Friday, July 30, 2010

The National Association for the Advancement of Communist Principles

Recently, I've received some heat from the NAACP for calling them the "National Association for the Advancement Communist Principles". In fact, the NAACP even has some of their drones stalking me on the mirco-blogging phenomenon known as Twitter. I've been called a racist, a redneck, a dangerous extremist, yadda, yadda, yadda. (It's getting dull, really.)

No matter what they say or what they do, I stand by my statement. The NAACP could care less about helping minorities. They're just another group of leftists bent on redistributing wealth and turning the United States into a European- style socialist rat hole. Unlike the talentless Human Rat Keith Olbermann, I don't just rant to hear myself rant. I provide facts.

Here's former NAACP head comrade Julian Bond in 1999, BCO (Before Chairman Obama):

"We want [the NAACP] to be a social justice organization....our mission is to fight racial discrimination and provide social justice. We deal with the beast itself. There are many organizations that provide social services. We say, 'Good for them.' But we are one of the very few that provide social justice. It is popular to say we are in a post-civil rights period, but we don't believe that."

Ah....but what is "social justice" ? (If you're a Glenn Beck junkie like me, you already know the answer because you wear the Official Glenn Beck Tinfoil Hat, available at Insider Extreme!)

From the Right Wing Bomb Throwers at Wikipedia:

Social justice is based on the concepts of  human rights and equality and involves a greater degree of economic egalitarianism through progressive taxation, income redistribution, or even property redistribution. These policies aim to achieve what developmental economists refer to as more equality of opportunity than may currently exist in some societies, and to manufacture equality of outcome in cases where incidental inequalities appear in a procedurally just system.

Hmm....Who else talks about income redistribution ? Property redistribution ? Well, there's Chairman Obama and his 2+2=5 Progressivevik Junta in Congress, but let's face it, they're about as original as a sitcom that has a wise wife, a moron husband, and smart alecky kids. If any of them had an original thought, they would go catatonic. Where did such ideas come from ?

"From each according to his ability to each according to his needs." -- Karl Marx

"The theory of communism may be summed up in one sentence: Abolish all private property." --Karl Marx

Now, I'm not going to pretend to have a PHD in political science. I'm going to use a little thing called "common sense". Here it comes! Here's my proof that the NAACP is really the National Association for the Advancement of Communist Principles. Ready ?


As we can see, the whole idea of "social justice" is nothing more than Marxism with a kinder title. If you'll notice, in the above definition of "social justice", the word "voluntary" is absent. Redistribution of wealth and property are only possible by the use of force. If you don't believe me, ask any Russian, Chinese, or Cuban immigrant over the age of 40. They'll tell you point blank that "social justice" is not divinely inspired as Chairman Obama's pal, the Sinister Minister, Jim Wallis, would have you believe. It's about using the power of the state to control. If the NAACP is not a communist organization, why would they advocate for "social justice" ? That brings me to my next pearl of wisdom that will also prove that the NAACP is part of the New Red Menace. Ready ? Here we go!


To that, I say--

God help us all.


Stupid Black Men by Larry Elder (A little tidbit for all the Progressiveviks who are going to call me a racist for reading this book: Larry Elder happens to black. He also happens to be one of the best authors I've ever read. By all means, read this book.)

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

A Bummer On So Many Levels

Well, True Believers, we have another set back to deal with.

US District Judge Susan Bolton, who just happens to be a Clinton nominee, has kicked the Arizona immigration law in the groin by seriously hampering law enforcement's ability to enforce it. "Requiring Arizona law enforcement officials and agencies to determine the immigration status of every person who is arrested burdens lawfully-present aliens because their liberty will be restricted while their status checked," said Bolton as she legislated from the bench.

Yes, I said it. Bolton legislated from the bench.

No, I'm not being a sore loser. (As a Libertarian, I'm lukewarm to the law in the first place. Giving the government, whether it's federal, state, county, or local, any extra power makes me rather skittish. A quick perusal of history will show that extra powers granted to governments will eventually be used against the people the powers were enacted to "protect". See the Patriot Act for further details.) However, according to the Associated Depressed, Bolton went on to say that Arizona's immigration law would divert federal resources away from other priorities. No, this isn't Senator Bolton talking. No, this isn't Congressman Bolton or President Bolton talking, this is Judge Bolton talking. Now, I'm not a legal genius like Chairman Obama or Steadman Eric Holder, but I know political gibberjabber when I hear it. Why would a judge be talking about diverting resources ? Call me crazy and off my meds, but shouldn't Bolton have made her decision on the Constitutional merits of the federal government's case ?

Frankly, this sort of brazen legislation from the bench scares me a hell of lot more than the fence jumpers do. Assuming this decision isn't overturned, it means we have amnesty for illegal aliens without a vote in Congress. If the states can't enforce immigration laws and the federal government refuses to do it, you have amnesty. It's that simple. When you have laws being written without the legislative process you have a fascist dictatorship. I don't know about you, but I'd be hard pressed to call this "Change We Can Believe In."

God help us all.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Want Proof The Private Sector Is Better ?

In Newt Gingrich's must read To Save America, the Conservatus Maximus writes:

"The American credit card industry processes over $2 trillion in transactions every year, and there are 800 million credit cards accepted by millions of vendors to buy countless products. Yet, fraud constitutes just one one-tenth of one percent of the credit card industry. Conservatively speaking, fraud in Medicare and Medicaid is 10 percent, making it 100 times worse."

Now, gee, why would that be ?

Well, that's easy. Anything the government can do, the private sector can do 100 times better. Why is that ? Profit. I know that's an unword to the 2+2=5 Progressivevik Junta that currently lurks in the halls of Congress these days, but I'm willing to risk a trip to the Ministry of Love to make a point. Profit is the greatest motivator known to mankind. The magical lure of profit gave us:

  • the cotton gin.
  • the light bulb.
  • the airplane.
  • the automobile.
  • television.
  • pinball machines.
  • personal computers.
  • the Atari 2600.
  • The Internet
What has our bloated pig of a federal government given us in the last 100 years ?

Nothing. Not a damn thing. The Big Mommy Regime is incapable of creating anything other than pointless regulation and zombie-like bureaucrats who need forms filled out in triplicate before they can have a bowel movement.Why is that ? The bureaucracy that has been put in place by Progressivevik Fuhrers like Woodrow The Horrible, Franklin Dictator Roosevelt, Lyndon Johnson, and Everyone's Least Favorite Anti Semitic Peanut Farmer Jimmy Carter has no motive to keep itself afloat. It has become a self sustaining apparatus unto itself.  Whenever the bureaucracy ran into trouble, it slithered to Congress who happily wrote it a check. When Congress ran out of other people's money, the Federal Reserve fired up its printing presses. As a result, government services became worse and worse, because no matter how SNAFU the bureaucracy had become, Uncle Sugar would always be there to bail them out, no matter what the cost was. After all, what President would want to be known as the killer of Medicare or Medicaid ? What Congresswoman would want it to be known that she voted to kill the Department of Education or the EPA ? (OK, take Michele Bachmann and Marsha Blackburn out of the last example.)

If you think the bureaucracy is as scary as waking up next a naked Joy Behar, wait until you see Obamacare(less) in action.Wait until you have your doctor damn near throw you out of his office so he can take the next patient as soon as possible to make up for the lost revenue that Obamacare(less) has taken from him. Wait until you get taxed to death if you have to buy a glucose monitor or test strips. Or better yet, wait until your doctor needs authorization from some bureaucrat to treat you, only to find out that the bureaucrat he needs to speak to is on his hourly fifteen minute break. Once you take the profit motive from any organized human activity you get mush, throw government into that mix, you get very expensive and unproductive mush.

God help us all.

Political Science 101

OK kids, it's time for political science 101. Oh, don't worry. I'm not some tenured sap from the NEA. There's no paper required and there's no final exam. You get an "A" for simply showing up. (In other words, it will be just like high school here in South Florida.)


Today's lesson: Left and Right.


I find it amazing how many of my fellow Conservatives actually use the word liberal as a code word for "evil Communists bent on world domination". That is simply not the case. Back in the 30's, when Franklin Dictator Roosevelt was in charge, folks like us (Conservatives) who fought FDR's fascism tooth and nail, were called liberals. This was because the primordial Conservative movement sought to liberate the masses from FDR's fascism. (Think of them as the first Tea Party.)

Of course, over the years, that changed. The Progressive movement sputtered in the United States as the folks got fed up with people like Franklin Dictator Roosevelt running their lives. Progressives realized that a make over was needed, so during the Great Disruption of the 1960's they started calling themselves "liberals". The folks who rightly despised Franklin Dictator Roosevelt, began calling themselves "Conservatives", as in conserving the freedom that the Constitution provided.

Of course, this had nothing to do with the Left and Right that had dominated European politics for years. Right and Left had completely different meanings in Europe. An extreme Rightist in Europe would be a fascist. An extreme Leftist in Europe would be a communist. (Truthfully speaking, there is no real difference between fascism and communism.) The size and scope of government were never debated in Europe. Europe has always had big governments, from the Roman Empire, to the monarchies of the Middle Ages, and right up until the advent of the social democracies that rule most European countries today.

While one can certainly make the arguement that Righties can't be called fascists, the same can't be said about calling Lefties communists in America. Your average Joe Six Pack Tea Party guy would have found life in Nazi Germany unbearable. Your below average Code Pink zealot, however, would be right at home in Stalin's USSR and would learn the ropes in Nazi Germany. That is because the American Progressivevik Left has its roots in the failed, tired ways of European politics. The Right in America is a uniquely American idea. The idea of small government goes back to the Founding Fathers and some documents you may have heard of called "The Declaration of Independence" and "The Constitution". (If you attended a public school, you might want to Google them. Public education shies away from controversial topics like freedom.)

Here's the point, folks. Let's stop using the word liberal as an insult. Let's start using the word Progressive as an insult instead.

God help us all.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Shirley Sherrod: Not Exactly Rosa Parks

A broken clock is right twice a day, as the old saying goes. Fox News' broken clock, Bill O'Reilly, finally got one right. Unlike the rest of the media, O'Reilly didn't let Shirley Sherrod, the world's most famous unemployed person, off the hook. In his 7/21/10 "Talking Points Memo" segment, O'Reilly took Sherrod to task for some of the things she said at her NAACP speech, something even Glenn Beck really didn't do. For example, Sherrod, the Left's new Horst Wessel, said this:


"So I figured if I'd take him to one of them, that his own kind [emphasis added] would take care of him."


O'Reilly then proceeded to jack the waist high fastball out of the park when he responded with this:


"One of his own ? Would that be another American, Ms. Sherrod ? If a white public servant referenced his own kind or one of his own when speaking about an African American, that white person would be fired on the spot."


Bravo, Bill. However, you could have hit a grand slam if you had commented on this little snippet from Ms., uh...Sherrod:


"That's when it was revealed to me that, y'all, it's about poor vs. those who have...."


There's your smoking gun. We have an official from the United States federal government talking about redistributing wealth. (yet again!) The last time I checked, and believe me I do, that sounds like it came right out of Karl Marx's playbook. The poor vs. those who have ? What kind of crap is that ? Remember, Sherrod was not a politician when she made this speech to the National Association for the Advancement of Communist Principles. She was there as a federal employee, which leads us to the next gem from Mr. O:


"...according to the Hatch Act, federal emloyees are forbidden to endorse political parties while on duty."


So here's another question for Eric "Steadman" Holder's Department of Injustice: Why in the hell wasn't Sherrod charged with violating the Hatch Act ? Yeah, her public firing was sad, yadda, yadda, yadda, but let's face it: Shirley Sherrod broke the law! She should not be getting a new office and a new cushy job, she should be at Club Fed making new and interesting friends while wearing an orange jumpsuit. I realize that video evidence may not be Steadman's strong point, (see the non-existent Black Panther case for further detalis) but c'mon! How crimes against the Republic is the DOJ going to ignore ? Do they get a set of steak knives if they exceed a certain number ? Give me a damn break, already!

There will be some who think putting the racist tag on Shirley Sherrod is wrong since her little parable was about going from a bigot to a paragon of racial tolerance. Well, those of us with brains who sat through the whole 43 minute snooze fest disagree. Shirley Sherrod hasn't changed. She's still a bigot. Take a gander at this little snippet from her speech:


"Some of the racism we thought was buried-- didn't it surface ? Now, we endured eight years of the Bushes, and we didn't do the stuff these Republicans are doing because you have a black president." [This speech was made during the rise of the Tea Party. Also, it would appear that Shirley Sherrod has never Code Pink in action.]


Translation: All of you Archie Bunker-types need to shut up because the black man is in charge. (Feel free to use it in a song, Jay-Z!)

Obviously, this isn't as bad King Samir Shabazz wielding his now-famous nightstick, but it's still a racially divisive comment. It doesn't take the smarts of a Jonah Goldberg to realize that Sherrod was referring to whites who had the Audacity to question the Hope. If the Tea Party was an all black movement, one could safely assume that Sherrod would not have made that comment.

Here's the final questions that should have been asked, and even Fox News screwed the pooch on these: Why on God's green, and not to mention cooling, earth would a federal appointee even appear at an NAACP event ? Is that not a conflict of interest when you consider the fact that the NAACP is only interested in helping minorities ? Don't taxpayers of all races pay her salary ? Shouldn't she have appeared at an event of an organization that looks to help people of all races ? I know I'll never get satisfactory answers to any of those questions, but I do know this: If a Bush appointee appeared at an all white anything, Keith Olbermann would still be whining about it to his ten viewers today.

The bottom line is this, folks. Shirley Sherrod is not Rosa Parks. She's another leftist ideologue who has found a home in Obama Hood's Band of Merry Socialists. To that, I say:

God help us all.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

The War On Whitey

Well, my friends, The War on Terror is over.

Instead, we now have the War on Whitey.

I know there will be some out there who will say my Glenn Beck tinfoil hat is too tight, it's impossible for minorities to be racist since they don't have the power to carry it out, blah, blah, blah, whites are terrified of being replaced in the power structure of the United States, blah, blah, blah. To idiots who say that, I point out the following facts:

  • Chairman Obama, our Failed Messiah, belonged to a church that was openly hostile to whites and Jews. The last time I was in a church, the pastor wasn't talking about how whites were committing genocide against the black community. If Jeremiah Wright, the pastor, was white and he accused blacks of committing genocide against whites, he'd be charged with a hate crime and would probably be sent to the Ministry of Love for reeducation.
  • Eric Holder, our Steadman look-alike Attorney General, once said America was a nation of  "cowards" when it came to race.
  • Chairman Obama called his own grandmother a "typical white person".
  • Chairman Obama, who obviously suffers from diarrhea of the mouth, called small town cops stupid for arresting one of his leftist friends who was acting like a maniac
  • Steadman Holder struck again when the Department of Injustice dropped the case against the New Black Panther Party despite having video evidence that they were going to beat the crap out of anyone who showed up at the Philly polling place wearing a John McCain t-shirt.
  • We certainly must not forget the appointment of Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor. After all, she is certainly wiser than ol' Whitey, being a wise Latina woman and all.
  • We have Michelle Evita Obama attending an NAACP event with full knowledge that Benjamin Jealous, the NAACP's head honcho, was going to attempt to incite a racial firestorm by calling the Tea Party racist.
  • Finally, we have the curious case of Shirley Sherrod, a bottom feeder at the USDA, who admitted that she didn't do all she could to help a white farmer keep his land. (My inner Libertarian is screaming at the top of his little lungs: Why is the federal government even involving itself in saving private farms ? That, my friends, is another rant for another time.)
So what's next ? Apartheid against whites ? White only drinking fountains ? Whitey, get to the back of the bus ?

Now, I'm not going to pretend this country doesn't have racial scars. I'm also not going to indulge in the fantasy that there aren't folks who don't like Chairman Obama because he's black. To do either would be an exercise in intellectual dishonesty, and the last time I checked, Ed Schultz has the intellectual dishonesty market cornered. Yes, America has had its ups and downs when it comes to race. However, when you compare how America solved its race "problems" as opposed to places like Nazi Germany and Zimbabwe, I'd have to say we have a lot to proud of. One only has to look at figures like Oprah Winfrey, Michael Jordan, Andy Garcia, and Bill Cosby for proof of that.

However, Chairman Obama and his socialist goons in the NAACP don't see it that way. To them, it's still 1968. They want minorities to be victims so they can indulge in their Marxist dreams of redistributing wealth. They don't care about Martin Luther King's Dream. All they care about is paying back Whitey. They're willing to undo all of the hard work of the Civil Rights Movement just so they have a chance to be this generation's Che Guevera, minus the mass murder part. It's a shame, really. Chairman Obama could have gone down in history as an example of how America really works. Instead, he'll be remembered as another angry Leftist race hustler on par with Louis Farrakhan and Al Not So Sharpton.

God help us all.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

The Real NAACP That Will Keep It Real

In this column, I am proud to announce the formation of my new political action committe, The National Association for the Adavancement of Conservative Principles (NAACP).

Unlike the racist fraud that also uses this acronym, my NAACP will stand with interlocked arms of all races against the tyranny of the Progressives that have infested our government. When the ACLU uses its lies and calumny to have The Ten Commandments removed from a city hall, we will be there to put them back up. When the government uses its new and decidedly fascist "hate crime" law to intimidate members of the clergy (of any religion) to perform gay marriage cermonies, we will be there to lend our support. When returning veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan are harrangued by the idiots from Code Pink, we'll be there. In short, whenever Progressives try strike at the heart of liberty, we'll be there to stop them.

What's that you say ? There is already an organization that does all that stuff ?

Yes, folks, the gig is up. There is an organization that already does that stuff. It's called the Tea Party.

I don't know what drugs the Ben Jealous, the head of the NAACP (the racist variety, of course), does, but man, are they altering his sense of reality! Recently, Jealous and his communist allies have called on the Tea Party to condemn the racist elements of the organization. Now, I've been to many Tea Parties here in socialist South Florida. You know how many racists I found ? Zero. Zilch. I did see a bunch of patriots running around with American Flags. (Something curiously absent from SEIU and ACORN "protests" and shakedowns.) I did see a whole bunch of white folks, that's true, but they were either wearing Elect Allen West t-shirts (who, at last check, is black.) or waiving Marco Rubio signs. (Who just happens to be Hispanic.)

Now, I'll give Jealous his due. There are Obama signs with our Dear Leader sporting the Hitler 'stache at every Tea Party. I know that, because I've waived a few. It wasn't because Obama is black, it's because I think he's grabbed way, way, too much power. I don't oppose Obamacare(less) because Obama is the first black President, I oppose it because I don't want some faceless Health-ocrat deciding whether or not I live or die. It isn't white fear that fuels my opposition to the Stimulus plan, it's the assault to common sense that the plan represents. Of course, I have a better chance at finding Rachel Maddcow a date for Saturday night than I do convicing the Left that the Tea Party is not a bunch of Skoal spitting rednecks. Why is that, you ask ? Cries of racism are the only defense the Left has. They can't defend their track record on any single issue. The economy ? In shambles, making Zimbabwe look a member of the G4. Afghanistan ? Slowly, but surely, turning into a quagmire. Obamacare(less) ? As popular as the fat kid with acne at the prom. The Bay of Rigs oil spill ? Made Bush's FEMA look competent. All in all, the United States went from the mighty Yankees to a Triple A farm club in less than two years under Chairman Obama's watch. Who could possibly defend that ?

God help us all.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Oh, Yeah ?


"The NAACP adopted a resolution Tuesday condemning 'racist elements' in the Tea Party movement and calling on the movement's leaders to repudiate bigotry, despite claims from Tea Partiers that the measure is just a political ploy.
The nation's leading civil rights group took up the language at its annual convention in Kansas City, Mo. The resolution initially said the NAACP would "repudiate the racism of the Tea Parties" and stand against the movement's attempt to "push our country back to the pre-civil rights era," though the wording was amended to downplay criticism of all Tea Partiers while asking them to repudiate bigots in their own ranks. "

Ok, they want to play rough.
I'd like to do a little condemning myself. After all, we can't let the National Association for the Advancement of Communist Principles have all the fun.

I condemn....
  • our Dear Leader, Barack Hussein Obama, for calling his own grandmother a "typical white person".
  • Joe Bite Me, our confused Vice President, for making ethnic slurs against Indian Americans.
  • First Lady Michelle "Evita" Obama for calling a America a "down right mean place."
  • Imperial Senator Barbara Boxer for talking down to Harry C. Alford.
  • Imperial Senator Jim Webb using antisemitic campaign ads against George Allen.
  • Imperial Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's racist comments about Barack Obama.
  • Arkansas's Horniest Hick Bill Clinton defending Robert Byrd's KKK membership.
  • Louis Farrakhan's many antisemitic comments.
  • Al Sharpton's  many antisemitic comments.
  • Jesse Jackson's many antisemitic comments.
  • The New Black Panther Party's act of terror at a Philadelphia polling place.
  • Jimmy Carter's antisemitism. (And, of course, I condemn Jimmy Carter for being a waste of skin.)
  • Hillary Clinton's support for the PLO.
  • The Congressional Black Caucus's visit to Cuba to have a pow-wow with the mass murdering Fidel Castro. (Let's start the chant, Little Havana! Libertad! Libertad! Libertad...)
  • Jay-Z's racist rant at Chairman Obama's coronation. ( "No more white lies...the motherf-ing President is black!")
  • The dearly departed Van Jones' anti-white comments and his accusation that white communities were "steering poisons" into the communities of minorities.
  • Franklin Dictator Roosevelt throwing Japanese Americans into concentration camps during WW II. (I will NOT use the politically correct term internment camps. Let's face it, they were concentration camps minus the Zyklon-B gas.)
  • Franklin Dictator Roosevelt using quotas to keep Jews fleeing the Holocaust from coming to the United States.
  • King Woodrow The Horrible, America's first fascist dictator (Do I really need to spell out who I think the second is ?), who segregated the Armed Forces.

Needless to say.....

God help us all.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Which One Will Chairman Obama Be Known For ?

Every President has at least one screw up, scandal, or failed cover-up. It's part of the job, like that robotic wave they do every time they step off of an aircraft that taxpayers pay for but never get a chance to use. (Check out Neal Boortz's book, Somebody's Got To Say It, for more on this.) Woodrow The Terrible has Leading-America-Into-World-War-I-For-No-Reason-And-Lighting-The-Match-To-World-War-II-gate. FDR had his Budding-Fascist-Dictatorship-That-Was-Only-Stopped-With-His-Death-gate. Harry S. Truman had his spat with McArthur and Let's-Let-The-Soviets-Replace-The-Nazis-Without-So-Much-As-A-Whimper-In-Eastern-Europe-gate. JFK liked the ladies and lots of them, but he was a prude when compared to Hillary's Less Than Faithful Husband, Bill Clinton. Jimmy Carter had the misfortune of being Jimmy Carter. Reagan had to debunk the theory, that despite all evidence, that he was not a divine being. Bush had I'm-Going-To-Pretend-To-Be-A-Conservative-While-Growing-Government-At-An-Alarming-Rate-gate.

No, I did not forget Watergate. Quite frankly, it's rather bland when compared to the crap I've listed above.

Chairman Obama will be a real humdinger for historians 50 years from now.( Hopefully, there will be historians 50 years from now, since the Department of Education and the teacher unions are destroying public education.) Which one of Chairman Obama's many, many scandals will some writer attach -gate to ? Will it be Jobgate, where Chairman Obama's cronies were trying to hand out federal appointments to the Primary opponents of his key political allies in the Imperial Senate ? Will it be Blaggo-gate ? Will it be Panthergate ? Imaginary-Congressional-Districts-Recieving-Stimulus-Money-gate ?

Perhaps our Dear Leader will be known for a blunder, like having a sing-along with Paul McCartney while the Gulf of Mexico is being destroyed or waiting months to send more troops to Afghanistan despite being warned by General McChrystal that we risk failure if more troops are not sent quickly. Maybe history won't be unkind Chairman Obama. There's a good chance he'll be the first President to actually improve his golf game while in office.

In utter despair, I cry out to the heavens--


If You Think The New Black Panthers Are Bad....

Malik Zulu Shabazz and his New Black Panthers are monsters, but let's face facts, they're small potatoes when it comes to leftist inspired racism and hatred. Comparing Shabazz's thugs to the hatemongers I'm going to introduce you to is like comparing artists to those who like to draw with crayons they've stolen from "cracker" babies. Without further ado, let's introduce our first guest: CHAIRMAN OBAMA, C'MON DOWN! YOU'RE THE FIRST CONTESTANT ON "THE LEFT IS A BUNCH OF RACIST PIGS!"


"....some of it may just be the fact that my middle name is Hussein, and that creates suspicion.” [Chairman Obama calling the Israelis who rightly don't trust him, bigots.]

"... .. The point I was making was not that my grandmother harbors any racial animosity. She doesn't. But she is a typical white person who, uh, if she sees somebody on the street that she doesn't know there's a reaction that's been been bred into our experiences that don't go away and that sometimes come out in the wrong way and that's just the nature of race in our society. We have to break through it..." [Chairman Obama calling his own grandmother who raised him a bigot as he throws her under the bus.]


One of the things that annoys me about Chairman Obama almost as much as him picking my pocket is his blatant racism. Yes, I said it, and frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn who it offends. In the two examples I've just listed, the 44th and worst President we've ever had issued two racist statements that would have any Conservative sent to the Ministry of Love for reeducation. Chairman Obama, like others of his Progressivevik ilk, believe their brand of racism is enlightened since it wasn't a white person who said it. What kind of crap is that ?

Of course, Chairman Obama's racism is nothing like the racism of Vice President Joe Bite Me. Take it away, O Master of The Gaffe:


"In Delaware, the largest growth of population is Indian Americans, moving from India. [Where did you think they came from, you microcephalic twit ?] You cannot go to a 7-11 or Dunkin' Donuts unless you have a slight Indian Accent. I'm not joking."


A lot of folks will say that's Joe being Joe, but not me. I won't let Bite Me's lack of intelligence get him off the hook. This is Joe being a racist clod. Again, if a Conservative like Rush Limbaugh or the cartoon character known as Glenn Beck said anything even remotely like that, they'd be sent to Gitmo to atone for their sins.

Sometimes, words don't convey racism like actions do. Let's take a look at Hillary Clinton's anti-semitic past when she was a bell bottom wearing hippie who didn't shave her chubby little legs for years on end.


From Christopher Anderson's must read, American Evita:

"In late July of 1973, however, Hillary's mind was on practicing law. She and Bill made another trip to Arkansas to take the bar exam- and passed on the first try. (Hillary would not be so fortunate in Washington DC, where she had taken the exam twice before passing.) It was during this trip to his home state that Bill took Hillary to meet a politically well-connected friend. When they drove up to the house, Bill and Hillary noticed that a menorah- the seven branched Hebrew candelabrum (not be confused with the more common and subtler mezuzah)- had been affixed on the front door.

'My daddy was half Jewish,' explained Bill's friend. 'One day when he came to visit, my daddy placed the menorah on my door because he wanted me to be proud that we were part Jewish. And I wasn't about to about to say no to my daddy."

To his astonishment, as soon as Hillary saw the menorah, she refused to get out of the car. 'Bill walked up to me and said she was hot and tired, but later he explained the real reason.' According to the friend and another eyewitness, Bill said, 'I'm sorry, but Hillary's really tight with the PLO in New York. They're friends of hers, and she doesn't feel right about the menorah.'

'Do you mean to tell me,' Bill's friend shot back, 'that she is going to be part of Yasser Arafat and all of those people ?'

Bill shrugged. 'Hillary really backs the PLO and doesn't like what Israel is up to,' he said, looking sheepish. 'Anyway she just thinks having a menorah on your front door...she just doesn't like it, that's all.' "


The above story is especially curious when you consider the fact that Hillary somehow convinced the state of New York that she's part Jewish so she could be elected to the Imperial Senate.

We could go on and on, with Jeremiah Wright and his "sermons", Calypso Louie Farrakhan and his anti-semitic ramblings, Jesse Jackson's "Hymietown" comments, and we certainly musn't forget Al Sharpton's immortal "If the Jews want to get it on, tell them to pin the yamulkes back and come on over to my house". The bottom line is this, We The People are not racists. They The Progressiveviks are, and they're running the country. To that sad fact, I say--

God help us all.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Aren't They Extremists, Ms. Napolitano ?




the use of violence and threats to intimidate or coerce, esp. for political purposes.


the state of fear and submission produced by terrorism or terrorization.


a terroristic method of governing or of resisting a government.



Gee, call me crazy and overdue for a refill on my meds, but using the above definition, would standing in front of a polling place with a billy club attempting to intimidate white voters be considered terrorism ? Would somebody wearing a whole bunch of Factor Gear and an official Glenn Beck Tinfoil Hat have a serious problem (and not to mention some bruises) if he tried to walk past the Black Panthers who were "guarding" the Philadelphia polling place ? On that day in the November No One Wants To Remember, did the New Black Panther Party commit an act of terror ? If so, why is the Department of Injustice investigating Panthergate instead of the Department of Lack of Homeland Security ?

Granted, DHS Secretary Janet From Another Planet Napolitano couldn't beat my cat at a game of Clue, but why didn't DHS look into this matter ? Yes, I know Sherlock Napolitano was not the DHS Secretary when the incident occurred. I got that. I also know the Bush DHS should have investigated this when it happened instead of the DOJ. However, this little rant is not about the Bush DHS. After all, they didn't publish a report about the dangers of domestic terror. The Bush DHS didn't have us searching for extremists under every bed. Janet Napolitano's DHS did.


From the DHS report : Rightwing Extremism: Economic and Political Climate Fueling Resurgence in Radicalization and Recruitment:

DHS/I&A assesses that lone wolves and small terrorist cells embracing violent rightwing

extremist ideology are the most dangerous domestic terrorism threat in the United States. Information

from law enforcement and nongovernmental organizations indicates lone wolves and small terrorist

cells have shown intent—and, in some cases, the capability—to commit violent acts.

— (U//LES) DHS/I&A has concluded that white supremacist lone wolves pose the most

significant domestic terrorist threat because of their low profile and autonomy—separate from

any formalized group—which hampers warning efforts.

— (U//FOUO) Similarly, recent state and municipal law enforcement reporting has warned of the

dangers of rightwing extremists embracing the tactics of “leaderless resistance” and of lone

wolves carrying out acts of violence.

— (U//FOUO) Arrests in the past several years of radical militia members in Alabama, Arkansas,

and Pennsylvania on firearms, explosives, and other related violations indicates the emergence

of small, well-armed extremist groups in some rural areas.


Well, according to that load of horse crap, we're under a constant threat of domestic terrorism. However, we are under the threat of Right Wing Extremist domestic terrorism only. Apparently, to Sherlock Napolitano only the Right of the political spectrum is capable of violence. Perhaps socialists of a feather do flock together after all. In the DHS report detailing left wing extremism, Leftwing Extremist Likely to Increase Use of Cyber Attacks over the Coming Decade, it says:


(U//FOUO) DHS/I&A assesses that cyber attacks are attractive options to leftwing

extremists who view attacks on economic targets as aligning with their nonviolent,

“no-harm” doctrine and tactic of “direct action.”

— (U//FOUO) Their no-harm doctrine includes claiming to ensure the safety of

humans, animals, and the environment even as they attack businesses and

associated operations.


I don't know which conclusion is more exasperating: a) the federal government is run by morons b) the federal government condones this sort of behavior since it's infested with leftist ideologues c) all of the above.

I'm going to go with "c" and the Black Panthers not being charged with committing an act of terror justifies my answer.

Make no mistake about it, the New Black Panthers are a leftist terrorist group that is extremely dangerous. Do I think they'll wear dynamite vests and walk into a preschool ? No. Do I think they're now emboldened by having the charges against them dropped by the Steadman Holder led DOJ ? You betcha. Do I think DHS will do nothing if they pull another one of their stunts during the Midterm Elections ? You betcha. Do I think this will open the door to chaos durig the next Presidential election ? Yes, so with a heavy heart I say,

God help us all.

Let's Take A Stroll Down Memory Hole Lane

Ok, Right Wing Extremists, it's time for a stroll down Memory Hole Lane. This is a magical place where the unicorns run free and eat organic, gluten-free eco-pixie dust. It's a place that all the voices in Joe Biden's head all sing in harmony. Most importantly, it's a special place where Progressivevik lies are stored until their use during campaigns.

Lucky for you, Dear Reader, the security on Memory Hole Lane is very lax. One could say I could crash a State Dinner with the Prime Minister of India while trying out for a Bravo reality show if it were held on Memory Hole Lane. In an act of supreme bravery, I led a Conservative covert-op team into the Progressivevik stronghold and...ok...ok...fine. Be a killjoy. Look at this rather odd quote I found from Chairman Obama while tooling around Google looking for a cure for my writer's block:


"Transparency and the rule of law will be the touchstones of this presidency." -- Chairman Obama, January 21, 2009 on CNN


Now, I ask you, not as a Right Wingnut, but as a reasonable person with an IQ above 20, have we had anything remotely close to transparency during Chairman Obama's Reign of Incompetent Terror ? Did the closed door meetings with Big Insurance and Big Pharma during the Obamacareless debate look transparent to you ? Was the "rule of law" observed by the Regime when it was handing out federal appointments to Andrew Romanoff and Joe Sestak to drop out of their primary races so key political allies would remain in the Imperial Senate ? Was there any transparency or "rule of law"observed when the Department of Injustice dropped its voter intimidation case against the New Black Panther party despite having video evidence of the thugs wielding billy clubs at a Philadelphia polling place ?

I may be clinging to my guns and religion because I'm a bitter, racist, illiterate, redneck teabagger, but I know a snow job when I see one.

However as ugly and as impeachable as the outrages listed above are, Chairman Obama is the master of pulling dead rabbits out of his hat. Just when you think he's sunk lower than PMSNBC's ratings, our Dear Leader has another ethical lapse. In this case, it was the recess appointment of Dr. Donald Berwick to head the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Like all of Chairman Obama's appointments, Berwick has a cemetery full of skeletons in his closet. Unfortunately for us Proles, Berwick's skeletons aren't as simple as being unable to figure out how to use Turbo Tax despite being appointed to run the IRS. No, Donald Berwick's skeletons rise from the dead every full moon. Donald Berwick just happens to be a socialist and a health care ratioining guru.

Unlike the talentless Keith Olbermann, I don't just make wild claims to hear myself talk. (Although, with Keith's ratings, he's probably the only one listening.) Let's take a look at some of the statements that Berwick made that most people who are not members of the Communist Party USA might find a touch questionable:


“I find little evidence anywhere that market forces bluntly used — that is just consumer choice among an array of products, competitors fighting it out — leads to the health-care system you want and need..."-- Donald Berwick


In other words, Dr. Doom doesn't think that capitalism isn't responsible for the myriad of prescription drugs and medical procedures that have people all over the world living longer lives. So tell me Doc, which government bureaucracy invented Janumet, the wonder drug that's keeping me and millions of my fellow diabetics alive ? I have a better question: which UNELECTED Czar invented the triple bypass ? Knee replacement surgery ? Cornea transplants ?

See, the bottom line is this: Some executive at Merck decided an oral glucose control medication with relatively few side effects would be great money maker, so he got his research team to design the miracle drug that keeps me from having to inject insulin every two minutes like my mother and father-in-law do. Doctors realized there was a whole heap of money to be made by replacing and repairing old and abused body parts, so they came up with triple bypasses, knee repalcements, and cornea transplants. The common denominator in these examples is the profit motive. Without the lure of untold riches and fame, few would take the risks to develop these modern marvels.

The very fact that Berwick denies this obvious truth makes me wonder exactly how much experience he has in the real world. The above statement leads me to believe that Dr. Doom is just another academic egghead hiding in a lecture hall because he can't hack it in the real world. I daresay we have enough of those nincompoops wandering the halls of Congress and the White House already.

However, that isn't Dr. Doom's most out there comment. Check out this gem:


“The decision is not whether or not we will ration care — the decision is whether we will ration with our eyes open. And right now, we are doing it blindly.”


All I have to say is this: Nona, there's plenty of room and hoarded food in my bomb shelter for you. I sure hope you can make sauce out of the tomatoes I'm growing in my crisis garden!

Is there any wonder why Chairman Obama didn't want Dr. Doom to be questioned by the Repubicans in the Imperial Senate ? The Good Doctor is a walking personification of all that's wrong with the Progressivevik Counter-Revolution. He's also the Obamacareless boogie man that the Conservative Revolution warned everyone about. So what does our Benevolent Dictator do ? He appoints Berwick in the midst of a gaziilion scandals hoping no one would notice. Is that transparent ? Is that giving a nod to the "rule of law" ?

Sure... in Oceania.

God help us all.

The Department of Injustice

In yesterday's episode of "I'm Ashamed of My Government", the Department of Injustice, lead by Oprah's ex-boyfriend Steadman...I mean...Eric Holder, announced that it is going to sue the state of Arizona to put a stop to their immigration law. No, you read that right. The Department of Injustice is suing the state of Arizona for having the nerve to defend itself against what's basically a Mexican invasion.

Now, I'm not going to get into the legal mumbo-jumbo that's involved in this mockery of justice. I'm not a lawyer, despite spending last night in a Holiday Inn Express. I am an observant person, however. The Department of Justice has become an Orwellian parody. Its goals are no longer enforcing laws and upholding the Constitution, its goals are now to punish the enemies of the Big Mommy Regime in Washington and preserve Big Mommy's power base. In the last year and some change of Obama's Reign of Incompetent Terror, the Department of Justice has become an example of doublethink like the Ministry of Love or the Ministry of Truth. In short, the DOJ has become the O-Stapo, eliminating all opposition to Chairman Obama's schemes.

Yeah, yeah, I know. I'm a racist teabagger who doesn't recycle. I know, I should up my meds. Oh, you're right. I'm a conspiracy theorist. Humor me as we look at the facts. The Department of Injustice has, in the last year and some change:

•dropped the case against the New Black Panther party despite having video evidence that they were involved in voter intimidation during the '08 Popularity Contest.

•failed to investigate the obvious cases of bribery during the Obamacareless debate. (Remember the Cornhusker Kickback and the Louisiana Purchase ? Bart Stupidak's treachery ?)

•failed to prosecute the ringleaders of the Con Artists Formerly Known as ACORN for voter fraud.

•failed to investigate Chairman Obama's use of federal appointments to influence primary races. (The Jobgate scandals involving Andrew Romanoff and Joe Sestak.)

Yet, they're suing the state of Arizona for defending itself ? What kind of Third World, Banana Republic, straight out of Chavez's playbook crap is that ?

The only reason Chairman Obama is having the Department of Injustice sue is to preserve their power base. The last thing the Regime wants is the states doing any thinking for themselves. This isn't about civil rights. If the Regime was interested in that, Obamacareless would not have a provision in it that calls for jail time for not going along with the program, nor would they have ignored the New Black Panther party's blatant voter intimidation. This isn't about the Supremacy Clause of the Constitution, since Chairman Obama doesn't think the Constitution is worth the parchment it's hand-written on. This is about preserving power at any and all costs. It seems that Chairman Obama is willing to give Arizona back to Mexico just to prove that the Big Mommy Regime reigns supreme.

Folks, it's time for We The People to start calling out They The Progressiveviks on garbage like this. We can't survive as a free society if the nation's top law enforcement agency's main agenda is to punish dissent. It's time for an independent investigation of the Department of Injustice. It's time, for some folks like Steadman Holder, to be fired. It's time for some for some members of the Department of Injustice to wear orange jumpsuits and make new and interesting friends at Club Fed. Of course, that ain't gonna happen, so all we can do is shake our heads in disgust and say--

God help us all.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Happy Dependence Day

Yesterday was the holiday formerly known as Independence Day, a day in which we, as Americans, celebrated the birth of our country and reveled in the fact that we had the ability to forge our own destiny in this world gone mad. However, we can't look at ourselves as an independent people anymore. We The People have become We The Dependent On Government For Every Blessed Thing. Let's take a look at something Princess Nancy, Ruler of The People's Republic of Pelosi, said as reported by


"It injects demand into the economy," [referring to unemployment benefits] Pelosi said, arguing that when families have money to spend it keeps the economy churning. "It creates jobs faster than almost any other initiative you can name."

Pelosi said the aid has the "double benefit" of helping those who lost their jobs and acting as a "job creator" on the side.

"It's impossible to think of a situation where we would have a country that would say we're not going to have unemployment benefits," Pelosi said.


In other words, the idea of Rugged Individualism has been thrown into the nearest memory hole. In its place, the whole idea of the collective has metastasized, and the ugly tumor of dependence has grown on the psyche of the American people. Don't worry, it's not your fault you agreed to a loan you can't possibly afford. We'll bail you out. Sure, you should have finished high school and made something of yourself. Don't worry, we've got your health care covered. Are you a loser who's had the same job at McDonald's for the last five years without a raise ? Don't bother coming to work sober, we're going to spread the wealth around and even out the playing field, because, as you know, you're really, really special.

Um...excuse me....what about those of us who play by the rules ? What's in it for us ?

You're a greedy capitalist. We're all in this together. You can't keep just putting your boot to the neck of the poor. Just sit there, shut the hell up, and go along with the program. If you don't like it, too bad. We'll just "nudge" you toward our way of thinking.

Here's the reality of the situation, folks. The America we once knew and loved no longer exists. In its place is a European social democracy that punishes success with higher taxes and demonization by the government and its lackeys in the compliant lamestream media. I'm not going to sit here and pretend this just happened and it's all Chairman Obama's fault. This metamorphisis has been in the works since the early 1900's, ever since the Progressivevik movement emerged from the primordial ooze of failed European political theory. The insidous thing about it is the fact that it was done under our noses. For years on end, the public school system and the leftist entertainment industry have pounded it into our skulls that success was a dirty word. It was the slowest case of brainwashing in recorded human history that culminated in the election of our first socialist president. The day that Obama was elected was the day America began its death spiral into the Third World.

However, True Believer, it doesn't have to stay this way.

We can still stop this rapid decline. We must resist. No, I'm not talking about an armed revolution, so, Inner Party Member Sunstein, put away the rat mask. I'm talking about being informed and informing others. I'm talking about recapturing the magic of last summer when We The People told They The Progressiveviks to go screw themselves at the Obamacareless town hall meetings. It means sending direct messages to rags like the New York Times and Boston Globe by not buying their useless newspapers or advertising in them. It means not watching Sean Penn's latest movie. It means looking in your kid's textbooks and demanding explanations for the lies contained within. Yeah, I know it's not exactly like winning the Battle of Valley Forge, but it's just as important, if not more so. The patriots of old fought for freedom, us Neo-Patriots must fight to keep it.

Dependence Day or Independence Day....The choice is yours.

God help us all.

What The Hell Did He Say ?

Below is a transcript of Chairman Obama's remarks on Arizona's immigration law. Where applicable, I have provided translations for those who do not speak Progressivakian, the tongue of socialists the world over, and invaluable commentary. Without further ado--


" Thank you very much. Thank you. Thank you. [for not impeaching me] Everyone please have a seat. Thank you very much. Let me thank Pastor Hybels from near my hometown in Chicago,[where I take my marching orders from Mayor Daley] who took time off his vacation to be here today. We are blessed to have him. [Secularly blessed, that is.]

I want to thank President Neil Kerwin and our hosts here at American University; acknowledge my outstanding Secretary of Labor, Hilda Solis,[You remember Hilda, right ? She wants to make sure illegal aliens are fairly paid and will use your tax dollars to make that happen.] and members of my administration; all the members of Congress — Hilda deserves applause. (Applause.) To all the members of Congress, the elected officials, faith and law enforcement, labor, business leaders and immigration advocates who are here today — thank you for your presence.

I want to thank American University for welcoming me to the campus once again. Some may recall that the last time I was here I was joined by a dear friend, and a giant of American politics, Senator Edward Kennedy. Teddy’s not here right now, [and neither is Mary Jo Koepechne] but his legacy of civil rights and health care and worker protections is still with us.

I was a candidate for President that day, and some may recall I argued that our country had reached a tipping point;[now we're on the edge of total collapse] that after years in which we had deferred our most pressing problems, and too often yielded to the politics of the moment, we now faced a choice: We could squarely confront our challenges with honesty and determination, or we could consign ourselves and our children to a future less prosperous and less secure. [Well, whether we like it or not, we took the prize behind Door Number Two.]

I believed that then and I believe it now.[despite all evidence] And that’s why, even as we’ve tackled the most severe economic crisis since the Great Depression, even as we’ve wound down the war in Iraq and refocused our efforts in Afghanistan, my administration has refused to ignore some of the fundamental challenges facing this generation. [To make it fair for the rest of the world, we're going to make those fundamental challenges far more difficult with higher taxes.]

We launched the most aggressive education reforms in decades, [by taking over the student loan program] so that our children can gain the knowledge and skills they need to compete in a 21st century global economy. [That is looking more and more like Zimbabwe's.]

We have finally delivered on the promise of health reform [in a way that would have made Stalin proud] -– reform that will bring greater security to every American, and that will rein in the skyrocketing costs that threaten families, businesses and the prosperity of our nation. [In other words, we're going to raise your taxes needlessly and snuff out your elderly parents. All in the name of the common good!]

We’re on the verge of reforming an outdated and ineffective set of rules governing Wall Street [by taking it over] -– to give greater power to consumers and prevent the reckless financial speculation that led to this severe recession.

And we’re accelerating the transition to a clean energy economy by significantly raising the fuel-efficiency standards of cars and trucks, and by doubling our use of renewable energies like wind and solar power — steps that have the potential to create whole new industries and hundreds of thousands of new jobs in America. [Here comes Cap and Trade!]

So, despite the forces of the status quo, [also known as those racist Conservatives] despite the polarization and the frequent pettiness of our politics, [those damn Tea Party people] we are confronting the great challenges of our times. And while this work isn’t easy, and the changes we seek won’t always happen overnight, what we’ve made clear is that this administration will not just kick the can down the road.

Immigration reform is no exception. In recent days, the issue of immigration has become once more a source of fresh contention in our country, [minus the 60% of Americans who actually agree with the law] with the passage of a controversial [in the eyes of the Progressiveviks] law in Arizona and the heated reactions we’ve seen across America. Some have rallied behind this new policy. Others have protested and launched boycotts of the state. And everywhere, people have expressed frustration with a system that seems fundamentally broken.

Of course, the tensions around immigration are not new.[Yes, Chairman Obama doesn't recognize the difference between legal and illegal immigrants.] On the one hand, we’ve always defined ourselves as a nation of immigrants — a nation that welcomes those willing to embrace America’s precepts. Indeed, it is this constant flow of immigrants that helped to make America what it is. The scientific breakthroughs of Albert Einstein, the inventions of Nikola Tesla, the great ventures of Andrew Carnegie’s U.S. Steel and Sergey Brin’s Google, Inc. -– all this was possible because of immigrants. [I guess it was too much to credit capitalism, eh ?]

And then there are the countless names and the quiet acts that never made the history books but were no less consequential in building this country — the generations who braved hardship and great risk to reach our shores in search of a better life for themselves and their families; the millions of people, ancestors to most of us, who believed that there was a place where they could be, at long last, free to work and worship and live their lives in peace. [with plenty of government interference, of course.]

So this steady stream of hardworking and talented people has made America the engine of the global economy and a beacon of hope around the world. And it’s allowed us to adapt and thrive in the face of technological and societal change. [like going from a capitalist to a socialist economy.] To this day, America reaps incredible economic rewards because we remain a magnet for the best and brightest from across the globe. Folks travel here in the hopes of being a part of a culture of entrepreneurship [and are soon disappointed] and ingenuity, and by doing so they strengthen and enrich that culture. Immigration also means we have a younger workforce [all the more to pay taxes!] -– and a faster-growing economy — than many of our competitors. And in an increasingly interconnected world, the diversity of our country is a powerful advantage in global competition.

Just a few weeks ago, we had an event of small business owners at the White House.[where I ignored their whining] And one business owner was a woman named Prachee Devadas who came to this country, became a citizen, and opened up a successful technology services company. When she started, she had just one employee. Today, she employs more than a hundred people. This past April, we held a naturalization ceremony at the White House for members of our armed forces. Even though they were not yet citizens, they had enlisted. One of them was a woman named Perla Ramos — born and raised in Mexico, came to the United States shortly after 9/11, and she eventually joined the Navy. And she said, “I take pride in our flag and the history that forged this great nation and the history we write day by day.” [Unlike our Dear Leader.]

These women, and men and women across this country like them, remind us that immigrants have always helped to build and defend this country -– and that being an American is not a matter of blood or birth. It’s a matter of faith. It’s a matter of fidelity to the shared values that we all hold so dear. That’s what makes us unique. That’s what makes us strong. Anybody can help us write the next great chapter in our history.

Now, we can’t forget that this process of immigration and eventual inclusion has often been painful. Each new wave of immigrants has generated fear and resentments towards newcomers, [caused by labor unions] particularly in times of economic upheaval. Our founding was rooted in the notion that America was unique as a place of refuge and freedom for, in Thomas Jefferson’s words, “oppressed humanity.” [Little did Jefferson know that Americans would soon be oppressed.] But the ink on our Constitution was barely dry when, amidst conflict, Congress passed the Alien and Sedition Acts, which placed harsh restrictions of those suspected of having foreign allegiances. A century ago, immigrants from Ireland, Italy, Poland, other European countries were routinely subjected to rank discrimination and ugly stereotypes. Chinese immigrants were held in detention and deported from Angel Island in the San Francisco Bay. They didn’t even get to come in. [Let's not think about FDR interning Japanese Americans. We'll toss that little fact into the nearest memory hole.]

So the politics of who is and who is not allowed to enter this country, and on what terms, has always been contentious. And that remains true today. And it’s made worse by a failure of those of us in Washington to fix a broken immigration system.

To begin with, our borders have been porous for decades. Obviously, the problem is greatest along our Southern border, but it’s not restricted to that part of the country. In fact, because we don’t do a very good job of tracking who comes in and out of the country as visitors, large numbers avoid immigration laws simply by overstaying their visas. [We'll fix the problem by not enforcing the law, however.]

The result is an estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants in the United States. The overwhelming majority of these men and women are simply seeking a better life for themselves and their children. Many settle in low-wage sectors of the economy; they work hard, they save, they stay out of trouble. But because they live in the shadows, they’re vulnerable to unscrupulous businesses who pay them less than the minimum wage or violate worker safety rules -– thereby putting companies who follow those rules, and Americans who rightly demand the minimum wage or overtime, at an unfair [dis]advantage. Crimes go unreported as victims and witnesses fear coming forward. And this makes it harder for the police to catch violent criminals and keep neighborhoods safe. And billions in tax revenue are lost each year because many undocumented workers are paid under the table. [He can't help himself, can he ?]

More fundamentally, the presence of so many illegal immigrants makes a mockery of all those who are going through the process of immigrating legally. Indeed, after years of patchwork fixes and ill-conceived revisions, the legal immigration system is as broken as the borders. Backlogs and bureaucracy means the process can take years.[Expanding the government will solve that! No, really! There hasn't been enough oversight and regulation!] While an applicant waits for approval, he or she is often forbidden from visiting the United States –- which means even husbands and wives may be forced to spend many years apart. High fees and the need for lawyers may exclude worthy applicants. And while we provide students from around the world visas to get engineering and computer science degrees at our top universities, our laws discourage them from using those skills to start a business or power a new industry right here in the United States. Instead of training entrepreneurs to create jobs on our shores, we train our competition. [Actually, Presidente, it's our tax rate.]

In sum, the system is broken. And everybody knows it. Unfortunately, reform has been held hostage to political posturing and special-interest wrangling -– and to the pervasive sentiment in Washington that tackling such a thorny and emotional issue is inherently bad politics.

Just a few years ago, when I was a senator, we forged a bipartisan coalition in favor of comprehensive reform. Under the leadership of Senator Kennedy, who had been a longtime champion of immigration reform, and Senator John McCain, we worked across the aisle to help pass a bipartisan bill through the Senate. But that effort eventually came apart. And now, under the pressures of partisanship and election-year politics, many of the 11 Republican senators who voted for reform in the past have now backed away from their previous support. [Thank God for small favors.]

Into this breach, states like Arizona have decided to take matters into their own hands. Given the levels of frustration across the country, this is understandable. But it is also ill conceived. And it’s not just that the law Arizona passed is divisive [unlike me] -– although it has fanned the flames of an already contentious debate. Laws like Arizona’s put huge pressures on local law enforcement to enforce rules that ultimately are unenforceable.[It's too tough! Let's surrender like the French!] It puts pressure on already hard-strapped state and local budgets. It makes it difficult for people here illegally to report crimes -– driving a wedge between communities and law enforcement, making our streets more dangerous and the jobs of our police officers more difficult.

And you don’t have to take my word for this. You can speak to the police chiefs and others from law enforcement here today who will tell you the same thing. [For kicks, let's ask Sheriff Joe in Maricopa County.]

These laws also have the potential of violating the rights of innocent American citizens and legal residents, making them subject to possible stops or questioning because of what they look like or how they sound. [The law does no such thing. Perhaps if our Dear Leader or any of his cabinet members actually bothered to read SB 1070, Chairman Obama would know that.] And as other states and localities go their own ways, we face the prospect that different rules for immigration will apply in different parts of the country -– a patchwork of local immigration rules where we all know one clear national standard is needed. [It's my way or the highway, Proles!]

Our task then is to make our national laws actually work -– to shape a system that reflects our values as a nation of laws and a nation of immigrants. And that means being honest about the problem, and getting past the false debates that divide the country rather than bring it together.

For example, there are those in the immigrants’ rights community who have argued passionately that we should simply provide those who are [here] illegally with legal status, or at least ignore the laws on the books and put an end to deportation until we have better laws. And often this argument is framed in moral terms: Why should we punish people who are just trying to earn a living? [Because they broke the law, perhaps ?]

I recognize the sense of compassion that drives this argument, but I believe such an indiscriminate approach would be both unwise and unfair. It would suggest to those thinking about coming here illegally that there will be no repercussions for such a decision. And this could lead to a surge in more illegal immigration. And it would also ignore the millions of people around the world who are waiting in line to come here legally.

Ultimately, our nation, like all nations, has the right and obligation to control its borders and set laws for residency and citizenship. And no matter how decent they are, no matter their reasons, the 11 million who broke these laws should be held accountable. [but won't.]

Now, if the majority of Americans are skeptical of a blanket amnesty, they are also skeptical that it is possible to round up and deport 11 million people.[Agreed, the government would screw that up, too.] They know it’s not possible. Such an effort would be logistically impossible and wildly expensive. [but far cheaper than the Omnibus or Stimulus Bills.] Moreover, it would tear at the very fabric of this nation -– because immigrants who are here illegally are now intricately woven into that fabric.[We certainly wouldn't want welfare offices to close.] Many have children who are American citizens. Some are children themselves, brought here by their parents at a very young age, growing up as American kids, only to discover their illegal status when they apply for college or a job. Migrant workers -– mostly here illegally -– have been the labor force of our farmers and agricultural producers for generations. So even if it was possible, a program of mass deportations would disrupt our economy and communities in ways that most Americans would find intolerable. [Why should they work ? They have schmucks like me to pay for their mortgages, their health care, their new fuel efficient cars, their kids' college tuition, and let's not forget those 99 weeks of unemployment.]

Now, once we get past the two poles of this debate, it becomes possible to shape a practical, common-sense approach that reflects our heritage and our values. Such an approach demands accountability from everybody -– from government, from businesses and from individuals.

Government has a threshold responsibility to secure our borders. That’s why I directed my Secretary of Homeland Security, Janet Napolitano — a former border governor — to improve our enforcement policy without having to wait for a new law. [She's the genius who claimed the system worked when the Christmas Day Skid Mark Bomber almost blew up a plane over Detroit. Sherlock Napolitano is certainly the person who will get the job done.]

Today, we have more boots on the ground near the Southwest border than at any time in our history. [but nowhere near as much as we sent to Haiti.] Let me repeat that: We have more boots on the ground on the Southwest border than at any time in our history. We doubled the personnel assigned to Border Enforcement Security Task Forces. We tripled the number of intelligence analysts along the border. For the first time, we’ve begun screening 100 percent of southbound rail shipments. And as a result, we’re seizing more illegal guns, cash and drugs than in years past. Contrary to some of the reports that you see, crime along the border is down. And statistics collected by Customs and Border Protection reflect a significant reduction in the number of people trying to cross the border illegally.

So the bottom line is this: The southern border is more secure today than at any time in the past 20 years. That doesn’t mean we don’t have more work to do. We have to do that work, but it’s important that we acknowledge the facts. Even as we are committed to doing what’s necessary to secure our borders, even without passage of the new law, there are those who argue that we should not move forward with any other elements of reform until we have fully sealed our borders. But our borders are just too vast for us to be able to solve the problem only with fences and border patrols. It won’t work. Our borders will not be secure as long as our limited resources are devoted to not only stopping gangs and potential terrorists, but also the hundreds of thousands who attempt to cross each year simply to find work.

That’s why businesses must be held accountable if they break the law by deliberately hiring and exploiting undocumented workers.[I'm all for that. Finally, he makes sense.] We’ve already begun to step up enforcement against the worst workplace offenders. And we’re implementing and improving a system to give employers a reliable way to verify that their employees are here legally. But we need to do more. We cannot continue just to look the other way as a significant portion of our economy operates outside the law. It breeds abuse and bad practices. It punishes employers who act responsibly and undercuts American workers. And ultimately, if the demand for undocumented workers falls, the incentive for people to come here illegally will decline as well.

Finally, we have to demand responsibility from people living here illegally. They must be required to admit that they broke the law. They should be required to register, pay their taxes, pay a fine, and learn English. They must get right with the law before they can get in line and earn their citizenship — not just because it is fair, not just because it will make clear to those who might wish to come to America they must do so inside the bounds of the law, but because this is how we demonstrate that being — what being an American means. Being a citizen of this country comes not only with rights but also with certain fundamental responsibilities. We can create a pathway for legal status that is fair, reflective of our values, and works. [But they'll get to stay!]

Now, stopping illegal immigration must go hand in hand with reforming our creaky system of legal immigration. We’ve begun to do that, by eliminating a backlog in background checks that at one point stretched back almost a year. That’s just for the background check. People can now track the status of their immigration applications by email or text message. We’ve improved accountability and safety in the detention system. And we’ve stemmed the increases in naturalization fees. But here, too, we need to do more. We should make it easier for the best and the brightest to come to start businesses and develop products and create jobs.

Our laws should respect families following the rules -– instead of splitting them apart. We need to provide farms a legal way to hire the workers they rely on, and a path for those workers to earn legal status. And we should stop punishing innocent young people for the actions of their parents by denying them the chance to stay here and earn an education and contribute their talents to build the country where they’ve grown up.[We'll make sure crime pays.] The DREAM Act would do this, and that’s why I supported this bill as a state legislator and as a U.S. senator — and why I continue to support it as president.

So these are the essential elements of comprehensive immigration reform. The question now is whether we will have the courage and the political will to pass a bill through Congress, to finally get it done. Last summer, I held a meeting with leaders of both parties, including many of the Republicans who had supported reform in the past — and some who hadn’t. I was pleased to see a bipartisan framework proposed in the Senate by Senators Lindsey Graham [I'm moving to South Carolina just to vote against Grahamnesty.]. and Chuck Schumer, with whom I met to discuss this issue. I’ve spoken with the Congressional Hispanic Caucus to plot the way forward and meet — and then I met with them earlier this week.

And I’ve spoken with representatives from a growing coalition of labor unions [really it was just SEIU] and business groups, immigrant advocates and community organizations, law enforcement, local government -– all who recognize the importance of immigration reform. And I’ve met with leaders from America’s religious communities, like Pastor Hybels — people of different faiths and beliefs, some liberal, some conservative, who nonetheless share a sense of urgency; who understand that fixing our broken immigration system is not only a political issue, not just an economic issue, but a moral imperative as well.

So we’ve made progress. I’m ready to move forward; the majority of Democrats are ready to move forward; and I believe the majority of Americans are ready to move forward. But the fact is, without bipartisan support, as we had just a few years ago, we cannot solve this problem. [Bipartisan means everyone obeys Obama Zod.] Reform that brings accountability to our immigration system cannot pass without Republican votes. That is the political and mathematical reality. The only way to reduce the risk that this effort will again falter because of politics is if members of both parties are willing to take responsibility for solving this problem once and for all.

And, yes, this is an emotional question, and one that lends itself to demagoguery. [thus sayeth the community organizer] Time and again, this issue has been used to divide and inflame -– and to demonize people. [like the way I demonized Chrysler and GM's bondholders.] And so the understandable, the natural impulse among those who run for office is to turn away and defer this question for another day, or another year, or another administration. Despite the courageous leadership in the past shown by many Democrats and some Republicans — including, by the way, my predecessor, President [Adolf] Bush -– this has been the custom. That is why a broken and dangerous system that offends our most basic American values is still in place.

But I believe we can put politics aside and finally have an immigration system that’s accountable. I believe we can appeal not to people’s fears but to their hopes, to their highest ideals, because that’s who we are as Americans. It’s been inscribed on our nation’s seal since we declared our independence. “E pluribus unum.” Out of many, one. That is what has drawn the persecuted and impoverished to our shores. That’s what led the innovators and risk-takers from around the world to take a chance here in the land of opportunity. That’s what has led people to endure untold hardships to reach this place called America. [that I'm slowly destroying.]

One of the largest waves of immigration in our history took place little more than a century ago. At the time, Jewish people were being driven out of Eastern Europe, [like I'm trying to drive them out of Israel.] often escaping to the sounds of gunfire and the light from their villages burning to the ground. The journey could take months, as families crossed rivers in the dead of night, traveled miles by foot, endured a rough and dangerous passage over the North Atlantic. Once here, many made their homes in a teeming and bustling Lower Manhattan.

It was at this time that a young woman named Emma Lazarus, whose own family fled persecution from Europe generations earlier, took up the cause of these new immigrants. Although she was a poet, she spent much of her time advocating for better health care and housing for the newcomers. [She was not a Progressivevik.] And inspired by what she saw and heard, she wrote down her thoughts and donated a piece of work to help pay for the construction of a new statue — the Statue of Liberty — which actually was funded in part by small donations from people across America.

Years before the statue was built — years before it would be seen by throngs of immigrants craning their necks skyward at the end of long and brutal voyage, years before it would come to symbolize everything that we cherish — she imagined what it could mean. She imagined the sight of a giant statue at the entry point of a great nation -– but unlike the great monuments of the past, this would not signal an empire. Instead, it would signal one’s arrival to a place of opportunity and refuge and freedom.

“Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand,” she wrote,

A mighty woman with a torch…

From her beacon-hand

Glows world-wide welcome…

“Keep, ancient lands, your storied pomp!”…

“Give me your tired, and your poor,

Your huddled masses yearning to be free…

Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me,

I lift my lamp beside the golden door!” [Yes, he screwed the poem up. Don't be lazy. Google it.]

Let us remember these words. For it falls on each generation to ensure that that lamp -– that beacon -– continues to shine as a source of hope around the world, and a source of our prosperity here at home.

Thank you. God bless you. And may God bless the United States of America. Thank you."


God help us all.