Nanny Statists Barack, Michelle And Michael

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New York City is asking an appeals court judge to reinstate a ban on the sale of “large sugary drinks.” Attorneys are making the argument that the law is crucial to prevent a “serious health crisis.”

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg thinks Coca-Cola venders should be treated like cocaine dealers.

Fortunately, on March 11, the day before the new law was set to take effect, State Supreme Court Justice Milton Tingling declared that the new regulation could not pass — not because it was an infringement on a basic freedoms, but because the new law was beset with loopholes. According to Tingling, the soda ban would have still allowed, God forbid, State-regulated convenience stores to sell “large” sodas.

Tingling deserves a modicum of credit: He said Bloomberg and the city’s Board of Health had overstepped their authority by not putting the ban to a vote in the New York City Council.

Attorneys who want to stop Bloomberg and his bureaucrats believe that the City has exceeded its authority.

“It was never about obesity; it was never about soda,” said Matthew Greller last week. He represents plaintiff National Association of Theatre Owners of New York State. “It was always about power. The question, fundamentally, is what is the power of a city agency.”

Gabriel Taussig, the head of the city’s administrative law division, agreed with the plaintiff lawyers, admitting: “There’s a lot at stake in this case beyond the sugary drinks issue.”

Sermons From The Mount

How large a soda people in New York can legally buy is just the tip of the iceberg. The real behemoth below the waterline has been built by President Barack Obama and the first lady.

The President has more power, but one can’t help but believe that he takes his cues from his wife, whose pet peeve is how Americans eat and exercise.

Parents in California are opposed to public schools giving yoga lessons to their children. That didn’t bother Michelle Obama, who announced that the White House determined to keep up the practice of its “Yoga Garden” as a part of its traditional Easter Egg Roll festivities.

More than 30,000 people visited the South Lawn of the White House for the 135th annual Easter Egg Roll celebrations.

Part of the first lady’s efforts to promote health and wellness, “Be Healthy, Be Active, Be You!” was the theme of the Easter Egg Roll. “Come enjoy a session of yoga from professional instructors,” read the announcement regarding the “Yoga Garden.”

This may generate some ill will because yoga is the rage today. I tried yoga when I was young and fit. It certainly wasn’t “me.” And, frankly, it is not an effective exercise.

As some have pointed out, my photo reflects that I am 30 years and 60 pounds past my prime. However, I was once a competitive athlete (albeit not a very good one). But I was coached by and coached with people who were at the top of their profession. My eyes still work fine, and I frequently read about exercise and human physiology.

Healthy Living sums up yoga: “(N)o studies have yet proved that it provides a cardio workout that raises heart rate into your target zone and keeps it there long enough to provide an aerobic conditioning effect.”

There is something else my eyes tell me, and that is that the first lady is borderline obese and ill qualified with her background and education to be providing advice to Americans on what exercises they should do or what they should eat. Not that these facts will slow down the self-appointed “czar of childhood obesity.”

The Fat Lady Sings

Last August, Obama openly criticized Gabby Douglas, who had just won an Olympic Gold Medal in London in one of the most grueling sports in existence: gymnastics.

Douglas appeared on NBC’s “Tonight Show,” hosted by Jay Leno, along with the first lady.

Leno asked Douglas: “You trained your whole life, you win. How did you celebrate?”

Douglas responded: “We didn’t have time to celebrate. It was team finals and had to turn the page all-around finals and event finals after that. But, after the competition, I splurged on an Egg McMuffin at McDonald’s.”

Leno said: “Egg McMuffin”

Obama then interrupted the conversation. “Yeah, Gabby, we don’t, don’t encourage him. I’m sure it was on…”

Douglas said: “A salad.”

Obama said: “A whole wheat McMuffin.”

Leno said: “It was on a whole wheat bun.”

Obama said: “Yeah.”

Leno said: “So an Egg McMuffin. Very good.”

Obama added: “You’re setting me back, Gabby.”

Douglas said: “Sorry.”

Sorry for eating at McDonald’s? I have a pretty good eye for body weight percentages, and I bet Douglas has less than 8 percent body fat and Obama has well more than 35 percent. Sorry, Michelle, but all those yoga classes and fresh vegetables grown at the White House garden simply aren’t cutting it; and your body size bellies your self-proclaimed health expertise.

The President is just as bad. Leading up to this year’s Super Bowl, Barack Obama did an interview with The New Republic. He said he would struggle with the decision to allow his child to play the sport.

“I’m a big football fan, but I have to tell you if I had a son, I’d have to think long and hard before I let him play football…I think that those of us who love the sport are going to have to wrestle with the fact that it will probably change gradually to try to reduce some of the violence.”

Let me see if I can get this straight: The President wonders if he would let his make-believe son play a sport that he himself has never played or coached, and his full understanding of the game comes down to watching it on his big-screen TV.

I played football for two years, and I coached it for several more. If through some miracle of science my wife and I had more children, I would not direct my sons into football. Yet I would never presume to tell other parents whether their sons should avoid the game. I wouldn’t, as Obama said, “wrestle” with that (which begs the question, when can we expect a presidential pronouncement on wrestling?).

In 2010, POLITICO wrote:

For a president who ran on uplifting themes like change and hope, Barack Obama spends an awful lot of time scolding Americans about how he hopes they’ll change.

He has advised parents to “replace that video game with a book and make sure that homework gets done.” He has urged members of Congress not to read blogs or watch 24-hour cable news. And he’s challenged lobbyists, lawmakers, bankers, journalists, insurance companies and other heads of state to do a better job.

At times, having Obama in the Oval Office is like having a really powerful Dr. Phil around.

The difference is that people can take or leave Dr. Phil. Americans have to live with what the President and first lady proclaim whether they know what they are talking about and whether we want to hear it.

Of greater import is that tens of millions of Americans don’t want to live in a nanny state. Many are looking forward to a time where there is growing liberty for all.

Yet Obama has political blinders on — and not just because he is a Democrat. Former President Jimmy Carter recently said something that I would have expected from a libertarian like the late William F. Buckley Jr.

Last December, Carter was talking about his support for marijuana. It is an old theme for Carter, who said to Congress in August 1977: “I support legislation amending Federal law to eliminate all Federal criminal penalties for the possession of up to one ounce of marijuana.”

Think how far American freedoms have slipped. Thirty-five years ago, we had a President who wanted to decriminalize small amounts of pot. Today, the mayor of America’s largest city wants to ban large quantities of pop.

Yours in good times and bad,

–John Myers
Editor, Myers’ Energy & Gold Report

John Myers

is editor of Myers’ Energy and Gold Report. The son of C.V. Myers, the original publisher of Oilweek Magazine, John has worked with two of the world’s largest investment publishers, Phillips and Agora. He was the original editor for Outstanding Investments and has more than 20 years experience as an investment writer. John is a graduate of the University of Calgary. He has worked for Prudential Securities in Spokane, Wash., as a registered investment advisor. His office location in Calgary, Alberta, is just minutes away from the headquarters of some of the biggest players in today’s energy markets. This gives him personal access to everyone from oil CEOs to roughnecks, where he learns secrets from oil insiders he passes on to his subscribers. Plus, during his years in Spokane he cultivated a network of relationships with mining insiders in Idaho, Oregon and Washington.

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  • KG

    What you call a “nanny” state is nothing more than the influence of what the Puritans were doing 200+ years ago. We are taught that the Puritans left England because of “religious Persecution.” Although it took a while, I finally learned what that persecution was. It wasn’t until I took an American history class in college. The Puritans were NOT being persecuted – they were being kicked out because THEY couldn’t tell everybody what to do. In other words, they couldn’t persecute everyone else! They had to come to a place with nobody they could “boss” around using the “scriptures” for inspiration.

    This Puritan ethic is in all Americans to a certain point. Mr. Bloomberg, seeing an epidemic of Diabetes among young people, is trying to do something that the religious right have been doing for a long time. The religious right want to “stop young people from having sex.” so, they have tried to make Abortion as difficult as they can to legislate morality. Just like Mr. Bloomberg and his “nanny” state.

    So, the Right is just as guilty as the Left in trying to legislate morals and ethics.
    Our country was founded on people wishing to expand the RIGHTS of humans, not take them away. And yet, the very people who cry for legislating marriage for gays call people who want to legislate the health of their constituents foolish. So, it’s OK to take away my right to marry the person I want too, but it’s foolish to try and stop childhood type 2 diabetes? It’s OK to take away peoples right to collective bargain, but it’s not OK to regulate gun sales? I could agree with the Religious /Fascist right wing if they could make up their mind on either they want to preserve the rights of Americans or take them away.

    • hippybiker

      KG, you have it wrong. My study of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution have taught me and enlightened me to the fact that, our founders felt you should be able to do anything you want, as long as you don’t hurt or infringe on the rights and freedoms of someone else. Just what the Hell has happened to that concept? That is the real question.

      • NC

        Steven, the real question is who gets to define the “the rights and freedom of someone else.” YOU? YOUR CONGRESSMAN?”OR ACCORDING TO THE CONSTITUTION, THE SUPREME COURT! YOU DO BELIEVE IN CONSITUTION DON’T YOU AND REALIZE THAT IT WAS NOT WRITTEN ONLY FOR YOU AND YOUR PLEASURE AND YOUR SOLE INTERPRETATION??

        HAVE YOU EVER BEEN TO A LIBRARY THAT HAS THE US SUPREME COURTS REPORTS OF ALL THE CASES EVER DECIDED ABOUT WHAT THE CONSTITUTION MEANS?? THERE ARE VOLUMES AND VOLUMES OF CASES WHERE GOOD PEOPLE, BOTH LIBERALS AND CONSERVATIVES, DISAGREED ON WHAT THE CONSTITUTION MEANT AND LET THE MATTER BE DECIDED ACCORDING TO THE GREATEST DOCUMENT EVER DRAWN BY MEN TO GOVERN THEMSELVES, THE US CONSTITUTION!! THAT WAS TO LET IT BE DECIDED BY OUR SUPREME COURT AND NOT BY ME OR STEVEN CHURCHILL, WHOEVER HE IS! HOW MUCH DO YOU REALLY LOVE OUR CONSTITUTION??

    • missy753

      Yes our country is based on a foundation of moral principles based on Gods law. This was the founding fathers intent. The moral high ground must always be determined in establishing and enforcing law. I would rather that be Gods law, than mans.

      • KG

        I think your wrong. They were actually rebelling against the idea that “royalty” or the leaders of their era were put in power “…by the will of God.” Who said so? And who can really say what is God telling us? It is up to Man to determine his own fate rather than the dictates of clergy or royalty. It is mere men who determine this “morality.” I keep waiting for a response from God, but I haven’t heard one yet.

        It used to be that people who claimed to be hearing from God were in mental institutions. Now, conservatives elect them to office.

        • Ringgo1

          Well then, who elected mohammad?

          • KG

            Are you talking about the Prophet? Peace be upon him.

          • Elton Robb

            Oh, you’re not Christian? Mohammed is really not a prophet for our time anymore. He’s dead. Look to living prophets. There are twenty five of them prophesying doom and destruction upon the United States if we don’t get our act together.

        • Steve E

          It’s not really conservatives that elect them in office, it is the RINOs. A true conservative (not someone who just says he or she is) believes in total freedom. There are actually few of them.

          • KG

            Thank God! Because with the freedom they espouse, we will all be in chains.

          • nc

            Steven E, I totally agree that there are very few “true conservatives” in our recent history ! So few, in fact, that we have never had a “true conservative” in the White House or enough to control Congress!! YET WE ARE AND HAVE BEEN FOR SOME YEARS THE NUMBER ONE COUNRY IN THE WORLD!! IT WAS NO ACCIDENT! IT RESULTED FROM LEADERSHIP THAT CONTAINED NOT ONE ‘TRUE CONSERVATIVE”!
            WE HAVEN’T NEEDED THEM SO FAR AND SEE NO NEED FOR THEM NOW!
            I HAVE BEEN TRAVELING THOUSANDS OF MILES EACH YEAR FOR MANY YEARS IN THIS COUNTRY AND HAVE NEVER ENCOUNTERED A MILITARY ROAD BLOCK SYSTEMATICALLY ARRESTING INNOCENT CITIZENS OR EVER WITNESSED INNOCENT PEOPLE BEING DRAGGED OUT OF THEIR HOMES OR THEIR WEAPONS TAKEN BY GOVERNMENT TROOPS OR POLICE. I COULD DO IT AGAIN TODAY AND WOULD BET MY CAR I WOULD NOT ENCOUNTER ANY SUCH GOVERNMENT OVERREACH!
            WHERE DO YOU PEOPLE LIVE AND WHAT DO YOU EAT OR DRINK THAT CAUSES YOU TO “WITNESS” SUCH ABUSE BY THE GOVERNMENT?? OH! I SEE!! YOU HAVEN’T SEEN IT! SOME ONE TOLD YOU IT WAS HAPPENING OR WORSE YET IT MIGHT JUST HAPPEN!! AND THEY HAVEN’T SEEN IT EITHER????

        • Bill Henry

          Where is legal abortion defined in the constitution? Though I do not condone abortion as a means of birth control, because of the ways that pregnancy can be prevented, it’s use to protect the woman’s life or if it is a pregnancy forced upon her by rape would be acceptable to me. I can agree that man can determine his own fate, so the government should butt out of the regulating business and do its job of supporting the Constitution and protecting my rights to determine my own fate. This is not about abortion nor is it about guns or soda pop. It is about the despotic designs of megalomaniacs trying to bend us to their will and to remove our means of us protecting our lives from them. If this administration wants to remove the guns from legal and law abiding citizens let them repeal the Second Amendment or better yet the entire Bill of Rights, but they know that won’t float so they try to do it by fiat. That is the problem, and there are those of us who will just not abide it. I have to go, so more about it later. Have a pleasant day as long as it is within the bounds set by you “God”.

        • Proud to be a Believer

          You say you keep waiting for a response from God but you haven’t heard one yet. Buddy, when you hear it in the very near future, you will wish you had not because evidently making that statement means you are not a believer.

  • GALT

    As always, John, thank you for “sharing” and meeting your deadline…..
    hopefully you are aware that the proprietor of P.L.D. Bob Livingston,
    is actively engaged in:

    “Bob specializes in health issues such as nutritional supplements and alternatives to drugs,”

    and he no doubt understands the relationship of “obesity” to “health
    problems”……….as should you. The effects of carbonated drinks even without calories, is the devasting effect it has on the bodies Ph balance, making it
    more acidic, so the the effects of one can of soda, requires the consumption of
    32 times the amount of water, with a slightly alkaline ph, to restore the balance.
    This, of course, does not happen, and acidic ph level has cumulative effects over times, weakening the immune system……..

    If you really needed a topic to write about, there is this Tar Sand Oil Spill,
    in Arkansas…….which does not seem to be getting any coverage, because
    Exxon, has drafted local Law Enforcement, to prevent any and all journalistic
    coverage………..

    Clearly, you should at least try to stick with what you claim to know?

    • Doc Sarvis

      Galt,
      Great points, especially regarding the Tar Sand Oil Spill,
      in Arkansas

      • Flashy

        Doc and Galt..good points about the Arkansas tar Sands spill. the local law enforcement placed yellow tape around all spills sites..citing health concerns. Exxon is saying publicly there are no health concerns to worry about. Exxon has stated the oils haven’t reached a nearby lake…though news plainly shows an oil sheen on the lake waters.

        Exxon is stating they are using the “lateest in technology” to lean the spill. Sneaked tapes by homeowners show that the “scientific methodology” used to clean up the above ground oils are …. paper towels. yep…paper towels.

        Exxon has stated the pipeline rupture was discovered and noted ‘within minutes” … yet reports from homeowners state that the oils flowed unstopped for several hours, to an estimated 150,000 barrels.

        But….but..the acquifer under keystone is absolutely safe !

    • Ringgo1

      You know you are way out there when “Doc Sarvis” agrees. Did you intend to hijack? It is not your place to dictate content of articles here. Write your own (about tar sand oil spill) if that is what you want.

      • GALT

        I am the mortal enemy of w.i.f.i’s everywhere and I especially enjoy
        it when they feed the “mushrooms” like you……and you eagerly

        confirm the ignorance shared by your “feeder”.

        If nothing else maybe Mr. Myer’s will be inspired to improve his
        contributions to things more substantive…….rather than continuing his rather obvious incitation of those who wouldn’t recognize an
        intelligent assessment on anything, even when there were no other available options.

        • S.C.Murf

          Then galt I suggest that you go buy an intelligent assessment because you have never come up with one yet

          up the hill
          airborne

          • GALT

            another w.i.f.i. weighs in……..

        • Proud to be a Believer

          I don’t know why you are beating up on Mr. Myer’s. This needed to be said. How dare anyone tell commercial enterprises what they can or cannot sell. I could go on in length of crap that is in the food you buy vs what you grow but won’t at this time. I am certainly glad someone finally said what needed to be said about Michelle. She is only in her 50’s, just wait until she gets into late 60’s as she is no skinny minny now. Ridiculous!! and then that Mc Donalds couldn’t sell Happy Meals with toys, I don’t know who she thinks she is but that shows how much she knows about health. But as rulers go, “do as I say, Not as I do”!

          • GALT

            My reasons for taking Myer’s to task are explained…..
            and the comment is neither new nor relevant…….
            nor does the fate of the nation hang in the balance……
            but who knows……maybe it is one piece of an extraordinary conspiracy……and you heard it HERE….FIRST?

    • Karolyn

      I don ‘t have the link, but I read where Exxon has a no-fly zone over the area. This is a totally covert operation.

    • Karolyn
    • Karolyn
  • Warrior

    Thanks, I’ll take Dr. Phil.

  • missy753

    William F Buckley was not, nor ever was a libertarian. He was a conservative who very much believed in Christian morality in law. He was Catholic. My parents were involved in the grassroots Buckley conservative movement Buckley started and he was related to a close family freind.

    • Liberty Lover

      Buckley became more libertarian in his later years, essentially admitting he’d been wrong in his stance on the nation’s drug laws.

      • KG

        Buckley was the definition of a fascist.

        • missy753

          Look up the definition of fascist. Buckley was the anti-thesis of a fascist.

          • KG

            Oh, really? So he wasn’t the father of modern neoconservative thought? Or, in other words, the revival of 20th century fascism.
            Pull your head out and hear the “POP!”

          • vicki

            KG writes:

            “Or, in other words, the revival of 20th century fascism.

            False premise.

            KG: “Pull your head out and hear the “POP!”

            Have you considered following your own sage advice?

          • missy753

            No, he was not. Buckley was the father of the conservative movement started in the 1950’s. My parents were part of the pioneers of this movement. I remember very clearly the values and beliefs through the Regan Revolution. They believe and still believe in restoring and protecting the freedoms and liberties endowed to us by our Creator against a large and oppressive government (because they are always one and the same thing and implode on the people). Neocon is a liberal invention that does not exist. Perhaps you should wake up to the truth and recognize you’ve been brainwashed and you aren’t so smart after all. Too much kool-aid rots your teeth and brain.

        • hungry4food

          The Hypocrisy of
          the Obama Regime is about to TEAR it apart !!!

          The Policy Makers
          Politically bitch about the rich and then the 2 conspire to take your
          wealth .

          Secret FDIC Plan to
          Loot Bank Accounts

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          It
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          coming. Europe is banker occupied territory. So is America.

          Finance
          is a new form of warfare. It’s more powerful than standing armies. Banking
          giants run things. Money power has final say.

          Economies are strip-mined for profit. Communities are laid
          waste. Ordinary people are impoverished. Even their bank accounts aren’t safe.

          Cypriot
          officials agreed to tax them. Canada, New Zealand, and Euroland member states
          plan doing the same thing. So does America.

          Officially
          they’re called “bail-ins.” It’s code language for grand theft.
          Instead of breaking up, nationalizing, or closing down failed banks, depositor
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          Money
          printing madness can’t go on forever. Regulators, like FDIC, haven’t enough
          money to insure depositors. It’s simple mathematical logic.

          Ordinary
          people and richer ones have trillions in bank accounts. It’s low-hanging fruit.
          It’s a treasure trove begging to be looted. Legislative shenanigans legitimize
          it.

          It’s
          happening offshore. It’s approved in Canada. It’s coming to America. “What
          happened in Cyprus isn’t a ‘one-off,’ ” said Summers. When systemic crisis
          hits, things happen “FAST and FURIOUS.”

          Cpyriot
          bailout talks continued for months. “And then the entire system came
          unhinged in one weekend.”

          Banks
          closed. Capital controls were imposed. People couldn’t write checks. They lost
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          it can’t happen here? Think again. It’s coming. Proposed FDIC legislation lets
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          Dodd
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          Control those deemed at risk of default.

          (3)
          Write-down depositor savings in value. In other words, loot them. Money thought
          safe is gone.

          Few
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        • Ted Crawford

          Only in the eyes of a “Useful Idiot”

      • missy753

        Buckley was never even remotely a libertarian, ever. His stance on drug laws were not immoral or contradictory to his Faith. None of his positions were, ever. He was a staunch, conservative Catholic and all of his positions reflected that throughout his career and death.

      • missy753

        Buckley was never even remotely a libertarian, ever. His stance on drug
        laws were not immoral or contradictory to his Faith. None of his
        positions were, ever. He was a staunch, conservative Catholic and all of
        his positions reflected that throughout his career and death.

  • vietnamvet1971

    If I lived in that butt wipe city (Not intended to the Rational Good citizens in NYC) I would buy Big Gulp containers and drink them every where I went in NYC. Poor Billionaire Bully Bloomberg has to much time & Money to waste.

    • Steve E

      Bloomberg is a power hungry sociopath.

      • Doc Sarvis

        As are most (by far) politicians above the county level.

  • http://www.facebook.com/greenjeans.lee GreenJeans Lee

    IF HE HAD A SON HE WOULD LOOK LIKE TRAYVON. UNABLE TO PLAY EVEN CROQUET!

  • Ron r

    John,this has got to be the most idiotic article you have written so far. Do you think Obama will strangle all the far kids in America??????

    • Ringgo1

      What “far” kids would that be, “Ron r”?

  • Doc Sarvis

    I read and reread this item from Mr. Myers looking for some biting theme or statement. Sadly, there was nothing.

    • Ringgo1

      There is no accounting for taste, or lack of it.

    • Karolyn

      I read a lot of bitching about anecdotal words spoken by the President and first lady.

  • Liberty Lover

    It is the very nature of liberal progressives to want to dictate to less enlightened folks the correct way to live. If Obama really wanted to deal with the obesity problem, he might start by allowing insurance companies to base a health-care policy premium on body-mass index and other actuarially based risk factors. I’m guessing more than a few people would be motivated to lose 30 or 40 pounds in order to save many hundreds of dollars each year.

    • Flashy

      I stand 6’3″, weigh in at 210. According to the BMI, at 26.5 I’m overweight. Except for smoking, i lead a fairly healthy lifestyle.

      So…are you for or against Women’s Choice? Are you for or against gay marriage? Are you for or against allowing people to vote without onerous restrictions? Are you for or against landowners being able to say ‘no, you are not taking my land” to a pipeline or a fence?

      • FreedomFighter

        “The Constitution is not an instrument for the government to restrain
        the people, it is an instrument for the people to restrain the
        government.”—Patrick Henry

        Im against womans choice to kill the unborn
        Im against gay marriage
        Im against government confiscation of land without fair recompence
        Im against communsts
        Im against socialists
        Im against facists
        Im against evil in all its forms

        Im for the constitution and the bill of rights, individual freedom and the right to own property.

        North Korean soldiers say “Tall Americans make easy target”
        Laus Deo
        Semper FI

        • macgyver1948

          FreedomFighter
          … I too am totally against Fascism, Communism, and lets throw in
          any form of Talibanisms too for the fun of it, any anti God and anti
          humanisms. But I see you are against some real liberty, such as
          women’s choices and gay rights, which are really part of human
          rights, so where do you really stand on Liberty if it differs from
          your chosen definition of Liberty for yourself?

          Hay “FreedpomFighter”, if you are opposed to being gay keep your hands and mouth off of men and don’t abort if you get pregnant but allow other people their Liberties or you really ain’t for Liberty.

          Real Liberty isn’t want you decide it is for all, it just doesn’t
          work that way. Otherwise, what were you really fighting for?

          • FreedomFighter

            History shows in great detail the demise of societys when the moral fiber of such society degenerates to the point of sanction of gay marriage.
            My belief system does not condone gay marriage and niether do I.

            I do not give a rats behind about state declared civil unions with full rights, but marriage is between a man and a women in the eyes of GOD and I dont want to see churches forced to perform these marriages. Just as gays sue any busines that does not want to work with them -even though they have the right to do business with whom they want, they will sue churches and destroy them, with the full understanding what the want is considered an abomination in the eyes of GOD.

            Laus Deo
            Semper FI

        • Karolyn

          It is more productive to be FOR one thing rather than AGAINST its opposite. Energy used on anything, whether positive or negative, promotes the existence of that thing.

        • The Christian American

          It’s time to write a new Declaration of Independence and reaffirm the Constitution without the 14th, 16th and 17th Amendments / changes

          • Ted Crawford

            With the repeal of the first sentence, I find the Fourteenth Amendment acceptable. I do agree with the complete repeal of the Seventeenth and the gradual repeal of the Sixteenth!

      • vicki

        Flash”y writes:

        “So…are you for or against Women’s Choice?”

        For. And we choose by keeping our legs closed. Not by murdering the most helpless and innocent among us.

        -Flashy: “Are you for or against gay marriage?”

        Don’t care. It is between the loving couple and their Creator.

        -Flashy: “Are you for or against allowing people to vote without onerous restrictions?”

        For. And since liberals think that a detailed background check is good for buying a gun it should be good for voting.

        - Flashy: “Are you for or against landowners being able to
        say ‘no, you are not taking my land” to a pipeline or a fence?”

        For. I even rather dislike eminent domain cause it is too easy for government to change the rules and force the “fair market value” way down before “paying” for the property.

      • macgyver1948

        Flashy…
        Arnold Schwarzenegger at his body building prime was told by the
        insurance companies he was obese. From where would Arnold take the
        fat off with his then less than 4 or so percent body fat? This was so
        they could justify higher insurance premiums and continue their
        “business as usual” crap against us. If you feel good and are
        healthy for the most part you are doing well in spite of the greedy
        insurance companies so good for you except for your smoking, LOL.

        By the way, I thought Mayor Blomberg was asking to cut the size of soda for school kids in public schools. I didn’t hear about the rest of
        this. I did not think Obama and the Mrs had anything to say about it.

        • vicki

          Flashy writes:

          “By the way, I thought Mayor Blomberg was asking to cut the size of soda
          for school kids in public schools. I didn’t hear about the rest of
          this.”

          Perhaps you should do more research before commenting. That will also allow you to provide links to your usual proofs by bald assertion.

          http://healthland.time.com/2012/09/13/goodbye-big-soda-new-york-becomes-first-city-to-ban-large-sized-soft-drinks/

          • macgyver1948

            Vickie… So typical of you. I said I didn’t hear the Obama’s were involved in this but that doesn’t mean I am saying they haven’t been. You just have to disagree even if a Liberal tells the truth, don’t you, LOL… If I were to say Jesus is the Christian Messiah would you say I was wrong just because a liberal is saying it?

        • Jeff

          Bloomberg’s proposal was not well thought out in general, but the worst aspect of it was its discriminatory impact on small “mom and pop” stores vs. 7-11s and other convenience stores. The mom and pops were impacted by the proposal while the big chain convenience stores were not.

      • momo

        Flashman, light up another cancer stick.

        • Elton Robb

          Nah, a deathstick is more his style. Although if I were a Jedi, I’d use a Jedi Mind Trick. He’s weak minded, so he aught to be susceptible. (Barack Obama is also weak minded so he ought to be susceptible — although any Jedi Council worth their salt would storm his office and arrest him).

    • GALT

      What is a “liberal progressive”? What is being dictated?
      What is the proper method of dealing with “less enlightened” folks?
      Where is the “health care” system that insurance, public or private
      could base a policy or program on? How does someone deal with
      “less enlightened” folks like yourself? Because logical reasoning
      doesn’t seem to have any effect……..wait for it…….

      • Liberty Lover

        If there is logic to be found in your ramblings one day, Galt, I long ago lost the patience to “wait for it.”

        • GALT

          Looks like a series of questions…….the clue being both
          in form and punctuation…….your reply contains no
          answers……..which was to be expected, and has now been confirmed…….no need to wait now. Thank you.

    • Mike in MI

      LL –

      It won’t change a thing until the FDA makes the companies quit putting poisons and High Fructose Corn Syrup into everything. Some of the poisons are excitotoxins that compel a person’s nervous system to want more food. They usually grab for fast foods and snack foods loaded with more of the crap.
      The toxic additives overwhelm the ability of the liver and detoxification systems to clear their bodies (and progressively more useless minds) of the poisonSSS. So, then the body’s best recourse is to fill up the system with water and hold it inside to try to dilute down the effects of the toxic food additives. Eventually the person gets sick or pain filled with some symptom picture that has a diagnosis code. Then some doctor has something that he can get paid by the insurance company or government to treat.

      Of course the patient never gets well because the source of the problem never gets addressed properly. But, so, what? People are getting paid; money is changing hands; the economy looks like it’s moving more and more; and Obmam gets credit for saving the nation.
      It’s great for everybody – unless you are among the growing number of people who get caught as patients and victims of this charade of fools. They have a diagnosis code, have an excuse to not work, won’t work, can’t work, can’t think , are addicted to their doctor’s prescription pad and the O’sters Plan to take care of them in perpetuity.
      God bless America with its endless resources, Christian believers whose God commands them to work and produce, the govimints ability to borrow and print toilet paper and chemical companies that keep the parade moving.

      Do people actually believe this farce can’t come to an end????????

    • Jeff

      I must say I’m shocked. An actual specific, sensible proposal rather than the usual detached, world-weary pose of the great LL. I would actually expect the regulations might eventually allow for something like this since prevention and new ideas are hallmarks of the law. A better question might be whether any insurers are currently doing what you suggest and if not, why not?

      • GALT

        That was pretty much covered in the questions that were asked of him
        and to which he has refused to respond……can’t miss it, go up three posts.

  • Flashy

    Hmmmm… Myers has taken two important issues…the reach of administrative law and the health of this nation’s People…and turned them into denigrating personal attacks on the President and the First Lady. Offering no solutions, discussing nothing in depth, hyping the anger and counting on the ignorance to not see through the simplistic jingoism he spouts.

    Typical for the TP/American Taliban extremists…whine, rant rave…feed on fear, anger hate and ignorance…deny responsibility and spout simplistic lines offering no solutions other than reduction of freedoms and liberties.

    • Ringgo1

      Yet more of your spew, flushed one. Boring, and so modest.

    • http://personalliberty.com/ Bob Livingston

      Dear Flashy,

      You write: “Typical for the TP/American Taliban extremists…whine, rant rave…feed
      on fear, anger hate and ignorance…deny responsibility and spout
      simplistic lines offering no solutions other than reduction of freedoms
      and liberties.” Thank you for once again bringing nothing of substance to the table beyond once again identifying yourself as a shill for the regime. In case you missed it, I mentioned you and your ilk today. personalliberty.com/2013/04/10/dhs-suggests-christians-constitutionalists-should-get-extra-surveillance-from-leos

      Best wishes,
      Bob

      • Flashy

        Mr. Livingston…i commented on the lack of substance to the article. i commented that no solutions or ideas were offered, and it took two important issues…the reach of administrative agencies and the health issues of Americans…and turned it into personal attacks and ranting. that it played upon the TP trilogy of anger, hate and ignorance…and you claim i’m a shill for pointing out the lack of substance ?

        Facts are facts Mr. Livingston…and facts don’t jive with the extremists and libertarian movement. When any discussion on any policy gets into detail…when ramifications across the board are brought up, when the real life impact upon Americans across the board are discussed…extremism loses. Every time.

        I respect true Conservative such as William Buckley and goldwater represent. they discussed the issues, knew the ramifications, and tackled them head on. Unlike today’s article which would stand one minute of scrutiny…because it doesn’t have one minute’s worth of substance.

        One knows when a movement is struggling. it’s always a telling signature. it’s when the movement cannot get past simplistic jingoisms and relies instead upon what is now known as the Trilogy of the TP/American Taliban … fear, anger, ignorance.

        Mr. Livingston..if pointing out the shallowness of the extremist movement, of its inability to have any in depth discussion about short and long term REAL effects, if pointing out the money machine being played in the name of “patriotism” … if that makes me a shill in your eyes, I’ll wear that moniker…proudly.

  • FreedomFighter

    Nanny Statists Barack, Michelle And Michael I don't agree with the term “Nanny Statists”.
    They are elites groomed for power and control, DICTATORS, control of your life and power enough to enforce control. They are
    conditioning Americans for even more totalitarian statist control. Like a frog in a slow heating pot of water, the slow steady increase of heat is ignored by the frog
    until to late, Americans are being conditioned to accept more and more control as these monsters gain more power.
    Once they gain enough power, America will cease to exist and a nightmare Eugenics based system like Hitlers Nazi Germany will emerge. Your freedoms lost
    and death and misery the order of the day.

    They take your freedom, then they take your life.

    Listen to a survivor of communst takeover You don’t know what freedom is because you never lost it

    …”malicious individuals, masquerading as Democrats,.. established … a dictatorial regime … in my nation called Communism, Socialism, Stalinism, Marxism, and whatever other named -ism you want to put on it. The reason why it was done was to take away the guns from the People.”

    Mr. Martinez escaped the brutal Communist regime in Cuba in 1954. His testimony included how citizens under Castro were first disarmed by legislation similar to that being shepherded along by Gun-Grabber in Chief Floyd Prozanski. Defenseless, many Cuban Citizens were later summarily slaughtered.

    Laus Deo
    Semper FI

    • Mike in MI

      FF –

      Right you are and right at the top of their list are anybody who fundamentally believes the Bible is true, received by revelation from God or has really experienced God’s goodness and glorious power. Why does nobody remember the news articles back in the ’50s and ’60s of the big, empty Eastern Orthodox churches, almost empty every other brand of Christian church, empty synogogues and yet other forms of worship were allowed?

      Before socialism they had been filled with happy, singing joyous families and all walks of life. Where’d they go?
      Christians, you are in the cross-hairs now. Soon, they’ll be wanting to take your Bibles and it will be a crime to be caught with one – worse than getting caught with a gun.
      Your Bible is the only thing they really fear. You are in the ultimate contest between God and His ultimate enemy, the Devil. Say you don’t believe in that one? He’s an allegory? A figment? A …whatever?
      Then why even continue to pretend to believe the Bible, because it says Jesus Christ spoke to that Bird, believed Satan was a power in the world and could do things a person needs to use God’s power and God’s help like he, Jesus Christ did to defeat that Snake? If you don’t believe the things Jesus Christ, Peter and Paul believed then what (or WHO) do you believe???
      The only other possibility is The Liar. And, he isn’t going to help you when you need it!!!!! He’ll tell you he will. Then when the vise on your life is tight he’ll be gone… or laughing.

  • Who is….

    Soda pop is a health risk on multiple levels,
    but I don’t think it’s the government’s job to regulate it in any
    manner. I believe it is a personal responsibility to take care of your
    own health. If the government is really worried about the
    “health risk”, take High fructose corn syrup out of soda! Take
    hydrogenated oils out of nearly every food on the shelves. Stop enabling
    deceptive labeling to hide disease agents in nearly all processed foods. Stop protecting
    killer corporations like Monsanto! Shall I continue??? This is a
    government control experiment to see just how far people are willing to
    let there liberty go in this country. And the sucker-masses are
    allowing it.

    • GALT

      Well then you seem to be confused, because if it is not government’s job
      then why make all those “suggestions” and how were those things permitted
      in the first place? Do you have any examples where business was
      ever motivated to be responsible and self regulating? Or even freely
      admitted the TRUTH when it was brought to their attention by a third party?

      And yes, please feel free to continue……because your post is completely
      inconsistent and hopefully you will be able to clear it up.

      • Southern Libertarian

        Government is PROTECTING them, with lobbyists etc.. If governments power were reduced, by extension, the corporations that depend on government control would ALSO lose power.

        • GALT

          The influence peddling by lobbies is certainly a factor ( money )
          which indicates that “corrupted government” is your problem,
          but how does reducing the power of government change that?

          If government power were not a threat, there would be no
          reason to corrupt it……how does this alter the behavior of
          corporations…..except by reducing the costs of doing business?

          The rise of the plutocrats after the civil war, was only checked by the power of government to stop them, and even this was only partially successful in certain cases, until they pushed the envelope too far, and the 29 crash and the Great Depression,
          made it impossible for the “plutocrats” to maintain the divide and conquer tactics that had worked so well, prior to that event.

          BTW that propaganda is precisely identical to what is being
          used now, the claim that the problem is because, progressives,socialists, communists and unions………
          liberal was missing from the diatribe then, because it
          did not have the meaning it has today, which is precisely
          the opposite of what it meant then.

          Of course, the actual history has been buried or twisted in the
          same manner as the word liberal…..for what was actually going on and this is TRUE for all of the history of this country, so because you are ignorant of it and in many cases “willfully ignorant” of it………..you are blindly following the same path
          of the victims that required the crash and the conditions that
          followed to be woken up and to rise up against the true enemy,
          the plutocrats, who are far better off today, then they were
          back then.

          That is because the backlash created the middle class, and conditions were radically improved and extended to far more
          people from 1940 thru the 70’s…….but this ended in 1982
          and you have already had the crash, but the plutocrats are
          in a far better position this time as they have completely corrupted government……..if they can maintain the “illusion”
          that government is the problem ( which they are doing marginally effectively……and with the completely brainwashed fringe elements like the tea party and libertarians ) they can
          maintain the status quo, but since even this will lead to continued deterioration of conditions over time, and since corruption is not “control” and the cause of the plutocrats is not a unified one, different interests and their own propaganda, provide the potential for missteps which are still lurking, and the naked man behind the curtain is vulnerable to exposure from any number of causes……and the politicians they have corrupted, may be their undoing if stagnation continues or the wrong path is chosen.

    • macgyver1948

      Who is… You have that right about soda being a health risk and it not being a governmental job to regulate. If they do where will that regulating thing end? I agree with you on both those points… I also agree that corporations such as Monsanto is a killer but they do so for their bottom lines at all our expense so we know what they are.

  • Dave

    LOL… Obama is leading the charge against freedom… LOL meanwhile the conservatives are:
    1) In VA, the GOP AG is busy trying to stop oral sex and sodomy in that state
    2) MO, TN and AL are trying to get rid of the 17th Amendment to make it harder for people to excerise their right to vote.
    3) TN a GOP lawmaker wants to tie a kids school grades to whether poor people can get the full $189 a week in assistance.
    4) NC, they want to repeal the 1st Amendment
    5) In ND, they new say that live begins at conception and is effectivelt not allowing any abortions whatsoever and taking away all of women’s reproductive rights.
    So this article is just another in a long line of projection of what conservatives are doing and have done onto Obama.

    • rendarsmith

      “4) NC, they want to repeal the 1st Amendment”
      I live in NC Doc, I’ve never seen anything about this. Where do you get all this information? Or is this exaggeration?

      • Flashy

        The North Carolina constitution bans people who do not believe in God from public office. This provision is never enforced for a couple of reasons. One is that it has already been declared unconstitutional. The other, of course, is that
        neither party would nominate someone for public office who is either a
        declared atheist or publicly under suspicion of being one.

        Several Republicans have now introduced a bill to declare an official state religion in North Carolina (HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION DRHJR10194-MM-54)

        . . <— From the 'net. I have verified the bill has been introduced..and it's a looney tunes of a bill …

        • Dave

          Hey Flashy,

          I know I am just a liberal but that proposal in NC, does that forward or hold back freedom?

          I get so confused when conservatives talk about freedom on the one hand, then we see their actions on another.

          I guess we have to chalk up conservative talk as meaning the opposite of what they are really for.

          So when a conservatives talks “freedom” they are really talking “fascism”… Kinda like George W Bush putting out something that is called the “clear skies act” which actually does the opposite. I always knew conservatives lived in bizarro world but this proves it.

          • Elton Robb

            Only in your own mind. Most conservatives are really against laws that prevent Personal Freedoms. Ask any Libertarian.

            Secondly, ask any Libertarian about economic control laws, and they will say they are against it. You’re on the wrong corner of the Rhombus. Join us here on top. :)

          • Dave

            Yeah? Just too bad the conservative record tells a different story throughout history. The traditional libertarian movement has been corrupted by those who do not understand how a society functions or how international business works.
            Can can cite so many examples how conservatives have held back freedom… From supporting slavery to the Patriot Act… How many do you want?

          • Elton Robb

            What makes you think I’m that kind of liberal? I’m a Libertarian, which means that I stand with classical liberalism. Freedom for all. :) Joseph Smith wanted to deport all the African Slaves to Africa, where they can be free in their own land. Lincoln was also of that opinion.

            When I found out that Obama was planning to forcibly deport Blacks to Africa when they weren’t ready to go, I was horrified. I want them to stay or go back on their own accord, not because some half white person who occupied the white house wanted them to be deported.

            But, let me tell you this, the democrats used to be the Conservatives. The Republicans were liberal. However, big Statism has infected the Republicans almost as much as the Liberals. To the point where the laws both pass are making our America more tyrannical by the day.

            I don’t know if you are black, Dave, but if you are; know ye this. I’d rather have you stay in America and go back to Africa when you want to, and not because some other person forcibly put you on a ship headed that way. If it were up to me, you’d stay for the rest of your life — making it your way and taking advantage of the best opportunities.

          • Dave

            First off, I never said you were liberal… Second, check your racism at the door. Obama never wanted to do anything of the sort. Here is a news flash, white people are not originally from America either. So we do not have any more of a claim to north America than anyone else you say should “go back to where the came from”. There is another type of libertarian that I forgot to mention, the selfish type…i will put the liberal record of freedom against the conservative one anyday. Thats why I am proud to be a liberal, not the warped conservative definition that they lie about.

          • Elton Robb

            Nope. White, yellow, and black people are originally from a place 700 miles below Independence Missouri as part of the original Elohim Colony. We are to till the ground of this planet and turn it into a Celestial Kingdom. :)

            I’m about as racist as the Messiah, it’s not being checked. Every race has their own special abilities. Blacks have their own advantages; and so do Whites. Like I said, I want some Blacks to stay if they could. But Jesus declared that everyone will return to their own Land. Read the scriptures. :)

            Obama’s wicked, by the way. Check Obama on “the down low.” and if you are proud of being liberal, then you must not be a communist, marxist, imperialist, or fascist. You care about liberty and you understand what the word means. Welcome to the libertarian party. :)

          • Dave

            Elton,
            I am not big into fairytales so I can’t follow you there. Nice of you to want “some” blacks to stay. Do you determine who those blacks are?
            I do care about liberty and I know freedom in this country is tied to economic power and for the past 30 years, the middle class and poor have been losing economic power thanks to the wealthy corporatists who lobby congress to pass laws that benefit their interests.
            If Obama is “wicked” than Ronald Reagan must be the devil.

          • Elton Robb

            Read Trance-Formation America. It’s the story of a CIA sex slave, who was conditioned to be a government sex slave. Her child was brutally raped by George Bush Senior after he drugged himself on Cocaine. The CIA sex slave and her child was brutally terrorized by George Bush Senior. And if you think Reagan is the Devil, then after you read this book, you would be in horror as to what is happening. The ex-CIA sex slave is a survivor of the MK-Ultra Project Monarch mind control operation.

            Dave, make the right choice. The ordinary Libertarian isn’t your enemy. The government is your enemy. Remember, we are a country divided — only by uniting as a populace for Freedom and Liberty we can bring our government under control.

          • Vash the Stamped

            Is that the Cretan Paradox thing your talking about.

        • macgyver1948

          Flashy… What religion might that be and do they know that would negate Freedom Of Religion? This too should be declared unconstitutional.

      • Karolyn

        Actually, there were two rep. state reps. who proposed a bill in NC making Christianity the official state religion. of course, it didn’t go anywhere, but just the proposal was ridiculous and discriminatory.

        • macgyver1948

          Karolyn… Not that you need me to but I very much agree with you in “of course, it didn’t go anywhere, but just the proposal was ridiculous and discriminator”. IT would so much negate Freedom Of Religion.

    • rendarsmith

      Nevermind, I found it.

      • Dave

        Sounds like the conservatives in NC hate the Constitution and what America stands for doesn’t it renarsmith? What will the excuse be from the conservative apologists on this site be for this one? I can’t wait to hear it.

    • macgyver1948

      Dave….
      One thing for sure is if Conservatives, and here the ones in NC, want
      to do away with the First Amendment they truly do not want
      this country to survive as a land of freedom and they must not like
      the Founders. They seem to be siding with Hitler if that is
      true. The psycho Adolf used free speech, among other things, to gain
      power because he knew how powerful and effective it is. Then, one of
      the first things the lunatic thug Adolf did when he stole the
      government was to abolish free speech for those who were NOT in his
      group because “he knew how powerful and effective it is”. We
      cannot have any weakening of the Constitution here. If, as you say,
      NC wants to eliminate or weaken the First Amendment we need to weaken
      them and remind them of what real Liberty and Americanism is all
      about so I hope you are wrong about them.

      “If
      the freedom of speech is taken away, then dumb and silent we may be
      led, like sheep to the slaughter.” President George Washington

  • The Christian American

    It is well known. Pride is the sin of Satan, and this government we find ourselves serving. They feel they take on some divine nature. Caligula said: If I am man, then my subjects must be something else. If they are men, then I must be something more. Bloomberg, Obama and their ilk have taken on a tyrannical kingly attitude toward the people. They say jump and we must answer “How High”. One of two things has to happen. They continue and the people serve them as bond servants or the people read the Declaration of Independence, edit it a little and send it to them. We are at a cross roads and a great awakening of what’s happening to America must occur, if America is to continue as the “In God we trust” it once was. We’ve for gotten how to just say NO.

    • GALT

      Were you planning on editing “that to secure these rights governments
      are instituted among men”?

      • vicki

        More likely the list of abuses. Editing in a few, out a few and rewording a few to match current events.

        —————————————————————-
        He has refused his Assent to Laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good.

        He has forbidden his Governors to pass Laws of immediate and pressing
        importance, unless suspended in their operation till his Assent should
        be obtained; and when so suspended, he has utterly neglected to attend
        to them.

        He has refused to pass other Laws for the accommodation of large
        districts of people, unless those people would relinquish the right of
        Representation in the Legislature, a right inestimable to them and
        formidable to tyrants only.

        He has called together legislative bodies at places unusual,
        uncomfortable, and distant from the depository of their public Records,
        for the sole purpose of fatiguing them into compliance with his
        measures.

        He has dissolved Representative Houses repeatedly, for opposing with manly firmness his invasions on the rights of the people.

        He has refused for a long time, after such dissolutions, to cause
        others to be elected; whereby the Legislative powers, incapable of
        Annihilation, have returned to the People at large for their exercise;
        the State remaining in the mean time exposed to all the dangers of
        invasion from without, and convulsions within.

        He has endeavoured to prevent the population of these States; for that
        purpose obstructing the Laws for Naturalization of Foreigners; refusing
        to pass others to encourage their migrations hither, and raising the
        conditions of new Appropriations of Lands.

        He has obstructed the Administration of Justice, by refusing his Assent to Laws for establishing Judiciary powers.

        He has made Judges dependent on his Will alone, for the tenure of their offices, and the amount and payment of their salaries.

        He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of
        Officers to harrass our people, and eat out their substance.

        He has kept among us, in times of peace, Standing Armies without the Consent of our legislatures.

        He has affected to render the Military independent of and superior to the Civil power.

        He has combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to
        our constitution, and unacknowledged by our laws; giving his Assent to
        their Acts of pretended Legislation:

        For Quartering large bodies of armed troops among us:

        For protecting them, by a mock Trial, from punishment for any Murders
        which they should commit on the Inhabitants of these States:

        For cutting off our Trade with all parts of the world:

        For imposing Taxes on us without our Consent:

        For depriving us in many cases, of the benefits of Trial by Jury:

        For transporting us beyond Seas to be tried for pretended offences

        For abolishing the free System of English Laws in a neighbouring
        Province, establishing therein an Arbitrary government, and enlarging
        its Boundaries so as to render it at once an example and fit instrument
        for introducing the same absolute rule into these Colonies:

        For taking away our Charters, abolishing our most valuable Laws, and altering fundamentally the Forms of our Governments:

        For suspending our own Legislatures, and declaring themselves invested with power to legislate for us in all cases whatsoever.

        He has abdicated Government here, by declaring us out of his Protection and waging War against us.

        He has plundered our seas, ravaged our Coasts, burnt our towns, and destroyed the lives of our people.

        He is at this time transporting large Armies of foreign Mercenaries to
        compleat the works of death, desolation and tyranny, already begun with
        circumstances of Cruelty & perfidy scarcely paralleled in the most
        barbarous ages, and totally unworthy the Head of a civilized nation.

        He has constrained our fellow Citizens taken Captive on the high Seas
        to bear Arms against their Country, to become the executioners of their
        friends and Brethren, or to fall themselves by their Hands.

        He has excited domestic insurrections amongst us, and has endeavoured
        to bring on the inhabitants of our frontiers, the merciless Indian
        Savages, whose known rule of warfare, is an undistinguished destruction
        of all ages, sexes and conditions.
        ————————————————————————————

        • GALT

          That is not an answer to MY question…..and whether or not
          the person to whom I addressed my question agrees with you
          is only known to him…….so you should probably ask HIM!!!

          • vicki

            GALT writes:
            “That is not an answer to MY question”

            Well actually it is. That you can not see it (or claim to not) is not particularly surprising.

          • GALT

            Were you planning on editing “that to secure these rights governments are instituted among men”?

            Since this does not appear to be included in your post;
            That would imply that your answer is NO!

            Saying NO would be answering my question…….all the rest is irrelevant and does not belong in a reply to me. Of course, there is a reason why this question is asked and THAT requires you to understand the meaning of the “words” used……….and on P.L.D, no one has demonstrated this understanding………

  • elda

    Michelle is not concerned about all Americana, she is concerned about Black women because they are for the most part the ones that are so large. It is not about eating habits, it is about culture. The Black culture believe big is beautiful. The only times there is a problem is when they compare themselves with thin white women with long straight hair. That is when the claws come out. If you really want to change a behavior, change the attitude.

    • nc

      elda, I remember when there used to be 2000 page women’s catalogs of nothing but white women and they advertised white women’s dresses in sizes “large” -“larger”- and “HOLY S**T”…
      Obviously you have never shopped at Walmart and noticed the white women waddling down the aisles!

    • http://cowboybyte.com/ Alondra

      Elda, this is how she behaves: rolling her eyes while shoveling food into her [sic] mouth. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OXNvNbMKLyM

      Hypocrisy on the full display: “do as I say, not as I do.”

    • http://cowboybyte.com/ Alondra

      Elda, We were told that the Kenyan Fraud will improve the image of America in the World.

      How do you think: Can he do that with the total LOCK of class and ethical manners, with his and his “wife” satanic values:

      http://theblacksphere.net/2013/03/first-lady-pole-dancing/

      Isn’t a “wonderful” example for the young girls.

      What kind of “woman” at her 50 and the mother of two young girls wood act like that? Enough said

      P.S. Read comments on her behavior.

      • Karolyn

        Talk about uptight! Alondra would be right at home in the Puritan age.

      • Doc Sarvis

        And the Conservative war on women continues.

      • Bob666

        Yo Swinestein,
        What member of the human race would act like you?

    • http://cowboybyte.com/ Alondra

      Elda, in case if you missed the Kenyan jungle Dance: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hq-URl9F17Y

      • Bob666

        Yo Oinkenstein,

        Is that anything like the Kozachok dance that you do for your love boy Putin????

    • http://cowboybyte.com/ Alondra

      Elda, This is a O’Homo dance: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zk6JVUM2lEM
      Are you “proud” of the first morally bankrupt couple in the People’s House?
      Total lock of class, ethical manners and decent values.

      • Karolyn

        Written by someone who probably can’t dance and is so uptight, she wouldn’t even try! Dancing is an expression of joy; and when someone really feels the rhythm, it can almost be as meditation – a transcendent experience.

      • Bob666

        Yo Oinker,
        Now that is the Pot calling the Kettle Black!

    • Karolyn

      You think that black women are, for the most part, the ones that are so large? You need to come to SC and have a look around, elda.

      • Bob666

        Yo Karolyn,
        Been to Columbia several times, one word-Shamu!

  • my two cents

    While I agree with some of what you said, your description of yoga is way off base. Yoga is not meant to be cardio, I have never heard anyone claim it to be cardio. It is flexibility/stretching and (depending on the instructor and the class type) strength training. Just because you didn’t get anything out of one or several yoga classes you took years ago doesn’t mean yoga has no validity for health purposes. I would love to see you come to my vinyasa yoga class and see what a workout it is!
    Having said that, I don’t think it is the government’s role to coerce people to live the way a certain group of people think is the “best” or “right” way to live. Each person should make his/her own choices and be responsible for their consequences.

  • tncdel

    This reveals the ugly truth that the Prog globalist control-freaks have infiltrated BOTH major U.S. political parties. Bloomberg ran as a Republican.

    The GOP needs to eject all RINOs.

  • securityman

    this is just another way for obumer to get his other half into the fray. so someone wants a “big gulp”, what business is it of yours. bloomburg is trying his “power” just like obummer is.they believe that they have more stroke than they really have. but the american people will have to step up and say”ENOUGH’ that is the only way that we are going to remain free!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Elton Robb

      You mean the wife-in-name-only? She uses him, you know. He’s been used by everyone in his life except probably his children. He’s so megalomaniacal he doesn’t even see that he’s being played like a violin.

  • FreedomFighter


    “In Russia, the communists used to demonize their opponents long before the Revolution, which made it easier for them to physically eliminate the opposition later. As soon as they were in full control of the government, they began to demonize entire segments of the society, subcultures, and classes of people whom they deemed incapable of change.”

    Statist are now in the process of demonization The Catholic Archdiocese for the Military Services has said it is “astounded” at a U.S. Army Reserve training brief that listed Catholics alongside “violent and extremist” groups.

    Catholics are now called Extremist Groups, Christians are also and listed right next to Islamic terroist groups by government agencys.

    Make no mistakes the statists are going to take your guns, they always do, and the current conditioning is only the prelude.

    Laus Deo

    Semper FI

    • http://cowboybyte.com/ Alondra

      Part 3
      A group of Army officers were advised to monitor soldiers who belong to what they considered to be anti-gay, anti-Muslim and anti-immigration organizations, according to a military email obtained by Fox News.

      The email was sent by a lieutenant colonel at Fort Campbell in Kentucky to three dozen subordinates – warning them to be on the lookout for any soldiers who might be members of “domestic hate groups.”

      Freedom Fighter, check to what HATE GROUP you belong.

      http://radio.foxnews.com/toddstarnes/top-stories/the-armys-list-of-domestic-hate-groups.html

    • http://cowboybyte.com/ Alondra

      Part 2
      Army Silences Catholic Chaplains
      The O’homobama administration has been accused of telling Catholic military chaplains what they can and cannot say from their pulpits after the Army ordered Catholic chaplains not to read a letter to parishioners from their archbishop.

      The Secretary of the Army feared the letter could be viewed as a call for civil disobedience.

      http://radio.foxnews.com/toddstarnes/top-stories/army-silences-catholic-chaplains.html

    • http://cowboybyte.com/ Alondra

      Part 1
      U.S. Army Lists Christianity, Catholicism, Judaism and “Islamophobia” as forms of “Religious Extremism”

      Note that islamists do not belong to the religious extremists and terrorists.

      According to the Kenyan Fraud/Janet Napolitano there is no such thing as islamic terrorists, but the homegrown terrorists, who are a major threat to U.S. security today.

      According to Janet Napolitano anyone who just celebrates the Fourth of July can be capable of terrorism. A new study by the DHS states that “those who are
      reverent of individual liberty” may promote terrorism.

      http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2013/04/u-s-army-lists-christianity-catholicism-judiasm-and-islamophobia-as-forms-of-religious-extremism/

      Do you remember the Fort Hood MASSACRE? It was a “WORKPLACE VIOLENCE” and not a TERRORIST ACT, motivated by the RELIGIOUS (ISLAMIC) HATE.

      During the shooting the JIHADIST ISLAMIST Nidal Hasan was shouting “Allahu akbar!”. He killed 14 (!) & wounded 32 military men & women in the name of the FAKE allah. But disgraced FRAUD O’Homobama has oddly CLASSIFIED the MASSACRE AS “WORKPLACE VIOLENCE” (???) despite all evidences pointed that Nidal Hasan had repeatedly been in contact with Anwar al-Awlaki – one of the al-Qaeda leaders – to discuss the legitimacy of conducting jihad within the American military.

  • steve

    for what it’s worth , all soda has no sugar in it . it was replaced over a year ago with corn syrup. you will not gain or lose weight taking in corn syrup. however it hurts your liver and kidneys. look what it does to car engines. where is the uproar from coke drinkers of the 80’s. coke in 12 oz and 16oz bottles made for mexico does have sugar.

  • Jeff

    Wow, that’s some great reporting. Who knew the First Lady is not in the same condition as a teenaged Olympic champion? What is it with these fat conservative morons criticizing Michelle Obama because at 50 she doesn’t look 20? She is trying to educate people about healthy eating and exercise. If those suggestions were mandates, Myers and Limbaugh would both be in the gulag eating rice cakes, running, and doing push-ups. Since they’re both gorging themselves while engaging in idiotic criticism of everything the Obamas do, I guess they’re proving themselves wrong.

  • WTS/JAY

    Well then, if you find the serving-size to be too small, go ahead and buy (2) units. There…problem solved!

  • TheSilverRanger

    Once again, Michelle “Marie-Antoinette” Obama and Mikey Bloomberg are proving what a bunch of parasites they’re being. It’s times like this, I wish altruism would be a crime.

  • Mike Failla

    Why do some people constantly crave power? They dont want to govern,they want to rule the whole country. Leave us alone. We are busy and dont have to mess with your constantly fiddling and foolishness. Our kids for example belong to us NOT THE STATE. MIND YOU OWN &%*^^BUSINESS!

  • historianMI

    Hmmm… Has anyone noticed lately that in spite of rampant murder, ubiquitous fast foods, hundreds of Computer/TV games and greatly increased leisure time (several reasons) that U.S. life expectancy has either increased or stated the same?? I am 84 and have never followed any real diet or exercise regimens, although I have good genes which help keep my weight down to average. I have to agree that some of the “health gurus” have power over people as their main motivation, and I don’t exempt Queen Michelle.

  • historianMI

    P.S. I have loved the taste and good feeling of regular PEPSI for at least 52 years and liked Coca Cola ten years before that…….

  • mike

    what i don`t understand is since Obama ruin us some much the first time among other things by letting the oil companys go sky high with their prices which made business go under because they can`t keep up with the high price of gas and made everything get so costly people can`t afford it..why did people vote for him the second time it`s very plain that he doesn`t have the best for the people of the U.S.in his thinking..he`s just in for the money ..people in office needs to live the we have to live wondering how to one day to the next to pay the bills ..and leave our social securty alone it`s hard enough for the disable to live ..also they need to keep the illiagle immagrants off the payrolls and not give them s.s…..