Buy American Store

Written by James Ostrowski on December 31, 2010 – 11:50 am -

There’s a Buy American store in Elma, NY.

Does that concept open a can of worms or what?

Here’s some items they may wish to stock based on what Americans today are really good at:

federal debt
personal debt
prisons
obesity
endless Asian land wars
*nuclear bombs (city killers)
high school graduates who don’t know what century the Civil War was fought in
*endless, pointless war on drug users and sellers
being unemployed

*means invented in America


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Chris Matthews is a Birther

Written by James Ostrowski on December 29, 2010 – 8:52 am -

(Because anyone who wants to see Obama’s long form birth certificate is a birther according to critics of the movement.)


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Pork and Party Tonight

Written by James Ostrowski on December 28, 2010 – 9:11 am -

The Tea Party Coalition is sponsoring a program tonight to update citizens on the Pork Lawsuit which will be on the docket of the Court of Appeals in January. The event will double as a tea party New Year’s party.

Tuesday, Dec. 28th, 6-8pm Club W, 199 Delaware Ave., Buffalo, NY.

Pizza and soft drinks will be served and there will be a cash bar for those who prefer adult beverages.

The event is free and open to the public.

Jim Ostrowski, plaintiffs’ attorney in the case, will speak and explain how the appeal will play out and also discuss the Coalition’s broader War on Corporate Welfare including IDAs and Empire Zones. For more information, send Jim an email at jameso@apollo3.com.


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Merry Christmas!

Written by James Ostrowski on December 24, 2010 – 4:26 pm -


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The War for Christmas

Written by James Ostrowski on December 23, 2010 – 12:54 pm -

The Greatest Gift For All

by Paul Craig Roberts

Christmas is a time of traditions. If you have found time in the rush before Christmas to decorate a tree, you are sharing in a relatively new tradition. Although the Christmas tree has ancient roots, at the beginning of the 20th century only 1 in 5 American families put up a tree. It was 1920 before the Christmas tree became the hallmark of the season. Calvin Coolidge was the first President to light a national Christmas tree on the White House lawn.

Gifts are another shared custom. This tradition comes from the wise men or three kings who brought gifts to baby Jesus. When I was a kid, gifts were more modest than they are now, but even then people were complaining about the commercialization of Christmas. We have grown accustomed to the commercialization. Christmas sales are the backbone of many businesses. Gift giving causes us to remember others and to take time from our harried lives to give them thought.

The decorations and gifts of Christmas are one of our connections to a Christian culture that has held Western civilization together for 2,000 years.

In our culture the individual counts. This permits an individual person to put his or her foot down, to take a stand on principle, to become a reformer and to take on injustice.

This empowerment of the individual is unique to Western civilization. It has made the individual citizen equal in rights to all other citizens, protected from tyrannical government by the rule of law and free speech. These achievements are the products of centuries of struggle, but they all flow from the teaching that God so values the individual’s soul that he sent his son to die so we might live. By so elevating the individual, Christianity gave him a voice.

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On the Radio Today

Written by James Ostrowski on December 23, 2010 – 10:43 am -

I will be on Dave DiPietro’s radio show today at 11:30am discussing the Pork Lawsuit.

WECK 1270 AM Buffalo.

Listen live at WECK.

The Tea Party Coalition is sponsoring a program next week to update citizens on the Pork Lawsuit which will be on the docket of the Court of Appeals in January. The event will double as a tea party New Year’s party.

Tuesday, Dec. 28th, 6-8pm Club W, 199 Delaware Ave., Buffalo, NY.

Pizza and soft drinks will be served and there will be a cash bar for those who prefer adult beverages.

The event is free and open to the public.

Jim Ostrowski, plaintiffs’ attorney in the case, will speak and explain how the appeal will play out and also discuss the Coalition’s broader War on Corporate Welfare including IDAs and Empire Zones. For more information, send Jim an email at jameso@apollo3.com.


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Perfect Last-Minute Christmas Gift

Written by James Ostrowski on December 21, 2010 – 8:31 am -

I have about 20 copies of Government Schools are Bad for Your Kids for sale. (They are also on Amazon.) They would make great Christmas gifts for young or expecting parents. I note in this context that I wrote the book because of the closing of St. Rose School in North Buffalo.

The cost is $12.50 (tax included). I will deliver the book free within Erie or Niagara Counties. (I live in North Buffalo.)

Send me an email if you are interested.

jameso@apollo3.com

Note the endorsements of the book.


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Pork Lawsuit Program Next Week

Written by James Ostrowski on December 20, 2010 – 3:57 pm -

The Tea Party Coalition is sponsoring a program next week to update citizens on the Pork Lawsuit which will be on the docket of the Court of Appeals in January. The event will double as a tea party New Year’s party.

Tuesday, Dec. 28th, 6-8pm Club W, 199 Delaware Ave., Buffalo, NY.

Pizza and soft drinks will be served and there will be a cash bar for those who prefer adult beverages.

The event is free and open to the public.

Jim Ostrowski, plaintiffs’ attorney in the case, will speak and explain how the appeal will play out and also discuss the Coalition’s broader War on Corporate Welfare including IDAs and Empire Zones. For more information, send Jim an email at jameso@apollo3.com.


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Is There a Right to Immigrate?

Written by James Ostrowski on December 19, 2010 – 2:19 pm -

There’s lots of confusion about where libertarians stand on immigration. Perhaps that’s because they stand in more than one place.

Is there a right to immigrate in libertarian theory? If there is, I missed it. The main right in libertarian theory is self-ownership. Surely, there is a right to free trade and a right to travel so long as one does not travel on the property of others without their consent.

A right to immigrate into the US is problematical. There are 6.2 billion people in the world. What if they all exercised their “right.” Further, each new citizen gets a right to vote himself the wealth of the other citizens. There can be no question that there is no libertarian right to vote to steal other people’s property.


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Mexifornia

Written by James Ostrowski on December 17, 2010 – 1:03 am -

(Another post to piss off the liberals who preach multiculturalism but practice white exclusion in ALL their activities.)

Mexifornia Rises

Posted by Christopher Manion on December 16, 2010 09:29 AM

Google tells me that I have criticized Victor Davis Hanson hundreds of times on LRC. Each of those critiques targeted Hanson’s abstract notions drawn from the ideological imagination, rather than principles drawn from reality.

Today, however, Hanson delivers a riveting report from the ground describing in painful detail the current condition of the California agricultural neighborhood he grew up in. Here Hanson soars because he actually writes abut what he sees — and what the ideological media will avoid reporting at all costs because of the truth that such reporting reveals.

Hanson’s description of third-world encampments everywhere in the central California valley hit home with me because I spent years traipsing through Latin American “informal communities” (the term coined by a friend of mine, is often referred to in English as “slums”). What Hanson describes I saw all over Mexico and Latin America. Like the Turkish children in Austria, the children of these barrios probably don’t even know they’re in the United States, not even in “school” (the primary benefits of which are the taxpayer-provided breakfasts, lunches, “snacks,” and often supper).

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Two Extraordinary Performances You Probably Missed

Written by James Ostrowski on December 14, 2010 – 2:04 pm -

Noah Emmerich in the Walking Dead.

Scarlett Johansson in Iron Man II


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Obama’s Big Win

Written by James Ostrowski on December 14, 2010 – 9:40 am -

Obama has begun the process of triangulation that got Clinton a second term. He’s being attacked by Pelosi and Palin. He is on course for victory.

Naturally, paraphrasing what I said four years ago, the only man who can stop him is Ron Paul.

(Back then, believing Hillary would be the nominee, I said Ron was the only man who could beat her. She got more votes than Obama BTW.)


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Assange’s Mother Speaks Out

Written by James Ostrowski on December 14, 2010 – 9:35 am -


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NY Liberals Pass Another Numbskull Law

Written by James Ostrowski on December 13, 2010 – 8:43 pm -

At a time of permanent structural unemployment caused by the thousands of dumb laws that burden employers, the morons in the state leg. passed and Paterson signed yet another of these laws.

As someone who is about to start a company that I hope employs many people, this is truly depressing.

This bill is essentially a tax as all regulations are. It will consume valuable and scarce capital and will of course reduce employment–employers will tend to hire independent contractors and use technology rather than hire workers. Why don’t liberals understand that they cannot repeal the laws of economics.

Oh yeah, like all regulations, it will favor big business over small.

THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

1 Section 1. This act shall be known and may be cited as the “wage theft
2 prevention act”.
3 S 2. Section 2 of the labor law is amended by adding a new subdivision
4 16 to read as follows:
5 16. ALL REFERENCES TO LABOR LAW, CHAPTER, ARTICLE OR SECTION SHALL BE
6 DEEMED TO INCLUDE ANY RULE, REGULATION OR ORDER PROMULGATED THEREUNDER
7 OR RELATED THERETO.
8 S 3. Subdivisions 1, 2, 3 and 4 of section 195 of the labor law, as
9 added by chapter 548 of the laws of 1966 and subdivision 1 as amended by
10 chapter 270 of the laws of 2009, are amended to read as follows:
11 1. (A) [notify] PROVIDE his or her employees, in writing IN ENGLISH
12 AND IN THE LANGUAGE IDENTIFIED BY EACH EMPLOYEE AS THE PRIMARY LANGUAGE
13 OF SUCH EMPLOYEE, at the time of hiring [of], AND ON OR BEFORE FEBRUARY
14 FIRST OF EACH SUBSEQUENT YEAR OF THE EMPLOYEE’S EMPLOYMENT WITH THE
15 EMPLOYER, A NOTICE CONTAINING THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION: the rate OR
16 RATES of pay and [of] BASIS THEREOF, WHETHER PAID BY THE HOUR, SHIFT,
17 DAY, WEEK, SALARY, PIECE, COMMISSION, OR OTHER; ALLOWANCES, IF ANY,
18 CLAIMED AS PART OF THE MINIMUM WAGE, INCLUDING TIP, MEAL, OR LODGING
19 ALLOWANCES; the regular pay day designated by the employer in accordance
20 with section one hundred ninety-one of this article[, and]; THE NAME OF
21 THE EMPLOYER; ANY “DOING BUSINESS AS” NAMES USED BY THE EMPLOYER; THE
22 PHYSICAL ADDRESS OF THE EMPLOYER’S MAIN OFFICE OR PRINCIPAL PLACE OF Read more »


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Question for Neocons

Written by James Ostrowski on December 13, 2010 – 8:33 am -

If the US had a military dictatorship masked by phony elections that feature protestors being beaten by the police, and if the dictatorship was propped up by billions of dollars of foreign aid from Egypt, what would you think about Egypt and what, if anything would you do about it?

Now, replace US with Egypt in this thought experiment and know you know how many Egyptians view the US.


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