Sunday, November 29, 2009

Newsweek WTF?

I've been noticing this for some time now that Newsweek is so far to the left that they should have to change their name to Obamacheerweek. The latest drivel is the Memorable Quotes that are show the last decade and really did something, but the funny thing is that eight of them are Republican bashing (not that there is anything wrong with that), one from a comedian, and the Obama sticking to guns and religion (which is really just a slap in the face of the conservatives). I find it ironic that only republicans in politics said anything memorable over the last decade.

To be honest I think most of what comes out of the career politicians mouths is self-serving and should be immediately ignored. He is a great example of self-serving, WV Republican shows up at a TARP road construction site to praise the work, but the funny thing is that she voted against TARP and has done her level best to talk it down as wasteful spending. This only goes to show the level of hypocrisy that the congressional critter is capable of to gain votes. The good news is that people in the area are calling her on it, but it is probably for party gain then any real outrage.

Back to Obamacheerweek, how is it that this supposed news magazine is any better then the Fox News organization and its conservative cheering? Fox at least does try to show both sides sometimes, but Obamacheerweek has no such pretenses such as showing the most popular female in America politics in her running outfit or un-doctored pictures on its cover. If you aren't going to doctor pictures then fine, but if you normally doctor pictures to make your covers look good then stick to it regardless of who is on the cover. Gov. Palin looked nice on the cover in her running clothes, but the point is that she should be put in that situation because Obama never would have been treated in such a way.

We need to start naming names and calling out those that hide in the MSM and pump the air full of BS in hopes of maintain their puppets in power. We need to strip away the crap and start looking at facts, such as Cash for Clunkers which cost the taxpayers $50K for each car sold or the federal health care bill that costs $30K per newly insured individual or TARP where $700B could have saved millions of homes from foreclosure. This is our government spending our children and grand children into slavery to the national debt, while buying votes with our own money.

We need to repeat it often and everywhere because we are going it alone against the MSM machine that is grinding the truth under its wheels. When was the last time the MSM did any actual journalism? When have they done a true expose on a Democrat? I am all for exposing every criminal in Washington, but it is pretty one sided in the MSM. Craig gets roasted for a couple of weeks, but you have to dig for information on Rangle. Fellow warriors, we need to unite and force the truth to come out. We need to light up the blogs and start pumping out the truth.

I love this country and cannot believe that we have allowed the media such a free pass to poison the minds of the weak and addled for so long. We need to put a stop to the madness and take back the airwaves. Blogs maybe the only thing we will have left by 2012 if we don't start pushing back now. Fight to restore truth, justice and the American way.

God Bless America and American Dream.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Thanksgiving

I am sitting here thinking about all the things I can be thankful for and the list is long. I won't bother you with my list, but I would like to open it up to the things that this country can be thankful for this year. I invite everyone to pile on because whether we want to admit it right now or not we live in the greatest country on Earth and enjoy more freedom then 99% of the world's population. Sure we are unhappy with the way things are going in Washington, but there are things that this country should stop and give God the thanks that is due him for all that He has given us and in not particular order:

1. The Constitution
2. The Rule of Law
3. Mostly free elections
4. The strongest and best equipped military in the world
5. Freedom of Religion
6. Free Speech
7. Free for most government land grabs
8. High standard of living, if you have seen the dirt farmers of Iraq, Afghanistan, or Somalia you would understand how even the poorest American is a king next to the average people of these failed states.
9. I hate to admit this, but a functioning government
10. Low unemployment rate, 10 to 17% isn't bad when you consider there are places with 40+%

I know we think we have it bad, but I can tell you that we really don't when you look around to our neighbors around the world or even in our own backyard (Mexico). Lets hear what you think this country should be thankful for this Thanksgiving.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

McDonnell Startegy

Call it the McDonnell Strategy.

The shorthand: run on economic policy, downplay divisive cultural issues, present an upbeat tone, target independent voters and focus on Democratic-controlled Washington—all without attacking President Barack Obama personally.

It’s an approach that elected Bob McDonnell to the Virginia governorship earlier this month.

Jonathan Martin is a senior political writer at Politico

I have said this several times on the various 912 websites and was repeatedly battered, I feel that any candidate regardless of party that sticks to economic issues, minimizes the social issues, and is upbeat is well on their way to elected office in every election in the foreseeable future. The American public is downright scared about our financial future and things like gay marriage are red herrings when you are facing losing your job or deciding between food or gas. Our elected officials must wake up and start working on what is truly important to the average American, jobs.

If we get Americans working again, then federal revenues will go up and we could use that money to pay down the national debt. We have to freeze all government spending at 2008 levels and with no additional spending programs. We must also freeze all tax changes at 2008 levels and then figure out what we actually have and budget accordingly. We must budget so that there is zero deficit spending and an actual budget line item to pay down the national debt.

This is a formula for pulling America out of this death spiral of deficit spending and higher taxes. If we support candidates regardless of previous party affiliation support this type of economic plan then we could actually make a true difference for this country. If we just throw our vote to the nearest Republican then we will only get more of the same. You decide if this makes sense and is an idea you can support. If it is then lets spread the word and find candidates that support it as well. If there are holes lets hear it.

Do we still believe in the document we call the Constitution?

The landscape we have in the United States right now is interesting to say the least. We have an entire bushel basket full of ideological names entrenched in diametrically opposed camps grinding our ability to govern through this economic mess to a halt. Take your pick of sides ….. conservative*progressive, republican*democrat, pro-life*pro-choice, pro-union*anti-union, federal government*state government, the list just continues to grow. If we take several steps back and look at the driving force behind all this divisive rhetoric, it appears the root cause points to ’social issues’.
If you examine and follow the Constitution, you find the founders of our great nation decided to leave all the ’social issues’ for the people to decide — leave the Government out of that process, in the same manor that they approached religion. The Constitution is designed to protect the people FROM government, it does not grant the government power OVER the people. There is no fine print that permits government interference or intrusion for any reason. We do not have a monarchy or dictatorship for that very reason. We need to search for a way to separate our belief that social issues have a place in the government process and stick to the basics of what our government was created for.

“Today, when a concerted effort is made to obliterate this point, it cannot be repeated too often that the Constitution is a limitation on the government, not on private individuals — it does not prescribe the conduct of private individuals, only the conduct of the government — it is not a charter FOR government power, but a charter of the citizen’s protection AGAINST the government.” — Ayn Rand

A constitution is the very definition of our government here in the United States. It defines our LEGITIMATE form of government. It set up a Senate, a House of Representatives (collectively referred to as Congress), the President, and a Court. Without this document, all that does not exist. That is why they pay ‘lip service’ to the constitution today. It also sets the rules for the conduct of these branches of government. In this case, specific duties and parameters for those occupying the offices are defined in very concise terms. This is the part our elected elitist are very unhappy about.

Remember this statement:
“When the government fears the people, you have liberty. When the people fear the government [or the IRS, for that matter], you have Tyranny.”
(Thomas Jefferson, author of the Declaration of Independence of the United States)
So if we leave the social issues out of the equation and stick to the basics, we may find the ability to slowly bring this runaway government back to it’s original intent in a peaceful, non-violent process.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Sad Truth

The sad truth is that we are going to get some sort of federalized health care rammed down our throats because we are unable to mount any serious counter offensive. We need a true leader to step forward with fresh ideas and facts to back them, so the people can rally to the flag. If we don't then we will have the Democrats buying the necessary votes in the Senate to pass some POS legislation that no one has bothered to read and puts our children in chains.

They are already paying off the good Senator from LA, which $100 million of our hard earned tax dollars. They are lining up to use the nuclear option if they can't make it any other way. The bill is so huge no one has read the thing, but they will vote for it if the price is right. The Republicans can't mount a serious counter proposal because they are completely clueless and probably agree with the Democrats, but can't say so or else lose their seat in Congress.

We need realistic solutions and someone willing to be the front man for them. I am willing to give Medical Savings Accounts a try because they wouldn't add to the national debt and work in certain places. How about the ability to sell health insurance across state lines? How about tort reform of any kind> It would hold down costs for the consumer, since all that money comes from us anyway between high cost due to malpractice insurance and lawyer fees. How about we use MSA to shop for better or cheaper health care costs? Why do insurance companies get to decide what we pay for a procedure, when competition says that you do it better than you get the business. It has worked for years with non-covered doctors (plastics).

I don't care who the champion of the people is as long as they show up soon. If its Gov. Palin great, if it is Dr. Detroit fine, but they need to get on the ball and get some real alternatives out there. We need to build a buzz for positive alternatives before the Democrats buy their way to an American Bankruptcy.

If you got ideas or know who is the people's champion, lets hear it and get the buzz going. The blogs are supposed to be the wave of the future, but they haven't been able to put a stop to the MSM yet with all its cheerleading for Congress. We need a hero of the people, any volunteers?

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Another 912 Site

I had been posting on another 912 site to only find they were just another hot air generation site. I have found a lot of them and I am quite unhappy with the whole 912 experience. I guess I will blow my own hot air here and hope that people will stumble across it and let others know about this crazy sub guy that is full of crap. I never name names because if it helps someone else all the better because this country needs people to get fired up and putting a stop to Washington's out of control spending and soon to be taxing.

Letter to Gov. Palin

Gov. Palin,

I just wanted to let you know that I appreciate what you are trying to do for this country, but I wanted to give you some advice as a voter. I have supported you and have also withdrawn that support for the same reason. You are a touchstone of bad media and you seems to let them drive you off message. Was the photo on the cover of Newsweek sexists? Sure, but so what it doesn't change who you are or what you believe in and whining about it only makes you look petty. The tweet was short and to the point, but should have included more about your substance and what you stand for because Newsweek provided you with an immediate audience wanting to stand with you against the liberal media. You gave them nothing, so another wasted opportunity.

I am no expert, but I am an American and I do vote. The up coming elections (all of them) are going to be determined by what candidate the people believe has truly better idea about how to run our out of control government. Gov. Palin, you must provide the voters with fresh new ideas that make sense to the average American. We know that this country has lots of problems and we want some real solutions even if they are painful. We need to cut spending on everything, we need to do something about health care (which does not include government control because we know that won't help), we need to do something about the exploding national debt, we need to do something about illegal immigration and we need to do something about the wars we are currently in. These are pretty heady subjects, but the voters want and deserve answers to each and every one of them.

You want to be President or maker of Presidents then you must be able to clearly answer each one of these with solid realistic answers that ring true with the public. We have seen what Hope and Change (lies and more lies) has brought us and we know deep inside that the solutions are not pretty and they are going to hurt, but if we know that the people that represent us understand and also feel our pain, we will support them. We absolutely hate government waste and the fact the $100 billion dollars was wasted last year is a great place to start. We should name names and cut off a few heads to show that kind of criminal activity will not be tolerated with our tax dollars. The voters want to know that you value their money as much as they do and do not want to waste a single penny.

Lets take a few of the items the voters care about one at a time.

- Out of control government spending that is running up massive unpayable debt, we need to enact that spending freeze and audit every penny the government spends. Think of the movie Dave and how the government spending made no sense to the average American. A simplistic was to look at to be sure, but the public is grabbing the pitchforks and torches over government's wasteful spending, so you better be ready with an answer.

- Health care needs a real solution that doesn't involve a government take over because the government can't run a lemonade stand let alone one sixth of our economy. Stop with the sensational "death panels" and start providing solid answers, such as Medical Savings Plans, tort reform, allow insurance companies to offer national policies. You need to be well versed in why these will work and how it puts money back into the pockets of voters. The Democrats have successfully blown this one and now is the time to win the high ground by showing how you will actually reduce our health care costs through these measures.

- You must have a plan to pay down the national debt, but it must be limited and Congress can't screw it up. I have advocated a national sales tax that is limited in time and Congress can not alter the rate or duration or where the money goes. It could be part of an amendment to that includes balanced budget, national debt reduction and an end to income tax. For now a viable, limited and attainable plan is reasonable, this must be part of a comprehensive plan which includes spending freeze, balanced budgets, and tax freeze. We must be able to understand what our revenues are and where our money is going before we add any additional spending or monkey with taxes.

On the subject of illegal immigration this is easy, seal the borders and identify who is here illegally and do something about it. Americans are all for legal immigration, but we hate cheaters and law breakers that do not contribute. There are very few good ways to fix this problem, but there are things that must be done. We must stop in the in flow of illegals. We have the tools just not the will. We must identify everyone that is in this country illegally and classify them according to how long they have been here and how they contribute to the greater good of the society. They will all be fined, but what we do next will depend on their contribution. Hard working otherwise law abiding will be required to not only pay a fine but also pay any back taxes and then they can apply for work visas and citizenship (but they must have work to stay). Those who are here and not working will be fined and removed from the welfare roles after thirty days and if they have not moved to category I by then they will be removed from the country. Finally, the criminals will be removed immediately and sent back to whatever country they came from and with sealed borders they will be unable to return. The American public is only so willing to except illegals, but it comes at a price.

- The two wars and the thousands of troops around the globe need to be addressed because the voter is pretty tired of being the world's policemen to only be spit upon. We need a solid exit strategy that supports freedom, but doesn't cost us ours. We have been trapped in Iraq and Afghanistan for eight years now and it is time to stop pretending we are making a difference. We also should make NATO and anyone also be responsible for their own defense because America can not continue to pay for countries that refuse to defend themselves. We are willing to help, but it must be a joint venture where the cost is shared equally.

I know that there is a lot to take in, but Gov. Palin this is the America that stands before you now. You provide actually solutions to the very real problems we face today. I know we like to hear that taxes will be lowered and we will receive great and wonderful gifts from our government, but we know that it is all a lie because there is no free lunch. We are selling our children and grand children into slavery to the national debt with each wasteful dollar spent by Washington. You need to restore the American Dream that comes from hard work and determination, which you are a wonderful example of. Please think about this in the coming months and start providing real solutions because if you do then there is no limit to where you can take this country.

Thank you for your support and God Bless America
Sandy Salt

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Offer

For those few dedicated readers, I would like to extend an offer to contribute if you so desire. If you would like to guess author a post just email me at sandy.salt@yahoo.com and I will add you as a poster. I do this to allow you to post directly, so everyone can hear what you have to say. I have so little time and I feel I am neglecting my duty to this country, so if you would like to help out let me know.

It is pretty wide open, so I willing yield the floor.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

150th Post

Boy am I full of crap that I can fill 150 posts. I am just amazed that the Congress was able to bribe enough of their own to win a great victory for socialism. The funniest thing about all the hoopla was the constant references to the other failed socialist programs, Social Security and Medicare which are unfunded to the tune of $100 Trillion dollars. I just hope that the Senate has more brains than to sign on to this mess, but I am sure that the wheelers and dealers will buy the necessary votes. This is the best government our money can buy.

I have grown tired of the 912 movement with all its hot air and very little action. I know that there have been Tea Parties and Capital protests, but they have yet to find one clear message other than they are upset. I am upset too, but I have offered more solutions to this mess than they have. I find it sad that we can't get enough Americans to say enough of the big government progressives and their deficit spending. Why can't the 70% of America that is fiscally conservative put a stop to the 30% that is spending us into oblivion with its progressive government ways?

The answer is too sad to state, we are too worried if everyone is the right kind of conservative to join our brand of conservatism. I am far too liberal socially to be accepted into the far right hall of fame, so I am an out cast. I am not a Republican party or die conservative, so no invite there. I am not a RINO pseudo conservative, so no Democrat-Lite which I refuse to join. I am just a plain old fiscal conservative with a live and let live social side. I want to reign in an out of control federal government, I want to ween the states off the federal tit, and I want to stop wasting money on foreign aid and military protection on countries that refuse to do for themselves.

You won't think it would be hard to get people to rally around putting and end to big government and big government spending, but it is proving to be impossible. I love this country and I sure and the hell don't want it to become a banana republic with out of control hyper-inflation. I don't hate poor people, but I do have a problem with lazy people that live off the government. It is amazing how many people find work once unemployment benefits start running out. Every time benefits are extended unemployment goes up, go figure.

I guess I am turning into a Libertarian and I if I were smart I would go ahead and vote that way. How could it be any worse than throwing my vote away on either Democrat or Democrat-Lite? I mean damn I would at least not feel like I needed a shower after leaving the voting booth. I don't care how you vote, but think about this this country was build on hard work and sacrifice, so who is working hard and sacrificing now? Is it our dutiful representatives? Is it the rich people we are trying to tax the crap out of? Or is it the poor people that continually look to the government to help them out? The people at the bottom of the economic food chain are suffering the worse from this big government, when it is specifically designed to help them. Funny how the government only makes things worse, not better when they try to help.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Common Sense

Just finished reading Glenn Beck's Common Sense and it was very refreshing and insightful. I just wish that it were required reading for every voter and high school kid. This country is going to hell in a hand basket and it seems we willingly support the trip. I am constantly amazed that our Congress gets away with the crap that it does, but should I really be amazed at this point or is that the definition of crazy. I keep thinking that a some point that the pain level is going to get high enough that people will finally spring into action to put and end to garbage that is coming out of Washington. Sadly this is not the case and I am beginning to wonder what it is going to take to wake up America.

I am now afraid that we have a majority in this country that is happy to turn over control of our lives to the government. These people actually believe that Washington knows what is best for them. I see evidence of this daily and it is the only thing being spewed by the MSM and the intellectual elites. Some of know that there is a problem and maybe we can't point our finger on it, but unless we do something real soon it won't matter because we will all be sold into slavery of the government. We have already mortgaged our children and if we don't stop now we are going to spend our way into banana republic status.

I encourage everyone to read Glenn's book and then pass it on to someone you love or needs a wake up call. I really think that time is running out and if we don't wake more people up it is going to be too late. On a side note, I think I may be becoming a libertarian because I am sick of all government stupidity and though some of their ideas may seem crazy on the surface they have merit when you dig into them. I am still reading and digging, but they seem to understand that the best government is one that governs least.