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Restoring Common Sense Rally – 02/26/11 – Hippies & Signs

We visited our ‘friends’ over at the MoveOn.org “Stealing Restoring The American Dream” rally to find a big bunch of hippies and ‘civil’ signs:

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In the above clip, they claim MO Senator Jane Cunningham wants 13-year-old daughter to work at your local hotel until 10:00pm!

We hung around a little longer to get a better look at the leftist definition of civility with their pre-printed and home-made signs:

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The bus in the video below is a Clayton, MO School District Bus!

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Posted by on February 28, 2011 in Conservative, Public Sector Unions

 

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Restoring Common Sense Rally – 02/26/11

Todd Akin was kind enough to make a FIVE HOUR round trip from the Lincoln Days gathering in Springfield, MO to speak to the patriots at the Restoring Common Sense Rally:

 

 

 
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Posted by on February 28, 2011 in Conservative, Public Sector Unions

 

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Restoring Common Sense Rally – 02/26/11

In Jefferson City, MO, on February 26th, 2011, hundreds of patriots gathered to stand up to the Public Sector Union employees continued assault on the Taxpayers’ wallets.

At the behest of Communist 9/11 Truther Van Jones, Corruptocrat in Chief Barack Obama, and George Soros’ Leftist MoveOn.org, hippies from across the nation gathered at State Capitols to protest the actions by the Governor and Legislature of Wisconsin.  In Missouri… …that don’t play!

Tea Partiers and Conservatives from across the state descended on the State Capitol FRONT steps (with permit in hand) to let the Union Thugs know that Missouri will be a Right-To-Work State, we won’t stay at home, we won’t shut up, and we won’t bend to the will of corrupt Public Sector Unions and their State Run Media.

Here Jim Hoft, the Gateway Pundit, makes a ‘Stand for Freedom’:

“We will not be threatened!  We will not hide!  We will not cower!  We are not afraid!  Because we are not alone!”

Koch Derangement Syndrome and a new era of civility was on display on the ‘Left’ side of the Capitol:

 
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Posted by on February 27, 2011 in Conservative, Public Sector Unions

 

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(Illegal Im)Migrant Remittances

From the CBO today, we have a document on Migrant Remittances …

“Migrants’ remittances—payments sent by foreign-born workers back to their home country—have become a significant source of monetary inflows for many countries. In 2009, such remittances from the United States to other countries totaled more than $48 billion, nearly 30 percent more in inflation-adjusted terms than they were in 2000. People in Mexico receive more of the remittances sent from the United States than do residents of any other country.”

“This document updates and expands upon the Congressional Budget Office’s (CBO’s) May 2005 publication Remittances: International Payments by Migrants. That paper included data through 2003; this document includes data through 2009. The existing data on global remittances are not of very high quality, however, and the comparisons and trends reported here should be viewed only as approximations.”

Of course, the CBO does not give us any indication of how many of the transfers were made by Illegal (Unauthorized) Immigrants.  However, they did take the opportunity to make the Illegals look good by noting that 83% of them sent remittances back to their home country versus only 73% of those who are legal or naturalized.

To know that number, they obviously had the number of illegal immigrants available and chose not to report it.

Surprised? No.

 
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Posted by on February 25, 2011 in Illegal Immigration

 

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Challenging Governor Walker

AFP launched a website called Stand With Walker in support of Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker.

“Americans for Prosperity today launched www.StandwithWalker.com where citizen activists from across the country can show support for Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker’s common sense reform to end union collective bargaining and tackle the state’s nearly $4 billion deficit.”

I’ve never seen the $4 Billion figure, but I’ve seen $3.12 Billion over the next two years. Please Stand with Scott Walker as this issue and its resolution will be a turning point for America – towards freedom or further entrenched socialism.

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The Rockin’ Conservative could not agree more that it is time for the States to deal strongly with people – be it unions, welfare recipients, or other administrative / elected personnel – who make their living off the taxpayer’s dollars.

Subsisting on the taxpayer’s dime is a CHOICE.  If you want to be a teacher and don’t want to work for the State, teach at a parochial or private school.  If you want to take the taxpayers money because you are down on your luck, prove that you’re worthy by submitting to drug testing.  If you want to serve your State or Country as an elected official or other administrator, don’t plan on getting rich!  Plan on earning what the average American earns, plan on providing for your retirement like the average American, and plan on providing for your healthcare like the average American.

But, in order to expect the unions and others to make concessions, we must have expectations of the Republican leadership of Wisconsin.

Thus, we must Challenge Governor Scott Walker and the Republicans in the State Capitol to support at least a 5% reduction (preferably 10%) in salaries and benefits of all State Representatives, State Senators, the Governor himself, and all employees/bureaucrats at the State Capitol.

If you believe the unions should sacrifice, so should you!

 
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Posted by on February 22, 2011 in Balanced Budget, Health Care

 

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Wisconsin: Firing Photos

As usual, Michelle Malkin quickly finds the hypocrisy of the left in their nationwide support for the Wisconsin Public Employees Unions.  While protesting to prevent the state of Wisconsin from requiring public employees to contribute to their pensions and health care, SEIU, the thuggery arm of OFA, is requiring their employees in New York to do just that:

“Meanwhile, union leaders elsewhere are quietly forcing their low-wage members to share the sacrifice in order to preserve teetering health funds. In New York state, Skidmore College campus janitors, dining service workers and other maintenance employees received late notice from the SEIU that 4.15 percent of their gross earnings will now be deducted from their paychecks to cover the cost of the health plan provided through the behemoth 1199 SEIU Greater New York Benefit Fund. (If the name sounds familiar, it’s because this is one of several privileged SEIU affiliates that has received an Obamacare waiver.)”

Beyond that hypocrisy, many of the protesters have called in sick to their taxpayer funded jobs to go to the Wisconsin State Capitol to join in on this protest.  They lied to their supervisors.News Real Blog

What happens if I lie to my supervisor?  Lie to my boss?

I have a simple request for the Governor of Wisconsin and any other state that may find themselves on the receiving end of such a sick-out.

Will you please get all the photos and video you can of the attendees of the sick-out, find out who they are, and FIRE THEM?!?!  Fire Them!

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Fight Back NewsMuch like many who work for they taxpayers (Congressmen / Presidents), for some reason, these State Employees think that they can live by different rules than I do.

 

 

 

If I call in sick to go to a Political Rally, I should be fired.  So should they!

 
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Posted by on February 18, 2011 in Activism

 

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Libertarian Gay Marriage

When your humble blogger takes simple Political Spectrum tests, he lands somewhere close to Libertarian and Conservative.  Maybe it’s my Conservative Religious roots that plant me firmly in the anti-Gay Marriage camp.  I find it hard to read the Bible literally, be a Christian, and not come down on the side that Homosexuality is indeed wrong.   Trust me; I’m conflicted.  However, we live in the world we live in, and there is a subsection of the human race that finds themselves physically attracted to those of their same sex.

To that end, many homosexuals want to get married.  Lawsuits have been filed, polls have been taken, State Supreme Courts have weighed in, and States have voted.  However, the Libertarian in me and many others asks ‘why should government be involved in marriage; we are all about freedom’.

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Hopefully, this bit of discussion will assuage the conflict between my Libertarian and Conservative alter egos.

It seems to me a true function of the American government is to protect citizens from many and varying assaults.  The government is tasked with protecting  our borders, protecting our technologies through patents, protecting our ability to engage in interstate commerce.  To engage in such protection, words (with definitions) are strung into sentences, paragraphs, contracts, and laws.  If the definition of a crucial word in one of the contracts or laws is suddenly changed, the validity and meaning of the contract or law is void.

If I sign a contract to provide housing to a group of people, but the government allows the definition of the word ‘housing’ to change to ‘a stool under a cedar tree’, then the government has not protected the people for whom the contract was signed.

Same for the unborn – the government has allowed the definition of ‘human life’ to be changed such that an unconscious human life inside (and sometimes outside) the womb can be killed.

Now, homosexuals want to have the government remove this protection from the word ‘marriage’.  The claim is that the relationship between a homosexual couple and a heterosexual couple are the same.  However, the definition of marry is/has been/was…

Google Books Noah Webster Dictionary

If you look up Matrimony…

There you have it. The definition of ‘marry’ and ‘matrimony’ from the 1892 Edition of Noah Webster’s “Dictionary of the English Language” as found here.

So, to allow for homosexuals to marry, the Government must change the definition of Marrying / Marriage / Matrimony.

The question is, do we have a government that stands up for the contracts and laws under which the citizens have labored?  Or, do we have a government that will change such definitions to suit the will of a vocal minority of the governed?

And, if the government can change such a definition, what other definitions will the government change?

But to equate Homosexual marriage and Heterosexual marriage would have to mean that the relationship is greatly similar.  And, I continue to note the fact that only the Heterosexual relationship allows for natural procreation and the successful continuation of the species.  That IS the major impetus for advent of marriage.  It is a special condition of the committed relationship of Heterosexual Marriage that elevates the relationship (and the term) above what can be found in Homosexual relationships.

Removing the continuation of the species from the relationship of marriage is akin to removing the roof and walls from a house and still calling it a house.

If you put a Married Couple on one island; two ‘married’ men on another island; two ‘married’ women on another island… …only the island with the Married Couple has any chance of procreating and surviving.

That makes the relationship different! …and special.

(Certainly, heterosexual couples can procreate outside of the institution of matrimony.  But, we are talking about government recognition of marriage and the definition of words here.)

 
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Posted by on February 16, 2011 in Abortion, Homosexual

 

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