What is it with these left-wing numbskulls in Berkeley? Berkeley erupted in violence Tuesday morning when the communist, terrorist-supporting, feminist anti-war group, known as Code Pink, crossed into Martin Luther King Park and assaulted peacefully demonstrating pro-troop individuals Berkeley police stood by and watched, but did not stop the assaults.
Police agencies did not respond to calls for help from the peaceful demonstrators.
The Peoples Republic of Berkeley’s city council passed several resolutions, one to send a letter to the U.S. Marines telling them that their recruiters were “unwelcome intruders’ to the city.
The public outrage at Berkeley’s actions prompted them to reconsider their resolution and to not to send the letter. But they still consider the Marines unwelcome intruders.
Move America Forward, the nation’s largest pro-troops organization, received permits from the City of Berkeley to stage a day long demonstration in MLK Park to protest the City Council’s three outrageous resolutions.
It is fruitless to point out to these left-wing liberal wackos that they are protesting the very same Marines who would voluntarily fight to the death to defend their lunatic right to have this anti-American and rather treasonous viewpoint. You just can’t argue with the stubbornly stupid!
Protesting the War on Terror is one thing. I get that! I might not agree, but I get it! However, denigrating, hating, insulting, and calling for the murder of our nation’s young men and women who volunteer to serve our country … and put themselves in harms way for our protection and benefit is another! Maybe we should just load all the Berkeley fruit loops up and ship them to Iran. I am sure Ahmadinejad would be very sympathetic to their cause … or, better yet, he may just cut their tongues out.
Economic Stimulus Joke
We, as Americans, have sunk to a new low … economically speaking. Panic over a slow down in the growth of the economy has caused the anti-bush coalition to run around screaming recession, and as a result we now have a new economic stimulus package.
Every taxpayer is going to receive a whopping $600, or $1,200 for a couple, and don’t forget the $300 per kid. This is supposed to help us ease our financial woes and, of course, to bribe us vote to re-elect our local incumbent representative or senator … you know … the one who felt our pain and kicked us a little mad money.
But this kind of government meddling is not the cure for our economic woes. It is the root cause!
The real facts are that the key economic activity that causes economic growth is not consumer spending … but production. The real truth is that consumer spending is slowing because production is slowing.
Production does not require stimulation from the government; it needs liberation from government meddling. A productive, healthy economy requires a government that restricts itself to protecting property rights, and refrains from meddling in free production and trade
Folks, it is our own financial irresponsibility that has gotten us into this mess (can you say sub-prime mortgages, credit card debt, no savings, and living beyond our means).
The government must take some blame for the current sub-prime mortgage disaster. After all, the Federal Reserve wrought havoc with the markets by manipulating interest rates, first setting them below the rate of inflation and then quintupling them.
This policy fooled many sub-prime borrowers into thinking that if they took out mortgages tied to federal interest rates, they could afford homes that they normally wouldn’t be able to. In this way, the Fed’s artificially low rates fueled a borrowing spree and housing bubble that were instrumental in the sub-prime disaster.
Then there is the housing entities backed by the government, like Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. These entities were big champions of sub-prime lending and big supporters of the idea that everyone needs to own a home to live the American Dream.
Because of these influences, it is no wonder that so many people with poor credit bought expensive homes that they new they could not really afford, and that so many less-than-ethical financial institutions loaned them the money. And … it is no surprise that all hell broke loose once the unsustainable could no longer be sustained. In a free market market, private lenders and borrowers simply don’t act like this.
The government’s borrowing more money and increasing the deficit … just to give us each $600 each … is nonsense. What will that get you: a few weeks’ groceries, maybe make a car payment, or buy some new toy? Our government wants you to go out and spend that $600 to artificially improve economic figures in the short term. This is a sad joke and we will still have to pay the piper in the long run!
If the government, in order to appease fiscal alarmists, is going to give me $600 … I guess I will have to take it. But, if you are smart … you will bank the $600… or pay off some debt!
An economic stimulus package that included drastically cutting government regulation and spending (and thus taxation) is almost unimaginable … and that, my friends, is so, so sad!
One problem that concerns me about the deficit more than its actual size, is that we are letting countries like Saudi Arabia and China buy our debt. The government can handle the deficit through various means such as reducing out-of-control spending, cutting taxes, spending our tax dollars wisely, creating jobs, leaving the economy alone and letting it grow, etc.
One thing many Americans forget to consider about is that Saudi Arabia, China, and several other nations are busily buying up our national debt. Some argue that this is a good thing because it ties their economies to ours, and helps to ensure their interest in a strong American economy. Well, sure it does! But … where do the interest payments go, were do the profits go when the economy improves and the deficit comes down … to Saudi Arabia, China, and those other nations. Does anyone else see a problem with this situation. I certainly do! We need that interest and those profits to stay in our economy … not leave for foreign shores. Think about it!
Immigrants, not Americans, should adapt. I sick and tired of the “politically correct” left-wing liberals constant worrying about whether we are somehow offending some individual or their culture. After the terrorist attacks on 9/11, we experienced a real surge in patriotism by the majority of Americans. However, as soon as the dust from the attacks had begun to settle, the “politically correct” left-wing liberal crowd again began its nonsense about the possibility that our patriotism was somehow offending others.
As I have stated before, I am certainly not against immigration, as long as it is LEGAL immigration After all, our population is almost entirely made up of the descendants of immigrants. These immigrants came here, worked hard, learned English, and became proud Americans. However, that is not the case with many of these new and often, illegal, immigrants and I think there are a few things that those who have recently come to our country, and apparently some that were born here, need to come to grips with.
This idea of America being a multicultural community has served only to dilute our sovereignty and our national identity. As Americans, we have our own culture, our own society, our own language and our own lifestyle. This culture has been developed over centuries of struggles, trials, and victories by millions of men and women who have sought freedom.
We speak ENGLISH, not Spanish, Portuguese, Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, Russian, or any other language. Therefore, if you wish to become part of our society, learn the language!
“In God We Trust” is our national motto. This is not some Christian, right wing, political slogan. We adopted this motto as a nation because Christian men and women founded this nation on Christian principles. This is clearly documented if you simply look. It is certainly appropriate to display it on the walls of our schools and other public buildings. If God offends you, then I suggest you consider another part of the world as your new home, because God is part of our culture.
If the American flag offends you, or you don’t like the National Anthem, then you should seriously consider moving to another country. We are happy with our culture and have no desire to change, and we really don’t care how you did things where you came from. This is OUR COUNTRY, our land, and our lifestyle.
Our First Amendment gives every citizen the right to express his or her opinion … and we will allow you every opportunity to do so. And … our second Amendment helps us to insure that we get to keep the First Amendment. Once you are done complaining, whining, and griping about our flag, our pledge, our national motto, my guns, and the American way of life, I would strongly encourage you to consider taking advantage of another American freedom, THE RIGHT TO MOVE.