Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Why Mark Levin's New Book, "Plunder and Deceit," Is Extremely Relevant Today

There was an interesting article in yesterday's Washington ComPost, which I heard about via Dan Bongino, subbing for Chris Plante on WMAL this morning, "Companies have found something to give their workers instead of raises."
Once a staple of the American workplace, the annual raise is turning into a relic of the pre-crisis economy as companies turn to creative — and cheaper — ways to compensate their employees.
...“There’s been this seismic shift,” said Gary Burnison, chief executive of Korn Ferry, an executive search and talent management firm. “And I think one of those is that the raise has gone the way of the gold watch.”
The decline of the raise could help explain one of the most frustrating puzzles of the America’s lumbering economic recovery: stagnant wages. Growth in workers’ average hourly earnings has been stuck at roughly 2 percent for the past five years — even after the rapid drop in unemployment and surge in hiring over the past 18 months.
It’s one of the main reasons many Americans feel the recovery remains elusive, as stagnant wages mean rising rents and college tuition take a bigger bite out of the family budget. Economists are divided over whether the paltry paychecks are the new normal or a sign of underlying weakness in the labor market, especially among people in relatively low-wage jobs like retail.
But wages don’t tell the whole story, some economists argue. Broader measures of compensation casting a rosier light on what Americans take home — in particular in the higher-skilled jobs that come with benefits.
Government data shows companies’ spending on benefits has jumped 16 percent since 2004, after adjusting for inflation, compared to a 2 percent increase in wages. Some of that reflects higher health care costs that companies have covered through employee insurance programs. But it also includes things like bonuses, vacation time and tuition reimbursement. And all told, benefits now make up 31.6 percent of workers’ total compensation, a share that has steadily risen over the past decade, according to government data.
Of course, the problem with the ComPost story is they are trying to paint a happy face on a bleak picture, while at the same time refusing to acknowledge the reasons why people are getting paltry raises, or no raise at all.

What has Obamacare done for the average worker and employer? Well, I can tell you from my own check that my health care costs have gone up, while the plan I first had when I started with my employer was replaced by another plan...with higher deductibles.  How can an employer afford to give raises, or even hire new workers, when they have to pay more in health care costs, and are strangled by more regulations and other hindrances to hiring and keeping workers.

And while the stenographers at the ComPost and other Democrat/Media outlets celebrate the so-called "economic recovery," those of us who live in the real world see through the delusion that the cheerleaders of Obama and big government paint for us. We find it harder to save money, harder to pay the rent, put gas in the car, put food on the table when the price of everything is going up. And if you lose your job, good luck finding another. It's harder in the DC area to find a job than it was even during the 2008 recession, which Obama and the Democrats used against the Republicans to get their way into office in 2008.

In short, we have to live every day with the consequences of what big government has done to our economy, but even worse, is how what big government has wrought leaves us in danger as a nation of passing down to the next generation a country with less opportunity, less prosperity, less freedom, and more debt.

Hearing of this story in the Washington ComPost got me thinking about the release next week of the new book by radio talk show host Mark "the Great One" Levin, Plunder and Deceit, Big Government's Exploitation of Young People and Their Future, and how the timing of the book's release is relevant to what is going on in America today (Simon and Schuster).
In modern America, the civil society is being steadily devoured by a ubiquitous federal government. But as the government grows into an increasingly authoritarian and centralized federal Leviathan, many parents continue to tolerate, if not enthusiastically champion, grievous public policies that threaten their children and successive generations with a grim future at the hands of a brazenly expanding and imploding entitlement state poised to burden them with massive debt, mediocre education, waves of immigration, and a deteriorating national defense.
Yet tyranny is not inevitable. In Federalist 51, James Madison explained with cautionary insight the essential balance between the civil society and governmental restraint: “In framing a government which is to be administered by men over men, the great difficulty lies in this: you must first enable the government to control the governed; and in the next place oblige it to control itself.”
This essential new book is, against all odds, a likeminded appeal to reason and audacity—one intended for all Americans but particularly the rising generation. Younger people must find the personal strength and will to break through the cycle of statist manipulation, unrelenting emotional overtures, and the pressure of groupthink, which are humbling, dispiriting, and absorbing them; to stand up against the heavy hand of centralized government, which if left unabated will assuredly condemn them to economic and societal calamity.
Levin calls for a new civil rights movement, one that will foster liberty and prosperity and cease the exploitation of young people by statist masterminds. He challenges the rising generation of younger Americans to awaken to the cause of their own salvation, asking: will you acquiesce to a government that overwhelmingly acts without constitutional foundation—or will you stand in your own defense so that yours and future generations can live in freedom? 
Levin's books, especially the recent ones Liberty and Tyranny, Ameritopia, and The Liberty Amendments (which I believe is one of the keys needed to fundamentally restore the values that made our nation great), should be required reading in any institution of higher learning for government and constitutional scholars, because of the vast knowledge these books bring of our history and the Constitutional principles our nation was founded upon. I know Plunder and Deceit will do likewise and inspire more Americans to take action and get involved.

If you want to read some pre-release reviews, feel free to check out the ones at American Spectator, PJ Media, Breitbart, Jen Kuznicki, and American Thinker, among others. Though I'm not fortunate enough to do a pre-release review, I'm looking forward to being at Tyson's Corner on August 22nd for one of five book signings Levin will hold, to buy a copy and have it signed.

Monday, July 27, 2015

Mike Huckabee Is Right, But Gutless GOP-e Join Obama In Attacking Him

I've not been a big supporter of Mike Huckabee as a Presidential candidate, but I will defend him for the attacks he is taking for saying something that is spot-on correct. This is the whole quote in context.

“This president’s (Obama) foreign policy is the most feckless in American history,” Huckabee said. “It is so naive that he would trust the Iranians. By doing so, he will take the Israelis and march them to the door of the oven.”

What is inaccurate about what Huckabee said?  Here's proof from February 2012 (UK Daily Mail).
A website with close ties to Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has outlined why it would be acceptable to kill all Jews and annihilate Israel.
Conservative (sic) site Alef has published a doctrine detailing why the destruction of the nation and the slaughter of all its people would be legally and morally justified.
The doctrine, first reported by WND.com, warned that the chance to remove the 'corrupting material' of Israel must not be lost - and that it would only take nine minutes to wipe it out.
And it said it was a 'jurisprudential justification' for Iran's Islamic government to then take the helm.
The article, written by Khamenei's strategy specialist Alireza Forghani, is now being run on most state-owned conservative (sic) sites, indicating it has the regime's support.
Even last November, Iran's supreme leader touted a nine-point plan to destroy the Jewish state. But the United States under the Obama Regime, has rewarded this terrorist, anti-Semetic regime with money and ability to make a nuclear weapon.

Richard Milhous Hussein-Obama attacked Huckabee for illustrating the truth of his Iran deal:
Speaking before reporters in Ethiopia on Monday, Obama called the remark part of a pattern of comments “that would be considered ridiculous if it wasn’t so sad.”
“Maybe it’s just an effort to push Mr. Trump out of the headlines,” he added.
As did the RINO liberal loser Jeb Bush.
"In the case of Mike Huckabee, who is my friend, those words, that use of those type of words doesn't help," Bush told news anchor Jose Diaz-Balart. "We must have a more civil policy in this country."
And what did all the "civility" and "New tone" from the last Bush Administration get us? Liberal lies and endless false attacks on the Iraq War and those who fought it, which undermined the war effort, thanks to that other RINO eunuch Karl Rove, who employs the same "don't rock the boat" tactic that McConnell and the GOP establishment thinks wins elections.

Well, they're wrong. But since when have the Bush, Ford, Rockefeller "country club" GOP ever been right about anything?

I Agree With Mark Levin: McConnell & Boehner Need To Go

Radio host and real Constitutional scholar Mark "The Great One" Levin posted this on his Facebook page.
It is time for Mitch McConnell and John Boehner to resign for the good of the nation and the Republican Party. The nation and GOP are both suffering as a result of the unwillingness or inability of McConnell and Boehner to effectively defend either. Instead, these politicians are consumed with consolidating their own power on Capitol Hill and silencing opponents who dare to challenge their ironfisted rule. Sadly, they rarely act in the best interests of America's future. Indeed, time and again they have delivered victory after victory for Obama and his radical agenda -- from spending, borrowing, and Obamacare to illegal immigration, Iran and "trade" power. Never before has a Congress controlled by one party been so thoroughly impotent. This is due to the disastrous leadership of McConnell and Boehner. It is time for younger, wiser, and more courageous Republican leaders -- constitutional conservatives who understand the role of a statesman in perilous times -- who are willing to truly lead the nation and the Republican Party based on America's enlightened principles, advance the cause of liberty and republican government, and make the case everyday to the American people.
Need a reason why the Eunuch in the Senate needs to go? (Daily Caller)
McConnell used a tactic called “filling the tree,” made popular by Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid when he was majority leader to block Republicans from being able to offer amendments to Democratic bills. “Filling the Tree” is when the allotted time for amendments is loaded by the leader, generally with small, insignificant measures favored by the majority leader, who controls the process, crowding out everyone else. 
“Filling the tree” was roundly decried by Republicans when Democrats controlled the Senate because it blocked their ability to offer any amendments, popular on a bipartisan basis or not, to any legislation the Senate was considering. McConnell ran and was reelected to his Senate seat on returning the Senate to “regular order” after years of tight control and power consolidation under the Democrats. Now he is using the same tactic against his own party
On the floor of the Senate Friday, Texas Sen. and GOP candidate for president Ted Cruz blasted McConnell’s move. “There are a host of amendments that the American people are focused on, things like defunding Planned Parenthood after the gruesome video,” Cruz said. “The majority leader doesn’t want to vote on that. That’s actually something the American people are focused on.” 
In response to critics, McConnell agreed to “fast-track” a stand-alone bill that would defund Planned Parenthood. But a stand-alone bill would be subject to filibuster, requiring 60 votes to proceed, rather than as an amendment that would only need 50 to be included in the Highway Bill.
According to The Hill, McConnell ruled the Planned Parenthood amendment not germane to the Highway Bill and that’s why it was blocked. 
McConnell apparently made the same determination for “Kate’s Law.” Named after Kate Steinle, a 32-year-old woman who was allegedly shot and killed by an illegal alien who had seven felony convictions and had been deported five times in San Francisco, it would impose a mandatory five-year prison term on any illegal alien convicted of a violent felony if they’d been previously deported.
McConnell blocked that too.
In so many ways, I almost think the GOP winning the Senate was a bad thing. Because all these RINOs and the GOP establishment are all cocky now. They think 2014 was proof they don't need conservatives. So now they're acting cocky and do nothing just to look like they're not rocking the boat.

Sorry Mitch, that's not why you were given a majority. You were given a majority in order to stand up to Obama's lawlessness. But, instead, you're no better than Harry Reid. You're weak, spineless, and a perfect example of what is wrong with the Republican Party today. It's become a party more reminiscent of Gerald Ford and Nelson Rockefeller, a feckless, cowardly party that stands for nothing and willing fall for anything just to keep power.


Monday, July 20, 2015

2008: Obama Campaign & Supporters Like Weasley Clark Attack McCain's Military Service

"I don't think riding in a fighter plane and getting shot down is a qualification to be President."

Those were the words of "Waco" Weasley Clark, a supporter of Richard Milhous Hussein-Obama in 2008, in discussing the candidacy of then GOP candidate John McLame to the liberals false Messiah and great hoax, Obama (2.25 in video below, via The IUSB Vision Webblog).


IUSB Vision also noted the following about comments that Obama informal advisor Rand Beers said about McCain (ABC News).
While Barack Obama was urging supporters not to devalue the military service of rival John McCain, an informal Obama adviser ( Rand Beers) argued Monday that the former POW’s isolation during the Vietnam War has hobbled the Arizona senator’s capacity as a war-time leader.
The Beers remarks, which were made at the liberal Center for American Progress Action Fund in Washington, D.C., drew a swift rebuke from a McCain spokesman who portrayed them as an example of Obama saying one thing and his supporters doing another.
“Mr. Beers’ remarks are part of a pattern of Obama supporters attacking John McCain’s military service, and a reminder of why it’s what Sen. Obama, his supporters and his campaign actually do that matters most,” McCain spokesman Brian Rogers tells ABC News.
Remember also, how the Obama campaign, in an ad approved by the Dicktator, attacked McCain for not using a computer or sending e-mail?


It's not because McCain isn't hip with the times that he doesn't use a computer (Newsbusters).
McCain gets emotional at the mention of military families needing food stamps or veterans lacking health care. The outrage comes from inside: McCain’s severe war injuries prevent him from combing his hair, typing on a keyboard, or tying his shoes. Friends marvel at McCain’s encyclopedic knowledge of sports. He’s an avid fan - Ted Williams is his hero - but he can’t raise his arm above his shoulder to throw a baseball.
But that didn't keep Obama from making the ad.

This is not a defense of Donald Trump, but an illustration of the hypocrisy of the media, who didn't seem to interested in attacks on McLame's military service and time as a POW in 2008.

Saturday, July 18, 2015

The Day The Donald Trump 2016 Campaign Spontaneously Combusted Over God's Forgiveness & John McLame

Stick a fork in Sideshow Bob, he's done! (NY Post)
“He’s not a war hero,” said Trump. “He was a war hero because he was captured. I like people who weren’t captured.”
The remarks, which came after days of back-and-forth between McCain and Trump, were met with scattered boos.
McCain, a former Navy pilot, spent roughly five-and-half years in a notorious North Vietnamese prison known as the “Hanoi Hilton,” where he was repeatedly tortured. He spent two of those years in solitary confinement.
At a press availability following his remarks, Trump denied saying that McCain isn’t a war hero and said, “If somebody’s a prisoner, I consider them a war hero.”
He also continued his attacks on the Arizona senator, saying, “I think John McCain’s done very little for the veterans. I’m very disappointed in John McCain.”
Trump posted this on Facebook.


First of all, John McLame is not blameless. He called people who are concerned about illegal immigration (which he supports) who went to Trump's event "crazies." He's also called the Tea Party "wacko birds" after he used the movement in 2010 to get re-elected to the US Senate. The GOP should have called on McLame to have more class and not attack citizens.

Trump had every right to go after McLame for the "crazies" insult. Attacking John McLame's record as a RINO who has done nothing but act like the liberals best useful idiot is one thing, but attacking POWs is below the belt and uncalled for.

But Trump wasn't done sticking his foot in his mouth today. (Daily Caller)...
Though Trump’s attack on the Republican Arizona senator is drawing most of the headlines from the Family Leadership Summit, Trump also gave an interesting answer when asked by moderator Frank Luntz whether he has ever asked God for forgiveness.
Watch the full video to see how Trump replied to what he admitted was a “tough question.” But the short of it is: nope.
Way to go, Donald! What a way to write off the vote of evangelicals and people who believe in traditional values.

The Trump campaign was last seen this afternoon, beached somewhere in Oregon.


Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Obama Has Said "We Leave No One Behind," But Gets Testy When Confronted On Four Americans Held In Iran Not Part Of Deal

How many times has Richard Milhous-Hussein Obama told America that "we leave no one behind?"








Probably as many times as he said you could keep your doctor, your medical plan, and your premiums would decrease by $2,300.

Of course, the Benghazi Four are unavailable for comment about whether of not Obama's America leaves people behind, but four other Americans are currently being held by the terrorist Regime of Iran, whom Obama negotiated with.

Major Garrett of See BS actually did something called journalism and asked a tough question to Obama this afternoon. Watch how Obama shows the world just how thin-skinned he is when his motives are questioned by someone who sees through the BS.



How petulant and classless!

I guess the operating procedure is, we leave no one behind, unless the fragile ego and legacy of this narcissistic little man-child is at stake.

ON VIDEO: Planned Parenthood Discusses Selling Body Parts From Abortions, Media Silent & Liberal Allies Defend Abortionists

Yesterday, this horrific video was released by the Center for Medical Progress of an undercover investigation into Planned Parenthood allegedly selling body parts from babies aborted in partial-birth abortions (YouTube -- WARNING, graphic discussion).
#PPSellsBabyParts PLANNED PARENTHOOD’S TOP DOCTOR, PRAISED BY CEO, USES PARTIAL-BIRTH ABORTIONS TO SELL BABY PARTS PPFA Senior Director of Medical Services Deborah Nucatola, Other Planned Parenthood Leadership Documented Selling Aborted Baby Parts in 3-Year Investigative Journalism Study


What is striking is Ms. Nucatola, sitting there, talking about selling body parts from aborted babies while eating lunch and drinking wine in such a non-chalant manner. I can't help but think of how soulless one would be to be able to do that.

Unfortunately, Planned Parenthood has it's defenders, since abortion is the sacred blood sacrament of the Religion known as Liberalism.

When the story broke early yesterday, there was a media blackout, as reported by Mollie Hemmingway at The Federalist. But that is starting to change now.

Also, the criminal front group funded by George Soro$ Media Mutters for America, defends the abortion group, using the "deceptive edits" argument. Never mind that an unedited video has also been released, and "deceptive edits" is what David Crock and Media Mutters have used against various conservative talk shows in an effort to drive them from the air.

You have to be soulless to defend this group, especially if you know the roots of Planned Parenthood and it's founder, Margaret Sanger (BlackGenocide.org).
It was in 1939 that Sanger's larger vision for dealing with the reproductive practices of black Americans emerged. After the January 1939 merger of her Clinical Research Bureau and the ABCL to form the Birth Control Federation of America, Dr. Clarence J. Gamble was selected to become the BCFA regional director for the South. Dr. Gamble, of the soap-manufacturing Procter and Gamble company, was no newcomer to Sanger's organization. He had previously served as director at large to the predecessor ABCL.
Gamble lost no time and drew up a memorandum in November 1939 entitled "Suggestion for Negro Project." Acknowledging that black leaders might regard birth control as an extermination plot, he suggested that black leaders be place in positions where it would appear that they were in charge, as it was at an Atlanta conference.
Sanger wrote the following back to Gamble.
"We should hire three or four colored ministers, preferably with social-service backgrounds, and with engaging personalities. The most successful educational approach to the Negro is through a religious appeal. We don't want the word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population, and the minister is the man who can straighten out that idea if it ever occurs to any of their more rebellious members."

Sanger also spoke at a Ku Klux Klan rally in Silver Lake, NJ, in 1926, saying "I accepted an invitation to talk to the women’s branch of the Ku Klux Klan … I saw through the door dim figures parading with banners and illuminated crosses … I was escorted to the platform, was introduced, and began to speak … In the end, through simple illustrations I believed I had accomplished my purpose. A dozen invitations to speak to similar groups were proffered."

In 2009, Hillary Rotten Clinton accepted Klan Planned Parenthood's Margaret Sanger award, and said:
I admire Margaret Sanger enormously, her courage, her tenacity, her vision ... And when I think about what she did all those years ago in Brooklyn, taking on archetypes, taking on attitudes and accusations flowing from all directions, I am really in awe of her.
How can Hillary and other liberals claim #BlackLivesMatter and support Planned Parenthood? Do they not have a soul?

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

#Iran Deal: Obama & Kerry Have Out-Chamberlained Neville Chamberlain

Fourteen days after the deadline was removed to reach a "nuclear deal" with the Islamist-terror state of Iran, the goal posts were moved again until a "deal" was announced early today (NY Slimes).
 Iran and a group of six nations led by the United States said they had reached a historic accord on Tuesday to significantly limit Tehran’s nuclear ability for more than a decade in return for lifting international oil and financial sanctions.
The deal culminates 20 months of negotiations on an agreement that President Obama had long sought as the biggest diplomatic achievement of his presidency. Whether it portends a new relationship between the United States and Iran — after decades of coups, hostage-taking, terrorism and sanctions — remains a bigger question.
Mr. Obama, in an early morning appearance at the White House that was broadcast live in Iran, began what promised to be an arduous effort to sell the deal to Congress and the American public, saying the agreement is “not built on trust — it is built on verification.”
Mr. Obama made it abundantly clear that he would fight to preserve the deal from critics in Congress who are beginning a 60-day review, declaring, “I will veto any legislation that prevents the successful implementation of this deal.”
Of course it's not built on trust. How can we trust the security of this nation, and a deal made with an Islamist Regime who chants "Death to America" and "Death to Israel", to someone who looked America in the eye and said not only would our health care premiums go down $2,300, but we could keep our plans and our doctor?

But Obama and Kerry aren't at fault. Mark Levin had pointed out how the spineless RINOs in the US Senate, led by that eunuch Mitch McConnell, surrendered the treaty authority to Obama because the GOP is too afraid to stand up for our national security and that of our allies like Israel, because they're too afraid of being called racists.



Which is why I say Obama and "Hanoi" John Kerry have out-Chamberlained Neville Chamberlain. Unlike the former British Prime Minister, whose "peace in our time" deal with Adolf Hitler in Munich in 1938 did not stop World War II, we have had numerous examples since the rise of the Iranian mullahs in 1979 (thanks to Dhimmi Carter) of how hostile Iran has been to the United States. Remember the US hostage crisis that lasted from November 1979 until moments after Ronald Reagan was sworn into office (because Iran knew they couldn't mess around with Reagan)? The terrorism Iran has funded against the United States in the years since? The threats to wipe Israel off the map? Chamberlain was naive, Obama and Kerry operate out of a hatred for the United States (and Israel), as well as a sympathy for America's enemies, be them Communist or Islamists.

The world will be less safe, and rushing towards a nuclear world war, because the fragile ego of a narcissistic man-child who also thinks America needs to be brought down a few notches, had to be satisfied.

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Reince Priebus & GOP Have Every Reason To Think Donald Trump Is Making Them Look Bad

Before you ask, I will say "No!" to the question if I would support Donald Trump for President.

I've always seen the billionaire real estate mogul and reality show star as the living embodiment of the Simpson's character Sideshow Bob. Trump always appeared to be grabbing all the oxygen in the room for his own purposes.  Politically, Trump has been all over the map on issues like health-care and abortion that he's made more flips than a cook makes at the local Waffle House.

But Trump has raised the ire of all the liberals, the open-borders advocates, the La Raza racist groups and the RINO GOP establishment for his comments about illegal aliens, saying Mexico was sending over murderers and rapists. It was reported the other day that the putrid RNC Chair Rinse Preebus privately told Trump to "tone it down."

Preebus and the GOP rightly so have every reason to be concerned and worried about Trump's rhetoric on illegal immigration. Because Donald Trump is tarnishing the Republican Party and making their brand look bad for 2016.

Yes, I said that. Donald Trump, this blowhard whose views seems to change as the wind, is hurting the Republican Party because he is showing how out of touch they are with the concerns of millions of Americans on the issue of illegal aliens, especially those who live in states bordering Mexico. Could Trump made his comments in another way? Yes, he could have phrased them differently. But there is no denying what he said about illegal immigration is resonating with Americans.

You saw it today in Phoenix, AZ.


Yesterday, Trump met with the families who have lost loved ones killed by illegal aliens.

Meanwhile, the GOP candidates like the pro-amnesty Jeb Bush, Lindsey Grahamnesty, Marco (Gang of Eight) Rubio, and (too my great disappointment) Rick Perry attacked Trump. How many of them met with families killed by illegals? How many Republicans did nothing about sanctuary cities or in-state tuition for illegals in their states?

Meanwhile, on the Democrat side, Fartin O'Malley, the clown who singlehandedly ruined Baltimore as Mayor and Maryland as Governor, defended sanctuary cities in the wake of the murder of Kate Steinle in San Francisco by an illegal alien.

You don't have to be a brain surgeon to see why Trump, the wrong person and the wrong candidate, is resonating with voters. Many are frustrated with how both parties ignore working Americans and our concerns. They see Democrats as always pandering to some racial, cultural and other special interest group for vote and the GOP pandering for cheap labor for their friends at the US Chamber of Commerce, even breaking the campaign promises in 2014 to fight Obama's unconstitutional executive amnesty.

As much as I like Rick Perry, his attack on Trump came off as political pandering by a GOP candidate to appease the leftist media hacks, no doubt advice from the serial Sarah Palin hater Steve Schmidt and the anti-Tea Party Henry Barbour. If Perry wanted to make a legitimate attack on Trump, he should have used the flip-flop card on Trump, who bashed the loser Mitt Romney in 2012 for being "mean spritied" and "unwelcoming" towards Hispanics.  Instead, Perry came off as sounding like "Shhhhh Donald, you're making the party and all of us look bad."

Well yes he is, Rick. Trump is showing how little difference there is between the GOP and the Democrats on illegals, and it may be the second coming of Ross Perot if you guys show you don't get the message by nominating a pro-amnesty candidate like Jeb, Krispy Kreme, Huckabee or Grahmnesty.