Monday, June 28, 2010

Republican Party History

From the Dare County Republican Party

On this day in 1864, the Republican-controlled 38th Congress repealed the notorious Fugitive Slave Act. The law had enabled slave catchers to operate freely in northern states and to kidnap any African-American residing there. Merely by attesting that the person was an escaped slave, a slave catcher could chain him and drag him away to a southern slave market. Moreover, the law required all free people as well as all local and state and federal government officials to assist slave catchers.

A pair of Democrats, Senator James Mason (D-VA) and Senator Andrew Butler (D-SC), had written the Fugitive Slave Act.

The bill repealing the Fugitive Slave Act was written by a Republican congressman from Ohio, Rufus Spalding. A Republican president, Abraham Lincoln, signed it into law.

"If slavery is not wrong, nothing is wrong." Abraham Lincoln, 1864

Celebrating our party's heritage is not just for minority outreach. All Republicans should be proud of the fact that the GOP has been a great force for good ever since being founded in 1854 to oppose the Democrats' pro-slavery, anti-freedom agenda.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Eye on the Prize, not BP

Article by Dr. Ada Fisher
- NC Republican National Committee Woman

As I watch my 1000+ retirement shares of BP slowly sink in the murky abyss of unrelenting gushes of oil, I don’t personally give a damn if the BP CEO yachts or Obama plays golf; they might as well since both haven’t a clue what to do.

First, the president’s panel to investigate Deepwater Disaster contains not one oil man or American Petroleum Institute member... which is ludicrous. Unless you have been involved in oil drilling you don’t know the dynamics of the process and the safeguard procedures currently available for deployment to address the issues. There should be someone in occupational medicine with veterinary experience to address the human and animal concerns at play as well as the threat to the food chain for man and beast. The dumb remarks of Chris Matthews on Hardball saying early on that the government should nationalize oil was stupid. We have neither the expertise to do such, nor is our current oversight structure proving effective. It is inadequate and inept.

Second, the help we need is not being invoked. As Bush did with Katrina this administration should invoke a set aside of the Jones Act which would allow non-American vessels to help collect this oil. Since Obama is blaming him for everything else, give him credit for doing this and follow suit. Could it also be that the sluggishness in this is because BP may want to caldron all the oil for itself to help pay the bills it has promised to pay? The priority should be to stop the leak and clean up the oil!

Third, Congress should not be allowed off the hook in permitting companies such as BP to buy out AMOCO which sold not only their operations but gave that company control of 80+% of USA natural gas reserves. International conglomerates are being allowed to play by rules that jeopardize national sovereignty and remove strategic resources from a country to be sold on the open market with no accountability to that country of resource’s origin. It will be intriguing to see how the USA can hold a licensed company of the United Kingdom to its rules and make them pay when they scream enough.

Fourth, unlike others, I am not convinced BP is solely to blame for the oil spill - for lurking underreported in the background is a spontaneous substantial leak of oil on the ocean floor which is not being considered in the clean up equation. With the earthquakes in the islands and floor of the ocean in that area, one must wonder if the underground tectonic plate shifts have caused an extraordinary build up of pressure and any hole or weakness in the ocean floor may serve as a pop-off valve.

Fifth, this disaster provides an opportune time to expand the numbers, not reduce by 4% the US Coast Guard as the Obama Administration previously proposed. It is evident that the USCG role in disasters is critical to our Homeland Defense and National Security. Upping their ranks from 40,000 to at least 60,000 would add more calm to our storm tossed seas.

Sixth, now is a good time to look at the profit structure of mega-corporations which use our resources. Why are not BP, Exxon, Shell and others who drill on our land required to give one-third of their profits from such to the treasury? It is a better way to handle this than the socialistic wealth redistribution through unfair taxes being proposed.

Seventh, why are company profits not going to shareholders? Though BP makes billions in profits, my shareholder statements show that we stakeholders didn’t share in those profits. So who is getting the money and who protects our interests?

Eighth, as one who has long opposed drilling and building nuclear power plants, the spill confirms my concern that tested back-up plans for worst case scenarios must be in place before folks go off half-cocked doing things with little or no preparation when something goes wrong.

Ninth, it must be appreciated that no new refineries have been built in this nation in more than thirty years. Several old AMOCO facilities are operating at less than full capacity in Mandan, ND , Salt Lake City, Utah , Whiting, Indiana and Yorktown, VA. What dictates bringing the old on line and building new?

And Tenth, let us not forget about the need for research into the regulations in place and those proposed to insure that they do protect the public’s safety and promote sound environmental stewardship not just create obstacles to production.

Just some food for thought, appreciating that if we don’t clean up the oil we may not have sufficient water to wash it down.

Extremely useful comments from someone who is an expert in this field. I like Thomas Sowell’s take on this too. No matter whether BP was totally wrong in this or not, do you want to live in a nation where the President can extort $20 billion from you just because you are afraid of him?

Dr, Fisher is a physician noted for her practical solutions for delivering cost effective medical care and was previously a Medical Director of Amoco Oil Company (Now a part of BP after the merger). She can be reached at

Inner Banks Philosophy

"Enlighten the people, generally, and tyranny and oppressions of body and mind will vanish like spirits at the dawn of day."
-- Thomas Jefferson, letter to Dupont de Nemours, 1816

Monday, June 21, 2010

Inner Banks Philosophy

BP has agreed to give Obama and his appointee, Kenneth Feinberg, $20 billion. This money is separate from and independent of BP's obligations under the laws of our nation. Not a penny can be counted as part of what BP legally owes. It is over and above legal debts. It was extorted from BP by blackmail. No matter how reprehensible BP's conduct, this act is frightening.

"... no person . . . shall . . . be deprived of life, liberty or property, without due process of law" - except by the decision of a person as wise and capable as Kenneth Feinberg.

That last phrase is Michael Barone's suggestion of what Barack Hussein Obama sees as the new version of our Constitution in the Chicago dominated thugocracy known as the United States of Obama. How safe is anyone in a nation which can commit such extortion without consequence?

Update: It was originally reported that the agreement with BP would not allow them to count distributions from this fund as a part of their legal obligations. However Feinberg claims in public statements that you cannot accept distributions from the fund without giving up your right to sue. These two positions do not seem consistent. I guess over time we will find out what is really true, but the usual lack of transparency and secretiveness of the Obama regime does not currently allow me to believe the second position is the correct one.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Inner Banks Humor - Politics

"It took Barack Obama less time to become Jimmy Carter than it took Jimmy Carter to become Jimmy Carter."
-- Dan Gainor

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Inner Banks Philosophy

What do you call a bureaucrat who meets with a proclaimed group of illegal alliens, all of whom have been ordered deported from our nation, and who does nothing to enforce the order? In fact this person conspires to help them subvert the judicial order and stay in America. What do you call them?

Why Chief Advistor to President Barack Obama of course.

How is conspiring to subvert our laws not treason? Why is Valerie Jarrett not fired and under arrest?

Friday, June 11, 2010

Inner Banks Humor - Politics

"This was the moment when the rise of the oceans began to slow, and our planet began to heal."
-- Barack Obama - commenting on his election and the power he had

So why is the oil refusing to respond to our Magic Marxist Messiah? Make it stop Obama. Make it stop.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Inner Banks Humor - Politics

This is absolutely the perfect description of Democrat hypocrisy!

Click on title above to see more Bob Gorrell cartoons.

Wednesday, June 09, 2010

Inner Banks Humor - Arizona Invasion

You OWE us America!

If you have any doubt about how the Mexian invaders feel about America, this sign is typical of the attitude of most illegals.

Tuesday, June 08, 2010

Inner Banks Philosophy

This quote was translated into English from an article appearing in the Czech Republic - as published in the Prager Zeitung of 28 April 2010. Since Democrats just love the opinion of Europeans, I wonder if they love this?

"The danger to America is not Barack Obama but a citizenry capable of entrusting a man like him with the Presidency. It will be far easier to limit and undo the follies of an Obama presidency than to restore the necessary common sense and good judgment to a depraved electorate willing to have such a man for their president."

Thursday, June 03, 2010

Inner Banks Humor - Political

A blogger on another site came up with a great slogan in response to the mounting evidence that Obama's white house has been violating the law prohibiting the offer of anything of value to interfere with the election process. Now that Colorado Democrat Andrew Romanoff admitted he was offered jobs to keep him from running against Obama's candidate, Senator Michael Bennet, there are many who think that Obama needs to answer the standard question, "what did you know and when did you know it?"

The new slogan?

"Don't delay, impeach today!"

I like it. Let's get a crowd outside the Whitehouse and start chanting that. Democrats always love these chants that rhyme.

Obama Names Carville
‘Right-Wing Threat Assessment’
... Czar

by Steve Grammatico - June 2nd 2010 - Big Journalism - Humor

I can't pick any part of this article to highlight, there are so many great lines, so I simply recommend you click on the title above and read it all. It is a riot. Great way to start the day with a grin on your face!

Wednesday, June 02, 2010

Inner Banks Humor - Politics

Best bumper sticker I have seen.

Tuesday, June 01, 2010

Inner Banks Humor - Politics

The people most damaged by open borders are the poor that the Democrats claim to represent. How bizarre that they cannot see the consequences of their support for open borders.