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About Gary P Jackson

Gary P Jackson is editor and publisher of A Time For Choosing as well as a contributor to They Cypress Times, SarahNet, The Sarah Palin Information Blog, and other conservative sites. A Time For Choosing is a website based on solid Ronald Reagan/Sarah Palin conservatism. We give no apologies, and accept no substitutes. This website is named after Ronald Reagan's iconic 1964 speech at the Republican National Convention of the same name. Although, A Time For Choosing is the speech's official title, it is so iconic, so well known, and so highly quoted, it is simply known as "The Speech." It's time for all Americans to choose the nation they wish to live in. do they want to continue to live in a free nation and retain their God given liberties, or do they want to allow someone to take it all away? Do Americans want a nation where they can live their lives as they see fit, or do they want a totalitarian, oppressive government? It is a time for choosing.

Video: Sarah Palin on Paul Ryan’s Proposed Budget: “Bless His Heart”

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By Gary P Jackson

Earlier this week, on Facebook, Governor Sarah Palin ripped Big Government liberal Congressman Paul Ryan’s latest budget proposal calling it “not an April Fool’s joke” but a joke nonetheless.

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Holy Moly! Are you kidding? You’d think one who is representing the mighty Badgers, who made it to the Final Four based on sacrificial work ethic and discipline that obviously pays off in the end, he who represents the great state of Wisconsin that hosts this underdog celebrated college basketball team, would understand that future success depends on hard work and sacrifices.

The latest Ryan (R, Wisconsin) Budget is not an April Fool’s joke. But it really IS a joke because it is STILL not seeing the problem; it STILL is not proposing reining in wasteful government overspending TODAY, instead of speculating years out that some future Congress and White House may possibly, hopefully, eh-who-knows, take responsibility for today’s budgetary selfishness and shortsightedness to do so.

THIS is the definition of insanity.

Do we still not understand how dangerous it is to allow government to grow unchecked as we shackle ourselves with massive debt – a good portion of which is held by foreign nations who don’t necessarily like us? If we can’t balance the budget today, what on earth makes us think it will happen at some future date? The solution is staring us in the face. We need to rein in spending today, and don’t tell me there is nothing to cut when we know every omnibus bill is loaded with pork and kickbacks.

Reading the article linked below gave me the same reaction that my daughter just caused when she punked me with a very unfunny April Fool’s Day announcement. As my Dad would say after these April Fool’s announcements, “This would kill a lesser man.” This out-of-control debt is killing our economic future.

~ Sarah Palin

Here’s the article:

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2014/04/01/Tea-Party-Paul-Ryan-s-New-Budget-A-Work-of-April-Fool-s-Day-Fiction

Of course many of the usual suspects were quick to chastise Governor Palin, claiming she was either somehow unqualified to comment, or hopelessly unrealistic. Of course what’s hopelessly unrealistic is thinking we can afford to keep allowing government and it’s massive debt to continue to grow. Ryan’s budget, at best, RAISES debt by TRILLIONS of dollars. That’s not only idiotic, but totally immoral.

The only silly people involved here are those that take Paul Ryan, and his budget, seriously.

For the other naysayers, who thing Governor Palin is just too “radical” in her ideas to save America and get this out of control budget under control, I’d like to point out that she was a highly successful two term Mayor, who turned a small dirt road village into the fastest growing city in Alaska. She built major infrastructure, including roads, water, sewer, and so on. She brought in major retailers, which spawned new local businesses, transforming the sleepy little berg into the trading hub for the entire Mat-Su Valley, an area roughly the size of Joe Biden’s home state of Delaware!

Oh, and she did all of this while LOWERING taxes every single year in office! [She also cut debt, AND her own salary, just to show people she was serious!] In fact, the only major debt Palin created was to build a new sports arena/community center, that residents voted to fund through bonds. The arena was finished on time and under budget, and the bonds paid off early.

Of course, Palin’s ability to surgically remove wasteful spending and debt became legendary, once she took office as Governor of Alaska. Going to work immediately after being sworn in, Governor Palin went through the state budget line by line, cutting spending to the absolute bone.

Governor Palin made headlines for putting the useless state jet airplane [that Governor Murkoski purchased fly to the Lower 48] for sale on eBay, a marketing ploy that got it sold through a broker. People also took note when she fired the chef and other nonessential staff at the Governor’s Mansion, and even refused an official car and driver, choosing to drive herself in her own personal vehicle, whenever possible. She really made headlines by turning down a $25,000 a year raise the Alaska legislature voted to give her and the Lt Governor. [who also turned down his $25K raise]

While those were major things, Governor Palin also sweated the small details, which is where the significant debt reduction and savings came in.

In just two years Governor Palin created more than $12 BILLION in savings, and a $5 BILLION budget surplus.

More on Governor Palin’s budgeting was including in Whitney and Stacy’s exhaustive piece detailing Governor Sarah Palin’s Incredible Executive Accomplishments

Budgeting and Spending

* Cut state spending between 2007 and 2010 by 9.5%.

* Reduced federal earmark requests by more than 80%

In FY2007, Gov. Frank Murkowski requested $350 million in federal appropriations, which Gov. Palin reduced to $256 million in FY2008, $198 million in FY2009, and $69 million in FY2010.

* Invested $5 billion in state savings, overhauled education funding, and implemented the Senior Benefits Program to provide support for low-income older Alaskans.

* Stopped the “Bridge to Nowhere” and wanted to redirect the federal funds to Minnesota after the bridge collapse in 2007. In an email to her staff, she wrote:

[W]e MUST come out with a strong position against AK ‘ s perceived ” Bridge to Nowhere” so we quit looking clueless and selfish across the nation and can clear up the perception that the Gravina project is the state‘ s priority . The $350m bridge is not our priority.

The nation needs to be spending $ on fixing what we have – Minnesota needs ” bridge money” today more than we need a few Alaskans to perpetuate the nonsensical notion that our Gravina earmark is more important than fixing aged infrastructure. We would gain so much if we get that message out there – that the nation can pull, and work , together and make wise decisions on federal priorities … we should see that earmark redirected to Minnesota ‘ s tragedy be the Gravina bridge isn’t going to happen on our watch anyway.

* Rejected much of President Obama’s “stimulus money” in 2009. During a press conference on the matter, she said:

We are not requesting funds intended to just grow government. We are not requesting more money for normal day-to-day operations of government as part of this economic stimulus package. In essence we say no to operating funds for more positions in government.

Also stating in a press release:

As I wrote to our congressional delegation on January 7, our administration recognizes that President-elect Obama and the congressional leadership of both parties favor the use of formulas to ensure fairness among the states and to avoid the earmark abuses of the past.

We also have to be mindful about the effect of the stimulus package on the national debt and the future economic health of the country. We won’t achieve long-term stability if we continue borrowing massive sums from foreign countries and remain dependent on foreign sources of oil and gas.

* Proposed a $2.6 billion investment in the Education Fund to help fund public education for the future.

* Used her line-item veto to cut more than a quarter billion in superfluous spending in 2007:

The Governor vetoed nearly a quarter of a billion dollars of projects contained within Senate Bill 53. Establishing a budget process, the Governor focused her decisions on the Constitutionally-mandated services of education, public safety and health, and infrastructure.

* 2007 vetoes included projects such as berry economic development, the AT&T Sports Center, a Salmon Study, a tennis court at the Lions Club, batting cages, gun club facility improvements, motocross course construction, a virus free seed potato project, and numerous other items placed in the budget that were not the State of Alaska’s responsibility.

* In 2008, Governor Palin vetoed more than a quarter billion in superfluous spending:

In all, $268 million was vetoed from the budget bills. “The budgets will provide needed services, will leverage other funds and will make a significant investment in Alaska’s future,” Governor Palin said.

* Vetoed 361 line-items in 2008.

* Utilized line item reductions to reduce proposed spending by $80.3 million in 2009.

* Instituted a temporary hiring freeze to reduce expenditures during a period of unanticipated low oil prices in 2009.

* Cut spending more than 33% in FY2010 from FY 2009’s budget.

* Signed energy legislation suspending the state motor fuel tax.

* Provide Alaskan residents with a “resource rebate” to help offset high energy costs:

After funding the state’s priorities, putting billions away in savings and still seeing a budget surplus, the Legislature agreed to a special one-time payment, sharing part of our resource wealth with Alaskans, who under our Constitution are the owners in common of these resources, and who I believe can decide better than government how to use that share.

* Signed legislation opposing a federal aviation fuel tax.

* Lowered unemployment insurance tax rates:

* For the second year in a row, unemployment insurance tax rates have dropped.

The 2009 unemployment insurance tax rates will be the lowest Alaska employers have experienced in 29 years,” Governor Sarah Palin announced today. An employer in the average rate class will pay approximately $93 less for each employee than in 2008. The rates are applicable to the first $32,700 of the individual employee earnings.

* Cut property taxes as Mayor of Wasilla. She eliminated small business inventory taxes; cut property tax mil levy every year she was in office (6 years straight)

Fiscal Management

*Reformed the state’s pension program by ensuring a successful transition from a defined benefits to a defined contributions system and addressing the $8 billion unfunded liability in Alaska state’s retirements, making it more solvent and leading to a decrease of 34.6% in state liabilities during her tenure.

* Left Alaska with an improved credit rating during and following her tenure as Governor:

Standard & Poor’s raised Alaska’s credit rating from AA to AA+ in April, 2008:

Our fiscal prudence is being recognized by the financial markets. It affirms our efforts to control government spending and live within our means,” Governor Palin said. “We have been working hard advocating for Alaska, both within the state and outside, and I am pleased to see it paying off.

* Moody’s upgraded Alaska’s credit rating to AAA in November 2010 and Standard & Poor’s upgraded Alaska to AAA too in January in large part due to Governor Palin’s policies as indicated below. Each italicized bullet point is a point provided by Standard and Poor’s as an indicator for credit upgrade:

The state’s strong financial management and generally conservative forecasting”: during her tenure, Governor Palin cut spending 9.5% and reduced earmarks 80%.

The state’s financial flexibility, enhanced by the maintenance of large reserves derived from windfall oil revenues since fiscal year 2008”: Governor Palin’s oil tax reform plan implemented in FY2008 was a severance or production tax on oil companies—a tax they paid as a recompense for developing the Alaskan owned natural resources has helped create fiscal reserves for the state.

The state’s moderate debt burden”: During her tenure, Alaska’s overall debt decreased nearly more than 157 million dollars between FY2007 (her predecessor’s final budget year) and FY2010 (her final budget year), while debt outstanding increased at 4.2% annual rate (between FY 2007 and FY 2010) compared to the 6.8% annual rate of her predecessor (between FY2003 and FY2007).

An accumulation of multiple budget reserves equal to more than 200 percent of the general fund budget”: Due to legislation like ACES and the frugal budgeting of Governors Palin and Parnell, Alaska now has a 12 billion dollars in savings. During the VP campaign, Governor Palin was able to tout a more than $5 billion surplus.

* Spent less on travel expense than her two predecessors despite having a larger family.

In fact, she spent over $913,000 less on personal expenses in her first two years than former Governor Frank Murkowski did his last two years.

* Rejected a gubernatorial pay raise.

Gov. Sarah Palin didn’t ask for a pay raise and won’t accept one during her current term.

* Took a voluntary pay cut as mayor to set the tone for her administration.

Leading up to the 2012 Presidential race, Whitney put together a comparison between Governor Palin, and the Republican Governors who would all run for President. The comparison between Palin’s budget competency at that of others, including Rick Perry, Tim Pawlenty, and Mitt Romney is both staggering and breathtaking.

While the differences in both spending and liabilities between those looked at is an eye opener. For example, debt increase under Governor Palin was a mere 4.2% annually, much less than under the previous governors of Alaska, as compared to Texas Governor Rick Perry who grew outstanding debt by a mind-blowing 184.2%, or 20.5% per year, the REAL eye opener though is this:

Governor Palin was the ONLY governor to actually REDUCE her state’s liabilities and did so by an incredible 34.6%, or 11.5% per year.

This compares to Mitt Romney, who had the lowest INCREASE of liabilities: 18.7%, or 4.7% per year and Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty who has the dubious honor of beating Rick Perry for the greatest INCREASE: 40.7%, or 5.8% per year. Both Pawlenty and Perry saw significantly larger percentages of INCREASES in their state liabilities than Governor Palin’s amazing 34.6% DECREASE.

Bottom line, to all those who think Governor Palin has no clue about budgeting, WISE UP! Governor Palin is the nation’s leader in fiscal responsibility and budget control. If ANYONE has a right to comment on Paul Ryan’s joke of a budget, it’s Governor Sarah Palin!

I wrote all of the above to get us to Governor Palin’s appearance on Hannity Thursday night.

With the Governor speaking from Senator Lizbeth Benacquisto’s Florida cookout, where she formally gave the Senator her endorsement, Sarah and Hannity started off with small talk about her Tonight Show appearance and of course whether the Governor is thinking about a run herself. Then Sean made note that he had Paul Ryan on his radio show that day. Ryan had said if he could only talk with Governor Palin he felt he could convince her that he had a solid plan packed with fiscal goodness. As you’ll see in the video, Governor Palin is shaking her head “no” the entire time Hannity is telling her this. The first words out of her mouth being “Bless his heart“!

Anyone with an ounce of common sense knows Governor Palin is right. Budgets are never binding, and the idea that someone can rely on the fantasy of budget cuts 10 years down the road, leading to a balanced budget, is simply delusional.

As Ronald Reagan was fond of saying, the solutions to our problems are simple. NOT easy, but simple. We MUST take the same sort of approach that Governor Palin took in Alaska. We MUST go through the federal budget LINE-BY-LINE and make tough choices and real cuts. It’s the ONLY way the budget can be balanced, and America can survive.

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Video: Governor Sarah Palin Talks to “Vlad Putin” on the Tonight Show

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Got to deliver some straight talk to our neighbor, the tyrant across the Bering Strait. Tune in to the Tonight Show tonight and tomorrow to “Amazing America” on Sportsman Channel!

~ Sarah Palin via Facebook

By Gary P Jackson

Sarah Palin stopped by the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon [Much to the delight of the audience, who you'll hear cheer loudly] and talked with “Vlad Putun” about recent events. Just some good fun on a day are hearts are heavy.

Like Ronald Reagan before her, Palin has impeccable timing, and isn’t afraid to poke fun at herself. Good qualities for a leader to have! This is the third time Governor Palin has appeared on the Tonight Show. We all remember her face-off with William Shatner, when Conan was hosting the show. And, of course, Sarah was one of Jay Leno’s first guests when he came back to host the show. As it happened, Governor Mitt Romney was on The Late Show with David Letterman at the exact same time she was doing Leno, something Jon Stewart had great fun with on The Daily Show.

Jimmy Fallon is showing why he was a good choice to replace Leno, though I’m still not convinced Leno needed replacing! Like Johnny Carson, Fallon can do skits as well as interview guests. Those old Carson skits are what made the Tonight Show we all grew up with.

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Ran into Mr. Strong Genes and Mr. Mom Jeans at the Tonight Show. Tune in to the Tonight Show tonight and tomorrow to “Amazing America” on Sportsman Channel!

~ Sarah Palin via Facebook

Remember, Sarah’s new show Amazing America debuts tonight on the Sportsman Channel. Check your local listings.

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Disgraced California Democrat Gun Trafficker Leland Yee’s Links to New Jersey and Muslim Terrorists

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By Gary P Jackson

When talking about California state senator Leland Yee’s arrest for gun running and conspiracy charges, we can’t overemphasize the fact that Yee was not only dealing in rifles, but also shoulder fired missiles, to be acquired from Muslim terrorists in the Philippines, where Yee said he hoped to “hide out” soon.

Eileen Hart send us a tweet outlining the Yee connection back to New Jersey.

From her website:

Yesterday, FBI arrested California State Senator Leland Yee for accepting campaign donations in exchange for helping broker an arms trafficking deal and political favors. A cargo ship filled with automatic weapons, missiles and rockets was to come to the Newark Port in New Jersey.

Leland Yee was California’s top gun control advocate. In partnership with the leader of an Asian gang syndicate, who goes by the name of “Shrimp Boy.” His real name is Raymond Chow. His criminal history of racketeering and robbery which landed him in San Quentin Prison. He was sentenced to 25 years in prison for gun charges as well as Heroin trafficking. He was released in 2003 for testifying against an associate in the criminal organization.

The cargo ship was to be filled with automatic weapons, missiles, rockets and ammunition. WHY was an exchange to take place in Newark, New Jersey? If the cargo ship was to be delivered to other criminal entities; terrorists and the like, wouldn’t it go its direct course without fear of being seized? There was no reason why that cargo ship didn’t go directly through the South Pacific into Asia. WHY NEW JERSEY? The timing of these anti second amendment bills being passed and this case happening at the same time are extremely suspicious.

In New Jersey, we law-abiding gun owning citizens are in the midst of a very contentious round of new anti second amendment bills that are being passed in the New Jersey State Assembly and its Senate in Trenton, New Jersey.

Eileen goes on to note the NJ legislators are looking to pass highly unconstitutional anti-gun laws. and notes the huge RADICAL Muslim population in her state.

Another angle I am looking at is the radical Islamists who reside in New Jersey. In February of 2014 chose Mohammad El-Filali as its new leader. He was the executive director of the Hamas linked Islamic Center of Passaic, New Jersey. He has refused to condemn Palestinian suicide bombers and is known to compare Israel to Nazis.

Very much worth reading more here.

Of course, as you know, we’ve written about Governor Chris Christie’s DIRECT TIES to Hamas terrorists, on several occasions. These are some of the Palestinians mentioned in Eileen’s article.

Yee was charged with six counts of depriving the public of honest services and one count of conspiracy to traffic in guns without a license. He did not enter a plea. He was being held on $500,000 bail, and his passport has been confiscated.

If convicted on all the counts against him, Yee faces up to 125 years in prison.

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Palin Hatin’, Anti-Gun CA Senator Leland Yee Arrested By The FBI on GUN TRAFFICKING Charges

Leland Yee BUSTED

By Gary P Jackson

Our readers will know the name Leland Yee quite well. He’s the California legislator who tried to use the power of his office to force California State University at Stanislaus to cancel a fundraising speech that was given by Governor Sarah Palin back in 2010. A speech that, by the way, earned more money for the university than any other in it’s history!

Managing Editor Stacy Drake, a Californian, wrote several articles detailing both Yee’s and Governor Jerry Brown’s despicable attempts to silence free speech and Governor Palin. You can refresh your memories, or catch-up, here.

Yee is a big time dirt bag, one of the worst. Before the bodies were cold after the Sandy Hook shootings, Yee was out there pushing gun ban legislation. The bill, which passed the California legislature, was so radical, so Un-American, and so unconstitutional, Governor Brown was forced to veto it!

Yee is, in fact, one of the anti-gun, anti-Second Amendment lobby’s biggest players in California. So …. this bit of news makes normal, every day, run of the mill liberal hypocrisy seem insignificant!

You see Yee has been arrested by the FBI on numerous charges, including gun running, corruption, and more.

There are 25 others, including some with ties to violent gangs, and organized crime, accused in the conspiracy by the FBI:

The affidavit names Yee and 25 others, including Raymond Chow, a onetime gang leader with ties to San Francisco’s Chinatown known as “Shrimp Boy,” and Keith Jackson, Yee’s campaign aide. Jackson is accused of multiple counts of fraud and conspiracy to commit fraud.

Chow and Yee were arrested Wednesday during a series of raids in Sacramento and the San Francisco Bay Area.

According to court documents, Yee performed “official acts” in exchange for donations from undercover FBI agents, as he sought to dig himself out of a $70,000 debt incurred during a failed San Francisco mayoral bid.

Yee is also accused of accepting $10,000 in January 2013 from an undercover FBI agent in exchange for making a call to the California Department of Public Health in support of a contract was considering.

The agent who discussed arms with Yee presented himself as a member of Ghee Kung Tong, a fraternal organization in San Francisco’s Chinatown that Chow reportedly headed. It was among the sites searched Wednesday.

CBS reports a “Muslim separatist group was involved in all of this as well: [emphasis mine]

SAN FRANCISCO – A California state senator who advocated gun control legislation asked for campaign donations in exchange for introducing an undercover FBI agent to an arms trafficker and told him how to get shoulder-fired automatic weapons and missiles from a Muslim separatist group in the Philippines, according to court documents unsealed Wednesday.

The allegations against state Sen. Leland Yee were outlined in an FBI affidavit in support of a criminal complaint. The affidavit accuses Yee of conspiracy to deal firearms without a license and to illegally import firearms. He was arrested Wednesday and appeared later in federal court, where bail was set at $500,000.

Yee’s arrest came as a shock to Chinese-Americans who see the senator as a pioneering leader in the community and a mainstay of San Francisco politics, said David Lee, director of the Chinese American Voters Education Committee.

That”s shocking news to me,” San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee said when asked about Yee’s arrest, according to CBS San Francisco. “It’s many years of public service so, I don’t know what’s occurred there … I hope for the best.”

Yee is also accused of accepting tens of thousands of dollars in campaign contributions and cash payments to provide introductions, help a client get a contract and influence legislation. He or members of his campaign staff accepted at least $42,800 in cash or campaign contributions from undercover FBI agents in exchange for carrying out the agents’ specific requests, the court documents allege.

Yee discussed helping the agent get weapons worth $500,000 to $2.5 million, including shoulder-fired automatic weapons and missiles, and took him through the entire process of acquiring them from a Muslim separatist group in the Philippines to bringing them to the United States, according to the affidavit by FBI Special Agent Emmanuel V. Pascua.

He was unhappy with his life and told the agent he wanted to hide out in the Philippines, according to the affidavit.

There’s a part of me that wants to be like you,” he told the undercover agent, according to the affidavit. “You know how I’m going to be like you? Just be a free agent there.

The introduction with the trafficker took place at a San Francisco restaurant earlier this month, according to the documents. Yee said he wouldn’t go to the Philippines until November.

Once things start to move, it’s going to attract attention. We just got to be extra-extra careful,” he said, according to court documents.

Sounds like Yee was ready to flee the United States and maybe even join this terrorist group. I hope there is a nice warm cell waiting for Yee down at Gitmo!

There’s a lot of things surrounding this guy. His campaign fundraiser, Keith Jackson, was charged in a murder-for-hire scheme, but besides the gun trafficking charges, Yee is also mixed up in a serious pay-for-play deal.

The FBI affidavit summarizes numerous events as: “Senator Yee would engage in official acts… in exchange for campaign donations and money.

During the sting, Yee told one confidential source, “By helping me get elected means I’m gonna take actions on your behalf. That’s one thing you gotta understand.

In October 2011, an undercover FBI agent asked Yee if there were a way to contribute money outside of his campaign for mayor of San Francisco. Yee told him he could “contribute unlimited sums to a committee supporting a ballot measure for school funding that Senator Yee also supported. Senator Yee explained that the ads for the measure would feature Senator Yee in a positive piece supporting schools and education.”

Yee was a favorite of the education establishment. [Teachers unions] The Community College Association, the higher education affiliate of the California Teachers Association, named Yee its “Legislator of the Year” in 2012. CTA itself endorsed Yee in his 2010 state senate campaign.

It’s interesting to note that in all of the breathless coverage by the media of Yee’s arrest, not ONCE do they mention he is a DEMOCRAT.

Stay tuned, there is more to come!

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Dear Houston, Your Idiot DEMOCRAT U S Congresswoman Thinks the Constitution is 400 Years Old STOP ELECTING HER!

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Houston, we have a problem!

By Gary P Jackson

At this point I think we all know Sheila Jackson-Lee, a democrat congresswoman from Houston, is a blithering idiot. But, if you needed any more proof, let me offer you this little gem:

Maybe I should offer a good thanks to the distinguished members of the majority, the Republicans, my chairman and others, for giving us an opportunity to have a deliberative constitutional discussion that reinforces the sanctity of this nation and how well it is that we have lasted some 400 years, operating under a constitution that clearly defines what is constitutional and what is not

Evidently Jackson-Lee thinks the Constitution was ratified in 1614. That would be seven years after Jamestown, Virginia became America’s first permanent English settlement.

She’s only off by only 173 years! The Constitution was adopted on September 17, 1787.

Dear Houston voters: Stop electing this incredibly ignorant woman. You are making Texas look bad!

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Drag Racing’s Brittany Force Beats Out Danica Patrick, Other Professional Drivers for RACER Magazine’s Rookie of the Year

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By Gary P Jackson

Father John Force, 16 time NHRA Funny Car champion, wins RACER of the Year and Drag RACER of the year honors as well

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The readers of RACER magazine turned out in record numbers to recognize two John Force Racing drivers for their high levels of excellence during the 2013 NHRA season. John Force the newly crowned 2013 NHRA Mello Yello Funny Car champion was voted Drag Racer of the Year and even more impressively recognized as the RACER of the Year for all forms of motorsports. Force, driver of the Castrol GTX High Mileage Mustang Funny Car, becomes just the third multiple time RACER of the Year winner joining four-time winner Michael Schumacher and two-time winner Jacques Villeneuve. Force won his first RACER of the Year award for his then record setting 15th Mello Yello Funny Car championship in 2010.

This is the kind of thing that really makes you stop and think. Someone was just telling me how great I did last year, and I had to tell ‘em to stop. I didn’t want to hear it. Still don’t. It’s like my dad told me once, a long time ago, when I came home bragging about how I’d just won 50 grand at some race. He said, ‘What makes you think you’re so great? Because you read that in the paper? You’re probably the one who told them how great you are.’ I never forgot that. I try to stay hungry and stay humble and not think about it, but this award from RACER makes you think about it. The 2013 championship was special, and this award makes it even more special. All I can say is what an honor it is,” said Force when he was notified of both awards.

Force received an astounding 67% of the fan vote for RACER of the Year and an unbelievable 83% of the vote for Drag Racer of the Year. This was the seventh time Force has been named Drag Racer of the Year.

Another John Force Racing tradition was continued when Top Fuel driver Brittany Force was the overwhelming choice for RACER Rookie of the Year. Last year Courtney Force took home top rookie honors from RACER readers. Brittany, the first Force to race Top Fuel dragster, outdistanced NASCAR Sprint Cup rookies Danica Patrick and Ricky Stenhouse as well as young drivers from racing series around the globe.

This is huge. I thought for sure Danica Patrick would win. She’s Danica Patrick. NASCAR’s fan base is so much larger than NHRA drag racing’s, but this just goes to show that we have the best fans,” said Force.

I struggled all year then ended the season at Pomona with a career-best E.T. and my first semi-final ever. Reaction times are still the toughest part. You can practice all you want, but it’s completely different when someone’s in the next lane and you’re strapped in with a helmet on and the engine making all that noise behind you. I’m still learning, and I’ll be learning for a while.

With a staggering 78 percent of votes, Brittany lapped the rookie field. Nearest contender was Carloz Munoz, whose second-place finish on his Indy 500 debut earned him nine percent of the poll.

It should be noted that at the second race of the young 2014 season, Brittany made it to her first final round, losing a very close race. She’ll be joining her famous father and two sisters in the winners circle soon.

~ Gary

Fans can see all the RACER awards at www.racer.com

Former RACER Rookie of the Year Winners

2006 Colin Braun
2007 Lewis Hamilton
2008 Joey Logano
2009 Ben Spies
2010 Ryan Dungey
2011 James Hinchcliffe
2012 Courtney Force
2013 Brittany Force

Former Overall RACER of the Year Winners

1995 JACQUES VILLENEUVE
1996 JACQUES VILLENEUVE
1997 TOMMY KENDALL
1998 JEFF GORDON
1999 JUAN PABLO MONTOYA
2000 MICHAEL SCHUMACHER
2001 MICHAEL SCHUMACHER
2002 MICHAEL SCHUMACHER
2003 PAUL TRACY
2004 DALE EARNHARDT JR.
2005 TONY STEWART
2006 MICHAEL SCHUMACHER
2007 LEWIS HAMILTON
2008 KYLE BUSCH
2009 JIMMIE JOHNSON
2010 JOHN FORCE
2011 TONY STEWART
2012 RYAN HUNTER-REAY
2013 JOHN FORCE

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Obama Says Health Care Isn’t Expensive Just “Prioritize” and Shut Off Your Cable and Cell Phone!

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By Gary P Jackson

On March 6, at a town hall meeting event for Spanish speaking media, to promote ObamaCare, President Obama was challenged by a viewer who wanted to know how low income families were supposed to pay for this outrageous monstrosity that he and his democrat party have created.

When asked about the economics of being forced to buy ObamaCare, which requires Americans to buy excessive coverage they neither want nor need, rather than allowing them to purchase more targeted policies, such as hospitalization, and accident coverage, all of which are now ILLEGAL, Obama responded that people just need to PRIORITIZE, and you know, give up luxury items like cable TV and cell phones!

Listen to this jackass:

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The President responded that “if you looked at their cable bill, their telephone, their cell phone bill… it may turn out that, it’s just they haven’t prioritized health care.” He added that if a family member gets sick, the father “will wish he had paid that $300 a month.

This is one arrogant S.O.B!

When people tell you Barack Obama isn’t evil, just refer them to this little slice of his “benevolence.”

Here’s a guy that spends more time on the golf course, than at work, and will never have to work a day for the rest of his worthless life, telling struggling Americans how to cope with the evil that he, Barack Obama, has visited on them. This is simply incredible.

The Libre Initiative, provider of the video, were not amused, and rightly point out that insurance premiums have skyrocketed thanks to ObamaCare, and all of the mandated coverages. For example, elderly couples are forced to have maternity coverage, despite being well past child bearing age, and young people are forced to pay for coverage that only the elderly need!

According to the National Center for Public Policy Research, the health care law is reducing choice and increasing premiums for millions of Americans. Ehealthinsurance reports that consumers are paying an average of 39% more than they did before the law was implemented. The high cost of policies is contributing to the continued weak enrollment numbers under the law, which are now showing signs of decreasing with less than 3 weeks left to enroll. When he sought the Presidency, Mr. Obama said his plan would deliver affordable care that people would be “desperate” to purchase.

Daniel Garza, Executive Director of The LIBRE Initiative released the following statement:

If the President actually believes that a family earning less than $40,000 per year can afford nearly $4,000 in health insurance premiums, then he truly does not understand middle-income families. Americans do not need the President to tell them how to budget their households. People are already cutting back on things like cable television and cell phones, just to compensate for an awful economy.This President promised he would deliver on affordable health care. Instead, premiums are up, out-of-pocket expenses are up, and overall cost of living is up. The President simply doesn’t get it. And his condescending attitude adds insult to injury.”

The Obama regime has responded to the fervor by saying if people can’t afford ObamaCare they should just sign up for Medicaid!

I have a feeling most of our readers have read the case study by communists Cloward and Piven on how to destroy the United States by loading up the welfare roles and creating unsustainable debt. If you haven’t, I strongly encourage you to do so. Barack Obama is following these the plans two heroes of the democrat party to the letter.

There need to be a reckoning, and it needs to come soon.

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Extreme Tyranny: Obama Threatens Veto of Legislation That Would Require Him To Follow the Law!

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When the people fear the government there is tyranny, when the government fears the people there is Liberty ~ Thomas Jefferson

By Gary P Jackson

Yeah, it’s time we start talking impeachment, and imprisonment. Enough is enough. We’re a constitutional republic. It’s time our president and his cronies start realizing that.

From the Washington Examiner:

President Obama is threatening to veto a law that would allow Congress to sue him in federal courts for arbitrarily changing or refusing to enforce federal laws because it “violates the separation of powers” by encroaching on his presidential authority.

“[T]he power the bill purports to assign to Congress to sue the President over whether he has properly discharged his constitutional obligation to take care that the laws be faithfully executed exceeds constitutional limitations,” the White House Office of Management and Budget said Wednesday in a statement of administration policy. “Congress may not assign such power to itself, nor may it assign to the courts the task of resolving such generalized political disputes.

The lead sponsor of the measure, Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., said it was designed to curb Obama’s abuse of presidential authority, most notably in his frequent changes to Obamacare.

We have pursued certain remedies afforded to Congress to address executive overreach but these efforts have been thwarted,” Gowdy said. “This bill is necessary; it will give Congress the authority to defend this branch of government as the Framers and our fellow citizens would expect.

Obama also threatened to veto another bill by Rep. Ron DeSantis, R-Fla., which would require the administration to explain decisions not to enforce laws when those decisions are rooted in policy concerns rather than just constitutional concerns (which the Justice Department is already required to do).

The American people deserve to know exactly which laws the Obama administration is refusing to enforce and why,” DeSantis said when introducing his bill.

Read more here.

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Shorter Paul Ryan on Amnesty: We’re Ready to Commit Treason Against the USA But Don’t Have the Votes, Yet

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By Gary P Jackson

The Treasonous Bastards™ in the Republican Party are chomping at the bits to give amnesty to 10′s of millions of illegal alien invaders. Thankfully, they don’t have the votes …. yet.

Speaking to a local paper, failed vice presidential candidate, and U.S. Congressman Paul Ryan said he and his treasonous co-conspirators don’t have the votes to grant amnesty to illegals yet, but are “working hard” to find them.

House Budget Chairman Paul D. Ryan told his local newspaper that Republican leaders do not have the votes yet to pass a rewrite of the nation’s immigration system.

We don’t have the votes right now,” the Wisconsin Republican told his local newspaper, the Janesville Gazette, in an interview Monday. “Right now, we’re working hard to find where that consensus lies.” Ryan said both the right and left are holding up an overhaul.

A poll of House Republican offices by CQ Roll Call found that just 18 members, including Ryan, publicly support the immigration principles Speaker John A. Boehner of Ohio released in January.

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Above photo: Paul Ryan and the amnesty contingent’s vision for all American citizens

With all of the pressing issues our nation faces, with high unemployment, not including the 92 MILLION who can work but have simply given up trying to find a job, with a record number of Americans living in poverty, and a record number of Americans receiving food stamps, the very notion these bastards are looking to grant amnesty to 10′s of millions of criminal aliens is, well …. hateful.

These corrupt bastards, ALL politicians pushing for amnesty, should be removed from office, arrested, tried for treason against these United States, convicted, and punished to the full extent of the law!

When polled, Americans rank so-called “immigration reform” at or near the bottom of the things they care about. JOBS and the ECONOMY, however, rank at the top of things they care about! THIS is where the clowns in Washington need to have their focus.

We must send a message to all of these “public servants” in Washington that we ALREADY have a legal pathway to citizenship for those who FOLLOW THE LAW. It’s the government’s fault the laws of the land are NOT being enforced, and it’s those government employees, OUR employees, who should be made to suffer the consequences of their actions, NOT the American people.

It’s time We, the People stand up an act, while we still have the chance.

H/T: Roll Call

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“DREAMS TO CHAMPIONS” STARRING BRIAN OLATUNJI MOVING TO VELOCITY

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Detroit native and NHRA race car driver Brian Olatunji and the Leadfoot Motorsports team are revving up the 2014 racing season with a Big Announcement! – reality series “Dreams to Champions” has joined Discovery Communications’ Velocity network, set to debut this Saturday.

Dreams to Champions” presents a fast paced ten episode reality series and follows motorsports young guns on the fast track. Featuring racers Brian O, Juan Carlos Blum and Jonathan Castro the show was a success when initially shown on SPEED last year. After a massive network overhaul Fox Sports Media Group broadened the channel’s focus to including a vast array of live sporting events. When SPEED was rebranded as Fox Sports 1 the decision was made to drop motorsports oriented reality programming. Discovery Communications seized the opportunity to incorporate “Dreams to Champions” into its programming portfolio on their high octane Velocity network.

We are elated Velocity chose to pick-up Dreams to Champions and grateful to SPEED for giving us the initial platform to let the world know who we are. This opportunity is like being born again and excitement is an understatement!” stated Brian O.

Dreams to Champions” is racing to debut on Velocity, Saturday March 15, 2014 at 3 pm eastern / noon pacific. Be sure to catch each episode and follow Brian O, Juan Carlos Blum and Jonathan Castro as they chase their dreams of winning a professional championship.

Check your local listing for further programing details. Stay tuned for news of a second heart-pounding season and information on how you could appear on “Dreams to Champions” with Brian O.

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