THE LIST, Complete with Expiration Dates

Boy, if this guy was a boyfriend, he’d be gone, gone, gone!

Via Jim Geraghty at The Corner, the long list of Obama’s statements, complete with expiration dates.

Nice Deb has more.

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Palette Cleanser

Vince Dooley, Saint

Who doesn’t need a palette cleanser now and again, especially in these days of unsavory politics?

Those who bleed Red & Black, or those who bleed Orange & Blue and you know who you are, will appreciate the dreadful future awaiting the NCAA if they pick this man as their president (BigDawg h/t Paul Westerdawg). I’ll wait while you READ the whole thing.

While you’re at it, read the lively comments on “regime change in Athens” over at Get The Picture. It’s ok, I’ll wait.

I won’t comment on how long you were gone, or where else you dallied on your way back.

What, you say, why shouldn’t the one and same NCAA that micro-manages every breath every sports program at every DI, DI-A, DII, DIII school takes, that regulates the number of times a recruiter can text a recruitee in a 48 hour period, or dictates that a true Southern hostess can’t even offer a coach a glass of sweet tea as he sits on your coach talking to your boy about his future at XYZ U, aspire to the same levels of Ham-Fisted Imperialism as the federal government? It seems to be working for them (ahem, check back with me in November).

Sometimes the stupidity of people just stupefies me.

Happy Passover, Y’all

Gleefully swiped from Moe Lane at RedState, who declared it Pure Awesome. I agree wholeheartedly!

Next year in Jerusalem and WITHOUT Obama. Happy Passover, y’all!

Notes on Don Conkey – Defending the American Dream Summit

Pardon the format; these are my notes from the Defending the American Dream Summit.

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Look at our money – In God We Trust.

The principle of thirds (comes from Revelation, where a third of the host was cast out):
——- The Left – 1/3 ||| the middle – 1/3 ||| The Right – 1/3 ——-
Left and right constantly fight for a foothold in the middle.

In his 82 years, he’d never seen such a power grab as last Sunday. He’s lived through Hitler, Mussolini, Stalin and Saddam.

We are the modern day patriots.

Four books that will help with the fight:
– The Bible
– The Constitution (always have the pocket one handy)
The 5000 Year Leap
God’s Influence in the Making of America (available soon on unibook)

All our patriotic songs reference God.

The Northwest Ordinance, passed in 1787, outlined how each state would be admitted to the Union. Each state, in it’s education system, was required to teach:
1. Religion
2. Morals
3. Knowledge (in this order!)

Four foundational documents:

– Declaration of Independence
– The Constitution
– Preamble to The Constitution
– The Bill of Rights

Why are we where we are? We fell asleep. Progressives started taking over in the late 1800’s. Through the courts, constitutional law was gradually superseded by case law.

How God is involved in our freedoms:
James 1:25 – But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed.
Leviticus 25:10 – And ye shall hallow the fiftieth year, and proclaim liberty throughout all the land unto all the inhabitants thereof: it shall be a jubile unto you; and ye shall return every man unto his possession, and ye shall return every man unto his family.

The next Progressive takeover was 1913, when Teddy Roosevelt pushed the passage of the 16th Amendment. The 17th Amendment followed 30 days later. The 17th Amendment destroyed the state’s rights outlined by Article 10 of the Constitution. Simple, blatant greed.

While everyone constantly spouts “the separation of church and state” as a constitutional tenet, it is NEVER mentioned in the foundational documents. The only source of the phrase is in a letter to Dunbury Methodist Church by Thomas Jefferson.

What the Constitution offers is not freedom FROM religion, but freedom OF religion.

If the 17th Amendment were negated or never passed, our current situation with ObamaCare would handily defeated by a quorum of states representatives (interesting that the quorum of the Senate is 37, and there are (at last count) 37 states acting to sue the government over the legislation). Now it will be much harder. Now, 2/3 of both houses would need to propose and then pass amendments or call a convention.

Through case law and legislation, the meaning of the Constitution has been completely altered. It needs to be brought back to it’s original intent. We can do it through amendments, both new and repealed.

During the Q&A, there were several pointed and detailed questions about Constitutional Conventions.

The first amendment to be proposed should be one LIMITING the power of the EXECUTIVE. Through treaties and executive orders signed by Obama, our rights are being given away.

Notes on Neal Boortz – Defending the American Dream Summit

Pardon the format; these are my notes from the Defending the American Dream Summit.

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Required reading – The Law by Frederic Bastiat.

In 1994, conservatives sounded the first warnings of the dangers of the House/Senate/White House being controlled by the same party.

Democrats are already saying that if GOP wins, you’ll lose your healthcare.

The WSJ article that shocked, shocked the Democrats. Neal called it “the Law of Unintended Circumstances.” Law requires large corporations to immediately report to the SEC any change or condition that effects their financial health. $100M Catepillar, $1B ATT, etc. all due to the “financial market change” anticipated by ObamaCare. $14B potential lost profits this year ALONE.

Waxman is mad at these companies and their CEO’s that they dare differ with the imperial economic decree and must make an appearance in front of Waxman’s committees (more show trials) to EXPLAIN why their judgement on ObamaCare is different than theirs.

On the National Debt’s cost to us, the American people:
– On Obama’s first day of office: $56K per household
– today: $72K per household
– projected 2011 budget: $170K per household

To keep ObamaCare on the books, they have to demonize those who are opposed to it.

The Obama Zombies book has piqued his interest.

Liberals don’t want to have a conversation with any conservative on the HCR bill because they don’t want to explain why
– Pelosi, other officials are exempt?
– how to pay for it?
– they voted for it?
– guaranteed issue for everyone?
– weren’t other options considered?
– they believe the ‘mandate’ is constitutional?

They are emboldened now, and will push their agenda aggressively. Things on the way (yes, it gets worse):
– Cap and Trade (already passed by House)
– VAT
– Pension Plan grab (“Request for Comments” is already out).
– Massive National Debt

Obama’s own words – “the private sector is the enemy.”

He is working on a project where he is rewriting The Federalist Papers in modern-day language. The Revolutionary War was always a minority undertaking.

Are there Americans today willing to make the same sacrifices to reclaim our economic liberty as the patriots who marched through the snow, shoeless, between NY and Philadelphia to fight for independence?

The answer – VOTE THEM OUT.

Give them the finger – the finger that will push the button on the voting machine in November!

Notes on Rep. Tom Price – Defending the American Dream Summit

Pardon the format; these are my notes from the Defending the American Dream Summit.

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Solutions being offered now by DC bear no resemblance to American principles.

On Health Care Reform:

1. They’ve stolen the trust between doctors and patients. Government should not interject itself in the free and independent decisions made by two people.
2. The principles of affordability, accountability, and quality – none are improved by the intervention of government.
3. The GOP offered numerous positive solutions – all were rejected by the Democrats. Some were as far back as 15 months ago. He is a member of the Republican Study Committee and urged the audience to sign up for their email alerts.
4. Tort reform – Their bill does NOTHING. The GOP had an alternative, but it was rejected.

The GOP has a strategy for the coming days:
1. Provide knowledge to Americans. ObamaCare is Bad Medicine.
2. No mandate
3. Replace those who voted for the bill, repeal it and reform the system
4. Elections have consequences. November 2008 started it all.

10 Solutions for America:
1. Never apologize for America
2. The current narrative against free market/capitalism is WRONG
3. Spending during a deficet is foolish. Starve the Beast.
4. Fundamental changes are needed in the system. HCR, taxes. He’s a big FairTax supporter. He warning a new national sales tax could be on the way; above and beyond what we already pay in income tax!
5. Americans are bright and industrious. Stop making promises you can’t keep. America can see through the lies.
6. Earmark reform
7. Use privatization to help reduce the size of government
8. Reverse the current incentive to be/stay on welfare.
9. Fix the education system. 40 years of their big experiment in education has resulted in children not having any idea what it means to be American.
10. Change in leadership.

November 2010 is the most important election in modern history.

Make it a goal to recruit 5 people every week to the cause of saving America.

“The price of freedom is eternal vigilance”

Sam Adams – “It does not take a majority to prevail… but rather an irate, tireless minority, keen on setting brushfires of freedom in the minds of men.”

Pictures from the Atlanta Defending the American Dream Summit

Here are my impressions on yesterday’s AFP Defending the American Dream Summit held in Atlanta, GA. Some of the pictures are a little dark – I either need an easier to use camera, or help with this one! Some of the pictures were too dark, so apologies to Martha Zoeller, Virginia Galloway, Tommy Newberry, Brian Donegan, Jonathan Krohn, Sue Everhart, Joe Turner and Joel Aaron for not being pictured here.

Erick Erickson of RedState was one of the first speakers. He reminded the crowd not to let the train wreck in DC to overshadow our our looming train wreck here in Georgia. Just because our legislature is majority GOP doesn’t mean it’s conservative. They are only GOP for convenience. He advised the two ways to control politicians are by MONEY and FEAR.

Tommy Newberry touted his book, The War on Success. Bless his heart, he read all of Obama’s speeches to boil down his philosophy to three principles:
1. Dismantle the Constitution
2. Dismantle the Judeo/Christian values this country was founded upon
3. Redistribution of wealth

Brian Donegan founded a coalition for disabled Americans, Can-Do Conservatives. He shared the story of his parents being told he’d never live more than a few weeks and here he is – 27 years later!

Jonathan Krohn was his usual precocious self. He’s growing into a fine young man.

Sue Everhart, chair of the GA GOP told the crowd she was conservative first, GOP second!

Rep. Tom Price (GA-6) took the stage to a standing ovation. He said the solutions being offered now by Washington bear no resemblance to American principles. Hot topics were the current Health Care Reform legislation, the GOP strategy going forward, and ten solutions for this current predicament. He encouraged everyone to sign up for alerts from the Republican Study Committee, which you can do here. I’ll have more on his talk later. [UPDATE: Notes here.]

He evoked the words of Thomas Jefferson, “The price of freedom is eternal vigilance” and then closed with those immortal words of Samuel Adams, “It does not take a majority to prevail… but rather an irate, tireless minority, keen on setting brushfires of freedom in the minds of men.”

For the first Breakout, I attended the one on New Media. Nothing much I didn’t already know, except this nugget – 1 of 5 people decided their vote based on a social network site. Amazing, but also frightening.

Back in the big hall, Neal Boortz was his usual snarky and wildly entertaining self. More on his talk later as well. [UPDATE: Notes here.]

Inhaled some lunch, and then hurried back for the surprise guest, our friend John Berry. And yes, he and the hubster have been friends since high school!

Next up was Joe Turner, magician, and his flaming wallet! According to him, the reason his wallet was on fire was from the friction of all the money flying out as taxes.

Following Joe, was Joel Aaron, first Atlanta Tea Party MC who currently works for AFP. He lead some comparisons between communism and America today.

The next breakout was ‘The Constitution and the Real American Legacy,’ lead by Cherokee Tribune columnist and Constitutional historian, Don Conkey. The room erupted in cheers and a standing ovation when he donned his tricorn! He said in his 82 years, he’d never seen such a power grab as last Sunday (a week ago now). And he reminded us he’d lived through Hitler, Mussolini, Stalin and Saddam. His new book is out, “God’s Influence in the Making of America,” at unibooks.com. As soon as it is available, I’ll be ordering my copy. He and his sidekick, retired political science professor Jay Lybbert, were fascinating. More on their talk later. [UPDATE: Notes here.]

Next breakout session was on ‘Winning with the Traditional Media,’ led by Erick Erickson. He gave advice on how to speak to reporters, how to deal with a camera stuck in your face (at which I failed miserably at CPAC this year – crash/burn – I don’t want to talk about it), how Twitter has opened an avenue of access previously unavailable to the common folk wanting to get some news out (they really read the tweets they get). Reporters main goal is to have a story no one else has, first. You help them, they come to trust you, the relationship becomes such that you can get your message out. “Be witty, be pithy, but most of all, be right.”

Reporters don’t understand liberty, only equality. He told other stories about CNN, Politico and gave great advice.

The high point of the session (for me at least) was meeting Erick’s wife. Behind every great man is a woman in charge. 🙂

Herman Cain closed the day with a rousing talk on taking back America. He said we can do it if we
1. Stay connected
2. Stay involved
3. Stay inspired.

Despite the attacks, their shifting narrative and never-ending name calling, we need to remember that Obama, Congress and the traditional media want us to give up. That is the last thing we should do.

What a day!

Where in the world…

Saturday I’ll be out of pocket the Defending the American Dream Summit in Atlanta. Full report on my return!

Quote of the Day

A little late with this, but it is still good!

Rep. Thaddeus McCotter (R-MI), on the government power-grab thinly veiled as Health Care Reform,

“So this is what change looks like? I would remind the president that he is not the leader of a party or ideology. He is the leader of our country, one founded not to humiliate others but to inspire the world. As families lose their jobs, their homes and their dreams for their children; as our troops fight and sacrifice in foreign fields for our liberty and security, President Obama’s obsessive-compulsive pursuit of an abominable government takeover of health care has defied the public’s objections and spoiled this House and further alienated Americans from their representative government. As President Obama’s campaign mantra of hope and change has degenerated into tax and hate…”

Smitty is also partial to this quote from the same speech,

…the most dangerous special interest is big government and President Obama is its lobbyist.

Random Miscellany

Meet my new BFF.

Got a list and checkin’ it twice. Fire them all.

What exactly did Obama promise the Georgia AG to shut him up?

The Tea Party store is open for business!

Joe Biden – cool kid or middle-school loser?

The list of amendments to the HCR bill is a who’s who of what is wrong with it.

Best Facebook status seen in a while:

I do not like it Uncle Sam, I do not like it Sam I am. I do not like these dirty crooks, I do not like how they cook books. I do not like when Congress steals, I do not like their secret deals. I do not like this Speaker Nan, I do not like this ‘YES WE CAN!’. I do not like this kind of hope, I do not like it, nope! nope! nope! If you don’t like this government bloat, then pray to God and for Pete’s sake: VOTE!

“…97 miles of sunshine blown up the fundament…”

Roll call on Senate vote to Repeal the Albatross. (In Sen. Isakson’s defense, he was in the hospital at the time!)

Stacy is on his way to Vegas. Law enforcement has been advised.

Obama FAIL – Mohammed Atta’s recruiter walks away a free man.

Rep. John Dingell gives new meaning to “dingleberry.

“Tyrants have always some slight shade of virtue; they support the laws before destroying them.”—Voltaire

Now Playing at the Mos Eisley Cantina

Obi-Wan Ben Kenobi once said, “Mos Eisley Spaceport – you will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy.”

Electronic double-slide trombone wins the Georgia Tech 2010 Margaret Guthman New Musical Instrument Competition.

The Double Slide Controller—an electronic trombone-like instrument featuring two independent slides and two versatile hand controllers…

Developed by composer and researcher Tomás Henriques, the instrument mixes computer music software, sensor technologies and flexible hand/arm gestures to generate rich, complex sounds.

Thank you, thank you, thank you. And many thanks to Chalmun the Great for allowing us to perform for you nightly instead of having us for dinner. Literally. We’ll be here all week. Try the Bantha; it’s delicious. And don’t forget to tip your “server.”

Big Surprise #2 – ObamaCare Has Race-Based Provisions

Yes, gentle readers, you read that lede correctly.

RACE-BASED PROVISIONS.

From LaShawn Barber (guesting for Michelle Malkin),

[Emphasis Admin.] Transfer of wealth and “crucial decisions” aside, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act contains provisions that provide incentives for racial discrimination. I mentioned the so-called health care bill’s racial preference provisions on the American Civil Rights Institute’s blog a while back.

One provision states that programs with “a record of training individuals who are from underrepresented minority groups or from a rural or disadvantaged background” will be given priority for government money. This is only one of several such provisions. Programs and medical institutions that practice racial preferences will be moved further up the money queue than programs and medical institutions that disregard race.

The one who disregards skin color is penalized. Hopenchange in America!

By the way, the Civil Rights Act prohibits government racial discrimination and preferences. The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights called the provisions racially discriminatory and sent President Barack Obama and Congress letters warning them about the provisions. The politicians ignored the warning, naturally.

The Commission said the inclusion of the discriminatory provisions appeared to motivated by a crusade to narrow racial health care disparities and the belief that the disparities are caused by a shortage of medical professionals who are members of preferred minority groups. Seriously.

Got that? ObamaCare discriminates based on race – directly violating The Civil Rights Act and numerous other anti-discrimination laws. Seems like a vaulted Constitutional Scholar would have caught a little snag like that. But wait, there’s more…

The Commission rightly concluded that medical institutions competing for federal dollars may end up lowering academic standards for minority applicants, and added that “race-based attempts to achieve some ill-defined ‘critical mass’ of minority students or to demonstrate a ’sufficient’ record of training such students are constitutionally suspect… As we noted in our October 9, 2009 letter, it is generally illegal for the government to show favoritism or even use classifications based on race, ethnicity, or sex.

Read the whole thing. Your blood will boil.

Saints preserve us! How many years will it take to undo the damage this foolish man and his minions are wreaking on America?

Big Surprise – Obama Pwns Stupak

Guess what didn’t get signed yesterday?

Remember that Executive Order intended to give Bart Stupak enormous peace of mind that no Federal funding would be used to pay for abortions? Darn it all, they must have run out of ink in the 22 pens used to sign the bill. Don’t you worry though, they will get around to signing it “soon.”

Yep, the EO that bought off Bart Stupak. The Daily Gator reminds Stupak that the check is in the mail, among other “descriptive terms.” Heh.

The D after Stupak’s name disables his God-given ability to know that when Obama’s mouth is open, HE’S LYING.

Chump.

While there are many tactics and strategies flying about how to replace this socialist millstone foisted on the citizen’s necks, I like John Hawkin’s idea the best – Starve the Tumor.

What does it take to fund all those government jobs, agencies, panels, & commissions? Tax dollars.

Now, who controls the purse strings? Congress. How many votes do we need via reconciliation to make budget changes? 51.

So, can we gut Obamacare by refusing to fund it?

YES.
WE.
CAN.

Is this a viable strategy? Yes, it is.

Now, what if Obama is President and we do this? He still has to sign a reconciliation bill. Will he do that? He’s certainly not going to be inclined to do it. But, if Republicans don’t back down, we’ve got a stand-off. At that point, it probably comes down to who has the American people at their back. I like those odds.

On the other hand, if we can replace Obama in 2012, then a Republican President will definitely sign off on reconciliation and we’ve eviscerated Obamacare.

Of course, the ideal is still to repeal Obamacare in its entirety — and that should be our ultimate goal. But, if we can defund it while we’re working towards that end, it’ll be like ripping the engine out of the car that drives the bill — and it’s very doable.

Very doable, indeed.

Quote of the Day

Daniel, commenter at The Anchoress:

All I can say is – if and when we get into the next life, we won’t have to worry about meeting Nancy P there.

Do No Harm

The Hippocratic Oath no longer applies.

Come November, 219 former “lawmakers” will be looking for work and their own coverage. Good riddance.

WOLVERINES!

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