Just like the VA!

Just like the VA!
Care-nival on the Mall this Wednesday!

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Washington in the '70s - the Gadsden flag

Washington in the '70s

Gadsden flag alert. I'm watching this series on "Washington in the ##s" on DC public TV, WETA. The episode "Washington in the 70s" is on now. It's about half about how DC activists and politicians used the DC Delegate's franking privilege to do free mailings to voters in targeted districts to defeat southern Congressmen who opposed home rule. There are some photos shown of home rule protests at courts etc. and there in the midst of it all is a giant banner supporting home rule with the Gadsden coiled snaked reading "Don't tread on DC - Brookland."   (Brookland is the DC neighborhood around Catholic University.). This photo does not seem to exist on the Internet. Who is competent to do a screen grab of this ugly symbol of vicious tea party racism from the WETA documentary before they memory hole it?

Creepy Care-Nival tonight

Come one, come all! Come see the freakiest show on Earth!

It's no secret that Obamacare hasn't lived up to the hype: All across the country premiums have spiked, millions have lost their insurance and their doctors, and, what's worse, we're continually being sold a bundle of lies about how great Obamacare has been for our generation!
It's time to expose Obamacare for the freak show that it really is.

Join us on the National Mall on Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014, 6:00-9:00 pm, as GenOpp kicks off our Fall Creepy Care-nival tour.

Attractions include:
Tightrope walkers
Food and drinks
Carnival games
Plus! Our Creepy Hospital - experience government-run health care at its worst

Come by and see the show for yourself. You won't want to miss it.

Sign up on Eventbrite to skip the lines!


Friday, July 11, 2014

Lifestyles of the tax predator ruling class - IRS chief John Koskinen

Chief IRS prevaricator John Koskinen lives on Redwood Terrace NW in the upper middle class Colonial Village neighborhood, in the North Portal Estates section favored by high level fat 'crats, in a house Zillow estimates to be worth $1.8 million.  Though he seems to have persuaded the local DC tax authorities to assess him at only $1.3 million.

Back in December last year he hosted an event at his home for Mayor Gray, DC's incumbent Mayor who lost in the Democratic primary because of an ongoing investigation that he took $700,000 in illegal contributions from a single real estate developer.

Koskinen previously worked in the DC government and as a CEO at Freddie Mac, the government sponsored enterprise implicated in the housing crisis. His wife of 50 years, Patricia Salz Koskinen, is a retired professor of education who taught at and earned her PhD from the University of Maryland.

Friday, July 4, 2014

Tweet about the 4th and you too may hear from Publisher's Clearing House!

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Adam Carolla Show: Dinesh D'Souza Interview

Bono Speech at Georgetown - Keeping Faith with the Idea of America

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Megyn Kelly Faces Off With Bill Ayers in Exclusive Interview

Dan Bongino for Congress (Maryland)

Here's the rare case where we will say something nice about someone who isn't an independent or a Libertarian.  We are however checking to see if there is a Libertarian in the race to whom we will give equal time if she or he is decent.

 Dan Bongino's Open Letter to DC Politicians

If, during my time as a Secret Service Agent, I had abused my authority as Lois Lerner did, I would be in jail. 

If the current class of DC insiders and elitists expect the citizenry who empower them to take them seriously, then large-scale changes are in order. 

First, stop talking to us as if we are an unintelligent class of buffoons. Telling us that you "lost" emails, in defiance of both common-sense and common-decency, is an insult to everyday Americans who would be arrested for providing the same excuse to the IRS.

Second, stop blaming the opposing Party, the weather, technology, the winter, prior presidents, and anything else not tied down, for a class of problems that are doing real harm to us right now. Anyone can place blame, but only real leaders take responsibility for problems, regardless of "who started it" (a tactic commonly used by children) and fix them.

And, finally, America is quickly growing hip to your faux aspirations of glory. We are looking for leaders, not political celebrities. Put down the canned talking points and use your heart, instead of the teleprompter, you may be surprised by what comes out. 

America is craving statesmen in search of a better tomorrow, not politicians in search of the next DC cocktail party. 


Monday, June 16, 2014

Right to Work debated this Wednesday

With the passage of Right to Work in Michigan, other states are considering the policy as well. Do Right to Work policies endanger workers and give more power to corporations, or do they allow for more worker freedom and choice? Join America’s Future Foundation for a lively debate on this important issue featuring two of the nation’s top experts on labor policy, followed by a networking reception.

Please register through the link!

This program is part of the “What’s Best for America’s Future?” Debate Series Sponsored by the Arthur N. Rupe Foundation.

Official America Movie Trailer

Friday, June 13, 2014

America - a movie

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Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Who Is Dave Brat? Take a Look at the Ayn Rand Loving, Immigration Reform Hating, Cato Institute Referencing Man Who Beat Eric Cantor

Who Is Dave Brat? Take a Look at the Ayn Rand Loving, Immigration Reform Hating, Cato Institute Referencing Man Who Beat Eric Cantor

Who Would Hillary Clinton Bomb?

Who Would Hillary Clinton Bomb?

Democrats on House Majority Leader Eric Cantor's Losing His Primary

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor's Losing His Primary: No Politician is Safe! [UPDATE: He Lost!]

My old friend Ernest Hopkins, Legislative Director of the San Francisco AIDS Foundation, discusses with fellow Dems:

It just can't be overstated how important the crushing, disastrous, loss of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor to Professor Dave Brat is to future of the Republican Party and the short term management of the House of Representatives. The House members fighting for Majority Leader are far more conservative than Cantor which essentially guarantees the death knell to many of the Obama priorities and a wholesale over reach by the Republican leadership. The 2014 elections may leave a terrible taste in our mouthes, and we may be in for a year and a half of horrible rhetoric and inhumane proposals but the stark horror is the necessary preparation for a sea change election in 2016 and a mandate to address the unfinished business of America like immigration reform, tax loop hole reform, electoral and voting rights reform, equity in workplace protections, and common sense adjustments to the ACA post implementation.
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  • Reg Tyson and 25 others like this.
  • Christos Tsentas Well said. This again underscores the need for everyone to get out and vote - even during the off Presidential years - if only to make things less terrible than they likely will be over the next two years.
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  • Landito Rex I totally agree, at least for the short term, this may be a bitter pill to swallow. However, I think bitter medicine is what some of us Americans need in order to motivate us back to the voting booth in (2014) 2016.
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  • Paul T. Winfield or it may scare ALL of US to go VOTE THIS year too!! I for one, would be happy to have a Democratic Congress now, that actually does something and we get more of Obama's priorities addressed under his leadership.
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  • Marco A. Grimaldo I agree Earnest.
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  • Scott Schuele This is going to be a big help in the 2016 race. But in the short term nothing at all will get done. Make no mistake we are going to lose the Senate this cycle. The gop will get zero done, they don't have a large enough majority and Obama will veto anything he wants to. This election ends any serious talk on immigration reform which is going to alienate the gop even more with Hispanic's and Asian's who voted in record numbers for Obama and will back Hilary too
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  • Stephan Oxendine The Republicans have decided rather than learn from the Democrat's internecine years, they must process the lessons for themselves. So be it. It is vitally important (on multiple levels) that Democrats hold the White House in 2016. The question is whether Democrats, even in the context of what may or may not be successes for the balance of the Obama agenda, are (or become) cohesive enough to capitalize.
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  • Debbie Roberson Oh, how true you are. Even more important, the Tea Party has/is creeping from behind and securing House seats to push forward their agenda. Which could be far worst than what we have seen to date. Folks must clearly understand the need to VOTE durin...See More
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  • Navas Jairo Holy cow, what a way to wake up. I don't think I need austrian coffee, let me go to WAPO...
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  • Chris Chocolatebearcub Capers It's simple DEMOCRATS get your A$$E$ out in November and VOTE!
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  • Bruce P. Majors