The TJ Michaels Show


Progressive’s Love Bob Dylan
August 20, 2009, 10:30 pm
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bob_dylan_4I admit I like Dylan too, but in listening to some Bob Dylan this morning;  the times, they are in fact changing.  But not in the way the liberal progressives in our country had hoped.  The Times Are A Changin is a protest song penned by Dylan back in 1963.  The lyrics are hauntingly relevant to today’s progressive agenda.  The song suggests that people get out of the way of social change and that waiting is no longer an option. 

The song was written during the civil rights movement but it parallels the progressive game plan today.  Scan the lyrics below, read the lyrics.  Words like; The Time is now, senators and congressman head the call, don’t stand in the doorway, don’t block the hall.

Songs like Dylan’s had a positive effect on the civil rights movement.  But, the issues we are dealing with today are not civil rights.  The economy, the bailouts, cap and trade and last but not least, health care insurance reform are issues that require serious debate.  Lets hope the so called angry mob continues to debate.  

The Times They Are A-Changin’

Come gather ’round people
Wherever you roam
And admit that the waters
Around you have grown
And accept it that soon
You’ll be drenched to the bone.
If your time to you
Is worth savin’
Then you better start swimmin’
Or you’ll sink like a stone
For the times they are a-changin’.

Come writers and critics
Who prophesize with your pen
And keep your eyes wide
The chance won’t come again
And don’t speak too soon
For the wheel’s still in spin
And there’s no tellin’ who
That it’s namin’.
For the loser now
Will be later to win
For the times they are a-changin’.

Come senators, congressmen
Please heed the call
Don’t stand in the doorway
Don’t block up the hall
For he that gets hurt
Will be he who has stalled
There’s a battle outside
And it is ragin’.
It’ll soon shake your windows
And rattle your walls
For the times they are a-changin’.

Come mothers and fathers
Throughout the land
And don’t criticize
What you can’t understand
Your sons and your daughters
Are beyond your command
Your old road is
Rapidly agin’.
Please get out of the new one
If you can’t lend your hand
For the times they are a-changin’.

The line it is drawn
The curse it is cast
The slow one now
Will later be fast
As the present now
Will later be past
The order is
Rapidly fadin’.
And the first one now
Will later be last
For the times they are a-changin’.

Copyright ©1963; renewed 1991 Special Rider Music

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Januarey 20th 2009, The Day “The Music” (Democracy) Died…Don’t Believe The Hype!
August 8, 2009, 11:00 am
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american-pie-by-don-mcleanBye, Bye Miss American Pie!  So many of my conservative friends tell me that January 20th2009 is the day “the music” (democracy) died. Two words;  not true!  The truth is there are more reasons now to be excited about America’s future than in any other time in my lifetime!   You may be thinking to yourself, “come on TJ how can you say that?”

Sure, I’ll agree America is way off corse.  Barrack Obama with honorable mention support from the George Bush  didn’t drive the Chevy to the levee.  Forget about the levee,  our politicians(them good old boys whom I’m convinced are drinkin’ some serious  whisky and rye), are driving America off a cliff!  And yes, Februarymade me shiver with every paper they (bill) delivered.  There was bad news on the doorstep and I think we all thought we couldn’t take one more step!   But, there are some encouraging things happening that we need to take stock  of!

1.) I knew if I had my chance that I could make those people dance:  TEA party patriots are organizing at local and state levels and continue to wake up other Americans every day.

2.) Helter Skelter in a summer swelter:   House Reps and members of Congress on summer break currently have no place to hide!  Have you listened to the blow-back that they are getting from constituents on talk radio or seen the you tube videos? I have never seen so many politicians put into a panic!  Rep: Tim Bishop of New York has canceled all town meeting appearances.  Arlen Spector and Kathlene Sebeilius were asked some very simple questions by angry Taxpayers in Philadelphia!   They offered no answers and were booed off the stage!  Of corse, they did boo Santa Claus at a ballgame in Philadelphia in 1968 but I digress!

3.) The players tried for a forward pass, with the jester on the sidelines in a cast:  The healthcare debate has badly damaged Barack Obama and taken virtually all of his political capitol.

4.) I met a girl who sang the blues and I asked her for some happy news,
but she just smiled and turned away:
  Sarah Palin stepping down as the Governor of Alaska has made her even more popular with Americans who want partisan politics to end.  There’s hope of a  a big announcement and some happy news  for Sarah and Conservatives in the near future!

5.) They took the last train (plain) for the coast, The Day” the music” (democracy) died:Speaker, Nancy Pelosi and Senator, Barbara  Boxer are going on break to find that the number and size of their liberal minions has been drastically reduced in blue state, California!



Policy Trek: The Wrath of Faux Outrage?
August 5, 2009, 10:55 pm
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wormhole-enterpriseI think the country has been sucked into a giant wormhole!  Yes its the only explanation for what is currently going on!  It’s like a bad episode of Star Trek. (of coarse Trekkers would argue that there is no such animal)

How else can you explain the following:  Every single poll of the American people suggests  that they don’t want socialized health care.  There are rallies in the streets, in front of politicians offices, houses and town meetings that have spiraled quickly out of control.  Yet the Progressive Liberal Democrats lead by Barack Obama, Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid suggest that its all fake outrage.  The media either largely downplays the protesters or does not cover them at all and the politico’s are actually calling constituents angry mobs organized by the insurance companies or Fox News or the GOP.  Funny it’s the same tactic they used with the TEA parties.

The Quinnipiac Poll found that 39% approve of Obamacare and 52% disapprove.  That’s a 17% swing from the Quinnipiac Poll released a month ago when 46% approved and 42% disapproved.  That’s because the more Americans know about this program, the less they like President Obama’s plans to take over the health insurance industry and therefore, the medical care of 300 million Americans.

Yep…I’m no scientist, but it must be a wormhole! something is out of whack with the space time continuem!  Do they really think we are this stupid?  Do they really think they are going to get away with this?  What they don’t understand is that most conservatives are pissed off at both the Democrats and the Republicans.  Conservatives are mad and a part of the protests, but the maddest of all constituents are those whom would classify themselves independent.

If I wasn’t so hacked off about the fact that these people are trying to steal our country out from right under our feet, I’d laugh.  Have you seen the  Acorn folks in the nice matching organized t-shirts with custom professionally printed banners and signs.  Now thats what I call organized.  The T-shirts the signs they all cost money.  Have you seen the poeple protesting healthcare…no fancy t-shirts….I wonder who funded those home made signs!

The very people who brought us the Wes Boyd-funded Move On, the George Soros-funded Media Matters for America, and the union-funded ACORN comes complaints that the Tea Party people and the health care people are “AstroTurf” and not a grassroots movement.  These politicians must only understand  Klingon!  Because they are not hearing the people they work for.

Voters across the country are taking their phasers off stun and going for the kill!  Scotty, warp vector 9 to the 2010 elections because not even the deflector shields will hold them back and save the Democrats.   Keep telling your constituents that they are AstroTurf and this is all fake anger.  You will anger them even further and they will defeat you and your health care plan…So that we can, “Live long and prosper!”



Rat Infestation In Government: The Pied Piper of Washington is leading the rats to your wallet!
August 1, 2009, 10:48 am
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2366638601_815b52ed9e_oYou are probably familiar with the story of the Pied Piper of Hamelin.  But do you the story of the Pied Piper of Washington?  Well sit down children and you shall here how the Piper stole the American freedoms that we hold so dear!

There once was a Pied Piper who said, “We live in the greatest country in the world.  Help me change it!” 

 And the people said, “Change is good!”

Then he said, “We are going to tax the rich fat-cats,”. 

 And the people said “Sock it to them!”

“and redistribute their wealth.” 

And the people said, “Show me the money!”
And then he said, “Redistribution of wealth is good for everybody” 

And Joe the plumber said, are you kidding me?”
And Joe’s personal records were hacked and publicized. 

And one lone reporter asked, “Isn’t that Marxist policy?”
And she was banished from the kingdom! 

Then someone asked, “With no foreign relations experience, how will you deal with radical terrorists?”

And the Pied Piper said, “Simple.  I’ll sit down and talk with them and show them how nice we really are and they’ll forget that they ever wanted to kill us all!”

Then the Pied Piper said, “I’ll give 95% of you lower taxes.” 

And one, lone voice said, “But 40% of us don’t pay ANY taxes.”
So the Pied Piper said, “Then I’ll give you some of the taxes the fat-cats pay!” 

And the people said, “Show me the money!”
Then the Pied Piper said, “I’ll tax your Capital Gains when you sell your homes!” 

And the people yawned and the slumping housing market collapsed.
And he said, “I’ll mandate employer- funded health care for EVERY worker and raise the minimum wage.” 

And the people said, “Gim’me some of that!”
Then he said, “I’ll penalize employers who ship jobs overseas.” 

And the people said, “Where’s my rebate check?”
Then the Pied Piper actually said, “I’ll bankrupt the coal industry and electricity rates will skyrocket!” 

And the people said, “Coal is dirty, coal is evil, no more coal!  But we don’t care for that part about higher electric rates.”
So the Pied Piper said, “Not to worry.  If your rebate isn’t enough to cover your expenses, we’ll bail you out.  Just sign up with ACORN and your troubles are over!”  

Then he said, “Illegal immigrants feel scorned and slighted.  Let’s grant them amnesty, Social Security, free education, free lunches, free medical care, bi-lingual signs and guaranteed housing.”  
And the people said, “Ole`! Bravo!”  And they made him King!
And so it came to pass that employers, facing spiraling costs and ever-higher taxes, raised their prices and laid off workers.  Others simply gave up and went out of business and the economy slowed even further. 

 Then the Pied Piper said, “I am the Messiah and I’m here to save you!  We’ll just print more money so everyone will have enough!”  But our foreign trading partners said, “Wait a minute.  Your dollar isn’t worth what it was.  You’ll have to pay more.” 

And the people said, “Wait a minute. That’s not fair!”

And the world said, “Neither are these other, idiotic programs you’ve embraced.  You’ve become a Socialist state and a second-rate power.  Now you’ll play by our rules!” 

And the people said, “What have we done?”

But it was too late. 
If you think this is a fairy tale, open your eyes and ears. It’s happening RIGHT NOW!



WAR ON PROGRESSIVES -REMAKING AMERICA
July 25, 2009, 9:43 am
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0bamaOn January 20th, President Barack Obamatook the oath of office. He used some words in his Inaugural speech that I thought were strange but didn’t make any connection.

I’ve heard politicians use the phrases “rebuild” and “reshape.” but I had never heard anyone say they were going to remake something… especially the idea of remaking America. The President said, We will remake America.

It should have set off sirens in my head but, it didn’t. I remember just thinking that it was an odd choice of words…maybe his teleprompter, TOTUS, came up with it. As it turns out, It wasn’t an odd choice of words…he meant what he said.

Since January 20th, I have watched the President deliver on his promise. I have watched him remake America into something that I don’t recognize and Thomas Jefferson and our forefathers are definitely spinning in there graves.

T.E.A. Party Patriots in Vermont and All over the U.S. are doing there best to put the breaks on the BIG Government, and the Socialistic experiment that the Progressive American Political movement is pushing.

To understand the President’s motives you must understand the phrase “remaking America” and where it comes from.

“Remaking America,” is a researched, focus grouped phrase like many of Barack Obama’s other phrases that come directly from liberal progressive operatives.

To understand what Barrack Obama means when  he says he’s going to remake and transform America, we really need to go back to FDR’s Second Bill Of Rights.

Not a lot of people know about the Second Bill of Rights.  The Second Bill of Rights was a proposal made by FDR in his State of the Union Address on January 11, 1944 .  He argued that the Second Bill of Rights was to be implemented politically, not by federal judges. Roosevelt’s stated justification was that the “political rights” guaranteed by the Constitution and the Bill of Rights had “proved inadequate to assure us equality in the pursuit of happiness.”
Roosevelt’s remedy was to create an “Economic Bill Of Rights” which would guarantee:

• A job with a living wage
• Freedom from unfair competition and monopolies
• A Home
• Medical care
• Education
• Recreation

I’d like to share with you an excerpt from the address. FDR said;

“It is our duty now to begin to lay the plans and determine the strategy for the winning of a lasting peace and the establishment of an American standard of living higher than ever before known. We cannot be content, no matter how high that general standard of living may be, if some fraction of our people—whether it be one-third or one-fifth or one-tenth—is ill-fed, ill-clothed, ill-housed, and insecure.

This Republic had its beginning, and grew to its present strength, under the protection of certain inalienable political rights—among them the right of free speech, free press, free worship, trial by jury, freedom from unreasonable searches and seizures. They were our rights to life and liberty.

As our nation has grown in size and stature, however—as our industrial economy expanded—these political rights proved inadequate to assure us equality in the pursuit of happiness.
We have come to a clear realization of the fact that true individual freedom cannot exist without economic security and independence. “Necessitous men are not free men.” People who are hungry and out of a job are the stuff of which dictatorships are made.

In our day these economic truths have become accepted as self-evident. We have accepted, so to speak, a second Bill of Rights under which a new basis of security and prosperity can be established for all—regardless of station, race, or creed. Among these are:

The right to a useful and remunerative job in the industries or shops or farms or mines of the nation;
The right to earn enough to provide adequate food and clothing and recreation;
The right of every farmer to raise and sell his products at a return which will give him and his family a decent living;
The right of every businessman, large and small, to trade in an atmosphere of freedom from unfair competition and domination by monopolies at home or abroad;
The right of every family to a decent home;
The right to adequate medical care and the opportunity to achieve and enjoy good health;
The right to adequate protection from the economic fears of old age, sickness, accident, and unemployment;
The right to a good education.

All of these rights spell security. And after this war is won we must be prepared to move forward, in the implementation of these rights, to new goals of human happiness and well-being.
America’s own rightful place in the world depends in large part upon how fully these and similar rights have been carried into practice for our citizens.”

Now here’s where we find out just how bad this was for America. The American Communist Party was running a candidate against FDR. But when FDR started implementing his policies…they became politically inactive. They stopped putting people up against FDR.

Leaders of the ACP were getting there agenda passed! “We don’t need to run, with everything that FDR is doing,” said officials. They didn’t want to run any opposing candidate because, they didn’t want to hurt FDR. He was doing exactly what they had hoped for!

Progressives move in baby steps, that’s why the current debate on socialized healthcare is so dangerous! The President tells you that you will be able to keep your own private healthcare insurance. All while legislating the private healthcare companies out of business. Baby steps…let’s create the model first and gradually over time make privatized healthcare obsolete or illegal.

Baby steps to bigger government, less freedom and liberty. The things that Americans were contemplating in FDR’s time sound amazingly like today!

America is being, as Barack Obama said in his inauguration speech, REMADE.  He didn’t say we were going to rebuild it. He said we are going to remake it, And that is exactly what he is doing. He is remaking America.

What will the land of the free and the home of the brave look like when he is done with this social experiment? Will we be Socialist? Communist?

There is a difference. Communism is enforced by the barrel of a gun. When Americans finally wake up, when people rise up, when our economy can’t take any more, will the US government use the barrel of a gun?

I know your thinking TJ, This is crazy! Those who think so do not understand the precious gift that liberty and freedom are and how quickly they can evaporate with the stroke of a politician’s pen in Washington! We are sliding down a slippery slope!