Archive for October, 2009

Nancy With The Lying Eyes…1990 Pages CBO – 1.44 Trillion.

October 31, 2009

More words than the New Testament of the Bible…precisely 2.2 million dollars per word.
One thing is for certain, there was not one word that came out of the Speaker’s mouth at the CLOSED INVITATION ONLY unveiling  that was the truth.
Just as they did every thing else with this gargantuan power grab, behind closed doors and in the dark of night, this bill has been read by very few. Hillary Clinton’s failed attempt only had 1300 pages. What we do know of it stinks to high heaven.
The 1.44 trillion projected by the CBO will become FOURTEEN times that, using the Medicare experience and everything else the government does as a gauge.
The Senate Republicans have demanded that Harry Reid submit the bill to them for detailed scrutiny.
This bill, like everything else this Congress and Administration has done, is a sham and a failure. Just as the much vaunted stimulus has resulted in barely over 1000 jobs and the ‘Cash for Clunkers’ program ended costing US taxpayers 24,000.00 dollars per vehicle, pulling 125,000 mostly desirable used cars away from  the market place, the sale of which would normally benefit lower income purchasers.
The claim is that it is budget neutral. That’s an out and out lie. It includes the public option, which Pelosi and Reid were forced by the extreme left of the party and allies to include, though it bodes ill for the passage of the bill. It also includes funding for abortions which the Republicans and 40 or more Democrats have said they will not vote for. This bill has coverage for ILLEGAL ALIENS.
The Bluedog Democrats have stated they want more information. This also does not bode well for the passage of this bill.
This is a HUGELY regressive power grab with thousands of SHALLS in it, each with its threat of punitive fines or imprisonment and back-breaking taxation, which is a huge gun pointed directly at the freedom of every United States citizen. It is for this precise reason that our forefathers chose to throw off the yoke of tyranny to become a free people.
Americans  are rightfully incensed.
The American people are about to speak in Virginia, New Jersey and New York.
It’s a harbinger of things to come. Nancy…Keep your historic moment!
We don’t want your European Socialist Healthcare!

Semper Vigilans, Semper Fidelis

© Skip MacLure 2009

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Homeland Security…Ain’t!

October 29, 2009

Where to start? Our undefended  southern border with Mexico. We have 1969 miles of common border with our ‘neighbor’ to the south. You know the one I mean. The one governed by the drug cartels? The cartels whose private militias are at least as potent as the Mexican military? Our Immigration and Customs Enforcement has LESS than 700 miles of the border in what they term “under control”. This is a statement which is obviously open to interpretation…ask the Border Patrol officers on the ground how much control they have…but do it when their politically motivated supervisors are not around.
Ask the ranchers in rural areas of California, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas how much control there is over the depredation of the illegals to their land, their property and their livestock.
These ranchers have to go armed in defense of their lives and their families’ lives on their own property.
It’s not just Mexican and Central American illegals coming over either. Items left behind are evidence that middle eastern infiltration was and is occurring across that border. Excuse me for believing that these people don’t have our best interests in mind. Captured documents indicate that Al Qaeda infiltrators are told to learn Spanish to more easily blend in. Well-financed middle eastern illegals utilize coyote smugglers regularly. It’s also real hard to imagine that these fine folks just want to come here to practice their “Religion of Peace”.
I’d like to stick Obama with the southern border issue, even though he surely will do little or nothing to improve the situation down there, and in point of fact has ordered the removal of four hundred Border Patrol agents for reassignment elsewhere. But for sure it didn’t start with him.
The border has been a sieve for a very long time. The Clintons saw it as a cheap sure-vote getter.
George Bush gave it lip service behind the impetus of 9-11 at best. His fancies of appealing to the Hispanic voting block were foolish. Besides, mid western meat packing companies needed that cheap labor. This is a shameful connivance by both Democrats and Republicans, which by the way is another major reason the Conservative electorate in this country abandoned the Republicans this last cycle. Americans are sick to death of paying the freight for illegals. Our hospitals are overwhelmed by US GOVERNMENT MANDATED CARE FOR ILLEGALS. Emergency trauma centers, some of the finest medical facilities in the world, have been forced to close or sharply curtail their activities. Here in the border states in particular, our educational systems are inundated with the children of illegal aliens filling our classrooms and reducing the level of the curriculum in order to cater to the special needs of these illegals’ kids, thereby ruining the quality level of education for our own children. Our prisons have a population of illegals approaching 30%. Many incarcerated for very violent offenses. Our state is virtually bankrupt.
If this were not enough to make you reach for the migraine tabs consider this…Every one of our air and rail transportation hubs has been and is being cased on a virtually daily basis by middle eastern types who are free to roam pretty much as they please.
Once, when I had been hired by a company as a project manager, I had a couple of weeks to kill before my start date. I have a friend who owns a high end cab company and he was short a driver so I went to work for him for two weeks. My travels took me in and out of an international airport frequently.
One thing that came to my notice was the proliferation of little independent taxis driven by obviously middle eastern men. Ask me if I’m profiling? OH HELL YES! These guys were all over the place. Not working out of any dispatch center they operated off of cell phones…generally they were a surly bunch.
The liberals among you by now are wringing their hands and sniveling “but they’re just trying to work and be part of the American dream”. Ok and so were the three thousand souls that were murdered in the twin towers. If I was in Homeland Security I’d seriously consider the threat posed by hundreds of middle-easterners, accountable to no one, who knew these hubs intimately and are able to access many areas of them.
But then, I’m sure that all these folks are just hard working members of the “Religion of Peace”.

Semper Vigilans, Semper Fidelis

© Skip MacLure 2009

The New Keystone Cops…The Reid-Pelosi Flea Circus.

October 28, 2009

In Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid’s hallucinatory world, their head long rush to have everything in Marxist heaven in its place…especially the American people, annoying creatures that we are, ISN’T WORKING.
Nancy and Harry ideologues, that they are by the nature of what they are, aren’t real deep thinkers. They had this one chance to push this country into Leninist Nirvana, behind wave after wave of Democrat-manufactured crises and engineered  panic, while surfing the historically mesmerizing Presidency of Barack Hussein Obama. After the euphoria cleared many of the moon-eyed came back to earth and realized the whole game was rigged and Camelot was in fact a massive shell game. Then something changed…something happened along the way. A few conservative Republicans found their testicular fortitude and said, ‘hey wait, let’s  just slow down and read this thing’. Of course, they had just finished having a 700 billion dollar enema rammed up them by George Bush, who was putting aside his ‘conservative principles’ to save (Wall Street) “the economy” from a disaster which Ralph Nader for one had predicted eight years before…and I’m no fan of Nader.
In fairness to former President Bush, he too had tried repeatedly, along with other Republican leaders, to have Fanny Mae and Freddie Mac scrutinized and their freewheeling practices regulated. They were stonewalled in these attempts time after time by such fiscal stalwarts as  Chris Dodd, John ‘Swiftboat’ Kerry, Barack Hussein Obama, Spencer Bachus, Rahm Emanuel, Hillary Clinton and the in-all-ways-deviant Barney Frank. When the predictable result occurred, which some may be led to believe was carefully planned and engineered for precisely this purpose, it became Bush’s issue.
Fast forward to Barack Hussein’s love fest Democrat wish-list budget pork feast and the debt had just been tripled.
The nation was staggering from the shock of the recession with job losses in the hundreds of thousands. A rate not seen since the Great Depression of the 1930’s.
Still…voices began to be heard…the PEOPLE…those insignificant gnats that are always such an annoyance to the Democratic elites and (shame on us) no too few Republicans began to stir…and stir and stir… The resultant Conservative revival began to drag even some of the weak-at-heart Republican ‘centrists’ and moderate Democrats with them when they began to hear the message loud and clear. We’ll see you at the ballot box…
What should have been a slam dunk agenda for Obama’s Demarxists has become a quagmire in which nothing gets done and even Democrats can’t agree.
Enter the Conservative Patriot Movement… Pelosi-Reed and associates are floundering, changing terms, coming up with fanciful interpretations of what is, or is not, in the UNHEALTHY FOR AMERICA bill. Changing the count and the amount as though it was a 1960’s television game show, which is where they probably belong.
But it’s too damn late…the proverbial kittycat is out of the bag. The grassroots movement of Conservative Republicans, Independents and Conservative Democrats is sweeping the national landscape. It has not slowed and in fact just keeps gaining momentum. Hey Nancy…Hey Harry…
You can run but you can’t hide!

Semper Vigilans, Semper Fidelis

© Skip MacLure 2009

Kerry Shafts The Military And The Country Again…Cowardice Or Treason??

October 27, 2009

John Kerry, the oh so pompous…who is seeking some legacy other than the betrayal of his comrades in arms in Viet Nam, has decided to extend his treasonous activities to brand new generations of our servicemen and women.
Kerry is despicable. Thank the Lord above that the honorable men of the Swift Boat Veterans had the courage of their convictions and stopped Kerry’s White House aspirations. As it turned out it only deferred us the disaster which is Barack Hussein Obama. Barry and Kerry deserve each other. They share the same yellow streak.
Obama’s inability to make a decision to send the resources to Afghanistan that the field commanders in charge have determined are required to accomplish the mission, despite the advice of the finest military minds in the country, is irresponsible and well… it’s cowardly. Every two bit tinhorn  bad guy in the world sees Obama for what he is…weak, ineffectual, indecisive and therefore not to be feared.
John Kerry has already proven his yellow creds…his shameless self promotion and the outright prevarication of his service record were and are an embarrassment to the entire officer corps of the US military. Except perhaps a Jack Murtha who gave his honor away long ago.
Kerry’s appearance before Congress as a member of the Viet Nam Veterans against the war was a LITANY of untruths created of whole cloth…and an insult to hundreds of thousands of men and women who served during the Viet Nam era faithfully upholding the oaths they swore.
Now John Kerry seeks to falsify another  LEGACY on the bodies of our honored dead. Every day that Obama stalls in his decision and every day that the BOMBASTIC Mr Kerry goes in front of the cameras to play out his seditious game at our military’s expense is a day there is American blood on his and  Obama’s hands.
Clearly there is gross malfeasance at work in the administration and in the halls of Congress. How long will we allow these truly evil people to play with the lives of those for who they are not fit to carry water?
The day of reckoning cannot come soon enough. The ballot box is our recourse…The nearest opportunity is 2010.
Let them hear us loudly and clearly.

Semper Vigilans, Semper Fidelis

© Skip MacLure 2009

Whitman…Not Another RINO for California?!

October 26, 2009

We as conservatives are bitterly disappointed in our Governator.
Arnold Schwarzenegger came into office to right the listing ship of state left by the discredited Governor Gray Davis, a liberal in the Jerry Brown mold of extreme leftist tax and spenders.
The California voters had finally had enough, the cry of “throw the bum out” resulting in the recall of the feckless Davis.
Guess that just goes to prove the old axiom, ‘Watch what you pray for’.
So we got Arnold. True to his campaign rhetoric Arnold took on the state assembly and promptly got smacked down, whereupon he ran to hide behind his wife’s apron…and the moral to that story is never vote for somebody in bed with the Kennedys.
Maria Shriver Kennedy Schwarzenegger promptly wiped Arnolds nose for him and installed a leftist staff around him to protect him from the baddies in the Statehouse.
She then proceeded to redirect the Governor to make nice with the ultra libs and spend, spend, spend, tax and regulate the State into bankruptcy.
Which brings us to 2009 and California’s economy is devastated…with companies and people leaving the state wholesale for states with no income tax or those with a friendly atmosphere for business. Large corporations which had once called the state home have pulled up stakes and moved off shore or anywhere but here.
The politicians in Sacramento are so deeply beholden to environmental interests that new business goes elsewhere to start, because the regulatory “fees” and fines make it impossible to reasonably profit here.
We have a FEDERAL judge who cuts off water to thousands of people in the agricultural San Joaquin Valley, the richest agricultural land in the world and our Governor and State politicians do nothing. All for the sake of a two inch trash fish. The Governor, had he not been castrated, should have gone to those flood gates and blasted them open himself and damn to the Feds, instead of cowering in Sacramento until shamed into coming out by Sean Hannity, who has more courage than our entire State Government combined, to make a weak statement. We have 12.5 % unemployment, running to as high as 40% in the Central Valley and all our politicians and Governor can do is dream about new sources of revenue from a battered electorate.
Arnold may have further political aspirations…he’s not worthy to run for dog catcher.
Enter the Republican aspirants for the governors race in 2010.
Enter MEG WHITMAN. This lady has a lot of money to throw around and that’s about it.
She never bothered to vote most of her adult life. Hasn’t a clue about governance. Doesn’t understand that in order to create the million or so jobs she is pledging, TAXES have to be cut and onerous REGULATORY BURDENS lifted from small business. The new governor is going to have to take on the environmental lobbies, the teachers and public service unions and win. To say nothing  of going bare knuckles in that putrid bog called our Statehouse and not backing down to every special interest group in Sacramento.
But most of all she lacks the most basic requirement for the job…judgment.
When I heard she was running I wasn’t particularly impressed, but I was willing to reserve my opinion…until I saw her gushing endorsement of rabid communist agitator Van Jones in a videotaped interview…In this interview she stated she had met him once.
The fact that she was willing to endorse somebody like Jones, without knowing anything about him or bothering to check, tells me worlds about why she is not fit for the Governorship of this state or any high office.
Stay tuned.

Semper Vigilans, Semper Fidelis

© Skip MacLure 2009

Newt Gingrich Endorses Dede Scozzafava?? Out Of Touch!!

October 25, 2009

I knew there was something about Newt Gingrich that was REALLY bothering me. Don’t get me wrong, Newt is a really bright guy, but I had severe doubts about his sanity when he started to cozy up to Hillary Clinton during the 2008 presidential campaign. Some of his choices recently lead me to believe he’s lost touch with the conservative patriot movement of the party, if he in fact was ever in touch with it at all.
Newt’s endorsement of  FAR LEFT LIBERAL Republican Dede Scozzafava makes as much sense as Meg Whitman’s gushy endorsement of avowed communist agitator Van Jones and will have the same inevitable result..the only difference being that Newt is not seeking to be Governor of California..but that’s a story for another time.
I’ve been talking about the  “Old Guard” Country Club Republican Party. The guys that meet and predetermine our presidential candidates before district or state elections or national primaries.
That they’ve been wrong time after time doesn’t seem to bother them. They see themselves as beltway movers and shakers and the all-knowing decision makers for us ordinary little people.
There is a ground swell phenomenon out there called the Conservative Patriot movement that the Old Guard is having difficulty comprehending, much less coping with. It’s a movement that is insisting that American Conservative values be followed…that honesty and transparency become the by-word of the party. That small government, anti-regulation, tax reform and fiscal responsibility become the focus of  a new and revitalized Conservative Republican Party.
The 23rd District race in New York may very well be a bell weather indicator for what is going to occur around the country. The Old Boy network of New York GOP political bosses decided that ultra left Dede Scozzafava, a MAXI RINO, would be the party’s pick to run in the 23rd congressional district. This didn’t sit right with the natives, who promptly rebelled with immediate and potentially national implications. Conservatives flocked to the aid and support of  patriot dark horse candidate Doug Hoffman. Including the Conservative Club for Growth and former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin.
Hoffman may turn this race into a route…which should give establishment Republicans around the country pause for severe reflection.
They should be getting this message; We don’t want deal makers. We want leadership who will stand up and FIGHT for what we believe in. We don’t want a CENTRIST limp-wristed  party leadership who will be pushed around by every Democrat on the hill.
BELIEVE IN WHAT YOU FIGHT FOR, FIGHT FOR WHAT YOU BELIEVE!!

Semper Vigilans, Semper Fidelis

© Skip MacLure 2009

Unhealthy For America…House Bill 1 Trillion And Climbing.

October 24, 2009

If you build your house on sand….President Obama is getting some of his karma back.
His unmitigated arrogance and self-aggrandizement is going to come at a terrible price to the country…to him and those around him. But they can’t see that yet. Now we even see the First Lady politicizing breast cancer, to advance what is very probably going to be a health care bill which is going to arrive DOA. From my lips to God’s ears.
The House bill, should it pass, would cost this country ONE TRILLION DOLLARS and counting. Nothing the government EVER does comes in at anywhere close to the wild imaginings of the authors of these nutzoid  creations. As we speak, there appears to be an insurrection in the House which will stop “Nancy with the Smiling Eyes” bill dead in its tracks. A group of 40 pro-life Democrats has joined with Republicans to pledge to VOTE NO on any bill which has provision for funding for abortions… which it does. This would ensure that the bill in its present form would never leave the House floor.
Nothing this President, or the Marxists he’s imported to his government have done, has been with the interest of the American people, the economy, or our military services who are engaged around the world fighting an implacable enemy who would see this country destroyed. It has been done to further an only slightly less onerous ideology, whose goal is control over every aspect of American life and values.
The assault by the administration on the first amendment, as exemplified by the attack on Fox News, has been (at long last) met by a unified group of major network editorial chiefs who must have finally woken up and smelled the skunk cabbage that is the Obama White House. They saw, belatedly, but they saw that they would invariably be next. They have drawn a line in the sand. Now we get to see if they have the strength of their convictions. This fight has only just been joined.
The White House’s FCC lapdogs are after the freedom of the internet also…resistance is mounting to that assault as we speak. A FREE PRESS IS A FREE SOCIETY… the internet is part of that press, free and unrestrained it is a priceless resource for instantaneous delivery of information. True it is incumbent upon the user to filter through the mists of sometimes wildly inaccurate and fanciful stories that are available out there, but this is freedom of expression and the press also. Keep your hands off our Net. Keep your hands off our radios, keep your hands of of our televisions.
The communist leftists cannot compete in the arena of ideas, so they have to co-opt it through stacked courts and regulatory agencies which are not subject to the crucible of public scrutiny, whose examination they cannot withstand.
Darkness and secrecy were ever their way.
The Free Press and the Free Internet cast a light upon them which shows them for what they are.
Enemies of America…and Enemies of the American people.

Semper Vigilans, Semper Fidelis

© Skip MacLure 2009

Obamaconomics-500,000 More Lost Jobs.

October 23, 2009

His Mightiness the Empty Suit, in the getting-dingier-by-the-day White House, is constantly holding forth, sagely saying NOTHING in front of gaggles of “journalists”, who dutifully report NOTHING, while the would be NEO-STAZI in the Suit’s administration attack the only news and information outlets that do say SOMETHING about what the President, the administration and that zany and dysfunctional but extremely dangerous Congress, led by Nancy “Stretch” Pelosi and that ever popular Harry “I ain’t got a prayer of re-election” Reid, are up to. While the people of America continue to suffer the throes of a completely jobless “recovery”, with a recession that shows every indication of being worse despite what all the liberal pitchmen in the administration and the media lapdogs are saying.
The FACTS are that there are no jobs and the REASON that there are no jobs is that small business is scared to death. The government has a plethora of more than onerous taxation, regulation and punitive laws waiting in the wings, custom designed to destroy the private sector. Job growth does not come from unionized segments of the society and hasn’t since the days of Henry Ford. Trade unionism is a cancer which can destroy. Trade unionism destroyed Great Britain’s economy and it hasn’t recovered to this day.
Unions by their very nature are antithetical to GROWING anything…they produce very little other than protecting their own interests. They have a tendency toward protecting the least well qualified as opposed to the most…the government unions are a prime example. The service and automobile industry unions are others.
Meanwhile, the stock market continues to show increases in value. WHAT gives? Simply, they are increasing profit margins by laying people off and consolidating operations.
Job growth comes from private business…in the larger context of the economy large business does not create nearly as many jobs as the small business entrepreneur.
These jobs are not being created specifically because of the anti-business, anti-American policies of the Obama White House and the Marxist Obama administration and Congress.
500,000 new jobless claims is 500,000 JOBS LOST TO THE OBAMA ECONOMY.
He can’t blame the Bush administration for this and hasn’t been able to for six months or more.
Suspicious minds would conclude that there are more sinister activities and purposes afoot here than our usually trusting minds can easily wrap themselves around…or want to believe…

Semper Vigilans, Semper Fidelis

© Skip MacLure 2009

Republican Leadership Isn’t…Stand Up Or Stand Down!

October 22, 2009

It’s driven me CRAZY for years…these clowns talk such a great game seeking our votes and then they go back to WASHVILLE…which was once a swamp…I’ll let you fill in the blanks.
Maybe the British were trying to do us a favor when they burnt it down in 1814.
It must be that moist, dank, swampy air that causes brain lesions in politicians as soon as they check into the Beltway.
The Republican brand in particular is suffering from severe disillusionment, stemming from years of rank and file abuse by the party “leadership” which isn’t.
You’d think the boneheads would get the message that’s been coming from the people ever since George Bush started taking America down the wrong fiscal path. Centrism and reaching across the ‘aisle’ has proven to be worse than a red herring time after time. Accommodation with the Democrats is like dropping into a den of rattlesnakes and blithely saying,  ‘ Why howdy neighbor” – and then being genuinely surprised at getting bit. If the base wanted you to make deals we would have said so.
But then, you guys develop extremely severe hearing loss, along with your tunnel vision which comes with your SWAMP FEVER. And you wonder why you shed voters and support like needles on a month old Christmas tree. (Notice the non-use of the term holiday tree?). If this party is to re-emerge as the right-of-center party, capable of saving America from the voracious maw of Marxist tyranny threatening to overwhelm the Constitution and the rule of law as laid out in that Constitution and in our Bill of Rights, then it had best stand on its feet and proclaim to America and the world that, “WE STAND FOR AMERICA…this shall not be!” Say it loud. Say it clearly, without the usual mealy mouthed equivocation a la Lindsey Graham and the pathetic turncoats like him. Stand up and stand for something, or die for nothing. Stand up and America will follow.
You can’t have it both ways.

Semper Vigilans, Semper Fidelis

© Skip MacLure 2009

Israel’s Clock Is Ticking…So Is The Mullahs’…The Buck Stops Right There.

October 21, 2009

If the United States had the sense that G-d gave a goose, we’d not only just stay out of Israel’s way when the fateful day comes, which it surely will when hundreds of Israeli F-15’s take to the sky on a do or die mission to end Iran’s nuclear weapons aspirations once and for all, we’d saddle up and join em’.
This mission is every bit as complicated as can be imagined, with as many as two dozen suspected Iranian nuclear sites of various types. As we used to say in the old west, “It’ll be one hell of a shootin’ match”.
Not only that but I suspect that on certain of these facilities special forces ground units may be involved…I don’t pretend to be versed on Israeli tactics…I don’t suspect many people are other than the Israelis.
As I’ve stated before, they always seem to have that extra something that no one was expecting.
The IDF ( Israeli Defense Forces) began contingency planning for combined strike force attacks back in March of 2005, which even at that early date included elements of the IDF Kingfisher forces or Shaldag. Sort of like US Force Recon Marines or Army Rangers on rocket skates. By all accounts some pretty mean dudes. These guys have been in combat continuously for seven decades.
The urgency to do something about  the abiding threat from the Mad Mullahs has doubled down several times since then, as has the complexity of the impending operation.
Poor little Israel is like the main feature in a Denver sandwich or one of the characters out of the Land of the Giants. Israel has to contend with possible reactions from Syria,  Iran’s surrogate Hamas in Lebanon and the ever present, but nonetheless deadly, Palestinians much closer to home. That’s aside from the expected counter strike from Iran’s missile forces which probably cannot  be completely destroyed. Iran and her Maniac Mullahs can be counted on to thrash madly about threatening the Strait of Hormuz as well. In saner times the United States could have been counted on to counter this threat out of self-preservation alone if nothing else…but under a President Obama, with a yellow streak up his back the size of Dorothy’s Yellow Brick Road, all bets are off.
No one who has had to share a fighting hole with someone wants anything to do with somebody who can’t pull the trigger…and that fits our Barry to a ‘ T ‘.
There is an October surprise in the offing according to Russian Intelligence…a massive coordinated strike by the US Military against some 20 Iranian nuclear facilities, Iranian military command and control, anti-aircraft defenses, the Iranian Navy, and possibly part of Iran’s political leadership as well. The attack, according to the Russians, will be called Operation Halloween…something faintly poetic about that.
This would sure as heck take the pressure off of the Israelis IF TRUE. It would not stop them however…they’d just go in and make darn sure no one used those sites again for a very long time.
Thoroughness is another hallmark of the Israeli Military.
In any case I don’t think I’d want to be betting against them…they have a historic way of turning the odds in their favor.

Semper Vigilans, Semper Fidelis

© Skip MacLure 2009