Archive for March, 2010

Obama Gearing up for Amnesty Push

By Caomhin

Once again confirming he does not care about the laws of our land, Obama is gearing up to seek an amnesty bill for those who are in our nation illegally.  Of course, the GOP’s biggest amnesty shill, Lindsey Graham is readily on board, which comes as no surprise.  Let’s get a few facts straight on “Immigration Reform.”

First, no one is opposed to LEGAL immigration, in fact, I support it whole heartedly.  We all came from somewhere and we are nation of immigrants.  We are proud of who we are and where we came from, of that there is no doubt.  However, there is a proper method by which one immigrates to this nation, and every person seeking to come here must follow the laws.

By definition, if you are not following the law, you are breaking the law.  Therefore, there should be nothing controversial about calling illegal immigrants criminal.  They know they are breaking the law and they choose to do so anyway, to pretend their actions are anything but illegal is foolish.

That being said, I have no doubt that many are coming here seeking a better life.  We are the best nation on the face of the Earth and throughout history, even if we are being assaulted from within by the forces of the radical left wing.  Everyone wants to come here.  That is why we have rules and regulations with regards to immigration that must followed.

Don’t think that I lack in empathy for those who long to come here but can not, I know their situations may be considered dire.  However, knowingly breaking the law demands that offenders be punished.  I can not simply walk into a store if I am broke and steal some food and expect to be celebrated or made into a martyr for doing so.  I would have broken the law, and I would expect justice to be served.  Yet, it is shocking to me that people are outraged when laws are enforced when it comes to immigration.  Demanding people follow the law of the land isn’t a matter of being “mean” or being “nice” it is what keeps order and keeps our nation functioning properly.

Certain reforms to immigration must be pursued, however, I sincerely doubt Obama will be seeking border security and enforcement as part of his reform.  I seriously doubt that deporting those who broke our laws to come here will be on his agenda.  No, given his stated positions and the backing of people like Schumer and Graham, it is pretty obvious that Obama is looking for a way to ram amnesty down our throats after he socializes our health care system and goes after the financial industry.  After all, he has already nationalized a large portion of the auto industry.   His agenda and goals are painfully obvious.

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Unconstitutionally Selling Out America

By Caomhin

That’s pretty much how you can sum up what Congress is doing.  In the face of overwhelming opposition to Obama’s attempt to socialize health care in America, Democrats are spitting in the nation’s face as they solicit back door deals, carve up the Constitution, and use accounting tricks to hide the true cost of this disastrous bill.   New taxes are included on this bill as well, from manufacturers of health care products to a new Medicare tax that includes a monstrous marriage penalty (taxes start effecting individuals making $200,000 or more in a year and married couples with a combined income of $250,000 or more per year).  The IRS will swell in size as a result of this bill and will be used to force compliance by individuals to an unconstitutional mandate on how you choose to spend your money.

Also to be eliminated will the the large array of choices in health care plans that you have now.  Premiums will RISE as a result of this policy as you will no longer be able to choice plans that fit your need, but will be forced to choose plans that fit the government’s needs.  Many medical providers are promising to leave the market place as a result of this take over, which will reduce the supply, something that is not being taken into effect in any of these estimates.  As you know full well, when supply is sharply decreased, coupled with a sharp uptick in demand, prices will spike, and services will become more scarce.

This bill is a recipe for disaster.  However, even as it looks as like as if this bill will unconstitutionally pass the House, I have faith that the courts will strike this down for a multitude of reasons.  Here is something else of importance for you, the roll call on the Slaughter Strategy indicates the level of contempt that Democrats have for our Constitution.  Think of this not only as a roll call on shredding our nation’s most important document, think of it as a guide as to whom you should be voting out of office with enthusiasm in November if they voted “yes”.

The arrogance of Democrats to imply that Americans are stupid (when Congress is incapable of balancing a check book, let alone a budget, or understand the Constitution of our land) for opposing this statist take over of the health care industry is astounding.  It is with sheer disappointment that I am watching our nation be inflicted with such a wound as to have to deal with the legislation and tactics of this criminal Congress.  However, it is with sheer enthusiasm that I am looking forward to helping them oust them from office.

Human Achievement Hour 2010

By Caomhin

The celebration of Human Achievement Hour last year was an outstanding way for Americans, and indeed people the world over, to celebrate the achievements of mankind.  Marissa and I enthusiastically supported Human Achievement Hour by leaving a few extra lights on.  It was a good time to reflect on the advances of science and technology by mankind.  It truly is remarkable how far civilization has advanced over time and every now and again, I’ll check out a site like Wired or Gizmodo and just think, “wow,” when I come across some new innovation being brought to life.

Of course not all people like the fact that mankind has made such incredible strides.  Hippies and enviro-fascists come to mind.  Even in the face of overwhelming evidence that many, many scientists and politicians (see Al Gore) have cooked the books in order to advance their own selfish agenda and to try to manipulate the marketplace so as to shore up their bottom line, hippies and Nature Nuts, gear up mourn the fact that mankind left their caves and developed light bulbs.  Earth Hour is essentially a mourning of all things that have helped make everyone’s lives better.  Well, advancement is something that should be celebrated, not mourned.  So I’d like to ask you to help celebrate just how far we have come by leaving an extra light on, firing up your computer and TV and truly enjoying the technology that has improved our lives immensely.

On March 27, 2010, at 8:30 pm, fire up all your gadgets, have fun, and reflect on all that mankind has achieved.

Obama Administration Preparing Human Rights Report on US for UN

By Caomhin

The Obama Administration is gearing up to start reporting to the UN on the status of human rights in the US.  This, of course, confirms what many us have long since argued, that the Obama Administration will slowly but surely begin an incremental hand over of our sovereignty to the UN, an ineffective, and many time corrupt organization.  The UN also has quite the track record of bashing the US and making a mockery of many things, chiefly among them…human rights.

The Obama administration’s decision to join the Human Rights Council was controversial. The Geneva-based, 47-member HRC faces numerous criticisms, chief among them the presence of countries with poor rights records. Iran is currently running for a seat on the council.

Because, of course, Iran is the first thing that pops into your mind when you think of human rights.  Going back to my previous post, the UN is also quite anti-Israeli and has many, many, many, times blasted the US for not adhering the objectives of the UN.  Chiefly among their beliefs, apparently, is allowing Iran to beat and torture their citizens, falsify election results, and pursue nuclear weapons.  Of course, the food for oil scandals, the Law of Sea Treaty, and many other ridiculous and sovereignty killing actions and proposals have been largely anti-US in nature.  Never mind that, Obama has some dictators to impress.

“We’re going to spread out to the border areas,” Posner said. “We’re going to go to Detroit. We’re going to talk to people in this society who are on the front line of criticizing, whether it’s the criminal justice system, immigration policies or national security policies — no holds barred,” he said.

“We’re going to hear them,” Posner said. “We’re going to incorporate their thoughts and suggestions into a report to the U.N. And then we’re going to show up at the end of the year and present that report and get comments from other countries.”

But Austin Ruse, president of a United Nations watchdog organization, the Catholic Family and Human Rights Institute, said the State Department’s process for preparing its report to the UNHRC may not be objective.

“It will give pretty left-wing groups a forum for criticizing the U.S.,” Ruse told CNSNews.com. That internal criticism will then end up at the U.N. Human Rights Council.

Of course it is going to wind up in the UN and dictators and thugs like Ahmadinejad and Chavez chastising our nation.  This will also plays strongly into the far left policies in place by the current Administration and Congress as well.  Note well the immigration policies specifically being mentioned as well.  Obama has made clear that after he ruins and socializes our health care system he is going to pursue amnesty next.

Handing over our sovereignty to a corrupt and bias institution like the UN, who chiefly survives on funding provided by us, the taxpayers of this nation, is infuriating.  Many a conservative pundit had argued heading into the 2008 election that Obama would aggressively pursue and enact radical left wing agendas and despite overwhelming evidence and examples, the media is complicit in these acts.  It is not a secret the media leans to left, but I suppose it is my ignorance to believe that they did not lean quite this far to left as to allow Obama and his cohorts to act against the wishes of the American people so aggressively.  Obama campaigned on being a moderate and straight up scammed the American people.  This needs to be called and out and squashed immediately.  Under no circumstances will the American people stand for surrendering even an ounce of our rights nor our sovereignty.  This serves as yet another motivator and issue to pursue as we move towards the elections in November.

The Most Anti-Israel Administration of All Time?

By Caomhin

The more time passes the more this headline becomes crystal clear.  Our closest allies such as Britain, France, and Japan have all been severely let down, if not agitated by the Obama Administration, but Israel has been faced with an Administration that is constantly hounding them and seeking to curtail their ability to run their own nation.  As arrogant as they are, I cannot believe that the Administration is simply upset that Israel had announced settlement policies while Joe Biden was visiting the nation and have sought what they see as some sort of retribution in their mind for the timing of the announcement.  I may be inclined to think that if the Administration had not previously chastised Israel for they way they handle their internal matters.  Hillary Clinton blasted Israel for having the audacity to building homes for people to live in:

The length and unusually blunt tone of Clinton’s call underscored the administration’s concern about prospects for the negotiations it has been trying to organize for more than a year and its anger over Israel’s refusal to heed U.S. appeals not to make provocative gestures.

Everyone wants to see peace in the Middle East, I do not think that is a question here.  What is at question is to what we expect from each party.  What is apparent here is that the use of the phrase “provocative gestures” is clearly in tune with the way that the Arab States and the Palestinians see this.  A different phrase with less negative connotations would have served the Administration better if they were truly interesting in being an intermediary in the dispute rather than an active advocate for one side over the other.  The track record of the Administration, while not overtly pro-Palestinian, is however becoming clear to be “anti-Israeli.”

Once again I find my self in strong disagreement with Obama Administration in how they treat our strongest allies.  Obama has made it clear he wants to seek new relations with other states, but denouncing Israel at every turn, upsetting Britain over a number of issues, such as the Falkland Islands, and angering France over protectionism makes you wonder if he even respects our existing relationships.  I know if these thoughts are in my mind, there is no doubt it is in their minds as well.

Obama is destroying the American Dollar

By Caomhin

I have long since argued that the economic policies employed by the Obama Administration are foolish, reckless, and dangerous.  There have been many signs foretelling of a highly weakened American economy in the long term in part of Obama’s policies.  I have also stated that the American economy will strengthen in spite of, not because of, Obama’s economic policies.

Obama has accelerated the accumulation of federal deficit to astronomic proportions and most experts are forecasting deficits as far into the future as they can model. The deficit increased by $220.9 billion in February, the shortest month of the year, which if you do the calculations works out to a loss of $91,311.722 per second.  This is alarming at best, truly a devastating number.

It now appears that the Canadian dollar is poised to overtake the American dollar in strength by year end.  I recall many articles in the past when, for a short period of time the Loonie had gained parity or surpassed our dollar, it was sign of just how dire our economy was doing, and I mean this in disrespect to our great neighbors to the North.  For the second time now in two years, the dollar will drop below the value of the Canadian dollar.

Since the Democrats took control of Congress, the economy has suffered greatly.  We are still in the midst of a depression (again, the media does not have the stones to call it as such).  President George W. Bush was hardly the most fiscally conservative president we have ever had, and there is no excuse for him or the GOP adding to the national debt when the GOP had control of Congress, but nearly all economists had agreed that the debts that were accumulating were at least sustainable.  Since the Democrats have seized both Congress and the Executive branch the debt level has become unsustainable and we are racing towards a crisis the likes we have never seen before.

Obama’s policies, his insane spending levels, his assault on the private sector, including the auto, financial, and health care industries, coupled with his lack of foresight and leadership are leading us into what could become a death spiral.  His radical left wing agenda is moving our nation towards insolvency.  It is our duty in November to hit the polls and take down the radical left wing congress in order to restore sanity to our nation.  This is not an excuse to simply vote in a member of the GOP who will not adhere to strong fiscal conservative philosophies or are lacking in leadership skills.  We must use the primaries in order to ensure that those who are given the opportunity to seek office will address these problems before it is too late.  The American people have already stood up and said “No More!” it is time for our leaders to do the same.