Posted: 02 Nov 2008 10:53 AM CST
It wasn't long ago that Joe Biden made the news appearing to contradict Barack Obama's stance on clean coal and I see this morning, via Gateway Pundit and NewsBusters, that there is an audio that has been released where Barack Obama tells the San Francisco Chronicle (SF Gate) he is willing to see the coal industry go bankrupt.
YouTube URL here and video below:
Let me sort of describe my overall policy.Looks like Biden wasn't contradicting Obama at all when his words were reported and shown on video.
Posted: 01 Nov 2008 11:10 PM CDT
I'm swiping an idea from Eric over at The Tygrrrr Express
who just published the California Propositions. It seems like a GREAT
idea to publish my state's propositions so they're all in one spot and
people can review them. CAVEAT: I will emphasize key words in each proposition and explain what a "yes" or "no" vote means on each. How you choose to vote is YOUR CHOICE--as long as you get out and VOTE!
Proposing an Amendment to Article IX of the Arizona Constitution by
Adding a New Section 24 Relating to a Prohibition of Any New Real
Property Sale or Transfer Tax in Arizona.
Prohibits State, County, City, Town, Municipal or Other State Political
Subdivision From Imposing Any New Tax, Fee, or Other Assessment On the
Sale, Purchase, Transfer or Other Conveyance of Any Interest in Real
Estate After December 31, 2007/
A "Yes" vote shall have the effect of prohibiting any new tax, fee, or other assessment on the sale, purchase or other conveyance of real estate after December 31,2007.
A "No" vote shall have the effect of retaining the current law, which allows taxes on the sale or transfer of real estate.
this proposition is meant to stop the imposition of additional taxes on
the homeowner, in particular a "transfer tax" when the property is
bought/sold. If passed, it will put a stop to a double taxation
situation wherein you're taxed on the sale/purchase of a property, as
well as paying the property tax.
Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution of Arizona; Amending Article
II of the Arizona Constitution by Adding Section 26 of Article II;
Relating to Freedom of Choice in Health Care.
Descriptive Title: PROHIBITS (this is a biggie key word here folks, read this CAREFULLY)
Laws That: Restrict Person's Choice of Private Health Care Systems or
Private Plans; Interfere With Person's or Entity's Right to Pay
Directly for Lawful Medical Services; Impose a Penalty or Fine for
Choosing to Obtain or Decline Health Care Coverage or For Participation
in Any Health Care System or Plan.
A "Yes" vote shall have the effect of prohibiting laws that restrict a person's choice of private health care systems or private plans, interfere with a person or an
entity's right to pay for lawful medical services and impose a penalty
or fine for choosing to obtain or decline health care coverage or for
participation in any health care system or plan.
A "No" vote shall have the effect of retaining the current law regarding a person or entity's health care choices.
is a two-fold law. On the one hand, the current law apparently has the
right to penalize a person for choosing their own health care. This
proposition seeks to overturn that restriction and make it
illegal--constitutionally--to penalize a person for choosing and paying
for their own health care rather than being told who they can see or
what services they can pay for. It is essentially a first strike
proposal which helps YOU retain who YOU want to provide your medical
services rather than the state or any other entity telling you who you
HAVE to utilize. It also keeps you from being penalized for exercising
your choice for your care.
Senate Concurrent Resolution 1042 - Proposing an Amendment to the
Constitution of Arizona; Amending the Constitution, by adding Article
30; Relating to Marriage
Descriptive Title: Defines That Only a Union of One Man and One Woman Shall be Valid or Recognized as a Marriage in This State.
A "Yes" vote shall have the effect of amending the Arizona Constitution
to define marriage as a union between one man and one woman, while
maintaining the current statutory law of the State of Arizona, which
prohibits marriage between persons of the same sex.
A "No" vote shall have the effect of maintaining the current statutory law of the
State of Arizona, which prohibits marriage between persons of the same
sex, but would not amend the Arizona Constitution to define marriage as
a union between one man and one woman.
same sex marriage is currently illegal in Arizona; however, it is not a
part of the state Constitution. This proposal would make that law a
Constitional Amendment and thereby protect it from depredations such as
we've seen in California, Vermont and Massachusetts. It is worth noting
the people of Arizona have consistently voted to keep the current law
as the law.
Majority Rule-Let the People Decide Act-Proposing an Amendment to the
Constitution of Arizona; Amending Article IV, Part 1, Constitution of
Arizona, by Adding Section 1.1 Relating to Initiative Measures and
Requiring That Any Mandatory Tax or Spending Increase be Enacted by a Majority of Qualified Electors (more key words here folks).
Requires an Initiative Measure That Establishes, Imposes or Raises a
Tax, Fee or Other Revenue, or Mandates a Spending Obligation, Whether
on a Private Person, Labor Organization, Other Private Legal Entity or
State, Shall Not Become Law Unless the Measure is Approved by a
Majority of Qualified Electors Registered to Vote.
A "Yes" vote shall have the effect of requiring that a majority of registered voters
approve any initiative measure establishing, imposing or raising a tax,
fee, or other revenue, or mandating a spending obligation, whether on a
private person, labor organization, other private legal entity, or the
state, in order to become law.
A "No" vote shall have the effect of retaining the current law under which an initiative measure is enacted upon approval of a majority of registered voters that vote on the measure.
this is worded in such a way as to take away your privilege to vote on
a measure. It would take the power of the voters out of the hands of
the voters on monetary issues and put it in the hands of the government
wherein only the government has a say on what taxes can be imposed.
"Electors" herein is meant to be representative in the same manner as
"Electors" in a presidential race. If you want to retain control over
your money and your taxes and what you're charged, a "no" vote is the
Official Title: Payday Loan Reform Act
Extends Payday Licensing Program Indefinitely; Allows Electronic Debit
Agreements; Prohibits Services Over 35 Days; Requires English or
Spanish Agreements; Prohibits Certain Fees; Requires Payment Plan if
Requested; Prohibits Arrangements With Customers Having Outstanding
Repayment Plans; Allows Licensee to Make Other Loans; Requires Licensee
to Maintain Minimum and Maximum Net Worth.
A "Yes" vote shall have the effect of repealing the July 1, 2010 termination date for the existing "payday loan" licensing program thus allowing it to continue
indefinitely, allowing payday loan licenses to provide electronic debit
agreement services, prohibiting services over 35 days, requiring payday
loan agreements be in English or Spanish, prohibiting certain fees,
permitting only one payday loan transaction with a customer each
business day, requiring a payment plan if requested by the customer,
prohibiting arrangements with customers having outstanding repayment
plans, allowing licensees to make other loans and requiring licensee
applicants to maintain a minimum net worth of at least $50,000 per
location up to a maximum of $1,000,000.
A "No" vote shall have the effect of retaining the current law regarding payday loans, which are to terminate July 1, 2010.
this is designed to halt the abuse of payday loans by customers and the
abuse of customers by payday loan outlets. It requires more flexibility
for loan repayment and prohibits usurious interest rates.
Unfortunately, it also panders to the illegals who refuse to learn
English, as well.
Official Title: Homeowner's Bill of Rights
Allows Prospective Dwelling Buyer Lawsuit; Permitting Lawsuits Despite
Alternative Dispute Resolution Agreements; Prohibits Seller Attorney
Fees; Shortens Notice and Response Time; Requires Seller Inspection and
Licensed Contractor; Requires Seller Contract Provide 10-Year Warranty;
Seller Must Disclose Conflicts; Gives Buyer Cancellation Rights;
Expands Time to File Improvements Suit; Expands Purchaser Remedies.
A "Yes" vote shall have the effect of granting "prospective buyers" a
right to sue over a dwelling action, permitting lawsuits despite
alternative dispute resolution provisions in sales contracts,
shortening buyer purchaser notice and seller response period before and
after filing defects lawsuit, requiring seller to inspect dwelling
after receiving notice, requiring any seller offer to include repair or
replacement option that must be performed by a licensed contractor,
eliminating seller right to receive attorney fees and costs if the
seller prevails, mandating seller to provide ten year warranty of
materials and workmanship,requiring newly constructed dwelling contract
to include disclosure of seller's financial relationship with a
financial institution, disallowing seller from requiring a buyer
deposit unless contract allows 100 day cancellation period, extending
from eight to ten years the time to file suit against any person making
improvements to the real property, and expanding remedies available to
an owner who is successful in a dwelling action against the seller.
A "No" vote shall have the effect of retaining the current law regarding purchaser dwelling actions.
this is designed to take away all choice a homeowner may have as to who
they hire to make any repairs/improvements to their home. At such time
as the homeowner decides to sell their home, it puts extraordinary
burdens on them prior to sale. It will have an impact on current home
sales as well as new home sales. It also allows people who DO NOT BUY
the home to sue the homeowner as if they had indeed purchased the home.
It leaves a homeowner wishing to sell their home completely vulnerable
with no recourse while the buyer or alleged buyer has all recourse.
Amending Title 13, Chapter 20, Arizona Revised Statutes, by Amending
Sections 13-2008, 13-2009 and 13-2010; and Amending Title 23, Chapter
2, Arizona Revised Statutes, by Amending Sections 23-211, 23-212,
23-213 and 23-214 and Adding Section 23-215.
Descriptive Title: Modifies Laws (more of those code words people--pay attention!)
That Suspend or Revoke Business Licenses for Employers Who Knowingly or
Intentionally Employ an Unauthorized Alien; Increases Penalties on
Identity Theft Related to Employment; Adds Fines on Employers Who Pay
Improperly Reported Cash Wages; Establishes Presumption Favoring
Employer That Verifies Employee Eligibility Under Federal Law.
A "Yes" vote shall have the effect of modifying the laws covering
employers who knowingly or intentionally employ "unauthorized aliens,"
suspending or revoking licenses of businesses that employ unauthorized
aliens, adding penalties on employers who fail to properly report cash
wages, increasing penalties for identity theft related to employment
and establishing a presumption favoring an employer that verifies
employee eligibility under federal law.
A "No" vote shall have the effect of retaining Arizona's current employment laws that suspend or revoke business licenses for employers who knowingly or
intentionally employ an unauthorized alien.
Simply put, a yes vote undermines the current employer sanctions law, a law voted in by the people. This one is written to be purposely misleading, hoping to
revoke a law already on the books, and which has been challenged
repeatedly in court. Such challenges have been driven back and the law
stands. Now, the intent by the border lobby groups, is to trick you,
the voter, into repealing the law you already voted in by using such
Descriptive Title: Provides for an Increase in the Salaries of State Legislators From $24,000 to $30,000 Per Year.
"Shall the Recommendation of the Commission on Salaries for Elective State
Officers Concerning Legislative Salaries be Accepted?" Yes/No
Recommendations, if Approved by the Electors, Shall Become Effective at the Beginning of the Next Regular Legislative Session Without Any Other Authorizing
Current Salary - $24,000
Proposed Salary - $30,000
A "Yes" vote shall have the effect of raising State Legislators' salaries to $30,000 per year.
A "No" vote shall have the effect of keeping State Legislators' salaries at $24,000 per year.
Simply put, do we give the bums a raise or not?
Those are the statewide propositions on this year's ballot for Arizona. Mark
your ballots carefully. Think before you write. Above all, VOTE!
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Posted: 01 Nov 2008 01:43 PM CDT
The media, just days out from the most historic election of our time, continues to deny Barack Obama's close ties to Weather Undergrounder, Bill Ayers . When they can't deny it, they discount it. How many times have you heard on the major networks, or on cable for that matter, that Obama and Ayers SHARED an office for three years? Chances are you haven't heard it all. If you missed the truth read it here.
Obama and Ayers were very close. They shared offices, political views, and their visions for eduction - including the administration of millions of misused dollars.
Our associations...how we spend our time with our associations, matter - just as words matter.
In a New York Times interview with William Ayers, "No Regrets for a Love of Explosives; "...a Memoir of Sorts, the intellectually prolific William Ayers says:
Kill all the rich people. Break up their cars and apartments. Bring the revolution home, kill your parents, that's where it's really at...In this 2001 article, he flirts with the issue of truth. Did he really say "kill your parents"..."kill all the rich people?" Maybe it's true, or it may not be true - he can't decide, BUT in the same interview, speaking of the quote above, he says this about it:
It was a joke about the distribution of wealth.'Death to family, destruction of life and property, it is all about the distribution of wealth.
William Ayers helped shape Barack Obama. When Obama's career got its kick-start, it happened side-by-side with William Ayers. They conspired to funnel millions of dollars to far-left causes, including funding ethnic studies which denied the celebration as this Nation's Independence Day, instead recognizing Juneteenth. Math and science projects were refused funds.
Of Ayers' vision for education, The Wall Street Journal put it this way:
...he views his education work as an effort to stoke resistance to an oppressive American systemBarack Obama help Ayers with this agenda, and they, together, failed miserably to serve the children of Chicago's public schools.
He will fail our country miserably, as well.
Related Obama Compendium:
Conspiracy of the Lemmings: Barack Obama and the Strategy of Manufactured Cirsis: Part II
Obama: The Sleight-of-Hand Tax Cutter
Tenacious Liberalism: Obama and Supreme Court Judges
Obama's Leadership? A Strip-Club Outside Your Child's Daycare?
Obama's Education Plan: All About Reparations? All About White Supremacy?
Video: Obama, Odings, Socialism, Marxism, Islam, WOT
Posted: 01 Nov 2008 01:40 PM CDT
By Jim Simpson
Note: I am indebted to the incredible efforts of many bloggers, who did the yeoman's work of ferreting out many of the hard-to-find facts in this article. I particularly want to thank David Horowitz and his Discover the Networks team, Trevor Loudon of New Zeal blog, Cliff Kincaid, Herb Romerstein, Max Friedman, and others too numerous to mention. Links to all their work is provided where appropriate.
The United States of America is the world's marketplace. Without the worldwide trade generated by American demand, the international marketplace will fail. Today we are witnessing an undeniable demonstration of this fact as world markets reel in response to our domestic financial crisis. This lesson must be burnt into our collective conscience. Our nation is the last repository of free market economic principles, and a fundamental change in our government toward socialism will spell worldwide economic disaster from which we may never recover.
Yet this is exactly the endgame of the American radical Left – increasingly indistinguishable from today's Democrat Party – and offers the only internally consistent explanation for their historic obsession with divisive policy. From their early support of Hitler to their central role in the current financial crisis, the Left's contribution to domestic and foreign policy at federal, state and local levels can only be described as wantonly destructive. Their takeover of schools and popular culture has been equally toxic. Their environmental radicalism has spawned the energy crisis, while offering no viable alternatives. It defies logic.
But there is logic, a deadly logic, and in the '60's, two radicals gave it a name: the Cloward-Piven Strategy. As explained in my prior article, the goal was to create a groundswell of demands for public services to overwhelm government, create crisis and usher in a widespread call for fundamental economic reform at the federal level, with socialism the ultimate goal.
Cloward and Piven focused on welfare, voting, housing and immigration "rights." But leftist positions on any issue, whether championing equal "rights," abortion "rights," education "rights," rights to health care, housing, legal protections of antisocial or even criminal behavior, to the point of absurdity, are intentionally divisive. They add new fiscal and regulatory burdens on government, and set new precedents that undermine the limited government concepts embedded in our Constitution, while conferring discriminatory special benefits on legally defined groups the rest of us are forced to pay for. They deliberately put our society at war with itself. And as Cloward and Piven made clear, the true purpose is not even to help those groups, but rather to duplicitously enlist them as part of an offensive to collapse our society from within!
Democrats embrace the rhetoric of "compassion," but look past the rhetoric to the results. This country is polarized as never before because of their relentless agitation for extremist positions on every issue, and the outrageous tactics they use to promote them. But while Radical Saul Alinsky's tactics guide today's Democrat electoral game plan, the Cloward-Piven Strategy describes the overarching goal of almost every leftwing organization/movement/ideal today.
How do they Survive?
These organizations rarely produce anything of value, yet are extremely adept at not only surviving but flourishing. Many receive their financial backbone from prominent philanthropies. They also receive subsidies and tax breaks with the help of friends in federal, state and local government. This fact is unknown to most voters, who would be outraged if they fully understood how their tax dollars were being spent. For example, the radical group, ACORN, responsible for widespread voter fraud this year, gets about 40 percent of its revenues from federal, state and local government.
Our mass media is mostly to blame for the current state of affairs. The Left's strategies could not survive the light of day. Radicals require a sympathetic media to deliver their message in an acceptable fashion and actively suppress inconvenient facts that reveal these organizations' true character and agenda. Barack Obama's presidential campaign is perhaps the most poignant current example of this. Without mass media's shamelessly biased support, he would still be community organizing, or perhaps in jail.
It is a tangled web of radical interconnections with the ultimate goal being an end to our Constitutional framework, the fall of our Republic and its replacement with a radical vision of socialist utopia – finally removing the last major roadblock to world socialism.
These radical individuals are highly motivated, in many cases intelligent and talented, and sometimes even driven by what they would describe as altruistic motives. Yet the impacts of socialist central planning are inarguably destructive.
Marx may have had some interesting insights on history, but despite his ponderous three volume "Das Kapital" he was no economist. Instead, Kapital provided the intellectual excuse for Marx's anarchistic Communist Manifesto.
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