912 – The Movie

•September 30, 2009 • Leave a Comment

Outpost 54 joined the Taxpayer March on Washington DC on September 12, 2009.

This is what we witnessed:

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DOES OBAMA LIE?

•September 10, 2009 • 1 Comment

Judging the character of the man:

It is certainly difficult to judge a character of a man even within a close friendship let alone from afar. However, after repeated behavior one can usually come within a stone’s throw of obtaining a pretty accurate assessment of the metal with which one is dealing.  In the case of the subject at hand, I would venture to say we are somewhere on the periodic table between clay and turd.

If you can present a non-fascist campaign promise that has been fulfilled or is being attempted, please bring it to my attention and right my terrible wrong.   However, the change and hope that voters breathlessly cast their ballot for was most certainly not a change from “employed” to “unemployed” and more time to “hope for a job”.  This does not seem to bother the great Messiah, to whom so many have ineffectively garnished their allegiance, as he basks on yet another vacation, possibly to consider offshore investments for those monstrous pre-inaugural book royalties.

The biggest deception at hand, however, is who Obama and his Czars plan to cover with his 1,000 page $900 billion health plan.  He assures us no illegal aliens will be covered, and that the intent of the bill is to fix the problem of “epic proportions” that seems to exist of nearly 50 million people in the U.S. who can’t afford health insurance.

There are several problems with Obama’s math, and if his economic policy is any indication, he truly is no math wiz so this should come as no surprise.The biggest problem is that there is no where near the 47 million un-insured Americans who can’t afford insurance as he and his government building friends like to repeatedly claim.

Right off the bat 43% of those without insurance are at 2.5 times the poverty line, which means they certainly can afford insurance but they instead choose to spend their money on cigarettes (following the example of Obama),  alcohol, big screen T.V.’s, and government encouraged new cars.  This group of people carries with it an entire host of health issues, for sure, all of which are larger than their lack of desire to budget money for health insurance.  If the government truly “cares” about these people then it can start by further increasing the taxes on unhealthy behaviors and decreasing the taxes on societal contributory behaviors like entrepreneurial endeavors (think the opposite of everything cities like Philadelphia, Detroit, New Orleans and other failing cities do).

The second problem is that in order to come up with 47 million uninsured people the census included illegal immigrants.  There are approximately 11-15 million illegal immigrants in the U.S. right now who answer the question: do you have health insurance? with a “NO”.  Obama says he won’t cover these people. Then why does he repeatedly say there are 47 million people who need his plan? If he isn’t going to address 47 million people, but only 32 million people, then why doesn’t he say 32 million people? Which lie is he telling?

IN ‘USA TODAY’ 1-22-08

One thing is clear: Undocumented immigrants are driving up the number of people without health insurance. The Pew Hispanic Center estimates that 59% of the nation’s illegal immigrants are uninsured, compared with 25% of legal immigrants and 14% of U.S. citizens. Illegal immigrants represent about 15% of the nation’s 47 million uninsured people — and about 30% of the increase since 1980.

If you want to do something that will have a meaningful impact on the problem of the uninsured, then you must talk about undocumented immigrants,” says James Smith, a senior economist at the RAND Corp.

So in spite of Obama’s denials, the Czar captain seems to be planning coverage of illegals of some sort.  This seems to be consistent with the lack of outcry from far left pro-illegal alien Hispanic groups.  After all.  If Obama wasn’t planning on covering illegal aliens, then you can be sure there would be rioting in the streets from Lagrosa, the SEIU, Southern California Human Rights Network, Pomona Day Labor Center, Central American Resource Center, Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles, etc. Instead these are the very groups that are out there fighting for Obama’s plan.

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Borrow and Spend:

•August 27, 2009 • Leave a Comment

Obama continues to practice all of the financial logic that we were taught NOT to follow as children; i.e. spend more than you have; if you want what you can’t afford, borrow; when the chips are down, spend, spend, spend!  It’s clear why this President is one of the few to have no experience in the “real world” of economics, but has only floated about on the magic carpet ride of government grants, activist group funding, and special interest paybacks.

The question at hand for the American people, however, is how long will we tolerate an fiscal incompetent, drunk with power, sitting behind the wheel of the American economy?  How much do we have to lose before enough is enough, and at that point, will the economy be recoverable within site of any living generations?

You will do well to read this article from my friends at the Heritage Foundation, then send them something to support their hard work.  Remember, with truth we live.

Article:

Morning Bell: A Sobering Wake Up Call

Who’s writing U.S. legislation? Not elected lawmakers!

•August 27, 2009 • Leave a Comment

Lobbyist Legislators Pile Up The Paperwork On Congress

Special interest groups like Apollo Alliance et al are no only Lobbying congress these days, they handing pre-packaged, shrink-wrapped, specially designed bills to carry out legislation that will support their agenda.  These lobbyist include mega corporations to avowed communists.  The irony is that the small minded grass roots liberals are not having their interests represented in these bills any more than the conservatives.  The only interests being represented are the interests of the totalitarians in the “inner circles” of power-trade.  Glenn Beck lays out some of the details in this video:

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The One Thing 8/26

MY memory of Ted Kennedy

•August 26, 2009 • Leave a Comment

Ted Kennedy’s Speech vs Robert Bork

Will the REAL party of “fear and loathing” please stand up?

It was 1987,  I was 15 years old, and I was very excited because Ronald Reagan had just nominated Justice Robert Bork to the Supreme Court.  Bork stood for all that I felt a supreme court justice should.  Bork  pro-U.S. constitution and he believed in APPLYING the law in an arena of absolute morality, not re-writing it in some topsy-turvey world of situational ethics that matched the current political or societal trends.  So you can imagine the surprise and devastation that I felt when his nomination was defeated in congress 58-42.  My naive mind did not yet fully understand the marriage between the media and the LEFT, but this would be one of those turning points in my young mind that would help me see exactly the strength and danger of a corrupt govt and willing media.

Because of Bork’s judicial standings, as well as his staunch conservative philosophies, he was a greatly feared nomination from the perspective of the LEFT.   That fear was articulated in a pivotal speech by Edward “ted” Kennedy given just 45 minutes after the nomination.  The speech was arguably prepared well in advance, and save for the opening paragraph, would have been just as effective for any conservative nominee whom Reagan had chosen.  In fact, Democrats had made it public ahead of time that they would fight ANY nomination that Reagan put before them, even going so far as to issue the president a ‘warning’ that they would “put up a fight” and “form a solid phalanx” against his would-be assumed conservative nomination.

Here, as follows is the speech Ted Kennedy gave in response to the Bork nomination:

Mr. President, I oppose the nomination of Robert Bork to the Supreme Court, and I urge the Senate to reject it.

In the Watergate scandal of 1973, two distinguished Republicans — Attorney General Elliot Richardson and Deputy Attorney General William Ruckelshaus — put integrity and the Constitution ahead of loyalty to a corrupt President. They refused to do Richard Nixon’s dirty work, and they refused to obey his order to fire Special Prosecutor Archibald Cox. The deed devolved on Solicitor General Robert Bork, who executed the unconscionable assignment that has become one of the darkest chapters for the rule of law in American history.

That act — later ruled illegal by a Federal court — is sufficient, by itself, to disqualify Mr. Bork from this new position to which he has been nominated. The man who fired Archibald Cox does not deserve to sit on the Supreme Court of the United States.

Mr. Bork should also be rejected by the Senate because he stands for an extremist view of the Constitution and the role of the Supreme Court that would have placed him outside the mainstream of American constitutional jurisprudence in the 1960s, let alone the 1980s. He opposed the Public Accommodations Civil Rights Act of 1964. He opposed the one-man one-vote decision of the Supreme Court the same year. He has said that the First Amendment applies only to political speech, not literature or works of art or scientific expression.

Under the twin pressures of academic rejection and the prospect of Senate rejection, Mr. Bork subsequently retracted the most neanderthal of these views on civil rights and the first amendment. But his mind-set is no less ominous today.

Robert Bork’s America is a land in which women would be forced into back-alley abortions, blacks would sit at segregated lunch counters, rogue police could break down citizens’ doors in midnight raids, schoolchildren could not be taught about evolution, writers and artists would be censored at the whim of government, and the doors of the federal courts would be shut on the fingers of millions of citizens for whom the judiciary is often the only protector of the individual rights that are the heart of our democracy.

America is a better and freer nation than Robert Bork thinks. Yet in the current delicate balance of the Supreme Court, his rigid ideology will tip the scales of justice against the kind of country America is and ought to be.

The damage that President Reagan will do through this nomination, if it is not rejected by the Senate, could live on far beyond the end of his presidential term. President Reagan is still our President. But he should not be able to reach out from the muck of Irangate, reach into the muck of Watergate, and impose his reactionary vision of the Constitution on the Supreme Court and on the next generation of Americans. No justice would be better than this injustice.

Mr. President, I ask unanimous consent that a statement by Benjamin L. Hooks and Ralph G. Neas of the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights opposing the nomination may be printed in the Record.


There being no objection, the statement was ordered to be printed in the Record, as follows:

STATEMENT OF BENJAMIN L. HOOKS, CHAIRPERSON, AND RALPH G. NEAS, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE ON CIVIL RIGHTS

There is no question that a very substantial majority of the civil rights community will strongly oppose the nomination of Robert Bork to be Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court.

The confirmation of Robert Bork, an ultra-conservative, would dramatically alter the balance of the Supreme Court, putting in jeopardy the civil rights achievements of the past three decades. Well established law could overnight be substantially eroded or overturned.

This is the most historic moment of the Reagan presidency. Senators will never cast a more important and far-reaching vote. Indeed, this decision will profoundly influence the law of the land well into the 21st century.

LIBS tell Whole Foods CEO – Stop thinking for yourself!

•August 22, 2009 • Leave a Comment

Whole Foods CEO John Mackey, typically a liberal friendly kind of guy, a self-starter who started one of the largest grocery chains in his garage, has now been turned against by the LIBERAL MACHINE because he dared to disagree with the President. (gasp! a liberal who thinks for himself! gasp choke wheeze..!)

After Mackey issued a statement that he provides insurance for his workers, and that he is concerned with the President’s plan and the LIBERAL THUG MACHINES went into instant full court press sending protestors to locations in major cities across the U.S.  Essentially, the message is the same, disagree with the establishment, and you will be villified, scorned, boycotted, and otherwise punished.  (Interesting because I remember liberals and the Dixie Chicks weeping big tears when their record sales slumped after they trashed the entire country immediatly after 9/11).

So I guess there may be a customer base change at Whole Foods because conservatives will want to remain healthy under the single payer system, and will want to support someone with the brass ones to stand against the establishment.

notice the UNION BOSSES, and the “blabber” that says that Mackey was against ANY reform, they continue to misquote and abuse anyone, even their own..

McHealthcare: the govt and your bedpan

•August 22, 2009 • Leave a Comment

The kid behind the window popped his chewing gum and, leaning forward lazily while speaking through the intercom said, “sign the form and drive up to the window marked ‘admissions 13’ “.  The car behind me honked so I handed the broken clipboard to my wife and pulled up about 40 yards to the indicated window.  Once at the window we realized there was no-one behind the counter so we filled out the form in the car and waited.  Eventually, we saw a woman stamping out a cigarrette across the parking lot walk over into the building and then shortly appear behind our counter. “Form and national I.D. please!” she barked as she pushed the drawer out of the wall towards the car door.  I dropped the form and my national I.D. card into the drawer.  She looked at the form, compared it to my I.D. card, looked at me and the picture on my I.D.  When she seemed satisfied she typed what seemed like three characters into her computer and a small sticker spat out of the little thermal printer on her desk.  She put it in the drawer and pushed it toward the car again. “Pull straight ahead toward the exit,” she said before turning and facing away from us in her chair.  I handed the sticker to my wife and pulled forward to the sound of impatient honks behind me.  I was silently bracing myself for what I new would be my wife’s reaction to what was printed on that sticker.  “WHAT?!” she screamed, “four months?! They are making us wait four months to get Johnny’s cough looked at?!.. and they’re not covering it?!  since when is your salary qualified as wealthy?!”

I remained silent.  It was like this every time we went to the “doctor”.  Or every time we “attempted” to go to the doctor.  Usually we ended up suffering for three or four times as long as we should have and then getting better before our appointment and then canceling the appointment before scheduled.   (Of course there were cancelation fees that were adding up…) On one occassion, my wife got the flu shortly after giving birth, and it took a turn for the worse.  She suffered violently for four days and got so dehydrated that finally I ventured onto the “street” and got two weeks worth of antibiotics on the black market for $3800.  I’m not sure if she would have made it without them.

Last month in the underground newspaper that ‘appears’ on our doorstep once every couple weeks, there was an article about an individual that was found dead of a heart attack waiting in his car outside one of the govt healthcare admin building windows.  The ambulance crew got to the newspaper and said they had been instructed to say that the individual died of ‘natural causes’.

I just hope if I ever do get fortunate or unfortunate enough to land a hospital bed, that I don’t have to wait four months for a bedpan..

So the beat goes on…