January 31, 2011

Obama "Care" is UNCONSTITUTIONAL doh!


Judge Rules Health Care Law Is Unconstitutional

Federal judge tosses out sweeping health care reform act

It's interesting how some news outlets want to refer to it as the Health Care Law and others want to call it the Health Care Reform Act --- as if it's supposed to make it seem more appealing to refer to it one way over the other. Hmm.

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Judge Roger Vinson, in Pensacola, Fla., ruled that as a result of the unconstitutionality of the "individual mandate" that requires people to buy insurance, the entire law must be declared void.

"I must reluctantly conclude that Congress exceeded the bounds of its authority in passing the act with the individual mandate. That is not to say, of course, that Congress is without power to address the problems and inequities in our health care system. The health care market is more than one-sixth of the national economy, and without doubt Congress has the power to reform and regulate this market. That has not been disputed in this case. The principal dispute has been about how Congress chose to exercise that power here," Vinson wrote.

"While the individual mandate was clearly 'necessary and essential' to the act as drafted, it is not 'necessary and essential' to health care reform in general," he continued. "Because the individual mandate is unconstitutional and not severable, the entire act must be declared void."


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This is what happens when you shove a bill through that you didn’t even bother to read in the first place. What was it Nancy Pelosi said? Something about how it’s important to pass the bill so we can read the bill?

Blah, Blah, Blah!

January 30, 2011

The Chaos In Egypt


I just want the US to stay out of it.

My friend John Ford gave me permission to post this photograph on my blog. Thanks John!

January 27, 2011

Zero Doubled Equals Zero

The United States of America is an adult child in need of some tough love! Stop the Enabling. Stop the Spending. No More Bailouts!

The USA is about to lose a triple AAA credit rating. We have to be diligent about holding our government accountable. They work for us and right now they are destroying us!

“Americans are skeptical of both parties.” –Thank you Paul Ryan!

I will never forget Paul Ryan and how hard he fought to explain the money side of Obamacare before it got rammed in on top of the fact that nobody bothered to read what they were passing.

SOTU: It's EXACTLY what I thought it was going to be. Lip Service!

Obama kept saying that he wants to "win the future" as if he were playing a game of pac man or some ring toss at a carnival.

He says he wants to "simplify" the tax code. Why does that scare me?

He said he wants to "re-double" efforts. Last time I checked zero doubled was still zero.

He kept saying unemployment is low. Apparently he forgot Nevada is part of our union?

How are we going to "out-educate" if we are cutting education?

He says we're going to take responsibility for our deficit. How? By "investing" more oops - I meant spending. My bad!

Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah...

Barack Obama is not taking his job seriously.

Nobody cares how many hi-fives you give out.

What a JOKE.

The United States is an Out-Of-Control Spoiled-Rotten Brat.

We The People have to put on some Tough Love and start making the Tough Decisions that need to be made for the betterment of our future generations who are about to inherit this monstrosity of a financial mess we are in!!!

January 25, 2011

January 23, 2011

Domestic Divapalooza Blogroll


People keep writing asking how come I don’t have a blogroll. I actually do have a blogroll. You can find it here: USA Patriots A-Z

If you’d like to do a link exchange all you have to do is ask. The best way to contact me is through e-mail or twitter.

If you want a button for you blog I have one on the main page. I think the colors are kind of cheesy and it doesn’t really match the current decor but if you like it and it goes well with your decor than you are welcome to use it.

If you aren’t into buttons I completely understand. You might be trying to keep your site free of clutter. I get that. Feel free to link to “Domestic Divapalooza” using the proper URL and you’ll be good to go!

If you have been linking to me and I’m not returning the favor will you let me know? I recently made some changes and sometimes computer code can get lost in the shuffle. I’ll be happy to add you. Just tell me about it, okay?

Look...I am a conservative no nonsense constitutionalist. I am a proud unapologetic American. I am not into socialism and I don’t like that our government has been spending out the WAZOO!

So...if you have like-minded blog buddies let them know about the blogroll I’ve got going and maybe we can stay connected.

Again...you can find my blogroll here: USA Patriots A-Z

Censorship With A Twist


It is what it is.

January 21, 2011

Sarah Palin Censorship


People either love Sarah Palin or they hate her.
There are those who are indifferent towards Sarah Palin.
I have my own opinions about Sarah Palin.
Sometimes I agree with Sarah Palin and other times I don’t.
What happened in Arizona is a tragedy.
It was a shameless senseless act carried out by a deranged lunatic.
I stand by the speech Obama shared at the Arizona Memorial Service.
You guys already know this.
Yesterday I was reading a blog post.

It was going well until I got to the part where it said: “Whether or not you have any fault in the Arizona shooting.”

That’s when I stopped reading.
After I stopped reading I left a comment.
I felt my comment to be pretty simple and basic.
There were no fowl words.
There was no hate speech.
Nothing about my comment was derogatory.

But for some STRANGE reason my comment sits there with a nice polite note that says: “Your comment is awaiting moderation.

Other comments were approved but they were ideas that support the author’s position.

It would not shock me if my comment was being censored.
This is why I hate censorship and the stifling of free speech.
This is a perfect example of how our mainstream media operates.

There is only one news channel that makes every effort to share both sides and then they let the people make up their own minds.

Other media outlets only want to report what supports their viewpoints and ideologies.

They want to stifle an opposing opinion in order to advance their own agenda to the point of lying and painting a fact-less picture no matter what is at stake.

It’s censorship with a twist and I don’t like it.

And to say “Whether or not you have any fault in the Arizona shooting” is an attempt to link Sarah Palin to the crime and make her responsible for the heinous act!

Facts are stubborn things.

Sarah Palin is not responsible for what a deranged lunatic did with his gun.
Sarah Palin has a right to defend herself as does anyone in her shoes.

If someone had accused me of being responsible for a heinous act that I had ultimately no part of I would be holding press conferences left and right and hiring attorneys in order to help protect me and my family.

That’s ok if my comment never appears on your blog.
My eyes are opened.

If I don’t say anything derogatory and my point of view is being stifled because it doesn’t coincide or agree with yours that’s ok.

These are the blogs I stay away from.

I find it highly hypocritical that someone can say that they hate controversy and politics and then turn around and dive right in because they hate Sarah Palin.

Sarah Palin didn’t cause the Arizona shootings.
But it sounds pretty convenient for those who hate her so much.

To say “whether or not you have any fault” is like saying – Sarah Palin just might be responsible for those shootings.

I don’t buy it.

UPDATE: As of January 31, 2011, 10 posts and 12 days later my comment on the blog in question was finally approved. It seems that there were 2 comments that were sitting in limbo. Ironically they were both opposing viewpoints. Strangely enough 1 comment from today posted right away. Why does this seem odd to me? Because I am a blogger. I know how blogs work on the administrative side of things..10 posts and 12 days later the comments sat in limbo. Hmm.

January 20, 2011

Want to know what I hate?

Some people hate controversy.
Some people hate politics.
Want to know what I hate?
I hate censorship and the stifling of free speech.

GOP Vows to Press Repeal in Senate

Mitch McConnell promises there will be a Senate vote after the House approved a bill to repeal the health care law, despite Harry Reid's vow to keep the health care repeal out of the Senate.

HT: Fox News

Repealing the Health Care Law that was shoved down our throats against OUR will needs to happen!

They need to take out EVERYTHING that makes it UNCONSTITUTIONAL and keep the parts that are good.

Just because you can do something doesn’t mean you should.

Just because you’re the majority doesn’t give you the right to go against the will of the American people.

I don’t care WHO voted for you.

January 15, 2011

Leave Our Homeless Shelters Alone! NO MEANS NO!


I've known about this recall for awhile. At first I was reluctant to sign the petition to recall Mayor Suttle because I know how costly and damaging they can be. I have to wonder if maybe I should have signed the recall petition anyway in light of what has gone on recently here in Omaha.

Suttle may face recall

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Noelle Obermeyer, a spokeswoman for Forward Omaha, a group opposed to the recall said she believes many of the signatures will not be validated. She said her group observed the petition circulators, and videotaped violations. Many, she said, gathered illegally.

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Really? I'm starting to wonder just how "forward" Forward Omaha really is when they have been told repeatedly to leave the city's homeless alone! How dare they try to involve our Omaha homeless shelters into their political game when they know full well it's wrong to EXPLOIT the homeless and to repeatedly put our homeless shelters at risk!

Donors all over Omaha are upset and want no part of donating to NON-PROFIT area shelters who are trying desperately to stay out of this political tug-of-war between those who want Jim Suttle out of office and those that want Jim Suttle to stay in office.

Really? You would put the funding of our homeless shelters and their donors at risk in order to lie, cheat, and steal just so you can have your way? Yes "Forward Omaha" I'm directing this at YOU!! Just how "forward" do you think you are being EXPLOITING our homeless and those families who are in NEED!? SHAME ON YOU!!

Mayor, Supporters Welcome Investigation

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Omaha Mayor Jim Suttle spent Thursday night in damage control, issuing apologies while trying to rally supporters leading up to a recall election January 25th.

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Wednesday, his anti-recall group Forward Omaha, bused homeless residents from the Siena/Francis House to the Douglas County Election Commission to vote early in the recall election, and offered the people a chance for a job and money if they completed training.

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A statement released by Mayor Suttle’s office Thursday called the decision to combine transportation help and campaign worker recruitment an unacceptable conflict of interest and an error of judgment.

The statement also noted the importance of making sure the city’s least fortunate citizens get their rights to vote, but adds that any effort to inappropriately acquire votes from the homeless is inconsistent with Mayor Suttle’s core values and will not be tolerated.


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It's called EXPLOITATION and it's WRONG!!!

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The Siena/Francis House, one of the shelters Forward Omaha stopped at, said people were pulling donations Thursday, accusing the shelter of taking sides in the recall fight.

Executive Director Mike Saklar said he had no prior knowledge of the plan, and was angry and upset over the circumstances.

"I would encourage them to vote it's just that we would not allow partisan activities on our campus and that's what this was," said Saklar.

The Open Door Mission also expressed frustration with the group’s actions.

President and CEO Candace Gregory told KETV the Open Door Mission told Forward Omaha no, twice, when contacted about busing residents to the Douglas County Election Commission. Gregory said as a non-profit organization, the Open Door Mission cannot take part in any political campaign effort.

Gregory said the buses showed up Wednesday anyway, and Thursday, she also took numerous calls from angry donors.

“I feel dread for those people that were given this opportunity because it's unethical,” said Gregory. “Second, the promises that were made did not follow through and people were exploited.”

The man behind the recall effort also sounded off against Forward Omaha. Jeremy Aspen with the Mayor Suttle Recall Committee described Wednesday’s effort as unsavory and unethical.

“If it is in the mayor's endeavor to remain in office and the expense has to be born by the Siena/Francis house that is really unfortunate,” said Aspen.


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E X P L O I T A T I O N ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !

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Thursday, Forward Omaha expressed apologies to both the Siena/Francis House and to the Open Door Mission.

“We didn't mean to cause any problems,” said Obermeyer. “We greatly apologize. We hope that donors who have stated that they're upset are going to change their minds.”

Mayor Suttle said he plans to call Mike Saklar at the Siena/Francis House personally to apologize. Suttle added that he’ll call the shelter’s donors and ask them to reconsider their position.


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I would just like to say that Jim Suttle needs to back off at this point. He doesn't have any right to any list of donors. It's none of his business who the homeless shelter donors are. SERIOUSLY!? It's NONE of his business!!!!

Open Door Mission: Forward Omaha Won't Take 'No' For An Answer

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Omaha, NE - Forward Omaha came Open Door Mission, a homeless shelter, not once, not twice, but three times, even after the mission said no. Each time, the mission says Forward Omaha had a new pitch.

"This has actually put our mission in jeopardy, my leadership and our integrity is in question," said Candace Gregory, President and CEO of the Open Door Mission.

The Open Door Mission claims it's been victimized after Forward Omaha refused to take 'no' for an answer. The anti-recall group came to campus Monday wanting to talk with residents about early voting. The Mission, a non-profit that takes no political stance, said no.

Tuesday Forward Omaha came back with a new pitch to offer residents training for a possible election day job. The Open Door Mission says no, again.

Wednesday, Forward Omaha comes back, again, with three buses to take residents to the polls and train them. The Open Door Mission says no, and asks Forward Omaha to leave for the third time.

Gregory calls Forward Omaha's persistence inappropriate.

"What they were asking us to participate in was borderline unethical and exploitation," Gregory said.

Forward Omaha issued a media statement apologizing to the shelters for the mix-up, but the non-profit group to help the homeless, says it's not enough.

"Unfortunately, it's a little too late," Gregory said. "Our image, our integrity has been questioned in the community and we've had supporters that have sent their message strongly to us that they're not going to support us any longer."

Forward Omaha says it stands by the apology it gave the homeless shelters last night.


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Forward Omaha needs to leave our homeless shelters alone!

NO MEANS NO!

January 13, 2011

I Stand By Obama's Speech


I stand by Obama’s speech yesterday at the memorial service in Tucson. It was a good speech and he deserves credit for that. I do not agree with the statements that were made about the memorial service being more like a pep rally. Contrary to standard opinions I can and do THINK for MYSELF.

January 10, 2011

Typical Jane Fonda


Jane Fonda has always been a little off her rocker.

I can’t believe these left-wing-liberal-loony-cartoons want to try and pin this massacre on the tea party, Glenn Beck or Sarah Palin.

I’m quite SHOCKED that they didn’t start out with George W. Bush to be honest…maybe they figured that would be a crusty old card to play?

Who knows!?

I can’t believe this crack jack is blaming Sarah Palin for the Arizona Massacre.

Isn’t this typical behavior of the left?
Let’s blame Sarah Palin!
Let’s blame Glenn Beck!
Oh yeah?
Let’s blame the Tea Party!
Really?
She rants on Twitter about violence against women.

REALLY?

The only person responsible for what happened in Arizona is the person that pulled the trigger.

Wake Up Jane Fonda!
Your making yourself look Super Dumb...
Honestly!

Hat Tip: Michelle Malkin

Sheriff Dupnik Stirring the Pot



Anyone that tries to tie Sarah Palin to what happened yesterday has A LOT of maturing to do.

Honestly.

I'm surprised nobody tried to tie the tragedy to George W. Bush.

So tired of people trying to make something bigger than what it needs to be.

The same people always trying to create conspiracy as they stop to consider only those peeps that they HATE.

It's the same people that say I am RACIST because I am challenging a president who happens to be half WHITE and half BLACK.

Reality and FACTS say that the gunman is responsible for the Arizona tragedy.

I supposed the next thing that will be said is that because I happen to like Sarah Palin that my attitude contributed to the Arizona massacre too.

Here's another GREAT article to help you put this into perspective!

Morning Bell: Libel is No Path to a Civil Society

Hat Tip: Breitbart.tv

January 9, 2011

Internet ID for All Americans?


Obama Administration Reportedly Plans to Create Internet ID for All Americans

President Obama is putting plans in motion to give the Commerce Department authority to create an Internet ID for all Americans, a White House official told CNET.com.

White House Cybersecurity Coordinator Howard Schmidt told the website it is "the absolute perfect spot in the U.S. government" to centralize efforts toward creating an "identity ecosystem" for the Internet.

The National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace is currently being drafted by the Obama administration and will be released by the president in a few months.

"We are not talking about a national ID card. We are not talking about a government-controlled system. What we are talking about is enhancing online security and privacy, and reducing and perhaps even eliminating the need to memorize a dozen passwords, through creation and use of more trusted digital identities," Commerce Secretary Gary Locke said at an event Friday at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research, according to CNET.com.

Locke added that the Commerce Department will be setting up a national program office to work on this project.

The move has raised eyebrows about privacy issues.

"The government cannot create that identity infrastructure," Jim Dempsey of the Center for Democracy and Technology told the website. "If I tried to, I wouldn't be trusted."

Schmidt stresses that anonymity will remain on the Internet, saying there's no chance that "a centralized database will emerge."

January 4, 2011

Kamal Saleem


Kamal Saleem is coming to Brookside on January 15th and 16th.

Kamal's Story

Kamal Saleem was born under another name into a large Sunni Muslim family in Lebanon. At age seven, he was recruited by the Muslim Brotherhood and immediately entered a Palestinian Liberation Organization terror training camp in Lebanon. After being involved in terror campaigns in Israel, Europe, Afghanistan, Africa, and finally making radical Islam converts in the United States, Saleem renounced jihad and became an American citizen. He has appeared on CNN, CBS News, and Fox News programs, and has spoken on terrorism and radical Islam at Stanford University, the University of California, the Air Force Academy, and other institutions nationwide. Join us for Kamal's fascinating story of life transformation.

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