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We Now Have A Gangster Government - Is Your Business Next?



June 26, 2009 – Comments (15)

I don't know much about Michelle Bachmann.  I know that she sits in on Ron Paul's weekly economic lunches.  She has read Meltdown.  She recently told the Census people that she'd tell them nothing except how many people live in her house, which caused a bit of a hysteria. (The fact that her statement was even a story... is a story in itself.)

I don't know her foreign policy.  I hope she's not a neo-con.  I hope.....

I know the Left despises her, probably because she sounds a bit like Palin. 

And let me just add my standard response line to the Obamanauts: No, I don't know where she was the last eight years while Bush was spending huge amounts of money and running his own gangster government. 

What I do know is that this is a very interesting speech.

David in Qatar

15 Comments – Post Your Own

#1) On June 26, 2009 at 7:11 AM, LawfordCap (30.58) wrote:

I know its off topic but I found the Seasteading institute and I thought you may be interested:

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#2) On June 26, 2009 at 7:42 AM, devoish (63.65) wrote:

OMG!!! Two meetings between General Motors and the owners of dealerships.

OMG!!! Elected officials representing their constituents!

OMG!!! GM demands her customer list.

Does her dealership contract require it? Is it just a BS story? Does GM not have electronic records? I know GM knows every dealership visit I've made with my GM since I bought it 6 years ago. They don't have to ask my deaership for records.

Is it possible her dealership is not being saved because she never cooperated with modernizing her billing and maintenance systems and now that expense is prohibitive?

Reread your #36 reply about jumping into the shallow end again.

Write us a post about this wackjob, and the stomping on his right to promote online the killing of US judges because their decision in support of States rights to issue a handgun ban went against his politics, will you?

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#3) On June 26, 2009 at 7:47 AM, ati2ud (36.75) wrote:

interesting... i often wonder about all these csars we have now

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#4) On June 26, 2009 at 8:03 AM, whereaminow (< 20) wrote:


I told you the Left hates this woman. Hmmm.....

It's an interesting video. I made no judgment about it. I even stated that I didn't know much about her.

In response, you about lost ur mind.  Very interesting indeed.

David in Qatar

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#5) On June 26, 2009 at 8:05 AM, devoish (63.65) wrote:

So why post it then? If it is just unsubstantiated gossip to you.

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#6) On June 26, 2009 at 8:07 AM, whereaminow (< 20) wrote:


Thanks for the link. I was going to make a joke that they already have this program and mix it in with a knock on the Navy, but I'm just going to let it go.

I spent 6 months on a boat once - a sardine can called the U.S. Belleau Wood. It sucked. I only got seasick once though. They didn't tell me it's not a good idea to mix dairy products and malaria pills.

The idea of a permanent ocean residence, however, seems tounge-in-cheek. The ocean has a way of making all things temporary.

David in Qatar

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#7) On June 26, 2009 at 8:10 AM, whereaminow (< 20) wrote:


To get information. Your reaction was information.

I was also hoping that some who did have more knowledge about her would pipe in, either with good things or bad things she's done.

And I thought it might bring an interesting discussion about the future of the auto industry in America.

David in Qatar

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#8) On June 26, 2009 at 8:19 AM, whereaminow (< 20) wrote:

"Now we've moved into the realm of gangster government. We have gangster government when the Federal Government has set up a new cartel and private businesses now have to go begging with their hand out to their local, hopefully well politically connected Congressman or their Senator so they can buy a peace offering for that local business. Is that the kind of country we are going to have in the future?" - Rep. Bachmann

That is an interesting statement. That is how things have always been in banana republics, monarchies, fascist countries, and dictatorships, etc..

In fact, it's been like that in America in many industries at many times.  Each time the government sets up a cartel, this happens.

So this should come as no surprise.

But you also can't call it progress either. 

David in Qatar 

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#9) On June 26, 2009 at 8:36 AM, XMFSinchiruna (26.52) wrote:

Very interesting indeed.

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#10) On June 26, 2009 at 8:49 AM, rofgile (99.03) wrote:

I found this from a search on Bachman:

It's a comic book filled with various extreme statements she has apparrently made.


Caveate - I really don't know much about her, don't really care that much about her.  

I guess one of here quotes was for the US people to have "An orderly revolution" - which in days past maybe would be called treason?


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#11) On June 26, 2009 at 8:54 AM, farmnut1985 (< 20) wrote:

Good clip David.  I have detested the bailout of the automakers since they even mentioned as it completely destroys the free market on so many levels.  These are reasons why they should have gone through actual bankruptcy court so that those who deserved some compensation, or they were GM debt holders, got at least due process.  The UAW has too many connections though and so they got first cuts thanks to buearacracy and then things like this happen to dealers thanks to buearacracy.  This ranks right up there with stealing. 

I had a discussion with some of the salesman at our local dealership a couple of months ago about how the structuring was of dealerships in ties with the automaker.  Dealers buy the dealerships from the automakers or another dealership.  GM or Chrysler do not have to pay to support these dealers in any way. 

The only question I have is, ( I haven't researched very hard yet) who owns the vehicles on the dealer's lot?  Does the dealer purchase them form the automaker, or does the automaker still own the vehicle until it is sold?  This is the only issue that might be beneficial to why the automakers would reduce the number of dealers.

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#12) On June 26, 2009 at 8:54 AM, devoish (63.65) wrote:

Oh...  ? 

Well my bad then. Her speech sounded to me like an unsubstantiated exaggeration with no place on the House floor. Especially the perception of the Government (her) as stealing a business when in truth it was just one that was not saved by Government.

I suppose the Representative never used the word stealing in connection with the womans business, that perception had to be supplied by whoever placed the "gangster government" tagline in front of the video of the Representative's words. Manipulative, and it got me.

It guess it is unfortunate that Government intervention could not save every GM dealership, but many self-proclaimed auto experts on this site and many others assured us many would have to be closed.

The Representative mentions two Democrats who were able to "arrange" meetings between the the new GM and two dealerships who were subsequently saved. Does that mean they gave them the phone number to call? Is this an unsubstantiated allegation that the two Democrats pressured new GM's management? Were there any Democrats who tried to help the 500 other dealerships that have applied for reconsideration that had no more success than Republicans?

Have any dealerships in Republican districts appealed succesfully?

There is so nothing here to support the perception promoted by the tagline at the beginning, or the Representatives innuendo.

More crapola from the blame Democracy first crowd.

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#13) On June 26, 2009 at 9:20 AM, wrparks (76.78) wrote:

"with no place on the House floor."

Apparently you don't watch CSPAN much.....  There is a reason that there are rarely people listening to the speaches.  At least this was moderately relavent to politics.

Watch this one:

Now that has no place on the house floor (her speach, you can argue about her intellect on your own time).

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#14) On June 26, 2009 at 10:10 AM, devoish (63.65) wrote:


That was pretty awful sounding and certainly not confidence inspiring.




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#15) On June 26, 2009 at 10:53 AM, Nadorn85 (< 20) wrote:

Treason, eh? Guess we should dig up Jefferson's corpse and hang him, too.

I can't say about the character of Bachmann, the odd non-mentioning of her in the last 8 years is suspicious enough, but when people start attacking Republicans (or anyone for that matter) whenever they suggest anything critical of the government and they're called out for their lack of 'patriotism' and have it called 'treasonous', I'm reminded of the very similar if not identical calls Republicans made toward their opponents in the last 8 years, and it's quite disappointing if not expected.

The founders never would have wanted a country full of people blindly obedient to their government, as it goes against everything they stood for. Healthy criticism does not 'treason' make, at least not in this country. I hope.

I realize the Republicans pulled the same stunts, but that's all the more reason to be apalled at anyone else doing the same thing after they set the example.

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