Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas, 2010

For Unto Us A Child Is Born

The London Symphony Orchestra – Handel: Messiah

From The Book of Luke, Chapter 2:

The Birth of Jesus

1In those days Caesar Augustus issued a decree that a census should be taken of the entire Roman world. 2(This was the first census that took place while Quirinius was governor of Syria.) 3And everyone went to his own town to register.

4So Joseph also went up from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to Bethlehem the town of David, because he belonged to the house and line of David. 5He went there to register with Mary, who was pledged to be married to him and was expecting a child. 6While they were there, the time came for the baby to be born, 7and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.

The Shepherds and the Angels

8And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. 9An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. 10 But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. 11 Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christa the Lord. 12This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.”

13Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying,

14“Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to men on whom his favor rests.”

15When the angels had left them and gone into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, “Let’s go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has told us about.”

16So they hurried off and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby, who was lying in the manger. 17When they had seen him, they spread the word concerning what had been told them about this child, 18and all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds said to them. 19But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart. 20The shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things they had heard and seen, which were just as they had been told.

From The Book of Isaiah, Chapter 9:

To Us a Child Is Born

1Nevertheless, there will be no more gloom for those who were in distress. In the past he humbled the land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali, but in the future he will honor Galilee of the Gentiles, by the way of the sea, along the Jordan—

2The people walking in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of the shadow of deathaa light has dawned.

3You have enlarged the nation and increased their joy; they rejoice before you as people rejoice at the harvest, as men rejoice when dividing the plunder.

4For as in the day of Midian’s defeat, you have shattered the yoke that burdens them, the bar across their shoulders, the rod of their oppressor.

5Every warrior’s boot used in battle and every garment rolled in blood will be destined for burning, will be fuel for the fire.

6For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor,b Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

7Of the increase of his government and peace there will be no end. He will reign on David’s throne and over his kingdom, establishing and upholding it with justice and righteousness from that time on and forever.

The zeal of the Lord Almighty will accomplish this.

A Merry Christmas To Friend And Foe Alike

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Clinton To The Rescue!

“Help Me Daddy, Please!”

Here we have yet another Presidential first, thanks to the most inexperienced person ever to be elected to the White House, Barack Hussein (“Barry Soetoro”) Obama.

And now, he’s officially a Lame Duck President.

As I watched Obama literally turn this press conference over to Clinton yesterday and “excuse himself” I couldn’t help but think Obama was begging for help from big daddy Clinton.

Literally, Obama couldn’t excuse himself fast enough and the liberal lamestream media, not skipping a beat, addressed Clinton as “Mr. President” as if he were still President!

Clinton “President For The Day” December 10th, 2010

When has this ever happened before in the history of this country?

The answer: NEVER.

Every day Barack Hussein (“Barry Soetoro”) Obama diminishes the office of the President.  I can only wonder when it’ll be Jimmy Carter’s turn next.

Here’s a question: Who looked more Presidential, Obama or Clinton?  I think Clinton did.  He was certainly more engaged over the topic than Obama has been.  That was clearly evident.

For Obama’s part, well, his Yeti Wife was waiting so he had to abandon his responsibilities and give the dirty work to someone else who at least has some experience on cleaning up messes.  Clearly the incumbent is a complete buffoon at best, and an incompetent moron at worst.

It’s an embarrassment to those of us in the U.S. that this petulant two-year old child-like “President” behaves like this.  Moreso, it should be an embarrassment to anyone who voted for this jackass.

No wonder this country sinks lower and lower every day and becomes more and more of a laughing stock.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Who Said F*** Obama?

Take Our Poll!

Who was it?  Pelosi?  Weiner?  Bawney Fwank? (now that's just too ugly to think about!)  Alan Grayson?

My money's on Pelosi.  Just look at how she's leading the House Democrats over the cliff in opposion to Obama at the moment.  She's completely un-hinged.

Republicans: Vote NO On Tax Deal Compromise

Democrats Demonstrate Once Again Why Voters Rebuffed Them

Democrats in Congress have now so polluted the tax extention compromise that Republicans should now vote against the deal made with Obama earlier this week.

By extending unemployment benefits another 13 months creating another welfare program and extending the "Obama tax cuts" which do nothing but re-distribute wealth to the lazy class in this country, the net effect to our economy will be to simply extend the economic misery of the last two years.  Simply stated, all we're doing is prolonging the economic agony and uncertainty another two years until the next election cycle.

So here's my suggestion to the Republican Party, if they have the backbone to take it: vote NO on the Bush tax-cut extensions, and let the Democrats go down in flames in the waning days of this Congress.  They're already in self-destruct mode, give them the rest of the rope they need to fully hang themselves.

In voting NO on the tax cut compromise, the message to the American people, and the Tea Party is simple: Democrats have once again demonstrated why they were voted out of power in the House, and their margins minimalized in the Senate.  Democrats once again have polluted a piece of legislation designed to help the American people of all income levels in this time of economic distress by loading up the bill with pork and special spending for their political interests. 

Rather than pass this piece of crap bill, Republicans should tell the American people that they will wait until the next Congress to pass a permanent, clean tax-bill that will benefit all Americans and small businesses.  Then, walk off the podium and leave town until the next Congress.

The internal destruction of the Democrat party that would be sure to follow will cement in the voters minds for the next election just who was responsible for this mess, the Democrats.  They've had the last two years with super-majorities in both houses to deal with this problem, to push it off to the lame duck session and try to blame Republicans for their own failure is laughable on its face, and transparent for all to see.

Republicans, do you have the testicular fortitude to take my advice?

Thursday, December 9, 2010

The Economic Impact Of The Four Year Democrat Controlled Congress

Gauging the Economic Impact of Democrat Economic Policies The Last Four Years

Issue/Topic

Democrats

Republicans

Jobs by Year - Average

-1,583,000

+1,672,000

Jobs by Month - Average

-131,916

+139,333

Unemployment Rate - Average

7.48%

5.3%

Budget Deficits - Avrage

$1.143 Trillion

$285 Billion

Dow (DJIA)

0.13% (0.53 Total)

11.04%

S & P 500

1.29%

15.02%

FDIC Bank Closures - Average
   79.2

1.75
Any Questions?  The last four years under the Democrat Controlled Congress has given us higher unemployment, less job creation (in fact, job LOSS) and budget deficits that are on average six times LARGER than any budget deficit under George W. Bush.  The Dow Jones has fallen from its highs and still not recovered, and this administration's anti-business, anti-bank, anti-capitalism policies have caused yearly 80 bank closures per year vs. less than two per year under Bush.

It's time to escort these idiots out of Washington, no more "lame duck" Congress, stop the madness!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

How Many TSA Agents Does It Take To Strip Search A Little Boy?

Three, All Of Which No Doubt Enjoyed It

No doubt you’ve already heard about the woman who was a breast cancer survivor that was forced to remove her prosthetic breast in full public view during a TSA “screening” before she was permitted to board her flight. 

You’ve likely already heard about the man who survived bladder cancer and has to wear a urostomy bag to collect his urine being searched by the TSA as well.  Those TSA agents caused his urostomy bag to lose its seal spilling urine all over him before boarding his plane.

“If we all slugged the TSA after they sexually molested us, could they really arrest us all?”

Now comes the TSA strip-searching a little boy in front of his father.

Let me set this up for you: This young boy who’s face cannot be seen in this video, went through a metal detector and did not set it off but was selected by three TSA Agents for a pat down anyway.

This video begins as the TSA agents searching this young boy aren’t satisfied with the father holding the boy’s arms out for the TSA Agents to ‘pat him down’ and then instruct the father to remove the young boy’s shirt.

Three TSA agents are clearly seen staring at this little boy, naked from the waistline up – in public.

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It’s been well documented that the TSA to this day has convicted child molesters and other criminal elements working within its ranks.  I think we see three of them right here in this picture.  Just look how they seemingly gawk at this poor young boy for several seconds before “permitting” him to get dressed again.

As we’ve seen incidents like this come to the public fore, a number of questions have come up in my mind, perhaps they have in yours as well, so allow me to verbalize them here.

If we all slugged the TSA after they sexually molested us, could they really arrest us all?

Why don’t we all demand to be patted down and bring the system to a halt?

Why don’t people start boo’ing, yelling, throwing things whenever a TSA thug starts patting someone down?  Is there something wrong with voicing one’s displeasure and exercising our first amendment rights when the Government completely over-reaches its authority?

Why in the blue hell do we never see video’s of muslims, who are the real terrorists in this country being searched in this way?

Why is the TSA now talking about “religious exemptions” for muslims but not for anyone else?

What kind of “father” would put his young son (or daughter …) in this type of position to be publicly humiliated by a bunch of TSA child-molesting thugs and stand idly by while it happened?  Or worse yet, aid the TSA in humiliating his son?  What kind of man is this father anyway and what lesson did he just teach his son in submitting to the Government, when the Government is supposed to submit to us?

God help this country, we are lost.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

TSA Antics Gone Too Far

When Will Obama Submit To Naked Scanners,  “Pat Down?”

So Janet “Big Sis” Napolitano wants to double-down on the naked body scans and frisky pat-downs of American Citizens at the nation’s airports huh?

I challenge someone in the White House to answer a simple, basic question:

Just how in the blue hell is sexually molesting the American Public before getting on the plane making flying any safer?

Better yet, just how in the hell is sexually molesting the American Public at an airport before boarding a plane “Preserving, Protecting and Defending” the United States of America?

If Al-Qaeda terrorists decide to shove bombs up their asses (which the “naked scanners” cannot detect) does that then mean each and every one of us gets a full rectal exam before flying too?

How about this, TSA: When you’ve purged all the child molesters and rapists from the agency (and there are tons of reports that many have passed “background checks”) and the President of the United States of America and his family submit to "naked scans” and having their genitals fondled by you freaks to demonstrate the “effectiveness” of each and every one of us being sexually molested in order to prevent “terrorism” then maybe I’ll consider flying again.

Until then, here’s a big F*** YOU, you Nazi bastards.

I hope the next time Janet Napolitano steps on a plane it blows up.  Serve her right, it would.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Monetary Policy Explained

Obama’s, Bernanke’s Currency Strategy Simplified

Warning: Some adult language.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Obama Defends Jihad in Indonesia

Once Again Fails To Condemn Terrorism

While in Indonesia, an Islamic run country and stronghold, Obama was asked his opinion of “jihad.” 

Obama is still under the delusion that islam is a “religion” and that it’s intent is “peaceful.”

“Well, the phrase Jihad has a lot of meanings within Islam, and is subject to a lot of different interpretations... The overwhelming majority view their obligations to their religion as ones that reaffirm peace and justice and fairness and tolerance...”

When’s the last time anyone’s heard the term ‘jihad’ in the context of “peace, justice, fairness and tolerance?”

Every timeI hear it it’s in the context of wiping Israel from the face of the map.

Half of muslims in Indonesia support stoning women who commit adultery or are raped, to death.  Here in America a significant portion of muslims support suicide bombers – not just abroad, here in America! 

My own opinion here is that after the “shellacking” Obama got on Tuesday night, it’s just too damn’ bad we didn’t have a drone in the area to give the most incompetent President in this country’s history an up close and personal look at how to fight the war on terror.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Backlash Builds Against “QE2”

Feds To Pump Another $600 Billion Into Economy

Related Article, Financial Times November 5th, 2009

The Fed’s decision yesterday to pump another $600 Billion dollars into the US Economy has sparked concerns world-wide about a U.S. initiated trade and currency war.

Countries such as China, Brazil and Germany yesterday openly criticized the Fed’s actions and are now preparing to defend their currencies against a currency war, or a “race to the bottom” to devalue currencies to protect their economies.

Make no mistake about it, a currency and trade war is about the last thing our economy needs right now.  Bernanke must be nuts in his approach to appease the stock markets in an attempt to break the current deflationary cycle.

Bernanke is in uncharted waters here, doing something that’s never been done before. The risks here to our economy include hyper-inflation in commodity and food prices, which we’re already experiencing and a flight of capital out of the United States which means even slower job creation – something which we desperately need here in the United States.

If you’ve been paying attention to Oil and Food prices, you’d have noticed that Oil hit a six month high yesterday just above $86/barrel and core food prices have gone up 15% or more across the country.  This type of inflation doesn’t bode well for the future of our economy, and those most likely to be hurt the most are going to be the working poor (the very people Obama purports to “help”) and those already caught in a credit squeeze due to falling home prices and being underwater in their current mortgages.

The Fed has “doubled down” on an approach that’s already proven not to work in QE-1 (Quantative Easing) and there’s little doubt that this approach is going to lead to a longer term economic disaster for the U.S.

Sure, the stock markets may be happy now with their ‘quarter to quarter’ mindset, but the damage that’s being done here and the debt we’re incurring is going to take decades to fix.

Forget the “lost decade” we may be talking about the “lost century” and the collapse of the U.S. Economic system.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Obama's Arrogance On Display Again

Denies His Policies Were Responsible For Historic Democrat Losses

While the liberal lamestream media trips all over themselves in reporting Obama's "conciliatory" tone after the historic ass-whuppin' he and his party received Tuesday, what's gone largely un-reported is Obama's denial that his policies caused Democrats to lose their majority in the House by historic proportions, and enabled huge Republican gains in the Senate.

Demonstrating how out of touch he is with the American electorate, Obama declared that the American people do not want another two year fight about health care reform.

He's right.  We don't want another two year fight on health care reform, or the "reforms" that he and the Democrats rammed down we the people's throats.

We want, no we demand an outright repeal of it!

It doesn't take much analysis of Tuesday's elections to see that each and every Democrat that was tossed in the House voted for Obamacare.  Additionally, in response to the massive government spending that American's have been opposed to, each and every Democrat chair of a major house committee (and some in the Senate too!) lost their seats.

The message couldn't be more clear: American's want Obamacare repealed, massive government spending reigned in, and a focus on jobs, jobs, jobs.

Those Democrats that remain in our Congress and White House who continue to ignore the message that was so strongly sent at the ballot box on Tuesday do so at their own peril.  I'd expect that those Democrats who are up in 2012 for re-election are going to abandon Obama for the next two years, effectively giving control of the Senate to the Republicans.

The race for 2012 is on.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Can You Hear Us Now?

Republican Tsunami Hi-Lites Democrat Epic Failure

There's much to take away from yesterday's historic election in addition to my absolute joy that Nancy Pelosi has been fired as Speaker of the House of Representatives, and Republican Mark Kirk won Obama's old Senate seat here in Illinois.

I've compiled my Top 14 reasons why the Democrats epic failure caused them to lose the House, and effective control of the Senate.

Democrats Believe:
1. Socialism works.
2. Big Government is good Government.
3. We should insure 30,000,000 illegal aliens and it won't cost anything.
4. It is racist to secure our borders.
5. Laws only apply to the other side, those whom they politically disagree with.

6. Federal Law trumps state law, even when state law merely seeks to enforce federal law such as in Arizona, but not for "Sanctuary Cities" like Chicago or San Francisco.
7. Government needs to control every facet of our daily lives, telling us what to drive and eat.
8. America is fundamentally bad, and must apologize for past "wrongs."
9. Our Founding Fathers were bad.
10. Christian Holidays are bad, but pagan and muslim holidays must be celebrated.
11. We need to "give" our standard of living to the whole planet, even if it drives us broke.
12. We can solve all our problems by just printing more money.
13. We can spend our way out of Debt.
14. We can consume our way to prosperity.

 
Those are my "Top 14" reasons why Democrats lost big last night, did I miss any? What are yours?


How many union thugs maintaining voting machines does it take to throw an election?


Ask Harry Reid.  Sharron Angle was up by 4 points in all major polls before election day.  Look at the results of the election.  Title speaks for itself doesn't it?


Tuesday, November 2, 2010

We’re Mad As Hell, And We’re Not Going To Take It Anymore

D-Day: Stop Obama’s March to Socialism

A word to the Republican Party: Don’t mistake my vote as being pro Republican agenda.  I reject big government spending from BOTH parties, and that includes the TARP spending started under the Bush Administration. 

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Rather, my vote today for Republican Candidates is nothing more than a complete, total repudiation of the Obama Administration’s policies designed to move America to a Socialist state.

I’m under absolutely no delusions that the Republican Party will undo anything that Obama has done.  Face facts, the Republican’s won’t have a veto proof majority.  They won’t be able to undo a single thing Obama has done.

The best we can hope for is GRIDLOCK, where Government does absolutely nothing for the next two years.

And that may have to be good enough.

Either way, I’m mad as hell, and I’m not going to take it anymore.

Victory must be secured today, Obama’s agenda must be stopped.  Only then can the real battle begin.

Onward to 2012.

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Ready For A Pay Cut?

New Obama Taxes Cut Pay, Increase Government “Revenue”

Investors Business Daily, October 27th, 2010

It's one thing when the wonks tell you to get ready for a tax hike that may or may not come. It's another when your employer tells you he's getting ready to cut your take-home pay and give it to the tax man.

That's what's happening right now, and those who still have jobs should take notice. If Congress fails to extend the Bush-era tax cuts due to expire Dec. 31, Americans at just about every income level will see their taxes rise — in some cases dramatically.

A story by Bloomberg News notes that it takes weeks for the IRS to prepare new withholding schedules. Normally, the tables are issued in mid-November to give employers time to prepare. But this year Congress left open the possibility it would do something about the expiring cuts, and employers have been left wondering what to do.

"I've been doing payroll for probably close to 30 years now, and never have we seen something like this where it gets that down to the wire," Dennis Danilewicz, the payroll manager at New York University's Langone Medical Center, told Bloomberg.

The Democrat-controlled Congress didn't address the issue before recessing for the midterm elections. So companies are preparing for the worst. A Bloomberg headline Wednesday said it all: "Employers in U.S. Start Bracing for Higher Tax Withholding."

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The impact could be significant. Professor Michael Graetz of Columbia University recently estimated in the Wall Street Journal that letting the tax cuts expire will cost the U.S. economy $10 billion a month in added withholding from paychecks.

Goldman Sachs economist Alec Phillips estimates letting the Bush cuts expire could slash "nearly 10 percentage points" from disposable income growth in the first quarter of next year, and nearly two percentage points from GDP in the first half.

With GDP now at a tad above $14 trillion, the impact could be $280 billion or more in the first six months alone.

In short, the higher taxes could very well push us back into recession — at a time when the economy is struggling under 9.6% unemployment with little if any private-sector job growth.

What's most worrisome is what it will do to the working taxpayer. His or her take-home pay is about to fall, leaving noticeably less to spend and save.

A married couple without children and an annual income of $80,000 would have an added $221 taken from their paycheck every two weeks, the Bloomberg report says, quoting the H&R Block Tax Institute. That jumps to $558 (every two weeks) for couples bringing in $240,000.

Data from the Tax Policy Center show even those with modest family incomes would take a hit. For example, a couple with income of $60,000 and four children can expect to pay $130 more every two weeks to Uncle Sam. It doesn't get much better for those who make just $40,000. They'll find about $108 more withheld every other week.

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This will have a serious impact on our struggling economy at a time when we can least afford it. It may be a big reason why, in poll after poll, Americans have expressed increased disgust with the Democrat-led Congress. Our own polling shows that 80% of Americans want the tax cuts made permanent or extended at least until the economy recovers. And this includes 74% of Democrats.

Congressional Democrats, however, seem incapable of grasping the damage they've done with their trillions in new spending and debt in the name of "stimulus," while refusing to halt what amounts to the largest tax hike in history.

Fortuitously, the names of most of them will appear on Tuesday's ballots.

ATT00078

Obama Gets Heckled At CT Rally

Loses Support In Liberal Bastion

This is a “President” that has completely lost touch with reality, as demonstrated at this rally in Connecticut the other day, a liberal bastion.

Click HERE if Video Doesn’t Work.

“Between 2001 and 2009, job growth was slower than any other time since World War II.”

I guess Herr Obama missed the lowest unemployment rate in history of 4.5% under the Bush Administration.  Herr Obama also missed more than 3 years of net job growth of +300,000 jobs created per month between 2003 and 2007.

But Obama calls that the slowest period of job growth since World War II.

Remember folks, his name isn’t on the ballot on Tuesday, but his agenda damn’ sure is!

If you’re happy with 10%+ unemployment and higher taxes, by all means vote Democrat.  But if you’re like the overwhelming majority of American’s and are concerned about the direction of the country, vote all Democrats OUT.

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Wednesday, October 27, 2010

There Is No Democracy

We No Longer Live In A World of Nations and Ideologies

You have meddled with the primal forces of nature, Mr. Beale... and I won't have it!

Is that clear?

You think you merely stopped a business deal.

That is not the case.

The Arabs have taken billions of dollars out of this country... and now they must put it back!

It is ebb and flow, tidal gravity. It is ecological balance!
You are an old man... who thinks in terms of nations and peoples.

There are no nations. There are no peoples.

There are no Russians. There are no Arabs.

There are no Third Worlds. There is no West.

There is only one holistic system of systems!

One vast and immane, interwoven, interacting, multi-variant, multinational dominion of dollars!

Petrol dollars, electro dollars, multi-dollars.

Reichsmarks, rins, rubles, pounds and shekels!

It is the international system of currency which determines the totality of life on this planet.

That is the natural order of things today.

That is the atomic, and subatomic, and galactic structure of things today.

And you have meddled with the primal forces of nature!

And you will atone!

Am I getting through to you?
You get up on your little 21-inch screen and howl about America and democracy.

There is no America.

There is no democracy.

There is only IBM and ITT, and AT&T, and Du Pont, Dow, Union Carbide and Exxon.

Those are the nations of the world today.

What do you think the Russians talk about in their councils of state? Karl Marx?

They get out their linear programming charts, statistical decision theories, minimax solutions and compute price-cost probabilities of their transactions and investments, like we do.

We no longer live in a world of nations and ideologies, Mr. Beale.

The world is a college of corporations... inexorably determined by the... immutable bylaws of business.

The world is a business, Mr. Beale."

It has been since man crawled out of the slime.

And our children will live, Mr Beale … To see that … Perfect world … In which there’s no war or famine … Oppression or brutality.

One vast and ecumenical holding company … For whom all men will work to serve a common profit … In which all men will hold a share of stock … All necessities provided … All anxities tranquilized … All boredom amused.

And I have chosen you, Mr. Beale …

To preach this evangel.

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This my friends, is what the establishment politicians AREN’T telling you.  This is what we are fighting against!  Remember November 2nd.

Steal This Election At Your Own Peril, Democrats

SEIU Technicians Maintain Electronic Voting Machines

We're already hearing reports from across the country that electronic voting machines are "malfunctioning" during early voting.  Reports are pouring in that these electronic voting machines are automatically choosing Democrat candidates, before voters have actually selected a candidate.

Some would call that rigging an election, I would call it a blatant attempt at stealing one especially since we now know that SEIU "technicians" maintain the electronic voting machines.

For those who may think that they're protecting their own interests in trying to steal this election, you do so at your own peril for when you make peaceful revolution impossible, violent revolution becomes inevitable.

Those are not my words, those are the words of John F. Kennedy.

Steal this election at your own peril, Democrats.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

CBS’ 60 Minutes: Unemployment 17.5%

Has The Liberal Lamestream Media Finally Turned on Obama?

This evening on CBS’ 60 Minutes, the lid was finally blown off the real unemployment numbers in this country by at least one of the four members of the Government’s Fifth Column – the lamestream media.

Real Unemployment in this country is actually at 17.5% according to CBS’ 60 Minutes program.  In their report, they showed people with Bachelors, Masters and PHD’s that have been unemployed in this country for two years and longer.

Some were living on friends couches.  Others were living in cars (either their own or ones that had been abandoned) and office buildings that were now empty but once bustled with activity.

CBS had the audacity to show this with 9 days to go before the mid-term elections, which are already promising a historic revolution in the House and Senate by the voters.

“Recovery Summer” has proven to be anything but, with more than 700,000 American’s losing their jobs between May and September.  Families are being financially devastated, and some fear they’ll never be able to retire.

Folks, the sad reality is this: We are in Great Depression territory with high unemployment that shows no signs of abating.  If this is the “new economy” then it’s time for the revolution at the ballot box and throw every single politician that voted for ObamaCare, TARP, “Stimulus” spending and more right out of office on their sorry asses.

Remember on November 2nd.  These people are counting on us.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

A Trillion Dollars Wasted

There’s No Such Thing As “Shovel Ready Jobs”

During an interview with the The New York Times earlier this week, Obama finally admitted he lied when he told the American people earlier this year that the Economic “Stimulus” would be used to pay for “shovel ready jobs.”

What else has this lying piece of crap that sits in our White House knowingly LIED about since taking office?

Plenty.

How about health care costs going up instead of down?

Remember, Obama Said Health Care Costs Would Go Down Under Obama-Care?

A Government Report by the Chief Medicare Actuary Richard S. Foster showed that after a detailed, rigorous analysis of ObamaCare, health care costs would actually RISE, and that projected Government spending on Health Care would be $311 BILLION more than previously projected and passed by the ObamaCare legislation.

Yes, that’s right – the Obama Administration LIED, deliberately misleading the public on the true cost of ObamaCare.  As we now know, the true cost of the bill is far north of the $1 Trillion cost estimated and is nearing $1.5 TRILLION as more detailed estimates come in.

Obama Continues To Spend Money We Do Not Have

In yet another SOP to the Government and Private sector Unions that helped him fraudulently win office, Obama just spent another $55 BILLION dollars in Union bailouts for transportation infrastructure “shovel ready” jobs.  Oops, there’s that “shovel ready” term again.

55% of the American People oppose another “Economic Stimulus” plan according to a recent Rasmussen Poll.  But that’s apparently not going to stop the annointed one from spending money we don’t have, and continuing to ignore the will of the American people.

Obama Justice Department Led By Eric Holder Announces Plea Deal in Guantanamo Case

In what can only be an insult to those who serve honorably in our Military, the Justice Department announced a plea deal to keep a Canadian born muslim terrorist that was captured in Afghanistan after a brutal firefight in Guantanamo for another 8 years.

The Al-Qaeda terrorist, Canadian born Omar Khadr could be free as soon as 2018 as his lawyers continue to negotiate with the Obama Administration’s Justice Department.

"Knowing the facts of the case, I would think your average American would be disappointed that somebody who had demonstrated the capacity and the willingness to kill American soldiers would get a mere eight years," he said in a phone interview. "That seems short to me."

Morris was blinded in his right eye during the assault on the militant stronghold in which Speer was killed. He said he doesn't seek a longer sentence out of vengeance but for the sake of his comrade's family and because he believes Khadr, now 24, remains a danger to the U.S. It wouldn't matter to him whether Khadr serves prison time in Guantanamo, Canada or somewhere in the U.S.

Frankly speaking here, none of these terrorists should be in Guantanamo today.  The should’ve all been shot and left for dead on the battlefield.  At least that way, none of this anti-Military bullshit would be happening today.  It’s patently absurd and un-American to allow terrorists to go free period after acting as enemy combatants and terrorists against the United States of America an our honorable Military.

Do we need more proof that Obama and his Justice Department led by Eric Holder hate America?

Bill OReilly Was Right: Muslims Killed Us on   9-11

In case you’ve been living in a cave, here’s the clip that everyone’s been talking about:

Now my personal note to Bill OReilly: Never Apologize for telling the truth.  The fact is, MUSLIMS committed an act of TERRORISM, some would say an ACT OF WAR on September 11th, 2001. 

I say it was an act of war, which should have been followed with appropriate response, decimating the country of Afghanistan and any country that harbored Al-Qaeda, but I digress.

OReilly’s point that MUSLIMS attacked us on that day was exactly correct.  To argue “Extremist” Muslim or “Moderate” Muslim is besides the point.  Why?  Simple.

Extremist Muslims were the ones that committed the act of war, flying planes into the WTC, Pentagon, before being stopped in Shanksville, Pennsylvania by the brave passengers on board.

So-called “Moderate” muslims were the ones dancing in the streets at the news of the attacks.  Some of those “Moderate” muslims were dancing in the streets a stones throw from this writers home.  We saw it first hand, on the local news, and pictures of it in the local paper.

Yes Mr. OReilly, MUSLIMS did attack us on September 11th, 2001 and to try and point out the miniscule difference between the Extremists that directly attacked us versus the “Moderates” who celebrated on America’s streets upon learning of the attacks makes no difference.  MUSLIMS attacked us, period.  By their actions, they are ALL guilty.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Obama Labels Chamber of Commerce “Right Wing”

Says Chamber of Commerce Threat to Democracy

Seems to me the biggest threat to America’s Democracy happens to be sitting in the Oval Office.

From an email sent by Obama’s Organizing for America:

“This is a threat to our democracy…And if we just stand by and allow the special interests to silence anybody who’s got the guts to stand up to them, our country’s going to be a very different place.”

That’s what the President just said about the Chamber of Commerce, a right-wing group spending $75 million to beat Democrats this fall, and reportedly taking money from foreign corporations — some even owned by foreign governments.

These groups are trying to buy our elections, backing candidates who want to tear down everything that makes the middle class strong in this country: things like Medicare, Social Security, even the minimum wage.

“Reportedly” taking money from foreign corporations?  “Some” owned by foreign governments?

Well Mr. pResident, what about the millions of dollars you took from BP – remember them, British Petroleum?  (Oh yes, they renamed themselves “Beyond Petroleum” but the fact remains, they’re held by the British Government!)

Remember, the election’s only 22 days away!

Democrats Plan Final Legislative Assault on America

Lame Duck Session To Be Anything But

If we thought that simply winning in November and taking back both houses of Congress was going to stop the race towards Socialism, we’d best think again.

The Democrat-Socialist led Congress is quietly planning its final legislative assault on our freedoms, one last power grab by the Federal Government to control more of our daily lives.

More Nanny State Government.  Former Illinois RepublicanTransportation Secretary Ray LaHood Congressman, now Obama Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood wants to ban all cellphone usage – even hands-free.  To implement this ‘ban’, LaHood wants to require all car manufacturers to somehow detect when a driver is “distracted.”  LaHood also wants a ban on all hands-free communications technologies such as Ford’s “SYNC” which attracts younger buyers to its brand.

LaHood may not get his ban legislatively, but via Executive Fiat from the Obama Administration?  Remember stroke of the pen, law of the land.  Kinda cool ain’t it?  Watch for Obama to implement Clinton’s strategy of issuing one Executive Order after another here. 

More Taxes.  Now that the EU has extorted the major airlines into paying a Carbon Tax to land in the Euro-Zone to fight “climate change” look for the United States to do the same thing.  Foreign airlines were threatened with flight restrictions and landing bans beginning in 2012 in the Europen Union if they did not “participate” in carbon emissions trading, or what’s commonly known to us in the United States as higher government taxes.  As we know, all costs of doing business are ultimately passed onto the end consumer, in this case the vacationer or business traveler.  Should the United States implement such a scheme, it would decimate the Airlines industry here.  As the law in the EU stands today, look for major airlines to dramatically hike their rates to fly to the Euro-Zone, or limit flights altogether.  American ingenuity being what it is, I suspect WebEx is going to get alot more use for business meetings between companies in the U.S. and EU and vacations to the EU will be cancelled to avoid the increased prices and taxes altogether.

Remember, if you want less of something, tax it more.  That’s precisely what the EU and soon the United States government are doing.

Forget The Bush Tax Cuts.  Even if they are extended, it’ll likely be only for those making less than $250k/year and is still going to kill small businesses.

Now here’s the part no one’s talking about: If you think the extensionobamacare of the Bush Tax Cuts for those making under $250k are true tax cuts, think again.  Obama’s already effectively eliminated any relief they’d provide via new payroll taxes on your health care plan, capping flexible spending accounts at $2,500 per year (which impacts those with chronic illnesses and “special needs kids” the hardest), new taxes on medical devices that cost over $100, raised the deduction for itemized medical expenses to 10% of gross income from 7.5%, a special “Blue Cross/Shield” tax which will cause rates for BC/BS customers to skyrocket, new taxes on Charitable Hospitals, new taxes on Drug Companies that invent new medications, the elimination of the tax deduction for employer-provided retirement drug coverage (which screws Medicare Part D participants) and a new ten billion dollar tax on all Health Insurance providers, which will again cause rates to go up for consumers.

Forced Unionization.  Senator Tom Harkin (D. Iowa) has developed a strategy to pass the individual components of the Card Check Bill, rather than the entire bill itself, as a way to slip the bill through the Senate virtually unnoticed. 

Under the proposed Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA), if the NLRB verifies that over 50% of the employees signed authorization cards, the secret ballot election is bypassed and a union is automatically formed.

The fact is, the Employee Free Choice Act is anything but.  It does the precise opposite by removing the one freedom those about to be “organized” against their will had to stop the process – a secret ballot.  Eliminating the secret ballot means that union “organizers” (I prefer the name thugs) will be able to actively target those who are against the union and either bully them into submission or out of a job.  Last I looked, that is not the American way.

The message here should be clear: it’s not enough to vote November 2nd and throw the Socialist bastards out of office.  There needs to be an intense scrutiny and spotlight on the Lame Duck Congress to prevent them from doing further damage to America.

I don’t know about you, but after the revolution at the Ballot Box, I’m preparing for the Second American Revolution that’s sure to come if these desperate Democrat-Socialists in their last ditch attempt to destroy America vote on anything after the election.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Obama Lied: HealthCare To Cost More

Amongst all the bad news that came out today including another 93,000 people who lost their jobs in September and the unemployment rate creeping up, employers such as Microsoft are announcing that they are no longer paying 100% for their employee’s medical insurance coverage.

What does this mean?  It means health care costs are going UP, which is contradictory to what Obama and the Pelosi-Reid Democrats said would happen.

It doesn’t stop at Microsoft, McDonalds announced similar moves earlier this week, and my own employer is also following suit requiring employees to pay MORE towards their health care insurance.

Further compounding the cost increases in health care premiums employees of all companies will have their pre-tax dollars directed towards their medical care via “medical savings accounts” capped at $2,500 per year, per family.  Previously these accounts were uncapped allowing people such as myself with a pre-existing condition to plan for our health care using pre-tax dollars while reducing our medical costs and tax burdens.

Obamacare changed all that.  The new $2,500 cap takes effect in 2011 which for people like me means we now have to pay taxes on the dollars we use for our medications above the $2,500 cap and also suffer the indignity of paying additional taxes on our health care plans which will be counted as “income” under Obamacare.  Talk about being taxed TO DEATH!

Remember in November folks, the Democrats did all this on their own – and it’s time to toss every single politician that voted for ObamaCare right out of office, onto the streets.

Even with our stubbornly high unemployment rate, I’d be more than happy to see a bunch of no good politicians that refused to listen to the will of the people out of work!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

It’s All About Him

All of you know who I am

Yep, we know who you are: a pompous, self-serving JACKASS.

Folks, I’m biting my own tongue here, really I am. I’m being kind saying “Jackass.”

The words that normally exit my mouth or my fingers via the keyboard are typically much, much worse in describing the piece of crap that sits in our White House.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

I Want Your Money

New Film Lambasts Obama Socialist Spending

Too often we find that government is the problem, and not the solution.  Just in time for the November elections.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

It’s Going To Be One HELL Of An Election …

And When It’s Over, Half of America Is Still Going To Be Pissed Off!

Notice who the Obama defenders are, the young and the stupid, and the “urbanites.”

The truth is, Obama’s supporters are angry, they’ve always been angry and come November 3rd they’re still going to be angry.  The more the country turns against Obama, the uglier things are going to get.  This clip is just one sample of what happens every day across America when Obama’s name is brought up.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Obama Talks About His “Christian” Faith

Bullshit By Any Other Name Is Still Bullshit

Today in New Mexico at a “campaign style” stop, an average every day citizen (now we’re citizens!) asked Obama why he called himself a Christian.

The question is important since a majority of American’s believe Obama is in fact a Muslim.  (If it walks like a duck ….)

Is Obama a Christian?  In his own words:

"And I think also understanding that, you know, that Jesus Christ dying for my sins spoke to the humility we all have to have as human beings -- that we're sinful and we're flawed and we make mistakes, and that we ... achieve salvation through the grace of God."

This answer is markedly different from his previous answers on this topic in a very important way and I wonder just who in the lamestream media has caught onto the difference.  It certainly jumped off the television screen at me.

Previously, Obama has said that his salvation is only possible through collective salvation, which is an anti-God, Marxist, utopian precept contained in Black Liberation theology, as taught to Obama by Jeremiah Wright of Trinity United “Church of Christ”, of which Obama was a member for 22 years.

Clearly Obama is tailoring his remarks on his “faith” to mirror that of more mainstream Christians in an effort to win votes this election and allay fears that he is in fact, a closet muslim.

There’s no running from the fact that Obama is practicing Black Liberation Theology as an occupant of the White House and through legislation, policy and executive order, he seeks to “liberate” those he views as oppressed by the economy or our political system.

Obama is no more a Christian than Iran’s Mahmoud Ahmedinejad.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

The End of The “Slobbering Love Affair”

CNN, ABC News Exec’s Fired

Now that Jeff Zucker (left)is out at NBC and Jon Klein is out at CNN will some semblance of sanity and actual news reporting return to the two networks?

Just this evening on CNN, which I watched for the first time in more than a year, there seemed to be more of an “effort” at “fair and balanced” reporting.  Why, CNN was actually critical of Barack Hussein Obama and the Democrat dominated Congress’ inability to extend the “Bush Tax Cuts.” 

Did my ears deceive me?  CNN actually critical of the chosen one?

So I skipped over to NBC only to hear the same old spin which shouldn’t have been surprising given Jeffrey Immelt’s slobbering love affair with the Obama Administration.  Take heart though, ComCRAP will be taking over NBC soon and they’ll bring in their own management team to run the network and the news team.

One thing’s for sure about ComCRAP: They love making money, and one look at a news organization that’s in bed with the Obama Administration and hemmoraging money at the same time will surely bring a house-cleaning.  The only question is, will that house-cleaning mean a more “fair and balanced” type of newscast?

The only thing better than seeing the Obama administration crash and burn lately is the carnage happening in the lamestream media.  Slowly but surely they’re figuring out that they too have to make money to stay in business, and you can’t do that by putting out a pro White House propaganda newscast every night, especially when an informed, intelligent public knows the media’s lying – and has been for a very long time – to protect this pResident.

Surely it can’t be long until ABC and CBS clean-house as well.  I can’t wait to see Katie Couric mount her broomstick and ride off into the sunset myself.

 

Democrat Congress Refuses To Extend Tax Cuts

Punishing Business American People Before Elections

There’s really not much else to say here.  The Democrats are either completely blind to the carnage they’re about to experience within their own party come November 2nd, or they’re truly just hell bent on punishing the American electorate and businesses in this country by refusing to extend the Bush Tax Cuts before the November 2nd elections.

stooges1Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid may be in complete denial, but there’s at least 31 House Democrats that signed petitions to extend the Bush Tax Cuts before the upcoming election.  Maybe those Democrats did it to try and save their own asses.  Maybe they finally had enough with Pelosi/Reid leading the Democrat party like a bunch of lemmings over a cliff.  Or maybe they finally woke up and decided to do the right thing for the country.

Whichever the case, it doesn’t matter now.  Not voting to extend the Bush Tax Cuts is just another nail in the Democrats coffins come November 2nd.

Hope they enjoyed Colbert’s “performance” in Congress today.  While American’s are out of work, or Congress is being “Entertained” by a jackass from Comedy Central.

Oh what the hell, who are we kidding anyway?  Congress is full of clowns.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Economists: Recession Ended in June, 2009

Anemic “Growth”, Persistent Unemployment Say Otherwise

In an economic report sponsored by the U.S. Government, Economists report that the Greatest Recession since the Great Depression ended in June of 2009.

Do they really think we’re that stupid?

June of 2009 is the same month the economy hemmoraged nearly 500,000 jobs and the Obama Administration seized control General Motors, adding it to the list of industries they were seeking to control (Cars, Banking, Wall Street & Health Care.) 

With nearly half the U.S. economy under direct control of the Obama Administration, do these so-called “Economists” who happened to write an economic report sponsored (read that: paid for) by the U.S. Government really expect us to believe this crap?

Today, September 23rd new first-time requests for unemployment4rde04[7] checks reached an all-time high of 425,000 according to U.S. Department of Labor statistics.  Last week, there were some 410,000 new, first-time claims.  In just two weeks that’s 835,000 people who’ve lost their jobs and are applying for unemployment checks.

Yet, the economy is “growing” and the Greatest Recession since the Great Depression has been over for more than a year.

Oh really?

A recession is traditionally defined as two or more consecutive quarters of economic contraction and a reduction in GDP as measured by factory output.

During recessions, GDP, employment, investment spending, capacity utilization, household incomes, business profits and inflation all fall while unemployment and bankruptcies rise.

A recession is declared to be over when there are two or more consecutive quarters of economic growth as defined by GDP, shrinking unemployment, rising household and business incomes, growth in prices (inflation) and falling bankruptcies.

Given these traditional definitions of what a recession is and when it is declared over, where is the U.S. Economy?

You can damn’ sure bet it’s not in “growth” mode as the only reason most companies are posting profits are due to massive layoff’s that have been, and continue to occur over the last 20-24 months.

The Obama Administration can spin the numbers any way they want, the truth is we are still in the Greatest Recession since the Great Depression.

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Israel Snubs Obama at U.N.

Seems that Israel recognizes a muslim appeaser when they see one.  Here’s video from Obama at the Useless Nations this morning.  Note Israel’s seats are EMPTY.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Desperate Democrat: Debbie Halvorson, IL 11th Congressional District

Left-Wing Loons Gone Mad

Debbie Halvorson is a first term Democrat Congresswoman from Illinois 11th Congressional District and she’s struggling to keep her seat.

Her poll numbers have fallen so far, so fast that she’s been slinging the word “Nazi” around to describe her opponent, Repulican Adam Kinzinger.

Kinzinger for his part is a decorated war veteran of the Iraq war with an honorable service record, and he’s endorsed by the Illinois Tea Party and leads in the local polls 45% – 35% with 13% undecided.

Perhaps this clip will help the “undecideds” make up their mind, this is from Wednesday, Sept. 15th.  Pay attention to the clip, there’s a quiz at the end.

Do you know who the people in this sign are?  I do.

The woman holding the “Nazi” sign is Halvorson’s campaign manager, Anna Murkowski.  Murkowski joined the Halvorson for Congress campaign earlier this year after having served as Barak Hussein Obama’s Deputy Regional Field Director in the state of Missouri.  Yes, she’s a “carpetbagger.”

Another woman, identified in the Halvorson store-front campaign headquarters is Julie Merz, who was just recently the Deputy Director of “Member Services” on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s staff.

When asked during their little “rally” if the “protesters” were there to support Debbie Halvorson, the protesters denied they were, instead claiming they were there to “expose” the Tea Party.

If they weren’t there in support of Democrat Debbie Halvorson, then why did they return to Halvorson’s campaign office with their signs to meet with Julie Merz, the former Deputy Director from Nancy Pelosi’s staff?

Here’s your astro-turfing, folks.  Complete with Nazi accusations and propaganda, all sponsored by Debbie Halvorson, Nancy Pelosi and the Democrat Party.

Howard Dean: We Never Have To Answer Questions!

Some video’s just speak for themselves, this is one of them.  Watch as former DNC Chairman and Presidential Candidate Howard Dean describes how Democrats never have to answer questions posed to them – and get away with it.

These filthy low-life scumball Democrats may think they don’t have to answer to us, but they damn’ sure will on November 2nd!

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Tea Party Protester Put On Terrorist Watch List

Civil Rights For Peaceful Assembly, Free Speech Trampled

Here’s a story that’s getting zero media play outside the immediate Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania area.

Tea Party activist Gene Stilp was put on a terrorist watch list after attending a Tea Party event with a 25 foot inflatable pig.

That’s right: an inflatable pig.

Stilp was protesting excessive government spending using the inflatable pig at a Tea Party event when he was detained by a private security company contracted by the Pennsylvania State Homeland Security office. 

The company, named “Institute of Terrorism Research and Response” has had numerous complaints filed against it for taking people’s names at various events and adding them to terrorist watch lists, and in one case compiling the names of opponents of shale gas drilling and selling them to a natural gas company.

If it isn’t clear to all right-thinking Americans that we have a Government completely out of control at virtually all levels then read on:

Lawsuit planned after protesters put on terror list

By Andrew Conte, Mike Wereschagin and Brad Bumsted
PITTSBURGH TRIBUNE-REVIEW
Wednesday, September 15, 2010

An activist who believes he was improperly included on a state terror threat list said this morning he is preparing a federal lawsuit.

"When people's civil rights are trampled it's a federal issue," said Gene Stilp of Harrisburg, who holds a Virginia law license but does not practice as an attorney.

Gov. Ed Rendell, speaking Downtown this morning, said he does not believe activists' Constitutional rights were violated.

The statement was a reversal from what he said yesterday. Asked in Harrisburg on Tuesday whether monitoring activists was "tantamount to trampling" on their Constitutional rights, he said: "I would say so."

Rendell said he is "deeply embarrassed" by the disclosure that state Homeland Security officials included information about protesters on what was supposed to be a list of possible terrorist threats.

"Being embarrassed doesn't cut it," Stilp said.

The list, which included information on public hearings that opponents of Marcellus gas drilling might attend, was sent to drilling companies.

Stilp said he believes he was among those monitored, based on Rendell's comment that a 25-foot inflatable "pink pig" Stilp takes to rallies was included in the monitoring.

"The pig! They were after the pig," Rendell said Tuesday. "That pig is what makes Harrisburg a very special place."

Stilp owns the pig and frequently displays it at the Capitol at protests over what he sees as government excesses.

Stilp said an outside investigation is warranted, by the attorney general or federal authorities.

The state paid a Philadelphia-based nonprofit $125,000 to compile the list as part of the state Homeland Security's federally mandated mission to protect public infrastructure.

The list included a Washington County meeting that Rendell attended to discuss Marcellus shale gas drilling, a screening of a documentary on the industry, a rally supporting Rendell's education budget and anti-tax protesters who took an inflatable pig to Harrisburg.

Homeland Security officials distributed the list in a security bulletin to government and law enforcement officials — including Pittsburgh City Council members — as well as universities and gas drilling companies.

City Councilman Doug Shields said he was "flabbergasted" about the bulletin he received by e-mail last week.

"The governor was outraged. I'm outraged. I'm glad this was put an end to, but we will be seeking answers. ... There will be requests of information from the state government for an explanation of who these people are, who made the decision to essentially engage in espionage and who is behind it."

Shields said he wants to see the financial statements of York-based Institute Of Terrorism Research And Response, a registered nonprofit, according to state records.

"Am I on a list somwehere? Am I on someone's dossier?" Shields said.

"If there's a list I hope we're all on it," said Councilwoman Theresa Smith.

Rendell said he "should have been notified" about the contract, but that it didn't warrant firing Homeland Security director James Powers. It was a "cumulative responsibility" and it would do no good to "make him a scapegoat," Rendell said.

The state will not renew its one-year contract with the Institute of Terrorism Research and Response when it expires in October, Rendell said.

The nonprofit, which has offices in Washington and Jerusalem, provides "actionable intelligence briefings" and "threat and hazard monitoring," among other services, according to its website.

"We maintain confidentiality with our clients, and we respect that confidentiality," said Mike Perelman, co-director of the institute.

The gas industry has to know of physical threats to its workers and equipment, but it supports people's right to discuss the issues, said Kathryn Klaber, president of the Marcellus Shale Coalition, an industry trade group in Cecil.

"Where we have to be vigilant, I believe, is ... if infrastructure is being targeted and the safety of employees and the communities we operate in are at risk," Klaber said.

Drilling industry opponents said they pose no danger. Barbara Pribila, 45, a founder of the anti-drilling Lincoln Place Action Group, said she never considered herself a rebel — and certainly not a threat to homeland security.

"I thought this was a free country and I was allowed to have my own opinion," Pribila said. "Now what, you're going to watch me and every move I make? That's not right."