Archive for January, 2009

WADOT has a lot to learn from TXDOT

January 30, 2009

In Washington, the transportation policy doesn’t even have reducing congestion as a priority. Instead, congestion is a tool to get people out of their cars and on to our trains.

Michael Ennis at the Washington Policy Center points out the differences in priorities between Texas and Washington with regards to transportation. In Texas, the freedom of mobility is an important part of the economic plan. Texans understand that the freedom to move around helps the economy, and so their transportation plan focuses on expanding the freedom of the people to move around. (link)

The Republican Part of Washington State should focus on this critical issue. Our congestion in the Puget Sound area is simply inexcusable. We can and should build a system that can help people move around freely.

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The Tax Cycle

January 29, 2009

The state auditor’s report on the RTA has uncovered flagrant violation of the law. While they were warned they were breaking the law by the state auditor, the RTA continuted to do so. (link)

I wish to introduce a new concept to conservatives who aren’t familiar with how liberals think and operate. This concept is called the “Tax Cycle”.

The first step in the tax cycle is to take money from hard-working Americans. People who are democrats or already wealthy are not taxed, or if they are, they are compensated for it later in the cycle.

The second step is that this tax revenue is distributed to various parts and organization of the government under liberal control. This money goes to buy things and pay employees for their work.

The money that goes into government employee’s paychecks is then distributed. Some of it is taxes, some of it is union dues, and the rest the employee gets to spend trying to make a living. The taxes go back into the beginning of the tax cycle, while the union dues end up under the control of the union, which is another part of the Democratic party. Some of the union money goes directly to specific campaigns, but the rest is used to wage political war in whatever way possible.

The money that goes to the companies that provide services is extorted by the government officials in the form of campaign donations. “If you don’t donate to the right people, we won’t buy stuff from you.” The rest of the money is spent for other companies (who are likewise extorted) and in employee’s paychecks. Like the government employees, if these employees are part of a union (likely one of the conditions to getting money from the government in the first place), then the money ends up funding the union. The rest goes to taxes and whatever little the employee finally receives to scratch out their living.

If the corporation makes a profit, then it reinvests the money in expanding their operations or distributes it to their shareholders in repayment of their initial investment. In both cases, the money is taxed heavily, going back to the government.

The Tax Cycle is how the Democratic Party takes money from you and gives it to their politicians to get elected in the next election. The RTA has been exposed as playing this game a little too directly and so the state auditor issued the report. But keep in mind that vast quantities of money flow around simply to keep democrats in office.

A really great example of the Tax Cycle is Obama’s spending plan. Billions of dollars are going directly to organizations such as ACORN, whose sole purpose is to make sure as many ignorant, dead, or illegal people vote for democrats as possible.

“Goracle” Mocked by a Liberal

January 29, 2009

Power Line is declaring that the Catastrophic Anthropogenic Global Warming (the earth’s getting warmer because of us and we’re all going to die) movement may be turning a corner into the dustbin of history. (link)

This wasn’t unexpected. An unrighteous cabal of elite scientists and journalists can only use their power and influence for so long before people try to overthrow them. And overthrow them they have.

Today, it is apparent that (a) the climate changes, (b) any climate change due to human behavior is insignificant, (c) the earth can heal herself better than we can, and (d) any climate change policies would destroy the modern world’s economies, not to mention devastate the 3rd world. These claims are accepted by the vast majority of the public and scientific communities. These claims are substantiated with hard research, research that shows things like the sun being the most dominant factor in climate and temperature.

Pretty soon we’ll talk about Al Gore and Global Warming about as much as we talk about the ozone layer.

Once again, the conservatives were right to be skeptical, and once again, liberals were wrong, and dangerously slow. Thank goodness there were enough republicans in congress to delay any devastating economic decisions.

Hateful Response from the Tolerant?

January 29, 2009

Yesterday’s post on the democrats sneaking Homosexual Marriage into Washington State was met with foul language and threats of violence. I’ve left the most tame comment up so you can read it for yourself. I won’t injure our readers with the other violent cursings.

Keep in mind that this represents the homosexual marriage movement. They may say they want peace and civility and tolerance, but they demonstrate none in return. When Prop 8 passed in California, they threatened the lives and livelihoods and churches who supported it. They even vandalized a church who was against Prop 8 in their blind hatred! They have no tolerance who believe in God and believe that God ordained marriage for a man and a woman, none at all.

They point their fingers mockingly at opponents of homosexual marriage calling them nasty things, including bigoted, hateful, and intolerant. Yet it is the opponents of homosexual marriage who patiently endure their persecutions, meet violence and hatred with kindness and compassion, and who are ready with open arms to receive any who would come, no matter their skin color, sexual orientation or past. We pray for their very souls, that their hearts and minds can be elevated, that they can find peace and happiness in their lives, and enjoy the very blessings we enjoy.

That is the summary of the debate.

My motivation is simple. I want our society to elevate marriage between a man and a woman to its appropriate spot, as the most holy and just and loving relationship among mankind. I simply want to keep marriage elevated above all other institutions so that my children and all children, everyone in our society, will rightly look to it as the highest ideal for all mankind.

What are the motivations of the homosexual marriage activists? To debauch and assault, to corrupt and pervert marriage until it is nothing more than a legal contract between two lustful adults, to be cast aside whenever it is convenient. They do not believe that procreative powers should be exercised only within the bonds of marriage, but instead, should be exercised whenever one has an urge, like the urge to defecate or urinate. They want to tear down, replacing something virtuous with something hollow, shallow, and meaningless.

US to Russia: We Surrender!

January 28, 2009

Russia is on the decline, and their sabre-rattling is the death throes of a failed nation. Eventually, Russia will be incapable of maintaining its borders and be forced to retreat in the face of more powerful nations growing alongside her. Putin’s last brave attempt to stand up to the United States via Poland, Ukraine, and Georgia is an effort to show the world that the decaying country was still a threat.

President Barack Obama signalled that the US surrendered to Russia. It’s official. President Obama pays more attention to violent aggressive murderous regimes than republican house members. (link)

Another Corrupt Democrat

January 28, 2009

The speaker of the house in the Massachussetts legislature, where republicans barely exist, has to step down due to his corruption being exposed. He is, of course, a democrat.

Any clean democrats out there? Care to point them out?

Democrats Sneaking in Homosexual Marriage in WA

January 28, 2009

Keep your eyes open. Democrats are going to try and use their power to bring homosexual marriage to Washington State despite the voters overwhelming opposition to it.

California Runs Out; Picture of the Near Future

January 27, 2009

California has run out of money. They literally can’t pay all of what they owe. Come February 1st, if California owes you money, you will get a little piece of paper that may not be worth anything. That means the welfare recipients won’t have any money left. (link)

This is what socialism looks like. This is what I was warning you about. This is why the tiny country of Zimbabwe is important. This is what Obama is bringing us. This is the “hope” and “change” the US elected.

Since California cannot print its own money, it will go bankrupt soon enough. What that means is that it will pick and choose who gets what little assets and cash it has left. The legislators will likely find themselves in a position where they either have to write a budget that they can afford, or they will be forced to leave people they promised cash to empty-handed.

If the government of California could print money, it would. You would have massive inflation. Paper money would continually be worth less and less than what it was before. Eventually, the economy would go into a death spiral as people no longer put money in the bank and loans were impossible to find. That is the path of Zimbabwe.

That is also the eventual result of the US government. If we continue spending as we are, spending way beyond our means, eventually we will start to see the kind of inflation we saw in the ’70s, or worse. As people are no longer willing to loan us money, we’ll have to print it ourselves. This will lead us into a downward spiral as it did in Zimbabwe. The only result is chaos and economic ruin.

There is a path out of this. It is simple. All you have to do is stop spending and stop collecting so much. In the case of the US, we have to tackle our out-of-control spending on social programs and reform our Social Security and Medicare/Medicaid systems. Right now, Social Security is a massive Ponzi scheme that makes Bernie Madoff look like a toddler with a toy rattle. Medicare/Medicaid are likewise unsustainable and are quickly reaching the point where receipts cannot match expenses.

I strongly doubt President Obama will take this advice, even though his hero President Kennedy did exactly what I am suggesting here to keep the economy strong during his few short years. But I will suggest it nonetheless.

Two years from now, when the Dow is at 3,000 and over 20% of the people are unemployed, and inflation is over 15%, I think you will gladly embrace any politician who promises to shut down the spending and cut taxes to near-zero.

Democrat’s are Illiterate?

January 27, 2009

The First Amendment to the Constitution of the United States reads:

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

The Obama nominee for deputy secretary of state says:

The Mexico City policy is an unnecessary restriction that, if applied to organizations based in this country, would be an unconstitutional limitation on free speech. (link)

The Mexico City policy is the Reagan, Bush I and Bush II policy of not funding abortions abroad. President Obama, of course, reversed this on the anniversary of Roe v. Wade, as thousands and thousands of people marched for life in the capitol.

It seems like the nominee believes that abortion is equivalent to speech, at least the speech protected by the First Amendment. That is, if government didn’t fund abortions here at home, then that would be a violation of free speech since our women and girls would have to pay to slaughter their unborn on their own.

At the same time that this nominee makes such an absurd statement, the Obama administration is planning to shut down talk radio. Of course, they’re going to claim that it is in the interests of “free speech”, when to any sane person it is a direct and obvious violation of free speech.

I guess “free speech” is a code word for “I get to do whatever I want since I’m a democrat.” If the Portland mayor sleeps with a 17-year-old boy, then that’s free speech. If the mayor of Baltimore steals and lies and commits fraud and accepts bribes in the open, that’s free speech! If the mayor of Racine, Wisconsin downloads child porn on his computer and then stalks little girls with the intention to rape them, that’s free speech! If the democrats want to take all the money they can possible get, stealing from the people and unborn generations of Americans, and then spend it on ACORN, Obama’s political organization caught in several states committing vote fraud, that’s free speech! If the former legislator from Massachussetts grabs women in uncomfortable places, that’s free speech!

I will try to use this code word appropriately in the future now that I am seeing the meaning of it.

Another Democrat Mayor?

January 27, 2009

Another democrat mayor has been caught. This time it’s Mayor Eddie Perez, and the crime is bribery. (link)

I think I’m beginning to recognize a pattern here. Mayor Sheila Dixon, Mayor Gary Becker, Mayor Sam Adams, all democrats, all corrupt, caught abusing their public trust and hurting the public and individuals.

In the case of Portland Mayor Sam Adams, he has a group of supporters declaring, “I’m with Sam.” (link) I guess the way to move on up in the party is to abuse the public trust, flaunt it, and then form a support group from your voters.

Is there any democrat who isn’t corrupt? If so, let me know in the comments below.