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15.2 TRILLION and there ain’t no stopping us now

January 9, 2012 was a historic day in America.  It came and went without much notice in the press or by the millions of Americans affected.  Without Congressional approval, without a vote, without a whimper, the debt limit was automatically raised and the national debt became a record 15.2 trillion dollars.

The new debt number exceeds the total Gross Domestic Product of the entire nation,* which was $15.176 trillion in 2011.  As Americans we should be outraged.  We should recall and impeach all our elected officials who silently approved.  But will we?

No.  Most Americans don’t even realize the danger.  Most won’t care until collapse is imminent.  Then just like in Greece, riots will erupt and people will be confused wondering why they never saw this coming.  I’ve been predicting this since 2004 and writing about it here since 2008.  People smarter than me have as well, but no one listens.

Would you like some fries with that?

Some with shallow understandings of macro economics argue, “it’s a harmless debt, we owe it to ourselves.”  That’s like walking across the Sahara without water and saying, “But it’s a dry heat.”  Nor is it unlike a 900 pound man claiming the extra 1300 calories in the Monster Thickburger won’t make a difference in his 20,000 calorie per day diet.  In both examples the result is the same. Continue reading

A Mosque at New York’s “Ground Zero”

Today, a New York City panel voted unanimously to reject landmark status for a building in downtown Manhattan, paving the way for its demolition — and for the construction of a 13-story, $100 million mosque near the World Trade Center site.

The Constitution of the United States (COTUS), that double-edged sword of sometimes loosely guaranteed freedoms, is used as the panel’s footing to vote unanimously for the building of the Muslim mosque.

This is a case where the COTUS works against the will of the people and for the spirit of the COTUS as defined by the vision of the document’s architects who wrote it over 200 years ago. The COTUS works to enforce separation of church (Islamic religion) and state (NYC city gov’t ). Mission accomplished.

That said, there comes a time when the definition of religion, in this case Islam, has to be closely examined and judged on its merits and its socially redeeming values to determine whether it truly qualifies as a religion in the classic sense and not a political ideology wrapped up in religious doctrine. In this case of Islam, I see it in the latter category worthy of it being outlawed. Yes, I am on a very slippery slope, here.

Looking at it another way, the combined effect of the portion of the COTUS which applies in this case, the well established liberalism in this country and the toleration of an opposing political body which has consistently proven over time to be an enemy of democracy and whose Imams have declared a Jihad for the destruction of the West, will evolve toward the eventual destruction of this country.

To think that my great-great-grand kids may have to face Mecca 4 times a day and engage in forced prayer sickens me.

Surprise! Kagan will be an Activist Judge

Jun 29 2010 U.S. Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan testifies during second day of her U.S. Senate confirmation hearings in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, June 29, 2010. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS CRIME LAW HEADSHOT)  Content © 2010 Reuters All rights reserved.I haven’t written too much about the President’s latest Supreme Court nominee because it seems rather pointless.  The Socialists Democrats have an iron grip on Washington and until an angry public can boot as many of them out as possible in November, they will continue to tear away at the fabric of the Constitution with the persistence of Genghis Khan.

It is important that they do this because the only way to ensure their agenda out-lives them is to stack the Supreme Court with as many activist judges as they possibly can.  We can hope only the liberal Judges leave the Court before Obama leaves the presidency.  So far so good.

The confirmation hearings are interesting because these Senators arrived on day one with their minds solidly decided.  Elena Kagan would have to confess to murder to change a single mind, even then I bet she could squeeze out more than a few a yea votes.

The genius of the drafters [of the Constitution] was — was to draft those so that they could be applied to new conditions, to new circumstances, to changes in the world. –Elena Kagan June 29, 2010

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