Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Congressman Jack Kingston (R-GA), Patriot

Go check his blog out. Since you seem to be on the right side of my favorite issue, you win the Roosevelt Rough Rider Award for the day, Jack.

A New Level of Excellence

From the Gore-dian:

Gore: Bush is 'renegade rightwing extremist'

So what does this make me? I guess my readers and I are no longer fascist, Nazi super-conservatives.

We are now HYPER-conservatives.

Yeah. I like that.

Congressman F. James Sensenbrenner (R-WI),Patriot Another Hack

UPDATE: Thanks to fmragtops for spotting my sloppy trigger pull. It looks like the congressman supports the concept of insulating himself from the same laws the rest of us must obey, in regards to the Jefferson (D-LA) case. This is a violation of the Contract with America, I might add.

The bill that passed the Senate Judiciary Committee on March 27 repeats the mistakes made 20 years ago when we provided amnesty to illegal aliens and let unethical businesses off the hook. The Senate bill includes amnesty for the 11 to 12 million undocumented aliens in the US who have managed to elude the authorities. This is a slap in the face to those who are following the law and taking the right steps to enter this country. The Senate proposal absolves the wrongdoers and penalizes those who are obeying the law. I do not accept the claim made by some that this is not amnesty because among other things, illegal aliens would have to pay two fines of $1,000 each. It is offensive to me to think we have legislators who are considering selling US citizenship for $2,000. US citizenship is not for sale. It is a privilege bestowed upon those who appreciate its value, and who contribute to our nation by living in a manner that reflects the principles and ideology of being an American. When someone’s first step in this country is taken in direct violation of our laws, I cannot support a process that allows them to continue residing in the US, while others wait up to 20 years outside the US before they are able to take their first step into this country legally.

The congressman has openly stated that illegal behavior must not be rewarded with amnesty.
He also supports putting the screws to employers (link), who illegally hire them.

Jim, you get the Roosevelt Rough Rider Award for the day.

Friday, May 26, 2006

The Washington Double Cheeseburger

Hunting Donkeys and RINOs can make you hungry. When you are out on Safari, with your Teddy Roosevelt inspired blunderbuss, marching about in your old faithful boots, nothing satisfies that brutal protein craving, like a delicious Washington Double Cheeseburger, from the link loving kitchen of Insolublog.

Now, I must admit I do not possess the gourmet flair of MensaB. If I were a flaming metro-sexual like Howard Dean, I might try to embellish my food presentation skills. Alas, in red state America, men are men, women are women, and men and women celebrate their differences, instead of blurring the border between genders and nations.

The greatest core ingredient, of the Washington D.C., is a full pound of fresh ground RINO. Finding a local butcher, with a fresh supply of the addled perissodactyl, can be difficult. In that case, just substitute with fresh ground Jill or sirloin beef. Make sure you trust the butcher, or witness it prepared on site; otherwise, you might get a Mexican national, folding in his body parts, excretions or a generous supply of E-coli, into the grind. Now you wouldn't want that, even though it's a job most Americans refuse to do.

Place the fresh patties on a hot grill plate. Now this grill must be hot. It must be so hot, that if it were to be inserted beneath the posterior of an INS bureaucrat, they would move faster than Ted Kennedy toward an open bar.

Now what do you do with two aromatic, sizzling, fat glistening slabs, sitting on a hot grate? Why, you cover them with more aromatic glistening fat, in the form of generous chunks of razor sharp Cheddar, delicately exhumed from Tupperware. As they approach that medium rare state of a conservative judicial nominee, at the end of Senate confirmation hearings, take it out of the propane committee, and put in on a fresh bulky from the bakery.

Be generous with crisp garden tomatoes and onions, hopefully picked by a citizen neighbor, from a nearby garden. John Kerry hates tomato products of all kinds, except the kind that feeds his wife's trust fund. Ok, ok. He still hates that tomato product, but he likes the money.

The roll should be a delectably simple, freshly baked product, with a chewy outer crust. This crust should be as immune to the assault of hot juices, streaming from the patties, as a patriotic radio show host or conservative blogger is immune to red herring criticism. Crumbly Air-puffed America rolls, or half baked National Public Rolls are unacceptable. The one chosen here, has yummy onion bits, sprinkled on top.

If you are so inclined, wash the DC burger down with an ice cold brew, or a creamy root beer. Enjoy!


Congressman Tom Tancredo (R-CO), Patriot

Tom openly denounced the horrendous bill passed by the Senate yesterday (link).

“The battle is joined,” said Tancredo. “Today, the U.S. Senate passed the largest illegal alien amnesty in American history. It is bad for our national security, it is bad for American workers, and it sends a very bad message to those waiting legally for their chance at the American dream. The only good news is that Congressmen are going home next week where they are guaranteed to get hell from their constituents for this amnesty.”

Please support him in his efforts. Tom, you get the Roosevelt Rough Rider award of the day.


Thursday, May 25, 2006

The Ides of May; A Tragedy

Act III, Scene i:
Washington DC. Before the Capitol; the Senate sitting.

[A crowd of people in the street leading to the Capitol, among them Limbaugh(Aridopolus) and Savage(Soothsayer). Flourish. Enter RNC(Caesar), Frist(Brutus), Cassius(McCain), Casca(Kennedy), Decius(Rove), Metellus(Specter) Cinna(Hagel), Popilius(Sessions) and others.]

The Ides of May are come.

Ay, RNC; but not gone.

Hail, RNC! read this schedule.

Bush doth desire you to o'er-read,
At your best leisure, this his humble suit.

O Republican, read mine first; for mine's a suit
That touches RNC nearer: read it, great RNC.

What touches us ourself shall be last served.

Delay not, RNC; read it instantly.

What, is the fellow mad?

Sirrah, give place.

What, urge you your petitions in the street?
Come to the Capitol.

[RNC enters the Capitol, the rest following. All the Senators rise.]

I wish your enterprise to-day may thrive.

What enterprise, Sessions?

Fare you well.
Advances to RNC.

What said Jeff Sessions?

He wish'd to-day our enterprise might thrive.
I fear our purpose is discovered.

Look, how he makes to RNC: mark him.

Kennedy, be sudden, for we fear prevention.
Frist, what shall be done? If this be known,
McCain or RNC never shall turn back,
For I will slay myself.

McCain, be constant:
Jeff Sessions speaks not of our purposes;
For, look, he smiles, and RNC doth not change.

Where is Arlen Specter? Let him go,
And presently prefer his suit to RNC.

He is address'd; press near and second him.

Kennedy, you are the first that rears your hand.

Are we all ready?

What is now amiss
That RNC and his Senate must redress?

Most high, most mighty, and most puissant RNC,
Arlen Specter throws before thy seat
An humble heart.

I must prevent thee, Arlen.
These couchings and these lowly courtesies
Might fire the blood of ordinary men,
And turn pre-ordinance and first decree
Into the law of children. Be not fond,
To think that RNC bears such rebel blood
That will be thaw'd from the true quality
With that which melteth fools; I mean, sweet words,
Low-crooked curtsies, and base spaniel-fawning.
Thy legislation (S.2611) by decree is banished:
If thou dost bend, and pray, and fawn for it,
I spurn thee like a cur out of my way.

RNC, thou dost me wrong.

RNC did never wrong but with just cause,
Nor without cause will he be satisfied.

Is there no voice more worthy than my own,
To sound more sweetly in great RNC's ear
For the repealing of my banish'd legislation?

I kiss thy hand, but not in flattery, RNC;
Desiring thee that Arlen Specter may
Have an immediate freedom of repeal.

What, Frist?

Pardon, RNC; RNC, pardon:
As low as to thy foot doth McCain fall,
To beg enfranchisement for Specter and Hagel.

I could be well moved, if I were as you;
If I could pray to move, prayers would move me:
But I am constant as the northern star,
Of whose true-fix'd and resting quality
There is no fellow in the firmament.
The skies are painted with unnumber'd sparks,
They are all fire, and every one doth shine;
But there's but one in all doth hold his place:
So in the world; 'tis furnish'd well with men,
And men are flesh and blood, and apprehensive;
Yet in the number I do know but one
That unassailable holds on his rank,
Unshaked of motion: and that I am he,
Let me a little show it, even in this,
That I was constant Specter and Hagel's legislation
should be banish'd, And constant do remain
to keep it so.


Hence! I wilt thou lift up the Conservative Base?

Great RNC,

Doth not Frist bootless kneel?

Speak, hands, for me!

[ Kennedy stabs RNC in the neck. RNC catches hold of his arm.He is then stabbed by several other Conspirators, and at last by Bill Frist.]

Et tu, Frist? Then fall, RNC!

[RNC Dies. The Senators and People retire in confusion.]

The Senators took their hidden daggers from their toga's today and plunged them into the heart of the Republican Party. I can only hope the Republic does not fall.


Congressman J.D. Hayworth (R-AZ), Patriot

From NRO , today:

The White House claims that the president’s plan is not an amnesty because illegals will face penalties and “benchmarks.” Here is what Tony Snow says awaits those who are allowed to stay under the president’s plan:

What exactly on that list is onerous? Let’s go through it.

Illegal aliens will have to “pay taxes”: That’s no penalty; they’re supposed to pay taxes. In fact, according the Sen. Chuck Grassley, under Bush’s plan illegals would have the option to only have to pay three of their last five years in back taxes.

They have to “keep their nose clean”: Big deal. So does everybody else.

They have to get a tamper-proof ID card: Oh, the humanity!

They’ll have to stay employed: But isn’t that why they came here, to do jobs Americans won’t?

They’ll have to learn English: That’s a benefit to the illegal.

Most of these “benchmarks” would be required of any legal immigrant. They are in no way burdensome, yet Tony Snow makes them sound almost oppressive.

The only real punishment on the entire list is the fine. Know what it is? A measly $2,000 payable in two $1,000 installments. When you consider what illegals get for their two grand, it’s the deal of a lifetime.

Thanks for telling it like it is, J.D. ! You get today's Roosevelt Rough Rider Award.


Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Congressman Judge Ted Poe (R-TX), Patriot

Go visit his site, and thank him for being in the right position(link).

Go watch this video, and shout for joy! Way to go, Ted. You win the Roosevelt Rough Rider Award of the day.


We don't need no Stinking Oath

When I raise my right hand and swear to uphold the Constitution of the United States, I mean it, Boehner said, referring to the oath members take at the beginning of each Congress. [Justice Department employees] take the same oath, so somebody better start reading the Constitution down there. (link)

John Boehner (R-OH) talking about the respect and admiration he has for his oath to the Constitution of the US. He is complaining about
the warranted FBI raid on William Jefferson's office.

But he also stood by his positions, especially on a tough illegal immigration bill that passed in December with overwhelming Republican support over Boehner's opposition. One provision in the bill would mandate that every business verify the legality of every employee through the federal terrorism watch list and a database of Social Security numbers. For the bill's authors, the measure is central to choking off illegal immigrants' employment opportunities. To business groups and Boehner, it is unworkable.

"It is a huge unfunded mandate on employers," Boehner said. (link)

John Boehner (R-OH) talking about his own Broken Constitutional oath to the US, by engaging in criminal conspiracy with felon employers of illegal invaders.

You know folks, why should we bother obeying any of our laws? Why should any of us bother taking an oath of office or in a court?

The people in our government do not think it's important, whether you are on the Jefferson or Boehner side of the aisle.

Hey John, why don't YOU READ the Constitution, before lecturing anyone else! Here. Let me help you out.... over here.


That's McCain, spelled with a D

“I have never seen Democrats flock to a Republican candidate like they did to McCain,” said Guy Molinari, the former Staten Island Borough President who split with the state party to chair Mr. McCain’s New York campaign in 2000. “I think he’ll do very well in New York.” (link)
That makes him such a big winner over in red country. Have fun doing well in NY, Senator quisling.

He cautioned against ghettoizing immigrants, which he noted has brought about disastrous results in France, and criticized elements in his own party as “nativist” before lambasting the punditry of Rush Limbaugh, Lou Dobbs and Michael Savage for helping to “fuel the problem,” according to two of the sources.

So, while you forge ahead, to ghettoize illegal invaders, through a vast new welfare state, turning America into France, just keep bashing the people, who are calling for rule of law. If you were not cutting our throats too, Senator, we wouldn't bother to pull the knife from your hand.

Monday, May 22, 2006

Hypocrisy here at Home

GRAHAM: Well, number one, we have to resolve this issue to build confidence in the American people that we're a nation of laws, not outcomes. So having hearings I think is appropriate. To have a public hearing maybe is not appropriate. I would like to see the Intelligence Committee and other people who are the appropriate folks to provide oversight look into it.

Talking about the importance of rule of law versus outcomes
CBS Face the Nation December 18, 2005

SEN. GRAHAM: Well, at the end of the day, as you try to walk me and Charlie through what to do with 11 million people, there's respect for the law and there's justice. If the law doesn't create a just result, what good is it?

The senator talking about the importance of outcomes versus the rule of law.
Meet the Press May 21, 2006

Sen. GRAHAM: Eleven million people told the terrorists to go to heck by voting. They're making a giant step forward. They've had three elections. Each one's been better than the other. The bottom line is there are major obstacles....

Talking about the power of 11 million Iraqi voters on CBS Face the Nation December 18, 2005

SEN. LINDSEY GRAHAM, R-S.C.: Well, number one, Tony, people are not going to come out of the shadows if it's going to result in their family being broken up and sent back to Central America or Mexico.

We've got 11 million people here. We're not going to put them all in jail. We're not going to make them felons. And we're not going to be able to deport them, but we can have reasonable punishment. And we need to know who the heck they are.

Talking about watering down your vote with his new illegal 11 million voter base Fox News April 7, 2006

Hey Senator Graham, SCREW YOU and the dwindling political voter horse you rode in on.

For more good stuff, go read Mark Levin, over at NRO.

Friday, May 19, 2006

A Simple Trampling Itinerary

Update: Good stuff in the comments. Feel free to add.

Get on the Right Side

Blame the conservative base if you want. We like that anyway. Strength and consistency is something most cultures respect. When the Democrats complain about the conservative base, that is a badge of honor. It is a badge to be flaunted, not feared. It is a flag to waive proudly, like the American flag.

These untethered, unprincipled poll sniffing pols, have put themselves in so many hypocritical situations by constantly reshaping their non-existent, anti-establishment platform, that they have turned themselves into an ideological joke. They are a pathetic porrige of undisciplined conflict.

The Senate Republicans are following them, into the pit! Do what is right. Lay the blame on us. We will gladly accept it.

The MSM and the liberals have thrown the entire kitchen sink of rhetoric, passive aggressive media shots, celebrity tantrums etc. at you. You still won those elections. You won them on conservative principles of tax-cuts, marriage, etc.

When they accuse you of pandering to us, ask yourself a question. What is another drop of liberal whine, in an ocean of liberal whine, which is now turning to vinegar?

It is nothing.

Steal their Voting Base

It's simple. The Democrats have used Mediscare and entitlement fear to shackle their base for years. It doesn't matter that we have never taken those benefits away. It does not matter that the economic boom of tax-reduction is actually beginning to swell the tax coffers. Use their own big stick to beat them up. Sun Tsu would be proud.

The illegals already have that entitlement mentality. The liberals have already installed it, into their brains. When they are given political power, job security and citizenship, they will demand those liberal entitlements. The wage slave handlers, will then wander off, shopping for new illegal slaves, leaving behind an enormous new welfare state, pandered to by the Democrats.

Tell the current voting Democrat base of elderly Democrats and minority welfare recipients, that the Democrats want to give their entitlement money away to illegal criminal invaders. Tell them that all of the Democrats and the Rino Republicans want to steal their jobs. Tell them that the tax increase to support the illegals, will destroy the economy. All of their drugs, heat and emergency room money will dry up.

They will finally get the truth for a change. Push the point hard and all the way into those poor homes. Tell those people, that the Democrats have used them for political cannon fodder.

Tell them the Democrats see greener pastures now and are now abandoning them, like a discarded dish rag. Tell them those liberals are not looking back.

Replace the Democrat lie, with the ugly truth.

Hit the Home Run

Tell them conservative means conservation. It means the conservancy of America, for them and their children. Then you have the base, all of the Republicans and a large chunk of concerned American voting citizens adding all their voices to solid, conservative Republican Victories at the polls.

Truth, security and national pride are always a recipe for success in America.

It can be done, with courage and conviction!


Thursday, May 18, 2006

Carnival of Comedy 55

It's at fmragtops, an aspiring presidential candidate. It also is based on a theme very dear to my heart.

Go check it out!


Wednesday, May 17, 2006

I want my Pie, and I want to eat it too

Update: Good stuff in the comments. Feel free to add.

Here is how many in the conservative base feel right now. They can smell the, juicy, nutritious, all-American hot apple pie, sitting on a window sill, somewhere on Capitol hill. But they cannot get to that slice of pie.

They are now barred, in their prison of conscience. Those bars are the hard steel of the Agriculture lobby, the Bankers and Real Estate lobby, the trial lawyers etc.

We can smell that Apple pie, but the actual menu available to us is limited. The prison wardens of the lobbies and the MSM have only given us two choices.

We can choose to dine on a nice slice of dead Jackass. This will sustain us for the brief moment of Mexican socialism, immediately proceeded by the loss of our war on terror, Islamic dhimmitude and decapitation in the prison yard.

We can choose to dine on a slice of dead Elephant. This will sustain us until we are completely immersed in Mexican socialism. The chant will go from 'jobs Americans won't do' to 'jobs no longer available to stupid suicidal gringos'. So, while we are in prison, we had better learn Spanish.

Here is our voting booth. Once again, We will need to hold our face over the ballot basin and regurgitate our stomachs to empty out the dead Elephant. We will then pull the handle, so at least we can sit in a cell that is not full of the stench of either dead beast.

It does not have to be this way.

Here is the Republican we want to see. A Republican that is alive and full of leadership charge. A Republican who will take that conservative leadership and those conservative principles, into his powerful Republican trunk, grasp the bars on our prison, and pull the entire cage assembly out of the Washington concrete. We need a person that will charge into battle and trample the opposition, then bring legal American citizens in, to sweep up the mess and fix the landscaping.

We need to bring a genuine war of ideologies to the voting booth. It is a war we will win, by the virtues of genuine truth, genuine justice and prosperity. I want a Republican who will let us walk out, and quench our hunger for a piece of that American pie.

All of the dead carcasses must be swept away. You must support this live, vital and strong Republican Elephant, in the election primaries, any way you can.


Monday, May 15, 2006

Be Patient

I have to work on a post on the President's recent speech, regarding illegal immigration. Unfortunately, all of the capillaries in my eyeballs are gorged with the blood of rage.

The resulting pressure has distorted both of them. Since this shifts the optical focus point, I needed this large font to actually read what I am typing.

The delay is simply a matter of biology, fluid mechanics and the physics of Washington politics.


Meanwhile, here is a sample of our new border security fence:

404 Forbidden

You have been denied access to the services of America.

If you are not automatically re-directed to citizenship

Click here, or here.

Si le no vuelven a dirigir automáticamente a la ciudadanía chasque aquí, o aquí.

Thank you for your patience while we re-route public opinion.

Saturday, May 13, 2006

Mom's Little Princess

My father and I were in the 99 restaurant on Memorial day last year, eating our traditional cholesterol laden fair, on a rainy Sunday afternoon. My father was fresh from his attendance of memorial services, with his Army dress greens.

The background was a discordant drone of Fox News, NECN and patron babble mixed with the occasional clash and scrape of silverware on crockery, and the shimmering whine of artificial fabric swiping together, from raincoats and windbreakers, being zipped and stripped.

Partway through our duplicate steaming portions of French onion soup, a young family squeezed past the bar crowd, to settle in an empty booth two spots away, on the opposite aisle. They had just attended a church service, or a holiday school play. Mom was juggling two restless boys and her youngest, a little girl, was dressed in a little pink outfit, replete with wand and a chrome plastic jewel encrusted tiara.

Mom looked pretty darn tired. Her eyes had a slight puffiness, and she was nodding off. It had been a rough morning and perhaps a rough evening of preparation. Dad was in full 99 zombie mode, glassy eyes fixed on a plasma tube. As mom was preoccupied with settling the boys, the little girl stumbled in pirouette fashion, rolling along the boundary of coats and stranger's legs. All the older women and mothers smiled and prodded her in her clumsy progression.

She stopped at my fathers green Army blazer. She immediately focused on the cluster of the CIB and thin ribbons, fixed to his coat.

Dad was nose deep in his soup. I nudged him with my foot and directed him, by a head nod, to his new fan. My father loves kids. He has entire conversations with them, with his own silent sign language of facial expression. I watched with captive amusement, as he negotiated a connection with her, using a special combination of smirks, denture juggling, eyebrow raises and head scratches. She was as amused as I was. During the facial acrobatics, she was fingering a loose tooth, with eyes fixed, on my snake charming father.

“Is that candy!?”, She abruptly piped, fixing her gaze on his ribbons.

“No, I'm afraid not.” Both eyebrows raised, with a crestfallen head shake.

“Oh.” She did not seem too upset. She had already indulged, since there was a spot of candy apple red on her face.

I looked over at her Mom. She was watching the scene, with a smile in her tired eyes. She swept over silently to gather her daughter. The little girl, wanting to postpone her itinerary, re-ignited the conversation.

“Guess what I am?” She was balancing on a forward foot, with chin extended.
“Well, I'm not sure.” I responded. “Could we be in the presence of royalty?”

Of course she did not understand a word I said. She had very little patience, unable to give me time to formulate another conclusion.

“I'm a Princess!” She announced to the entire west wing of the 99.

“I knew it all along!” My father exclaimed. “Don't listen to him, your highness”, pointing at yours truly.

She giggled as her Mom gathered her up in her arms. My father and her mom exchanged compliments and greetings.

“Ok, little Princess, it's time to get back to the castle.” Mom bounced her back to the booth.

The last thing I saw, before our main meals arrived, was Mom dipping a napkin in her ice water, trying to wash off the candy apple smudge. “That's cold!” ... “Shhh.” Mom sticks the napkin in her mouth, to warm it up. A bit a more squirming, a quick nose rub, then a somewhat quiet meal.

Yeah. My mom did that napkin thing to me, too.

So, we fast-forward to today.

My Dad and I are in the 99. They have gotten closed caption religion on the television sets, so the mild din of public conversation is the only noise factor. It is cold and rainy weather, the day before Mother's day. The venue and the weather reminded me of time we met a little princess and her mother. I recanted the story to my Dad. We started talking about his mom, my mom and the little princess' mother. The old war horse started to get misty on me.

I dearly hope that some decades hence, that little princess becomes the queen of her own American castle. I hope she gathers her own little princess, in her tired arms and wipes the candy smudge from her face, with that same motherly love in her eyes.

Visit more Moms over at Basil's.

Thursday, May 11, 2006

Not Negotiable

A contract reminder to fellow Republicans.


As Republican Members of the House of Representatives and as citizens seeking to join that body we propose not just to change its policies, but even more important, to restore the bonds of trust between the people and their elected representatives.

That is why, in this era of official evasion and posturing, we offer instead a detailed agenda for national renewal, a written commitment with no fine print.

This year's election offers the chance, after four decades of one-party control, to bring to the House a new majority that will transform the way Congress works. That historic change would be the end of government that is too big, too intrusive, and too easy with the public's money. It can be the beginning of a Congress that respects the values and shares the faith of the American family.

Like Lincoln, our first Republican president, we intend to act "with firmness in the right, as God gives us to see the right." To restore accountability to Congress. To end its cycle of scandal and disgrace. To make us all proud again of the way free people govern themselves.

On the first day of the 104th Congress, the new Republican majority will immediately pass the following major reforms, aimed at restoring the faith and trust of the American people in their government:

* FIRST, require all laws that apply to the rest of the country also apply equally to the Congress;

We can see how effective this policy has become, with the recent Patches Kennedy, and Cynthia McKinney incidents. [strike]

* SECOND, select a major, independent auditing firm to conduct a comprehensive audit of Congress for waste, fraud or abuse;

So, you just apply some more fraud and abuse, by wasting money on an auditor, to turn around and point the finger at you, for attaching millions in pork to your recent military spending plan.
* THIRD, cut the number of House committees, and cut committee staff by one-third;

How many committees are there now? 20?. Back in 1993, there were 22 standing comittees.Wow. Way to go. A whole two committees cut. Wan't to take bets on that staff reduction figure? (A figure I did not bother to check) [strike]

* FOURTH, limit the terms of all committee chairs;

I guess, back in 2002, some Republican's decided they didn't like the idea. I guess when you are moistening that chair with your own ass, it's not such a good idea. [?]
* FIFTH, ban the casting of proxy votes in committee;

You made good on this one. [check]

* SIXTH, require committee meetings to be open to the public;

Except when the committe members vote to make it private. This is mostly done for national security reasons, so I am ok with this one. [check]

* SEVENTH, require a three-fifths majority vote to pass a tax increase;

You made good on this one. [check]

* EIGHTH, guarantee an honest accounting of our Federal Budget by implementing zero base-line budgeting.

With spending gone wild, I cannot seriously believe this one. [strike]

Thereafter, within the first 100 days of the 104th Congress, we shall bring to the House Floor the following bills, each to be given full and open debate, each to be given a clear and fair vote and each to be immediately available this day for public inspection and scrutiny.

1. THE FISCAL RESPONSIBILITY ACT: A balanced budget/tax limitation amendment and a legislative line-item veto to restore fiscal responsibility to an out- of-control Congress, requiring them to live under the same budget constraints as families and businesses. (Bill Text) (Description)

So, do we have a fiscally responsible, in-control spending policy in Washington? If Insol managed a business or family budget like you guys, his assets would be forfeit. [strike]

2. THE TAKING BACK OUR STREETS ACT: An anti-crime package including stronger truth-in- sentencing, "good faith" exclusionary rule exemptions, effective death penalty provisions, and cuts in social spending from this summer's "crime" bill to fund prison construction and additional law enforcement to keep people secure in their neighborhoods and kids safe in their schools. (Bill Text) (Description)

I'm glad those death penalty provisions were tested recently on a murderous terrorist. Moonbat jurists still have carte blanche, here. It's also nice to see the Americans living on the Mexican border, feeling safe and secure in their neighborhoods. [strike]

3. THE PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY ACT: Discourage illegitimacy and teen pregnancy by prohibiting welfare to minor mothers and denying increased AFDC for additional children while on welfare, cut spending for welfare programs, and enact a tough two-years-and-out provision with work requirements to promote individual responsibility. (Bill Text) (Description)
We'll just provide black market welfare to illegal criminal invaders and their citizen anchor babies. That's how our Washington solons discourage illegitimacy. [strike]

4. THE FAMILY REINFORCEMENT ACT: Child support enforcement, tax incentives for adoption, strengthening rights of parents in their children's education, stronger child pornography laws, and an elderly dependent care tax credit to reinforce the central role of families in American society. (Bill Text) (Description)

So, when are we going to see the rights of parents, not to see their children indoctrinated with gay propaganda, in our public schools?

When will parents be given priority over political correctness?

When will parents be empowered to take their education dollar elsewhere, to a more competitive system? [strike]

5. THE AMERICAN DREAM RESTORATION ACT: A S500 per child tax credit, begin repeal of the marriage tax penalty, and creation of American Dream Savings Accounts to provide middle class tax relief. (Bill Text) (Description)

Got this one done, except for the savings accounts. [check (sort of)]

6. THE NATIONAL SECURITY RESTORATION ACT: No U.S. troops under U.N. command and restoration of the essential parts of our national security funding to strengthen our national defense and maintain our credibility around the world. (Bill Text) (Description)

Can't really complain about this one. [check]

7. THE SENIOR CITIZENS FAIRNESS ACT: Raise the Social Security earnings limit which currently forces seniors out of the work force, repeal the 1993 tax hikes on Social Security benefits and provide tax incentives for private long-term care insurance to let Older Americans keep more of what they have earned over the years. (Bill Text) (Description)

What I see, is a system heading towards bankruptcy and politicians using the Ted Kennedy approach to crisis managment: "I'll drive off that bridge, when I get to it." [strike]

8. THE JOB CREATION AND WAGE ENHANCEMENT ACT: Small business incentives, capital gains cut and indexation, neutral cost recovery, risk assessment/cost-benefit analysis, strengthening the Regulatory Flexibility Act and unfunded mandate reform to create jobs and raise worker wages. (Bill Text) (Description)

It will be pretty difficult to raise those worker's wages with 20 million criminal wetbacks pulling the money away through black market labor. [strike]

9. THE COMMON SENSE LEGAL REFORM ACT: "Loser pays" laws, reasonable limits on punitive damages and reform of product liability laws to stem the endless tide of litigation. (Bill Text) (Description)

I continue to see hospitals going bankrupt and doctors go out of business, because of the John Edward's of this world. I still see businesses being bent over a sawhorse like Marcellus Wallace in Pulp Fiction, by ignorant juries, while losers walk away unscathed by their failed accusations.

I know you guys tried hard on this one, but letting a minority of selfish, tort lawyer toe sucking liberals, block reform of the public economic rape of our medical system, without a knockout fight, is not trying hard enough. [strike]

10. THE CITIZEN LEGISLATURE ACT: A first-ever vote on term limits to replace career politicians with citizen legislators. (Description)

Well folks, what do you think we have in Washington, career politicians or citizen legislators? Yes, it is a rhetorical question. [strike]

Respecting the judgment of our fellow citizens as we seek their mandate for reform, we hereby pledge our names to this Contract with America.

Well, how many breaches of contract do we see here?

C'mon guys! This was a manifest recipe for success! The wine harvest of Republican political prosperity is shriveling to raisins on the vineyard, because you have strayed from this simple recipe.

Here is a re-print of the first paragraph of the contract:
As Republican Members of the House of Representatives and as citizens seeking to join that body we propose not just to change its policies, but even more important, to restore the bonds of trust between the people and their elected representatives.
When you look at your base, do you see trust in their eyes?
When you look at your base, do you see bonds strengthening, or bonds breaking?

Here is a re-print of the second paragraph of the contract:
That is why, in this era of official evasion and posturing, we offer instead a detailed agenda for national renewal, a written commitment with no fine print.
When you rush out, with sloppy thinking to play the demonizing game over oil prices, is that not posturing?

When you rush out, to offer amnesty to lawbreakers, rather than enforce the law, is that not evasion of constitutional duty?

Here is a re-print of the third paragraph of the contract:
This year's election offers the chance, after four decades of one-party control, to bring to the House a new majority that will transform the way Congress works. That historic change would be the end of government that is too big, too intrusive, and too easy with the public's money. It can be the beginning of a Congress that respects the values and shares the faith of the American family.

How many of you can raise their hands, with a straight face, and tell your base that the government has been curtailed, has been rendered un-intrusive and is responsible with the public's money? On social issues, how have you restored the respect for the values and faith of the American family?

The difference between then and now, is crystal clear. You had no power then. There was no D.C. media and lobby culture to tempt you, to blind you, to tickle your fancies with the trappings that corrupted your Democrat contemporaries.

Stand firm once again, Republicans. Use that hammer we forged for you, through that voting booth, and drive every single nail of this contract, flush to the surface. Complete the construction of the ownership society, within safe, secure and prosperous borders. Forget those lobby goblins.

Do this for us.

We would be honored to invite you back, to the house you built, with our votes.

Saturday, May 06, 2006

Lost in Disgrace

First, there is the Washington Democrat. He is a pseudo-intellectual bureaucrat, with a doctorate from a liberal university. He spends all his time complaining about his sore back and explaining why he can't pull his own weight. He constantly hides behind rhetoric, designed to frame himself in the role of the victim.

He walks around, openly vocalizing his plight and plotting with foreign powers, to take anything and everything that enriches him or increases his power. When he caught in a lie, he finds every excuse to blame another. When he is put in a position of authority and makes a decision, it is usually reckless, poorly thought out policy, causing more damage than good. He is always tinkering with the programming of the Constitution, trying to force it to suit his purpose.

When he feels threatened, by the failure of his own social policies, or by being caught in a scandalous act, he hides behind the nearest child.

Here is the Washington moderate Republican. He is morally sound, pragmatic and intelligent. He is way too tolerant of the Democrat's behavior. The result is a continuous stream of near fatal misses. He keeps on risking the family's survival, by spending scarce and crucial resources to save the Democrat. He tries to tell the family that this is compassionate conservative behavior, owing to the moral high ground.

Then we have the Washington conservative. He is a gun toting military man. He knows in his heart what is right and true. However, out of loyalty and respect for the RINO leadership, he is always falling precipitously short of delivering the savage political beating the Democrat so richly deserves.

Of course, the moment the Republicans fall into a sinking pit of political cosmic dust, the Democrat immediately leaves them to fend for themselves, wandering off to look for more selfish booty. That's what they get for trying to engage in concensus politics.

Then there is the Constitution. It was constructed by human geniuses. Since it is not a human being, it cannot be motivated by it's own internal selfish ambitions and prejudices. Every time it warns of impending danger to the family, it is insulted by the Democrat and sometimes ignored by the others. When the danger actually arrives, the Democrat runs to it for protection. When it relies on its original, uncorrupted programming, it is always right.

You can always rely on an appearance by Sen. Schumer, demanding another entitlement program.

As long as the conditions remain unchanged, in the hostile alien world of Washington D.C., where the laws of the physical world are ignored, the pioneer families of the United States will continue to remain lost in disgrace.

Wednesday, May 03, 2006

The Verdict is In

So, Moussaoui got life in prison. This actually lines up the very first step in my 9 point terrorist justice plan.

Unfortunately, they decided to leave out the rest of my recommendations:

  1. Put Moussaoui in prison for the "rest of his life".
  2. Hang him in his cell by thumbscrews or fishhooks through his finger nails, with his feet dangling through custom holes, cut through the top of a pet carrier full of hungry rats. (Thanks FIAR).
  3. Keep him alive by feeding him salty boiling Maypo pork chop puree (Thanks Wyatt) through a pastry bag cone plunged into the lesser of his two eye sockets. He will need the other one for step 9.
  4. Take him on a glorious penthouse ride to the top of a brand new tower in New York, on the anniversary of September 11.
  5. Cordon off an appropriate street.
  6. Smash a Champagne bottle, filled with the finest jet fuel money can buy, over our hero's diseased coconut.
  7. Ignite him with a road flare, using his puny manhood as a fuse.
  8. Push him over the balcony. Let the ensuing flames convince him to jump over the balcony.
  9. Film his plummet to the ground, on pay-per-view. Donations go to the victims of the 911 disaster.
Oh well. I guess I will have to settle for one out of nine. A4g has a good insoluble comparison over at P5.