Just like Russia, Al-Obambi’s “czars” about to get pink slipped 21 Feb 2011 @ 17:29Posted by Supreme General Rayegun in : Gubmint, I'm callin' SHENANIGINS , comments closed
As long as the Senate doesn’t fark with things that is.
If House Republicans have their way, the Obama administration’s “czars” will no longer be able to dictate pay at bailed-out mega-firms or negotiate new emissions standards for U.S. vehicles. An amendment attached to the 2011 spending package, which passed the House last week, would strip funding for a select list of the so-called czars.
Rep. Steve Scalise, R-La., the author of the proposal, hailed the vote as a step toward ending the administration’s “shadow government.”
“Hardworking American families should not be forced to pay millions of dollars to fund these czars, who are implementing radical policies under the cloak of darkness,” Scalise said in a written statement.
Darn tootin’ right we shouldn’t have to fund these “beholden to NO ONE” progressive activists or worse. It’s bad enough that WE THE PEOPLE are being taxed to to the point where dimes, nickels, and pennies are about all we have left anymore. But these clowns are are getting paid with OUR tax dollars, and they’re making POLICY decisions with ZERO oversight or public approval. Last time I checked, that was taxation without representation….which if the numbnuts in D.C. would stop for THREE SECONDS they would see that such measures are patently UNconstitutional.
The Scalise amendment was a refined version of a catch-all anti-czar bill he introduced earlier in the session. That bill called for effectively shutting down any Executive Office task force or office led by an official who had not received Senate confirmation. At the time, Scalise estimated that 39 officials would fall under that description.
The latest amendment, which would still have to survive a vote in the Democratic-controlled Senate, narrowed that list down to nine positions. Several of them have been responsible for shepherding high-profile policy changes that Republicans opposed practically in lockstep.
Start writing and calling your Reps and Senators folks, this needs to be changed back to all 39 and have them defunded, then summarily escorted off the premises. Poste Haste.
You have your duty assignments, time to get to work.
(UPDATED) USMC 2 — Berserkely, CA 0 13 Feb 2008 @ 10:09Posted by Supreme General Rayegun in : Military, Politics , comments closed
Score ANOTHER one for the god guys!!!
Reports are coming in that the City Council over in Berserkely once again had their "attitudes" corrected and came to the conclusion that having a Marine Corp recruiting station in town is actually the right thing to do.
Councilwoman Linda Maio said the council opposes recruitment, not the military. "It’s behavior that we oppose, not the people," she said.
And Linda, it’s YOUR behavior that the entire clear thinking population of the United States who SUPPORT the troops and the war AND recruitment that will continue to VEHEMENTLY oppose and will do exactly what we’ve done in this instance. Maybe loosing a good chunk of federal funds from the city budget will CLUE YOU IN that your "behavior" is incorrect.
On Tuesday, more than 40 House Republican members asked President Bush to immediately rescind over $2 million in earmarks awarded to Berkeley.
Not good enough. And that money is just PORK anyway. Cut off ALL federal funds that are supposed to be directed to Berserkely (and Toledo, OH for that matter as well). Assinine decisions need to be corrected immediately (and brutally if the case requires it).
StandBy™ cause this issue looks like it’s going to continue.
UPDATE (1730 hrs): At least the Toledo mayor has the guts to admit he screwed up.
USMC 1 — Berkeley, CA 0 7 Feb 2008 @ 17:47Posted by Supreme General Rayegun in : Military, Politics , comments closed
All of us here at the base are NOT surprised at this outcome. We are on the other hand mad that it took this long. But the result is what we wanted, and what we got.
Those dope smoking freakzoids in the Berkeley, CA city council cried "Uncle" once the Marines and their "army" of supporters decided to flex their governmental muscle.
As six Republican senators devised a plan to yank $2.3 million in federal funding for Berkeley programs, the mayor of the famously liberal city apologized Wednesday for his hard stance against a Marine recruiting center.
Bet that apology is going to leave a bad taste in his mouth for the rest of his mayoral term.
We can only hope it lasts for the rest of his life for trying to pull this stunt!
"That letter will probably be pulled back and maybe more moderate language will be put in place which is appropriate I think," said Berkeley mayor Tom Bates.
Better do more than "think" about it TOM. Camp Pendleton is a LOT CLOSER than you seem to be forgetting……
Last week the council passed resolutions giving Code Pink a place to park out front. Some have said that meant the city giving was giving the group a place to continuously protest the Marines.
"What we’re doing is we’re announcing a bill that we intend to get on the floor to strip transportation from the city of Berkeley," said East Bay Republican Assemblyman Guy Houston. "What they have done in Berkeley is they have set aside a parking spot and in my opinion a public right of way, a public transportation corridor, specifically for a private organization — in this case Code Pink — to harass and annoy the United States Marine Corps and their recruiting efforts. We think that playing around and having an agenda with the public right of way is subject to ramifications. There is $2.3 million in proposition 1B transportation dollars. We think that should be in jeopardy."
Well we think that the City Council building needs to be "re-zoned" as the new USMC "Urban Assault Combat Course". And more specifically, ensure that it is a "live fire" only combat course!!! That’ll teach those pinkos a few things about the "right of way"!!!!
StandBy™, because we’re sure there’s going to be more.
OUR tax dollars hard at work 1 Feb 2008 @ 10:20Posted by Supreme General Rayegun in : Politics , comments closed
I need to prelude this post with a warning. It is as follows:
- Grab a roll of duct tape and wrap you head with it…..
- Get a bucket to catch the BLOOD that will be, as Glenn Beck puts it, "SHOOTING FROM YOUR EYES!!"
- If you’re on HBP (high blood pressure, or "hypertension") meds, take an extra dose and wait 30 minutes before continuing to read this article….
With those precautions out of the way, here’s just ONE lovely example of our tax dollars hard at work supporting the citizens of these United States (bonus points if you correctly guess where this is going now and not after reading any further).
This op-ed is from the Tufts University Daily. Which you be a huge clue as to where this is going as well. If you can’t, here’s a clue….think Columbia University.
In 2006, Tufts’ Hillel received part of a $1.6-million Department of Homeland Security (DHS) grant to promote "inter-faith and intercultural dialogue." The program’s intentions are noble and its goals laudable, since it is best to resolve conflict through dialogue.
Okay, this seems innocuous enough. But wait!!! Read on.
But this past fall, Tufts’ Interfaith Initiative, "Pathways," used its federal money to sponsor a dinner and dialogue by Edina Lekovic on "Women, Faith, and Women."
The problem is that Lekovic is a radical Islamist sympathizer who has gone so far as to defend Osama bin Laden.
ZOMG WTF!!!! Did that just say what it appears it said?????
Yes folks ONE POINT SIX MILLION TAX DOLLARS, and OUR tax dollars at that, have gone to support the al Queda terrorists. Great job to the wonk or wonks (or wonkette(s) to be completely fair) at the Department of Homeland Security for performing a proper amount of vetting on this grant request.
Secretary Chertoff, you are hereby ordered to appear before this officer IMMEDITATELY to explain WTF your department is doing with it’s budget dollars. Also, don’t dare to bill DHS for the travel arrangements….cause this one needs to come out of your own pocket Mr. Secretary.
Folks, write your congresscritters NOW and demand that you want a refund of your portion of this $1.6 Million fiasco.
Dismissed™ But you are advised to get to work on that letter to those congresscritters.