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It appears that Barney Frank a man who is a liar, tax cheat, buffoon and a politician (but I repeat myself) has taken the this hope and change thing really to heart.  Has decided that he can finally come out of the closet for real — Barney, it appears, is a communist. It seams that Barney wants the government to dictate the salaries of ALL employees — this is communism. From the Washington Examiner:

the “Pay for Performance Act of 2009,” would impose government controls on the pay of all employees — not just top executives — of companies that have received a capital investment from the U.S. government. It would, like the tax measure, be retroactive, changing the terms of compensation agreements already in place.

First of all.  Laws throughout our history have NEVER been applied retroactively.  This is a new wrinkle brought on by the communists in this country a.k.a. The Democrat Party.  This I am sure is an effort to more smoothly bring about more hope and change than we ever could imagine in our sickest nightmares.

Let me off this ride please.  I grew up in a country where the sky is the limit because no joker, be it some elected buffoon like Barney, or some bureaucrat like Geithner could hold me back.  My pay was a function of my talent and my ability to sell it.  I had a market in which to sell my wares, and I have walked away from jobs where felt I was not appropriately appreciated.  I have taken risks, and some have paid off handsomely.  Others … I leave that to the imagination of the gentle reader.

This is only the beginning.  If the federal government will feel empowered to do this for one reason, the states will do this others, and the federal government will then reach further.  One does not even need to have total federal control for the impact to became pervasive throughout the market.  For the naysayers whose knee jerk reaction will be to bray (like the jackasses they are) that, “This can’t happen here!”  Well, look how far we have come in 70 days?  These characters are on a power grab.  They are not letting the crisis go to waste.

Anyone living in Sterling Park and its surrounding communities knows 2008 was a very tough year. Crime was on the rise in the eastern end of the county. Not all, but much of that spike in criminal activity, ranging from petty theft, burglaries, gang violence, rape and murder came at the hands of illegal migrants having relocated to Sterling Park from jurisdictions less accommodating in their treatment of those who aren’t supposed to be here in the first place. It seems that Loudoun County is gaining a reputation among the illegal alien criminal community as one of those places where elected officials have rolled out the welcome mat. Sterling has become an attractive base of operation for certain illegals wishing to ply their trade. Certain elected officials, such as Dulles Supervisor Stevens Miller, decided Loudoun County’s approach should be more like that of Montgomery County, Maryland. First, create an environment where illegal aliens are welcomed, and then deny their effect on the worsening conditions. It appears Supervisor Miller wants to be Virginia’s version of Ike Leggett, the hapless Montgomery County Executive, who would not know an illegal alien if he or she landed in his lap.

Supervisor Miller having attended emergency community meetings at Park View High School was forced to acknowledge the substantial increase in crime, yet for reasons unknown, he was unwilling to connect that crime with the presence of illegal migrant criminals. Not only was Supervisor Miller not going to connect the dots, he had the gall to lecture the citizens of Sterling not to hijack the crime wave as a rationale to combat the presence of illegal aliens. We were to unconnect the dots, ignore cause and effect and pretend the problem was home grown. Ignore the evidence, illegal migrants were not to blame.

Supervisor Miller, Please meet Arnold Mancia-Morales.

Arnold Mancia-Morales is a convicted rapist and Illegal Migrant from South America who took residence in Loudoun County. It is uncertain how long Mr. Morales has been in Loudoun, however, we do know he is no stranger to our criminal justice system, having been arrested and jailed five times from November 4th 2007 to November 19th 2008 in both Clarke and Loudoun Counties.

Most notable among Mancia Morales atrocious behavior is his propensity to beat and rape defenseless elderly women. Mancia Morales beat and sexually assaulted a 76 year old woman from Sterling Park. Thankfully, for the citizens of Loudoun County, one of our elected officials, Commonwealth’s Attorney Jim Plowman through a vigorous prosecution, has ensured Mancia Morales will never again be free to claim another victim. Mr. Plowman’s prosecution resulted in a sentence of life plus 53 years. Good-bye Morales.

Supervisor Miller having shown he is completely out of touch with life in Sterling Park, now wants to carpet bag his way into being our next elected Delegate in Richmond.

Supervisor Miller apparently believes in the concept of failing upward.

For all you nay-saying liberals out there I just want you to know the truth.  During the invocation at the Martinsville NASCAR race, the minister said, and I quote: “…and we pray you give us hope; REAL HOPE, in these economic hard times.  Thank you for giving us your one and only son and it is in Jesus’ name we pray, AMEN.”

Now I knew who he was talking about when he said “real hope” but the Jesus part just cinched it.  Your Pope-of-Hope-on-Dope is a fraud.  I am now the second one to tell you.  It is time for you to convert! 

If there was ever a question whether most Americans hold conservative values, recent media ratings reports remind us. The liberal-leaning news organizations are taking it in the neck from the one outlet that dares to publish conservative viewpoints:

Post-Obama election, CNN is tanking, big time.

Fox News is in the stratosphere. Below is from today’s Drudge Report

CABLE NEWS RACE
THU., MARCH 26, 2009

FOXNEWS O’REILLY 3,420,000
FOXNEWS HANNITY 2,987,000
FOXNEWS BECK 2,374,000
FOXNEWS GRETA 2,160,000
FOXNEWS BAIER 1,940,000
FOXNEWS SHEP 1,888,000
MSNBC OLBERMANN 1,322,000
CNNHN GRACE 1,300,000
MSNBC MADDOW 1,208,000
CNN KING 1,144,000
CNN COOPER 1,118,000

Fox is not just ahead. Fox has lapped the field.

The top three Fox News program ratings are all over 90% higher than those of the next nearest network, and cumulatively Fox News is to all of its competitors like Coca Cola is to your local lemonade stand.

Incidentally Rush Limbaugh’s ratings have doubled since Obama was sworn in.

Barack Obama and Nancy Pelosi have reignited conservative thinking on public policy in America. Thank you, Democrats, for that.

The American people have made it clear they are more in line with “conservative” than “liberal” ideas. The question remains whether enough Republicans will take up the mantle of conservatism in upcoming elections to make a difference. Based on past history, I cannot guarantee they will.

“Vengeance is mine” says our Lord and though we ought not presume to ask our Lord in what manner He ever plans to execute that vengeance, we hope He will forgive us for proffering the suggestion that in the case of Westboro Baptist Church protesters every last one of them might be swept up by the wind and thrown off a very, very high cliff.

We will leave that to the Almighty. But we will continue to hope.

For those who don’t know, Westboro Baptist Church are the people who show up at the funeral processions of American service men and women and attempt to disrupt the services by chanting and waving signs with messages like “God hates fags.” Their rationale is supposedly something like “God is punishing America for its tolerance of homosexuality by allowing our men and women to be killed in combat. Thus the deceased is not a hero to be praised but a dupe to be ridiculed.”

In reality, as our friends at Equality Loudoun point out, what the Westboro protesters accomplish is to get in a situation where they can sue people who take offense at their actions. Like, when you read the previous paragraph you probably thought “I’d like to punch them in the head.” Well, technically, it is often not against the law to disrupt a funeral, and punching people is almost always against the law, so you punching them in the head would end up with you giving them your house.

Some smart gay rights people have turned the Westboro shitheels into a fundraising opportunity, and this is what they are doing in response to the Westboro appearance at George Mason University on Monday, March 30.

I say, smart move and one that we should all support.

As many of our readers know, Equality Loudoun and I are not always on the same page, but we are on the same page with this issue. If you are ticked off about Westboro Baptist Church, please give money to the fundraising effort. They are going to send a notice afterwards to Westboro’s leader detailing how much money they raised.

If you want to see the Westboro vermin firsthand, show up at Braddock Rd and Rt. 123 Monday morning. NO PUNCHING – that is what they are trying to get you to do. Instead, bring one of those aerosol boat foghorns. Whenever the Westboro people speak, blow the horn.

If you are in the “I’d like to punch them in the head” camp but want another way to show your support to the opposition, please take a close look at the Patriot Guard Riders.

PGR is a national organization of bikers, many of whom are veterans, who show up in force at the funeral processions of our fallen heroes and line up with their bikes and American flags and, singing the National Anthem, form a screen between the Westboro protesters and the funeral procession. They have grown into a huge nationwide effort and they were formed specifically to offset the Westboro Baptist Church protesters.

Here is the Wikipedia entry.

The San Diego Patriot Guard Riders appeared at the ICCFA Convention last March – the keynote address was by a funeral director explaining all the PGR has done for the funeral profession.

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If there were ever great Americans, the Patriot Guard Riders are great Americans. Click here to send them a donation.

A British member of the EU Parliment gave Prime Minister Gordon Brown a verbal drubbing that left the PM wonderfully … speechless.  Grinning like some circus troop monkey, Gordon just sat there and took his drubbing in silence.  Mr Hannen in short called him out and the PM was shown to be wearing no clothes.  Hannen starts with the PM’s penchant for talking out of both sides of his mouth (like someone else we know) …

    Prime Minister, I see you’ve already mastered the essential craft of the European politician, namely the ability to say one thing in this chamber and a very different thing to your home electorate. You’ve spoken here about free trade, and amen to that. Who would have guessed, listening to you just now, that you were the author of the phrase ‘British jobs for British workers’ and that you have subsidised, where you have not nationalised outright, swathes of our economy, including the car industry and many of the banks? Perhaps you would have more moral authority in this house if your actions matched your words? Perhaps you would have more legitimacy in the councils of the world if the United Kingdom were not going into this recession in the worst condition of any G20 country?

The British PM came into office in June 2007.  It appears he is a good leading indicator of the treatment we are in for.  Britain began its experiment of spending its way out of recession almost two years ago.   The ‘spend-money-like-mad-dogs‘ policy does not appear to have worked out to well for the British economy.  Einstein said insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result each time.  We excoriated Rumsfeld for repeating the errors of  McNamara 30 years after McNamara micromanaged the Vietnam war.  Now, Obama is repeating the mistakes of Brown two years after Brown took Britain down this garden path, can’t he wait longer to repeat a mistake?

Hannen then illustrates the fact that Britain is broke.  The real frightening part is we are even more broke.  The Brits carry a debt of ~$40K/child we owe about $50K.  The other similarity is that the British media ignored this poignant speech, just like ours.  This is where the fourth estate has really let us down.  Actively ignoring the voices that criticize one side of the political spectrum is a disservice to the  society as a whole.  The corollary for this is the fourth investigates only one side of the political spectrum; this is also a disservice to the  society as a whole.  Newspapers are failing not because people don’t read anymore, but because the ‘blarney-o-meters’ have been red lining for many years now.

    The truth, Prime Minister, is that you have run out of our money. The country as a whole is now in negative equity. Every British child is born owing around £20,000. Servicing the interest on that debt is going to cost more than educating the child. Now, once again today you try to spread the blame around; you spoke about an international recession, international crisis. Well, it is true that we are all sailing together into the squalls. But not every vessel in the convoy is in the same dilapidated condition. Other ships used the good years to caulk their hulls and clear their rigging; in other words to pay off debt. But you used the good years to raise borrowing yet further. As a consequence, under your captaincy, our hull is pressed deep into the water line under the accumulated weight of your debt. We are now running a deficit that touches 10% of GDP, an almost unbelievable figure. More than Pakistan, more than Hungary; countries where the IMF have already been called in. Now, it’s not that you’re not apologising; like everyone else I have long accepted that you’re pathologically incapable of accepting responsibility for these things. It’s that you’re carrying on, wilfully worsening our situation, wantonly spending what little we have left. Last year – in the last twelve months a hundred thousand private sector jobs have been lost and yet you created thirty thousand public sector jobs.

The similarity is shocking.  We are in as bad a shape as the British.  Our debt load is as high.  Obama’s recipe for curing our ill’s is to increase government from 20% to 40% of GDP.  This is a recipe for paupering the country.  Can someone in our legislative body please stand in the road and shout, ‘STOP!!’?  Like Barak, Gordon flunked economics.  The British PM is of the opinion that increasing overhead increases efficiency.

    Prime Minister, you cannot carry on for ever squeezing the productive bit of the economy in order to fund an unprecedented engorgement of the unproductive bit. You cannot spend your way out of recession or borrow your way out of debt. And when you repeat, in that wooden and perfunctory way, that our situation is better than others, that we’re ‘well-placed to weather the storm’, I have to tell you that you sound like a Brezhnev-era apparatchik giving the party line. You know, and we know, and you know that we know that it’s nonsense! Everyone knows that Britain is worse off than any other country as we go into these hard times. The IMF has said so; the European Commission has said so; the markets have said so which is why our currency has devalued by thirty percent. And soon the voters too will get their chance to say so. They can see what the markets have already seen: that you are the devalued Prime Minister of a devalued government.

Saul Alinsky would be proud of the Obama administration.  Obama and his crew came in at a time of recession. The world wide housing market bubble was bursting.  The previous administration was as clueless as the rest of the world going about lessening its impact.  But Obama came in and made it worse with his rhetoric.  Markets hate uncertainty.  Obama and Co.  did everything imaginable to increase uncertainty.  The end result?  We are on the verge of a depression — markets are down 40% SINCE Obama was elected; China is preparing to call in our debt; our currency is to be discarded in favor of some new universal script.  The Obama apparatchik/drone Tim Geithner, whose sole job is to protect the dollar, showed us he is ready to toss it over the side.   Can Obama administration take us to an even more devalued state?  ‘Si se puede!!’

I am only left wondering … where is OUR Daniel Hannen?

There is a catastrophe taking place in the midwest. Where is the Obama administration?

At very least what we were promised from this crew was “competence.” What we are getting is crickets chirping. Despicable.

To borrow from one of the President’s campaign lines – it’s not a matter of whether this administration can walk and chew gum at the same time. The question is whether they can walk at all.