Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Free Speech: It's For Everyone! Well... You Know..... Except For Some.

Not that I was there or anything, but I'm somewhat of the opinion that when addressing our right to free speech, our founding fathers weren't referring to the right of a grown man to scream obscenities at a 14 YEAR OLD GIRL while she's exercising her own right to free speech and assembly.

The American Tea Party movement continues to be billed as an ignorant, angry, violent, racist organization by virtually all media outlets and the American Left........ most of whom have never attended a Tea Party rally themselves, nor have any idea what the movement is about....or that there are not only black Tea Party members, but whole black tea parties themselves.......... no, America just joins the collective opinion because it's the popular thing to do. Even when evidence and truth prove how wrong they are.

To the contrary, all the union protesters gathering in cities across America to make their voices be heard (and I maintain that the majority of them are protesting for the sake of protesting, because they don't actually know what they're protesting) are admired, applauded, and called "inspiring" by the media and the Left.

In short, the opinion is:
Tea Party rallies are comprised of violent, angry, racist mobs of rich, greedy white people.
Union protests are comprised of peaceful, unfairly treated, oppressed workers exercising their right to free speech and assembly so their voices can be heard by those who oppress them.
I previously blogged about this issue in general (you can read it HERE), but something happened over the weekend that SERIOUSLY disturbed me.  While the union protesters have gathered daily for months in Madison, WI, exercising their right to do so, no one has tried to stop them. No one has threatened them. No one has interrupted them. No one has heckled them. No one has bullied them. No one has overtaken their protests and kept them from speaking. For two months now, they have been allowed to gather in protest. And though there have been counter-protests from Walker supporters, I am unaware of any of them impeding the union workers' rights to assemble.  If I'm wrong, let me know and I'll change that statement.
So while unions have been bussed in to protest every day for months without interruption, I guess some Tea Party peeps assumed they had the same right to do so. But when a 14 year old girl started to exercise her right to free speech....... well, you'll see. **VERY STRONG LANGUAGE WARNING. VERY.**

I know, I know, I can hear it now... they'll say this guy was a plant.  Any Tea Party protester who mouths off is a racist hillbilly, but any pro-union protester who mouths off was planted there. Fine. And what about the hundreds of others heckling the poor girl?

The right to assemble and the right to free speech are guaranteed in the Constitution of the United States of America. Guaranteed RIGHTS. What was it the unions were protesting in the first place? Oh yeah! An INFRINGEMENT ON THEIR "RIGHTS"! But they don't mind infringing on someone else's rights... Huh.... Interesting.

If they had taken one second to actually listen to what this young woman had to say, perhaps they would have realized she made great points.  I can't help thinking that the only problem the Left has with this entire speech is that it didn't come from them.  Remove the phrase "Tea Party" and they would find that everything she says falls directly in line with everything they're fighting for.

Close your eyes, open your mind, and listen to what she has to say. There's a great chance you'll agree with her and her vision for this great nation. It's a mere 7 minutes that just might change you, your life, and how you think. If not, it was just 7 minutes...get over it. (Insert winking face here)

Pretty amazing, if you ask me. Especially for a 14 year old. Barack Obama issued a call for youth around the world to rise up. Be heard. Make a difference. Be the REVOLUTION. I think this is what he meant.

As a side note, at this same rally, the union crowd BOOED the National Anthem. So loudly that it couldn't be heard. Additionally, other video shows numerous union peeps saying things like "God d*** America!", "F*** America!", and the winner, "I wipe my a** every night with the American flag." Last time I checked, there were about 195 countries in the world... And last time I checked, no one is forced to live in this one if they hate it. Just saying. The beautiful irony is that they're living in one of the few countries that allows them to openly express their hateful opinions without the risk of negative consequence. It would be funny if it weren't so sad......

"If we do not come to the defense of the free speech rights of the most unpopular among us, even if their views are antithetical to the very freedom the First Amendment stands for, then no one's liberty will be secure." ~ACLU, South Dakota Chapter website.

One more thing... the African-Americans that are absent from Tea Party rallies (which the Left says makes them racist)..... how many did you count just now among the union protesters?


Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Summer Means Flip-Flops!! Especially In Washington.....

"The fact that we are here today to debate raising America’s debt limit is a sign of leadership failure. It is a sign that the U.S. Government can’t pay its own bills. It is a sign that we now depend on ongoing financial assistance from foreign countries to finance our Government’s reckless fiscal policies.
Over the past 5 years, our federal debt has increased by $3.5 trillion to $8.6 trillion.That is “trillion” with a “T.” That is money that we have borrowed from the Social Security trust fund, borrowed from China and Japan, borrowed from American taxpayers. And over the next 5 years, between now and 2011, the President’s budget will increase the debt by almost another $3.5 trillion.
Numbers that large are sometimes hard to understand. Some people may wonder why they matter. Here is why: This year, the Federal Government will spend $220 billion on interest. That is more money to pay interest on our national debt than we’ll spend on Medicaid and the State Children’s Health Insurance Program. That is more money to pay interest on our debt this year than we will spend on education, homeland security, transportation, and veterans benefits combined. It is more money in one year than we are likely to spend to rebuild the devastated gulf coast in a way that honors the best of America.
And the cost of our debt is one of the fastest growing expenses in the Federal budget. This rising debt is a hidden domestic enemy, robbing our cities and States of critical investments in infrastructure like bridges, ports, and levees; robbing our families and our children of critical investments in education and health care reform; robbing our seniors of the retirement and health security they have counted on.
Every dollar we pay in interest is a dollar that is not going to investment in America’s priorities."
Senator Barack Obama
Senate Floor Speech on Public Debt
March 16, 2006

Obviously, Senator Obama was referring to George W. Bush's failed leadership, but now that's he's in charge, he's singing a different tune.  He now regrets his vote against raising the debt ceiling....now that our government faces the issue of needing to raise it again. Another rung on the ladder of hypocrisy.  What's the point in having a ceiling if it doesn't serve the purpose of keeping something under the ceiling? Has it occurred to anyone in America that if we ran our personal finances the way we allow and enable our government to, we would have all been thrown in jail long ago?!?!  If you called your bank and said, "Hey, uh... I know I haven't made a payment in 10 years, and I can't make a payment now, but uh.... can you increase the spending limit on my card?" do you think for a second they would say yes??? Uhhhhh, no. I can pretty confidently say no.

I have a BIG problem with raising our debt ceiling. But I have a BIGGER problem with the way it is perceived and judged by the media and the "Left" now that the issue exists under Obama rather than Bush. While raising the debt ceiling under Bush was seen by Dems as irresponsible and harmful to America, it apparently is now the responsible thing to do.......even though spending under Obama has exceeded beyond understanding at a phenomenal rate of speed, and our national debt is nearly DOUBLE what it was at the time of the 2006 vote to raise the ceiling. Again, double standard to the max.  That would be double standard # ................nevermind, I quit counting.

Let's review: Democrats who voted against raising the debt ceiling under Bush.....
Barack Obama
Steny Hoyer
Harry Reid
Claire McCaskill (Who called increasing the debt limit in 2006 "profoundly irresponsible...")
John Kerry  (Who, by the way, said the purpose of his vote was “to demand a course correction from the Bush fiscal policies that had turned record budget surpluses into record deficits with no end in sight”....... Hmm...)
Joe Biden
Barbara Boxer
Diane Feinstein
Jay Rockefeller
Patrick Leahy
Hillary Clinton
................. okay, who am I kidding? EVERY Democrat that voted on the issue voted in favor of raising the debt ceiling. And that is NOT a sarcastic remark. It is the actual voting record.
Weird, huh?  And would you believe that many of them now say they regret their vote at the time??? Nooo, really? Imagine that...

 To be fair, most Republicans in 2006 voted in favor of raising the debt limit, though some did vote against.  However, even though we were in a down economy, we were no where close to the risky position we're in now in terms of our national debt, budget, economy and future.  In the words of Dallas Federal Reserve Bank President Richard Fisher, "If we continue down this path on which the fiscal authorities put us, we will become insolvent."  ........... Not if. When.

And they think raising the ceiling again might somehow be good for us?  Yeah....thanks, but no thanks.

Coming Up!

Upcoming topics to look for on Pollytick Chick!

  • "As Commander In Chief, I have no greater responsibility than that of protecting our national security." -Barack Obama
    Does this include addressing the problem we have with the US / Mexico border?  The thousands of deaths that occur there and the convicted murderers that are allowed to roam free on American soil?

  • Goverment Spending:  Is cutting spending on government programs really the more harmful choice for the future of America and those programs, or is it actually better than adding to the national debt to the point that America's economy is insolvent and there is no longer ANY funding for ANY programs?

  • Is what's good for the goose really good for the gander?: Are the American media and public holding President Obama to the same standards as President Bush, or is he getting a free pass for doing many of the same things?

Look for these (AND MORE!) posts coming soon!

Monday, April 4, 2011

Why Should You Follow Pollytick Chick?

Because I'm awesome, duh!

Kidding, but can I brag just a little? K, thanks.......

Last week, after Obama's Libya address, I pointed out that the number of troops killed in Afghanistan under the president who campaigned on bringing troops home is (in only 2 years) almost double the number of troops killed in Afghanistan in all 8 years of his predecessor's administration.

**Today, a main headline on the Drudge Report was about the number of troops killed in Afghanistan under Obama.**

On March 23, I blogged about the "We Are One" rallies being held today and how they sort of spit in the face of Martin Luther King and the civil rights he fought for.

**Today, Fox News did a segment on why today's rallies are an insult to Dr. King's legacy.**

In last week's blog in response to Obama's Libya address, I suggested the president look in a mirror.....

**This is a screenshot from Neil Cavuto today:

I have presidential mind control?!?!?! I don't know, but watch out, world, I'm on FIYAH!  If I didn't know better, I'd say I know what's up before it's up. And that's what's up.

A Sunday Smorgasbord of Stupid (on Monday... 'cause Sunday was a sick day)

1. Barack Obama announced today he will be running for re-election in 2012, to the tune of a ONE BILLION DOLLAR campaign. Are you serious???  Can't wait to see who & where those donations come from.

2.  White City, Oregon... A citizen with the legal right to use medicinal marijuana is being pressured by the county Sheriff to relinquish her legal permit to own a gun.
Uhhh....... because smoking pot to ease your pain from cancer is WAY more dangerous than getting liquored up and shooting your wife?

3. The price of gas has more than doubled what it was when Bush left office and Obama took over. Anyone in the media want to address this? Even just a little bit? Anyone? .....Anyone? ....Bueller?

4.  Acts of violence recently brought to light in any number of Islamic countries warrants US intervention in the name of humanity, but years and years and years of violence against one lone Jewish nation.....not so much?
Annnnnnnnd out of all those Islamic countries and the sole Jewish country, how many are nations that have NOT produced violent radicals who have carried out acts of terror against America / Americans? I can name one........... (Hint: It's not one we're helping so much right now......)
Granted, these other countries are suffering oppression at the hands of their leaders, which is NOT the case in Israel. But they sure are getting bullied by the same tyrannical dictators that are torturing their own people.

5. AFL-CIO and unions across America are holding "We Are One" rallies / protests across America today, standing in solidarity (*vomit) with Martin Luther King, Jr............... On the anniversary of the day he was shot..... in Memphis........ protesting unions and their gross mistreatment of African-Americans.
Good one, unions. Good one. Perhaps you should do a little research on the CIVIL RIGHTS for which he gave his life. You know, the right to live and be treated like a human being, not the "right" to bargain collectively or the "right" to a sweet pension plan paid for by American taxpayers.

6. A recently released study determined that at least 5,000 "citizens" who voted in the 2010 election in Colorado were not actually........ citizens. They were illegal immigrants. And the number of illegal immigrants registered to vote in CO is actually suspected to be much higher, closer to 12,000. Uh..... ??? Whether or not it makes a difference (I'll tell you what I think...), CO's Democratic governor beat the Republican candidate by a very narrow margin... Hmm....
Not that this isn't ridiculous enough on its own, Colorado's Sec. of State (a Republican) who conducted the study (actually) said (with his own mouth), “We don’t have a screen for citizenship on the front end when people register to vote.” UHHHH..........???????????????? Problem?????
Then again, I guess if you don't have to be screened for citizenship to RUN FOR PRESIDENT, it's only fair that you don't have to be screened to vote, either...

7. Last week President Obama received an award for transparency in government from groups that advocate transparency in government.... he was given the award (get this) behind closed doors and without the press having been made aware of the occasion. CLASSIC! Really... it doesn't get much better than that. Although, I do happen to believe he is VERY transparent. VERY. Just not in the ways he promised he would be.