Maybe Dana Loesch can take over for John Stewart and the Daily Show.
I am an American citizen, this is still America, I have my Constitutional Rights, and no I will not shut up. I’ve been regulated enough and I just can’t stand no more.
Rearrange the letters in Bureaucracy with a little twist and you can spell: Crazy Bureau.
The FEC is going to try to regulate free speech on blogs like this very one you are reading. You see, I personally believe they are worried freedom of speech is too widely used and full blown censorship and licensing of who can and cannot speak their minds would be seen as way too totalitarian.
Well if it happens, I will not change and they can throw me in jail. I know the President and Congress don’t really pay attention to the Constitution much anymore, but that doesn’t mean I still don’t have the rights afforded to me by that document.
I will not go silently into the tyrannical night. I will not simply allow this despotic form of government to continue to usurp power and unveil a long trail of abuses….
Over 200 years ago, a couple of cent tax on our tea and the inability to speak your mind and assemble as you saw fit was grounds for a revolution.
I didn’t know NERF made sabers.
Source: President Obama is expected to formally ask Congress to authorize the use of military force against the Islamic State terror group in the coming days, even as lawmakers said crafting and passing such a measure would be a challenge.
Let’s not forget that before the 2014 elections, President Obama and Democrats downplayed the nature of ISIS. Could it be because when Obama hastily abandoned the war against terror, it allowed ISIS to flourish in the vacuum Obama created?
Now he wants authority to go deal with the threat?
Maybe he could have listened to his critics and experts before making a promise to his adoring anti-war supporters. Imagine if the media bothered to cover the facts anymore. Home many hostages would have avoided capture and death….
Sickens me that my country has a President like this.
Democrat St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman is going to Cuba. I’m not exactly sure what he hopes to learn from the Communist nation.
Oh, maybe Mayor Coleman can learn about the brutal Cuban regime’s model correctional system.
The Democrat policy that was supposed to fix expensive health insurance needs another bailout proving once again that the whole program is not only a scam, but unsustainable.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Lackluster enrollment in private plans and shrinking federal funds may force the state to cover a greater share of Minnesota’s healthinsurance exchange.
MNsure stands to get another $11.7 million in state money from Gov. Mark Dayton’s budget proposal for technological improvements. The state has to chip in more because public plan signups have far outpaced private plan enrollments.
The governor also wants to assume costs for staff that review insurance rates and investigate complaints. Those changes would bring the state’s running tab for the exchange to at least $23 million.
Don’t forget, the people who Dayton put in charge to run this thing already got performance bonuses. They were only held accountable for a failed launch after it was too late. There was no oversight of MNSure, “The Minnesota Health Insurance Exchange”.
I have been saying that Obamacare was a trojan horse for single-payer government run insurance since before it was hastily rushed through a Democrat Congress. It was clear to most sane people that Obamacare was a tourniquet for Health Insurance problems, not a cure. It was not designed to fix the high cost of health insurance and health care. I believe it was specifically designed to destroy the existing system.
You see, Obamacare was designed to bankrupt insurance companies. Mandating coverage of everyone, no matter how expensive their preexisting condition is, is going to have ramifications. Democrats who passed Obamacare & MNSure must have known that this would hurt everyone else. Oh yeah, they call that fairness.
The fact is Democrats never intended insurance exchanges like MNSure and Healthcare.gov to be the solution. But the problem is, that their placebo has failed too soon. The question is, do we have the stomach for actually repealing a failed and unsustainable entitlement before people get addicted to “free” expensive stuff that ends up ruining entire sectors of our economy?
You see, if Mark Dayton can bandaid MNSure together for a few more years, more people will get addicted to government run, very poorly, health insurance they will be too afraid to go back to a free market solution.
Watch the very beginning of this clip. A CNN “reporter” kisses the socialist NYC Mayor on the cheek on air before the interview.
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I think there was a bit of a longing glare in that Monica and Slick Willy in the rope line gaze…..
But the bigger point is, how can you expect fair and unbiased news coverage when that happens?
Is the reporter worshipping the subject? Is the reporter a fan of the Mayor’s radical policies? How can you tell if anyone is being told the truth?
Just because a city, state, or region votes like Marxists doesn’t mean all journalism and factual coverage can be lost. I’m a firm believer that if most people knew the truth about socialism and marxism, they’d reject it.
Common sense, reason, and logic will lead people away from liberalism but only if the media does their job to report the truth.
Like, there is no free lunch. That government isn’t an expert at everything. That Government often gets it wrong.
If Megan Kelly had kissed George Bush on the cheek before an interview, the left would go insane. Heck, when former Congresswoman Bachmann kissed Bush on the cheek at the SOTU the media went nuts.
What I am saying is that the media, like big Government, can’t be trusted. They are playing to their own self interests, and in many cases, helping their friends.
Another excuse is that the Minnesota media refused once again to educate the voters of Minnesota as to just how far left and radical the Democrat leaders in Minnesota are. No one knows the truth. No one knows that no matter the problem, the solution is new taxes, more regulation, and if that doesn’t work, blame Republicans for ignoring the problem even though they didn’t have the power to do anything.
Barrack Obama is finally being honest with the American people and it is time for the media to stop protecting this Marxist.
[Source: MPR] President Obama’s State of the Union address on Tuesday will call for higher taxes on wealthy Americans and tax credits for the middle class, The Associated Press reports, citing anonymous senior administration officials.
This is wealth redistribution plain and simple. This is exactly what the Soviet Union and other Communist nations are based on. Taking money (property) away from people and businesses in order to ration it back out to the poor “working class”.
I wonder if Minnesota’s Congressional Democrats are going to continue to cozy up to Obama. After all, most of them pretend to be moderates while at home in the State. What the President is proposing is radical left wing policies.
So brand new Congressman Tom Emmer voted for John Boehner for Speaker of the House and I wouldn’t have done the same.
My choices are,
1) Stay on in CD6 and hope to earn Congressman Emmer’s trust and pass along some wisdom from the inside. Yes, I could run for reelection as CD6 Treasurer and State Executive Committee member and try to change the Congressman’s mind on issues. The truth is there is so much else to fight for in party politics for me. In 2016 we must hold the MN House and retake the MN Senate. Anyone wasting any time on other pursuits in 2016 is a fool and best friend of the DFL. In 2018 we have another statewide war for Guv, US Senate, and such. There’s so much work to rebuild the part from the base up and strengthen it at the CD & State level, surely I could set difference aside for the greater good…. But should I?
2) Take my ball and go home. Yes, I could walk away from politics altogether because try and try as I might, there is always another person or group that causes you headaches and makes the volunteer work even harder. Meanwhile other people doing the same thing as me (only worse) have figured out how to profit lucratively from it. Why bother? Yes the party work work needs to be done, but why do I continue to bang my head against the wall when some fanboy activist demands the world revolve around them one day and the next your Congressman votes exactly opposite of how you would. Another day a group will siphon off all the volunteers and teach them that listening to a couple guys tell jokes every week or so is doing something. I have better things to do. And frankly this little bit of venting is likely to have already earned me the distinguished status of enemy of a whole list of people and groups.
3) Put my money where my mouth is. Yes, if I am so let down by the people who represent me in Government, maybe its time for me to run. I’m no fan of personal grudge match endorsement battles or primaries, but I’ve had about all I can take. Maybe its time to run for something. And frankly if Congressman Emmer is going to be Boehner’s most reliable vote while compromising with Obama on the destruction of our Country, he is unworthy to represent me. There was no good alternative. I am too busy to know anything about the others who ran. But I do know that had I been sworn in to the 114th Congress, I would have voted for myself.
Sure, the insiders and people who get invited to all those fancy dancy parties think Boehner is a great and masterful Speaker. Meanwhile the country is in Constitutional and fiscal crisis. The citizen is deemed the security threat. Taxes and regulation are an every day but necessary obstacle to the pursuit of happiness that is so drummed into us Americans that we don’t even bat an eye anymore. We’re at that now or never point.
What does this mean?
I don’t know. I’m open for advice.
Is it worth being just a lowly activist that operatives and politicians take advantage of anymore?
Is it time for me to run for State or Federal office?
Maybe a higher office with in the Republican Party?
Or maybe I should just go be a blissful uninformed voter and no longer care that this country and state are falling apart at the seems under the crushing force of Government?
Its purely hypothetical, not to mention, probably never going to happen. BUT if I was just sworn into Congress and tasked with voting for John Boehner as Speaker of the House, I’d vote no based on my conservative principles.
That may be one of the major factors into why I will probably never get to Congress. But I’m still not taking it off the bucket list.
The Federal Government taking over the internet and making it a public utility is yet another example of President Obama’s (and Senator Al Franken’s) lust for a perfect Marxist utopia. Where someone else pays for what you want. But don’t let any of your Minnesota friends know that Al Franken is a left wing nutjob.
Internet is a service. You are buying a service, you do not have a right to it. If you use more than someone else, you should pay more. If your usage is causing a slowdown for everyone else, why shouldn’t the company protect other customers?
yes, there is room for debate about the tactics and ethics of all internet providers and key companies in the internet – Google for example. They’ve been censoring search results and promoting others in a pay to play scheme for years, but they don’t get punished.
Friends, Net Neutrality sounds so wonderful, but this is classic Marxism. Someone built a product (the internet and its wonderous way it gets to your home, work, or mobile device) and the Progressive left wants to steal their product and spread the wealth around.
Set aside your dislike for Comcast, Verizon, ATT, etc and think about it. Don’t use Government to punish someone or something you don’t like.
In a free society, you have to assume risk. In a free society, competition will drive better and cheaper goods and services.
This is another reach of Government. Once they control the internet, what makes you think they won’t tell you what you can and cannot see on it? They ruined health insurance. They ruined school lunches.
Wake up people. You’re being played by a Marxist. Think don’t feel.
There is no such thing as a free lunch.