The Nacilbupera Guzzle

Whoever examines with attention the history of the dearths and famines … will find, I believe, that a dearth never has arisen from any combination among the inland dealers in corn, nor from any other cause but a real scarcity, occasioned sometimes perhaps, and in some particular places, by the waste of war, but in by far the greatest number of cases by the fault of the seasons; and that a famine has never arisen from any other cause but the violence of government attempting, by improper means, to remedy the inconveniences of a dearth. (Adam Smith, The Wealth of Nations IV.5.44)

Monday, August 31, 2009

Fun with Bumper Stickers

Check out this blog for some Conservative bumper stickers...

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Eagar for US Senate 2010

Thank goodness the mood in Republican mood Utah has moved away from the mushy middle towards principled conservatism! Nacilbupera is committed to replacing both Bennett in 2010 and longtime-liberal-Kennedy-friend Orrin Hatch in 2012 with more principled, conservative candidates. Don't get me wrong: both of our Senators are good, honest men that have done much, but when I compare them to people like Ronald Reagan, Jason Chaffetz, or Sarah Palin I sometimes come up wanting.

Yesterday at the Utah County GOP BBQ, we had a chance to personally interact with Bennett's two top contenders: current Attorney General Mark Shurtleff and Businesswoman Cherilyn Eagar. We would vote for either over Bennett but Eagar inspires us. She has decried Bennett's addiction to earmarks and his less-than-conservative Wyden-Bennett health care plan which includes government-funded abortions. She is NOT a career politician and speaks from the heart.

In the yesterday's straw poll (Nacilbupera elected not to participate) Shurtleff won, followed by Eagar and last place Bennett. As Eagar was the latest entry into the race, Nacilbupera expects her numbers to climb as the word gets out that we have a real chance for principled change (not to mention a first female US Senator from Utah--our state being an eager leader in the woman's suffrage movement including the first female state senator elected in the United States!)

Nacilbupera is committed to our local grassroots movement to right the wrongs of our GOP party which has forgotten about term limits, fiscal restraint and responsibility, and smaller not larger government. America: real change is coming and Utah is going to be part of the solution. We will not tolerate "politics as usual" but "politics for patriots."

Indeed, Nacilbupera feels there is just as much need for patriots now as during our nation's founding years who sacrificed time, money, and comfort for love of country. Although we may not be honored with bronze statues and glorious paintings, it is not the fame we seek but of preserving and restoring this back to a great nation of freedom.

Nacilbupera finished Beck's portion of "Common Sense" and highly recommends it. We agree with all the 9 principles and 12 values and have joined our 9/12 group. Perhaps the only difference we have is that we believe that we can take our Republican Party back and adhere to our party's platform through local, grassroots intervention.

Nacilbupera also predicts that Bennett will not be re-elected as Senator in 2010. We will do everything we can to support Eagar so that Bennett doesn't even make it out of our convention (if Eagar gets 60% of the vote in the convention, she can then concentrate on defeating the Democratic challenger and won't have to face a primary election against Bennett or Shurtleff.

Finally, we promise you America that although you don't know Eagar now, you will love her and what she stands for. It is then with great satisfaction that Nacilbupera endorses Cherilyn Eagar for US Senator in 2010.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Jason Chaffetz Townhall

Maybe a thousand or so attendees overpacked an alternative venue with more space than the previous in tonight's Townhall Meeting with our freshman Representative Jason Chaffetz.

Nacilbupera was extremely impressed with Chaffetz in his demeanor, respect to his constituents  questioning, and especially in his ideas for America. This was our first opportunity to shake hands with Rep. Chaffetz and with the true patriot he is.

To set the stage appropriately, the reader should keep in mind that this is the likely the most conservative metropolitan area in the nation--Provo/Orem, Utah--full of people labeled by the left as "right wing activists" who want a smaller, less intrusive federal bureaucracy in order to pursue their rights to bear arms, preserve families, protect the unborn, and worship how they may. Here in this auditorium packed with fellow patriots (along with a few vocal dissenters) with most concerned about the government takeover of healthcare was found not a single individual touting swastikas or akin symbols (sorry Nancy Pelosi--maybe the swastikas you're seeing are in San Francisco).

Chaffetz talked out at length on the healthcare plan before the House which he avowed to vote against. Healthcare reform should address:

  • Tort Reform (current bill does nothing about this)
  • Transparency
  • Portability of insurance across state lines
  • Pre-existing conditions
  • Competition (good to keep costs low)
  • Opt-out provision for states
While there are a number of alternative bills being discussed Chaffetz did not specifically endorse any one of them as they do not address adequately the issues above.

Chaffetz also mentioned his support of an ACORN investigation and cited the 88-page report by Rep Darrell Issa (Nacilbupera thinks he would make a great CA governor), Chair of the Republican Committee on Oversight & Government Reform.

Chaffetz also highlighted HR3167, cosponsored with Stephen Lynch D-MA to have the postal service instead of ACORN conduct the census by declaring a postal holiday on census day (also saves government money).  This is a brilliant idea, and receives a full Nacilbupera endorsement.

Here is the bottom line with Chaffetz:  he is EXACTLY the kind of statesman we need running our government and Nacilbupera wholeheartedly applauds his efforts!

Friday, August 21, 2009

Obama "Bears False Witness" Concerning Deficit

The ever master word-crafter, Obama had another "bad news" Friday leak today announcing that his projected 10-year deficit to be increased from $7T (trillion) to instead $9T (Politico) (Blog poster NeeNee has an astute elaboration on earlier bad news Fridays. See post #70:

What makes this especially deceptive is the fact that during Obama's press conference aimed at garnishing support for his socialistic universal healthcare just one month ago, Obama invoked the fact that he had saved the country $2T over the next 10 years:

"Then we had to pass a budget by law, and our budget had a 10-year projection. And I just want everybody to be clear about this. If we had done nothing, if you had the same, old budget as opposed to the changes we made in our budget, you'd have a $9.3 trillion deficit over the next 10 years. Because of the changes we've made, it's going to be $7.1 trillion.
Now, that's not good, but it's $2.2 trillion less than it would have been if we had the same policies in place when we came in.
So the reason I point this out is to say that the debt and the deficit are deep concerns of mine. I am very worried about federal spending. And the steps that we've taken so far have reduced federal spending over the next 10 years by $2.2 trillion."
(Source: Washington Post or Youtube video starting 31:09 through 32:12)

It seems incredulously inconvenient that now that America has awakened to the evils of HR3200 suddenly the projected savings have vanished. How can one trust one's health a leader so incompetent that the very arguments used to support passage of this monstrocity be vanquished in a mere month on a quiet Friday afternoon?

Indeed, Obama had the chutzpah this week to call religious leaders who opposed his plan guilty of "bearing false witness." Evidently, it is Obama who is "bearing false witness" to the American people in a massive misrepresentation of the severity of our federal deficit.