Archive for April, 2011

Satire is used to expose vice, folly, or stupidity through the use of irony, sarcasm, and ridicule for the purpose of instructing and improving society.  In essence, satire makes people laugh before it makes them think.

That said, there is nothing funny or thought provoking about Jack Stuef’s piece titled “Greatest Living American: A Children’s Treasury of Trig Crap On His Birthday” posted at the purportedly satirical, leftist blog Wonkette.

Stuef’s hateful, cruel, vulgar pathetic attempt at satire ridicules Sara Palin’s 3-year-old special-needs son Trig on his third birthday. Stuef’s morally reprehensible, off-color humor suggests that Trig was the victim of incest, and the accompanying Youtube clips mocks the boy’s disability.

Stuef’s unfiltered thoughts reveal the awful blackness that lurks in the minds and hearts of most leftists, as was evident by the indecent, vitriolic assault displayed by the teacher and SEIU unions in Wisconsin.

The rules that govern common decency demand that the naïve and clueless atone for their living in denial and excusing the left’s vile behavior. Plausible deniability is no longer an option.

I.M. Kane

For more on the story, see Wonkette stoops to new low, mocks Trig Palin for mental disability and Greatest Living American: A Children’s Treasury of Trig Crap On His Birthday.

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Fox News, you have a problem. Your top political commentator is dug in over the Ruler’s birth certificate issue, and he won’t stop digging.

In Wednesday night’s viewer email segment on The O’Reilly Factor, Bill O’Reilly was asked how the Ruler could have a Connecticut Social Security card number when he had never lived the state. Buffo Bill said that “Obama’s father lived in Connecticut for several years, and sometimes the child gets the Social Security number based on the father’s address.”

The problem with Buffo Bill’s retort is that there is no evidence to support the claim that the Ruler’s father, who studied economics at Harvard in Massachusetts in the early 1960s, ever lived in Connecticut.

However, in an undocumented piece posted on the Yahoo blog “Associated Content,” Carol Bengle Gilbert wrote that “Barack Obama’s dad attended college in Connecticut and in 1977, Obama was college aged; is it beyond reason to consider that he might have checked out his father’s alma mater?”  

So it appears that Buffo used the baseless bilge pulled from a nondescript blog by one of his crack researchers to set the folks straight about the Ruler’s Connecticut Social Security number.

The credibility problem for Fox News is that Buffo Bill now has tripped over his forked tongue on two consecutive nights. On Tuesday, Buffo Bill told the folks that the Ruler’s birth certificate has not been made pubic, but Hawaii officials have it on file, which of course directly contradicts his November 2008 claim when he told a questioner that the Ruler’s birth certificate is legal because “We have a copy of it.”

What say you?  Is Buffo Bill a pinhead spin doctor or a bold fresh patriot lookin’ out for the folks?

Caution, be sure to check the sign post up ahead before entering the no spin zone next time.

Submitted for your viewing pleasure.

I.M. Kane

For more on the story, see O’Reilly falsely claims Conn. was residence for Obama Sr. and HAWAII GOVERNOR SHOULD ASK BILL O’REILLY FOR OBAMA BIRTH CERTIFICATE.

Here’s Buffo Bill in November 2008 telling a questioner that he has a copy of the Ruler’s birth certificate in his possession.

“The birth certificate is legal. We have a copy of it.”—from Backstage Conversation with Bill O’Reilly, November 12, 2008

Backstage Conversation (11/12/08) :53 Video

Now here he is again on Tuesday saying that the birth certificate hasn’t been made pubic and that Hawaii officials have it on file.

Bill O’Reilly Finally Admits No Obama Birth Certificate Released – 4/12/112:43 Video

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Why Trump Must Be Marginalized for Birth Certificate Inquiry

By Jerry A. Kane

It looks like the vicious attacks on the Donald by White House aides and leftist columnists has prodded at least one gatekeeper publication to ask why the Ruler’s minions are out attacking him with such force and vengeance for asking to see the Ruler’s original birth certificate.

When Investor’s Business Daily columnist Douglas Mackinnon asked a high-level Democrat in Washington, DC, why there was an all-out assault on Trump, he was told that the Donald had “touched the third rail of Obama’s mysterious birth certificate and the White House and those who advocate for the president in the media are petrified that Trump’s very name, stature and ability to generate headlines is going to give the subject a whole new life. Therefore, they have “to belittle him and marginalize him as quickly as possible before more voters start to pay attention and ask questions.”

“As Trump elevates the platform holding these questions, it’s fairly obvious why at least politically, the White House and its unethical defenders in the mainstream media would try to eviscerate him. Of course, by doing so, they themselves are now bringing renewed attention to the subject of Barack Obama’s birthplace, his missing-in-action original birth certificate and the qualifications to be president as spelled out in our Constitution.”—Douglas Mackinnon

Trump knows that he could end up king or kingmaker if he succeeds in exposing the biggest fraud ever perpetuated on the people of the United States.  And what is the Donald if he’s not thinking big and kicking ass to make the big deal?

Federal Election Commission records show that the Ruler has paid the Perkins Coie law firm $2.3 million since he first announced his campaign for presidency in January 2007 to thwart lawsuits challenging his eligibility to be president. DC lawyer Robert Bauer of Perkins Coie has been fighting in the courts to keep the Ruler from having to produce his original birth certificate, which would verify his eligibility.

Besides his original birth certificate, the Ruler has concealed his passport, medical records, baptism records, adoption records, Illinois State Bar Association records, client list from his private practice, files from his tenure as an Illinois state senator, kindergarten records, Punahou School records, Occidental College records, Columbia University records, Columbia thesis, Harvard Law School records, Harvard Law Review articles, and University of Chicago scholarly articles.

“If only we had some honest and unbiased investigative reporters who could actually look into the subject and put it to rest once and for all. I guess that’s just too much to ask.”—Douglas Mackinnon

The Ruler’s stonewalling brings to mind the scandal surrounding the 18-and-a-half missing minutes from the conversation between President Richard Nixon and chief of staff H.R. Haldeman following the 1972 break-in at the Democratic National Committee’s offices at the Watergate Hotel in Washington, DC.

I.M. Kane

For more on the story, see Why Are They So Bothered By The Donald?

In the 9:48 video below, the Donald holds CNN’s Candy Crowley at bay while he explains the importance of the birth certificate issue.

Inquiring minds want to know why Ann Coulter and the gatekeepers at the American Spectator, National Review, and Human Events refuse to believe that the Ruler has a duty to prove his eligibility knowing that his hat is in the ring again for 2012 and that the birth certificate issue is creating even greater divides among the people and damaging the nation’s welfare?

I’m inquisitive … I’m waiting …

I.M. Kane

Donald Trump, The Attention Whore, Pushes On Obama’s Birth Certificate (CNN) 9:48 Video

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Having just passed a law giving bugs, trees, and all living things in nature the same rights as humans, now Bolivia plans to table a draft United Nations treaty that will recognize “Mother Earth” as a living entity having the same rights as human beings.

The document will most likely mirror the South American country’s Law of the Rights of Mother Earth, which grants terra rights to life, water, clean air, freedom from pollution, and reparations for livelihoods affected by human activities.

Bolivia’s law also establishes a Ministry of Mother Earth and provides an ombudsman to hear nature’s complaints as channeled through activists, environmental groups, and the state.

For more on the story, see UN document would give ‘Mother Earth’ same rights as humans.

A Planned Parenthood fact sheet published in March shows the organization performed 332,278 U.S. abortions in 2009, i.e., PP clinics killed 910 babies per day, 38 per hour, or one every 95 seconds. The nation’s number 1 abortion provider killed almost as many babies as there are people who live in Cincinnati, Ohio. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 333,012 people lived in Cincy in 2009.

Planned Parenthood has not yet reported how many babies its clinics aborted in 2010.

For more on the story, see Planned Parenthood Did One Abortion Every 95 Seconds—As Many in One Year as Live In Cincinnati.

General Motors is recalling 2,100 Chevrolet Cruzes to make sure that the steering wheel doesn’t break free from the steering column when it’s given a gentle tug or being turned.

At least one driver of the 2011 compact car reported the steering wheel separating from the column while driving. Somehow the driver managed to maneuver the car safely to the side of the road.

In documents filed with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, GM reported that a wrong wheel had been put on the car, and the mistake was discovered later in the assembly process and the right wheel was put on, but it wasn’t attached properly.

General Motors reported testing other cars from the production run and found no similar problems. According to GM, this was an isolated incident.

For more on the story, see Chevy Recalls Cruze After A Steering Wheel Falls Off.

John Galligan, the lawyer for Major Nidal Malik Hasan, the “Soldier of Allah” who shouted Allahu akbar while slaughtering 13 U.S. soldiers at Fort Hood, Texas, in November 2009, has revealed that the Ruler and his Bread and Circuses Administration have kept the Islamist from prosecution by withholding evidence in the Fort Hood attack.

On March 30, the outgoing commanding general at Fort Hood, Lt. Gen. Robert Cone, granted a request from Galligan to delay the trial until late April, but Hasan’s lawyer says he’s not to be blamed for all the delays.

“Delays are due to prosecution/White House refusal to disclose evidence. Blame them for the delays.”—John Galligan, responding to an email blaming him for delaying Hasan’s trial

For more on the story, see Obama’s Fort Hood Jihadist.

During a “Stand Up for Women’s Health” rally sponsored by the National Organization for Women, NARAL and Planned Parenthood, New York Democrat Congresswoman Louise Slaughter said that the newly elected Republicans to the House of Representatives came to Congress “to kill women.”

“In ’94 people were elected simply to come here to kill the National Endowment for the Arts. Now they’re here to kill women.”

Slaughter went on to tell those in attendance at the National Mall in Washington, D.C., that Republican efforts to oppose taxpayer-funded abortions resemble those taken by Nazis.

“You are allowed to have an abortion if you have been raped or it’s a matter of incest. However, you have to keep a receipt. Did you know that? It’s sort of like an old German Nazi movie. Show me your papers!”

For more on the story, see Rep. Louise Slaughter: GOP Freshmen Came to Washington ‘To Kill Women’.

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Is Glenn Beck a Christian or a Proselytizing Morman on a Mission?

By Bob Anderson

Right off the bat let me say that I do not for a moment question Glenn Beck’s patriotism.  I once admired of Beck for his conservative, political positions.  However, Beck has become gradually more and more religiously and spiritually oriented.  Now, hardly a TV show goes by that he doesn’t talk as much about God, spirituality, or the coming apocalypse as he does about politics, although he often manages to weave the former into the latter. 

Beck, a Roman Catholic convert to Mormonism, claims to be a Christian, but to rephrase President Ronald Reagan’s well-known line about liberals, the trouble with Beck is not that he is ignorant, but that he knows so much about Christianity that isn’t so. I will expound upon this later in the article.

Recent reports have Beck starting his own television network ala Oprah Winfrey.  According to a New York Times Internet story, Beck and senior Fox News executive Joel Cheatwood may soon join forces at Beck’s Mercury Radio Arts Company when both of their contracts with Fox expire at the end of the year.  The story points out that Beck could also expand his current Web show that currently charges fans $9.95 a month for access.  Media consultant Larry Kramer compares Beck to Arianna Huffington and Howard Stern who have each parlayed their personalities into media empires.

Why would Beck want to start his own cable channel?  Well, for starters money.  Beck reportedly earned $4 million last year from his Web operations, compared to “only” two million from Fox.  However beyond the money, like Oprah Winfrey who has started a cable network to promote her new age beliefs, Beck also would have more opportunity to preach his Mormon spiritually unabated.  Make no mistake, Beck’s a true believer in the Mormon doctrine.  Yet, I have often heard Christians make statements such as, “He must be a Christian, look at his values, good works and his attempt to return America to its Christian roots.” 

First of all, there is debate as to how many of the Founding Fathers were actually biblical Christians.  Many no doubt were, some weren’t.  Some were Deists, Free Masons, or followed the philosophy of the Enlightenment, and at least one was an atheist.  But the biggest mistake Christians make is naively assuming that Beck is a Christian, or that the various Christian leaders that he has had on his programs have led him to biblical salvation.  Nothing could be further from the truth.  Beck dispels any such speculation in his testimony available on line, as well as in a book he coauthored with psychiatrist Keith Ablow Seven Wonders That Will Change Your Life.

In the book Beck states that he treated Mormonism as a “hostile witness,” even checking out anti-Mormon literature (he doesn’t state what literature he checked out) but says that most of it was “unfair or just plain wrong.”  He says he “tried every trick I could think of to find a contradiction” to Mormon doctrine and couldn’t find one.  Either he wasn’t looking in the right places or he was self-deluded before doing the research. He says that Mormonism seems to explain the world and his place in it better than any other faith.  “It answered many spiritual questions that had gone unanswered for me for my entire life.”  (Seven Wonders That Will Change Your Life, p. 149)

One of the first books Beck claims to have read in his search for God was New Age advocate James Redfield’s The Celestial Prophecy.  No wonder Beck was drawn to Mormon doctrine, which is also very New Age. Some Christian apologists have dubbed Mormon founder Joseph Smith “America’s first New Age Prophet,” in as much as Mormonism has far more in common with Hinduism than it does with Christianity.

Unfortunately, to prove Beck’s wide acceptance among Christians, he was asked to speak at the 2010 commencement at Liberty University (the nation’s largest evangelical college) with the assumption that his speech would be on politics and the problems of socialism that the Obama administration was pushing on the country, and not on spiritual matters.

However, Beck changed his speech at the last minute and laced it with religious terms such as atonement, faith, the gospel, the Holy Spirit, and “personal revelations” from God, which of course have a much different meaning and significance for Mormons. Keep in mind that the Mormon God lives on a planet near the star Kolob, has a physical body, and practices polygamy.  The God of the Bible is spirit, John 4:24.  Jesus said a spirit does not have flesh and bone, Luke 24:37-39

 Like he often does on his TV and radio program, Beck exhorted his Liberty audience to “seek truth,” “question everything I have told you,” and “read the scriptures everyday.”  And he received a standing ovation.

Were the scriptures Beck alluded to in his speech meant to include the Book of Mormon, Pearl of Great Price, and Doctrines and Covenants, which are all considered scripture by the Mormon Church?  And what about Joseph Smith’s Inspired Version of the Bible (I.V.) that he personally translated without having any knowledge of the ancient texts just to make sure it was right?  In fact, Mormons believe that only the Bible, among their five authoritative books, contains error.  And according to Smith, the Book of Mormon is “the most correct book ever written.”  Many of the ideas mentioned in Beck’s speech can be found in the Seven Wonders That Will Change Your Life.

So how can Beck continually exhort his audiences to “check out everything” he tells them and “question everything” he says when he doesn’t follow his own admonition?  As I see it, either Beck is a lying hypocrite who tells people to check out things when he knows that he has failed to do so, yet he tells them that he actually has done so to purposely deceive them about the great differences between Mormonism and Christianity, or Beck is seriously deluded about the great disparity between the two faiths.

So how can such an obviously intelligent person like Beck be so deceived?  I would argue that that spiritual deception has nothing to do with intelligence.  Every cult has very intelligent people with graduate degrees who have been deceived.  They are people with master’s degrees and Ph.D.s, and like Beck, they also believe that they have found the truth.

Paul writes in II Corinthians 4: 3-4, “If our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing, in whose case the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelieving, that they might not see the light of the gospel of Christ, who is the image of God.” In other words, Satan has blinded the minds of the unbelievers so they cannot see and receive the true gospel of Christ.  Please pray that the God of the Bible would remove the veil from Glenn Beck’s eyes, so that he might be saved. What a testimony that would be!

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“Once upon a time there was an enchanted place called Imagination Land, where everything was just as wonderful as you could make believe it was.”—Andrew Klavan

A land where kindness and cooperation are universal, burdensome guilt is lifted, and happiness and good fortune abound:

Wash away my troubles, wash away my pain

With the rain in Shambala

Wash away my sorrow, wash away my shame

With the rain in Shambala

Ah, ooh, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

Ah, ooh, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

I.M. Kane

Andrew Klavan: Barack the Magic Suit, A Political Fairy Tale. 3:28 Video

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John Boehner Must Go

by Scott Ryan

What I’m hearing all over the news is that the “leaders” of the Democrat Party are claiming victory and the Republican Party “leaders” are claiming victory in last week’s short term budget battle.

The fact is that they are both right. They both won. The only losers in this deal are the American people and the Republic for which we stand.

In the short run it was a great achievement for ambitious politicians who fantasize about their place in history. In the long run it will not matter what they did because the way things are going, someone else, Communist China most likely, will be writing the history books; so posterity will scarcely know who they were.

I hear some of the posers on the right as they attempt to put some lipstick on this pig but the more I ruminate on the matter, the more disgusted I become.

I’m tired of being nice. There’s no time for diplomacy.

$38 Billion is significantly less than the $61 Billion target. This amounts to ONE WEEK’S worth of deficit spending.

We’re supposed to cut TRILLIONS in order to save this nation from bankruptcy? That notion would be laughable if it were not so tragic.

It is unlikely these three branches of government will cut a single trillion, much less $6 Trillion when the demagogues come out and accuse them of “politicizing” with every attempt.

The White House predicts that the deficit will hit a record $1.6 trillion this year. Combined with the fact that they couldn’t even come close to the diminutive target of $61 billion in cuts tells me that rounds 3, 4, 5 & 6 of “quantitative easing” are coming as the Federal Reserve may soon be the only buyer of US Treasuries left as foreign creditors see that these louses have no capacity to reign in this debt.

In light of recent exposés proving the illicit deception of “Planned Parenthood”, there has NEVER been a more auspicious moment in contemporary history to end the odious practice of FORCING American Taxpayers to pay for infanticide. For what compromise did they settle? They have the nerve to come back to their constituents on Saturday and tell us that their achievement was an agreement from the Democrats that they would have a separate measure upon which they would vote to defund Planned Parenthood, knowing they would lose without the leverage they had in this budget. The supposed “victory” would be in the fact that Democrats would then have to “go on record” as supporting this funding! That is utterly contemptible as it is useless. These people are ALREADY on record as supporting it. In fact, they CAMPAIGN on the very notion.

God has given us the chance to destroy these government subsidized alters to Molech, a chance to make a major surge against the abomination and scourge of this nation. And what did John Boehner do? Boehner had victory right in his site and he froze. If we can’t abrogate the public funding of this abortion mill at such a time as this, we might as well pack our bags and head for the bunker.

I cautiously supported John Boehner for the first few months as House Speaker and even empathized when he cried in the November elections. I thought his emotions might have been a culmination of patriotism but now I think they were more like the fermentations of the many politicians who preceded him, more about his own achievements as he alluded to his humble beginnings as a waiter at his family tavern in Ohio. It seems the skepticisms of conservatives have been confirmed and as far as I’m concerned, we would be better served by Mr. Boehner if he were to return to his family tavern in Ohio then to serve one more day as House Speaker.

Once more, just like old times, the public servants have put aside their partisan differences, moved on from their treachery and kicked back in comfort as they enjoy themselves at The Masters golf tournament in Augusta, courtesy of their lobbyist patrons – while we the people are once again left to go back to our daily jobs so that we may “service” these miscreants and hope they afford us enough of the crumbs to feed our families.

We the people worked too damned hard this past year to quell the assaults of Obama, Reed & Pelosi. Aside from maybe Senator Jim DeMint, most of these reps did nothing to get elected that compares with the work of the grassroots, patriotic citizenry. WE are the ones who did all of the work, the real public service to win those elections and to change the status quo. What we have witnessed is the fact that the GOP purging has not yet been completed. What we have seen is evidence that we have NO TIME to allow such pansies to continue for one day. I urge you in the reading of this post to get your congressman on the phone this week and make sure they know that if they do not get Boehner out of the speakership now, they will be gone themselves within the next two years. They elect the House Speaker but they must know that WE in effect elect the House Speaker. We need competence and we need it now. We KNOW who the authentic leaders of this party are. Tell your congressman to back Col. Allen West or someone with his fortitude for House Speaker or be gone.

The only way this government will avoid bankruptcy is if the Senate is taken away from Harry Reid and the GOP achieves a super majority to over-ride the Saboteur’s veto. But even then, a super majority would only work if the GOP gives leadership to patriotic men and women who have the guts to stand up to the demagoguery that invariably ensues when the sacrament of abortion funding and the avarice for power is challenged.

Regardless of how brisk US Treasury auctions might have been in the last year, the US Government cannot afford to pay the interest on our debt even with interest rates at historic lows. The current acceleration of inflation will cause a demand for higher interest rates from the market. If the federal government has no choice but to keep interest rates at these levels, soon enough the Federal Reserve might be the only buyer left to finance our own debt as the Treasury faces the possibility of “failed auctions”.

A catastrophic selloff in Treasuries will come like a cattle stampede, forcing the government to compete with its own instruments trading in the secondary market at much higher levels. Last years auctions mean nothing. When this happens, last week means nothing. There is no time for etiquette and no time for politicians who come running out of the capitol with their tails between their legs claiming “victory”.

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Mainstream Media Blackout School Shooter’s Islamic Ties

By Jerry A. Kane

It seems the mainstream media are more concerned with avoiding anti-Muslim backlash than reporting the Islamic ties behind last week’s execution style murders of 11 school children in Brazil.

Portuguese headlines in the Brazilian media call Wellington Menezes de Oliveira—the 24-year-old gunman who lined up his victims, mostly girls, against the wall before shooting them in the head—a Muslim very attached to Islam.

In an interview with Rio de Janeiro radio station Band News, Roselane de Oliveira, a foster sister of the Islamist, said that her brother had no friends, spent all of his time on the Internet, and appeared to embrace Islam in recent months.

“He was so focused on things related to Islam and had let his beard grow long. He was weird, he was on the internet [sic] all day reading related issues and it was very strange, very secretive.”—Roselane de Oliveira 

Lieutenant Colonel Djalma Beltrame, Commander of the Military Police 14th Battalion, confirmed that the girl’s brother had visited Muslim sites on the Internet, and said that Oliveira had left a suicide note riddled “with disconnected sentences” and “fundamentalist tendencies.”

In the partial transcript of the suicide note below, Oliveira states how his Islamic burial should be carried out and where his body should be interred:

Should first know that the unclean can not touch me without gloves, only virgins or those who have lost their chastity after marriage and were not involved in adultery could touch me without gloves, ie no fornicator or adulterer will have direct contact with me, nor anything that is impure can play in my blood, no unclean thing can have direct contact with a virgin without your permission, those who take care of my funeral should remove all my clothing, bathe, dry off dry off and wrap me totally naked on a white sheet that this building in a bag I left in the first room on the first floor, after me involved in that water will put me in my coffin.

If possible, I want to be buried beside the grave where my mother sleeps … I need a visit from a faithful follower of God in my grave at least once, need him to pray in front of my greave asking God’s forgiveness. What I have done praying for Jesus at his coming I awaken from the sleep of death to eternal life.

The mainstream media will continue their ongoing whitewash of Islam, and last Thursday’s horrific tragedy at the Tasso da Silveira municipal school in Realengo will be remembered as another act of madness in a series of senseless murders without a religious or a political motive.

Here we go round the prickly pear

Prickly pear prickly pear

Here we go round the prickly pear

At five o’clock in the morning.

I.M. Kane

For more on the story, see Sister shooter says he was connected to Islam and did not leave too far from home, he left suicide note and Rio School Shooter was a Devout Muslim.

To read Oliveira’s suicide note in English, use the cc button at the bottom of the video for English captions.

Carta do Terrorista Wellington Menezes de Oliveira que Massacrou uma Escola no Rio de Janeiro 2:36 Video

Police in Brazil released images taken with a cell phone of Thursday’s school shooting. The video shows students hurrying from their classroom and the alleged gunman entering the school corridor with a weapon in his hand.

Security Camera Captures Brazil Students, Gunman 1:05 Video

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Homeowners across the nation have grown wary of the Smart Meter technology once ballyhooed by the Ruler and utility companies.

“We can imagine the day when you’ll be able to charge the battery on your plug-in hybrid car at night, because your smart meter reminded you that nighttime electricity is cheapest.—Barack Obama

Headaches, insomnia, tinnitus, and DNA breakdown are just a few of the many health problems being reported from using Smart Meters. Smart Meters are wireless transmitters that constantly emit electromagnetic frequencies (EMFs), which have been linked to health problems in “electrically hypersensitive” people.

“The scientific data tells [sic] us that 5% of the population will get sick immediately from RF [radio frequency emissions] disease, and another 10% will develop the disease over time. …

Extensive measurements have demonstrated that all of the meters measured so far … emit noise on the customer’s electric wiring in the form of high frequency voltage spikes, typically with an amplitude of 2 volts, but a frequency any ware [sic] from 4,000 Hertz, up to 60,000 Hz.  The actual frequency of the phenomena is influenced by the devices that are plugged into the customer’s power.  Some houses are much worse than others, and this observation has been confirmed by PG&E [Pacific Gas & Electric, a major utility company in California] installers that have talked to us.”—Rob States, electrical engineer, scientific consult

Health dangers are the tip of the iceberg. Some Smart Meters are defective, causing electric bills to go up rather than down after they were installed. Additionally, Reuters reports that homes with Smart Meters had no real long-term savings when compared to those without them.

“Participants who kept the monitor (…) did not manage to sustain their electricity savings any better than those without a monitor. A second finding is that certain groups of people seem more receptive to energy-saving interventions than others. A ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach for home energy monitors cannot be justified.”

So why badger and push homeowners to install Smart Meters?

Smart Meters are an energy monitoring device that constantly updates the utility company on the homeowners’ electrical use, such as when they wake up in the morning, when they go on vacation, and the kinds of appliances they use and the times they are using them.  Utility companies will be able to sell homeowners’ private, personal information to corporations and the federal government, adding more government control over people’s lives.

“We need to make sure that we’re really moving electricity in the smartest way … Eventually, we can get to a system where an electric company will be able to hold back some of the power so that maybe your air conditioner won’t operate at its peak”—Carol Browner, Energy Czar

Ironically, California is leading the charge against forcing homeowners to install the Smart Meter. California homeowners can now opt-out of the state-mandated Smart Meter program, but it’s going to cost them an additional $14 to $20 a month as well as a fee to install the old analog meter.

Kentucky Republican Senator Rand Paul is right. It’s time to pull the plug on mandatory smart meters.

I.M. Kane

For more on the story, see Smart meters are a dumb idea: Bureaucrats shouldn’t have control over the nation’s appliances, Ironically-Named ‘Smart Meters’ Prove to Be a Dumb Idea, and Smart meters alone may not save much energy: study.

The Dark Side of ‘Smart’ Meters 32:52 Video

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Watch the 4:01 video or read the transcript below of Allen West’s speech. Now imagine that he and not Tammy Faye Boehner is Speaker of the House.  

Oh well. It was nice while it lasted. Now back to the real world.

I.M. Kane

Rep. Allen West, Continuing Revolution Rally, Washington DC 4:01 Video


Transcript of Allen West speech:

Thank you for being here because this shows your commitment to your country. This shows your commitment to the principles and values upon which this country was established. And you know some of the things that people continue to ask me, they continue to ask me ‘well, why won’t you compromise? Why won’t you negotiate?’ We’ll let me tell you something. Abraham Lincoln said very succinctly, he said ‘plant your feet in the right place and then stand firm,’ and so I’m gonna be standing firm.

When I was a young Lieutenant and I was going through airborne school, the sergeant black hat said very simply, ‘If you set the bar low, you jump low.’ You did not send us up here to set the bar low. You sent us up here with some expectations. You sent us with a mandate. You sent us up here believing that we were here to do the things, to turn around this great ship of state called the United States of America because right now, this leaderless, rudderless ship is out in the maelstrom about to get tossed on the rocks.

And I’m sick and tired of hearing everyone talk about this great constitutional, conservative grass roots movement called the tea party. I am sick and tired of them trying to blame you. I am sick and tired of them trying to castigate you in a negative manner. No one says anything about Moveon.org. No one says anything about Organizing for America. You are what this country was founded upon and I am glad to be standing here with you.

We are not here to talk about shutting down the government. But if you want to know about shutting down the government, go right over there and talk to Chuck Schumer; go talk to Harry Reid; go down to 1600 Pennsylvania and talk to the President. We’re here to talk about the incredible fiscal irresponsibility.

And I gotta tell you something. Why would I want to sit down and compromise with people who enhanced this problem we have in America with the three years of deficit spending: 1.42 trillion; 1.29 trillion; 1.65 trillion? The debt in the past four years has gone up 5 trillion dollars. Why do I want to listen to people like that? Because I don’t think that they are going to give me any good solutions.

The bottom line is this. We have got to turn this ship around. I am not going to lower my standards. I am not going to do anything but stand upon the values you sent me up her for!

For twenty two years you asked me to do one simple thing. You asked me to always protect your life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness. You asked me to guard the great symbols of this country. In November of 2010 you gave me the privilege and honor to take off a uniform, put on a suit and tie, and continue to serve you.

I will continue to protect you. I will continue to protect your life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness. I will not let you down!

God bless you all, God bless America, and thank you to the tea party.

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