An off the subject topic, but as a firm believer that the afternoon siesta is truly beneficial in restoring the body, the researchers have come to the same conclusion. The folks at LiveScience.com report that Matthew Walker, a professor of psychology and neuroscience at the University of California, Berkeley has co-authored a study showing that volunteers in a study who napped scored higher on memorization tests following the siesta. Now I think I have a good excuse for the wife when she asks what i’m doing on the couch, I can just tell her go read this.
I read an interesting article today on the Texas Nationalist Website from a gentleman who recently moved after 15 years in Michigan to Texas. The gentleman laid out his history and pretty concise, if not misquided, reasons for joining the Texas Nationalist Movement.
The reasoning that struck me was the oft repeated Glen Beck/Tea Bagger mantra of President Obama appointing Czars who report to only him, bailing out GM, taxes taxes and more taxes. You can easily see that the gentleman has only one news outlet, the so called Fox News Channel. If the proof cited is that President Obama is functioning completely outside the constraints of Congress, why was their no call for the President’s head when President Bush was doing the same. President Bush appointed 49 Czars over his 8 years in office to a total of 33 offices. President Obama has appointed 41 to a total of 37 offices. BuÂ in fairness to both Presidents one must look at the Positions the so called Czars held. Are they really so outside the scope of what is needed to run a government?
|Czar title||Official title||Tenure||Type of Appointment||Appointing Administration|
|Foreign aid czar||Administrator of the (USAID)||2006-2007||President nominated, Senate confirmed||George W. Bush|
|czar, Afghanistan andPakistan czar||Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan||2009-2010||President appointed||Barack Obama|
|AIDS czar||Director of the Office of National AIDS Policy||2001-2002||President appointed||Bush, George W.|
|AIDS czar||Director of the Office of National AIDS Policy||2002-2003||President appointed||George W. Bush|
|AIDS czar||Director of the Office of National AIDS Policy||2004-2006||President appointed||George W. Bush|
|AIDS czar||Director of the Office of National AIDS Policy||2009-present||President appointed||Barack Obama|
|Asian Carp czar||Director of Office of Economic Opportunity||2010-present||Council on Environmental Quality selected||Barack Obama|
|auto czar, car czar||Treasury Advisor, Head of the Auto Task Force||2009 Feb-Jul||Sec. of Treasury appointed||Barack Obama|
|auto czar, car czar||Senior Advisor President’s Automotive Task Force||2009-present||President appointed||Barack Obama|
|auto recovery czar, autoworker czar||Member Presidential Task Force on the Auto Industry, Director of Recovery for Auto Communities and Workers||2009-present||President appointed||Barack Obama|
|bank bailout czar, TARP czar||United States Assistant Secretary of the Treasury forFinancial Stability||2009-present||President nominated, Senate confirmed||Barack Obama|
|bioethics czar||Advisor to the President, Chairman of The President’s Councilon Bioethics||2001-2005||(New position), Exec order, President appointed||GeorgeÂ W. Bush|
|bird flu czar||Assistant Secretary of Health and Human Services, Advisortothe President for Public Health Emergency Preparedness||2004-2006||(New position), President appointed||George W. Bush|
|birth control czar||Deputy Assistant Secretary of Population Affairs, DepartmentofHealth and Human||2006-2007||President appointed||George W. Bush|
|border czar||Special Representative forBorder Affairs, Dept of HomelandSecurity,||2009-present||Sec of Homeland Security appointed||Barack Obama|
|budget czar||Director of the Office of Management andBudget||2001-2003||President nominated, Senate Confirmed||George W. Bush|
|budget czar||Director of the Office of Management and Budget||2003-2006||President nominated, Senate confirmed||George W. Bush|
|budget czar||Director of the Office of Management and Budget||2006-2007||President nominated, Senate confirmed||George W. Bush|
|cleanup czar||Assistant Secretary for EnvironmentalManagement, Department of Energy(nuclear clean up)||2001-2004||President nominated, Senate confirmed||George W. Bush|
|cleanup czar||Assistant Secretary for Environmental Management, Departmentof Energy (nuclear clean up)||2005-2008||Sec. of Energy appointed, Senate confirmed||George W. Bush|
|climate czar||Special Envoy for Climate Change||2009||Sec. of State appointed||Barack Obama|
|climate czar, energy czar, global warmingczar||Assistant to the President for Energy and Climate Change||2009-present||(New position)||Barack Obama|
|copyright czar||Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator||2009-present||(New position)||George W. Bush|
|copyright czar||Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator||2009-present||(first at position)||Barack Obama|
|communications czar||Counselor to the President, Special counselor to the President||2005-2007||President appointed||George W. Bush|
|compensation czar, Gulf claims czar, pay czar||Special Master for TARP Executive Compensation||2009-present||Sec. of Treasury appointed||Barack Obama|
|cyber security czar, cyber czar||Special Advisor to the President on Cybersecurity, Office ofManagement and Budget (OMB)||2001 Oct-2003 Feb||(New position), President appointed||George W. Bush|
|cyber security czar, cyber czar||Director, National Cyber SecurityCenter||2008â€“2009||(New position), Presidential directive, President appointed||George W. Bush|
|cyber security czar, cyber czar||Director of the White House Office of Cybersecurity,Cybersecurity Coordinator||Office created May 31, 2009.||Acting czar May-July, 2009; resigned ||Barack Obama|
|cyber security czar, cyber czar||Director of the White House Office of Cybersecurity,Cybersecurity Coordinator||Office created May 31, 2009.||2009â€“Present]||Barack Obama|
|democracy czar||Deputy National Security Advisor for Global Democracy Strategy||2005-2008||President appointed||George W. Bush|
|domestic policy czar||Chief Domestic PolicyCoordinator, Assistant to the President and Senior Advisor to thePresident, White
House Deputy Chief of Staff
|2004â€“2006||President appointed||George W. Bush|
|domestic violence czar||Advisor to the President and the Vice President on DomesticViolence and Sexual Assault Issues||2009||Vice President appointed||Barack Obama|
|drug czar||Director, National Drug Control Policy||2001-2009||President nominated, Senate confirmed||George W. Bush|
|drug czar||Director, National Drug Control Policy (cabinet rank removed)||2009-present||President nominated, Senate confirmed||Barack Obama|
|economic czar, big-picture economic czar||Chairman, Economic RecoveryAdvisory Board||2009||President appointed||Barack Obama|
|ethics czar, transparency czar||special counsel to the president for ethics and governmentreform||2009â€“2010||(New position), Exec order, President appointed||Barack Obama|
|ethics czar, transparency czar||White House Counsel||2010â€“present||President appointed||BarackÂ Obama|
|faith-based czar, faith czar||Director, White House Office of Faith-Based and CommunityInitiatives||2001-2002||(New position), Exec order, President appointed||George W. Bush|
|faith-based czar, faith czar||Director, White House Office of Faith-Based and CommunityInitiatives||2002-2006||President appointed||George W. Bush|
|faith-based czar, faith czar||Director, White House Office of Faith-Based and CommunityInitiatives||2006-2008||President appointed||George W. Bush|
|faith-based czar||Director of the WhiteHouse Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships||2009-present||President appointed||Barack Obama|
|food safety czar||Assistant Commissioner for Food Protection||2007-2008||President appointed||George W. Bush|
|global AIDS czar||Coordinator of U.S.Government Activities to Combat HIV/AIDS Globally with the rank ofAmbassador||2003-2006||(New position), President nominated, Senate confirmed||George W. Bush|
|global AIDS czar||Coordinator of U.S.Government Activities to Combat HIV/AIDSGlobally, with the rank of Ambassador||2006â€“2009||President nominated, Senate confirmed||George W. Bush|
|Great Lakes czar||Special Advisor to the EPA Administrator||2009â€“present||EPA appointed||Barack Obama|
|green-jobs czar||Special Advisor for Green Jobs, Enterprise, and Innovation atthe White House, Member of the White House Council on EnvironmentalQuality||2009 Apr-Sep||President appointed||Barack Obama|
|Guantanamo Base closure czar||US Department of State SpecialEnvoy||2009-present||Sec. of Stateappointed||Barack Obama|
|health czar||Director of the White House Office ofHealth Reform and Counselor to the President||2009-present||Exec Order||Barack Obama|
|health czar for the World Trade Center (WTC)||Special coordinator to respond to health effects of September11 attacks, World Trade Center (WTC) Medical Monitoring and TreatmentProgram, also served as Director, National Institute for Occupational
Safety and Health
|2006-2008||President Appointed||George W. Bush|
|health IT czar||NationalCoordinator for Health Information Technology, Department of Healthand Human Services||2004-2006||(New position), Exec order, appointed by Sec. of HHS||GeorgeÂ W. BushÂ|
|health IT czar||NationalCoordinator for Health Information Technology, Department of Healthand Human Services||2009 –||Exec order, appointed by Sec. of HHS||Barack Obama|
|homeland security czar||Assistant to the President for Homeland Security andCounterterrorism||2001-2002||(New position), Exec Order, President appointed||George W. Bush|
|homeland security czar||Secretary,U.S. Department of Homeland Security||2003-2004||(New position), Legislation enacted, President nominated,Senate confirmed||George W. Bush|
|homeland security czar||Secretary, U.S. Department of Homeland Security||2005-2009||President nominated, Senate confirmed||George W. Bush|
|homeless czar, homelessness czar||Executive Director, United States Interagency Councilon Homelessness||2002-2008||President appointed||George W. Bush|
|Gulf Coast reconstruction czar, hurricane Katrina recoveryczar||Federal Coordinator of Hurricane Katrina Recovery Effort||2005-2008||President appointed||George W. Bush|
|information czar, infotech czar||ChiefInformation Officer at the White House||2009-present||(New position), created by statute, President appointed||Barack Obama|
|intelligence czar||Director ofNational Intelligence||2005-2007||(New position), Congress mandated, President nominated,Senate confirmed||George W. Bush|
|intelligence czar||Director of National Intelligence||2007-2009||President nominated, Senate confirmed||George W. Bush|
|intelligence czar||Director ofNational Intelligence||2009-present||President nominated, Senate confirmed||Barack Obama|
|Iran czar||Special Advisor for the Persian Gulf and Southwest Asia(which includes Iran)||2009-present||President appointed||Barack Obama|
|manufacturing czar||Assistant Secretary for manufacturing and services, U.S.Commerce Department||2004-2007||(New position), President nominated, Senate confirmed||George W. Bush|
|manufacturing czar||Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Manufacturing and Services||2007â-2008||President nominated, Senate confirmed||George W. Bush|
|manufacturing czar||Senior Counselor for Manufacturing Policy||2009-present||President appointed||Barack Obama|
|Middle East czar||Special Envoy for Middle East Peace||2009-present||Sec. of State appointed||Barack Obama|
|mine safety czar||Assistant Secretary of Labor for Mine Safety and Health||2006-2008||Recess appointmentâ€”2 prior presidential nominations wererejected by the Senate||George W. Bush|
|performance czar||United StatesChief Performance Officer and Deputy Director for Management at theOffice of
Management and Budget
|2009-present||President nominated, Senate confirmed||Barack Obama|
|policy czar||Assistant to the President for Policy and Strategic Planning||2005-2006||President appointed||George W. Bush|
|public diplomacy czar||Special Advisor to the President, Undersecretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs||2005-2007||President nominated, Senate confirmed||George W. Bush|
|public diplomacy czar||Undersecretary of State for Public Affairs and Public Diplomacy||2008-2009||President nominated, Senate confirmed||George W. Bush|
|reading czar||President’s Advisor on Reading First Initiative, Member ofthe President’s Commission on Excellence in Special Education||2001-2005||President appointed||George W. Bush|
|regulatory czar||Director of the Office ofInformation and Regulatory Affairs Office of Management and Budget||2001-2006||President nominated, Senate confirmed||George W. Bush|
|regulatory czar||Director of the Office ofInformation and Regulatory AffairsOffice of Management and Budget||2006-2009||Recess appointment, nominee did not receive a Senate vote||George W. Bush|
|regulatory czar||Director of the Office ofInformation and Regulatory AffairsOffice of Management and Budget||2009-present||President nominated, Senate confirmed||Barack Obama|
|science czar||Science Advisor to the President, Director, White HouseOffice of Science and Technology Policy||2001 Oct-2009 Jan||President nominated, Senate confirmed||George W. Bush|
|science czar||Director of the Office of Scienceand Technology Policy||2009-present||President nominated, Senate confirmed||Barack Obama|
|stimulus accountability, stimulus oversight||Chairman, Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board||2009||(New position), created by statute, President appointed||Barack Obama|
|technology czar, chief technology czar||Associate Director of the White House Office of Science andTechnology Policy, ChiefTechnology Officer (CTO), Assistant to the President||2009-present||President nominated, Senate confirmed||Barack Obama|
|terrorism czar||National coordinator for security, infrastructure protectionand counter-terrorism, cabinet level rank removed||2001 Jan-Oct||(Held over from prior administration) President Clintonappointed||George W. Bush|
|terrorism czar, counterterrorism czar||National Director for Combating Terrorism, Deputy NationalSecurity Advisor||2001 Nov-2002 Jun||(New position), President appointed||George W. Bush|
|terrorism czar||Assistant to the President for Homeland Security andCounterterrorism||2009||President appointed||Barack Obama|
|urban affairs czar||Director of the White HouseOffice of Urban Affairs Policy||2009-present||Exec Order, President appointed||Barack Obama|
|war czar||Assistantto the President and Deputy National Security Advisor for Iraq andAfghanistan||2007-present||(New position), President nominated, Senate confirmed||George W. Bush|
|war czar||Assistantto the President and Deputy National Security Advisor for Iraq andAfghanistan||2007â€“present||(Held over from prior administration) President Bushnominated, Senate confirmed||BarackÂ Obama|
|weapons czar||UnderSecretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics(AT&L)||2009||President nominated, Senate confirmed||Barack Obama|
|weapons of mass destruction czar, nonproliferationczar||Special Assistant to the President and White HouseCoordinator for Arms Control and Weapons of Mass Destruction,Proliferation, and Terrorism||2009-present||President appointed||Barack Obama|
|weatherization czar||Program Manager, Office of Weatherization andIntergovernmental Program, U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of EnergyEfficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)||2008-present||Career incumbent, retained from George W. Bush administration||George W. Bush,Barack Obama|
And of course he makes no mention of President Bush’s TARP Bailout of the Banks/Wall Street, or of the fact that the federal tax rate under President Obama is the lowest since the Eisenhower administration during the 1950’s.
He further states that the government is wasting on crisis of all purposes by people not representing him. Did he not vote in the past elections? Just because his side, which one must assume by his retorhic is in the minority, is no longer in control this spending is now unconstitutional.
Now I do not agree with all that is going on in Washington, I do not agree though that it is on the unconstitutional levelÂ When President Bush was in office, I felt many of his spending priorities were wrong but he and his party were the ones in power and therefore have the say so. Just because a non-white President from the opposition party, the party we did not vote for, is leading in the way he thinks are in the best interest of the country should not lead us to the level of what some would say is the treasonous act of secesseding from the Union. And do not think that Washington would just let us Texans just peacefully walk away.
The so called Texas Patriots Secessionists just held a rally at the Capitol in Austin to celebrate Texas Independence Day. The group rallied on the steps of the Capitol amid their usual verbiage, signs and historical Texas flags. These Nationalist Texans claim they want to save the state by seceding from the United States. The outrage the group expressed was almost identical to that of the Tea Parties. The speakers expressed their perceived disgust for the growing national debt and the federal government’s treatment of Texas.
The continual mantra that Texas knows how and can take better care of itself than Washington was spoken of by Lauren Savage the vice president of the Texas nationalist Movement. Savage went on to say that they are here to raise interest in the legislature of the possibility of secession to cure the ills of America.
“This is a cake that’s been baking for 85 years,” said Cary Wise, membership director of the Texas Nationalist Movement. “All this administration has done is light the candles.”
The secessionists say they are fed up with federal mandates, the burden of unsustainable taxes and disregarded votes. They claim that secession has been a long time coming and are demanding that state lawmakers introduce a bill that would allow Texans to vote on whether to declare independence.
The Secessionists are none too pleased with their Secessionist Governor Perry and claim he is a fraud and like the other leaders who claim they conservative but once in office become the same as those in Washington, nothing but big government proponents. Perry was even called out to debate the group, but as usual he was not at the the Capitol.
One unique demonstration was used by Gerry Donaldson, host of Our Constitution: Foundation and Principles Radio Show. Claiming that taxes are weighing down Texans and are ultimately unsustainable. A fellow secessionist held a bucket which Donaldson placed bricks in to demonstrate the burden dozens of taxes place on Texans throughout their lives. Just like the Tea Partiers in Washington, Donaldson says he is getting a committee together that will review every bill proposed by state lawmakers and determine if it is constitutional.
It is noted that none of the Tea Partying Republicans and tenthers who continuously harp on the illegality of what the federal government is laying waste to Texas on were among the speakers. Was this group too far out on the fringe for even them? Funny too as was stated in an earlier post, not long ago Texas could not even take care of itself by providing enough electricity to it’s peoples during a recent winter storm. But what is not funny is if the secessionists had their way you would using wood for heat and paying gold for it if you are fortunate enough.
As if it ain’t bad enough that we’re sitting here freezing our badukas off, Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT), the operator of about 75% of our state’s power grid, ordered rolling blackouts to reduce power demands today. Now I’ll admit I’m not a rocket scientist, but I’d swear I’ve heard many folks using the rallying cry that Texas can take care of herself, we have all the oil and resources we need. Hmmmm.
Now this evening the news reports most of us will have higher electric bills because of the catchup time heaters have. Crap, so shut the electricity off just so we can use more to get back to where we were. Sounds like a scam to me. And how in the world, I mean Texas, did one company get control of 75% of the electric grid? Donations to our favorite Secessionist Gov’nor no doubt.
The Newly Minted King of Texas, celebrating his lifetime position on the peoples payroll, has come out with a novel way to selectively secede from the United States, claiming that opting out of Social Security the State of Texas can save $60 billion. King Perry states in his book “Fed Up! Our Fight to Save America From Washington,” that “I’ve got the best job in the world, and I want to keep it”. Tom Petty says it best “It’s good to be King”.
King Perry and the Right Wing Aristocracy in Texas desperatly wanting to keep their security on the people’s pauyroll, convienently omitted, prior to the election, that Texas is looking at a bigger budget deficit than the left coasters they love to rail on. To meet this deficit, the Aristocracy Party’s seceder crowd lawmakers are proposing an unprecedented solution.
These far-right aritocrats are pushing the idea that the state could save the state by dropping out of the federal Medicaid program. Moderate Republicans who wish to be full members of the Aristoctrat Pary and not be thrown to the pitchfork crowd by being labeled, the nasty word RINO or worse yet “Liberal”, are studying the proposal behind closed doors. The Aristocratic Louie the XVI’s party advisers on health care policy, The Heritage Foundation, the aristocratic research organization, claims that Texas could save $60 billion from 2013 to 2019 by opting out of Medicaid and the Children€™s Health Insurance Program, dropping coverage for acute care but continuing to finance long-term care services.
The Aristocrat Party State Representative from Pampa, Warren Chisum who has entered the race for Speaker of the House states that €œWith Obamacare mandates coming down, we have a situation where we cannot reduce benefits or change eligibility€ to cut costs, said . €œThis system is bankrupting our state,€ he said. €œWe need to get out of it. And with the budget shortfall we€™re anticipating, we may have to act this year.€
The Texas Health and Human Services Commission has 3.6 million children, people with disabilities and impoverished Texans enrolled in Medicaid and CHIP. So in other words the Aristocrat Party’s new line is “Let them eat Cake”.
The Texas Nationalist Movement leader Daniel Miller went to Austin recently to address the state Senate Health Sub-Committee on the implications of the recently-passed health-care “reform” legislation. Mr Miller reports that our legislators “…were discussing electronic medical data exchange and increasing the accessibility to health care, seemingly oblivious to the outrage that most Texans are experiencing and don’t know what to do other than continue to go through the motions. ” Like all politicians on any level, the number one role of any office holder is to get re-elected. This is definitely not a top tier re-election issue the legislators want their names associated with in the upcoming election season.
He reports “We heard what has grown to be the mantra of many in the Tea Party groups. ‘If we can elect Republicans and take over the Congress and the Presidency then everything will be perfect.’ While this may make for somewhat of a plan, it’s obvious that it’s not much of one.” Again even our Republican legislators want to get re-elected and this is definately not a top tier re-election issue the legislators want their names associated with in the upcoming election season.
Mr. Miller reports he had the chance to speak directly with Texas Gov. Rick Perry, and urged the Governor to put the matter of independence to a vote. Gov. Perry who is in a close re-election battle response was “Keep up what you’re doing. I support you.”
The Republicans and Tea Partiers speak often of restoring Constitutional government by ousting the Democrats and electing Tea Party and Conservative members. Mr. Miller believes this won’t work because of the sheer volume of things which would have to be done to accomplish a return to Constitutional government:
That would include:
1. Repeal 16th Amendment (Income Tax)
2. Repeal 17th Amendment (Direct Election of Senators)
3. Repeal 23rd Amendment (Electors for Washington DC)
4. Repeal Federal Reserve Act
5. Restore gold & silver backed currency
6. Repeal €œexecutive orders€ that effect things outside of the executive branch
of the government
7. Repeal PATRIOT Act
8. Repeal National Healthcare
9. Repeal No Child Left Behind
10. Amend Constitution to properly define interstate commerce
11. Bring the National Guard home and place them under the command of the Governor
12. Restore the State Militia system
13. Defeat or repeal Cap and Trade
14. Repeal American Heritage Rivers Initiative
15. Eliminate Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms
16. Place troops on the border to secure it
17. End birthright citizenship
18. Eliminate the Bureau of Land Management
19. Eliminate the Department of Education –
He really dislike this one as it is listed twice – here and # 26
20. Eliminate the EPA
21. Repeal the Emergency and War Powers Act
22. Repeal NAFTA
23. Eliminate Personal Income Tax Division of the IRS
24. Eliminate National Endowment for the Arts
25. Eliminate National Wild Horse and Burro Program
26. Eliminate Dept. of Education
27. Eliminate Dept of Energy
28. Eliminate FEMA
Forget about the folks who live on the Gulf Coast
29. Eliminate FDIC
30. Eliminate Freddy Mac & Fannie Mae
31. Eliminate Administration on Aging
32. Eliminate Administration for Children and Families
33. Eliminate Administration on Developmental Disabilities
34. Eliminate Administration for Native Americans
35. Eliminate Children’s Bureau
36. Eliminate Family and Youth Services Bureau
37. Eliminate Head Start Bureau (HSB)
Forget about the Kiddos
38. Eliminate Healthy Marriage Initiative (HMI)
39. Eliminate Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
40. Eliminate Office of Child Support Enforcement (OCSE)
41. Eliminate Office of Community Services Block Grant (OCS)
42. Eliminate Office of Family Assistance (OFA)
43. Eliminate Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
44. Eliminate Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR)
45. Eliminate President’s Committee for People with Intellectual Disabilities (PCPID)
46. Eliminate Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
47. Eliminate Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR)
48. Eliminate Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)
Eliminate Social Security for our elderly, hmmmmmmm
49. Eliminate Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
50. Eliminate Indian Health Service (IHS)
51. Eliminate National Institutes of Health (NIH)
52. Eliminate Office for Civil Rights (OCR)
53. Eliminate Office of Minority Health (OMH)
54. Eliminate Program Support Center (PSC)
55. Eliminate Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Admin.(SAMHSA)
56. Eliminate Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology
57. Eliminate Center for Faith-Based and Community Initiatives (CFBCI)
58. Eliminate Employees’ Compensation Appeals Board (ECAB)
59. Eliminate Employment Standards Administration (ESA)
60. Eliminate The Office of Labor-Management Standards (OLMS)
61. Eliminate Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs (OWCP)
62. Eliminate Wage and Hour Division (WHD)
63. Eliminate Employment and Training Administration (ETA)
64. Eliminate Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA)
65. Eliminate Women’s Bureau (WB)
66. Eliminate Job Corps
67. Eliminate Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs
68. Eliminate Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs
69. Eliminate Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs
70. Eliminate Internet Access and Training Program
71. Eliminate Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs
72. Eliminate Bureau of Human Resources
73. Eliminate Bureau of Information Resource Management
74. Eliminate Bureau of Intelligence and Research
75. Eliminate Bureau for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs
76. Eliminate Bureau of International Organization Affairs
77. Eliminate Bureau of International Security and Nonproliferation
78. Eliminate Bureau of Legislative Affairs
79. Eliminate Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs
80. Eliminate Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs
81. Eliminate Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations
82. Eliminate Bureau of Political-Military Affairs
83. Eliminate Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration
84. Eliminate Bureau of Public Affairs
85. Eliminate Bureau of Resource Management
86. Eliminate Bureau of South Asian Affairs
87. Eliminate Bureau of Verification, Compliance, and Implementation
88. Eliminate Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs
89. Eliminate Office of International Information Programs
90. Eliminate Office of the Legal Adviser
91. Eliminate Office of Management Policy
92. Eliminate Office of Protocol
93. Eliminate Office of the Science and Technology Adviser
94. Eliminate Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons
95. Eliminate Office of War Crimes Issues (They blew the Bush war crimes)
96. Eliminate Bureau of the Public Debt
97. Eliminate Community Development Financial Institution Fund (CDFI)
98. Eliminate FHA
99. Eliminate HUD
We actually agree with some of the suggestions but come on we do have to have some compassion for our citizens.
An easier route Mr. Miller would like is for Texans to restore the limited government envisioned by the Founding Fathers by Seceding from the United States.
“Secession eliminates the Federal bureaucracy in Texas with one simple act,” he said. “Imagine it. No more bailouts. No more over-taxation. No more multi-generational debt. No more porous borders. No more tax and spend programs. No more oppressive Federal Government. No more.”
Mr. Miller said the TNM is continuing it’s effort statewide on the “Let Texas Decide” campaign with the goal of presenting a petition with more than a million signatures demanding the state put the issue of Texas independence before the voters to the Texas legislature Jan. 11, 2011. It is interesting that the “Let Texas Decide” campaign link is to a fund raiser for the TNM to fund The TNM programs.
We think a very telling moment is when the legislators sat stonefaced. Ya think. They need more than 6 months to spin that they are not supporting leaving the Union. So just wait til after the election and they will once again have the time to be your friend.
The Anti-American Right never ceases to amaze me. Any opportunity to bash the Obama Administration is cause for celebration. Whether the bashing is good for the country or not doesn’t matter. The bashers are in such a feeding frenzy the good of the country has been tossed aside. Take for example the latest attack on America. The US of A had a shot at hosting the Olympics in 2016. Not to mention the prestige that comes along with hosting the Games, but in such hard economic times, the wealth of job creation and the economic influx would seem something to be something to be celebrated. But alas, the right see this as a boon for their cause of bringing down the President and America along with him. Doesn’t matter who or what is hurt in the process. The only thing that matters is bringing down America to win their cause. Take Bill Kritols’ Weekly Standard. As soon as the word that Chicago had been rejected The Weekly Standard blogger John McCormack wrote on the magazine’s blog, “Chicago Loses! Chicago Loses!” and that “Cheers erupt at WEEKLY STANDARD world headquarters”. The post was removed shortly after the posting as it became apparent that maybe this would be seen as Anti-American. Think Progress was able to get a screen shot of the posting before it was removed, see it here.
Has the hatred for a half black president come to such the point that the opposition party sees that it’s only chance to bring him down and destroy his presidency is to destroy America?
A sad day inded. Chuck Norris, Karate Super Star. The ultimate good guy. The crime busting Texas Ranger. The Flag Desecrator?
Chuck recently wrote an article for WorldNetDaily in which he writes that the Tea Partiers find historical flags from the Revolutionary time period and fly them in front of their homes as a symbol of opposition to the Obama Administration policies.
Chuck writes “I suggest you fly some revolutionary flag in lieu of your 50 star flag over the next year or so. Post the 13-star Betsy Ross flag, Navy Jack or Gadsden flag (“Don’t Tread On Me”) or any representation that tells the story of Old Glory and makes a stand for our founders’ vision of America.”
Then he writes “If you insist on posting a modern USA flag too, then get one that has been tea stained, to show your solidarity with our founders.” WHAT? Our founders would not desecrate the flag they were spilling their blood for. We have soldiers in the field fighting for that very flag, a flag under which millions of brave young men have gone to battle under since the Revolution.
This is the same person who last year would have kicked the crap out of someone desecrating out flag. These same super patriots put everything they had the last few years into an Amendment to ban the desecration of Old Glory, but lately the Tea Partiers have come to show that they in fact hate our beloved flag. Back in August these same super patriots declared in Austin, on the steps of the Capitol, that they hated the American Flag.
Oh, but wait, Norris then writes “If you insist on posting a modern U.S.A. flag too, then get one that has been tea stained, ” The words “get one that has been tea stained” are linked to to the “WND superstore” that offers a “Tea Stained (Heritage) Mahogany 50-star Flag Kit” for $73.50.
So, this brings up a question. Does Norris really hate our American Flag, or is he riding the gravy train. Is he such a shill that he is using the Tea Partiers movement as a fund raising activity. The page on which the article appears seems to be one long upsale E-book. Look at the section after the article. More and more Anti-American drivel penned by my ex hero.
I am sure that there are many in the Tea Partier movement that have bought into the fact that a black man in the White House is going to be the ruination of the United States of America. But then what is really sickening is the hucksters who are only in it for the money. Man I hate that one of them has to be Norris.
An all time low in the eyes of Texas. Secessionist Candidates for Governor and 200 or so of their supporters held a rally on the Capital in Austin on Saturday August 29th. Larry Kilgore, American Hating Christian Activist, declared it from the steps of the Capitol. Mr. Kilgore was followed by fellow treasonous speakers, Debra Medina, also a candidate for Governor of Texas, Tracy Miller and Daniel Miller. It should be noted that since Fox News did not have any of their on air personalities on hand, Govenor Perry, who endorsed secession at the Fox News Austin Tea Party on April 15th, did not have the courage to attend. Mr. Kilgore attempts to convince the rally that secession would be a peaceful process and even in the event it gets dicey, the military will back the traitors as they have been dumped on too.
Ms. Medina calls the United States the Enemy and gives notice and cautions the enemy, the United States Government that we will not stand for them treading on her, nationalizing business and being facists. Ms Medina espouses the phrase common to the seccesionist traitors “we are aware that the tree of liberty is occasionally watered by the blood of tyrants and patriots”.
First two speakers, candidates for Texas Governor, hate the United States and call for the spilling of the blood of the leaders of the United States government.
Next comes Tracy Miller whose two minutes of fame come from protesting at Representative Sheila Jackson Lee’s Town Hall meeting. Ms. Miller reminds the crowd that she is sure they remember her from asking Representative Sheila Jackson Lee a question. Ms. Miller’s whole message is that Texas must secede because the National Health Reform proposal is violating everyone of there civil rights. It will even allow for her right to privacy being lost.
Next speaker is Daniel Miller, leader of the Texas Nationalist Movement who brings dire warnings that bloodshed should be expected and that he will be right behind those who stand up and fight the United States government when the call is made.
These American Hating Patriots seem to have one reason for demanding that Texas secede from the United States and that is that the rest of the idiots in the country elected a black man their President. They denounce every action the Obama administration has taken or even proposed to try and fix the mess left by their fellow Republicans. In their eyes this balck man is out to take total control of their very existence. They are afraid their redneck, all white way of life is coming to an end. Look thru the Rally participants and see if you see any black or brown faces.
The all white, super American Hating Patriotswere well behaved. They displayed the usual anti-Obama signs and cheered on the speakers in unison with Americn Hating rhetoric.
From a white Texans eyes, these so called Texas Patriots are nothing more than scumbag traitors and should be put up against a wall and shot.
his is not directly related to Texas Secession, however this is an email I recently recieved and with the the Anti American rhetoric being thrown by the Tea Baggers, I felt it was a good example of using patriotism as a front for advocating armed insurrection (“Congress please don’t underestimate the will of the American People, Americans will always fight for liberty”) against the very country they gushingly throw adoration on.
Notice the sponsors at the end. I thought I heard the Tea Bag rallies were non partisan, hmmmmmmm.
So without further ado…..
“This resulted from a Mom in Alabama asking her high school son to help with a commercial for the Tea Party she was involved in organizing.
Boy, does it slam the message home. Very impressive. Here is her note:
“I asked Justin if he could help me make a commercial for my group’s Tea Party. He sat down at the laptop for about an hour, and then brought this to me and asked, ‘is this okay, Mom?’
After I finished watching it, my stomach was in my throat.
Everyone that I have sent it to has really enjoyed it, so I wanted my friends to see it. I am so proud!”
A very powerful video…turn up the sound & sit back…!!!
Click on link below!”