Thursday, August 19, 2010

Hollywood's Catered Stimulus

Why $23 million creates just 21 jobs
By Tim Cavanaugh, LA Weekly, Friday, Nov 13 2009
"I don't discuss my personal finances," Tony Garcia says, sitting in his spacious photography studio on Melrose Avenue. In these hard times, with boarded-up storefronts lining the length of Melrose, Tony Garcia Photography seems to be a rare patch of prosperity. At the moment, the main studio is set up for work on a Sprite advertisement. The kitchenette is littered with half-eaten cake and bottles of booze.
Yet what Garcia refers to as "personal finances" are federal-government funds designed to combat what is routinely called the worst economic catastrophe since the Great Depression.


Monday, August 16, 2010

The Obama presidency increasingly resembles a modern-day Ancien Régime: extravagant and out of touch with the American people
What the great French historian Alexis de Tocqueville would make of today's Obama administration were he alive today is anyone's guess. But I would wager that the author of L'Ancien Régime and Democracy in America would be less than impressed with the extravagance and arrogance on display among the White House elites that rule America as though they had been handed some divine right to govern with impunity. ...

The stunning decline of Barack Obama: 10 key reasons why the Obama presidency is in meltdown
The last few weeks have been a nightmare for President Obama, in a summer of discontent in the United States which has deeply unsettled the ruling liberal elites, so much so that even the Left has begun to turn against the White House. While the anti-establishment Tea Party movement has gained significant ground and is now a rising and powerful political force to be reckoned with, many of the president's own supporters as well as independents are rapidly losing faith ...

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The mission of this blog is to awake fellow citizens from their comfortably complacent state; to activate them in the cause of
  1. purveying truth
  2. promoting freedom
  3. defending liberty
Bullets for Battle
  • The degree of freedom and liberty that we enjoy is decided by our ability and willingness to detect, decipher, and declare the truth!
  • To choose the right, intelligence, knowledge, and wisdom are armament sufficient.
  • Good will prevail in the battle against evil.
  • God's plan of eternal happiness for his children is ultimately inevitable.
  • Jesus Christ gave us free agency and grace.
  • Our fate lies in our hands!
  • Have Faith!
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  • Now!
  • reduce size of federal government
  • reduce federal interference in state and local government
  • reduce government interference in the marketplace
  • eliminate national deficit
  • reduce federal spending
  • strengthen national defense
  • protect the unborn
  • end manipulation of schoolchildren by utopian planners
  • promote the acknowledgment of a God in our classrooms
  • destroy the myth of man made global warming
  • promote individual responsibility and accountability
  • correct tax system to one of fairness
The quote listed in the header of this blog is an abridgment of a quote of Ezra Taft Benson. Here it is in it's entirety:

In times as serious as these, we must not permit fear of criticism to keep us from doing our duty, even at the risk of our counsel being tabbed as political, as government becomes more and more entwined in our daily lives. In the crisis through which we are now passing, we have been fully warned. There are some of us who do not want to hear the message. It embarrasses us. The things which are threatening our lives, our welfare, our freedoms are the very things some of us have been condoning. Many do not want to be disturbed as they continue to enjoy their comfortable complacency. There can be no neutrality! We are, or we are not, on the side of the Lord! (Ezra Taft Benson, 1973)