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One Ringy Dingy, Two Ringy Dingy's, Three ...(Mel Morgan, Specter, Jim Robinson FollowUp)
MelanieMorgan.Com ^ | Thursday, 12 February 2009 | Melanie Morgan

Posted on 02/12/2009 8:40:25 PM PST by Syncro

One Ringy Dingy, Two Ringy Dingy's, Three ....
Written by Melanie Morgan   
Thursday, 12 February 2009

I got an early wakeup call from the East Coast Thursday morning. The alert came from the office of Sen. Arlen Specter, the alleged Republican whose office I stormed on Monday. Specter wanted to talk with me, mano y mano. As I write this, I am still waiting for the Senator’s call.

I’m not sure what he wanted to tell me. Lobbying from nonsensical moderates doesn’t work on me. Maybe he wanted to tell me that I shouldn’t barge into his offices and demand to talk with him – even if he is hunkering down with Democrats in a scheme to bilk taxpayers and future generations of billions of dollars.

Jim Robinson, founder of FreeRepublic.com, and I arrived at Sen. Specter's office on Monday with a group of folks who oppose the $1.5 trillion porkulus package. We asked to see Sen. Specter. The office secretary was cold as a street-market codfish. I couldn’t blame her. We were there to have words with her boss. Jim, wearing his Navy cap, asked about the senator's whereabouts, but the secretary wasn't helping. It was distressing to see a wheelchair-bound Navy veteran being treated with such disrespect by a senator's staff.

So I flung open Specter’s back office door, and yelled like I was back in the country hollering for my dog. I yelled that I wanted to talk to somebody. Now!!! Specter’s chief of staff slinked out and gave us a few minutes of his time. We let him know that the country is angry, and we aren’t standing by as they decimate our Constitution and saddle our grandchildren with staggering debt.

Specter, along with two other spineless Republicans, have betrayed our country by joining hands with the socialist-in-chief and his minions, the Democrats. They have hoodwinked those still under the spell of Obamamania, and are force-feeding the rest of us with their spend-and-smile bill that will do nothing to stimulate the economy.

Government spending has never stimulated anything, but the coffers of politicians who get favors from those they’ve greased up with taxpayer money.

I wanted to speak with Sen.Stymie-us Specter and ask him just exactly how $4.8 million for a polar bear exhibit in Rhode Island, $300 million for new cars for government bureaucrats, or $400 million to prevent sexually transmitted diseases will stimulate the economy. I guess you could make an argument that prostitutes might get more jobs if they were free of STDs, but $400 million seems like a lot to promote hookers.

My friends at KSFO radio in San Francisco put out a call to their listeners asking for questions for the Senator, just in case he really did call me. Within a short time, I got more than 1,000 emails with questions for Specter.

I’ll print some here so, if Specter finds the time to read this column, he’ll get an idea about how American taxpayers feel about him and his buddies who are selling America’s soul.

Question 1: “I would like to know if Senator Specter wishes to be remembered as one of three Americans who could have saved our nation from Socialism and FAILED to do so!”

Question 2: “My wife and I (we are senior citizens) were shocked to learn that the current stimulus bill contains a new health bureaucracy that WILL HAVE THE POWER TO ESTABLISH MEANS TESTING FOR THE ELDERLY! THAT MEANS THAT SOME BUREAUCRAT, NOT YOUR DOCTOR, WILL DECIDE WHETHER OR NOT YOU ARE ELIGIBLE FOR A PARTICULAR TREATMENT.  This is untenable and pernicious. It's like throwing away the elderly as not worth the cost of saving their life. “

Question 3:His accepting the "Stimulus Bill" as it reads is a betrayal of his oath!  Stand up for what is right.  Stand up for the principles on which this great nation was built.”

Question 4: “Tell him we are through being nice guys...he is a senior Senator - tell him to be a LEADER instead of a turncoat - or to run as a Democrat next time - you know, like Ethics?  This time we are paying attention and TA KING NAMES!”

Question 5: “What did Arlen Specter get for his vote?  Something for himself or his state?  Matter of fact what did all three get for selling out?”

Question 6: “The majority of American citizens . . . are against this stimulus bill, so why are you voting against us and with the Democrats?  Are you more interested in being looked upon as a centrist and liked by your colleagues than in representing the will of the people?” 

Question 7: “Why is the ratio 2/3 pork spending to 1/3 tax cuts? At the very least, it should be the reverse proportions.”

I don’t have room for all 1,000 questions. Maybe Sen. Specter and I can get together for a fried pork lunch so we can chat about the problems. I’ll buy.



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The lead up to the above post
Extra! Extra! Read All About Me!

Written by Melanie Morgan   
Wednesday, 11 February 2009

Yes, folks, I have finally busted into Wednesday's editorial page of the revered Washington Times with my very odd, but brilliant take on the world according to Beltway insiders.

MORGAN: Why I stormed Sen. Specter's office

And what you don't know about the “Stimulus Bill”

Melanie Morgan
Wednesday, February 11, 2009

OP-ED:

I went to visit Sen. Arlen Specter to save him from an embarrassing pro-stimulus vote that will damage America's economy and send the nation back to 1970s-style stagflation.

Jim Robinson, founder of FreeRepublic.com, and I arrived at Sen. Specter's office with a group of folks who oppose the $1.5 trillion stimulus package, on this past Monday morning. We asked to see Sen. Specter. The office secretary didn't seem to be happy to see us. I could not blame her. We were there to embarrass her boss. Jim, wearing his Navy cap, asked about the senator's whereabouts, but the secretary wasn't helping. It was distressing to see a wheelchair-bound Navy veteran being treated with such disrespect by a senator's staff.

It is clear that Specter's front-office staff needs to do an internship at Wal-Mart to pick up tips on how to properly work as a greeter. While the staffer told us she didn't know where Specter was, the senator was on Laura Ingraham's national radio program, defending the stimulus bill and snidely calling her "young lady" when she challenged him.

The desk staffer warned me that I couldn't go into the backrooms. It went through my mind that I certainly should be able to walk through the doors because I helped pay for them with my tax money. But diplomacy kicked in, so I yelled some more.

Eventually, Specter's chief of staff emerged and took notes as our group told him how disgusted we were that his boss was favoring a stimulus bill that is overwhelmingly apposed by his constituents.

Liz Colby Harp brought her five homeschooled children so Specter could see whom he is saddling with trillions of dollars of future debts. She was gracious, intelligent and dead on with her remarks.

Here are just a few of the items tucked into the pork bill, as written into the House or Senate versions. (Keep in mind, the Obama administration contends that this bill is to create jobs):

- $300 million for new cars for government bureaucrats;

- $4.8 million for a polar bear exhibit in Rhode Island;

- $3 million in tax benefits for golf carts, motorcycles and ATVS;

- $150 million for honeybee insurance;

- $1.5 million for a water park ride in Miami, Florida;

- $400 million to prevent sexually transmitted diseases.

Sen. Chuck Schumer, a Democrat from New York, said the "American people don't care about pork." Well, as a woman, I recognize ugly fat when I see it. This bill is stuffed with it.

While leaving Specter's office on Monday, I walked past a long line of people wearing ACORN t-shirts. This is the same group that helped get Obama elected. They came to get what the rest of us will be paying for.

Melanie Morgan is chairman of Move America Forward.

What a "Specter-cle"

Written by Melanie Morgan   
Thursday, 12 February 2009

 UPDATE - Senator Specter's office now says he is "unavailable" until tomorrow.

 Folks, yesterday I wrote an editorial for the Washington Times that blasted Senator Arlen Specter over his vote on the porkulus bill.  Earlier, conservative activists, including myself, stormed his office demanding an explanation.

Now the Senator’s office is asking me to accept his phone call later today.

Please email me any specific questions YOU want answered and I will do my best to wedge it in after my rant! Hurry, as time is of the essence. 

p.s. I will forward to Senator Specter ALL emails.

Note: The fun begins at 3:09 into the video.

 

The Media is Beginning to Catch On ...

Written by Melanie Morgan   
Thursday, 12 February 2009

...that President Obama is misguided, ill-informed, and dangerously naive about terrorism, particularly as it relates to the closure of Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

The Washington Times reported today in a column by James Robbins what we (Move America Forward) publicized during our press conference in Washington on Tuesday - that the President doesn't have a clear understanding of the law. Also inside the paper was an editorial  following up on the diasterous consequences to mis-representing the situation to the American people (exactly what Bush was accused of doing) and the international community.

Read on.

 

President Obama clearly didn't do his homework before ordering the suspension of military tribunals to try terrorist suspects. We have learned that even his own legal counsel admitted that Mr. Obama erred in discussing details about terrorism with families of victims last week, and that the administration was ignorant of a key point that terrorists exploit to their advantage. In his rush to fulfill a campaign promise to his more fervid anti-war supporters, the president's legal oversights risk the disclosure of some highly classified information to terrorists.

Debra Burlingame, sister of Charles Burlingame III, the pilot of American Airlines Flight 77 that was flown into the Pentagon on 9/11, was present at last Friday's White House meeting of families of terrorism victims. Her impression was that President Obama was saying the right words in general, but when it came to specifics he was uncertain, uninformed, and sometimes just plain mistaken. Ms. Burlingame is an attorney who has followed closely the legal aspects of the terrorism cases, and her detailed, probing questions were met with stammers, stares, and statements that betrayed an understanding of the law that was, she said, "flat out wrong."

Case in point: the president's knowledge of the role of the Classified Information Procedures Act or CIPA. This law governs the way in which classified information is used in trials. The Sixth Amendment guarantees defendants the right to confront their accusers and the evidence against them, but the government has an important interest in cases such as these in keeping sources and methods secret. Under CIPA rules, in cases where classified information is used, the government has the option of sharing the information with the defendant, or not using it.

The Bush administration sought to avoid this potential national security threat by resorting to other procedures in which 6th Amendment issues did not arise. But President Obama believes that the model for terrorism cases is the prosecution of the 1993 World Trade Center bombers. Of course a number of those plotters escaped justice (some were found later hiding in Saddam's Iraq, but that's another story). More important, because of the openness of that process, al Qaeda learned a great deal about how to do a much better job next time - and even the classified information from that trial was in Osama bin Laden's hands within weeks.

The terrorists have learned a great deal about conducting legal guerrilla war, using rules like CIPA to their advantage. Notice that more and more terrorists are dismissing their appointed lawyers and representing themselves. This gives them direct access to the classified documents that will be used in evidence against them. In this way they can learn about U.S. intelligence sources and methods - how they were targeted, what information was collected, and who may have been the traitors in their midst. Even if the names of sources are omitted, for example someone who was present at a key planning meeting, the terrorist defendant will know enough about the circumstances to be able to narrow it down. After all, the terrorist is familiar with every aspect of the events; he knows much more about them than the intelligence community.

The alternative to handing over the secrets is for the government to not use the evidence in question. That creates the incongruous situation in which the defense wants to maximize the amount of evidence that implicates them, and the prosecution wants to minimize it. (Our legal system was not designed to accommodate defendants who welcome being put to death.) According to Ms. Burlingame, Obama's answer to this conundrum was "there is no reason we have to give [the terrorists] everything." Evidently the former editor of the Harvard Law Review seems to think that one of his powers as president is personally to pick and choose which constitutional rights apply to terror defendants and which do not. That's the very thing they were criticizing President Bush for.

White House Counsel Greg Craig, often seen whispering in the president's ear during question periods, admitted later to Ms. Burlingame that the chief executive was getting the facts of the law wrong during the discussion with the families. Craig asked her if CIPA covers a case in which terrorists defend themselves, noting that "this is something we hadn't contemplated." If nothing else, this admission of ignorance is more evidence that the decision to rush ahead with closing Guantanamo and shutting down the military tribunals was ill-conceived, poorly planned, and may ultimately be injurious to our national security. The president may talk a good game about "swift, certain justice," but it is becoming clear that justice will not be swift, is highly uncertain, and in the end may not even be just.

This is a lot of words, but I want to document all of this on one thread.
1 posted on 02/12/2009 8:40:25 PM PST by Syncro
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To: Syncro
Another of Melanie Morgans articles, sandwiched between the above:
Another Blow for Obama Leadership, Breaking News

Written by Melanie Morgan   
Thursday, 12 February 2009

 From The Drudge Report......

New Hampshire liberal Senator Judd Gregg has withdrawn his appointment as Commerce Secretary, prematurely ejecting himself because he was apparently unable to stomach President Obama's gut-wrenching porkulus bill.

 Senator Gregg, we conservatives are happy to welcome you back - now if you could just give Senators Specter, Collins, and Snowe a tutorial, perhaps after you tell Princess Pelosi to stop mousing around with our money.

Details here.

"...it has become apparent during this process that this will not work for me as I have found that on issues such as the stimulus package and the Census there are irresolvable conflicts for me. Prior to accepting this post, we had discussed these and other potential differences, but unfortunately we did not adequately focus on these concerns. We are functioning from a different set of views on many critical items of policy."



2 posted on 02/12/2009 8:43:40 PM PST by Syncro (Ti Ming -- Use Librally)
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To: Syncro

Spector sold out America for $6.5 billion in cancer research. Trying to save his own miserable hide?

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2184623/posts


3 posted on 02/12/2009 8:46:39 PM PST by Jim Robinson
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To: Syncro

bump for later


4 posted on 02/12/2009 8:47:23 PM PST by Christian4Bush (Role of the press: Republican scandal - prosecutors; Democrat scandal - Defense attorneys.)
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To: Syncro

Specter is a turncoat. No need to be verbose about it.


5 posted on 02/12/2009 8:48:20 PM PST by blackbart.223 (I live in Northern Nevada. Reid doesn't represent me.)
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To: blackbart.223
That's what writers do.

Documenting things of this nature is what I do.

6 posted on 02/12/2009 8:51:12 PM PST by Syncro (Ti Ming -- Use Librally)
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To: Jim Robinson

What a misrable POS.


7 posted on 02/12/2009 8:51:19 PM PST by HANG THE EXPENSE (Defeat liberalism, its the right thing to do for America.)
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To: blackbart.223

Oh, thanks for the bump...


8 posted on 02/12/2009 8:51:28 PM PST by Syncro (Ti Ming -- Use Librally)
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To: Jim Robinson
"Spector sold out America for $6.5 billion in cancer research. Trying to save his own miserable hide?"

Probably. But his vote for this nonsense is likely to cause others to die because the balance of thier lives isn't worth giving medical treatment under the Obama plan. Hitler would be proud.

9 posted on 02/12/2009 8:54:12 PM PST by blackbart.223 (I live in Northern Nevada. Reid doesn't represent me.)
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To: Syncro

Pride for Melanie and Jim bump!!!


10 posted on 02/12/2009 8:54:42 PM PST by Enterprise (A Representative Republic - gone now. Foolish people.)
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To: Syncro

Tell Specter that the history books may not mention it, but my grandchildren will know the names Spector, Snowe and Collins. I will tell them how they sold out their future.


11 posted on 02/12/2009 8:56:00 PM PST by Fu-fu2
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To: Syncro
"Oh, thanks for the bump..."

I'm here to help.

12 posted on 02/12/2009 8:56:20 PM PST by blackbart.223 (I live in Northern Nevada. Reid doesn't represent me.)
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To: Jim Robinson
Ah ha!

Specter(D)

And Pelosi sold out for a mouse!

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2183477/posts?page=27#27

But of course she is a dem...

13 posted on 02/12/2009 8:57:12 PM PST by Syncro (Ti Ming -- Use Librally)
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To: freekitty; celtic gal; Brad's Gramma; Free ThinkerNY; SouthTexas; BossLady; ladyvet

PING


14 posted on 02/12/2009 8:57:21 PM PST by ExTexasRedhead
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To: Enterprise

Huge pride and thank you for being our voice......


15 posted on 02/12/2009 8:57:35 PM PST by Kimmers (Working hard so Obamas friends don't have to)
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To: Fu-fu2
Even if our kids go to government schools, they need to be taught real stuff too.

: > )

Good on you!

16 posted on 02/12/2009 8:59:32 PM PST by Syncro (Ti Ming -- Use Librally)
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To: Syncro
"Documenting things of this nature is what I do."

I'm not knocking that. It's just that I shoot from the hip.

17 posted on 02/12/2009 9:00:29 PM PST by blackbart.223 (I live in Northern Nevada. Reid doesn't represent me.)
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To: blackbart.223
LOL, well look out for your foot!

JK

Verbose: 2: given to wordiness (the one I am using)

Verbose: 1: containing more words than necessary (I'm thinking that is what you meant...)

Now who is the most verbose of them all?

Present Obama looked in the mirror and it said back to him...ah....er...um...um..ah...pork....me....me...me...ah...um....

18 posted on 02/12/2009 9:04:48 PM PST by Syncro (Ti Ming -- Use Librally)
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To: Syncro

Nearly 40 years ago, I was in study hall at Stonewall Jackson Senior High School in Charleston, WV. It was the Monday after Halloween and I was new to the school. I’d grown up in a white enclave in a small New York town. The doors to the auditorium were thrown open and hundreds of white students rushed in.

The principal’s office was just across the hall and Dr. Steadman followed the crowd in and began telling students to get back to class immediately. An incident on Halloween apparently set off tempers between the black and white students.

Students began shouting the principal down as he stood in front of the stage barking for all he was worth. The shouting went back and forth and, from what I could understand, the kids wanted a group of black students punished for beating up one of their own.

While the shouting was going on, hundreds of black students gathered outside the closed doors of the auditorium. (There is a point here — wait for it).

As students realized they were trapped, tempers flared to the point where a senior boy jumped up on the stage and started inciting the crowd. Dr. Steadman was losing his cool and directed the boy to get off the stage and back to class. The student kicked the principal in the head and said, “You may be chickenshit, but I’m ready”.

And the riot was on. It was brutal and bloody and profane. It seemed to last forever and there was no place to hide. My younger brother wound up hospitalized after being chain whipped. Once word spread, parents were on campus searching for their children.

The school was closed for a week, but the tension remained for the year.

The point? I sincerely believe we are, as a society, watching tempers reach the point where one swift kick to a Senator or Representative is going to bust things wide open. Our representatives in Washington are going to go into hiding to prevent having to hear our ‘complaints’. We’ll get mad and they’ll respond by awarding themselves protection.

Be careful, Melanie Morgan. This is serious stuff. Things are going to get really bad before they get better. Congress isn’t used to being questioned the way they have been this past year. Some, Barney Frank comes to mind, are oblivious to it all. They are the ruling class and we are the ruled and they will do whatever is required to protect that.

Freegards,

Glenn


19 posted on 02/12/2009 9:06:41 PM PST by Glenn (Free Venezuela!)
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To: Jim Robinson

Thanks for your invaluable presence. I emailed Alexander today and promised no more funding unless these Rino’s are dealt with harshly. I wish I could do more. They are bankrupting our Nation.


20 posted on 02/12/2009 9:08:18 PM PST by eyedigress
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To: Syncro

Government is taking away your money from you and your FAMILY give it to the WORLD F—— Y— GOVERNMENT


21 posted on 02/12/2009 9:09:41 PM PST by shielagolden
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To: Syncro

And why do we have Specter? Because Santorum and W were willing to play nicey-nice with him, when a small amount of maneuvering on their part would have given us Toomey.


22 posted on 02/12/2009 9:12:51 PM PST by ikka (Brother, you asked for it!)
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To: Syncro
"LOL, well look out for your foot!"

In fifty six years I have never shot anything I didn't intend to. However your point about Obama being verbose is right on target not to mention he makes no sense.

Bart.

23 posted on 02/12/2009 9:14:06 PM PST by blackbart.223 (I live in Northern Nevada. Reid doesn't represent me.)
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To: Syncro

CONGRATS TO YOU, JIMROB AND ALL INVOLVED!

HOwever,

the RINO is an Oligarchy stooge.

He’s in sympathy with their Constitution shredding goals as well as the treasonous global government goal . . . of course with NAU along the way.

He’s a dyed-in-the-wool globalist.

Even if he weren’t, he’d be afraid for his life to go against them in this situation.


24 posted on 02/12/2009 9:16:19 PM PST by Quix (LEADRs SAY FRM 1900 2 presnt: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/religion/2130557/posts?page=81#81)
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To: blackbart.223
I pretty much thought that was true.

Thanks for having a sense of humor.

25 posted on 02/12/2009 9:17:18 PM PST by Syncro (Ti Ming -- Use Librally)
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To: shielagolden

26 posted on 02/12/2009 9:20:16 PM PST by shielagolden
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To: Syncro
"Thanks for having a sense of humor."

Difficult to keep these days but If we lose that we are in even deeper trouble.

27 posted on 02/12/2009 9:25:06 PM PST by blackbart.223 (I live in Northern Nevada. Reid doesn't represent me.)
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To: Syncro

What she did might make everyone feel better, but it had absolutely no impact whatsoever.

And, she doesn’t seem able to grasp that either. Consider those questions she lists. They’re just rants, and Specter could deflect them with ease.

Until people learn how to craft effective questions - and try to ask them - people like Specter will keep winning.

Here’s a guide:

http://24ahead.com/how-ask-politicians-tough-questions


28 posted on 02/12/2009 9:30:13 PM PST by lonewacko_dot_com (http://lonewacko.com/blog)
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To: Syncro

Melanie is going to have a tough time having a mano y mano conversation with that piece of floating effluent.


29 posted on 02/12/2009 9:30:27 PM PST by smokingfrog (Is it just my imagination, or is the water in this pot getting a little too hot?)
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To: Syncro

“LOL, well look out for your foot!”

Good advice, a friend of mine practicing quic draw got his leg and severed the tendon and wound up wearing a brace on his leg.

That was over 50 years ago, today the cops would have probably arrested him!


30 posted on 02/12/2009 9:31:45 PM PST by dalereed
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To: dalereed

Why the Senate is corrupt http://www.freerepublic.com/forum/a3912ba5d3ee8.htm


31 posted on 02/12/2009 9:32:59 PM PST by shielagolden
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To: Syncro

You go Girl.....

Melanie needs to run for office.


32 posted on 02/12/2009 9:34:12 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote.)
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To: ExTexasRedhead

Great visiting with you tonight.


33 posted on 02/12/2009 9:35:07 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote.)
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To: Glenn

Well I tell you I feel like I’m being backed into a corner and I’m about ready to come out swinging. I feel my country slipping away and I don’t think I’m alone with that thought. I don’t think it’s going to take too much more of this bull@#(% for a lot of people to start fighting back.


34 posted on 02/12/2009 9:37:42 PM PST by scottywr ("Birth Certificate? We don neeed no steenkeen birth certificate!")
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Comment #35 Removed by Moderator

To: ikka

I wonder if Toomey would be willing to run again against Spector. We need to get good candidates in place now. Where is Michael Steele on the issue? Has he said anything about the three?


36 posted on 02/12/2009 9:38:21 PM PST by maxter (Give today a chance. Enjoy.)
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To: lonewacko_dot_com

Well you miss the point, but do a good job of dismissing Morgan.

I get the impression you could craft the perfect questions, so go ahead.

Use you guide if you wish.

I will see that Melanine Morgan gets them.

Thanks


37 posted on 02/12/2009 9:38:58 PM PST by Syncro (Ti Ming -- Use Librally)
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To: Syncro

38 posted on 02/12/2009 9:42:55 PM PST by Diver Dave
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To: Baynative
Apparently all he wanted was his cancer pork.
To: Syncro

Spector sold out America for $6.5 billion in cancer research. Trying to save his own miserable hide?

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2184623/posts

3 posted on Thursday, February 12, 2009 8:46:39 PM by Jim Robinson
He sold out for his own personal interests.

Pelosi sold out for a mouse

One thing we know about dems and turncoat republicans, they are sellouts.

39 posted on 02/12/2009 9:43:13 PM PST by Syncro (Ti Ming -- Use Librally)
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Concerning post #37:

Use you guide if you wish.

I will see that Melanine Morgan gets them.

Should be

Use your guide if you wish.

I will see that Melanie Morgan gets them.


40 posted on 02/12/2009 9:45:14 PM PST by Syncro (Tyois are my midle name)
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To: Glenn; scottywr; Quix
Trying not to sound too conspiracy theory here but there is a black and pathological presence around Bamster. There are ideas which might be his, but my impression is that there is a hand behind the throne. Things like, ACORN, gun control, a packed federal judiciary, "volunteer" 90 day training, a civil defense force funded and trained at the level of the military, and spending which may give us Zimbabwe bucks are things to be genuinely fearful of.

It is dreadful that people of the Republican Party can even think of cooperating with these monsters.

41 posted on 02/12/2009 9:55:03 PM PST by Enterprise (A Representative Republic - gone now. Foolish people.)
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To: Syncro

The better thing for Morgan to do is to contact someone like Robert Rector and ask him to come up with some two to four sentence questions that she can ask. I’m not familiar with the fine points of the bill and neither is she. So, she needs to find someone who is and who can come up with those questions together with supporting material.

However, if she wants to ask someone about the field I deal with, here are some I submitted to BHO’s site (and then failed to find anyone else willing to vote them up):

http://24ahead.com/more-immigration-questions-barack-obama-changegov-open-quest


42 posted on 02/12/2009 10:07:33 PM PST by lonewacko_dot_com (http://lonewacko.com/blog)
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To: Enterprise

I’m with you. Was it an accident that oil prices were out of control in the short months leading up to the election, that the economy collapsed on the eve of the election, the fairness doctrine is looming, schools are programming our kids to be anti-American? I’ve always been skeptical about conspiracies but our current times are dark, and should be feared by true Americans.


43 posted on 02/12/2009 10:10:53 PM PST by scottywr ("Birth Certificate? We don neeed no steenkeen birth certificate!")
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To: maxter
Steele on stimulus.
44 posted on 02/12/2009 10:11:00 PM PST by malkee (Actually I'm an ex-smoker--two and a half years-- But I think about it every day.)
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To: Enterprise

He has obviously . . .

Allinsky, his other evil mentors . . .

sucked at the tit or worse of demonized folks for most, if not all, of his adult life.

He has gloried in their tutelage and grooming him as the main puppet in one of the closing chapters toward Armageddon.

He may have contributed a stray idea occasionally . . . but other than being a great puppet and orator . . . a la the likes of the German runt . . .

I think any substance he may have hidden under his skin is a black, gooey, stinky kind.

imho, you are exceedingly right about the evil forces, black forces hovering around . . . at least around . . . him.


45 posted on 02/12/2009 10:17:37 PM PST by Quix (LEADRs SAY FRM 1900 2 presnt: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/religion/2130557/posts?page=81#81)
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To: Enterprise

BTW,

OTHER THAN SLAVISHLY AGREEING WITH THE MSM . . .

WHAT IS IT

with !!!!CONSERVATIVES!!!!

calling ENDLESS MULTIPLE SOURCES CONFIRMED

CONSPIRACY FACTS

“theory??????”

CRAZY!


46 posted on 02/12/2009 10:18:37 PM PST by Quix (LEADRs SAY FRM 1900 2 presnt: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/religion/2130557/posts?page=81#81)
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To: shielagolden
Greetings shielagolden:

Is the URL provided correct? The link reads: No such file (give_legacy_article)

Cheers,
OLA

47 posted on 02/12/2009 10:20:38 PM PST by OneLoyalAmerican (Palin 2012)
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To: Syncro
Jim, wearing his Navy cap, asked about the senator's whereabouts, but the secretary wasn't helping. It was distressing to see a wheelchair-bound Navy veteran being treated with such disrespect by a senator's staff.

So I flung open Specter’s back office door, and yelled like I was back in the country hollering for my dog. I yelled that I wanted to talk to somebody. Now!!! Specter’s chief of staff slinked out and gave us a few minutes of his time. We let him know that the country is angry, and we aren’t standing by as they decimate our Constitution and saddle our grandchildren with staggering debt.

Melanie Morgan is my kind of lady. I would have done the same darn thing! Good for you Melanie for your actions on all ends and for publishing these darn good and IMPORTANT questions. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you!!

48 posted on 02/12/2009 10:27:58 PM PST by GOP Poet
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To: GOP Poet

INDEED! INDEED!

INDEED TO THE MAX!


49 posted on 02/12/2009 10:32:09 PM PST by Quix (LEADRs SAY FRM 1900 2 presnt: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/religion/2130557/posts?page=81#81)
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To: lonewacko_dot_com
Hadn't heard of Rector before, thanks.

If I had time, I would post this as a thread:

by Robert E. Rector and Katherine Bradley
WebMemo #2287

A major public policy success, welfare reform in the mid-1990s led to a dramatic reduction in welfare dependency and child poverty. This successful reform, however is now in jeopardy: Little-noted provisions in the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate stimulus bills actually abolish this historic reform. In addition, the stimulus bills will add nearly $800 billion in new means-tested welfare spending over the next decade. This new spending amounts to around $22,500 for every poor person in the U.S. The cost of the new welfare spending amounts, on average, to over $10,000 for each family paying income tax.

Ending Welfare Reform

The welfare reform of 1996 replaced the old Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) with a new program named Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF). The key to welfare reform's reduction in dependency was the change in the funding structure of AFDC.[1]

Under the old AFDC program, states were given more federal funds if their welfare caseloads were increased, and funds were cut whenever the state caseload fell. This structure created a strong incentive for states to swell the welfare rolls. Prior to reform, one child in seven was receiving AFDC benefits.

When welfare reform replaced the old AFDC system with TANF, this perverse financial incentive to increase dependence was eliminated. Each state was given a flat funding level that did not vary whether the state increased or decreased its caseload. In addition, states were given the goal of reducing welfare dependence (or at least of requiring welfare recipients to prepare for employment).

The House and Senate stimulus bills will overturn the fiscal foundation of welfare reform and restore an AFDC-style funding system. For the first time since 1996, the federal government would begin paying states bonuses to increase their welfare caseloads. Indeed, the new welfare system created by the stimulus bills is actually worse than the old AFDC program because it rewards the states more heavily to increase their caseloads. Under the stimulus bills, the federal government will pay 80 percent of cost for each new family that a state enrolls in welfare; this matching rate is far higher than it was under AFDC.

It continues at the link in the title.
50 posted on 02/12/2009 10:45:12 PM PST by Syncro (Ti Ming -- Use Librally)
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