Monday, June 28, 2010

Anti-gun Daley Upset with Supreme Court Gun Ruling

Mayor Daley was unhappy with the 5-4 Supreme Court decision, McDonald v. City of Chicago, striking down Chicago’s gun ban, returning it to the lower court for a final decision. Daley said the city would have in place a new ordinance aimed at making it difficult to purchase and own a gun in Chicago and stated,"We are a country of laws not a nation of guns."

Strange though, I thought the second amendment to the Constitution (the supreme law of the land) states, …“the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.” I guess Daley believes like so many Statists that they do not have to follow the Constitution. Mayor Daley and Statists like him apparently, only want to follow laws they agree with. They either ignore the law, bribe the legislature to change the law or exempt their Statist from the law, as they did with King Michael Bloomberg of New York on term limits.

Keep in mind, the second amendment was put in place to keep an overreaching government from becoming tyrannical. The Declaration of Independence states:

…Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, — That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government,…

…when a long train of abuses and usurpation's, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security…

Mayor Daley has armed bodyguards. So, why do people like him want to prevent law-abiding citizens the ability to defend themselves and their families?  People have a God given right to protect themselves and their family. The American people need to wake up and fire Statists like Daley.

Greg Zotta
Republican Candidate for MO Senate 22

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

The Obama Administration and the First Amendment

Representative Joe Wilson of South Carolina shouted, “You lie,” to President Barack Hussein Obama while the President was giving a speech to Congress. Even though Obama was lying, Wilson was forced to apologize for his outburst.

The Obama administration forced BP to set up a 20 Billion dollar fund to pay for the claims in the Gulf and another 100 million dollar fund to pay for the idled workers caused by Obama’s moratorium on drilling for oil. Joe Barton called the event a shakedown. After which, House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio), House Minority Whip Eric Cantor (R-Va.) and House Republican Conference Chairman Mike Pence (R-Ind.) condemned the remarks, forced Barton to apologize, and retract the statement, even though what the Obama administration did amounted to extortion or a shakedown. Just remember, if the Obama administration can shakedown a billion dollar company that has lawyers, they can do it to you (the private individual). In reality, they have with Obamacare.

Senator Jon Kyle of Arizona says Obama told him his administration would lose leverage to get passed Comprehensive Immigration Reform (AKA Amnesty) if they would secure the borders. Obama sent out his spokesperson to say he did not say that and Senator Kyle is a liar. Now, is Senator Kyle going to be silenced and forced to apologize? 

I do not understand the Republican Party silencing their colleagues when they are telling the truth.The Republican Party needs to get a spine and stand up to this administration. The first amendment of the Constitution states, Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of the speech, or of the press; or the right of the people to peaceably to assemble and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

Obama’s policies are detrimental to the citizens of this country. He was slow to react to the oil crisis and he refuses to secure the borders. In doing so, Obama has violated his oath of office and the Senators should look to impeach him.

Greg Zotta
Republican Candidate for MO Senate 22

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

BP, Obama and the Oil Crisis

President Barack Hussein Obama was late in his response to the oil leak crisis in the Gulf. He was either incompetent and did not know what to do or he was lax in the response to push forward his agenda. (Remember; never let a good crisis go to waste). Either way it shows what a poor leader he is, but then again what did you expect when a Community Organizer is put in charge to run the country. A LEADER leads, but a Community Organizer agitates.

Some people are calling the Obama Administration a Regime because his administration uses bribes and intimidation to push through their agenda. Barack Obama bribed two Representatives from California with the promise of turning on 25% of the water to the farmlands, which had been turned off due to EPA regulations in return for their vote on Obamacare. His administration bribed Representative Joe Sestak with a job if he would drop out of the Senate race against Senator Arlen Spector. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar stated, “We’re going to keep our boot on the throat of BP.”

People like Bill O’Reilley want to give President Obama a pass on the oil spill stating, “What more could he have done?” What more could he have done? He could have been a LEADER. The Presidents prime responsibility is to protect and defend the citizens of the United States. The governments responsibility would be to contain and cleanup the spill to minimize the damage. Wasn’t he supposed to be a lawyer? Apparently not a very good one because the first thing people are supposed to do is mitigate their damages. Obama’s response was not to worry; BP was going to pay for everything.

Now, some of Obama’s Hollywood buddies want him to get tough and show emotion. So he goes on the Matt Lauer show and says he went to the Gulf and had to stand in the rain to meet with the people and stated, “He’s looking for someone’s ass to kick.” (I wonder when he said that if he had a gun tucked under his shirt, like Bill Maher suggested.)That statement is just as classless and asinine as the statement made by the BP CEO Tony Hayward, “I want my life back.” If he is looking for someone’s ass to kick maybe he should begin by looking in the mirror. Some people say Obama is getting angry over the oil spill, but I say he is getting angry because some people are pointing the finger of blame at him for this catastrophe and he does not like to be criticized.

In times of crisis a Community Agitator does the following:

• Takes no action for nine days and later tells the people he was on it from day one.

• Sends in the lawyers.

• Forms commissions to study and make recommendations to solve the problem.

• Use the crisis to push forward an agenda. (Cap and Trade)

• Points blame at everyone else.

• Shuts down the industry.

• Complains about having to go to the Gulf, stand in the rain and meet the people.

• Makes no mention of the men that were killed on the rig until told to do so for his image.

• Have people fill out forms instead of using their products that would clean up the spill.

A leader on the other hand does the following:

• Assesses the situation and takes immediate action to minimize the damage.

• Meet with all principals involved and organize a strategy to solve the crisis.

• Does not shut down the industry.

• Empathizes with the people and assures them the crisis will be solved.

• Implements pre-approved emergency plans consisting of the following:

o Use of booms to encircle the spill.

o Controlled burns.

o Build sand berms.

o Bring in empty tankers with vacuum hoses to suck up the oil.

o Use any and all technology to minimize the damage.

Some of the survivors of the Deep Horizon rig that caught fire and sunk were on the Anderson Cooper show. They stated a representative from BP came onto the rig and ordered the Transocean representative to change the way they were drilling to speed up the process because BP was loosing money. Instead of using specialized mud as a lubricant in the drilling process, the BP representative ordered Transocean to use sea water to speed up the process, even though the practice was not safe. The Transocean representative succumbed to the wishes of BP and stopped using the mud and replaced it with seawater. The workers then replaced the mud with seawater as they were instructed to do even though it was unsafe.

People are now asking, who’s to blame for the explosion and fire of the Deep Water Horizon oil rig and subsequent oil leak and environmental crisis in the Gulf? Is BP, Transocean, the workers, or President Barack Obama responsible? I say they all are responsible and here’s why. It was about money, greed and incompetence. The BP representative only cared about the money it was costing the company by not speeding up the process. The process was slowed down by using the mud, but it was the safe way to do it. The driller (Transocean) should have not bent to the wishes of the BP representative because he knew, like the BP representative knew that it was not safe to use sea water instead of the mud. The workers themselves were at fault, because they could have refused to do the unsafe method and reported them. However, for fear of being fired they did drill unsafely, which apparently caused the explosion and fire. Obama and his administration were inept and incompetent in their reaction to the spill.

The Obama administration was slow to react to contain and cleanup the spill to minimize the damage caused by the leak. He has yet to meet with any of the BP Executives. According to the Houston Chronicle the Dutch Government offered to help with sand barriers and skimmers to control the oil spill. The skimmers would have been able to remove 20,000 tons of oil and sludge a day. However, the Obama administration refused the help. There are booms sitting in a warehouse in Maine not being used. There are other means of controlling the spill that are not being used.

The main sources of revenue from the Gulf Coast are tourism, fishing and oil, but by the slow response of this administration to contain and cleanup the spill the fishing and tourism industries have now been affected. On top of that, Obama now wants to cripple the oil industry by placing a moratorium on drilling until he can be sure an accident like this can never happen again. Does Obama know what shutting down the oil industry will do to our fragile economy? Using that logic, the airline industry should be shut down; because on May 23, 2010 an Air India plane crashed in Mangalore, India killing 159 people. It was a tragic accident and people died. So should we ban or stop flying? The answer is no. The airlines should not be shut down until the government figures out a way to not have anymore accidents. By the same token we should not stop drilling for oil.

Today, Obama is saying, “Even though I am President of the United States, my power is not limitless. I can not dive down there and plug the hole; I can not suck it up with a straw.” Yet, Obama said during the summer of his presidential run, " … this was the moment when the rise of the oceans began to slow and our planet began to heal; this was the moment when we ended a war and secured our nation and restored our image as the last, best hope on earth…We are the ones we have been waiting for." So why doesn’t he just lower the Gulf waters and “plug the damn hole?”

Furthermore, I am not an engineer, but I have experience in plumbing and have seen pictures from the leak and it seems like it is similar to a union that is bolted down. They should have the schematics of that union and could put one together with a riser pipe and a shut off valve attached. In doing so, they could cut off the bolts of the old one and replace it with the new one containing the shut off valve. The shut off valve would remain open until the piece is attached and then close the valve.Like I said, I am not an engineer, but maybe they are thinking too hard on it and this simple solution may work.

Some people are now calling for an end to using oil because of this spill.These people may not be aware of all of the different products made from oil, but some of them are tires, shoes, curtains, plastic, PVC pipe, shingles, rope, clothing, ink, along with fuels and lubricants typically associated with oil. President Obama stated, “The fact that oil companies now have to go a mile underwater and then drill another three miles below that in order to hit oil tells us something about the direction of the oil industry. Extraction is more expensive, and it is going to be inherently more risky. And so that’s part of the reason you never heard me say, ‘Drill, baby, drill,’ because we can’t drill our way out of the problem.” He fails to mention that they are drilling there because of EPA regulations; wherein the environmentalists, through the courts are blocking the drilling for oil inland, where it would be cheaper and less risky. Obama will be using this catastrophe to push for the Cap and Trade legislation, even though climate change is a hoax.

Oil is the lifeblood of our economy and our way of life. The United States needs to become energy independent as a matter of National Security. To rein in costs to help the American people, the United States needs an energy policy that works, which includes drilling where the oil is, nuclear power, clean coal, wind, solar and other alternative fuel sources as long as it is not from the food chain.

If there is a bright spot to the oil crisis it is it shows the ingenuity, innovation and entrepreneurial spirit of the American people. Ken Starrett, of American Excelsior Company, has a product that would help with the cleanup and is willing to donate a substantial amount of the product for the cleanup, but the government requires them to send in forms and after doing so have received no response. There are others who have come up with products and solutions to the oil catastrophe. Unfortunately, BP and the Obama administration are refusing to use them. Talk about incompetence.

Greg Zotta
Republican Candidate for MO Senate 22

Monday, June 14, 2010

Bill Ayers, the Weather Underground and Obama

This is a video everyone needs to see.Hitler killed 6 million Jews in WWII and it was called the Holocaust. However, the Weather Underground was planning on killing 25 million Americans. An FBI agent who infiltrated the Weather Underground, (Bill Ayers's group) was told by them that 25 million Americans would have to be eliminated if they could not be re-educated into an anti-capitalist mentality. This is the mindset of Bill Ahers, the unrepentant terrorist,the college professor and Barack Hussein Obama's friend.

Friday, June 11, 2010


Bob Cashell, the Republican Mayor of Reno Nevada says he cannot support the Republican nominee for U.S. Senate in Nevada, Sharon Angle stating she is an ultra right-winger. Instead, he will support and campaign for Senator Harry Reid. Just like Colin Powell, when he endorsed Barack Obama over John McCain, Cashell is another RINO showing his true colors. How can he support Harry Reid? Has he not seen what Reid is doing to this country? It’s one thing maybe to not support your parties candidate, but to endorse, support and campaign for the opposition party is ridiculous and a betrayal to the party. Why does he want to remain and call himself a Republican? If he does not quit the Republican Party voluntarily, the Republican Party should remove him from the roles. Eventually, the Republican Party needs to get rid of all of the RINO’s.

Greg Zotta
Republican Candidate for MO Senate 22

Meg Whitman, Kings or Queens or Oligharchies

The next governor of California will be a re-tread in Jerry Brown or a RINO in Meg Whitman. Meg Whitman spent 80 million dollars to win the Republican primary for Governor in California for a job that pays $212179. Why? She was endorsed by the RINO Newt Gingrich, who is positioning himself to run for president in 2012. King Michael Bloomberg of New York spent over 100 million dollars and convinced the New York legislators to make an exception for him to run for a third term as mayor of New York City. These people are buying elections; it is all about power and control. I do not believe America needs to have Kings or Queens or oligharchies to run our government.

She said the only time she voted in her life was in 1984 for George H. W. Bush, although it was Ronald Reagan who was running for president in 1984. Did she really vote then? She clarified her voting record by saying, “Like many Americans…I missed too many elections. I voted in the 1984 election in California, I remember it very clearly… the last president I voted for was George Bush Senior, then John McCain, obviously.” When asked for an explanation as to why she did not participate in the election process she had no explanation except to say she was wrong for not voting all those years.

Whitman’s position on immigration is the same as President Barack Obama. She is against the Arizona law, wants to secure the borders, go after the employers who hire illegal immigrants, with fines and possible loss of licenses and closing the business for subsequent violations. As for the illegal immigrants that are here she wants to fine them, have them learn to speak English and get to the back of the line, but she does not want to deport them. If she does not want to deport them I ask, “Where is the back of the line?” You do not reward people for bad behavior. The illegal immigrants need to be deported.

She also is an admirer of Van Jones stating “he is very bright, very articulate. I’m a huge fan of his,” even though he is an admitted communist and an ex czar of the Obama administration. Van Jones now went underground and no longer openly calls himself a Communist stating to drop the radical pose for the radical ends; instead he calls himself an environmentalist. Van Jones spoke at an American Future Now conference and said, “The opportunity to recognize that a government movement is three things. It’s top down, you handled that. You got the White House, the Senate and the House. You handled the top down- but it is also bottom up and inside out. Top down, bottom up and inside out. So, now your challenge as you leave here-our challenge is to take care of that bottom up part and that inside out part, the heart part. That’s where we are at now and we have the chance as we move forward to take the old admonition from the South African movement and govern from below.” …”I think that when we look back at the history of the Obama administration, when we look back at the history of our progressive movement, that this week will mark an historic inflection point when progressives decided to be progressives again in this country. I think something shifted this week.” Was he talking about Whitman winning the primary?

The American people need to educate themselves and become informed about the people who want to run the government, because if you get the wrong people in power they will want to control you. Thomas Jefferson said, “Educate and inform the whole mass of the people... They are the only sure reliance for the preservation of our liberty. Information is the currency of democracy.”

Greg Zotta
Republican Candidate for MO Senate 22