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WHY THE SUDDEN PUSH FOR PUERTO RICO STATEHOOD, WHY IN SECRET, AND WHY NOW?

This is another hugely important story that the MSM has ignored. If it hadn’t been for Glenn Beck’s show two days ago no one would have been aware of the stealth move to force Puerto Rico in statehood.


I don’t know about you, but it seems pretty damn important if Congress is considering the addition of a 51st state. According to Beck’s show Puerto Rico has voted 3 times on whether they wanted to become part of the United States and 3 times the answer was no.  But that hasn’t derailed those folks in Congress.  After all, they don’t listen to us, why would anyone think they would acknowledge the desires of the Puerto Ricans?  Can anyone spell “healthcare?”

Puerto Ricans  are proud people that think of themselves at Latin Americans and not North American Anglos.  Is it any wonder they have declined our “invitation” into statehood?

There are two very important articles to read about the latest slight of hand the first if  from Hot Air.

House to vote on Puerto Rico statehood bill tomorrow

posted  by Allahpundit

Beck was talking about this today so people are e-mailing us about it now. I should be clear: The vote isn’t on whether to make Puerto Rico a state, it’s whether to “authorize” the Puerto Rican government to hold a popular referendum on whether it should become a state. From what I understand, though, Puerto Ricans don’t need any authorization from Congress to hold a plebiscite; they can do it any time they want. The fact that the House is nudging them — and the way that they’re nudging them — is what’s got people’s antennae up. With good reason, says the Heritage Foundation:

The second is from The Hill.

Why the rush on the Puerto Rico statehood bill? (Rep. Luis Gutierrez)

This statehood bill is the opposite of self-determination.

It is designed to craft an artificial majority for statehood where none exists now. Every time the people of Puerto Rico have been consulted on this issue through a plebiscite they’ve said NO to Statehood. NO to Statehood in 1967. NO to Statehood in 1993. NO to Statehood in 1998. This should be called the “Don’t you dare say NO to Statehood Bill”.

Why is it that the when the people of the District of Columbia repeatedly and overwhelmingly ask for Statehood, Congress ignores them, and when the people of Puerto Rico, who have never asked for statehood and who have actually said ‘no’ to statehood three times get this statehood bill pushed on them in a rush…with little or no debate?

IF PROHIBITION CAN BE REPEALED SO CAN OBAMACARE!

They say great minds think alike.

Well, I’ve been thinking about Prohibition since Obama Care passed and the propaganda started in MSM about the impossibility of repealing this piece of junk legislation.  So too, Jeffery Lord at The American Spectator.

Take the time to read his article and take heart.  Obama Care can and will be overturned!  Here are a few excerpts from his article:

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Not unlike today’s promises about Obama Care, the view of a Utopian America without alcohol were extravagant.

[…]

So confident were Prohibitionists in the invincibility of the 18th Amendment that one congressional supporter swooned: “There is as much chance of repealing the Eighteenth Amendment as there is for a hummingbird to fly to the planet Mars with the Washington Monument tied to its tail.”

In a page that might be ripped from today’s headlines about Americans’ furious reaction to Obama Care, a backlash began immediately — and built.

In spite of repeated assurances from Prohibition supporters, all manner of unintended consequences began showing up. Instead of positive change, America underwent a case of the national bends.

What once were legitimate businesses were instantly replaced by gangsters, the quite legal business of selling alcohol now the sole province of a smuggler’s black market paradise. No longer was the nation’s attention focused on the likes of Carry Nation, who in fact had died in 1911 as the cause she was devoted to began picking up political steam. New names were being heard.

Al Capone, Bugsy Moran, the “speakeasy,” “bootlegging,” “moonshine,” and “bathtub gin” became household names and terms. Alcohol poisoning is said to have risen some 400% because a lot of the illegal booze was considerably impure.

Support for repeal began to take legitimate shape. Journalist H.L. Mencken trenchantly observed:

Five years of prohibition have had, at least, this one benign effect: they have completely disposed of all the favorite arguments of the Prohibitionists. None of the great boons and usufructs that were to follow the passage of the Eighteenth Amendment has come to pass. There is not less drunkenness in the Republic but more. There is not less crime, but more. There is not less insanity, but more. The cost of government is not smaller, but vastly greater. Respect for law has not increased, but diminished. (emphasis mine)

RONALD REAGAN WARNED ABOUT SOCIALISM & PROGRESSIVES & WE DIDN’T LISTEN!

This was originally written in 2010 shortly after Obamacare passed on a strictly partisan basis…not a single GOP member voting for it.

 

I never really cared for Ronald Reagan that much, having believed the propaganda from the left and the MSM, that he wasn’t terribly bright … I was wrong!  I confess to thinking he was just a nice man who could tell a good joke … after all he had impeccable timing having been an actor, don’t you know!

 

I always thought that the term liberal main stream media, was a fabrication of all those nasty Republicans and conservatives … I was wrong. Watching the Constitutionally ineligible Obama get elected in 2008 watching and the tactics (truth squads, voter intimidation) used by Team Obama (and the MSM) to obstruct the will of the voters (18 millions voters can’t be wrong), to side-step and ignore the Constitution has completely changed my opinion.

 

This doesn’t mean that I will ever call myself a Republican or that I admire everything the Reagan administration did.  They used sleight of hand just as effectively as Obama, Pelosi, and Reid do today.  After all who can forget  Iran-Contra or the huge deficit Reagan left upon leaving office?

 

That having been said, how can one listen to these videos and not acknowledge Reagan was right when it came to socialism and the progressives?  Think yesterday’s “historic” passage of the Dem’s health care package happened in a vacuüm?

 

Think again. Damn it, Reagan was right!

 

And so, today we have government mandated health care for every citizen with the threat of 16,500 IRS agents to be hired every month to make sure every citizen purchases health insurance … this in the land of the free and the brave!

STOP THE PRESSES …THE NY TIMES DISCOVERS THE IMPORTANCE OF THE TEA PARTY MOVEMENT THIS WEEKEND!

Well, well, well … the New York Times is discovering the importance of the Tea Party Movement, or so it was pronounced this morning on Morning Joe.

Let’s see, what did it take to get the Gray Lady to move her arse?  Was it the mass march on Washington this past September?   It is estimated that over 1 million people went to Washington to voice their concerns about health care and taxes. No, no, no!

Maybe it was town hall meetings where thousands of angry constituents across the country confronted their elected Washington officials. No, no, no!

Ok then, when Democrat John Corzine lost the governor’s race in New Jersey to a Republican challenger, or when Virginia also elected a Republican governor.  That had an impact didn’t it? Nope, that didn’t do it either.

Well boys ‘n girls we all know how the world changed on Tuesday with the election of Republican Scott Brown to the Senate seat that Teddy Kennedy held for 40 years.  This finally caught the Times attention.

Don’t expect fair coverage, this is after all, a bastion of progressive insanity and foolishness … an Obama stink tank.  I wouldn’t hold my breathe wondering if the pejorative “teabagger” finds it’s way into article either.  Betcha $50 bucks it does!

So look for an analysis that bears little resemblance to the truth … look for something shallow and superficial … looks for a hit job!

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CITIZEN JOURNALISTS NEED TO HEAD TO MASSACHUSETTS TO MONITER THE COAKLEY/BROWN ELECTION

If you have been following the special election race in Massachusetts you are aware of the Martha (of course that Senate seat is mine) Coakley and Scott (no, it’s the people’s seat) Brown battle that is going on.

Ole Martha baby was supposed to be a shoe-in to take over Teddy Kennedy’s Senate seat, she would be the 60th vote to help pass that monstrosity of a pork laden bill, masquerading as healthcare reform.  Obama and the Dimocrats would have their “victory” and Hallelujah all would be right in the world of liberal/progressive droids masquerading as legislators in the Congress of these United States.

Well, the funny thing is, no one told Scott Brown that, nor were the citizens of Massachusetts consulted.  See, it  was a foregone conclusion, in the same manner as Caroline Kennedy’s assumptive notion that she should get the Senate seat in New York  when Hillary left.

I first became aware of Brown when Texas Darlin came out of retirement and her blog went live again. (Here’s were a real Hallelujah is in order!) One need listen to Brown for a few moments to know he is the real deal as witnessed in the recent Brown/Coakley debate.  They are nearly tied in the race and some people think Brown will whip Coakley.  There’s a lot at stake here for the Obama White House, Pelosi, and Reid!

Why should citizen journalists be heading to Massachusetts?  Two reasons.

  1. Because as Michelle Malkin and others are reporting, the thugs and thugettes from SEIU are being marshalled to go to Massachusetts to help in the election. You remember SEIU don’t you … the ones that roughed up that black conservative in August of ’09 simply for passing flags out!
  2. If you think the Obama/Holder “Justice” Department will do anything if the SEIU thugs pull a Black Panthers move on election day, I’ve got a bridge in Brooklyn to sell you.  Apparently voter intimidation is OK if you are black and not so much if you’re white or don’t hold the beliefs of the Obamobots!  Holder let them off … shameful!  But at least you know who the enemy is!

Purple Army to Coakley’s rescue: SEIU sends $685,000 more; And speaking of thugs…

By Michelle Malkin  •  January 12, 2010 10:27 PM

I told you on New Year’s weekend and again last week that the SEIU was “pulling out all the stops” for Mass. Attorney General and Democrat Senate candidate Martha Coakley.

Now, on top of all the manpower that the Big Labor army of Purple Shirts has lent her, plus the group’s primary endorsement, and the $214,000 they sent her for radio ad buys last fall, the SEIU is preparing to burn through another $685,000 in rank-and-file union members’ dues for the attorney general.

Want more?  Listen to this audio clip, (H/T No Quarter).  The clip is about 37 minutes long.  If you want to hear John Fund immediately, he’s about ten minutes into the segment.

For more on the rumor about SEIU, and other delicious details, check out the MP3 of John Batchelor’s information-rich interview of John Fund on January 12th. This interview is so great that I was tempted to try to transcribe it for you. But just listen. The first part of the MP3 is about Haiti, but keep listening, or fast-forward to the spot shown in the image below.:

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DUMBASS DEMOCRATS… TAKE ALL THOSE SHARP SCISSORS AWAY!

H/T Haystack Commentary

Know what I like about the Democrats?  In some ways they are so predictable.

We all know that stupid is as stupid does, but does this deter the Dumbass Dems?  No, of course not! They are legends in their own minds, confident they know better than the 85% of Americans who are happy with their health care programs.

Last year, during the Democratic Party’s nomination process I predicted that if the DNC was dumb enough to actually move Barack Obama ahead of Hillary Clinton that he would be the country’s next Jimmy Carter.

Little did I know that our fake president would be worse than Carter.  Now that is an accomplishment!  Worse than Carter you say?  That’ s impossible!  Ya, right!  The Obama campaign for change turned out to be nothing more than a campaign for chumps!

I digress, yet again; it’s back to Pelosi, Reid, healthcare legislation, and the Dems insistence on losing Congressional seats the 2010 elections.

Not that I care, except to state that we should vote every bastard out that voted for the healthcare boondoggle masquerading as legislation that is beneficial for the country.  The problem with living in an Echo Chamber is that in addition to hearing the same inane propaganda repeated over and over is that it cuts off oxygen to the brain.  Anyone doubt for a minute that Pelosi and Reid are brain dead?

This is from a recent Gallup poll on Congress:

More than two-thirds of Americans (69%) continue to disapprove of the job Congress is doing, while 25% approve — essentially unchanged from last month.

2009 Trend: Do You Approve or Disapprove of the Way Congress Is Handling Its Job?

“Majorities of those who favor and of those who oppose a healthcare bill disapprove of the way Congress is handling its job — at 53% and 86%, respectively.”The results are from a USA Today/Gallup poll conducted Dec. 11-13, 2009, as congressional leaders continued to work toward a compromise that would put a healthcare reform bill on President Barack Obama’s desk — either by the end of the year or by the president’s State of the Union address in January.

LOOK WHO’S CALLING SARAH PALIN IGNORANT….

I have been watching the hatred being spewed against Sarah Palin by the lame stream media and the Palin haters with absolute fascination. Going Rogue is making them go crazy!

One can almost hear their tiny brains going, “we’re so great and she is so not us! How is this possible?

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Nixon had an enemies list, maybe we should start a Palin haters list. The list of haters is diverse and in some ways surprising; and they all have one thing in common … a belief that they are of superior intelligence and education (not!) and they possess superior insight into life (ya, sure!).

They are so insightful that they never miss a chance to take a swipe at mid-America and the middle class. Like Palin? You must be part of the great unwashed and an Obama hater.  Like Obama?  Ah yes, you are one of us … one the elitists who know what is best for our new Socialist America.

Personally, I’ve always thought that this kind of behavior is a demonstration of how inferior these people feel about themselves way deep down inside. If you are really secure in yourself and your thought processes, why the need to continually tear down someone else?

I heard Martha Stewart call Palin “dangerous” yesterday. Dangerous? Really? Martha, I’ve been a fan for a very long time, but may I say for the record, that if you really believe Sarah Palin is dangerous when we have an ineligible man fraudulently holding the office of POTUS while devastating this economy, then you madame are a horse’s ass.

Ah, but I digress …back to Tina (I’m the Beast) Brown of the Daily Beast. Seems that Obama’s favorability ratings and Palin’s favorability ratings are meeting in the middle.  No lesser source than the LA Times opined this morning that:

Sarah Palin vs. Barack Obama: The approval gap silently shrinks to a few points

November 23, 2009 |  1:32 am

Not that it matters politically because obviously she’s a female Republican dunce and he’s obviously a male Democratic genius.

Virginia line for Sarah Palin Going Rogue Book buyers

But Sarah Palin’s poll numbers are strengthening.

And President Obama’s are sliding.

Guess what? They’re about to meet in the 40s.

Depending, of course, on which recent set of numbers you peruse and how the questions are phrased, 307 days into his allotted 1,461 the 44th president’s approval rating among Americans has slid to 49% or 48%, showing no popularity bounce from his many happy trips, foreign and domestic.

Riding the wave of immense publicity and symbiotic media interest over her new book, “Going Rogue,” and the accompanying promotional tour, Palin’s favorable ratings are now at 43%, according to ABC. That’s up from 40% in July.

One poll even gives her a 47% favorable. ( LOL…Imagine that!)

As his numbers go into the tank, hers are going upward, much to consternation and jealousy of Ms. Brown.  According to Rasmussen Reports less than 50% of America have confidence in Fauxbama and his failed policies.

It was during the discussion of these new poll numbers on MSNBC (the Palin Haters Network) that Ms. Brown shared with the audience how ignorant she thought Sarah Palin was, never thinking for even a nanosecond that this comment made her sound shallow and ignorant.

Of course, as the ignorant Ms. Brown demonstrated her profound Obama bias, she again strengthened all those who believe Sarah is a breathe of fresh air in the polluted  halls of Congress.

Tina, you need to continue insulting us all … it makes us  … the millions who support her, so much stronger while making the Obamabots increasingly irrelevant.  You go girl!

MSM INGORING VOICES IN THE BLACK COMMUNITY THAT DON’T FIT THE OBAMA NARRATIVE

Didn't see this on CNN or MSNBC did ya?

I recently happened across the work of El Marco.  I wish I could tell you more about this photojournalist, but I cannot. It seems his photos are easy to find on the Internet, but information about him/her (?) is almost non-existent.   No matter the work speaks for itself.

I’ve chosen these photos from his website because he’s covering stories in a way no one else in the MSM is and at the same time is giving us a richness and fullness of story that is unequaled … and sadly missing.

They say a picture is worth a thousand words and it is. We don’t need opinions from talking heads on CNN and MSNBC  to tell us what we can see with our own eyes.
MAD MONEY

This got me thinking about Life Magazine and how much that weekly is missed, how badly a publication of this nature is needed given the sorry state of affairs in journalism in the MSM today.

Life Magazine was required reading every week from its launch by Henry Luce in 1936 into the 70’s. The original format  of the magazine was a gigantic 11′ by 14′ of slick photographs and insightful writing.

When it changed from a weekly to a monthly magazine, it was never the same.  People Magazine was supposed to replace it. People is OK, but let’s be honest,  it is little more than popcorn for the mind.

The combination of photographs and text in Life lent real depth to the subjects being explored and covered.   There remain thousands of photographs from Life Magazine that tell stories in a way no 10,000 word essay could ever approach.  The grittiness and emotion all are there, indelible on the psyche and heart.

Which leads me to this week’s covers of Time and Newsweek, or as I have recently begun to call them … Time Ragazine and Newsreek.

On September 12, 2009 upwards of 2 million people came to Washington to protest the policies of Congress and the Obama administration.   It should have been the dominant story of the week for multiple of reasons.  What did we get from these magazines? Time Magazine gave us Glenn Beck on its cover and Newsweek wants us to believe white babies are born racists.  And they wonder why circulation is plummeting!

All of which leads me back to El Marco.  We’ve come full circle.  Go to the El Marco website and take a look at the photos and the information about each shot.  No, this isn’t Life Magazine, but the work is filling in where almost all of  the MSM has abandoned us.

Think doctors are in favor of Obamacare?  What does this picture tell you?  What do all the photos in the series tell you? This isn’t the propaganda of the left and MSNBC is it?

DOCTORS AGAINST OBAMACARE

While I’m at it, think that other than Michael Steele, there aren’t any other black moderates, independents, or conservatives in the country?  Think everyone in the black community marches in lock step with the radical progressives and Team Obama? Think again.

VOICES RARELY HEARD

Every time the MSM ignores to report all the pertinent facets of major news stories they cheat us and ironically they cheat themselves. They become more and more irrelevant with each fabricated or loosely constructed story.

We the People want the news.  We are grown-ups capable of sorting fact from fiction.   If you in the MSM can’t do your job, we will continue building new networks and resources capable of filling in every area you abdicated, capable of filling in the voids absent because of your inability to put country before partisan politics.

TED KENNEDY’S LAST ACT – ENDORSES OBAMA KNOWING HE IS INELIGIBLE TO SERVE AS PRESIDENT

I cannot let Ted Kennedy’s passing go without comment.

For the past 48 hours we have witnessed both extremes in the media coverage of this man’s life.  One extreme has been the adoring, fawning, excesses of MSNBC et al … worshiping him a liberal lion while the other extreme has concentrated on his many personal excesses defining him as a lowlife.

Listening to Chris Matthews wax poetic about Teddy yesterday I wondered if I could control my gag reflex.  I was also thinking how curious that Matthews has excused Teddy of every misstep and indiscretion while at the same time crucifying Bill Clinton.  Whatever Bill Clinton did in office, his dumb ass escapades with Monica never reached the  scale and magnitude of Teddy’s actions during the summer of 1969.

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I have been a Kennedy Democrat most of my life. That means a JFK Democrat whose government policies were fiscally conservative and reasonable. Ted Kennedy and the Democratic Party of today is now despised by me.  Its policies and practices, as applied by Pelosi, Reid, and Obama, are anathema to my very core.

The truth, as I have witnessed it … as aYankee originally from New England … as one who loved the Kennedy family of folklore and fame,  is that Teddy sure as hell was no saint.  He was a man whose personal sins were far greater than most. He was a heavy drinker and a womanizer. I understand the pain and multiple losses in his life, but these losses cannot excuse his own destructive behavior.

I  remember the day I heard about Chappaquiddick. I was living on the Cape at the at the time.  Funny how I remember the time and place.  I was sitting on a Falmouth beach … it was around noon when the news came over the radio.  We were all stunned.  What other word is there to describe the accident and Teddy’s actions, that allowed Mary Jo Kopechne to die in that over turned vehicle in seven feet of water?

Before leaving the Cape that summer I visited the accident/crime site with friends and looked at bridge and water where the car entered.  I remember wondering how could Teddy have mistaken the road that lead to the wooden bridge and that the surrounding area seemed smaller than I have envisioned.

As always, we saw that being a member of the Kennedy clan means never having to say I’m sorry.

Did Ted Kennedy accomplish some great things while in the Senate?  An honest answer is yes.  Of all of his legislative accomplishments I have the greatest respect for Title IX. It remains a legislative accomplishment that has probably done more to bring equality for girls and women  than any other piece of legislation save the Equal Credit Opportunity Act of the 1976.  People forget that until that act was passed it was virtually impossible for a married woman (any woman)  to establish credit in her own name!

Which leads me to today and Teddy’s last “great act “for America … knowingly endorsing Barack Hussein Obama, a man clearly ineligible to serve as the President.  Yes, this last great act was to purposely bypass a key clause in the Constitution thereby establishing a precedent that might allow “The Arnold” to run for office. I’ve written about this before see here and here.

There have been numerous attempts over the years, beginning in the 60’s,  by Democrats and Republicans alike to bypass the natural born citizen clause of the Constitution.  There are many who, believing they possess superior intellect and vision about America’s future, feel that anyone, even a naturalized citizen having lived here for a mere 20 years should be eligible to run for office.

When one examines this position, it becomes abundantly clear that it is intellectually bankrupt and illogical, and worse still  is dangerous for the safety and security of our country  to allow people who not natural born citizens to hold the singularly most important position in the world.  This is not xenophobic it is common sense.  Think Russia would allow an American to become naturalized, live in their country for 20 years, and then run for the top office in their country?

And so, Teddy’s last great act was to knowingly ignore the Constitution and  help a man whose British citizenship at the time of his birth clearly made him ineligible for run and hold  the office of President without committing fraud against the American people and this country’s electoral process.

I am measuring which legacy is worse, Mary Jo Kopechne’s death or the intentional desecration  of our  Constitution … of placing the welfare of one man ahead of 300 million citizens.