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For Oregon to enact punitive taxes on its homegrown beer industry makes as much sense as Idaho slapping an excise tax on potatoes or for New York to tax stock trading. Even without the tax increase, taxes are the single most expensive ingredient in a glass of beer, according to the Oregon Brewers Guild.
But Democrats who run the legislature are desperate for the revenues to help pay for Oregon’s 27.9% increase in the general fund budget last year. If they have their way, every time a worker steps up to the bar and orders a cold one, his tab will rise by an extra $1.25 to $1.50 a pint. Half of these taxes will be paid by Oregonians with an income below $45,000 a year. Voters might want to remember this the next time Democrats in Salem profess to be the party of Joe Six Pack.
At least one (or two) on-air people at MSNBC have some common sense, and question the Obama Administration’s news censorship/control. Napolitano appeared on MSNBC and demanded (and got) control over the question(s) asked, and no followup’s.
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Promote then as an object of primary importance, Institutions for the general diffusion of knowledge. In proportion as the structure of a government gives force to public opinion, it is essential that public opinion should be enlightened.”
–George Washington, Farewell Address, September 19, 1796
On November 4th, 2008 millions of Americans were shocked that a man of Barack Obama’s limited experience, extreme liberal positions and radical political alliances could be elected President of the United States. For many of these Americans, the explanation was rather simple… the news media, completely enamored with Obama, simply refused to do their job.
On Election day twelve Obama voters were interviewed extensively right after they voted to learn how the news media impacted their knowledge of what occurred during the campaign. These voters were chosen for their apparent intelligence/verbal abilities and willingness to express their opinions to a large audience. The rather shocking video below seeks to provide some insight into which information broke through the news media clutter and which did not.
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It was long enough to mount a 21-month campaign to move on to a more “prestigious” job, housing included.
The President-elect announced he’ll resign his seat in the Senate on Sunday, just before the Senate is set to resume lame-duck sessions.
It is a good thing his election (being half African-American as he is) was a significant and over-due historical milestone, otherwise his election would be known for something much less significant — the most under-qualified and inexperienced person in the modern era to assume the Presidency of the United States.
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By Being Afraid To Confront California’s Liberal Democratic Establishment & Obama’s Campaign Managers, California’s Gays Lost Big.
So why are they trampling crosses and blaming Christian conservatives? They didn’t pass it. Democrats, Obama supporters did.
Here are some facts as opposed to the bullshit being blogged and talked about California’s Proposition 8:
- 52% of the electorate supported the ban on same-sex marriage
- Men and Women supported it fairly equally
- 53% of Latinos threw their support to the ban
- 70% of African Americans supported it
- President-Elect Barack Obama has his opposition to Gay marriage, on religious grounds
- 49% of Asians supported it
- 61% of Californian’s supported Obama, 10% higher than were against Prop 8
- House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has stated her strong opposition to Gay marriage
- DEMOCRATS ARE STILL THE LARGEST VOTING GROUP, BUT NUMBER OF INDEPENDENTS AT NEW HIGH.
At the close of registration for the June 2008 primary, 16.1 million of the 23 million eligible voters in the state were registered to vote: 44% as Democrats, 33% as Republicans, and 19% as independents. The number of Californians registered in the Republican Party has declined since the 2004 primary, while the numbers of Democrats and independents have both increased by over half a million voters: Democrats from 6.5 to 7.1 million; independents from 2.5 to 3.1 million.
- REGISTERED AND LIKELY VOTERS VARY NOTABLY ACROSS REGIONS.
Although Los Angeles County is home to the largest share of the state’s adult population (27%), only 25% of the state’s likely voters reside in the county, which also includes the largest percentage of residents in the state not registered to vote (32%). The San Francisco Bay Area constitutes 20% of the state’s adult population but claims 23% of the state’s likely voters and only 15% of those not registered to vote. On the other hand, the proportions of the overall adult population and likely voters are similar in the Central Valley, Orange/San Diego Counties, and the Inland Empire. For example, the Central Valley contains 17% of the state’s adult population and 17% of its likely voters.
Among those voters self-identifying as “Christians” as a whole, 70% supported Proposition 8. But by racial break down, over 85% of African American’s supported it. Slightly more Black women supported the proposition than did Black men.
So, what this tells us is that although the San Francisco area has less total voters than the Los Angeles area, more Bay Area citizens actually turn out to vote. By a margin of 15% over Christian’s as a whole, African American voters supported it. Over 90% of them were Democrats.
Once again, Gay’s have misplaced their loyalty for absolutely no logical reason. Once again, the Gay Community has turned a blind eye to reality and are “blaming” their loss on White, Conservative Christians, when in point of fact, if more liberal Democrats who were Black, Hispanic and Asian had opposed Prop 8, if Barack Obama had not come out in opposition to Gay marriage, the measure would have been defeated.
So long as Gay’s participate in this blatant fraud on the part of their so-called leaders, ignoring the party and political philosophy (liberalism) which has always sold them down the river, they have no one to blame but themselves. They are so insecure and afraid to lay the blame where it belongs, they will continue to abdicate responsibility for their future, for their lack of political power.
Where are the Gay leaders with the integrity to acknowledge they were not done in by Christians, White Christians, but were done in by the Liberal Democrats and their demogogery, like Obama’s, of opposing Gay marriage, but also opposing Proposition 8? Can’t they acknowledge the truth? Or do they prefer playing victim, blaming Christians, and Republicans out of habit?
Thousands of gay rights activists have been lining the streets of California cities to express their deep anger, frustration and demoralization at the passage of Proposition 8. And this week, organizers said they were ready to take their fight global. As the grassroots coalition of loosely-organized groups on such websites as Facebook and MySpace succeeded in delivering winning numbers of protesters in California and Utah, momentum for a national, and even international, effort has emerged.
Signs that California was about to export its newly-found gay activism first appeared over the weekend. I predict this is but the tip of the iceberg in a new Culture War front. There are tens of thousands of radical leftist organizers with nothing to do after the Obama victory. Nothing to do but falsely blame Christians for all manner of complaints, and the attacks on Mormons and Evangelical Christian churches has already began.
Have no doubt the Obama organization is breathing a sigh of relief, and certainly encouraging all this, because it will distract President-elect Obama’s most radical, fanatical supporters from focusing on his failure to make good on his most left-wing promises.
On Wednesday, in New York City, thousands of gay rights activists lined themselves along Columbus Ave. outside of the Manhattan Mormon Temple near Lincoln Center to protest Mormon involvement in the passage of Proposition 8.
Gay rights activists say the Mormon Church’s meddling – and overwhelming financial support – in California politics tipped approval of the gay marriage ban. Many of the protests in California were directed at the Mormon Church.
Dennis Williams told The Associate Press:
I’m fed up and disgusted with religious institutions taking political stances and calling them moral when it’s nothing but politics. Meanwhile they enjoy tax-free status while tying to deny me rights that should be mine at the state and federal level.”
The Obama victory and the complicity of the press in actively supporting and promoting him has unleased a major Culture War initiative. Watch and see.
President-elect Barack Obama’s advisers are quietly crafting a proposal to ship dozens, if not hundreds, of imprisoned terrorism suspects to the United States to face criminal trials, a plan that would make good on his promise to close the Guantanamo Bay prison but could require creation of a controversial new system of justice.
During his campaign, Obama described Guantanamo as a “sad chapter in American history” and has said generally that the U.S. legal system is equipped to handle the detainees. But he has offered few details on what he planned to do once the facility is closed.
Under plans being put together in Obama’s camp, some detainees would be released and many others would be prosecuted in U.S. criminal courts.
A third group of detainees — the ones whose cases are most entangled in highly classified information — might have to go before a new court designed especially to handle sensitive national security cases, according to advisers and Democrats involved in the talks. Advisers participating directly in the planning spoke on condition of anonymity because the plans are not final.
Laurence Tribe, a left-wing Harvard law professor and Obama legal adviser, said discussions about plans for Guantanamo had been “theoretical” before the election but would quickly become very focused because closing the prison is a top priority. Bringing the detainees to the United States will be controversial, he said, but could be accomplished.
“I think the answer is going to be, they can be as securely guarded on U.S. soil as anywhere else,” Tribe said. “We can’t put people in a dungeon forever without processing whether they deserve to be there.”
I found this commentary, written by conservative blogger DelD:
DelD Offers His Congratulations Speech
So Obama won. It’s not the end of the world. Everybody chill out.
1) It’s hardly a popular vote blowout. McCain kept it close in a tough anti-republican climate, and there’s a still a significant proportion of the population that’s with us, nearly 50%, in fact.
2) If Barack does win, he do so only by pretending to be a centrist and a tax-cutter. And that lie is going to be exposed riki-tik. By 2010, the entire country will know just how liberal Obama is, and the pendulum will swing. It’ll be up to us to see that it swings far enough.
3) It’s important to remember that we’re conservatives, not liberals, or “progressives” or whatever they’re calling themselves this week.
Politics isn’t our life, and if we lose an election cycle, we’re still going to be happier as a group then they will ever be, even after they’ve won this one.
Like they always do, hardcore liberal voters have placed all their hopes and dreams into one, terribly flawed, terribly human basket. And without doubt they will be terribly disappointed, especially when they learn they’ve still got to pay their own mortgage and buy their own gas.
Their Messiah, ain’t one, which will become painfully apparent to them soon enough.
Meanwhile, here on the right, we have low expectations of human nature and even lower expectations of government. It’s hard to disappoint us.
And unlike the liberals, all of our hopes and dreams are in exactly the same place they were yesterday, in our family, our friends, our local community, in our work, in our religious faith, and in our country. Those are the great constants, always there for us even when we suffer the greatest of setbacks.
Yep, tough times are ahead, and we’re going to have to fight like somsabitches to keep Obama and the Congress from screwing things up too much in the next two years. But, we’ve been there before, and we’ve prevailed before.
4) Don’t give the fucktards on the left the satisfaction of seeing you all act like a bunch of hysterical schoolgirls. They’re the ones who can’t take defeat. We can take our lumps, get up, and keep fighting. We should be Happy Warriors. whose proper response to this is mockery, good humor, and hard work. We lost and election, but we’re still right, and they’re still wrong.
Anyway, it’s time to cowboy up, and get ready for the next go round.”