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California Target Illegal Aliens

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More than 1100 illegal aliens were captured and arrested in three weeks. Participating cities included Santa Ana, San Francisco(shock!)and San Diego. California, it’s a start.


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September 30, 2008 at 12:09 am

Nancy Pelosi Can’t Do Anything Right Or Left

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The reason for the bailout bill failure was Nancy Pelosi’s lack of self control with her vitriolic mouth. She can’t even get her own party to vote for her bills. Why couldn’t the Democrats pass this bill on their own? They wanted the Republicans to save them? Senior Democrats did not vote for this forced socialism after listening to their constituents!

This has been the worst do-nothing, can’t accomplish anything, Democrat Congress in the last 100 years.

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September 29, 2008 at 6:45 pm

House Republicans Voting on First Principles

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The bailout bill in the House seems to have failed today. It is essential that true conservatives come to their support and push for a solution to this crisis that actually implements conservative capitalist principles.

There is a central reason socialism fails everywhere it is tried. No one is smart enough to centrally plan an economy. No single politician, group of “economic advisors” or elite group of any kind can anticipate all the potential effects of a given policy. It’s like playing four dimensional chess with 250,000,000 pieces.

During the present financial crisis (when isn’t there one?), even the conservative experts on economics cannot agree. The Treasury Secretary and Chairman of the Fed say the bailout is absolutely necessary. Alan Reynolds of the Cato Institute calls the bailout “creeping socialism.” The Heritage Foundation seems to favor its enactment, while noting that there are “questions” about its constitutionality. A senior Cato Institute analyst sees the bailout as “the least of the evils” of the alternatives available. Dick Armey says the bailout should be rejected, while Lawrence Kudlow says the bailout is a “win-win” for tax payers.

Who to believe? Well, a true conservative knows for a fact that none of these experts really knows what is going to happen with this bailout. If any of them were smart enough to actually centrally run the banking system, then some of them would also be able to run the healthcare system, automobile industry, any part of the economy we want. In other words, socialism would work. But ask the Soviets, Chinese, Cubans and most of Africa how well central economic planning works.

This is an old pattern in this country. The socialist policies of the Democratic Party derail an industry. They blame capitalism. The leftist mainstream media parrots the Democratic Party’s talking points. And Republicans more interested in getting re-elected, and hoping to show up favorably in mainstream media news stories and talk shows, try to push for socialism light, which in fact is just one more step on the long march to pure socialism.

There is no question that something has to be done. On this all the “experts” seem to agree. But at some point in time, it would be nice if our Republican leadership would actually come to understand that you do not abandon first principles in a crisis. They are in fact your only hope of not making the situation worse. Socialism created this mess, and more of the same will only, in the long term, make it worse. No one can predict what any bailout will do, but one based on conservative/capitalist principles has a better chance of succeeding, or at least of doing less harm, than any socialist alternative.

It is time for the few conservative leaders we have to stand for what they believe in, as House conservatives have done so far. It is a disgrace that those who created this crisis, the Barney Franks and Chris Dodds, are even involved in formulating the answer to this crisis. It will be a bigger disgrace if Republicans capitulate and let them profit from their monumental failure. If the Republicans cave in on this one, I will vote for McCain/Palin in November, but will vote Democratic on every other federal race. If we are going to have socialism, it is going to fail, and I would rather the Democrats be blamed for it.

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September 29, 2008 at 5:30 pm

Wall Street Tumbles More Than 700 Points In Bailout Backout

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UPDATE: 1:49pm Dow Plunges More Than 700 points.

Dow industrials fall more than 600 on fears bailout package vote will fail. Fox reporting more than a thousand to one voter emails,phone calls, and contacts to their Congress representatives against the bailout vote.

Republicans don’t want to vote for socialist government bill.

What caused this economic crisis? Investors Business Daily has six excellent articles on the causes starting in 1977 with Democrat President Jimmy Carter.

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September 29, 2008 at 3:00 pm

Obama, CItizen of the World?

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For the first time in the United States since the American Revolutionary War, we have a presidential candidate who was a citizen of another country.

Is being citizen of the world is more important to Barack Obama?

“People of Berlin, people of the world, this is our moment. This is our time,” he declared, offering himself “not as a candidate for president, but as a citizen, a proud citizen of the United States and a fellow citizen of the world.”

Obama’s speech, the centerpiece of his presidential-style sweep of the Middle East and Europe, set a global agenda as expansive and audacious as any contemplated by a candidate for United States president.

Putting Obama in the White House will set forth a new agenda that has nothing to do with the middle class.

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September 29, 2008 at 10:46 am

In Democrats Own Words: Fannie Mae & Freddie Mac Are Fine

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Responsibility for the Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac debacle lies (emphasis on the lies) with Democrats Barney Frank, Maxine Waters, Jamie Gorelick (Responsible for 9-11 vulnerability lack of communication) and Frank Raines lying. All of whom benefited from the banking industry lobbyists.

H/T to Barb.

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September 29, 2008 at 10:18 am

What Classic Movie Are You?

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I’m Schlinder’s List. What are you?

What Classic Movie Are You?
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Well, that was pretty accurate (I think) but when I took the “Which Leader Are You?” guess which leader came up?

What Famous Leader Are You?
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While it’s true I don’t mind confrontation and I’m pretty tough. Saddam Hussein? Nawwww… not me. LOL

Like taking tests? There’s plenty here.

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September 28, 2008 at 6:00 pm