It has not been a good week for liberty or our nation’s fiscal integrity. For a while I thought I was watching the Rockettes doing the can-can and kicking it a little further with each move. Twenty-two patriots held firm and refused to be bullied and steamrollered. I urge you to contact the stalwarts and thank them for standing tall for our country. Also, I urge each and every patriot, liberty and Tea Party group to send letters of commendation and appreciation. Do not wait until the 2012 campaign to express your support for the 22 Spartans who stood against the hordes of Persians. Send copies to the Speaker, the Majority Leader and the House Republican Campaign Committee. Let them know NOW that you and your organizations are thankful for their courage and their convictions. It may not matter for much, but it could be the deciding factor for preventing a RINO challenger in the May Primary. One final note on this effort: Every group from every community should send the letters because the 22 must understand that they are valued, and the leadership should be placed on notice in case they attempt some retribution.
Oddly, “Cut, Cap and Balance” received more votes in both the House and the Senate than did Boehner’s fruitless fizzle. That indicates, on the surface, that a more principled approach is more difficult to vote against because the legislator would have lots of explaining to do. Boehner’s little hodge podge of iron clad Jell-O was easy to oppose because it had so many glaring gaps in it. My personal preference was for the strongest bill imaginable because Weasel Harry and King Obama had already declared the House bill “dead on arrival,” so you might as well draft and pass something principled with teeth and make Harry and the Despot explain why they’re against fiscal solvency. Sadly….Boehner et. al. didn’t ask for my advice…..and I would have given it for free.
This will be a busy week for me as I’ll be working at the Wood County Fair and the Ohio State Fair. In addition, we’ll have our radio show on Tuesday and Wednesday from 6:00pm to 7:00pm, on 1370AM, WSPD in Toledo. www.wspd.com . Also, I’ll be having breakfast with a presidential candidate (lips are sealed), enjoying a dental appointment, and attending the family reunion on my Mother’s side in Carey, Ohio.
Had a wonderful time in Tiffin on Friday at the Seneca County Fair. Saw lots of old friends (just like me) and enjoyed catching up with everyone and sharing memories. The great group from the North Central Ohio Conservatives had a super booth, and I really enjoyed working with the Welly’s and Bonnie Daniels who came to help me when they had to leave.
As many of you know, I have cut back the Littlestuff-minoosha postings to four per week from the previous six per week. The M,W, F and Weekender schedule has opened some valuable time as I pursue writing my broadsides/book, and spend a little more time tending to my woefully neglected acreage. Monday’s column will feature Robin of Loxley aka Robin Hood, Wednesday will be “Crisis Creation,” and Friday’s column will be about “Crisis Management.” I won’t tell what’s in them, but rest assured they will not be very complimentary for most career politicians. Sometimes I think that writing about donuts would be more useful…..certainly donuts are more beneficial than most career politicians. It seems that when I write about politicians, I’m limited to discussing stupidity or cowardice, but with donuts I could discuss crème-filled, jelly-filled, glazed, powdered, iced and those with sprinkles on them. Donuts and most career politicians have something in common; however, neither has much at its center or its core.
The House Judiciary Committee has passed out legislation that dramatically increases the power of the federal government to access and monitor IP addresses for individuals and corporations. They would be able to secure all types of information including credit card numbers, social security numbers, passwords and general correspondence……and more…..without first securing a warrant. It passed the committee by a close vote and goes to the floor for further action. This is an affront to the 4th Amendment and should be defeated by the membership. Unfortunately, Judiciary Committee recommendations have traditionally had a high rate of passage. Also, so many of our government data systems have been penetrated by hackers that any expectation that your personal data will be protected is misplaced. Big Nanny wants to take care of you from cradle to grave, and Big Brother wants to watch you to be certain that you’re grateful.
Have a great weekend, and our next column will be posted in August.