Thursday, May 27, 2010

BP's Top Kill procedure is stopping the flow of oil - Thad Allen

Brown pelicans sit behind an oil boom surrounding their island earlier this week in Barataria Bay, La. The island is home to brown pelicans, egrets and roseate spoonbills, some now stained by oil from the BP oil spill. Officials now say it may be impossible to clean the hundreds of miles of coastal wetlands and islands affected by the massive spill which continues gushing into the Gulf of Mexico. Image Credit: John Moore

BP's Top Kill procedure is stopping the flow of oil - Thad Allen

U.S. Coast Guard Admiral Thad Allen, the main person on the scene of the oil well rupture from the US Government, in an interview with Dave Cohen of New Orleans' WWL radio said that engineers have "stopped the hydrocarbons from coming up" and have been able "to stabilize the wellhead and are pumping mud into it."

This interview took place at 9:22 a.m. ET and represents the first good news about the incident that claimed 11 lives and has shown how productive and effective a US Government disaster response under the Obama Administration can be.

One Congressman's view of the response of the Obama Administration goes like this:

... And this expression of gratefulness to the Obama Administration from Democratic strategist and New Orleans resident James Carville.

"The President of the United States could've come down here, he could've been involved with the families of these 11 people" who died on the rig after an explosion, Carville said on ABC's Good Morning America. "He could be commandeering tankers and making BP bring tankers in and clean this up. They could be deploying people to the coast right now. He could be with the Corps of Engineers and the Coast Guard...doing something about these regulations. These people are crying, they're begging for something down here, and it just looks like he's not involved in this."

His voice rising, Carville cried out, "Man, you got to get down here and take control of this! Put somebody in charge of this thing and get this moving! We're about to die down here!"

Later, Carville said the administration needs "to launch a criminal investigation -- the Attorney General needs to investigate criminal negligence on the part of BP and what went on at MMS (the Minerals Management Service, the federal agency that regulates offshore drilling). There's a thousand things that he could do. He just needs to get down here and start doing something, people are dying."

Welcome to the sinking feeling that we are experiencing living in Carter's Second Term ... on steroids!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Tea Party Movement defined - quotes from Rand Paul

Republican Rand Paul, the 47 year old son of Texas Congressman and past 2008 Presidential candidate, Ron Paul, has become a political phenomenon making his first bid for public office, rode a wave of support from the "tea party" movement into Kentucky's fall election, where Democratic Attorney General Jack Conway promises to turn back the small-government movement. Image Credit:

Tea Party Movement defined - quotes from Rand Paul

The media and the political society in Washington D.C. didn't see it coming. They labeled these primaries that took place on May 18, 2010 as a move toward typical mid-term "Anti-Incumbency", "Angry", and worse ... "Racist Backlash".

Democrat Arlen Spector lost his bid for a seventh term by running on the policies of the Obama Administration after making the desperate move to save his career by switching political parties from Republican to Democrat. This loss was significant largely due to the fact that President Barack Obama, himself, campaigned for Arlen Spector against the eventual primary winner (Joe Sestak) as he had for other Democrats in tight races in late 2009 and 2010 with the same losing result. The Arlen Spector case, if taken alone, may have been typical mid-term "Anti-Incumbency", "Angry", and worse ... "Racist Backlash" if it was not for the looming fact that Joe Sestak still has to beat Republican Senate nominee Pat Toomey for the Senate seat where going in, Toomey has a statistical lead.

The most significant race in that it was the one race where Republicans and Democrats were going up against a candidate who ran on a Tea Party platform, was the race for the Republican Senate seat in Kentucky ... nominee Rand Paul. In his victory speech, he was able to lay out what these political primaries for the November 2010 mid-term elections will actually be about. Not "Anti-Incumbency", "Anger", and worse ... "Racist Backlash" as the main reporting of these events have been cast.

The following are quotes from Rand Paul, Republican Senate nominee from Kentucky as Mr. Paul’s supporters gathered around the fireplace at his victory party at the Bowling Green Country Club - with 99 percent of precincts reporting, Mr. Paul led Mr. Grayson by 24 percentage points:

"The tea party movement is huge," Paul told cheering supporters. "The mandate of our victory tonight is huge. I think America's greatness hinges on us doing something to save the country. The tea party movement is about saving the country from a mountain of debt that is devouring our country and I think could lead to chaos."

"Washington is horribly broken. I think we stand on a precipice," Paul said, "we are encountering a day of reckoning, and this movement, this tea party movement, is a message to Washington that we're unhappy and that we want things done differently."

"People are already saying now you need to weave and dodge, now you need to switch," Paul said in his victory speech. "Now you need to give up your conservative message. You need to become a moderate. You need to give up the tea party. ... The tea party message is not a radical message. It's not an extreme message. What is extreme is a $2 trillion deficit."

Rand Paul hammered President Obama for “apologizing for America’s greatness,” and said about Capitalism, “we should not apologize to the rest of the world for our system.”

Rand Paul also said we “should be proud of Capitalism. Capitalism is freedom.”

"It's a nationwide movement," he added, "What I say to Washington is watch out, here we come."

"It symbolizes the growth of the freedom movement,"
Ron Paul said.

Paul won the Republican nomination without the support of U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Louisville ... the senior Senator from Kentucky.

McConnell endorsed Grayson late in the campaign.

So it is out with the old ... and progressive (Democrat or Republican) political culture, without malice, or anger in Washington D.C. - this is what typifies the Tea Party Movement.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Obamacare - The Law: CBO re-projects to over $1 TRILLION in expenses

The democrats where so excited when the CBO's estimated the savings over ten years will be $130 billion because of the new health care reform bill. There is a big "but". The CBO also estimates, according to Barack Obama's budget, the United States National debt will rise $9.8 Trillion dollars in the same period. Thus, Obama is going to spending $9.8 Trillion more money than the government earns from tax revenues. How? By borrowing and printing money to cover the shortfall. This will raise the National Debt from 2010 levels of $12.5 trillion to $22 Trillion - or a debt held by the average family of four of $293,326.00. Image Credit:

Obamacare - The Law: CBO re-projects to over $1 TRILLION in expenses

This week the Congressional Budget Office, formed and mandated to provide objective and impartial economic analysis assistance to the House of Representatives and the Senate, readjusted the estimate of spending ordered through the recent passage of the Health Care Reform Bill into law ... Obamacare. Discretionary spending could add another $115 billion-plus to the 10-year cost of health-care overhaul. Since there are only 300
million people living and under control of this Obamacare law to pay for this additional spending, this translates to a projected cost to every man, woman, and child to $383.33 each.

Do the math ... which should have been done before our leaders voted this Government Control Agenda known as Obamacare into law ... for every family of four ( a mother, father and two rug-rats), this translates to a family bill to come due at some time of an additional $1,533!

Where is the accountability? Where is the real social justice in a process that intentionally hides the truth of a projected action until it becomes the law of the land so it becomes almost impossible to undue such a corrosive act to living a life in freedom?

In a letter to Rep. Jerry Lewis, the CBO estimated that administrative costs for implementing the legislation will total between $10 billion and $20 billion. Various grants and programs ranging from the small ($45 million for young women's breast-health awareness) to the big ($39 billion for Indian health programs), will add up to about $105 billion. The CBO couldn’t provide an estimate for another group of grants and programs whose funding levels weren’t specified by the bill, it said.

The A.P. notes that the costs weren’t included in earlier CBO estimates because the funds are considered discretionary, to be approved by Congress as needed.

Spending is spending and this discretionary spending is spending that can not be decided upon by the individual but decided upon by a Government worker from money that the Government will collect from each of us in fees and taxes. This collected money that one earns will not be spent by the individual as he or she sees fit for their needs, but spent by the Government as they see fit and without specific and open approval of the people who pay for this spending.

This excerpted and edited from ABC News -

CBO: Health Care Bill Will Cost $115 Billion More Than Previously Assessed

Jake Tapper, Political Punch - ABC News | May 12, 2010 9:08 AM

The director of the Congressional Budget Office said Tuesday that the health care reform legislation would cost, over the next ten years, $115 billion more than previously thought, bringing the total cost to more than $1 trillion.
CBO had originally estimated that the health care reform bill would result in a net reduction in federal deficits of $143 billion from 2010-2019; this revised number would eliminate most of that savings.

In a statement, House Minority Leader John Boehner, R-Ohio, said that the new CBO analysis "provides ample cause for alarm. This comes just weeks after the Obama administration itself released an analysis confirming that the new law actually increases Americans’ health care costs. The American people wanted one thing above all from health care reform: lower costs, which Washington Democrats promised, but they did not deliver. These revelations widen the serious credibility gap President Obama is facing."
Reference Here>>

And this excerpted and edited from the New American -

ObamaCare Already Exceeds Projections
Written by Michael Tennant, New American - Wednesday, 12 May 2010 10:16

Benjamin Franklin famously said that the only two certainties in life are death and taxes. It’s time to add another certainty to that list: Any government program will end up costing far more than estimated at its inception.

Medicare is probably the most famous illustration of this truism. In an outstanding article entitled “The Medicare Monster” in the January 1993 issue of Reason, Steven Hayward and Erik Peterson wrote:

At its start, in 1966, Medicare cost $3 billion. The House Ways and Means Committee estimated that Medicare would cost only about $12 billion by 1990 (a figure that included an allowance for inflation). This was a supposedly “conservative” estimate. But in 1990 Medicare actually cost $107 billion.
Reports the Associated Press: “President Barack Obama's new health care law could potentially add at least $115 billion more to government health care spending over the next 10 years, congressional budget referees said Tuesday.” According to the Congressional Budget Office, these costs were not included in earlier estimates for two reasons: (1) because they result from discretionary spending that Congress may or may not approve (though when was the last time Congress refused to fund anything, let alone something as sensitive as healthcare?); and (2) because the legislation was rushed through Congress so quickly that the CBO didn’t have enough time to calculate the costs fully before passage.

Thus, just seven weeks after Obama signed his healthcare “reform” bill into law, it is already likely to cost 12 percent more than projected. You don’t have to be Nostradamus to foresee actual costs dwarfing the $1 trillion estimate long before the next decade is out.

The additional cost also wipes out nearly all of Obama’s alleged deficit reduction, which was supposed to be $143 billion over the next 10 years. (This claim of deficit reduction in itself barely resembles truth: The Obama bill assumes that future healthcare spending will explode and that the new bill will merely reduce the future exploding costs by $143 billion.) Of course, the administration claims it won’t allow this to happen, saying that “Obama would demand that added spending be offset with cuts in other domestic programs,” according to the AP. Don’t hold your breath.
Congress generally dismissed fears of cost overruns. Rep. Claude Pepper (D-Fla.) said: “The cost will not be greater than our present efficient [sic] and wasteful fee-for-service system. According to experts the charge to the average family under a national health-insurance program will actually be less than it pays now, partly because the employer and government will contribute to the fund.”

Here’s one more certainty to tack on to Franklin’s maxim: In Washington, the more things change — even when it’s “change we can believe in” — the more they stay the same.
Reference Here>>

Right now, early in Carter's Second Term, it is time to begin the actions to reduce the influence and size of our current Government and we start in November by voting for anyone who wishes to put forth the effort to REPEL OBAMACARE!

There, right there ... is over $1 TRILLION in expenses that can be cut which translates to a family-of-four savings of $13,333 - it's just a start against the nearly $300,000 this Government expects to take from each family of four over the next decade.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

It's Cinco de Mayo ... Celebrate With An Arizona Buy-Cott!

Image Credit: 4/27/2010

It's Cinco de Mayo ... Celebrate With An Arizona Buy-Cott!

Today not only marks the day Mexico recognizes a thwarted attack by France (as promoted and celebrated first in the United States by Corona Beer as a promotion to sell their product) ... today is the day independent American citizens can begin to show support for Arizona in its effort to localize Federal immigration law.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010 at 8:00am (any timezone) marks the official start to Buy Arizona, where people intentionally purchase goods and services from companies that claim their headquarters in Arizona in a "Buy-Cott" - a reversal to the time honored consumerism activity known as a boycott.

Ahhhhh, to purchase, as opposed to ignore the goods or services produced, from a company just feels more affirming and, well, AMERICAN! After all, directed consuming is so Capitalistic and un-Obama Administration.

It's Cinco de Mayo, so go out and celebrate by first purchasing an American flag from the American Flag & Pole Co., then go online and pick up some protection in the form of a non-lethal deterrents from Taser International, followed by digital identity theft protection software and services designed by Lifelock, and finally ... go to dinner at PF Changs ... OK, so this food selection does not contain tortillas or salsa but it is time for a new tradition.

The main activity for Cinco de Mayo, and beyond during this "Carter's Second Term", is to begin the tradition of American self-reliance beginning with the show of support of a State that wishes to take control of its destiny in the service to its citizens over the actions (in this case, inaction) of the Federal Government.

BUY ARIZONA - Support Arizona based corporations, local businesses, on-line retailers, and tourism.

The following list is just a sampling of the great companies you can support directly with consumerism ... and there is something for everyone - this IS America. PLEASE SHARE!!

Be sure to check back at the folloing website regularly ... more companies will be added as soon as they are identified!

Buy Arizona begins today - Image Credit: Southern California Tax Revolt Coalition - Home of the San Diego Tea Party






• Allied Waste Industries

• America West Airlines

• American Flag & Pole Co.

• American Spirit Arms (Manufacturer of precision firearms)

• Arizona Artists

• Arizona Cardinals (Football)

• Arizona Diamondbacks (MLB Baseball)

• Arizona Highways (magazine)

• Best Western

• Bookmans (largest used book seller in AZ)

• Cerreta Fine Chocolates

• Candy's Apples (gourmet candied apples)

• Circle K (Convenience Store)

• CSK Auto (Checker Auto Parts, Schucks Auto Supply, Kragen Auto Parts, Murray's Discount Auto Stores)

• Clear Channel Outdoor

• Cold Stone Creamery

• Dial

• Discount Tire Company

Eleanor Joseph Confections (truffles & more!)

• Fairytale Brownies

• Fender Music Instruments

• Flight Miniatures (model aircraft)

• Grand Canyon Airlines

• (green corporate consulting)

• Greyhound Corp.

• GoDaddy

• Harkins Theatres

• Hollycake (Letterpress Stationery)

• Hopi Market

• Kona Grill

• Knight Transportation

• Lifelock

• Massage Envy

• Mesa Air Group (Mesa Airliines, Go!, Freedom Airlines)

• McClendon's Select (mail order organic fruit and honey)

• M. R. Designs & Gifts (Gift Baskets)

• My Computer Works (Scottsdale. Online computer repair)

• Navajo Fine Jewelry & Collectibles

• PF Changs

• Ping (Golf)

• Phoenix Coyotes (NHL Hockey)

• PetSmart

• Poore Brothers Pototo Chips

• Protégé Sports

• Ramada Hotels

• Robar (firearms & accessories)

• Set Enterprises (board games & brain puzzles)

• Seven Sisters Sweet Shop and Chocolate

• Sky Mall

• Surf City Squeeze

• Taser International

• U-Haul

• University of Phoenix

• US Airways