Monthly Archives: December 2012
Florida Senate President and a very powerful Republican leader of the State GOP, Don Gaetz is quoted in a NYT story that looks at the diminished clout of the tea party.
… But a number of Republican leaders said the Tea Party seemed headed toward becoming just another political faction, not a broad movement. It may rally purists, but it will continue to alienate realists and centrists, they said.
“I think the Tea Party movement is to the Republicans in 2013 what the McGovernites were to the Democrats in 1971 and 1972,” said Don Gaetz, a Republican who is the president of the Florida Senate. “They will cost Republicans seats in Congress and in state legislatures. But they will also help Republicans win seats.”
Because the Tea Party comprises thousands of local groups, it is impossible to determine whether its ranks shrank after the many electoral defeats last month, which activists said caused grief and deep frustration.
… Another issue boiling is the “nullification” of the Affordable Care Act. Angry that Mr. Obama’s re-election means that the health care law will not be repealed, some activists claim that states can deny the authority of the federal government and refuse to carry it out. At a Florida State Senate meeting this month, two dozen Tea Party activists called the law “tyrannical” and said the state had the right to nullify it.
Mr. Gaetz, the Senate president, a conservative Republican, said in an interview that he, too, disagreed with the Supreme Court ruling that upheld the law. But he called nullification “kooky.” Read the rest of this entry
Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) remains a supporter of Second Amendment rights but is “open to measures that would keep guns out of the hands of criminals and the mentally ill,” his spokesman told the Tampa Bay Times on Monday.
Rubio, who has a B+ rating from the NRA and an A rating from the Gun Owners of America (for now), “supports a serious and comprehensive study of our laws to find new and better ways to prevent any more mass shootings,” his spokesman said.
Florida’s other senator, Democrat Bill Nelson, has voted to ban assault weapons in the past. Two Democratic senators with high rankings from the gun lobby said Monday in the wake of the Sandy Hook school shooting that they would support more regulation of assault weapons.
This is all BS speak by Rubio to mask his true support for a future assulat weapons ban, and a ban on magazines that can hold more then “X” amount of rounds. Read the rest of this entry
The sovereign common wealth of Virginia has told the Federal Empire to stick it. Four months after US President Barack Obama authorized the US military to indefinitely detain American citizens without charge or trial, lawmakers in Virginia have voted to refuse to abidy by the provision of the NDAA.
The Virginia legislature voted this week to approve what looks to be the final version of House Bill 1160, an act that authorizes law enforcement agents within the state to reject the controversial detention provisions that were signed into US law on December 31, 2011 when President Obama inked his name to the National Defense Authorization Act, or NDAA.
B 1160 had previously cleared both the state’s House and Senate, but Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell reportedly refused to sign his name to the bill in its original form. The Tenth Amendment Center reports that Gov. McDonnell wanted to veto the legislation, but that doing so would cost him the support of a large chunk of the state’s liberal voters. As a compromise, Gov. McDonnell added an amendment that is being favored by the bill’s sponsors and it is now expected to go on the books effective July 1.
In a statement from the office of the bill’s author, State Delegate Bob Marshall, the representative writes, “Since the legislation’s passage, [the governor’s] staff has worked with the patron Read the rest of this entry
Bob Haa, if you do read our blog then you need to understand that Nugent is lying to you when he calls in… the Republicans and Democrats in the House have been very supportive of the indefinite detention and torture of Americans. They never took it out of the NDAA, and instead just re-wrote it in lawyer speak to give ANY Federal or State agency the right to indefinitely detain and torture Americans… no longer is it the sole right of the military.
The Federal Empire knows that we the people are rising up and will take it arms against them if need be… this has nothing to do with terrorism, and everything to do with stopping the secession of Texas, and the 3rd American Revolution from occurring. The first was against the British, the second was against the Federals, and the third will be against the Federals as well.
Even after a federal court deemed the NDAA unconstitutional, the US House of Representatives refused to exclude indefinite detention provisions from the infamous defense spending bill during a vote on Friday.
An attempt to strike down any provisions allowing for the US military to indefinitely detain American citizens without charge from next year’s National Defense Authorization Act was shot down Friday morning in the House of Representatives. Read the rest of this entry
There has been a rash of Christmas decoration vandalism’s throughout Dixie, North, and the Midwest that has totaled about $150,000 USD in damages since December 1st. Some of the decoration displays that have been targeted are some of the largest displays in America, and most have held a world record at one point or another. The local authorities are doing their best to track down these groups, but unfortunately these groups leave no evidence behind and are professionals. In other words these guys are not kids or just some knuckle dragging douches.
One of the largest Christmas displays in America, which is located just outside of my nations capitol (i.e. Richmond, VA), was hit last week. The damage done to this massive 3 acre Christmas wonderland totaled around $6,000 USD.
In most cases the victims of these anti-Christian terror acts were so outraged that they have announced that they will not be putting up anymore lights, ever again.The family from Richmond stated that they will not do it again as well, and blamed the vandalism on local Marxists from the near by labor union. However to date no evidence has been found to connect the vandalism to the labor unions or any Marxist groups.
Here are some links to the stories… if you do a Google search then you will get near 15 pages of news stories about similar vandalism acts occurring this year and last year. Read the rest of this entry
The law allowing for indefinite detention of Americans without trial has been stripped from next year’s National Defense Authorization Act, but tweaks to the NDAA don’t mean the possibility of extrajudicial imprisonment has been eliminated for all.
When US President Barack Obama signed into law the annual defense spending bill for 2012, he acknowledged that he had reservations about a provision that allows the government to lock up any United States citizen without providing them with a trial in a court of law. Although Pres. Obama swore to not abuse that clause in such a way that Americans would be at risk of imprisonment, the White House has relentlessly challenged in federal court all efforts to remove the controversial indefinite detention clause from the NDAA. The US Senate has now approved a draft of the defense spending bill for the next fiscal year, and with it has signed off on a promise to ensure habeas corpus for all American citizens. Legal protection is not provided for unlawful immigrants and aliens, however, opening up the possibility of domestic military enforcement of draconian laws.
When the Senate voted unanimously to approve the 2013 NDAA on Tuesday, they gave the go-ahead to an amendment introduced by Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-California) that on the surface resembles a surefire fix to the previous year’s provision. Read the rest of this entry