Friday, January 31, 2014

School choice and Common Core: Mortal enemies

Do you think the government can teach your children better than you? Do you believe that school of choice should trump common core?  Consider this article: School choice and Common Core: Mortal enemies

Small Businesses Don’t Add Jobs Because Government Makes Doing So Stupid. | RedState

Just another case where government cannot do thing well.  In this case, the IRS has become a dictator and cannot see there own folly.  They believe they are right, no matter what.  They have become reckless robots without capability to think reasonably.  Doubt me?  Check out the treatment a tax-paying citizen had to go through:

Small Businesses Don’t Add Jobs Because Government Makes Doing So Stupid. | RedState

Thursday, November 27, 2008

World War 3 Continues

Newt Gingrich wrote in "Real Change: From the World That Fails to the World That Works" that we are in World War 3. Newt further states that anyone who believes differently is just totally ignoring all of the signs and words of our enemies, Fascist Islamic Extremists.

The most recent battle broke out in Mumbai India. Islamic terrorists killed 100 individuals, targeting British and American citizens. The English Register noted

The gunmen specifically targeted Americans and Britons at the hotels and the restaurant, Leopold's. An unknown number of people were being held hostage as police raided the two hotels, the Taj and the Oberio. At least six of the gunmen have been killed since the attacks began at about 9:30 local time on Wednesday.

A Muslim terrorist group called Deccan Mujahideen has claimed responsibility for the attacks.

To win this world, the free west must recognize that we are in a war and apply resources not a appease but to kill and defeat the enemy. If Fascist Islamic terrorist get nuclear or biological, the free world will lose a city and millions of people.

American, wake up to the realities. Fight to win, or be prepared to lose your freedoms and way of life. Remember, Fascist Islamic terrorist don't want to co-exist with us, they want to destroy us.

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Wednesday, November 26, 2008

BIG 3: Bankruptcy + R&D = Success

American Resources recently provided a solution for the ailing BIG 3. Bold steps are necessary to save the American auto industry.

American Resources writes...

Solution Overview

It has been an interesting folly to watch Congress struggle with the problem of how to “save” the American automobile industry. I don’t know what was more frustratingly amusing; the arrogance of the government, believing it is has the resources to directly fund a huge segment of the American economy or the arrogance of the Detroit executives, believing their companies in their current form are so important to America that a simple request entitles them to a loan without a business plan.

It is clear that nothing short of a complete financial and technical reorganization of Detroit will save it. Detroit still has enormous physical and human resources. But they need a massive shake up.

Step One: Bankruptcy

Bankruptcy isn’t fun, but it is a necessary element of free enterprise. Without it few would be willing to take the risks which have produced the dynamic American economy characterized by constant invention, reinvention, death and renewal.

To read the whole text go here... American Solutions

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Saturday, June 21, 2008

Michigan Unemployment Making News

Governor Granholm said "in five years, you'll be blown away," Michigan families are being blown away - 8.5 percent - highest rate in 16 years. 23,000 more people have lost their jobs since October when Granholm and the Democrats pushed through the largest tax increase in state history.

The federal government added insult to injury by passing new minimum wage requirements. Now, high schoolers out on summer vacation can't get jobs because the employers are hiring less because of the new minimum wage law.

Obama is promising more of the same for America. America cannot survive Democratic policies of increased taxes and spending.

Michigan - wake up and realize that Michigan is a preview of national Democratic policies. Want more unemployment? What higher prices for fuel? If you do, just elect the Democratic candidates and you will get it all... higher prices, higher taxes, and unemployment.

It's your choice... change we cannot afford!

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Thursday, June 19, 2008

Al Gore - The Ecological Hypocrite

Newsmax recently published this article about Al Gore. Proof positive that Al Gore is a ecological hypocrite!

Gore's Home Still Guzzling Energy

In the year since Al Gore took steps to make his home more energy-efficient, the former vice president’s home energy use surged more than 10 percent, according to the Tennessee Center for Policy Research.

“A man’s commitment to his beliefs is best measured by what he does behind the closed doors of his own home,” said Drew Johnson, President of the Tennessee Center for Policy Research. “Al Gore is a hypocrite and a fraud when it comes to his commitment to the environment, judging by his home energy consumption.”

In the past year, Gore’s home burned through 213,210 kilowatt-hours (kWh) of electricity, enough to power 232 average American households for a month.

In February 2007, "An Inconvenient Truth," a film based on a climate change speech developed by Gore, won an Academy Award for best documentary feature. The next day, the Tennessee Center for Policy Research uncovered that Gore’s Nashville home guzzled 20 times more electricity than the average American household.

After the Tennessee Center for Policy Research exposed Gore’s massive home energy use, the former Vice President scurried to make his home more energy-efficient. Despite adding solar panels, installing a geothermal system, replacing existing light bulbs with more efficient models, and overhauling the home’s windows and ductwork, Gore now consumes more electricity than before the “green” overhaul.

Since taking steps to make his home more environmentally-friendly last June, Gore devours an average of 17,768 kWh per month –1,638 kWh more energy per month than before the renovations – at a cost of $16,533. By comparison, the average American household consumes 11,040 kWh in an entire year, according to the Energy Information Administration.

In the wake of becoming the most well-known global warming alarmist, Gore won an Oscar, a Grammy and the Nobel Peace Prize. In addition, Gore saw his personal wealth increase by an estimated $100 million thanks largely to speaking fees and investments related to global warming hysteria.

“Actions speak louder than words, and Gore’s actions prove that he views climate change not as a serious problem, but as a money-making opportunity,” Johnson said. “Gore is exploiting the public’s concern about the environment to line his pockets and enhance his profile.”

The Tennessee Center for Policy Research, a Nashville-based free market think tank and watchdog organization, obtained information about Gore’s home energy use through a public records request to the Nashville Electric Service.

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Friday, June 29, 2007

The roots of liberty— “The unanimous Declaration...”

One blog that I read quite often is "The Patriotic Post". I receive their email newsletter which highlights patriotic themes. Today's letter struck me as well worth reading and posting part of it. Hence, here is today's post.

The roots of liberty and American government run deep—back to the year 1164 in Clarendon, England. At that time, the idea of democratic republicanism and the liberal state could hardly be imagined. The student of English history will remember this as the place and date of the Constitutions of Clarendon, which struck the decisive blow in the battle over royal prerogatives between Henry II, King of England, and Thomas a Becket, the Archbishop of more The Patriotic Post

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Friday, May 18, 2007

Ronald Reagan - A Time for Choosing

Given as a stump speech, at speaking engagements, and on a memorable night in 1964 in support of Barry Goldwater's presidential campaign. This version is from that broadcast.


I am going to talk of controversial things. I make no apology for this.

It's time we asked ourselves if we still know the freedoms intended for us by the Founding Fathers. James Madison said, "We base all our experiments on the capacity of mankind for self government."

This idea -- that government was beholden to the people, that it had no other source of power -- is still the newest, most unique idea in all the long history of man's relation to man. This is the issue of this election: Whether we believe in our capacity for self-government or whether we abandon the American Revolution and confess that a little intellectual elite in a far-distant capital can plan our lives for us better than we can plan them ourselves.

You and I are told we must choose between a left or right, but I suggest there is no such thing as a left or right. There is only an up or down. Up to man's age-old dream--the maximum of individual freedom consistent with order -- or down to the ant heap of totalitarianism. Regardless of their sincerity, their humanitarian motives, those who would sacrifice freedom for security have embarked on this downward path. Plutarch warned, "The real destroyer of the liberties of the people is he who spreads among them bounties, donations and benefits."

The Founding Fathers knew a government can't control the economy without controlling people. And they knew when a government sets out to do that, it must use force and coercion to achieve its purpose. So we have come to a time for choosing.

Public servants say, always with the best of intentions, "What greater service we could render if only we had a little more money and a little more power." But the truth is that outside of its legitimate function, government does nothing as well or as economically as the private sector.

Yet any time you and I question the schemes of the do-gooders, we're denounced as being opposed to their humanitarian goals. It seems impossible to legitimately debate their solutions with the assumption that all of us share the desire to help the less fortunate. They tell us we're always "against," never "for" anything.

We are for a provision that destitution should not follow unemployment by reason of old age, and to that end we have accepted Social Security as a step toward meeting the problem. However, we are against those entrusted with this program when they practice deception regarding its fiscal shortcomings, when they charge that any criticism of the program means that we want to end payments....

We are for aiding our allies by sharing our material blessings with nations which share our fundamental beliefs, but we are against doling out money government to government, creating bureaucracy, if not socialism, all over the world.

We need true tax reform that will at least make a start toward restoring for our children the American Dream that wealth is denied to no one, that each individual has the right to fly as high as his strength and ability will take him.... But we cannot have such reform while our tax policy is engineered by people who view the tax as a means of achieving changes in our social structure....

Have we the courage and the will to face up to the immorality and discrimination of the progressive tax, and demand a return to traditional proportionate taxation? . . . Today in our country the tax collector's share is 37 cents of every dollar earned. Freedom has never been so fragile, so close to slipping from our grasp.

Are you willing to spend time studying the issues, making yourself aware, and then conveying that information to family and friends? Will you resist the temptation to get a government handout for your community? Realize that the doctor's fight against socialized medicine is your fight. We can't socialize the doctors without socializing the patients. Recognize that government invasion of public power is eventually an assault upon your own business. If some among you fear taking a stand because you are afraid of reprisals from customers, clients, or even government, recognize that you are just feeding the crocodile hoping he'll eat you last.

If all of this seems like a great deal of trouble, think what's at stake. We are faced with the most evil enemy mankind has known in his long climb from the swamp to the stars. There can be no security anywhere in the free world if there is no fiscal and economic stability within the United States. Those who ask us to trade our freedom for the soup kitchen of the welfare state are architects of a policy of accommodation.

They say the world has become too complex for simple answers. They are wrong. There are no easy answers, but there are simple answers. We must have the courage to do what we know is morally right. Winston Churchill said that "the destiny of man is not measured by material computation. When great forces are on the move in the world, we learn we are spirits--not animals." And he said, "There is something going on in time and space, and beyond time and space, which, whether we like it or not, spells duty."

You and I have a rendezvous with destiny. We will preserve for our children this, the last best hope of man on earth, or we will sentence them to take the first step into a thousand years of darkness. If we fail, at least let our children and our children's children say of us we justified our brief moment here. We did all that could be done.