Archive for January, 2009
Posted by Liberty on January 29, 2009
“I always consider the settlement of America with reverence and wonder, as the opening of a grand scene and design in providence, for the illumination of the ignorant and the emancipation of the slavish part of mankind all over the earth.”
Posted in American history, Conservatism, Founder's quote of the week, Founders, Words of Wisdom | Tagged: American history, Conservative Quote, Founder's quote of the week, Founders, John Adams | Leave a Comment »
Posted by Liberty on January 29, 2009
“The prosecutor in the impeachment trial of Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich says he’s proven ‘a pattern of abuse of power.’In his closing argument Thursday, prosecutor David Ellis said the evidence shows Blagojevich knew his conduct was improper.”
It looks like Blago’s goose is just about cooked. I do have to give Blago credit for believing in himself–he’s been off on a media blitz this week, all the while proclaiming his innocence. And this despite the tapes that the prosecutor has been playing for the jury. You know the tapes…the ones you’ve heard on the news that clearly feature him talking about seeking favors or money for the messiah’s Senate seat. Blago is either shamelessly dishonest or totally off his rocker. Or both.
Oh, and I do have to give the AP credit. They actually mentioned in this article that Blago is a Democrat. Oh, really? Hmm…I had no idea. Of course, if the story were about a corrupt Republican, they would have put the word, “Republican” in the headline and 15 times throughout the article also. Oh well. Progress is progress.
Posted in Arrogant politicians, Crime and Punishment, Innate hypocrisy, Just plain dishonest, Liberalism, Main Stream Media, Obama, Slavish media bias | Tagged: AP, Blago, Corrupt Democrat, Corruption, Media bias, MSM, Obama | Leave a Comment »
Posted by Liberty on January 27, 2009
From the Drudge Report this morning:
“GORE HEARING ON WARMING MAY BE PUT ON ICE
Mon Jan 26 2009 17:59:26 ET
Al Gore is scheduled before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Wednesday morning to once again testify on the ‘urgent need’ to combat global warming.
But Mother Nature seems ready to freeze the proceedings.
A ‘Winter Storm Watch’ has been posted for the nation’s capitol and there is a potential for significant snow… sleet… or ice accumulations.
“I can’t imagine the Democrats would want to showcase Mr. Gore and his new findings on global warming as a winter storm rages outside,” a Republican lawmaker emailed the DRUDGE REPORT. “And if the ice really piles up, it will not be safe to travel.”
A spokesman for Sen. John Kerry, who chairs the committee, was not immediately available to comment on contingency plans.
Global warming advocates have suggested this year’s wild winter spells are proof of climate change.
I don’t even know what to say. Global warming is clearly a fraud. We have major changes coming to our society and economy to combat a non-problem. And on the day that Al Gore comes to Washington, it snows.
Posted by Liberty on January 26, 2009
“Independent grocers don’t like Gov. Chris Gregoire’s plan to raise money by opening more state-controlled liquor stores.
It’s part of Gregoire’s plan to bridge a nearly $6 billion deficit. She hopes to get about $21 million over the next two years by opening more liquor stores, and expanding Sunday sales.
But the Washington Food Industry group, which represents independent grocery stores, is against that idea.
President Jan Gee tells The Olympian that state liquor stores should get out of selling beer and wine, because they compete with private businesses. State liquor stores already have a monopoly on hard alcohol.
House Minority Leader Richard DeBolt, R-Chehalis, also worries about the state competing with business.”
I agree with Minority Leader DeBolt–doesn’t the state of Washington do enough to make things tough on business owners?
Posted by Liberty on January 24, 2009
I have to admit that the two editorials by Dick Morris did leave me gloomy. So, when I ran across this posting, I had to link to it. Here’s a quick quote:
“Well, why are Americans so gloomy, fearful and even panicked about the current economic slump?
In one of history’s most painful paradoxes, U.S. consumers seem suddenly disillusioned with the American Dream of rising prosperity even as capitalism and democracy have consigned the Soviet Union to history’s trash heap. Hard times are forcing some people to turn their back on the American Dream.”
The question is, which economic slump is this article about? I’m not going to spoil it for you–click on through to Professor Perry’s blog to find out.
Posted by Liberty on January 23, 2009
“Our contest is not only whether we ourselves shall be free, but whether there shall be left to mankind an asylum on earth for civil and religious liberty”
Posted by Liberty on January 22, 2009
Have you had it up to here [you can’t see this but my hand is approximately two feet above the top of my head] with the fawning, ridiculous coverage of Obama’s inauguration? Sounds like you need a little factual information and tongue-in-cheek cynicism from Ann this morning.
“So maybe liberals can stop acting as if the entire nation could at last come together in a “unity of purpose” if only conservatives would stop fomenting “conflict and discord” — as Obama suggested in his inaugural address. We’re not the ones who booed a departing president.”
Well said. The way some of those “tolerant” and “open-minded” libs behaved towards President Bush this week was an absolute disgrace.
“Liberals always have to play the victim, acting as if they merely want to bring the nation together in hope and unity in the face of petulant, stick-in-the-mud conservatives. Meanwhile, they are the ones booing, heckling and publicly fantasizing about the assassination of those who disagree with them on policy matters.”
Posted in Conservatism, Innate hypocrisy, Liberalism, Main Stream Media, Obama, Slavish media bias | Tagged: Ann Coulter, Conservatives, Liberal hypocrisy, Liberals, Obama, President Bush | Leave a Comment »
Posted by Liberty on January 22, 2009
2009 Senate Joint Resolution 8202 (Relating to the constitutional provisions regarding initiatives and referendums)
“Introduced by Sen. Ken Jacobsen, (D-Seattle) (D) on January 14, 2009, proposes an amendment to the state Constitution to modify the powers of initiative and referendum.”
There is precious little information out there so far about whatspecifically would be modified but the bill is scheduled for a public hearing before the Senate Committee on Government Operations & Elections today [January 22]. Having a state Senator pushing for modifications to our right to put forth initiatives and referendums is worrisome. I can only suppose that a liberal Democrat from Seattle wants to put up roadblocks to more initiatives to limit car tab taxes, repeal fuel taxes or affirm our gun rights. I will confirm with more specific information as soon as it is available.
We know these big-spending libs hate seeing our silly little citizens’ initiatives on the ballot. They don’t appreciate it when the people paying the bills actually want to have a say in state government. How dare us common people usurp legislative authority! They can’t stand it when we attempt to limit either their power or the amount of money that they can confiscate from us! Who do we think we are?!
We’re the voters! And, we will write, we will call, we will e-mail!
Senator Ken Jacobson [Visit his webpage to e-mail him.]
237 John A. Cherberg Building
PO Box 40446
Olympia, WA 98504-0446
Fax: (360) 786-1999
Posted in Arrogant politicians, Constitutional Rights, Liberalism, Stupid legislation, Washington State | Tagged: Arrogance, Initiative, Ken Jacobson, Referendum, Washington State Legislature | Leave a Comment »
Posted by Liberty on January 21, 2009
Biden to man in wheelchair:
“Stand up, Chuck! Let ’em see you. Oh, God love you! What am I talking about?”