The Law

Frederic Bastiat was a French economist, writer, legislator, and activist. He was born in 1801 and died in 1850. Frederic Bastiat wrote The Law. He wrote it in France, about France during the last couple of years of his life,(around 1848). The Law was first published in 1850, making it more than a hundred and fiftey years old, but amazingly Bastiat's words describe the state of America today. Our current government, our laws, how our country is being plundered, and how our people are being oppressed.

Frederic Bastiat was an advocate for liberty, just as the founders of this nation were.

"whatever the question under discussion — whether religious, philosophical, political, or economic; whether it concerns prosperity, morality, equality, right, justice, progress, responsibility, cooperation, property, labor, trade, capital, wages, taxes, population, finance, or government — at whatever point on the scientific horizon I begin my researches, I invariably reach this one conclusion: The solution to the problems of human relationships is to be found in liberty."

Click here to Listen to The Law by Fredieric Bastiat, I have listened to it many times and I always hear something new, this quote is why I have share this with you.

"The law perverted! And the police powers of the state perverted along with it! The law, I say, not only turned from its proper purpose but made to follow an entirely contrary purpose! The law become the weapon of every kind of greed! Instead of checking crime, the law itself guilty of the evils it is supposed to punish!"

If this is true, it is a serious fact, and moral duty requires me to call the attention of my fellow-citizens to it."


9/11 Press For Truth

This 48 minute film is scheduled for release some time this year, it features "The Jersey Girls" who have made headlines most recently because of Anne Coulter's remarks. Ann herself has had success on the backs of these women, after slandering them on every talk show her, book hit number one on Amazon. Perhaps she has given them, and other 911 truth seekers some much needed attention.


Min wage hike, maybe next year

Last week congress voted themselves a pay raise, increasing their salary to $168,500. It was the 7th straight pay raise for members of the house and senate. Today, the republican controlled Senate voted against an increased minimum wage 52-46, 60 votes was needed to pass. Only republicans voted against the increase, eight republicans did vote for the increase, but not enough to change anything at all.

Since 1997, the federal min. wage has been an unlivable five dollars and fifteen cents per hour. Kennedy wanted to increase it to $ 7.25.

These are the Senators that feel the min wage workers in America should be just fine with a paycheck that is less than 200 dollars for 40 hours of work, (after taxes of course).

Alexander (R-TN) Allard (R-CO) Allen (R-VA) Bennett(R-UT) Bond (R-MO) Brownback (R-KS) Bunning (R-KY) Burns (R-MT) Burr (R-NC) Chambliss (R-GA) Coburn (R-OK) Cochran (R-MS) Cornyn (R-TX) Craig (R-ID) Crapo (R-ID) DeMint (R-SC) Dole (R-NC) Domenici (R-NM) Ensign (R-NV) Enzi (R-WY) Frist (R-TN) Graham (R-SC) Grassley (R-IA) Gregg (R-NH) Hagel (R-NE) Hatch (R-UT) Hutchison (R-TX) Inhofe (R-OK) Isakson (R-GA) Kyl (R-AZ) Lott (R-MS) Martinez (R-FL ) McCain (R-AZ) McConnell (R-KY) Murkowski (R-AK) Roberts (R-KS) Santorum (R-PA) S essions (R-AL) Smith (R-OR) Stevens (R-AK) Sununu (R-NH) Talent (R-MO) Thomas (R-WY) Thune (R-SD) Vitter (R-LA) Voinovich (R-OH)

The Senators highlighted in RED represent states in which the minimum wage has been voted very close to the amount they voted against the rest of Americans to have. If the people in their states have clearly chosen to have an increased min wage, why then have these Senators chosen to go out on their own, denying millions of Americans the same increase in hourly work? It is unfair to their constituents, and dishonest of them, and the people in Alaska and Oregon should question the intentions of these Senators.
(I realize that even if they were with the "yea's" it still would not have passed, but that is precisely why it is so smug.)

Another Senator I would like to point out here would be Sen Mel Martinez, from Florida, where the 2004 ballot asked to increase min wage, and the people voted overwhelmingly for the increase, but today, for the rest of Americans he said no. Not his problem, hes looking at a $3,300 a year pay increase. Besides, we know Mel Martinez's usual excuses, (" it was some other person, at some level beneath his that made him look bad, he knows nothing about it"). Just like his abuse of the Terry Shiavo case, to help his parties popularity grow. This man never has the people in mind when he opens his mouth, sadly, he is not in the minority of his colleagues.

Senator Bill Frist, tried to add an anti-abortion amendment to the bill, that would have been impossible to have made anyone vote for the increase, his attempt to kill the pay increase was ultimately withdrawn, however, the intent was there, Frist is truly a snake. He managed to find himself on the receiving end of thirty two thousand dollar wage increases over the past ten years, the same amount of time that we haven't received any.

McCain couldn't be more disappointing, as usual. I am guessing he never was the real deal, just another paid for politician, In bed with Bushco.

I hate to bring up gay marriage, but I am going to. The religouse right, shout about how the "American people" are strongly against gay marriage, and that's why they need to push the issue so forcefully. The same should be said about minimum wage. Americans need to be paid a fair wage, but instead our Representatives are caught up in getting themselves pay raises without the American people finding out about them. Pay raises they don't need (the majority of Senators are millionaires).

Make these phonies uncomfortable, send them letters, call their offices, I'm not sure that voting is a real option anymore, but go through the motions. They have taken the dream away from us, and replaced it with corruption and greed. I see no greatness anywhere, that's what we need, not the lesser of two evils, because that is only an illusion.

Dan Rather

After 44 years on CBS, Dan Rather is out. This is what he had to say about it.

"Too much is made of anchors and their personalities, their ups and downs. The larger issues—the role of a free press and of honest, real news in a democracy, the role of technology in supporting a free press, the "corporatization" of news and its effects on news content—all deserve more attention, more discussion and more passionate debate."

Katie Couric is the new face of the cbs evening news.
(It could be worse, it could've been Lauer).

Main Stream Media cannot be taken seriously.


What goes up must come down: the housing burst

After Monday's free fall, and Tuesday's slow plummet, we now have Wednesday's fake out. Up most of the day then plunging at the end closing down, way down, below that mental high of 11,000, the Dow closed at 10,930 losing more than 71 points.

For months bush has been babbling on about how solid the American economy is. Our national debt is over eight trillion dollars, and inflation has been banging on our door, but the oil boys are in the White House and in our living rooms chanting growth, growth, growth. In October 2005 no one has to die tomorroW.declared, the oil companies to be the big profiteers from our withering economy and that rang true after they came out with record breaking profits for the year (profits over 36 billion in 2005, for Exxon-Mobil, alone). And now we are predicting that housing will continue to slow, and then burst, and to top it off, the worse the hurricane season, the harder the fall.

In the beginning of May, economists were predicting that as long as the jobs reports for May remain strong there will be no pop in the housing bubble, which seemed like something to believe in, for a short while. Some economists believe thirty percent of jobs created during this housing boom were created specifically for the boom, and where are we left as the housing market deflates? Jobless. In early June, May's job reports was 110,000 jobs shy of what they had hoped for.

The predicted "ground zero" for housing bubbles bursting are the places where markets were the hottest, and Florida is one of the hottest, but it differs from other "hot markets" because, not only is it a seasonal market (winter), it's also threatened by hurricanes every single year (and we all know Main Stream Media having been warning us of a "stronger than usual" season this year ). Once the "ground zero" markets begin to fall, almost everyone will be forced to follow.

Interest rates will not be this low for much longer, regardless of what happens on June 29th, Bernanke said pause in rate hikes, not an end to them .


Ann Coulter is the devil, Matt Lauer is still glib

Our favorite AM idiot, matt lauer interviews the beastly, Anne Coulter on 6/6/6, about grieving September 11th widows. She is hitting EVERY news show that will have her speaking against these woman, because... she wrote a book about how no one can speak out,against these women?
HMMMMM... shes making the case for her own book, wow! shes crafty:

"These self-obsessed women seem genuinely unaware that 9-11 was an attack on our nation and acted like as if the terrorist attack only happened to them. They believe the entire country was required to marinate in their exquisite personal agony. Apparently, denouncing Bush was part of the closure process."

As an unmarried woman, Ann wouldn't really know what it feels like, but I bet it feels like the president didn't do anything before or after September eleventh. Remember he had been vacationing quite a bit throughout the summer of 2001. After, he told us that we were with him or against him, even without any investigation into the attacks, and while these women grieve the loss of their husbands, Mr. Bush and his neocon pals are profiting from their loss. So yeah, it probably does feel like an attack on them, and the Bush administration, deserves to be denounced.

But she will not stop herself, she has a book to sell, a profit of her own to be made off these widows. she goes on to say:

"These broads are millionaires, lionized on TV and in articles about them, reveling in their status as celebrities and stalked by grief parrazies. I have never seen people enjoying their husband's death so much."

Ann wants all the attention.
She then continues on to insult Joe Wilson and everyone's favorite punching bag, Cindy Sheehan.
Shes a crackpot, she shows up on The Today show, in a pretty little black cocktail dress, while most of us are sipping our morning coffee.

AND ...Of course, Lauer, as intelligent as always thanks her for coming on the show.