"America is like a healthy body and its resistance is threefold: its patriotism, its morality, and its spiritual life. If we can undermine these three areas, America will collapse from within."
--Joseph Stalin

Saturday, January 31, 2009

GM Sending Tax Payer “Bailout Money” to Brazil

Will Malven

We knew that the Big Three bailout package was a bad idea, now we have proof.

Apparently GM's financial balance sheet wasn't quite as bad as we were led to believe by Democrats in Congress and GM's corporate management.

The Latin American Herald Tribune has announced that GM is investing $1 billion in their Brazilian operations. Here's part of the article with the usual link:

General Motors to Invest $1 Billion in Brazil Operations
Money to Come from U.S. Rescue Program

By Russ Dallen
Latin American Herald Tribune staff

SAO PAULO -- General Motors plans to invest $1 billion in Brazil to avoid the kind of problems the U.S. automaker is facing in its home market, said the beleaguered car maker.

According to the president of GM Brazil-Mercosur, Jaime Ardila, the funding will come from the package of financial aid that the manufacturer will receive from the U.S. government and will be used to "complete the renovation of the line of products up to 2012."

"It wouldn't be logical to withdraw the investment from where we're growing, and our goal is to protect investments in emerging markets," he said in a statement published by the business daily Gazeta Mercantil.

Wouldn't it be nice for American taxpayer dollars intended to "save American jobs" were actually spent in America to protect American jobs?

Thank President Bush for this obscenity. To be sure, it was the Democrats in Congress who pushed the Big Three bailout hearings and urged President Bush to make the loans, "to save American jobs," but it was President Bush who instructed Hank Paulson to take the funds out of TARP. We were told that GM wouldn't last out the quarter without the billions of dollars in "loans" they requested, so after Congress (Republicans) refused to pass the aid bill, President George W. Bush pulled the $9 billion out of the TARP fund.

This was another "URGENT" spending request from the people who now talk with such urgency about spending $1 trillion to stimulate the economy. Any time the people in Washington tell us that something is urgent, we American citizens had better hold on to our wallets.

So now we are supposed to trust these same people to wisely spend $1 trillion of our taxpayer funds? These are the "wise" administrators of our tax dollars who are now telling us, "Just trust us."

A long time ago Ronald Reagan said:

"The nine most terrifying words in the English language are, 'I'm from the government and I'm here to help.'"

Maybe we should pay attention to what he was attempting to tell us. Ronald Reagan was right, big government is the enemy of freedom and liberty. I would add, it is also the enemy of rationality.

We now have a perfect example of what happens when the government spends our tax money precipitously. We get unbridled spending with insufficient or non-existent safeguards to prevent things like this from happening. Now due to the infinite wisdom of our leaders in Washington DC, $1 billion in our tax money is going to Brazil to save Brazilian jobs.

Is it time for the pitch-forks yet?

Long Live Our American Republic!!!!

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Enter the Administration of The Whiners

Will Malven

First it was the "gays" (well now they call themselves the "gay, lesbian, bi-sexual, trans-sexual alliance," or "GLBT"-as though it was some sick, perverted sandwich on a diner's menu) and their whining about Pastor Rick Warren's having been invited by President Elect Barack Obama to give the Invocation for his Inauguration ceremony.

What was Pastor Rick Warren's great "crime?" Giving voice to his support for the California voters' initiative (Proposition 8) restricting the definition of "marriage" solely to hetero-sexual couples. By standing up for his personal beliefs (precisely the same thing these whiners claim to be doing) and the teachings of the Bible, Rick Warren became public enemy No. 1 to, not just the "gay" community, but to the entire Leftist, elitist cabal.

It was not just Pastor Warren who was targeted by the whining, limp-wristed Left, but their messiah as well. President Elect Obama was viciously attacked by his own supporters in the media and on the internet for the heinous act of naming Pastor Warren. So an act of inclusiveness, something in which all of these individuals claim to believe, became a high crime in the court of Liberal elitism...so much for tolerance.

In the end and disappointingly if not unexpectedly so, the President Elect caved into the whiners and only yesterday announced that Bishop Gene Robinson of the (recently apostate) Episcopal Church, the only openly "gay" bishop in the Episcopal Church of Apostacy, has been named to give the invocation at the Inauguration's opening ceremonies on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial.

I bet old Abe is thrilled about that.

Okay, if this wasn't bad enough. Now it appears that the NAACP wants to get in on the whining...

"Waaaahhhh!!! It's not fair!"

Edward Vaughan, the head of the Alabama chapter of the NAACP is complaining because the state of Alabama chose to send the Mobile Azalea Trail Maids to represent them in the inaugural parade. His objection? They remind him of slavery. That's funny; if you are that atuned to the memory of slavery in America then I would think that for someone like you, simply looking in the mirror would be sufficient. After all, you are a black man and the slaves (or most of them) were black so have at it. Get mad...again and again and again...until it kills you, or get over it and yourself.

Well here's a link to the story from the WSFA 12 website:

Alabama NAACP criticizes use of Trail Maids in Inaugural Parade
Posted: Jan 11, 2009 10:52 PM CST
Updated: Jan 12, 2009 01:02 AM CST

Montgomery, Ala. (WSFA) -- They're part of a long standing tradition that will soon become a part of Presidential history.

The head of the Alabama NAACP, however, wants Mobile's Azalea Trail Maids to stay home on Inauguration Day, claiming the group reminds him of slavery.

"These are not just regular costumes. These are the costumes that remind someone of the plantation in Gone with the Wind," Edward Vaughn said in a phone interview.

Vaughn went on to say the group would be the laughing stock of the Inauguration. County leaders say nothing could be further from the truth.

I suspect this has far less to do with Mr. Vaughan's being offended than it does with him attempting to grab some of the spotlight now being focused on our President Elect. Mr. Vaughan, like most leaders of the NAACP is nothing more than a "race pimp."

Judging from the initial reaction on the extremely Left-wing dailyKos website, I doubt this whine will have the legs of the GLBT complaint. After all, as far as the Left is concerned, they have their "Black President" now so they are absolved from any further concern about the needs or feelings of those in the African American community...right guys?

Remember, these are the people who endlessly preach "tolerance" and "understanding" to any foolish enough to listen to their drivel. These are the same people who will endlessly harangue us about "freedom of speech" and "civil liberties."

The problem with their espousal of these noble principles, as it is with almost any topic for which they advocate, is that they understand little about the underlying principles of those causes they so devoutly espouse. Their ire and open, sometimes violent, hatred of those who oppose their advocacy is a revelation of what is meant by "A little education is a dangerous thing."

They are only willing to apply those principles, to which they so resolutely declare their allegiance, to those with whom they agree, and "devil take the hindmost." They do so with the firm and unshakeable belief that they are just in their hatred. Anyone who opposes the views of a Liberal is summarily guilty of being evil and therefore a just target of their contempt.

Time to move onward and stop kowtowing to these whiners of the Left. "It's not fair," is not a legitimate reason for making law or policy. "It's not fair" is nothing but a whine from those who want to oppress and suppress those with whom they disagree.

America has moved well beyond the concerns of our forefathers over the "Tyranny of the majority over the minority," into the dubious realm of the tyranny of the minority over the majority.

President Elect Obama has already proven that he lacks sufficient spine by surrendering to the clamor of the limp-wristed and naming the apostate Bishop from Oregon to open the ceremonies.

This does not bode well for our nation’s future.

Long Live Our American Republic!!!!

Friday, January 2, 2009

Democrat Bailout of Dying Liberal Print Media?

Will Malven

File this one under the "I should've seen this coming" category; Connecticut State Representative Frank Nicastro (D-Bristol/Forestville) is petitioning the Connecticut state government to bailout his local newspapers, the Bristol Press and the New Britain Herald.

This is the first such effort and it is strictly a local effort by Representative Nicastro and some of his fellow state legislators, but I predict that it won't be the last. With all of the large Liberal newspapers now struggling to survive due to dire reductions in revenue and readership, watch for a push from Democrats in Congress to follow suit.

Here's the Reuters story:

Government aid could save U.S. newspapers, spark debate
Wed Dec 31, 2008 6:50pm EST
By Robert MacMillan - Analysis

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Connecticut lawmaker Frank Nicastro sees saving the local newspaper as his duty. But others think he and his colleagues are setting a worrisome precedent for government involvement in the U.S. press.

Nicastro represents Connecticut's 79th assembly district, which includes Bristol, a city of about 61,000 people outside Hartford, the state capital. Its paper, The Bristol Press, may fold within days, along with The Herald in nearby New Britain.

That is because publisher Journal Register, in danger of being crushed under hundreds of millions of dollars of debt, says it cannot afford to keep them open anymore.

Nicastro and fellow legislators want the papers to survive, and petitioned the state government to do something about it. "The media is a vitally important part of America," he said, particularly local papers that cover news ignored by big papers and television and radio stations.

This would set a dangerous precedent for the independence of our press, which is already highly questionable when it comes to its coverage of the Democrat Party. I call your attention to the fact that nowhere in the above article is Representative Nicastro identified as a Democrat. I was forced to go on line for that little nugget of information. When was the last time you saw a politician's name in the press without party identification...when it was a Democrat involved in something controversial; someone like Democrat Illinois Governor Blagojevich, perhaps?

The dying mainstream media (MSM) with its Leftist agenda, blatant advocacy for the presidential bid of Barack Hussein Obama and his fellow Democrat Party members, is "dying" precisely because of their firmly entrenched extreme Left-wing biases. People don't want to read a newspaper which has a blatant political agenda.

Some have already declared 2008 as "The year in which American journalism died," due to the exceptional bias exhibited by the MSM, including the almost universal cheerleading in support of Obama's candidacy in the broadcast media as well as the print media.

Any direct financial connection between the MSM and members of our government in the form of grants, loans, bailouts, or any other means of attempting to save the failing commercial enterprises would be the death-knell of any remaining trust
Americans might place in the press.

Taking this move in combination with the promised effort by Democrat legislators in Congress to move the (anything but) "Fairness Doctrine" forward through Congress, I predict that Democrats in Congress will not be far behind in suggesting the bail-out of such Liberal luminaries as the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, and all of the other failing bastions of Liberal propaganda.

If I am right, this move should make all Americans shudder. There will be no independent voice remaining in the MSM and any individual seeking to know the truth rather than Leftist propaganda will be forced to rely on internet based new-sources such as blogs and small independent news outlets.

Throughout our nation's history, the press-for all of its flaws-has been called the "Fourth Estate" of our government because it has always served as a watch-dog on the excesses and corrupt practices of our government. If that Fourth Estate now becomes funded by that same government, how can its readers trust it to remain an independant voice?

Watch for it folks, I predict this will be the next movement coming out of the Democrat Party.

Long Live Our American Republic!!!!