Monday, December 31, 2012


The prodigal Father
Brian D. Molitor – 12/26/2012

This is a quick read, similar to the prodigal son.  Well worth reading.

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10 Pro-Life victories against the abortion industry in 2012 – Steven Ertelt – 12/27/2012
This weblink lists ten pro-life victories -- check out #5
5. Launching of the largest collection of documents on America’s abortion cartel.
This valuable on-line resource is a searchable database, which contains profile information on every abortion clinic and known abortionist in the U.S. along with documentation of abortion abuses such as botched abortions, sexual abuse, billing fraud, health code violations, malpractice suits, Board discipline, and more. Since its launch in January, over 3,500 documents have been uploaded with more being added each day.
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Obama, Democrats favor worst of bad ideas
Townhall – Bob Beauprez – 12/31/2012

Earlier this month, Scott Hodge, President of the Tax Foundation, published a ranking of fifteen ideas to create "new revenues as a component of any bipartisan deal to reduce the federal deficit." Hodge utilized findings of extensive studies by OECD economists (a 34 nation organization of which the U.S. is a member) that established a hierarchy of which taxes are most and least harmful for long-term economic growth.

With the OECD framework as a starting point, Hodge and the Tax Foundation evaluated and commented on potential outcomes from Obama's contributions to the fiscal cliff negotiations.

Rather that promoting growth as Obama claims, wrapped up in his fiscal cliff proposed idea package are three of the four MOST HARMFUL actions that could be taken among the entire list of fifteen possibilities evaluated by the OECD.

According to Hodge raising tax rates on high income individuals – the current Holy Grail for Obama – will result in lowering GDP by 0.44%. As a result, for every $1 of new revenue to the government, GDP would shrink by $2.77.

Raising Revenue:  The Least Worse Options
Tax Foundation – Scott A. Hodge – 12/5/2012

It really is an interesting read to quickly scroll through this list, because too few in any level of government seem to be aware of the any way to save the taxpayers’ funds.

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50 Shades of Bush Blame
Townhall – Shawn Mitchell – 12/31/2012

Clinton’s record can’t be assessed out of context: six of his eight budgets were Republican documents (recall the pre-banana republic era, when Congress actually passed national budgets, and the media would have savaged congressional leaders who refused); his economy and tax revenues were buoyed on the twin bubbles of early euphoria and Alan Greenspan’s loose exuberance; and after his ’94 rebuke by voters impelled him to declare big government dead, he generally governed moderately, playing strategic small ball, promoting global trade, and keeping largely out of the way of industry and the economy.

Bush deregulated very little. It was Clinton who signed the repeal of Glass-Steagall, allowing depository banks to participate in commercial banking and equity ventures. This broke firewalls that had protected depositors for decades.

Perhaps most critically, Clinton pumped risk and volatility into the finance and housing sectors. He pushed hard on banks to loosen standards and expand home loans under Carter’s Community Reinvestment Act. He authorized government sponsored enterprises Fannie Mae and Freddy Mac to buy subprime securities. That created a market for bundled mortgages. Thus, Clinton greatly expanded lucrative incentives for “predatory lending” that critics would in time blame fully on the private sector.

All of this contributed to the dynamite that exploded in 2008. The smoke and soot are on Bush, but the fingerprints are Clinton’s.

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Taxpayers spent $1.4 billion on Obama family last year, perks questioned in new book
Daily Caller – Alex Pappas – 1/31/2012

Gray told The Daily Caller that the $1.4 billion spent on the Obama family last year is the “total cost of the presidency,” factoring the cost of the “biggest staff in history at the highest wages ever,” a 50 percent increase in the numbers of appointed czars and an Air Force One “running with the frequency of a scheduled air line.”

Specifically, Gray said taxpayer dollars are subsidizing Obama’s re-election effort when he uses Air Force One to jet across the country campaigning.

“There is no mechanism for anyone’s objection if a president were to pay his chief of staff $5,000,000 a year,” he told TheDC. “And nothing but a president’s conscience can dissuade him from buying his own reelection with use of some public money.”

Aside from a salary, the president gets a $50,000 a year expense account, a $100,000 travel account, $19,000 entertainment budget and an additional million for “unanticipated needs,” he notes.

The president can to appoint high-paid staffers without Senate confirmation: Obama has 469 senior staffers and 226 are paid more than $100,000 a year, according to the book. Seventy-seven are paid as much as $172,000 per year. He also has appointed 43 “czars.”

 The president’s family’s gets certain travel and security expenses paid while vacationing: “First Lady Michelle Obama drew flack from the media and irate citizens when it was disclosed that, not counting Saturdays and Sundays, she spent 42 days on vacation — within the span of one year.”

The president’s dog gets its own high-paid staffer:

 READER COMMENT:  Spending most of your time campaigning for 3.5 yrs and flying 2 747's plus support aircraft all over this and other countries while NOTHING gets done in Washington DC... Standard Operating Procedure for this "leader"


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Wednesday, December 26, 2012


Chart of the year: Entitlements and Interest drive the Fiscal Crisis
The Foundry – Romina Boccia – 12/26/2012
Click the link to view the chart – 2012 – 2037
Payments for all the entitlement programs will be dwarfed by interest on the national debt in 12 years.
This projection by the Congressional Budget Office assumes that historically low interest rates continue at least until 2015 and that inflation will be modest, inching up toward 2 percent of gross domestic product (GDP) by 2017. Nevertheless, spending on interest on the debt would double before the end of the decade.
Should the Federal Reserve’s continued and prolonged quantitative easing lead to more severe inflation—a risk that is very real—the dangerous scenario painted in the chart of the year could come about even sooner.
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Merry Christmas: a (partial) list of ObamaCare taxes, fees
Daily Caller – 12/25/2012
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TSA Whistleblower: Agents laugh at naked body images
Godfather Politics – Philip Hodges – 12/26/2012
“Now, the I.O. Room (the image operator room, where your nude images are viewed at airports that still use the backscatter x-ray full body scanners), that, my friend, is a whole different story. In the image analysis room, no one is permitted to leave or enter without ample warning (part of TSA’s promise to the public that officers “would never see the passenger whose nude image they just viewed,” although I did occasionally witness this being violated, see Confession #1) and, like the private screening room, recording devices of any kind are prohibited. So in summation: what you have are one to two to three TSA officers locked in a room, viewing nude passenger images, with a guarantee that no one can barge in on them, and that no surveillance cameras can legally be present.”
“Just use your imagination on the stories among TSA officers of what has gone on in the I.O. room.”
“Personally, in the I.O. room, I witnessed light sexual play among officers, a lot of e-cigarette vaping, and a whole lot of officers laughing and clowning in regard to some of your nude images, dear passengers.
READER COMMENT: Take nude pictures of the TSA Agents and post in front of their place of work with their names on them. See how they laugh then. What has happened to our respect for others?
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Charity begins with wealth creation
Townhall – John Stossel – 12/26/2012
Private charity is unquestioningly better than government efforts to help people. Government squanders money. Charities sometime squander money, too, but they usually don't.
Proof of the superiority of private over government efforts is everywhere. Catholic charities do a better job educating children than government -- for much less money. New York City's government left Central Park a dangerous mess. Then a private charity rescued it. But while charity is important, let's not overlook something more important: Before we can help anyone, we first need something to give. Production precedes donation. Advocates of big government forget this.
We can't give unless we (or someone) first creates. Yet wealth creators are encouraged to feel guilt. "Bill Gates, or any billionaire, for that matter," Yaron Brook, author of "Free Market Revolution" and president of the Ayn Rand Institute, said on my TV show, "how did they become a billionaire? By creating a product or great service that benefits everybody. And we know it benefits us because we pay for it. We pay less than what it's worth to us. That's why we trade -- we get more value than what we give up. So, our lives are better off. Bill Gates improved hundreds of millions of lives around the world. That's how he became a billionaire."
Gates walks in the footprints of earlier creators, like John D. Rockefeller, who got rich by lowering the price of oil products, and Cornelius Vanderbilt, who did the same for transportation. The clueless media called them robber barons, but they were neither robbers nor barons.
"And when you start thinking about the multiplier effect, $50 billion for Bill Gates? That's nothing compared to the value he added to the world. That is much greater than the value he'll ever add in any kind of charitable activity." Gates now donates billions and applies his critical thinking skills to charity. He tested ideas in education, like small high schools, and dumped them when they didn't work. Good. But if he reinvested his charity money in Microsoft, might he have helped more people? Maybe.
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Republicans should stand and fight
Washington Post – Marc A. Thiessen – 12/10/2012
This is a detailed article—three main points with over 2000 comments
Indeed, he would have caved during the last debt-limit stand-off, in the summer of 2011. According to Bob Woodward, when Obama told his advisers he intended to veto the debt-limit bill the Republican-controlled House had passed, Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner told him he couldn’t — that if Republicans didn’t give in, he had no choice but to sign their bill.
“You can’t veto,” Geithner reportedly told Obama, because the consequences “would be indelible, incurable. It would last for generations.”

Republicans had Obama cornered and didn’t know it — so they let him off the hook. When the next debt-limit increase comes in February, they will know better. The president’s current negotiating leverage dissipates as soon as we go over the fiscal cliff. Come February, the tables will be turned — and Republicans will hold all the cards in the debt-limit negotiations.

The GOP can prevail in the current face-off. Doing so will require the kind of fortitude more common in Marines than in members of Congress. Republicans need to put down their white flags and start fighting for their principles.
There is no dishonor in being surrounded — only in surrender.

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How Instagram is teaching us about big government
The Foundry – James Velasquez – 12/2/2012

I quit Instagram on principle. Because I’m tired of contributing to the commodification of my own existence.”

“The commodification of my own existence.” Amazing sort of phrase. It is an American sentiment: a principled defense of the individual and the ownership of your own being, an assertion of the liberty that comes with life.

But if this is the proper response to “commodification” in the business world, why do we continue to tolerate it in politics?

After all, Instagram only wants our photographs. Perhaps they figured that Americans—being so accommodating to politicians and bureaucrats who insist on having power over land, homes, wages, television, cars, health care, and retirement funds—could stand to give up control over their venerated pictures of bare feet and empty plates.

Whether it’s the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), or the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), our lives have never been more subjected to the whims of an unelected, “progressive” bureaucracy.

When it comes to government power grabs, it turns out everything is a commodity.
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Obama plays chicken with economic catastrophe
Freedom Outpost - Tim Brown – 12/24/2012
A letter was sent to Capitol Hill by acting Commissioner for the Internal Revenue Service Steven Miller urging for serious contemplation by legislatures of the consequences of going over the cliff.
The letter reads in part:
As you know, the exemption amount for the AMT is not indexed to inflation. As a result, Congress has in the past enacted temporary patches to ensure that the AMTs reach does not unintentionally expand to more taxpayers at lower income levels.
The most recent AMT patch, and the exemption amounts of $74,450 for joint filers and $48,450 for single taxpayers, expired at the end of 2011. For 2012, the current-law AMT exemption amounts are much lower: $45,000 for joint filers and $33,750 for single taxpayers. This means that, absent enactment of a new patch in the near future, nearly 30 million additional taxpayers will become subject to the AMT on their 2012 income tax returns.
As I stated in my letter dated November 13, 2012, the IRS has maintained the programming of its systems assuming that the AMT will be patched as it has been in previous years. I also indicated that if an AMT patch is not enacted by the end of this year, the IRS would need to make significant programming changes to conform our systems to reflect the expiration of the patch. In that event, given the magnitude and complexity of the changes needed, I want to reiterate that most taxpayers may not be able to file their 2012 tax returns until late in March of 2013, or even later.
This situation would create two significant problems: lengthy delays of tax refunds and unexpectedly higher taxes for many taxpayers, who will be unaware that they are newly subject to AMT liability. Moreover, if Congress were to act at some point next year to enact a new AMT patch, the time and substantial expense necessary for the IRS to reprogram its systems to reflect expiration of the patch would ultimately be wasted.
As we consider the impact of the current policy uncertainty on the upcoming tax filing season, it is becoming apparent that an even larger number of taxpayers – 80 to 100 million of the 150 million total returns expected to be filed – may be unable to file.
Meanwhile, it’s Christmas and Obama, as usual, is not taking seriously his office as he and his family are off in Hawaii.
Obama's Psalm
"Obama is my shepherd, I shall be in want.
He leadeth me beside the still factories,
He maketh me to lie down on park benches,
He restoreth my doubts about the Democrat party,
He guideth me onto the paths of unemployment for the party's sake.
I do fear the evildoers, for thou talkst about them constantly.
Thy tax cuts for the rich and thy deficit spending They do discomfort me.
Thou anointeth me with never-ending debt,
And my savings and assets shall soon be gone.
Surely poverty and hard living shall follow me,
And my jobless children shall dwell in my basement forever."

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Twas the month before Christmas

When all through our land,

Not a Christian was praying

Nor taking a stand.

See the PC Police had taken away

The reason for Christmas - no one could say.

The children were told by their schools not to sing

About Shepherds and Wise Men and Angels and things.

It might hurt people's feelings, the teachers would say

December 25th is just a 'Holiday'.

Yet the shoppers were ready with cash, checks and credit

Pushing folks down to the floor just to get it!

CDs from Madonna, an X BOX, an I-Pod

Something was changing, something quite odd!

Retailers promoted Ramadan and Kwanzaa

In hopes to sell books by Franken & Fonda.

As Targets were hanging their trees upside down,

At Lowe's the word Christmas - was no where to be found.

At K-Mart and Staples and Penny's and Sears

You won't hear the word Christmas; it won't touch your ears.

Inclusive, sensitive, Di-ver-si-ty

Are words that were used to intimidate me.

Now Daschle, Now Darden, Now Sharpton, Wolf Blitzen

On Boxer, on Rather, on Kerry, on Clinton!

At the top of the Senate, there arose such a clatter

To eliminate Jesus, in all public matter.

And we spoke not a word, as they took away our faith

Forbidden to speak of salvation and grace

The true Gift of Christmas was exchanged and discarded.

The reason for the season, stopped before it started.

So as you celebrate 'Winter Break' under your 'Dream Tree'

Sipping your Starbucks, listen to me.

Choose your words carefully, choose what you say...


not Happy Holiday!

Please, all Christians join together and

wish everyone you meet


Christ is The Reason' for the Christ-mas Season!

You'd better not work.
You'd better not try.
You'd better not earn.
I'm telling you why.
Obama Claus is coming to town.

He sees you when you're building.
He wants all that you make
He'll tell the 47 percent.
That being rich is a mistake.

Oh, you better not work.
You'd better not try.
You'd better not earn.
I'm telling you why.
Obama Claus is coming to town.

He’ll tell you to be thankful.
To bow down and give thanks.
Or he’ll send you to a FEMA camp.
To get your thinking “straight”.

Oh, you'd better not work.
You'd better not try.
You'd better not earn.
I'm telling you why.
Obama Claus is coming to town.

He'll give you a free cell phone.
Say Obamacare is great.
He'll tell you being a success.
Is something you should hate.

Oh you'd better not work.
You'd better not try.
You'd better not earn.
I'm telling you why.
Obama Claus is coooming tooo tooown!
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Saturday, December 22, 2012


Written by Cameo Smith from Mt. Wolf, PA
Twas' 11 days before Christmas, around 9:38
when 20 beautiful children stormed through heaven's gate.
Their smiles were contagious, their laughter filled the air.
They could hardly believe all the beauty they saw there.
They were filled with such joy, they didn't know what to say.
They remembered nothing of what had happened earlier that day.
"Where are we?" asked a little girl, as quiet as a mouse.
"This is heaven." declared a small boy. "We're spending Christmas at God's house."
When what to their wondering eyes did appear,
But Jesus, their savior, the children gathered near.
He looked at them and smiled, and they smiled just the same.
Then He opened His arms and He called them by name.
And in that moment was joy, that only heaven can bring:
Those children all flew into the arms of their King,
And as they lingered in the warmth of His embrace,
One small girl turned and looked at Jesus' face.
And as if He could read all the questions she had,
He gently whispered to her, "I'll take care of mom and dad."
Then He looked down on earth, the world far below,
He saw all of the hurt, the sorrow, and woe,
Then He closed His eyes and He outstretched His hand,
"Let My power and presence re-enter this land!
May this country be delivered from the hands of fools
I'm taking back my nation. I'm taking back my schools!"
Then He and the children stood up without a sound.
"Come now my children, let me show you around."
Excitement filled the space, some skipped and some ran.
All displaying enthusiasm that only a small child can.
And I heard Him proclaim as He walked out of sight,
"In the midst of this darkness, I AM STILL THE LIGHT."
Written by Cameo Smith, Mt. Wolf, PA

Please, in the wake of the tragedy of Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, let's pray for the families of the victims, as well as their friends and the rest of their community. Pray that God's loving grace will pour down and fill their hearts with peace. Know that the little ones killed are home now in God's loving embrace. Ask God to be present in our hearts in this time on earth when we need Him the most. Please, let's love one another a little more, be a little more patient, more considerate and compassionate, and forgive a little more easily. We never know when we or our loved ones will be taken. Pray for understanding. Pray to forgive the unforgivable, though it feels like it's absolutely impossible. Have faith and cling to God's love and mercy. He is with us now and He always will be.

Monumental movie Sound bite – It (action) doesn’t start in the White House; it starts in my house.

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