Sunday, July 31, 2011


The recent Japanese earthquake's ferocious release of energy was 600 million times that of the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima. Who knew? If this fact were known, people would realize the miracle of minimum damage caused by the event. But extacting reality from media and agenda-driven hype is tough. Reality, however, is the latest blackmail of McDonalds by our politically-correct, liberal government.

PCBS sums up the "getting healthy aim of new choices," McDonald's says it is giving its loyal customers. "For 57 years, our customers have given us their trust. We've tried to repay it by giving them what they want whenever they come in, so that the things they look forward to are things they can feel good about."

Less fat, less salt, fewer calories, apple slices, veges, low fat milk and smaller portions - are these what loyal customers have 'wanted' or trusted McDonald's to give them? No. But what they will want now is what the government makes McDonald's give them; they will have no choices. They may choose only the choices they are given. 1984. Animal Farm revisited. Big Brother and Big nanny rule. Oh God where art thou?

Friday, July 29, 2011


The burden of deficit reduction, the shared sacrifice of the rich paying more, cuts and simultaneous revenue increases - doublespeak in the present, Obama order of things. What else can one say? Unfortunately something stupid every day. I hear that the "backpack index" shows a 25% increase in the cost of back-to-school supplies this fall. Woe is we who must outfit children especially middle schoolers. $1.00 supplies at Wal-Mart must not exist but I swear I saw bins of them on my last trip to the store. Another stupidity is that out of 4 million births, 6000 pregnant women suffered strokes, probably because they are obese. I swear 6000 is a tiny percentage of 4 million last time I calculated. Thirdly , PTS has taken over returning vets from Iraq and Afghanistan; they might need permanent disabilities. No, I say, no until we can prove that the returning soldiers do not father children with obese women. That would prove 1. they are not disabled or 2. they are redisabled. Just more doublespeak and liberal contradiction.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Contradiction personified

The big O said that the less coming in requires we spend more. Duh! His definition of shared sacrifice involves the poor getting less of other people's money. Tax cuts have added to the deficit so everyone needs to gives a little. He has given money to states to save jobs that are not warranted by economic conditions. Duh! Duh! Duh! We deserve the One because too many people and politicans, by way of intellectual dishonesty, have allowed contradiction to become the norm. We're doomed.

Monday, July 25, 2011


$59, $49 or $27 - what should you earn an hr? My 1st job netted $.60. Three auto companies, GM, Chrysler and VW respectively, pay out what I deem to be exhorbitant and unreasonable salaries. What can we do about the contradiction of requiring banks to hold more reserve cash at the same time they are commanded to lend out more money? I think we should blame government with its threats and regulations. Another question: "Is it tougher for a man to be at the pinnacle of his manhood or at its nadir? The big O, Obama, easily slam dunks the answer to this one. Finally, what do we do about the fact that in 1986 only 18% of Americans didn't pay federal income taxes and in 2009 it was 51%? Fair and balanced means every Americans pays the same tax rate with O exceptions.

Sunday, July 24, 2011


One of my pet peeves is the lack of PPP, proper, prior parenting to our children. Now our 'adolescent' President, Barack Obama - punishing, petulant and pompous(PPP), strides the American landscape like a colossal victim and intithesis of my PPP. What is to be done? Obama's hero, Lenin proposed his solution in socialism and Communism, but my answer to preventing the demise of our Republic, still lies somewhere in the lost worlds of PPP and the enquiring mind.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

How to Begin

50% of Americans pay no taxes and 5% pay 60% of the collected revenue. Is this fair?
The annual deficit and the aggregate debts are so massive that all the talk of a few billion cuts here and there, or even a trillion or so, means little. To save us, we must slash two or three entire departments ( starting with energy, education and agriculture), end all agriculture subsidies, raise the retirement age, freeze cost of living raises for Social Security, eliminated food stamp and entitlements and do far, far more — while encouraging the private sector to drill, mine, grow food at unprecedented rates. Government needs to trim regulations and revise the tax code to mandate that every citizen pays the same flat, reasonable rate ( perhaps 15%).
But it is far easier to create monsters than slay them. Obama the dragon still menaces America. The current economic paralysis will persist as long as we continue demonizing the mythical “them” and until we stop acting like Greeks cursing better off Americans as if they were German bankers who are to be damned for their success. The creation of wealth benefits everyone; earning money is as natural as a turtle living within its shell. Without a shell is a turtle homeless? Yes and no. Naked, his biological necessity is perverted and he dies. Man without freedom is also homeless. Naked before dictators, he also will die.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Job or Job?

Nancy Pelosi says Obama has more patience than Job putting up with Republicans in this time of suffering over raising the debt limit and cutting spending. Pronounce it differently and an alternative meaning emerges. Each unemployed American needs a job, having truly suffered during this recession. Also, there's the alternative reality to liberal lunacy, the fact that conservatives(and some Republicans) HAVE had to call up the patience of Job dealing with our punishing President. Furthermore, as a conservative and a realist it is my job to point out the obvious and the reasonable, both deliberately hidden by liberal (progressive, Socialist) thinking. Pelosi's ridiculous claim is a lie; my words are true.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Broken tax system

Adam Smith's underlying principles of taxation emphasized equality of incidence, certainty in method, convenience of form and economy in collection. Strike 4 for the effectiveness of our current tax system. C. Northcote Parkinson writes that behind the philosophy of taxation lurks 2 distinct but false ideas. 1. taxation of the rich may directly benefit the poor and 2. taxation of the more prosperous reduces the scope of envy. Again 2 strikes for effectiveness. He says that the actual result of our tax system is a weakening of the sense of initiative, of property, of freedom, and inevitably a loss of purpose. 4 more blows to weaken America. Furthermore, he claims the mentality of a welfare state has left adolescents and the younger generation without a sense of purpose. Their world is rendered unbearably tedious. There's nothing like looking back to find the answer to moving forward.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011


“Expenditures rise to meet income.” C. Northcote Parkinson’s Second Law is explained in his 1960 book but it has sadly been forgotten.

Lenin prophesied that the United States would spend itself to destruction. Are we almost there?
The answer to our present economic woes ( for conservatives) is how to get our government to live within its means. Edmund Burke said the “to provide for us in our necessities is not in the power of Government.”

It all began with the graduated income tax in 1909 when Rep. John Nance Garner of Texas succeeded in gaining acceptance for this principle. Yet as far back as 1862, Mr. J. R, McCulloch, an economist, said that tax graduation was not an evil to be paltered with. “ The minute you abandon,... the cardinal principle of exacting from all individuals the same proportion of their income or their property, you are at sea without rudder or compass, and there is no amount of injustice and folly you may not commit.”

As time went by, Parkinson writes, “success in the modern age is to be measured by one’s ability to give the minimum of effort to one’s career and extract the maximum of subsidy from the state.” Parkinson also says the first task of government should be to decide upon the proportion which it can safely take of the national income - safely meaning fair and not destructive. Instead, expenditures have continually risen to meet income. He continues, “ There can be no economy while the public revenue is made roughly equal to the sum of the departmental demands. Economy must begin with fixing the revenue as a proportion of the national income and informing each department of the total expenditure it must not exceed.”

Here we are spending too much and taxing with an unequal system. The words of Great Britain’s Gladstone bewailing the expenditure on public works should echo today. “Vacillation, uncertainty, costliness, extravagance, meanness and all the conflictive vices that could be enumerated, are united in our present system.”

No echo can be heard from either chamber of Congress. Parkinson needs to be quoted again: “Even were it probable, ... that increased expenditure would buy anything but administrative constipation, the fact remains that the precipice lies somewhere ahead..”

I allow Thomas Jefferson to have the final say: “I place economy among the first and most important virtues, and public debt as the greatest of dangers to be feared... to preserve our independence, we must not let our rulers load us with public debt... We must make our choice between economy and liberty or profusion and servitude. ...If we run into such debts, we must be taxed in our meat and rink, in our necessities and comforts, in our labor and in our amusements... If we can prevent the Government from wasting the labor of the people, under the pretense of caring for them, they will be happy.”

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Healthy liquids

The only appropriate, healthy liquid to quaff in this end time is hemlock. But I say no. Every media outlet continually tells me to drink healthy liquids when I hydrate in this heat wave. Every ad or announcement refers to my 'health and wellness' and how I can improve them. Courage, I say, ignore them. Courage like the indomitable 'virtu' of Aristotle is needed which implies that I endure and triumph over the enemy(both literally and metaphorically) in order to save my soul.

Interfering, nanny liberals swirl about like vultures trying to take down people like me in America. Intellectuals in the past and present like Thomas Friedman and Barack Obama exhort us to revere socialist or Communist countries like China and Russia. Recently China celebrated its 90th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party by releasing a movie, "The Beginning of the Great Revival," which whitewashes Chinese history with extravagant propaganda that neglects to mention historical killing periods on the path to 'ethnic independence, liberation, nantional wealth and strength.' Millions of deaths are ignored.

Courage, I say! 'Virtu' is my last best hope for change in the future if we conservatives are to save our beloved country. No , I won't drink the hemlock; that is exactly what liberals want us to do.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Ohio State Who?

Here are the exact words from Gene Smith, someone from Ohio State's Football program about the recent scandal and the fact that the 2010 OSU season has been "vacated." Something about how he or they will "tie up some others that emerge." Now I know I'm justified in my position with regard to that team and a few other popular sports.

Friday, July 08, 2011


F.A.Hayek said that "in freedom-crushing totalitarianism, the worst get on top." Obvious, yes? No, because the fall into the abyss is gradual. Subsidies and economic redistribution at first seem innocuous and helpful. The sanctity of wealth and property and economic and political liberty slowly eroding at first also seem harmless. But the inevitable result is the fall into totaliarianism. Who would think that a leader is best who picks winners and losers, makes some people more equal than others and vilifies wealth and personal acquisitions? Can we name any such leader? Totalitarianism in disguise is still totalitarianism; the disguise is the problem.

Wednesday, July 06, 2011

flying ace

President Obama is like a flying ace who shoots down his enemies - the American taxpayers - every time he takes to the skies. Airforce I costs from $60,000 to $181,000 an hr in the air. This does not include the expenses of Obama's entourage which is usually substantial. So how many scholarships could one flight sponser? How many scholarships could his multitudinous trips cover? So what if scholarships are an unnecessary expense for unworthy candidates of higher education. My problem is the waste of taxpayers' monies compounded by the fact that 1/2 of the citizens don't pay taxes. I have a legitimate complaint about Dumbo, our flying a...

Tuesday, July 05, 2011

Strike 3

A mere day after Independence celebrations, I see and hear that America is back to business as usual. The jury finds Casey Anthony not guilty of killing her 2 yr. old child. I learn that 454 staffers in the White House make an average salary of $80,000. And on my $.59 bottle of sparkling water, the company is "committed to providing healthy beverages and promoting awareness of environmental efforts." Whew! I'm relieved that our court system still works, that people earn an honest wage and that my 0 calorie water's blue water drop symbol confirms a triple threat: "healthy alternative, earth efforts and essential for life." Can life and lingo be more meaningless? Really?

Monday, July 04, 2011

Freedom's Ring

On this 4th of July (not memorial day to our troops) we hear freedom ring with the words of two Americans. One the lawyer at the Casey Anthony trial, reminds the jury of dead child's "mandible in anatomical position." The other a nutritionist suggests grilling peaches on the grill "with a balsamic reduction."

Yes, we've come a long way from the original idea of freedom, independence and common sense. Yep, we've lost them to meaningless words, grandstanding, vegetarian political correctness, panic-mongering, nannying etc. The list is as endless as the complaints leveled against George III who also had to be overthrown.

Happy Independence Day!

Sunday, July 03, 2011

4th July Post

4th of July Message to Ohio PatriotsSunday, July 3, 2011
11:58 AMFrom: "Tom Zawistowski" View contact details

To: "Carolyn McLaughlin, Sectretary" Dear Carolyn,

It is customary on the Fourth of July to recall the epic events that created the greatest nation and political system in the history of man. The signing of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776 changed the course of human history and led to the writing of the US Constitution which is one of the greatest documents ever created. It is fitting for us, as the primary benefactors of this incredible achievement by our forefathers, to celebrate the individual freedom, liberty and rights that these documents provide to each of us - which are still lacking for so many millions of people around the world.

As I sit this morning, July 3, 2011, in a hotel room in Columbus, Ohio, after two incredible days of learning from and bonding with over 1,000 fellow Patriots at the We the People Convention, my thoughts are on another equally epic event in our nation’s history on this holiday. On July 3, 1863, the final decisive battles of the Battle of Gettysburg were being fought, as the fate of our great nation hung in the balance. Confederate General Robert E. Lee had made the fateful decision to push for a victory that would decide the Civil War. Nearly 8,000 Americans would die on this weekend and nearly 27,000 more would be wounded as our nation struggled to end a nearly 100-year debate to determine if we truly believed the words in the Declaration of Independence that said "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness," and end the scourge of slavery once and for all. By July 4th, the battle was over and the Union was saved by Patriots who defended our nation.

The Battle of Gettysburg weighs heavily on my mind this holiday as I am more convinced than ever that our nation is once again divided along lines that threaten our very existence and that we are now engaged in another civil war. We have reached a place, after nearly 70 years of progressive government policies, where nearly 50% of Americans no longer believe in individual rights and freedom and the Constitution. They believe that our rights come from Government and not "nature's God" as our forefathers explained in the Declaration of Independence. They believe that Government should solve their problems, enforce "social justice," and provide for their medical, financial, educational and personal needs. They do not believe as our forefathers did that "All men are created equal," but instead believe that it is the role of government to make sure that all men are literally equal through the forced redistribution of wealth from those that do achieve personal success to those who do not. We are at a time where many Americans are at the point of paying more than 50% of their total income in taxes and fees imposed by the local, state and federal governments. I ask, are we not in a state of economic slavery when citizens are involuntarily forced to give up more than half of their wages for government to redistribute to whichever groups or individuals it sees fit?

The other half of the nation believe that individual rights and freedom are what gives individual Americans the incentive to take personal risks, that result in both failures and successes, which ultimately drive the productivity of the American worker that produces the great wealth and standard of living that we all enjoy. This other half of the nation believes, like our forefathers, that government is an obstruction to their "unalienable Rights" to freely pursue life, liberty and happiness. This half of the nation sees government that routinely violates the Constitution and is working against the will of the people to enforce its own will, the will of an elite governing class, upon the people. As Thomas Jefferson said so well, “When the people fear the government, there is tyranny. When the government fears the people, there is liberty.” This half of our nation feels the force of a tyrannical ruling class that does not believe in "government of the people, by the people, and for the people" as Abraham Lincoln affirmed in his Gettysburg Address was the principal that our soldiers so valiantly died to defend and preserve at Gettysburg.

I am convinced on this 4th of July weekend that we are engaged in another civil war that threatens our nation, our Constitution, and the very concept that free men and women can participate in self-governance. I believe that the governing class has been waging this war without much notice by the average American for over 70 years, but that the start of the TEA Party/Patriot movement was the true beginning of this critical fight to decide if this great political experiment that is the United State of America can withstand the test of time. I am convinced that our "Battle of Gettysburg" has begun and that it will be fought out in the streets and neighborhoods of Ohio in the days and months ahead, culminating in the November, 2011 election in which Senate Bill 5 and the Ohio Health Care Amendment will be decided by the votes of Ohio citizens.

In Senate Bill 5 we will decide if the people of Ohio determine how our government and our schools are run or if government worker unions determine how they our run. In Senate Bill 5 we will determine if the people of Ohio will decide how much they want to pay for government services or if government employee workers’ unions will decide how much government must take from the people of Ohio to pay the wages it demands for government workers. In Senate Bill 5 we will determine if the citizens of Ohio will decide what kind of schools and what kind of education we want for our children, or if teachers’ unions will decide what what kind of schools our children can have. In the Ohio Health Care Amendment we will decide if the people of Ohio have the right to decide what kind of health care they want and what to pay for it, or if the Federal Government can dictate what heath care you can have and how much they will forcibly take from the citizens of Ohio to pay for it. In short, we will decide if we want government of the people, by the people and for the people, or if we want to cede our right to self-governance and give that power to a ruling class that believes it knows better than us what is best for us.

On this 4th of July, 2011, I urge all citizens of Ohio, and our nation, to reflect, both upon the Declaration of Independence and upon the sacrifice and meaning of the Battle of Gettysburg. I then ask each and every one of you to decide what you believe in and commit to personally defend your position this November. For I truly believe the very fate of the nation hangs in the balance and that We the People must determine the outcome of this epic battle.


Tom Zawistowski
Executive Director
Portage County TEA Party
4682 State Route 43
Kent, OH 44240

4th July Warning!

Warning from newscasts today about 4th July Dangers.
1. No Fireworks esp. lethal sparklers
2. Dogs missing goes up 50% on July 4th because of breaking rule #1.
3. No Grilling because charcoal causes cancer.
4. Do not let children near pool or beach unless in someone’s sight.
5. Senior citizens should not go out in heat or work too hard.
6. Air quality alert because of heat and humidity; therefore children and elderly stay inside.
7. No alcohol; it does not mix with holiday activities.
8. Road deaths will increase because of holiday travel. Stay home.
9. Parades are banning throwing of candy from floats because uncontrolled children may run under moving floats or vehicles to retrieve.

Almost every hourly newscast has additional warnings throughout day. I did not make up a single one of these!!! Furthermore, a church today broadcasting their Sunday service, emphasized the mantra that life sucks.

We are apparently ALL desperate and without hope. All in a vale of tears. Tornados, floods, hurricanes, fires, disease and death render us hopeless so what should we do? Turn to the very Being responsible for these disasters, traumas and depression - GOD. The pastor says the Jesus Message till touch you with hope, hope for today. I’m confused and desperate.

I say the logical solution is to end it now or have a happy, safe and boring 4th. We are hiding in cellar until danger is over.

Friday, July 01, 2011

cut a problem

Who says we can't cut a trillion dollars now? $4.5 billion to projects in California for Solar Energy which would 'die' without government subsidies. $130 billion as the budget of the Agriculture Department which is in excess of the total net income from agriculature in this country. $49 an hour as the average cost of union labor wages and benefits at Chrysler Group LLC. We can at least thank our bankrupt economy for the cost-cutting reduction from $75 an hour paid in 2007. These egregious examples are just the tip of the iceberg of government waste. Privatize all public schools. Ground the President's fleet of jetsetting jets. Cancel food stamps and free food at schools. Force the Defense Deparment to defend us and not bureaucratic jobs. Cut the taxes of every tax-paying citizen by 20% and at the same time require all those paying NO taxes to pay 20%. Fair is only fair.