Oklahoma: OK-Safe Reviews State Questions for General Election on Nov 2nd

State Questions for General Election, November 2, 2010 Ballot
OK-Safe Review
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Middle Ground Not For Us: Time To Be Brave

We’ve not spoken much about faith on this site, but the more we look at solutions to the many problems we’re confronting, we discover we can’t do this alone.

In order to do many of the things that we’ve already done, it’s required additional strength. There is a bit of momentum of late – we need to keep moving. Where will we get the strength?

This song comes to us at just the right time it seems. Considering this past week’s events, those of us who wish to see America return to its foundational principles need to get stronger, and be brave. In addition to blocking the agenda of the Progressive left, we know we need to return the GOP to being the party of limited, constitutional government. The establishment, as has been so vividly displayed this week, is not very willing to relinquish its chokehold on power.

We will all have to step out of our comfort zones if we want our elected officials to stop spending us into oblivion. What time we can give to our efforts must be well-focused and effective. Those who can will have to engage people on a one-on-one basis. It’s not easy work.

On some level or another, especially if we’re effective, we cannot expect to be received “kindly” by either the establishment or those wishing for “transformation” or even the destruction of our system as we know it.

Silence, middle ground, and the comfortable places are not for us. We need to be brave.


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Is Paul Ryan the Answer? Doubt It.

Rep. Paul Ryan, Republican from Wisconsin, has been recently touted as a potential rising star. He is saying a lot of the right things. On the April 8 Glenn Beck radio show, Glenn mentions potential Republican presidential candidates for 2012, and among them was Paul Ryan.

Red flag. I recalled seeing him on John Stossel’s Fox Business Network show, the epidsode entitled “The Road to Serfdom”. I’ve always liked John Stossel, but since his move over to FBN, he has become my favorite TV personality. When I have the chance to catch his show I’m always amazed at the content. Just having a show episode called “The Road to Serfdom” in today’s political climate amazes me. But every time I’ve seen the show it’s been that way.

The other thing I like about Stossel is that I’ve noticed he’ll ask the questions you wish would be asked. When Paul Ryan appeared, Stossel asked the perfect question – about Ryan’s votes on the auto company and TARP bailouts. Continue reading

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RICO, The War on Drugs and Asset Forfeiture

A police dog scratched at your luggage, so we’re confiscating your life savings and you’ll never get it back.” In 1989, police stopped 49-year-old Ethel Hylton at Houston’s Hobby Airport and told her she was under arrest because a drug dog had scratched at her luggage. Agents searched her bags and strip-searched her, but they found no drugs. They did find $39,110 in cash, money she had received from an insurance settlement and her life savings Continue reading

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Is the Tea Party a Modern-Day Renaissance?

We can only repeat that what is happening is a process, not a series of inexplicable, serial events. Of course, we may yet be wrong. Perhaps the power elite can – via censorship and military force – reverse the trends that we see continuing to grow. But think for a moment: Was the Renaissance reversible? Or the Reformation? Or Protestantism? Or the development of the New World? We know we are perhaps a lone voice in all of this, but ponder the consequences (monetary and otherwise) if such a

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Gold: The Anti-Bubble

The Gold Council research makes the point that "The gold price is consistent with its long-run average level compared with a range of different assets, including equity indices and hard assets like oil." Or to put it another way, there is a new dominant social theme emerging: "Various price pressures can explain the rise in gold, which is within the realm of prices of other commodities."

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Tony Judt's Last Prevarications

As a loyal though reluctant reader of The New York Review of Books – too masochistic an experience at times but in my line of work unavoidable – I have read a lot of essays by the recently deceased public intellectual and NYU professor Tony Judt. A skilled and erudite writer, with some subtlety to his viewpoint, Judt has been trying to juggle his social democratic stance with his recognition that socialism itself is no answer to our socio-economic wows. But his hostility to free market

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Nebraska Appleseed Not Happy: Judge Refuses Injunction

Watch out for that apple…

Nebraska Appleseed is a Lincoln-based entity that seems to be on the wrong side of just about every issue limited government types are concerned about.  If it costs money, grows government, facilitates the welfare state, promotes a “green” agenda, and potentially raises taxes, odds are high…Nebraska Appleseed would be for it.

GiN’s “Deserving of Darts” feature was only created recently  – otherwise Appleseed would have already nominated themselves multiple times. The most vivid examples involve their very “vigorous” support of “health care reform”. Appleseed was front and center in organizing more than one pro-socialized medicine rally in Lincoln, including one in August 2009 that involved bussing in faux supporters and hired thugs to target counter-protestors for physical intimidation. No matter regarding GiN’s dart board; we are certain Appleseed will give many reasons in future to serve as a target.

Recent action from Appleseed is much more deserving of nomination for GiN’s Whine List.

Not content with their failure to pressure Nebraska government to pay Medicaid benefits for prenatal care for participants who either failed to comply with program guidelines or who were illegal immigrants, Appleseed decided to file suit against State of Nebraska officials. The whole issue revolves around a bill we at GiN have dubbed “the bill that refuses to die”; LB 1110[1. The issue of prenatal care funding and the attempted remedy, a bill introduced in the Nebraska Unicameral, LB 1110, arose at a time when GiN was rather overwhelmed. We only had time to complete one article on the topic: LB 1110 Another Conundrum Caused By Federal Government. There is much more that could and should be said about it. While we didn’t have much time to report on LB 1110 and the many maneuvers associated with it by legislators, media, and advocacy groups like Appleseed, we did track those events. Suffice to say for the moment, the entire episode was illuminating in a way that was not flattering to the aforementioned list of Nebraskans.].

A Lancaster county judge recently added to Appleseed’s reasons to whine: their request for an injunction was denied, an August 25 report in the Lincoln Journal Star noted. Appleseed’s lawsuit obviously goes beyond whining; it should give all taxpaying citizens concern and cause us all to question the current paradigms under which we are operating. Should government be engaging in welfare-state funding so heavily? The fact that an advocacy group believes it can sue government and force elected officials to fund a program in perpetuity absent any criteria or adequate funding should be a neon sign that we’ve gone way too far in engendering such a deep sense of entitlement.

Most assuredly, Appleseed is not through whining on this subject. The LJS article gave no indication that Appleseed has dropped their lawsuit. In addition to pursuing legal acton against Nebraska officials regarding the program funding, we have seen ample evidence that Appleseed, other groups, and a number of Nebraska Senators have the state objective of going back at the LB 1110 issue in the coming session of the Unicameral.

While this article focuses on aiming darts at a group that deserves it for one particular action, we should all stay focused on Appleseed and its activities. We can thank the Lincoln Journal Star and a number of our legislators for ensuring this group impacts Nebraska government.



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Tibor Machan on the US Tea Party, Its Influence and What the Future May Hold

The editors of The Daily Bell are pleased to present an interview with well-known libertarian philosopher Tibor R. Machan. Dr. Machan is currently Professor Emeritus, Department of Philosophy, Auburn University, Alabama, and holds the R. C. Hoiles Endowed Chair in Business Ethics and Free Enterprise at the Argyros School of Business & Economics, Chapman University. He is also a research fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University. Machan, who earned BA

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Sept. 18 Gathering of Eagles

Hosted by Ames Research Laboratories, Inc.

Saturday, September 18, 2010
At the Ames Ranch
Click Here for Full Schedule

We are a gathering of conservative business leaders, citizens, and tea party members unified for the common cause of smaller government and lower taxes. We have a belief in the spiritual principles of freedom as founded by our forefathers and written into the Constitution and the Bill of Rights.

Master of Ceremonies
Jeff Kropf
Former State Representative
State Director for Americans For Prosperity

Honored Guest Speaker
Tom DeLay
Former US Congressman & Majority Leader

Notable Speakers and Honored Guests:

Bob Basso
As Thomas Paine

Lars Larson
Cigars with Lars

Bob Tiernan
Republican Party Chairman

Candidates, Elected Officials, and More!

For further information please visit www.gatheringoftheeagles.com
or contact us at (971)-239-1268 or


Please come out and meet Delia, find out why she is the right choice to represent the third congressional district.

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