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Long time no see. I know.

Posted in Politics with tags , , , , , , , , on February 15, 2011 by Garza

This teacher’s story intrigued me.  Here is the article I read:

http://www.phillyburbs.com/news/news_details/article/28/2011/february/15/blogging-teacher-blogging-again-1.html

And here is her blog.

http://natalieshandbasket.blogspot.com/2011/02/bloggate-day-1-scandal-begins.html#comments

There is a reason this country falls far short of other developed nations and Ms. Munroe is simply trying to point that out.  Of course she is lambasted and ridiculed, but as she says, “The truth hurts.”  Yes ma’am it does.

Just a quick observation

Posted in Politics with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 22, 2009 by Garza

This, my friends, is the definition of Socialism:

10-22-2009 7-07-03 AM

If you think that Obama is not in at least a small way a socialist at heart please please please try and refute this.  Try and tell me how this and other of his initiatives dont fall under the socialist umbrella.  Am I being a fear monger?  I dont think so.  I am just pointing out facts.

This is just the beginning.

Well at least we know they care about us and our welfare

Posted in Funny, Politics with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 1, 2009 by Garza

9-1-2009 2-07-27 PM

The thrill is gone for Obama and the media

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 24, 2009 by Garza

By: Chris Stirewalt
Political Editor
August 24, 2009

“There’s nothing like a summer vacation to rekindle a romance. So maybe a week on Martha’s Vineyard can bring back some of the magic between the Obama administration and the media.

Before White House press secretary Robert Gibbs left town, he tried to clarify President Barack Obama’s comment that “everybody in Washington gets all wee-weed up.” Gibbs explained to reporters that what the president meant was that they were a bunch of bed wetters who made too much out of the implosion of the White House health care strategy.

Gibbs has grown more sardonic and patronizing as the summer wears on and Obama’s poll numbers wilt.

The press secretary has lectured reporters on the nature of their jobs — apparently to defend the administration against “misinformation” rather than asking impertinent questions like “How will you pay for it?”

When asked recently about the administration’s endless evasions on the public option, Gibbs instead opted to define a monopoly.
“If you had one place to eat lunch before you came to the briefing, do you think it would be cheap?” Gibbs demanded of CNN’s Ed Henry.

Henry should have asked Gibbs to define monopsony: a market in which one buyer is so large that it can control suppliers and ruin competitors. Henry could then explain he’d rather pay too much for the sandwich he wanted than have to eat at a government chow line opened across the street to encourage “competition.”

Gibbs is so crabby because, incredibly, the administration blames the media for the president’s problems.

It tried blaming Republicans, but the GOP is too far out of power. When the leader of the free world is complaining about a posting on the former governor of Alaska’s Facebook page, he’s got problems.

Team Obama tried blaming special interests, but that was a bust too. The president’s deal with the pharmaceutical industry gets him $150 million worth of ads to boost his plan, whatever it is.

The same people who bombard us with ads for products that promise to prevent hardened arteries or encourage hardening elsewhere will soon be selling you Obamacare.

“If you experience doubts about the plan lasting more than four hours, seek immediate help from Organizing for America.”

Democrats tried blaming the “mobs” of “un-American” protesters and “evil mongers” who were giving raspberries to members of Congress at town halls.

That flopped too, leaving the administration to blame the messenger.

And one can understand why Gibbs would be a bit shocked by the slightly less accommodating tone of the media.

Reporters who traveled with the Obama campaign tell horror stories about the organization — dishonesty, rudeness and abysmal access. But those reporters still served up the glowing coverage.

Obama was the hottest news story of their generation. Rather than covering the long-shot freshman senator who would be crushed in February, Obama campaign reporters experienced the reflected glory of being along for a historic journey. There was plenty of motivation to keep that journey going.

Conversely, Obama making a hash out of health care provides plenty of good copy for the White House press corps. And because Obama fatigue has set in with the reading and viewing public, skeptical stories match the national mood.

Some are still in the tank for Obama. But many liberal reporters think the president is blowing the Left’s big chance.

In talking about how everything got so “wee-weed up,” Obama observed that in August of 2008 the media predicted doom because John McCain began to close the gap after picking Sarah Palin.

In trying to explain that the president was talking about media incontinence, Gibbs referred to August and September of 2007, when most predicted Hillary Clinton would roll to victory in Iowa.

So not only are Obama and his people still reliving the campaign, they’re drawing the wrong lessons from it.

At this point in 2007, Obama was coming up in the polls, making Iowa a three-way race with Clinton and John Edwards. Now, the president’s numbers are sinking.

And if the trend line in the late summer of 2008 had held, Obama would have lost. It took a tsunami of bad economic news and the McCain campaign’s mishandling of it to put Obama back on top.

But there is no opponent here other than public opinion and no finish line other than the end of his term.

With only the steady breeze of favorable coverage of a typical Democratic president instead of the gale of positive press that once helped drive Obama to victory, it’s going to be a very long journey.”

Chris Stirewalt, The Examiner’s political editor, can be contacted at  cstirewalt@washingtonexaminer.com. His column appears on Monday and Thursday, and his blog posts appear on ExaminerPolitics.com.

I could not have said it better myself.

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This is what is wrong with our political system!!!

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 17, 2009 by Garza

This is exactly the type of ridiculous, arrogant, and completely nonsensical tripe I blogged about a couple of entries back.

Since when did the constituents vote people into office just so they could do as they please?  Is that how it is going to be from now on?  Of course it is.  It has been that way for both parties for a very very long time.  This is really sad and infuriating.  It just isnt what the system is supposed to be.  Maybe we’ll all get lucky and politicians like this guy, no matter what party, will end up where ever Hoffa is currently.

Going against the Grain

Posted in Politics with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 6, 2009 by Garza

A few years back I caught wind of the 9/11 Truth movement.  At the time that I heard of the movement I was still very much caught up in the zeitgeist of the times and still very supportive of Bush and his subsequent actions after the events of 9/11.  I was very supportive of the war in Afghanistan and the war in Iraq that followed two years later.  Initially I supported the Patriot Act and any legislation or movement that I thought would make this country safer.  I was very much a follower and not necessarily thinking for myself.  At the time I thought that the history of Arab attacks against American interests and territories had simply continued with the events of 9/11.  Then I started to at least ask myself some of the questions being asked by the 9/11 Truth movement.

I started asking myself how out of a fire so hot that it could allegedly melt steel a single passport could survive and fall to the ground in NYC to be found by the FBI.  I asked myself how could the buildings fall at free fall speeds but yet the official story is as each floor collapsed the weight of the top floor forced the next floor to collapse and so on.  I asked myself how come there are literally hundreds of eyewitnesses in and near the towers that day that heard explosion after explosion before the collapses.  I asked myself how come Tower 7 blocks away could collapse from the impact when buildings directly adjacent from the towers didn’t even lose some of their windows.  I asked myself why Tower 7 would mysteriously collapse hours after the twin towers collapsed.

I found it curious that Tower 7 would collapse while it housed the CIA, Department of Defense, IRS, US Secret Service, Citibank’s Salomon Smith Barney, the Mayor’s Office of Emergency Management and many other financial institutions including the SEC.  Of course the SEC is important because at the time the SEC was investigating the Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley Dean Witter IPO fraud cases for which all records were lost after the collapse.  The cases against Enron and WorldCom were greatly affected by the loss of evidence in the collapse.  The office of emergency management was setup specifically for the mayor of NYC to go in the event of such attacks exactly like 9/11, but on 9/11 Giuliani decided not to go to the office, which had a clear view of the Twin Towers, but instead set up a makeshift office at 75 Barkley Street.

I also asked myself why Larry Silverstein would purchase a multi-billion dollar insurance policy on the only three buildings he owned in the WTC plaza, the Twin Towers and WTC 7, less than 6 weeks before the events of 9/11 destroyed all 3.  In a U.S. District Court in Manhattan a judge ruled that the Twin Towers collapses were two separate occurrences and that Larry Silverstein could possibly collect up to 4.6 billion in insurance money for the destruction of the properties that the Port Authority had been trying to demolish for years due to asbestos issues and lack of tenants draining the city coffers.  I asked myself why the 9/11 Commission report fails to mention the total collapse of the 47 story WTC 7 building.

I asked myself what are the connections between the President and the fact that his brother Marvin and his cousin Wirt Walker III were principles in the company Stratesec, formerly named Securacom, that was in charge of security for the World Trade Center, with Walker being the CEO from 1999 until January 2002.

I asked myself how the most heavily surveillanced building perhaps in the entire world only has one very inconclusive video of the “plane” that hit the Pentagon.  I asked myself how in pictures that the FBI used as evidence for the 9/11 Commission Report, there were offices exposed due to the hole in the side of the pentagon and there were still unchared papers still lying on desks next to unharmed computers on top of unharmed wooden desks.

I could literally go on and on for page after page listing the questions I have regarding the events of 9/11 but I won’t.  I am not saying that I believe George W. Bush was responsible for the 9/11 attacks.  I am not saying that the war in Iraq is definitely only for oil.  I am not saying there were no terrorists involved with 9/11.  I am not saying that 9/11 was a cover up orchestrated by elite individuals for preservation of wealth and power.  What I am saying is the official story leaves gaping holes into the investigation and completely fails to ask very relevant questions regarding very relevant aspects of the events.  What I am saying is that not believing the official story in no way whatsoever makes me or anyone a terrorist or guilty of treason or a friend of the enemy or a wacko conspiracy theorist.  What I am saying is that there are some major aspects of the events on 9/11 that are very mysterious and deserve to be investigated more than a government sponsored commission.  Because we all know that just like the Warren Report cover up, it wouldn’t be the first time that the government orchestrated investigations to correlate with their needs and interests.

All of the preceding rambling was the build-up to the real point of this post, the announcement of Jesse Ventura’s new show on TruTV.  Jesse Ventura is a major voice in the 9/11 Truth movement and he has been widely ridiculed for it.  Well he finally gets to express his opinions to a massive audience.  Of course we will have to wait and see if the network will really give him free reign or if he will even present any relevant information.  Either way, at least there is a network willing to give a platform to a dissenting voice.

Of course I must note that all of the articles and news stories I have read on both major networks and major publications to most blogs and comments are 99%  negative and the reoccurring ridicule is that Ventura is a wacko conspiracy theorist and anyone interested in the show are all wackos too.  So there is a lot of evidence that there isn’t a lot of free thinking going on in the country and the typical close minded, unwillingness to ask tough questions and unwillingness to leave the comfort zone opinions are still alive.

I understand that my position on this topic isn’t a popular one, especially here in the south, but I don’t shape my opinions and beliefs on what kind of friends I might get or might lose, so I cant wait for the show to begin.

I highly encourage everyone to abandon what they think they know and start researching for yourself.  To get started all you have to do is Google “9/11 Truth” and you will open a Pandora’s box of different links, (some legit and some ridiculous) videos, and a compendium of other evidence and research behind the events of 9/11.  Just remember to keep an open mind and even if the evidence leads you back to the widely accepted theory at least you asked some questions and didn’t just follow blindly.

The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing.” Albert Einstein


The Emperor Has No Clothes

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 4, 2009 by Garza

These are the people that are in charge of “reforming” the American healthcare system! Please please please someone try and honestly, with a straight face, tell me that Obama is not trying to socialize America. Please, I need the laugh today.

So yet another government run program has tanked out. The notoriously feel good, go green, spur the economy, government run initiative of Cash for Clunkers has already gone bankrupt. It didn’t even last 6 months! So congratulations are in order for our ever intelligent and omnipotent band of thieves in Washington D.C. and their continued attempt to save us from ourselves. Here here! Of course the early and ever so predicted demise of this ridiculous program is simply another exhibit in the trial against socialism and large government.

The primary goal, or the Magnum Opus if you will, of this great king of ours is to reform American healthcare, also known as socialize American healthcare.  He consistently and vehemently denies trying to take over the system and completely eliminate the private health insurance industry, but as the video shows, these are complete, blatant and boldface lies.  Besides the lies, lets take a minute to just think honestly about a national, socialized and government run healthcare system.  America currently has a program called Medicare.  We have known for almost 10 years now that Medicare will be completely bankrupt by 2017 or 2025 or 20 whatever.  Point is we know it will be bankrupt.

So the government has had the responsibility to run healthcare in some form or fashion for our retired and elderly since LBJ signed into law the Social Security Act in 1965, and they couldn’t even manage that.  So how in the world, when government program after government program continues to either go bankrupt or shine through as an obvious failure, (think Department of Education, Department of Homeland Security, Federal Reserve, Veterans Affairs Hospitals, etc.) would we as Americans sit idly by and let the government socialize medicine and ruin that too?  If they cant run these programs that pail in comparison to Medicare and Clash for Clunkers, how can we possibly think they can effectively and expeditiously manage healthcare for 300+ million Americans?  Impossible.