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What the kids are really learning in school

Posted by Liberty on April 26, 2009

‘Greenies’ scaring our children with misinformation

“The most insidious part of the Earth Day movement is how it has fully infiltrated our schools. They are successfully scaring the pants off our kids.

So much so that a new Opinion Research poll of America’s preteens shows that one in three children fears an Earth apocalypse. An astonishing 75 percent of black children and 65 percent of Hispanic children believe the planet will be irrevocably changed by the time they’re adults.

What does that tell you? There are larger concentrations of minorities in the cities. There’s also a larger concentration of liberals pushing this apocalyptic garbage in the cities.

They are brainwashing our kids into losing sleep over a myth. Almost 60 percent of metropolitan area kids as a whole feel we’re doomed while 47 percent of suburban kids have such fears.”

I found this column by Phil Valentine pretty interesting.  I wish more people [like those clowns in Congress] would accept the fact that arctic ice is actually increasing.

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The legislature just doesn’t get it!

Posted by Liberty on March 7, 2009

From Joe Turner’s Political Buzz, here’s a nice list of the tax increases that the Washington State Legislature is considering. 

Here are tax hike options for lawmakers (and voters?)

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Senator Debbie Stabenow favors silencing Conservative dissent…because she knows liberalism is an inferior philosophy and it can not withstand scrutiny

Posted by Liberty on February 6, 2009

Sen. Stabenow wants hearings on radio ‘accountability’; talks fairness doctrine

Michael Calderone’s Blog on The Politico has a brief summary of Michigan Senator Debbie Stabenow’s conversation on Bill Press’s radio show.  Press asks Senator Stabenow if it is time to bring back the Fairness Doctrine.  Here is her response:

“I think it’s absolutely time to pass a standard. Now, whether it’s called the Fairness Standard, whether it’s called something else — I absolutely think it’s time to be bringing accountability to the airwaves. I mean, our new president has talked rightly about accountability and transparency. You know, that we all have to step up and be responsible. And, I think in this case, there needs to be some accountability and standards put in place.”

I was under the impression that Senators take some kind of oath about protecting the Constitution.  This woman clearly has no understanding of the real intent of the First Amendment.  It specifically protects political speech, even political speech that the Democratic majority finds offensive.  The Fairness Doctrine was morally wrong and unconstitutional when it was first imposed and it would be morally wrong and unconstitutional today.  The ability to speak freely in the arena of political debate is fundamental to America.  American political writers like Thomas Paine and Samuel Adams fueled the Revolution by informing and energizing the masses.  Today, Conservatives count on Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Laura Ingram and others on talk radio to perform the same Constitutionally-protected function.

I have always found it interesting that liberals that push for the Fairness Doctrine only target talk radio, which is largely Conservative.  Senator Stabenow, will your “standards” and “accountability” version of the Fairness Doctrine also apply to The New York Times, The Washington Post, The L.A. Times, The Seattle Times and other newspapers?  What about Time, People, US Weekly, Newsweek, Vanity Fair…do I need to go on?  What about network news on ABC, NBC, CBS?  Where in the hell is the fairness on those networks?  How about cable news on CNN, CNN Headline News, MSNBC, etc?  Are you going to require the Daily Kos to also publish Ann Coulter?  Mark Steyn on Huffington Post?  Don’t you see the hypocrisy in targeting only one type of media…the one type of media that is known for political views that you don’t like? 

Michael Calderone also points out one tiny little conflict of interest that Senator Stabenow has on this subject.  Stabenow is the wife of Tom Athans, who is a liberal talk radio executive.  Liberal talk radio is a colossal failure–perhaps Stabenow is still a little bitter.  Oh, and didn’t Hillary Clinton talk at some point during the Bush administration about how dissent and disagreement is patriotic?  Don’t be unpatriotic, Senator Stabenow!

Even intellectually honest liberals should admit that granting the government the right to shut down political dissent is a dangerous thing.  If you’d like to contact Michigan Senator Debbie Stabenow, her direct phone number is 202-224-4822.  E-mail at http://stabenow.senate.gov/.

Unfortunately, she’s not the only Senator with censorship on her agenda.  The main Senate switchboard number is 202-224-3121.  The main House switchboard number is 202-225-3121.

Posted in Arrogant politicians, Conservatism, Constitutional Rights, Freedom of Speech, Future of the GOP, Innate hypocrisy, Just plain dishonest, Liberalism, Main Stream Media, Slavish media bias, Social engineering, Stupid legislation | Tagged: , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments »

In light of my last post…

Posted by Liberty on January 24, 2009

I know if you read my last post, you’ve probably had it with negativity but I wanted to make sure to link to two editorials that Dick Morris put out this week.  The first one was published on TheHill.com on January 20. 

The Obama Presidency:  Here Comes Socialism

“2009-2010 will rank with 1913-14, 1933-36, 1964-65 and 1981-82 as years that will permanently change our government, politics and lives. Just as the stars were aligned for Wilson, Roosevelt, Johnson and Reagan, they are aligned for Obama. Simply put, we enter his administration as free-enterprise, market-dominated, laissez-faire America. We will shortly become like Germany, France, the United Kingdom, or Sweden — a socialist democracy in which the government dominates the economy, determines private-sector priorities and offers a vastly expanded range of services to many more people at much higher taxes.

Obama will accomplish his agenda of ‘reform’ under the rubric of ‘recovery.’ Using the electoral mandate bestowed on a Democratic Congress by restless voters and the economic power given his administration by terrified Americans, he will change our country fundamentally in the name of lifting the depression. His stimulus packages won’t do much to shorten the downturn — although they will make it less painful — but they will do a great deal to change our nation.”

Morris goes on to forecast how Obama’s reckless fiscal policies will create a permanent dependent class.

“But it is not his spending that will transform our political system, it is his tax and welfare policies. In the name of short-term stimulus, he will give every American family (who makes less than $200,000) a welfare check of $1,000 euphemistically called a refundable tax credit. And he will so sharply cut taxes on the middle class and the poor that the number of Americans who pay no federal income tax will rise from the current one-third of all households to more than half. In the process, he will create a permanent electoral majority that does not pay taxes, but counts on ever-expanding welfare checks from the government. The dependency on the dole, formerly limited in pre-Clinton days to 14 million women and children on Aid to Families with Dependent Children, will now grow to a clear majority of the American population.”

The second editorial has pretty similar content.  It came from www.dickmorris.com and was published on January 22. 

Beware Obama’s Trojan Horse

“He will call this radical change a stimulus package. He will dress up a generation of liberal priorities as necessary steps to fight the economic crisis. His programs and policies won’t do much to end the depression. It will end only after the massive burden of debt is lifted from the shoulders of American and foreign households and companies, a process which will take years. At most, his stimulus will act as methadone while we withdraw from our debt addiction, mitigating the pain, smoothing over the trauma, and soothing our system.

But Obama’s strategy is to hide inside the Trojan Horse of stimulus an army of radical measures to change America permanently.”

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Welcome to the Obama era…pass the scotch, please

Posted by Liberty on January 20, 2009

Yay!  A terrible downer of a speech that told us how awful life in America is.  An incomprehensible poem of pure drivel.  A blatantly racist benediction.  And the MSM going on and on about what a great day it was.  It’s going to be a long four years…

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Stupid potential Washington laws, Volume 1

Posted by Liberty on January 16, 2009

From the Washington Votes.org e-mail update:

2009 Senate Bill 5139 (ergonomic requirements for the solicitation of air travel)

“Introduced by Sen. Ken Jacobsen, (D-Seattle) (D) on January 15, 2009, to require the general administration to seek out ergonomic seating for state employees when they travel. This would require airlines to supply ergonomic seating.”

Glad to see there’s someone in Olympia tackling the really…UNIMPORTANT ISSUES!

2009 Senate Bill 5140 (provide language access services in health care and insurance matters for limited English persons)

“Introduced by Sen. Paull Shin, (D-Edmonds) (D) on January 15, 2009, to require health care and insurance providers to provide language access services to persons with limited English. This bill also directs the insurance commissioner to study the obstacles that are present for persons with limited English in purchasing health insurance.”

How do all you unlimited English persons feel about your health care and insurance costs going even higher on behalf of those limited English persons?  After all, that would be a lot easier that limited English persons actually learning English!

2009 Senate Bill 5158 (beer and wine sales at the legislative gift center)

“Introduced by Sen. Jeanne Kohl-Welles, (D-Seattle) (D) on January 15, 2009, to allow the retail sale of beer and wine at the legislative gift center for off-site consumption.”

I can see how they might need beer and wine flowing freely in Olympia to help them make sense of all the silly laws they’re proposing.  Then again, it is entirely possible that most of these laws are being written while the legislators are under the influence of adult beverages.  That should probably stop!

2009 House Bill 1299 (local government crime-free rental housing programs)

“Introduced by Rep. Al O’Brien, (D-Mountlake Terrace) (D) on January 16, 2009, to create a local government crime-free rental housing program. The purpose of the program is to allow local governments to designate areas of rental housing as crime-free. This act provides direction to the local governments for the implementation of the crime-free rental program including, landlord participation, education courses and other necessary programs.”

Let me get this straight…a “local government crime-free rental housing program.”  So if we just designate areas of rental house as “crime-free,” they will just magically be…”crime-free!”  How about this?  Instead of wasting money making another stupid, pointless program, how about we give the funding to law enforcement instead?  That way, instead of having little pockets of supposedly “crime-free” rental housing, law enforcement officers can strive to make entire jurisdictions a little more “crime-free?”

Oh, you Democrats just make this too easy.  On a more positive note, I intend to sift back through the updates I’ve received to find some examples of outstanding, necessary legislation that’s been proposed thusfar in Olympia.  Believe it or not, there are some of those, too!

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Oprah says she doesn’t need a job from Obama–she’ll do his work for free!

Posted by Liberty on December 6, 2008

Oprah: I’m Not Seeking Job With Obama

“Although Oprah Winfrey worked hard on Barack Obama’s presidential election campaign, she never considered going to work for the president-elect’s administration, the talk show host said Friday.”

She’s much more valuable to Obama as celebrity mouthpiece.

“Earlier this week, Winfrey’s production company confirmed she would host her Chicago-based talk show to Washington for at least two episodes during inauguration week. She’ll have a live show from the Kennedy Center Opera House one day before the ceremony, and tape another one on Jan. 21.”

The question is, will her viewers be smart enough to interpret her biases?  Ironic that her show would not be subject to the Fairness Doctrine but Conservative talk radio would be silenced.

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Washington enviro-lunacy and budget-lunacy collide

Posted by Liberty on December 5, 2008

State environmentalists outline priorities

“With Washington facing an expected deficit of more than $5 billion in the upcoming two-year budget cycle, environmental groups say they’re heading into the 2009 legislative session with a wish list that adds jobs and revenue.

‘This is not the year to be walking with your hands out,’said Clifford Traisman, lobbyist for the Washington Environmental Council and Washington Conservation Voters. ‘We believe our priorities go hand in hand with generating a stronger economy.’

As in earlier sessions, the groups have several key priorities, mainly focusing on cutting the effects of global warming. They want more energy-efficient buildings, to auction rather than give away pollution credits that allow industries to emit greenhouse gases and to have polluters pay fees to help clean up Puget Sound and other waters.”

Translation:  “We want businesses to pay more for their buildings, pay for “pollution credits” so they may continue to do business and possibly even pay pollution fees.”

Mr. Traisman, how will making Washington even more inhospitable to business generate a stronger economy?  Certainly the environmental agenda will require more bureaucrats to administrate the green-ness of buildings, the distribution of pollution credits and collect all the fines from the evil polluters.  The last thing Washington State needs is more unelected government drones whose jobs are dependent upon money confiscated from citizens and businesses.  And, there is growing dissent among the scientific community about the validity of global warming.  Sure it’s been accepted as gospel by environmental groups, the main stream media and Hollywood celebutards but it would be a serious mistake to further hinder Washington’s economy based on an un-proven theory.

Also, I read recently that 20% of Washington’s working population is employed in some capacity by government.  [Searching madly for the source on this, no luck so far but 1 in 5 or 20% is the figure that I recall.]  Having 20% of the workforce directly dependent upon tax dollars for their own salary is not a good thing.  That doesn’t even factor in all of the tax money that those people can potentially spend in the course of their jobs.

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Christmas fruitcake

Posted by Liberty on December 3, 2008

Seattle ornament banned from White House Christmas tree

“When Seattle artist Deborah Lawrence was asked to create an ornament for a holiday tree at the White House, nobody familiar with her work could have imagined she’d stick to snowmen, Santa Claus or Mount Rainier bathed in festive red, white and blue.

That Lawrence submitted an ornament with the words ‘Impeach Bush’ on its surface is also no surprise, except to the people responsible for picking her.

The 9-inch ball Lawrence created is covered with swirly red and white stripes and features a picture of Democratic Rep. Jim McDermott of Seattle, who signed a House resolution to consider the impeachment of President George W. Bush. Tiny glued-on text on the ornament hails the impeachment resolution.”

 

“Lawrence, 55, is pointedly political. She’s anti-Iraq war, anti-torture, pro-peace, pro-environment, pro-feminism, pro-diversity and pro-spreading-the-wealth. Those aren’t just her personal opinions; those are the issues that fuel the paintings she collages with printed messages.

‘Her work is all about social justice,’ said Catherine Person, who exhibits Lawrence’s work at Person Gallery in Seattle. ‘She’s the most political artist I know and the most political artist I represent by 100 miles. She’s a firebrand. Her last show in September was completely devoted to anti-Bush statements.’  McDermott, whose office was responsible for the selection of Lawrence, said the ornament’s content came as a surprise.”

It’s an honor to be chosen to to create an ornament to decorate the White House Christmas tree, regardless of political differences that you may have with the President.  This woman deserves coal in her stocking.  Neither she nor McDermott have any class.

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