We have all been reading, hearing, and blogging about the The Stimulus Bill that Isn't
"$1,000,000,000 shall be for expenses necessary for the manufacturing of advanced batteries authorized under section 136(b)(1)(B) of the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (42 U.S.C. 17013(b)(1)(B)):" the bill says. The reference to the billion-dollar battery purchase is on Page 71.
Shucks, folks, even the Energizer Bunny couldn’t handle that many batteries; what are advanced batteries anyhow? I searched and haven’t found a decent explanation of what they are, but evidently, the Democrats owe someone for a lot of votes, so there goes One Billion of our tax money only to be drained away and discarded. Boy, I bet the enviro-nuts don’t know about this bill, or maybe that’s who is in on the payoff. Wonder if they have figured out how they will safely dispose of the batteries as they die. Maybe they can bury them in Harry Reid's back yard … awaiting the scream from NIMBY, Harry.
That was the light stuff that the Democrats and Obama have managed to try to slide through this week. Now, here is a real kicker that “the One” signed into order this week, and there was not one peep about it from the LSM. President Obama just invited Hamas Terrorists to the U.S. and is going to use your tax dollars to pay for their tickets. When I read this I thought it had to be a joke or one of those bad stories that get started on the internet. but then I went to the Federal Registry and looked under Presidental Orders for Feb. 04 and there is was, folks, plain as day in black and white.
By executive order, President Barack Obama has ordered the expenditure of $20.3 million in migration assistance to the Palestinian refugees and conflict victims in Gaza.
You can see for yourself and read it directly from the Federal Registry.
Then you can read more about the situation and what it means on this website by Paul Williams: $20.3 Million for the Resettlement of Radical Muslims (with addendum and bumped). If this shocks you, it shouldn’t. If it is a surprise, it shouldn’t be. The unqualified, empty-suited, George-Soros-sockpuppet who resides in the White House is doing only what his puppet master orders him to do. I wrote about the dangers of George Soros as far back as 2004 and made a clear connection between him and this President in blogs throughout the Primaries and during the election campaign time. It seems few were reading and fewer were paying attention. The warnings were clear, and as I stated in one blog post: "There will be a Payday, Someday." Payday is here and consequences are not going to be pleasant.
The next news flash has to do with our 2nd Amendment right to keep and bear arms. It would appear that the “One” and his AG are in agreement that citizens shouldn’t own guns, but they can’t figure a way to actually go about taking the guns away without starting an all out revolution. So they have decided to make owning ammunition for guns more difficult and more expensive. They haven’t yet become brave enough to submit the bill to the US Congress, but California's SB-357, introduced by Democrat Joe Dunn (the name seems appropriate), has passed the Senate and is pending in an Assembly fiscal committee as the legislature pushes through its final three weeks of this year’s session. The measure may be taken up next year, the second in the two-year session.
“The legislation would require manufacturers to imprint or etch a serial number on the end of each slug or bullet starting in 2009. Boxes of cartridges bearing the same number could then be linked to buyers’ driver license recorded at the time of sale.”
So far this nonsense has picked up steam and is being presented in about a dozen states. What are these folks thinking? Are they so delusional that they actually believe that this nonsense will help track criminals? No, folks, it’s to stop you and me from buying ammunition for the guns we rightfully
Now for some good news. It seems that folks in several states are tired of having Washington cramming things down their throats that, according to the Constitution, they should not be doing. This last boondoggle bill by the President and the Democrats in Congress robbing taxpayers of over ONE TRILLION DOLLARS seems to be the straw that broke the camel's back. On Wednesday, February 4, 2009, I posted The Shot Heard 'Round New Hampshire.
Well, it seems that more states are taking up the call, and all I can say is: It’s about time! Lawmakers in 20 states have moved to reclaim sovereignty, and it looks as if more will be joining soon. States are finding it more and more difficult to balance the books, as most are required to do, without taxing the residents into oblivion. Of course, some states such as California and NY don't care and have already done so and plan more taxes for the folks who can’t manage to escape to other states. The Federal government is good at telling states what they must do without providing the funding for all the goodies that will benefit those sitting in power in Washington and continue to get them re-elected while the states go broke.
So far, eight states have introduced resolutions declaring state sovereignty under the Ninth and Tenth Amendments to the Constitution. They are Arizona
Analysts expect that, in addition, another 20 states, including Alaska, Alabama, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Nevada, Maine, and Pennsylvania, may see similar measures introduced this year.
You can find more on this situation here:
Well, that’s just some of what has been happening that has gotten my attention this past week. I look for more news, both bad and good, to be forthcoming this week. Unfortunately, and I hate to sound pessimistic, but most of it will probably be bad news, at least for those who are drinking from the well of “feel-good liberalism.”
Hope you’ve enjoyed the wrap up and will offer your comments and anything that may have caught your attention of late.