Political Commentary & Cartoons

Saturday, October 2, 2010


How much do we care about our fellow Americans who are out of work? We are all affected by this issue because employment produces collected tax revenue which supports public employees and pays the necessary overhead of government. It affects every one of US from new born to retired right now and in our future. I care enough ot watch both sides and objectively analyze the solutions offered? We have that opportunity with the

10-2-10 RALLY

I will be challenging what I believe as a Conservative who looks at this much manpower and money and wonders why they do not take all of that manpower and the money those groups control and form businesses to compete against the “Rich People” businesses one at a time which, if they are right would snowball. I am a firm believer in Hayek over Keynes and so far believe that history bears out that conclusion as I see Cuba and Russia laying off public employees. I have no idea what the message will be at this rally, but there is a huge rally by the Left which is supported by groups including the Unions and Communist Party USA described by One Nation as, “This movement includes human and civil rights organizations, unions and trade associations, nonprofit organizations, youth and student groups, religious and other faith groups, educational, peace, environmental, and ethnic associations, and any other groups and individuals who are committed to pulling our country back together now.
These are some of the more than 400 organizations, representing tens of thousands of individuals who have endorsed the One Nation Working Together campaign. Join this historic moment:”

We have been warned by several sources from world news to the United Nations which has issued two reports on the employment problem worldwide and the resulting unrest which is predicted. Do we want to choose a way which avoids unrest in America? There is an article with links to the reports at

It starts, “The UN's International Labor Organization issued a report warning of social unrest in the wake of ongoing unemployment worldwide.”

Read more: http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/298359#ixzz11CvwLNKv


American workers are still unemployed in incredibly large numbers for a long period of time inflicting:

1. decreased ability to make mortgage payments and keep their home, much less cover their cost of living

2. a lack of access to employer connected health insurance – I favor portable non-employer connected health insurance, but employer connected is immediately available

3. diminishing skills and attitude

4. lower collected tax revenue driving up national debt and jeopardizing the entitlements currently in effect

5. and certain groups are singled out

Delphi workers are shut out as UAW workers are given a Health Care Tax exemption for Cadillac Health Insurance and their pension plans are protected with tax dollars


Andrew Breitbart questioned an entire group of protestors about their level of knowledge and ended up with a discussion with two protestors at a meeting where he was scheduled to speak. He found two rational people in the group, but this points out the need to be in rational debate rather than emotional, bumper stickers types of labels. Formulating a strategy, monitoring the results and correcting course deviations is basic management and our economic strategy results without addressing things like Fannie – Freddie appear to need some tune ups.


What would you do is a fair question and my answer is more involved, but based on the ideas in the following three videos and my faith in the American individual who, unfettered by overwhelming government controls such as the Health Reform requirement for business to 1099 anyone paid over $500.00 which diverts time and money from production to subservience. Seems to me that that requirement increases the need for psychiatric care of American Producers to deal with the frustration inflicted by a clueless or sadistic beauracracy.

This man employs people who have health insurance and makes a very simple suggestion. He is also expanding his foreign operation because China is more predictable than the USA at this time. That is the reason that business people who want to expand and make more money, but cannot forecast with any certainty in a time when Congress fails to create a budget and make a decision on the Bush tax cuts are not expanding and employing people..


Woodrow Wilson’s Progressive policies created the potential for a depression and we instead ended up with the Roaring 20s, a time of prosperity and invention under a Conservative administration. Coolidge was far from a brilliant orator, but his economic philosophy put America in economic overdrive. Compare this to testimony before a Congressional committee => “I say after eight years of this Administration we have just as much unemployment as when we started. ... And an enormous debt to boot!” -- Henry Morgenthau Jr.—pal, lunch companion and loyal secretary of the Treasury to President Franklin D. Roosevelt.

Woodrow Wilson had Edward L. Bernays, a propaganda master admired by Gerbil during WWII. Look at the following video and ask why we have a climate of diminished American business activity with an anti – business attitude by groups which have the talent and money to compete, but choose to be parasitic instead. This is shown to children – are they being taught critical thinking or being programmed.


Lynn Tilton, CEO of Patriarch Partners DOES PRESERVE JOBS and lays a plan for the government


Ask yourself why we would have a moratorium on Gulf oil exploration by Americans as we fund Mexico to do what Aemrican workers are prohibited from doing. We have also backed George Soros/Petrobras for Brazilian oil exploration while American workers are kept down. WHY?

Check out 10-2-10 and then compare it to 8-28 CSPANN at


which while not political is an indicator of what a lot of US would like to see, honoring the military who protect US and looking for values and character.

We have American workers unable to get employment and there is reason. The two very different philosophies create TWO VERY DIFFERENT RESULTS. Think about American workers, not party as you vote on November 2, 2010. Dr. Thomas Sowell has stated that he thinks that this is the most important election in American history.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010



I have included the FOUR PARAGRAPH Gettysburg Address later in this post because it was given to honor those who paid the price and in the fourth paragraph TO CHARGE those who enjoy that which was preserved. These words are very appropriate for US to review and ponder today.

When I contemplate the natural dignity of man; when I feel (for Nature has not been kind enough to me to blunt my feelings) for the honor and happiness of its character, I become irritated at the attempt to govern mankind by force and fraud, as if they were all knaves and fools, and can scarcely avoid disgust at those who are thus imposed upon.—Thomas Paine

“If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace.” — Tom Paine

“What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly.” -- Thomas Paine.

THANKS TO THE SACRIFICES OF THESE PEOPLE - OUR COUNTRY HAS BEEN SAFE FROM THE OUTSIDE Posted by littleguyusa on Friday, September 11, 2009 9:00:00 PM

This is a "THANK YOU!!" to our service people for putting their lives on hold and on the line without regard to a discussion of the wars in which they are involved. These people are the reason that we are still Americans without another country's rule and I just wanted to acknowledge them for giving me the opportunity to enjoy my life in America.

The One Finger Salute
Today at 7:05am
Read below pic before making judgment on 'The Finger' gesture and you'll understand....

Leading the fight is U S Marine Gunnery Sgt Michael Burghardt, known as 'Iron Mike' or just 'Gunny'. He is on his third tour in Iraq . He had become a legend in the bomb disposal world after winning the Bronze Star for disabling 64 IEDs and destroying 1,548 pieces of ordnance during his second tour. Then, on September 19, he got blown up. He had arrived at a chaotic scene after a bomb had killed four US Marines. He chose not to wear the bulky bomb protection suit. 'You can't react to any sniper fire and you get tunnel-vision,' he explains. So, protected by just a helmet and standard-issue flak jacket, he began what bomb disposal officers term 'the longest walk', stepping gingerly into a 5 foot deep and 8 foot wide crater. The earth shifted slightly and he saw a Senao base station with a wire leading from it. He cut the wire and used his 7 inch knife to probe the ground. 'I found a piece of red detonating cord between my legs,' he says. 'That's when I knew I was screwed.' Realizing he had been sucked into a trap, Sgt Burghardt, 35, yelled at everyone to stay back. At that moment, an insurgent, probably watching through binoculars, pressed a button on his mobile phone to detonate the secondary device below the sergeant's feet 'A chill went up the back of my neck and then the bomb exploded,' he recalls. 'As I was in the air I remember thinking, 'I don't believe they got me...' I was just ticked off they were able to do it. Then I was lying on the road, not able to feel anything from the waist down.' His fellow Marines cut off his trousers to see how badly he was hurt. None could believe his legs were still there 'My dad's a Vietnam vet who's paralyzed from the waist down,' says Sgt Burghardt. 'I was lying there thinking I didn't want to be in a wheelchair next to my dad and for him to see me like that. They started to cut away my pants and I felt a rea l sharp pain and blood trickling down. Then I wiggled my toes and I thought, 'Good, I'm in business.' As a stretcher was brought over, adrenaline and anger kicked in. 'I decided to walk to the helicopter. I wasn't going to let my team-mates see me being carried away on a stretcher.' He stood and gave the insurgents who had blown him up a one-fingered salute. 'I flipped them one.. It was like, 'OK, I lost that round but I'll be back next week.' Copies of a photograph depicting his defiance, taken by Jeff Bundy for the Omaha World-Herald, adorn the walls of homes across America and that of Col John Gronski, the brigade commander in Ramadi, who has hailed the image as an exemplar of the warrior spirit. Sgt Burghardt's injuries - burns and wounds to his legs and buttocks - kept him off duty for nearly a month and could have earned him a ticket home. But, like his father - who was awarded a Bronze Star and three Purple Hearts for being wounded in action in Vietnam - he stayed in Ramadi to engage in the battle against insurgents who are forever coming up with more ingenious ways of killing Americans.

Thank you for enduring the heat, the hard work and the sacrifices. I appreciate more than I will ever be able to show. Ross



Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth, upon this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.
Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived, and so dedicated, can long endure. We are met here on a great battlefield of that war. We have come to dedicate a portion of it as a final resting place for those who here gave their lives that that nation might live. It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this.

But in a larger sense we can not dedicate - we can not consecrate - we can not hallow this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled, here, have consecrated it far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note, nor long remember, what we say here, but can never forget what they did here.

It is for us, the living, rather to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they have, thus far, so nobly carried on. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us - that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they here gave the last full measure of devotion - that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain; that this nation shall have a new birth of freedom; and that this government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.

Listen to this interview and note Marcus Luttrel's description of his vote to let the goat herders go rather than to execute them and insure the team's safety. THE LIARS WHO HIDE THE TRUTH ABOUT OUR SERVICE PEOPLE AND PROMOTE ANYTHING WHICH THEY CAN FIND TO PROPAGANDIZE THE GULLIBLE work to the destruction of what we have because our military protects it. Perspective is incredibly important.
“What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly.” -- Thamas Paine
“If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or your arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen.” -- Samuel Adams


Memorial Day Was Born Out Of The Civil War In 1868 and the historian interviewed suggests that we take a moment to read the Gettysburg Address on Memorial Day.


In the Arms of an Angel - American Soldiers Tribute by Mushafugga at

with Music: Sarah McLachlan - Angel Download This Song: iTunes AmazonMP3
A tribute to all of our troops, and for my good friend SharpLugia!

with Music: Mark Schultz - Letters from War


Saturday, May 22, 2010


There is no excuse for the Arizona situation to go in the direction that it is going. Government should protect US and ease our life, not make it crazy and stir up hate and discontent. If the administration cared about the actual issues they would clearly state the issues and deal with them. There is something else going on because this administration has a lot of bright people and this is a management 101 level problem.

I want to see a nationally televised debate between President Barack Obama and Governor Jan Brewer on the issues that are of concern to the administration. I would be happy with a person with authority to speak for either of them with the understanding that they are speaking absolutely for that person's position.
The way this issue has been handled by the Whitehouse is astounding to me. I would expect a leader of a country to have contacted the Governor and discussed the issues of concern. From my perspective, I, instead, see a FOCUS ON FAILURE:

1. public statements disparaging the Arizona legislature passed and Governor Brewer signed and warning of what MIGHT HAPPEN = sounds like predictions of what did not happen at Tea Party Rallys

2. a threat by the Attorney General to look into challenging Arizona protecting itself with the statute

3. failing to acknowledge Arizona's response to fears of racial profiling with HR2162 which deals with racial profiling and allows the use of a drivers license if there is a legal contact. This makes Arizona law superior to the federal law and California state statute.

4. inviting a leader of a foreign country to speak against Arizona and agreeing with him which indicates an alliance of this administration with an invading nation against a state in what was the UNITED States of America.

5. failing to recognize that the inciting rhetoric and actions adversely affects the wellfare of the Arizona population, 30% of which is of Hispanic heritage. That is discrimination against American Hispanics by their ?fellow? Americans.

The only reasons which I can imagine for keeping Governor Brewer from discussing her situation with President Obama or someone he delegates confirm my fears of this administration's intentions for America.

Governor Brewer and her legislators heard the people voicing their fears of racial profiling (30% of Arizona population is of Hispanic descent) and dealt with it by passing House Bill 2162 prohibiting racial profiling and adding the drivers license as acceptable proof of citizenship. They want to protect their borders and citizens without abusing their citizens. Rather than focus on failure, they dealt with the issue by adding a clarification that is clear and easy to understand. I will post that section here and you may read the entire bill at


B. For any lawful contact stop, detention or arrest made by a law enforcement official or a law enforcement agency of this state or a law enforcement official or a law enforcement agency of a county, city, town or other political subdivision of this state in the enforcement of any other law or ordinance of a county, city or town or this state where reasonable suspicion exists that the person is an alien who and is unlawfully present in the United States, a reasonable attempt shall be made, when practicable, to determine the immigration status of the person, except if the determination may hinder or obstruct an investigation. Any person who is arrested shall have the person's immigration status determined before the person is released. The person's immigration status shall be verified with the federal government pursuant to 8 United States code section 1373(c). A law enforcement official or agency of this state or a county, city, town or other political subdivision of this state may not solely consider race, color or national origin in implementing the requirements of this subsection except to the extent permitted by the United States or Arizona Constitution. A person is presumed to not be an alien who is unlawfully present in the United States if the person provides to the law enforcement officer or agency any of the following:

1. A valid Arizona driver license.

2. A valid Arizona nonoperating identification license.

3. A valid tribal enrollment card or other form of tribal identification.

4. If the entity requires proof of legal presence in the United States before issuance, any valid United States federal, state or local government issued identification.

C. If an alien who is unlawfully present in the United States is convicted of a violation of state or local law, on discharge from imprisonment or on the assessment of any monetary obligation that is imposed, the United States immigration and customs enforcement or the United States customs and border protection shall be immediately notified.

D. Notwithstanding any other law, a law enforcement agency may securely transport an alien who the agency has received verification is unlawfully present in the united states and who is in the agency's custody to a federal facility in this state or to any other point of transfer into federal custody that is outside the jurisdiction of the law enforcement agency. A law enforcement agency shall obtain judicial authorization before securely transporting an alien who is unlawfully present in the United States to a point of transfer that is outside of this state.

The entire bill is available at: http://www.azleg.gov/legtext/49leg/2r/bills/sb1070s.pdf

There has been a lot of inciting rhetoric over the potential problems of this bill and there has been a video of the effect of racial profiling that this bill causes.
The misinformation counts on people looking at, but not reading the article because:
1. It is the federal government, ICE, demanding a birth certificate
2. The wife states that this has nothing to do with racial profiling and Arizona law
3. The bill does not go into effect until July 28, 2010
4. HB2162 prohibits racial profiling and allows a drivers license to be used as proof of citizenship

This article may be found at http://www.azfamily.com/news/91769419.html

and the last part points out the misrepresentation in using this for a demonstration of Arizona law possibilities with HB 2162. Jackie explains, “I have his social security card as well and mine. He's legit. It's the first time it's ever happened.”

Both were born in the United States and say they are now both infuriated that keeping important documents safely at home is no longer an option.

Jackie says, “It doesn't feel like it's a good way of life, to live with fear, even though we are okay, we are legal…still have to carry documents around.”

A representative at U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) returned 3TV’s calls after researching the incident and she said this was standard operating procedure.

The agents needed to verify Abdon was in the country legally and it is not uncommon to ask for someone's birth certificate.
She also said this has nothing to do with the proposed bill or racial profiling.

Their problem is with ICE, not with Arizona which offers a solution to a problem that has existed in Federal Law with no remedy for awhile. Arizona implemented their solution in response to people's concerns. That, to my way of thinking, is an example of how our employees in government should handle our issues.

Let us judge not on what might be, but rather on what is and what happens. There are activists who will try very hard to create problems and this is a hardship on Arizona law enforcement. I would like to see an additional part of the statute that makes staging an incident a felony with serious penalties. We need to take America forward and that is best done by keeping America safe and strong. We cannot do the good that we do if we do not sustain our ability to do it.


“Everyone is entitled to their own opinion, but not their own facts.” -- Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan

“The opinion of 10000 men is of no value if none of them know anything about the subject.” Marcus Aurelius, Roman Emperor from 121-180 AD

Saturday, March 13, 2010


I have included a link to write your representative and automatically copy 58 Blue Dogs plus my letter to my Representative, Dana Rohrabacher, later in this post. I cannot understand how the legislators can so obviously connive to pass something which the majority of Americans do not want. It seems to me that the awareness and networking of the awakened, previously tolerant and apathetic conservative leaning majority have given notice that if the Progressives do not succeed this time it will not happen for a long time to come. We are reaping the benefit of living the good life and ignoring our responsiblity to hold our government accountable. We are now awake and fighting to preserve the America which we inherited and which the government is trying to delete from the education of the indoctrinee school children. Showing An Inconvenient Truth as if it were gosipel and not showing opposing information and having debates creates lemmings waiting to be served their thoughts at the KoolAide Stand of the Left.

I believe that the supporters of the Progressive movement would rather feel good than be solvent as we go over the financial cliff into an economic abyss. The value of their ideas is measured by the quantity of input and not by the results = intentions not what happens. This is LaLaLand wishful thinking not planning and working hard to do something and it is not a sustainable way to run a country.
I believe that the Cap-and-Trade based on fraudulent data and the Health Care Reform are ways to justify hiring a lot of government employees to deceive the non-thinkers and create the illusion that we are experiencing an economic recovery as well as to gain power over America. It will buy votes by those who get employed after being held under water financially by this conniving administration and the Willfully Ignorant who support it. A certain amount of government employees are necessary overhead and require private employment collected taxes to support them or the overhead will bankrupt the country. Who will bail us out?

The government's track record on running programs is predictably poor. Doing such a monumental program is doing more of what doesn't work at a dangerous to America's fiscal well being level. We should be doing several smaller, less risky corrections to improve our healthcare rather than creating another set of regulations to rival the IRS and requiring a large increase in public employment which is based on unreal projections. This is the same way that we almost had a world committee headed toward governing all countries climate related programs. It was based upon the largest fraud ever perpetrated on humanity.

This administration's total focus on other than employment has prolonged the high unemployment rate and intentionally (or they would have addressed it) kept over 10% of the working population of the US unemployed. It is larger than stated when one considers the quit looking, became self employed, retired early, ran out and other groups like the under employed that are not included. The priorities are obvious and it is to obtain power and wealth rather than do well by the people. There are a lot of co-conspirators such as some upper union and business people who are positioned to gain power and wealth from this legislation which creates the new version of the plantation with the slaves being the producers who are allowed to keep some of what they make by the benevolent elite.

The link which I used to write my Representative and copy 58 Blue Dogs is


One of the glaring inconsistancies is that those who promote a bill based on emotional anecdotes and the need to IMMEDIATELY address this crisis have a bill which implements taxation early and then gives care later. How can a thinking person reconcile that? Obama Care = Tax Now Care Later This creates the illusion that the bill is fiscally better than it is because it is based upon more years of income than of the expense. Why would they have to create illusions if this were a good bill? If we truly wanted to address the needs of the people, wouldn't we categorize the areas needing improvement like:
1. uninsured groups by category so that each groups' needs could be addressed providing a real solution for that issue
2. create competition between private sector insurance companies nationwide so that the public can shop for the best value. Companies fighting for market share in an open, competative market seem to me to be obviously more inclined to provide a better solution for their customers than a government beauracracy that does not answer to the customer. We have many examples of this with other government programs.
3. Massachusetts and Tennessee have problems with their government healthcare programs and would provide a good experiment in running this type of program if healthcare were the real purpose rather than the last ditch effort to grab power by the Progressive administration.

Like Cap-and-Trade, Health Care Reform which delays benefits to the people it claims to help is for a different purpose as illustrated in a speech by Ronald Reagan many years ago.


and the letter which I wrote is as follows:

Dana Rohrabacher

Times and people have changed. We will remember the actions of the people who govern our country and remind each other when the election is at hand. The tolerant, apathetic voting population has awakened and is rallying against the assault on American values. It appears to me that we have an army of Alinsky Warriors in DC implementing the conditions called for by the Cloward – Piven Strategy* and that seems to be contrary to the oath of office in the swearing to uphold the Constitution of the United States of America.

I am proud to have you as my representative who fights to preserve American exceptionalism. I have previously written several legislators and asked for an explanation of their purpose in creating the conditions called for in the Cloward – Piven Strategy. Why would our government IGNORE the needs of the people by focusing on other than the jobs needed by over 10% of our working population? They have focused on their agenda, not jobs, for over a year now.

Increasing employment through historically proven methods would put people to work and increase the number of people with health care insurance. The government would not have to commit money to extending unemployment which is money gone forever rather than providing a return on the funds. The failure to stimulate jobs is intentionally maintaining a high unemployment percentage which is destructive to our country. This is an ANTI AMERICAN CHOICE OF POLICY!

The threat of Health Care Reform or Cap-and-Trade which penalize the private enterprise productive job creators is a major part of the high unemployment. How can a private enterprise make plans to expand and hire when they are under the threat of an administration which wants to suck the blood (capital) out of those who do?

The government’s track record of managing programs is abysmal and to do something of this size would be insane (that word is used with the definition intended, not for effect) as well as put America on the course to financial insolvency. I have heard rhetoric which does not reconcile with the actions regarding the deficit. The deceitful illusion used to promote this bill as decreasing the national debt is a sufficient argument against it. If it were good, it would not require deceit to promote it. This is insulting to the American voter.

Please continue the fight against this atrocity and push real healthcare reform which does not enslave the American people. There are several non destructive things which can be done without creating another IRS level of government.

The Health Care Reform would create a need for increasing public employment which is already at too high a ratio to private enterprise employment needed to generate the collected tax revenue to support the overhead of government. I don’t hear about this and that seems like that is as serious an indicator of our direction of fiscal travel as the ratio of the National Debt to GDP. It is like we have a bunch of college kids in a sociology lab who have no clue how economics works and they are tinkering with our world. I would rather believe this than what I truly believe.

* Cloward – Pivens http://cloward-piven.com/
Quote: Cloward-Piven is a strategy for forcing political change through orchestrated crisis.
The strategy was first proposed in 1966 by Columbia University political scientists Richard Andrew Cloward and Frances Fox Piven as a plan to bankrupt the welfare system and produce radical change. Sometimes known as the "crisis strategy" or the the "flood-the-rolls, bankrupt-the-cities strategy," the Cloward-Piven approach called for swamping the welfare rolls with new applicants - more than the system could bear. It was hoped that the resulting economic collapse would lead to political turmoil and ultimately socialism. “

Very Truly and Gratefully yours,
A B Howell