According to Federal Voting records from 2011 235,940,406 U.S citizen's were of voting age. Those that voted were 90,732,693. In Indiana 4,699,791 citizens were of voting age and only 1,786,213 actually voted. I can't wait to see the figures from this election.
So once more NONE OF THE ABOVE easily wins by default.
Now we have a complete Soviet-style control of the Indiana state house. Isn't Democracy working well? Next time give a set of dishes to each tax-slave and you may get that vote number up a bit. Remember what Stalin said? "I don't care who votes. I only care who counts the votes!"
The party's over now so you can go back to sleep until the Circus comes back to town.Tom Metzger Warsaw, via email 9 November 2012
Judging from the ad taken out in the Personals section in the Oct.11 Times-Union, the editorial staff of this paper has chosen to censor Tom Metzger. Mr. Metzger made a plea for a newspaper to publish his letters.
Not being privy to the material that the Times-Union staff found objectionable. I can only surmise that it's content was less than desirable. However, I cannot fathom that Mr. Metzger's words could be any more insidious, paranoid, or vapid than 90 percent of what I read on these pages, more vile than the incendiary Ann Coulter, nor more tasteless than the daily political cartoon.
While I abhor Mr. Metzger's affiliation with the Ku Klux KIan and do not agree with everything he says, he has a right to express his opinions and to be included in the political discourse. Mr. Metzger has a valid point when he criticizes both parties of being two sides of the same coin. While pundits and politicians alike bemoan the gridlock and partisanship in Washington, I find that they have no trouble agreeing on a great many things.
Both parties agree to fight and fund unnecessary wars and to privatize these wars without any oversight of the war profiteers. Both parties voted for the Constitution-riddling Patriot Act. Both parties vote to fund that great money pit known as Homeland Security. Both parties march in lockstep to protect Wall Street banksters and their overseas tax havens. Both parties can agree on job killing free trade deals. Most of all both parties protect at all costs their own generous Congressional pay, healthcare, pensions, bottomless expense accounts and last but not least their revolving door into that very lucrative career known as lobbying.
The Democratic Party that I have always supported and admired has been taken over by war mongering, out sourcing, off shoring, kow-towing Bluedog, Republican-lite types, none of whom I can support. FDR must be spinning in his grave.
The Times-Union does a great disservice to it's readers by censoring Mr. Metzger. Those who don't wish to read his letters are free to skip over them something I often do.Janet Collins, Etna Green Warsaw, via email 17 October 2012
Since my criticism of local corporations is not acceptable to your letters column, let's enter a new area of protected nonsense.
Anyone who happens to see the likeness of Jesus in a hamburger patty may start a tax exempt/supported church, becoming part of the over $600 billion a year God business in this country alone. While out of work U.S. citizens, living in vans if they are lucky, are enticed to pour little green debt objects into the offering plate, its $millions are often destined for dark holes in the third world; and BOOBUS AMERICANUS at street gatherings beg for even more money to send to their mind control centers abroad.
Now the local institution of lower learning, Grace College (tax exempt or propped up by corrupt corporations), has its front group suing to stop the Feds from advising employees that they cannot be forced to contribute hard earned wages to some slush fund, much of which may be earmarked for foreigners.
Right to life? Tell that to the continually increasing number of victims our Judeo/Christian backed Military Industrial Complex 'produces'. There is no such thing as a right. You are granted some privileges by those in charge of Religion, Banking and the Pentagon, but step out of line and those privileges will be gone in a flash, possibly followed by no-knock forced entry at 3am!Tom Metzger Warsaw, via e-mail CENSORED 11 September 2012
1. Would you like low-cost train and bus service from Warsaw to the rest of the country or occupy other countries, enriching the billionaires?
2. Would you rather see low-cost meaningful college education, or finance 700 military outposts and bases around the world?
3. Would you rather revitalize small-town life and business or support nation building in China?
4. Would you prefer military body bags and quadruple amputees coming home from occupied countries, or young families left intact?
5. Would you prefer a national system to use your TV and our computer to vote on important issues as they happen, instead of the phony Democracy you live under now in which your opinion counts for almost nothing?
6. Would you rather be out of work and living in your car or take power back from major Indiana corporations and the Republicrat party so you can make a living wage?Tom Metzger Warsaw, via e-mail 31 July 2012
Looks like Warsaw was awash with dignitaries recently at the St. Regis club. An interesting group named Americans for Prosperity sponsored the gathering. The article really doesn't tell you much unless you dig a little deeper. Americans for Prosperity is another one of those interesting names. It seems at least part of the money for the funding comes from the Koch Brothers, David and Charles.
Their father gained fame and fortune serving the interests of Joseph Stalin during his reign up until 1953. Koch Senior helped Stalin developed his communist oil program. As I recall Joseph Stalin was a RED guilty of the extermination of tens of millions of Russians and Ukrainians etc.
The talk was entitled Indiana On Track but based upon the sinister history of the Koch Brothers and their fellow travelers here in Indiana I question what being on track means. The Koch Brothers were famous for defrauding Southwest independent oil producers and American Indians out of tens of millions in oil profits. At least one brother was convicted but paid a large fine and that was it.
The Koch Brothers also put money into the John Birch Society early on and now they've got their fingers into the Tea Party movement. Interesting conglomeration billionaires and regular people. There have been many books written about the Koch Brothers nefarious business ventures. Sounds a little bit like the protagonists in the first black-and-white Manchurian candidate film.Tom Metzger Warsaw, via e-mail 3 July 2012
Gee, now I'm what? A statist? That's a good one. It actually fits my blood father much better than me. He was a Cal Tech mathematician who designed weapons for the Navy.
Henry Ford once said, "History is bunk!" George Carlin called it "bullcrap." A true and honest recounting of history is very elusive. Sometimes it takes a century or more to get it right. I could go on and on about the hundreds of proven facts which poke holes not only in World War II myths, but also in many dating back millennia.
Manipulators broad-brush complex events with simplistic words and phrases, so that foolish people will slavishly support their evil agenda. How easy it is to toss a person under the "Holocaust Denier" bus.
I don't deny that Jews died in World War II, but why don't we mention more often the 55 million non-Jews who were killed? Why Not? Because history is written for the victors, and the winners at this time are Jews. Why don't we mention the 60+ million Christians murdered in communist Russia or the genocide in Red China by our new-found buddies? Why not? Because the Bolshevik Revolution was dominated by B'nai B'rith Jewish Freemasons.
The winners of wars create the history books, the movies and the "Company Line" but I guarantee you that nature does not accept lies and liars forever!Tom Metzger Warsaw, via e-mail 4 June 2012
I have seen many different statists write many different comments, but Tom Metzger denying the Holocaust might be the most statist comment I have ever come across. Now, I am not going to challenge any of his statistics, because he's missing part of the story.
Let's start in the beginning in 1933. The main method was the pogrom or riots against Jews with the most well known being Kristallnacht in 1938. The problem for the Nazi government was that the numbers were too small to really accomplish what the Nazis wanted. During Operation Barbarossa in 1941, the Einsatzgruppen (SS Killing Squads) went behind the main German forces to round up and kill all the Jews throughout the Soviet Union. SS General Erich von dem Bach-Zelewski reported to Himmler that it was causing psychological strain. The Nazi hierarchy realized that they needed to "step up" their efforts to achieve Hitler's dream of eliminating the Jews of Europe without psychological strain on soldiers. They met in secret in the suburb of Wannsee to answer, "The Final Solution to the Jewish Question." They eventually set up a series of eight extermination camps that killed approximately half of the 6 million Jews killed throughout Europe.
Now where Mr. Metzger makes his mistake is he assumes that the Nazis cremated every person killed. That is not true at all. During the invasion of Barbarossa, the SS Killing Squads forced the Jews to dig their own graves and shot them into those graves. At the extermination camps throughout Europe, the Nazis did not fully cremate everybody because they knew that the process would take too long. If anyone Google Image searches Holocaust ovens, there are stacks of bodies that are not fully cremated in ovens. The Nazis burned the bodies beyond recognition and buried them in mass graves. In fact, in January of this year, a mass grave has been found at Treblinka in Poland using ground penetrating radar. They will not be exhumed because Jewish law forbids it.
Now Mr. Metzger is not the first to deny the Holocaust. The first that started the Holocaust denial movement was George Lincoln Rockwell which he never set foot in Europe (because he was in the U.S. Navy). Another one is Frank Collins who took the village of Skokie, Ill., to court to protest in a village that had a large Jewish population. However, there are nearly 1 million survivors who will gladly disagree with you. They spent time at places such as Auschwitz, Belzec, Sobibor and Treblinka seeing their mothers, sisters, fathers, brothers and other family members burned and discarded as if they do not deserve an existence.
Any person who has studied history knows that the Holocaust happened. People have gone to jail and have been executed for their crimes. There is no logical argument that can be made. Mr. Metzger is not the first to try this argument, and he probably won't be the last. Tom Metzger has shown himself to be the biggest statist I have ever come across.Gary Eppenbaugh Warsaw, via e-mail 29 May 2012
My hobby is tiptoeing through minefields. It's tough but someone has to do it. I see the Holocaust business is riding high, not only on TV but now in elementary schools.
Let's start with the fact that at least 55,000,000 people died in WW2, over 250,000 of them U.S. military, 57,000 in Vietnam, 50,000 in Korea, and millions more in WW1. Just to refresh your memory, all wars breed mass killing and genocide; and as Marine Corp General Smedley Butler put it: "WAR IS A RACKET".
I am told that back then it took over 6 hours to cremate a body, with bone fragments left behind. One crematorium would take 36 million hours to do the 6,000,000 job, not counting re-coring every now and then. With 100 crematoria that would be 360,000 hours, 15,000 days, over 41 years. I don't recall seeing even 50 ovens. But even with 200 ovens it comes out to over 20 years. The war only lasted 5 or 6 years.
Another thing that bothers me is that the average weight of a body even after cremation is from 4 to 6 pounds, or 3.5% of the body weight. Lets take the 4 pound figure. That appears to be 24 million lbs of ashes and bones, or 12,000 tons. Where do you totally hide 12,000 tons of ash and crushed bones? Now I will stand by for the sky to fall.Tom Metzger Warsaw, via e-mail 25 May 2012
Dear Peasants: We are becoming a peasant nation ruled over by criminals and traitors. While I am bringing up traitors lets look at just one that's been office for a long long time. Richard Lugar with that Charlie Brown smile. You would think he couldn't hurt a fly. WRONG!
Why hasn't he warned you about DEPLETED URANIUM that has been used in much of the military ammunition in the mid east occupations including Desert Storm. All military people who were exposed to the areas where depleted URANIUM is being used are infected. There is no cure and the DEPT OF WAR won't even admit it exists.
This depleted URANIUM is trucked around the country without any radiation warnings. Its victims have even turned up in road construction crews. The VA pretends it's not happening and usually falsely call it PTSD. Medicating veterans for PTSD makes the effect of URANIUM POISONING EVEN WORSE.
Jefferson Proving Grounds at Madison Indiana is reeking with this poison. The extent of this nightmare is not known as of now but when you read of these veterans murdering their families or doing like the soldier did in Afghanistan, just walking out and murdering several families, you are looking at what's already here.
Wherever Lugar speaks demand to know what he has done about it. He can't possibly say he's unaware. What about the State representatives? Madison Indiana and the Jefferson Munitions Proving Grounds are in the U.S. the last I checked.Tom Metzger 1134 S. Ferguson Rd. Warsaw, IN 46580 574-269-1081
Dear Editor: Did you ever notice that most of these politicians, Governors and Representatives, turn up on the front page of the paper hours after they have left town. They always seem to meet with with their "AMEN" corporate supporters, or some other special interest group, 'in private'. When is the last time one appeared before 'we the people' at a town meeting?
Lugar the big PHARMA man just whizzed through in his big limo or corporate jet.
I haven't seen a major politician standing at a plant gate to talk to the workers since I managed David Dukes campaign for state senate back in 78 in Louisiana.Louisiana's Governor Edward's went from plant to plant at shift changes meeting the workers going and coming.I really respected that man.But those days are gone. I wouldn't want to see these political mafia boys get their shoes dirty.Tom Metzger 1134 S. Ferguson Rd. Warsaw, IN 46580 574-269-1081
My number one fan is an interesting guy. I guess he is a guy. I made an allegation which in my debate classes calls for a reasonable answer. I base my statement on what I accept as probable fact but at least a legitimate question which millions are asking. My fan just calls me names which I do not believe is an accepted form of debate unless you're a politician.
My last letter simply listed questions which I thought deserved a reasonable response. My editor friend just referred me to the address of a person I have never heard of as the final conclusive evidence. Is that how democracy works nowadays? To my #1 fan and the editor I will simply finish with one easy question.
What happened to building number 7 is that too much to ask?Tom Metzger Warsaw, via e-mail 20 September 2011
Why did the news agencies report that WTC 7 collapsed almost half an hour before it did, even though it was not hit by a plane, only had a few floors on fire, and gave no indication that it was in any serious danger?
Why do we still believe the tale of the 19 hijackers when so many of the accused hijackers showed up alive within days? And why do we still believe the fable of the 19 hijackers when the FBI admitted that they are not sure about either the identity of the hijackers or if there were any hijackers at all?
Why was WTC 7 rebuilt, reopened and reoccupied with no press attention? Wouldn't this be an important victory in American resolve and perseverance?
Why were the NORAD rules changed for the first time several weeks prior to 9/11, taking responsibility/authority for shooting down hijacked planes away from NORAD military command for the first time in its history, and given to a civilian, Donald Rumsfeld, and then returned to NORAD the day after 9/11?
Why would hijackers planning on attacking N.Y. and Washington, D.C., drive from Florida, pass both D.C. and N.Y., and drive all the way to Maine and hinge this huge operation on a connecting flight from Maine to Boston, where we are told they hijacked their plane? Why wouldn't they fly out of any of the airports that are visible from their targets, like Newark, La Guardia or JFK ... or even some of the smaller local airports that would have given them a clear easy path to their target and reduce the amount of time that our air defense systems would have to stop them?
Who placed all of those put options on the airlines just prior to the event, as if they knew that the stock prices on those specific airlines would lose a huge amount of value?
Why did George W. Bush's Secret Service detail not rush the president to safety when it was evident that the nation was under attack? If the nation was under attack, and they did not know the scope of the attack, and the president's location was known, how did they not worry about being attacked in Florida? Why did they act as if they knew that there was no threat? And why, when our nation was under attack, did the president not rush into action? If you say he was concerned about upsetting the children, you are the ultimate apologist. He could have told them that his mommy was on the phone and he had to see what she wanted. Our county was supposedly being attacked and he/they waited 20 minutes before they moved. This is the smoking gun of smoking guns.
Why did the FBI never list Osama bin Laden as being wanted for 9/11? Actually, we know this one ... because they admitted that they had no evidence linking him to the event.
Why was their molten metal flowing under the wreckage of the WTC for months? No jet fuel can melt metal, and nothing explainable could melt that much metal and keep it hot enough to remain molten for a month.
How did a passport of one of the so-called hijackers make it through the huge fireball and end up on the street?
Why have photos from the 80+ cameras confiscated at the Pentagon never been released?
Why did the airplane that supposedly crashed at Shanksville vaporize so that nothing remained, not bodies, not luggage, not metal nothing for the first time in aviation history? However, we are told that even though the plane vaporized at Shanksville, a hand-written note from a hijacker was found.
Think about it ... it's really time to think about it.Tom Metzger Warsaw, via e-mail 12 September 2011
Response to two fans. First to the one who disputes my facts:
Either you dislike facts or you are reticent about being more specific; and you mentioned the 'Republic'. What Republic? This country hasn't been a Republic since before the Civil War.
It's even more absurd to call it a 'democracy'. One man one vote? It makes me laugh. Most people are too greedy, too lazy, too cowardly to protect their freedom with blood. An oligarchic EMPIRE is what we have now!
I led the California Klan 30 years ago, and I'm not ashamed of it at all, but your recounting it every time is becoming a bore. I also ran for congress back then, and received about 50,000 votes. I've never used violence, other than rarely in self-defense. Can any of your long line of War Criminal Presidents honestly make the same claim? They've murdered millions of people around the world, and hundreds of thousands just recently, in unconstitutionally contrived wars. I have killed no one. You besmirch the flag by celebrating these War Criminals!
The other fan thinks I'm unfair to his Democrazies. I received an email from his Mrs. Schultz, who said the donation money goes toward charity. Where exactly does it go? If it's to the American Cancer Society, please understand that they are really road blocks toward finding the cure. There are just too muany profits in the Cancer Industry. The directors of these foundations often drain millions of dollars away from the real research.
(Cure cancer? Simple! Quit eating and drinking the food industry crap that is poisoning you.)
Unfortunately, Mr. Democrazy will probably continue to pour the hard earned dollars of working Men and Women down black holes, as his party so often does.Tom Metzger Warsaw, via e-mail 11 August 2011
Do common folk ever notice that Republicrats usually put a high price tag on their get-togethers? Reason? Most politicians are becoming physically afraid to meet with the unwashed masses, the taxpayers.
Town hall meetings? No, thank you! We will meet at corporate offices, and at approved churches we can trust.
I hear Mike Pence, another past talk show performer, is going for governor. They also love talk-show blabber mouth Rush Scumbaugh, the draft dodger who avoided Vietnam due to a tiny owie on his bum bum. Super patriot war criminal George W. Bush scammed his way out of what the unwashed are encouraged to die for. What choices do you have?
Then there are the Democrazies who invite el blimpo fat cat Ed Schultz to speak at $15 grand, according to a Democrazy spokeswomen!
You peasants, this is probably another non-working class Obamafest costing more than a tank of gas to attend. It's too bad you have to take out a loan to be able to afford meeting with your masters.Tom Metzger Warsaw, via e-mail 25 July 2011
I see the Sheriff of Nottingham is at it again (i.e. da guvment).
The Governor of Florida has decided to strike a blow for the economy! No, he's not saying "stop the wars". No, he's not saying "tax the rich" 3% of the country who evade taxes. He doesn't even insist on higher tariffs, or to quit NAFTA.
Governor Rick Scott wants to give everyone on welfare a drug test before they can collect their tiny checks! (By the way, is it true that he owned a string of drug testing clinics before having ownership shifted into his wife's name?)
If we are going to be democratic about it, then we must test congressmen and senators for drugs at least once a week. Why? Because they receive more welfare by far than our poor working class. But they don't call it welfare they call it subsidies, perks, foreign aid, etc. Many foreigners are on our welfare roles, and have been for decades! We borrow money to give it away! And we're broke!
Our own congressman is on this welfare! You know that guy with the Charlie Brown smile, the one all the old lady Republicans just adore. The Stutzman family has pulled down over a million dollars in welfare in just a few short years. But to a Republicrat or well healed Democrazy, it's always "subsidies" never "welfare".
Come on, Marvin, the SUBSIDIES PROGRAMS were for times long past when family farms were really in trouble. Being a fiscal conservative, you should immediately return those welfare checks to the Treasury.
If not, pull down your pants, we taxpayers need to test YOU for drugs!Tom Metzger Warsaw, via e-mail 16 June 2011
To hear Official Washington tell it, Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels is the new "serious" Republican presidential contender. He's praised as a "fiscal conservative". Mentioned only in passing is a key fact that in a saner world would disqualify him from holding any government office: Mitch Daniels was President George W. Bush's original budget director in 2001. In other words, the "fiscal conservative" Daniels oversaw the federal budget as it was making its dive from a $236 billion surplus then on a trajectory to eliminate the entire federal debt in a decade to a $400 billion deficit by the time he left in June 2003.
Because of proposals developed on Daniels's watch such as tax cuts favoring the rich and unpaid-for projects, including the invasion of Iraq and a new prescription drug plan the fiscal situation of the federal government continued to sink over the ensuing years, plunging to a trillion-dollar-plus annual deficit by the time Bush left office in 2009. Daniels was a central player in the early stages of the process. A former political operative for the highly overrated Ronald Reagan and an Eli Lilly drug pusher pharmaceutical executive, Daniels was the salesman who pitched and defended Bush's bizarre plans.
It wasn't as if Daniels and other figures in the Bush administration was not warned about the need for continued fiscal discipline. Giving him his due: President Bill Clinton, in his farewell address to the nation on Jan. 18, 2001, noted how his administration had managed to turn what were then record deficits left over by Republicans Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush into record surpluses.
"We have been able to pay down $600 billion of our national debt on track to be debt-free by the end of the decade for the first time since 1835," Clinton said, adding that a debt-free America would enjoy many economic benefits including lower interest rates and the capacity to address "big challenges," such as the retirement costs from the "baby-boomers."
However, with Daniels at the budget helm, the Bush administration quickly veered off-course and onto the rocks of a worsening debt crisis. Much of the expected surplus was squandered with huge tax cuts, leaving the nation vulnerable to unexpected economic and policy shocks like those that followed the 9/11 attacks. In the 10 years since Clinton left office, the projected $2 trillion surplus by 2011 gave way to today's $10 trillion debt, what the Washington Post recently called "a $12 trillion detour."
Daniels, who had very little experience in budgeting and was most adept at policy promotion, directly contributed to one of those budget blunders, the gross underestimation of the cost of the Iraq War. In 2002, Daniels famously low-balled the war's cost at $50 billion to $60 billion and joined in the repudiation of Bush's economic adviser Lawrence Lindsey, who had ventured an estimate as high as $200 billion. Daniels called Lindsey's price tag "very, very high." As of fiscal 2011, the Congressional Research Service reported that the Iraq War had cost $806 billion, with estimates putting the eventual total cost of the conflict at over $1 trillion.
Daniels was "a key figure" in the Bush administration, helping design policies and pressing publicly for their enactment.
"In August , Daniels admitted to the Wall Street Journal that to the extent I bring anything ... to this job, maybe it's an ability to think about how a product, whether it's Prozac or a president's proposal, is marketed.' Predictably, he has displayed a disturbing tendency to make dishonest claims for political advantage on federal budget issues."
Daniels also was ready to stoop to accounting trickery to make Bush's budgets seem less irresponsible. "In the federal budget process, [Daniels's] OMB has employed a number of accounting devices and misleading assumptions to conceal the true costs of tax cuts, restore budgets to balance artificially and otherwise tried to achieve political ends by tricky budgetary means". "It is a matter of serious public concern that the federal budget director has become just another spinner dragging down public debate. Though he is a political appointee heading an executive agency, Daniels is also a public official with a larger responsibility to promote honesty in federal budget debates.
"But after more than a year at his position, he still frequently makes deceptive claims often without challenge. Daniels may not recognize the difference from his previous job [as a pharmaceutical executive], but we must. It is unacceptable to market our nation's economic policies like Prozac."
Yet, Daniels continues to lead a charmed life as far as Official Washington is concerned. From Fox News to MSNBC, he is praised as a "fiscal conservative" who would uplift the debate over the nation's debt crisis. He is widely praised for his work as Indiana's governor and although his title as Bush's budget director is mentioned in passing his work on some of the most reckless budgets in U.S. history escapes scrutiny.
There's also been some coverage of his off-again-on-again marriage and whether his wife wants him to seek the White House. But Daniels stands today as the latest Republicrat hailed for his wisdom and courage regarding budget issues.
Oh yes, don't forget the Indiana toll road debacle.Tom Metzger Warsaw, via e-mail 20 May 2011
Allow me to save you a lot of money and pain. As you may know or not know, States and Cities have spent way too much money in good times, not saving for the bad times. So guess what? States and cities start scrambling to raise more money to keep operating. First target is usually property taxes on home owners. Next, Law enforcement is used to boost revenue. In California for example, seat belt violations went from $25 to $200 in a short time along with raising of all fines by leaps and bounds.
Working class people need to abide by a few self protection rules. You don't have the money to pay extortion fines.
1. When approached by any agent of the state or federal government do not answer any questions but your Name Address and phone number. You may stand mute, or simply say you will have to speak to your lawyer. Most people do not listen to this advice and pay the price for it.
2. If you are ask if its ok to search your car say no. If there is nothing illegal in plain sight police should not search your car.
3.If agents come to your home the same applies. Do not talk. Do not answer questions. Do not allow law enforcement or any government agent entry to your home without a warrant. If you are asked to go anywhere simply as a you placing me under arrest if the agent says no then don't go with them. If you are ask to come to an office like police headquarters say no unless they show a warrant.
The law operates through fear. They know that when you are afraid you are easily munipulated into giving information that is detrimental to you.Fear of going to jail or prison is the most popular scare tactic.
Do not try to talk your way out of any situation. In most cases your most important protection is not to answer ANY questions even if you are threatened. If you follow this advice you will save hundreds of dollars in attorneys fees.At some point you may need an attorney.Do not hire a local attorney. They are prone to in the good ol boys circle.
Do not hire an attorney that cannot produce a history of going to actual trial.Most attornies try to get you to plea bargain even though national studies sow the the accused in most cases does not really better himself by plea bargaining.many attornies are lazy. You need a JUNK YARD DOG attorny not the D.A.'s sweetheart.Paste this on the dashboard of your car and memorize it.Tom Metzger Warsaw, via e-mail 22 April 2011
Your Republican-influenced Supreme Court here in Indiana has found the dusty law books of the Soviet Union.
Overturning a common law dating back to the Magna Carta of 1215, the Indiana Supreme Court ruled Thursday that Hoosiers have no right to resist unlawful police entry into their homes. In a 3-2 decision, Justice Steven David, writing for the court, said if a police officer wants to enter a home for any reason at all the home owner cannot do anything to block the officer's entry.
"We believe a right to resist an unlawful entry into a home is against public policy and is incompatible with modern 4th amendment Jurisprudence," David said.
Hello out there, is anyone listening? What some have seen coming for a long time is here!Tom Metzger Warsaw, via e-mail 16 May 2011
I hear pray for this and pray for that all the time. Recently, I saw a pray to stop wars letter. Evidently, your God is weak and the other God is strong. I mean, whichever God the military industrial complex, political military leaders, political party leaders, transnational bankers, church leaders and a host of others is praying to, their prayers come true all the time.
Let me give you a tip. Men start wars and men stop wars when they run out of your money or your kids, so help me God.Tom Metzger Warsaw, via e-mail 12 April 2011
There is a big push by Tea baggers and their Republicrat co-conspirators, along with some very wealthy Demoncrazies, to drastically slash government spending. To us unwashed peasants, that also means cutting the debt. The loudest voices screaming for this are certain hypocrites in Congress.
They think a lot differently than we do. When meeting here at local churches (where else?), they rant about those 'horrible welfare recipients' (as food prices skyrocket) never dare mentioning that their own hands continually reach deeply into the pork barrel. Rep. Fincher, Rep. Hartzler, Sen. Tester, Rep. Latham, and last but not least Marlin Stutzman, are ALL ON WELFARE themselves!! They have received over $6 million in farm subsidy WELFARE. Marlin Stutzman and his family alone have received $998,000 of this WELFARE since 1995.
Farm subsidies are part of a program originally meant to support farmers caught in times of distress not as ongoing largesse for the rich! Now Marlin, what did you say about cutting the debt?
YOU FIRST!! It's supposed to be Tea bags, not Money bags.Tom Metzger Warsaw, via e-mail 6 April 2011
Governor Mitch caters to the religious simply for votes. He wishes to borrow money to give $5,500 vouchers to finance your neighbor's kid to go to a religious, already tax-exempt, school. It's called buying votes. With hundreds of Easter bunny, tooth fairy type religions, just how is that going to work? Remember, religion is at least a $500 billion business each year in the U.S.
Public education is simply a device used by the state to make good little mental slaves out of the teeny boppers. All you have to do is look at Alcatraz (Warsaw High School). It spells it out at a glance. Home schooling seems to be making the best out of a bad situation.
But how many 2011 parents really want to be around their kids all day? It's obvious kids really don't learn anything important in any school. Remember Korea, Vietnam, Nicaragua, Bosnia, Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, Bush or Obama?
Now tell me if anybody has learned anything in either public or private school.Tom Metzger Warsaw, via e-mail 31 March 2011
An old friend of mine from Montana told me about something which had occurred years ago, when he worked as a taxi driver in Hawaii.
He once picked up a tall lanky mulatto and they began discussing how native Hawaiians derisively call outsiders 'Haoles', directed at non-natives (usually whites). He mentioned attending the exclusive college prep Punahou School, aiming for a high power college degree. In passing, my friend mentioned the fare being a Kama'aina (born in Hawaii). But Barry Soetero told him, "No, I'm not a native. I came here as a baby."
My friend thought nothing of this at the time, but now it's quite interesting, especially if you're a 'birther'. Barry Soetero is the name Obama used in his younger years. I once heard his grandmother claim that he was born in Kenya. The same interviewer spoke with the Kenyan premier, who said the same thing Barack Hussein Obama was born in Kenya!
This controversy means little to me because BOTH Obama and Bush are war criminals. Bush for unjustly starting the wars, and Obama for breaking his promise to end them.Tom Metzger Warsaw, via e-mail 27 January 2011
I would like to express my high regard for the letter from the local John Birch chapter. It is time to expose the Kissingers and the Rogers and the Council on Foreign Relations and bare all to show who really runs Richard Nixon.
You extreme middle-of-the-roaders better wake up, it's your heritage that is going down the tubes. If this worldwide charade is not exposed, you and your offspring have no future, unless dictatorship, slavery, and dehumanization are your bag.
The show has been going on for a long time, only the actors change. Why do super-capitalists bankroll revolution? Why is communism, socialism, and fascism a front for a much higher power? If you don't know, you'd better dig in and find out, and if you can't find the information, drop me a card. I will see that somehow you get it. Citizen, you're being conned and you better start checking.
Incidentally, maybe you didn't know it, but we have a newly formed national police force, otherwise known as the Federal Protective Service. Remember Germany's national police force, the Gestapo, or Russia's KGB? Keep your police out of the hands of Federal control at all costs.
Also, gun registration. Fight it! There are at least 125 million privately owned firearms in this country, and the would-be dictators know it.
In closing, thanks a lot for sending Senator Bayh out this way. I know you would like him to get out of the state; but if you insist, we will be forced to reciprocate by sending two of our darlings of the Left like Cranston and Tunney, back home. But seriously, I wouldn't do that to anyone, let alone my old home state.Tom Metzger Fallbrook, California 16 August 1972
There is one issue that brings the Democratic and Republican parties together like no other: their shared commitment to maintaining closed primaries.
In three open primaries states Idaho, South Carolina and Wyoming Republicans have filed suit and/or introduced legislation to eliminate open primaries and require voters to join a party.
After Californians passed Proposition 14 in June, party leaders sued to overturn it. Democrat Party leaders in both New York City and Kentucky derided open primaries as unAmerican the leader of the Kentucky Senate, Democrat Julian Carroll, actually told Independent Kentucky founder Michael Lewis to give up his quest for open primaries or "move to another country."Tom Metzger Warsaw, via e-mail 28 December 2010
The Republicrats and Democrazies have really got the working class where they want them.
When the leaders of either party fake crocodile tears over the national debt, let me remind them through you that each and every day you are taxed $350 million to enforce an occupation on people who generally have never done anything to the U.S. For now it's borrowed money plus interest from your buddies in Communist China.
Then the super rich who are international bankers and arms makers (3 percent) are left off the hook for billions that should be taxed to get the infrastructure moving again after tariffs are raised and trade agreements are trashed.
But the Republicrats lie to you that they are protecting the middle class. Duh! Most of them are multimillionaires, so what do they have in common with the working class?
Representative Darrel Issa is holding $300 million.
None of the top 10 of either party have less than $100 million in their stash. How's all this working out for you?
You deserve whatever you permit!Tom Metzger Warsaw, via e-mail 20 December 2010
My inquiring mind asks: why are so many brand new Chevys in town? As I recall the president bought GM and I heard everyone around screaming "Socialist," especially here in Kosciusko County, which is a Republican one-party county. The working class will learn to regret that.
I was expecting to see new Fords everywhere. But who cares I can't afford a new car and would not buy one if I could. For the price of a car plus interest you can buy a cheap place to live, even if it's a used Mobile home.
Oh yes, and don't forget, no matter which car you buy there is nothing you can do to the engine except blow it up. You can't eat it, you can't live in it. I learned long ago from my pappy that buying new cars is for suckers or fat cats.
Another puzzler: A couple of weeks ago a senior citizen in Ligonier, I believe, was gunned down by police on the street. The article said he shot a few times in the air. But then it said 45 minutes passed before he was gunned down. Forty-five minutes? Police have at their command a host of non-lethal answers to this problem nets, tranquilizer guns, etc.
Reminds me of one time in California an 80-year-old Mexican farm worker was gunned down by the side of the road when he swung a rake at deputies. I am definitely not a Pollyanna, but please.
Inquiring minds would like to know.Tom Metzger Warsaw, via e-mail 2 December 2010
Raise the social security age to 69? How about cutting off the very wealthy who do not need it along with all those who move to other countries? Also block illegal aliens from getting into it.
The Social Security fund is the only thing left that's still OK. Over $2 trillion in fact that Republicans are just itching to privatize so the banksters can drain it away on wall street gambling.
The Republicrats tell you they are fighting to keep taxes down on the middle class. What a lie! Their real job is to keep taxes really low for the super rich.
What middle class? With the debt most so called middle class are carrying they may still be living in a pretty house and drive a nice car but in reality they look like an actor in a movie the NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD. Quit kidding yourselves we have devolved into two classes, the filthy rich and the poor. Or is it the working class and the shirking class. Class war anyone?Tom Metzger Warsaw, via e-mail 12 November 2010
My Republican competitor has raised $1,051,459 in his bid for congress. My Democrat competitor has raised $730,299. The Republican candidate has spent $931,000, (Hmmm) that seems a bit high even for TV advertising in the 3rd district. The media loves these love fests. They make billions.
Both the Republicrat and Democrazy are receiving big corporate money from all over the country. Gee, I wonder what the corporations want? Could it be the candidate's soul?
Me? I have spent about $200 so far. My fat cat friends dumped me when I said dump NAFTA, free trade, raise taxes on the top 5 percent trillionaires, cut the war budget in half and deport illegal aliens.
Oh yes, on another issue. House values will drop another 20 percent in the future. Houses can no longer be your cash cow. Just a nice place to raise a family.
Don't go into debt for anything. Cut up your credit cards and I will see you at the Goodwill.Tom Metzger Warsaw, via e-mail 27 October 2010
Editor, KPC News:
They don't call Congress 'Boehner's playground' for nothing. The Ohio Republican will surely become Speaker of the House if the Republicans win in November.
John A. Boehner has links to some of the biggest and dirtiest corporate lobbies. Crooked banks like Wachovia, recently absorbed by Wells Fargo, have been caught laundering drug money from all over the world. Not long ago over $900 billion was smuggled across the Mexican border, with $14 billion of it via armored car in cash! How much of that money pays for Boehner's expensive golf club outings, hotels and other 'recreational travel'?
Chain smoking John likes the cigarette companies and they like him. On the floor of Congress awhile back he arrogantly handed out payoff money to fellow congressmen openly which came from the tobacco lobby. Just remember, tax slave, always follow the money.
Corporate media schill Mike Pence is being groomed for governor of Indiana. Take notice of all the press he's been getting. Also, Mitch (cool Cal) Daniels is being groomed for what? ... a presidential run? Johnny and his boys are handpicking these petty politicos for his new syndicate, and there is massive corporate money behind him. Don't let John Boehner's 'motherhood and apple pie' talk fool you. The fix is in. Check out where some of his money power comes from at opensecrets.org.
How many of these crooks will go to jail even if they're caught? Usually just small fines and the game goes on and on and on. Pleasant dreams to you tax slaves who vote Republican simply because the Democrats are sleazy too.Tom Metzger Warsaw, via e-mail 25 October 2010
A big "Thank You" to the good looking nurses of KCH and Goshen Hospital for checking out us old DUDES at the senior center health fair. Bad news for my detractors, though, as according to the girls I will be around quite awhile longer to raise even more 'Whoopee!' That means "political hell" for the folks back home.
At the Fort Wayne Chamber of Commerce candidates meeting Thursday night, a mob of hungry would be politicos swarmed around those who might help them creep a little higher up the food chain. I wear high collars and hip boots to these events, especially around Halloween.
The Congressional candidates were brought up to give their presentations and I was ready to go with my five-minute Metzgerberg Address. First came Dr. Hayhurst, the boring as dried paint democrazy. Next was Republicrat Marvin Stutzman, whose paint had dried a little brighter, but still no cigar. Clutching my freshly poured glass of happy juice so hard it nearly broke in my hand...
IT WAS MY TURN!
But the master of debate passed both me and the Libertarian by, losing the best of the program to a bevy of party hacks and local Boss Tweeds. He told me, "There's no time left." I told him, "Don't pee on me and call it rain!"
Later on something caught my ear the Allen County Sheriff said he was able to keep 80% of the value of all drugs seized. That's a formula for corruption if ever I heard one.
I bellied up to Marvin Stutzman and we shook hands. I suggested we have a debate. "What's in it for me?" he asked through the noise. I said, "Simple, the people who hate Tom Metzger show up, you out-debate me on the issues, and they drown you in donations then you won't need those millions in welfare... er, I mean federal and state subsidies, for your farming operation."
At that point Stutzman and handlers fled the scene.Tom Metzger Warsaw, via e-mail 18 October 2010
Thanks so much ...
For only the second time in my adult life, I am not ashamed of my country. I want to thank the hard working American people for paying $242,000 plus $1 million additional expenses for my vacation in Spain. My daughter, Sasha, several long time family friends, my personal staff and various guests had a wonderful time. Honestly, you just haven't lived until you have stayed in a $2,500-per-night suite at a five-star luxury hotel. We only booked 70 rooms for our friends, staff and family. Thank you also for the use of Air Force 2 and the 70 Secret Service personnel who tagged along to be sure we were safe and cared for at all times.
Air Force 2 only used 47,500 gallons of jet fuel for this trip and carbon emissions were a mere 1,031 tons of CO2. It costs only $11,500 per hour to operate Air Force 2 and each additional plane for the other members of our party group. These are only rough estimates, but they are close (who's counting?). That's quite a carbon footprint as my good friend Al Gore would say, so we must ask the American citizens to drive smaller, more fuel-efficient cars and drive less, too, so we can lessen our combined carbon footprint.
I know times are hard and millions of you are struggling to put food on the table and trying to make ends meet. I do appreciate your sacrifice and do hope you find work soon. I was really exhausted after Barack took our family on a luxury vacation in Maine a few weeks ago. I just had to get away for a few days. Will write more from Martha's Vineyard, where we will spend our sixth vacation this year with more of our family and friends.
M. ObamaTom Metzger Warsaw, via e-mail 7 September 2010
What a wild weekend Holy Roller Bash in the District of Criminals! Before long Glenn Beck may even match Scumbaugh's fat fees, proving once again the veracity of P.T. Barnum's age old adage. Also, I notice that he now sports a bullet proof vest. Expecting fireworks soon, Glenn?
The CONservatives are so desperate that they've even pulled ole MARTIN out of the hat. He must be spinning in his grave. They know that counting on poor Mexican voters is hopeless that the Demoncrazies will register anything on two feet, dead or alive. What's left... Will these Republicrats return to the 1867 Reconstruction and dump the Southern strategy? Will they trade our Heartland to China (like the toll road) and sign on millions of Chinese 'voters'?
On another note, in Fort Wayne Dan Coats said that he doesn't want US to lose the Wars that HE and his cohorts had hankered for. THEY should be the ones dodging bombs & bullets in Iraq and Afghanistan not our kids! Wars are rarely won, Dan, but must always be endured and paid for! Too often the naive kids tricked into fighting these wars also pay the bills ... in every way.Tom Metzger Warsaw, via e-mail 3 September 2010
The recent Indiana anti illegal alien bill was scuttled when the Republicans, who had initiated it, walked out after someone added an amendment criminalizing those who hire illegals. So far, no Indiana 3rd District Republican has answered my simple question, "Why did you dump your own anti illegal alien bill?"
Twenty-four years ago, Simpson-Mazzoli emphasized fines and possible jail time for CEOs and others who hire illegals (obviously as cheap scab labor). Because the enforcement aspect was purposely underfunded, few if any were hauled away in 'cuffs.
Republicans will do nothing really effective at the border, but will enable their fat cat contributors the freedom to continue hiring illegals in the work place as American workers continue to lose their jobs at increasing rates! The Republican opponent I face is even softer on illegals than his Party. In old-time radio days, The Shadow would cloud the issues as he pursued justice amidst the confusion. Now it's just the opposite the Republicans are busy confusing us! They know that without strict penalties against the employers of cheap illegal labor, nothing will change.
If illegals can't get our jobs, they will go home that is, as long as Democrats don't give them welfare and SSI. Most Democrats would bring in every mestizo in Latin America to maintain or gain power through the vote. Under Obama, the Government is even opening new Social Security offices throughout Mexico MEXICO! Did you know that? But, although numerous rich Democrats profit greatly from the illegal alien invasion, Republicans are the real double-dealers.
In 20 years, the politicians who sell us down the river now will be dead, but our children, and later their children and their children's children, will pay the price as they attempt to simply survive in a third world Hell.
As my mother taught me, "If you don't listen, you'll have to feel."
By the way, I applaud Congressman Joe Donnelly's call for the deportation of illegal aliens. If you live in Indiana's 2nd District, please give Joe your full support.Tom Metzger Warsaw, via e-mail 18 August 2010
I am shocked by an irresponsible statement made by my supposedly conservative Republican 3rd District opponent. At a recent 'Silent No More' meeting, Marlin Stutzman was asked: "What are you going to do about the illegal aliens?"
After shuffling a bit, he answered: "WE NEED TO TEACH THEM ENGLISH AND THEN TAX THEM."
I was flabbergasted both by his answer, and by the fact that it brought so little response. In passing, he had also mentioned being raised as a Mennonite. Hmmm.
After doing some research, I found that Mennonites have been very busy transferring third and fourth world invaders into America, directing most of them into working class and farming communities throughout the Heartland. Here they have become real threats to declining Job markets, a drain on Services, and are responsible for deadly increases in local and regional Crime.
Now why would Mennonites want to add to our already growing list of problems? At the Mennonite Church U.S.A. website, I was shocked to read this official Church policy on Immigration: "We reject our country's mistreatment of immigrants, repent of our silence, and commit ourselves to act with and on behalf of our immigrant brothers and sisters ... REGARDLESS OF THEIR LEGAL STATUS."
Mistreatment of immigrants?? MILLIONS have flocked to these shores through little or no law enforcement, and are given better public support than jobless citizens, not to mention our homeless veterans!
MR. STUTZMAN, DO YOU ENDORSE THIS POLICY? Inquiring minds would like to know.Tom Metzger Warsaw, via e-mail 13 August 2010
Is Terre Haute so crime free that it can afford to lose its Chief of Police for a year so that he can 'train' non-Western stone-age Afghanis those police tactics which may not even work here at home?
Remember Vietnam? The moment we left, the police we trained either immediately joined the communists or were shot. The same will happen when uncle sappy runs out of borrowed money and leaves tribal Afghanistan. The Taliban will take over again and simply absorb the police or execute them.
Meanwhile, I'm sure Terre Haute's crime rate didn't drop. Also, Chiefs of Police around the country are paid by Israel to visit their 'democracy' perhaps to learn high seas boarding techniques which lead to murder. Do Israeli police indoctrinate these 'dumb gentile Americans' through their example of terrorizing Palestinians? Is this what we need back home?
Terre Haute should replace their Chief with one who is loyal to the taxpayers of Terre Haute, and who is not a sycophant to Israel. It's bad enough that Sen. Lex Lugar continually pays homage without reservation to that criminal state.
On another subject, Goldman Sachs and other criminal bankers have absconded with trillions from taxpayers and have rewarded themselves well for doing it. Even after receiving those bailouts (from taxpayers), the banks are extremely tightfisted in loaning to those same taxpayers! I am amazed that they are rarely robbed. If the people ever fully understand the gravity and extent of crimes against them, bank robberies will become an hourly occurrence throughout the land.Tom Metzger Warsaw, email removed by Times-Union 2 August 2010
At the Republican party clambake a few nights ago I heard a lot about La Cesspool Grande spending too much money and "let's limit government!" Isn't the party system itself the source of our bloated and corrupt government?
That nice young farm boy said he was going to go "up there and clean house" ... to save money. But, he was also promoting a BIG WAR budget to keep the EMPIRE going! He said NOTHING about bringing the troops home, which would save a ton of money!! He was even worried that the war budget would be cut!!!
Asked about term limits, he was for them ... "but not TOO limited." (Maybe 20 years would be good in the PEN!) We don't want them hanging around 40 or 50 years do we? ... Like the recently planted Byrd? It's not how long, but how corrupt!
The boy seeks English only, which sounds pretty cool on the surface; but it means invaders the world over, who merely learn the language, have license to lunch on OUR social services, long PAID FOR BY US, and license to TAKE OUR JOBS All of this while DEFILING OUR DAUGHTERS! We must DEFINITELY rethink this one!!
I heard nothing about ILLEGAL ALIENS, except "tax them!" That's dumb. It's a Republicrat dream Taxes and Votes, WHO CARES where they came from?
He's a real nice guy. A good neighbor. Someone to have a casual beer with. A good family man. He told us this for two hours. My sore butt! ... This nice young man will not survive his trip into La Cesspool Grande's swamp. He will be absorbed into the Republicrat greed machine and eaten alive: "Yazzuh, Mastah!"
Be good Christians save this youngster from a Souder-like fate Vote for Me TOM METZGER I'm 72 and won't last forever (we all have term limits) I will use my knowledge of DC filth and corruption to bring their 'temple of doom' roof down upon them.Tom Metzger Warsaw, via e-mail 23 July 2010
Let me share a story with you. I was located in California for over 40 years but now have relocated back to my home state of Indiana. When I ran for Congress in the 43rd Congressional District in southern California a black supporter by the name of Dr. Henry Corey had attempted to get citizenship awards for me from both the VFW and the American Legion with little success. In fact this Black Korean War vet was thrown out of both organizations for his trouble.
But the interesting part of the story is that Dr. Corey enrolled me with the NAACP. I received a membership card and all the proper credentials. For a couple of months I was a bona fide NAACP member until someone in the news picked up on it. At that point the NAACP went into shock and sent all kinds of paperwork that I was no longer a member. I don't think I still have the membership card but I wish I did. Considering the flap over the Tea Baggers I am curious about one thing . The leader of the NAACP looks as white as some people I've seen at KLAN meetings in years past. I have not been involved in the Klan since 1980. On the other hand the spokesman for the Racist Tea Baggers appears to be pretty black.
I'm confused. Inquiring minds would like to know.Tom Metzger Warsaw, via e-mail 20 July 2010