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November 24, 2010

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November 2nd Can’t Arrive Soon Enough

April 19, 2010

You really have to wonder about the people in office right now.  Last week, tea party protests were held all over the USA.  Now the Democrats want tea party activists to think they’re trying to cut taxes, make government smaller, and reign in the deficit.

First, President Obama spoke at a Democratic National Committee fundraiser on tax day, April 15th and said that tea party activists should “be saying thank you” for the tax cuts enacted by his administration.

Then Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner appeared Sunday, April 18th on NBC’s “Meet the Press.”  He was asked about the tea party protests and responded by saying “We’ve just been through eight years where many people said deficits don’t matter. We can pass huge tax cuts, pass huge new programs without paying for them. That debate has changed fundamentally.”  “You don’t hear people say anymore deficits don’t matter. You don’t hear people saying we can pass enormous expansions in government without paying for it. That’s an important change.”

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Vote Them All Out of Office!

March 20, 2010

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi

If we only had two choices, keep all of the current lawmakers in office or vote out every incumbent, a new Fox News poll shows that 68% of respondents would clean house, while only 20% would keep the status quo.  Not surprising considering Congress’ approval rating has been hovering around 18%.  What is surprising is that 52% of the respondents who described themselves as Democrats would get rid of all incumbents.  All of this spells bad news for incumbents in 2010.

Here’s more interesting, though not shocking, data.  17% think Congress cares what the American people want, compared to the large 79 percent majority who think Congress does whatever it wants to do.

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Congress Needs an Enema!

March 18, 2010

Rene Oberer

We received an email today from Rene Oberer, a Conservative challenging Rep. Mike Turner (R) for US Representative of Ohio’s 3rd District.  The email challenged Mr. Turner’s use of earmarks.

Certainly, in a perfect world any conservative would be opposed to earmarks, but in today’s Congressional politics they seem inevitable.  The practice is ingrained.  So, while we understand Rep. Turner’s desire to return some of that money to our community, we agree that earmarks do more harm than good.  To stop the earmarks, you have to change the system by removing the people enabling the status quo.

That said, we applaud Rene’s efforts to bring light to this issue and support her in trying to get rid of earmarks entirely.  Maybe the earmarks that litter this god forsaken health care bill will be the straw that breaks the camel’s back?

We at BeHeardNotHerded.com have no allegiance to career politicians.  We believe that citizens should do their civic duty by serving public office, then return to their private lives.  To that end, we support Rene’s efforts to challenge Mr. Turner.  Congress needs an enema!

To read the email from Rene Oberer, click the link below.

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Dems Offering Jobs to Political Opponents?

March 13, 2010

Rep Darrell Issa (Left) | Rep Joe Sestak (Right)

Are the Democrats offering government jobs to other Democratic candidates that drop out of important primary races?  Evidence is mounting.  First, Fox News reports that Representative Joe Sestak, who is aggravating Democratic leaders by challenging Specter for the Senate nomination in Pennsylvania, said last month that the White House dangled a federal job in front of him last summer in an attempt to drop out of the state’s Democratic primary.

If that is true, Rep. Darrell Issa, the top Republican on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, believes it was criminal.  Issa wrote a letter to the White House counsel on Wednesday demanding information on Sestak’s claim.

“While the White House may think this is politics as usual, what is spectacularly unusual is when a candidate – a U.S. Congressman no less – -freely acknowledges such a proposal,” he wrote to White House counsel Robert Bauer. “Almost always candidates keep quiet about such deals, and for good reason – they are against the law.”

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The Buckeye State is ACORN Free!

March 12, 2010

The 1851 Center for Constitutional Law is reporting that ACORN has settled the RICO lawsuit brought against them.  Under the settlement, ACORN agreed to surrender all of its Ohio business licenses by June 1, 2010. Further, the organization cannot support or enable any individual or organization that seeks to engage in the same type of activity.

The Center’s initial legal action alleged ACORN engaged in a pattern of corrupt activity that amounted to organized crime , due to its perpetual submission of fraudulent voter registrations in Ohio. The legal center sought the dissolution of ACORN as a legal entity, the revocation of any licenses in Ohio, and an injunction against fraudulent voter registration and other illegal activities.

How sweet is that!  ACORN is out of business in Ohio.

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World Banking on a Ponzi Scheme?

March 9, 2010

Darius Guppy

Ever heard of Darius Guppy?  I hadn’t either until I read his description of the world banking system in the UK Telegraph today.

He’s a British expatriate, has famous parents, and someone in his ancestry actually classified the tiny fish that bears his name.  He is very well-educated, was known to fraternize with Royalty, and defrauded Lloyd’s of London out of 1.8 million pounds.

Why would anyone care about his take on the world economy?

Because it takes a thief to catch a thief?

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Senator Bunning Steps Up to the Plate

March 5, 2010

Did you know that before he got into politics, Senator Jim Bunning (Kentucky) was a major league baseball pitcher.  He played for 17 years, pitched for several teams including the Detroit Tigers and Philadelphia Phillies.  He pitched a perfect game in 1964 and was elected to baseball’s Hall of Fame in 1986.

Mr. Bunning has taken a lot of heat recently for his refusal to pass the 30 day extension bill for unemployment and other federal programs.  Some people claimed he was an obstructionist and didn’t support the extension.  He did support the extension.  His issue had to do with the Pay-Go legislation Congress had passed only a month earlier. Pay-Go forces Congress to pay for programs without adding any more to the national debt.  Apparently Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid submitted this extension knowing full well it was in violation of Pay-Go. Jim Bunning protested by not voting for the measure.  Yesterday USA Today published his side of the story.

Forcing Congress to adhere to Pay-Go is not obstructionist.  It’s the duty of our elected officials to follow the laws they’ve created. Even though Jim Bunning is retiring at the end of this term it still took a lot of guts to stand up and tell Congress to live within it’s means.  Thank you Senator Bunning for stepping up to the plate!

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Gander is Good

March 1, 2010

Did anybody happen to catch Tom Brokaw’s 9/11 story about Gander, New Foundland Saturday during the Olympics?

From the Gander Airport website:

“On September 11, 2001, 39 heavy aircraft were diverted to Gander International Airport when airspace was closed in the United States because of tragic terrorist hijackings. Runway 13/31 was converted to a temporary aircraft parking ramp. The airport terminal was turned into an aid centre as food and clothing was distributed to stranded passengers. The airport and its surrounding community afterwards received high praise for their response to the tragedy.”

Remember what it was like that day, and for days following?  Can you imagine being stuck in a foreign country with nothing (in some cases) but the clothes on your back.  Approximately 7,000 passengers descended on this town of 10,000 on  the fateful morning of September 11th.  Thank you to the people of Gander!  The hospitality you showed was awe inspiring.

Have your own story to tell?  We’re collecting 3,500 stories from  real people to honor the 3,500 who died that day.  Tell us yours!

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That’s What Elections Are For

February 25, 2010

Fox News is reporting that President Obama ended the health care summit by threatening to pass a health care reform bill without Republican support.  BHO said, “If we’re unable to resolve differences over health care, we will need to move ahead on decisions,” alluding to using reconciliation, a controversial maneuver that prevents a GOP filibuster by requiring only 51 votes.  How much did that summit cost tax payers?

But what’s more interesting was his follow up comment.  Obama added that if voters are unhappy with the results, then “that’s what elections are for.”

Did the President just dare the American public to vote him and other supporters of the health care bill out of office?  Neither the Congress or the President has an approval rating anywhere near 50%.  Be careful what you ask for…you just might get it.