Monday, February 28, 2011

Was An American Soldier Setup By His Own Country?

PFC David Lawrence, a 20 year old Indiana native who was serving in Afghanistan with the 1st Brigade Combat Team of the 4th Infantry Division has been charged with premeditated murder for the alleged shooting of Mullah Mohebullah, a Senior Taliban Leader, on Oct. 17, 2010 while guarding him in Kandahar province, Afghanistan.

However, the circumstances surrounding Lawrence’s alleged actions are extremely odd. You see Lawrence was certified by the U.S. Army’s own Doctor as suffering from PTSD and schizophrenia.

Prior to the shooting of Mohebullah, Lawrence was flown to a Combat Stress Clinic in Kandahar, Afghanistan because he had repeatedly expressed severe mental distress to his leadership.

Lawrence spent 5 days there and was prescribed 2 drugs by an Army Doctor. Those drugs are Zoloft and Trezodone. When taken in combination the FDA reports the drugs can cause suicidal thoughts, altered consciousness, confusion, hallucinations and coma.

Then the Army sent Lawrence back to his unit, put him back on guard duty unsupervised, had him guard this particular prisoner, and made him serve long hours of duty more than he had served prior to going to the Combat Stress Center.

On states:
“He is accused of premeditated murder for the alleged shooting of Mullah Mohebullah on Oct. 17, 2010 while guarding him in Kandahar province, Afghanistan. Mullah Mohebullah was a senior Taliban commander and had been captured by U.S. forces the day before his death. Mohebullah's death was announced by an angry Afghan President Hamid Karzai on Oct. 19, 2010. Formal charges were filed against PFC Lawrence by the U.S. Army on the same day”.

“On January 20, 2011, a team of Army forensic psychiatrists issued a formal opinion that at the time of the alleged offense, David suffered from severe schizophrenia as well as Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). The team of Army psychiatric experts, formally known in the military as a Sanity Board, also determined that as a result of the severe nature of David's mental illnesses, he was "unable to appreciate the nature and quality or wrongfulness of his conduct at the time of the alleged criminal misconduct." Although the medical conclusions of the Sanity Board are tantamount to a finding of not guilty by reason of lack of mental responsibility, the criminal charges against David have not been withdrawn. Rather, on January 31, 2011, the Lawrence family was officially notified that despite the Army's medical determination that David was not mentally responsible for the killing of Mohebullah, David would still be prosecuted for the alleged premeditated murder of Mullah Mohebullah at a general court-martial”.

“The prosecution of PFC David Lawrence is not without political implication. President Barack Obama traveled to Afghanistan on Dec. 3, 2010 to meet with Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai. One of the reported purposes of President Obama's visit was to ease tensions caused by Mohebullah's killing”.

There are reports that Mohebullah had been released from Guantanamo Bay and came back to fight with the Taliban. A search of the internet found many many ‘search results’ of this, yet when clicking on these search results many pages have been taken down. One might question; is our government, or a political faction in America, trying to censor information to hide or minimize these actions?

Here are some search results though...

The Dallas Morning News reports:
Culp said he believes Mohebullah may have been arrested previously, held at Guantanamo Bay and released. Culp said the Army may have dropped Mohebullah's name because of the potential embarrassment over the government releasing a prisoner who then resurfaced as a Taliban member. reports:
Culp said he believes Mohebullah may have been arrested previously, held at Guantanamo Bay and released. Culp said the Army may have dropped Mohebullah's name because of the potential embarrassment over the government releasing a prisoner who then resurfaced as a Taliban member.

During my research I found that The Huffington Post (a liberal/progressive news (?) outlet) showed (in my opinion) their contempt for this soldier; they practically hung him before he was even tried. Nowhere in their report did they suggest that Mohebullah may have been released from Gitmo.

Here are some takeouts from the Huffington Post report:
The article started with this comment: “A Fort Carson soldier was so eager to fight "the bad guys" in Afghanistan that he shot and killed a Taliban member who was sleeping in a jail cell”

"Pfc. Lawrence's zeal to kill the bad guys" led him to shoot the Taliban detainee

In testimony by speaker phone from Afghanistan, two soldiers who guarded Lawrence after his arrest said he told them that he and his lawyer might "play the crazy card."

They said that before Lawrence had his first judicial hearing in Afghanistan, he was smiling and laughing, with Miller saying he appeared "almost cocky."

"Well, if I get 20 years, I'll get out when I'm 40 and that wouldn't be too bad," Miller quoted Lawrence as saying.

However, the Huffington Post reporting on Lawrence’s mental state only said: Lawrence was sent to an Army combat stress center in Afghanistan for a few days, and when he returned to his unit, he was assigned to guard duty, which included guarding the captured Taliban member in his cell.

What The Huffington Post left out was any and all mental health information that is listed at the top of this post.

Lawrence was ‘rushed’ through the Army’s Article 32 hearings and set for Court Martial trial.

But does anyone remember the Fort Hood shootings. On Nov 5th 2009 An Army Doctor killed 15 American soldiers with lots of eye witnesses standing by. On Feb. 22, 2011 The Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune reports: A military official is considering whether an Army psychiatrist should be court-martialed and face the death penalty for the mass shooting at Fort Hood.

In one instance we have the ‘rush to justice’ for the killing of an enemy prisoner by a mentally ill American soldier and in the other case we have a slow process to judgment for the slaughter of 15 American soldiers by an Army Doctor who is an American born Muslim of Palestinian decent with evidence of Jihad towards America.

The one main issue I am confused over is why the Army even brought Lawrence into a profession that has a primary tool of a gun, especially with Lawrence’s family history of schizophrenia and that a his Grandmother and Uncle had lost children to the disease?

All that is stated here gives the impression that:
1) The Army is outrageously incompetent and is trying to cover up their incompetence.
2) The Obama Administration is trying to appease Karzai, so he throws a mentally ill soldier under the bus. (and we know Obama has thrown others under the bus before).
3) Or The U.S. Government has found a new away to eliminate captured Taliban soldiers and hang our own mentally ill for it. Does this then make David Lawrence a ‘political prisoner’ of his own country?

Here is a link to the complete news video of David Lawrence's story!

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Madison Protesters-Rude, Crude & Lude

A live feed from Madison Wisconsin today by Fox News, covering the event, and the Union hacks hecklers and shout downs from them become unruly, belligerent to the extent that even the reporter said he was hit with a sign.

These people are just rude, crude, and lude and I am sure they are not winning the hearts of Americans when they act like this.

Another protester threatened to break Mike Tobin’s neck as he was broadcasting from Madison:

This is the public sector unions folks.
Your Tax Dollars At Work.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Liberals Lied About Logan's Attack

Liberal CBS, the employer to reporter Lara Logan, lied and covered up the reality of the brutal rape and beating of Logan at the hands of Muslim mongrels.

Before you read on, I warn you, this is sickening: reports:
The YouTube video claims that at least six men raped her vaginally, and a number of men also raped her anally as well. She was reportedly masturbated on and urinated on by some men as well according to the YouTube video claims which was supposed to be pieced together from information and videos posted on Arab Websites and other sources.

It was claimed by various reports that the sexual assault and beatings might have lasted anywhere from 20-30 minutes on the short side, and as long as about 3 hours on the other hand. It was also claimed that her left breast might have been bitten or might even had the left nipple bitten off as well. One report claims that somewhere from 6 to about 50 men might have sexually assaulted or beat the attractive reporter.

Uncoverage - The Right Idea reports:
What really happened to CBS reporter Lara Logan in the downtown square in Egypt is so much, much worse than we’ve been told. CBS, to its shame forever, bottled up the story for days and only reported it when other media went to print and it was forced to go public.

The gang rape and multiple beatings of Lara Logan in a crowd of 200 hyena-Muslims in the main square in downtown Cairo totally destroys that glowing, happy mantra of the mainstream media about the darling, freedom-loving revolutionaries.

Conservatives and truth-tellers about Islam carry this story and trumpet the warnings about what is to come in Egypt, based in part by what Lara Logan’s attack portends.

The betrayal by her employer and co-journalists is bad enough, but Lara’s victimization continues in other ways. The mainstream media have done their best to minimize it in vanilla language, “a brutal, sustained attack,” that went on for “20 minutes” until Lara was “rescued” by a group of women and Egyptian soldiers.

We have learned now that the gang rape and beating may have gone on for three hours.

THREE HOURS she was stripped in front of hundreds of people who WATCHED and jeered and cheered.

Here is more from WizbangPop, if you can stomach it:
CBS international reporter Lara Logan is a well-known public figure. And CBS and other media have accepted that she was brutally assaulted. However, Youtube and some Arab Websites are offering some further claimed shocking details not reported by the U.S. media and even some video about the extreme brutality of the attack on CBS reporter Lara Logan . Reportedly, some videos did show a crowd of about 200 or more men surround and separate Lara Logan from her security, and the crowd shouted “Jew, Jew!”, and “American bitch!”. Lara Logan is not Jewish or American, she’s a South African native.

Reportedly some of physical and sexual assault activity was caught on camera phones as well. One video purportedly involved some boy fondling the breasts of the reporter. However, another purported video that was described by a controversial YouTube video claims that a bearded man ripped the top off the reporter and began slapping her face and breasts. He then pinned her to the ground, and by this time she stopped resisting, apparently accepting the fact that she was overpowered. The bearded man then removed her pants and masturbated in front of her before raping her. He also reportedly clawed at her breasts with his hands. The YouTube video claims that at least six men raped her vaginally, and a number of men also raped her anally as well. She was reportedly masturbated on and urinated on by some men as well according to the YouTube video claims which was supposed to be pieced together from information and videos posted on Arab Websites and other sources.

It was claimed by various reports that the sexual assault and beatings might have lasted anywhere from 20-30 minutes on the short side, and as long as about 3 hours on the other hand. It was also claimed that her left breast might have been bitten or might even had the left nipple bitten off as well. One report claims that somewhere from 6 to about 50 men might have sexually assaulted or beat the attractive reporter.

One one hand, Lara Logan deserves her privacy. On the other hand being a major public figure, this international crime story is a very important one. It is also important to understand how anti-Americanism seemed to play a major role in the extreme level of brutality here. Reportedly, the reporter was left bloody, with semen and urine on her as the crowd shouted anti-American slogans. This reporter deserves far better respect than these claims of the brutality suggest. This mob violence against an attractive reporter who risks her life by reporting from the world’s hot spots only illustrates the type of danger that reporters potentially face when they report the news.

The assault on Lara Logan illustrates just how much order has recently broken down in the MidEast region which is now far more dangerous for Westerners. Further, some dangerous heads of Al Qaeda have been released from prison in places like Libya as rioting crowds demanded that political prisoners are released. When reporter Lara Logan heals from her injuries, she will no doubt bravely go right back to reporting on all the perils of this region.

Update: Some of the videos such as a controversial YouTube video have been recently pulled down by YouTube about this brutal attack. And reportedly, a number of camera phone videos of the attack may exist as well. But, what is known is that a crowd of perhaps 200 men were witnesses, while some participated in this crime in addition to the Egyptian women and police that were witnesses to this crime. Yet, CBS has had a peculiar double standard as to openly reporting this news story. At first CBS ignored this major news story, first allowing other news sources to report the story before finally admitting that international reporter Lara Logan “suffered a brutal and prolonged sexual assault and beating before being saved by a group of women and an estimated 20 Egyptian soldiers”. This has only led to a series of stories such as the YouTube video and postings on foreign Websites that claim to have viewed camera phone videos, photos or witness accounts of this story.

Only weeks ago when Rep. Gabrielle Giffords was seriously wounded by a gunman at a constituent meeting at an Arizona Safeway store, CBS had no problem reporting in detail the injuries to the congresswoman and other victims of the attack. However, in the case of this attack and violence against one of their own reporters, CBS has been unusually silent, only allowing other accounts, or even possible speculation to fill the void. Further, CBS hasn’t been helpful in answering the question about whether rape was involved. However, legally the term “sexual assault” under U.S. law does usually stand for some form of sexual penetration.

We feel very sorry for reporter Lara Logan here. She’s an extraordinary journalist. However, CBS should be as open and honest about this story as Logan has been about her honest reports at hotspots around the globe. CBS could also be as honest and open about her injuries as they were in reporting the injuries to Rep. Giffords recently. The public wants to know how badly injured Lara Logan was. They identify with her because she’s such a popular public figure, seen in their living rooms several times a week on the CBS news.

CBS has a real opportunity to clear the air here, and honestly report the facts of this story, and not to whitewash the facts here. It appears that even the Obama Administration has pushed officials in Egypt to bring those that attacked Lara Logan to justice, strongly suggesting that real documentation of the crime, such as cell phone videos do exist which could identify those who beat or sexually assaulted the popular reporter. Meanwhile, Lara Logan continues to have our best wishes and prayers for her full and complete recovery.

Why would these liberals cover this up? One might say to spare Lara Logan the humilation of public knowledge. But previous reports did say she had been sexualy attacked and beaten for about 20 minutes before being rescued, so that information is already out there.

The real reason is most likely to protect the muslim image, the one liberals like to spew out there for American's to choke down, the image of muslims being peace loving and a misunderstood people.

These musilms are the pride of American liberals, the animals that American liberals stand up for, allowing their dog house mosques to be build in America, the American liberal courts siding with Sharia Law, American liberal leaders calling other Americans who oppose muslims bigots.

American Liberals, who supposedly stand for women's rights, hide behind their ideology and cover up the reality of what has happened to one of their own!

The lies and deciet of American liberals in the Whitehouse, Government and media is a desease that will consume Americans and cost more lives before it's over.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Big Badass (Snicker) CWA Union Punk Punches Young Woman

What does this young, conservative, Tea party organizer lady,

Have to do with this Communications union Worker guy?


Is this what the unions are all about? Is this how they settle debate?

Tabitha Hale, who works for FreedomWorks, met up with that big, tough union thug, who, along with his union, were protesting at the unions Grievance March near FreedomWork operations.
And this guy didn't like what was happening when they approached him with questions about their march.
So what does this guy do.
He gets physical.
OH WOW, he's a tough guy now........

Maybe next time this happen, Tabitha should be wearing one of these.

1st Wisconsin Dems, now Indiana Dems Leave Their State

I don't see how anyone, outside of union members, could ever vote for the Democrats again.

Another group of Lawmakers, now in Indiana, have walked off the job and fled that state to avoid a bill from being voted on in their state legislation, and are hiding out in Urbana IL.
What is it with Illinois?
Oh, right, they have a friend in Springfield, IL. Forgot!

Is this a '5 year old' epidemic, or what?
They were elected to a job, and they need to held accountable for hijacking the state on conduct it's important business

Read on in the WSJ

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Illinois Governor Welshes on a Bet

Before the NFC Championship game, Governor Pat Quinn made a bet with Governor Walker of Wisconsin that if the Bears lost the game, he would volunteer at the Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin food distribution center to fulfill his losing wager with Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, wearing a Packers jersey, and Walker placed the same bet, except, obviously wearing a Bears jersey.

But Quinn has backed out of his bet, for now.
Quinn's reasoning, “In light of the very serious issues that the state of Wisconsin is trying to work through right now, the governor felt the timing was not necessarily ideal and that it would be more appropriate to find a better date,” Quinn spokeswoman Annie Thompson said.

To top it off, it was never planned that both Governors would appear together at the food bank.

Please, when does helping to feed the hungry get under cut by a politics?

To top it off, Quinn is appreciative of the 14 Wisconsin Democrat Senators of staying, dinner, and enjoying Illinois fine hotel establishments "as long as they need to be here"

Lesson learned, never bet with a liberal!

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Wisconsin Union Rally Handing Out Fraudulent DR's Excuses-UPDATE

Doctors at the union rally yesterday in Madison Wisconsin where handing out Doctors excuses to union members, who called in sick to their government jobs so they could attend the rally.

The symptoms... "Walker Pneumonia"... which is not an illness, at all.

Those Doctors, writing out an excuse to public employee unions members who were at the rally yesterday WITHOUT an exam, where in fact committing fraud against the government.
And to top it off, any union member submitting known fraudulent documents to their employer (government or business), are just as guilt. 

-----------------------------UPDATE- Twitter THREATS Against Walker------------------------

This is getting out of control. Most of these folks appear to be to young to understand that threats against an elected official is SERIOUS enough to land them in jail for years to come.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Massive Protesters on the Ground in Wisconsin

Pro-Unions are in full force in Wisconsin Capital as we speak.
But a latest development, massive Pro-Walker, including the Wisconsin Tea Party patriots are counter-protesting, also. It's heating up in Madison, and not because of the weather, either.

Jim Hoft, from Gateway Pundit is on the ground in Madison, WI covering the events.

Union organizers are pleading with the union members not to confront Pro-Walker supporters and has Hoft is saying.

Thousands of people are at the capitol today.  Impossible to tell who the friendlies are right now.
The unions are out in force!  The Barack Obama organizers are waiting for us.  I can hear the crowd from blocks away.
Thousands of Walker’s supporters.  Massive crowd. Chanting “Go Scott Go!” and“Pass The Bill!”
Inside the Capitol Building the pro-union groups are chanting.  It’s deafening. I had to go to a back room to phone in this update.
The Wisconsin Republicans are standing firm. Wisconsin Senate GOP Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald: Bill limiting collective bargaining not negotiable, will pass as is.
THOUSANDS of Tea Partiers are rallying on the capitol grounds. The union supporters are marching around the capitol grounds in a circle on the street. The union supporters do not have a permit to be on the capitol grounds. They haven’t had one all week! The police are keeping the two groups apart.
Good to see the TPP and Conservatives getting out and not just letting the socialist have the stage.
I can't be there, but am in spirit! 

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Wisconsin Senate Dems Acting Like Children

14 Democrat Senators in Wisconsin’s state Senate walked off the job today and left the state.

That 14, are the ALL of the Democrats within the Wisconsin Senate.

This over a dispute about the bill that would ban collective bargaining rights for teachers, requires educators to contribute 5.8 percent to their pensions and 12.6 percent to their health care. Currently, educators pay 0.2 percent for their pensions and 4 to 6 percent of their health care costs.

It also would reduce the amount the heads of the union can ask of the rank and file for dues, which under this bill would reduce that by $500 a year.

The Senators left the state in a move that would slow down the bill. Senate Republicans hold a 19-14 majority but can't vote on the bill unless at least one Democrat is present.

So the Republicans have found a way to save the rank and file money to help cover the cost of the increase the state is asking from its public unions, but the Democratic leaders appear to be driven by the head of the unions, to kill this whole budget saving move.
The Republican-backed bill, would also strip most other public employees of their collective-bargaining rights.

So what do these elected representatives DO?

Stomp their feet, walk off the job and leave the state, instead of confront it.

What a bunch of 5 year olds!

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Tuesday, February 15, 2011

House Budget Committee Gets Serious

Reid Ribble gets quite serious with Jacob Lew, Whitehouse budget director.
In hearings today about Obama continued and increasingly "growing deficits" budgets, this new 2012 budget continues this pace, but slightly lower then 2010 budget.

And Lew has been schooled well in the Obamanomics speak.
Note "Invest in our future, inherited a recession" and claims of "negative grow and job loss, to positive growth and creating jobs"

But in Ribble's footnote comment, you've got to nod your head in agreeance.

 "When all the adults in this room leave, when the cameras are gone and the television announcers go home, I believe there’s going to be a 5 year old sitting here holding the bill. I think that’s careless.”

Sunday, February 13, 2011

The 2nd Amendment in Full Force

This from the Oklahoma Full Auto Shoot and Trade show.
My favorite, the M1-34 ass kicker.
And the young lady, handles it like a pro!
Got to love it!

God Bless America!

Saturday, February 12, 2011

The Price of Going Green

Guess the liberals forgot the price they'll have to pay when you are encouraged to go green.
With a Federal tax break for buying an electric car, so goes that tax levied on per gallon of gasoline, because they won't be buying gas at their local gas station any time soon..... 

From the Seattle Times:
Electric-car owners not only don't buy gasoline, they also don't pay gas taxes.
A bill introduced in the state Senate would try to get back some of that money for the state.
Under the legislation, electric-car owners would pay a special $100 "fee" each year when registering their vehicles.
Senate Bill 5251 would require electric-car owners to pay the $100 "fee", in addition to any other required fees and taxes, when the vehicle is first registered, and when the registration is renewed.

OK, since when is a "FEE" a "TAX"
It's NOT
BUT, like Obamacare, they call it a fee.... at first.... which I am sure if they keep that language, it will be challenge in the courts as unconstitutional, based on it never says "tax fee".... in either instance.

Read on:

Anti-tax activist Tim Eyman said he doesn't think Haugen's bill proposes a fee at all.
"That's a tax. It's no fee," he said. (does that sound familiar? AKA Obama)
Eyman contends the fee should be subject to an initiative he sponsored, I-1053, that requires a two-thirds vote in the House and Senate, or voter approval, to increase taxes. I-1053 was approved in November.

The Ready, Fire, Aim, approach to government....
Be Green!
Buy an electric car!
OPPPPPPPPPPS we forgot... if you buy an electric car, we have no way of collecting taxes.
Until we find some way to call a fee a tax....

This is a clear abuse of stealing by government.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

AZ Brewer Getting Tough With Feds

The State of Arizona on Thursday filed a suit against the federal government over failure to secure the border and protect Arizona citizens, Governor Brewers office announced today.
The suit was filed by Arizona Governor Jan Brewer and Attorney General Tom Horne the constitutional failure of protecting Arizona residents from the negative effects of illegal immigration.
“Our message for the federal government is simple: Use federal resources to combat the cartels that are breaking federal law,” said Governor Brewer.
Arizona answered the merits of the Obama administration’s lawsuit regarding the controversial Support Our Law Enforcement and Safe Neighborhoods Act (SB1070) and submitted a counterclaim against the federal government.
Arizona’s counterclaim includes five points regarding the failures of the federal government. The state claims that the U.S. government failed to gain operational control of the border, enforce multiple federal immigration laws, protect it from economic harms and violence associated with illegal immigration.
In addition, Arizona alleges that the government was negligent in not reimbursing Arizona for more than 10 million in combined costs for the incarceration of illegal aliens under the State Criminal Alien Assistance Program.
The last point of the counterclaim accuses the federal government of seeking to pre-empt Arizona from its constitutional right and duty to protect the health, safety and welfare of its own citizens.
“By using its alleged ‘pre-emption’ rights to stop Arizona from performing its law enforcement obligations, the United States is violating Arizona’s 10th Amendment rights,” said Attorney General Horne.
Governor Brewer said that despite claims by the Obama Administration that the southern border is more secure that ever, residents of the region are still victims of smuggling and cartel violence.
“Our citizens have lived with this dark cloud for too long. It’s time for the federal government to do its job and secure the border,” said Brewer.

On Jan Brewer Facebook page, she made this statement:
"I just announced that today I filed suit against the federal government due to its constitutional failure to secure the border and protect Arizona citizens and all Americans from foreign invasion. My message for the federal government is simple: Use federal resources to attack the cartels that are breaking federal law. Don't attack Arizona, which is helping to enforce federal law. 
We did not want this fight. We did not start this fight. But now that we’re in it, we will not rest until our border is secured. Today I answered the merits of the Obama administration's lawsuit regarding SB1070 and submitted a counterclaim against the federal government. Our citizens have lived with this dark cloud for too long. It's time for the federal government to do its job and secure the border."

Mubarak to Step Down-UPDATE P2


Mubarak will step down as Egypt’s ruler and hand over control of the country to the Military Council.
This was the right and pridictable thing to do, as most in Egypt respect the Military.

This also assures that, at least for now, that the Muslim Brotherhood will not be poised to fill any leadership void.

The Egyptian Military gets millions of military supply dollars from the US and has a close relationship with our military. And the Egyptian Military knows any power grab by the Muslim Bortherhood will cut off those funds.

This is, from this stand point, the best move to make. The Egyptian Military, I believe will not put up with radical Islam hijacking Egypt control and have an orderly transition of power.

More from Fox News

Mubarak pussy's out and stays on until Sept. Passes power to VP

Mubarak listens to APDP, :) steps down and hands power to Military.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

DNC Orchestrates Theft of Local Jobs!

This is an update to a previous post 'The Liberal's Choice - Hypocrisy At It's Finest'.
Here is a link to that post:

Last week, the DNC chose Charlotte, NC for it's convention. Charlotte is a mostly non-union city and was chosen over St. Louis, a mostly unionized city. In the last post all indications were that the DNC chose non-union labor over union labor for their Convention.

However, the details in the contract that the DNC has with Charlotte are now coming out and it is even worse than what the prior indications were.

The contract states:

17.1. Use of union labor. To the extent permitted by law, to the extent, if any, such labor is available in the region, and except as otherwise expressly agreed by the DNCC, all services, goods, equipment, supplies and materials to be provided or procured by the Host Committee hereunder shall be performed or supplied by firms covered by current union collective bargaining agreements with the unions which have jurisdiction for the work or services to be performed.

17.2. Labor agreement. The Host Committee agrees that it will, within sixty (60) days of the date of this Agreement, conclude and execute with unions of potential jurisdiction in the Charlotte metropolitan area, an agreement obligating the Host Committee to utilize firms employing or contracting with members of those unions to the maximum extent feasible and obligating the unions to refrain from supporting, participating in or sanctioning any strike, sympathy strike, walkout, work stoppage or other labor action that would interfere with or delay work necessary to put on the Convention, or engage in handbilling or picketing (including, but not limited to, informational picketing) at the Convention Facilities.

Bottom line: Unions from 'outside' of the Charlotte metro area can come in to provide the labor for the convention. Basically, stealing the jobs from people who have lived and worked in the Charlotte area for years, if the non-union people from Charlotte don't 'voluntarily' (ie: FORCED to) sign up to be in the union.

RS Redstate reports:
Additionally, the DNCC wants the Host Committee to sign (within sixty days) what appears to be “labor peace agreements” with unions that have “potential jurisdiction” in the Charlotte Metro area. This may mean that the Host Committee has taken it upon itself to invite unions and/or unionized companies in from out of state to agree sign union contracts. That way the unions can use unionized companies as “hiring halls” for the unions recruit from the local Charlotte area.

If that’s the case, there may be a bunch of “union” companies moving into Charlotte from elsewhere around the country to lease space and open up offices to process people and dues through. This way, those sham “union companies” can hire locally—so long as the locals don’t mind signing up with a union and paying the dues and fees for the short time they get to have the work. The unions get their money, the locals get some work and everybody’s happy.

Skilled vs. Un-Skilled Work

Now, realistically, unless there is an overabundance of unemployed union skilled tradesmen in Charlotte (or the state for that matter), it is not likely that the traditional convention trade-type work would be filled with local labor unless the trade unions are willing to waive their apprenticeship requirements and push a lot of new recruits through before 2012. More likely, the traditional trade work would come from out-of-state labor, if that’s the direction the unions instruct the DNCC to go.

However, for the non-skilled work (janitorial services, vending services, shuttle bus drivers, etc.), national companies could easily move into Charlotte, lease space, open offices and and recruit locals for union work. In that sense, it’s a match made in…Chicago.

The Convention Arena License Agreement as similar language as the first paragraph in the Master Agreement in that unions T-Shirt, hats and other assorted goods and services go to union vendors first:


7.1. Use of Union Labor. To the extent permitted by law, to the extent, if any, such labor is available in the region, and except as otherwise expressly agreed by the DNCC, all services, goods, equipment, supplies and materials to be provided or procured by the Host Committee hereunder shall be performed or supplied by firms covered by current union collective bargaining agreements with the unions which have jurisdiction for the work or services to be performed.

In weeks to come more contract details will be coming out.

Well, the DNC stood by their unions, good for them. And in the process a Political arm of the country screwed other Americans! Now, isn't that just like liberals, control control control! My way or the highway!

Another freedom lost through liberalism, the freedom of choice!

IL Raises Taxes, Businesses Close

Right after the first of the year, the Illinois state legislators and Gov Quinn decided to give the state a raise in their operating revenue.
And like true tax and spend liberals they are, they went for a 2% raise on individual and Corporate income tax, a hike that was warned would be bad for the states business climate.
And as predicted, businesses are starting to hemorrhaging jobs.

From the Chicago Tribune.

Kmart is among seven companies that have warned the state this month that they are planning closings or mass layoffs. Kmarts in Franklin Park, Ill., and Washington, Ill., will close, the company said, putting 144 employees out of work.
The Illinois Department of Commerce and Opportunity requires employers to provide 60 days notice of plant closures or mass layoffs. The law applies to businesses with 75 or more full-time workers.
Gold Standard Baking, Inc. will close a commercial bakery at 250 N. Washtenaw Ave. in Chicago, cutting 73 jobs by the end of March. 67 workers are expected to be laid off by the end of February at Itasca-based C. D. Listening Bar Inc., which sells DVDs, CDs, books and video games online at
AGI North America, LLC, a paperboard box manufacturing company in Jacksonville, is closing at the end of March, putting 70 employees out of work. Gray Interplant Systems, Inc. – a warehousing and storage company in Peoria and Mossville – is planning mass layoffs for the first two weeks in April, affecting 167 workers. 
Additional layoffs were also announced at Silgan Plastics in Woodstock, Fulton Industries in Rockford, Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp. in Schaumburg, ZipRealty, Inc. in Park Ridge and Material Control Inc. in North Aurora. The company Dynegy, Inc. is closing Vermilion Power Station in Oakwood, IL, putting 53 employees out of work.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Happy 100 Year Birthday Gipper

Yes the Conservatives Conservative, Ronald Wilson Reagan, the gipper would have been 100 years old today.

So in honor of the Gipper, I will list some of my favorite quotes by one of our greatest Presidents to ever grace the halls of the Whitehouse.

-Above all, we must realize that no arsenal, or no weapon in the arsenals of the world, is so formidable as the will and moral courage of free men and women. It is a weapon our adversaries in today's world do not have.

-Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children's children what it was once like in the United States where men were free.

-How do you tell a communist? Well, it's someone who reads Marx and Lenin. And how do you tell an anti-Communist? It's someone who understands Marx and Lenin.

-If you're afraid of the future, then get out of the way, stand aside. The people of this country are ready to move again.

-The ultimate determinant in the struggle now going on for the world will not be bombs and rockets but a test of wills and ideas-a trial of spiritual resolve: the values we hold, the beliefs we cherish and the ideals to which we are dedicated.

-Mr Gorbachev, tear down this wall! 

-Recession is when a neighbor loses his job. Depression is when you lose yours. 

-Republicans believe every day is the Fourth of July, but the democrats believe every day is April 15.

-Without God, democracy will not and cannot long endure

Happy 100th Mr President.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

'Progressive' Racists Want to Lynch a Black SC Justice

At a ‘progressive’ rally in Palm Springs, demonstrators called for Clarence Thomas to be lynched, strung up, tortured, mutilated, and sent back to the fields. Clearly, outrageous racist comments laced with spoken acts of violence.

The “Uncloaking the Kochs” rally was sponsored by Common Cause, AFFCE, The Ruckus Society, 350, Greenpeace, Code Pink, the Progressive Democrats of America, and others. The event was staged outside venue of Koch Brothers conference.

Watch the video, notice who is there and who is making these outrageous comments.
No, not people from the Tea Party.

These are white 'progressives', young and old, some even carry 'rainbow' flags of the Gay/Lesbian movement.

These are the people that are hidden by the Main Stream Media. The same MSM that will make false accusations about 'unfounded' racism supposedly from the Tea Party.

This is hate speech on camera, against a sitting SC Justice. But where is the DOJ on this matter? Perhaps, hiding behind Obama's cloak of ignorance and deception.

And where is the NAACP? Why aren't they calling for a boycott of this racist town of Palm Springs?

It's a double standard in America, one that was created by the deception of the left.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Senate Votes Down Obamacare Repeal

OK folks here we have it. The Senate has voted to keep Obamacare. All 51 Democrats, including Claire McCaskills voted against repeal, even though 71% of her state does not want Obamacare.

The AP reported:
A Republican drive to repeal the year-old health care law ended in party-line defeat in the Senate on Wednesday, leaving the Supreme Court to render a final, unpredictable verdict on an issue steeped in political and constitutional controversy. The vote was 47-51. Moments earlier, the Senate agreed to make one relatively minor change in the law, voting to strip out a paperwork requirement for businesses.
President Barack Obama, who has vowed to veto any total repeal of his signature legislative accomplishment, has said he would accept the change. It does not directly affect health care.
Republicans conceded in advance their attempt at total repeal would fall short, but they accomplished an objective of forcing rank and file Democrats to take a position on an issue that reverberated in the 2010 campaign and may play a role in 2012.
These are targeted elections in 2012

California - Diane Feinstein 
Delaware - Tom Carper 
Florida - Bill Nelson 
Hawaii - Daniel Akaka 
Maryland - Ben Cardin 
Michigan - Debbie Stabenow 
Missouri - Claire McCaskill 
Montana - Jon Tester 
Nebraska - Ben Nelson 
New Jersey - Bob Menendez 
New Mexico - Jeff Bingaham 
New York - Kirsten Gillibrand 
Ohio - Sherrod Brown 
Pennsylvania - Bob Casey 
Rhode Island - Sherrod Whitehouse 
Virginia - Jim Webb 
Washington - Maria Cantwell 
Wisconson - Herb Kohl

Vote Them Out!

The Liberal's Choice, Hypocrisy At It's Finest!

As it was reported this past Tuesday, St. Louis lost the hosting of the Democrat National Convention to be held on Sept 3, 2012 .

Personally, I am relieved that there won't be an increase (even if it is just a short stay) of the liberal population in the St. Louis area. However, I find the fact that St. Louis wasn't chosen most intriguing.

The Democrats chose Charlotte, North Carolina over St. Louis. Others that were in the hunt were Minneapolis and Cleveland.

As reported in the NYTimes Caucus: 'The bid for Minneapolis was complicated by the collapse of the roof at the Metrodome late last year during a snowstorm, officials said, while Cleveland was always considered a long-shot because of the limited hotel rooms in the downtown area of the city.'

So what was the deciding factor for the Dems to choose Charlotte? Perhaps, it is the desperate need for the Dems to carry the south in the next 2012 Presidential election. Two things come to mind, the Dems carried North Carolina marginally in 2008 and they screwed the Gulf cost States out of their oil livelihood this past summer by chasing off oil drilling operations.

In 2008, Obama did not carry the state of Missouri. Could this have weighed in for not picking St. Louis?

Then there is another aspect that doesn't make sense, the unions. The unions were a large part of Obama winning the 2008 Presidential election. St. Louis is a huge union town...Iron Workers union, Communication Workers-America, Intl Brotherhood-Elec Workers, IBEW Neca, IBEW Local 4, Teamster Local Union 604, Sheet Metal Workers Intl Assn., Intl Brothehood-Boilermakers, Latse Local 6 Stagehands, Laborers International Union, Metal Polisher-Buffers-Platers, Carpenters Local 73 and 5 and 185, St. Louis Typographical Union, Carpet Linoleum and Tile Layers, SIEU Afscme, ...just to name a few.

But as the NYTimes Caucus Reports:
'North Carolina is a right-to-work state, and Charlotte has no union hotels, which was another point of contention among some Democratic constituencies.'

'While St. Louis has hosted four Democratic national conventions, and was recommended by Unite Here, the hotel workers’ union, for having the most unionized facilities, there were several other objections raised about the city.'

'Missouri, which once was considered a critical battleground state, has slipped out of the Democratic Party’s reach in recent presidential elections and it remains an open question whether Mr. Obama will heavily compete in the state in 2012'.

A thought here is: Will this choice of Charlotte piss off Obama’s beloved union goons and those on the left who hate capitalism but seem to love money?

And then there is Missouri Democrat Senator Claire McCaskill, who screwed over St. the NYtimes Caucus reports:
'One of the country’s most competitive United States Senate races is also taking place in Missouri, with Senator Claire McCaskill, a Democrat, is being heavily focused on by Republicans as she seeks re-election to a second term.'

'Ms. McCaskill, one of the president’s closest friends in the Senate, took her concerns directly to the White House, according to party leaders familiar with the selection process. She argued that her re-election could be complicated if the convention was held in St. Louis, because the Democratic gathering will almost certainly attract protesters and compete for fund-raising.'

What a selfish, self serving act by Missouri's own Senator who was elected to 'work for' Missouri, but that's a typical liberal for you!

On another issue for the choice, Politico reports:
'Charlotte’s convention bid touted it as an exemplar of the cosmopolitan “new South.” But the city also has potential drawbacks: Its hotels are not unionized; it is a hub for the banking industry, a sometime populist villain; and the local NAACP recently called for a boycott of the city after its schools used the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday as a makeup for snow days.'

'Last week, when Charlotte’s schools angered some parents by having students come to school on the Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday as a makeup for snow days, the head of the local NAACP urged national groups to boycott the city.'

The call by Charlotte-Mecklenburg NAACP President Kojo Nantambu led to a flurry of hand-wringing about whether the DNC would be turned off by his description of the city as “a racist bastion.” After a chorus of dissent by local black leaders — including the city’s African-American mayor, Anthony FoxxNantambu clarified that he didn’t mean to include the DNC in his boycott call.'

So by the NAACP standards the city of Charlotte are 'Racist Bastions' and should be boycotted, but it's OK for the Dems to hold their convention in a racist town...even if there is a call for a boycott by black leaders?!

So the Dems screw the unions, help a single Senator with her re-election and screw over her own city at her request, blacks outraged and call for a boycott of the racist city of Charlotte...but then pick this same racist city for their National Convention...
Once again, the Liberals Choice is HYPOCRISY AT IT'S FINEST!

-----UPDATE On Claire McCaskill----
To be fair to McCaskill, she says the NY Times report is not true and that the 'White House internal sources' that gave the information to the NY Times are "pesky and silly".

The following report is from the St. Louis Hub. What is the St. Louis Hub? The St. Louis Activist Hub blog is the home of weekly event listings for progressive activism across St. Louis.

Their report is as follows:
'Claire McCaskill and the Democratic National Convention (Update)
Following up on reports that the DNC chose Charlotte over St. Louis as the host city for the 2012 Democratic National Convention. Why was St. Louis passed over? Party conventions usually have high economic stakes for bidding cities, for example the 2008 Democratic presidential convention generated $236 million of economic benefit to Denver, the host city.'

'Clearly St. Louis had many advantages. It has greater hotel space than Charlotte, a larger downtown, a Midwestern image, and importantly it enjoyed strong support from Labor, including Unite Here. Who vehemently opposed having the convention in a "right to work" state without a single unionized hotel, when the most viable alternative, St. Louis, has such high union density. So why did St. Louis lose out? '

'A curious discrepancy in the role of Missouri's Senior Senator, Claire McCaskill, might answer why St. Louis was passed over. According to the Post Dispatch, the senator was "bitterly" disappointed over the Charlotte pick, while calling St. Louis's bid an effort "we can all be proud of." '

'The St. Louis proposal was very very strong, in terms of merit. The logistics are strong, the hotel support, the package that was put together by the St. Louis community I think was, in my opinion, the very best and that's what I have stressed to the White House... '

'Clearly in public McCaskill was supporting the St. Louis bid. Indeed she states she emphasized this to Democratic Party leaders. However a New York Times article yesterday reveals that McCaskill was not completely behind St. Louis's efforts, and privately lobbied against the bid. The article state's McCaskill "took her concerns," about the city's bid "directly to the White House." Claiming that the convention would "complicate her re-election campaign." According to the article McCaskill feared that a national convention in St. Louis would tie her too closely to President Obama and the national Democrats, forcing her to defend Obama's agenda rather than focusing on her own personality. And she appeared to be willing to privately undermine St. Louis's convention bid (and the millions of dollars in economic benefit that come with it) for her own electoral strategy. '

'Certainly McCaskill's opposition was not the only reason the city's bid was unsuccessful. There were many strong reasons behind Charlotte's pick: President Barack Obama sees Charlotte as a newer city, emblematic of a narrative that a "new" Democratic Party has emerged, and Charlotte is within the south, which might prove key to Obama's re-election campaign. '

'But why the Democrats felt, a city in a rabidly anti-union state and home to the nation's second largest banking center, best represents Democrats is not the issue here. Rather whether behind the scenes politicking from McCaskill might have damaged St. Louis. And why the senator dishonestly insisted she supported the bid publicly.'

'McCaskill addresses the issue on KMOX, Claiming its "just not true" that she privately lobbied against St. Louis.'

While Senator McCaskill has a lot to answer for in her re-election bid for 2012 and the DNC has even more to answer for to the people that have financially supported them and have gotten screwed for their efforts.

Hypocrisy reigns supreme with the Socialists!