Showing posts from May, 2010

Obama's March To Regulate Free Press And Dissenting Views

By: Les Carpenter III Rational Nation USA Critical to the success of statist governments throughout history has been the control of information available to the general public. Indeed the founding fathers of our nation understood the critical nature a free and unlettered press played in the   existence of a free republic. Hence the drafting of the first amendment to the Constitution... Which reads as follows. Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or the press... Clearly the framers of our Constitution understood that for a people to remain free they must secure  the right to free and dissenting speech as well as a free and unbiased press. Today, at this very moment, there are forces at work that wish to abridge these very principals in the name of political correctness, multiculturalism , and political ideology. President Barrack Hussein Obama,and his statist admini

The Phoenix Rally Against Arizona Senate Bill 1070

By: Les Carpenter III Rational Nation USA I am a strong supporter of Arizona's Senate Bill 1070 and the states new immigration law. In fact I believe more American sovereign states ought to enact effective immigration policy based on Federal Law already on the books, however not enforced for years. When the Fed fails the people the states have both the right and obligation to fill the gap. And this is exactly what Arizona did with Senate Bill 1070. The recent protest in Phoenix against the new immigration law was met with soft and unrepresentative reporting by the main stream leftist media. A more accurate account of the socialist anti illegal immigration rally is to be found at American Power . The following are but a few visual images that went un-shown by the mainstream illegitimate press. Again h/t to American Power . I believe the pictures speak the obvious. Any rational thought was lost here. The real issue for those attending this rally was for open

In Remembrance Of America's Fallen

Rational Nation USA reprints the following from LI HERALD   and makes no claim as to originality of thought or content. The article is informative and well written. Americans all across this great land can benefit from the understanding of, and history surrounding Memorial Day. Reprinted here with full credit to LI HERALD; We all think it: Memorial Day symbolizes the start of summer. For many Americans it means dusting off the grill and making the pool water sparkle. It means big sales at the stores. It means hot dogs, baseball and a three-day weekend. It means that spring is on its way out and the hazy, lazy, crazy days of summer are on the way in. And yes, many of us get a lump in our throats as we watch from our lawn chairs as our veterans parade by — some marching in uniform, some riding in antique vehicles. Memorial Day is a day of remembrance for those who have died in our nation’s service. They gave their lives for their county, and never came home from war. They never s

America And Her Diverse Political Views

By: Les Carpenter III Rational Nation USA As a "real true conservative/libertarian American", one who was born on the western seashores of this great nation, one who lived  for a brief period of time in the mid west, and one who ultimately settled on the east cost I have a unique American perspective. One I am sure the flaming liberals, as well as the reactionary right will agree to disagree with. I am not a politician, although I know I could represent the American "perspective" better than most politicians today. I say this because America is being divided along racial, ethnic, religious, geographical,  and philosophical  lines that are tearing this nation apart. Rather than finding common ground that is American at the core, politicians both democratic and republican  are exploiting differences for the sole purpose of political advantage. The vision our founders held for their fledgling republic was that it would continue to grow in the reality that  indi

Social Security: Jonathan Hoenig on Cashin' In

by the Left Coast Rebel This morning I caught Jonathan Hoenig (left) on Fox News' Cashin' In . I transcribed while enjoying a cup of Saturday morning java: " Social Security by definition is a Ponzi scheme. It is Bernie Madoff on the largest scale, they lock you up for things like this. There is no savings, there is no investment, there's no ownership, no account with your name on it - there's just looting you today with the promise that they will loot future generations on your behalf ." Jonathan is just my kind of guy. Leftist talk show host Mark Liven (spelling?) followed Hoenig's statement by saying, " Don't worry, the law says that you are required to get Social Security, the only way that you won't get Social Security is if Republicans are elected and they do what Jonathan wants ." I wish that were true. Any student of history will note that Republicans have done quite the opposite. Mark is also woefully ignorant of history. Cato&#

Beck While Not Smearing Malia Obama Was Infantile

By: Les Carpenter III Rational Nation USA Glenn Beck, conservative television and radio show host,  showed his lack of sensitivity when he used President Obama's daughter Malia as a prop (if you will) to jab the president over the BP oil spill. It is all good and well to be critical of this president for his performance or lack thereof with respect to this issue. It is fine to hit the president hard if one wishes. Even James Carville, one of the lefts biggest loudmouths trashed the president on public TV for his handling of the disaster. Perhaps, as some are saying the disaster in the gulf may very well be Obama's Katrina. If it becomes a political liability it can be argued that it is deserved. However, this is not the point of this post and I have digressed. Beck was wrong, flat wrong in using Malia to make fun of the President. The President's children, should be off limits period. The use of children in any way shape or form to make a political statements, or

Just When You Thought You Had Seen Every Conceivable Thing....

by the Left Coast Rebel witness one that takes the cake and outdoes them all. Knowing that Obama's handling of the gulf oil spill has been nearly the disaster that the oil spill itself has been has pushed Obama (five weeks after the Deepwater Horizon explosion) to flounderingly move to plan b. Plan b. as explained by Carol at No Sheeples Here is as follows: BP, the oil company taking flak for its inconsistent response to the massive oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico, bused in 400 extra cleanup workers to Grand Isle during President Obama's visit today, Jefferson Parish Council Chairman John Young said. "It appears to have been a PR stunt by BP, not to say we don't appreciate the extra participation," Young said. "We certainly need them, but we don't need them for just one day that happens to coincide with a visit from the president.”Young said he saw the workers dressed in red shirts, blue jeans and black shrimp boots mulling across the beaches

Latest NRSC Ad on Obama's Incompetence

by the Left Coast Rebel Bill P. at The War Planner hat-tipped me on the latest NRSC ad. Make it go viral! This NRSC ad parallels a piece by Peggy Noonan in today's WSJ, " He Was Supposed to be Competent ." I'm not a fan of Noonan but I excerpted several good passages: I don't see how the president's position and popularity can survive the oil spill. This is his third political disaster in his first 18 months in office. And they were all, as they say, unforced errors, meaning they were shaped by the president's political judgment and instincts. There was the tearing and unnecessary war over his health-care proposal and its cost. There was his day-to-day indifference to the views and hopes of the majority of voters regarding illegal immigration. And now the past almost 40 days of dodging and dithering in the face of an environmental calamity. I don't see how you politically survive this. The president, in my view, continues to govern in a way

Glenn Beck On Progressives Indoctrination Of School Children

By: Les Carpenter III Rational Nation USA I have become much less supportive if Glenn Beck over the years, and have in fact been critical of him on occasion. Bet when a person is right they are right,. Beck's characterization of the the progressives indoctrination of American children is absolutely accurate and truthful. Speaking as someone going back forty hears to his high school graduation I know this indoctrination has been  going on for many years. I was subjected to it as well as every other public school student. That's not to say all teachers were bent on indoctrinating students in progressive/socialist thought, but many were. And such it remains today, only it is more pervasive. Revisionist history was gaining increasing support in the late sixties and early seventies. I actually had high school teachers and college professors who spoke to the issue of revisionism. Revisionism and indoctrination has become part of the national progressive/socialist's moveme

Some Thoughts From Joe Scarborough

By: Les Carpenter III Rational Nation USA Here are some thoughts from Joe Scarborough on what Republicans must do to regain a leadership role and take back control over the levers of government. He makes his case in remarks delivered at the Cato Institute. Mr. Scarborough makes many good points. His conservative perspective is just plain old common sense. Whether the Republican party power base will pay attention is questionable. The would do well to do so however. What are your thoughts? Via: Cato Institute

Rand Paul to Face kentucky Libertarian Party Challenger?

by the Left Coast Rebel Rand Paul, not libertarian enough? Perhaps so for some Kentucky libertarians, ( AP/WaPo ): FRANKFORT, Ky. -- A week after a come-from-behind victory over the GOP's establishment candidate in a Kentucky Senate primary, Rand Paul is facing a possible challenge by the Libertarian Party and is shaking up his staff after comments he made about racial segregation caused a firestorm. Despite his pedigree as the son of former Libertarian presidential candidate Ron Paul, Libertarian Vice Chairman Joshua Koch said Rand Paul has betrayed the party's values with stands he's taken, and they were considering finding a candidate to run for the seat. It was a startling development that could play a role in shaping the outcome of the race in November by siphoning votes from Paul to the benefit of his Democratic opponent, Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway. AllahaPundit shares his two cents: Here’s a good way for libertarians to prove they’re serious political ac

Barney Frank Wants Newly Elected Rep. Djou's Birth Certificate, Bonus: Djou House Floor Speech

by the Left Coast Rebel Personally, I would rather not consider anything even remotely 'tongue in cheek' coming from Barney Frank. Regardless, ( The Hill ): Tongue firmly in cheek, Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) on Tuesday afternoon called on reporters to demand to see the birth certificate of new Rep. Charles Djou (R-Hawaii) . As Djou (pictured here) was being sworn into office, Frank walked the hallway of the Speaker's Lobby off the House floor calling on the media to "do your job" and review Djou's papers. It was a small bit of payback for the enormous amount of attention some conservatives (and the media) paid to the is-the-president-really-from-America controversy. But, unlike the commander-in-chief, as Frank knows, being born outside the U.S. does not preclude you from becoming a member of Congress. What an idiot. Also, due to a busy schedule here, the Left Coast Rebel forgo the chance to write of newly elected Rep. Charles Djou in Hawaii. This

Querido Líder Daily Kabuki Theater, this time the National Guard on the Border

by the Left Coast Rebel It's pretty simple. Today's news of Obama's sudden toughness on the border (sending 1200 National Guardsmen) means nothing. Perhaps it has accomplished two things - the useful idiot press is parroting it as signifigant and it gives an appearance of being on the right side of the issue via. public opinion . The Obama administration plans to announce Tuesday that it will send as many as 1,200 National Guard troops to the U.S.-Mexico border to improve border security, an Arizona congresswoman said. Democratic Rep. Gabrielle Giffords also said in a statement released Tuesday that President Barack Obama will request $500 million in funding for border security. Part of Giffords’ district borders Mexico. Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer’s spokesman said the governor hadn’t been told of the move prior to her office being contacted by The Associated Press and had no immediate comment. Nice that Gov. Jan Brewer wasn't told of the National Guard troops, I wonde

There's a lot more than Mexicans illegally crossing the border into AZ!!

By: Les Carpenter III Rational Nation USA There are many reasons the United States southwest border must be securely closed. The folllwing links to news reports out of Atanta's WSBTV are perhaps the most compelling. It is shocking this is only now becoming public knowledge. The question to ask... "what is Homeland Security doing to protect us. From these reports it surely is apparent it is not enough. h/t Eronc63

Profile of a Dear Leader at a Republican Luncheon

by the Left Coast Rebel Via Politico today a 'closed door meeting' today between Republican leadership luncheon and Obama. Cutting through the chaste I gleaned the money shot (as seen through the eyes of Senator Pat Robers, from the trending topic 'meeting': "The more he talked, the more he got upset," Sen. Pat Roberts (R-Kan.) said. “He needs to take a valium before he comes in and talks to Republicans and just calm down, and don’t take anything so seriously. If you disagree with someone, it doesn’t mean you’re attacking their motives — and he takes it that way and tends then to lecture and then gets upset.” The more he talked, the more he got upset . Call it the profile of a Dear Leader , if you will. I wonder if Senator Pat Roberts knows that this vehemency and condescension, hence anger, at 'the little people that just don't get it' from the Obamanation is leveled at anyone in his path. Be it the Tea Party, libertarians, independents, the Rep

Patrick Kennedy... Kudos For Mexican President Calderon

By: Les Carpenter III Rational Nation USA The apple certainly hasn't fallen far from the tree. Rhode Island Representative Patrick Kennedy apparently finds great wisdom in Mexico's Presidente Calderon's lecturing America on Arizona's immigration law. Given the fact the misfit fell all over himself to give kudos to the Mexican leader one has to wonder where his loyalties lie and why he doesn't pack up and move to Tijuana. Given the fact Mexico has much stricter immigration policies than U.S. Federal Immigration law, or the Arizona law, wouldn't it seem highly rational and reasonable for Kennedy to take issue with Mexican laws since softness seems to be his calling. Further, Mexico has a horrendous record of abuse for people immigrating to the country illegally. Apparently Kennedy hasn't had time to educate himself enough to know or understand this.. Giving kudos to a foreign Head of State for undiplomatic behavior...  oh to hell with that,  it was o

Barrack Hussein Obama On Internationalism - One World Order

By: Les Carpenter III Rational Nation USA President Obama has once again reaffirmed his agenda of a one world order. One that will be controlled by a one world government and the oligarchy that controls it. His recent statement that we are not defined by our borders but rather by our bonds was the precursor to statements in his speech at West Point. Make no mistake... It is the confirmation that Barrack Hussein Obama is the first post American president. Obama's vision for an international order, one that eclipses border, language, and culture as so effectively and properly promoted by Micheal Savage, can only lead to European style socialism at best, and Soviet Style Communism at its worst. America, should it follow the vision and path Obama has obviously chartered for this and future generations, will lose its identity and all that made this nation the fairest, most prosperous, most generous, and rational nation on earth. Each person has their own viewpoints. The blend

Hope And Change - The Pictorial

Some new billboards springing up on highways in Minnesota.    Guess this just about says it all. h/t: Hot Air

Progressives Are Getting Worried

By: Les Carpenter III Rational Nation USA This morning I was in the mood to check out the chatter over in progressive blog land. So, I dropped in at  The Progressive . As suspected warnings are out not to underestimate the Tea Party movement or it's growing influence and successful candidates, including Rand Paul. For certain the progressive statist left is feeling threatened right now. Their approach will be to use emotionalism and baseless claims in their attempt to discredit everything rational about the  movement. Sometime in our history we either recognize that government has gotten too large, too intrusive, and too  fiscally irresponsible and take steps to reign it in or we lose as a people. Just like Greece is losing now. The charade cannot continue. In his May 20th short commentary Mathew Rothschild, editor of The Progressive magazine had the following to say: After Paul’s victory, it’s more likely than ever that Sarah Palin will be the nominee in 2012. And then an

Corruption In The White House

By: Les Carpenter III Rational Nation USA Wella, Wella, Wella.  We now have confirmation the White House, yes the very one the El Presidente resides in, making the attempt to bribe Joe Sestak from running against their darling chameleon Arlen Specter in the PA. democratic primary. The bribe, a job offer in the present corrupt administration. Here's the video confirmation of this fact. This should really come as no surprise actually. After all the current occupant of the Oval Office is the product of one of the most corrupt political machines in the country. What amazes me is the republicans will apparently use this to go after Sestak in the general election. It seems to me they ought to be looking at criminal charges against the administration. Remember, the fish rots starting at the head. Fore the full story click here . Via: Memeorandum

More Statism From The Right

By: Les Carpenter III Rational Nation USA  Here is more from the RINO Republican leadership. And we actually believed at one time there was at least one party in America that stood for limited government. Guess we were wrong. Here is Lamar (the statist) Alexander almost advocating that the government take over BP. Perhaps BP should be subject to greater scrutiny. But a government take over of the company? Welcome Bolshevism to America. The downward spiral continues. Soon we will all being wearing Red Shirts. Read the text here . Via: Memeorandum

The RINO Republicans And Damage Control

By: Les Carpenter III Rational Nation USA Okay, so  now I'm beginning to get the picture. Rand Paul, the Libertarian Republican candidate for Senator from Kentucky, who actually stood on sound principals is only now beginning to get mainstream Republican party support. Of course this will come at the expense of his once stated principals. Lamar Alexander, Republican Senator from Tennessee, a RINO leader stated in Face The Nation he can still support Paul even after his "mistake" on civil rights. Here is what Alexander had to say: "Even a very good baseball player sometimes has a hard time going from AAA to the major leagues," Alexander said of Paul, who recently won his primary campaign over the GOP's preferred candidate. "And that's what happened to him last week. If he'll stick to the jobs, debt and terror and providing a check-and-balance on a runaway government in Washington, he'll be the next Republican senator. We'll

Palin Does Little To Help Rand Paul's Case

By: Les Carpenter III R ational Nation USA Before I start first let me reiterate I am a solid believer in the principals Rand Paul was addressing after his primary win last Tuesday in Kentucky.  The principal of private property, whether it be individual or business, and the inherent right to do with it as one pleases in so long as it does not threaten the life, liberty, or the pursuit of happiness of another is a valid ethical and moral principal. Period. Government has no ethical basis on which to interfere.  At the same time Let me say Maddow's questioning was  not unreasonable When a politician knowingly makes controversial statements they better be d*mn well ready and able to back their statements up with reasoned arguments. Rand Paul failed miserably in this arena. Not because the principals he was discussing were invalid, rather because he was not prepared for the obvious onslaught of questioning he received by Maddow, or the criticizes he has received by the compliant

Andrew Coumo Announces Run For NY State Governor

By: Les Carpenter III Rational Nation USA Attorney General  Andrew Coumo has just announced his candidacy for the Governorship of New York State. A progressive from a very liberal progressive state he is likely, if elected, to play a major role in not only New York politics but national politics as well. The video of him announcing his candidacy is boiler plate progressivism we have all heard before. Other than his statements with regards to the large banking firms and Wall Street Tycoons it is just an add for more and bigger government, his reference to the Declaration of Independence aside. The Plan from Andrew Cuomo on Vimeo . This is a man to watch, and one to campaign against early. Just my opinion. What's yours? Via: Memeorandum 

Is El Presidente For Real?

By: Les Carpenter III Rational Nation USA We have an El Presidente who believes nations are not defined by their borders (this presumably includes their  national heritage as well) but rather by their bonds. This sure sounds like something from a liberal college focus group I once was forced to suffer through. The focus group was a bunch of crap and El Presidente is full of crap. Nations are most certainly defined by their borders. Just as they are defined by their language and culture. Any national leader who is so foolish as to not recognize this simple truth does not deserves to lead this or any nation. So El Presidente, please do us all a favor and resign from office before you embarrass yourself  further. Not to mention the national embarrassment you are to the American citizens you are supposed to represent and lead. There can be only one purpose for having such a belief... To prepare the way  for that glorious day that socialists and Marxists, as well as the world wide b

I Heart Tom McClintock (not like I didn't before anyway)

by the Left Coast Rebel Rep. Tom McClintock (R-CA) is a flat-out, unadulterated, stud . And it's not only that he stands by a solid record of limited government credence, it's that he has the guts, gusto and brains to call things like they are when other so-called conservatives flee from 'conflict.' Enter the Obama/Calderon 'no borders to define us' axis of evil, Tom McClintock's take: PS - the Left Coast Rebel motto, 'Freedom, Abundance, Responsibility is based on a speech given by Tom McClintock. How does ' Speaker ' Tom McClintock sound? More discussion on illegal immigration over at Memeorandum .

Leftwing/Democrat Industrial Complex Howling to Bring Down the Candidacy of Liberty Stalwart GOP/Libertarian Candidate Rand Paul: Here's Why

by the Left Coast Rebel Featured above: Rand Paul, Tea Party favorite turned far-left establishment scapegoat (in under 24 hours). God forbid that any candidate to higher US office proclaim any other credo than the progressive-socialist dogma. God forbid that a humble man from a humble background that has never run for any office would be such an instant catch. That just one candidate for the United States Senate in a small conservative state like Kentucky could elicit such a unanimous, lockstep, leftist reaction tells one all that is needed to know. And that is this : Rand Paul, riding the momentum of his big Republican Primary win on Tuesday, now posts a 25-point lead over Democrat Jack Conway in Kentucky’s U.S. Senate race , but there’s a lot of campaigning to go. A new Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Voters in Kentucky, taken Wednesday night, shows Paul earning 59% of the vote, while Conway picks up 34% support. Four percent (4%) percent prefer some other ca

Rand Paul - The Question on Civil Rights Act

By: Les Carpenter III Rational Nation USA Tuesday was a very good day for those of us who support Rand Paul's Libertarian philosophy of governance. His belief in a limited federal government, fiscal responsibility, a balanced budget, and greater local control reverberates in most people that understand the values this nation was founded on. The right to own and control one's own property,  and or business, is one of the hallmarks of liberty, and it is as important to freedom as the right of free speech.  Also at the core of this countries values is the belief in individual rights, and the governments responsibility to insure and preserve the rights of each individual. Rand Paul, just two days after his blowout win in Kentucky's primary finds himself in a politically precarious spot... The result of his response to a question on civil rights and his belief  the in rights of private sector business owners to serve who they please in a privately held business. The inte