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The Nolan Chart: The Lecture From Glenn Beck

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I took the survey at the Nolan Chart website. I got the address off of Glenn Beck’s website. I was somewhat surprised that I came out so strongly libertarian, as I am pro-life (but my position is a libertarian one).  Many die hard libertine libertarians are pro-abortion, and the only reason I bring that up is that it seems to me there is a sizable demographic in that movement that is just that: Libertine, which is not really libertarian as it does not address responsibility, particularly when their right to do whatever they wish infringes on another’s rights. It’s anarchy to the extreme. I see libertarian as more minarchist, but we are getting away from the message.

Glenn Beck has a video up at Fox News where he lectures us about the political chart to the left here. What I ask is for you to take the quiz and let me know where you stand. You might be surprised.

A retort to the Glenn Beck can be found here.

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Written by James Lagnese

February 28, 2010 at 8:45 am

Obama Seeks New Powers

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A new bill being proposed in the senate will give Obama special powers to “safeguard” public and private networks and entities from a cyber attack.

From The Hill:
The president would have the power to safeguard essential federal and private Web resources under draft Senate cybersecurity legislation.

According to an aide familiar with the proposal, the bill includes a mandate for federal agencies to prepare emergency response plans in the event of a massive, nationwide cyberattack.
The president would then have the ability to initiate those network contingency plans to ensure key federal or private services did not go offline during a cyberattack of unprecedented scope, the aide said….Further:
Additionally, it will “promote public awareness” of Internet security issues, while outlining key protections of Americans’ civil liberties on the Web, the aide continued.
Privacy groups are nonetheless likely to take some umbrage at Rockefeller and Snowe’s latest effort, an early draft of which leaked late last year.

When early reports predicted the cybersecurity measure would allow the president to “declare a cybersecurity emergency,” online privacy groups said they felt that would endow the White House with overly ambiguous and far-reaching powers to regulate the Internet.
The bill is sponsored by Olympia Snow, a RINO from Maine, and Jay Rockefeller, a Democrat from West Virginia. The main problem with the bill is that is gives powers, emergency powers for Obama to act on a perceived or real “cyber threat”.  According to Rockefeller, “Too much is at stake for us to pretend that today’s outdated cybersecurity policies are up to the task of protecting our nation and economic infrastructure,” Rockefeller said. “We have to do better and that means it will take a level of coordination and sophistication to outmatch our adversaries and minimize this enormous threat.” If that is the case, and it seems reasonable, why gives the powers to one person, the President, who at this time isn’t someone I would trust with my 4 year old, let alone emergency powers over data and voice communications in this country.  It’s bad enough the NSA snoops every packet of information that traverses the public network. What more does he want? 
Like all progressives, he wants evolutionary change in our government and society, which is that the government asserts more and more control over it’s citizens in everything they do. To me, this opens a door that should remain shut, but we can blame Bush for opening the door with Echelon and it’s subset Room 641A. Couple this with the patriot act and the proposed bill stated here, the government could do what it wants to anyone. Oops, it already can…
Why people find this acceptable is beyond me. We are evolving into a society of Obama’s desires and yet we close our eyes to the closing walls. 
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Written by James Lagnese

February 27, 2010 at 4:49 pm

Billy Long Takes Heat from Hitler in Missouri’s Seventh Congressional District

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The infamous Hitler video is now focusing on local Congressional races. The video has popped up in the heated Missouri Seventh Congressional District Republican primary field, where eight candidates are looking for the nomination to run for the seat in the fall.

A Web site, which scrutinizes the leading money collector on the race, Billy Long, examines Long for his comments, actions, and views on the issue. As you can see in the video above, they have taken a collection of Billy Long’s statements on the campaign trail for Hitler to attack, all the while Hitler has to worry about the momentum the blogger in charge is receiving building up to the primary, including a shout out on the Rush Limbaugh show.

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Written by James Lagnese

February 27, 2010 at 11:47 am

Happy Birthday

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To me, of course. I want everyone to go out and have a Sam Adams Ale or better yet, a tumbler of at least 12 year old Macallan. There’s nothing better than that. It’s also Friday,  pay day, the weather is looking up, so what could be better?

What could be better is that Barack Hussein Obama resigned. Now that would really cap the day off, but such a fantasy of the fantastic fabian fraud probably is just that, a fantasy. Oh well, a boy can dream, can’t he?

As a birthday wish, besides the adult beverages, is that in our own way, that we promote freedom and capitalism any way we can. We’ve seen what is coming with Obama, and we’re pushing back. Don’t stop now.

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Written by James Lagnese

February 26, 2010 at 6:24 am

Bungalow Bill Gets Mentioned on The Rush Limbaugh Show

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We congratulate Clay Bowler at Bungalow Bills Conventional Wisdom for being mentioned on The Rush Limbaugh Show regarding the Sea World incident. Here’s the article:

Thursday, February 25, 2010

We Know More About Tilikum the KILLER Whale in Five Hours, Than We Knew About Obama Before the Election

About a week before the 2008 election, Tom Brokaw sat in front of Charlie Rose on PBS stating we really don’t know much about Barack Obama. The two then exchanged back and forth all the things the mainstream media failed to ask Obama or dig up as we headed into the election just a few days later. This was the sad assessment of the state of the media and its bias leading into election day.

The mainstream media failed to report on Obama’s college days, his birth certificate, his drug use, his associations with Jeremiah Wright, Bill Ayers, Frank Marshall Davis, his connections to ACORN, his participation with theAnnenberg project, how he used the courts to win earlier elections, his direction towards communism, racial beliefs, and all the dirty little secrets hidden so Obama could assume office. Now that he is president, the mainstream media still fails to dig deeply into the healthcare plan, the stimulus plan, and all the other controversial bills leading towards socialism. I still haven’t heard the mainstream media discuss Obama’s desire to track Americans with their cell phones and increase wire tapping capabilities of the federal government; yet they screamed with George W. Bush was listening in on terrorists. Something tells me in their private circle, Tom Brokaw and Charlie Rose still says there is a lot we don’t know about Barack Obama.

However, in less than a day, I know everything I need to know about Tilikum, the killer orca at Sea World. I know where it was born, who its parents were, which tanks it lived in, how many people have died around the killer whale, and all the other details the media managed to dig up about the killer whale. It really is a sad statement about our mainstream media. By the way, the quote of the day comes from Matt Lauer from the Today show, which took out 15 minutes to discuss the incident. Lauer actually said, “they don’t call them killer whales for nothing.”

This story was also picked up at LCR. Congrats Clay.

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Written by James Lagnese

February 26, 2010 at 6:15 am

Government Motors Still Can’t Get It Right

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For the umpteenth time, GM can’t seem to unload a devision it wants to get rid of, for whatever lame reason.

Let’s look at history:
They made such bad deals with unions such that GM has to tag on $4000 to every car they make in order to pay benefits to people that don’t produce for them anymore. They killed off the oldest car manufacturer in the United States. After the government took over, they killed off Saturn and Pontiac, and tried to sell Saab, Opel and Hummer. All failed. This company is riddled with poor performers and with Obama running it, it’s gone down even faster.

Judging by the fact that the Chinese government wouldn’t ok the sale, I have to wonder why? I imagine that Obama’s snubbing them time after time might have something to do with it. Politics factors in here as the Chinese government runs business there.

May be this is a blessing in disguise. Where are the machers out there that can secure financing and buy the marque and keep it here? Harley Davidson employees bought their company back. It’s a shame about Pontiac and Olds. Both great marques that were killed off for no good reason. I couldn’t care less about Saab, Opel or Saturn as I don’t care for the marques, but it is a shame in the sense that malfeasance led to the loss of jobs in these companies.

Bottom line is that as bad as GM management was, it’s worse now that it is run by Obama and his minions. Don’t believe me, look at Ford.

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Written by James Lagnese

February 24, 2010 at 11:09 pm

What is Socialized Medicine Like?

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With all the talk of Obamacare, many on the right are rallying around and shouting from the rooftops how Obamacare is socialized medicine, or at least the beginnings of it. On the left, we have people that believe that we need this as someone paying your medical bills is a natural right.

Left look at what socialized medicine can be like. From England:

Patients were routinely neglected or left “sobbing and humiliated” by staff at an NHS trust where at least 400 deaths have been linked to appalling care…Staff shortages at Stafford Hospital meant that patients went unwashed for weeks, were left without food or drink and were even unable to get to the lavatory. Some lay in soiled sheets that relatives had to take home to wash, others developed infections or had falls, occasionally fatal. Many staff did their best but the attitude of some nurses “left a lot to be desired”.

Up to 1,200 people lost their lives needlessly because Mid-Staffordshire NHS Trust put government targets and cost-cutting ahead of patient care.

But none of the doctors, nurses and managers who failed them has suffered any formal sanction

The inquiry found that: 

• Patients were left unwashed in their own filth for up to a month as nurses ignored their requests to use the toilet or change their sheets

• Four members of one family. including a new-born baby girl. died within 18 months after of blunders at the hospital

• Medics discharged patients hastily out of fear they risked being sacked for delaying

• Wards were left filthy with blood, discarded needles and used dressings while bullying managers made whistleblowers too frightened to come forward.

Look to the great white north, and we see that the premier of Newfoundland/Labrador, Danny Williams, went to the United States for a heart procedure. It seems the US does a minimally invasive procedure that he couldn’t get in Canada, which would have required major surgery and possibly a delay in getting care. Mr. Williams paid for the procedure out of his pocket. He was one of the lucky ones. Many Canadians would have waited for weeks or months to have a procedure that is cutting edge, if they made it that far.

Obama wants these types of systems. He looks to Europe as an example of what is right in the world, what is just, a fabian socialists view that looks at the general public no different that a farmer looks at livestock on his farm. We are no more than farm animals to Mr. Obama, and the farm should be run by the government. In his own mind, he knows best. Who do you trust?

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Written by James Lagnese

February 24, 2010 at 10:49 pm