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I wanted to share this video from a 22 year old who writes a Blog I follow called “The Humble Libertarian”

He created a very interesting YouTube video calling for the Republicans to get back to their Conservative roots.

By that he means; Those values are the values of our Founding Fathers- limited government, strict Constitutionalism, and emphasis on individual liberty.

Please watch and enjoy this video.  He’s not your Father’s Conservative!

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I think it is time to ban the plastic shopping bag. I’m not a green freak but I do my part. As I travel around the largest percentage of trash I see on the roadside, in the woods, and today on the beach are damn plastic shopping bags. The type they give you at convenience stores and everywhere else. While driving down the highway they are everywhere, hanging from trees and on the roadside. I’m always quick to say I don’t need a bag if it’s for one or two items. At the grocery store we now use the cloth bags. I bought about 10 or more, they are only 99 cents.

I think they should pick a date and outlaw plastic bags. Other countries have already. Require everyone to bring their own cloth bag, box like they do at Sam’s Club or something. If you don’t do that, then you buy another bag. Eventually you’ll get wise and bring a bag. The plastic ones are useless. Two 2 liters and they break open.

There is a downhill race buy the local supermarkets, in our area Giant, Weis & Redners to see who can make the thinnest, cheapest bag. Redners wins hands down. They truly suck. I think in the interim instead of giving you a rebate if you bring a cloth bag, they should charge a premium of say 50 cents per bag for each plastic bag you use. Do you still use plastic bags? If you agree or disagree, please comment. I would like to know what YOU think.  Spiney

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Saturn was a spin off of GM started around 1990. They specifically built a brand new state of the art plant, away from Detroit in Tennessee. From day one they were to be a different kind of car company. They made very well built cars, cars with Hi-Tech Polymer bodies that were light-weight, didn’t dent, didn’t rust. They looked good and got good gas mileage. It was GM’s way to build a Japanese car in America by an American company. They also sold them differently. There was a no haggle price tag on the car. You paid the price on the car without the sales weenie tricks. The showrooms were bright, futuristic, and you could eat off the floor of the service bays. I know all this because I was so impressed by them when my fiance now Wife’s car was stolen I told her to take a look at Saturn. She was all set to buy another Japanese car because she loved her Mazda that was stolen. She went, without me and bought a beautiful 1992 Saturn SC 2 door sports coupe. It was sharp, responsive, solid, and got great gas mileage. It would go well over a hundred yet get as much as 37 miles to the gallon with it’s 4 cylinder DOHC Fuel Injected engine and 5 speed. We sure got our monies worth out of that car. She paid about $13,000 brand new. $3000 less than the comparable Toyota or Mazda she looked at. We owned it for 13 years racking up over 135,000 miles. It never had a major breakdown. Cost of ownership was low. We sold it because we outgrew it, it was small. Because of the plastic body it looked as good on the outside when we sold it as the day she bought it. We got $750 for it and the couple who bought it was thrilled. My Brother in law bought his Saturn 4 door sedan from his sister for $700.00 He has now run it up to over 175,000 miles. Regularly gets over 35mpg on the highway and loves it. and he is a Car Fanatic. The point to all this is Saturn was and is building the kind of cars that the Government says GM needs to build to survive. They have a full line now from their small cars, to bigger sedans, small SUV’s, and even Sports Car . Plus they sell a flex fuel and a hybrid. So I was shocked to see GM is closing them on November 9th. What sense does that make? And if they weren’t selling then what kind of little green econobox will GM make in Detroit that will sell? I just don’t get it. If you do, please write and explain it to me, I’d love to understand. Thanks, Spiney

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The State Newspaper of Russia Pravda declared that Capitalism had died with a whimper.  They beat us at our own game without firing a shot. Joining in the frey our old buddy Hugo Chavez of Venezuela also declared that Capitalism is dead.  Here is the English transaction of the Pravda story:

President Obama shakes hands with Hugo Chavez

It must be said, that like the breaking of a great dam, the American decent into Marxism is happening with breath taking speed, against the back drop of a passive, hapless sheeple, excuse me dear reader, I meant people.

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True, the situation has been well prepared on and off for the past century, especially the past twenty years. The initial testing grounds was conducted upon our Holy Russia and a bloody test it was. But we Russians would not just roll over and give up our freedoms and our souls, no matter how much money Wall Street poured into the fists of the Marxists.

Those lessons were taken and used to properly prepare the American populace for the surrender of their freedoms and souls, to the whims of their elites and betters.

First, the population was dumbed down through a politicized and substandard education system based on pop culture, rather then the classics. Americans know more about their favorite TV dramas then the drama in DC that directly affects their lives. They care more for their “right” to choke down a McDonalds burger or a BurgerKing burger than for their constitutional rights. Then they turn around and lecture us about our rights and about our “democracy”. Pride blind the foolish.

Then their faith in God was destroyed, until their churches, all tens of thousands of different “branches and denominations” were for the most part little more then Sunday circuses and their televangelists and top protestant mega preachers were more then happy to sell out their souls and flocks to be on the “winning” side of one pseudo Marxist politician or another. Their flocks may complain, but when explained that they would be on the “winning” side, their flocks were ever so quick to reject Christ in hopes for earthly power. Even our Holy Orthodox churches are scandalously liberalized in America.

The final collapse has come with the election of Barack Obama. His speed in the past three months has been truly impressive. His spending and money printing has been a record setting, not just in America’s short history but in the world. If this keeps up for more then another year, and there is no sign that it will not, America at best will resemble the Wiemar Republic and at worst Zimbabwe.

These past two weeks have been the most breath taking of all. First came the announcement of a planned redesign of the American Byzantine tax system, by the very thieves who used it to bankroll their thefts, loses and swindles of hundreds of billions of dollars. These make our Russian oligarchs look little more then ordinary street thugs, in comparison. Yes, the Americans have beat our own thieves in the shear volumes. Should we congratulate them?

Well what do you think?  Have we traded away the Capitalistic system that made our country great for government bailouts. Instead of digging in and making it right ourselves we turned to our government to help us. But with that help you give up freedom, and indebt yourself and your children for the next 50 years to pay off that quick little bailout. Wake up little sheep before we all have tags on our ears or brands on our ass making us property of the USG. Is that what you really want? Do you realize how far and fast we have fallen in such a short time. I long for Bill, Hillary and Monica. Those were the best of times.  Tell me what you think Spiney.

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In an interview with C-span over the Memorial Day weekend President Obama stated the obvious America is Broke.

Steve Scully of C-Span asked the President the following:    “SCULLY: You know the numbers, $1.7 trillion debt, a national deficit of $11 trillion. At what point do we run out of money?”  President Obama answered “Well we are there right now.” If this is the case and it is why do we wake up everyday to new proposals for another $30 billion for a bankrupt GM, $10-11 Trillion for National Healthcare. When your broke should you not cut back on spending instead of digging yourself in deeper?  Makes sense to me.  And how will we pay for all this new spending? More taxes for everyone.  Yes even though the President campaigned with a promise that only persons making over $250K a year would see tax increases, and the masses would see tax reductions, we are all in for huge increases in taxes. They have proposed a whole bunch of new taxes to pay for health care.  1st they want to tax food that’s bad for us starting with soda. Most all of us drink soda. I certainly do everyday though for me its been all diet for about 10 years and caffeine free for about 2.  There will be a new tax on every can & bottle of soda.  Then the whopper a VAT or Value Added Tax on everything that is sold.  this is basically a national sales tax on top of the sales tax your state or city already imposes. they are talking around 20-25%.  So if an when this passes in PA which already has a 6% sales tax a $150 I-pod will set you back $189 based on a 20% VAT. There’s change you can believe in.  They also want to tax health care benefits provided by your employer for the first time ever. So there will be less in your paycheck to buy the more expensive things you still need and want. Now this will really help an ailing economy. Let’s see you’ll have less take home pay to buy things with. So you’ll be less inclined to buy things, especially since they now cost at least 20% more. So we buy less, this slows down the economy, the Government gets less tax income, more people lose their jobs because we can’t afford to buy things. Yeah that will work.  But at least your get FREE health care! Wake up people nothing is free.  This Free health care may be the most expensive Free thing you ever got to the point where it bankrupts our country. Think about it, and please respond and tell me what You Think.  Thanks, Spiney

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A 23-year-old convert to Islam with “political and religious motives” killed a soldier just out of basic training and wounded another in a targeted attack on a military recruiting center in Arkansas, police said.

This person was supposedly being watched as a suspected terrorist. Obviously he was not being watched close enough. Now two young patriots have been killed not on the battlefield but right here in the United States. Oh they are already playing this down as not being a terrorist attack, but what else do you call it.

So do we really want to bring the prisoners from Gitmo onto US soil. And maybe release many of them here too. Is that a real smart idea? If they are not imminent threats and have been held wrongfully, then re-patriot them to their home country. Pay them restitution and give them all the apologies etc they deserve. But don’t let them lose in the US especially after they are legitimately pissed off for being imprisoned. And those who we caught on the battlefield who are real terrorist or enemy combatants. They have already declared Jihad against the US. They must be kept prisoner. To let them loose is just asking for them to kill a soldier or private citizen, or thousands of them like in 9/11.
You don’t set someone loose who has declared their will is to kill as many Americans as possible. Unless you are a total idiot. And if you feel a need to let them loose, here’s an idea, let them come live with you if you trust them so much.

Here is the rest of the story. My heartfelt condolences and prayers go out to the families and friends of these brave patriots cut down in their prime. The story is credited to ABC and FoxNews

The suspect, Abdulhakim Mujahid Muhammad, reportedly had been under investigation by an FBI joint terrorism task force after he traveled to Yemen and was arrested there for using a Somali passport. The probe was in its early stages and based on Muhammad’s trip to Yemen, according to ABC News.

While there, Muhammad — a U.S. citizen from Memphis who is a convert to Islam and was previously known as Carlos Bledsoe — studied jihad with an Islamic scholar, Jihadwatch.org reported.

Muhammad told authorities that he approached the recruiting center in Little Rock by car on Monday and started shooting at two soldiers in uniform, according to a police report.

The two soldiers who were shot had completed basic training within the past two weeks and were not regular recruiters

William Long, 23, died, and Quinton Ezeagwula, 18, was wounded and in stable condition, according to Thomas.

Police said an assault rifle and other weapons were found in Muhammad’s car when he was arrested.

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I had this e-mail forwarded to me today from a friend.  As I read it I got very upset. But being responsible before I forwarded to all my friends and posted it here on my blog I called the dealership to confirm it was true. I spoke to their receptionist. She told me unfortunately it is true. I told her I was very sorry to hear that and I would do what I could to get the word out. And also ask people to contact their representatives to ask how this could happen in America.  So please take the time to read this plea from a fellow American who is having his livelihood stolen from him, with help from the United States Government.
Letter from a Dodge dealer

My name is George C. Joseph. I am the sole owner of Sunshine
Dodge-Isuzu, a family owned and operated business in
Melbourne, Florida. My family bought and paid for this
automobile franchise 35 years ago in 1974. I am the second
generation to manage this business.

We currently employ 50+ people and before the economic
slowdown we employed over 70 local people. We are active in
the community and the local chamber of commerce. We deal
with several dozen local vendors on a day to day basis and
many more during a month. All depend on our business for
part of their livelihood. We are financially strong with
great respect in the market place and community. We have
strong local presence and stability.

I work every day the store is open, nine to ten hours a
day. I know most of our customers and all our employees.
Sunshine Dodge is my life.

On Thursday, May 14, 2009 I was notified that my Dodge
franchise, that we purchased, will be taken away from my
family on June 9, 2009 without compensation and given
to another dealer at no cost to them. My new vehicle
inventory consists of 125 vehicles with a financed balance
of 3 million dollars. This inventory becomes impossible to
sell with no factory incentives beyond June 9, 2009.
Without the Dodge franchise we can no longer sell a new
Dodge as “new,” nor will we be able to do any
warranty service work. Additionally, my Dodge parts
inventory, (approximately $300,000.) is virtually worthless
without the ability to perform warranty service. There is no
offer from Chrysler to buy back the vehicles or parts
inventory.

Our facility was recently totally renovated at
Chrysler’s insistence, incurring a multi-million dollar
debt in the form of a mortgage at Sun Trust Bank.

HOW IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA CAN THIS HAPPEN?

THIS IS A PRIVATE BUSINESS NOT A GOVERNMENT ENTITY

This is beyond imagination! My business is being stolen
from me through NO FAULT OF OUR OWN. We did NOTHING wrong.

This atrocity will most likely force my family into
bankruptcy. This will also cause our 50+ employees to be
unemployed. How will they provide for their families? This
is a total economic disaster.

HOW CAN THIS HAPPEN IN A FREE MARKET ECONOMY IN THE UNITED
STATES OF AMERICA?

I beseech your help, and look forward to your reply. Thank
you.

Sincerely,

George C. Joseph
President &Owner

Sunshine Dodge-Isuzu

Please think about what is happening here. This is the kind of thing that happens in communist and fascist countries, not in the United States. What happens to this man today could happen to you, your employer, your family tomorrow unless people stand up and say No More.  Think about it.  What’s your take on this? Spiney

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