Kevin Collins’ “Coach Is Right” is now on WesternJournalism.com. All the same great, news-breaking, liberal-busting content is here on Western Journalism just like it was back on CoachisRight.com.
Kevin Collins’ “Coach Is Right” is now on WesternJournalism.com. All the same great, news-breaking, liberal-busting content is here on Western Journalism just like it was back on CoachisRight.com.
Last week, while everyone was enraptured by the trio of Obama administration scandals, Congress was hard at work fleecing American taxpayers.
This time, they’re doing it with a multi-billion dollar bill to subsidize farmers. The bill is a maze of agribusiness subsidies, welfare payments and “green” crony capitalism spending. Programs in the farm bill include: income support for farmers, price controls on select crops, government guaranteed loans and special subsidized crop insurance for farmers.
The problem is not agriculture per se. It’s that once the money flows, it becomes impossible to turn off the gushing payment spigot to demanding recipients.
You see, the current farm payment programs all got started in the 1930s. During the Great Depression, times were tough… but today’s farming is a whole other thing, mostly controlled by large, successful agribusiness. Present-day farms are bringing in record-high incomes. Technology has done away with numerous risks that used to bedevil agriculture.
Nowadays, the never-ending giveaway of billions of dollars to agribusiness is a needless expense that inevitably falls to taxpayers.
Big Agriculture is a Big Business
When you listen to congressmen talk about the farm bill, you might think the bill helps small, family farms. But in actuality, the victors are giant agribusiness.
About 75% of big farms collect subsidies compared to only 24% of the smaller, family farms. According to the government’s own data, farms with gross sales of $1 million or more received 23% of all commodity-related cash, significantly more than the 15% share received by smaller farms in the $100,000 to $249,999 sales range.
Subsidy payments given to large enterprises make it very difficult for small farms to compete and stay in business. The stream of tax dollars into big farms increases demand for farmland, which raises the price of property above the reach of smaller players. If the government wanted to enact effective change, Congress should cut payments to farms raking in over $250,000 per year.
And Now For Some Corruption
If saddling taxpayers with unwanted bills isn’t bad enough, there’s this: Members of Congress and their families are eligible for these farm subsidies.
You see, many of the members assigned to the House and Senate Agriculture Committees are farmers themselves, and the public can’t see how much these same members and their families profit from crop insurance payments.
In essence, they get to reach into the farm bill honeypot and grab however much money they want.
And as for corruption, that’s only the start. The farm bill wouldn’t pass with the support of farmers alone. It needs the support of big city politicians, too, which is why Congress tied the Food Stamp program to the farm bill. Urban members of Congress exchange their support of the bill for millions in welfare benefits for their constituents.
And of course the idea of decoupling welfare from the farm bill faces stiff resistance. It makes good politics to mix the two. As Sen. Thad Cochran of the Senate Agriculture Committee candidly admitted to the North American Agricultural Journalists meeting that food stamps must be included in the farm bill “purely from a political perspective. It helps get the farm bill passed.”
I say America would be better off if we just cashiered the whole bill, but Capitol Hill doesn’t listen to common sense. Congressmen only listen to the special interests that pour money into their re-election campaigns.
Your eyes on the Hill,
“This article originally appeared at CapitolHillDaily.com and is reprinted here with permission.
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Will Rogers, the great humorist, once said, “If you ever injected truth into politics, you would have no politics.” If you injected truth into the teleprompter during one of Obama’s speeches, there would be nothing left but an empty chair.
Fourteen days after the September 11, 2012 attacks, Obama appeared at the United Nations to deliver a eulogy for the man he had not troubled to save and to declare that the future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam.
That lopsided injustice appeared to have been the plan all along. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton had told Charles Woods, the father of murdered Navy SEAL Tyrone Woods, that the administration was going to arrest and prosecute the man who made the video.
It was the only promise that Obama and Clinton made about Benghazi which they faithfully kept. Everything else was a lie. Doubletalk had become an administration habit. Obama would say one thing and do another. Or he would loudly tell a lie and quietly speak some version of the truth in order to hedge his bets.
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May 20, 2013 TPATH- Everyone who watches Glenn Beck on his internet show knows, he begins each broadcast by announcing, “Welcome to the Glenn Beck Show, the network you are building. Glenn may have been correct in that statement since TPATH and many others have not only linked to his TV Show, his radio show and his many publications and events, but also, thousands of us have called cable and satellite companies in an effort to get them to take Glenn Beck TV.
This past week, Mr. Beck, who has been called the “Conspiracy King”, and his two fawning boot lickers on the radio, decided to alienate 75% of those “building his network”. Beck, for some reason, only known to him, felt it necessary, once again, to take on the so called Birthers. The condescending, flippant sarcasm, the bunching together of those who have spent years reading and understanding the facts about Obama’s ineligibility and then relegating them into a gaggle of fools and idiots, would have made Saul Alinsky and Kieth Obermann proud. (by the way, where is Kiethy Boy theses days?)
It is important to point out that Beck does some good work, in fact some great work. Most of which has been ridiculed by the very same people he now appears to be aligning himself with. The big question here is…Why?
Its quite interesting that Glenn would choose this time, when Comrade Obama and his cadre of leftist crooks, fabricators and liars are being exposed for not only what they are, but for what they have been, to attack those who are concerned that we have an illegal President. Also, relating to this, Beck has been bedside himself when the mainstream media either ignored or labeled him a conspiracy nut as he was putting together evidence concerning the Saudi terrorist the State Department secreted out of the country after the Marathon bombing.
Hey Glenn, welcome to the club, Buddy.
Over the years Glenn’s prognostications have been, while not always spot on, very close to what we are seeing today, throughout the world. For that work he needs to be complimented and praised. But at the same time, all of these many “theories” that he has investigated, organized into cute little charts on the blackboard, can’t hold a candle to the reams of information, proven facts, hidden and forged documents relating the mystery man occupying our White House. Again, the question screams…..Why?
Before I speculate on what could be behind Glenn’s seemingly intentional ignorance, purposeful antagonism and frankly, completely flabbergasting position he has taken on the eligibility and forgeries of Obama, the following list of Obama Issues, most of which have been thoroughly investigated by some very capable people and ignored by Beck, should make one wonder why someone so into conspiracies would chose to not only evade and disdain but belittle those who are most likely to support him.
There is more. Much more. But considering the penchant for conspiracies awash in Beck’s DNA, one must wonder why these things do not warrant just a bit of cogitation.
Of course, if like some others, Glenn has decided not to pursue any of this because he believes the politicians, the judicial system and the country have become so corrupt, these issues will never go anywhere and there are other more viable things that need attention, he could be forgiven for that. But he has spent hours trashing those who believe every aspect of our Constitution should be protected. This does not make sense.
Some of us who watch the information highway closely, have seen bitter rivalries arise between between radio talk show hosts and internet hosts. One of the most unpleasant of these engagements has been festering between Beck and Alex Jones of Info Wars. Alex Jones, an aggressive and ever vigilant watchdog of our runaway government has long accused Beck of purloining data and research from his website and not giving credit to him.
Without being specific, I have noticed that Info Wars was in front on issues that later Glenn did talk about. Whether that constitutes theft of services or not, I make no contention here. But….. Since Alex Jones is and has been on the issue of Obama’s forgeries, crimes and ineligibility, the impetus for Beck’s attitude towards “Birthers” could very well stem from this, even to the point where Glenn is willing to disparage his own viewers and supporters.
There are a few more suppositions that can be made here. I’ll list them. You decide.
Having said all this, TPATH intends to continue to link to Beck’s network. He is a valuable partner in our war against Islam, Communists and World Order domination. I only hope that Glenn checks the overwhelming comments on the Blaze from his readers and viewers who feel betrayed by him, and then sticks to the issues he feels are important and leaves those who fear our Constitution, every part of it, needs defending, at all costs, alone.
Voices from the past are ere haunting the halls of Congress, warning that we are about to suffer a fatal blow. None could be more vibrant, than the voice of Thomas Dewey, who ran for President during the New Deal.
Dewey blamed Roosevelt for the rise of communism in the United States. Dewey accused him of allowing the unions to seize control of the New Deal, and that their ultimate aim was to control the government of the United States.
It all makes perfect sense, if we consider how quickly the communist party formed a protective bubble around their favorite son. All this talk about job creation and rebuilding our infra-structure, would ultimately repeat the New Deal, and complete the communist plan. For Obama to deny the obvious, is quite a stretch.
For conspiracy buffs who think that 9/11 was a communist plot, they only have to know that the World Trade Center was a monument to Free Trade. Thomas Dewey was the Governor of New York, who approved the final plans to build it.
According to Dewey, “communism was a pagan philosophy which was sweeping through much of the world.” He also warned that a man named Earl Browder was one of the “highest bidders” for control of the Democratic Party. (New York Times Nov. 2, 1944)
Dewey declared “everyone knows that communism is for State ownership of all property, including your house, your farm and the factory, the shop, the office in which you work. It stands for absolute dictatorship, the abolition of civil rights and total political and economic bigotry.”
Browder’s communist upbringings started with his childhood in Kansas.
And we know who else came from Kansas, don’t we? Stanley Dunham was just an innocent furniture salesman, searching for a job. By the time he found work in Hawaii, he had formed a lot of close friendships with people who basically hated the United States.
After reading Dewey’s remarks, I realized that most of us were born into a secret war. I feel like my entire life has been a lie. I actually believed that the members of Congress had a sense of basic integrity. I volunteered my time and my money. I would actually like my money back. I don’t even know who is who. Everybody appears to be lying.
It’s just a little hard to swallow that people like Hillary and Bill, and Chuck Schumer, and Al Franken, and Drunk Uncle Joe, are complete hypocrites. If we think about what Dewey said, and compare it with what we already know, it’s not even safe to leave our homes.
If I had $375.00, I could file a Federal lawsuit for fraud. But then I would end up being beat up by communist courts, who would sabotage my efforts. And everybody knows its a complete waste of time to file a Federal lawsuit. Everybody is in on the joke, but you.
My only consolation is knowing that American communism is flawed. You can’t “inflict” communism on a Constitutional democracy. This is much different than overthrowing the Czar.
Communism belongs to Russia. It was a natural evolution of their own history. Of course, you can’t explain Russian communism to American communists. They’re all too busy driving their hybrids and loading up at Trader Joes.
I’ve known quite a few American communists. I barely gave them the time of day. If I compare them with their Russian counterparts, they look ignorant and weak. They’re an odd assortment of societies rejects, obese alcoholics, and pot heads, like Dennis Rodman, who scribbles on his body and drives hooks through his nose.
American communists want it both ways. They want the stuff that goes with democracy, but they’re not willing to work for it. They want your stuff, because they’re too stupid and lazy to figure out how to get it for themselves.
How do you kill a country? Answer: kill its language for starters.
The great philosopher Emanuel Kant said, “The two great dividers are: language and religion.”
Over the past 237 years, America struggled with its most burdensome problem: race relations. Black versus White. Not a week goes by where “racism” rears its ugly head somewhere in America. In 2013, we see tremendous disparity among whites, blacks and Latinas. Wherever one ethnic group dominates an area, racism invariably becomes a contentious factor.
While white racism dominated this country for the past 237 years since the birth of this Constitutional Republic, today European-Americans barely hold parity with Hispanics. By 2042, Caucasian America will become the new minority while Latinos will become the new majority. Middle Easterners with Arabic languages, Asians with multiple dialects, Indians, Africans of many countries and a hundred other languages will compete for dominance in their own communities where they enclave. In the 21st century, immigrants no longer care to engage in the American culture or its language.
Once a particular ethnic group becomes dominate in numbers, it becomes dominate in language. Once it becomes dominate in language, it presses for dominance in culture.
The current Senate Bill 744, giving complete amnesty to 12 to 20 million illegal aliens, assures that the United States of America will become a bilingual society if not trilingual with Arabic making greater and greater inroads into our society. You can be assured that more and more Mexican immigrants will demand Spanish in educating their children. They will demand Spanish in books, movies, radio, TV and all aspects of social media. Same with Arabic speakers!
America faces becoming two or three different societies and cultures. While it suffered and suffers from racism over the past two centuries, at least everyone spoke English. Everyone communicated in one language that all understood no matter what their race. The heralded “American Way of Life” faces deformation into “American Polyglot Chaos of Life.”
The one great falsity of S744 stems from the fact that Spanish speakers will gain such greater numbers that they will push for language equity with English speakers. Thus, we will see America fractured into two language groups. Once contesting languages erupt, we will see cultural differences escalate.
Former Colorado Governor Richard D. Lamm, on October 3, 2003, said, “If you believe that America is too smug, too self-satisfied, too rich, then let’s destroy America. It is not that hard to do. No nation in history has survived the ravages of time. Arnold Toynbee observed that all great civilizations rise and fall, and that, “An autopsy of history would show that all great nations commit suicide.”
“Here is how they destroyed their countries,” Lamm said. “First, turn America into a bilingual or multi lingual and bicultural country. History shows that no nation can survive the tension, conflict and antagonism of two or more competing languages and cultures. It is a blessing for an individual to be bilingual; however, it is a curse for a society to be bilingual. The historical scholar Seymour Lipset put it this way, “The histories of bilingual and bicultural societies that do not assimilate are histories of turmoil, tension and tragedy. Canada, Belgium, Malaysia, Lebanon—all face crises of national existence in which minorities press for autonomy, if not independence. Pakistan and Cyprus have divided. Nigeria suppressed an ethnic rebellion. France faces difficulties with Basques, Bretons and Corsicans.”
ProEnglish, the nation’s leading official English advocacy group, announced today it is launching a radio ad campaign in South Carolina to expose the fact that contrary to Sen. Lindsey Graham’s repeated claims, the comprehensive immigration bill he and the members of the “Gang of Eight” recently introduced in the Senate has no requirement that illegal immigrants learn English.
“The promise that Senator Graham made on repeated occasions to South Carolina voters to the effect ‘Don’t worry, they’ll have to learn English,’ is a lie,” said ProEnglish Executive Director, Bob Vandervoort.
“There is nothing in Sen. Graham’s immigration bill that requires illegal immigrants to demonstrate any knowledge of English to qualify for amnesty, or to retain their legal status throughout their entire lives,” said Vandervoort. “They only have to demonstrate knowledge of English if they decide to apply for an immigrant visa (“Green Card”) after living here ten years. And even then all they have to show is that they have enrolled in an English-as-a-second-language (ESL) class,” he said.
“For at least ten years and perhaps for their entire lives, this huge new group of predominantly non-English speaking, former illegal immigrants will create a huge new demand for costly government services in their native language, further exacerbating the dangerous and growing division of the United States into separate cultural and linguistic communities,” Vandervoort added. “This would be an unprecedented calamity for our nation’s unity,” he said.
The fact remains that America cannot withstand nor will it survive two or more major languages competing for dominance. When languages compete so do cultures. When cultures compete, a country cannot withstand the tension, conflict of misunderstanding, friction of different natures, anxiety of being misunderstood, dread of trying to make oneself clear and apprehension of differing world views. What happens ultimately? A country’s language dies. Its identity dies. Its future dies. One look at Norway, Sweden, France, United Kingdom, Belgium, Denmark and Holland should make that reality abundantly clear.
Senate Bill 744, if it passes, will become the death knell of the United States of America.
Upon the convergence of three evolving and daunting scandals, and in the teeth of repeated policy failures of unusually repetitive and desultory consistency, let’s make a humble request of Barack. If it must be an unending litany of failure, broken promises and unfulfilled visions—might we not try a different tack?
Why not use the theory of decision making detailed in the novel, The Dice Man, to mix up the experience? In this novel, the purported author and protagonist Luke Rhinehart—a psychologist, decides to upend his boring life by making all decisions by the cast of dice.
If failure is predetermined by choosing failed policy ideas, does this not take all of the drama and adventure out of government activity? Instead, why don’t we break up the sheer monotony of perpetual failure with an occasional lucky strike of success? If all of the current administration’s decisions are ill-fated and doomed upon arrival, the addition of decisions by lot or chance into the equation can only bring the occasional, or even spectacular result. And certainly this would do much to cheer up the dreary mood in America after 5 years of unmitigated mediocrity.
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Rush Limbaugh is taking a “whistling past the graveyard” approach to Barack Obama’s scandals. He is being very cautious about allowing himself to feel that some damage will be done to Obama when the dust from these scandals clears.
Rush even quotes James Carville’s liberal wishful thinking about this lasting “only 30 days” to help convince himself he’s right. Nevertheless, Rush is wrong.
While there is no doubt that Obama won’t be impeached, as Rush allows that isn’t important. Saying there won’t be any damage to Obama his Party and their dangerous agenda is simply wrong.
These scandals will do the following:
When Rush is proved “right” and nothing “seems” to change, the fuse of a renewed TEA party revolution will be lit.
People will be reminded America isn’t supposed to be this way.
Democrats will remain on defense through the mid-term election cycle – you’re not winning when you are on defense.
More whistleblowers will come forward because those already out will be insulated from reprisals. Fast and Furious can be revisited. “He’s not a citizen” will get new life. Conservative state legislatures will be embolden to pass more conservative laws and repeal more liberal ones. Photo id to vote – think Boston bombing. More sheriffs will sue Obama over gun control. The IRS will be neutered.
It will force House Republicans to finally do their jobs or face an angry constituency willing to throw them out in many districts. This will shift the leadership of Congressional GOP from RINOs to more conservative leaders. It will set new standards for GOP candidates – collaborators need not apply.
This makes it far more likely the GOP will hold the House and regains the Senate.
It weakens Obama’s leverage to ram through his socialist programs.
It weakens Obamacare’s grip on us.
It will further infuriate average Americans being disadvantaged by Obama’s sequestration.
It will end gun control and immigration “reform efforts”.
It will make bringing the needed 5% of conservatives back to vote easier.
When most of Obama’s rank and file DO NOT turn on him the “us versus them” mindset needed for conservatives to stop pandering to Hispanics and Blacks, who will never vote Republican, will grow.
This will encourage “Atlas Shrugged” type passive resistance to government and more willingness to sue and fight the IRS giving rise to appeals of court losses to the IRS.
The coupling of the Gosnell case with the IRS attacks on pro-lifers on behalf of Planned Parenthood will cause these groups to redouble their efforts to stop abortions and enjoy previously unattainable successes in the courts and in public opinion.
These things will make having Obama around worth the trade.
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AWOL Commander in Chief
During the Benghazi murders, instead of taking charge, Mr. Obama went into hiding, the various military elements having to stand down because the occupant of the White House was afraid to make decisions. During a Senate hearing, then Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta testified that neither Obama nor anyone else from the White House had contacted the Defense Department or the Pentagon during the attack to find out what was going on. This is not the behavior of a leader, but of a coward. As always, Obama pleads ignorance to distance himself from anything that may make him look bad. He has already claimed to know nothing of the IRS targeting of conservative groups or the tapping of AP phone lines. Having the FBI investigate these events will enable the president to duck any questions because there is an “ongoing investigation.”
The Benghazi “talking points” were changed for a number of reasons, among them to hide Obama’s ineptness and Hillary’s Clinton’s incompetence. The people involved in the creation of the false narrative were more concerned about protecting their careers than the fate of fellow Americans being murdered in Libya. On a positive note, at least a few people told the truth. Yet, to the low information voter, this is “much ado about nothing”. When Americans accept mediocre, indeed criminal performance from their leaders, they will have to accept the inevitable downfall of a once great nation, starting with the denigration of the forces that protect America and its allies. Honorable Executive branch careerists are too few, which is why Americans are being killed as the Nation’s protectors are told to stand down. Americans are not safe with this administration.
Article 2, Section 2, Clause 1 of the United States Constitution says: The President shall be Commander in Chief of the Army and Navy of the United States, and of the Militia of the several States, when called into the actual Service of the United States. As President, Mr. Obama neglected his duty to protect the American Ambassador and others who were under attack for seven hours. When congressional investigators get too close to the truth, the entire issue will be declared off limits due to “Executive privilege.”
In his entire career, Barack Obama has never accepted the responsibility of making decisions; rather, he avoids it. In an actual crisis, the community organizer runs and hides. The American people should know where the White House occupant was while his employees were being killed. How can he be trusted if America or our allies are ever attacked?