Legislated to Death…or at Least into the Poorhouse

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January 1st, 2013 was an amazingly sad day for Californians.  They had over 800 new laws to abide by.

800.

That’s 2 over 2 laws per day of the year.

How does a state pass that many laws?  Where do they find the time?

The “Why do they pass this many?” question is easy.  It’s a cash grab.  Most of these laws have fines.

I am taking this opportunity to iterate my firm belief that for every new law created, legislatures should need to remove 2 old ones.  It’s the only way our freedom will be returned.  At this rate, we will not be able to breathe without the state endorsing it.

My prediction:  By 2050 there will be a law to tell you how many breaths you can take and everyone will be legally required to wear one of those work out monitors that uses bluetooth to communicate to our bioembedded cellular device that tattles to the state if we breathe too much.

Californians are OfficiallyScrewed.

Obama, Biden applied political pressure on DoE to fund cronies in Enviro-Gate

Committee on Oversight and Government Reform released over 150 emails that show both President Obama and Vice President Biden were applying pressure big time.  Here are some quotes.

“I am growing increasingly worried about a fast track process imposed on us at the POTUS level based on this chaotic process that we are undergoing…by designing the fast track process and having it approved at the POTUS level (which is an absolute waste of his time!) it legitimizes every element and it becomes embedded like the 55% recovery rate which also was imposed by POTUS.”

 

“You better let him know that WH wants to move Abound forward. Policy will have to wait unless they have a specific policy problem with abound.”

 

“Pressure is on real heavy on SF [Shepherds Flat] due to interest from VP.”

The whole story is just coming out but it can’t be good for the Obama/Biden ticket.

Read more about it here and here.

Methinks the American taxpayer got OfficiallyScrewed.

“Professional” Media Commentators Outted as New Democrats (5 Years After I Called One Of Them Out)

Hallelujah!!!

Back in February 2007, I wrote this (at the end of a blog post)

Mr. Attaran should produce a bit more evidence before making allegations as he has.
Judge him for yourself. Mr. Attaran has written for the Globe and Mail (left leaning), The Washington Post (left leaning), The New York Times (VERY left leaning) and his previous employer was the “Sierra Legal Defence Fund” (Granola crunching, left leaning, tree hugging, legal action group).
I think Mr. Attaran should come clean. His actions indicate he wants Canada out of Afghanistan. Just like his buddy Jack Layton.
ADDENDUM: Actually, Mr. Attaran is quoted on page 3 of one of Alexa McDonough’s “Global Perspectives” flyers from 2003

And finally someone in the main stream media has caught on. And once again it is the Sun Media chain that breaks the story so many others choose to ignore.

And the unsuccessful NDP leadership campaign of Ottawa MP Paul Dewar accepted a $1,200 donation from University of Ottawa law prof Amir Attaran>

Quebec Students Complaining Can Kiss My Ass – Yes. I Said It. They Can Kiss My Ass.

Check it out.

I paid over $6,000 university tuition this year for my son’s post-secondary education here in Ontario.  Although an additional tax break or two would have been nice, the tax man strikes everyone except Quebec.  While here in Ontario, my TurboTax Canada software remained free of any additional tax breaks this year.

The increase roughly works out to a $300 increase per student per year, which would still leave Quebec with some of the lowest tuition rates in Canada.

The average annual cost to attend a Quebec university — $2,519 — is far lower than university tuition in other provinces.

More math as per John Robson. $2500 is 1/10th of the price of what it costs. The rest is subsidized. Across Canada, the average is twice this rate meaning student’s pay about 1/5th of the actual price of their education. And 1 in 5 Canadians go to University. This means the average Joe out there who does NOT go to university is paying the same amount towards education as someone who DOES go. How wrong is that?

So yes. Get off your asses, get off the street, get INTO the classroom, and sit down on your asses, before the rest of us collectively KICK your whiney, over-entitled asses!!

Bob Rae Sucks at Correlating Things

From Hansard Feb. 28th, 2012

Hon. Bob Rae (Toronto Centre, Lib.):
Mr. Speaker, I have just learned that a court document has been produced from the Office of the Commissioner of Canada Elections saying that there were 31 phone calls between the Conservative campaign in Guelph and RackNine and that there were 40 calls between Conservative operatives in Ottawa and RackNine.
Could the government explain that information in conjunction with the statement that was just made by the parliamentary secretary?

This is like me saying:

Mr. Speaker. Police LUD reports indicated that there were 31 phone calls between MP Bob Rae’s House and Pizza Pizza in 2011 and that there were 43,000 calls between stoned teenagers and Pizza Pizza. Could Bob Rae explain that information and how it relates to him?

To quote Bugs Bunny….What a marooooon.

Occupier Found Dead in Vancouver

Tragic.

A 20-something female died late Saturday afternoon of what authorities are calling a “medical emergency” after she stopped breathing in a tent at the Occupy Vancouver site.

The woman, whom Occupy participants were calling “Ashley” was found unresponsive by Occupy’s medical team around 4:30 p.m. and was taken to the hospital, where she was pronounced dead. The death, following an overdose at the site Thursday, prompted Mayor Gregor Robertson to say there is an urgent need to shut down the site due to “life safety” issues.

Flea Party Protests On Wall Street/Bay Street. Astroturf planted by George Soros?

The rise of the Flea Party has been quick but is it real grassroots?  Or is it Astroturf?

Soros and the protesters deny any connection. But Reuters did find indirect financial links between Soros and Adbusters, an anti-capitalist group in Canada which started the protests with an inventive marketing campaign aimed at sparking an Arab Spring type uprising against Wall Street. Moreover, Soros and the protesters share some ideological ground.

So what do you think?  One of Barack Obama’s biggest supporters is George Soros, who is linked to the Tides Foundation. The Tides Foundation in turn backs so many smaller left wing organizations that are out there garnering support from and giving it to the Flea Party.  In turn, the Flea Party is now protesting big Wall Street types.  Did you know that George Soros makes all his money from running his massive hedge fund?  i.e. he is a Wall Stree type.

Something smells fishy here.

 

Obama Two Faced On Raising Debt Ceiling

In 2006, he called it “a sign of leadership failure”.

He said it was a “sign that the U.S. Government can’t pay it’s own bills.”

And finally, he voted against raising the debt ceiling in 2006 and did not even bother to vote in 2007 or 2008.

But now that he is POTUS, Barack Obama wants to raise the debt ceiling.

Talk about being OfficiallyScrewed!!!

Supporting Link to National Review.
http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/256199/obama-not-always-fan-upping-debt-ceiling-katrina-trinko

Past Speaker Pelosi Takes Cake…Then Claims She Baked It And Gave To American People

I tweeted this but this story just HAS to get out there. It’s simply preposterous what past Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi has claimed.

At her final press conference as House Speaker, Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said, “Deficit reduction has been a high priority for us. It is our mantra, pay-as-you-go.”

The numbers tell a different story.

When the Pelosi Democrats took control of Congress on January 4, 2007, the national debt stood at $8,670,596,242,973.04. The last day of the 111th Congress and Pelosi’s Speakership on December 22, 2010 the national debt was $13,858,529,371,601.09 – a roughly $5.2 trillion increase in just four years. Furthermore, the year over year federal deficit has roughly quadrupled during Pelosi’s four years as speaker, from $342 billion in fiscal year 2007 to an estimated $1.6 trillion at the end of fiscal year 2010.

Ya gotta love her moxie though. She claims their priority is deficit reduction yet the deficit under her watch goes up $5.2Trillion.

NOTE: for those following my twitter I tweeted Billion and deleted to retweet Trillion. Oops!!)