Archive for May, 2010

Washington Dances While The Nation Burns

May 26, 2010

By Ken Hoagland

As the gears of government grind metal against metal, most citizens are worried about our economic engine seizing disastrously but most legislators take a “politics as usual” and “What, Me Worry?” attitude.

It’s the spending, stupid.

In Greece, government bribes of voters out of the national Treasury means that hairdressers and many others can retire with full pensions at age 50. An era of more and generous benefits, pay and policies funded out of taxpayers pockets now threatens the future of Greece and the entire European union and many have rightly asked, “are we next?”.

When politicians find that the shortest route to re-election is spending taxpayer’s money on special interests’ organized votes, government worker unions and pork barrel projects, even wealthy nations risk economic palsy that can cripple any chance at a healthy future.

Recent studies here in the USA have shown that federal government workers are, on average, better paid with better benefits than their counterparts in the private sector.

Since when did “public service” mean a better life for government workers than those hardworking Americans who pay the bills?

In hometowns across the nation, belts are being tightened. It’s “Hamburger Helper” for millions of American families and lavish junkets, luxury jets and gourmet meals for Members of Congress.

Although the nation is sinking in a quicksand pool of public debt, for example, Congress recently voted to buy itself eight shiny new, top of the line luxury jets. Apparently, military transports were not considered quite posh enough for foreign junkets and travel back to home districts by those at the top.

So that Congress can enjoy the “Life Style of the Rich and Famous” the $500 million for these new jets was borrowed from China and other foreign lenders on the promise that our children and grandchildren will pay the money back, with interest. Add on the multi-million cost of maintenance, jet fuel and pilots on top of the initial price tag.

When we tax generations of American who have not even yet been born we are repeating the very thing that inspired our ancestors to revolt and form our nation — it’s “taxation without representation” all over again.

That tax revolt led to the creation of the greatest nation in the history of mankind — the United States of America. But the noble vision of a free people, unencumbered by the petty whims and lavish lifestyles of an aristocracy is now in danger.

Like teenagers who have stolen their parent’s credits card, our elected officials are drunk with runaway spending on themselves that now totals — at the federal level alone — more than $500,000 per American household!

There is only one force strong enough to stop this immoral theft of our children’s and grandchildren’s future earnings and our destructive headlong rush toward an economic cliff — the American people themselves.

The Online Tax Revolt demands fundamental tax reform as the means to monitor and control the irresponsible spending that almost guarantees a stormy, hardpan future for us and generations of Americans to come.

Rather than rushing to copy European nations, we at the Online Tax Revolt must remind our elected officials what is happening in Greece, that we know an American Value Added Tax is nothing more than a “Trojan Horse” for even more corrupt government spending and that every penny taken from our pockets for government is a penny unavailable for job creation, savings and the pursuit of happiness, itself.

In the history of the nation, this is an “All Hands on Deck!” moment that will define whether we sink into second rate status as a “has been” nation eclipsed by China, India and other emerging economic powers or whether we return to a healthy and promised status of a nation controlled by its citizens for the good of its citizens.

We can be a nation that spends it’s citizen’s wealth on the best interests of political insiders or a nation that learns the lessons of history and struggling nations and makes good on the Founding Father’s promise of government controlled and restrained by its citizens.

It’s up to us.

Ken Hoagland, Chairman
Online Tax Revolt

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We’ve Figured obama Out! By: Ben Stein

May 25, 2010

Ben Stein, a lawyer by training, has also served as a speechwriter for President Richard M. Nixon, has to date authored sixteen books (both novels and non-fiction efforts), and continues to write editorials and columns for a

number of prominent publications. He is perhaps best known to the world at large, however, for his in front of the camera work as the dreadfully dull economics teacher in the film Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (and his similar role as the monotonic science teacher Mr. Cantwell on the TV series The Wonder Years) and as the keenly competitive host of the Comedy Central game show Win Ben Stein’s Money.

Since 2002, Ben Stein has contributed occasional opinion pieces to the American Spectator. The item referenced above, entitled “We’ve Figured Him Out,” is a column of his which appeared on the web site of that publication on 24 July 2009.

Enjoy:

Why is President Barack Obama in such a hurry to get his socialized medicine bill passed?

Because he and his cunning circle realize some basic truths:

The American people in their unimaginable kindness and trust voted for a pig in a poke in 2008. They wanted so much to believe Barack Obama was somehow better and different from other ultra-leftists that they simply took him on faith. They ignored his anti-white writings in his books. They ignored his quiet acceptance of hysterical anti-American diatribes by his minister, Jeremiah Wright.

They ignored his refusal to explain years at a time of his life as a student. They ignored his ultra-left record as a “community organizer,” Illinois state legislator, and Senator.

The American people ignored his total zero of an academic record as a student and teacher, his complete lack of scholarship when he was being touted as a scholar.

Now, the American people are starting to wake up to the truth. Barack Obama is a super likeable super leftist, not a fan of this country, way, way too cozy with the terrorist leaders in the Middle East , way beyond naïveté, all the way into active destruction of our interests and our allies and our future. The American people have already awakened to the truth that the stimulus bill — a great idea in theory — was really an immense bribe to Democrat interest groups, and in no way an effort to help all Americans.

Now, Americans are waking up to the truth that ObamaCare basically means that every time you are sick or injured, you will have a clerk from the Department of Motor Vehicles telling your doctor what he can and cannot do.

The American people already know that Mr. Obama’s plan to lower health costs while expanding coverage and bureaucracy is a myth, a promise of something that never was and never will be — a bureaucracy lowering costs in a free society. Either the costs go up or the free society goes away.

These are perilous times.. Mrs. Hillary Clinton, our Secretary of State, has given Iran the go-ahead to have nuclear weapons, an unqualified betrayal of the nation. Now, we face a devastating loss of freedom at home in health care. It will be joined by controls on our lives to “protect us” from global warming, itself largely a fraud if believed to be caused by man.

Mr. Obama knows Americans are getting wise and will stop him if he delays at all in taking away our freedoms. There is his urgency and our opportunity. Once freedom is lost, America is lost. Wake up, beloved America .

It is amazing to me, the people who still believe in him. He has done so much damage to this country and people are still ignorant enough to believe him. He is an embarrassment to the American people.

They may have already ruined my country and yours.

Snopes Verification:
http://www.snopes.com/politics/soapbox/figured.asp

obama, The great deceiver

May 23, 2010

OK, So I get an email from a friend and this is how it reads:
The Washington Post babbled again today about Obama inheriting a huge deficit from Bush.

Amazingly enough, a lot of people swallow this nonsense. So once more, a short civics lesson.

Budgets do not come from the White House. They come from Congress, and the party that controlled Congress since January 2007 is the Democratic Party. They controlled the budget process for FY 2008 and FY 2009, as well as FY 2010 and FY 2011. In that first year, they had to contend with George Bush, which caused them to compromise on spending, when Bush somewhat belatedly got tough on spending increases. For FY 2009, though, Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid bypassed George Bush entirely, passing continuing resolutions to keep government running until Barack Obama could take office. At that time, they passed a massive omnibus spending bill to complete the FY 2009 budgets.

And where was Barack Obama during this time? He was a member of that very Congress that passed all of these massive spending bills, and he signed the omnibus bill as President to complete FY 2009. Let’s remember what the deficits looked like during that period:

If the Democrats inherited any deficit, it was the FY 2007 deficit, the last of the Republican budgets. That deficit was the lowest in five years, and the fourth straight decline in deficit spending. After that, Democrats in Congress took control of spending, and that includes Barack Obama, who voted for the budgets. If Obama inherited anything, he inherited it from himself.

In a nutshell, what Obama is saying is I inherited a deficit that I voted for and then I voted to expand that deficit four-fold since January 20th.

WAKE UP, AMERICA, BEFORE ITS TO LATE”

So what do you think?

obama does not deserve to called an American

May 16, 2010

Here is an email that I received from a retired marine friend of mine this evening:

“It’s not just sarcasm we see coming from his statements, it’s downright arrogance! I wonder when Americans are going to wake up and get this idiot out of office, along with all the other liberal bleeding hearts too???

THIS HAS GOT TO BE THE MOST OUTRAGEOUS STATEMENT EVER MADE BY A PUBLIC OFFICIAL LET ALONE BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES. AND THIS GUY IS POSING AS OUR “COMMANDER IN CHIEF”.

HERE IS HIS RESPONSE WHEN HE BACKED OFF FROM HIS DECISION TO REQUIRE THE MILITARY PAY FOR THEIR WAR INJURIES..

Bad press, including major mockery of the plan by comedian Jon Stewart, led to President Obama abandoning his proposal to require veterans carry private health insurance to cover the estimated $540
million annual cost to the federal government of treatment for injuries
to military personnel received during their tours on active duty.

The President admitted that he was puzzled by the magnitude of opposition to his proposal.

“Look, it’s an all volunteer force,” Obama complained.. “Nobody made these guys go to war. They had to have known and accepted the risks… Now they whine about bearing the costs of their choice? It doesn’t compute..”

“I thought these were people who were proud to sacrifice for their country, “Obama continued “I wasn’t asking for blood, just money.. With the country facing the worst financial crisis in its history, I’d have thought that the patriotic thing to do would be to try to help reduce the nation’s deficit. I guess I underestimated the selfishness of some of my fellow Americans.”

Please pass this on to every one including every vet and their families whom you know. How in the world did a person with this mindset become our leader?

REMEMBER THIS STATEMENT… “Nobody made these guys go to war.. They had to have known and accepted the risks.. Now they whine about bearing the costs of their choice?”

If he thinks he will ever get another vote from an Active Duty, Reserve, National Guard service member or veteran of a military service he ought to think it over… If you or a family member is or has served their country please pass this to them.

“The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not.”
Thomas Jefferson

Passionate Central FL Musicians Grips Sound Light and Stage Engineers

May 6, 2010

As a man, I suck. Let me explain: Scripture says that every man has sinned and when we compare ourselves to the Glory of God? We fall short. (really big understatement) This, of course forces us,,, me, you and every person alive for that matter, to consider how important it is for us to have God living in us and helping us to become “right,” or Righteous. Right? humor

If you are anything like me, having a relationship with God where he is living in me causes me to see with surprising clarity,,, how messed up I really am! Yup, “I suck without God!” And I need him.

Check it:
We are launching a cool new “gathering” called “Saturday Nights-Unplugged” that will begin on Saturday the 19th of June and every Saturday there after @ Faithworld in Leesburg.

We are young Apostolic’s, committed to a manifestation of God’s power in Florida and beyond. The “Saturday Night Unplugged” Praise Team is on a “Journey” to bring a fresh new sound to Central Florida that is progressive and fosters a heavy focus on creating an atmosphere where we can go deeper in our worship and our praise every time we meet.

We believe we must offer up the very best when it comes to our talents and we are looking for others that feel the same.

We desire to create the greatest band anywhere in Central FL, or beyond,,, and a group that would be committed to their passion for great music, even if they were not going to get paid.

Of course we anticipate rapid growth and as we grow, so will the budget. As the budget grows large enough to support the band, we will expect band, sound and stage members to become paid staff.

Does this sound at all like what you have in mind for your talents? Please let me know.

Chris Kronenberger

obama’s Make Believe Life

May 4, 2010

I received an e-mail this morning that contained the attached article, that was supposedly written by a Wall Street Journal writer by the name of Eddie Sessions.

Of course I checked it out and discovered the author was not Eddie Sessions and it was not published by the Wall Street Journal, but instead by a blogger named Alan Caruba,,, who by the way I am seriously jazzed about finding, because he is an incredible writer, exceptionally thorough and well researched.

None-the less, I wanted to share the article and make some people mad, but since I could not retrieve it from Wall Street Journal, I am sharing it here on “iProducer Chris’ Blog.” (I’m such a dork)

You will enjoy the read and I suggest you store as many of the points to memory as you can because it is ALL True.

Here was the article:

Wall Street Journal Sizes up Obama – They’ve Got Him Figured Out

A short, “deadly” article regarding Obama, from the Wall Street Journal that needs to be read by every level headed American!!!

By Eddie Sessions:

“I have this theory about Barack Obama. I think he’s led a kind of make-believe life in which money was provided and doors were opened because at some point early on somebody or some group took a look at this tall, good looking, half-white, half-black, young man with an exotic African/Muslim name and concluded he could be guided toward a life in politics where his facile speaking skills could even put him in the White House.

In a very real way, he has been a young man in a very big hurry. Who else do you know has written two memoirs before the age of 45? “Dreams of My Father” was published in 1995 when he was only 34 years old. The “Audacity of Hope” followed in 2006. If, indeed, he did write them himself. There are some who think that his mentor and friend, Bill Ayers, a man who calls himself a “communist with a small ‘c'” was the real author.

His political skills consisted of rarely voting on anything that might be deemed controversial. He went from a legislator in the Illinois legislature to the Senator from that state because he had the good fortune of having Mayor Daley’s formidable political machine at his disposal.

He was in the U.S. Senate so briefly that his bid for the presidency was either an act of astonishing self-confidence or part of some greater game plan that had been determined before he first stepped foot in the Capital. How, many must wonder, was he selected to be a 2004 keynote speaker at the Democrat convention that nominated John Kerry when virtually no one had ever even heard of him before?

He outmaneuvered Hillary Clinton in primaries. He took Iowa by storm. A charming young man, an anomaly in the state with a very small black population, he oozed “cool” in a place where agriculture was the antithesis of cool. He dazzled the locals. And he had an army of volunteers drawn to a charisma that hid any real substance.

And then he had the great good fortune of having the Republicans select one of the most inept candidates for the presidency since Bob Dole. And then John McCain did something crazy. He picked Sarah Palin, an unknown female governor from the very distant state of Alaska . It was a ticket that was reminiscent of 1984’s Walter Mondale and Geraldine Ferraro and they went down to defeat.

The mainstream political media fell in love with him. It was a schoolgirl crush with febrile commentators like Chris Mathews swooning then and now over the man. The venom directed against McCain and, in particular, Palin, was extraordinary.

Now, nearly a full year into his first term, all of those gilded years leading up to the White House have left him unprepared to be President. Left to his own instincts, he has a talent for saying the wrong thing at the wrong time. It swiftly became a joke that he could not deliver even the briefest of statements without the ever-present Tele-Prompters.

Far worse, however, is his capacity to want to “wish away” some terrible realities, not the least of which is the Islamist intention to destroy America and enslave the West. Any student of history knows how swiftly Islam initially spread. It knocked on the doors of Europe, having gained a foothold in Spain .

The great crowds that greeted him at home or on his campaign “world tour” were no substitute for having even the slightest grasp of history and the reality of a world filled with really bad people with really bad intentions.

Oddly and perhaps even inevitably, his political experience, a cakewalk, has positioned him to destroy the Democrat Party’s hold on power in Congress because in the end it was never about the Party. It was always about his communist ideology, learned at an early age from family, mentors, college professors, and extreme leftist friends and colleagues.

Obama is a man who could deliver a snap judgment about a Boston police officer who arrested an “obstreperous” Harvard professor-friend, but would warn Americans against “jumping to conclusions” about a mass murderer at Fort Hood who shouted “Allahu Akbar.” The absurdity of that was lost on no one. He has since compounded this by calling the Christmas bomber “an isolated extremist” only to have to admit a day or two later that he was part of an al Qaeda plot.

He is a man who could strive to close down our detention facility at Guantanamo even though those released were known to have returned to the battlefield against America . He could even instruct his Attorney General to afford the perpetrator of 9/11 a civil trial when no one else would ever even consider such an obscenity. And he is a man who could wait three days before having anything to say about the perpetrator of yet another terrorist attack on Americans and then have to elaborate on his remarks the following day because his first statement was so lame.

The pattern repeats itself. He either blames any problem on the Bush administration or he naively seeks to wish away the truth.

Knock, knock. Anyone home? Anyone there? Barack Obama exists only as the sock puppet of his handlers, of the people who have maneuvered and manufactured this pathetic individual’s life.

When anyone else would quickly and easily produce a birth certificate, this man has spent over a million dollars to deny access to his. Most other documents, the paper trail we all leave in our wake, have been sequestered from review. He has lived a make-believe life whose true facts remain hidden.

We laugh at the ventriloquist’s dummy, but what do you do when the dummy is President of the United States of America ?”