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Iowa Has Spoken Now It’s New Hampshire

Posted by Billy On January - 6 - 2012

This week has been quite interesting after the Iowa primary. Mitt Romney beats Rick Santorum by a mere 8 points in the final count. Ron Paul Takes the third position and will receive 6 delegates just as Mitt and Rick have done. What I found interesting was the fact that Santorum won most of the counties but still came in second. Looking here at the final results in the Iowa Caucus, you can see for yourself that Romney only won seventeen counties, while Santorum took sixty-two. As for the other candidates, Ron Paul won eighteen counties and Rick Perry was only able to grab two. The other three major candidates, Jon Huntsman, Newt Gingrinch and Michele Bachmann were not able to win any counties.

Wednesday morning Michele Bachmann announced that she will be pulling out of the race for president after the people of Iowa have spoken. She states in here speech that it would be wiser to rally around the candidate that the people and the Republican party choose. It’s typical for at least one candidate to drop out after the Iowa primary. At the same time, Rick Perry went back to Texas to “reassess” his campaign for president. After a fifth place finish in the Iowa caucus, Perry is wondering if he’ll have any real chance to rise back from it. It’s most likely he will not be in the race after the New Hampshire Primary. Which is fine with me and many others that feel that he was not a strong enough candidate in the first place.

Next week is the New Hampshire primary. Typically the two primaries are a month apart, but since Florida had moved up their primary to January 31, New Hampshire had no choice but to move their date up as well. During the primaries, all the states have agree to hold their caucus’ at certain times and in a certain order (please don’t ask me how it works, I’ve never care too much to look into it so please Google it if you do care).

We will see how the boys(I can say that now) will do next week in New Hampshire and after they have spoken, then we’ll see who will be packing up and going home. My prediction is that Perry will be gone and Gingrinch will be on the ropes with weak knees. I wouldn’t mind if both of them went home together and stopped the madness of trying to be president. Neither one of them are the type of candidate this country needs at this time.

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King Barack Ready To Rule

Posted by Joanne On November - 10 - 2008

From News Busters:

The co-chair of Barack Obama‘s Transition Team, Valerie Jarrett, appeared on Meet the Press this weekend and used, shall we say, an interesting word to described what she thinks Barack Obama will be doing in January when he’s officially sworn into office. She told Tom Brokaw that Obama will be ready to “rule” on day one. It’s a word that reflects the worst fears that people have for Obama the “arrogant,” the “messiah,” that imagines he’s here to “rule” instead of govern.

Jarret told Brokaw that “given the daunting challenges that we face, it’s important that president elect Obama is prepared to really take power and begin to rule day one.”

Someone needs to get to Jarrett and inform her that American politicians are not Kings and do not “rule” from office. But if this is the attitude of Obama’s transition team, what does The One himself imagine he is about to unleash? Could the fears that Obama thinks he is being anointed America’s King be far off with this sort of talk flying about?

And in related news…..

Georgia congressman warns of Obama dictatorship

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Republican congressman from Georgia said Monday he fears that President-elect Obama will establish a Gestapo-like security force to impose a Marxist or fascist dictatorship.

“It may sound a bit crazy and off base, but the thing is, he’s the one who proposed this national security force,” Rep. Paul Broun said of Obama in an interview Monday with The Associated Press. “I’m just trying to bring attention to the fact that we may — may not, I hope not — but we may have a problem with that type of philosophy of radical socialism or Marxism.”

Broun cited a July speech by Obama that has circulated on the Internet in which the then-Democratic presidential candidate called for a civilian force to take some of the national security burden off the military.

“That’s exactly what Hitler did in Nazi Germany and it’s exactly what the Soviet Union did,” Broun said. “When he’s proposing to have a national security force that’s answering to him, that is as strong as the U.S. military, he’s showing me signs of being Marxist.”

Obama’s comments about a national security force came during a speech in Colorado about building a new civil service corps. Among other things, he called for expanding the nation’s foreign service and doubling the size of the Peace Corps “to renew our diplomacy.”

We cannot continue to rely only on our military in order to achieve the national security objectives that we’ve set,” Obama said in July. “We’ve got to have a civilian national security force that’s just as powerful, just as strong, just as well-funded.”

Broun said he also believes Obama likely will move to ban gun ownership if he does build a national police force.

Obama has said he respects the Second Amendment right to bear arms and favors “common sense” gun laws. Gun rights advocates interpret that as meaning he’ll at least enact curbs on ownership of assault weapons and concealed weapons. As an Illinois state lawmaker, Obama supported a ban on semiautomatic weapons and tighter restrictions on firearms generally.

“We can’t be lulled into complacency,” Broun said. “You have to remember that Adolf Hitler was elected in a democratic Germany. I’m not comparing him to Adolf Hitler. What I’m saying is there is the potential.”

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Marriage Equality

Posted by Joanne On November - 5 - 2008

New York, November 5, 2008 —While we still await results on California’s Prop 8 with several million ballots still uncounted, disappointment and pain over the anti-gay attacks in Arizona, Arkansas, and Florida, as well as California are balanced by so much good news from around the country, including the dawn of a new era in Washington, D.C. Pro-equality candidates for state office and Congressional seats won elections across the country and soon will take office, joining activists’ renewed efforts to continue the fight for equality in each state and our great nation.

Celebration also follows the defeat of the attempt by anti-gay groups in Connecticut to try and call a constitutional convention so they could write marriage discrimination into the state constitution. Sixty-percent of Connecticut voters cast ballots to support their high court’s decision to uphold the freedom to marry and now, marriage equality is preserved in Connecticut. Same-sex couples can begin applying for marriage licenses on November 12th.

“Californians were bombarded by a massive $40 million anti-equality campaign of deceptive scare-tactics and lies. No matter the final vote on Prop 8, the campaign will not be the last word,” said Evan Wolfson, executive director of Freedom to Marry and author of Why Marriage Matters: America, Equality and Gay People’s Right to Marry. “Public opinion moves in favor of fairness, we have truth on our side, and 2009 will see advances toward marriage equality.”

Legal groups in California today filed a challenge to Proposition 8, in case it passes, telling the State Supreme Court that the state’s “initiative procedure cannot be used to undermine the constitution’s core commitment to equality for everyone.”

“The effort to defeat Prop 8 and attacks on gay families in other states inspired an unprecedented and tremendous outpouring of volunteers, donors, and supporters, gay and non-gay, from across California and around the country,” said Wolfson. “With the dawn of a new political era in America, this diverse and engaged movement for justice will seize opportunities to redouble the conversations that move people to fairness, win victories in 2009, and soon restore the freedom to marry in California as we advance toward marriage equality for all.”

Freedom to Marry Staff

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Media Bias Is Destroying Our Country

Posted by Billy On November - 3 - 2008

It’s become more apparent that the main stream media are not the impartial news source they’re suppose to be. Today news has come out about Obama‘s comments that he made in January of this year in regards to bankrupting the coal industry. I can pretty much guaranty that the news channels won’t even mention it never mind doing an in depth report on it.

It’s a real shame as to what our country is turning into thanks to the politicians, lobbyist as well as the gangster type business men who buy off the politicians.

Over a decade ago, laws were passed in regards to one person owning more than one radio station ans a newspaper in the same market (region). The idea was to allow different points of views as well as making sure that certain news information suppressed. You also had to be a U.S. citizen to own either one of the media outlets. Unfortunately that law was overturned a few years ago and now we have in the last two to four years have monopolies of entire markets that control the news that is released. Not only that, we now have foreigners owning not one but several newspapers.

This is what the forefathers wanted to avoid. When this type of control goes on we have to wonder how much information is not being given to us. This has nothing to do with which political party you belong to, it needs to be stopped.

These types of controls put on the American people will only get worse until we have no more freedom to give up. Freedom of the press was written by the founding fathers, but it didn’t mean to limit what news was given to the American people.

These actions are the types of actions that have happened before in world history. Look back and you will see that these actions are just the beginning of Socialism and Communism type regimes.

How long are we going to allow this. Make your vote count tomorrow. Remember to not let one political party have control of the Presidency, the Senate and Congress. That would be nothing but certain death of our freedoms.

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