Friday, April 30, 2010

At the MN GOP Convention

I arrived here in one piece this morning--traffic was surprisingly light... I'm sitting in the SD-15 area and all around me in the mosh pit I'm seeing Emmer signs (though Seifert signs are quite ubiquitous outside the hall). It's 8:57am now and the convention is scheduled to begin in three minutes.

I'll be posting updates throughout the day (sparingly-since this laptop has a somewhat limited battery)-


John Klein just spoke--I just received an Emmer smear sheet from the Seifert campaign, saying that the Emmer-Meeks ticket is all urban, and will not play well against MAK.

But then again, with Mark Dayton in the primary, MAK probably won't get the nod in the long term, anyway.

Michelle Bachmann is up next-


I was wrong-One thing you can absolutely count on with regard to conventions, they never, but NEVER move as quickly as you think they will.

btw--if my eyes are any indication (and the Seifert signs are much smaller than the Emmer signs, so take it with a grain of salt) but in my neck of the woods here in the mosh pit it looks like 55-45, Emmer favored.


Hennepin County Sheriff is speaking right now--laptop battery is getting low.

While I'll post any major updates on this blog, I'll be posting minor ones from my phone on my twitter account. follow it here.

11:18pm: Governor Pawlenty is on fire. Talked about hyphenated-conservatives (i.e., fiscal, social, TeaParty) and said that's all well & good--but the most important thing we as conservatives can all agree on and call ourselves is "Constitutional Conservative!" (Huge applause)

"Our problems can be explained and solved in this one sentence: "We can't spend what we don't have."

"People behave differently when they're spending at least some of their own money"

People behave differently when there's an open bar vs. when there's a cash bar"

11;45AM- sources say that a 'higher level of security was called for' - a special guest on the way??

11:53AM Phil Herwig is speaking. And the crowd goes wild. Not.

12:43pm- due to the unwieldly-ness (is that a word?) of constantly updating from the blog--I've switched all my updates to my Twitter account.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

A "Thank You" Note...

As you can see, The Ice Palace has undergone a bit of a facelift.

A very big thank you to a good internet friend of mine & friend of the Palace, Don, who designed and submitted the new logo (unsolicited by me)--by the way, Don also designed and donated the previous logo.

I'm speechless-and very thankful.

Thanks, Don!


Well, the Star Tribune has Made My Decision...

As much as the neo-socialists could bring themselves to endorse a Republican candidate, the Star Tribune has as much as endorsed Marty Seifert for the GOP Governor's race:

Seifert has studiously built his reputation as a fiscal and social conservative bill by bill, year by year, since he was first elected to the House in 1996. He rose to House minority leader, disciplined his caucus to uphold Republican gubernatorial vetoes and parlayed his nearly unblemished record into what at first appeared an unstoppable bid for the party's gubernatorial endorsement.

Granted, in and of itself, this is not a ringing endorsement of Seifert. That is, until you compare this to their description of Tom Emmer:

Enter Tom Emmer, a fiery trial attorney from Delano who stormed into the House in 2004. A chest-thumping, constitutional conservative, Emmer has become a Tea Party favorite, whose impassioned, freedom-loving message has wrestled many of the state's biggest Republicans into his camp.

There it is. The Strib, in so many words, has made its choice, painting Seifert as a measured, even-keeled milquetoast candidate, and Emmer as just another knuckle-dragging, "chest-thumping, constitutional-conservative" neanderthal from a Tea Party convention.

Having held their nose in their pseudo-endorsment of Marty Seifert, the Star Tribune has made my decision tomorrow at the Minnesota GOP State convention very easy for me.

This delegate's gonna vote for Tom Emmer.


***Close-circuit to John LaPlante***

(the above-post was made in a tongue-in-cheek manner--I've been an Emmer guy all along) :o)

How Barack Obama lowered my health care costs; and other fairy tales...

I have participated in my company's flex plan for quite some time now. It was a way for families to reduce the cost of their health care by making the money you spend on non-prescription, non-direct care medically-related items into pre-tax deductions, and reimbursed as you go along.

Well...wouldn't you know that His Royal Arrogance, Barack Hussein Obama (D-Mm-Mm-Mm), in all his beneficence and amidst all his promises to make health care more affordable, just made my healthcare more expensive (please click on the pic below for full size):

Not only that, but my wife happens to work for a subsidiary of Baxter medical. A number of years ago, employees were awarded 100 shares each of Baxter stock- a great company with stature and a promising future in the medical field.

Well, wouldn't you know, that with a stroke of a pen, is Royal Arrogance, Barack Hussein Obama (D-Mm-Mm-Mm-pbuh), took over $1300 out of our pockets with his signing of that miraculous "health care reform" bill:
Shares of Baxter International Inc. dropped 13 percent Thursday after the company lowered its 2010 financial outlook, citing the loss of market share for key plasma-derived therapies and the impact of the government's massive health care overhaul..
Yeah, quiz kid. You certainly did "do it."

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Obamatons ©....(post bumped from February 27, 2008)

This is really scary, folks:

I see Obamatons © . They're everywhere. And they don't even know how ethereally stupid they are.

Vote for the empty suit.... vote for the empty suuuuuiiit!


This video (and as the title suggests, this original post) was made during election year, 2008. As you can see, no one above was able to cite one word of substance as to why they would vote for their beloved Obamessiah.

And the more things 'change,' the more they stay the same the worse they get.

The Idiocracy and Illegal Immigration

St. Paul Mayor, Chris Coleman, for example
Arizona isn't a frequent work destination for city employees, but that's not the point, Coleman said. The law, "rooted in hate and fear," sets a dangerous example, he said.

"It will create a culture where racial profiling is acceptable and will create a dangerous wedge between police officers and the communities they serve," Coleman said. "I can't imagine what it would have been like for my grandmother had they passed a similar anti-Irish law.

"Today I choose to stand with the millions of immigrants in our city and across the country who should have access to the same level of safety and opportunity as everyone else."

The above-emboldened quote, of course, doesn't apply to a white honky-cracker cattle rancher, does it Chris? But I digress.

MMGW and Mental Illness?

Now they're blaming everything from cancer to mental illness on global warming (emphases added):
( – A new government report says global warming could lead to an increase in both cancer and mental illness worldwide, and it calls for more federally funded research to determine how that might happen. [And monkey's just might fly out of my posterior, too. I wonder if I should apply for a grant--ed.]

The report, A Human Health Perspective on Climate Change, was published by the Interagency Working Group on Climate Change and Health – a combination of scientists from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, NIH, State Department, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Agriculture, the EPA, and the Department of Health and Human Services.
First of all, the audacity of linking mental health to global warming is itself the near-definition of being unhinged. But these 'scientists' (and I use the term loosely) are covering all their bases on finding a raison d' etre in their desperate quest for relevancy; even going so far as to throw Obama's beloved green jobs under the bus:
The report's overall thrust is for more federally funded research to investigate the alleged links between global warming and public health, including the [Get this--ed] potentially negative effects from warming and the potentially negative side-effect of green technologies.
This report, funded courtesy of your tax dollars, is filled with all the doublespeak and pointy-headed gobbledygook that we've come to know and love from academia:
Despite these warnings and predictions, the report admitted that the government knows little about whether or not any of these supposed new causes of cancer will actually cause any more cancer.
Correct me if I'm wrong, but something either causes cancer, or it doesn't. If it doesn't actually cause, cancer, then it must not really be a cause of cancer, new or otherwise.

Onward and upward now, as we sally forth into mental illness:
“The most common mental health conditions associated with extreme events range from acute traumatic stress to more chronic stress-related conditions such as post-traumatic stress disorder, complicated grief, depression, anxiety disorders, somatic complaints, poor concentration, sleep difficulties, sexual dysfunction, social avoidance, irritability, and drug or alcohol abuse,” reads the report.
No doubt Viagra folks are now in the process of hiring hobos to empty spray cans into the atmosphere to hasten the process.

Of course, these clowns warn that more taxpayer funded research is needed:
As with global warming-caused cancer, the report admits that much more scientific work is needed on the links between global warming and mental illness, saying “numerous research gaps exist.”
As Bugs Bunny would say, "What a bunch of maroons."

But in all seriousness, Mental illness is only part of it.

The other part of it is the 'scientific' community grasping at straws, now that their global warming strawman has been uncovered.

No doubt, research funds are now drying up, and they're looking for any angle, any angle or crisis, manufactured or otherwise, to which they could attach as a raison d'etre to extend their greasy, grimy, malfesant claws to beg for more money from the public trough.

They used to have credibility. They lost it. They used to wield a lot of power in terms of influencing legislation and policy; now they are held as laughingstock by all except for the ever-declining numbers of fellow-travellers remaining in their ever-shrinking echo-chambers (unfortunately, the current POTUS remains among their declining ranks).

Look for them to become more rabid, more shrieking,, more unhinged and to make even more outlandish claims as their relevancy diminishes even further as their nefarious aims and quack methodologies continue to be exposed.

Wednesday Hero Blogburst 4-28-2010

This Post Was Suggested By Mark Bell

Capt. Ed W. Freeman
Capt. Ed W. Freeman
November 20, 1927 - August 20, 2008
U.S.  Army

For The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Captain Ed W. Freeman, United States Army, for numerous acts of conspicuous gallantry and extraordinary intrepidity on 14 November 1965 while serving with Company A, 229th Assault Helicopter Battalion, 1st Cavalry Division (Airmobile), action against enemy aggressor forces at LZ X-Ray, Ia Drang Valley, Republic of Vietnam, on 14 November 1965 As a flight leader and second in command of a 16-helicopter lift unit, he supported a heavily engaged American infantry battalion at Landing Zone X-Ray in the Ia Drang Valley, Republic of Vietnam. The infantry unit was almost out of ammunition after taking some of the heaviest casualties of the war, fighting off a relentless attack from a highly motivated, heavily armed enemy force. When the infantry commander closed the helicopter landing zone due to intense direct enemy fire, Captain Freeman risked his own life by flying his unarmed helicopter through a gauntlet of enemy fire time after time, delivering critically needed ammunition, water, and medical supplies to the besieged battalion. His flights had a direct impact on the battle's outcome by providing the engaged units with timely supplies of ammunition critical to their survival, without which they would almost surely have experienced a much greater loss of life. After medical evacuation helicopters refused to fly into the area due to intense enemy fire, Captain Freeman flew 14 separate rescue missions, providing life-saving evacuation of an estimated 30 seriously wounded soldiers -- some of whom would not have survived had he not acted. All flights were made into a small emergency landing zone within 100 to 200 meters of the defensive perimeter where heavily committed units were perilously holding off the attacking elements. Captain Freeman's selfless acts of great valor, extraordinary perseverance, and intrepidity were far above and beyond the call of duty or mission and set a superb example of leadership and courage for all of his peers. Captain Freeman's extraordinary heroism and devotion to duty are in keeping with the highest traditions of military service and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.

In 2002, Capt. Ed "Too Tall" Freeman was portrayed by actor Mark McCraken in the movie "We Were Soldiers". Capt. Freeman passed away in 2008 due to complications of Parkinson's.

Here is a great article on Capt. Freeman and his award ceremony.

These brave men and women sacrifice so much in their lives so that others may enjoy the freedoms we get to enjoy everyday. For that, I am proud to call them Hero.
We Should Not Only Mourn These Men And Women Who Died, We Should Also Thank God That Such People Lived

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Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Sure Signs of Spring in St. Cloud...

The first robin...

The song of the black-capped chickadee in the morning...

The lime-green aura of trees budding, adding color to the recently bland landscapes..

The beauty and sweet fragrance of the lilacs blooming...

And...most importantly,

The St. Cloud Superman takes his perch at 25th & Division


Sunday, April 25, 2010

Thomas Paine: "Can You Hear Us Now?"

Band of Brothers..

Around 30 World War II era veterans (including one woman) were welcomed back this evening in style here in St. Cloud at the Granite VFW. 26 Patriot Guard were on hand (including yours truly) to welcome back these heroes from their Freedom Flight adventure to Washington, D.C.. These veterans, free of charge, were flown to Washington D.C., to see the WWII memorial, as well as other war memorials. Chaperones accompanied these vets, some as old as 89 years old. The chaperones, as well as a videographer who accompanied the vets on their journey, each paid his or her own way, as well as for his or her own hotel fare.

The look of happiness and gratitude were on the faces of each one of these heroes; and heroes they are. But the folks who donated their own time and treasure to make it possible for these men to take part in this excursion are also heroes, in my book.

Upon their arrival, the vets were awarded with a certificate and a book of rememberance, and this passage from Shakespeare was read:
From this day to the ending of the world,
But we in it shall be remembered-
We few, we happy few, we band of brothers;
For he to-day that sheds his blood with me
Shall be my brother; be he ne'er so vile,
This day shall gentle his condition;
And gentlemen in England now-a-bed
Shall think themselves accurs'd they were not here,
And hold their manhoods cheap whiles any speaks
That fought with us upon Saint Crispin's day.
-St. Crispin's Day Speech, William Shakespeare, 1599

Thursday, April 22, 2010

The Big Lie (Among many others)...

Obama promises not to raise taxes on anyone making less than $250k per year:

Yeah. Riiiiiight.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Wednesday Hero Blogburst, 4-21-2010

This Weeks Post Was Suggested By Cindy

John 'Jack' Agnew
John "Jack" Agnew (Right)
506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division
U.S. Army

John "Jack" Agnew, one of the original members of an Army unit that operated behind enemy lines in World War II and is often credited with having loosely inspired the movie "The Dirty Dozen", has died at age 88.

Agnew belonged to the Filthy Thirteen, an unofficial unit within the 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division. He was pronounced dead last Thursday at Abington Memorial Hospital after becoming ill at his home in the Maple Village retirement community in Hatboro, where he and his wife moved about a year ago, his daughter Barbara Agnew Maloney said.

You Can Read The Rest Of The Article Here And More Info On The "Filthy Thirteen" Can Be Found Here

These brave men and women sacrifice so much in their lives so that others may enjoy the freedoms we get to enjoy everyday. For that, I am proud to call them Hero.
We Should Not Only Mourn These Men And Women Who Died, We Should Also Thank God That Such People Lived

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Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Wednesday Hero Blogburst, 4-14-2010

Sgt. Maj. James E. Booker
Sgt. Maj. James E. Booker
Second Battalion, Fourth Marine Regiment, FIRST Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force
U.S. Marine Corps

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star to Sergeant Major James E. Booker, United States Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action against the enemy while serving as Sergeant Major, Second Battalion, Fourth Marine Regiment, FIRST Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, U. S. Marine Corps Forces, Central Command, in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM from February to September 2004. Sergeant Major Booker courageously exposed himself to enemy fire while leading Marines and eliminating enemy forces in several battalion engagements. On 31 March 2004 the forward command element came under intense machine gun and rocket-propelled grenade fire. With utter disregard for his own safety, Sergeant Major Booker dismounted the vehicle, engaged the enemy and forced their withdrawal. He pursued his attackers down several darkened city streets and mortally wounded a rocket-propelled grenade gunner who was engaging the Command Group. Sergeant Major Booker subsequently led a search that resulted in the arrest and capture of an eight-man cell and several weapons. On 10 April 2004, the forward command element came under fire from insurgents during cordon and search operations. He calmly led a team of Marines in a counterattack, personally clearing several buildings, eliminating one insurgent fighter, and facilitating the evacuation of a severely wounded Marine. Sergeant Major Booker's efforts enabled the forward command element to regain freedom of maneuver and inspired Marines to fearlessly engage the enemy. By his bold leadership, wise judgment, and loyal dedication to duty, Sergeant Major Booker reflected great credit upon himself and upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.

These brave men and women sacrifice so much in their lives so that others may enjoy the freedoms we get to enjoy everyday. For that, I am proud to call them Hero.
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Tuesday, April 13, 2010

On Giving the Devil His Due

It took a Carter to give us a Reagan; it took Obama for the nation to wake up to the fact that all-out socialism ain't all it's cracked up to be.

If it wasn't for Obama's ambitious agenda of radical, in-your-face socialist, statist 'change,' I think it would have literally been a decade or two before folks would have been awakened; since prior to Obama, a slow incrementalism, steady-as-she-goes march toward socialism was the order of the day. We would have been as sleeping insects on a spider's web, being slowly yet firmly entangled in the web of socialism until it was too late to crawl out of it.

Obama's ambitious agenda, while damaging, hasn't yet taken its full toll, and in my estimation, the leftward list can still be corrected, and the ship can be now be righted before any permanent damage takes hold.

As Nazi Germany most likely would had never been vanquished had the Japanese not attacked Pearl Harbor, I believe that the decades-long onerous march toward socialism and statism will never have been slowed had Obama not been elected.

Rahm Emanuel once quipped that a 'good crisis' should never go to waste.

That phrase came as a warning shot across the bow of a complacent, sleepy American electorate. The American people wisely heeded Emanuel's advice; took note of the impending crisis of their loss of liberties and encroachment of the State, and in the form of Tea Partys, Washington protests, and heretofore unheard-of electoral victories in special elections, have since seized the opportunity to stop the march of socialism dead in its tracks, and are in the process of giving it a swift kick to the rear of the bus for what should be a long time to come.

In this sense, and in this sense only, I believe that we may actually owe Barack Hussein Obama ( pbuh) a debt of gratitude.

On 'Celebrating' Earth Day...

MPR (Minnesota Public Radio) asked me for my input on how I plan to 'celebrate' Earth Day.

I responded with the following:


I never used to have anything personally against "Earth Day," until I started recognizing the environmental movement for what it is--less about the environment and more about political control and intrusiveness into everyone's lives. Doctored and outright falsified data that has come to light within this past year has virtually cemented what I suspected all along, that the concept of 'environmentalism' is but a vehicle through which to push through a radical political agenda (i.e., Cap & Trade, strict controls on oil & domestic energy resources, usurpation of private property rights), via any means necessary, including prevarication.

I have nothing against clean water and clean air.

But in actuality clean water and clean air have proven to be at best secondary concerns with respect to many of the leadership of the environmental movement.

Their deceitful brand of 'scientific methodology' and specious bromides should serve to give them no more credibility nor credence than one should give to a patent medicine huckster or carnival barker.
I guess I won't hold my breath waiting to see if they chose my response to publish.

Friday, April 09, 2010

A Trip Down Memory Lane...

A "Thank You" Note...

Wow--I received this neat email letter today from none other than Joltin' Joe Biden!
Leo --

Two weeks after it was signed into law, health insurance reform is still the talk of the town.

It's for a good reason: This was a historic accomplishment. But it wasn't easy. I remember what it's like to be a senator and take a tough stand on an issue -- confident that it's the best thing for your constituents, but equally sure that special interests will pour buckets of money into attacking you for it.

Your senators, Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken, took that tough stand when they supported health reform. Now, we need to provide a line of defense money can't buy: the voices of real constituents speaking out and showing their support.

That's where you come in. Do you have three minutes to jot down a quick letter to your local newspaper? If you need ideas on what to say, you can watch a quick video Organizing for America put together about how reform will benefit Minnesota.

Click here to get started.

Believe me, senators and their staff read the letters page -- because they know just how influential it can be. Your letter could make a tremendous difference.

In my conversations with my old colleagues, I made it clear that this White House was prepared to back them up -- that no barrage of partisan attack ads would go unanswered. But to follow through, I'm going to need some help from folks like you.

This legislation will put Americans in control of their own health care, rein in insurance-company abuses, and give millions of Americans access to affordable health care for the first time.

Special interests know that in the coming months, all their lies about reform will be proven false. But that won't stop them from inventing new ones and spreading attack ads.

It's just the first step, but one letter from a constituent is worth a hundred paid advertisements. So please make sure your friends and neighbors understand the benefits this law will bring to ordinary Americans -- take three minutes and write a paragraph or two now:


Vice President Joe Biden
Well, shucks--that was mighty nice of ol' Joe--I mean--to offer the resources of Organizing for America to write a letter of 'thanks' to Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken for their thoughtful consideration in voting for Obamacare! It was so nice, that I thought I would take him up on his offer. So, I wrote the following LTE to the St. Cloud Times, the Star Tribune, and the Duluth Tribune, all on OFA's dime:
I am writing this letter to voice my disgust over Senators Al Franken and Amy Klobuchar's blind passage of the behemoth health care bill that is neither about bringing down the cost of health care nor of expanding the coverage of quality health care. Already we are seeing the effects of planned layoffs at corporations who will, by virtue of the mandates of the bill, be required to lay off hundreds of workers, merely to stay in business. This, along with the proposed Value Added Tax (VAT) could not come at a worse time, and will only prolong this, the greatest recession since the 1930s. This bill was ill conceived from the onset, and it is clear that Senators Klobuchar and Franken lacked the integrity to do the right thing and to block the passage to the greatest affront to America's personal and financial liberties since before the American Revolution.

Rest assured, the voters will long remember this transgression, and Senators Klobuchar and Franken will go down in History in the Hall of One-Term Wonders.
Admittedly, It may not be the type of "thank you" letter that Joe Biden, Barack Obama and OFA had in mind, but what the heck. They were the ones that sent the invite.
Click on the link above, and have some fun, yourselves!

Sunday, April 04, 2010

My Teleprompter! My Kingdom for My Teleprompter!

Obama's 2500 word, 17-minute rambling response to the question, "Is it a good idea to raise taxes right now?"

Thursday, April 01, 2010

Terrorist-Supporting CAIR Lectures "Tolerance" to St. Cloud Schools

The Chutzpah of it all is unbelievable From the same group that brought you the Flying Imams:

(AP) — ST. CLOUD, Minn. - The St. Cloud school district and a Minnesota Islamic civil rights group that filed a complaint against the district say they are considering issuing a joint statement to the community.

The statement from the school district and the Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations would say they have been partners in working through issues in the schools.

The St. Cloud Times reports that after a meeting on Friday, CAIR also agreed to consider writing a second letter to federal Department of Education saying the same thing.

Last week, CAIR filed a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education claiming that Muslim students confront a hostile learning environment in St. Cloud schools.

You know, I wonder if CAIR has anything to say about their support of the hostile living environment engendered in the middle east and other parts of the world via their funneling of money to terrorists?
Later that month, on September 25, 2001, CAIR changed the link to explicitly ask persons to “Donate through the Holy Land Foundation.” And in addition, CAIR added a new link to its site, soliciting persons to “Donate through the Global Relief Foundation.”

The Global Relief Foundation, like the Holy Land Foundation, was soon to be shut down by the U.S. government on terrorism related charges. As stated by the Treasury Department, “The Global Relief Foundation has connections to, has provided support for, and has provided assistance to Usama Bin Ladin, the al-Qaeda Network, and other known terrorist groups.”

At the time of the Holy Land Foundation’s closure, on December 4, 2001, CAIR immediately took the Holy Land Foundation link off of its site. And less than a week after the Global Relief Foundation’s December 14, 2001 closure, CAIR removed that group’s link as well.
And they (CAIR) have the temerity to turn around and complain about an alleged 'hostile learning environment' in St. Cloud public schools?

Just as was the case with the Flying Imams, this is just one more in a series of attempts by CAIR to bully institutions for the long term goal of accepting and/or downright instituting Sharia law, and into bullying institutions via political correctness and 'tolerance' to overlook suspicious activities by CAIR and those they support.

I have no problem with opening a dialogue with a representative with a local mosque in terms of building positive relationships between people.

But having CAIR as your spokesman is a bit like having Adolph Hitler lecture to people on how to be tolerant to Jews and homosexuals.

CAIR has direct, proven links to supporting terrorists who murder people. At the very least, they should be the last ones to be lecturing others about tolerance. And for certain, they shouldn't be ANYWHERE near our schools and our children.

Phil Hare: We Don't Need No Stinkin' Constitution.

The democrats' collective and singular arrogance knows no bounds:

Yes, dear readers...that arrogant son of a bitch is none other than Congressman Phil Hare (D-IL-17); a man who took an oath of office to "protect and defend the Constitution of the United States, from all enemies. foreign and domestic."

Seems that Phil Hare didn't figure himself in the equation when taking that oath.

Mr. Hare, who is surely ignoring his oath as he ignores the Constitution, should be tried for treason.

h/t Big Government.


A correspondent of mine whom I trust, and who used to work with Phil Hare, notes:
Leo, I just watched the video on your blog. I am so disgusted by Congressman Phil Hare! While in college, (please don't hold this against me) I worked for Congressman Lane Evans, who was in office for over 20 years. Phil Hare was his 'right hand' and I kid you not, he was a terrible person! He WAS the primary reason I changed my major from Political Science to Business Administration. Phil Hare had NO idea what he was doing then, and he had an affair with one of the young INTERNS! She was only 18 years old! Anyway, please keep that video...


Yes, same man who had me and two other 17-18 year olds choosing who got nominated to West Point Military Academy. I ASSURE you he didn't read the #HCR bill, and YES he is a liar.. It was in 1983, and he was 34 at the time. She was named **** and a student at Grinnell College (in IA). Phil's wife was Beckie Hare. I was working late one night and walked in on them in his office. After that he treated me terribly... I am sure he was so worried that I would tell his 'dirty secret!'

That was Lane's first year in office. Lane is very ill and has had Parkinson's for many years; now in a wheelchair. It is why he left office, and the only reason Phil was elected was due to Lane's support and fact that he was with him for so many years. Made me sick.

People like him do not belong in any elected office.