Supreme Court extends gun rights.. \o/

Weeell now, lookie here! A SC ruling favoring the ‘little people’!
“Today marks a great moment in American history,” said Wayne LaPierre, executive vice president of the National Rifle Association, in a statement. “This is a landmark decision. It is a vindication for the great majority of American citizens who have always believed the Second Amendment was an individual right and freedom worth defending.”
PopUpCommontater is a proud member of NRA.

Definition of ‘cuckoo’ evokes congress and obamboozle

“It’s a great moment. I’m proud to have been here,” said a teary-eyed Sen. Christopher J. Dodd (D-Conn.), who as chairman of the Senate Banking Committee led the effort in the Senate. “No one will know until this is actually in place how it works. But we believe we’ve done something that has been needed for a long time. It took a crisis to bring us to the point where we could actually get this job done.”–Sen. Christopher J. Dodd (D-Conn.), chairman of the Senate Banking Committee, Washington Post, June 25, 2010.

Let’s read that again, shall we?

“No one will know until this is actually in place how it works.” Incredible! I’m shocked! Oh, wait a minute -  this is how they go about all their endeavors. Not knowing if it will work, that is.

Yes, you’ve done something, alright! Y’all just killed Free Enterprise! Nothing changes via this bill for how Wall Street conducts business nor does this legislation break up the nation’s mega-firms. It just dictates how the government will let you spend your money. It will know the finances of every business. It puts the finishing touch to the elite’s long-awaited global entanglement and ultimate power over the people.  O, thou Hegelian Dialectic!

The crazy part?  “No one will know until this is actually in place how it works.”

Sorry to say, but how the bloody ‘ell can a small band-of -bunglers have the audacity to put something they ‘don’t know how it’ll work’  into law! Is this the kind of work we want to see done on our behalf?  Is it even possible to thoroughly cover, research, extract the best advice available in our nation and have the final product look like this piece of insult-to-injury legislation?  Americans understand that many of life’s solutions to societal problems take years to solve.  Our country needs its  best and brightest to put their heads together and do extensive research of the issue in question.  Politics should not be part of the process.  An issue needs to be looked at in an objective way by seasoned experts, not paper-quality 20-somethings.  Cool heads must prevail.  Solutions must be made that clearly fall on the side of freedom and prosperity for the citizen. To think this issue was extensively researched and pored over by the best and brightest in our country is simply ridiculous.  There hasn’t been much that our leaders have done right and/or thoroughly.  Just think, if Timothy Geithner thinks it’s good, if congressman Crikey Dodd thinks it’s worthy of teary-eyes, and Obamboozle is satisfied with it, then it’s probably not good for the citizenry but is a boon for the elite who never have our best interests in mind.

STOP letting the elite define us as CONSUMERS. It robs us of our dignity and heritage.  We are American CITIZENS.  We have the blood of FREEDOM and LIBERTY and the RIGHT-TO-BE-LEFT-ALONE coursing through our veins.  FREEDOM & PROSPERITY is our HERITAGE.

IF YOU DARE

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See more on Hegelian Dialectic:

What is the Hegelian Dialectic?

Anti-Communitarian League

Hegelian Dialectic

The Hegelian Dialectic – Major new update – The Dialectic Tetrad and the “Third Organization of Society”

U.S Pavlovian Conditioning 2008.  The Hegelian Dialectic – The Anti-Human Principle

“Over the past decade, a group of social democrats have moved down the reinvention path. They have developed a distinctive political project, exploring the new institutions and forums of a collective society. In the United States, Bill Clinton called it the Third Way. In Britain, Tony Blair has made it the work of New Labour.”–Mark Latham, Member for Werriwa Third Way Conference, Centre for Applied Economic Research, University of New South Wales, Sydney, 12 July 2001

Statesmen vs. Politicians posted on drkatesview

As many of You know, I’m big on Statesmen, all-things Statesmen/Stateswomen and  teeny-weeny-eeny-iota on Politicians. ;-)  Well, I found myself on drkatesview blog while surfin’ the bloody ‘net tonight and upon reading some of her recent posts, I came to realize that we have a lot in common. She has a great blog so check her out, man. I came across her post on Statesmen vs. Politicians which I want to share a bit wit’ you.

drkatesview provides a YouTube clip of Red Beckman’s take on this issue:

  1. A Statesman loves the Constitution.
  2. A Politician hates the Constitution.
  3. A Statesman enforces the Constitution.
  4. A Politician violates the Constitution.
  5. A Statesman uses truth to keep power in the hands of the people.
  6. A Politician uses lies to gain power over the people.
  7. A Statesman‘s primary concern is to secure freedom for future generations.
  8. A Politician’s primary concern is to get elected or re-elected.

Plus six more-

  1. Statesman will not play politics with the people’s money.
  2. A Politician will buy votes with tax money.
  3. A Statesman knows the people must control government.
  4. A Politician believes that government should control people.
  5. A Statesman knows the people must limit government’s power to tax.
  6. A Politician believes government should have unlimited power to tax.
  7. A Statesman gives his allegiance to the people and country.
  8. A Politician gives his allegiance to government.
  9. A Statesman will demand a balanced budget.
  10. A Politician will spend money stolen from future generations(deficit spending).
  11. A Statesman will cause peace.
  12. A Politician will cause wars.

I agree with drkatesview where she writes:

“Pretty stark comparisons, but I bet you all can think of a thousand ways in which your so-called representatives do and do not fit these categories. All candidates must be held up to these ten points of light.”

These Ten points of Light can outshine a Thousand Points of Light, folks. ;-)

From the Crypt: Simon Johnson’s superb read ‘The Quiet Coup’ – lest we forget

It’s time to revisit Simon Johnson‘s (The Atlantic, 5/09) superb mega-synopsis ‘The Quiet Coup’ that names- names and lays out how the elite and their yes-men  brought us to our present financial meltdown.   It’s worth reading now in order to refresh We the (little, small) People’s mega-disgust and legitimate grievances against the elitist plan to transform our once-great nation into a 3rd world banana republic and bring to light any remedial actions and/or accountability by those who caused it.   In other words, no sound of thumping heads rolling down Wall Street or the halls of Congress.

Just saying..

Premium on Faith – Discount on Fact (and truth)

Well, there it is.  A succinct slogan regarding the present American mess; i.e. US indirectly paying Warlords in Afghanistan for Supply Passage. I wish I could take credit for such bon mots, but alas, PopUpCommontater is not that savvy or that smart.  I wish I could provide the name of the man who said these words.  I cannot.  He is a C-SPAN caller making comments today about the US government paying Taliban to not kill us as we supply our troops.

Something’s fishy about the delay in recovery of oil-spilling scenario

One really ought to question the motives behind the Coast Guard stopping the crude-sucking barges from cleaning up the oil spill.  Apparently, Louisianna Gov. Bobby Jindal has been fighting to get the barges to vacuum the crude oil from his state’s oil-soaked waters.  These barges had been sucking up 1000′s of gallons of oil as recent as Tuesday. Why are 16 oil-sucking barges sitting idle?  Why were they halted – and by whom?

Why is a Governor from a state on the Gulf of Mexico not told what’s going on?  It’s nucking futz.  I believe Louisiana is one of the states whose Governor received National Security Letters (NSLs) warning the Governor against forming “State Defense Forces” or face arrest for treason.  State Defense Forces are authorized by state and federal law and are under the command of the governor of each state.  State Defense Forces are distinct from their state’s National Guard in that they cannot become federal entities.” I believe the Governors of Texas and Minnesota also received NSL warnings.

Here’s a theory.  Someone is preventing/punishing the state of Louisiana from recovering from the oil-spill.  Why’s that?

MSM finally addresses the cost of Prez-O’s extended campaign junkets

jun·ket

n.  A trip especially one taken by an official at public expense. (Source: Dictionary.com)

CBSnews.com is doing its job; feels compelled to notify its readers and the public in general of the cost of Prez-O’s recent trip to Columbus, Ohio, where he thought he deserved a round of applause for putting 100,000 Ohioans to work.   Woop-de-doo.   Prez-O’s trip “probably cost taxpayers between $500,000 to $1 million.”  Then add Air Force One that costs about $200,000 for the round trip to Columbus.  Then there’s the military aircraft that flies in limos, secret service vehicles and a standby Marine One.  This is just for this trip alone.  Now recall how many trips he’s taken in the US and abroad, many with his family in tow, and one can surmise that Prez-O has no plans to stop his expeditions and cares not a whit the cost of his on-going ‘lecture series’ to get his adulation-from-the-small-people weekly fix.

I worry that Prez-O is constantly traveling to distract the ‘small people’ away from the rogue element running our country.  Into the bloody ground I might add.

I belong in this rare air.

Busted! the House does know how to grill a stake

Pardon my bad manners but I’ve got a bone to pick.  If you don’t chew bones, skip this post, ok?  Thanx.  But first, I want to convey my deep concern and sorrow for everyone involved, in any manner, by the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.  This accident is tragic and far-reaching, especially for those who live on the coast and are undergoing tremendous stress due to their polluted environment and loss of employment as a result of this tragic accident.  Now to the reason for this post.

Those who know me, whether personally or those who stop in for a read and a giggle will have learned that I’m a C-SPAN junkie.  I’ve had my fill of the BP hearings and I’ve  come to this amazing observation!  I try to be objective when reading the news, listening/watching TV/radio programs and face-2-face encounters.  So, let me be clear here.. What goes around, comes around!

Congress people are getting a little (eh, maybe a big, heh heh ) taste of what We the (Small) People get from them on a daily basis.  The House is exasperated with the BP top banana, Tony Hayward, BP CEO.  They’ve got the bare light bulb centered squarely (roundly?) on the bloke’s curly mop – but he’s not sweating. He’s just being very Brit.  He’s talking in a soft monotone and bloody polite, considering the grilling of this gentleman.  Our Reps are frustrated because the man will not speculate on anything until all the investigations are complete.  (How quaint.  How thoughtful. How prudent.  How so-unlike our own.) I think he named 3 or 4 separate investigations.

I’m so impressed with our Reps.  They are bombarding the man with silvery-tongued slings and word-arrows.  Our Reps  are asking who was fired?  Who’s responsible?  Where’s the accountability?  Where’s the sound of rolling heads? Where’s the answers to our questions?  Why are you spouting words like ‘lessons learned’ (that’s our turn-of-phrase!) , ‘I don’t know’, ‘I’m not aware of that’, blab blab blab.  And our reps expect this top banana to know every bloody detail and minutiae from bottom-up of this business.  (Surely our Reps delegate tasks and details down-to-a-gnat’s-eyeball,  from their aides?)  In other words – our Reps get real smart when they grill to set blame in righteousness.

Be that they would be so thorough and detailed when questioned by We the (Small) People, colleagues, nominees, oversight hearings, eh?   But let’s be honest here.  It’s doubtful any of our Reps light-bulbs will come ON to the idea that what goes around, comes around.

This scenario will be fodder for the Brits.

Signing off now,

commontater,
One of the “small people” ( as per BP Chairman, Carl-Henric Svanberg.  Hi, guy! \o )

(or, one of the “little people” according to Theresa Heinz-Kerry.  Hi, Trees!  \o)

A little something to get your engines revved this morning..(‘,’)

[Ed: Don't try this at home.  Enactment by non-professional driver.]

Now for a few snarky, smart aleck comments from the peanut gallery..heh heh

“I guess he was cleared for take-off.”

“Another wise latina making a better decision than the rest of us would, due to the richness of her experience.”

“Well we know the pilots at the airport were sober cuz she drank it all.  I wish they had better cameras at the airport. More wide angle. Then we could have seen the approach, the launch and the landing. It was just too quick. I wonder if any of [the] pilots reported seeing a UFO.  Imagine being in a plane and watching an Impala fly by. Weed instead of booze? heehee. She would have flown by without the car.”

“Did she go all David Caruso and put on her sunglasses whilst walking away from the vehicle as it exploded?
I’d pay good money to see that.”

“She shouldn’t have hit the brakes so hard if she was going for distance… rookies.”

“How many more toll booths must die before something is done about these latino drunks. Where is TBADD when you need them (Toll Booths Against Drunk Drivers)….”

“What did she yell in flight, I wonder?”

“What did she yell in flight, I wonder?”
“I don’t know, do people yell when they’re texting?”

“prayers are needed more than immature jokes and assumptions…”
“Dear heavenly father:
Thank you for sparing this woman’s life. We pray oh lord that you bestow your divine wisdom
upon those in power at the Texas DMV, that this woman never be allowed behind the wheel of a car again. Lord hear our prayers.
Yes that is better!”

“Redbull gives you wings.”

“Drive it like you stole it and bone it like you own it. Hahahaha”

“Hold my beer, y’all watch this.”

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