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JULY 28, 2009


PURPOSE:

To upset you!  To anger you!

To show you enough of the abuses of liberalism that you will get involved.

To encourage you to contact your elected representatives and object.

NOTHING WILL CHANGE UNTIL YOU DO!!!

All editions of Links and Toons are available online at:  http://www.linksandtoons.com

Sorry for the absence.  I had some abdominal surgery which put a kink in normal activities.  Now, back to the fray!  -  GB

"The cunning of the fox is as murderous as the violence of the wolf" -- Thomas Paine (1737-1809), The Crisis, 1776

"By gnawing through a dike, even a rat may drown a nation."  - Edmond Burke

The people must also be self-assertive. They must have the spirit of the old Revolutionary War flag: "Don't tread on me!" They must be vigilant against those, at home or abroad, in or out of government, who might wish to trample on their rights. They must be courageous and manly, with a sense of honor, so that in hard times they will stand up and fight, and not slink away slavishly so as to avoid trouble and danger.

Thomas G. West and Douglas A. Jeffrey, The Rise & Decline of Constitutional Government in America

The most important moral of all is that excellence is where you find it. I would extend this generalization to cover not just higher education but all education from vocational high school to graduate school. We must learn to honor excellence, indeed to demand it in every socially accepted human activity, however humble that activity, and to scorn shoddiness, however exalted the activity. An excellent plumber is infinitely more admirable than an incompetent philosopher. The society which scorns excellence in plumbing because plumbing is a humble activity and tolerates shoddiness in philosophy because philosophy is an exalted activity will have neither good plumbing nor good philosophy. Neither its pipes nor its theories will hold water. --- John William Gardner (1912 - )

COMMENTARY:  About 25 years ago the US produced it first F-15 "Strike Eagle" air superiority fighter.  In the intervening years the Strike Eagle has engaged in numerous air battles and has compiled the envious record of 101 victories and zero losses.  That's how good the design and equipment was..... 25 years ago.  It was so good that in many cases the plane didn't have anyone to fight because potential opponents, knowing the capabilities of the Strike Eagle, would not send up their planes against the F-15.  Now it is 25 years later and there are newer models of opposing aircraft, some of which may be superior to the Strike Eagle.  That was proven recently in war games between the US and India where the Indians were flying Russian aircraft and the US was flying Strike Eagles.  In terms of aircraft technological development the F-15 is positively ancient.  BUT!  The US has a newer air superiority fighter.  It's the F-22 Raptor and it is probably about 20-25 years ahead of anything our opponents have.  The kicker is that it is expensive.  Very expensive, and the Obama Administration has decided we don't need as many of them as the military thinks we should have as a minimum requirement.  They had rather use the funds not spent on the Raptor for social programs.  Question:  should the US send its soldiers to war with anything LESS that the best we already have available?  To do so means we are condemning our fighting men to using equipment that increases their chances of losing a battle.  That appears to be something that is an acceptable tradeoff to the Obama Administration.  TO ME IT IS NOT!  I can in no way justify sending our fighting men and women into harms way with less than the best we can give them.  Anything less is increasing their chances of coming home in a body bag and THAT IS NOT ACCEPTABLE.  If you agree please contact your congressman and tell him to support the full compliment of Raptors which our military planners say we need.  Incidentally, for what the Democrats "Cap and Trade" program will cost we could build 3000 F-22s.

- G. T. Baker

-LINKS

MORE ABOUT THE F-15 and F-22:
>>> http://www.globalaircraft.org/planes/f-15_eagle.pl
>>> http://pajamasmedia.com/vodkapundit/2009/07/24/unfair-at-any-price/#more-12890

THE OBAMA PROPAGANDA MACHINE AND THE LIBERAL US MEDIAIS SAYING THE ADMINISTRATION HAS IMPROVED AMERICA'S REPUTATION IN THE WORLD:  http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/story?id=8155223&page=1
Oh Really?......  READ THIS FROM THE UK:  http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/geraldwarner/100004404/barack-obama-discovers-socialist-projects-at-home-and-a-pro-marxist-foreign-policy-are-making-him-unpopular/

IT'S A TOTAL SCAM - The Democrat's Healthcare Bill - How they are making its cost appear to be acceptable.  There is a paragraph in section 2002 of the bill that says:  "Amounts appropriated under this section, and outlays flowing from such appropriations, shall not be taken into account for purposes of any budget enforcement procedures including allocations under section 302(a) and (b) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act and budget resolutions for fiscal years during which appropriations are made from the Fund," it says under "Budgetary Implications."  MORE:  http://wsbradio.com/blogs/jamie_dupree/2009/07/section-2002.html

CONGRESS HAS EXEMPTED ITSELF AND FEDERAL EMPLOYEES FROM BEING REQUIRED TO BE PART OF THE DEMOCRAT'S HEATHCARE BILL:  http://online.wsj.com/article/SB124536864955329439.html

MEMBERS OF UNIONS WHO HELPED OBAMA GET ELECTED WOULD GET COVERAGE UNDER OBAMA'S HEALTHCARE BILL, BUT, WOULD PAY NO TAXES TO GET IT:  http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/politics/Union-workers-would-be-exempt-from-Dem-health-care-tax_06_23-48810402.html

QUOTE - "MEDICAL CARE SHOULD BE RESERVED FOR THE NON_DISABLED, NOT GIVEN TO THOSE 'WHO ARE IRREVERSIBLY PREVENTED FROM BEING OR BECOMING PARTICIPATING CITIZENS“ - Obama Health Advisor Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel (Rahm Emanuel's brother):  http://bridgetdgms.wordpress.com/2009/07/24/deadly-doctors-obamas-advisors-want-to-ration-care/

THE UNANSWERED QUESTIONS:  http://www.hermancain.com/news/press-opinion-072709.asp

HEALTHCARE IN:
>>> Sweden - http://economics.gmu.edu/wew/articles/09/SwedensGovernmentHealthCare.htm
>>> Canada - http://www.ibdeditorials.com/IBDArticles.aspx?id=300495064758477
>>> England - http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/251988.stm

DEMOCRATS CENSURING FREE SPEECH:  http://sayanythingblog.com/entry/congressional_mailing_regulators_say_republicans_cant_say_government-run_he/

THE OBAMA HEALTHCARE PLAN vs YOUR FREEDOMS:  http://money.cnn.com/2009/07/24/news/economy/health_care_reform_obama.fortune/index.htm?postversion=2009072410

SHE HAS TO BE AN OBAMA SUPPORTER (City Council Meeting - Santa Cruz, CA - 5/13/08)  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U5oVzbwYWpg

INFLATION OUTLOOK GLOOMY:  http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601109&sid=aslHyTzIJx_s

WHY ALL THE CZARS?:  http://www.capmag.com/article.asp?ID=5598

LIVE FREE OR DIE:  http://www.hillsdale.edu/news/imprimis/archive/issue.asp?year=2009&month=04

OBAMA AND THE MORTGAGE CRISIS:  http://www.capmag.com/article.asp?ID=5459

WHEN THE CONSTITUTION IS IGNORED:  http://www.creators.com/conservative/thomas-sowell/equality-or-pay-back.html

WHY DO SO MANY TRY TO TELL US HOW BAD WE ARE?  BECAUSE IT BENEFITS THEM TO DO SO:  http://townhall.com/columnists/ThomasSowell/2009/07/28/a_post-racial_president?page=full

WHY DOES OBAMA KEEP HIDING THE NUMBERS RELATING TO THE COST OF UNIVERSAL HEALTHCARE?:  http://www.creators.com/conservative/david-limbaugh/more-health-care-lies.html

A WEIRDO IN GOVERNMENT:  http://www.capmag.com/article.asp?ID=5570

THE DEMOCRATS ARE NOW SAYING THAT THE COSTS AND SAVINGS OF THEIR UNIVERSAL HEALTHCARE PROGRAM "CANNOT BE SCORED BY INDEPENDENT CONGRESSIONAL ACCOUNTANTS."  IF THAT'S TRUE THEN HOW DO THE DEMOCRATS THEMSELVES KNOW WHAT THE NUMBERS ARE?:  http://thehill.com/leading-the-news/dems-strategize-to-counter-cbo-health-estimate-2009-07-26.html

10 QUESTIONS FOR OBAMACARE SUPPORTERS:  http://townhall.com/columnists/DennisPrager/2009/07/28/10_questions_for_supporters_of_obamacare

NEBRASKANS ASSERT STATE SOVEREIGNTY:  http://omaha.com/article/20090727/NEWS01/707279958


HISTORIC SEWERS IN IOWA?:  http://www.desmoinesregister.com/article/20090726/NEWS10/907260338/-1/archive

OBAMA AND "COMMUNISM IN CHICAGO" (36 pages):  http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/Articles/chicago-obama%5B1%5D.pdf

OBAMA vs THE LAW ENFORCEMENT COMMUNITY:  http://corner.nationalreview.com/post/?q=N2NhN2ZmOWM2ZGZhMDdiYzQ1M2NlODU5MGY3MWQ5OTI=


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