Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Two good arguments against the "Fair Tax" (which is a consumption tax)

The two links below also contain information about the FLAT TAX and our current PROGRESSIVE tax should bone up before the 2016 presidential elections take place!

I can understand why the fair tax is very appealing to many limited government activists. It has various benefits similar to the flat tax, such as overhauling the current tax code and eliminating all forms of double taxation. The fair tax, however, could be dangerous. If we don’t repeal the 16th Amendment first, we could end up with both an income tax and a national sales tax. The politicians in Washington would love to have both sources of money. Several European governments have added a national sales tax on top of their federal income tax. The same trick could happen in America if we aren’t careful.

Fair tax advocates claim that it would get rid of the IRS but it would likely be replaced with another agency by a different name. The proposal promises that most individuals will get a monthly prebate paid in advance. The amount of the prebate is determined by the Department of Health & Human Services' poverty level guidelines. Who would administer this? Unlike the flat tax, the fair tax as a replacement for the income tax has never been implemented in any country. We have no real world examples of what a fair tax would look like in action. Perhaps the fair tax isn’t as politically feasible as the flat tax. It’s important to remember that repealing a constitutional amendment requires the approval of 290 House members, 67 Senators and a majority of the legislatures in three-fourths of the states.

People don’t like a Fair Tax because it has never been tried in any other country in the world causing some to fear that it is too experimental (a transitional hybrid system combining income and Fair Tax has been floated). The Fair Tax is also considered by some to be regressive since necessities are still subject to tax. Additionally, since the burden for collection shifts from the federal government to individual businesses, some of which are not currently collecting taxes (those which sell exempt goods, businesses in states where there are no sales taxes and businesses currently not subject to taxes on providing services), there’s a concern about the added burden that would place on those businesses, specifically small businesses. And while the tax purports to do away with those who make money off of the current tax system, the Fair Tax does provide a fee for acting as a collection agent which adds another layer of complexity.

Why Mark Thiessen and other FOX pundits are wrong on Syria

By Dr. Orly Taitz, ESQ
Yesterday a new detente ensured between GOP front-runner, Donald Trump, and FOX. Or did it?
Clearly, detente is better than war for both parties, however lopsided coverage of Trump continues, particularly on Kelly File and one of the main Trump hounds is Mark Thiessen.
On Monday, October 29th, Trump has announced his economic and tax policy plan. This plan provides financial relief for many, including lower tax burden for most of the poor and the middle class, reduction of the maximum tax to 25% from 39%, abolishment of the death tax, which bankrupted families of farmers and small business owners, and serious proposals to repatriate trillions of dollars which corporations keep abroad. The plan also will cut federal spending by estimated 20% and most importantly it would rescind and renegotiate disastrous free trade agreements which are bankrupting this nation and robbed Americans of some 30 million jobs.
Megyn Kelly chose not to mention any of these most important points. She chose to zero in on Trump’s proposal to allow Russia help Syrian government in destroying ISIS.
Trump’s position is that US, Europe and the rest of the world will benefit from US allowing Russia spend it’s money and use it’s soldiers in fighting ISIS in Syria. Kelly brought the main Trump hound dog, Mark Thiessen to attack Trump.
Thiessen stated that this is a terrible idea because Russia will never get out from Syria. Second of all, he stated that Syria is connected to Iran and allowing Russia to intervene will aid Iran. He claimed that Trump simply does not understand foreign policy.
First, I hope that Trump will be a bigger person and will appear on Kelly file and respond to constant attacks by Thiessen or at the very minimum, if Trump does not want to be interviewed by Megyn Kelly, he can at least keep the door open during this time slot by giving interviews to Kelly’s replacements, such as Martha McCallum or Shannon Bream, who host Kelly file in her absence. At the moment, explaining the policies to American viewers is the most important thing and supersedes the tag of war with FOX. Winning the nomination and presidency is more important than winning the war with FOX.
Now, let’s go to the substance of the discussion.
1. Thiessen is wrong in his assumption that if Russia goes in, it will never leave Syria. We’ve seen multiple examples of Russia leaving specific countries. After all, the Soviet Union consisted of 15 countries and Russia left 14. Additionally Russia left Afghanistan.
2. Occupation of Syria by Russia will not be easy. Muslim population in the Middle East dislikes westerners, dislikes Christians. For them Americans, British or Russians are all invaders and Chrusaders, so for Russia, war in Syria will not be a walk in the park.
3. Russia’s bet in Syria, Bashir al Assad is a member of the Alawite minority and it is always tough to keep a regime of a minority.
4. Assad’s father, Hafez al Assad ruled Syria for some 40 years and people in Syria are fed up with Assad family.
5. Syria might end up being a second Afghanistan for Russia. Russia believed that Afghanistan will be a Blitzkrieg, a fast and decisive action. At the end, it was a protractive war, which cost Russia trillions of dollars and thousands of lives, undermined economy and was one of the major contributing factors in the fall of the Warsaw block and the Soviet Union.
6. Aside from Syria, a number of other countries represent hunting grounds for extremists sponsored by Iran. We have seen an upheaval in Yemen and descendence of Yemen into the civil war. Following Thiessen’s logic, if we have to send US troops to every region, where there are forces sponsored by Iran, we would have to send our boys to lose lives and limbs in Yemeni civil war as well. What about Tunisia? Libya? Where does it end? After 14 years of wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, with estimated 4,000 Americans killed,some 40,000 wounded or disabled, 1-2 trillion spent, this nation does not have the stomach to descend in yet another war in the Middle East. So, doesn’t it make more sense for Russia to spend trillions of dollars and send their troops to fight ISIS versus US doing this?
7. Even if we wanted to go into war in Syria, we are not ready militarily or financially. The next president will have to clean up the results of disastrous economic policies of Obama, who incurred more debt than 43 president in some 230 years before him. Trump will have to rebuild the US military, pass balanced budget amendment, pay of the debt, create jobs for 94 million, who are not in work force.
When you are flying, the stewardess will tell you: put your own oxygen mask first, then help others. US needs economic oxygen, needs to heal it’s economy before helping Syria and entering in yet another conflict.
I hope Trump goes on Kelly File with either Kelly or one of her replacements to explain all of the above points to the voters.
Why Mark Thiessen and other FOX pundits are wrong on Syria

The Car That Killed Glamour - Tesla and the end of the automobile as an object of desire

Just as the smartphone has become a centralized, standardized window onto the world, so soon the automobile might soon do the same. There, fantasy and ideals—even foolish ones wrought by the lure of advertising—become invalid rather than just misguided. Why bother cultivating an identity defined in part around an automobile when the automobile is poised to become a mere appliance, a commodity for conveyance? Better to redirect that energy toward your new Apple Car app or your Uber X flexworker microbusiness or your favorite data-harvestable, Google-operated pastime. Silicon Valley’s dispatch of automotive aspiration doesn’t end aspiration, it just redirects it—back toward Silicon Valley.
It’s no wonder we lust after Italian automotive design...

Monday, September 28, 2015

Hillary Clinton’s illegal use of insecure email server wrecked State Department’s post-9/11 security

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server to conduct official diplomatic business created many national security problems, but they may pale by comparison with the wreckage she left behind in her department’s main digital information security office.

Thursday, September 24, 2015


35 of Yogi Berra’s most memorable quotes

1. “It ain’t over till it’s over.”
2. “It’s deja vu all over again.”
3. “I usually take a two-hour nap from 1 to 4.”
4. “Never answer an anonymous letter.”
5. “We made too many wrong mistakes.”
6. “You can observe a lot by watching.”
7. “The future ain’t what it used to be.”
8. “If you don’t know where you are going, you might wind up someplace else.”
9. “It gets late early out here.”
10. “If the people don’t want to come out to the ballpark, nobody’s going to stop them.”
11. “Baseball is 90 percent mental. The other half is physical.”
12. “Pair up in threes.”
13. “Why buy good luggage, you only use it when you travel.”
14. “Nobody goes there anymore. It’s too crowded.”
15. “All pitchers are liars or crybabies.”
16. “A nickel ain’t worth a dime anymore.”
17. “Bill Dickey is learning me his experience.”
18. “He hits from both sides of the plate. He’s amphibious.”
19. “I always thought that record would stand until it was broken.”
20. “I can see how he (Sandy Koufax) won 25 games. What I don’t understand is how he lost five.”
Modal Trigger
Joe DiMaggio and Yogi Berra in 1955.
21. “I don’t know (if they were men or women fans running naked across the field). They had bags over their heads.”
22. “I’m a lucky guy and I’m happy to be with the Yankees. And I want to thank everyone for making this night necessary.”
23. “I’m not going to buy my kids an encyclopedia. Let them walk to school like I did.”
24. “In baseball, you don’t know nothing.”
25. “I never blame myself when I’m not hitting. I just blame the bat and if it keeps up, I change bats. After all, if I know it isn’t my fault that I’m not hitting, how can I get mad at myself?”
26. “I never said most of the things I said.”
27. “It ain’t the heat, it’s the humility.”
28. “I think Little League is wonderful. It keeps the kids out of the house.”
29. “I wish everybody had the drive he (Joe DiMaggio) had. He never did anything wrong on the field. I’d never seen him dive for a ball, everything was a chest-high catch, and he never walked off the field.”
30. “So I’m ugly. I never saw anyone hit with his face.”
31. “Take it with a grin of salt.”
32. (On the 1973 Mets) “We were overwhelming underdogs.”
33. “The towels were so thick there I could hardly close my suitcase.”
34. “You should always go to other people’s funerals, otherwise, they won’t come to yours.”
35. “When you come to a fork in the road, take it.”

Wednesday, September 23, 2015



BOMBSHELL: Author Gets Truth About Obama & Islam Straight From Rev. Wright… WE KNEW IT!



And here's about a couple of hundred more:

1-Well sourced article by Daniel Pipes, a Academic on the Middle East who received his PhD from Harvard. Obama's Muslim Childhood

2-Why would Obama do this?? Obama Administration Bans Knowledge of Islam by Raymond Ibrahim

3-Can you explain why Lois Lerner approved Malik Obama's 501c3 IRS application given Malik's ties to terrorism?

4-Wouldn't Barack Obama know about his Half-Brother Malik's ties to the Regime in The Sudan?

5-Can you tell me why Barack Obama maintains ties with his family that fund Muslims to attend Wahhabist University in Saudi Arabia? The Obamas’ Wahhabist Fundraising Empire

6-Why would Obama invite Nafie Ali Nafie, adviser to wanted war criminal, Omar al Bashir to the White House?

9-Malik Obama is the Executive Secretary of the Islamic Dawa Organization... 

10-Hassan al-Turabi is a collegue of Osama bin Laden & The Blind Sheikh

11-Sudanese President Al-Bashir Vows to Liberate South Sudan from "The Poisonous Vermin"

12-Why would Barack Obama invite Hani Nour Eldin, a documented terrorist, to the White House??

14-High Ranking DOJ Official Refuses to Affirm 1st Amendment Rights

15-DoJ official refuses to denounce demands for Saudi-style blasphemy law

17-Why would he say this?? Obama: 'The Future Must Not Belong To Those Who Slander The Prophet Of Islam'

18-Why does Obama care about Muslim feelings in Pakistan?? The Anti-Anti-Islam Film TV Ad By US in Pakistan

19-Why is Obama trying to suppress Freedom of Speech?? Obama vs. the First Amendment By Andrew C McCarthy

20-Why was Obama State Dept even engaging with OIC on the issue of suppressing Criticism of Islam?

21-Why would Director of National Intelligence James Clapper say the Muslim Brotherhood is "Secular"?? Here is the Muslim Brotherhood Slogan: “Allah is our objective; the Quran is our law, the Prophet is our leader; Jihad is our way; and death for the sake of Allah is the highest of our aspirations.”

22-CAIR is an unindicted co-conspirator in the Holy Land Foundation Terrorist Financing Scheme, Why hasn't DOJ prosecuted them??

23-Why does Obama appoint CAIR members to positions in his Administration??

24-CAIR is an affiliate of the Muslim Brotherhood. Muslim Brotherhood Document from Holy Land Trial Evidence

25-Why does Obama Admin have so many Muslims with ties to Muslim Brotherhood Groups??

26-Why would a Representative of the Obama Admin say the Muslim Brotherhood is "Secular"??

27- Why would Obama tell Charles Bolden of NASA to Reach Out to Muslim World??

Tuesday, September 22, 2015


"One of the greatest delusions in the world is the hope that the evils in this world are to be cured by legislation."
~Thomas Brackett Reed

Monday, September 21, 2015


This is a message to Republican primary voters who are considering voting for someone other than Ted Cruz or Donald Trump. This post is not directed at the alt-right, but at GOP primary voters.

Sunday, September 20, 2015

What Dr. Ben Carson REALLY said about vaccines and your children...

In the hours and days following Wednesday’s debate, the whole (vaccine propaganda) world has gone into a media-frenzied overdrive trying to cover up or erase what Dr. Carson said or discredit his medical credentials and reputation. Seems a bit harsh, doesn’t it? A quick read of the American Academy of Pediatrics’ (AAP) response the following day gives us a hint at how serious a snafu Dr. Carson created.

Friday, September 18, 2015

IN HIS OWN WORDS: 20 Quotes by Barack Obama on Islam

The media exploded yesterday in "outrage" at Donald Trump's failure to correct a town hall questioner who accused Barack Obama of being a Muslim.

It's worth highlighting the hypocrisy of the media. After all, it was Hillary Clinton -- during the 2008 Democrat primary campaign -- who first raised suspicions that Obama was likely a crypto-Muslim.

Oh, and it wasn't not Donald Trump who uttered the following public statements regarding Islam. It was Barack Obama:


During his sermon, Pope Francis announced to Christians around the world that God had called upon him, instructing him “to revise the most sacred of texts, the Ten Commandments.” Given to the Israelites by God himself at Mount Sinai, the Commandments include instructions for worship and list several prohibited practices.

[lgstarr believes this is evil at work here]

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

I never ask YOU what you think!

So, I will do that now:

Who do YOU think "won" this GOP presidential debate tonight on CNN???

Monday, September 14, 2015

MYSTERY: 5 Month Gap in Clinton Emails

“Judicial Watch’s discovery of the Clinton email ‘gap’ may take a place in history next to the discovery of the Nixon tapes,” said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton. “The Obama administration and Hillary Clinton have taken their cover-up of the email scandal too far. I suspect that federal courts will want more information, under oath, about the issues raised in these incredible documents.”

Judicial Watch has 20 federal lawsuits against the State Department in which the Clinton email issue is implicated. Judicial Watch seeks discovery and additional requests for court relief are planned.

Ripened Fruit

"...the prime social-engineering technology developed by the Frankfurt School, right on the campus of Columbia University in Marxist-leaning New York City -- CRITICAL THEORY -- is diabolical "genius."


"Androgyny" is basically the social-engineering technology of turning men into women, and women into men.

Remember, the goal of the Marxist is to destroy the capitalist society and free-enterprise. The Middle Class is the engine of the capitalist society and the Family Unit is the basic building block of the Middle Class. Thus, if the Family Unit can be destroyed, this will undermine the Middle Class. The capitalist society would thus fall into the Marxist's laps "like ripened fruit," as one of the Frankfurt School leaders, Max Horkheimer, actually put it in writing. So, "androgyny" is the technology of essentially confusing the youth about sexuality and family values.


Either you get it or you don't . . .
or you'll confront it or you won't.


Sunday, September 13, 2015

Gay Marriage: Communism’s Trojan Horse to Secure Final 'Takedown' of Traditional Marriage

Efforts by the far left to take down traditional family and marriage have been long at work. Extreme-left radicals have made their arguments and tried different tactics, starting with Marx and Engels and 1800s socialist utopians like Robert Owen and Charles Fourier, and on through cultural Marxists of the Frankfurt School such as Wilhelm Reich and Herbert Marcuse, followed by the likes of Betty Friedan, Kate Millett, and assorted 1960s radicals from Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn to Mark Rudd and Tom Hayden. What were once fringe concepts by dangerous extremists on the far margins of society have become mainstream.

Friday, September 11, 2015


Thursday, September 10, 2015


"Yes, I believe that we are living in the last days just before the return of Jesus Christ as described in the Bible.

So what do you think?"

Wednesday, September 09, 2015

Wait—We’re Supposed To Accept Muslim Refugees Now?! - UPDATE

O'Reilly: “Do you object to migrants coming to the USA?”

Trump: “I hate the concept of it but on a humanitarian basis you have to."


Trump reverses himself on Syrian refugee question, says we have too many problems of our own!

An Open Letter To Jonah Goldberg – RE: The GOP and Donald Trump


Here’s a list of those modern conservative “small(er) government” principles:

• Did the GOP secure the border with control of the White House and Congress? NO.
• Did the GOP balance the budget with control of the White House and Congress? NO.
• Who gave us the TSA? The GOP
• Who gave us the Patriot Act? The GOP
• Who expanded Medicare to include prescription drug coverage? The GOP
• Who created the precursor of “Common Core” in “Race To the Top”? The GOP
• Who played the race card in Mississippi to re-elect Thad Cochran? The GOP
• Who paid Democrats to vote in the Mississippi primary? The GOP
• Who refused to support Ken Cuccinnelli in Virginia? The GOP
• Who supported Charlie Crist? The GOP
• Who supported Arlen Spector? The GOP
• Who supported Bob Bennett? The GOP
• Who worked against Marco Rubio? The GOP
• Who worked against Rand Paul? The GOP
• Who worked against Ted Cruz? The GOP
• Who worked against Mike Lee? The GOP
• Who worked against Jim DeMint? The GOP
• Who worked against Ronald Reagan? The GOP
• Who said “I think we are going to crush [the Tea Party] everywhere.”? The GOP (McConnell)
And, you wonder why we’re frustrated, desperate for a person who can actually articulate some kind of push-back? Mitch McConnell and John Boehner are what the GOP give us? SERIOUSLY?

Conservatives seriously better read this!!

Monday, September 07, 2015

Taking the fall...

Friday, September 04, 2015

Guess who asked the right question?

Mike Huckabee:
Kim is asking the perfect question: 'Under what law am I authorized to issue homosexual couples a marriage license?' That simple question is giving many in Congress a civics lesson that they never got in grade school. The Supreme Court cannot and did not make a law. They only made a ruling on a law. Congress makes the laws. Because Congress has made no law allowing for same sex marriage, Kim does not have the constitutional authority to issue a marriage license to homosexual couples.

EPA's Toxic Spill Shows It's Still The Worst Regulatory Agency In History (But Perhaps I Understate)

A scientist who worked at this agency for 15 years explains: