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Historically speaking, talk of this sort always leads to control of a population.  Total control.

Best we nip this in the bud right now.

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano says terrorists will continue to look for U.S. vulnerabilities, making tighter security standards necessary.

“[Terrorists] are going to continue to probe the system and try to find a way through,” Napolitano said in an interview that aired Monday night on “Charlie Rose.”

“I think the tighter we get on aviation, we have to also be thinking now about going on to mass transit or to trains or maritime. So, what do we need to be doing to strengthen our protections there?”

If this is the cost of my safety, I’ll take my chances with the terrorists.

Two conclusions can be drawn – one, she is a vile totalitarian or two, she is one of these people who is so convinced of her personal powerlessness that she should never be in a position to wield power, because she’s got no natural aptitude for leadership.

Either way, this is bad.  Very bad.

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Wall Street Journal on Obama’s policies:

New and expanded refundable tax credits would raise the fraction of taxpayers paying no income taxes to almost 50% from 38%. This is potentially the most pernicious feature of the president’s budget, because it would cement a permanent voting majority with no stake in controlling the cost of general government.

This is important, so I’ll post this again:

“A government that robs Peter to pay Paul
can always depend on the support of Paul.”

– George Bernard Shaw

Got that?

A VOTING MAJORITY WITH NO STAKE IN CONTROLLING THE COST OF GENERAL GOVERNMENT.

This should make you feel queasy.  Essentially we’ll be turning an additional 12% of us into members of congress, or something close in terms of ideology, which is to hell with those paying the taxes, we are getting ours.

Moving on.  I would highlight certain parts of the next quote but there’s no one part more important than another… it is all terribly vital.

Unfortunately, our history suggests new government programs, however noble the intent, more often wind up delivering less, more slowly, at far higher cost than projected, with potentially damaging unintended consequences. The most recent case, of course, was the government’s meddling in the housing market to bring home ownership to low-income families, which became a prime cause of the current economic and financial disaster.

But, since the aura around Obama is still rainbows, unicorns, and puppies, the law of unintended consequences will be ignored yet again.  Delivering less, more slowly, and with more indirect damage than ever before, into the breach we will ride.

HTOVWOFY?

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How is your free speech these days?

According to Martin, an unidentified “senior White House aide” has been given the responsibility of “helping to guide the Limbaugh strategy,” a very scary thing indeed.

A political operative, based inside the White House, employed by the president of the United States and receiving a salary from the American taxpayer, goes to work every day to help direct a strategy against a broadcaster whose opinions are supposed to be covered by every protection the First Amendment can provide. To quote Shakespeare, “Something is rotten.”

Again, HTOVWOFY?

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Obama is hurting the DOW?  Whoa.

How about those policies?  RealClearPolitics:

And yet with our financial house on fire, Obama makes clear both in his speech and his budget that the essence of his presidency will be the transformation of health care, education and energy. Four months after winning the election, six weeks after his swearing in, Obama has yet to unveil a plan to deal with the banking crisis.

What’s going on? “You never want a serious crisis to go to waste,” said Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel. “This crisis provides the opportunity for us to do things that you could not do before.”

Things. Now we know what they are. The markets’ recent precipitous decline is a reaction not just to the absence of any plausible bank rescue plan, but also to the suspicion that Obama sees the continuing financial crisis as usefully creating the psychological conditions — the sense of crisis bordering on fear-itself panic — for enacting his “Big Bang” agenda to federalize and/or socialize health care, education and energy, the commanding heights of post-industrial society.

Yet again, HTOVWOFY?

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In keeping with unicorns, puppies, and rainbows, why choose substance over style?  Godhood must look good, after all.

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UPDATE: Oooh, yet another reason why you should vote for Obama… OR ELSE.

UPDATE #2:  Obama’s answer to those of us who don’t want higher taxes:  Selfishness.

Lemur King’s Note: What?  I’m selfish because the level I think I have a right to keep as the fruits of my labors is different than yours?  Well effin’ bite me, Obama.  I could at least look at you without sneering but now I’d probably spit on you, you arrogant creep.

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This from Drudge:

The Obama campaign has decided to heave out three newspapers from its plane for the final days of its blitz across battleground states -- and all three endorsed Sen. John McCain for president!

The NY POST, WASHINGTON TIMES and DALLAS MORNING NEWS have all been told to move out by Sunday to make room for network bigwigs -- and possibly for the inclusion of reporters from two black magazines, ESSENCE and JET, the DRUDGE REPORT has learned.

Despite pleas from top editors of the three newspapers that have covered the campaign for months at extraordinary cost, the Obama campaign says their reporters -- and possibly others -- will have to vacate their coveted seats so more power players can document the final days of Sen. Barack Obama's historic campaign to become the first black American president.

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Some told the DRUDGE REPORT that the reporters are being ousted to bring on documentary film-makers to record the final days; others expect to see on board more sympathetic members of the media, including the NY TIMES' Maureen Dowd, who once complained that she was barred from McCain's Straight Talk Express airplane.

And Fox…  Three Reporters Removed from Obama Plane:

Journalists from three major newspapers that endorsed John McCain — the Washington Times, the New York Post and the Dallas Morning News — have been booted from Barack Obama’s campaign plane for the final leg of the presidential race.

Well, I gotta say that on one hand I’m not surprised.  On the other hand, if you really did have space problems, who you gonna ditch?  Are you going to get rid of the people that fawn over you and stroke your ego or the ones that you don’t like because you think they don’t like you?

Here I want to point out –

  1. Obama is about change.  No idea what kind of change or how he plans to do it, but he’s about change
  2. Obama is already setting up his election party, so sure is he that he’s going to win
  3. Obama’s actions from being evasive to hiding his past to throwing out folks he doesn’t like to arrogant moves like #2… expect more control because he’s not going to change when he gets in power except to become even more like himself
  4. Nancy Pelosi says that control of both the house and senate by the Democrats will be a much more bipartisan thing and we should not worry
  5. Supreme court seats may be up for grabs
  6. Obama is the most liberal member out there
  7. If Obama wins it is because we’ve moved beyond race, but if he loses it is because we are not beyond race.  Just who is it that hasn’t moved beyond race again?  This kind of thinking that is so prevalent among Obama supporters frankly scares me
  8. Socialism is what the Democrats are after
  9. We can’t afford Social Security – do you really think that adding national health coverage is going to help anyone in the long term?

Even if you’re democrat, do you really want a bunch of people with that much power?  Any bunch of like-thinking people with that much power?  What happens if they all decide to embark on a really bad idea?  What kind of checks are there against it?  Think long and hard before you answer.

This election is about Control, not Change.

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