Sunday, May 27, 2012

Good Ole U.S. of A


A poem by Vance Ricks

These are troubling times, filled with hat and crime,
where strength and greed prevail;
in their ivory towers, our leaders in power,
do avoid prosecution and jail.

They continue to win, prospering from sin,
as they are thee elected in faith;
they speak of peace and societies needs,
yet their hearts are filled with hate.

So how I ask, as time does pass,
how do we let them rule?
with an iron fist and the devils kiss,
which preys upon the minds of fools.

For in this age, of political rage,
where the hearts of men are soiled;
it’s our nation’s clout, that is now in doubt,
as our image is tattered and spoiled.

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Bottom Up. Not Top Down

by Licentia Diligo

Most rank and file politicos in Clark County are only somewhat aware of a battle that currently rages amongst the Republican leadership in the Clark County GOP.  Currently there is a groundswell movement to put more conservative constitutionalists into Precinct Committee Officer (PCO) positions in an effort to change the local party from the ground up.  Liberty supporters and Tea Party activists appear to be at the core of this movement and therefore the establishment has circled its wagons and tried to thwart this latest effort.

I consider myself to be a member of the Tea Party and have to ask the question; why are some in the establishment fighting this?  What part of the principles of conservatism and the Constitution are they afraid of? 

I joined the Tea Party because the establishment GOP/Republicans didn’t support very core ideas and principles that the party itself was founded on.  So why should they be surprised that after 4 years of trying to work with them and being treated like the redheaded step child that we, like our founders, have decided to chart our own course?   I can only speak for myself but I know that I am not alone when I say that I’m tired of being given handpicked establishment candidates that have only one issue.  What is that issue? That is fiscal conservatism (and they aren’t very good at that).   Almost since the dawn of the Tea Party movement the establishment has tried to harness the Tea Party’s energy by trying to define it as the same one issue movement.   

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

JULIA, O JULIA

by: Lynn Costello
By now I’m sure most of you have met Julia. If not, you can find her at http://www.barackobama.com/life-of-julia/.
Evidence suggests that Julia began her life in a test tube since there is no record of a mother, father, sister or brother ever being a part of her life. Like Julia, her son seems to have been conceived in a petri dish as a boyfriend or husband was also missing from Julia’s life. The one constant in Julia’s life however is Barack Obama and the giant dark shadow of government hovering overhead. Julia is the progressive’s ideal woman living from birth to death in Obama’s utopia.
During Julia’s life she had a variety of choices depending upon her particular need. A few of her options were: 12 programs providing food aid; 10 housing assistance programs; 10 programs funding social services; 9 educational assistance programs; 8 programs providing cash assistance; 8 vocational training programs; 7 medical assistance programs; 3 energy and utility assistance programs; and, 2 child care and child development programs. In addition to these and many others is Social Security, Medicare, unemployment insurance and workmen’s compensation. Julia felt secure knowing that throughout her life these programs would be there for her.
Some of us may have a guardian angel, but Julia had the outstretched arms of an all-knowing, all-caring bureaucratic leviathan. To be honest, Julia’s life is rather creepy; but even more disturbing is that this is the life wished for all of us by the progressive caretakers who share Barack Obama’s vision. When will this nightmare end, or are we doomed to a life of Julia? Vote November 6, 2012. Your life may depend on it!

Monday, May 7, 2012

Round and Round They Go

by: Lynn Costello

Trent Lott
Trent Lott entered congress in 1968 as an administrative assistant, was elected to the Senate in 1988, became Senate Majority Leader in 1996 and resigned in 2007.  John Breaux served as a member of the House of Representatives from 1972 to 1987 and in the Senate from 1987 to 2005. They became The Breaux Lott Leadership Group (BLLG) and in July 2010 were acquired by Patton Boggs LLP combining the nation’s highest revenue producing public policy law firm with one of the most recognizable strategic consulting and lobbying firms in public policy.

Today, according to Heritage Foundation, Trent Lott is lobbying for the Senate to ratify a treaty that would undermine American sovereignty and damage the country economically.  The treaty I refer to is the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (aka, the Law of the Sea Treaty) which was first hammered out in 1982 and reflects the 1970’s “new economic order” ideology that viewed ocean riches as the “common heritage of mankind.”  It establishes a bureaucracy to redistribute the wealth of the deep seabed and the extended continental shelf.