Sayonara Rahm

This week begins one of the biggest transitions for the Obama led White House since they assumed power 20 months ago. We see the worst kept secret in the White House confirmed as Rahm Emanuel officially resigned his position as the Chief of Staff in order to pursue his candidacy for the Chicago Mayoral race. As most of you are aware, I am no fan of Emanuel. He certainly rubbed me the wrong way with his nastiness and absolute hatred for the other party, or for that matter, anyone within his party that didn’t go along with his plans and aspirations. Add to that his now famous “Never let a crisis go to waste” statement (which I personally think was one of the most damning statements ever made by a top level official in terms of revealing to the general public the way that national politicians view their role of governing the people), and you can see why he isn’t on my list of personal favorites. Of course everyone has their own opinion of Rahm Emanuel. What I am going to cover here is why I think that Emanuel leaving the White House is good news for the Obama administration, good news for Americans in general, and then pose a question to the people of Chicago who may now be forced to deal with Emanuel in a position of ultimate power within the city.
Several Reasons to Rejoice at Rahm Emanuel Stepping Down

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Let’s Just Clear A Few Things Up Shall We…

stand-up-for-americaYou know, I found myself arguing back and forth with Ray and Todd yesterday, trying to make my point. At some point I crossed a threshold and realized that I was writing another damn article just to make my point. That isn’t to knock those two. I love to be challenged. They were doing exactly what I want people to do. But there seems to be some sort of misunderstanding about where I stand on the issues and where I lean politically. More important, there seems to be some misconceptions about this site in particular and what I created it to do and what I hope it will become. So let’s just take some time to address those particular questions, shall we?
Did Someone Accuse ME of Being Biased?

HR 1388 – The Beginning of the Brown Shirt Brigades?

obama-ss-flagMany of you may remember my initial rant against O’prompter and Emanuel’s proposed Mandatory Civilian National Defense Force. I wrote about it way back in November, here (you can click it if you want, it should open a new window, not leave this one). I kind of left the subject alone for a while because it didn’t seem like there was anything going on with it. But I got a call last week from Revolution who told me to go and check out HR 1388. So I did, and what do I find? It isn’t being left alone at all! On March 18, the House of Representatives passed by a vote of 321-105 (a bi-partisan vote) HR1388– The Generations Invigorating Volunteerism and Education Act (The GIVE Act). And somehow this isn’t making big news the way it should. 
The beginning of the Obama Youth?

More of the Traveling Magic Show

aig-logoI have listened to the news for the last couple of days swirl on about the bonuses being paid to executives from troubled insurance giant AIG. I understand that many of you are upset with AIG. I do get that we are seeing a company get bailed out with Billions of dollars of US Taxpayer money. And I do get that the contracts of these executives awarded them large bonuses that you don’t think are fair. I don’t think they are fair either. Let’s get that out of the way. But, my friends it is time to put a little perspective into play here. And once we have some perspective we can ask ourselves what is the real game afoot?
The Magicians are Fooling You Again

Good… Now Both Parties Have Lied to Us Equally

I was perusing the news again tonight as I often do when I a) don’t know what I want to write about or b) Have some subjects in mind but don’t have the time to fully research those and write them so I have to find something with a little less research. Tonight was B. I have lots to say but not tons of time to research tonight and I wanted to point out this little piece of heaven. I felt it was a lie when John McCain said it back in September. So the Republicans were lying to me then. Now, after mocking Republicans for it on the campaign trail, the Democrats are now telling me the same lie because it fits their current agenda. The point is… I think they are both lying rather than Democrats finally admitting Republicans were correct.
Now Both Parties are Full of Shit about the Fundamentals of the Economy

Nancy Pelosi… Embracer of Republican Ideals

I was going to take the night off tonight as I was working on schoolwork and trying to find a way to bed at a decent hour. But I was looking at some news sites and ran across this article and I was so stunned by the headline that I couldn’t stop laughing. Imagine my surprise when I saw a headline that read “Nancy Pelosi denies she is Partisan”. WHAT!?!?!? The queen of the liberal movement is trying to claim that she is not biased? I started to scan the room, looking for the hidden camera. Then I looked for the headline that would read “Black Flag embraces government and their new tax increases”. Surely that had to be there if this ridiculousness was there about Pelosi. Had I stumbled into some alternate reality? Was Bizarro-Nancy now on the loose?
And I Thought the President was the Biggest Liar in America

The Messiah Recants Again… and Again

I am going to continue to call out these things. It isn’t just because I disagree with the direction that Obama and the Democratic leadership (I despise even calling them leaders because it is an insult to real leaders everywhere) are taking the country. And make no bones about it, I completely disagree with the direction they are heading. I will continue to call out these things because I hope that some of the Democrats who read this blog, and who fully support Obama based on what he says, will eventually understand that he is lying through his teeth each time he addresses the nation. If the guy was actually doing any of the things he claimed I might support him a bit. 
Lies, Lies, and more Lies When Will Americans See the Truth?

Economic Debate… Without Politicians

I found this article out there and it makes sense to me. The article was by a writer named Marc Rotterman and was called “Let’s Come Together to Save Our Country’s Economy”. It was an interesting idea that he was espousing, that the Republicans in Congress get together with Democrats that think President Obama and Nancy Pelosi are going too far with their liberal agenda spending. I thought “hmm, interesting, a summit to come up with a better economic plan”. In the end I think I have a better idea…
Why Don’t We Let Economists Solve the Economic Crisis?

I can whip Chuck Norris, Too

If I drank enough, I might get silly enough to mutter those words. It’s a good thing I don’t drink. One thing that I don’t want anyone to get away from understanding is that the President is just a human being. I mean how many times have we heard people speaking completely out of their ass. “I can whip your ass”, only to never have the guts to try. They never thought they could but they talked a great game. “I am going to tell my boss what an asshole he is”, only to never find the cajones to say a word. Well, President Obama is no different than everyone else. He can talk a great game too. Problem is…. Talk is cheap.
The Destruction of the American Way

And 3 Senators Who Crossed the Party Line

I have posted the thread on the 7 Democrats that crossed their party lines and voted no on the ridiculous economic spendulus bill. I hailed them for holding to their beliefs in the face of tremendous pressure from their party. It is only fair that I now do the same for the Republican Senators who refused to vote the way that their party demanded that they vote. This is not an endorsement of the stances that they took. I hated the bill. But I do think that these three took a bit more of a chance than even the Democrats from the House did.
Three Mavericks That Went the Other Way

Now the Tough Part… Getting There from Here

stand-up-for-americaLast night I discussed the fact that too often the true anarchist bases argument on government only exists through violence. I feel like I made my point, although the anarchists aren’t going to accept that. But we can argue that point in that thread. I promised last night that tonight I would post my thoughts on what needs to happen in America for us to get back in control of the government. This is supposed to be the government by the people and for the people. Washington has lost sight of that. In fact I believe there is actually a poster behind the House Speaker’s chair that says “By the Party, For the Party”
A Start Towards Taking Our Country Back

Here We Go Again… The Absolutely Not-Fairness Doctrine

unmasking-fairness-doctrine1This has been a topic that has popped onto and off of people’s radars for the last couple of years. But now that a certain party has control of both Houses and the White House, they are beginning to do what what most of us knew they would do. They are taking every single agenda item they want and forcing it through to law while no one can stop them. The Democrats have made it clear that they are going to make the move to re-institute the so called “Fairness Doctrine”. They claim they just want to make the talk radio circuit fair to the poor liberals who don’t have a voice. And I sympathize with the poor liberals. I mean without talk radio they really are doomed. They simply don’t have any way to be able to reach the American public with their message of togetherness and bi-partisanship. It just isn’t fair.
Unmasking the Shut Conservative Talk Radio Up Doctrine

Turn Off Reality TV and Pay Attention America!

I know that I may be preaching to the choir a bit here, as those who read every day from my nuggets of wisdom (or madness depending on your leanings) are obviously paying attention and interested in politics. However, there are far too many who aren’t paying attention any more. The election is over. They did their part. They can say they voted and feel they have done their civic duty. I won’t get into the fact that they voted for whichever flawed side without researching so they didn’t actually do their civic duty. But the job isn’t done here, and we need to start rallying some damn troops folks…..
A Rebuttal to the Top Ten Reasons People Don’t Follow Politics

Blaming Republicans For the Economic Crisis is a Partisan Mistake

partisan-fighting-1I spend a fair amount of time on other blogs and news websites, reading comments and finding out what people are saying. I have noticed a pervasive falsehood that continues to be a mainstay in political discussions. It is that willingness to blame one party for the mess that we are in. Every time I read someone saying that, I want to scream at them for 1) being so stupid as to not realize the truth, and 2) falling into the strictly partisan game that the politicians are doing their best to make sure they fall into. Time for a little reality check you partisan children…
Your Partisan Bickering is Ruining the Country, Not GW Bush

Using Fear to Get Government’s Way

So how many of you read that headline and said, so he is going to write about Bush and his use of terrorism as a fear mechanism to take our rights away? Well he did, but there is no point in writing about him now. Instead we are going to talk about how Barrack Obama and his party are doing the same. Using your fear around the economy to get you to buy in to the economic stimulus plan. This is a sham and should have Americans rioting in the streets. Unfortunately too many of you will be hearing this for the first time. Shame on you… now pay attention class. This will be a long lecture….
How Long Will You Let the Government Play This Game?

Living in Their Own Reality….

Democrat Leaders, that is. I got a comment today that made me sit back and evaluate whether I was being fair for judging the Messiah’s actions so quickly, before they had a chance to succeed or fail. It was a fair comment based on what I had written in the “RUSH” post. But what I really started thinking about was the alternate reality that the Democratic Leadership is living in. So I figured I would open it for discussion.
Why Democrats Should Avoid Marion Berry

Reflections on the Inauguration

presidential-sealSo here we sit on Inauguration day. In a couple of hours we will swear in a new President and bid goodbye to George W. Bush as Commander in Chief. I do so with mixed feelings on the matter. I am sad to see George W. Bush go away. I liked who he was despite his flaws. But I am also looking forward to President Obama and learning about how he is going to change our country. So I thought I would share my thoughts as we move on to the next chapter in American history.
A Sad Goodbye and a Hopeful Hello

UN-American Civil Liberals Union

So I have made my way through the holidays with work and school and now I can get back to focusing on writing a bit more often. As we have seen, there have been a lot of distractions keeping me from my purpose here. So a bit of re-focussing for me. Today’s topic is the American Civil Liberties Union, better known as the ACLU. What a disgusting group masquerading as a group “protecting Americans”. In fact, all that they are doing is protecting Liberal ideals.
The Fraud that is the ACLU

Copperfield and Chris Angel have Nothing on These Guys

I was over reading Coup D’etat’s blog a bit ago and she had an interesting post about the bailout bill. It seems that there were some things in that bill that no one wanted to talk about. I certainly hadn’t heard about it before. It made me annoyed enough to decide this was my topic for tonight. I didn’t have enough free time to research a big topic anyway. So the point of this post is that I want a bill to be only a bill, and nothing else…

See how Congress makes our tax dollars disappear

I Always Felt Farrakhan Would Bring Whites and Blacks Together Too

We all know “Calypso Louis” (yes he was a successful calypso singer until the Nation of Islam banned members from being musical performers). “Minister” Farrakhan made our hearts warm and fuzzy with his great hits “Kill Whitey”, “Raise up Against the White Devil”, and “Dirty Jews injected blacks with the AIDS virus”. Such classic hits from a man who has lived a life hating anyone who isn’t black and muslim. So he is the perfect choice for a new cabinet position for repairing race relations. OK, I jest. But I don’t jest when I say one of the most partisan members of Congress is our next Chief of Staff. Rahm Emanuel is as partisan a Democrat as any I have seen. Let’s meet the man, shall we?
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A Letter to Our President Elect

My obsession with politics leads me around to a lot of different places as I read and learn. I recently stumbled across this letter written to Obama from someone who didn’t vote for him. I thought it was interesting and well written. I originally intended to put a link in my blogroll as a way for you all to see it. But the site isn’t a politics blog and that is what I intend to have in my blogroll. Instead I contacted Amber, the author, and she gracefully gave me permission to reprint it here…
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