molecular and genetic research that is unlocking the way cancer cells function.

"We're beginning to understand what's going wrong inside of the cells to make them behave in a bad manner," Thorson said. This type of research will result in targeted therapies that will attack cancer cells while leaving healthy cells alone, he said.

Increased understanding of the human genome also will help in cancer prevention, Thorson said. Using knowledge of the genetics of cancer, doctors might soon be able to identify people who are at high risk for certain types of cancer and provide them with the tools to prevent its occurrence.

Other breakthroughs along the way also should help. For example, doctors are using vaccines to prevent the occurrence of cervical cancer in women and are researching ways other vaccines might stop other forms of cancer.

But Thorson said the biggest breakthroughs in cancer prevention could be ones that people undertake in their everyday lives.

If people begin eating right, exercising and avoiding bad habits such as smoking, then cancer rates will continue to fall, he explained.
Like I said. More on this is a second.

"We have the ability to significantly reduce cancer available right now," Thorson said. "Those are things we can do to prevent cancer, which is infinitely better than creating new ways to treat cancer once it's there."

"People forget how much power we do have right now through simple lifestyle changes," he added.
The liver is one of the most important Organs in the body when it comes to Detoxifying or getting rid of foreign substances or Toxins. Like the old saying goes, garbage in, garbage out. However, in some cases, garbage in, garbage STAYS in. The liver plays a key role in most Metabolic processes, especially Detoxification. The liver gets rid of harmful substances by a complex series of Chemical reactions. The role of these various Enzyme activities in the Liver is to convert fat soluble Toxins into water soluble substances that can be excreted in the urine or the bile depending on the particular characteristics of the end product.

You get many of these Toxic Chemicals in the fat you eat. This makes them difficult for the body to excrete. They get mixed up with the fatty acids and Proteins, some of which you body needs. So since your body needs them, it stores them, just like the good stuff. Toxins may be stored for years, being released slowly through time. Enough release at once or in combination, you can get sick. So it stands to reason, a Healthy Liver, can reduce the threat of Cancer and other Sicknesses and Diseases.

So as it turns out, between Healthier Lifestyles and GOOD Science, we are actually making advancements in the battle against Cancer. May the fight continue until we can finally say, "We have GREAT News, Cancer has lost it's battle to us. It died on so and so day."
Peter

Sources:
HealthDay - As Science Unlocks Secrets, Cancer Rates Fall

DLA for Sunday 092610

A voice in the wilderness?

Hey folks,

Back in the day, there were very few of us, crying out to all that could hear. The New Liberalism, or Progressiveness IS a Quest For Tyranny. Obama BAD for the Country. Liberalism in today's version, BAD for the Country. They must NOT gain power to bring forth their insane agendas. America itself is at stake.

However, many fell asleep and did not hear. They dreamed the Dream that was Obama. Historic, First Black President, Peace, Green, All equal and living in the Utopia of the Liberal Ideal.

There were those, and still are, that thought Obama would pay off their Mortgages, buy them a new car. Take Millions from those greedy Millionaires and give the money to THEM. Obama even came out and said that the Sea Levels {That are threatening to wipe us all out} would lower as soon as he was ascended to the throne, uh, I mean, elected President.

Yet hear we were, I leading the way, telling you that the "Dream" was really a Nightmare waiting to flourish. But many still slept. Still dreamt. Still "Hoped." Even though they had NO IDEA what it was they were hoping for.

Record Unemployment, record housing slump, record deficits, no money, no credit, no way out of the hole, Obama taking over industries, and Healthcare. The Socialistic Agenda, Marxism at it's finest, attempting to be established. The Country as we know it, under a full fledged attack by those elected to RUN it. The Constitution all but in shreds. Courts being set up to further the Liberal Agendas. The Kooks are running the show, and continue to use Tax Payer's money as personal Piggy Banks.

People are starting to wake up. NOW, after the Lib Kooks have shown us whom they truly are, the American People REGRET the Dream. They REGRET that they fell for the SCAM. They are ANGRY that they were lied to. They Are tire of this Regime, which is what they are, governing AGAINST their Will. They are tired of being Dictated to. What to eat, wear, where to and how to live. They are tired of being insulted. Called Racists, Kooks, Imbeciles, "F---ers," ETC. They are TIRED of Insanity.

Of course I'm referring to our Idiot of the week using the word "f---ers" to describe Tea Party People and anyone that opposes Obamacare, or Obama, or ANY of the Insane Leftists Ideals.

Well all those voices are coming out of the Wilderness. They are NOW mainstream. Our winner of the Logic Award is one of them. Yeah, I know, BAD Picture, but the only one I could find. Chris Littleton, the President of the Cincinnati Tea Party.

Mr. Littleton made a GREAT point. He responded that just because Redfern didn't know the Cameras were rolling doesn't mean his point of view changes. As with MANY on the Left. They tell you who they are and what they really think when they think no one but like minded people are listening. We've seen this time and time again. I have many of them here. Check the Archives.

He added that all the accusations that Tea Partiers are racist or hateful are a "projection" of opponents' own thoughts and he'd be willing to explain to Redfern why the health care law is problematic to Tea Party participants.
{Laughing} VERY well put. He is one hundred percent right. Who are the TRUE Racists? All the way back from Slavery up to now? The Left. Sorry, just the facts. Whom is it that sees EVERYTHING through Race? The Left. Whom is it that doesn't believe in personal Freedom to make choice, and live the way you chose? The Left. Whom it is that attacks Blacks, Females, and other Minorities that do not agree with their Agendas? The Left. Whom is it that see no problem attacking one based SOLELY on their Religion? Yup, you guested it. The Left.

"These leaders and candidates can't stand on facts or logic, so they use hate and insults," Littleton said in a statement. "When you believe in principles of liberty, you don't have any reason to hate or demean. We don't need to make appeals to emotion because we can rely on history and fact."
Amen and AMEN! Mr. Littleton. We need more like you out there telling the TRUTH about all this. We need more Christies, O'Donnells, Kasichs, and the like. Kasich is ahead by six points at this time. O'Donnel is gaining ground in the face of all the mindless attacks. We all know what Christie is doing.

Congratulations Mr. Littleton, for speaking the truth, and telling people the way it is, you ARE the winner of the Display of Logic Award for Sunday 092610. Keep up the good work. The People are awake.
Peter

Sources:
Fox News - Ohio Democrat Curses Voters Who Oppose Health Care Law

IWA for Sunday 092610

Being compared to Biden is GREAT.

Hey folks,

Only is our Idiot's mind. Vice President "Bite Me," as called by some, is an Idiot.

"I mean, you got the first mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy. I mean, that’s a storybook, man."
Another nugget of wisdom from our VP?

"In Delaware, the largest growth in population is Indian-Americans, moving from India. You cannot go to a 7-Eleven or Dunkin' Donuts unless you have a slight Indian accent. I'm not joking."
Couple that with his tendencies to drop the F-Bomb, and other Gems over the time in Office, he has shown himself to be nothing more than a full fledged Idiot.

Well, this Week's Winner thinks it an Honor to be compared to him. I'm not kidding.

The head of the Ohio Democratic Party is brushing off his description of Tea Partiers and other opponents of President Obama's health care law as "f--kers," saying he shares a penchant for blurting with Vice President Biden.

"It is what it is," Ohio Democratic Party Chairman Chris Redfern told Fox News regarding his Monday appearance at an endorsement event by the United Steelworkers for several Ohio Democrats, including Gov. Ted Strickland.

"Vice President Biden and I have a way with words," Redfern said, conjuring up the vice president's description this spring of the signing of the health care law as a "big f---ing deal."
This is a badge of Honor? Really? This guy IS just like Biden. He's an Idiot.

He also suggested the audience could handle it.

"Look, I was speaking to 40 grizzled steelworkers," Redfern said.
Yeah, you know, those stupid hick Voters that the Left is so quick to call stupid and then say, "We're here for you."

Redfern said during his remarks he was lamenting "people in this state who look at health care as a privilege, not a right."
It IS a privilege not a Right you Moron.

"If your kids are going to graduate from college, now he or she gets health care, your heath care, while he or she looks for a new job," Redfern reportedly said. "It's in the very base terms we win these arguments. Every time one of these f--kers says, excuse my language ..."

The comment was captured by a WTOV9 news camera, which had been invited to videotape the endorsement.

Redfern told Fox News that he thought his remarks were off-camera.

"The reporter was working her Blackberry and the photographer was standing away from his camera, but I guess it was on," he said.
Like I said, when they think they are talking to like minded people and they think no one else is watching, they tell you EXACTLY who they are and what they think. Then our Logic Winner spoke up. This is one of those few times that we get BOTH Winners at one time.

Chris Littleton, the president of the Cincinnati Tea Party, responded that just because Redfern didn't know the cameras were rolling doesn't mean his point of view changes. He added that all the accusations that Tea Partiers are racist or hateful are a "projection" of opponents' own thoughts and he'd be willing to explain to Redfern why the health care law is problematic to Tea Party participants.

"These leaders and candidates can't stand on facts or logic, so they use hate and insults," Littleton said in a statement. "When you believe in principles of liberty, you don't have any reason to hate or demean. We don't need to make appeals to emotion because we can rely on history and fact."

A Fox News/Pulse Opinion Research poll released Tuesday showed Strickland six points behind former Ohio Rep. John Kasich in Strickland's re-election race. The poll, taken Sept. 18, of 1,000 likely voters, has a 3 percent margin of error.
Wait!? Another Conservative leading in the Polls. Imagine that. {Smile} Congratulations Chris Redfern, you ARE the Idiot of the Week. I understand it is not your fault. You, like most Liberals, are too ignorant to see Reality and do not possess the ability to actually THINK for yourself. Nor apply Logic and Reason to what you are being told. But don't worry, they Adults are coming home. They will run things much better than you and the rest of the Children running the show now.

Peter
Sources:
Fox News - Ohio Democrat Curses Voters Who Oppose Health Care Law

Friday, September 24, 2010

Democrats Are Cowards

Intellectually dishonest as well.

Hey folks,

I've been waiting ALL week to say this. It's FRIDAY!! Happy Friday to ya. It really has been a LONG week this week. How was yours? Anyway, since it IS Friday, time to check in "From the Emails."

"Hey Pete, LOL short and sweet. What do you think?"

Reuters - Democrats delay tax vote until after election

(Reuters) - The Senate will not vote on whether to extend Bush-era tax cuts before the November elections, a spokesman for Majority Leader Harry Reid said on Thursday.

Reid is facing united opposition from Republicans and some division among his own Democrats.

(Reporting by Kim Dixon)
{Laughing} Yup. That IS short. Yeah late Thursday, Reid's spokesman Jim Manley said this,

"We will come back in November and stay in session as long as it takes to get this done."
Truth is, the way the Democrats want to do it, they just do not have the Votes. The Republicans and the SANE Democrats, want to extend the tax credits for ALL. Obama and the Loons do not want to do that.

Senator Richard J. Durbin (D-Ill.), {Reid's "Number One"} said this.

"Harry will make the final decision on this, but the reality is we are not going to pass what needs to be passed to change this either in the Senate or in the House before the election. There's no evidence of any bipartisan spirit to deal with the bigger issues. We're hoping to get a continuing resolution passed, that's it, to continue the government until we return after the election."
Translation folks, They KNOW they need to extend ALL of them. However, they KNOW that they are in serious trouble in the Elections to start with. If they extend the Tax Credits to the "Rich" they fear that they will lose even more of their Kook Base.

They are gone. Out and about for the Weekend. Look for them in YOUR State. Let them know how you feel. {Smile} They will be back next week and they are all excited to pass a Bill dealing with shipping Jobs over Seas. They are trying to figure out how to penalize Corporations that send Jobs eleswhere. I can solve that right now. STOP OPPRESSING American Business with Taxation and Regulations. Stop tying to take over Private Industries. Create an environment that is positive for American Business. You want to see even more leave? Pass the VAT. Watch even more flee.

Yes folks, the real reason that the Cowards are going to wait until after the Election is because they are trying to reduce the bleeding from the beating that they KNOW that they are going to receive. They KNOW that they need to extend ALL the "Bush Tax Cuts." But that doesn't fit their Class Warfare mentality, and it will not make those that they have taught for YEARS, Rich evil, poor good and holy, happy. So they will go after Big Business again, hoping that will resonate amongst their Kook Base. Forget the REAL reason we have record high Unemployment is OBAMA and Liberal Policies, they need a Villain.

Should be interesting to watch this Lame Duck Session come November.
Peter

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Thursday, September 23, 2010

To Establishment Republicans

Clear Message, Get on board, or get out of the way.

Hey folks,

There are a few things I wanted to talk about today. One is this new "Pledge to America" that the Republican Party will formally unveil later this morning at a Virginia Hardware Store. Among the items in it:

- Stop job-killing tax hikes

- Allow small businesses to take a tax deduction equal to 20 percent of their income

- Require congressional approval for any new federal regulation that would add to the deficit

- Repeal small business mandates in the new health care law.

Cutting Spending:

- Repeal and Replace health care

- Roll back non-discretionary spending to 2008 levels before TARP and stimulus (will save $100 billion in first year alone)

- Establish strict budget caps to limit federal spending going forward

- Cancel all future TARP payments and reform Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac

Reforming Congress:

- Will require that every bill have a citation of constitutional authority

- Give members at least 3 days to read bills before a vote
Some of the things sound GREAT. Can't wait to see the whole thing. However, some in the Establishment are STILL attacking O'Donnell and other Conservative Candidates. Some on the Right, are still attempting to stand in the way of Tea Party backed Candidates and those that stand up and say enough is enough.

Lets talk for a second about Christine O'Donnell. First, she "Dabbled in Witchcraft." Well, she admitted that when in school, her Boyfriend and some of her other friends were doing it. She tried it out, found she didn't like it. She became a CHRISTIAN. {Another reason some hate her.} Just like Obama dabbled in Cocaine when he was younger. Just like so many kids dabble in drugs and alcohol. She tried what her friends were doing and found it wasn't for her and moved on with life. I do not care.

Then? she didn't pay her Taxes. Turns out she DID. It was an IRS mistake. She got behind in her Mortgage. So? She made it up. How many others out there are behind? She used Campaign money to pay her bills. Nope. So all this is completely false, misleading, or totally made up. Yet? Some are still attacking her. Why? Repeat after me, Liberals attack what they fear. But some on the Right, THEY are still attacking her and saying she can't win.

Well, sorry, I said I predict she WILL win Delaware. Why? Because she is NOT a RINO nor a Democrat. A caller at the end of the second hour of the Tom Sullivan Radio Show yesterday summed it up brilliantly. He said, "As long as these things are not true, I do not care if she has 'Oompa-Loompas' in her basement, I'm Voting for her." That pretty much sums up the mood of so MANY in this Country today.

We do not want the new Liberalism. We do not want oppressive taxation. We do not want Obamacare. We do not want Cap and Tax. We do not want Amnesty. We do not want Liberal agendas forced down our throats. We do not want this Country "fundamentally changed." We do not want our Government Governing AGAINST our Will. We KNOW what is best for us. We KNOW how to handle our lives. We WANT the rebirth of the American Dream. We WANT GOVERNMENT OUT OF OUR LIVES! Simply put WE WANT FREEDOM! We reject the new Liberalism in any form it takes. We WANT CONSERVATISM!

So once again to my Republican Establishment friends, you can either get on board, in which case you will be rewarded by WINNING Elections, or you can get run over. This election is about the People. It is FOR the People. The PEOPLE will be heard. Get on board, or get out of the way.
Peter

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Ahmadinejad Blasts Capitalism, Threatens War

Also Threatens "War Without Boarders"

Hey folks,

And we did not even get up and walk out. No, the US Delegation sat there and listened to this Idiot. Most likely by orders of OUR Dictator Wannabe, whom rumor has it, wants to try to make nice nice with Little Hitler again.

That's right. Capitalism is to blame. Sounds a lot like the LWL does it not? But then he threaten a War. Not kidding.

He said that Iran is on the brink of becoming a nuclear power, and warned Israel and the U.S. against attacking its nuclear facilities.

Asked about the possibility of a U.S.-supported Israeli air strike against Iran, the fiery Iranian leader said an attack would be considered an act of war, and suggested the U.S. is unprepared for the consequences. Such a war "would know no boundaries," Ahmedinejad said. "War is not just bombs."
Folks, I and a few others have been watching Little Hitler Rise to power for YEARS now. We have been warning you that he is on a quest to produce a Nuclear Bomb. One that he PLANS on USING to "Wipe Israel off the Map." HIS OWN WORDS. Meanwhile, Obama invites him to a Hot Dog BBQ at the White House and warns Israel to not even think about an attack.

Now we are where we are today. Little Hitler even closer than ever, more dangerous now the Rods are in place. Little Hitler NOW THREATENING A WAR. At least there is one in Congress that gets it. Yes Grahamisty himself. Sen. Graham says we need a Regime change.

"If you use military force against Iran, you've opened up Pandora's box," Graham told the American Enterprise Institute in Washington. "If you allow Iran to get a nuclear weapon, you've emptied Pandora's box. I'd rather open up Pandora's box than empty it."

Graham said he believes Ahmadinejad "was lying" when he said Sunday in New York, after arriving for the U.N. General Assembly session this week, that Iran isn't building a nuclear bomb.

"From my point of view, if we engage in military operations as a last resort, the United States should have in mind the goal of changing the regime," Graham said. "Not by invading (Iran), but by launching a military strike by air and sea."

Such an attack would be aimed not only at eliminating Iran's nuclear capabilities, Graham said, but at rendering Ahmadinejad's government powerless.
Iran is not the only place we need a Regime change. {Smile} I agree. We do not have to set ONE foot on Iranian soil to end the threat. The VERY REAL and PRESENT threat. Just get rid of those Nuclear Sites. Then, we need to get rid of Little Hitler himself.

We keep allowing this guy to be, he will not stop, until he gets what he wants. Sitting through this tripe, where he denied the Holocaust AGAIN, saying that it was "a historical event used to create a pretext for war." only gives this guy credibility.

This guy needs to be stopped. He needs to be stopped before the big BOOM! We need a President with the Gonads to DO something about it. We need to work with our ALLIES and STOP dealing with Terrorists and those that want us and our allies dead. We need to stop giving this guy credibility and hoping that he likes us. He has but one goal. So should we.
Peter

Sources:
ABC News - President Ahmedinejad Threatens U.S. With War 'Without Boundaries'
Iran Focus / McClatchy Newspapers - U.S. must consider military force against Iran, Sen. Graham says

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Obama's Dream, America's Reality

The Green Dream is a Nightmare for many.

Hey folks,

Simply put, Obama lives in a land of concept, and ideas. He shares in the "Green Dream" that so many others on the more Liberal side truly desire. However, as with many Liberal Ideologies, the REALITY of the concept is nothing like the Dream.

The Dream, no more Oil at all. Reality? There is NOTHING to switch to. So in other words, welcome high Gas Prices so that it will speed up "The search for, and creation of, Green Alternatives." Reality? The Single Mom working two jobs can no longer afford to buy Gas to go to work. Reality? A Senior Citizen now has to chose to heat their Home or buy Food. The Dream? Place a Drilling Moratorium in place to protect us from any more "Deep Horizon Type" of accidents. Reality, one, ONE type of accident of this nature in over 65 years. Two, even if WE are not Drilling, OTHERS still are. In fact, the Government is loaning a Billion Dollars to Mexico to drill in the very waters where American Companies and workers have been banned.

So you see the truth and Reality of the situation, like so many things on the left, do not match the DREAM of the Left. Lets say that the Drilling Moratorium IS to protect us. How is banning US, yet paying OTHERS keeping us safe? Not only are we losing the money from the lack of Drilling, we are losing JOBS! We are PAYING Billions more, to others, to do what we could and should be doing ourselves.

So, the Drilling Ban will increase costs a bit. But we will get to Green quicker? No. But that is not even the REAL cost. The REAL cost is Jobs. People. REAL People. Not concepts or Ideals. REAL People. Here are some of them now.




The point is, REAL People are out of work. People with families. People who are consumers in this flagging Economy. Can't consume if you have no Job. Well, there is someone trying to do something about this. API has held Job Rallies across the Country. They have hit Five States but want YOU to be part of it. They decided that they wanted to make it possible for Americans everywhere to share their stories.

Therefore, beginning yesterday, and lasting through the rest of this week, (September 20-24) they've made it possible for thousands more Americans to join the cause in a Virtual March on Washington for Jobs and Economic Prosperity. If you were unable to attend any of the rallies in person, yet still want to be a part of it, this is a GREAT way you can get your Voice heard.

Simply click here to get started. You can take part in the virtual march on the National Mall, listen to speakers discuss the need for sound Energy Policies and Job Creation, send letters to Members of Congress, voice support through Facebook and Twitter and upload personal photos and videos.

Simply put, help make sure that the Dream, the Nightmare for so many, ends, and we can get back to work. The People can get back to work. They can start adding to the Economy once again. The Government can start collecting their share, which again, will help the Economy, and ensure that Energy costs remain reasonable. While your at it, tell Congress and the President that not only do we need to go back to work, we need to Drill MORE, Here, and NOW. More Jobs. More money to the Government, LESS Prices of Energy. Tell them, if you do, that you SHARE their "Green Dream" Yet, YOU live in Reality. Once the Dream becomes a VIABLE Reality, you will be more than happy to switch. But for now, we need to rely on what we NEED.
Peter

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Loon Left Changing Language To Attempt To Fool

Preview For Sunday 091910

Hey folks,

Can you believe that it is the 19th Day of September already? Hello, and welcome to the Big Sunday Edition of the OPNTalk Blog. I am your Host, your Provocateur of thought himself, Peter Carlock. Glad you stopped by today. And Yesterday for that matter. {Smile}

This is too funny. But this IS who the LWL {Left wing Loons} are. They have agendas, they will not give them up. If they start failing, they do not change the agenda, they re-name it. {Laughing}

That's right. Those Bush Tax Cuts? Well, they are now "Middle-Class Tax Cuts." Since many of you think that they ARE Jackasses, they roll out a NEW Logo. It's a D with an O around it. I guess for Obama? That isn't going to help them. Then you have Global Warming,,,uh,,Climate Change,,No WAIT!! They got it. Global Climate Disruption. {Laughing} I'm not kidding. According to Fox News - White House: Global Warming Out, 'Global Climate Disruption' In


From the administration that brought you "man-caused disaster" and "overseas contingency operation," another terminology change is in the pipeline.

The White House wants the public to start using the term "global climate disruption" in place of "global warming" -- fearing the latter term oversimplifies the problem and makes it sound less dangerous than it really is.

White House science adviser John Holdren urged people to start using the phrase during a speech last week in Oslo, echoing a plea he made three years earlier. Holdren said global warming is a "dangerous misnomer" for a problem far more complicated than a rise in temperature.

The call comes as Congress prepares to adjourn for the season without completing work on a stalled climate bill. The term global warming has long been criticized as inaccurate, and the new push could be an attempt to re-shape climate messaging for next year's legislative session.

"They're trying to come up with more politically palatable ways to sell some of this stuff," said Republican pollster Adam Geller, noting that Democrats also rolled out a new logo and now refer to the Bush tax cuts as "middle-class tax cuts."
{Laughing} So do not call it Global Warming. It's NOT about tempts any more. Yeah, now they can say this no matter what the REALITY is. Like Climate Change, which DOES change daily, they can now say if Hot, Cold, Raining, Dry, Windy, Storms, NO Storms, whatever, that it is happening because of Man and Man is causing "Global Climate Disruption." {Sigh}

Coming right up today?

Why O'Donnell Won?
Fix For The Public Education System?
Natural Cold Help
DLA For Sunday 091910
IWA For Sunday 091910

Oh, did you catch this? Seems that there is a bit of a Racial problem with Nancy Pelosi. According to The Hill - Waters aides expelled from Pelosi event. What? What's this about? Turns out that Nancy was at an event, and some Maxine Waters, who is under investigation, supporters were holding signs up to support her. They were thrown out. {Laughing}
Pelosi was appearing outside the Historical Society of Washington, D.C., where she addressed an X Prize awards ceremony honoring the winners of a contest to build a safe car that gets at least 100 miles per gallon. The staffers entered the outdoor area where Pelosi was scheduled to speak and departed without incident when asked to leave minutes later.

Waters told The Hill afterward that the staffers had been displaying the signs at the annual legislative conference for the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) Foundation, which was held at the Washington Convention Center a few blocks away. “It ain’t about Nancy. It’s about black people,” Waters said.
So Maxine Waters, the same Congresswomen that said she wants to Socialize Big Oil, just called Nancy Pelosi a Racist. Got to love the LWL. They really can be entertaining.

Anyway, don't forget you can follow along on Twitter, join me on Facebook, Tom Sullivan Radio Listener's Club, and as always, the Email is opntalk@gmail.com

Be right back
Peter

Sources:
Fox News - White House: Global Warming Out, 'Global Climate Disruption' In
The Hill - Waters aides expelled from Pelosi event

Why O'Donnell Won?

She spoke the truth, and said what many think.

Hey folks,
















Simply put, she connected.
"The conservative movement was told to curl up in a fetal position and just stay there for the next eight years, thank you very much. Well, how things have changed,"
Then she started. You can view the Video HERE.


"The small elite don't get us. They call us wacky. They call us wingnuts. We call us, 'We the people,'" she said to sustained applause. "We're loud, we're rowdy, we're passionate. … It isn't tame, but boy, it sure is good."

"Will they attack us? Yes. Will they smear our backgrounds and distort our records? Undoubtedly. Will they lie about us, harass our families, namecall to try to intimidate us? They will. There's nothing safe about it. But is it worth it?

Well, let me ask you. Is freedom worth it?" she asked, as the crowd chanted "Yes." "Is America worth it?"
Yes it is. By the way, she is NOT just talking about Democrats here. They were not, and are not, the only ones attacking her. She is talking to the ESTABLISHMENT.


"I never had the high-paying job or the company car. It took me over a decade to pay off my student loans. I never had to worry about where to dock my yacht to reduce my taxes," she said, jabbing at Sen. John Kerry for dodging a six-figure yacht tax in his home state. '"And I'll bet most of you didn't, either."
Then she quoted ME. {Smile} Well, kinda.


"We're not trying to take back our country. We are our country," O'Donnell said, before making a subtle reference to a phrase Obama has been using on the campaign trail. "That's what's happening in America today, the grown-ups are taking away the keys."
Told you, we need ADULTS to take back control of the Government. Looks like we have one. Well, we have many running, and WINNING. She went on.


"They even want unelected panels of bureaucrats to decide who gets what life-saving medical care and who is just too old, or it's too expensive to be worth saving," she said, a nod to the fictional "death panels" that Palin first used to attack the health care bill. "They'll buy your teenage daughter an abortion but they won't let her buy a sugary soda in a school's vending machine."

"When I talk to people out on the campaign trail in Delaware, I'm hearing frustration, not only with the direction our country is headed but with the anti-Americanism that taints every outlet of the ruling class. Americans want our leaders to defend our values, our culture, our legacy of liberty and our way of life, not apologize,"

"It's no secret that there's been a rather unflattering portrait of me painted these days," she said during the forum. "I am fighting two political parties here in Delaware."
This piece in the Politico says that the Democrats have not responded yet, because they are unsure of how to attack HER, because she is a Female. What? Ask Palin. No folks, they haven't responded because they hope that the Right will attack her for them. They also hope that if they ignore her, perhaps she will go away.

Got news for ya. She will WIN. To the Republicans again, find Conservatives, get behind them, they will WIN Elections. Way to go Ms. O'Donnell. Keep it up.
Peter

Sources:
Politico - Christine O'Donnell hits the stage at Values Voter Summit

Fix For The Public Education System?

My solution is Simplistic and FREE.

Hey folks,

ANYONE and everyone can clearly see what shape our Public Schools are in. You have all seen the reports and stats of our young people graduating without possessing the knowledge or the ability to READ their new Diploma.

We know the Left's solution. Throw money at them. That's their answer to everything. Too bad they NEVER use their OWN money. No, no, no. They are more than happy to use yours. But things ALWAYS get worse, and they need MORE of YOUR money.

Did you catch THIS? According to the The Heritage Foundation - Morning Bell: Half-Billion Dollar Schools Can’t Fix American Education

At $578 million, the Robert F. Kennedy School in Los Angeles is the most expensive public school ever built in America. It features a high-tech swimming pool, a chic auditorium, vaulted ceilings, luxury amenities and a design aesthetic worthy of a spread in Architectural Digest. ABC News reports that the school is more expensive than the “Bird’s Nest” stadium in Beijing, China, built for the 2008 Olympics, and the Wall Street Journal notes that it cost more than L.A.’s Staples sports center.

And while a half-billion dollar public school complex would be jarring enough to taxpayers during plush budget times, this public school was constructed at a time when the district faces a $640 million deficit. It’s a red carpet reminder of why California – and so many other states – face severe budget shortfalls.
{Sigh} Yeah these States are underwater BECAUSE of Liberal Policies. Illegal Immigration is a big part of it as well.

But Joe Agron, the editor-in-chief of the school construction publication American School & University, said that “Districts want a showpiece for the community, a really impressive environment for learning.” When asked by the Wall Street Journal whether the school’s plush amenities and architectural flourishes were necessary, Thomas Rubin, a consultant for Los Angeles’ bond oversight committee, was blunt: “Did we have to do that? Hell no. But there’s no accounting for taste,” Rubin stated.

But it’s neither “impressive environments” nor good taste that will raise academic achievement, boost graduation rates or cultivate a thirst for learning. Nor is it half-billion dollar school complexes. In fact, many very low-performing school districts throughout the country spend tremendous amounts of taxpayer resources on public school facilities and have hefty per-pupil expenditures. In Los Angeles, conservative estimates put per-pupil spending in excess of $11,000; other estimates put the figure closer to $30,000 per-pupil. Yet just 15 percent of 8th grade students are proficient in reading and less than half of students graduate high school. The WSJ notes:
Where are they? Where are the "many very low-performing school districts throughout the country spend tremendous amounts of taxpayer resources on public school facilities and have hefty per-pupil expenditures." ALL are in Liberal areas Run by Liberals. JAM PACKED with Liberal AGENDAS.

The K-12 complex isn’t merely an overwrought paean to the nation’s most celebrated liberal political family. It’s a jarring reminder that money doesn’t guarantee success—though it certainly beautifies failure.”

Unfortunately, the profligate spending on the Robert F. Kennedy public school isn’t an isolated case. Los Angeles taxpayers are also on the hook for a $232 million Visual and Performing Arts High School as well as the $377 million Edward Roybal Learning Center.

While these schools were constructed in part using $20 billion in bonds approved by Los Angeles residents, the spend now, pay later mentality permeating a public education sector dominated by special interest groups has been bolstered by continual federal bailouts courtesy of the Obama administration.

These federal bailouts – $100 billion in new money given to the Department of Education through last year’s “stimulus” followed by another $10 billion teacher union bailout this August – prevent states from making the long-term budgetary decisions necessary to ease the burden on taxpayers and create systemic education reforms. What’s needed are meaningful reforms such as those spearheaded by Governor Mitch Daniels of Indiana, who capped spending on school construction by placing a moratorium on new school bond measures. Governor Daniels explained his decision to the Weekly Standard:

When we were first campaigning, I started to notice, we’d drive through these rural counties, these very poor counties, and we’d drive up over a hill and on the other side you’d see a brand-new high school that looked like Frank Lloyd Wright had just been there. Enormous gold-plated buildings. It turned out we had higher capital expenditures for educational construction per square foot than any other state. There’d be a bond issue and then the architects and contractors would run amok, spending money on things that had nothing to do with academics. I understand why it happens. The school board likes it because they get to play designer for a year. But we couldn’t afford it.”

Expensive school buildings and staggering per-pupil spending won’t improve education in low-performing school districts such as Los Angeles. The district may have just spent $578 million on a public school, but if it produces the same poor results that have defined public education in many school districts across the country, would parents choose to send their children there?

It’s a safe bet to say that given the choice between luxury amenities and literacy, most parents would choose the latter. That is why students are far better served by policies that empower parents to choose a school that best meets their child’s needs, not policies that perpetuate the failed status quo of throwing more scarce taxpayer resources into the monolithic public school system.
You know what WILL help our kids? Back to Basics. FORGET why Susie has two Mommies. Forget teaching kids on how to put a condom on a Banana. Forget AL Gore and his debunked Movie. Forget attempting to Brainwash our young brains full of Putty, that there is no God. Say it with me, "I before E accept after C." "2+2=4" Hell, "See spot run." Teaching about the Founding of this country, The Constitution, Bill of Rights, and the GREATNESS of this Country would be nice too.

It truly is sad, that if a Cash register {Computer} goes awry, the Cashier can't count back change. It's sad that some of our Kids can go all through School, and have no abilities, after Sports, ETC, goes away, to survive.

You want to fix Education? Don't throw Money at it, throw KNOWLEDGE at it! Throw out the Liberal agendas, and actually TEACH our kids what they need to learn. It really is NOT that difficult.
Peter

Sources:
The Heritage Foundation - Morning Bell: Half-Billion Dollar Schools Can’t Fix American Education

Natural Cold Help

Tis the Season.

Hey folks,

I have already felt it. Some of you already felt it. Tis the Season for Colds, Sickness, and Disease. I was doing great so far this year, until Joshua started School. First Week? Yup. I got sick. My friend got sick. Our up coming fill in Host, uh, Guest Blogger, got sick. More on that soon. Point is, people get sick this time of year. Normal. Expected. Happens every year.

Now of course, you really should go see the Doctor when you do not feel well. I'm NOT a Doctor, nor do I play one on TV. I'm not an expert on Health although I post information FROM the Experts and those that understand Sickness and Disease. There are many things out there that we need to be concerned about. Bird Flu, Swine Flu, now an outbreak of Whopping Cough in California. There are REAL threats out there.

However, the most common, and most likely what you are going to face, is the Common Cold. Now if you are like me, you would rather look for more Natural Remedies than putting a bunch of man-made chemicals in your system that may actually make you feel worse. I told this story before. Last year when I was thought to have the Swine flu, the Doctors gave me this liquid codeine stuff. I took it one time. I lay down and tried to take a nap, this was like day 5, and I kept hearing things. Seriously. Laura and Selina took Josh to Miami for a Photo Shoot and I kept hearing people walking around the house. Then, I kept hearing text messages being received. No one was there, no text messages. So needless to say, I never took it again.

You know you. You know what the Common Cold feels like. So here are some tips that you could try when you start getting that old familuar feeling. According to our friends over at Fluwikie.com - How to cure yourself at home

Before you jump out of your seat to go visit a doctor, why not learn about the things around you house that can help even the simplest of medical ailments.

Home remedies have become one of the more popular approaches to healing you illness. Because no one wants to spend the time or money to go to the doctor for a nose bleed, there has been a huge turn to the practice of homeopathy and home remedies.

Home remedies or herbal remedies is a blessing from Mother Nature in disguise. Not many people know about the benefits of the things that may seem so simple to you. In fact many times herbal remedies alter things we already have around our house, and make new things that can pretty much serve as a cure to more or one illness.

The other great things about home remedies, is that it very often comes without side effects. If you are knowledgeable about the many ways in which herbal remedies and natural solutions can help you, you will often times forego spending too much for prescription or over the counter medicines.

There are cures using home remedies for almost everyone of you illnesses. For instance, the common cold is an illness we know all too well. But instead of standing in line to pick up an over the counter medicine, look no further than you cupboard to come up with a way to sure you.
Now again, if you have ANY doubts that it is more than the Common Cold, PLEASE go see the Doctor. But if you are pretty sure it's just a Cold, try some of these. I will.

For the common cold: steep two to three drops of tea tree oil in water and drink. In no time, your congested nose will feel relief. To reduce the intensity of a cold, take two teaspoons of honey, the juice of one lemon, and a spoonful of black pepper to mix and combine in a glass of lukewarm water. This concoction will reduce the consistency of a cough that is usually associated with the common cold.

Common fever usually comes with the onset of the seasonal cold. There are even a home remedies to reduce the symptoms of a fever. Mix holy basil with two grams of black pepper, and drink. You will feel as though your fever is lifting.

Nose bleeding is common among people of all ages, and it can come on suddenly without you knowing it. For a common nose bleed, place an ice cube on the bridge of your nose. This will help the blood clot faster, and your nose bleed will be end in no time.

Although many people may not think it, indigestion is also considered an illness. And sure there are plenty of over the counter cures, but home remedies are right at your fingertips. Next time you experience uncomfortable indigestion, try mixing a teaspoon of baking soda in a glass of water, and you will feel instant relief to this all to common illness. You can even prevent the onset of indigestion. Before eating, try mixing the juice of one lemon and a pinch of salt into a glass of water, drink slowly before a meal, and you are sure not to have a problem.

Its summer time, and a very common problem among every one is the fear of body odor. One of the most proven to work home remedies is how to cure the fear of body odor. Try mixing two to three drops of rose oil in a full tub of water and soak. Doing this regularly is proven to help perspiration.

There are plenty of home remedies that will save you a trip from the doctor this year. But it is important to note, if these home remedies are not working consult a doctor. They are the only ones licensed to tell you what your real illness is, but these home remedies can only help aide you in trying to cure your illness.

Also, another way to really be in the know is to go to a doctor so he or she can diagnose you with your illness, and then find herbal remedies to help you get better.

Once you know your illness, you can then go on to find your own remedies to help you get better. This not only save you the struggle of guessing what over the counter drugs will have the right effect, but you will also save money!
Not only will you save some money, but you will most likely feel better too. Like I said folks, tis the Season. Be smart, be well.
Peter

Sources:
Fluwikie.com - How to cure yourself at home

DLA For Sunday 091910

Conservatism Ascendancy

Hey folks,

FINALLY! Someone on the Right is seeing the truth. The Reality of the situation. Finally, we have someone on the Right, in Leadership, telling us that they are finally getting it.

Mike Pence, who is the House Republican Conference Chairman, made this statement.

“Whether it’s Delaware, Nevada, Alaska or Florida, we’re in a time where the American people are looking for candidates of conviction and character who are willing to bring common sense into the nation’s capital."
Yeah. The Republican Establishment Leadership and "Conservative" Media said Chris Christie would not win in NJ. Not only did he, he is FIXING NJ, and is enjoying a 54 percent approval rating. The Republican Establishment Leadership and "Conservative" Media said that Scott Brown would not win in Massachusetts. He did. The Republican Establishment Leadership and "Conservative" Media said Christine O'Donnell would never beat Mike Castle in Delaware. She did. Now they are saying that she stands no chance? I think not.

I have a prediction. She WINS Delaware. No matter how dirty the attack ads get. No matter how heavy her baggage. She WINS. Why? Two reasons. One, she is not going to reach across the isle and Vote for something that she KNOWS goes against the Will of the People. Two, she does NOT have a D following her name. For those two reasons, she is not a RINO, and she is not a Democrat, she is going to take Delaware. If the Establishment likes it or not.

But Congressman Mike Pence also understands that AFTER you talk the talk, you better be ready to walk the walk.

When the new Congress is sworn in, it should act immediately to slash taxes for working families, small businesses and family farms, he says.

“It should act immediately to restore fiscal discipline in Washington, D.C., which would give confidence to our capital markets and stop crowding out private lending.”

Fiscal discipline should begin with repealing healthcare reform, Pence says. “House Republicans won’t rest until we repeal Obamacare lock, stock and barrel,” he said.
Repeal, repeal, repeal. That IS what the majority of Americans want. Repeal Obamacare. Repeal the out of control pending. Repeal ANY thought of Cap and Tax, or Amnesty. They want REPEAL Liberalism in any form it takes.

Congratulations Congressman Mike Pence. For showing that you have the ability to LISTEN to the American People, and HEAR what they are actually saying, you are the winner of the Display of Logic Award for Sunday 091910. I know, I know, of course he hears us. After all, He does declare that he is "a Christian, a Conservative and a Republican, in that order." Yet still, he gets it. I wish more in the Establishment would as well.
Peter

Sources:
Newsmax.com - Mike Pence: Conservatives Regaining Power By: Dan Weil