Sunday, October 23, 2011

DiCaprio's Karma

Did you know that under hypocrisy in the dictionary is a picture of Leonardo DiCaprio? Given the competition for this coveted honor, that is a major accomplishment. To be fair, Al Gore was disqualified on a technicality having something to do with the Screen Actors Guild. Word on the street is that Di Caprio has a lock on the title “Hypocrite of His Generation” after the purchase of a Fisker Karma luxury EV.

Not being a member of Mensa brain trust, I had to Google “luxury EV.” It turns out to just mean luxury electric vehicle or (as Rush would say) for you folks in Rio Linda, an expensive car. Now, I have no problem with how the very wealthy spend their money. In fact, all I ask is that they spend it rather than horde it. However, there are a couple pesky problems with the Fisker Karma and DiCaprio’s purchase of one.

In 2010, the U. S. Department of Energy provided “green” automotive start-up Fisker a $529 million federal government loan guarantee. As the United States is broke, we had to borrow 40% of that money (roughly $212 million) from China. I doubt that China loaned us that money interest free. However, Vice President Joseph Biden heralded the DoE loan as a bright new path to thousands of American manufacturing jobs. Oops. This past week we tax payers were informed that the job of assembling the Fisker Karma has been outsourced to Finland. The car company’s founder claimed, “There was no contract manufacturer in the U. S. that could actually produce our vehicle.” Oh, really? Can anyone say “Solyndra”? This is one more incredibly stupid decision by our inept and overreaching government.

DiCaprio doesn’t just pay lip service at being a leftist, environmental wacko. He is an impassioned environmental campaigner who said about Barrack Obama being elected President, “I couldn’t be more proud of my county right now. I think the entire world was looking for a transition like this.

In 2007, DiCaprio co-wrote, produced and narrated a feature propaganda documentary titled The 11th Hour. In this film, he makes the case that the world is on the brink because we have ignored nature’s warning signs and because our political and corporate leaders have ignored overwhelming scientific evidence. DiCaprio insist the United States “must transition to a greener future.” Okay. I could respectfully agree to disagree as long as DiCaprio included himself among those who had to “green” up.

Does Mr. DiCaprio walk the walk? According to Forbes, DiCaprio is worth about $220 million and was listed as # 15 on their “Celebrity 100 List” of most powerful people in entertainment. Yet, he owned a Toyota Prius hybrid. That was good for show. Unfortunately, this was exposed as sanctimony based on his infamous private jet, jet-setting life style. Surely he knows that air travel accounts for 2% of world emissions of carbon dioxide. Besides, his Prius is no more, turned in for the $100,000 Fisker Karma.

The official window sticker reportedly reads 52-mpg-equivalent in city and highway driving. Closer investigation, however, will disclose this includes 32 miles of all-electric range before the cars’ lithium-ion battery pack is drained. Then it only gets 20 mpg when the gasoline engine kicks in. So, we tax payers are out $529 million, go farther in debt to China, create jobs in Finland and add to the cool mystic of one Leonardo DiCaprio.

A word of caution Leo…Karma can be a bitch.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

December 1 Dinner

Important Announcement
Available for Immediate Press Release

In the spirit of the campaign season, Glen & Wendy Amos will be hosting a fund raising dinner at our home in Lake of the Pines, CA. on December 1, 2011.

This will be a $25,000 (paper) plate event. Hot dogs and hamburgers will be served (buns optional) along with the finest Nevada Irrigation District tap water.

All proceeds will go toward the Glen & Wendy retirement fund. We anticipate this event will be sold out. So, please RSVP at your first convenience (no later than the morning of December 1st).

Sunday, October 2, 2011

FOX Going Left

There has been a noticeable shift in Fox. I will stop short of saying I don’t believe in coincidence, but at the very least I am always very skeptical of it. It sure seems to me that the shift to the left came about the time rumors started about Glenn Beck leaving his top rated show. It has escalated over the past few weeks.

It is my opinion that Fox would be pleased with either Perry or Romney. Because these two are showing signs of weakness, Fox will do all possible to get Christie into the mix in order to marginalize the non-elitist (conservative) candidates.

Hannity is partly responsible for RINO John McCain being reelected in Arizona over the clear desires of the Tea Party Movement in that state. Fox usually provides Hannity’s “buddy” Bob Beckel a forum to spew his liberal nonsense twice daily. Even a true conservative, Judge Napolitano has been given the word from on high. Last week he introduced Charlie Rangel as, “my good friend.”

If it were not for the RNC and Karl Rove, we would have picked up two and perhaps three more Senate seats in 2010. Rove cost us 2 of the 3 by going on Fox touting how our candidates were unqualified and unelectable. We can thank Fox and Rove for Harry Reid still being in the Senate. Fox and Rove are at it again.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Shell Game

Rush Limbaugh and conservative talk show hosts all seemed surprised that the Obama Administration expedited Obama Care direct to the Supreme Court. They offered various explanations but none that resonated with me as the overriding basis for making such a decision. Here is my take on it.

With a Chicago organizer as POTUS, everything is a shell game. The administration entices us to watch the right hand while the left hand does the real magic. What could possibly be so important that Obama would want all of us to be focused on his health care take over and the Supreme Court? After all this is his signature legislation. The answer is net neutrality.

Obama Care, unless he can replace one constitutional conservative Justice with a liberal socialist, will be thrown out by the Supreme Court. Why not wait and hope for the worst with the health of a conservative Justice? His internal polling indicates another conservative tsunami in 2012. There is a strong possibility he will lose the Senate. Independent voters and even some Democrats are voicing opposition to his having a second term as President. Obama Care would become a footnote in history and his legacy tarnished. So, he must do all possible to reverse the nation’s awareness of his policies and actions (Fast & Furious, LightSquared, Solyndra, ad nauseam).

How can he stop the deluge of negative information that seems capable of consuming his administration? He already has the media in lock-step support. It is talk radio and above all the internet that shines the destructive light of truth on his socialist agenda. Occasionally, the stories they break so enrages his subjects that even the lame-stream media must reluctantly report on them. The ACORN sting videos are perhaps the best example but the list is voluminous. Now, there is even GBTV on the internet 10 hours a week. Drudge, Limbaugh, Hannity, this free flow of information must be curtailed and in time to impact the 2012 elections. What to do? Go back to the tried and true shell game.

Get everyone’s attention on Obama Care and the Supreme Court while his minions publish the net neutrality order under the disguised and purposely misleading name of “Open Internet.” Yes, they did it. They published it in the Federal Resister. The effective date of the new rule is November 20, 2011. Unless “We the People” rise up and DEMAND that Congress overturns this order, November 20 will be remembered by our future rulers with the same reverence most of us feel toward July 4th.

The vast majority of Americans, regardless of party affiliation, strongly oppose the government controlling the internet. Congress rejected the idea decisively. The courts rejected a power play by the FCC against Comcast several months ago. The D. C. Circuit Court of Appeals declared that the Commission overstepped the limits of its”ancillary authority.” All of that has just been irritating obstacles that Obama has had to work around.

I am calling on everyone, especially every Tea Party movement member and every member of the Patriot Action Network to give maximum effort at stopping this attempt to silence us. With respect to free speech, if we don’t stop “Open Internet,” it will not be the end of the beginning; it will be the beginning of the end.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Political Incest

The President of the United States, and many within his party, have openly declared that the American taxpayers who are fed up with excessive taxation, massive wasteful spending and a government intent on controlling every aspect of our lives, are enemies of the state.

After the 1992 trial that acquitted all four LA police officers in the brutal beating of Rodney King, riots broke out resulting in at least 55 people being killed and a billion dollars in property damage. Mr. King went before TV cameras and gave a passionate plea for the violence to end. He said, “Can we get along? We can all get along. Let’s try to work it out.” Well, let’s see how well this is working out by reviewing some recent Democrat/socialist rhetoric.

“The real enemy is the Tea Party – let’s remember that.” Rep. Frederica Wilson (D-FL)

“As far as I’m concerned – the Tea Party can go straight to hell.” and “We have to stand up and fight. It’s fight time…we’re not afraid of the Tea Party.” Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA)

“We took names. We watched how they voted. We know where they live.”
Obama confidant and former SEIU President, Andy Stern

“Everybody here’s got a vote. Let’s take these sonofbitches out.” Jimmy Hoffa Jr. Teamster President at an Obama campaign rally.

“We’re going to punish our enemies and we’re gonna reward our friends…” Remarks to a Latino audience by President Barrack Obama.

Just a couple days ago, 72-year old Oscar winning actor Morgan Freeman had this to say: The Tea Party Movement “just shows the weak, dark, underside of America.”

I don’t know about the rest of my Tea Party Movement brothers and sisters, but I am sick and tired of turning the other cheek in the name of civility. What morons within the RNC thought it a good idea to have a Republican debate with MSNBC as the moderators? Even with FOX as moderators, all the questions are aimed at pitting the Republican candidates against one another and avoiding exposure of the Obama administration and their record of economic destruction and class warfare.

Did anyone else get ticked off at John Boehner for attending and speaking at the House Ways and Means Committee ceremony unveiling Charlie Rangel’s official portrait? This came less than one year after Rangel (D-NY) was found guilty on 11 counts of ethics violations! The portrait cost an estimated $65,000. The news media claims this is a non-issue as it was paid out of Rangel’s “campaign cash.” Really? Is that the same as “Obama stash?”

Speaking of Speaker Boehner and my being ticked off at his attitude of appeasement, the golf summit with him, Obama, John Kasich and Joe Biden last summer did nothing but provide the Obama Administration with cover for their actions. This leaky eyed elitist RINO irritates me to no end. Man-up!

Let’s get back to Mr. Freeman. America has been VERY good to him. He is a superb actor and up until his comments last week, I supported his career with my feeble and ever shrinking discretionary income. I have probably paid to see almost every movie in which he has been featured. Never again. Oh, and I read something this morning that gave me insight as to Mr. Freeman’s views on life. He is of the Woody Allen School on family relationships. It has been reported that Mr. Freedman has had a 10-year “relationship” with his step-granddaughter, now 27 years old. Rumors have it that the woman believes that Freedman will marry her. Very progressive of him but perhaps he should withhold his lectures on the Tea Party Movement until…forever.

Incidentally, Mr. King, who was awarded $3.8 million in damages, was engaged in 2010 to one of the jurors who awarded the settlement. She reportedly claimed they first felt a “romantic spark” the day after the 1994 controversial jury award while at a pizza restaurant in Newport Beach, California. Isn’t that sweet? At least they are not related.

Sadly, Mr. King, we cannot all just get along. There are many individuals in positions of power that are dedicated to the redistribution of wealth and the destruction of this great country. These parasites will not stop until they have destroyed their host or We the People have neutralized them. They call us “enemy.” I accept this characterization with pride! Bring it on.

Glen A. Amos
Author of American Revolution 2010 – A Tea Party Patriot’s Call to Arms

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Perry or Thrust

In 2008, the leftist media and the elitist establishment picked McCain as the Republican opponent to Obama. They wanted someone at least somewhat left of center and a candidate who would not energize the conservative base. It is called hedging your bet. If their guy didn’t win, they at least wanted someone who was aligned with most of their agenda. Win big or win a little but win either way. After all, for the good of mankind, the ruling class must maintain control of the masses.

The problem for the establishment this time around is that We the People no longer blindly accept what the bias media is trying to force feed us. They made a critical tactical error when they attacked the Tea Party Movement. They called us terrorists, Nazis and racists. They picked out the one sign in a thousand that fit their narrative and focused on it. They never even tried to determine if the person holding the sign was a plant by those seeking to discredit the Tea Party. The goal of the media was to dishearten and discourage the people’s grassroots movement. This tried and true tactic not only failed, it backfired. Rather than extinguish the fire in our bellies, it was a catalysis that bound us together.

This time around the ruling class is having a far more difficult time anointing their “opponent.” At first it was Romney that was the only one who stood a chance to beat Obama. However, when conservatives were underwhelmed (little problem with Massachusetts mandatory health care), they unveiled for all to see and be enamored by…Rick Perry.

Is this blog post an attack on Perry? No. I think he might well make as good a President as Bill Clinton, Bush 41 and/or Bush 43. Under no circumstance would he continue the policies of Obama that are literally destroying the U.S. economy and putting our country in grave danger. Whomever we select to oppose Obama must win. All I am saying is that this time, we must choose our candidate and not have that person thrust upon us. Perry is not a Ronald Reagan. Goggle Perry. Do your homework on him before making a decision or a donation. Look carefully at what he has done over the past several years. Whenever possible we must judge politicians by what they have done, not what they say they will do.

The leftist media and the DC ruling class will actually tell us who they want to run against. Remember how McCain was the media darling (Maverick John McCain)? Use common sense and logic. If the media plays someone up as our best hope of defeating Obama, ask yourself this question. Would a football manager tell the opposition how best to defeat his own team?

Consider how the news media hid the actions of John Edwards. Reflect on how they refused to vet Obama while sending hordes of “journalist” to turn over every rock in Alaska looking for dirt on Palin. I suggest we give serious consideration to those the media despises. The more the media vilifies a candidate, the more closely we should evaluate that person for consideration.

We Are The Center

One of the media tricks used to drive their progressive agenda is to always portray the Tea Party as either the Right or the Far Right. Some do this with malicious intent, others out of ignorance. Regardless, the premise is fallacious. We in the Tea Party movement must change this paradigm.

Today we watch the UK, France, Greece, Spain and others unravel. Yet, our corrupt media continues to enable U.S. liberal politicians in pushing our country toward European socialism. MSNBC is hopeless. ABC, CBS and NBC are only slightly better. Fox talks a lot about fair and balanced and sometimes they are. However, all media base their reporting on the Tea Party Movement with the same erroneous bias. The media wants everyone to just accept that Nancy Pelosi is the left of center, John McCain is the center and the Tea Party is the right of center.

The Tea Party Movement is not the Right! Ron Paul is the Right; Timothy McVeigh is the Far Right. Nancy Pelosi is the Left; Bill Ayres is the Far Left. We, the Tea Party, are the center.

Friday, August 5, 2011

A Promise Being Kept

In 2008, I read the Lone Survivor by Marcus Luttrell and Patrick Robinson. If you have not read it, please do. In June of 2005, Luttrell was a member of a 4-man U. S. Navy SEAL team that went into the Afghanistan mountains near the border of Pakistan. Their mission was to capture or kill an al Qaeda leader operating in a Taliban stronghold.

While on this mission, three goat herders, one only 14 years old, and about 100 goats stumbled right into their unit. The tactical decision was clear. The three Afghans had to die; Casualties of war. There were an estimated 140 heavily armed Taliban fighters in the area. To let these individuals go free would, without a shadow of a doubt, put the lives of the SEAL Team in serious jeopardy. Yet, the decision was made to release the non-combatants. The act of mercy cost three SEALS their lives. One of those was SGT 2 Matthew Gene Axelson. Axelson’s dying words to a severely wounded Luttrell were, “You stay alive, Marcus. And tell Cindy I love her.”

Toward the end of Lone Survivor, Luttrell mentions that Axelson was buried in Chico, CA. I made a promise the moment I read this that I would pay my respects to this fallen hero. Chico is only 90 miles from my home. Over the ensuing 3 years, I have been in or through Chico a dozen times for work. On most of those occasions, I never thought of Axelson. The few times I did remember, it just wasn’t convenient. I was too busy or so I told myself.

Then late last June, I knew I was going to be passing through the town again. I asked my daughter Sherry to please do her computer search magic and try and find where SGT 2 Matthew Axelson was interned in 2005 in Chico, CA. Within an hour she called me to say it was the Glen Oaks Memorial Park and gave me the address.
By the time I arrived, there was no one in the office to direct me to the grave. It was 96 degrees Fahrenheit. There are nearly 11,000 interned there. After an hour of walking up one isle and down another, I was sweating profusely and starting to get discouraged. Then I began thinking about all the suffering endured by Axelson over the last few hours of his life and was shamed into continuing the search. How pathetic? I kept at it another 20 minutes when my favorite bird, a magpie, started squawking like crazy and hoping around a specific grave. I thought this must be a sign. It wasn’t. I gave it another 15 minutes and then accepted a random search was not the way to do it.

This week, I made a point to visit Glen Oaks during working hours and was directed to the proper grave site. SGT 2 Axelson was 29 years forever young. I sat on the grass in front of the grave for a few moments and said a silent prayer for Matt and for his wife Cindy. Matthew Axelson gave his life for this country and it took me three years to keep my promise to honor him. I both wanted and expected to feel guilt. Why did it take me so long to keep my promise? Yet, that emotion did not surface. Rather there was a calm resolve of acceptance. It was almost as if there was some dimension eluding my comprehension. Like a name or a place right on the tip of your tongue but the harder you try to bring it forth the deeper it recedes.

It wasn’t until many miles down the highway that the answer came to me in an instant. I have been keeping that promise to the very best of my limited abilities. Two Tax Day protests in Sacramento, both 9-12 Marches in DC, over 40 blogs dealing with liberals politicians and an outspoken member of the Tea Party Patriots. I was honoring Matt in ways he would have wanted, fighting to preserve our country.

I do not have and never had the courage of a Matthew Axelson. Yet for him and all those who have given their lives for the cause of freedom, we must all do whatever we can to be worthy of their sacrifice and the lifelong pain inflicted upon their families. The progressives/liberals have been chipping away at our freedoms for decades. Starting in 2009, with control of both Houses of Congress and the White House, the chipping hammers were stored away and the wrecking ball came out.

Tens of millions of Americans are aware that the Ruling Class inside the DC beltway has been running a shell game on us for a very long time. This was on full display with the “debt ceiling crisis” charade. Those with an R behind their names pointed accusing fingers at those with a D behind their names and vice versa. The Democrat party has been totally co-opted by those who would spend us into financial collapse. The Republican leadership has become just as corrupted. They are like drug addicts. They will do or say anything to get their next fix. They increase our debt by 7 trillion dollars and say it is a tax cut because it wasn’t the planned $10 trillion of increases. They don’t seem to care that our dollar is turning into Monopoly money. We can’t pay our troops, build aircraft carriers, and buy fuel for our planes with Monopoly money. Does this remind you of the USSR a couple decades ago? China’s debt to GDP is 17%; ours is now 97%!

We awoke just in time in 2010 and prevent our country from bleeding out. Now we must complete the operation to save our Republic. We only have one chance. We must clean house in 2012. Every politician who voted for Obama-care, every member of the House who voted against Cut, Cap and Balance and every Senator that voted for the debt limit increase must be rejected and ejected in 2012. We must replace them with individuals who are fiscal conservatives. If we do not, may God forgive us for our Grandchildren will not.

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Tea Party Hobbits

Elitist RINO John McCain on the Senate floor this past week called those of us who believe in the fight to secure a balanced budget amendment and entitlement reforms, “Tea Party Hobbits.” McCain said we thought we “could return to Middle Earth having defeated Mordor.” Who the hell does this guy think he is? Is this all a joke to him?
We have 9.2% unemployed with millions of others living in fear of losing their jobs. Our economy is in such dire straits from out of control spending and printing paper money out of fairy dust that the IMF recently issued a report on a possible replacement for the U.S. dollar as the world’s reserve currency.

This raise in the debt ceiling fiasco has been a great excuse for the news media to ignore the Obama Administration’s sale of weapons to Mexican drug cartels, resulting in the murder of at least one U. S. Border Agent and countless other men, women and children. Over 1,700 guns sold illegally, some to known felons, in 15 months. Operation Fast and Furious was a deliberate strategy and violation of the law in an attempt by our government to blame cartel gun violence on Unites States gun stores. According to House Committee Chairman Darrell Issa, Attorney General Eric Holder is stonewalling the investigation. Operation Fast and Furious makes Nixon’s Watergate pale by comparison. Yet, the media (other than Fox News) and our politicians bury this story with yet another “the world is coming to an end” trumped up crisis. Yes, we needed to address the debt ceiling. Did we have to do it by August 2nd? No, we didn’t.

Moody’s Investors Service announced Friday that while a rise in the debt ceiling was necessary, it “would not put the nation’s AAA credit rating back on solid footing.” Our problem is spending, not revenue. We need to get government off the backs of businesses small and large so they can feel safe to start hiring. We could dramatically increase revenue by seriously shrinking government, restraining the EPA and adopting reasonable tax laws. We can’t have General Electric and 49% of the people not paying any income tax. If this makes me a Hobbit to John McCain, so be it.

To the 22 who voted “no” after Boehner commanded you all to “get your ass in line,” I salute you. Please get the list of 22; print it out and support these people in 2012. To others who fought the good fight as long as you could, I truly appreciate the effort. I am on the side of the millions like Rush Limbaugh who felt we should have never given up. Still, I respect those who did their personal best. When people of integrity like Laura Ingram, Thomas Sowell and Allen West supported the Boehner Bill Part 2, I will respectfully agree to disagree.

Speaking of Rep. Allen West, he would never have voted for a bill because of a threat by Boehner or anyone else. He would do what he considered the right thing in spite of the threat. West stated he wanted Cut, Cap and Balance, which passed the House. They should have stood firm. We are all being played and the time draws near to end this game.

Glen A. Amos

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Mob Boss President

Barrack Obama is the head of a gangster organization that has control of the United States government. This administration has no regard for the rule of law.

One of the first blatant signs of just how contemptuous this administration would act towards law abiding citizens was when tax and bankruptcy laws were openly cast aside to benefit the UAW. The theft of money owed Chrysler’s secured creditors overturned 100 years of bankruptcy law and threatens all Fifth Amendment protections of property rights. That was just the beginning.

In addition to being socialist, many in the administration are racist. Attorney General Eric Holder, who serves at the whim of the President, is a prime example. Anyone who saw the video of the New Black Panther Party members in front of a polling station in 2008 instantly recognized their threat and intimidation. Holder dropped the slam dunk case against these men. Why? According to Justice attorney Christopher Coats in testimony before the U. S. Commission on Civil Rights, there exist “a deep-seated opposition to equal enforcement of the Voting Rights Act against racial minorities and for the protection of whites who have been discriminated against.” The rule of law does not apply to unions, (non-conservative) minorities and other influential supporters of The Boss.

Can’t get Cap n Trade passed over the objections of Congress. No problem. Just turn regulation writing and enforcement over to the EPA. Can’t get amnesty for illegal aliens (new Obama voters), no problem. The Obama administration has a plan to grant legal status to illegal aliens without going through the pesky Congressional process. It is commonly referred to as “stealth amnesty.” The Obama Justice Department is on record that it will not enforce current federal immigration laws. In fact, admits that it suspended the deportation of more than 34,000 illegal aliens in 2010 alone.

So many flouts to our Constitution and rules of law and so little space for this blog. Let me conclude with the war in Libya.

With a straight face, the administration claims the President does not have to abide by the 1973 War Powers Act because we are not at war. They claim our military is just involved in a “kinetic military action” or a “limited military action.” We are dropping bombs on Libya destroying property while killing and maiming men, women and children. If a country was doing the same to us, Congress and Obama would declare an act of war immediately. Congressman Tom McClintock had this to say: “The House has just considered whether to authorize war with Libya (HR2278). It has specifically, categorically and decisively rejected it. The President is now on notice that he is in direct defiance of Congress.”

The response to Congress by mob boss Obama has been eerily similar to the famous line, “Frankly my dear, I don’t give a damn.”

Glen A. Amos
Author of American Revolution 2010 – A Tea Party Patriots Call to Arms

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

16th In Line of Succession - Arne Duncan

The Department of Education (DoED) Secretary, Arne Duncan, has made it clear that, with or without Congress passing the Gainful Employment Regulation, he intends to move forward with overhauling the No Child Left Behind law. According to Secretary Duncan, it’s better if Congress acts but he is frustrated with the “slow motion train wreck” and is prepared to take action unilaterally.

Education & Workforce Committee Chairman John Kline (R-MN) issued a statement earlier this month which in part states: “With this regulation, the (Obama) administration has chosen to disregard the concerns of countless Americans and blatantly ignore the bipartisan will of the House of Representatives.”

According to PR Newswire, on May 9, 2011, Harry Alford, president of the National Black Chamber of Commerce, Lanny Davis, former Clinton White House Special Counsel and Mario H. Lopez, president of the Hispanic Leadership Fund, called upon the DoED to stop the potentially harmful Gainful Employment Regulation, at least until potential impacts on minority students has been evaluated.

Members of the Tea Party Patriots expressed the opinion that Mr. Duncan’s stance reflects the current Administration’s goal of neutering the Legislative Branch. They cite the EPA’s conflict with Congress over Cap & Trade and the illegal war in Libya as examples. However, it should be noted that power struggles between the Executive Branch and Legislative Branch did not begin with the election of Barrack Obama.

When asked if Mr. Duncan’s position was yet another attempt by the Obama Administration to circumvent and diminish the authority of Congress, Tom McClintock (R-CA) gave this reply: “The single most important thing the federal government can do to improve our public schools is to get its nose out of classrooms.”

Glen A. Amos
Tea Party Patriots - Citizen Journalist

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

The U. S. Department of Energy was formed on August 8, 1977 by President Jimmy Carter. On October 17, 1979 the U. S. Department of Education was formed by President Carter. If anything, we are more dependent on foreign oil now than in 1977. We have no obvious energy policy other than to block the use of our own natural resources. Our public schools are a disaster; education of our children has declined while propagandizing for a one-world order, socialist agenda has permeated every level beginning in elementary and culminating in our nation’s universities.
Just how dangerous is the Department of Education?

In the spring of 2010, it was widely reported that the U. S. Department of Education was purchasing 27 Model 870 police 12-gauge shotguns to be assigned to the Office of the Inspector General (OIG). When numerous queries came in asking why the U. S. Department of Education required, or would even want, 27 shotguns with 14-inch barrels, they published the following:

“The Office of Inspector General is the law enforcement arm of the U.S. Department of Education and is responsible for the detection of waste, fraud, abuse, and other criminal activity involving Federal education funds, programs, and operations. As such, OIG operates with full statutory law enforcement authority, which includes conducting search warrants, making arrests, and carrying firearms.”

On June 7th, federal agents of the OIG served a search warrant on the home of Kenneth Wright in Stockton, CA. If that sounds innocuous, it was anything but.
About 15 federal agents broke down his door at 6AM, put him in handcuffs, grabbed him by the back of the neck and removed him from his home. Mr. Wright, who was only in his undershorts, was forced to the ground in his front yard. While he was held down with a knee in his back, the agents woke up his 3 children, ages 3, 7 and 11. Mr. Wright and his children were placed in a patrol car for 6 hours while the house was searched. The kids were traumatized and Mr. Wright, who has no criminal record, was humiliated.

It is reported that the OIG was looking for Wright’s estranged wife who does not reside at the residence. Justin Hamilton, a spokesman for the U. S. Department of Education refused to say specifically why the raid took place.

It is frightening enough that the Department of Homeland Security can terrorize law abiding citizens with impunity. Now it is the Department of Education!

Is your family next?

Glen A. Amos

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Horns of a Dilemma

Congressman Tom McClintock, CA-04, has long been a critic of the U.S. Forest Service. Now that he is Chairman of the Water and Power Subcommittee of the House Natural Resources Committee, he has the perfect forum to act on his concerns.

In the Water and Power Subcommittee Hearing last week, Chairman McClintock had this to say in connection with H. R. 489, authored by Congressman Paul Gosar: “This bill arises from the bureaucratic intransigence, megalomania and abuse that has become the new hallmark of this rogue agency.” He went on to say, “Having watched the Forest Service’s abusive behavior in my own district, I have no doubt that it is deliberately attempting to create conditions that would ultimately expel these long-established communities from the national forests. This is a pattern of abuse we are watching across the western United States.”

In a letter to USDA Forest Service Chief Thomas Tidwell dated December 22, 2010, McClintock wrote: “In May of 2009 and April of 2010, some of my California colleagues and I sent letters expressing concern with needlessly stringent travel management restrictions across Region 5. I have also had several conversations in my office with you personally in which I expressed the growing perception of my constituents that an attitude now permeates your agency that its principal purpose is to discourage the public’s use of the public’s land.” The Congressman concluded with, “During our discussions, I avowed my intention to seek redress by Congress if the Forest Service continued to drift back to the exclusionary policies of pre-Charter England. I write today to affirm that intention.” The Pacific Southwest Region, commonly referred to as Region 5, consists of 20 million acres and 18 national forests.

In January 2010, Congressman Wally Herger (CA-02) put out a statement regarding the Forest Service proposal to ban off-highway vehicles (OHVs) from its Maintenance Level (ML) 3 roads. “It is difficult to fathom how it continues to maintain its position on ML-3 roads despite the guidance of the CHP and the input of local government and stakeholders.”

Mr. Les Joslin teaches wilderness management for Oregon State University and edits the Pacific Northwest Forest Service Association’s quarterly newsletter. On March 6, 2011, Mr. Joslin posted, The Future of America’s National Forests Depends on Revised Laws and a Restored U.S. Forest Service. In this post he wrote, “Few would dispute the notion that the National Forest System and the U.S. Forest Service are impaled on the horns of a dilemma of dysfunction. On one horn is the lack of a clear-cut role for the national forests. On the other is the lack of an agency staffed by professional forest officers at all levels able to efficiently and effectively manage those lands.”

At a Regional Forest Service Roundtable on August 25, 2010, Congressman McClintock remarked: “For generations, the U.S. Forest Service maintained a balanced approach to the management of our forests …Now, it seems to be following a very different policy of exclusion, expulsion and benign neglect…”

Glen A. Amos

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Thomas Jefferson - Right or Wrong

A fellow two-time “March on Washington” friend of mine, Bruce Cerrone, sent me a piece on the major accomplishments and quotes of Thomas Jefferson. I agree with President Kennedy who considered Jefferson a genius. I contend Jefferson was also a prophet of uncanny accuracy.

Jefferson said “The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who are not.” Anyone who could not site a long list of this happening since the days of President Johnson, and enhanced on steroids under President Obama, should not bother reading anything I write.

Jefferson said, “It is incumbent on every generation to pay its own debts as it goes. A principal which if acted on would save one-half the wars of the world.” Wow! What a radical thought. I guess President Obama was too busy reading the likes of James Cone’s Black Theology and Black Power to study Jefferson. As the dollar continues to plummet, our nation becomes weaker. It is only a matter of time before this emboldens a foreign power to test us. China attacks Taiwan? Russia invades Georgia? North Korea attacks South Korea? Iran, Syria and Egypt overrun Israel? For those under 30 who were not home schooled, I was referring to Georgia the country, not Georgia the state. That would be a few years down the road.

Jefferson, “My reading of history convinces me that most bad government results from too much government.” Ronald Reagan must have read the same history. Perhaps this helps explain why every Mayor of Detroit for the past half-century were Democrats (how has that worked out for you Detroit?). It was reported this past week that 47% of the citizens of Detroit are functionally illiterate. This occurred in spite of our spending roughly $3,000 more per student than the national average. I suspect few 2011 Detroit high school graduates will be attending the University of Virginia, founded by Thomas Jefferson.

Jefferson, “To compel a man to subsidize with his taxes the propagation of ideas which he disbelieves and abhors is sinful and tyrannical.” Abortion, subsidies to terrorist nations, ACORN (by any name), Fannie May… fill in your own favorites. The choices are many. Oh, did you see that Fannie May is now asking the government (us) for an additional $8.5 billion in aid! That would bring the total to nearly $100 billion. Isn’t that just wonderful? Everyone in America has the “right” to own a home, regardless of their ability to pay for it. Just take the money from Fannie May and let them replace it with Obama Stash.

Jefferson also said that, “The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.” On this, I pray Jefferson is proven wrong. We will see come November 2012.

Glen A. Amos

Monday, April 11, 2011

One Half of One Third

In blogs posted November 14 (Party Leadership) and again on December 12 (Bounce Boehner) I pleaded with the Republicans in Congress first to not allow Boehner to become Speaker of the House and, when that fell on deaf eyes, to fire him.

All we have to do is listen to the left-wing media’s praise for Boehner after the budget fiasco to understand who they want to remain as speaker. Boehner said today on Fox and Friends that he wanted to lock arms with President Obama and jump out of the boat together. If they had cement blocks tied to their ankles, I would enthusiastically support his desire.

The Republican leadership capitulated. Their next surrender will be the debt ceiling.

When will we call this treason?

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Kill All the Lawyers

It was Shakespeare in Henry VI who famously wrote, “The first thing we do is kill all the lawyers.” If the Bard were to pen those words today, Homeland Security would whisk him away to an unknown location for an indeterminate length of time.

Actually, I am a reasonable man with copious amounts of compassion. I would prefer to say: “First we give them 30 days to resign their positions. If they fail to do this, we kill all the lawyers serving more than two terms in Congress…and all lobbyists.” That would cull the herd of vandals.

Congress and the Administration is stealing our money and spending us into poverty. They do so with impunity.

The Central Bank of Libya received 73 loans from the U. S. Federal Reserve in the 18 months after Lehman Brothers collapsed. While creditworthy small businesses here at home could not secure affordable loans ( thus stifling job growth) Libya was provided tens of billions of dollars in credit.

Since 2008, we have lost 2 million private sector jobs. A week ago, the total public debt outstanding of the United States was $14.2 trillion or 96.3% of GDP. That ranked 12th worst in the world. Yet, DC politicians of both parties refuse to make the spending cuts vital to the national security of our nation. At what point do we accept that their actions represent treason?

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Once More Unto The Breach

We are rapidly approaching the time when the RNC, along with a few thousand voters in Iowa and New Hampshire, will provide us with another candidate for President that either has no chance to win (Dole & McCain), or are U. N. loving, conservatives in name only. One look at the current leader board being thrust upon us and clearly We the People must conduct an immediate and radical interdiction. If not, we will be asked to hold our noses and vote for the lesser of two evils, again. It does not have to be that way.

There is a Reagan Republican in our midst. This man knows that the United States is a force for good in this world. He is a man who knows that the government that governs the least is the one that governs the best. That person is Congressman Allen West. Please Goggle him and watch a few YouTube videos of him speaking. His candor and message will make you want to stand up and cheer.

There is a grassroots campaign to try and convince him to run for President. I recently sent the letter below to his Florida and DC offices. If you want a candidate that you can enthusiastically support, send him a message and copy the RNC.

Dear Lt. Col. West:

I doubt that I will sign up with the group that is trying to convince you to run for President. This is only because like the wise old sage Groucho Marx once said, “I would never join any club who would have someone like me as a member.” However, know that I truly believe that our Republic needs you… now.

I cannot imagine anyone wanting to be President of the United States. I also believe that anyone who wants to be President should never be President. So it came as no surprise to hear you say that it wasn’t your time. To paraphrase, you had not yet paid your dues. Please consider this:

When you made the decision to put the welfare of your soldiers above your career and the financial wellbeing of your family, God smiled. You have indeed paid your dues.

When our new Republic was fraying at the seams and about to come apart, some patriots went to Mount Vernon. When they asked Washington to once again lead our nation, he responded something like, “Have I not yet done enough for our Country?” Of course, he knew there was never a choice. Special men like George Washington and Allen West make the hard choices. It is in your heart. It is in your DNA. It is both your curse and your blessing.

On page 74 of my tiny CliffNotes version of what was destroying America (AR2010), I wrote: “Lt. Colonel (Retired) Allen West is running for a congressional seat in Florida. This man is a proven combat leader, not a pentagon Colonel. Check out the 6 minute YouTube “Bayonets” speech. He would make Ronald Reagan proud. If Colonel West was President rather than Barrack Obama, the world would be a safer place; safer because weakness, real or imagined, leads to aggression by others.”

I have absolutely no right to ask you once more unto the breach. No one does. But…your country needs you. She is in peril. You know this far better than I do.


Glen A. Amos
Auburn, CA

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Rome is Burning

Representatives King and Bachmann have issued a letter to the House leadership urging them to rescind the $105 billion that was hidden within the 2.900 page bill to immediately fund Obama Care. According to Bachmann, Section 402 of this bill provides for$16 billion of this money to be spent in any manner deemed appropriate by HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius. Also, under Section 1311(a), Sebelius is allowed to take money direct from the Treasury and give any amount to any State without having to secure approval from Congress. With the 2012 elections just around the corner, is there any doubt Kathy will deem the blue state of California, the SEIU and ACORN (by any other name) as worthy?

King and Bachmann want House Speaker Boehner to insert a provision in the new Continuing Resolution (CR) to fund the government that would rescind this massive theft. According to a flash Tea Party Patriots’ email, Speaker Boehner’s response was that he would not “break the rules” by including a defunding provision in the next CR. There are so MANY things wrong with Boehner’s response, not the least of which is A) He has waived the rules for other issues and B) His party is now the majority and make the rules.

So, the Republican leadership has done their level best to convince their more conservative members to understand why they should not keep their promises to those who put them in office. Part of that promise was to cut a paltry $100 billion from the budget this year. After much blow-back, they came up with just over $61 billion in cuts. Come on! The government added $3 trillion to the national debt over the past 2 years. To put this in perspective, if you were spending $2,000 a month on necessities such as food, rent, insurance, etc. and realized you had to cut expenses or go bankrupt, this would be like cutting your discretionary spending by 6 cents a month. Yet, they are still arguing over this.

Now that we know of this $105 Billion liberal slush fund, anyone in Congress who does not support King and Bachmann in their position of immediately rescinding this atrocity is not serious about opposing Obama Care.

The House leadership is saying they want to secure a 3-week Continuing Resolution and are demanding cuts of $6 billion or they will not pass it, allowing the government to shut down. Really. According to Senator Mark Warner (D), our debt increases by $4 billion a DAY! So under this brilliant plan the debt will have a net increase of another $78 billion at the end of the 6 weeks.

It never stops. We are approaching $14 Trillion in debt and on the verge of becoming a second tier nation. With all this, what does Congress focus on? Last Friday Congressman McClintock sent out an e-letter to announce the 2011 Congressional Arts Competition, a nationwide high-school art competition sponsored by the U.S. House of Representatives. They just don’t get it.

Our politicians make Nero appear to have been a pro-active leader. We are rapidly running out of time to save our Republic. This is a threat to our very sovereignty.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

The 112th

Many positive things are being brought forth by the 112th Congress. There is real hope for our country.

Last week, Senators Jim DeMint and Mike Enzi introduced the Better Use of Light Bulb Act (BULB). The purpose of BULB is to repeal the provisions of the Energy Independence Act of 2007 relating to a ban of incandescent light bulbs. Michele Bachmann tried to correct this assault on the Constitution and the American economy when she proposed the Light Bulb Freedom of Choice Act in 2008. Of course, she had no chance of success with the 111th Congress.

For those who have not followed this brainchild of the EPA and don’t understand what all the fuss is about, please consider:

The light bulb is a Thomas Edison invention. However, the last incandescent bulb manufacturer in the United States closed September 2010. We get our compact fluorescent light bulbs from China. Thanks EPA. If our government can dictate the type of light bulb we use in our houses, they can demand that we buy health insurance. They could nationalize a car company and then support a false negative story about a competing car manufacturer (sticking accelerators). Under the guise of saving the 3-imch smelt fish, the EPA could shut off water to the California big valley and turn 800,000 acres of productive farm land into a dust bowl. This could just all be paranoia except it has already happened.

The packaging on CFL’s claim they will last 10,000 hours of continuous use. That sounds impressive but simple math reveals that to be less than 14 months. These bulbs burn out much quicker when turned off and on. Many consumers report their CFL’s lasting less than 9 months. CFL’s contain mercury, a neurotoxin that can cause kidney and brain damage. Eventually, all bulbs burn out or break. When this happens, you have an expensive hazardous waste disposal problem to resolve.

As Eco-terrorists are the most strident supporters of the current EPA, I find it bitter irony that China has reopened mercury mines as the global mercury prices increase. These mines are poison to animals, rivers and people. Where is the compassion for Mother Earth?

Lest we forget, it was George W. Bush who signed into law the Energy Independence Act of 2007. Senator Fred Upton (R) was recently appointed Chairman of the House Energy & Commerce Committee. This is the same Fred Upton who was a champion of the CFL in 2007. We Tea Party types made it clear we did NOT want Upton in this key position. Speaker of the House Boehner ignored our wishes.

There are problems with the Republican leadership. We saw that when they tried to renege on their promise to cut $100 billion of spending in 2011. The true conservatives in the House stood their ground and kept faith with the voters. These good people will tell you that they could not possibly have succeeded without our support. They need us behind them and they need us to be vocal and visible if they are to overcome both the liberal Democrats and their own go-along-to-get-along leadership. Our country can no longer afford a silent majority.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Pattern of Destruction

The Progressives/Liberals have had a playbook that hasn’t changed much over the past three decades or so. We are all aware of their feints, illusions and distortions by now. We have seen them enough times that we can predict them with greater accuracy than could Nostradamus. Their playbook doesn't change. They spew hatred while calling for civility. They accuse conservatives of racism and homophobia. They claim we don’t care about children and their education. Of course, it matters not a whit to us if the elderly are faced with starvation. People have heard these false charges so often they have begun to boomerang on those who voice them. Good! It is about time.

Only the truly ignorant and or government dependent would continue to put liberal Democrats into office decade after decade while their communities disintegrate around them. There is a YouTube video showing pictures of Detroit, Michigan and Hiroshima, Japan a few days after the atomic boom was released over Hiroshima. These were followed by a set of pictures of what these two cities look like today. Hiroshima is a thriving, productive metropolis while Detroit is the semi-abandon slum. Many blocks of houses in Detroit have been reduced to zero value (or less) and have been bulldozed to prevent their use as “safe” havens for crime. The last Republican mayor of Detroit left office in January of 1962.

In 2008, Snoops published a list of our top 10 poorest cites with the highest poverty rate. They all have one thing in common…long-term Democrat leadership. In order of highest poverty rate, here they are:

Rank City Last Year a Republican was Elected Mayor
1. Detroit 1961
2. Buffalo 1954
3. Cincinnati 1984
4. Cleveland 1989
5. Miami Never elected a Republican mayor
6. St Louis 1949
7. El Paso 1949
8. Milwaukee Never elected a Republican mayor
9. Philadelphia 1952
10. Newark, NJ 1907

We know that the definition of insanity is doing the exact same thing over and over again and expecting a different result. There is nothing to be done for those who stand in line for “free money.” Those who have no idea where this money comes from and call it “Obama Stash” are hopeless. Those who are among the 2 million civilian Federal Government employees, the roughly 5.4 million state employees (earning around $20 billion a month) everyone on or about to go on Medicaid or Social Security , union members and all others who blindly vote for anyone with a D, you had better wake up and recognize that you are killing your host. We are running out of resources for you to redistribute.

The answer for turning all this around isn’t to just stop voting Democrat, although that would be a good start. The answer is to elect only those who will support and defend the Constitution and the Bill of Rights.

The 111th Congress had precious few who lived up to their oath of office. They did severe damage to the economic well being of the United States. Any country that is living on money borrowed from other countries, enemy or ally, is in danger of losing its sovereignty. This is a deadly serious matter. Look at Greece. Look at Egypt and Ireland.

We must stop voting for a party just because we and our parents and grandparents have always done so. Do not accept the carefully crafted and media supported illusion that Democrats care about the disadvantaged while Republicans care only about the wealthy. The truth is that most politicians care only about getting elected and staying in office. Personal power is their god, regardless of their party affiliation.

The 112th Congress, thanks to an awakening of millions of people, is vastly different than the 111th. It isn’t just Bachmann, McClintock, Chaffetz, Mack, Pence, Ryan and perhaps a dozen others who are fighting for the people. They have been joined by numerous men and women who will not compromise the Constitution and Bill of Rights for personal gain. Unfortunately, the leadership in the House is questionable and the Senate is still controlled by the left.

There is much to be done if we are to save our Republic and prevent Detroit from becoming the norm. The 112th Congress can and will put the downward spiral on hold. The elections of 2012 will determine if the U. S. will once again be the beacon of hope for the world or just another pauper nation in decline.

Glen A. Amos