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Stars and Stripes at Montebello High

Posted on 10 April 2011 by Editor

Originally posted 2009-07-07 20:01:23. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Even though the incident I am about to describe took place 3 years ago, its meaning is just as applicable today (perhaps even more), as the American identity is continually attacked and diluted through the indiscriminant influx of foreign nationals. While we wholeheartedly support and welcome immigrants who willingly accept our nation as their home, who accept our customs, traditions and way of life, incidents such as this one serve as pointed evidence that we need to recapture the spirit and original intent behind immigration into the United States.

Around noon on Monday March 26, 2006 a group of predominantly Mexican students from a neighboring high school district entered the grounds of Montebello High School (in the suburb of Los Angeles, CA) and in protest over the pending immigration reform legislation, vertically reversed the American flag and replaced the California state flag with that of Mexico, which was flown atop the American flag on the school’s main flagpole.

mex_flag      us_flag      cheerstwo_flags                 

For those not familiar with the codes of flying the “stars and stripes,” an inverted US flag is a sign of distress and call for help. Furthermore, the flag code specifically forbids flying of any flag above the American flag. The symbolism of having placed the Mexican flag above the American flag is deeply saddening and by our customs, a desecration of our national symbol.

No disrespect should be shown to the flag of the United States of America.”
Flag Code, Section 8
The flag represents a living country and is itself considered a living thing.”
Flag Code, Section 8j

Read the full Flag Code

All of us are offspring of immigrants who once came to these shores and labored to build this country into the magnificent land that we call the United States of America. It is our home. Each of our ancestors made it better for the next generation of immigrants. Each of them, brick by proverbial brick, contributed to the amalgam that we now call the American culture. We’ve drawn our strengths from the positive contributions that each wave of immigrants contributed to the nation as a whole.
 
However, with the passing of the Hart-Celler Immigration Act of 1965, a social experiment gone awry, the profile of new immigrants arriving to the US dramatically changed. Skill-based quotas which favored productive workers from developed nations were replaced with regional quotas, favoring immigration from “under-represented” (a.k.a. poor) regions of the world. Waves of immigrants contributing to the welfare of the nation were replaced with immigrants who themselves needed support from the social system of their host country. Forty some years later, instead of being the wealth of the nation, immigration has become a cost center.
 
We need to recognize that the present situation is nothing short of a crisis. Uncontrolled immigration is beginning to fundamentally change the very social, political and cultural core of our nation. Districts with large immigrant populations are beginning to enact laws to further benefit an increased influx of more immigrants. Because immigrants draw so heavily on government social programs, their voting record tends to be highly liberal and socialist-leaning, which plays into the hand of statist-liberals favoring a greater influence of government on our lives. And this, of course, will perpetuate until all of our national resources are finally exhausted leading to either a violent national awakening or a disintegration and collapse of our culture as we know it.
 
We should be frequently reminded of the incident at Montebello High School as it is a vivid reminder of the dangerous path we are presently on. The consequences of the vicious circle that uncontrolled immigration produces are not easily reversible. Borrowing a statement from an email being circulated to concerned citizens: 
 

“Pass this along to every American citizen in your address books and to every representative in the state and federal government. If you choose to remain uninvolved, do not be amazed when you no longer have a nation to call your own nor anything you have worked for left since it will be ‘redistributed’ to the activists while you are so peacefully staying out of the ‘fray’.. Check history, it is full of nations/empires that disappeared when its citizens no longer held their core beliefs and values.”

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The Letter Everyone Is Talking About

Posted on 10 April 2011 by Editor

Originally posted 2010-01-15 17:16:37. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Freedom Flag
From a woman in Arizona  who writes
an open letter to our nation’s leadership:
 

“I am a home grown American citizen, 53, registered Democrat all my life. Before the last presidential election I registered as a Republican because I no longer felt the Democratic Party represents my views or works to pursue issues important to me. Now I no longer feel the Republican Party represents my views or works to pursue issues important to me. The fact is I no longer feel  any political party or representative in Washington represents my views or works to pursue the issues important to me. Instead, we are burdened with Congressional Dukes and Duchesses who think they know better than the citizens they are supposed to represent. 

There must be someone. Please tell me who you are. Please stand up and tell me that you are there and that you’re  willing to fight for our Constitution as it was written . Please stand up now.
You might ask yourself what my views and issues are that I would feel so horribly disenfranchised by both major political parties. What kind of nut-job am I? Well, these briefly are the views and issues for which I seek representation

 One illegal immigration. I want you to stop coddling illegal immigrants and secure our borders. Close the underground tunnels.. Stop the violence and the trafficking in drugs and people. No amnesty, not again. Been there, done that, no resolution. 

P.S., I’m not a racist. This is not to be confused with  legal immigration. 

 Two, the STIMULUS bill. I want it  repealed and I want no further funding supplied to it. We told you No, but you did it anyway. I want the remaining unfunded 95% repealed. Freeze, repeal. 

 Three: Czars. I want the circumvention of our constitutional checks and balances stopped immediately.  Fire the czars. No more czars. Government officials answer to the process, not to the president. Stop trampling on our Constitution, and honor it. 

 Four, cap and trade. The debate on global warming is not over. There are many conflicting opinions and it is too soon for this radical legislation. Quit throwing our nation into politically-correct quicksand. 

 Five, universal healthcare. I will not be rushed into another expensive decision that will burden me, my children, and grandchildren.  Don’t you dare try to pass this in the middle of the night without even reading it. Slow down!  Fix only what is broken — we have the best health care system in the world — and test any new program in one or two states first. 

 Six, growing government control. I want states rights and sovereignty fully restored.  I want less government in my life, not more. More is not better! Shrink it down. Mind your own business.  You have enough to take care of with your real [Constitutional] obligations. Why don’t you start there. 

 Seven, ACORN. I do not want ACORN and its affiliates in charge of our 2010 census. I want them investigated. I also do not want mandatory escrow fees contributed to them every time on every real estate deal that closes — how did they pull that one off?   Stop the funding to ACORN and its affiliates pending impartial audits and investigations. I do not trust them with taking the census with our taxpayer money. I don’t trust them with any of our taxpayer money. Face up to the allegations against them and get it resolved before taxpayers get any more involved with them.  If it walks like a duck and talks like a duck, hello. Stop protecting your political buddies. You work for us, the people. Investigate. 

 Eight, redistribution of wealth.  No, no, no . I work for my money. It is mine. I have always worked for people with more money than I have because they gave me jobs — and that is the only redistribution of wealth that I will support. I never got a job from a poor person! Why do you want me to hate my employers? And what do you have against shareholders making a profit? 

 Nine, charitable contributions. Although I never got a job from a poor person, I have helped many in need. Charity belongs in our local communities, where we know our needs best and can use our local talent and our local resources.  Butt out, please. We want to do it ourselves.. 

 Ten, corporate bailouts. Knock it off. Every company must sink or swim like the rest of us. If there are hard times ahead, we’ll be better off just getting into it and letting the strong survive. Quick and painful. (Have you ever ripped off a Band-Aid?) We will pull together. Great things happen in America under great hardship. Give us the chance to innovate. We cannot disappoint you more than you have disappointed us. 

 Eleven, transparency and accountability. How about it? No, really, how about it?  Let’s have it. Let’s say we give the buzzwords a rest and have some straight honest talk.. Please stop trying to manipulate and appease me with clever wording.. I am not the idiot you obviously take me for.. Stop sneaking around and meeting in back rooms making deals with your friends. It will only be a prelude to your criminal investigation. Stop hiding things from me. 

 Twelve, unprecedented quick spending.  Stop it now.
Take a breath.  Listen to the people. Slow down and get some input from nonpoliticians and experts on the subject. Stop making everything an emergency. Stop speed-reading our bills into law. I am not an activist.. I am not a community organizer. Nor am I a terrorist, a militant or a violent person. I am a parent and a grandparent.. I work. I’m busy.  I am busy, and I am tired. I thought we elected competent people to take care of the business of government so that we could work, raise our families, pay our bills, have a little recreation, complain about taxes, endure our hardships, pursue our personal goals, cut our lawn, wash our cars on the weekends and be responsible contributing members of society and teach our children to be the same all while living in the home of the free and land of the brave. 

 I entrusted you with upholding the Constitution. I believed in the checks and balances to keep from getting far off course. What happened? You are very far off course. Do you really think I find humor in the hiring of a speed reader to unintelligently ramble all through a bill that you signed into law without knowing what it contained? I do not.
It is a mockery of the responsibility I have entrusted to you. It is a slap in the face.  I am not laughing at your  arrogance. Why is it that I feel as if you would not trust me to make a single decision about my own life and how I would live it but you should expect that I should trust you with the debt that you have laid on all of us and our children. We did not want the TARP bill.. We said no. We would repeal it if we could. I am sure that we still cannot. There is needless urgency and recklessness in all of your recent spending of our tax dollars. 

From my perspective, it seems that all of you have gone insane. I also know that I am far from alone in these feelings. Do you honestly feel that your current pursuits have merit to patriotic Americans? We want it to stop. We want to put the brakes on everything that is being rushed by us and forced upon us. We want our voice back. You have forced us to put our lives on hold to straighten out the mess that you are making. We will have to give up our vacations, our time spent with our children, any relaxation time we may have had and money we cannot afford to spend on bringing our concerns to Washington . Our president often knows all the right buzzwords like unsustainable. Well, no kidding. How many tens of thousands of dollars did the focus group cost to come up with that word? We don’t want your overpriced words. Stop treating us like we’re morons

We want all of you to stop focusing on your reelection and do the job we want done, not the job you want done or the job your party wants doneYou work for us and at this rate I guarantee you not for long because we are coming. We will be heard and we will be represented.. You think we’re so busy with our lives that we will never come for you? We are the formerly silent majority, all of us who quietly work, pay taxes, obey the law, vote, save money, keep our noses to the grindstone… and we are now looking at you.
You have awakened us, the patriotic freedom spirit so strong and so powerful that it had been sleeping too long. You have pushed us too far. Our numbers are great. They may surprise you. For every one of us who will be there, there will be hundreds more that could not come. Unlike you, we have their trust. We will represent them honestly, rest assured. They will be at the polls on voting day to usher you out of office.  

We have cancelled vacations. We will use our last few dollars saved. We will find the representation among us and a grassroots campaign will flourish. We didn’t ask for this fight. But the gloves are coming off. We do not come in violence, but we are angry. You will represent us or you will be replaced with someone who will. There are candidates among us who will rise like a Phoenix from the ashes that you have made of our constitution. 

Democrat, Republican, independent, libertarian. Understand this.. We don’t care. Political parties are meaningless to us Patriotic Americans are willing to do right by us and our Constitution, and that is all that matters to us now.. We are going to fire all of you who abuse power and seek more. It is not your power. It is ours and we want it back. We entrusted you with it and you abused it. You are dishonorable. You are dishonest. As Americans we are ashamed of you. You have brought shame to us. If you are not representing the wants and needs of your constituency loudly and consistently, in spite of the objections of your party, you will be fired. Did you hear? We no longer care about your political parties. You need to be loyal to us, not to them.. Because we will get you fired and they will not save you

If you do or can represent me, my issues, my views, please stand up. Make your identity known. You need to make some noise about it. Speak up. I need to know who you are. If you do not speak up, you will be herded out with the rest of the sheep and we will replace the whole damn congress if need be one by one. 

We are coming. Are we coming for you? Who do you represent? What do you represent? 

Listen. Because we are coming. We the people are coming.”


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Fun With Cost Cutting

Posted on 10 April 2011 by Editor

Originally posted 2009-08-21 21:20:21. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Contributor
. by Wenchypoo
. http://wenchwisdom.blogspot.com/
. August 12, 2009


Instead of installing The Complete Lives System of Ezekiel Emanuel through H-R 3200, why not do some basic things like:

1. Promote and adhere to the 5 Basics for Disease-Cutting.

2. Promote my own proposal items for health care coverage.

3. Quit covering illegal aliens and anchor babies–send them home instead.

4. End the fraud, waste, and abuse of Medicare funds.

5. Means-test us all for eligibility before automatically signing us up for Medicare–put an income limit on service access, and allow wealthy people to opt out of the system (and the taxes for it). Once a certain income level is achieved (say $250k/year), give the one-time choice to opt out and never return–at that income level, people can afford to save their own money for retirement health insurance needs.

6. Index the Medicare tax to income–if wealthy people decide to stay in the system, up their Medicare taxes accordingly.

7. Allow and encourage flat-fee plans: every doctor’s office should have a menu board with prices on it for office visits, annual physicals, maternity, well baby care, childhood immunization(s), childhood vaccinations, adult vaccinations, diabetes/hypertension checks, and other miscellaneous fees spelled out right there over the counter, so we know what we’re paying for and how much we’re paying, and can plan our spending and saving in advance.

8. Allow cash payment for fees and services–the charges are often less if they aren’t run through the grinder of insurance, saving the patient even more when combined with flat-fee programs. Doctors also receive their money right away, and not 30 days later.

9. Overhaul the drug patent rules so that more drugs can go generic faster. For example, Claritin spent 10 years as a brand-name drug just by adding a decongestant to it (now Claritin D) to extend the patent life. Many other drugs also extend patent lives by adding an antacid, a decongestant, or Tylenol to the original drug. Some heart or blood pressure medications combine with cholesterol drugs, and voila! A “new” drug is formed, and two patent lives are extended. End this practice.

10. Encourage the use of supplementation (not herbs) before reaching for Big Pharma guns, but then this would require doctors to brush up on their knowledge of supplements…as if they ever had any to begin with! Potassium citrate is an effective blood pressure lowering agent, and just as effective as many brand-name drugs. Calcium citrate or carbonate is an effective antacid, and a chromium picolinate/vanadium combination lowers blood sugar just as well as low-dose insulin. Fish oil is as effective as Plavix for clearing arteries, and fiber lowers cholesterol–also, niacinamide taken with 2 aspirin every day raises HDL. (There–I think I’ve cured most of ailing America with those last two sentences.)

Doctors are guilty of reaching for DRUG technology just as much as reaching for DIAGNOSTIC technology.

Then, when these are all done, we can move on to the biggest health care money-wasters.

Why does it always take an unemployed housewife to solve these problems? :)

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Wenchypoo writes for the Wenchwisdom blog

Article has been published with permission

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God Bless the Congress

Posted on 10 April 2011 by Editor

Originally posted 2010-09-04 23:40:04. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

by Brian Anderson
CryptoAmerican.com
August 31, 2010


The economy is in the crapper. Unemployment continues to rise. Foreclosures are reaching epic proportions. The trade deficit grows. The dollar is worthless. We are overrun with illegal immigrants that drain what little resources we have. But never mind all that. Congress has finally taken some action to set things right. Earlier this month they stuck it to that steroid-using bastard Roger Clemens. I will sleep better knowing my government is on the job.

In case you haven’t figured it out, the sarcasm is dripping from my words. And in case you have no idea what I’m talking about, I’ll take you back a couple of years. In 2008 our hardworking members of Congress assembled a special committee to determine if there was a problem with performance enhancing drugs in Major League Baseball. They had several expert witnesses as well as professional players testify. Former pitching great Roger Clemens was one of those summoned before the tribunal. He adamantly denied using steroids, human growth hormone (HGH) or any other banned or illegal substance. Fast forward to August 19 of this year and a federal grand jury has passed down an indictment charging that Clemens lied to Congress.

Geez, I don’t even know where to begin with this. Maybe there is someone out their that can tell me what part of the Constitution grants Congress the power to police a privately owned sports/entertainment league. It’s certainly not a matter of national security. Nobody’s civil rights are being violated. Well, that’s if you don’t count Roger Clemens. I looked all over that beautiful document and I couldn’t find anything that would allow for our federal government to hold those hearings.

I remember when the proceedings were going on. I couldn’t help to think what phenomenal waste of time and taxpayer money it all was. Wait, you’re telling me professional athletes use steroids? Next thing you’re going to say that Playboy Playmates have fake breasts. Could you imagine those committee hearings? There would be some bimbo with watermelons on her chest telling Joe Liberman that she has never used performance enhancing silicone and that she has no idea what saline is. Even if baseball was any of Congress’ business, which it is not, the public spectacle they created was ridiculous. I suspect it was all a ploy to show Joe Six-pack that the government cares about the same things as regular slobs.

The funniest thing about last week’s indictment, and this seems to be lost on most who have chimed in, is that Roger Clemens is being charged with lying to Congress. Wow. Congress lies to us all the time. Have you ever heard of a federal grand jury charging Congress with lying? I haven’t. I think Mr. Clemens can use the "monkey see, monkey do" defense in his trial. He can simply state that he thought lying was proper protocol in any and all Congressional proceedings.

I think there probably is rampant abuse of steroids and HGH in professional sports. It’s up to the leagues to address, not Congress. And if the leagues do a poor job, who gives rat’s ass? It doesn’t effect me or you in any way. It doesn’t drag down the economy or start a war. Ultimately, it’s the offending players that will have to deal with the consequences of their actions. They are the ones that will have shriveled up testicles, mutant offsprings, and inoperable brain tumors.

I’m not a huge baseball fan and I’ve always thought Roger Clemens was kind of a dick. This is not written in defense of my favorite sport or player. I would just like to see our elected officials put their time and our money into something meaningful and important. Abuse of performance enhancing drugs in sports is the least of our worries.


Brian Anderson writes for the CryptoAmerican.com blog,
Article published with the author’s permission.

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