You Got Nothin, BO

By: Citizen Scribe

Hey, BO, you got nothin’.

You ain’t never been nothin’, ain’t never done nothin’, and you ain’t never made nothin’.

Whatchoo done, man? You talk smack. That’s all you got, man, is talkin’ smack.

You ain’t never built nothin’, man. You all about tearin’ stuff down.

You just some bitter, jealous, wannabe with no game.

It ain’t in you to tell the truth. You gotta lie about everything you done, everything you was, everything you wish you were.

You don’t believe nothin’. You can’t fix nothin’. You can’t even own yo’ own screw-ups, man.

You got nothin’. Yo’ gangsta friends, yo’ strongarm thugs, yo’ hired guns — they don’t respect you, man. Soon as the gravy runs out, that be when they runs out.

You gonna run again? You gonna tell those same tired lies again? You all smoke and mirrors, man.

Who you runnin’ against, man? Some guy who saved the Olympics, some guy who worked his ass off and made himself rich, some guy who knows what a payroll looks like, some guy who’s everything you wish you was. And you can’t handle that. A decent man, a family man, a good and honorable man.

He’s the real deal, man. He ain’t no fake like you.

You got nothin’.

You ain’t never gonna have nothin’.

Your whole life — tissue of lies. Empty and hollow. You got no talent, no honor, no character.

Sucks to be you, man.

No respect for a shriveled, blackened, treacherous soul like you.

Just thought you should know.


Senate Democrats’ deliver ‘Christmas in July’ for Team Romney

By: Jeffrey Klein
Political Buzz Examiner

In an attempt to advance President Obama’s proposal to extend the ‘Bush-era tax cuts’ for one year, but only for those making less than $250,000 per year, Senate Democrats drew a line in the sand that they believe has Republicans cornered so they can win the tax-cut battle; however, in reality, they gave Team Romney a second ‘trump card’ with which to win the election war in November.

A top Senate Democrat, Patty Murray (D-WA) set the table this morning for a serious game of political ‘chicken,’ warning Republicans that if they did not agree to allow federal income tax rates rise on America’s top earners, her caucus was willing to let all the Bush-era tax rates expire at the end of the year and in effect, let Americans fall off what many in Washington call the “fiscal cliff,” according to a FOXNews article today.

Additionally, $1.2 trillion in automatic ‘sequester’ budget cuts will go into effect–a product of last summer’s failed [national] debt-ceiling increase deal Super Committee–that would hit the military particularly hard, as President Obama had already called on Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta to cut $478 billion from the Pentagon budget.

Most economists believe that the combined negative economic effect of these two measures would likely usher the nation into a deeper recession.

But Sen. Murray indicated Democrats are willing to let the deadline pass in order to better their negotiating position.

So if we can’t get a good deal, a balanced deal that calls on the wealthy to pay their fair share, then I will absolutely continue this debate into 2013 rather than lock in a long-term deal this year that throws middle-class families under the bus.

We will have a new fiscal and political reality … If the Bush tax cuts expire, every proposal will be a tax cut proposal and the pledge to not raise taxes will no longer keep Republicans boxed in and unable to compromise.

If middle-class families start seeing more money coming out of their paychecks next year — are Republicans really going to stand up and fight for new tax cuts for the rich?

Are they going to continue opposing the Democrats’ middle-class tax cut once the slate has been wiped clean?

I think they know this would be an untenable political position. And I hope this pushes them to come to the table with real revenue now before being forced to the table if we don’t get a deal before the New Year.

Sen. Murray not only made the threat in her speech today, she also preemptively argued that Republicans would be to blame if that happens–suggesting that if Republicans don’t negotiate to her party’s liking on the automatic ‘sequester’ spending cuts–her party would let those cuts happen, too.

So anyone who tells you sequestration is going to simply disappear because both sides want to avoid it is either fooling themselves, or trying to fool you. It is going to have to be replaced, and that replacement is going to have to be balanced.

Senate Majority Leader, Harry Reid (D-NV) is totally on board with this plan too, as his spokesman, Adam Jentleson, told Fox Business Network that [Reid] has “always said that we’re not changing anything until Republicans compromise and embrace a plan that includes revenues.”

How strong is the hand of cards Democrats hold?

Very briefly…

After four years of stagnant job growth and high unemployment, in an economy that is persistently perceived as never having exited the recession, the plans and policies of the Obama Administration and Democrats have proven to be utter failures–with no ‘hope and change’ in sight.

Obama cannot run on his record–no matter how it is spun or who they blame.

And, if just maintaining the Bush tax cuts for the middle class were the “silver bullet” for our situation, after four years of having them we should have already have been making progress; instead, by all accounts, we are falling back into recession.

Finally, Senators Reid and Murray have made a seriously flawed assumption–Democrats maintain control of the Senate and retain the White House.

That is not likely because an unwavering 54% of [Likely] American [Voters] have wanted Obamacare repealed since it was signed into law over two years ago.

Now, with the Supreme Court having upheld it, the only way to repeal it is to vote Gov. Mitt Romney into the White House, and vote control of the Senate to Republicans.

That was the first November election ‘trump card.’

Now, the Democrats have dealt the Republicans a second ‘trump card,’ because the above November election scenario is also the only way to reinstate the Bush tax cuts for everyone, and to create and implement the necessary solution for the automatic “sequester” cuts.

The second ‘trump card.’

With two ‘trump cards’ in hand, we can let the Democrats watch the Bush tax cuts expire and sequester begin on January 1, 2013–because Barack Obama has already demonstrated how quickly things can change using ‘Executive Orders,’ and Mitt Romney is an expert in that arena.

This feels just like Democrats delivered us ‘Christmas in July.’


Warrantless Searches and the 4th Amendment

By: T F Stern
T F Stern’s Rantings

Your home is your castle, a place you and your family are safe from the evils of the world as well as government intrusion, unwarranted searches and seizures of property. Unwarranted searches were listed as grievances against the King of England when we declared our independence. It was important enough to be included in the Bill of Rights to prevent our own government from ever violating this sacred trust.

“The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.”

The Department of Homeland Security has never received their copy of the 4th Amendment or have chosen to disregard it as they go about violating the scope and intent of this clearly stated principle of liberty. Reminding TSA goons of this American principle can get you arrested and detained if you happen to be at an airport.

More recently, in a case of mistaken identity it got a Florida resident killed simply because the police apparently stormed the wrong house while looking for a felon suspect according to an NBCNEWS.com story. The news story made a big deal out of reports that police never identified themselves when they knocked on the door; but was that really the issue? At 1:30 AM, if someone knocks on my door they’d be looking down the barrel of my pistol; during the daytime hours that same gun would be hidden in the small of my back for easy access should the need arise.

“When we knocked on the door, the door opened and the occupant of that apartment was pointing a gun at deputies and that’s when we opened fire and killed him,” Lt. John Herrell said.”

How come police didn’t obtain a warrant prior to knocking on the door or, for that matter, approaching the residence? There were sufficient officers at the scene to ensure the felony suspect wasn’t going anywhere. From what was reported, they had probable cause to believe the suspect was hiding inside that residence; certainly enough to obtain a warrant signed by a judge regardless of the hour.

Nothing will bring the dead man back to life, this was a tragic event. Please don’t read anything into this appraisal of a situation which I was not witness to or take this as prejudging the police without sufficient evidence; their statement validates what I’ve printed and any criminal or civil litigation which follows would require the same standard of proof as any other case.

My purpose for writing is a bit more involved; police and other government representatives, are required to obtain a warrant prior to stopping and/or detaining an individual unless circumstances make it impossible. The same requirements hold true for entering the property of an individual; government officers are specifically prohibited from violating the God-given right to be safe within the confines of his/her house without a warrant obtained with specific probable cause before a judge.

There are many in positions of authority among us, elected or appointed, who don’t agree with this part of our contract with government. They see themselves as protectors of society with the attitude of, “What ever it takes to keep folks safe… that’s good enough.”

President Obama, frustrated by his inability to implement progressive changes to our way of life, has run into road blocks initiated by our founders, a means of slowing down government to prevent radical changes. Change requires agreement between a divided Congress, a divided Senate and the executive branch of government. In this way individual liberties are safe guarded from irrational torch bearers. It should alarm most citizens when they hear Obama’s inflammatory slogan, issued October 24, 2011 and posted to the official White House web site, “We Can’t Wait.”

“Without a doubt, the most urgent challenge that we face right now is getting our economy to grow faster and to create more jobs…. we can’t wait for an increasingly dysfunctional Congress to do its job. Where they won’t act, I will.”

In plain English, “To hell with the Constitution. We don’t need no stinkin’ Congress; I know what needs to be done!” Every Executive Order Obama signs validates this concern.

The Obama administration also feels the same way about the 2nd Amendment protecting an individual’s God-given right to own and bear arms. Hillary Clinton is Obama’s “point man” working with the U.N. to get the Small Arms Treaty ratified. The Senate is scheduled to vote on this important issue July 27th. The purpose of the treaty is to strip the guts out of the 2nd Amendment by turning sovereign powers over to the United Nations. The treaty will restrict gun ownership as well as the ability to purchase and maintain ammunition for those weapons; but other than that, there’s no conflict with the intent our founding fathers had in mind when these issues were penned.

What’s going to happen when government goons, be they local, state or federal police; or worse, United Nations peace keeping forces come knocking at your door to confiscate your pistols, rifles, shotguns and all the ammunition or reloading equipment in your house? Will Senate ratification of the U.N. Small Arms Treaty destroy the Castle Doctrine, your safe haven from unwarranted search and seizure? How many Americans will have the tenacity required to stand tall and deny armed goons from storming in and doing as they please? Those who do will either be arrested for obstructing justice, disorderly conduct, assaulting an officer or simply shot for presenting a danger to those officers.

Let our eyes be opened; may we be awakened from the mind numbing sleep which has permitted evil men to be elected, to represent our interests and protect our God-given inalienable rights. We are moving, propelled if you will, “Forward” towards Obama’s vision of “Hope and Change,” his skirting constitutional restraints on the executive branch as he shouts, “We Can’t Wait!” all the while issuing executive orders one after the other.

Wouldn’t We The People be better off restoring individual Constitutional protections damaged through intentional casuistry, as my friend Al would put it? When our government resorts to deceit and chicanery, it’s time to flush them out and put in new guards; November is fast approaching… choose well.

This article has been cross-posted to The Moral Liberal, a publication whose banner reads, “Defending The Judeo-Christian Ethic, Limited Government & The American Constitution.”