Monday, February 25, 2013

The truth about the sequester....


  1. The cut, effective March 1, 2012 is $85 over 2 years.  That is $44.5 billion per year.
  2. 1/2 the cuts are for in domestic spending, 1/2 in defense spending.
  3. The federal budget for FY 2013 (actually, it is not a budget it is projected spending , as the U.S. Senate has not passed a budget since FY 2009) is $.8 trillion.
  4. $3.8 trillion is $3,800 billion
  5. So, the math looks something like this:
                  $85/2 = $44.5 billion  (we are already 1/2 way through FY 2013)
                  $44.5/2=$22.25 billion in domestic spending and $22.25 in defense spending
                  $3,800/$44.5 = 1.17% cut in spending  (or .585% in domestic, .585% defense)

Except:  The U.S. projected spending (remember, there is no budget, as the Senate has not passed one in 4 years) is expected to grow at the following rates (from the OMB-President Obama's 2013 Budget-Summary Table S4 and S5):
                 Annual rates of increase in major spending categories budgeted for the 2012-2022 period were:
      • Defense: 1.8%
      • Non-defense discretionary: 1.6%
      • Social Security: 5.8%
      • Medicare: 6.6%
      • Medicaid: 8.5%
      • Net interest: 14.2%
      • Total spending: 5.0%

The Result: Spending will actually not decrease at all.  It will simply not increase as quickly (at least for the next 2 years).

Let's put this in perspective:

1.17% x $10,000.00 = $117.00           $117.00/2 =   $58.50   (remember 1/2 in domestic, 1/2 in defense) 
1.17% x $25,000.00 = $292.50           $292.50/2 = $146.25
1.17% x $50,000.00 = $585.00           $585.00/2 = $292.50

Oh, yeah.  Don't forget we also spent $50 billion for hurricane Sandy relief.  

And let us not forget Obama's promise:
"Already, some in Congress are trying to undo these automatic spending cuts. My message to them is simple: No. I will veto any effort to get rid of those automatic spending cuts to domestic and defense spending.  There will be no easy off ramps on this one.  We need to keep the pressure up to compromise -- not turn
off the pressure."
- POTUS, Barack Hussein Obama  November 21, 2011

The video is here.  This quote comes at the 3:25 mark.  For some unknown reason I was not allowed to embed the video.  Silly, right?

Monday, February 18, 2013


I've long held that the founding fathers were some of the most brilliant men to have ever walked on earth.  Here is but one more example of their prescience:

"Liberty is a word which, according as it is used, comprehends the most good and the most evil of any in the world. Justly understood it is sacred next to those which we appropriate in divine adoration; but in the mouths of some it means anything, which enervate a necessary government; excite a jealousy of the rulers who are our own choice, and keep society in confusion for want of a power sufficiently concentered to promote good."
--Oliver Ellsworth, A Landholder, No. III, 1787

Monday, February 11, 2013

Obama "Smack Down" by Dr. Benjamin Carson...

... at the National Prayer Breakfast February 7, 2013.

Here is the full video.  Pay special attention to BHO's face.  It is clear he is intimidated by the good Dr.  BHO gets pretty uncomfortable around 17:00.  He gets really uncomfortable about 19:20.  He is seething by 20:25.  It is all BHO can do to not take a swing at the the good Dr. by 21:14 (BHO cannot even look at him when he is discussing healthcare.)

You can also watch Hannity's interview with Dr. Carson:

Tuesday, February 05, 2013

Imagine the outcry if Bush were POTUS....

"A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed." - 2nd Amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America  [emphasis added]

The irony.  BHO & his buddy Eric Holder want to limit U.S. citizen's right to arm themselves, yet retain the power to kill the same U.S. citizen's via drone attacks.  How long will it be before they are shooting off drones inside the U.S.?  

A confidential Justice Department memo concludes that the U.S. government can order the killing of American citizens if they are believed to be “senior operational leaders” of al-Qaida or “an associated force” -- even if there is no intelligence indicating they are engaged in an active plot to attack the U.S.
The 16-page memo, a copy of which was obtained by NBC News, provides new details about the legal reasoning behind one of the Obama administration’s most secretive and controversial polices: its dramatically increased use of drone strikes against al-Qaida suspects abroad, including those aimed at American citizens, such as the  September 2011 strike in Yemen that killed alleged al-Qaida operatives Anwar al-Awlaki and Samir Khan. Both were U.S. citizens who had never been indicted by the U.S. government nor charged with any crimes.  
It goes on to quote Attorney General, Eric Holder:
In one passage in Holder’s speech at Northwestern in March,  he alluded – without spelling out—that there might be circumstances where the president might order attacks against American citizens without specific knowledge of when or where an attack against the U.S. might take place.
“The Constitution does not  require the president to delay action until some theoretical end-stage of planning, when the precise time, place and manner of an attack become clear,”  he said. 

Monday, February 04, 2013

What will Algore do?

Say it ain't so:  The Global Warming Hucksters exposed?  By their own brethren at the U.N., no less.  I'd say keep Algore away from sharp objects, but I've seen him lately.  I'll have to be more clear and say, keep Algore away from long sharp objects, lest he commit Hari-kari.

Report shows UN admitting solar activity may play significant role in global warming

A leaked report by a United Nations’ group dedicated to climate studies says that heat from the sun may play a larger role than previously thought. [Who could have seen it coming.  Really.  Who?]

“[Results] do suggest the possibility of a much larger impact of solar variations on the stratosphere than previously thought, and some studies have suggested that this may lead to significant regional impacts on climate,” reads a draft copy of a major, upcoming report from the U.N.’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

Follow-up question:  Who in the MSM will pick up this story first?  

Answer: none.

I've been AWOL.

Ok.  So I took a season off.  And, oh, what a season.  In my absence we reelected a Marxist/Black Nationalist, watched as the MSM focused on all things shiny (i.e., Te'o, Beyonce lipsync-gate, etc..) instead of investigating the death of a U.S. Ambassador and 3 others, permitted the tragic assassination of innocent young children by a madman be politicized to incite further erosion of the 2nd amendment, and allowed a documented traitor to be appointed Secretary of State.

I apologize for not being a stronger voice of opposition, but as some point I need to earn a living in order to pay taxes so others can sit home collecting their welfare check (oh, now even easier since BHO's Executive Order eliminating the work provision).

This does not mean I have given up the fight or changed my belief system.  Now more than ever we need to make our voices heard.  We need to begin the reeducation of a generation of low information voters.  Having said that, I doubt even my amazing persuasive powers of debate are enough.  We need to get our message out through media (I know.  Sounds impossible, right?)

We have got to make conservatism cool again through the culture of media to attract the low information voter.  Andrew Breitbart and Breitbart News is the vanguard of this philosophy.  They alone cannot complete the task.  This will take people on the inside in Hollywood to make more movies like Zero Dark Thirty .  It will take companies like Comcast who with the purchase of NBC Universal & it's affiliates now dominate the content found on televisions and control broadband access to the internet.  Companies like this have got to be infiltrated with Patriots who will begin the pendulum swing back to the right.

We have got to put forth musical artists like Madison Raising who promote traditional values through rock-n-roll.  And we need to promote conservative artists who promote traditional values through their artwork.

Having said all of this, I commit that I will once again begin to provide content to my blog. It is up to you to take action with what you learn.....  Go forth and conquer the culture!!!