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Saturday, July 30, 2011

Debt ceiling shenanigans: More evidence Reid, Durbin, Schumer, and Boxer must be 8-balled

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Following is a sample letter:
The fight to raise the debt ceiling highlights how ineffective our political leaders have become. Regardless of your opinion on the issue, the fact that we have politicians squabbling like children, blaming the "other" party, unwilling to work together for the good of our country highlights the absolute need to elect new leaders.
The Patriot Proclamation (text below), calling on America to fire Congress, recently appeared in the USA Today and the Houston Chronicle. The sponsoring group,, offers a non-partisan plan to elect citizen legislators and end the madness in D.C.  
I respectfully request that your paper print the proclamation for your readers to consider.
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The politicians will hopefully keep our nation afloat a bit longer, but the two-party system they insist on supporting will always prevent them from addressing the underlying problems. Time is running short. We must convince the nation to consider alternatives. GO offers a solution.

In Liberty,
Tim Cox

Patriot Proclamation
When in the course of human events it becomes necessary to replace the politicians who have failed to properly govern our nation, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that we should declare the causes which impel us to this action. 
We remind all that we still hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created Equal, and that we are endowed by our Creator with certain unalienable rights, among these Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. In order to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed. However, when those in power become destructive of these ends, it is the right of the people to replace them, to alter the system by which they are chosen, and to institute a new process that is more likely to secure our Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that processes long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shown that mankind is more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations persist, it is our right and our duty to throw out such leaders, and to provide new guards for our future. 
Such has been the patient sufferance of We the American People; and such is now the necessity which compels us to alter the process by which our leaders are chosen. The history of the present and recent politicians is a history of repeated malfeasance and usurpations, all having directly or indirectly established an absolute control over We the People. To prove this, let these facts be submitted to a suffering nation:
  • The politicians have continuously ignored our Constitution, trampling the rights of the States and the people.
  • The politicians have completely destroyed the concept of equality, dividing the nation into countless factions in order to garner political support.
  • The politicians have criminally refused fiscal responsibility, incurring debts and obligations designed to enslave our posterity in the cruelest of ways.
  • The politicians have repeatedly failed our children by blindly supporting a failing, and in places, inept education system.
  • The politicians have blatantly abused our citizens with a ridiculously complex and intrusive tax code.
  • The politicians have consistently championed political correctness instead of making the difficult decisions that wisdom demands.
  • The politicians have cunningly rigged the election process so that the vast majority of incumbents are re-elected despite an overwhelming disapproval of their work.
  • Too many politicians have routinely ignored our Creator.
We have warned them from time to time, with correspondence of every kind, but they have been deaf to the voice of reason. We must, therefore, rally the members of this nation and peacefully replace those who have ashamedly usurped power that belongs to the States and the people. 
We, therefore, as dutiful spokesmen for citizens all across America, hereby request that every patriot in this country join the GOOOH movement and help select a new slate of independent citizen representatives who will serve the people of their district. 
For the good of this nation, and for the future of all who will follow, with a firm reliance on Divine Providence, we respectfully sign this Proclamation and mutually pledge to our fellow countrymen our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.

Government contractors lobby to raise debt ceiling

Free “White Paper” on Debt Ceiling Situation

Government contractors are facing an unprecedented calamity as Congress and the President have engaged in a high-stakes no-winners game of chicken with the debt ceiling. Failure to raise the debt ceiling by August 2, 2011 (or raise it sufficiently to cover all expenses even if it is raised) will cause the Government to prioritize payments, scale back and even cancel programs.

Centre has been monitoring this issue closely since the spring has prepared a "White Paper" utilizing the little guidance there is to provide some useful information to government contractors and their government counterparts. The White Paper not only introduces the causes of the debt ceiling situation we are now in, but also details how contracts could be affected, how work stops, and goes into some specific legal issues that arise. Please contact Eric Crusius at or 703-288-2800 x238 to receive the White Paper 

No Compromising The Next Generation

Debt Ceiling Rap

Raise the Debt Ceiling Rap

Creator of the Arlington Rap solves country's debt ceiling crisis... in his own way.

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Remy: Raise The Debt Ceiling Rap
The debt is more unsustainable than this guy's rap career.
Remy Munasifi, the artist who first rapped about "a straight-up thug town called Arlington," has released another rap, this time aimed at solving the country's debt ceiling impasse.

The latest song was done in collaboration with the libertarian Reason magazine, according to the Washington Post.
There's a lot of great lines in this. Here's one: "On the beach getting tan and sipping Corona, I've got a monetary plan and it involves a lot of toner."
While Arlington has claimed Remy since he rapped about this county, his official bio states the artist now splits his time between Fairfax County and Wheeling, W.Va.
What's your favorite line in Remy's latest rap? Tell us in the comments.

Is Sen. Harry Reid good for the Democrats? Does that pedophile school teacher voice need more air time?

Is Harry Reid good for the Democrats? Does that pedophile school teacher voice need more air time? Will the debt crisis do in the Democrats, not because of their greed for new revenues and their lies and unwillingness to put a budget on paper and find any cuts, but because Reid is now on TV every day sounding like a pervy youth minister?

Reid, McCain, Obama: Shut Up. You Lost

Posted 2011-07-29 12:27
by Karl Denninger
in Editorial
Ignore this thread
Reid, McCain, Obama: Shut Up. You Lost
You're NOT going to get what you want Harry.
You need to read the damned Constitution.  ALL REVENUE BILLS MUST ORIGINATE IN THE HOUSE.
YOUR chamber has failed to pass a budget for the last two years.  YOUR chamber has repeatedly violated the Constitution by refusing to do so.  YOUR chamber is a public disgrace and every last one of you should be removed for violating your oaths of office.
What the House is going to pass today is a bill that will give you a few more months to come to your senses and accept the math: The budget must be balanced.
I know McCain got on the Tee Vee and whined that "this will never happen in the Senate."  Fine JOHN.  Do you remember 2008?  When your campaign advisor and friend Governor Ridge stated to me, in my ear while my picture was being taken with him, that he, and thus your campaign by inference if not in fact, knew damn well that all of this crap-pile related to mortgages and lending was a scam?
I don't forget minutes in time like that.  Why did he say that to me?  Because a few minutes before I excoriated him and Keating in the meeting room where those of us who paid our campaign contributions got one question each - and mine was why hasn't anyone gone to jail for all this fraud and will McCain change that?
Well, the answer is no, John wouldn't change it.  In fact he suspended his campaign to bail out the people he knew were ripping people off. 
You want me to reprint my letter to Daucher from that year JOHN?  Oh hell - go ahead and read it just so you remember.  You were wrong then and you're wrongnow.
Screw you Reid and screw you McCain.
The House controls the purse strings.  Period.  If you don't like that it's just tough crap - that's The Constitution and there isn't a thing you can do about it.  The House is sayingno more credit - we will live within our means.
Your two choices, and President Obama's, are to either:
  • Accept this and live within it.  You then have a few months to negotiate exactly how you're going to get there and what mix of tax increases and cuts will take place.  Yes, it will suck.  Sorry.  The math is what it is.  See the chart below.
  • Keep playing your damn Senatorial and "Kingship" imperial games.  Your time to whine expires Tuesday if you do that, because you cannot force The House to pass anything, and if there's no bill then there's no more debt.  Period, end of discussion, full stop, the budget is balanced immediately by default.
Pick one Dingy Harry and the rest of your Senatorial clowncar brigade.  Ditto for you Obama.  There ain't jack and crap you do about it - these are the facts, and you can either agree to a balanced budget that is negotiated within the next few months or you get one right now.
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Friday, July 29, 2011

Veronique de Rugy: The Facts About Spending Cuts, the Debt, and the GDP

Sen. Rand Paul on the Boehner bill being DOA at the Senate

The Seen and the Unseen of the Debt Ceiling Dealings

The Seen and the Unseen

of the Debt Ceiling Dealings


There is a lot of murkiness surrounding the debt ceiling talks, and rational
argument and discussion based on reason has quickly given way to
political name calling and demagoguery by both sides. It is important, in
all of the swirling uncertainty surrounding the myriad of debt ceiling deals
to keep in mind the message Bastiat tried to convey in his influential essay
“That Which is Seen, and That Which is not Seen.” Bastiat saw that with any
policy or proposal, there was the obvious, intended effect, that which was
seen. This effect was often used to justify the proposal as meeting its usually
well intentioned goals; Bastiat saw that there was in every case, deeper, more
subtle effects of these policies, and percieving these ‘unseen’ effects was crucial:
“Of these effects, the first only is immediate; it manifests itself simultaneously with its cause – it is seen. The others unfold in succession – they are not seen: it is well for us, if they are foreseen. Between a good and a bad economist this constitutes the whole difference – the one takes account of the visible effect; the other takes account both of the effects which are seen, and also of those which it is necessary to foresee”
The debt ceiling debates and deals unfortunately fall into this trap. The
surface figures of nominal cuts in spending or revenue increases mask what
would be the true effects of the proposed deals, and this causes the debates
over the debt ceiling to devolve into political manuevering, with a lack of
meaningful discussion. The result for the typical American is predictable, a
sense of frustration and indignation that the politicians were unable to make
any meaningful progress, but also an uncomfortable uncertainty as to what
the true situation is, and an innate suspicion of believing wholeheartedly
what is heard from the mouths of politicians, whatever their political affiliation.
This post is more about the concept of seeing the unseen, piercing through
the surface levels of the situation to determine what is really happening
based on one’s own reason. It would be lacking, however, if it did not provide
at least one instance of what I am talking about, a concrete example
to look at.
In terms of the nominal spending cuts in the proposed deals, two things
that fall under the unseen must be kept in mind. Most people assume that
a spending cut means spending less next year than we spend this year, but
that is not the case. Washington operates under “baseline budgeting,”
meaning that if Congress plans to spend $2 billion more on a program than
it spent this year, but only spends $1 billion more, that is a $1 billion “cut.”
Thus, the $2 trillion in spending “cuts” currently being discussed are based
on a baseline projection that incorporates growth in government spending;
even with these cuts, government spending would  increase from current levels
by $1.8 trillion.  All of the proposed deals, no matter how large the nominal
spending cut, would actually allow federal revenue, federal spending, and the
national debt all to increase over the next decade.
Another of the unseen aspects of these proposals, and one with a perhaps
darker bent to it, is that all of these proposed spending cuts are just that,
proposed. This congress has no authority to bind the hands of future
sessions, so in the future these promised spending cuts could simply be
ignored. This would not be such a concern if politicians did not have such
an abysmal record in making politically unpopular decisions such as spending
cuts, which is in some ways understandable as politicians in most cases are
well intentioned, rational beings who believe they can do some measure of
good and thus seek reelection. The other reason to be concerned about the
future uncertainty of the promised spending cuts being realized is that the
proposed cuts take place over a number of years, in most of the proposed
deals they take place over a decade. This provides more opportunities for
the political will of the congress to break, and for the spending cuts to fall
by the wayside.
Both political parties fall prey to this trap of the seen and the unseen, as
do their supporters among the American people. If they keep Bastiat’s
words in mind, perhaps they will find more room for reasoned, meaningful
debate, and the citizenry will be better informed.

And NASA is the one agency Obama decided to defund...hmmm....

New NASA Data Blow Gaping Hole In Global Warming Alarmism

NASA satellite data from the years 2000 through 2011 show the Earth's atmosphere is allowing far more heat to be released into space than alarmist computer models have predicted, reports a new study in the peer-reviewed science journal Remote Sensing. The study indicates far less future global warming will occur than United Nations computer models have predicted, and supports prior studies indicating increases in atmospheric carbon dioxidetrap far less heat than alarmists have claimed.
Study co-author Dr. Roy Spencer, a principal research scientist at the University of Alabama in Huntsville and U.S. Science Team Leader for the Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer flying on NASA's Aqua satellite, reports that real-world data from NASA's Terra satellite contradict multiple assumptions fed into alarmist computer models.
"The satellite observations suggest there is much more energy lost to space during and after warming than the climate models show," Spencer said in a July 26 University of Alabama press release. "There is a huge discrepancy between the data and the forecasts that is especially big over the oceans."
In addition to finding that far less heat is being trapped than alarmist computer models have predicted, the NASA satellite data show the atmosphere begins shedding heat into space long before United Nations computer models predicted.
The new findings are extremely important and should dramatically alter the global warming debate.
Scientists on all sides of the global warming debate are in general agreement about how much heat is being directly trapped by human emissions of carbon dioxide (the answer is "not much"). However, the single most important issue in the global warming debate is whether carbon dioxide emissions will indirectly trap far more heat by causing large increases in atmospheric humidity and cirrus clouds. Alarmist computer models assume human carbon dioxide emissions indirectly cause substantial increases in atmospheric humidity and cirrus clouds (each of which are very effective at trapping heat), but real-world data have long shown that carbon dioxide emissions are not causing as much atmospheric humidity and cirrus clouds as the alarmist computer models have predicted.
The new NASA Terra satellite data are consistent with long-term NOAA and NASA data indicating atmospheric humidity and cirrus clouds are not increasing in the manner predicted by alarmist computer models. The Terra satellite data also support data collected by NASA's ERBS satellite showing far more longwave radiation (and thus, heat) escaped into space between 1985 and 1999 than alarmist computer models had predicted. Together, the NASA ERBS and Terra satellite data show that for 25 years and counting, carbon dioxide emissions have directly and indirectly trapped far less heat than alarmist computer models have predicted.
In short, the central premise of alarmist global warming theory is that carbon dioxide emissions should be directly and indirectly trapping a certain amount of heat in the earth's atmosphere and preventing it from escaping into space. Real-world measurements, however, show far less heat is being trapped in the earth's atmosphere than the alarmist computer models predict, and far more heat is escaping into space than the alarmist computer models predict.
When objective NASA satellite data, reported in a peer-reviewed scientific journal, show a "huge discrepancy" between alarmist climate models and real-world facts, climate scientists, the media and our elected officials would be wise to take notice. Whether or not they do so will tell us a great deal about how honest the purveyors of global warming alarmism truly are.
James M. Taylor is senior fellow for environment policy at The Heartland Institute and managing editor of Environment & Climate News.
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