Thursday, July 29, 2010

Andre Traversa Presents Libertarian Politics Live: Guest Alfonso Aguilar

Alfonso Aguilar from the Latino Partnership for Conservative Principles. He will be talking about conservative outreach to Hispanics. We will also be discussing SB1070. Host Andre Traversa, co-host Jim Lagnese

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Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Libertarian Politics Live: Jordan Lorance and Jennifer Keeton

ADF Attorney Jordan Lorence will be our guest tonight 9:00-9:30 PM Eastern tonight. Tonight we will be discussing the case of Jennifer Keeton, a counseling student at Augusta State University, who is being threatened with expulsion because she expressed her christian convicitons about homosexuality. Her only alternative is to complete a "remediation program," in whcih she'll be asked to write papers and attend seminars on "diversity, GBLT issues," etc. She is even being censured for views she expresses outside the classroom. Suing on her behalf is the Alliance Defense fund, which is once again to be commended for standing up for the underdog and supporting the cause of liberty.

ABOUT Jordan Lorence: Jordan Lorence serves as senior counsel and senior vice-president of the Office of Strategic Initiatives for the Alliance Defense Fund at its Washington, D.C., Regional Service Center. He has litigated religious liberty, free speech, and marriage cases across the nation since 1984. Lorence earned a J.D. from the University of Minnesota Law School in 1980. He is admitted to the bar in three states, the U.S. Supreme Court, and multiple federal courts. Host Andre Traversa, Co-host Jim Lagnese

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Friday, July 23, 2010

Ringing the bell at the top: Paging Chris Christie

As published in The Daily Caller and a courtesy to my friend, Tim Daniels.

Consider Bell.  A diverse, poor offshoot of Los Angeles, Bell’s population in 2000 stood at 37,000 and its median per year household income clocked in at $29,000.  But according to a blitz of media reports, city manager Robert Rizzo’s yearly salary clocks in close to $800,000.
Rizzo thinks he’s worth every penny recently claiming:
“If that’s a number people choke on, maybe I’m in the wrong business. I could go into private business and make that money. This council has compensated me for the job I’ve done.”
No kidding. But that’s not where the buck stops.
Investor’s Business Daily has the city manager’s yearly retirement pension at a cool $600,000, starting at age 50. Such sweetheart scenarios were written by lawmakers during the Davis administration, exemplifying the unison of politicians, powerful unions, and the corruptocrat state attorneys at home in Sacramento.
In addition to Rizzo’s sub $800,000 salary, Bell police chief netted over $456,000 and assistant city manager Angela Spaccia earned $376,000.  The Los Angeles Times reported today that all three of these high-income earners got the boot today. We’ll see if they “go into private business and make that money” as the Bell city manager claimed.
The local issue of overpaid, zealous administrators in Bell, California, demonstrates a far more troubling macro picture for both the state and the nation a whole. California’s pension system alone now comes with a price tag that dwarfs the estimates of 10 years ago. This is due mostly to the 1999 California enacted pension ‘reform’ based on ludicrous investment gambles that assumed (among many other things) that the Dow Jones Industrial average would be trading at 25,000 by 2009.  And with the ongoing recession and business/entrepreneur exodus – it will only get worse.
California may break records in fiscal insanity and union largess but the issue is not unique to this state alone. A story today out of Ann Arbor, Michigan highlights city officials who saw it fit to use taxpayer dollars to purchase an $800,000 piece of art despite the city’s current fiscal distress.  The city also hired an art-coordinator and while doing so fired the city administrator that oversees trash collection efforts.
Talk about taking out the trash.
Going forward, the nation may not only face public outrage but civic unrest, when the taxpayers who foot the bill for perpetual government sector magnanimity come to full grips with the situation we are facing.
Perhaps we need hundreds of clones of a certain large, Italian, former prosecutor at every level of state and federal government to clean up this mess.
Paging Chris Christie.
Tim Daniel is a small business owner and entrepreneur who currently lives in San Diego, California with his wife and lovely cat. He is editor in chief of the southern California-based Left Coast Rebel blog.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Time For A Break

It's time for The Right Guy to take a break. Like Nickie Goomba, I need a break from this. Too much time in for too little return and it's the same shit thrown against the same wall as everyone else. For what? At best a $10 check from adsense? Not a good return for capitalist and I don't even make that.

Anyway, see you in month or so or whenever I feel like it.

Thanks again for reading this blog and hopefully, if I come back, I will have renewed energy.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Signs Of Sanity

There are Signs that Mel Columcille Gerard Gibson is coming to his senses. He sold his house in NY for £10 million quid and has his house in Malibu on the market for  another £10 million quid. Word is that Mel is leaving the US and moving back to Australia with his ex-wife Robyn Moore and his kids.
Mel Gibson is poised to quit the US after selling his mansion near New York.
The disgraced Lethal Weapon star, who faces allegations of violence from his Russian former girlfriend, sold the mock Tudor property, known as Old Mill Farm, for £16 million – £10 million less than the asking price...Gibson has also put his Malibu home, Lavender Hill Farm, on the market for £10 million, according to a property newsletter.
He has told friends that he will move back to Australia - where he grew up after moving from America when he was 12 - with his ex-wife Robyn, who still supports him.
Gibson, 54, is ready to contest the allegations of Oksana Grigorieva, 40, who claims he punched her and hurt their baby, Lucia, in a drunken rage in January. 
A source close to the family said: ‘Oksana’s allegations have united Mel and Robyn and this move is her idea.

I have to say it's probably the right thing to do. Hollywood is such a twisted place and he needs space to collect himself. He was married to Robyn for 28 years before he ran off with the russian putana, and may be there will be a reconciliation. Mel being a catholic, this would make sense. I can't blame him.

Lots of guys go through mid-life crisis's. Some get the expensive sports car, some fool around, and some just get depressed and even decide it's checkout time. Getting old sucks, but I guess it's better than the alternative.

I hope Mel gets help, stays clean, and keeps away from the idiots and idiocy of the world. It's the best he can do. Swing away Mel, Swing away...

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Saturday, July 17, 2010

Horror of Horrors: Stalin Statue at D-Day Memorial Pt II

This article appeared on my blog a month ago. Since then, it has become an issue again. We now have Fox News reporting on this as well as The Libertarian Republican Blog. A blurb from the article:

The installation of a memorial bust of Soviet dictator Josef Stalin in Bedford, Va., next to Western Allied leaders in World War II has ignited a firestorm of controversy and threatened to tear apart the small town 200 miles south of the nation's capital.
Opponents of the bronze sculpture say it has no right to be placed in the National D-Day Memorial next to the busts of Presidents Franklin Roosevelt and Harry Truman and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill because Stalin's murderous rule led to the deaths of at least 20 million people, surpassing even the number of murders under Hitler's bloody reign.
The Bedford board of supervisors voted unanimously late last month to ask the National D-Day Memorial Foundation to lose the bust. A group called the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation has an electronic petition calling on the memorial overseers to remove the bust. Several newspaper editorials have criticized the bust.

As usual, I was ahead of the curve and so were we on Libertarian Politics Live.

From The Washington Times:

Robin Reed, slated to become the next president of the National D-Day Memorial Foundation on Monday, is standing by his predecessor's decision to install a bust of dictator Josef Stalin at the memorial in Bedford, Va.

I must live in some alternate universe or something. That is what I thought when we had a guest on Libertarian Politics Live tonight. The guest was a late booking, but we had Marcus Kilga of the Global Museum On Communism on the second segment. A must listen.

Marcus said that the donor that gave the money to commission the statue was anonymous. Efforts are being made to find out who it was. The pusillanimity of Robin Reed is reprehensible. I cannot for the life of me figure out how this makes sense. Russia had nothing to do with D-Day. No Russians were there. Stalin made Hitler look like a boy scout. 30 million killed is a conservative estimate, and these aren't war losses, not to mention, The American Tragedy In Stalin's Russia. They all died while FDR played his fiddle, so to speak. As Cassius Clay would say, Stalin was a Baaaad Man.

Dr. Lee Edwards of the Global Museum on Communism had this to say:

Since the fall of the Soviet Union, statues of Joseph Stalin have been torn down all over Europe and even in the former Soviet Union itself. The world is closer than ever before to a consensus on the evils of communism and Stalin's primary role in the worst crimes of the last century. And yet a statue of Stalin is included in the National D-Day Memorial, to be dedicated in Bedford, Virginia, this Sunday, June 6.
Near the statue of Stalin, a plaque catalogues Stalin's crimes against millions of people both in Russia and throughout Europe. But no mere plaque can justify the inclusion of the statue which dishonors the heroic individuals who sacrificed so much on D-Day and in the Cold War.
A bust of Joseph Stalin has no place in a memorial whose purpose is to salute the brave soldiers who made D-Day a vital victory in the crusade for freedom.

The fact that this happened under the Obama Regime isn't a coincidence my friends.  Even W would have had contempt for this. It's outrageous and a legitimization of Stalin. Juxtapose this with the removal of Churchill's bust from the White House, replaced with a magazine cover of Obama walking on water, You have to wonder. The world has truly turned upside down.

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Friday, July 16, 2010

The Fat Police Are Coming

Starting in 2014, every american must have an obesity rating in their Obama mandated electronic health records.

New federal regulations issued this week stipulate that the electronic health records--that all Americans are supposed to have by 2014 under the terms of the stimulus law that President Barack Obama signed last year--must record not only the traditional measures of height and weight, but also the Body Mass Index: a measure of obesity.

Think about the consequences of this. With everyone's BMI index on file, ask the question, how will that be used? Can you say rationed healthcare?

"Oh, your BMI is 25%. You need a coronary bypass? Fuck you and die. Oh, your BMI is 29% and you just got type one diabetes? Fuck you and your insulin you'll never get".  We already have companies that are firing people that continue to smoke (Wellmark BCBS), so what if fat is next. What if a prospective employer had access to these records and categorized you. Will fat become a protected class like being gay or disabled? I doubt it.

Another possible side effect of this is taxation. If you are overweight, you will be taxed more than someone of normal BMI. A real fat tax, not just on food, but the individual. Someone has to pay right? I mean Who's going to pay for Obamacare?

It's just another step down the slippery slope of government control and regulation of people's lives. Uncle Obama knows better than you do and you will pay the price if you don't do as he says.

The other thing is, who says what is obese and what isn't? According to government charts, Arnold Schwarzenegger would have been considered obese during his peak as Mr. Olympia. Even with myself, at 6'5, the charts say I should weigh under 210 lbs not to be considered overweight. I could weight 240-250 and still run 1 minute laps. Not bad for an obese guy? It all depends on what the composition of weight is, which is something the government charts never take in to consideration (on the other hand, Michelle Obama would definitely be consider obese).

As they say, the road to hell is paved with good intentions. We do have a problem with obesity in this country and it needs to be dealt with. Putting it in someone's permanent record that the government controls is not the way to go. The only way to fix it is through personal responsibility. "So a man thinketh in his heart, so is he".  The government cannot fix that, only the individual can.

One more step towards socialism. Aren't you happy you elected Obama? Hmmm, hmmm, hmmm. Pass the  fried chicken and cherry coke.

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Thursday, July 15, 2010

Passion of the Mel: Payback

That didn't take too long, did it? Mel Gibson is fighting back, fighting for his kids, his livelihood and his reputation. He has gone so far as to enlist his ex-wife in sending a sworn affidavit that he never abused her or their children in 28 years of marriage.

That much must be true. While Mel is a drinker, womanizer, and nutty as a bag of squirrels, he doesn't have the history as an abuser. Not of people.

Still, he's lost a lot already: His agent, the agency that represented him, and I am sure plenty of the hollywood elites won't return his calls. Some might say he is done.

I will tell you what though: He surely has enough money to do as he pleases. He could finance his own films if he choses, and I am sure there is talent out there that would still work with him. Look at Mickey Rourke. He came back and won an oscar, so it's possible.

All that being said, Mel has a long and tough road to hoe. The tone, tenor and language on those recording was over the top and he crossed the line. Whatever his pain is, he needs to fix it and fix it permanently. Lawyers may make a lot of this go away, but if he's still the same, I am sure we'll get Mad Mel 3.

As I have said before, I was a Gibson fan. Who wouldn't love the semi-closeted right wing action hero from Peekskill NY? The Right Guy wishes him well and hopes he gets the help he needs. In time, everything goes away.

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PS, I wonder how the conversation between Robyn and him went like?

This Took 86 Days?

In what must be a riches of embarrassment, BP finally fixed the leak after 86 days. That's almost 3 months for those of you from the east side.

I have to wonder what took so long. So say it was because the well was a mile under water, some say it was because no one at BP had the expertise to deal with this or that BP didn't even have a plan. Some will blame the government and Obama, some will just it's about time.

Considering we put a man on the moon, we've recovered artifacts from the Titanic over 2 miles down, we've sent satellites to Mars where one has been rolling across the surface for the last 5 to 6 years, there has to be a good reason why it took so long to fix this (where's Harry Stamper when you need him).

If I had to guess, it's incompetence. Incompetence on the part of BP, of the government, and just about everyone involved on the delivery side. The sad thing is that the people on the gulf coast are going to take this one in the ass. Not Obama, not the execs at BP, not any government employees. Even Bobby Jindal was a disappointment to some extent. He should have sent out the NG to ensure that his people could proceed with cleanup and abatement measure when the Mountebank's crew tried to stop them. It would have been first class political theatre and it would have shown balls, like in Arizona with SB1070. Brewer showed sand and it worked in her favor. Jindal acquiesced. He lost an opportunity.

What this did illustrate is that we cannot count on the feds for very much. In spite of Obama's agenda of socialism as the form of government for the US, it really doesn't work, especially with an inept leader. We've had failure after failure by dear leader and yet they push on, white knuckled, with even more fortitude. Nothing fails like repeated failure.

So now we wait for the next act of drama to arise in this news cycle called the gulf spill and what will be next?

Another opportunity for Obama to show how bad he really is.

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Andre Traversa Presents Libertarian Politics Live: Is the Tea Party racist?

Our guests are Gilbert Wilkerson, who is on the board of the Richmond Tea Party, and Marissa Martinez, with the Lardo Tea Party in Lardo Texas and David Webb, co-founder of Tea Party365 in NY.

The topic will be the NAACP's allegations that the Tea Party is racist. This panel of guests will discuss the allegations and defend the Tea Party. Host Andre Traversa with Co-Host Jim Lagnese. Call in at 1-646-915-9887. Listen to the show Here.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Happy Bastille Day

While the French celebrate Bastille Day, the question arises, is our Bastille Day coming? While Obama would rather we eat cake, I don't see it happening. The Frech had balls at one time. What happened? C'est la vie.

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Tim Scott Condemns NAACP

From our flagship blog Libertarian Republican:

Tim Scott, Republican candidate for Congress in South Carolina’s First Congressional District, issued the following statement today:

“I understand that the NAACP, at its annual conference in Kansas City, will vote today on a resolution condemning the Tea Party movement as “racist”. I believe that the NAACP is making a grave mistake in stereotyping a diverse group of Americans who care deeply about their country and who contribute their time, energy and resources to make a difference.”

“As I campaign in South Carolina, I participate in numerous events sponsored by the Tea Party, 9/12, Patriot, and other like-minded groups, and I have had the opportunity to get to know many of the men and women who make up these energetic grassroots organizations. Americans need to know that the Tea Party is a color-blind movement that has principled differences with many of the leaders in Washington, both Democrats and Republicans. Their aim is to support the strongest candidates – regardless of color or background – who will fight to return our country to its Constitutional roots of limited government, fiscal responsibility, and free markets.”

Note - Tim Scott is virtually Congressman-elect for South Carolina's 1st District. (He faces only a paper candidate on the ballot for the Fall in a heavily Republican District.)

Monday, July 12, 2010

Michelle Pulls The Race Card

In a keynote speech before the NAACP (NAALCP for those familiar with Rush Limbaugh), Mobama condemned racist elements within the Tea Party movement. Really? This is a woman from a party that  championed Robert Byrd, who was a klansman and dismissed it as a election ploy. This same klansman was against the civil rights act of 1964. How convenient.

The truth is, is that The Tea Party is making such huge inroads with the voting public and is a vehicle for the repudiation of her incompetent and feckless husband, the Mountebank in Chief, Barack Hussein Obama, hmmm, hmmm hmmm.

The Tea Party, which espouses the philosophy of our founders, which is small government, low taxes, protection of natural rights, elimination of entitlements, and strong national defense. These are everyday people of all colors, races, and national origins as well as ethnic identities and it transcends identity politics as espoused by organizations such as the NAACP and the democrat party.

Right now Obama is sinking in the polls faster the W on a 24/7/365 Katrina-like groundhog day movie. He's proven feckless in fixing any problems or even being involved in such a way to give the impression he is trying to anything other than play another round of golf or eat a cheeseburger with a foreign dignitary.

This is truly a desperate attempt by a many that will hide behind his wife's big behind (would you prefer skirt?), instead of confronting the issues and using reason instead of a marxism template that has been proven not to work, time and time again.

Right now this administration is playing out like a bad episode of Boondocks except there's no comic relief from Uncle Ruckus. Obama is doing his best to ruin this country, like a driver white knuckled on the steering wheel of a bus going over a cliff. It's not that he doesn't have a clue, it that he refuses to admit he is wrong, that his philosophy is wrong and that the country knows this. He truly is not one of our own. We might as well have Lars Rasmussen or Frederik Reinfeldt in the White House.

So, Lady Back can complain all she wants, but if she wants to confront racism, look in the mirror. If she wants this country to do better, she she ask her husband to resign.

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State Run Media Confirmed: Mort Zuckerman works for Obama

Mort Zuckerman Admits He Wrote One Of Obama's Speeches from RCP Video on Vimeo.

Unbelievable. There you have it. Rush Limbaugh is vindicated for taking abuse for calling the MSM the State Run Media. I bet Mort gives Obama foot messages too and gets his paper in the morning too. How utterly repugnant, obsequious and corrupt.

The line between Journalism and Propaganda (spoken like Frank from Queens) has been obliterated. Goebbels would be proud. This is big, really Big.

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Follow The Money: Exxon-Mobil Wants to buy BP

From the department of conspiracies, the question arises, is the move by Exxon-Mobil to buy BP just a matter of fate of the circumstances or is there more to it?

Better put, has Obama's inaction been a favor for Exxon-Mobil, just incompetence, or as a favor to enviro-terrorists? May be all of the above? Remember the fall of TARP and the government's picking of winners and losers. Could this be the same? Who knows what goes on behind the scenes. Of course, Occam's razor would say that it's just plain incompetence. If that is true, then we have the most incompetent president extant. He's moved beyond Jimmy Carter or Andrew Johnson (or Millard Fillmore or Franklin Pierce) and establishes himself as the preeminent failure for that office.

More to come...

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Friday, July 09, 2010

Mad Mel: Beyond Bad Chromosomes

Mel has truly lost it. He lost his wife, now his paramour, his agent and now his agency. The guy is a control freak. He makes puritans look like the Anton Levey cult.

You know, he has to have been this nuts all his life. This is nothing new and I have to say I am a bit confused about his wife or should I say ex-wife Robin Moore: Was she a saint for putting up with this or an idiot? May be both. It seems his second round honey has it more together and is greasing his heels post haste.

I also want to qualify my particular point of view. I was a huge Mel Gibson fan at one time. Mad Max, Road Warrior, Lethal Weapon, Pay Back, Braveheart, and The Patriot. Even Signs was good. A family member in the business told me it's common knowledge and worse what Mel is about. All I can say is what a disappointment, but then Hollywood is filled with freaks, control freaks and outright nut jobs and other addicts. It's as if this is the place the truly demented go to work out their issues on screen and I guess off. I miss John Wayne, Jimmy Stewart and Charlton Heston. Now they were men among men.

Anyway, for those that aren't acquainted with the ravings of this particular madman, listen on:

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Thursday, July 08, 2010

Andre Traversa Presents Libertarian Politics Live: Special Guest Joan Moriello

Our first guest is Joan Moriello, an activist in New York City who is opposing the construction of several mosques; one at ground zero, one on the site of a Catholic convent; as well as a few others. The mosques are being funded by MAS, the Muslim American Society, a front group for the Muslim Brotherhood; a radical group with ties to terrorism. We must stop the Muslim invasion. Second Guest TBA. We hope to get Charles Lollar who is running for congress in Maryland 5.

Stream Here or call in at 1-646-915-9887 at 8-9pm CST tonight.

Host Andre Traversa, Co-Host jim Lagnese

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Wednesday, July 07, 2010

Edward Gonzalez: Libertarian Candidate For Congress on Libertarian Politics Live

Edward Gonzalez is running for congress in the 16th congressional district in California. He is running as a libertarian in a race with no republicans.

We interviewed him on Libertarian Politics Live last night. Listen to it here. It was a good interview and those who are libertarian and libertarian leaning will find his positions refreshing.

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It's been a long time since I had an official Idiot of the Week post, and this story is both idiotic and weird.

Jean Stevens, seen left is claustrophobic. In fact it is so bad, that when her twin sister and husband died and were buried, she couldn't stand the thought of them being stuck in the coffin so she disinterred them.

Not to be outdone by Weekend at Bernie's,  Jean took the corpses home and laid them out on couches.

State police have been investigating the bizarre case since the corpses were discovered in mid-June. Authorities found the body of James Stevens on a couch in the detached garage and the body of June Stevens on a couch in a spare room off the bedroom.
Stevens had them dug up shortly after they died -- James in 1999 and June in October -- and tended to their remains at her rural property outside the northern Pennsylvania town of Wyalusing.
How the fuck do you tend to bodies? I mean how weird is that? Does she get take out from the local chinese joint for them or does she change their Depends?  I won't even get into the aspects of necrophelia.

Jean Stevens has indicated through her attorney that she plans to build an aboveground vault on her property to store the bodies of James Stevens and June Stevens, according to Bradford County District Attorney Daniel Barrett.
"If she does that, the bodies will be released for that purpose," he said. "Otherwise they will be re-interred."
A mausoleum on the grounds. I wonder if they will have a TV with cable?

Barrett said a decision on charges could be made as early as Friday, after he meets with investigators.
He said authorities are looking into several possible violations, including misdemeanor abuse of a corpse. He also cited possible summary violations of the state health code, which regulates how bodies must be disinterred.
"There were some things done here that were not lawful," he said.
Police haven't said who retrieved the bodies. 

I love it, abuse of a corpse. Talk about saving relics. File this one under totally fucking crazy. I have only one question though: Who dug them up and transported them? May be she has a back hoe, who knows. I'd pay to see that.

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Monday, July 05, 2010

From The Government Department Of Insanity


NASA Chief: Next Frontier Better Relations With Muslim World

All I have to say is...WTF? Talk about a non-sequitur. It makes absolutely no sense. Where is Nickie when you need him? This is ridiculous. What's next? The Army's mission is to do the laundry for Kim Il Jong? May be the Air Force will be used to ferry Mexicans to the United States. No use in them risking their lives crossing the desert.

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Census Worker Finally Arrested For Trespass

A Census worker in Hawaii was arrest for trespass after a homeowner told the census worker to leave and they would not. The homeowner is a county police officer and he called his office to send someone out to Arrest the worker:

It's the latest example of disputes this year between Census workers protected by federal law and residents who don't want to deal with them.

The Census worker, Russell Haas, found trouble on Hawaii's Big Island on March 20 when a resident refused to accept Census forms and told Haas to leave his fenced property.
Then the resident, a county police officer, called his co-workers at the Hawaii County Police Department. Haas was then arrested.
Census workers have met more hostility than they did in the last count. The agency tallied 436 incidents involving assaults or threats through June 29, more than double the 181 incidents in 2000. 
I have to say I am not surprised and I am happy this has happened and it may challenge the federal worker's authority, BUT, I have to say it comes from a favoritism of sorts in that a police officer was the property owner in question and points to special treatment. We've published cases here where some people were not so lucky in their hostile response to census workers and in some cases were shot and killed by local police. My bet is that it will be thrown out as judges are not likely to challenge federal jurisdiction, particularly in Obama's home state and during his administration. Still, if this isn't a case that cries for universal castle doctrine in this country, I don't know what is. No one has the right to come on your property without your permission, and that includes government and police. And if they are asked to leave, they should.

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Sunday, July 04, 2010

Libertarian Politics Live Mentioned At The Politico: Angle says she's not a birther

A transcript of the column from The Politico:

Sharon Angle
Republican Sharron Angle, who is challenging Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid in the Nevada Senate race, declared Friday that she is not “birther,” a day after she avoided answering a question about whether she had any doubts about President Barack Obama’s citizenship.

In an interview Friday with the conservative blog Hot Air, Angle was asked whether she believed Obama was born somewhere other than Hawaii, and she replied: “No. Is that flat-out enough for you?”

Her comments came a day after she appeared on the conservative blog talk show Libertarian Politics Live, when Angle was asked by a caller whether she had “any doubts whether or not President Obama is a legitimate president or a naturalized born citizen.”

“You know I think our Supreme Court has pretty much made that decision,” Angle said. “But I think what we’re dealing with now is the presidency of a year and a half here, and I feel that he is a weak president, and he has certainly put forward policies that have weakened America and weakened our stand in the world. We really, I’m very disappointed we didn’t feel that he was qualified purely because he had not the experience, he hadn’t – we didn’t know exactly how he was voting because he was only voting present when he was voting. And now we see that as a policy maker he has truly failed us.”
Angle told the blog Friday she wasn’t ducking the question when she said the court has already ruled on the issue, saying she wanted to redirect her focus to Obama’s ability to lead the country.
Jerry Stacy, an Angle spokesman, said that the former assemblywoman was "referring to Supreme Court dismissals of certain lawsuits that were filed by others."

And he added: "Angle is not a 'birther.' Instead, Angle is attentive to issues concerning Nevada’s economic climate that has worsened under Harry Reid’s failed leadership. Nevada is number one in unemployment, housing foreclosures, and bankruptcies — Nevada’s economy is the issue that Sharron Angle is running on and that Harry Reid is running from."

Andre Traversa, the host of the Thursday show, said the question was “irrelevant” because “what’s really important is [Obama’s] ideology is dangerous.”

“I think so too,” Angle said. “I think his policies as I’ve said have been a failure, and Harry Reid has failed because he has pushed forward those policies, and that is what has put us in this position – especially here in Nevada. … You’re exactly right: his ideology has failed us and continues to fail Americans.”

Angle has faced a barrage of criticism from Reid’s campaign over some of her staunchly conservative views, some of which she’s kept off her newly revamped website. And she’s been criticized for limiting her appearances before the mainstream media in favor of mostly sympathetic news outlets.

On the radio show Thursday, Angle was praised by conservative callers and the hosts who badly want to take down Reid, who faces sagging approval numbers back home and who polls show is trailing Angle in the race. And she went on the offensive against Reid, accusing him of wanting to "raid and pillage" the Social Security trust fund and for presiding in Washington as the top Senate Democrat as Nevada's economy has bottomed out.

Angle predicted she’d win November and create a “strong minority within the minority” of fiercely conservative members in the Senate Republican Conference, including Sens. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) and Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) – along with Senate GOP hopefuls Pat Toomey in Pennsylvania, Rand Paul in Kentucky and Marco Rubio in Florida.

Angle's comments came as she removed from her website the endorsement of the group Declaration Alliance, which vows to protect the Declaration of Independence but has claimed a "substantial doubt about Mr. Obama's eligibility to serve as commander in chief."

And Today Makes 234

Today marks the 234th anniversary of the signing of The Declaration of Independence. It is the day we told our colonial masters that we'd had enough of their statist control and that we would enforce our free will, our right to self-determination and exercise our responsibilities in creating a new nation.

This document was the culmination of years of abuse from the crown and also years of resistance and grievance from us, the colonies. Some would say if it weren't fro Samuel Adams and his circular letters as well as his outspoken criticism of the crown, this independence would not have come about. We owe a debt of gratitude to this man.

Just as then, now we face the same increasing statist control over our lives, we face an abusive and ever growing government and a government that is a threat to our freedom, our self-determination and free will. The question remains, who is our Samuel Adams, Thomas Jefferson or Thomas Paine today? Some will say Rush, Glenn will say it is himself, Sean isn't even close, and then there is Mark and Michael, the mighty mishpucha powerhouses of the right. Still, no one I can se is in the same league. The reason is simple: Read the last line of the Declaration. None of these people, including any of us writing and reading here have put it on the line like the founders. That time has not come yet and circumstances make the man. We shall see.

So here below is the Declaration of Independence. Read and re-acquaint yourself with what this day really means and think about it's relevance today.

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When in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, — That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security. — Such has been the patient sufferance of these Colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government. The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States. To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world.

He has refused his Assent to Laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good.

He has forbidden his Governors to pass Laws of immediate and pressing importance, unless suspended in their operation till his Assent should be obtained; and when so suspended, he has utterly neglected to attend to them.

He has refused to pass other Laws for the accommodation of large districts of people, unless those people would relinquish the right of Representation in the Legislature, a right inestimable to them and formidable to tyrants only.

He has called together legislative bodies at places unusual, uncomfortable, and distant from the depository of their Public Records, for the sole purpose of fatiguing them into compliance with his measures.

He has dissolved Representative Houses repeatedly, for opposing with manly firmness his invasions on the rights of the people.

He has refused for a long time, after such dissolutions, to cause others to be elected, whereby the Legislative Powers, incapable of Annihilation, have returned to the People at large for their exercise; the State remaining in the mean time exposed to all the dangers of invasion from without, and convulsions within.

He has endeavoured to prevent the population of these States; for that purpose obstructing the Laws for Naturalization of Foreigners; refusing to pass others to encourage their migrations hither, and raising the conditions of new Appropriations of Lands.

He has obstructed the Administration of Justice by refusing his Assent to Laws for establishing Judiciary Powers.

He has made Judges dependent on his Will alone for the tenure of their offices, and the amount and payment of their salaries.

He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harass our people and eat out their substance.

He has kept among us, in times of peace, Standing Armies without the Consent of our legislatures.

He has affected to render the Military independent of and superior to the Civil Power.

He has combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution, and unacknowledged by our laws; giving his Assent to their Acts of pretended Legislation:

For quartering large bodies of armed troops among us:

For protecting them, by a mock Trial from punishment for any Murders which they should commit on the Inhabitants of these States:

For cutting off our Trade with all parts of the world:

For imposing Taxes on us without our Consent:

For depriving us in many cases, of the benefit of Trial by Jury:

For transporting us beyond Seas to be tried for pretended offences:

For abolishing the free System of English Laws in a neighbouring Province, establishing therein an Arbitrary government, and enlarging its Boundaries so as to render it at once an example and fit instrument for introducing the same absolute rule into these Colonies

For taking away our Charters, abolishing our most valuable Laws and altering fundamentally the Forms of our Governments:

For suspending our own Legislatures, and declaring themselves invested with power to legislate for us in all cases whatsoever.

He has abdicated Government here, by declaring us out of his Protection and waging War against us.

He has plundered our seas, ravaged our coasts, burnt our towns, and destroyed the lives of our people.

He is at this time transporting large Armies of foreign Mercenaries to compleat the works of death, desolation, and tyranny, already begun with circumstances of Cruelty & Perfidy scarcely paralleled in the most barbarous ages, and totally unworthy the Head of a civilized nation.

He has constrained our fellow Citizens taken Captive on the high Seas to bear Arms against their Country, to become the executioners of their friends and Brethren, or to fall themselves by their Hands.

He has excited domestic insurrections amongst us, and has endeavoured to bring on the inhabitants of our frontiers, the merciless Indian Savages whose known rule of warfare, is an undistinguished destruction of all ages, sexes and conditions.

In every stage of these Oppressions We have Petitioned for Redress in the most humble terms: Our repeated Petitions have been answered only by repeated injury. A Prince, whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a Tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler of a free people.

Nor have We been wanting in attentions to our British brethren. We have warned them from time to time of attempts by their legislature to extend an unwarrantable jurisdiction over us. We have reminded them of the circumstances of our emigration and settlement here. We have appealed to their native justice and magnanimity, and we have conjured them by the ties of our common kindred to disavow these usurpations, which would inevitably interrupt our connections and correspondence. They too have been deaf to the voice of justice and of consanguinity. We must, therefore, acquiesce in the necessity, which denounces our Separation, and hold them, as we hold the rest of mankind, Enemies in War, in Peace Friends.

We, therefore, the Representatives of the united States of America, in General Congress, Assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the Name, and by Authority of the good People of these Colonies, solemnly publish and declare, That these united Colonies are, and of Right ought to be Free and Independent States, that they are Absolved from all Allegiance to the British Crown, and that all political connection between them and the State of Great Britain, is and ought to be totally dissolved; and that as Free and Independent States, they have full Power to levy War, conclude Peace, contract Alliances, establish Commerce, and to do all other Acts and Things which Independent States may of right do. — And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes, and our sacred Honor.

— John Hancock

New Hampshire:
Josiah Bartlett, William Whipple, Matthew Thornton

John Hancock, Samuel Adams, John Adams, Robert Treat Paine, Elbridge Gerry

Rhode Island:
Stephen Hopkins, William Ellery

Roger Sherman, Samuel Huntington, William Williams, Oliver Wolcott

New York:
William Floyd, Philip Livingston, Francis Lewis, Lewis Morris

New Jersey:
Richard Stockton, John Witherspoon, Francis Hopkinson, John Hart, Abraham Clark

Robert Morris, Benjamin Rush, Benjamin Franklin, John Morton, George Clymer, James Smith, George Taylor, James Wilson, George Ross

Caesar Rodney, George Read, Thomas McKean

Samuel Chase, William Paca, Thomas Stone, Charles Carroll of Carrollton

George Wythe, Richard Henry Lee, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Harrison, Thomas Nelson, Jr., Francis Lightfoot Lee, Carter Braxton

North Carolina:
William Hooper, Joseph Hewes, John Penn

South Carolina:
Edward Rutledge, Thomas Heyward, Jr., Thomas Lynch, Jr., Arthur Middleton

Button Gwinnett, Lyman Hall, George Walton

Saturday, July 03, 2010

Washington Post covers LR's broadcast "Libertarian Politics Live" with Sharron Angle

This is from the Libertarian Republican Blog, our mother publication. The Right Guy is still on vacation and will return shortly. The Right Guy is a Co-host on Libertarian Politics Live.

Neglects to link to the Show

From Eric Dondero:

Sheer idiocy. That's the only way to describe this brief hit piece by the Washington Post on Sharron Angle, as a result of our interview with her the other night on "Libertarian Politics Live."
In an interview with Hot Air's Ed Morrissey, Nevada Republican Senate candidate Sharron Angle firmly denies being a "birther," a term used to describe those who believe that President Obama was not born in the United States. Morrissey reports:
Earlier today, I spoke exclusively to Sharron Angle, the Republican nominee to challenge Harry Reid for the Senate seat in Nevada. In the past few days, rumors have swirled that Angle is a crypto-Birther. I asked her "flat out" whether she believed Barack Obama was born somewhere other than Hawaii, and she replied, "No. Is that flat-out enough for you?"
This is in stark contrast to remarks Angle made Thursday night in an interview on the radio show Libertarian Politics Live. During the interview, Angle was asked, point-blank, if she believed the president was "a legitimate president or a naturalized born citizen." Angle replied saying, "You know I think our Supreme Court has pretty much made that decision." An Angle spokesman denied that Angle was a birther or had ducked the question.
Angle's response also serves to rebut earlier reports that the endorsement of her campaign by the Declaration Alliance could serve as proof that she was among the birthers' ranks. A search for the endorsement on Angle's website turns up cached results but no active pages.
Talk about a stretch. Saying that she is a Birther because she didn't come right out immediately and say that she believes Obama was born in the U.S.

And sorry, we're not linking to this Washington Post article. WaPo did not bother to link to Libertarian Republican in their story, nor directly to our show on Blog Talk.

Libertarian Runs For Iowa Senate

This is from the Libertarian Republican Blog, our mother publication. The Right Guy is still on vacation and will return shortly.

From Eric Dondero:

Christopher Peters, MD is the Libertarian candidate for Iowa State Senate - District 15. There is no Republican in the race.

Christopher contacted Libertarian Republican and provided us with the following information:
I am a thoracic and vascular surgeon, a small business owner, and most importantly, a husband and father of three sons. Like many Iowans, I am increasingly concerned about the size of government, resulting in the erosion of our liberties and the
jeopardization of our economic prosperity. I believe that most Iowans believe in the fundamental principles espoused in the founding documents of our nation and our state, and are frustrated that our political leaders and institutions have failed to live up to those ideals.

As a parent, I believe that the foundation of moral behavior begins not in the school, but in the home. Likewise, I believe that good governance does not begin in Washington, D.C., but in our state, our counties, and in our communities. We cannot look beyond our state borders for help in confronting the challenges we face within them. The principle of self government is plainly stated; that we should govern ourselves. Government is not the solution; we are the solution.

If we citizens of Iowa can reestablish our state government in accordance with the principles of our national and state constitutions, we can be assured of our inalienable rights to liberty and prosperity. Iowa can reform itself to better serve its citizens, to serve as a model for other state governments, and can enjoy sustainable economic growth in harmony with its resources.

I made the decision to enter the race for the Iowa State Senate in District 15 for one simple reason: to use my candidacy as an opportunity to raise issues related to the preservation of liberty and prosperity. Like many Iowans, I am concerned about the increasing size and scope of government, and the deleterious effects that growth has had, and will continue to have, resulting in the gradual erosion of our personal freedoms and economic well-being.
As always, if there is no Republican in the race, and a Libertarian is on the ballot, we here at Libertarian Republican strongly urge our fellow Republicans to Vote Libertarian! (Of course, we hope the Libertarian will "caucus" with the GOP once elected.)

Sidenote; the Iowa Libertarian Party holds three elected offices - Davenport City Council, Cedar Falls City Council, and Mayor of the Town of Roland.

Friday, July 02, 2010

Mel, Have You Lost Your Mind?

Now for something completely different...The Right Guy used to be a big fan of Mel Gibson, but then he took the piss with crazy behaviors like his tirades at a police officer ("F**king Jews... The Jews are responsible for all the wars in the world," and "What do you think you're looking at, sugar t*ts?") and then leaving his wife of nearly 30 years with whom he had 7 children for some young actress with who he had two more. Not exactly stable behavior.

So now we have Mel going off again. I guess his new squeeze pissed him off and here is his latest tirades:

"You look like a f---ing pig in heat," Gibson reportedly says in the recordings. "If you get raped by a pack of n----rs, it will be your fault."
"I am going to come and burn the f**king house down... but you will blow me first."
"How dare you act like such a b---h when I have been so f---ing nice?"
"You're an embarrassment to me,"
"Look what you did to me... look what you are... look what every part of you is... f**king fake... f**king fake.
"You are the most synthetic person... who the f*** are you?"
It seems Oksana wanted evidence of Mel's insanity and taped these ditties:
"She wanted to get evidence that he was dangerous and violent," says the source. "Oksana's motivation for recording this was to show Mel how mean he was, and because she feared for her life."
Mel, you are are out of your fucking mind. Obviously you've stopped taking your medication (He's admitted he's bipolar) and it's obvious you cannot control yourself. You ruined a marriage of 30 years with the mother of 7 of your children to jump in bed with a young Russian hottie. Word to Mel: You are worth over 500 million, what do you think your money and fame will attract? At the very least, at this point, revel in her talents an live for the day which is about all you had left. On top of this, she has given you two more children. Dude, show some class.

I think we can ask some questions of you Columcille, like who the fuck are you? Obviously more than a few fries short of a happy meal. I have no idea how Robyn put up with you for 30 years...and it only took Oksana 2 years to figure out you are a nut and it's time to say good bye. Take the lithium and zoloft and skip the alcohol, you'll be better off.

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