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This is who we’re up against – HuffPo readers assessment of Dobson and Focus on the Family

Posted by foundersfreedom on February 28, 2009

Know your enemy.
Feel the love and tolerance: from those wonderful people at
HuffPo.  Just cut and pasted.  These are only from the first 2 pages.  Most were incoherent, unreasoned bashings, but here are a few that caught my attention.

Enjoy! 

“Well the rapid dog is getting ready to be put down! It is shameful how he and his ilk have played a politics of fear, judgment, and division. I truly hope there is a very special place in Hell for him. Better yet, I hope he comes back as a sexually-confused drag queen and has flash backs of the damage he caused in this life. Can you image how many gay and lesbian teens committed suicide because of his “teachings?”

Tolerant people are necessarily intolerant of intolerance as exemplified by the religious right.

Well the rapid dog is getting ready to be put down! It is shameful how he and his ilk have played a politics of fear, judgment, and division. I truly hope there is a very special place in Hell for him. Better yet, I hope he comes back as a sexually-confused drag queen and has flash backs of the damage he caused in this life. Can you image how many gay and lesbian teens committed suicide because of his “teachings?”

An organization whose finances should be looked at, a good deal more closely.

I wish that he would just go away. I have found that people are sheep; Dobson had that father like reassuring voice just listen to me and everything will be alright. Adolf Hitler ,Jim Jones, Rush Limbaugh are the same way; think for people who can not think for themselves. There will be another Neo Con to take his place. Quickly

Focus on the Family depends completely on scamming the same gullible fools who vote for Rethuglican right wing whackos, who then proceeded to utterly destroy them economically. Dobson’s source of income is tapped out. Ted Haggard (whose forner church is just a couple miles from FOTF)is selling life insurance fer crissakes.

Guaranteed, Dobson is just another rat jumping off the faith based ship before it sinks.

I live in Colorado Springs about 10 miles from FOTF…..it’s a gigantic obscene monument to religious extremism. The conservatives who run the city even put FOTF on the interstate highway exit sign, like it’s some kind of religious whacko Disneyland.

We hope they go out of business so we can turn their lovely campus into a really sweet shelter for the local homeless. God knows FOTF has never lifted a Christian finger to help them….way too busy cranking out pro-Bush propaganda the last eight years.

I’m just waiting for Dobson to follow Falwell…if you know what I mean..

Of course these guys are all about $$$$

These groups have bundling arms, where small donations from membership are bundled together to make substantial political contributions to the RNC. They are really the only large donor base the GOP has left, as they lost business owners and the bankers.

Focus on the Wealthy White Heterosexual Christian Family does not speak for me or anyone I know. Society in general is moving away from these people. Humanity needs to progress, not to deny evolution and history.

Don’t get too excited kids …. I am sure there is another hate laced extremist just waiting to take his place.”

Other than to know my enemy I really hate going over there. And they say we’re mean-spirited.  We don’t hold a candle to these people. But God loves them, too, so I guess we have to pray for them. We, in direct opposition to some (many ?) at HuffPo, don’t want ANYONE to go to Hell.

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I gotta lighten up! Michael Ramirez at IBD saves the day.

Posted by foundersfreedom on February 27, 2009

Investors Business Daily is the home of my new favorite cartoonist.  Sorry, Charles Schultz, but here comes Michael Ramirez.

Being a tech-challenged newbie, I tried to do the link URL thingamabob and failed miserably several times to get it to work, so just click on the link, okay?!

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Please, Dear God, let Obama fail! Amen.

Posted by foundersfreedom on February 26, 2009

 

flag-1Change has come to America and it is frightening. The speed at which the Left has taken their mandate for change is breath-taking.  Daily there are hundreds of billions, and now trillions, being thrown at problems of (mostly) governments’ own doing.  It’s nearly impossible to keep up, let alone get a handle on it all.

That, my friends, is by design.  The Soros Left has a plan to destroy the Republican Party and implement new financial and social orders.  His Open Societies Institute gives a humble image of righteous endeavors, but his hatred for what America stands for is what drives him. 

Here is a portion of an article from Investors Business Daily

And since 2003, tearing down what he views as the “fascist” tyranny of the United States, as he has put it, is “the central focus of my life.”

Through networks of nongovernmental organizations, Soros intends to ruin the presidency of George W. Bush “by any legal means necessary” and knock America off its global pedestal. “His view of America is so negative,” says Sen. Joe Lieberman, who, like Gen. David Petraeus, has been a target of Soros’ electoral “philanthropy.” “The places he’s put his money are . . . so destructive that it unsettles me.” Soros’ aim seems to be to make the U.S. just another client state easily controlled by the United Nations and other one-world groups where he has lots of friends.

Anyone who has been paying any attention knows who George Soros is and I didn’t intend to write about him, though a very wide road leads to him. 

 The reality is that Barack Obama, a radical the likes of Soros, is now the President of these, currently, United States.  This President has done more in the last 5 weeks to forward the Soros Socialist/Marxist program than the sum total of the previous 30 years.

In the past 5 weeks Obama has promised to give away$800 billion, $410 billion, $275 billion of OUR MONEY and now he presents a nearly $4 trillion “responsible” budget.  What is responsible about any of this?

Folks, this man is lying and evil.  He is taking us on the fast track to the failure that has been coming slowly.  He’s setting aside $634 billion that we DON’T HAVE for a Universal Health Care System that we DON’T HAVE. 

There are at least 2 scenarios that could be in play.  The first is the lockbox line of bull we always hear about, such as Social Security, which eveyone knows is full of IOUs.  The second is much more diabolical and involves the spending of money, again, that we don’t have on a huge program that has not been authorized.  The word tyranny begins to come into focus.

As Obama is conferring rights to illegals and terrorists, as just today he decreed that at least some of the Gitmo detainees will receive criminal trials with OUR hard fought rights, his liberal comrades in the Senate are plotting to “Hush Rush (and Hannity, Levin, Beck, Ingraham and any other opposition voices). Is this what our brave soldiers had in mind when they stared death in the face, and in the case of hundreds of thousands over the centuries, gave all?  The Founding Fathers are spinning in their graves.  The benefactors of our insane catch-and-release policy, yes, those who are sworn to the death to destroy us, will now have access to publicly funded defense attorneys and will make a mockery of our legal system. Osama and Ahmadinejad are having a very hearty “un-Islamic” laugh. 

The Senate approved a vote for DC today and has sent the bill to the House for debate and a vote.  The Constitution says representation is reserved to the States. Two Senators can’t be far behind.  That’s 2 more GUARANTEED DEMOCRAT…never mind, the Constitution is irrelevant. And wasn’t Orrin hatch, a co-conspirator co-sponsor of this fraudulent deal, a one-time chairman of the judiciary committee?  I think that position has something to do with the LAW and the CONSTITUTION! 

We all know what the problem is.  Now, what are our options to take back our country?  There are many who are calling for peaceful and symbolic protest designed to get the attention of Washington to say, “Hey, we’re mad as hell and we’re not going to take it anymore!”  Another is the sovereignty movement in some Statehouses to tell Washington to back off.  I’ll address the third in a moment.

The National Tea Parties set up for tomorrow, Feb. 27th, though well-intentioned, I’m afraid will fall short simply because of the lack of time to build large enough gatherings nationwide.  My fear is that the MSM will film places where there are only a handful and show them as proof that America is really behind Obama’s agenda.  We could look foolish to the ignorant masses, some of which may be experiencing the first pangs of buyer’s remorse.  It could put doubt in their minds as to the validity of their concerns.

This is not to say that these are wrong or shouldn’t be done, but it will need to be a continuing movement to build momentum.  I know there’s a “We the People” march planned for the end of May in DC and I encourage everyone to consider taking their families and being a part.  See the details at www.resistnet.org.

I personally believe it is up to our state legislatures to rein in the addicts in DC.  The 10th Amendment to the Constitution, (I know, I know) specifically gives the bulk of rights, except for the few specifically enumerated to the federal government, to the States.  Until this president gets his hands on a couple Supreme Court nominees, the Court should uphold those rights.  We should all be encouraged by this movement and we should get 100% behind it.

The third path to taking our country back, and the least desireable, is through taking up of arms.  To be totally honest, we have to acknowledge that the Founders knew this to be an option preserved for future generations. They had just come through just such a successful revolution and knew well the tyranny that an over-reaching government can impose upon its citizenry.

Thomas Jefferson said, “What country can preserve its liberties if their rulers are not warned from time to time that they preserve the spirit of resistance. Let them take arms.”  Was this just to show how clean they were or how shiny the barrel and stock were?

James Madison: “The accumulation of all powers, legislative, executive, and judiciary, in the same hands, whether of one, a few, or many, and whether hereditary, self-appointed, or elective, may justly be pronounced the very definition of tyranny.”

Ben Franklin:  “Any society willing to give up a little freedom for a little security will deserve neither and lose both.”

And a favorite from Patrick Henry: “Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty or give me death! ”

This is not an endorsement for revolution of this kind, as I fear one who leads it may be worse, ala Hitler.  If this is the course America is forced to take, we should be thankful that the gun owners are primarily on our side.  (Which side are the gun banners on again? )

This is exactly why the Founders put the right to bear arms second only to the right to free speech, as mentioned earlier, another favorite target of the Left.  Without the 2nd the first would be difficult to defend.

I will close with this.  America, know who you are and what you stand for before choosing the path to take.  Do we believe in Providence and self-determination or in “government benevolence?”  Will we help our brothers in need or fend only for ourselves?  I pray we are willing to suffer some hard times to preserve what  millions from around the world have only dreamt of for over a century… being free in the most benevolent, beautiful and blessed country God ever created.

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Had enough yet? Today’s usurpation of the Constitution – again with the help of Republicans – sigh

Posted by foundersfreedom on February 25, 2009

Are we sick of this trampling of our Constitution yet?  Note the deals and irrelevant arguments.  That and the Republicans supporting it that should know better.  Will Senator Hatch usurp the Constitution for adding a single seat in a state where he will be senator for a just a few more years?  And as Sen. McCain points out, once they have a Representative in the House, could 2 senate seats be far behind? This most liberal and screwed up city (only SF may be worse) would have as much representation as any state.  I expect this from the power-mongers in the Democrat party as it would automatically put 2 votes in their column. Is it too much to expect the Republicans to think about what a few are about to do?

From Fox News

The District of Columbia’s two-century-long wait for a voice in Congress was a step closer to ending Tuesday with a crucial Senate vote to take up legislation giving the capital city’s 600,000 residents a full seat in the House.

The Senate voted 62-34, two more than needed, to begin debate on the measure that would increase the House to 437 members. It would give the Democratic-dominated city a new vote while adding a fourth seat to Republican-leaning Utah.

Key to the vote was that Democrats, who overwhelmingly support the bill, have seven more Senate seats than two years ago when the chamber fell three votes short of the 60 required to end a Republican-led filibuster.

The bill still faces contentious amendments and may have to overcome GOP opposition to moving to a final vote. If it does pass the Senate, possibly by the end of the week, the bill goes on to a receptive House and ultimately to President Barack Obama, who supports it.

If enacted into law, the measure is likely to face court challenges from opponents who contend that giving a House seat to D.C. is unconstitutional because the District is not a state. The Supreme Court could be the final arbiter.

“I find it unimaginable that 600,000 Americans have no voice and no vote in the United States Congress,” the Senate’s no. 2 Democrat, Dick Durbin of Illinois, said in urging support for the measure.

Past votes denying residents of the federal capital a vote in the House “left the citizens of the District with the wholly unsought-after distinction of being the only residents of a democratically ruled national capital in the world who have no say in how their nation is governed. It’s really astounding,” said Sen. Joe Lieberman, I-Conn., sponsor of the measure with Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah.

“We’re closer than we’ve ever been,” Ilir Zherka, executive director of the advocacy group DC Vote, said ahead of a preliminary vote.

More than 3,000 people from across the nation called their senators Monday asking them to support the measure, according to DC Vote. Callers from the District, who don’t have a senator, were directed to lawmakers who might be uncertain, such as Sen. Kay Hagan, D-N.C.

Washington has been without a vote in Congress since 1801, when Congress took control of the newly created capital on the Potomac but did not provide residents with voting rights.

Voting rights advocates believe the measure will win enough Senate support for a final vote later this week that requires only a simple majority for passage. The House Judiciary Committee votes on the legislation Wednesday, and the full House could take it up in early March.

With the president’s signature, D.C. residents would elect a representative with full voting rights for January 2011, barring court interdiction.

One possible stumbling block, Zherka said, is that some lawmakers could add amendments making the bill less appealing to voting rights supporters. In 2007, the bill was slowed in the House after Republicans proposed language that would weaken the city’s gun laws.

Opponents argue that the bill violates the Constitution, which says members of the House should be chosen “by the people of the several states.” The District, of course, is not a state.

Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, who spoke in favor of the bill earlier this month, said the question of constitutionality should be resolved by the courts, not Congress.

“As a matter of fundamental fairness, I believe the residents of the District of Columbia should have representation in the House,” she said.

Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., has spoken out against the bill. He said the legislation could be the first step toward giving the District two senators. He also criticized the compromise that would give Utah an extra House seat, saying that is unfair to other high-growth states.

“I don’t like the deal and I think it is unconstitutional,” he said.

The District has been represented since 1991 by Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton.

Norton, like five other delegates from island territories, can vote in committees and on some amendments on the House floor but not on final passage of legislation.

The bill is S. 160

For the real scoop on what the Framers envisioned go to Heritage.  This is not about taxation without representation, as the locals say.  Every Congressman, Cabinet member and even the President lives there.  They get huge amounts of federal dollars.

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The twisted mind of a Liberal

Posted by foundersfreedom on February 24, 2009

Maybe I’m just nuts, but wouldn’t executing those on death row immediately after sentencing and a quick appeal or so,  just to be sure, be a whole lot less expensive than feeding, housing and guarding them for 15 or 50 years?  Or, since it’s so expensive to put a murderer to death maybe we should just put ’em out on the street.

Oh, and for you liberals with aforementioned twisted mind, the death penalty is definitely a deterrent.  I’ve yet to see an executed murderer do it again.  But, in fairness, I’m open to any evidence to the contrary. 

From Fox News

A Kansas jury last week recommended that the man who raped and killed 19-year-old Jodi Sanderholm two years ago be put to death — a verdict that could be the state’s last death sentence because of the country’s dire economic straits.

Kansas Republican state Sen. Carolyn McGinn, who has proposed a bill to overturn the death penalty in the state, is one of a growing number of legislators nationwide who are citing drained resources and severe budget cuts as a reason to ban capital punishment.

“We’re looking at any way we can to save money moving forward in the state of Kansas,” McGinn told FOXNews.com. “This will save significant money — money that could be used toward education programs and toward community corrections programs,” she said.

Colorado, Kansas, Maryland, Montana, New Hampshire, Nebraska and New Mexico are among those states actively considering abolishing executions as a way to cut costs. But in other states, including Texas and California, the debate has gained little ground.

The proposal has infuriated many who say the death penalty cannot be decided in dollars and cents.

“You cannot put a price on justice,” said Kansas Attorney General Stephen Six. “Our death penalty statute is a useful tool for law enforcement as they bring justice to families devastated by heinous and violent murder.”

Another person who strongly opposes abolishing the death penalty is Jodi Sanderholm’s mother, Cindy, who told FOXNews.com that she wants her daughter’s murderer to die.

“We saw the brutality that he did to our daughter, and he truthfully deserved it. He could have changed his mind in those five hours he tortured her, and he didn’t. How can they waive that?”

In the case of murderer Justin Thurber, they almost certainly won’t. He will face execution by lethal injection if the judge formally sentences him to die on March 20. But Thurber could turn out to be the last killer to face the ultimate punishment in Kansas. McGinn’s measure — if passed — will take effect on July 1.

A 1992 estimate in Texas — which has had more executions than any other state since the U.S. Supreme Court reinstated the death penalty in 1976 — showed that death row cases cost taxpayers $2.3 million per case, compared to $750,000 for life sentence cases.

McGinn cited a 2003 state audit that reported the median cost for death penalty cases in Kansas was $1.26 million through execution, while non-death penalty cases cost $740,000 through the end of a prisoner’s incarceration.

McGinn said legal fees related to death row cases make up a large expense for states, which often have to pay the costs of both the prosecution and defense in capital punishment trials.

“When you add all those costs up and weigh it against that individual being isolated and locked up for the rest of his or her life, it’s a much greater cost,” said McGinn. She said capital murder trials, on average, cost 16 times more than non-death penalty cases. The appeals cost 21 times more, she said.

But the cost factor is just one reason McGinn opposes the death penalty. She calls it a flawed system that is anything but just. Critics say the death penalty entraps minorities and the poor who often cannot afford competent legal representation.

“Approximately 40 percent of the folks on death row are African-Americans — and they represent only 12.2 percent of our entire population,” McGinn said.

The effort to abolish the death penalty has been met with great resistance, particularly by state attorneys general and victims’ rights groups. The Kansas attorney general said the 2003 state study relied on data reported by “interested parties — not actual costs — and projections that are acknowledged to be speculative.”

“Since the death penalty was reinstated in Kansas, no reliable study has been conducted to compare the actual costs of death penalty cases versus cases with life sentences. The study being used by proponents states very clearly that ‘[i]t is not a study of whether it is more costly for Kansas to have the death penalty than not to have it,'” Six told FOXNews.com.

But McGinn refuted that charge, saying the report included data from law enforcement officials, the American Bar Association and the state attorney general’s office.

Attorney General Six and others opposed to the measure say capital punishment is a useful tool for prosecutors and a deterrent for criminals looking to commit heinous acts.

“It is by exacting the highest penalty for these individuals — whose brutal, vicious acts have taken a life and whose conduct demonstrate they have forfeited their right to live among us — that we recognize the value of the life taken,” Six wrote on his Web site.

McGinn countered that the death penalty may bring no more closure to families than life sentences without the chance for parole.

“This measure is not to diminish the pain and suffering these families have gone through,” McGinn said.

“I don’t stand in her shoes,” McGinn said of Sanderholm’s mother, “but nobody seems to talk about the pain that these families go through because of the countless appeals that these murderers are given because they’re on death row.”

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Obama’s speech to Congress – more of the same

Posted by foundersfreedom on February 24, 2009

Nothing new here. 

Spend trillions, blame it on Bush, promise many trillions more through “health care reform,” and then talk about how fiscally responsible your administration will be by cutting the deficit in half by the end of your first term.  All after predicting “trillion dollar deficits as far as the eye can see.”  Though it seems all disjointed and nonsensical, that’s what he’s saying. 

If you figure it all out, let me know.

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Get a load of this – HuffPo article says Republicans got preferential treatment from self-censoring journalists! What a riot!

Posted by foundersfreedom on February 24, 2009

This comes from the Huffington Post, that wealth of “information.”  (To know the mind of the insane, scroll through the comments of any story on HuffPo) This story covers up through 2004, and these people say it’s still the order of the day! Wow! What newscasts are they watching?

The three major broadcast networks favored Republicans in elections from 1992 to 2004, according to a study that analyzed presidential campaign coverage.

That effect was largely due to journalists censoring their own reporting out of frustration at being accused of a liberal bias, according to Maria Elizabath Grabe, associate professor in the Department of Telecommunications at Indiana University College Of Arts and Sciences, who co-authored “Image Bite Politics: News And The Visual Framing Of Elections” (Oxford University Press) with fellow academic Erik Bucy.

Grabe and Bucy examined 62 hours of network news coverage – 178 newscasts – between Labor Day and Election Day over four elections and examined the visual coverage, including such package techniques as the “lip-flap shot – when a reporter’s voice is heard over video of the candidate, which tends to be unflattering for that candidate.

They also examined the “Goldilocks effect” – which party gets the last say in a piece and is better remembered by viewers.

According to their research, Democrats were more likely to be the subject of the unflattering “lip-flap” effect while GOP candidates had the last say in every election but 2004. In 1996, Republicans got the final say eight times as many times as Democrats.

I guess since they were so oppressed up until that point, they decided to pull out all the stops in this past campaign as so many were obviously totally in the tank for the O.

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What’s another billion dollars when you’re appeasin’?

Posted by foundersfreedom on February 24, 2009

MIDEAST ISRAEL PALESTINIANSFrom JihadWatch (and thanks to Patrick at Man’s, inc.)

Obama to give $900 million to Gaza

The Obama administration, like the Bush administration, will not give the money to Hamas. However, with even the UNRWA halting aid to Gaza after Hamas kept stealing it, what safeguards will the U.S. have that this near-billion will not go to Hamas also? None whatsoever.

“U.S. to Give $900 Million in Gaza Aid, Officials Say,” by Helene Cooper for the New York Times, February 23 (thanks to all who sent this in):

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration intends to provide some $900 million to help rebuild Gaza after the Israeli incursion that ended last month, administration officials said Monday.In an early sign of how the administration plans to deal with Hamas, the militant Islamist group that controls Gaza, an official said that the aid would not go to Hamas but that it would be funneled through nongovernmental organizations.

By seeking to aid Gazans but not Hamas, the administration is following the lead of the Bush administration, which sent money to Gaza through nongovernmental organizations. In December, it said it would give $85 million to the United Nations agency that provides aid to Palestinian refugees in the West Bank, Gaza, Jordan, Lebanon and Syria.

The United States considers Hamas a terrorist organization, and the Bush administration refused to have any formal dealings with the group….

We know what the informal contact looks like – John Kerry.  I think we now know what was in the letter he recently brought back from Hamas to BO. It was a ransom note.  Give us a $billion and we just might stop launching rockets at Israel, maybe, on Sundays, when it’s raining, in months that end with the letter z. 

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The New Patriotism

Posted by foundersfreedom on February 24, 2009

From the Columbus Dispatch.   Got this from my buddy Brian in Toledo.

 Given that most of you will be paying your neighbors’ mortgages soon, it only seems prudent that we start thinking in bolder terms. And by thinking in bolder terms, I mean thinking about me.
Why, for instance, should I be on the hook to pay those grating high-interest credit cards I signed up for? Or those detestable car payments?

For you folks who are less than ecstatic about straightening out my fiscal affairs, well, I have two things to say: Don’t be selfish. Forget everything you ever have heard about the American Revolution.

Taxes, extreme government spending and wealth redistribution are patriotic. And you’re going to see so much patriotism your kids will be pigtailed ubernationalists by the time they hit kindergarten.

Last week, President Barack Obama heroically signed away $787 billion for so-called stimulus. He reportedly praised a Republican supporter for her patriotism in supporting the bill which, by logical extension, means that those who voted no are unpatriotic toads.

Your president loves his country so much that he would sacrifice up to $275 billion of your money to keep the housing bubble bubbling, with almost no legislation or debate required. Obama claims his mortgage bailout would give a second chance to those “homeowners who have played by the rules (and) have been making their payments on time.”

Who knew that playing by the rules comes with a government warranty? After all, I might play by the rules and engage in bizarrely self-destructive behavior. You might not. You might have played by the rules — invested in the stock market, a home, a business, a career — and found yourself stuck with a financial dud.

But consequences are the incentive to avoid risky behavior. So why are we rewarding failure and attempting to abolish consequences? Many of the homeowners being bailed out by the government took the unnecessarily chancy loans that helped fuel the financial jam we’re in.

More than 90 percent of Americans, though, pay their mortgages on time, follow the rules and, for the most part, live in homes they can afford. If you are among them, you don’t deserve help. Though, luckily, you will be subsidizing those who acted recklessly. Remember: country first. And if you happen to be a renter who pinched and scraped in hopes of one day owning a home responsibly, you are out of luck, too. Just consider it your patriotic duty.

The more irresponsibly you behave, in fact, the more government works for you. Last week, the federal government doubled its commitment to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, promising to reimburse the companies up to $400 billion for the losses they sustained from their investments in mortgage loans.

Yes, the same Freddie and Fannie — once implicitly guaranteed by government and now explicitly run by government — that helped, through social engineering, to push us into recession. It is vital, apparently, that we keep them afloat.

The only business plan that is more staggeringly counterproductive came from the auto industry, which is back for another bite.

In last year’s second quarter, GM lost about $118,000 a minute. So naturally, GM would like another $16.6 billion so it can fire 47,000 people. Makes sense.

After meting out nearly $1 trillion of government expansion in the stimulus — including the canard of “tax relief,” which, in effect, was only more wealth spreadin’ — how can Washington say no to anyone?

Obama has told us the American dream must be saved. So far, his remedy entails government rewarding bad behavior, encouraging dependency, subsidizing failure and penalizing success and prosperity.

It’s the new patriotism.

David Harsanyi writes for The Denver Post.

 

dharsanyi@denverpost.com

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Sen. Kyl to host Wilders and Fitna!

Posted by foundersfreedom on February 23, 2009

 

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Support free speech. Support Geert Wilders.  This is a brave man.  Under 24 hour protection for a short film showing actual Islamists quoting verses from their own “religion,” he was refused entry into the UK just a few days ago for fear of disrupting community cohesion.

This Thursday Mr. Wilders will screen his film, Fitna, on Capitol Hill.  At least John Kyl understands free speech must be defended.  We shall watch to see who might step up to try to stop it.  We will take names.

See the film at this link at JihadWatch.org.  Do it. It’s only about 15 minutes.  You will likely be surprised at how low-key it really is and that it could cause such a stir.

Remember, these are Koranic verses spoken by Muslim clerics, not by some Islamophobe.  If there’s a problem, it’s with the Koran and its fundamentalist adherents, not Mr. Wilders.

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