Fun at the Fair

Thanks to everyone who came by our booth at the Gallatin County Fair this past week.  We had a great time talking and meeting with new and old friends.  The weather was great and we enjoyed ourselves.

Above is a video of our booth at the Gallatin County Fair and some fun we had afterward.  Jeremy did go longer on the bull than I did, but he used his 2nd hand numerous times to cheat and stay up.  I would have to declare myself the winner by disqualification.

To take a look at the video click here:

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Obamacare

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I’ve seen articles, blogs, ABC infomercials, and rallies on Obama’s desire to have government run health care.  As you probably know I constantly wonder how, and why, politicians keep spending our hard-earned money.  The politicians need to stop spending or the dollar will continue to fall and they will bankrupt this great country.  By permitting politicians to spend and spend we are allowing them to take away our rights and freedoms.

All of the price estimates I’ve heard for the health care price tag are between $1 – $1.5 TRILLION DOLLARS?!

If politicians really want to save our children then CUT SPENDING and GET OUT of our health care system.

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California’s Budget Mess

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Years ago, I had the (dis)pleasure of working in California on a few political fights.  California is a beautiful state, but the liberal spend and spend more politicians were driving the car off the cliff.

Anyone with half a brain could see what was going on, but the politicians did NOTHING about it.  They just continued to spend and grow government.  The politicians did find time to blame their problems on other things, like the two-thirds vote needed to pass tax increases and term limits.

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A great victory for gun owners across the country…

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A stunning victory for gun owners as Congress votes to allow citizens to carry loaded firearms in national parks and wildlife refuges. This is a first step to regaining our Second Amendment rights taken away by the Brady Act.  

On a national level, our country is finally moving in the right direction.  What I thought was impressive about the legislation was that a total of 105 Democrats broke with party lines to join 174 Republicans to support the gun measure.  When the Republicans controlled the House this bill didn’t get passed.

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Socialism at its best…

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Last week Senator Baucus, chair of the Senate Finance Committee, held a meeting to discuss a plan for crafting major health care reform in the United States.  During the committee hearing a group of organized protesters from the Maryland Chapter of Physicians for a National Health Program were arrested.

They claimed that Sen. Baucus had excluded them from the committee hearing and silenced their voices.  Since the election of Barack Obama and his “promised change” the group has made an obligation to ask every congressman to enact socialized medicine.

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Obama to the Rescue…yeah right

 

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As I’m sure most of you have heard a few weeks ago President Obama announced his team was going to take 90 days to cut $100 million out of the budget.  So, like many others it got me thinking about just how much money that is. 

I’ve seen a few different visualizations of the cut and two of them I found particularly good.  The first is a picture that was posted on the Just Citizens blog called A few trillion here or there.  It’s a nice way to see how much of the budget is ACTUALLY BEING CUT

The best one I’ve seen is the above Youtube video which can be found here, it is only a minute and a half and well worth the time.

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City tries to infringe upon Civil Liberties: Part III

red_light_cameraMontana has finally done the unthinkable.  It has prevented the beginning stages of Big Brother. The governor signed HB-531 into law banning all red light cameras as mentioned in my previous post. The unholy contract between the city of Bozeman and Redflex has been ripped into pieces.

The citizens of Montana can rejoice!!!  They do not need to worry about their privacy being invaded by the watchman eye of the government. The city officials will now be in check. They will be forced to take down all their cameras on the Main Street.

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Favorite Story About Montana Legislature

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It looks as though the Legislature in Helena will FINALLY come to an end today.  Politicians will not be able to place any more laws or restrictions on us or spend anymore of our money.  The end of the session got me thinking about my favorite story from Helena this year.  Last week I found an article about Representative Boniek bringing his “Democratic friend to the Capitol.” 

Rep. Boniek rode his half horse and half jackass, Jesse, to the Capitol and tied him to a tree on the grounds.  Boniek said that Jesse is his “half-Democrat” friend. 

My favorite exchange from the article was:

“I rode by (U.S. Rep.) Denny Rehberg’s office this morning and one of the staffers came out and I said, ‘I’m bringing my Democrat to the Capitol today,'” Boniek said. “She said, ‘Are you a Democrat?’ I said, ‘No, I’m a Republican, but I’m bipartisan.'”

A little bit of jest is needed in these tense end-of-session situations and I’m glad Rep. Boniek has a sense of humor.  As I wrote in an earlier blog post he’s done a great job in Helena and continues to surprise.