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HISTORICAL QUOTE OF THE WEEK - "Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other." ABRAHAM LINCOLN

Sunday, May 31, 2009


Since the announcement of the nomination of Sonia Sotomayor as Obama's replacement for Justice David Souter to The Supreme Court, the media has given the American people a deluge of commentary and reporting about the, "compelling story," of her rise from humble beginnings to possibly the highest court in the land.

In fact her, "compelling story," has been so prominent in the media that little has been said about her only real criteria for becoming a SCOTUS Justice and that is her judicial record which is one of activism and decisions based on her background and gender rather than Constitutional principle which in this writers opinion makes her questionable for confirmation. But that is not the subject of this post.

This post will dwell into the realm of the ,"compelling story," and not just Sotomayor but the history of those in our country who have risen to prominence in government service and have had an equal and much greater ,"compelling story," than this likely future Justice whose very rise to nomination reveals the hypocrisy of Barack Obama and the possible end of the, "compelling story," in the future of this Nation.

Our history especially when one looks at the Presidency is filled with people who have had ,"compelling stories." People who have risen from humble beginnings and because of the freedom and liberty that allows any individual to rise from nothing and through hard work and perseverance become among those who are enshrined in the greatness of American history.

In the Presidency alone from Washington to Obama we see stories of men who have risen from poverty to power not because of a hand out or assistance from any government entity but from the sweat of their brow and the understanding that if one wants to achieve in this land of the free then each had the opportunity to do so. Even those President's who were born into wealthy families like Roosevelt, Kennedy and Bush did not look to government for prosperity but became self made men who used their privileged life to shape themselves into individuals who sought to serve their fellow Americans.

In fact many of the men who became President shaped their life of service from the prosperity that was theirs because of the success of generations before them whose ancestors became successful BECAUSE of the freedom to prosper according to ones ability and initiative to seek and find the ,"American Dream."

Not once in our vast and great history do we read or hear of any of our President's or others who have shaped our country through their service to the people when telling of the ,"compelling story," that brought them to historical prominence, not once do any of these great stories of individual success give credit for that success to programs of government assistance. Never do we read or hear of these history makers thanking SSI or the intervention of any other government program for their success, yet this government intervention is the America that Obama is creating for our future.

That is the true hypocrisy of Barack Obama. He nominates an individual to the Supreme Court who is a self made woman and praises her, "compelling story," while instituting through his policy and massive government expansion a Socialist agenda that can make similar ,"compelling stories," less likely as government intervention grows and individual success and prosperity decreases because of government.

In fact the very class of Americans whose success and prosperity have been the greatest force in our strength economically and also in most who have risen to historical significance and influence in our history are the class of Americans that Obama's policy is seeking to punish and even eliminate by his policy of spreading the wealth to those that he believes deserve it more.

Our history as a Nation consists of individuals both in government and in the private sector who have become prosperous because of taking advantage of the freedom in this country to achieve according to ones own ability and drive for success. This freedom is one of the most compelling and fundamental principles of our Nation. It is what causes people from all over the world to seek citizenship in this county. The dream of succeeding though freedom to become anything our heart desires. Those who succeed to high office and corporate giants or the Mom and Pop business are the backbone of American success.

If Obama's agenda of government expansion and intervention forcing Americans into greater dependency on government than we have known in out history is allowed to reach full fruition then ."compelling stories," of personal prosperity through the freedom from government and using ones own ability only to succeed could become a thing of the past.

His punishment of the great achievers who have earned what they have but now according to Obama do not deserve to keep it but must through government intervention be forced to turn that success over to Obama so that he through his ,"infinite," wisdom can redistribute it to those that he believes are more worthy and not earned it, creates a scenario where the American Dream may soon die and the Obama Socialist Utopia becomes reality.

In future generations when one is appointed to the Supreme Court we may hear that the next generations ,"compelling story," is one in which the nominee thanks the government and the welfare state for assisting their parents. Where the nominee thanks the government program that supplied the college education enabling them to study law. Where the nominee states that as a Judge they will use the Constitution only as a quaint reference to America's past but not necessary to determine America's future.

But them if this Obama created Socialist Utopia becomes American reality and the future of our Nation, no one will seek high office because the drive to succeed will disappear as government dependency shapes a generation of Americans who have no desire to achieve because they will have not earned anything they have. They will look to government for the answers that Americans have always sought from God and from their own inner drive to prosper and succeed. The American Dream will no longer exist and The United States will be just another country like others in this world who struggle to survive.

Ken Taylor

Saturday, May 30, 2009


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Friday, May 29, 2009


When contemplating a nominee to the Supreme Court of The United States, that nominees race, gender or personal back ground, or , "story," as the media calls it, should not and cannot be the bench mark upon which the confirmation of that nominee is based.

Yet the nomination of Sonia Sotomayor is being heralded only because of her race, her gender and her, "story," while her judicial qualifications and what she believes is the responsibility of a judge on the bench are secondary if mentioned at all.

Sotomayor is an activist judge who believes that policy is made by the court. She believes that court decisions are not based upon the rule of law as expressed in the Constitution but based upon race, gender and social status.

Her very words as expressed in the above video prove not only her activism as a judge but her total disregard to being impartial in her judicial decisions and strict adherence to the Constitution as it is written which is the primary duty of a Supreme Court Justice.

Opposition of her appointment is already being condemned and threatened solely because she is Latino and a woman. In fact those who oppose her are being told that it is dangerous for their political and/or party future based solely on her race and gender.

The truly dangerous action would be to promote and accept her nomination without question just because of her race and gender which is what is being suggested by the media, Democrats and administration spokesman.

Only a full vetting with tough questions based solely upon her judicial record and judicial beliefs is appropriate for her confirmation for the highest court in the land. Based upon her own words and judicial belief, Sotomayor does not meet true impartial and strict Constitutional adherence qualifications for sitting in judgement on the Supreme Court.

Unfortunately her confirmation is all but a given as opposition is condemned because of who she is and not what she does and believes from a strict judicial stand point. So activism will become part of the Supreme Court. Disregard for the true and principled intent of the Constitution will be set aside by this judge when making decisions as a Justice. All to promote her race and gender as the sole reason for her appointment and confirmation to SCOTUS.

Ken Taylor

Thursday, May 28, 2009


As our enemies sense a weakness in the Presidency all Obama can do is whine to the UN and say naughty, naughty to Ahmadinejad and Kim Jung Il.

YoU cAn'T mAkE tHiS sTuFf Up - DETROIT — An agent used surveillance cameras to confirm a smelly suspicion: Someone had been urinating in a freight elevator at an Internal Revenue Service data center in Detroit. Authorities filed a criminal charge Tuesday against Michael Hicks. In an affidavit, treasury agent Delmaria Scott says she interviewed Hicks in January 2008 and he admitted urinating in the elevator for months.

Scott says Hicks did it "because he felt he could get away with it." It cost $4,600 to clean the elevator. Hicks, who was a contract employee at the IRS, is charged with damaging federal property.

The IRS smells enough on its own without having to relieve ones self in an elevator. But I guess it's the thought that counts ! - YoU cAn'T mAkE tHiS sTuFf Up

Nothing matters in the selection of a Supreme Court Justice other than judicial qualifications. So let's look at Sotomayor's since Obama obviously did not. 60% of her decisions over turned by the SCOTUS, believes that the courts, "make policy," discriminates in her decisions by race and gender in favor of minorities and Latino women. Not exactly a stellar record for the highest court in the land.

YoU cAn'T mAkE tHiS sTuFf Up - SAN DIEGO — In an apparent senior prank gone awry, 13 students at San Ysidro High School were caught by San Diego police Tuesday morning in the process of moving dozens of desks and chairs. One student apparently had a master key to the school’s classrooms and offices. The students were moving the furniture after midnight to a playing field to spell out ‘09. But a silent burglar alarm alerted police.

The students were cited for trespassing and curfew violation. Officials said the students will be required to pay the cost of installing a new key system and for the overtime paid to janitors to move the furniture.

Hey at least give the kids credit, they could count to nine, which in most government schools is an accomplishment for seniors! - YoU cAn'T mAkE tHiS sTuFf Up

No longer General Motors but now Government Motors. Still keeping the GM logo but thanks to its new owner, Barack Obama, the company will NEVER make a car anyone will want to buy again!

YoU cAn'T mAkE tHiS sTuFf Up - SALT LAKE CITY — Never mind the ick factor. A Utah boy is trying to get into the record books by covering his face with live snails. Eleven-year-old Fin Keheler, from Sandy, allowed 43 of the slimy mollusks to be put on his face Saturday. He wants the Guinness World Records to verify his effort.

The Guinness web site says the record set in 2007 for snails on the face for 10 seconds is eight. The boy says he has since learned the record was 36. Fin made three attempts on Saturday. While he was sitting back in a reclining chair, snails gathered from neighbors' gardens were carefully placed on his face. Those that remained for at least 10 seconds were counted.

Why would ANYONE even want to try this as a record the first time much less try and top it....yuck! - YoU cAn'T mAkE tHiS sTuFf Up

Obama tries to continue to mesmerize everyone into thinking that he
is,"correcting," the wrongs of the Bush administration. So now according to Obama, it was wrong to protect this nation. It was wrong that during Bush's time at the helm that there was not another attack on the US after 9/11 BECAUSE of his policies. Now under Obama it's is wrong to call them terrorists, wrong to call it war, wrong to keep dangerous prisoners at a secure location in Cuba and wrong to think of terrorist as anything but criminals.
Ken Taylor

Wednesday, May 27, 2009


“It will not be six months before the world tests Barack Obama like they did John Kennedy. The world is looking. We’re about to elect a brilliant 47-year-old senator President of the United States of America. Remember I said it standing here if you don’t remember anything else I said. Watch, we’re gonna have an international crisis, a generated crisis, to test the mettle of this guy.” JOE BIDEN

The above quote was made on the campaign trail to a group of donors and supporters by then VP candidate Joe Biden as a way of calling for patience when a ,"generated crisis," occurred during the first six months of an Obama administration. Biden went on to tell the supporters that at first it would seem that Obama would not know what he is doing, but that he would eventually get it right.

Biden is well known as a blow hard and one whose mouth runs faster than his brain, but this statement that was supposed to be private and made its way into the media did cause a momentary stir concerning the inexperience of Barack Obama and the fact that an enemy would find a way to test Obama's resolve as President.

Could we be in the beginning scenario of that test predicted by Biden during the campaign with the situation that is quickly developing with North Korea ? Kim Jong Il the little despot who dictates North Korea has long been a thug whose exploits have been an aggravation to the world but in reality no more than idle threats that momentarily garnered the little weenie a few headlines and maybe a food concession here and there.

But since Obama has become President, Il's momentary threats have become more serious and his actions which are usually spread out over a long period of time are escalating. In fact since January 20 of this year, North Korea has launched nearly half a dozen missiles including one that has the capability of hitting Alaska, Hawaii and the West Coast of The United States. He has also detonated in a under ground test a nuclear weapon with the strength of the bomb dropped on Nagasaki ending WWII.

Again Kim Jong Il has been a blow hard who has bullied the United Nations for years into getting concessions and to date most of his actions have been taken in context with his little despot attitude. But those action have increased greatly since Obama took office and now he is threatening to end the Armistice agreement which has been in place since 1953 that ended the Korean War.

This action is following a plan spearheaded by The United States to inspect ships inbound to North Korea for WMD's. The South Korean government is a willing participant with these actions. Additionally reports are stating that North Korea is preparing further missile launches from locations along the Western Coast of the country.

The questions must be asked, are these escalated action by North Korea taking place because of sensing a weakness in the American President ? Could North Korea be the ,"generated international crisis," that Biden spoke of that is designed to test the, "mettle," of Barack Obama ?

Thus far Obama's response to the situation has been high sounding words and calls for more useless United Nations sanctions and warnings. Kim Jung Il has never taken the UN seriously which is understandable since it is a weak and corrupt organization who actually favors despots like him in other areas of the world. The UN is totally useless yet this is the group that Obama stated before his election and has shown since taking office that in any world situation he plans on leaning and depending on to deal with any world situation.

In the past North Korea has used it military capabilities to threaten and an angered and weak response has been the norm because of the realization that Kim Jong Il was a thug who loved to make threats but did not carry them out. Also his threats have been minimal in the past and spread sometimes more than a year or two between threats.

The number of actions taken this year and the threat of ending the Armistice and attacking the South seems to mark a change in policy with North Korea with the only real change that has taken place on the world stage this year being Barack Obama becoming President of The United States. Which lends itself to the conclusion that Kin Jung Il sees in him a weak President who will not make a stand against North Korean action.

Obama's,"let's get along," rhetoric and his recent apology tours of Europe and Central America in which he apologized for US, "arrogance," has shown enemies that the new policy under Obama is displaying a weakness that can be exploited. This combined with the shift from dealing with terrorism as an act of war back to the failed policy of treating terrorists as criminals and their actions as criminal offenses sends a strong message of weakness.

Kim Jung Il, though a petty despot has been around long enough to sense this weakness and could very possibly be trying to take advantage of it by generating a crisis to test Obama and see what and how much he can get away with up to and including starting a war with South Korea in which the Russians are expressing concern that the situation could likely become nuclear. Let us hope that Biden's warning was just a typical load of Biden Bull and that North Korea is not shaping into becoming the threat that Biden spoke of.

Ken Taylor

Tuesday, May 26, 2009


Barack Obama has made his selection to replace Justice David Souter at The Supreme Court. Obama has tapped Federal Appeals Court Judge Sonia Sotomayor. The pick is no great surprise as she was considered the top candidate by most after Souter announced his retirement several weeks ago.

Sotomayor would become the second woman on the Court joining Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and the first Hispanic, which is likely one of the major reasons that Obama chose her. Being the first Hispanic on the Court will be a significant part of the Obama legacy just as choosing Sandra Day O'Connor as the first woman on the Court became a significant part of the legacy of Ronald Reagan.

Unlike Reagan whose choice of O'Connor was based on the excellent Judicial record of a Judge who also was a woman, Obama's selection of Sotomayor is based much more on her ethnicity and sex rather than Judicial accomplishments. Obama also stated that he was looking for a person who had, "empathy," toward single mothers and minorities.

On the appeals court Sotomayor has been involved in only a few significant decisions that will cause some controversy during her confirmation hearings. She ruled against an abortion rights group in 2002 that had challenged a government policy prohibiting foreign organizations receiving U.S. funds from performing or supporting abortions. She stated that the government had the right to favor an anti-abortion opinion since it was government money being used.

She also ruled with the city of New Haven, Conn. against white firefighters who had filed a discrimination case after taking a promotion exam in which the city threw out the results because there were not enough minorities represented in the testing.

Sotomayor has a liberal record throughout her 16 years on the bench. Her first appointment to the bench was by George H. W. Bush and the appointment to the Federal Appeals Court was by Bill Clinton. During that confirmation hearing she stated, "I don't believe we should bend the Constitution under any circumstance. It says what it says. We should do honor to it."

Which would make one believe that she is a strict Constitutionalist when making her opinions on the court. But a more recent statement made in a video during a panel discussion Sotomayor asserted that she believed that the court was where, "policy is made," which enforces her record as a more activist Judge.

In fact many of her colleagues consider her somewhat of a judicial light weight who lectures from the bench rather than simply upholding the law and interpreting the letter of the law as expressed in the Constitution.

As far as her placement on the Supreme Court, she is replacing a Justice in Souter whose record at SCOTUS has been very liberal and as such her opinions will not change the make up of the Court from it present configuration.

I will state though that I do not believe that threats by some in the GOP of filibustering this nomination should be carried out for filibusters sake only. Elections have consequences and good or bad one of those consequences is that the sitting President Constitutionally has the authority to chose Federal Court nominees with the, "advice and consent, " only of the Senate.

Conservatives have complained justifiably when Presidential appointments to the Courts by Republican Presidents were held up, filibustered and even routed by Democrats in the Senate whose only reason for derailing an appointee was because it came from a GOP President. One of the most disgusting examples of this was the Ted Kennedy character destruction of Robert Bork who was appointed by President Reagan.

In fact the very reason that Souter was appointed by Bush 41 was to avoid the , "Borking," of another SCOTUS pick by the Democrat Congress so Bush chose someone with a minimal paper trail who turned into one of the most liberal Judges on the Court. Another example was the uncalled for attempt to destroy Clarence Thomas who was also appointed by Bush 41.

Throughout the entire eight year Presidency of Bush 43 several Judicial appointees never had the opportunity to be voted on because of Democrat filibusters of the nomination. This is not a time to, "get even," for the past by members of the GOP. Through the hearing process Sotomayor should be rightfully vetted but holding up the nomination for pure political purpose is a trick used by Democrats and the GOP should not stoup to that level.

With a near 60 vote majority of Democrats and if you include Independent Joe Lieberman in the mix 60 votes are available, Sotomayor's nomination should breeze through the full Senate vote. While I do not like her past decisions her confirmation hearings should reflect Judicial qualifications rather than political maneuvering and filibusters for political sake only. If she meets Judicial qualifications, then regardless of political persuasion she should be confirmed. If her Judicial qualifications are not up to par then she should face defeat. Her Judiciary qualifications as with any Judge especially on the Supreme Court should always be the qualification for confirmation and selection to the Court.

Ken Taylor

Sunday, May 24, 2009


They came from every corner of our nation representing our best and bravest. They fought in places whose names have become familiar to us not because the field had any great significance but because of what they so bravely did there.

Places like Trenton, Valley Forge, Antietam, Gettysburg, the trenches of WWI, Iwo Jima, Normandy, Porkchop Hill, Inchon, Hamburger Hill, Basra, Kuwait City, Asadabad, Baghdad, Fallujah. Each of these locations and many more where brave Americans gave their lives defending freedom and fighting for liberty in defense of this nation.

Not one of these brave American heroes left home to fight with the intention of giving their life for this nation but left with a willingness to perform their duty with honor and with pride in service to their country with the full knowledge that this sacrifice in service may cost the, "last full measure of devotion."

They were willing because they realized that freedom is not free and that there is a high price to pay defending what one believes in. Many of them left home as boys with high ideals and a yearning for adventure then faced the reality of war with uncommon bravery, devotion and sacrifice.

Some sacrificed themselves to save a fellow soldier, some to achieve an objective when the situation became extreme and stepping forward regardless of the cost. Some just because stepping forward was all that could be done. Most gave of themselves without knowing where the courage came from.

But each who gave this, "last full measure, " are hero's who deserve our respect and our affections for what they sacrificed preserving freedom for each of us. They deserve our memoriam every day for the life they gave in sacrifice and defense of our Flag, our Country and our freedoms.

Nothing that we do, nothing that we say can bring them back nor honor them in the fullest extent that they so justifiably deserve. Though we try through memorials that unite us in their sacrifice and the beauty of the architecture. These great memorial structures that stir our emotions as we remember what they gave for us can never fully pay tribute to these heroic Americans that paved the way for our freedom.

Throughout the nation memorial services at cemeteries and memorials will remind us of each of these brave Americans who gave so that we may be free. We will shed tears to the strain of taps as we realize just how much they gave. Movies that attempt to portray their bravery and sacrifice will also remind us of the amazing feats that these best and bravest of this nation performed in defending our freedom.

Yet within all of these memorials and tributes to the thousands who have made the ultimate sacrifice at the altar of freedom, their heroism demands that we as a nation more than just remember but rather live our lives in the freedom that they have provided for us in a manner that honors their sacrifice and pays tribute daily to their devotion to this country.

If ever we fail to remember our freedom or surrender our liberties or take them for granted then we risk making their sacrifice in vain. In their sacrifice they never once considered it anything but their duty in service to this nation and an honor to have served. We owe each of them the same in our devotion to the liberties and freedoms that they sacrificed to give.

Nothing that we do can ever repay what they have given. Nothing that we say can ever express our gratitude for what we owe each of these brave heroes of freedom. How then can we begin to honor the memory and sacrifice of each who gave, "the last full measure of devotion ?"

President Lincoln said it best as he closed the Gettysburg Address, " that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion -- that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain -- that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom -- and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth. "

God bless our brave men and women who serve this nation and sacrifice daily. God bless the families of every soldier throughout our history who gave their all for freedoms sake......and finally God bless America !

Ken Taylor

Friday, May 22, 2009


As we celebrate this Memorial Day Weekend let us not forget to remember those who have made this celebration of freedom possible. Those who throughout our history have sacrificed on the altar of freedom their all. Those who have defended liberty through their service and their lives.

Freedom is not free. The cost of our freedom has been paid throughout our history by the sacrifice of American heroes who have given themselves in payment and defense of that which we hold so dear in the Nation of liberty.

They have defended our freedom and sacrificed so that each of us could live in a Nation where liberty and freedom can be experienced by all Americans. So throughout this weekend and everyday of the year remember those who have given so much for our Nation, for freedom and have defended liberty when the call was given.

God bless our heroes who have sacrificed for our freedom. God bless those who stand watch today on the front line of defense of freedom. At every opportunity thank a veteran for your freedom. Each have given so that we may be free!

Ken Taylor

Thursday, May 21, 2009


GM has announced it is considering moving its headquarters from Detroit. Little did they know that they already have and that come June 1st when bankruptcy is filed the Feds will own 60% and the UAW the other 40%. So long General Motors and hello Government Motors.

YoU cAn'T mAkE tHiS sTuFf Up - BELLEVUE, Wash. — Fire officials in Washington state say a sunny day and a dog's glass water bowl combined to cause a blaze that charred the back of a home. Bellevue Fire Department Lt. Eric Keenan says investigators determined the glass bowl of water focused sunlight enough to act like a magnifying glass and start the fire on the home's wood deck Sunday.

Investigators said there was no electrical wiring or other possible cause. Wow, talk about bizarre ! I guess Fido needed to move his bowl. - YoU cAn'T mAkE tHiS sTuFf Up

And now ladies and gentleman in the center ring on the high wire is Nancy Pelosi. Watch as she juggles the truth, spins the lie and points her ever expanding lying Pinocchio nose everywhere. See her tell how everyone lied but her and watch as her tight rope snaps and Pelosi comes a tumblin' down !

YoU cAn'T mAkE tHiS sTuFf Up - JACKSON, Tenn. — There's bargain Beethoven to be had in Jackson. In a bid to lure new subscribers to its six-concert season, The Jackson Symphony is cutting the price in half for new subscriptions.

Orchestra Executive Director Matthew Stover said this means people who haven't ever subscribed or who haven't had a recent subscription can see all the concerts at prices ranging from $27.50 to $112.50. The symphony begins its 49th season on Sept. 19 with a performance entitled "Beethoven, Barbecue and Football."

Hey Bret Farve is trying to come out of retirement AGAIN. Maybe he can quarterback the Jackson Symphony's football team for their first performance! - YoU cAn'T mAkE tHiS sTuFf Up

Trying to spin that he favors life, Obama put on the dog at Notre Dame. But his actions speak much louder than his words. Executive order for government funding of over seas abortions, reversing the ban on stem cell research and pushing for the freedom of choice act. Yep he sure favors life.....NOT!

YoU cAn'T mAkE tHiS sTuFf Up - CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Two seasonal Yellowstone National Park concession workers have been fired after a live webcam caught them urinating into the Old Faithful geyser. Park spokesman Al Nash says a 23-year-old man on Tuesday was fined $750 and placed on three years of unsupervised probation for urinating, being off trail in a restricted area and taking items from the area. The man also was banned from Yellowstone for two years.

The second employee’s case is pending. The park’s dispatch center was called after someone watching a webcam on the geyser saw six employees leaving the trail and walking on Old Faithful on May 4. The geyser was not erupting at the time.

They are lucky that Old Faithful wasn't erupting while they were doing their business or they would have pulled back a burned off stub ! These are the definition of idiots! - YoU cAn'T mAkE tHiS sTuFf Up

So let's see the guy, Obama, who has stated that he does not want to run an auto company, fires GM's CEO, gives 55% of Chrysler to the UAW, cuts their advertising budget by 50%, plans on taking 60% of GM when they file for bankruptcy June 1st and now tells them what cars to build and sets standards that dictate how they must build them. Yep sure sounds like he doesn't want to run a car company!

Ken Taylor

Wednesday, May 20, 2009


For a touch of the lighter side, I have placed two new videos at the top of this page. Two great Paul Shanklin parodies of Barney Frank as "The Banking Queen," and Barack Obama sings, "Recession." Enjoy!


With the United States Auto Industry in full retreat and two of the , "Big 3," either in bankruptcy or nearing bankruptcy, Barack Obama announced huge new CAFE standards for Auto Emissions which will require that all US made vehicles meet fuel standards that would require each manufacturing company to have an average fleet fuel economy of 35.5 miles per gallon.

This standard will also raise the cost of each vehicle by about $1300.00 in an industry that is already struggling to compete with foreign car manufacturers. Basically Obama told US auto makers that while you are hurting, I am going to make you hurt more.

Of course the liberal press jumped on the band wagon calling this a major necessity to prevent Global Warming and that surprisingly everyone was on board which was unusual. Well everyone is one board because Obama's enviromentalists in Washington are part of his team and the government owns GM and Chrysler.

Ford the only standing private US auto maker agreed that the new CAFE standards could be met only because to survive they must buy into Obama's forced plan or be pressured into a similar situation that GM and Chrysler find themselves in. Namely being run by the government.

This is part of a move by Obama to force US car manufacturing to produce vehicles that are small and not as safe in a crash in order to meet the new imposed standards. The American consumer has yet to buy into these less safe vehicles which is evidenced by the smaller sales of hybrids and other similar , "fuel efficient," cars that are over priced.

Additionally the manufacturing of these vehicles is not only more costly but the batteries required to run the hybrids are extremely hazardous and environmentally dangerous when it comes to disposal. Yet this is the type of vehicle that the new CAFE standards are going to force into greater production.

The CAFE standards were originally established in 1975 under the Ford Administration and expanded during the Carter years. Though continued to an extent since then they have proven to be a failed plan in creating fuel efficient cars that are also affordable to consumers.

Yet Obama the President of , "change," reverts to the old tried and failed forced government CAFE standard which assisted in making American cars the most expensive vehicles manufactured and helped to cause the collapse of the American Auto Manufacturing Industry.

Onca again Obama's agenda when it comes to business and especially the Auto Industry is proving to be one of control by the government instead of his claimed assistance to make the struggling industry solvent once again.

Ken Taylor

Tuesday, May 19, 2009


On May 26th Barack Obama is heading to a star studded event in Las Vegas, Nevada which will include show girls to raise funds for the re-election bid for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. Reid is already facing an uphill climb for his campaign to return to the Senate in 2010 which sparked the trip by Obama and the fund raiser for Reid.

Usually when the President makes a trip to any particular state it is also customary to meet with the Governor of the state even if the Governor does not request the meeting. But not only is Obama not meeting with Nevada Governor Jim Gibbons who is a Republican but he has denied a specific request for a meeting while in Governor Gibbons state.

The controversy stems from comments made by Obama earlier this year in which he scolded corporate executives whose companies were receiving bailout money. Obama stated to the executives, "you can't get corporate jets. You can't go take a trip to Las Vegas or go down to the Super Bowl on the taxpayer's dime."

According to Governor Gibbons, since Obama's statement 400 scheduled conventions have been cancelled costing Las Vegas the loss of over 118, 000 guests and 250, 000 room nights and a revenue loss over $100 million dollars. This does not include gaming revenue in the capital of gambling.

Governor Gibbons has been very critical for justifiable reasons concerning Obama's statement which most saw as a direct insult to Las Vegas and a warning to corporate types to stay away from Las Vegas for corporate meetings and conventions. With the number of cancellations that have taken place since Obama's statement, it would seem that many have taken the statement seriously.

Gibbons has sought a retraction of the statement from Obama since it was first made and requested the meeting with him while in Nevada to discuss the situation and ask Obama what he planned to do to repair the damage that has been done to Las Vegas tourism. But Obama denied Gibbons meeting request even though he would be making a special trip to Las Vegas raising campaign funds for Harry Reid.

Obama is all to willing to take money from Nevada to assist Reid in his re-election bid but does not seem to be interested in assisting the state and especially Las Vegas whose tourism has dropped off because of corporate cancellations which seem to have a direct relation to Obama's statement. Once again whether the lions share of the blame belongs to Obama or not, he as President should at least show enough concern to meet with the Governor not only as a courtesy but to discuss the problem.

This is the man who campaigned as a compassionate Democrat concerned about the well being of all Americans and whose theme was hope and change. It would seem that he is hoping that the people of Nevada forget that he has brought negative change to the tourism industry by insulting Las Vegas and that they are more willing to fork over money to prevent a change in leadership in the Senate if Harry Reid were to lose in 2010. Politics to Obama are more important than the people of Nevada.

Ken Taylor

Sunday, May 17, 2009


“The long-term deficit and debt that we have accumulated is unsustainable." Barack Obama May 14, 2008

Making one of the most sane statements that has come from his mouth since taking the Oath of Office, Barack Obama admitted that current deficits were unsustainable and that at the rate the deficits were climbing and that money was being printed inflation was inevitable. Yet along with this absolutely true statement he not once took any responsibility for the ridiculously high deficits and the massive spending that he has imposed which has brought the deficits to unsustainable heights.

A recent poll indicates that nearly 60% of Americans are tired of the Obama buck passing concerning deficit spending. Since taking office Obama has claimed that he ,"inherited," this problem from the Bush administration. Which is partially true but mostly false. As a conservative even while he was President I never was a fan of the Bush fiscal policy which was a far cry from limited government and less government spending.

But facts are facts and truth is truth. According to the Bush administrations own numbers at the end of 2008 the projected deficit for fiscal year 2009 which ends in October was $531 billion with deficits totaling 2.2 trillion from 2009 to 2014. Terrible numbers but paled by the numbers that have expanded since Barack Obama took office.

Obama has expanded the deficit for fiscal year 2009 to $1.84 trillion with the total deficit spending from 2010 to 2019 reaching $9.3 trillion dollars. A far cry from the projections predicted by the Bush administration and when the numbers are viewed in light of the spending that Obama has instituted since taking office, an extremely hypocritical claim on Obama's part that he ,"inherited," the problem.

The 2009 deficit alone has more than quadrupled under the Obama administration from Bush administration projections at the end of 2008, yet even in his admission on May 14 of ,"unsustainable," deficits, Obama portrayed himself as a man who innocently received some bad news and was sharing it with the American people. Even the platform in which he was making the statement covered a subject which will only increase projected deficits.

Obama's statement came during a Town Hall meeting in which he was discussing his Nationalized Health Care plan which promises to be yet another massive entitlement program that has not even been included in current deficit projections because the full cost of the program has not been determined since the legislation is still being developed and yet to pass the Congress in the form of legislation. The only money for his Health Care entitlement that has been mentioned is the $634 billion dollar, "down payment," that has been discussed repeatedly by Obama.

The real numbers if implemented through legislation which the House has promised to be completed by the end of July will make the down payment look like chicken feed in comparison. Especially when one looks at the tremendous taxation and budgetary requirements for Health Care that are bankrupting Great Britain and Canada the two examples of Nationalized Health Care that Obama and other proponents refer to when discussing the plan being developed by Congress.

Also current deficit projections and spending does not include a myriad of other programs that Obama plans on seeking legislative results including his Green House initiatives which will involve the government forking out trillions of dollars to change Americans infrastructure and energy usage to match Obama's environmentalist dream of an oil free America well before the country is ready or able to handle the forced Obama change.

Harry Truman stated while President that, "the buck stops here," and even had a sign on his desk which held this statement. Obama philosophy is that the buck stops anywhere but with him. He blames Bush for the deficits he has created. He blames Bush for the spending that he has expanded to record numbers. If the toilet were to back up in The White House I am sure that Obama would blame Bush for that also.

Again Bush was not a fiscal conservative and his spending was ridiculous but Bush was a spend thrift compared to Obama. Since taking office four months ago Obama has spent more than Bush through his entire first term including war spending. Obama has actually spent more than Reagan through his eight year Presidency. Obama's deficits total more that the cumulative total of all 43 Presidents before him.

So his contention that the,"unsustainable," deficits and spending are inherited is laughable and the result of massive inflation is dangerous for our Nation. Only 6% of the ,"stimulus," money has been spent and the inflationary results of money printing which continues in record amounts in not expected to start until Spring of 2010. Which will coincide with the surprise to tax payers next April 15th of the tax rate hike that was hidden in legislation that counter balances the, "tax credit," that Obama has touted causing lesser tax returns than Americans will be expecting.

So the fain of innocence is over and it is time for Obama to accept responsibility for what he is doing through his spending and deficits to our children, grand children and great grand children. Not to mention the dollars that he is taking out of our pockets even as this post is being written. But Obama is not one to accept responsibility, especially when that responsibility entails bad news for Americans. It is easier to blame someone else than to take responsibility for bankrupting America with unsustainable spending and unsustainable deficits.

So he will continue to pass the buck. Continue to play the innocent recipient. Continue to refuse to take responsibility for his actions and record spending and deficits. And unfortunately continue to spend and spend and spend and spend, printing money like it is candy and sending our beloved country down a path to Socialism and bankruptcy !

Ken Taylor

Friday, May 15, 2009


Stumbling, bumbling and defensive. This describes the press conference held by Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi concerning the continuing drama as to when she new and how much she new about Enhanced Interrogation Techniques.

Acting like a nervous defendent who knew they had been caught as the evidence was presented, Pelosi contradicted her own words as she tried to spin her innocence once again in the knowledge of waterboarding and other EIT's that were being used by the CIA as a means of gathering intelligence from captured Al Qaeda terrorists.

She has continually claimed she knew nothing. Then after a CIA memo appeared revealing that she was personally briefed in 2002, Pelosi claimed that a staffer was briefed and that she was only informed of the briefing. Adding the ultimate lie and insult, Pelosi then accuses the CIA of misleading Congress which now has turned the inferno surrounding her into a firestorm.

Lying to Congress is a federal crime and now Pelosi has placed the CIA in the position of defending this false accusation. Officials have already been in contact with the media informing them that Pelosi's statement was false. Bill O'Reilly mentioned this contact on his show and that the CIA denied misleading Congress and that Pelosi was full briefed.

She has now started a war with the CIA and rest assured that the Agency will now release detailed information about Pelosi's briefings as well as push for her personal records of those same briefings. This is a battle that Pelosi cannot win, especially in light of her actions in the May 14 press conference which increases pressure that she is lying about both her knowledge of EIT's and the briefings.

Pelosi's days are numbered as Speaker of the House. Many in her own party are shaking their heads after her press conference accusations and some including Joe Lieberman have come forward and stated for the record that the CIA does not mislead when briefing Congress.

Rather than becoming an avenue to attack Republicans and the Bush administration, which was the true intent when the original memos were released by Obama, this has now become a major problem for Democrats and Obama and will evenually be the downfall of Nancy Pelosi.

Ken Taylor

Thursday, May 14, 2009


Spending more than any President in history, larger deficits that all President's combined and THEN tries to act like he is fiscally responsible by cutting 5% of what HE has already added! JERK!

YoU cAn'T mAkE tHiS sTuFf Up - MURRAY, Utah — The mayor of the Salt Lake City suburb of Murray says he has little choice but to shave his nearly foot-long handlebar mustache for a children's charity. Dan Snarr is putting the decision to a vote of residents and says his fashion statement is "getting creamed."

Besides, his wife hates it. She's sick of puckering up for a kiss and getting poked in the eye Yet the 59-year-old Snarr also is facing pressure from the mustache lobby. The St. Louis-based American Mustache Institute got wind of his plans and called on Snarr to keep a stiff upper lip in the face of opposition. A local Costco warehouse store says residents have been voting since May 1. Votes will be counted May 16. Snarr says the shave votes far outnumber the save votes and that his graying mustache is doomed.

So voters are voting out an incumbent mustache. Maybe the momentum to oust incumbents starts here! - YoU cAn'T mAkE tHiS sTuFf Up

The days of whining that he ,"inherited,' everything from Bush are over. The deficit for 2009 has quadrupled since he took office because of his spending. Spending has increased ten fold since he took office. If he wants to blame some Obama need look no further than the mirror.

YoU cAn'T mAkE tHiS sTuFf Up - NEW ORLEANS — A Louisiana woman is suing a Wal-Mart store over what she claims was a much-too-close encounter of the furry kind. Rebecca White says in her lawsuit that employees at a Wal-Mart in Abbeville let a rat-tailed rodent known as a nutria run loose and scare her. She says that not only did employees know it was in their store, but gave it a pet name, Norman, and failed to warn shoppers.

White says she was pushing a full shopping cart down an aisle in October when the nutria ran out from behind a rack. She says she pulled the cart backward in a panicked attempt to protect herself and hurt her back and foot. White wants compensation for pain, suffering, mental anguish, fear, disabling injuries, and medical expenses. Her attorney says the surgery bills aren't in yet, but other medical bills totaled nearly $2,000.

Sounds like a job for Terminix ! - YoU cAn'T mAkE tHiS sTuFf Up

Just having to listen to Damascus Nancy is torture. Maybe she should be used as an Enhanced Interrogation Technique. Five minutes of listening to her whining any terrorist would tell everything he knows!

YoU cAn'T mAkE tHiS sTuFf Up - BELLEVUE, Wash. - Police in this Seattle suburb didn't have to go far to arrest a man for investigation of car prowling. He was found sleeping in a special weapons and tactics van. Officer Greg Grannis said a municipal worker reported someone breaking into cars, including his own, shortly before midnight Monday.

Officers quickly found burglarized cars, but couldn't determine who might be responsible — until about 4:50 a.m., when two SWAT team members came to the police vehicle maintenance yard to get their van and found a 25-year-old transient asleep in the back, Grannis said.The man, whose his last known home address was in Louisiana, was booked into the King County jail for investigation of burglary.

Guess this guy could have used some No Doz - YoU cAn'T mAkE tHiS sTuFf Up

Go ahead laugh it up Obama. The people aren't laughing and your day is coming!

Ken Taylor

Wednesday, May 13, 2009


With the massive amount of activity that has taken place during the four months since Barack Obama took office in January, few questions have been asked concerning whether what is being done violates the Constitution. There have been a sprinkling of stories that bring up certain aspects of Constitutional violation and it has been brought up occasionally on talk shows, but a real discussion of Constitutional violations has been neglected.

Rather than try and touch on the many specific areas where there are Constitutional questions this post will discuss the most recent violation which has occurred with the bankruptcy of the Chrysler Corporation. There is clearly a violation of the separation of powers in the Constitution as far as the Judicial Branch and the Executive Branch in the way that the bankruptcy has been handled.

Let me explain. When a company files for bankruptcy protection they are requesting that the court through legal channels provide protection from creditors as the company attempts to restructure under the bankruptcy protection. The courts also work with company in bankruptcy with the restructuring, providing legal decisions to better use company assets etc. in paying off debt and rebuilding the company so that it may once again become a viable profit making entity.

The bankruptcy of Chrysler has been handled by the task force that was appointed by Barack Obama. This task force at the behest of the President has through pressure being brought to bare forced stock holders to take 29 cents on the dollar in return for their investment while giving the UAW a much higher return and a 55% controlling interest in the corporation.

Additionally news came out that Chrysler had budgeted 134 million dollars for advertising while in bankruptcy and the task force cut that budget in half. Whether Chrysler spends 134 million or 67 million for advertising is not the point. The point is where in the Constitution does the Executive Branch have the authority to control anything that is under the jurisdiction of the Judicial Branch as is the case when a company is in bankruptcy ?

It is not the responsibility nor does the Obama administration have the Constitutional authority to negotiate, restructure, decide stock options and who and how much stock holder are payed for their investment, or decide budgetary matters with any company seeking or within the perimeters of bankruptcy protection because it is strictly a Judicial matter and as such is Constitutionally handled by the courts and not the White House.

Nowhere in the Constitution does it allow the Executive Branch any authority in Judicial matters except the Presidential authority to appoint judges to all levels of the Federal Court System. Beyond that authority the President, a Presidential task force nor any other entity within the Executive Branch are Constitutionally allowed to delve into Judicial matters.

The Executive Branch can like any citizen present a case before the courts but cannot assist in the control and structuring of a bankruptcy as the Obama administration is doing with the Chrysler situation. Every aspect of a bankruptcy is a Judicial matter working with the particular company seeking protection. Yet the Obama administration is clearly over stepping Constitutional authority and violating the separation of powers by controlling all aspects of the Chrysler bankruptcy.

Where is the out cry about this Constitutional violation ? The lock step love affair of the media with Obama has not even questioned this clear violation. The courts have not questioned the violation. Yet the violation is real and over stepping greatly the Constitutional bounds separating the powers of each Branch of the Federal Government.

How long will Constitutional outrages like this be allowed to continue and Obama's complete and utter disregard for our Constitution finally be challenged and his violations be brought before the courts and the public for the legal scrutiny they demand? Or will everyone just sit back and allow Obama to control the courts in the same way that Hugo Chavez has taken control of the court system in Venezuela !

Ken Taylor

Tuesday, May 12, 2009


There has been a considerable amount of discussion as to where the GOP should turn and what direction that turn should take following the defeats of the last two elections and the dominance of Democrats currently in Washington.

Pat Buchanan wrote an excellent article that outlines that direction and the task that faces the GOP. While an uphill climb it is far from mountains over come by Republicans in the past and there is also a historical precedence that Buchanan details which is very interesting. Following is Buchanan's excellent read.


Wanted: A Fighting Party
By, Patrick J. Buchanan

As was evident at the White House Correspondents Dinner, it is deja vu, 1961, all over again. We have a young, cool, witty, personable president – and an adoring press corps. "I am Barack Obama," the president introduced himself. "Most of you covered me. All of you voted for me. (Laughter and applause.) Apologies to the Fox table. (Laughter.)"

What is also evident is that, without its new superstar in the lineup, the Democratic Party is a second-division ball club. Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi are not terribly formidable. Last fall, the Congress they ran had an approval rating below Vice President Cheney. Why then is the Republican Party agonizing publicly over what it is supposed to do? If history is any guide, the pendulum will swing back in 2010.

After all, in 1952, Eisenhower was elected in a more impressive victory than Obama's, and ended the Korean War by June. And, in 1954, he lost both houses of Congress. Lyndon Johnson crushed Goldwater by three times the margin of Obama's victory. He got Medicare, Medicaid, voting rights and a host of Great Society programs. And, in 1966, he lost 47 House seats. Ronald Reagan won a 44-state landslide in 1980, cut tax rates – and proceeded to lose 26 seats in 1982. Bill Clinton recaptured the presidency for his party in 1992 after 12 years of Republican rule. In 1994, he lost 52 seats and both houses of Congress.

Though, demographically, the nation is tilting toward the Party of Government, the GOP must remain the party of free enterprise, and should follow the counsel of Australia's Robert Menzies, long ago: "(T)he duty of an opposition ... is to oppose selectively. No government is always wrong on everything. … The opposition must choose the ground on which it is to attack. To attack indiscriminately is to risk public opinion, which has a reserve of fairness not always understood."

Rather than debating what the national party position should be on foreign policy, health care, education, or social issues – which the party will decide when it chooses a nominee in 2012 – the GOP should focus now, and unite now, on what it will stand against. Here the party has a good start. With the exception of Specter the Defector and the ladies from Maine, it united against the $800 billion stimulus bill. And as it is impossible to shovel out an added 6 percent of GDP in two years, without vast waste, fraud and abuse, this stimulus package is going to come back and bite Obama by 2010.

And, recall, in his address to Congress, Obama assigned Joe Biden to see to it there was no waste, fraud or abuse in spending the $800 billion: "And that's why I've asked Vice President Biden to lead a tough, unprecedented oversight effort – because nobody messes with Joe." Joe has been set up to take the fall.

The next place to take a stand is against "cap and trade." More and more Americans are coming to conclude, after the record cold temperatures in many cities this winter, that global warning is a crock – that there is no conclusive proof it is happening, no conclusive proof man is the cause, no conclusive proof it would be a calamity for us or the polar bears.

But cap and trade would mean a huge hike in the cost of energy for all Americans, the shutdown of fuel-efficient U.S. factories, and their replacement by dirtier and less fuel-efficient Chinese plants. And we do know the agenda here is a vast transfer of wealth and power from U.S. citizens to government bureaucrats, and from the U.S. government to global bureaucrats who will run the oversight and enforcement machinery set up by the Kyoto II conclave in Copenhagen.

A third issue on which Republicans ought to stand and fight is health care. For the end goal of Obamacare is the same end goal as Hillarycare: nationalization, bureaucrats deciding what care each of us shall receive, when we may receive it, and whether we even ought to have it. If the Republican Party remains the party of the individual and the private sector, does it have any choice but to fight?

For if cap-and-trade passes, and Obamacare becomes law, the government share of GDP rises to European socialist levels, and, as we saw after the Great Society, there is no going back. A party defines itself by what it stands for, and what it stands against. After the Bush era, the Republican Party has been given the opportunity to redeem and redefine itself – in opposition to a party and a president who are further left than any in American history.

A true conservative party would relish such an opportunity. After all, the Goldwater young did not lie down and die after a defeat far more crushing than the one the party suffered last fall. Is this Republican Party made of similar stuff?

Sunday, May 10, 2009


Mother's Day is one of those holidays that delivers mixed emotions for me. While I cherish the idea of honoring our mothers and celebrate as each of you do who they are and what they have done for each of us, the day also brings a bit of sadness for me because I lost my mother nearly four years ago and there is not a day that passes that I do not miss her. On a day when I see others spending time with their Mom's I wish that I had more time with mine.

I am very political and enjoy not only following politics but the discourse that a healthy political discussion makes. Mom on the other hand could care less about politics. In fact other than the President she could not tell you who held what office and in most cases that there were any other offices other than President.

I lost her in 2005 at the age of 81. The only time in my lifetime that I had known my mother to vote was in 1960 when she voted for John F. Kennedy. Not because she thought that Kennedy especially expressed her political beliefs, because Mom really did not have any particular political beliefs. But she simply voted for JFK because as she said he was, "good looking." That was Mom. Politics and things political bored her so she chose not to pay much attention. Besides politicians interrupted her Soap Operas and game shows from time to time and that was frustrating!

Yet her lack of political belief did not stop her from influencing mine. In fact much of what I believe and understand both morally and politically comes from the example and lessons that I learned over the years from Mom. Her calm demeanor and integrity helped greatly to make me the man that I have become and her legacy does not end with me because those same values that she passed on to me are those that I have tried to pass on to my son and when he becomes a father will be passed on to his children.

I don't think that she really understood the difference between Democrat and Republican or even cared. In fact after the election of 1960 she never registered to vote because she thought that whoever everyone else elected to The White House was fine by her. She did once comment about Ronald Reagan being elected by asking me, "wasn't he Governor or something when we lived in California ?" When I told her he was, she just shook her head and said, " I liked him better in the movies."

I asked he if she thought he would be a good President and she said she thought he would but that movies were a lot better than the stuff in Washington and he would have been better off sticking to acting because of it. She did not care about Reagan's politics she just thought that being an actor was a better profession because it made more sense to her!

That was the last time that I tried to discuss politics with Mom because I realized that it was no use trying to change her mind and get her out to vote because she truly could care less about politics and it was something that she was as adamant about avoiding as I was about following. So politics was off the table with Mom from that point on and knowing Mom she was likely glad that I quit bugging her about it.

But though not politically minded Mom lived her life with conservative values that were obvious in the way she thought and believed about life itself and how she looked at others. She did not look at conservative or liberal as an ideology she just believed that life was important from the moment we are conceived and that everything about life should be cherished as well as caring for and cherishing the lives that we come in contact with throughout our own.

She believed in giving the shirt off her back if someone truly needed it but that what we had in life was something that we earned through hard work and not because as she put it, " some yo yo in Washington gives it to us." That is probably the most political statement that I ever heard my Mom make. And to Mom that wasn't political just a fact of life that she believed. Nothing in life was given to you, it was earned because you worked for it.

Her philosophy was that if someone else had more than you it was because they worked harder or had a better business mind that gave them more success and no one had the right to take away what someone else worked for regardless of how much they had. But she would always follow this thought with the words. "as long as what they had was earned legally! "

In December 2000 my brother went to visit Mom for Christmas and noticed that something was wrong. She had a doctors appointment already scheduled and he took her. The doctor asked my brother as he pulled him aside, "what he wanted to do about her condition." When he asked what condition he was told that Mom was in the early stages of Alzheimer's. When asked how long this had been going on the doctor told my brother a few months. It turns out that Mom had hidden the diagnosis from us so we would not worry about her. That was typical Mom.

By February Alzheimer's had quickly advanced and late one night I received a call from a police officer who was with my Mom and several emergency workers who were called to Mom's home because she was wandering the halls in her apartment building. She was very agitated and I had to talk to her over the telephone to calm her as they sedated her in order to take her to a nursing facility that we had already pre-arranged at the doctors advice because he had warned us that Mom's condition was deteriorating so quickly that staying with either my brother or myself was not an option. I spent many days feeling like I had betrayed Mom during that phone conversation which calmed her for the trip to the nursing facility.

When I visited her there though, I saw Mom happy because she was in a protected environment. She danced with others in her new home and even became the resident kleptomaniac because she thought everything in everyones room was hers. Whenever something came up missing workers knew to look in Mom's room and they would find it. They thought it was cute and loved my Mom's happy go lucky attitude.

The last time Mom remembered me was Easter 2002. After that I was just another person who stopped by to see her until about a year before we lost her when her mind failed her completely and her body followed. For her last year she was mostly non responsive. Then on August 4, 2005 the call we had all dreaded came and the family was called in because she had about 48 hours. Mom lived in Rhode Island because that is where her parents were buried and she would not accept living anywhere else in her final years. No matter what my brother and I thought.

I had just had surgery and my doctor said I could no fly so we drove from South Carolina to Rhode Island. When we arrived at the nursing facility my cousins were already there and my brother and I sat by her bedside. Her breathing was shallow and she was laying on her side almost curled up in a ball. I leaned over and whispered in her ear and for the first time in more than a year Mom responded. She gently turned toward me and looked me in the eye and smiled. I told her that it was alright and that she did not need to hold on for us any longer. She understood and drifted off to sleep as the wonderful heart that had given so much to all of us beat for the last time.

Anyone will tell you that their Mother was a saint. I am no different. Mom was always there and had a laugh, a pat on the shoulder or a hug for whatever situation that any of us had to face. Her laugh was infectious and her advice was always sound even when at first it may not have made much sense.

Mom, I still miss you everyday and though I know you are happier than ever as you are running through the heavenly places, the place the Lord has prepared for us, I wish I could tell you to your smiling face, Happy Mother's Day. But since I cannot, I say it here. Happy Mother's Day Mom and I love you.

Ken Taylor

Friday, May 08, 2009


There may be some who believe that there is not evidence in the memo concerning the September 2002 briefing that was given to Nancy Pelosi and Porter Goss that waterboarding was discussed in the briefing. Above is taken from the memo which clearly states who was present for the briefing and also what was discussed including, "a description of the type of EIT's,(Enhanced Interrogation Techniques), that HAD been employed."

The word ,"description," proves that the type of techniques used was stated and the word, "had," also clearly indicates that the techniques were already in use. As was mentioned in the preceding post waterboarding had already been used on Abu Zubaydah an Al Qaeda operative and Pelosi was informed of this also during the briefing. So her contention of not knowing and not knowing details is a flat out lie!

Ken Taylor


With each passing day pictures of Nancy Pelosi have looked as if her nose were growing at an alarming rate. As it turns out the reason is that just as the beloved fictional character Pinocchio, when Pelosi lies her nose grows.....or at least her spin on the lie grows.

Several weeks ago when the Obama administration released the CIA memos revealing Enhanced Interrogation Techniques, Nancy Pelosi was quickly before the cameras saying, "I told you so," pointing fingers and crying in a loud self righteous voice what she had said many times before when asked about her knowledge of the interrogations. In the famous words of Sargeant Schultz of Hogans Heroes fame, "I hear nothing, I see nothing, I know nothing , NOTHING !"

And just like the bumbling Sargeant Shultz, Pelocchio saw, heard and knew about everything that she was emphatically denying before the cameras. According to intelligence documents released by the CIA, Pelosi was briefed along with then Congressman later CIA Director Porter Goss about the techniques in detail and the fact that waterboarding had already been used on Abu Zubaydah an Al Qaeda operative who was captured early in the war.

The memo specifically states that Pelosi then ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee and Goss then Chairman of the same Committee were fully briefed about the techniques and the use of waterboarding on Zubaydah on September 4, 2002. Pelosi has been accused of knowing in detail about the use of Enhanced Interrogation and has only protested their use and denied knowledge of them when information became public and those on the left including anti-war activists also protested.

The memo now confirms the accusation against Pelosi and that she has been lying from the beginning that she new nothing and that she was highly offended by the use of the techniques. But the lying Speaker even after the CIA memo revealing her knowledge of the techniques and the use of waterboarding on Zubaydah was released still tried to spin ignorance despite the evidence to the contrary.

So once again Pelocchios nose continues to grow and once again the lying Speaker of the House acts self righteous before the world. But we now know what most of us have suspected for many years. Pelosi is an opportunist who uses any and all means, including lying to satisfy her left wing supporters, demean this great country and hold on to her lust for power and the destruction of American liberty through a liberal/socialist agenda.

Ken Taylor

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