Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Wednesday Hero Blogburst, 8-11-2010

This Weeks Post Was Suggested By Greta

This weeks post is a little different from the norm. It's honoring the 13 Men and Women who were awarded the Presidential Citizens Medal. People like George J. Weiss Jr. A World War II veteran who has made it his mission to provide military honors to deceased veterans at Fort Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis. And Susan Retik who, after she lost her husband on September 11, 2001, started an organization called Beyond the 11th to help women in Afghanistan. And the person Greta wanted to honor. MaryAnn Phillips of Soldiers' Angels Germanywho has made it her mission to help wounded service Men and Woman medevaced to Landstuhl Regional Medical Center. You can read about MaryAnn Phillips's nomination 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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Tom Emmer: NOW is the Time!

From an email received from 15A Representative, Steve Gottwalt:
Dear Friends:

Now is the time! With the primary behind us, and a clear field ahead, it is time for common sense conservatives to take back Minnesota and America. Democrats have been making promises we cannot keep with money we do not have, bankrupting our nation, killing jobs, and placing our and our children's economic security in jeopardy.

The Democrats' annointed candidate for governor, Mark Dayton, has pledged to take $4 billion out of our economy to feed more state government. He has pledged to "tax the rich," most of whom are actually small businesses filing their taxes on individual returns -- the same small businesses on which we rely to create the majority of new jobs. This is the same Mark Dayton whose goofy antics in Washington made him the laughing stock of the nation and embarassed Minnesota. This is the same Mark Dayton who was born with a silver spoon in his mouth, and uses his unearned millions to "buy" his way into politics. Mark Dayton may be able to afford Minnesota, but it's clear Minnesota cannot afford Mark Dayton!

Our candidate for governor, Tom Emmer, has pledged to rein-in state government, set good priorities, and make sure state government lives within its means, and enact real reforms. That's exactly what Minnesota needs! Fiscal restraint will help boost sustainable job growth, jump start Minnesota's economy, and stabilize state revenues. Do not be distracted by the ridiculous attack ads of the Democrats bent on preserving their entitlements and stranglehold on Minnesota taxpayers! Tom Emmer is the only candidate who has the determination and conviction to reduce and reform state government.

Let there be no doubt: Minnesota must elect Tom Emmer! So, let's each dedicate ourselves to that end, and win back this state for the people of Minnesota!

It's time for real jobs, real prosperity, real government reform, and a brighter future for Minnesota -- It's time for Tom Emmer!

- Rep. Steve Gottwalt

Can I hear an "AMEN!??"

Monday, August 09, 2010

Blame Bush Song

It seems they can't help it. The democrats, being morally, ethically, and intellectually bankrupt, have seen their ratings swirl downward in the toilet of public opinion. As panicked as rats on the Titanic, Obama, Pelosi, Reid, and their willing sycophants in the echo-chamber media, knowing that their policies are dismal failures, have done the only thing that any bunch of self-loathing, grossly incompetent and delusional boobs could do: Blame Bush.

In that spirit, I offer:

We Blame George Bush, That Liar!

(to the Tune of "We Didn't Start the Fire" By Billy Joel)


We may have ruined the nation
But it's only burnin'
Cause George Bush is vermin.
It's a great big conflagration
But to save our tush
we'll just blame George Bush

Snail Darters, Water's Gone, Stubbed Toes and My Browned-Out Lawn

Immigration, Low Taxation, and the Chicken Pox



We dems have ruined the nation,
But we'll still blame Bush
And we'll go on, and on, and on, and on, and on...

(inspired by @ConservativeLA)

Wisconsin: The Gulag Across The Border

I lived in Wisconsin for 12 years; this is nothing less than abominable:
In the dark of night, behind closed doors, WI enacted the new Government Accountability Board – G.A.B. 128 Rule which silences political free speech 60 days prior to the election. Conveniently, this law goes into effect on August 15, 2010 with little to no time for successful legal challenges prior to the November 2010 election.

The entire text of the G.A.B. 1 Rule can be found here (Sections 1.10, 1.28, and 1.42 are most revealing).

Under this new law, individuals and groups must pay a $100 registration fee to the state of WI if they want permission to use political speech that totals at least $25 “cumulatively in a calendar year.” But it doesn’t stop there…

Individuals and groups must set up a separate depository account and file a report with the Accountability Board and Secretary of State. They then need to provide periodic reports of every communication – explaining the type of communication/action for each and every episode of political free speech.
The prime reason, among others, for the First Amendment, is to protect free political speech. This rule now in Wisconsin law renders political speech anything BUT free, either in the ability to express political opinions freely, nor in the sense of being able to express political opinions without paying a tribute to government.

I don't care if you're the most far-out-whacked liberal, or conservative. This should make anyone who values the freedom to speak out to bleed from their eyes.


Tuesday, August 03, 2010

Oh. My. God.


Yep folks, your tax dollars at work. How's that hopenchange working for you. 40 miles of 'clean energy,' courtesy of electricity supplied from a local coal-fired plant. How environmentally...err..friendly.

When Iowahawk uploaded this video in December of 2008, little did he know how prescient he would be:

(h/t Legal In-sur-rec-tion)