“We seem unable to appreciate that much of that world detests our culture, abhors our presence, loathes Israel and is as committed to Quranic absolutes as devout evangelical Christians are to biblical truths.
Our one-man, one-vote democratists who would remake the world in our image and whose ideology has guided foreign policy for the Bush-Obama decade failed to understand what our Founding Fathers taught:
A democracy, which they detested, empowers majorities to tyrannize minorities. “In questions of power,” Jefferson admonished, “let no more be heard of confidence in man, but bind him down from mischief by the chains of the constitution.”
In describing 2011, few clichés seem more appropriate. For in this past year, we Americans seemed to lose control of our destiny, as events seemed to be in the saddle.
The nation hearkened to the tea party in 2010, giving the GOP 63 new seats in the House. But Republicans, too, have little to show for it, if their goal was reducing the deficit.”
As you read Patrick Buchanan’s provocative post in Human Events, you need to ask yourself if, “The nation hearkened to the tea party in the 2010 elections, giving the GOP 63 new seats in the House”, why was the Congressional Tea Party mandate ignored and the opportunity for fiscal responsibility and Deficit Reduction squandered?
On November 30th, Bob Maginn was elected as the MAGOP State Chairman during a contentious State Committee meeting against anti-Establishment Opposition candidate Frank McNamara.
On December 23d Glen Johnson of the Boston globe reported that “Former Representative Peter Blute, who considered challenging Maginn for the chairmanship, and his fellow former congressman Peter Torkildsen, a past party chairman who helped steer Maginn to victory over McNamara, now have secured paid consulting contracts with Maginn’s company, Jenzabar Inc.” You know, Jenzabar was the company started by Maginn’s wife who incidentally also has an affinity for the Occupy Boston Socialist crowd, but that has nothing to do with Bob, you know.
For Real Massachusetts Republicans
– the mockery grows and grows!
Just in time for your morning barf – the Globe reports Romney-guy and newly elected [just 30 days ago] Robert Maginn gave Deval Patrick $500.oo.
This is in addition to the $2400.oo he gave to Chuck Schumer!
Why wasn’t this public knowledge BEFORE the election?
He says ‘his name and his company name Jenzabar were somehow misspelled on campaign finance documents…’. Somehow? Misspelled? How about deliberately…?
Let’s show our support for a Carver High School
Teacher of 17 years, whose stepson was seriously injured in Afghanistan.
This teacher requested additional time off to visit her stepson in Maryland and
the Carver Superintendent and School Committee voted NO! The School
Committee said they would discuss this issue again on January 9th 2012. We must support our teachers, veterans, troops, and to all of those who protect our precious freedoms! Details below:
Tea Party Rally Rally for support time: 5pm to 7 pm
3 Carver Square Blvd., Carver, MA 02330.
NEXT REGULAR MEETING: January 9, 2012 7:00 p.m. Makepeace Literacy Leadership Center address below: Superintendent’s Office,
3 Carver Square Blvd., Carver, MA 02330.
Teacher requests leave to care for son injured in Afghanistan: MyFoxBOSTON.com
A math teacher in Massachusetts is asking her school committee to overturn a decision regarding her days of leave so that she can be there for her son who was injured while serving overseas in Afghanistan, MyFoxBoston reports.
Sonya Lomax has already taken the nine paid days of leave allotted to her under her contract, but has requested an additional three days of leave citing, “extenuating circumstances.”
Liz Sorrell, the Superintendent of Carver High School claims her hands are tied and she has to honor the contract agreed upon by the school system and the teacher’s union, MyFoxBoston reports.
Lomax is now looking to Carver’s School Committee for help, sharing the story of her son’s traumatic accident before the School Committee on Monday night. Her son, Todd, was injured after being hit by shrapnel in a grenade explosion.
Todd is currently being treated at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Maryland for lacerations, fractures, and head trauma.
Superintendent Sorrell says she can recall giving additional days to a faculty member whose home burned down, but the School Committee has requested time to make a decision regarding Lomax’s circumstances.
The School Committee will make a decision on the matter by January as they take the time to review the teacher’s contract
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If you owned a business would you continue operating or shut it down if all your employees, who don’t have to worry about day to day operations, were making 60% more in salary than you do?
Welcome to the new America where Government employees enjoy just such a salary advantage. The trend is continuing in spite of our financial crisis and humongous debt burden. If we do not change this trend soon, private class workers will become indentured servants to our government employees.
Remember when the Wall Street Journal’s Stephen Moore wrote that we have “become a nation of takers” as opposed to a “nation of makers”?
What did he mean by that?
“More Americans work for the government than work in construction, farming, fishing, forestry, manufacturing, mining and utilities combined,” Moore wrote back April. “Nearly half of the $2.2 trillion cost of state and local governments is the $1 trillion-a-year tab for pay and benefits of state and local employees.”
Another Increase in America’s Borrowing Limit?
President set to request $1.2 trillion raise in debt limit
On December 25th, Robert J Samuelson wrote in a Washington Post opinion column that:
“There are moments when our political system, whose essential job is to mediate conflicts in broadly acceptable and desirable ways, is simply not up to the task. It fails. This may be one of those moments. What we learned in 2011 is that the frustrating and confusing budget debate may never reach a workable conclusion. It may continue indefinitely until it’s abruptly ended by a severe economic or financial crisis that wrenches control from elected leaders.”
According to the Wikipedia article Budget Control Act of 2011:
“The act will not actually reduce the overall U.S. debt over the 10-year period it is specified for, only slowdown the existing rate of growth of the debt. That is partly because the cuts due to the act will not reduce federal spending in absolute terms, but rather reduce the year-to-year increases in spending from what had previously been anticipated. Even with the slowdown, both federal spending and the debt are still projected to grow faster than the U.S. economy, due to the cost curve effects of health care, which the act does not address. .
Treasury officials say President Obama plans to ask Congress for a $1.2 trillion bump in the debt ceiling by the end of the week as the nation’s debt is expected to fall within $100 billion of the current borrowing limit.
But no need to scout out a bunker in Wyoming yet. Experts don’t expect the President and Congress to lock horns like they did last summer over the same issue, mostly because Congress won’t reconvene until later in January and the White House’s request for more borrowing authority is in line with the deal struck in August to keep the U.S. government funded into 2013.
Lord Acton wrote, “power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.” And
King Solomon of the Old Testament said this: (Ecclesiasties 1:9)
What has been will be again,
what has been done will be done again;
there is nothin new under the sun.
Put these two thoughts together, add a political Intelligence story reported by of all media, the Boston Globe, and it appears that MA GOP Chair Bob Maginn, who was employed for 10 years by Mitt Romney at Bain Capital, purchased his chairmanship. It is also alleged that Mitt and Scott Brown conspired together to hand pick Maginn for the GOP Chairmanship. Maginn who donated $2400 to Democrat Senator Chuck Schumer’s election campaign in 2010 to purchase political favor, followed up that political transaction with another on November 30th. at the MA GOP State Chair election. He purchased his GOP Chair by bribing Former Representative Peter Blute and former congressman Peter Torkildsen.
“Former Representative Peter Blute, who considered challenging Maginn for the chairmanship, and his fellow former congressman Peter Torkildsen, a past party chairman who helped steer Maginn to victory over McNamara, now have secured paid consulting contracts with Maginn’s company, Jenzabar Inc” You know, Jenzabar was the company started by Maginn’s wife who incidentally also has an affinity for the Occupy Boston Socialist crowd, but that has nothing to do with Bob, you know.
They say, “You get the government you deserve.” I say, don’t inflict these corrupt politicians on me. Jennifer Nassour came into power as GOP Chair and utterly destroyed any hope of uniting the State party as she accelerated the GOP towards the Left at great neck speed. She was aided and abetted by the Washington-Boston establishment. She has now handed over the gavel to Maginn, who continues the leftward acceleration but with personal monetary resources to purchase whatever stands in his path. I wonder whether Do-Bee Bob has been promised a Cabinet position or an Ambassadorship in a Romney Administration? H’mmm, perhaps Ambassador to China.
In any case, in this crucial election year of 2012, you and I are the loser in this plot of the powerful in the GOP to purchase “The People’s Seat” for their own aggrandizement, while burying a true GOP healer like Frank McNamara and dashing the hope for GOP unity and victories ”for the People” in 2012.
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2 ex-lawmakers gain after GOP battle
December 23, 2011|By Glen Johnson
If there has been a prize lately in Massachusetts Republican circles, political office aside, it has been the chairmanship of the state party.
With Mitt Romney a strong contender for the GOP’s 2012 presidential nomination, and Scott Brown likely to battle Elizabeth Warren in one of the country’s most high-profile US Senate races, there will be special demands on the chairman’s post during the next year.
States facing shrinking revenues approved $23.9 billion in new taxes and fees in 2010. They imposed a further $6.2 billion in taxes in 2011 and proposed $13.8 billion in new taxes for 2012, according to the National Association of State Budget Officers. … More
Masachusetts rated Highest No. 4:
Income tax: 5.3% (flat tax rate)
… Sales tax: 6.25%
Property tax per capita: $1,789
Inheritance tax: Estate taxes range from 0.8% to 16%
Another Protected Class in America – illegal immigrants.
Effective January 1, 2012 Police are Ban From Towing Cars of Unlicensed Drivers (illegal immigrants)
We are suppose to be a nation of Laws That Applies to Everyone & Why Does the Laws only applies to The Citizens & Legal Residence of The United States Of America.
ESCONDIDO, Calif. – Delfino Aldama was fixing a customer’s brakes this month when his smartphone chimed with a text message that tipped him to a police checkpoint more than an hour before officers began stopping motorists. The self-employed auto mechanic frantically called friends with the location and drove an alternate route home.
The Mexico native had reason to be alarmed: He does not have a driver’s license because he is in the United States illegally, and it would cost about $1,400 to get his Nissan Frontier pickup back from the towing company. He has breathed a little easier since he began getting blast text messages two years ago from activists who scour streets to find checkpoints as they are being set up.
The cat-and-mouse game ends Jan. 1 when a new law takes effect in California to prohibit police from impounding cars at sobriety checkpoints if a motorist’s only offense is being an unlicensed driver. Thousands of cars are towed each year in the state under those circumstances, hitting pocketbooks of illegal immigrants especially hard.
When Aldama’s 1992 Honda Civic was towed from a checkpoint years ago, he quit his job frying chickens at a fast-food restaurant because he had no way to make the 40-mile round trip to work. He abandoned the car rather than pay about $1,200 in fees.
“A car is a necessity, it’s not a luxury,” said the 35-year-old Aldama, who lives in Escondido with his wife, who is a legal resident, and their 5-year-old son, a U.S. citizen.
Assemblyman Gil Cedillo, a Los Angeles Democrat who tried unsuccessfully to restore driver licenses to illegal immigrants after California revoked the privilege in 1993, said he introduced the bill to ban towing after learning the notoriously corrupt city of Bell raked in big fees from unlicensed drivers at checkpoints.
A sharp increase in federally funded sobriety checkpoints in California has fueled controversy. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration paid for 2,553 checkpoints last year, which authorities say helps explain why deaths caused by drunken drivers dropped to an all-time low in the state.
Police also ask for drivers’ licenses at the sobriety checkpoints. Supporters of the vehicle impounds say unlicensed drivers are also a roadside hazard and that the new law is misguided.
“It’s a terrible law, really disappointing,” said Jim Maher, who sharply expanded checkpoints in Escondido after being named police chief in 2006.
All but three U.S. states — New Mexico, Utah and Washington — deny driver’s licenses to illegal immigrants but controversy over checkpoints has been strongest in California. Cedillo believes that’s because a 1995 state law has allowed police to impound vehicles from unlicensed drivers for 30 days, resulting in fees that can easily top $1,000.
Towing practices vary widely across the state. San Francisco allows 20 minutes to find a licensed driver to claim a vehicle at a checkpoint. The Los Angeles Police Department eased rules on 30-day impounds in March.
Checkpoints have divided Escondido, a city of 144,000 people near San Diego whose Latino population has surged in the last 30 years. Latinos moved into aging neighborhoods near downtown as newer subdivisions gradually spread to avocado orchards, vineyards and citrus groves. Nearly half the signs at a big strip mall near City Hall are in Spanish.
Like Hazleton, Pa., and Farmers Branch, Texas, authorities in Escondido have tackled illegal immigration on their own.
In 2006, the City Council voted to require landlords to check tenants’ immigration status but a federal judge blocked the ordinance and it never took effect. Last year, Escondido police forged an unusually close alliance with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, which has four agents at police headquarters to check the immigration status of people who are questioned at checkpoints or elsewhere.
“It’s a never-ending battle,” said Concilman Ed Gallo, a New Jersey transplant who blames illegal immigration for overcrowded homes and schools. “We didn’t pay attention to it for 25 years and look what happened. It was a long, slow process.”
Several residents and a labor union sued Escondido in state court this month to create City Council districts, a bid to increase Latino representation. The lawsuit says the council has pursued “aggressive anti-immigrant policies that have inflamed racial tensions.”
Maher (pronounced mah-HAR’) said the partnership with ICE is aimed only at rooting out illegal immigrants who commit crimes after arriving in the United States, including being previously deported. Those whose only offense is being in the country illegally won’t be bothered by his officers, nor will any crime victims or witnesses.
Police say they have turned over 670 people to ICE for immigration proceedings since the joint effort began in May 2010. Their most common offenses were previous convictions for driving under the influence and drugs, with lower numbers for theft and assault.
“We certainly have enough of our own criminals. We don’t need someone else’s here,” Maher said.
Escondido has impounded more than 3,200 vehicles since 2006, mostly at the federally funded sobriety checkpoints. The city had towed about 1,000 at driver-license-only checkpoints until the American Civil Liberties Union and El Grupo, a Latino advocacy group, threatened a lawsuit in 2009, contending they violated the state vehicle code.
Maher insists he is targeting unlicensed drivers, not illegal immigrants or Latinos.
Six towing companies each pay the city $75,000 a year to take turns at checkpoints, keeping impound fees for themselves. About one-third of the cars towed are believed to be abandoned, allowing the towing companies to auction them.
“It was kind of like letting them steal cars,” said Olga Diaz, the only Hispanic on the City Council.
Websites that have sprung up in the last two years quickly alert motorists to checkpoints through social media networks and smartphones, severely undermining their effectiveness. A few years ago, Escondido police impounded 50 or 60 vehicles a night. Now they typically get about 20.
One of the final checkpoints before the new law takes effect was one of the slowest in memory for many of the 15 officers who stood under bright lights and encountered a December chill. Activists waved signs several blocks away, giving motorist an opportunity to turn away. Police impounded six vehicles — three for driving without a license and three for driving under the influence.
Aldama, who paid a smuggler $1,300 to lead him through the mountains east of San Diego on a weeklong trek 13 years ago, was able to reach all his friends before the checkpoint began. One he didn’t call had his 1997 Ford Explorer towed at an Escondido checkpoint a few weeks earlier. The unemployed construction worker surrendered the SUV to the towing company because he couldn’t afford the fees.
One by one our traditional American institutions have become prey to the liberal Socialist Agenda to weaken our Country. The Obama Administration took aim at our miltary and knowingly at our national defense.
In November 2010 Mark Walker wrote in The North County Times that: “Nearly 7 of every 10 Marines in combat roles say repealing the policy that prohibits gays and lesbians from serving openly would harm their unit’s effectiveness, more than any other branch of the armed forces, according to a long-awaited Pentagon survey released Tuesday.”
In spite of these concerns both the Sectreary of Defense and the Joint Chiefs of Staff certified that repeal would not harm military readiness.'” The DADT policy has also resulted in new regulationa whereby , “The U.S. Army has officially threatened military chaplains they must either embrace the new openly homosexual military, resign from service, or face court-martial for their “religious, conscience” objections.
In September of this year the Blaze reported that the Pentagon is now allowing military chaplains to perform same-sex marriages both on and off of military bases. The Rev. Ron Crews, executive director of the Chaplain Alliance for Religious Liberty, and Archbishop Timothy Broglio, who represents Roman Catholic priests in the military, both say their chaplains won’t violate their faith tenets by marrying same-sex couples.
Where are we going?
From the Navy in 1945 celebrating VJ day, we have gone to:
Today’s Navy. Ugh! What will we have to indure Next?
(AP) VIRGINIA BEACH, Virginia – A Navy tradition caught up with the repeal of the U.S. military’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” rule on Wednesday when two women sailors became the first to share the coveted “first kiss” on the pier after one of them returned from 80 days at sea.
Petty Officer 2nd Class Marissa Gaeta of Placerville, California, descended from the USS Oak Hill amphibious landing ship and shared a quick kiss in the rain with her partner, Petty Officer 3rd Class Citlalic Snell of Los Angeles.
Gaeta, 23, wore her Navy dress uniform while Snell, 22, wore a black leather jacket, scarf and blue jeans. The crowd screamed and waved flags around them.