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America Held Hostage- the Obama Files...
various links ^ | 11-8-08 | The Heavy Equipment Guy

Posted on 11/08/2008 3:06:12 AM PST by backhoe

America Held Hostage- the Obama Files...

With a hattip to Rush ( His idea during the Clinton plague upon America ) I am starting a file on “The One,” mostly starting from the election date.

Older stuff- links, quotes, quips, and sometimes pointed graphics can be found by scrolling back from these two posts:

-Hillary Clinton- archives, comments, and opposition research--

-Sarah Palin- links, from the beginning--

There is some good material in those posts that raises a lot of uncomfortable questions that everyone ought to be asking, and probably will once the “new” wears off, and we are stuck with four ( more likely eight, since 95% of the news & entertainment media are in his pocket ) years of a typical corrupt Chicago Political Machine Politician trying to jerk the whole country in one direction and then the next.

You've all heard the saying,

”People get the kind of government they want...
...and deserve?”

Well, America, you are about to “get it, good & hard...”

Don't say you weren't warned- we tried to tell you...

We did everything we could, and our state went for the Old Guy & the Naughty Librarian, but too many other voters were made stupid by the TV and public schools for it to matter.

We're in a Hell of a mess, and the worst thing is, "we"- the collective we, not you & I-- got us here.

Is Obama really the Abyss...

staring back at us?

I like to make points with humorous graphics- this one sums it up as well as any:

 

Then, in a nutshell, "everything I see going bad with all this hopi- changi- stuff The One is peddling-- forced labor, censorship, spin, and pure mean-spirited rudness:

Email of the day

Atlas readers rock! I am blown away by the overwhelming response to this post  (and this one) to get involved to take back our country from the Soros, socialists, and the self proclaimed messiah - oy. More than one email brought a tear to my eye but I wanted to share this one with you.

If this best represents who we are, what we want and where we are going, there is no way we can lose. Greatness is in the house. I am proud to count you as my friends. Prouder still to stand with you and fight this great fight.

I want to lead a county.

I was born in Cuba, and know the language of Communism, Obama speaks it well.  My grandfather's family had to flee Lebanon because of the Muslims to Cuba. We fled Cuba because of Castro.

This is the best country in the whole wide world.  I was a child when I left Cuba with the clothe on my back, we left my parent's sister and I, left behind everything. 

America is Worth fighting for and Freedom is worth defending.  I do not want my children to grow up in oppression, nor do I wish exile upon them.

Please allow me to help, again, Id like to lead a county.

My name is Ingrid and Im in Miami, in Miami Dade County

May the Light always shine upon America,

Ingrid

UPDATE: In case there was any doubt as to what the victorious zombies have in mind. Check out this comment (left in the comment section) . Can you say rude awakening?

You people are pathetic!

Your racist fear mongering will not go unchallenged!  Soon we will shut down your hate spewing web sites.  We will confiscate your firearms.  In prison, you will get an education on the error of your ways.  We will take your children and raise them as our own and instill in them the values of social justice.  We will have a new American Republic of justice and order for all!

You time is almost up!  Prepare for the dung heap of history!

It sounds insane (which it is) but I believe the writer is quite serious.

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"We will confiscate your firearms. In prison, you will get an education on the error of your ways. We will take your children and raise them as our own and instill in them the values of social justice".....


Heh heh heh....I am sure you are serious, but that is funny!

Values of social justice....like Mao? Stalin? Lenin? Ho-chi Min? Pol Pot? Which of these butchers of social justice did you have in mind?"

170,000,000
That's the number of civilians that have been murdered by their own governments in the 20th century alone.

Innocents Betrayed is a must see video produced by Jews for the Preservation of Firearms (scroll down to see links to view the Introduction to Innocents Betrayed)

Now consider Obama's 'civilian defense force' which he intends to fund and equip as well as our standing military coupled with his promise to revisit the second amendment (repeal concealed carry privilege) and then compound this injury with Ayers' inspired youth corps.

Learn from the Slicksters

CHANGE.GOV OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT ELECT (hat tip rut)

Obamessiah has a new site up as President-elect soliciting ideas form the proletariat.
Let's hope it doesn't become the hub for the hate whitey and Jew boy Obamavomit that his last site was.

Surf the site. Take note. Keep your eye on the The Obama National Service Plan- the page is empty (how apropos) but that piques my interest.

President Obama To Bring Back Slavery

Just in case anyone think Mr. Obama is not serious about this, bear in mind that his new Chief of Staff wrote a book demanding this very thing:

Amazon.com: The Plan: Big Ideas for America: Rahm Emanuel, Bruce Reed: Books
http://www.amazon.com/Plan-Big.....038;sr=1-1

Don’t forget they want a Gestapo/KKK civilian force the size of the pentagon to keep everybody inline and things running smoothly.

“Suddenly, all mention of “required” has been disappeared. ”

SOME THOUGHTS ON OBAMA'S mandatory volunteerism plan. Plus, reader Nancy Anne Potts writes:

Looks like the change.gov site is true to it's title - it changes!

During the time when I was looking at the blog you linked to concerned mandatory community service the change.gov page saying "require community service" changed to goal for community service. The new wording is:

"..... Obama will call on citizens of all ages to serve America, by setting a goal that all middle school and high school students do 50 hours of community service a year and by developing a plan so that all college students who conduct 100 hours of community service receive a universal and fully refundable tax credit ensuring that the first $4,000 of their college education is completely free."

I found the the cached page on Google it has the original "required" wording.

Looks like they caught their "mistake". Now will the real plan please step forward -- goal or required. (Although the way government sets goals, they often wind up looking like requirements so maybe the two aren't all that different.)

Ugh! I see card check made the economy page too. He may be the president elect but I don't have to like his plans!

Not until the second term. Then that will be made mandatory, too . . . .

Meanwhile, Robert Bidinotto comments: "Anyone recall what the Soviets used to do to history books?" The Obama folks have a history of airbrushing.

IF YOU VOTED FOR MCCAIN, you're a racist. Just in case nobody had bothered to tell you.

President-Elect D’oh-bama’s Gaffe #1: Sorry, Nancy

By Michelle Malkin  •  November 7, 2008 07:30 PM

And so it begins.

Or rather, continues.

President-elect D’oh-bama apologizes (vid here in case you missed it):

More of the incessant symbolism bullshit from teh Obama Campaign

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I believe the idea is to give the impression he’s already on the job. It strikes me as bad advice and an ego that knows no limits

President-Elect Douchebag Mocks Nancy Reagan

OBAMA'S 'CHANGE': BACK TO THE DEMOCRATIC WASHINGTON INSIDERS

Now here is the first thing to really *hammer* Obama on, something that he’s doing *right now* — as opposed to all the other things in the past. This is “right now” and it indicates that he’s totally lying about “transparency”...Now here is the first thing to really *hammer* Obama on, something that he’s doing *right now* — as opposed to all the other things in the past. This is “right now” and it indicates that he’s totally lying about “transparency”...
 
Gag alert:

President-elect Barack Obama's First Press Conference - Complete Video 11/7/08

Obama Mocks Nancy Reagan in 1st Press Conference

It's  classless to mock a frail, elderly woman. (Note he was not kind in his revelation about his own "typical white person" grandmother, either.)

It's even worse to mock the widow of a great former president. Whatever you think of her, she deserves respect.

Especially classless was mocking Nancy Reagan on stage, before hundreds of reporters and television cameras, knowing the "joke" would be heard by millions. This wasn't some private remark that got picked up by a live mike.

What the hell is the “Office of the President-Elect?”

In Fort Worth, Obama's election prompts run on guns and ammunition

Get 'em while you can-- from my files:

Sitting in committee, just waiting for The One:

H.R. 1022: Assault Weapons Ban and Law Enforcement Protection Act of 2007

On Concerns Over Gun Control, Gun Sales Are Up

From "Change.gov", the official transition website. Agenda tab and then select "urban policy" and go down to "Crime Control".

Address Gun Violence in Cities:
As president, Barack Obama would repeal the Tiahrt Amendment, which restricts the ability of local law enforcement to access important gun trace information, and give police officers across the nation the tools they need to solve gun crimes and fight the illegal arms trade. Obama and Biden also favor commonsense measures that respect the Second Amendment rights of gun owners, while keeping guns away from children and from criminals who shouldn't have them. They support closing the gun show loophole and making guns in this country childproof. They also support making the expired federal Assault Weapons Ban permanent, as such weapons belong on foreign battlefields and not on our streets.

There will be no one left to protect you
Barack Obama wants to institute a Civilian National Security Force, a vast militia not unlike Iran’s Revolutionary Guard, a personal army. He knows he would need such a force to protect him and to enforce his will on Americans. Americans will have not seen such arbitrary power used against them since the days of the Civil War when Lincoln put the Constitution in the bottom drawer of his desk and set about arresting anyone who opposed his policies...

VIDEO of Obama calling for a Secret Police Force: CIVILIAN NATIONAL SECURITY FORCE??

QUESTIONS ABOUT THAT civilian national security force.

“Just as powerful, just as strong, and just as well funded.” So the astute observer and deep thinker might reflect for a minute and be compelled to pose several questions (although the MSM won’t)...

OBAMA AND HIS SCARY NATIONAL SECURITY VISION - QUICK IMPRESSIONS

Kindly note the quote, from our new First Lady, err, female black Bigot...



Obama's plan to disarm America (video, in his own words)

 

Michelle Malkin: New national anthem: "My president is black"

 

Is Obama "Your President"?

Friday, November 07, 2008 3:01:30 PM · 57 of 180
backhoe to brownsfan
Hmmmm... this one is very difficult. I was in the military, and we were taught we salute the uniform, not the man. So I respect the office, not the man. However, I am adopting a wait and see. If Obama governs as if he cares about America, even if we disagree, I can accept that. If Obama governs as I expect, like a Manchurian candidate who is bent on America’s deconstruction, that is when he will disqualify himself as being my president.

Liberal activists have long legislative wish list

National Organization for Women. "Since 1994, we've been losing over and over on legislation related to equality and fair treatment for women."
 
The gay-rights movement also campaigned vigorously for Obama.
 
NARAL Pro-Choice America and the Planned Parenthood Federation of America want Obama and Congress to move aggressively...
 
An array of other advocacy groups are stepping forward with their priorities for the new Congress.
 
 

Guess Who's Getting the Nuclear Football in January?

BO is doing away with our nukes, the officer assigned to carry the nuclear football will instead be carrying the teleprompter.
 

Angelou: Now I Won't Have To Apologize For My Country When Abroad

Democratic RevolutionWith all that being said, we are looking at potentially 9.2 million fraudulent votes...
This wasn't an election. It was peaceful Socialist revolution. Perhaps we should refer to President Obama as "His Fraudulency". But not too loudly...
- Hugh Farnham

Rahm Emanuel's Big Plan for America

Yes we can--draft your @ss

You know, I warn, and I warn, and I warn, and I warn, but nobody listens.

OMG you won't believe what is written on Obama's new website: "America Serves"

Democrats talk of a ‘permanent progressive majority’

Libs Suddenly Find Themselves Defending the Flag It wasn't that long ago that the American Left was burning and crapping on the flag.
Suddenly, all of that has changed.

Rahm Emanuel's Big Plan for America

 From my files- note the date:

Bend over, America:

 
Paid for with 'everybody else's' money...

1,152 posted on Saturday, February 09, 2008
 

Emanuel Was Director Of Freddie Mac During Scandal

And folks should be sure to check out this thread....

Obama’s Chief of Staff Pick Took Campaign Contributions from Wall Street

And check out the info at http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2127740/posts?page=13#13

I hope someone sends these Emanuel links off to Limbaugh.

 
 

The Coup: a position paper

Cut Obama some slack, wait and listen

President Bush could not even claim his victory for weeks in the 2000 elections because of democRAT attempts to steal the election.

He has been insulted and degraded like no other president in memory.

I, for one, will not cut this poser or his comrades ANY slack...

Obama-Supporting Teacher Bullies Student (video)

 
"White guilt gave us black Jesus"

 

Required re-education: Reagan's 1964 speech to the Republican Convention

I’ve already ordered my ‘Don’t Blame Me I Voted For Ron Paul’ bumper sticker. I’ll probably get a ‘Sarah-cuda’ one as well.

After the appropriate time has passed ( after Duh1 takes office and starts clowning around... ) I'm going to make this:

"Don't blame Me
I voted for Sarah"

Possibilities I'm entertaining in the interim?

"Where's mah Free Gas?"

"I want my mortgage paid!"

The new battle line?

choice versus control.

Photobucket 

Mike Gallagher: Mourning In America

Change... Obama Announces Creation Of His Marxist Youth Corps (Heil Comrade Obama!)

 

Stores say gun-control fears spur firearms sales Well, duh!

I tried for months to wake people up- now, they will get "the kind of government they want, and deserve..."

Of course, we don't deserve it, but when just enough voters have been made stupid by the TV and public "education," what can you expect?

I dug in to the grocery money ( neither of us have a job... ) and renewed my membership in the NRA, GOA, and the Second Amendment Foundation. If we'd had more to spare, I'd have rejoined JPFO and the Second Amendment Sisters, too.

Keep these handy...

Gun Facts v4.2!

Click the pic to go to the Gun Facts v4.2 download page!

-The FIVE-MINUTE HANDBOOK (RKBA)--

Barack Obama: The Kingfish Reborn

Do Unto Obama As Liberals Did Unto Bush

Coal stocks plummet. Average 15%, many over 30% since Tuesday Gee, wonder why?

Kate, this is important and you should listen to it. It's about Obama's cult of personality and it is short.
 
 

From the blogs- and, always, read the Anchoress:

Bush, Obama, & Ghosts of Hate - UPDATED

“The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew, and act anew. We must disenthrall ourselves, and then we shall save our country.” Lincoln’s Second Annual Message to Congress, December 1, 1862.

I would love nothing better than to be able to stop writing about “left” and “right.” I wish we had a better vocabulary to describe our distinctions, because these words are limiting and off-putting. I am determined, with the merciful conclusion of this abusively long election season, to work diligently at spending less time entertaining these distinctions. But for today, I think it is only fair to note a very important and glaring difference between “left and right” - and in so doing - consider how we may, finally, stop needing to indulge in what is tedious.

Victor Davis Hanson
says Let’s not imitate the left in our opposition. I agree.

It has been wonderful - really beyond wonderful - to consider how differently most of the right has reacted to their defeat than the left did in 2000 and 2004. In the two previous elections, the left responded by calling the other half of the country “stupid,” “morons,” and “Nazis” - Jane Smiley called them “unteachably ignorant” - they indulged in high drama, sniffling “apologies” to the globe, and denunciations of their fellow countrymen as “lying between repugnant and reptile in the dictionary.”

And oh, yeah (eyeroll) George W. Bush was not “their” president.

While you’ll see a few disgruntled extremists on the right say foolish, even ignorant things - and many throwing daggers at the sickening double-standards of the press - they’re not indulging in that sort of dehumanizing (and very adolescent) hate of their fellow countrymen or the president-elect. The reports they’re filing read very differently than those following the Bush wins. They read as grown-up, tolerant, open-minded discourses, not tantrums. There is a willingness to be hopeful, even in defeat.

And there is a determined respectfulness being offered to the winners - people who could not manage maturity and respectfulness in their defeat and who, sadly, are not always managing it in their victory, either.

I’m hopeful that the left - if it takes the time to actually condescend to notice how well it is being treated by the vanquished - might consider that self-indulgent defamation is the lesser way; that such a consideration may inspire introspection, and perhaps the smallest bit of regret for some of their appalling excesses toward the right and toward the American President who did not return hate in-kind.

I’m hopeful. I’m an optimist. I KNOW that the folks on the right - for all of their faults, and both sides certainly have faults - want America to be successful and strong and exceptional and free. I’m hopeful that hugely empowered left will discover that - beyond the feel-goodism of “free social programs” which are never free -they actually, really do want all of those things, too. That they’ll look back on the last 8 years and realize, finally, that their enemy was never George W. Bush. Bush, the guy who never dehumanized them, was only trying serve those corny ideals.

And then, miraculously, we may actually have unity.

Some similar thinking from my girl crush, Donna Brazile:

“The one mistake that we continue to make is that we label people. We say you’re conservatives, liberal, progressive, right wing, left wing. I think people just want to spend one day being Americans. They want to come together around a common purpose, common values.”

I wondered the other day if the catharsis of this election might open up “a vein of generosity” (or at least decency) from the left as concerns President Bush. I have not seen it yet, but I’m going to be optimistic and keep looking.

But maybe it’s enough just to see a little appreciation from the right, to start. Like this, for instance:

I link, therefore, I Err has a little mini-round-up of appreciation for George W. Bush. You’ll want to read it all.

From Alppuccino at Protein Wisdom:

At 10:40, President Bush will keep his streak alive by telling everyone how much he loves America. Just as he always has. And he’ll show everyone how much he loves America by preparing Obama as best he can for the next 4 years.

Read it all; it’s doubtful that Obama’s team will come into the White House finding O’s missing from their keyboards, any rude messages greeting them. And that is how it should be in America, a respectful transition.

Michael Gerson:

Many liberals refuse to concede Bush’s humanity, much less his achievements.

But that humanity is precisely what I will remember. I have seen President Bush show more loyalty than he has been given, more generosity than he has received. I have seen his buoyancy under the weight of malice and his forgiveness of faithless friends. Again and again, I have seen the natural tug of his pride swiftly overcome by a deeper decency — a decency that is privately engaging and publicly consequential.

[In 2005]…the White House senior staff overwhelmingly opposed a new initiative to fight malaria in Africa for reasons of cost and ideology…In the crucial policy meeting, one person supported it: the president of the United States, shutting off debate with a moral certitude that others have criticized. I saw how this moral framework led him to an immediate identification with the dying African child, the Chinese dissident, the Sudanese former slave, the Burmese women’s advocate. It is one reason I will never be cynical about government — or about President Bush.

Jeffery Scott Shapiro:

[The treatment of President Bush] from this country is nothing less than a disgrace. The attacks launched against him have been cruel and slanderous, proving to the world what little character and resolve we have…Our failure to stand by the one person who continued to stand by us has not gone unnoticed by our enemies. It has shown to the world how disloyal we can be when our president needed loyalty — a shameful display of arrogance and weakness that will haunt this nation long after Mr. Bush has left the White House.

Until we fix, within ourselves, our enthrallment with hate for others, simply because they hold differing views, we’ll never pull it together. In 2006 we watched a right-wing blogger be called less than human by a left-wing reader. We’ve seen President Bush being referred to as “the chimp” and “the monkey” by the wits who insisted that ideology trumped having a decent respect for another’s humanity. I wrote about that a little here:

Thus, George W. Bush is “Chimpy McHitler.” Hillary Clinton is “a pig in a pantsuit.” Barack Obama is “O-Bambi.” Cindy McCain, who has exhibited some courage and laudable compassion in her life, is reduced to a “pill-popping beer-frau,” and so forth. From there it is smooth sailing down an ever-descending river of hatred, until we are incapable of seeing anything good in the “other,” both because we have willfully hardened our hearts, and because our hate — especially when it is supported by a group of like minds — feels safe and inviolable.

With that in mind, you’ll want to read this excellent piece over at Conversion Diary, wherein Jenifer ponders pictures from a Nazi-era photo album and wonders, how such common-variety people managed to support and enable such profound evil.

One thing that stands out in all these examples is that the victims of the widespread evil were categorized as something less than human…not only that innocent people were killed or enslaved, but that their humanity was taken away by the societies around them…So here is the advice I would offer to my children, and to my children’s children:

Every decade or so, take a look around the society in which you live, and ask yourself if there is any group of human beings who are seen as something less than human. A big tipoff is if dehumanizing words — terms other than “man,” “woman,” “child,” “baby,” or “person” — are used to describe any category of people.

And if you ever see that going on, you might be in the midst of something gravely evil.

Dehumanizing people begins with baby-steps like name-calling, or the sort of intellectual dishonesty that delights in deliberately twisting the meaning of others in negative and misrepresentative ways. Those are the little gateways to the great evils that come once you’ve managed to thoroughly de-humanize others.

We’ve had 8 years - I’d say 12, really - of people demonizing and dehumanizing others, from both sides, and it is not getting us anyplace good. I believe that the response of most of the right to Obama’s victory is a step toward changing that. But the left has to do their part, too.

Pope Benedict XVI said, “those who hope live differently.” The election of Barack Obama was borne on this word, “Hope.”

If the people who voted for “hope” were sincere, then let them begin, today, to embrace it - and to live differently - without the kneejerk move to hate “the other side.” The right, responding levelly to their defeat, has offered the opening. Will the left take it?

UPDATE: Seems some will. Here is mostly accurate, and apprecited praise from a surprising quarter:

Would America have elected Barack Obama if white Americans had not gotten accustomed to seeing (in succession) two African-American Secretaries of State? I don’t think so. Before Bush, African-Americans were appointed to some good posts but not to our #1 foreign policy job. Two African Americans (one with a pretty odd first name) served as America’s face to the world. That eased Obama’s way. It is not Tiger Woods in whose footsteps Obama is walking — it’s Rice and Powell….Fact is, “W” never gave any evidence of holding racist attitudes…even just the slur the occasionally slips out of the mouth of even our most liberal leaders.

Same with Arabs and Muslims…Bush, after 9/11, never resorted to anti-Arab or Muslim stereotypes. He drew distinctions between terrorists and Arabs…Had he not done these things, Arabs and Muslims might have experienced not just hate crimes but pogroms.

Meanwhile, from Grand Rants:

Here is a man who is regularly compared to Hitler in casual conversation in Leftist circles high and low. His honor has been regularly impugned, his intelligence (or, as the press loves to put it, his “intellectual curiousity”) constantly demeaned, his verbal stumblings consistently mocked, and his accomplishments in office discounted or ignored. He is a man who kept his head down and did his job, despite the slings and arrows hurled at him by fortune made all the more outrageous by nearly the entire Democratic party.

I for one, would like to say thank you to Pres. Bush. For keeping us safe. For watching out for us. For persevering in spite of all the spite. I believe history will ultimately judge you as one of America’s best presidents, and I believe you deserve that judgement.

H/T to Opinionated Catholic, who writes:

The throwing under the bus of the President by even his friends and indeed the base has been shocking to me. Many groups will find out soon enough how they took Bush’s support and advocacy for them for granted, Catholics, especially.

Meanwhile, Jules Crittenden is beginning to enjoy Omerica, Quin Hillyer is saying America is over, kaput, finished, Evan Thomas suddenly finds Obama “slightly creepy” and when you refuse to release medical records, and the press doesn’t care…conjecture begins about your mental health.


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Forty-Fourth President, Twelfth Imam

by Baron Bodissey

O-Man’s Fibonacci spiral haloThe election results were long expected, but now that the day has arrived it’s quite a letdown, anyway. Reading about the joy expressed by Hamas and Syria and Italy and Indonesia… contemplating Obama’s Secretary of State, or (God help us) Defense… Thinking about the USA becoming just like Sweden, only with a real army, and aircraft carriers, and nukes… First Lady Michelle…

It’s all too depressing.

So, as is my habit in such circumstances, instead of writing a post this evening or doing something else useful, I created yet another iconic image of The One. After looking around at some of his existing halos, I decided to make one myself. A man can’t have too many halos, right?

And then I pondered the phenomenon of halos appearing behind the heads of great national leaders, men who are born into modest Muslim circumstances, but in time become presidents of large countries that have nuclear weapons. It made me think of…
- - - - - - - - -
Mad Jad’s HaloMahmoud Ahmadinejad.

Ol’ Mad Jad got his halo when he went to visit the UN a couple of years ago. It appeared behind his head while he was speaking. Not only that, his audience was held in such rapt attention by his words that they were unable to blink for thirty minutes. We know all this is true because he told us so.

I wonder how many other resemblances there are between him and Barack Hussein Obama.

Ahmadinejad sees himself as preparing the way for the Twelfth Imam, as a sort of satanic John the Baptist for the man who is prophesied to return and usher in the apocalypse preceding the establishment of the permanent reign of Islam over the entire world.

And Obama’s got a bigger halo.

Does that mean…? Nah — it couldn’t be… But still… It makes me wonder…

What if the One were also the Twelfth?


Note to the literal-minded: this post is for fun, not to be taken seriously. Given the circumstances, it’s the only fun I’m likely to have for quite a while.

Read further...
 

Saul Alinsky Takes the White House My wife just got an e-mail from the head of HR saying that the post-election Obama jokes have to stop, especially if there is any hint that it might be related to racism. No notice before the election. And it was OK to get anti-Bush e-mails for 8 years. Oh yeah, she works for a bank that is hoping for a piece of the bailout action...

FReepers: we need you now more than ever. Don't go!

I’m not leaving as long as the Good Lord’s willing and the Creeks don’t rise.

Have no fear- The One will halt the rising creeks, heal the planet, and make the French love us again ( Oh, gag me! )...

Well, I’m not going anywhere as long as I have a voice.

We may have to go back to Xerox machines and small presses distributing handbills, but I’ll be damned if I let my country slip in to “That Good Night” without a fight.

I’m the one who dubbed Clinton “Little Big Fraud,” so I’ll have to work on something for The One.

We may have to set up a “Free Republic in Exile” like Degaulle did when the Nazis overran France, but we’ll manage.

It does distress me that so many people were suckered by a typical Chicago Machine empty suit, but he had 95% of both the press and entertainment arms of The Media Hive trying to get him elected, and covering up for him, so it’s not surprising.

Carry on.

Some realistic things to expect early in the Obama Administration

I work in Chicago. I deal with a great many attorneys in my job, many of whom are staunch Dims and breathless Obambi supporters; some were even active in his campaign. More than one told me that at or near the top of Obambi’s agenda is a new Hate Crimes bill, with a wide expansion of what will be considered a hate crime

Didn't you notice that Obama is a conservative?  "Obama is, in his own words, something of a Rorschach test. In his latest book, The Audacity of Hope, he writes, 'I am new enough on the national political scene that I serve as a blank screen on which people of vastly different political stripes project their own views.' "

Being an American is much more than being "cool"

Obama Bought The Presidency

Another Painful Lesson For The GOP

That’s what happens when you run a true left wing liberal against a liberal lite. The real one wins.

Remember, that's my theory why we went down to defeat in 2006...

I said something along the lines of,

"I've read all the theories why we lost so badly, and I still say this: Once elected, the Republicans taxed & spent & regulated like a bunch of Democrats- no wonder the voters decided to try The Real Thing!"

1994 - REPUBLICAN CONTRACT WITH AMERICA

Yup...
 

Here it comes, you bitter clingers:

Obama Victory Means ‘Stronger Support for Sensible Gun Laws’ ...why there is a new army command for domestic unrest...

Obama Pushes Abortion on Day One With Emanuel Pick Pro-Abortion, ANTI-gun zealot. He helped write the first AWB, and is going to help push the 2nd PERMANENT AWB.

Five Years to destabilize a nation. Yuri Bezmenov Explains Soviet Strategy for Subversion

Beware of the "manufactured crisis"

 The parasites are now in full control. The host taxpayer will be expected to work even harder just to stay even. This is a way of breaking the country. The Muslims are dancing in the streets as middle east money just bought the US presidency for a clown without a clue.

Much Of Arab World Rejoices Over Obama Election









Barack Obama, Mr. Hope-n-Change

But just remember- any critique, opposition, or naysaying?



This, is where we are going:



No, I'm not kidding.

I wish I were- the lights are going out, all across America.
 

Is There Nothing That Obama Can't Do?

The healing begins!

Your sickening unAmerican traitorous, racist, money-grubbing, torturing, hateful ideology got struck a death blow and you and your fellow jackal-blowhards are left writhing on the floor, gasping for breath as the final death tremors subside and your bodies stiffen into rigour mortis.

We heart4848.gif you too!


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Final Thoughts Final Post

Wednesday, November 05, 2008 3:23:30 PM · 7 of 8
backhoe to Pagan Power
Well, after the 2006 debacle, I wrote this:


Call it a Twilight of the Gods moment
( "In the twilight of the gods, the twilight men will appear..."
Otto Basil, circa 1968 )
 
...but until further notice, I am suspending updates specific to this post.
 
I will continue to update this:
 
 
with "everything you need to be aware of."
But I'm just burned, and bummed out. The elections. The sellout of Israel. The Moonbats. The Stupid Party. The Evil Party.


Then again, after yesterday there's this:

”Zimbabwe On The Potomac...”

You know there were warning signs...

I kept telling people when Bill Clinton slithered in to office, and clung to it, despite all the scandals, and Impeachment itself-- “He's just a symptom. Like a fever is of a disease- there's something wrong with America.”

Like Popular Culture- look at the magazines-- I call it “thugs & jugs,” or “which Pop Tart is popping out whose baby this week?”

Or Katrina- ever seen so many people milling around with their hands out, when they should have been helping themselves?

We did it to ourselves, and The New, Improved Black Jesus is merely a symptom.

All civilizations have a shelf life- once enough citizens figure out that by electing the “right” representatives, they can use the power of the government to pick the pockets of others,

...it's all over, except for the details.

Well, we're in the “details,” now.

Meanwhile, I have to figure out what Miss Emily and I do with what's left of our lives, and bush hog her Mom's old place in the country, because City Life isn't going to be worth living from here on out.

I'll catch you all later...

...maybe...

9,520 posted on Wednesday, November 05, 2008


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2,551 posted on 03/09/2010 3:56:18 AM PST by backhoe (All Across America, the Lights are being relit again...)
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Rubber hits the road, folks:
Crunch time-

What’s in your mind this Tuesday?

******************************

Help us do some legwork this morning.

We need to identify the Top 20 likeliest YES votes in the House for the Senate’s Rationing bill that can possibly be flipped to NO if the right pressure is put on them.

We’ve seen the White House is bribing Congress critters for votes, and Rahm Emanuel’s stripping naked and running through Washington sticking his…finger…in people’s faces, demanding they do what he says (or, presumably, he’ll remain nude).

It’s time to hit the Left where it hurts most…their donors.

Step One: Identify 20 House Democrats who could indeed vote NO if the right pressure is on them.

Step Two: Identify the 5 largest private donors (people or law firms, not corporations…we need actual people because we don’t have time for a corporation to respond…and law firms are so strict with billing that a sudden burst of activity aimed at them from the public will instantly be noticed, as all that energy won’t be billable).

Step Three:  Write letters, send emails and faxes, and melt the phones of the 100 largest contributors to the campaigns of the Top 20 Likeliest Democrats who could vote NO on this madness.

Step Four: Those big donors tell the House members the public has started calling, writing, and faxing them.  The big donors will not be happy.  We believe they could persuade those 20 House members to change their votes to NO to get the public to “shut up”.

We have about a week to make something happen.

Others will be hitting their own targets and doing their own part…this is an idea we had on how we could personally help tip the scales a little, based on what we know about super rich people who give a lot of money to politicians.

They do NOT want to hear from the public.  They do NOT want to get negative attention from the public.

So, let’s get that list of “The Twenty” in the House ASAP so that we can then get to work doing the FEC research to find the Big Bundlers who fund those twenty House Dems.  And then, we need to make persuasive magic happen.

It’s a big, big job, so we hope the Tea Party Movement picks up on this and helps us run with it.

The goal is to have a target list, the donor names, and the donor contact information assembled in a convenient and usable format by the end of today…tomorrow at the earliest.

We need your help to do the research and legwork.  Assemble all info you can find in this post, and let’s work together to make this happen.

 
March 9, 2010 at 12:50 am

Targeted House of Representative Members from Tea Party Patriots

Rep. Michael Arcuri, New York 24th
http://arcuri.house.gov/
DC Office Number: (202) 225-3665, DC Fax Number: (202) 225-1891
Local Office Number: (315) 252-2777/2778, Local Fax Number: (315) 252-2779

Rep. John Boccieri, Ohio, 16th
http://boccieri.house.gov/
DC Office Number: (202) 225-3876, DC Fax Number: (202) 225-3059
Local Office Number: (330) 489-4414, Local Fax Number: (330) 489-4448

Rep. Allen Boyd, Florida, 2nd
http://boyd.house.gov/
DC Office Number: (202) 225-5235, DC Fax Number: (202) 225-5615
Local Office Number: (850) 561-3979, Local Fax Number: (850) 681-2902

Rep. Christopher Carney, Pennsylvania, 16th
http://carney.house.gov/
DC Office Number: (202) 225-3731, DC Fax Number: (202) 225-9594
Local Office Number: (570) 585-9988, Local Fax Number: (570) 585-9977

Rep. Gerald “Gerry” Connolly, Virginia, 11th
http://connolly.house.gov/index.html
DC Office Number: (202) 225-1492 DC Fax Number: (202) 225-3071
Local Office Number: (703) 256-3071, Local Fax Number: (703) 354-1284

Rep. Henry Cuellar, Texas 28th
http://cuellar.house.gov/
DC Office Number: 202-225-1640, DC Fax Number: 202-225-1641
Local Office Number: (210) 271-2851, Local Fax Number: (210) 277-6671

Rep. Steve Driehaus, Ohio, 1st
http://driehaus.house.gov/
DC Office Number: (202) 225-2216, DC Fax Number: (202) 225-3012
Local Office Number: (513) 684-2723, Local Fax Number: (513) 421-8722

Rep. Chet Edwards, Texas, 17th
http://edwards.house.gov/
DC Office Number: 202-225-6105, DC Fax Number: Fax: 202-225-0350
Local Office Number: (979) 691-8797, Local Fax Number: (979) 691-8939

Rep. Brad Ellsworth, Indiana, 8th
http://www.ellsworth.house.gov/
DC Office Number: (202) 225-4636, DC Office Fax: (202) 225-3284
Local Office Number: (812) 465-6484, Local Fax Number: (812) 422-4761

Rep. Bob Etheridge, North Carolina, 2nd
http://etheridge.house.gov/
DC Office Number: (202) 225-4531
Local Office Number: (919) 829-9122

Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, Arizona, 8th
http://giffords.house.gov/
DC Office Number: (202) 225-2542, DC Fax Number: (202) 225-0378
Local Office Number: (520) 881-3588, Local Fax Number: (520) 322-9490

Rep. Deborah “Debbie” Halvorson, Illinois, 11th
http://halvorson.house.gov/
DC Office Number: (202) 225-3635, DC Fax Number: (202) 225-3521
Local Office Number: (815) 726-4998, Local Fax Number: (815) 726-8024

Rep. Paul W. Hodes, New Hampshire, 2nd
http://hodes.house.gov/
DC Office Number: (202) 225-5206, DC Fax Number: (202) 225-2946
Local Office Phone: (603) 223-9814, Local Fax Number: (603) 223-9819

Rep. Jay Inslee, Washington, 1st
http://www.house.gov/inslee/
DC Office Number: (202) 225-6311, DC Fax Number: (202) 226-1606
Local Office Number: (360) 598-2342, Local Fax Number: (360) 598-3650

Rep. Paul Kanjorski, Pennsylvania, 11th
http://kanjorski.house.gov/
DC Office Number: 202-225-6511, DC Fax Number: 202-225-0764
Local Office Number: 570-825-2200, Local Fax Number: 570-825-8685

Rep. Marcy Kaptur, Ohio, 9th
http://www.kaptur.house.gov/
DC Office Number: (202) 225-4146, DC Fax Number: (202) 225-7711
Local Office Number: (419) 259-7500, Local Fax Number: (419) 255-9623

Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick, Arizona, 1st
http://kirkpatrick.house.gov/
DC Office Number: (202) 225-2315, DC Fax Number: (202) 226-9739
Local Office Number: (928) 226-6914, Local Fax Number: (928) 226-2876

Rep. Ron Klein, Florida, 22nd
http://www.klein.house.gov/index.html
DC Office Number: (202) 225.3026, DC Fax Number: (202) 225.8398
Local Office Number: (561) 544-6910, Local Fax Number: (561) 544-2864

Rep. Suzanne Kosmas, Florida, 24th
http://www.kosmas.house.gov/
DC Office Number: (202) 225-2706, DC Fax Number: (202) 226-6299
Local Office Number: (407) 208-1106, Local Fax Number: (407) 208-1108

Rep. Dennis J. Kucinich, Ohio 10th
http://kucinich.house.gov/
DC Office Number: (202) 225-5871
Local Office Number: (216) 228-8850

Rep. Jim Langevin, Rhode Island, 2nd
http://langevin.house.gov/
DC Office Number: (202) 225-2735, DC Fax Number: (202) 225-5976
Local Office Number: (401) 732-9400, Local Fax Number: (401) 737-2982

Rep. Stephen Lynch, Massachusetts, 9th
http://www.house.gov/lynch/
DC Office Number: 202-225-8273, DC Fax Number: 202-225-3984
Local Office Number: 617-428-2000, Local Office Fax: 617-428-2011

Rep. Daniel B. Maffei, New York, 25th
http://maffei.house.gov/
DC Fax Number: (202) 225-3701, DC Fax Number: (202) 225-4042
Local Office Number: (315) 423-5657, Local Fax Number: (315) 423-5669

Rep. Ed Markey, Massachusetts, 7th
http://markey.house.gov/
DC Office Number: 202-225-2836
Local Office Number: 781-396-2900

Rep. Alan B. Mollohan, West Virginia, 1st
http://www.mollohan.house.gov/
DC Office Number: (202) 225-4172, DC Fax Number: (202) 225-7564
Local Office Number: (304) 292-3019, Local Fax Number: (304) 292-3027

Rep. John Murtha, Pennsylvania, 12th
http://www.murtha.house.gov/
DC Office Number: (202) 225-2065, DC Fax Number: (202) 225-5709
Local Office Number: (814) 535-2642, Local Fax Number: (814) 539-6229

Rep. Glenn C. Nye III, Virginia, 2nd
http://nye.house.gov/index.html
DC Office Number: (202) 225-4215, DC Fax Number: (202) 225-4218
Local Office Number: (757) 326-6201, Fax: (757) 326-6209

Rep. Tom Perriello, Virginia, 5th
http://perriello.house.gov/index.html
DC Office Number: (202) 225-4711, DC Fax Number: (202) 225-5681
Local Office Number: (434) 293-9631, Local Fax Number: (434) 293-9632

Rep. Gary Peters, Michigan, 9th
http://peters.house.gov/index.html
DC Office Number: (202) 225-5802, DC Fax Number: (202) 226-2356
Local Office Number: (248) 273-4227, Local Fax Number: (248) 273-4704

Rep. Nick Rahall, West Virginia, 3rd
http://www.rahall.house.gov/index.html
DC Office Number: (202) 225-3452
Local Office Number: (304) 325-6222

Rep. Laura Richardson, California, 37th
http://richardson.house.gov/
DC Office Number: (202) 225-7924, DC Fax Number: (202) 225-7926
District Office Number: (202) 225-7924, District Fax Number: (202) 225-7926

Rep. Ciro Rodriguez, Texas 23rd
http://www.rodriguez.house.gov/
DC Office Number: (202) 225-4511, DC Fax Number: (202) 225-2237
Local Office Number: (830) 757-8398, Local Fax Number: (830) 752-1893

Rep. Dutch Ruppersberger, Maryland, 2nd
http://dutch.house.gov/
DC Office Number: 202-225-3061, DC Fax Number: 202-225-3094
Local Office Number: 410-628-2701, Local Fax Number: 410-628-2708

Rep. Linda Sanchez, California, 39th
http://lindasanchez.house.gov/
DC Office Number: (202) 225-6676
Local Office Number: (562) 860-5050

Rep. Kurt Schrader, Oregon, 5th
http://schrader.house.gov/index.html
DC Office Number: (202) 225-5711, DC Fax Number: (202) 225-5699
Local Office Number: (503) 588-9100, Local Fax Number: (503) 588-5517

Rep. David Scott, Georgia, 13th
http://davidscott.house.gov/
DC Office Number: (202) 225-2939, DC Fax Number: (202) 225-4628
Local Office Number: (770) 210-5073, Local Fax Number: (770) 210-5673

Rep. Adam Smith, Washington, 9th
http://adamsmith.house.gov/
DC Office Number: (202) 225-8901
Local Office Number: (253) 593-6600, Local Fax Number: (253) 593-6776

Rep. Peter Visclosky, Indiana, 1st
http://www.house.gov/visclosky/
DC Office Number: (202) 225-2461, DC Fax Number: (202) 225-2493
Local Office Number: (219) 795-1844, DC Fax Number: (219) 795-1850

Rep. David Wu, Oregon, 1st
http://www.house.gov/wu/
DC Office Number: (202) 225-0855, DC Fax Number: (202) 225-9497
Local Office Number: (503) 326-2901, Local Fax Number: (503) 326-5066

Rep. John Adler, New Jersey 3rd
http://adler.house.gov/
DC Office Number: (202) 225-4765, DC Fax Number: (202) 225-0778
Local Office Number: (732) 608-7235, Local Fax Number: (732) 608-7268

Rep. Jason Altmire, Pennsylvania 4th
http://www.altmire.house.gov/
DC Office Number: (202) 225-2565, DC Fax Number: (202) 226-2274
Local Office Number: (724) 378-0928, Local Fax Number: (724) 378-6171

Rep. Brian Baird, Washington 3rd
http://www.baird.house.gov/
DC Office Number: (202) 225-3536, DC Fax Number: (202) 225-2478
Local Office Number: (360) 695-6292, Local Fax Number: (360) 695-6197

Rep. John Barrow, Georgia 12th
http://www.barrow.house.gov/
DC Office Number: (202) 225-2823, DC Fax Number: (202) 225-3377
Local Office Number: (706) 722-4494, Local Fax Number: (706) 722-4496

Rep. Melissa Bean, Illinois 8th
http://www.house.gov/bean/
DC Office Number: (202) 225-3711, DC Fax Number: (202) 225-7830
Local Office Number: (847) 517-2927, Local Fax Number: (847) 517-2931

Rep. Marion Berry, Arkansas 1st
http://www.house.gov/berry/
DC Office Number: (202) 225-4076, DC Fax Number: (202) 225-5602
Local Office Number: (870) 972-4600, Local Fax Number: (870) 972-4605

Rep. Rick Boucher, Virginia 9th
http://www.boucher.house.gov/
DC Office Number: (202) 225-3861, DC Fax Number: (202) 225-0442
Local Office Number: (276) 628-1145

Rep. Dennis Cardoza, California 18th
http://www.house.gov/cardoza/
DC Office Number: (202) 225-6131, DC Fax Number: (202) 225-0819
Local Office Number: (209) 383-4455, Local Fax Number: (209) 726-1065

Rep. Travis Childers, Mississippi 1st
http://childers.house.gov/
DC Office Number: (202) 225-4306, DC Fax Number: (202) 225-3549
Local Office Number: (662) 841-8808, Local Fax Number: (662) 841-8845

Rep. Jim Costa, California 20th
http://www.house.gov/costa/
DC Office Number: (202) 225-3341, DC Fax Number: (202) 225-9308
Local Office Number: (559) 495-1620, Local Fax Number: (559) 495-1027

Rep. Artur Davis, Alabama 7th
http://www.house.gov/arturdavis/
DC Office Number: (202) 225-2665, DC Fax Number: (202) 226-9567
Local Office Number: (205) 752-5380, Local Fax Number: (205) 752-5899

Rep. Joe Donnelly, Indiana 2nd
http://donnelly.house.gov/
DC Office Number: (202) 225-3915, DC Fax Number: (202) 225-6798
Local Office Number: (574) 288-2780, Local Fax Number: (574) 288-2825

Rep. Parker Griffith, Alabama 5th
http://griffith.house.gov/
DC Office Number: (202) 225-4801, DC Fax Number: (202) 225-4392
Local Office Number: (256) 551-0190, Local Fax Number: (256) 551-0194

Rep. Baron Hill, Indiana 9th
http://baronhill.house.gov/
DC Office Number: (202) 225-5315, DC Fax Number: (202) 226-6866
Local Office Number: (812) 288-3999, Local Fax Number: (812) 288-3873

Rep. Steve Kagen, Wisconsin 8th
http://kagen.house.gov/
DC Office Number: (202) 225-5655, DC Fax Number: (202) 225-5729
Local Office Number: (920) 437-1954, Local Fax Number: (920) 437-1978

Rep. Daniel Lipinski, Illinois 3rd
http://www.lipinski.house.gov/
DC Office Number: (202) 225-5701, DC Fax Number: (202) 225-1012
Local Office Number: (312) 886-0481, Local Fax Number: (773) 767-9395

Rep. Jim Marshall, Georgia 8th
http://jimmarshall.house.gov/
DC Office Number: (202) 225-6531, DC Fax Number: (202) 225-3013
Local Office Number: (478) 464-0255, Local Fax Number: (478) 464-0277

Rep. Jim Matheson, Utah 2nd
http://www.house.gov/matheson/
DC Office Number: (202) 225-3011, DC Fax Number: (202) 225-5638
Local Office Number: (801) 486-1236, Local Fax Number: (801) 486-1417

Rep. Michael E. McMahon, New York 13th
http://mcmahon.house.gov/
DC Office Number: (202) 225-3371, DC Fax Number: (202) 226-1272
Local Office Number: (718) 351-1062, Local Fax Number: (718) 980-0768

Rep. Michael Michaud, Maine 2nd
http://michaud.house.gov/
DC Office Number: (202) 225-6306, DC Fax Number: (202) 225-2943
Local Office Number: (207) 942-6935, Local Fax Number: (207) 942-5907

Rep. Harry Mitchell, Arizona 5th
http://mitchell.house.gov/
DC Office Number: (202) 225-2190
Local Office Number: (480) 946-2411

Rep. Collin C. Peterson, Minnesota 7th
http://collinpeterson.house.gov/
DC Office Number: (202) 225-2165, DC Fax Number: (202) 225-1593
Local Office Number: (218) 847-5056

Rep. Mike Ross, Arkansas 4th
http://ross.house.gov/
DC Office Number: (202) 225-3772, DC Fax Number: (202) 225-1314
Local Office Number: (870) 881-0681, Local Fax Number: (870) 881-0683

Rep. Ike Skelton, Missouri 4th
http://www.house.gov/skelton/
DC Office Number: (202) 225-2876
Local Office Number: (816) 228-4242

Rep. Bart Stupak, Michigan 1st
http://www.house.gov/stupak/
DC Office Number: (202) 225-4735, DC Fax Number: (202) 225-4744
Local Office Number: (906) 786-4504, Local Fax Number: (906) 786-4534

Rep. Gene Taylor, Mississippi 4th
http://www.house.gov/genetaylor/
DC Office Number: (202) 225-5772, DC Fax Number: (202) 225-7074
Local Office Number: (228) 864-7670, Local Fax Number: (228) 864-3099

Via RealClearPolitics, Jay Cost has figured out a pretty accurate listing process. He will also update lists as changes are made (go to bottom of post):

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/horseraceblog/2010/03/counting_the_heads_of_house_de_1.html

There are some good articles at RedState on this.

http://www.redstate.com/dan_perrin/2010/03/08/political-instability-and-the-coming-defeat-of-obamacare/

http://www.redstate.com/leon_h_wolf/2010/03/08/stupak-shows-his-democrat-colors/


2,552 posted on 03/09/2010 6:48:13 AM PST by backhoe (All Across America, the Lights are being relit again...)
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I know he's a dem but let's hope we don't see him cast a vote

Rep. John Murtha, Pennsylvania, 12th

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2,553 posted on 03/09/2010 8:35:18 AM PST by Elle Bee
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I know he's a dem but let's hope we don't see him cast a vote- Rep. John Murtha, Pennsylvania, 12th

Ahh, the dead shall rise...

2,554 posted on 03/09/2010 12:23:48 PM PST by backhoe (All Across America, the Lights are being relit again...)
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Obama’s Latest Assault on Freedom– New Regulations Will Ban Sport Fishing

Culled Out

March 9, 2010 at 11:37 am

All you fishermen & women – they are coming after you too. These people are unbelievable – they have got to be stopped.

http://sports.espn.go.com/outdoors/saltwater/news/story?id=4975762

Obama to push climate change in White House meeting (More Government control over everything)

Pelosi: "pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it"

Putting Private Info on Government Database

5 Ways Liberals Misjudge the American People (On the other hand, liberals are easy to predict)

March 9, 2010 at 11:16 am

Here is the link to search for donations, sorry for not having more time this morning.

http://www.fec.gov/finance/disclosure/srssea.shtml

Employers' hiring plans in holding pattern

Obama’s New ‘Poverty’ Measurement Setting a new national goal: class warfare.

Five Myths about Same Sex Marriage

The Carrie Effect (Support for Gay Marriage has Tumbled because of What happened to Carrie Prejean)

Wolf supporters howling (Sane article re wolf reintroduction)

I Am An American -- ( Census #9- check "Some other race", write in "American." )

Rasmussen: 57% think ObamaCare will damage economy

Gasoline prices match '10 highs; analysts foresee $3 per gallon

Barcelona hit with heaviest snowfall in 25 years

Renewable Power – A Ticking Bomb

Go to Spain if you wish to see the folly of renewables.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2449122/posts

Get ready for 19% unemployment

Nuclear today – how much better than a decade ago?

“A crashed economy leads to the implementation of Cloward-Piven.”

The left is miscalculating here, it will lead to CWII and their executions for treason.

TSA and the Fourth Amendment: Take another Look


2,555 posted on 03/09/2010 1:09:52 PM PST by backhoe (All Across America, the Lights are being relit again...)
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 Looking at the White House emails. GREENJOBSGATE? Released Emails Show Wind Lobby, Soros Group Helped with White House PR.
 
ObamaCare Means A Two-Tier System. “As is true in all socialist countries, there will be one standard of health care for you and me — and then a higher standard for the ruling class.” Yep. The more they go on about equality, the more they produce a system that’s run for the benefit of the nomenklatura.
 
Rahm,Obama,politics,satire 
 
 Romania, Twenty Years After The Fall of the Tyrant.
 
A TOYOTA TAKEDOWN timeline.

autoshowleaflet

What is a Conservative Government

... but a temporary caretaker of a vast left-wing bureaucracy:

So there was President Obama giving his bazillionth speech on health care, droning yet again that “now is the hour when we must seize the moment,” the same moment he’s been seizing every day of the week for the past year, only this time his genius photo-op guys thought it would look good to have him surrounded by men in white coats.

Why is he doing this? Why let “health” “care” “reform” stagger on like the rotting husk in a low-grade creature feature who refuses to stay dead no matter how many stakes you pound through his chest?

Because it’s worth it. Big time. I’ve been saying in this space for two years that the governmentalization of health care is the fastest way to a permanent left-of-center political culture. It redefines the relationship between the citizen and the state in fundamental ways that make limited government all but impossible. In most of the rest of the Western world, there are still nominally “conservative” parties, and they even win elections occasionally, but not to any great effect (let’s not forget that Jacques Chirac was, in French terms, a “conservative”). The result is a kind of two-party one-party state: Right-of-center parties will once in a while be in office, but never in power, merely presiding over vast left-wing bureaucracies that cruise on regardless.

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The result is a kind of two-party one-party state: Right-of-center parties will once in a while be in office, but never in power, merely presiding over vast left-wing bureaucracies that cruise on regardless.

[...]

Makes perfect sense. Except that Canada already has a Conservative government under a Conservative prime minister, and the very head of the “human rights” commission investigating me was herself the Conservative appointee of a Conservative minister of justice. Makes no difference. Once the state swells to a certain size, the people available to fill the ever expanding number of government jobs will be statists — sometimes hard-core Marxist statists, sometimes social-engineering multiculti statists, sometimes fluffily “compassionate” statists, but always statists. The short history of the post-war welfare state is that you don’t need a president-for-life if you’ve got a bureaucracy-for-life: The people can elect “conservatives,” as the Germans have done and the British are about to do, and the Left is mostly relaxed about it because, in all but exceptional cases (Thatcher), they fulfill the same function in the system as the first-year boys at wintry English boarding schools who for tuppence-ha’penny or some such would agree to go and warm the seat in the unheated lavatories until the prefects strolled in and took their rightful place.

... if you look hard enough, you can always find a Thatcher.

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My race is “American”

March 9, 2010 10:47 AM by Michelle Malkin115 Comments | 7 Trackbacks

 

Question of the day: Does the GOP have enough balls?

March 4, 2010 02:38 PM by Michelle Malkin

And no, I’m not talking about basketballs or baseballs or golf balls. You know what I’m talking about — excuse the language, but we need to be blunt. And you know that it’s the question that will hang over the Republican Party from now until November as it tries to persuade the base — let alone the American electorate — that it can provide a real alternative to the current crop of big government corruptocrats in power in Washington.

So: Does the GOP have enough balls to fight the Left or doesn’t it?

You know about my doubts. You’ve heard my warning about McCain Regression Syndrome.

Now, I want you to read every word of what Andy McCarthy has to say about the GOP leadership’s abandonment of Jim Bunning — and what it says about the lack of Republican fortitude in the war against the permanent, ever-growing Nanny State.

Andy speaks the truth. Hard truths. And fiscal conservatives/Tea Party activists need to shout them from the rooftops. I’ve invoked Phyllis Schlafly many times over the past year in urging the GOP to provide true choices instead of echoes. Actions speak louder than words. So, alas, does feckless inaction:

Maine’s Susan Collins took to the Senate floor to assure Americans that Bunning’s radical views about Congress’s not spending yet more billions it doesn’t have “do not represent a majority of the Republican caucus.” And sure enough, they didn’t. Once Bunning backed down, the measure passed by a whopping 78-19.

Think about that. We are talking about $10 billion in a year when Leviathan is slated to spend a total of $3.6 trillion. The majority of Senate Republicans joined Democrats in concluding that the allocation of every one of these 3.6 thousand billion dollars is so vital that not one of them could be sacrificed in favor of unemployment insurance. So another $10 billion just gets heaped on the already unfathomable trillion-dollar deficits stacking year upon year.

The pols call these mounting months (now years) of unemployment benefits “temporary,” even though the real unemployment rate remains in the double digits and no relief is in sight. The “temporary” label is a budgetary trick. It enables lawmakers to sidestep “PAYGO” — Pay As You Go — restrictions that require the federal government to pay for current obligations out of current revenues. Democrats recently made a big show of reinstituting PAYGO — but not until after they’d blown deficit spending through the stratosphere.

It was a bit of theater Democrats had good reason to believe they could pull off. When Republicans controlled Congress, they made a mockery of PAYGO entitlement restrictions, particularly when it came to enforcing Medicare cuts that were required by law. As the Heritage Foundation’s Bruce Riedl observes, PAYGO was a gimmick to project the illusion of fiscal responsibility even as budget deficits soared. Thus it comes as little surprise that, even as President Obama’s sudden paeans to PAYGO ring in our ears, Democrats are slyly sidestepping it.

Besides unemployment compensation, what is in the bill Bunning was blocking? The proposed goodies include public funds to prevent what would otherwise be a 21 percent reduction in payments to doctors who treat Medicare patients.

Of course, these are exactly the sort of steep cuts that enacting Obamacare would accomplish. Given that enacting Obamacare is the Left’s ne plus ultra, why not just let the Medicare payments get slashed now? Because Democrats realize that if people get a load of how Obamacare would actually work before it is a fait accompli, they will scream bloody murder. So the game is to make certain that doctors don’t feel the pinch now, just as the game is to pass Obamacare now but delay its implementation until 2013 — allowing Obama and Democrats to get through the 2010 and 2012 election cycles without being held accountable for the epic disaster that will be government-controlled medicine.

In sum, Bunning’s battle gave Republicans a chance to make points about runaway deficit spending, the fraudulence of PAYGO posturing, the foolish redistribution of wealth to create expensive and unproductive government jobs, unemployment-benefit extensions that Democrats refuse to pay for and that actually increase unemployment, and the monstrous rationing that would be wrought by Obamacare. So, did Republicans rally behind Bunning? Not a chance.

Why? Why abandon this fight when the GOP has the facts on its side? Why no enthusiasm when a year of Obama’s forced march to crony socialism has the public more receptive than ever to the case for slashing government? Simple: Republicans are afraid of being demagogued — as Democrats and the media demagogued Bunning — as wanting to cut off funding (i.e., money we don’t have) for unemployment insurance and the usual laundry list of other Big Government baubles like COBRA coverage, satellite TV dishes, the “highway trust fund,” etc. Republicans also did not want their own sorry PAYGO history rehashed.

Here’s the sad truth: For all the shining they did at last week’s White House “summit” on health care, when it gets down to actually putting the brakes on the Big Gummint Express, most of today’s Republicans are AWOL. They’re great at the debate society. But making the fight on something concrete, really saying no when it means grinding redistribution to a halt, means taking the slings and arrows. No thanks, they say, let’s just make the whole thing go away on a voice vote, the sooner the better. Indeed, while Senator Bunning should be lauded for engaging this fight, it is telling that he took it on only after deciding not to seek reelection.

…Democrats know the electoral setbacks will only be temporary. They are banking on the assurance that Republicans merely want to win elections and have no intention of rolling back Obamacare, much less of dismantling Leviathan.

For my money (while I still have some), that’s an eminently sound bet. The Bunning battle, in which the GOP was nowhere to be found, is the proof. Bunning just wanted Congress to live within its gargantuan means. Yet, the Washington Post ridiculed him: “angry and alone, a one-man blockade against unemployment benefits, Medicare payments to doctors, satellite TV to rural Americans and paychecks to highway workers.” That’s outrageously unfair, but it is a day at the beach compared to the Armageddon that would be unleashed upon any attempt to undo Obama’s welfare state on steroids.

As it turns out, Republicans didn’t have the stomach for a fight over wealth transfers that plainly exacerbate the problem of unemployment. Why would anyone think they’d take on a far more demanding war, in which Democrats and the legacy media would relentlessly indict them for “denying health insurance to millions of Americans”?

Even if the GOP gets a majority for a couple of cycles, even if President Obama is defeated in his 2012 reelection bid, Obamacare will be forever. And once the public sees that the GOP won’t try to dismantle Obamacare, it will lose any enthusiasm for Republicans. Democrats will eventually return to power, and it will be power over a much bigger, much more intrusive government.

Health care is a loser for the Left only if the Right has the steel to undo it. The Left is banking on an absence of steel. Why is that a bad bet?

So dead-on. So painfully dead-on. Where’s my famous head-banging-against-the-wall graphic? Ah, there it is:

Like I said this morning, I don’t want to hear the preemptive Republican promises to “repeal Obamacare later.”

Stop. It. Now.

As long as Beltway GOP hacks see this as a cynical marketing campaign and not an ideological battle, we are screwed.116 Comments

 
"I’m tired of empty talk. I could give you quote after quote of Obama promising to balance the budget, to pay as you go, and to eliminate earmarks. But he has no intention of doing any of those things. He just wants to take credit for saying he will do them.

It seems to me that Republicans are no different. They talk the big talk at Tea Parties, in campaign speeches, and on FOX News. But what do they do when they actually have a chance to make a difference and hold the Democrats’ feet to the PAYGO fire? They run and hide. "

"We must clean DC of the establishment. The political class that we have allowed to grow so large has forgotten why they were sent there."

The end of the road for Barack Obama?

by Speranza ( 147 Comments › )

4 | March 9, 2010 12:44 pm

There’s something that I’ve noticed:

The Parasites and their partisans in the media are constantly going on and on about how stupid those who rationally oppose them are.

They’re really beginning to sound like the alien invaders in Plan Nine From Outer Space.

And I have a special message for the Democrats and the other believers in the Primacy of the Parasite:

Get over it.

Sure, you claimed to won the presidential election by a majority of the votes cast. (After all, your candidate IS an Illinois Democrat)

So what?

An election in a constitutional republic is a process of hiring someone to perform a constitutionally defined task. It is not a mystical collectivist ritual for the anointment of a stone age god-king.

We do not believe in The Leader Principle. We do not believe that the stone age god-king that you call The One is in any way the embodiment of a collective will. And we certainly do not believe that we are in any way subject to what are in fact his individual whims.

We are not and never will be a living prop in your ideological fantasies. We will not bind ourselves with the chains that you offer us. And we will never embark on the path that ultimately leads to the anonymous ditch outside of town.

This isn’t Russia in 1917. We know about the ultimate results of your ideological fantasy and will not go down that path without a fight.

So knock it off! Get out of our way and go home, grow up, and get a life.

2 | March 9, 2010 12:36 pm

Saying that it’s “the end of the road for Barack Obama” is silly. The man has 3 more years in the Oval Office—and, until November, a large majority in both houses of Congress. He can do damn near whatever he pleases, if he is vicious enough (or his handlers are) and sufficient Congresspeople are willing to fall in line.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010, 5:55 AM
Jim Hoft

The state-run media was sooooo desperate to find something to attack Sarah Palin on yesterday that they forgot to factcheck their latest smear.

On Monday, the leftist media was thrilled to report that Sarah Palin used the Canadian health care system when she was a child. The Huffington Post, the Washington Post and Matthew Yglesias were happy to report this line this line from her speech this past weekend in Calgary:

“We used to hustle over the border for health care we received in Canada. And I think now, isn’t that ironic? ”

This, they suggested, proved she endorsed the Canadian and US democrat’s socialist health care system.

But, unfortunately they didn’t have all the facts.
Ben Smith later in the day posted the corrections:

CORRECTION: Whitehorse is in Yukon, not Saskatchewan, and Palin, as a young child, lived closer to itthan earlier reported.

UPDATE: Here’s some more context: “My first five years of life we spent in Skagway, Alaska, right there by Whitehorse. Believe it or not – this was in the ’60s – we used to hustle on over the border for health care that we would receive in Whitehorse. I remember my brother, he burned his ankle in some little kid accident thing and my parents had to put him on a train and rush him over to Whitehorse and I think, isn’t that kind of ironic now. Zooming over the border, getting health care from Canada.”

ALSO: Socialized medicine apparently only kicked in in Yukon in 1972, post-Palin.

Another attack on Palin falls flat.
Bummer.


2,556 posted on 03/09/2010 3:55:58 PM PST by backhoe (All Across America, the Lights are being relit again...)
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And the overeducated Fools in the Media Hive wonder why average Americans are protesting?

PICS FROM THE TUCSON TEA PARTY PROTEST TODAY.

 
Ummm...regarding that "Consent Of The Governed" notion.

—Purple Avenger

Back in February I posted about a RassPoll showing only 21% believe the government currently is operating with the consent of the governed.

That number seemed surprisingly low, but I didn't realize HOW low it was at the time. As a comparison, here's an old CNN poll suggesting 32% of the population believes in ALIEN ABDUCTIONS.

More people believe in freaking ALIEN ABDUCTIONS than believe in the representative legitimacy of current government.

That's quite a revelation. One congress and the president will ignore at their own peril.

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9 This administration and Congress are actively attempting to damage the U.S. 

79% of the population saying that they don't think their federal government is acting legitimately should tell DEAR LEADER and the rest of his regime that there's trouble in paradise.

The problem is that this regime doesn't care about its citizens.  DEAR LEADER knows best, don't you know?


2,557 posted on 03/10/2010 1:24:36 AM PST by backhoe (All Across America, the Lights are being relit again...)
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It isn't just America that stands on the precipice, the whole world is staring into the abyss.

Collapse of the American Empire: swift, silent, certain

Thoughts?

I can't do any better than my intro to -America Held Hostage--:

”Zimbabwe On The Potomac...”

You know there were warning signs...

I kept telling people when Bill Clinton slithered in to office, and clung to it, despite all the scandals, and Impeachment itself-- “He's just a symptom. Like a fever is of a disease- there's something wrong with America.”

Like Popular Culture- look at the magazines-- I call it “thugs & jugs,” or “which Pop Tart is popping out whose baby this week?”

Or Katrina- ever seen so many people milling around with their hands out, when they should have been helping themselves?

We did it to ourselves, and The New, Improved Black Jesus is merely a symptom.

All civilizations have a shelf life- once enough citizens figure out that by electing the “right” representatives, they can use the power of the government to pick the pockets of others,

...it's all over, except for the details.

Well, we're in the “details,” now.

Meanwhile, I have to figure out what Miss Emily and I do with what's left of our lives, and bush hog her Mom's old place in the country, because City Life isn't going to be worth living from here on out.

I'll catch you all later...

...maybe...

What Good Can a Handgun Do Against An Army?
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-backroom/2312894/posts

Updated: March 10, 2010, 12:56 AM ET "Culled Out" (another 1 million jobs at risk)

The Obama administration will accept no more public input for a federal strategy that could prohibit U.S. citizens from fishing some of the nation's oceans, coastal areas, Great Lakes, and even inland waters.

(Excerpt) Read more at sports.espn.go.com ...

No Fishing Allowed

The grassroots Tea Party movement flummoxes the left

Tea Party Plans March Obamacare Protest: Plan a three-week Washington sit-in to stop passage

The 9th Circus actually gets something right:

Cops Not Immune After Shooting, Circuit Rules (Warrantless Entry and Seizure)

All Aboard The Red-Ink Express

The Logarithmic Effect of Carbon Dioxide

This is the best explanation of the stupidity I have seen:

Even if all 6.8 billion humans on Earth gave up ALL forms of transportation, ALL forms of industrial activity, ALL forms of energy production and even reverted back to a Stone Age state before the discovery of fire, living in cold damp caves as hunter gatherers and eating raw food, bearing in mind that most of us would die of starvation and/or hypothermia, we could only reduce overall atmospheric CO2 content by about 4.1 parts per million per year against a supposed average background level of 385 ppm. That is assuming of course that all anthropogenic CO2 ends up in the atmosphere and remains there for a significant length of time.

What credit-card payoff? Consumers are dumping debt

Happy Birthday backhoe!

Big Abortion is Scared

State-Run Media Red-Faced Over Palin’s Canadian Doctor Visits

Jobs: Short-term hope, long-term despair

But... but... "we" elected Teh Lightbringer!

In a fit of cognitive dissonance I have never seen before, America stuck the most unvetted, unqualified con artist I have ever seen into its highest office.

Never before has such an anti-profit, anti-business, downright anti-American bigot been in charge- and it shows, my God! it reveals itself in so many ways across society.

Why would any business in its right mind hire, expand, or try to grow when it can all be snatched away via executive whim?

Think GM was a fluke? Want to bet the future of your business, yourself, your employees on that?

If Obama-Care Fails:How Much Tax Money Did He Waste On The Effort?{enough to create 50,000 jobs?)

My Race is "American"

Good article and overview of States' efforts against odinga and the dims...

The States politely telling the DC cabal where they can put obamacare!





Please ~ping~ me to articles relating to the 10th Amendment/States Rights so I can engage the pinger.

I've stopped monitoring threads and unilaterally adding names to the ping list, so if you want on or off the list just say so.

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54 posted on Wednesday, March 10, 2010 12:03:43 AM by ForGod'sSake


2,558 posted on 03/10/2010 2:49:05 AM PST by backhoe (All Across America, the Lights are being relit again...)
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Critical Action Alert to stop the March Madness!

Obama promised $2,500 health care savings; CBO says plan is $2,300 price increase

CBO Sees Obama Budget Bringing Debt to $20 Trillion By 2020(Hope and Change is Not Free)

Obama White House to 60000000 Anglers: We Don't Need You

Obama to take Daughters to Visit Indonesia School where he went under the name Barry Soetoro

The Truth Behind Sarah Palin's Canadian Health Care

Meet McCain 'birthers': ABC, CBS, NBC, FactCheck, N.Y. Times, more

Deer Reader is tanking:

Rassmussen Daily Tracking: Obama Hits -21.

 

Utah plans to take US land through eminent domain

Unemployment rises in 30 states in January

Jihad Jane, American who lived on Main Street

Muslim population in Metro Vancouver will triple by 2031

Why Democrats Don’t Care about $9.7 Trillion Debt

New McCain Bill: American Citizens May Be Held Without Charge During Hostilities

TYRANNICAL REASONING AND PUBLIC POLICY: FLU VACCINATIONS, GLOBAL WARMING, GUN CONTROL, STIMULUS BILL

Marco Rubio Ad: "America Needs Republicans Who Will Stand Up To Barack Obama Not Join Him" (Video)

New Republican heavyweight takes a few punches from the Democrats

Naked Rahm now seared in our brains

California Is Doomed

California is doomed for two simple but profound reasons: the cost structure is too high for most businesses to survive, and a boom-dependent economy. ...Read more at businessinsider.com ...
 
"The real key in this article is that California has become an environment hostile to business and industry. The tech-boom for Silicon Valley is over. The agricultural industry is being ruined by water regulations (although I believe there is some truth to the allegations that this is a means of bankrupting the farmers so that politically connected speculators can buy up the farms for nothing, and then the water will be turned back on). What little is left is going to leave and that means there won’t be anymore money, free or otherwise...Unfortunately, more and more, these practices are not limited to California. Small business is dying in America and nobody wants to face the fact. "
 

U.S. Department of Education Purchase Order for 27 Remington Shotguns

I actually made a joke here on FR several years ago about how we’ll know America is doomed when the US Dept of Education finally has it’s own tactical S.W.A.T. team.

We're not buying it, O

"President" Obama can rant and rave about "health care" (read, deathcare/CONTROL), he can continue to hold all of the phony "town hall" meetings, and college campus speeches filled with sycophant Obamessiah groupie "Yes we can", communist, socialist, ACORN PLANTS that he wants. He can continue to set all of the end of the world if it does not pass deadlines he wants. Heck he can dance naked in the street screaming at the top of his lungs: "I will get 'health care' passed if it is the last thing I do even if it kills me!" and "Please, do it for Wellstone and Teddy", "do it for the children", all he wants.

He can continue to plant his angry face on TV every day of the week, and give teleprompter diatribes on "healthcare" (read DEATHCARE/C O N T R O L)that no one will watch, because frankly, the American people are sick and tired of seeing this angry, LITTLE, black man-child who has never run or accomplished ANYTHING in his entire life belittle, berate and blame EVERYONE from George Bush to the "evil" doctors and insurance companies, BUT HIMSELF, for his own failures for the remainder of his so-called "presidency".

Obama can do ALL of the above ad infinitem while being lauded by the state run media and IT WILL MAKE NO DIFFERENCE, because the overwhelming majority of Americans want nothing to do with Obama and the democRATS deathcare bill; WE ARE AMERICANS, WE DO NOT WANT OR BELIEVE IN COMMUNISM, we DO NOT WANT OR BELEIVE IN SOCIALISM, we DO NOT WANT OR BELIEVE IN MARXISM, and that is exactly what Obamas so-called "healthcare" (read DEATHCARE/C O N T R O L)" bill really is.

The more Obama, Pelosi and Reed rant and rave and threaten, the more we are opposed to this monstrosity. The more the democRAT socialist/ "progressive" communists try and shove this down our collective throats, the STONGER WE WILL RESIST THEM.

America and the world see you for what you are: Mr. Obama, YOU are a failure, YOUR "progressive" communist/socialist/Marxist "health care" bill is a colossal FAILURE; it is evil, it is UNCONSTITUTIONAL and Americans will never support it no matter who you BRIBE, who you threaten, who you manipulate into supporting it.

10 posted on Wednesday, March 10, 2010 7:07:01 AM by Jmouse007

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More on the Blatantly Unconstitutionally, Recklessly Illegal Slaughter "Rule:" Citizens Would Have Standing to Challenge

—Ace

Leon H. Wolf at RedState writes:

Having determined that they lack the votes in the House to pass the Senate bills as-is, House Democrats are attempting one of the most breathtakingly unconstitutional power grabs ever witnessed - a maneuver to deem the Senate bill ALREADY PASSED by the House by rule, despite the fact that it clearly has not. Now, as we have constantly reminded our ahistorical liberal friends who have already forgotten all of 2002-2006, the filibuster is constitutional because it is a Senate rule of debate, which is expressly authorized by Article I’s delegation of power to each house of Congress to set its own rules of debate. Apparently, some Democrats can’t seem to tell the difference between a rule of debate and just declaring by rule that the House has passed a bill that they have not, when the Constitution itself expressly states that “in all [] Cases the Votes of both Houses shall be determined by Yeas and Nays[.]” What Slaughter and Pelosi here are attempting here is a blatant violation of the principles of bicameralism and presentment.

And unlike other Unconstitutional things Congress does, there’s caselaw here suggesting pretty clearly that when Congress attempts to pass a law in the absence of proper bicameralism and presentment, a person negatively affected by Congress’s action (e.g., a person required to pay a fine for not having health insurance) has standing to challenge the law’s validity in the Courts. This farce is illegal and unconstitutional on its face, and someone has to be advising the Democrats in the House of this fact.

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48

Three words.

Lock and Load

just sayin'

66 Well, as an earlier post indicated, Odumbass is at -21 on the Rasmussen Daily Presidential tracking poll.  Based on the bullshit that the democrats are trying to pull, I think we're looking at -23 or -24 by the weekend.

116 I keep seeing Cloward/Pivin all over the place. Do they really think if they break the system they will be on top? Do they really think people will just roll over for them?

320 every time I hear "national ID card" i think "Show me your papers" from all those old war movies.

HOPE:

Obama approval rating at 43%. “Barack Obama hits the campaign trail again this month in support of a tremendously unpopular ObamaCare bill — and his numbers have started nose-diving again. Rasmussen’s latest daily poll shows Obama now at 43% approval, with 56% disapproving, the lowest figures of his presidency. His “passion index” has once again hit its lowest level at -21, as less than a quarter of registered voters now strongly approve of his performance. . . . It took George Bush almost six years to get to this level of job approval. Obama’s managed it in 14 months.”

Related: Poll Suggests Obama’s Arrogance Is The Problem.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010, 8:01 AM
Jim Hoft

The Obama White House has decided to take on the 60,000,000 American anglers.

(Hawaii Leisure)

The Obama Administration is pushing full steam ahead with their plan to fundamentally change America.
When the radicals are not pushing to socialize health care, offer amnesty to illegal aliens, or radicalize primary school education, they’re pushing new UN-styled rules and regulations on the sport fishing industry.
The Christian Science Monitor reported:

The Obama administration has proposed using United Nations-guided principles to expand a type of zoning to coastal and even some inland waters. That’s raising concerns among fishermen that their favorite fishing holes may soon be off-limits for bait-casting. In the battle of incremental change that epitomizes the American conservation movement, many weekend anglers fear that the Obama administration’s promise to “fundamentally change” water management in the US will erode what they call the public’s “right to fish,” in turn creating economic losses for the $82 billion recreational fishing industry and a further deterioration of the American outdoorsman’s legacy. Proponents say the Interagency Ocean Policy Task Force established by President Obama last June will ultimately benefit the fishing public by managing ecosystems in their entirety rather than by individual uses such as fishing, shipping, or oil exploration.“It’s not an environmentalist manifesto,” says Larry Crowder, a marine biologist at Duke University in North Carolina. “It’s multiple-use planning for the environment, and making sure various uses … are sustainable.” (Amateur outdoorsmen have been fighting for their rights for years, as the Monitor reports here.)

Faced with the prospect of further industrialization along America’s coasts and the Great Lakes (wind turbines and natural-gas exploration, for example), the task force is charged with putting in place a new ecosystem management process called marine spatial planning. Marine spatial planning (MSP), according to the United Nations, is “a public process of analyzing and allocating the spatial and temporal distribution of human activities in marine areas to achieve ecological, economic, and social objectives that usually have been specified through a political process.” That kind of government-speak scares Phil Morlock, director of environmental affairs at the reel-and-rod maker Shimano. Mr. Morlock points to references by the ocean task force to “one global sea” as evidence that what’s really being proposed are broad changes to America’s user-funded conservation strategy, potentially affecting even inland waters. “I suggest that the task force recommend our model to the United Nations rather than us adopting the United Nations model,” he says in a phone interview. “The American model is the best in the world, so our question is: Why seek the lowest common denominator?”

Mr. Obama has said he will not override protections put in place by Presidents Clinton and Bush that established recreational fishermen as a special class.

But critics still worry about the Obama administration’s ties to environmental groups that espouse “anti-use” policies that put some habitats out of reach even for rod and reel fishermen, who take only 3 percent of America’s landed catch every year. “Angling advocates point out that senior policy officials on the task force seem inclined to ally themselves with preservationists and environmental extremists who want to create ‘no fishing’ preserves, with no scientific justification,” writes ESPN.com’s Robert Montgomery.

Previously:
Now Obama Wants to Ban Sport Fishing
Obama White House to 60,000,000 Anglers: We Don’t Need You
Obama’s Latest Assault on Freedom– New Regulations Will Ban Sport Fishing

CHANGE: Sales Taxes Now Top Property Taxes and Personal Income Taxes as State Revenue Source.

Back during the fight over the — defeated — Tennessee state income tax proposal, income tax proponents argued that sales tax revenues were more likely to drop in economic hard times. This seems not to be the case.

IS IT SMART FOR THE WHITE HOUSE to be in a pissing match with the Chief Justice? A reader emails: “I think it’s going to really hurt Obama in the public’s perception, because of the high regard for Justice Roberts on all sides.” Well, it makes the White House look petty, thin-skinned, undisciplined, and unable to handle criticism. Which it is.

UPDATE: Jan Crawford: It’s getting ridiculous.

Whether the White House has a short-term or long-term strategy or no strategy at all, it’s flat-out absurd and ill-advised for the administration to think it should always have the last word. It’s like my 6-year-old: “I don’t LIKE your idea. I like MY idea.”

That’s their style.

ANOTHER UPDATE: James Joyner comments.

TRAFFIC-TICKET vultures? As I’ve noted here before, cities and counties in financial trouble seem to go for increased traffic enforcement as a source of revenue. In Knoxville, they’re all over the Interstates, nailing people for money. It makes about as much sense as sending cops into shopping malls to seize the wallets of random customers, but hey, they can do it, so they do do it . . . .

Of course, maybe they’d have better than a thirteen-minute response time if they focused more on real crime and less on traffic-revenue maximization.

But KPD doesn’t respond to blog postings. Too busy. . .

Weak Tea Or Strong Tea? Too many of those currently ‘analyzing’ the Tea Party movement seem to have no genuine interest in grappling with its potential historical significance. Plus, David Brooks’ appeal to snobbery.

UPDATE: They expected 600, but over 2000 showed up at this anti-Obamacare meeting.

MATT WELCH: The president’s habit of telling untruths.

The president, who promised in both word and style to usher in a “new era” of Washington “responsibility,” routinely says things that aren’t true and supports initiatives that break campaign promises. When called on it, he mostly keeps digging. And when obliged to explain why American voters are turning so sharply away from his party and his policies, Obama pins the blame not on his own deviations from verity but on his failure to “explain” things “more clearly to the American people.”

It’s funny — all he had to do to be a success was to live up to the kind of Presidency he promised. But he didn’t, and it appears that he couldn’t. Read the whole thing.

UPDATE: Reader Kevin Greene writes:

The best example of this is health insurance mandates. The President defeated Hillary Clinton for the nomination of his party by telling Americans that it was wrong to require people to purchase insurance. Now, as President, he is trying to force people to purchase health insurance. And threatening IRS audits and fines. And he claims to not understand the opposition to this proposal.

People didn’t get the “expiration date” business . . .

SHOCKER: Milwaukee Police Ignored ACORN Voting Fraud Cases. “Keep in mind, the allegations in this case involve not just voter registration fraud, but actual voting fraud. Actual fraudulent ballots cast in the 2008 elections.” Wait, I thought that was just a right-wing myth.

UPDATE: A reader notes that the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel story leaves out ACORN. But two ACORN workers were indicted.

ON THE CENSUS, list your race as “American?”

In Obama's World ...

... we're all "family":

Those who support the president can expect favors. No sooner had Rep Jim Matheson (D-Utah) suggested that he might be willing to switch his vote and support the latest version of ObamaCare than his brother was nominated for a federal judgeship.

Alan Mollohan (D-W.Va.) is also on the undecided list. And, purely by coincidence no doubt, the Justice Department just announced that it is dropping an FBI investigation that has been swirling about the congressman. Gosh, if only Charlie Rangel were one of the undecideds.

Those who oppose the president can expect the political equivalent of a horse head between their sheets.


 

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Lead Story

Obamacare Road Show, Pt. II: Bring out the human kiddie shields

By Michelle Malkin  •  March 10, 2010 09:25 AM

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My column shines light on the Hail Mary strategy of the Demcare-peddlers: Quick, hide behind the children! Just a reminder that President Obama will be in St. Charles, Missouri today for a closed-door, invitation-only Kabuki health care speech to high school students and then he’ll be heading off for a fund-raiser with Claire McCaskill. Tea Party activists are organizing two counter-protests — get all the info on the who, what, where, when at Gateway Pundit.

The column notes two new developments — Hill buzz over some Senate Democrat leaders’ plan to attach the nationalization of student loans to the health care reconciliation bill and the use of a new, dubious poster boy for Demcare, Marcelas Owens. The story doesn’t add up, and as usual, anyone who questions the logic and holes in these anecdotes will be labeled a “stalker.” Been there, done that

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Desperate Dems cling to human kiddie shield
by Michelle Malkin
Creators Syndicate
Copyright 2010

Have you noticed something about the audiences that President Obama has cherry-picked to cheer his government health-care takeover road show? They’re getting younger and younger. Today, Obama brings the traveling campaign to St. Charles High School in St. Louis, Missouri for a closed-door, invitation-only speech. If he doesn’t end the endless “No More Time For Talk” talks soon, he’ll be peddling Democrat reconciliation tactics on Dora the Explorer and SpongeBob Squarepants.

But desperate times call for demagogic measures. True to form, the Obama White House is wielding the human kiddie shield as its last-stand defense for Demcare.

On Monday, Obama surrounded himself with a ticketed-only crowd of Arcadia University college students in Pennsylvania (sprinkled with purple-shirted officials from the Service Employees International Union, natch). The Washington-based commander-in-chief traveled outside his Beltway bubble to a campus bubble to trash the political climate which he leads.

“That’s just how Washington is. They can’t help it,” he pontificated as the idealist young students nodded like empty bobbleheads. “They?”

You won’t be surprised by Obama’s biggest applause line of the speech: Peddling a Big Nanny provision in the Senate-passed health care bill that requires insurance plans that cover dependents to provide benefits to children up to age 26. Vowed Santa Obama: “If you’re a young adult, which many of you are, you’ll be able to stay on your parents’ insurance policy until you’re 26 years old.” Whoops and huzzahs erupted from the eager wards of the permanent, ever-expanding Nanny State.

As I’ve reported before, there are now an estimated 20 states that have already passed legislation requiring insurers to cover adult children. The slacker mandates cover “kids” ranging in age from 24 to 31. And it’s these very government health care mandates that contribute to rising health care costs.

But there was no time for higher learning at Arcadia University. Out: education. In: adulation. “I love you!” screamed a cult follower in the stands. “Love you back,” Obama responded.

Now, comes word from The Hill that Senate Democrat leaders want to graft Obama’s single-player plan to nationalize the student loan market onto the Senate health care reconciliation bill. That way, Obama’s college-age foot soldiers can argue that a vote against Demcare is a vote against The Children.

How low can they go? One of President Obama’s youngest lobbyists – 11-year-old Marcelas Owens of Washington state – traveled to D.C. on Tuesday on the dime of astroturf group, HCAN (Health Care for America Now). His 27-year-old mother, Tiffany, died of pulmonary hypertension. According to the family, Ms. Owens – a single mother of three — lost her job as a fast-food manager and lost her insurance. She received emergency care and treatment throughout her illness, but died in 2007.

Young Marcelas – goaded by his left-wing activist grandmother and promoted by Democrat Sen. Patty Murray — is now a regular on the pro-Obamacare circuit and is leading a congressional sit-in until the Democrat plan passes. He admits he doesn’t understand the complexities of health insurance reform and doesn’t “think it’s anyone’s fault” that his mom passed away. “But they could have done more” for her, he says.

It’s a heart-wrenching story, but the tale raises more questions than it answers. Washington state offers a plethora of existing government assistance programs to laid-off and unemployed workers like Marcelas’s mom. Why didn’t she enroll? Second, she died nine months after she reportedly lost her health insurance. By the time she lost her coverage through her employer, she was apparently already in dire health straits. It’s not clear that additional doctors’ visits in the subsequent months would have prevented her death.

All that said, the Owens’ case demonstrates the flaws of the employer-based system of health insurance. It needs real reform. Unfortunately, the current crop of Democrat plans would leave the employer-based system fully intact. What we need are grown-ups to start over from scratch and leave the kids on the playground.

 

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House Dems Try to Pass Obamacare Without a Vote

Slaughter Preps Rule To Avoid Direct Vote On Senate Bill (House to pass ObamaCare without vote!)

Do tell:

RUSH IN A HURRY -- Obama Seeks to Overthrow the American Way of Life

Fishermen’s fear: Public's'right to fish shifting under Obama?

The Obama administration has proposed using United Nations-guided principles to expand a type of zoning to coastal and even some inland waters. That’s raising concerns among fishermen that their favorite fishing holes may soon be off-limits for bait-casting. In the battle of incremental change that epitomizes the American conservation movement, many weekend anglers fear that the Obama administration’s promise to “fundamentally change” water management in the US will erode what they call the public’s “right to fish,” in turn creating economic losses for the $82 billion recreational fishing industry and a further deterioration of the American outdoorsman’s legacy...

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The Magic Disappearing Act of American Jobs

Prediction: Moment of Frustration Will Expose Our Young President

Remember This: AGW not to Blame if There are More Hurricanes This Season

McAfee Consumer Threat Alert: Fake Anti-Virus Software Scams On The Rise!

Job prospects from Obamanomics: Dems are replacing full-time jobs with part-time temporary ones

The Obama Moratorium: No offshore drilling while he’s in office

I keep telling you all what it really is...

welcome

We're Coming for You, Congress, Billboard


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I DON’T THINK THE RACE CARD IS TRUMPS ANYMORE: Menendez, NJ Dems Call Tea Party Movement Racist. “In an effort to protect NJ Senator Robert Menendez, under attack from NJ Tea Party groups, several prominent NJ Democrats are playing the race card, actually labeling the movement as raaaacist. This is an issue for Menendez now. If he doesn’t step up, denounce these statements and tell NJ Democrats to chill, he may soon find himself the target ofTea Party and grassroots activists from around the country, not just his home state!”
 
 Some Democrats shun Obama event in St. Louis. “The Show Me State briefly became the No Show State on Wednesday as some prominent Missouri Democrats decided they’d rather be somewhere else when President Obama came to St. Louis to push his massive health care overhaul plan.” Probably just scared of the St. Louis Tea Party juggernaut.
 
INVESTOR’S BUSINESS DAILY: Club Med: Are Dems Using Medicare Payments To Silence Doctors?
 
SO IS THIS THE HOPE, OR THE CHANGE? Monthly deficit hits $220 billion, highest in U.S. history. “According to CBO, based on an analysis of the deeply deceitful numbers presented to it by Reid and Obama, the national panacea of health-care reform will save us $132 billion over the next 10 years. Which means the feds blew through our big decade-long ObamaCare refund in about … 17 days last month.”
 
SALESMANSHIP: A new healthcare approach — “the Slaughter solution.” If they actually pass it without a House vote, opponents will deem the bill illegitimate, and Congress along with it. Imagine if Bush had tried to pass the war resolution this way, or the Patriot Act. . .
 

Here we go: Pelosi’s staff knew of Massa allegations sooner than claimed.

UPDATE: More here. “They had five days to determine if it was a valid complaint, rule 16, p24 – and five days to notify Massa – Rule 17 p 26. Of course, like everything in Nancy’s House, all rules are subject to ad hoc changes.”

DANIEL SAREWITZ: “Has anyone noticed that after 20 years and $25 billion in government-sponsored research on climate change, the political controversy over global warming is actually more intractable and bitter today than it has ever been in the past? Of course there are good reasons, such as the failure of the recent U.N.-sponsored Copenhagen climate conference, stubborn partisanship in the U.S. Congress, and recently discovered mistakes and distortions in the supposedly authoritative 2007 report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. But these, like the tumors in a cancer patient, are symptoms of a mortal pathology, not its cause.”

So I Get This E-mail

http://warner.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?p=Blog&ContentRecord_id=8c8e34f0-e579-4b6a-b9d9-8492d96b2500

So I reply with this:

The Federal Government is responsible for providing for the defense of this land, regulating interstate commerce and treaties.
Get it out of your elitist head that you, as a Senator, have any power other than that.
You and your comrades can't create jobs.  Unless you burden us with more socialism, and less choice.
Cut taxes, let those in the free market, both large and small, have the confidence to grow and therefore hire by limiting the control that you elected officials seem to keep pushing on them.
I am 52 years old.  I did not grow up in a socialist Country, and I will be fighting with all of my might to not die in one.

Criminals for Gun Control [video]

Leftist Judge orders ACORN funding restored

Meg Whitman and the Delta Smelt

My Fishing Rod? Out of My Cold Dead Fingers! (Vanity)

Saddam Hussein weighed nuclear 'package' deal in 1990, documents show

Holland proposes giving over-70s the right to die if they 'consider their lives complete'

Don't look now! Amnesty is back

The Amnesty push is coming and it's coming fast. Conservatives need to be prepared for battle. It's gonna get ugly and we can't sit on the sidelines. Every American needs to watch the movie below, buy copies of it and send these copies to everybody they know: family, friends, neighbors, coworkers, church friends, everybody:

Border Movie Trailer

Border Movie

Senators push plan to require all U.S. citizens to carry worker ID cards

Great. So now I will go to jail for not having one of these silly a$$ed ID cards, not having health care, or hacking this stupid idea. Isn’t goverment great.


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Wednesday, March 10, 2010, 8:33 PM
Jim Hoft

OVER 2,000 TURNED OUT TONIGHT IN ST. LOUIS TO PROTEST BARACK OBAMA!
…….But, top Democrats Scattered!

WE WERE FIRED UP!

VIDEO at link, more in comments:

Bill Hennessy gave a great speech at the rally.


It was a huge turnout tonight in St. Louis. 2,000 to 2,500 turned out in St. Louis tonight to protest Obamacare.


UH OH: Instapundit reported: Some Democrats shun Obama event in St. Louis. “The Show Me State briefly became the No Show State on Wednesday as some prominent Missouri Democrats decided they’d rather be somewhere else when President Obama came to St. Louis to push his massive health care overhaul plan.” Probably just scared of the St. Louis Tea Party juggernaut.

People drove from as far away as Quincy, Illinois to make the rally. (We didn’t bus anyone in.)

There were a couple of hundred astroturfed HCAN and Obama supporters who showed up but they split early.


Kenneth Gladney came out tonight to join the protesters. That’s Stephanie Rubach in the background.


These Purple People Beaters were really just powder puffs.


It was loud and it was awesome! What a great turnout to let Barack Obama and Claire McCaskill know that we don’t want their socialism!

Protest Babes…


Thanks to StL Cyclist for a couple of these shots.


The St. Louis crowd came out in force. Bill Hennessy, Dana Loesch, Gina and John Loudon, Adam Sharp, Patch, Jon Burns, Jay Stewart, Robert B., 24th State, Spike, Stephanie Rubach, Ed, Brenda… It was a great event. It’s just too bad the top democrats decided to stay away. We wanted to greet them, too.

Sharp Elbows has more photos and video of a revolting leftist trying to start trouble at the protest.

Dana Loesch posted some great photos.

 
"It’s almost like the people don’t like what Obama’s doing / selling or something…"
 
"Told ya’ll, WE OUTNUMBER THEM. They are a mile wide and an inch thick. Keep up the resitance. This is as our founders envisioned."
 
Wednesday, March 10, 2010, 10:08 AM
Jim Hoft

PACKED HOUSE——
They were expecting 600…… 1,800+ SHOWED UP TODAY!
UPDATE:—- New Count— 2,225 TURNED OUT TODAY!!

Use the link- Note & note well-- all races were present- so much for the RAAACIST! Smear...

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Powerline on The Slaughter Solution.  Is this some kind of a joke? At NRO, Daniel Foster explains that the joke may be on us. This must be one of the cases described by Brecht in which it is time for the government to dissolve the people and elect another.


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House Democrats looking at 'Slaughter Solution' to pass Obamacare

Pelosi's Pig in a Poke "We have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it."

Survived Recession? Get Set for Higher State, Local Taxes

If Obama Bans Fishing, He Hands Over 60 Million Votes To Angler Sarah Palin.

Gone, Fishing?

Those idiots are intent upon pissing off Americans aren’t they? Hunting is next on the list.

Probably. Take anything American, anything associated with personal freedom and liberty, and it is probably on their prioritized it list somewhere. Take something associated with self-reliance like hunting, fishing, Second Amendment Rights, and those are probably high on that list. obama is an unapologetic socialist and fascist. He knows he's only going to have one term. He and his marxist leaning cohorts in crime are going to ram through as much of his socialist ideals and agenda as they can.

Saving Fish Before Firefighters.
http://www.thefreelibrary.com/Saving+Fish+Before+Firefighters-a078738307
“During a recent forest fire, help for trapped firefighters was delayed out .... cut off in the middle of a drought for the supposed benefit of sucker fish. ...”

Editorial: Say No to Deadly Loaded Language. There are No 'Abortion Rights'

Dems Are Stuck With a Mess of Their Own Making

I've never witnessed the Republic at so great a peril of fracturing over a single issue. If this is leadership, we don't need it. If deathcare is a bill, we don't need it either. If Hussein believes he's competent, eligible leadership material, I think he's proven the opposite beyond a doubt.

This article nails it. Hussein is a disaster... that will tarnish them for at least a generation. President skidmark will stain the democrats with (a) taint... that the average taxpayer will not soon forget.

Illegal immigrant youth hold ‘coming out’ day

 

hopeless

It's Thursday So It Must Be "UNEXPECTED" Day

The Difference between Anti-government and Limited Government

Monckton On Climate Hoaxers: "Jail The Lot"

L.A. County supervisors spend millions on pet projects

As Los Angeles County supervisors prepare to carve deeply into everything from public safety to social services, they also are spending millions in taxpayer dollars to burnish their public images, pay for chauffeurs, hold parties for friends and lobbyists and support pet projects. Each supervisor receives $3.4 million a year to spend as he or she sees fit, without any public vote or scrutiny. Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky, for example, has spent more than $200,000 to support his new website along with Facebook and Twitter accounts, according to interviews and a Times review of documents obtained through the state Public Records Act. Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas used $25,000 to buy a place in Who’s Who in Black Los Angeles.

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Club Med: Are Dems Using Medicare Payments To Silence Doctors?

Behind The Palin Smears: From Axelrod to Mudflats and Moore

Regardless of whether you agree politically with Sarah Palin, you will find the forthcoming paragraphs simply shocking and eye opening at the same time as I unveil to the world the events and players in a vicious smear campaign that has raged against her since the moment she was chosen by John McCain to run for vice president.

That this type of Kafkaesque scenario could even happen in the United States of America should concern anyone of any ideological background who may be considering public life or public office.

Stephen Branchflower, an associate of Walter Monegan who was fired by then Alaska Governor Sarah Palin for performance related issues, began to probe the firing and in working with AK State Senator Kim Elton, brought the matter to the attention of the state legislature which opened an investigation with the enthusiastic support of Democratic state legislators, according to ABC News.

When due to a FOIA request denail, all but the smoking gun itself is visual in a smoke filled firestorm that despite the connection of a few final dots is sufficient enough for making the case that the Obama campaign in cahoots with state Democrats in Alaska is responsible for the opening acts of one of the worst smear campaigns against any innocent individual in American history.

When Palin was selected to be John McCain's vice presidential running mate, Republicans filed suit to stop the Troopergate investigation because it was clear that it was being conducted strictly for partisan reasons - to damage Palin's vice presidential candidacy. ABC News reported:

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Obamaganda: Another School Sings Praises to Dear Leader

It's a veritable cornucopia of Obamagandistic musical agitprop. You'll recall the militaristic, fascist-styled Obama youth corps from 2008 where a line of inner city youth stamped out their obeisance militia-like to The One like good little automatons? Perhaps the slickly produced exploitation of sweet faced children from Hollywood that same year will ring a bell? Or maybe your favorite is this misuse of class time in Georgia? Or per chance you'll recall "Barack Hussein Obama, mmm, mmm, mmm"? These are excellent examples of the Obama version of Leni Riefenstahl's art.

But those? Well, those are all low class affairs done without an entire orchestra to back them up.

Now we have the brilliance of School children in Illinois, Comrade Obama's home turf, to add to the din of young musicians enslaved to efforts to exalt Dear Leader. And this tops them all in production values -- or at least in scope -- for the Midwest Young Artists organization, a group dedicated to "inspiration through music," has taken upon itself to give the Obammessiah the full orchestral treatment along with a choir and a spoken word segment to round out the production. Uncle Joe couldn't have created a better display of fealty to Dear Leader. Kim Jong Il is likely red with envy...

See the video at Publiusforum.com...

Kindly note the quote, from our new First Lady, err, female black Bigot...

I keep telling you all what it really is...

welcome

Christie looks for ways to privatize jobs

New Poll Shows Carteresque Trend for Obama (the Community Organizer is tanking alert)

http://i141.photobucket.com/albums/r62/itsforthechildren/Obama-Jimmy-Carter-in-thug.jpg

Gun possession law revolt among U.S. States

Wonder why?
 

VIDEO: Democrats Admit Truth About ObamaCare

Well-done video with clips from Democrats admitting increase in premiums, higher taxes, and Medicare costs . . . capped with Nancy Pelosi pronoucing that so-called health care reform is going through come hell or high water.

(Excerpt) Read more at bitterqueen.typepad.com ...

DOE E-Mails To Wind Energy Lobbyists Cast Cloud Over Green Jobs Proposals

President Obama is unbelievable, No really he's unbelievable.

Excerpt from article:

However, maybe one should cite them correctly Mr. president. The CBO’s analysis of the final Senate health care bill, as reported by Melanie Hunter-Omar, indicates that your health care reform would impose a mandatory $15,000 annual fee on middle-class families that earn greater than 400 percent annually of the federal poverty level. That means $88,200 for a family of four.

End excerpt....

$15,000 annual fee for those that make $88,200 for a family of 4. There goes my childrens college education! I will be in jail for not abiding by this new insurance fiasco. I have insurance now, but will drop my insurance once the government tells me I have to pay. This amount of money from our household would ruin us.

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Ryan: Dems Ramming "Shell" HC Bill Through Committee Monday

BREAKING: Parliamentarian Deals Fatal (?) Blow to ObamaCare

—Gabriel Malor

Says that Obama would have to sign the Senate bill into law before the Senate could proceed to modify it with reconciliation.

In other words, the House members would have to believe the President's (and Harry Reid's) assurances that the Senate won't just quit when its version of healthcare reform becomes law. Remember, the Senate already rejected the House version when it created its own bill.

Summing Up the Past 24 Hours: The Congressional Hispanic Caucus makes a demand that already derailed healthcare reform once. The Congressional Black Caucus complains that Obama isn't listening to them. The co-chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus announces that the President's stumping across the country isn't doing a lick of good. The Stupak Twelve announce that there will be no deal. And now the Parliamentarian makes it that much harder to get wavering Congressmen on board.

Stick a fork in it.

Take the fork out. "Rep. Paul Ryan says that Democrats are ready to ram a "shell" health care bill through the Budget Committee..."

Meanwhile, Nancy "Nero" Pelosi keeps protesting "there's just a few minor, technical things" to work out.

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180 If odumbass thinks he hit a brick wall with HC wait until he stops us from recreational fishing, I see trucks and boats circling DC in thousands.
 
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The second was to have the House pass the Senate version, as-is. Bart Stupak, the Blue Dogs and likely the Hispanic caucus cut off that route.


Nothing is permanent in politics.

Don't think for a minute that Nancy's job one, two and three for the rest of the year won't be flipping votes. She has nearly eleven months to get the votes aligned just right, and then strike. This sword of Damocles will be with us until the 111th closes next January. Barry will make speeches about Hellcare all year long, and Nancy will break arms. Water torture, wearing them down with persistence.
 
156 Rush has been predicting a very big and public meltdown in the near future.  He thinks that Teh Won is going to reach his breaking point because he has never been told "no" before.
 
HEH: “Democratic leaders should be asking themselves just how they have gotten to the point that their strategy is to amend a law that doesn’t exist yet by passing a bill without voting on it.”  MICHAEL BARONE: No Way Out For Dems: ObamaCare’s Their Own Mess.
 
 
HMM: 52 Million (36%) of Tax Returns Pay Zero Income Tax. I think that everyone who votes should pay income tax. And the amount should go up and down with federal spending.
 
IS THE RECOVERY A MYTH? “The White House claims the economy is on the mend. That’s a fantasy.”
 
IT’LL GO HIGHER WHEN THOSE NASA LAYOFFS KICK IN. . . . Florida Unemployment At 35-Year High.
 

Obama – the Gift that Keeps on Giving – to the Saudis

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Filed under Barack Obama, Communism, Crime, Islamists at March 11th, 2010 - 1:00 pm

If he can’t ruin the country through bold legislative initiatives, he’ll do it through executive moves. Under the radar, he has extended the offshore drilling ban from six months to the rest of his term.

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When gas hits $4 a gallon this summer, the Republicans had better be pointing this out to anyone who will listen, and beating anyone who won’t listen over the head with it. Obama wants you to pay more for gasoline.

Do You Toss a Drowning Man a Lifejacket

... or a rock?

The central thesis of George’s Grand Remonstrance, however, is that the battle to persuade the world of the reality of global warming is lost. “No level of evidence can shake the growing belief that climate science is a giant conspiracy codded up by boffins and governments to tax and control us.” By George, he’s got it! Reality has dawned. The penny has dropped. The world knows AGW is a crock and nothing is going to change that reality. And the problem all along, George, was the very “evidence” to which you refer. The wider distrust of scientists was provoked by the thousands of white-coated whores who trousered the IPCC’s cash, chased the grants and plaudits, and clamped their gobs firmly around the UN and EU teats.

... read about Poor George.

By the way George, it is garbage like THIS that makes us tend toward rocks.

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In Denial: Global Warming Hoaxes Dismantled

By Joe Katzman at 06:31

The Weekly Standard does a very good job documenting all of the scandals and forced retractions by the IPCC. As you might expect, there are rather more of them than have been published in the "mainstream" media. It makes for a long article, and taken together, they are incredibly damning. Having read them, I do not think "hoax" is too strong a word to describe these in

 


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Harry Reid hides behind 11-year-old kiddie shield Marcelas Owens

By Michelle Malkin  •  March 12, 2010 12:25 AM

This new video is currently the featured clip on the Senate Democrats’ YouTube site. It’s health insurance-bashing demagoguery and dumbing-down and cowardice and child exploitation at its worst. Watch what the Senate Democrats have entitled “Young Health Care Activist Discusses Health Insurance Industry Abuses:”

On Wednesday, I told you about how the Democrats have resurrected the kiddie human shield strategy to salvage their health care takeover plans. My column introduced you to the boy featured in the clip — Marcelas Owens, who just turned 11:

One of President Obama’s youngest lobbyists – 11-year-old Marcelas Owens of Washington state – traveled to D.C. on Tuesday on the dime of astroturf group, HCAN (Health Care for America Now). His 27-year-old mother, Tiffany, died of pulmonary hypertension. According to the family, Ms. Owens – a single mother of three — lost her job as a fast-food manager and lost her insurance. She received emergency care and treatment throughout her illness, but died in 2007.

Young Marcelas – goaded by his left-wing activist grandmother and promoted by Democrat Sen. Patty Murray — is now a regular on the pro-Obamacare circuit and is leading a congressional sit-in until the Democrat plan passes. He admits he doesn’t understand the complexities of health insurance reform and doesn’t “think it’s anyone’s fault” that his mom passed away. “But they could have done more” for her, he says.

It’s a heart-wrenching story, but the tale raises more questions than it answers. Washington state offers a plethora of existing government assistance programs to laid-off and unemployed workers like Marcelas’s mom. Why didn’t she enroll? Second, she died nine months after she reportedly lost her health insurance. By the time she lost her coverage through her employer, she was apparently already in dire health straits. It’s not clear that additional doctors’ visits in the subsequent months would have prevented her death.

All that said, the Owens’ case demonstrates the flaws of the employer-based system of health insurance. It needs real reform. Unfortunately, the current crop of Democrat plans would leave the employer-based system fully intact. What we need are grown-ups to start over from scratch and leave the kids on the playground.

But just as he elevated youngster Graeme Frost to champion the S-CHIP entitlement expansion, Harry Reid put Marcelas Owens in front of the cameras to help deflect tough health care policy and political questions. It worked. Here’s the superficial coverage from the NYTimes, which touts Marcelas as “a new face in the health care debate” and swallows the Owens’ family story whole without asking a single question of any independent state agency or outside source for verification:

Senate Democratic leaders on Thursday sought to put a human face on the health care debate, and a cute face at that.

Marcelas Owens, a fifth-grader from Seattle who turned 11 on Wednesday, joined Senate majority leader Harry Reid of Nevada and other senior Democrats at a news conference on Thursday.

“We know health reform is not about numbers, it’s about people,” Mr. Reid said. “It’s about pain, real pain, suffered by real people.”

The boy’s mother, Tiffany Owens, died of pulmonary hypertension in 2007 at age 27 after losing her health insurance because she could no longer work. Ms. Owens had been an assistant manager at a Jack in the Box restaurant.

Imagine them taking any conservative opponent’s life story at face value (see: Joe the Plumber).

The Times fails to mention that Owens’ grandmother and family have been longtime activists for the left-wing, single-payer advocates of the Washington Community Action Network or that the boy and his grandmother traveled to Washington with sponsorship from the Astroturf lobbyists of the Health Care for America Now outfit, which characterized Marcelas as an “insurance abuse survivor.”

Never mind that there is not a shred of evidence that any health insurer ever “abused” Marcelas. Never mind that the family has made no claim that Marcelas himself has survived without insurance (in Washington state, low-income children have been covered either through Medicaid, SCHIP, or the SCHIP expansion program Apple Health for Kids). Newsbusters is also covering the MSM’s soft-shoe coverage of the Democrats’ use of the Owens’ kiddie shield here, here, and here.

Not that gullible health care sob story coverage is anything new to the Times. See: Unbelievable update: The crappiest NYTimes column on Obamacare just got crappier; Update: Kristof’s disingenuous non-response.

The usual hyperventilating from the Left — horrible conservatives “targeting” poor, innocent kid! conservatives “assault” poor, innocent kid! — just proves my point. Despite President Obama’s repeated admonition that health care reform is a “complex issue that can’t be reduced to snippets,” it’s exactly what Reid, Murray, Schumer, and his Owens’ grandmother propped up young Marcelas to do. Anyone who questions the narrative and absolute moral authority of the kiddie human shield is a heartless, right-wing stalker who should be vilified, if not arrested.

As always, the current ruling majority is incapable of holding an adult discussion on the costs and consequences of its plans.

Gives a whole ‘nother meaning to No Child Left Behind…

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Commenter Bob on Staten Island: “I am glad Senator Reid sees this eleven year old as an equal, because I see most of congress as equal to eleven year olds.”

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On a separate note: Reid’s wife and daughter were involved in a serious car crash in the Beltway area Thursday afternoon. Liberal readers are already e-mailing that I am an evil #*&^% for exposing Reid’s tactics while his relatives have sustained injuries. I wish only the best for his family. But the unfortunate traffic accident doesn’t make Harry Reid immune from criticism. It’s another bad shield.

 
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"Socialism levels the entire playing field to the lowest common denominator. That’s what it’s all about. That way, the proles can’t rebel."
 
 
BIG GOVERNMENT: Obama Spiked ACORN Investigation: Judicial Watch Releases FBI Documents.
 

O'Keefe's Next Victim: HUD

—Ace

At Wired:

Late last year, O’Keefe and fellow activist Joe Basel went into the Detroit and Chicago offices of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) with a hidden camera. They pretended to be scam artists, asking employees there to participate in a complex kickback scheme involving federal incentives for first-time home buyers. In the excerpted footage shown to me by O’Keefe, the staffers seemed only to happy to comply.

The law says that the tax credit maxes out at $8,000 for an $80,000 home. On the tape, O’Keefe asked a staffer, “What if I bought a place for $50,000, but the seller and I agreed to write down $80,000 as the purchase price?”

“Flip it any way you want,” the staffer replied.

What if the place is worth much less — like only $6,000?

“Yup, you can do that.”

Thanks to WQ.

Leftists are having conniptions in the comments, there, insisting the tapes were edited, O'Keefe broke federal laws, should be in prison, etc.

As Mark Twain said, “It ain't what you don't know that gets you into trouble. It's what you know for sure that just ain't so.”


BLAST! I thought that was a Will Rogers quote -- but when I looked it up to get the quote right, everyone on the internet attributed it to Mark Twain.

For what that's worth.

There's some disagreement on that -- Wiki notes that there's no good source to base attributing it to Twain, and some attribute it to Will Rogers.

I don't know who actually said it. I know I thought it was Will Rogers.

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Oh, My: Massa Hired Lots of Young Gay Men, Paid Them So Little They Had to Live With Him In His Weird Gay Frathouse

—Ace

He's not the clean sort of gay guy either:


Not pictured: Snorkeling gear

"God Almighty all that's missing is a trident." -- mpfs, from the comments.


Oh, man. This is about as bad as the Mark Foley thing. Maybe worse, because... There's a lot going on here. Lots of facts to report. This is a big story, guys. Not just because of the unseemly gossipy details, but because Pelosi sat on this for half a year.

Disgraced ex-Rep. Eric Massa insists he never sexually abused anyone, but he filled his Capitol Hill rowhouse with low-paid male staffers in an arrangement ripe for trouble.

"It's like he had people trapped," said a Hill source.

...

At the house on E St. Southeast yesterday, which Massa had shared with five of his staffers, clothes were piled on the floor and half-a-dozen pairs of shoes mingled with dirty towels next to an open pink suitcase in the living room.

...

In hindsight, Democratic insiders wondered about activities that before had just seemed odd. They said Massa hired a surprisingly large percentage of young gay men, and paid them so little that staffers were forced to live in the house with him.

"It's not the gay part that's a problem, it's the abuse, if it's true," said one Hill source.

"The guy's a freak," a close friend of one embattled Massa aide told the Daily News

He insisted on giving dudes massages, which he called, thuddishly, "Massa Massages."

I like totally believe he resigned to protect his family. I am sure is totally devoted to his wife. Wouldn't know how to get along without her.

Well, I mean, apart from living in a nasty spooge-shack with five young dudes.

Guy's like a low-rent Caligula.

The Next Shoe to Drop: Even though most of these guys were victims, I'll bet that someone along the way voluntarily reciprocated Massa's snorkeling excursions.

Which would make him a prostitute, paid for by taxpayers, as all aides are.


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Thursday, March 11, 2010, 9:22 PM
Jim Hoft

Al-Qaeda killer and former democratic operative, Sharif Mobley, worked at a nuclear plant in New Jersey.

Sharif Mobley, 26, shot his way out of a hospital in Yemen last week.

Al-Qaeda terrorist, Sharif Mobley, was arrested in Yemen earlier this year. The New Jersey man shot two men at a hospital in Yemen over the weekend after being arrested in the company of several al-Qaeda members. Sharif Mobley, 26, was quietly detained earlier this year by Yemeni authorities. He worked for former Democratic Governor Jon Corzine’s campaign in 2005.

Tonight it was reported that he worked at a New Jersey nuclear plant.
Astute Bloggers and AJC reported:

A New Jersey official says a suspected terrorist who worked at a complex of nuclear power plants did not breach security there.

Mike Drewniak, a spokesman for Gov. Chris Christie, says his office has been told that Sharif Mobley was supervised and had no problems when he worked at three power plants in Salem County from 2002 to 2008.

PSEG Nuclear spokesman Joe Delmar said Thursday that Mobley worked as a laborer for several contractors at the three plants and others in the region.

The 26-year-old Mobley, who grew up in New Jersey and later lived in Philadelphia and Newark, Del., is in custody in Yemen as a suspected member of al-Qaida.

A spokesman for the Yemeni Embassy in Washington says those charges have nothing to do with his employment at the plants.

Previously:
Stunner. Al-Qaeda Killer Who Shot His Way Out of Hospital Is Former Dem Operative

 

Why would they release a photo that looks so terrible?

The strangest photos come out of this White House.

Here’s a snap for a fundraiser Dr. Utopia just did in Missouri for Robin Carnahan’s 2010 Senate bid, where the White House pretended it was for Claire McCaskill’s 2012 race instead, which makes no sense unless you remember how spectacularly Dr. Utopia failed in Virginia, New Jersey, and Massachusetts, where any candidate he came 100 feet within radius of was shellacked at the polls by voters tired of the hopeychange nonsense.

March 12, 2010 at 1:31 am

Looks like he’s trying to squeeze her hand too tight.
Good luck trying to call Clairebear’s offices and actually getting a real person.

-21 and holding

Obama and the L-Word
Matt Welch | April 2010

The president’s habit of telling untruths...yet it smacks of something worse still. When a politician cannot fathom opposition to his policies except as the manifestation of wicked manipulation by bad guys, remediable only by more thorough “explanations” from the good guys, it indicates an unseemly paternalism. And if he cannot take the hint that Bush-Obama bailout-and-spend economics are deeply and increasingly unpopular, that indicates something immovable about his core economic ideology. With those two factors as backdrop, it’s hard to say which would be worse: if the president didn’t really believe what he said, or if he did.

GALLUP: NEW LOW FOR O HOPE TURNS INTO DEEP DIVISION

Obama wants DNA samples from everyone arrested

—Purple Avenger

Big Brother
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Wants Your DNA
Not charged, not convicted, just arrested.

Of course anyone could be arrested for anything at anytime and held for 24 hours then simply released. Theoretically, they could systematically roll through the whole population doing that.

Will the police be interested in doing this? Probably not. If Obama were to push this, and get it into law, the police would likely view it as an unfunded federal mandate. The bureaucratic and lab infrastructure needed to implement such a scheme pervasively would be truly massive. The 2006 FBI UCR says that over 14,000,000 arrests of all sorts happened in the USA that year (not counting traffic violations). That's over 38,000 arrests/day on average.

Clearly, the lab capacity to handle that number of DNA samples daily and physically process them is non-trivial. Of course, for those samples to have any future legal value, everything would have to be handled with rigid chain of custody procedures, and original physical samples warehoused under lock and key.

Impact on things like witness protection programs and such is plainly a concern as well. A host of privacy and potential abuse issues are so obvious they don't even need mention.

A thought exercise: Imagine if a Republican president had proposed this?

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CALL THESE SWING CONGRESSMEN ON HEALTH CARE!!!

Ringmaster-in-Chief

New wave of foreclosures threatens market (Obama's foreclosure bailout = EPIC FAIL!)

New Pay Discrimination Bill Would Let Government Collect Payroll Records of Private Companies

 
 

Remember Lyndon Johnson commenting that "If I've lost Walter Cronkite, the war in Vietnam is lost"? Read this editorial in today's Washington Post by Democrat pollster Pat Caddell and Democrat Pollster Doug Schoen:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/03/11/AR2010031102904.html

The title says it all: "If Democrats Ignore Health-care Polls, Midterms Will Be Costly." Take a minute to read it. No equivocating, no "Here's how you can sneak the bill through" strategy. It's harsh, it's blunt, and it will make your day.

Czars to Serfs: Pay Up and Shut Up

Gun control nuts are becoming suicidal

Graham Pushes National I.D. Card

Miss Me Yet? [Dubya]

I stick everything I run across "that I think you ought to be thinking about" here:

Click the picture, goto the last, and scroll back for the latest in The Dark Underbelly...

The future of Obamacare

Sharia Law is being pushed in our country in an alarming rate. Most people are completely unaware of this seventh-century treatment of women.

Why no one cares about privacy anymore

U.S. HOUSE CLEANING (A WAY TO THROW THE SOCIALIST BUMS OUT!)


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Question: Why is it party all the time in this White House?

Obama says HE WILL WEAR US DOWN ON HEALTHCARE

Dems jettison pro-life Dems; will pass ObamaCare without them

More Senate healthcare horrors: Starving seniors, Alzheimer's cuts

South Florida immigrants ready for rally in Washington on March 21 ("No to separation of families")

36 million illegal aliens made legal bring at least 2 or 3 relatives to America = instant voting block.

WHY WAIT FOR NOVEMBER? Recall/Impeach the B*stards Now!

Mark Levin Calls For The Expulsion of Louis Slaughter From The House of Representatives (Audio)

OBAMA: A FACE IN THE CROWD

"Obama’s solution is to promise everything to everyone which did get him elected. The downside is that 80% or more of the American public oppose his socialist program. What to do? Use lies and deception to ram the agenda ahead is the solution for the moment. The downside to that is sooner or later the public catches on to the con. Then what to do? Either reverse course, resign, or pull out major league oppression."
 
12   Got your “going green” opportunities right here. This is a chart of the trading action over at the Chicago Climate Exchange. Yes, there really is such a playground. The value and volume of contracts have both declined to Zero. I’ll post the Pixie Dust Exchange data just as soon as I find it.
 

15   Shocka!Wee Weed is associated in this ponzy scheme.

http://www.kickthemallout.com/article.php/Story-Obama_And_Chicago_Climate_Exchange

What in the world is the SUN up to now? (Solar 'Current of Fire' Speeds Up)

The Plight of Zimbabwe's Starving People

Well...

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-"Pity About Africa..."--


The title is a take-off from a forgettable book with an unforgettable name:

Grow Up!

President Obama Makes Poverty Permanent

The Obama Moratorium: No offshore drilling while he’s in office

Say "Hi!" to $7 a gallon heating oil, seniors...
 

Democracy Only Works If You Use It (Start Calling it what it is: A Subversion of the Republic)

Very good little article. I must say, I knew Obama was a would-be dictator from day one, but I'm stunned at how the gloves are off now and he's not even hiding it. Like all of them, he has an inner cadre that is helping him carry it off (his mysterious WH staff and Pelosi and a handful of Senators). And they're all getting impatient and angry now. The masks are coming off.


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MARK LEVIN CALLS FOR Louise Slaughter’s expulsion from Congress. The “Slaughter Solution” And Other Acts Of Desperation.
 
THE OBAMACARE DEBACLE: “Even if Democrats extract the votes to put ObamaCare over the top, it will at best be a Pyrrhic victory for them. Regardless of the outcome, this monstrosity might cost the Democrats the Congress this November, ruin the party for a long time and prematurely render Barack Obama a lame duck president for the rest of his term. . . . In fact, the real reason why ObamaCare is so unpopular is that it is proposing a giant expansion of the entitlement state precisely when this state everywhere is coming apart: here and abroad; at the federal level and the state; in the public sector and the private. Suggesting a giant government takeover of a sixth of the economy can’t be a popular selling point in a country whose DNA has a programmed hostility to Big Government.”
 

No TV dinners or coupon clipping for these two.

You’d think the current president lives in Boystown.  Or, at least wants to. For all SORTS of reasons.

It’s party all the time in this White House. While tens of millions are without jobs, don’t have enough money to keep dinner on the table every night, and are going without the basics, it’s a twirling, whirling, “Night at Versailles”, every night, in the People’s House these days...

Use the link, dammit...

"Barry and Michelle are SUPPOSED to be public servants, in service to our nation. We do not HAVE a king or queen in the United States. " "Barry and Michelle Antoinette are nouveaux riche, classless, crassy, low-rent, worthless moochers."

"My brother and his wife, both very hard-working and good people, barely make ends meet and had a very meager Christmas for their kids. Where are the jobs, Barry, you incompetent idiot?"

Does anyone have an official count of how many parties they’ve held?  According to this article from the New York Times, there were 330 ‘events’ in the first 13 months.
Unbelievably crass and tasteless.

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/03/12/us/politics/12rogers.html?hp

Harry Reid: I'm Such a Capable, Intelligent Legislator, I'm Delegating My Public-Advocacy Duties to This Here 11-Year-Old Kid

—Ace

Michelle Malkin notes this is another example of Democrats hiding behind "kiddie shields."

I have a different point. Liberals are forever congratulating themselves on how nuanced and complex their thinking is. Every time they fail in the marketplace of ideas, they excuse their failure by noting that they are engaging in lofty, arcane reasoning, and that their dreaded foes only won the debate because they trafficked in thuggishly simpleminded sloganeering.

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Dems/HCAN Exploits Child For Agit-Prop

March 12th, 2010

A little background on the latest exploited child Democrat face of the crying need for ‘healthcare reform.’

From the Seattle Times:

Healthcare For America Now is Mr. Obama’s professional army of lobbyists for ‘healthcare reform.’ They are funded by George Soros and the SEIU and the rest of the usual suspects.

The Washington Community Action Network is a part of the Soros funded HCAN mentioned above.

So instead of helping the young mother when she was in dire need, they are exploiting her death and her child for their agenda.

But none of our media masters will ever deign to tell us the rest of the story.

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Friday, March 12, 2010, 5:07 AM
Jim Hoft

RINO Senator Lindsey “Tell the bigots to shut up” Graham and far left Senator Chuck Schumer presented their amnesty plan to Barack Obama yesterday. The two senators want to ram through amnesty by the end of the year.

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Colorado should repeal the Amazon Tax. But what’s going on here is Colorado legislator’s anger that there’s something they don’t control:

Actually, if anyone ever needed an obvious illustration of how government overreach can damage an economy, they need look no further than the Colorado legislature’s foolish attempt to wheedle a few extra bucks out of consumers via an Internet sales tax. . . . One only wishes that citizens could boycott irascible and intrusive state legislators — with their knee-jerk, ill-informed, anti-capitalist sentiment — who are willing to risk the jobs of thousands of citizens for a couple million bucks in the state’s coffers.

And follow the link for the sputtering anger of Colorado Senate Majority Leader John Morse. It’s not even about the money. It’s about the control.

Driving Hazards More Dangerous Than Unintended Acceleration.

Friday, March 12, 2010, 5:23 AM
Jim Hoft

Barack Obama tripled the national deficit his first year in office. It will be larger this year.

Obama dropped his monopoly line again this week while he was in St. Charles, Missouri at his health care rally in front of supporters and campaign contributors (he locked out the public):

As we were driving in, I was saying, boy, it’s just good to be back in the Midwest, this is about as close as I’ve been to home in a while. And part of the reason it’s just good to be back is because Washington is a place where tax dollars are often treated like Monopoly money — they’re bartered and traded, and they’re divvied up among lobbyists and special interests, and where waste — even billions of dollars of waste — is accepted as the price of doing business. When we proposed, by the way, those $20 billion in cuts last year, we were ridiculed by the press, said, “Ah, that’s just a spit in the bucket.” Now, I don’t know about here in St. Charles, $20 billion, that’s real money, isn’t it?

Reason says this is an example of a “gag-inducing paragraph.”

The last time Obama used his “Monopoly” line was the same day he proposed another record spending bill that cost taxpayers $3.8 trillion and raised the national deficit to $1.6 trillion.

And, on December 21, 2009 he said the same thing about taxpayer dollars:

“We can’t continue to spend as if deficits don’t have consequences; as if waste doesn’t matter; as if the hard-earned tax dollars of the American people can be treated like Monopoly money.”

This was the same day that democrats spent $1.2 billion to bribe fellow democrats to vote for Obamacare.

Brace yourselves, we're going down hard. GDP could be ready to crash.

—Purple Avenger

Very scary chart at ClusterStock.

...their Daily Growth Index just crashed, which means that U.S. GDP growth could be about to slump as well...

 

chart of the day, consumer metrics index

This metric of CMI's has been tracking the GDP pretty closely since 2006 and seems to lead "official" figures by 2-3 months. It just fell off a cliff. A "long hot summer" could be on the way just in time to take the impending Democrat blood bath "to the the next level".

H/T TH

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5  Somhow, I don't think I'm going to enjoy taunting the libs with "I told you so", since I'll be living in a shotgun shack while I'm saying it.
 
"Gee, I guess that Hope and Change really means Despair and Poverty.
Thanks, 52%"
 
36 The crash will come... about the same time as the revolution.

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It’s a very emotional day here at Buzzquarters.

Not sure what triggered it, but we fully accept today that the current government in Washington is completely mad and hellbent on destroying this country.

We do not believe it’s possible for the Left to ram their Healthcare Rationing bill through Congress, but we believe they will indeed try every insane trick they can conjure to attempt it.

Absolute all-out political war needs to be declared on every Democrat in office if they do not rise up against the madness of their own party and put a stop to this immediately.

A national, coast-to-coast, Resistance needs to form and mobilize in this country, rising up from the Tea Party movement itself and take back this government at the ballot box in November.

Every Democrat, in every district, in every state, needs to be booted from office.

Start thinking this weekend how you can help the Resistance form, and what you can do to take back this nation and rescue it from the brink of destruction.

http://www.willisms.com/

Obama's new proposed debt ups the ante in a huge way:

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Some in America are faring far worse than others under Obama, and ironically, many of his most ardent and loyal supporters are the hardest hit:Hassett322.jpg

In last year's election, 96 percent of black Americans voted for President Obama. Since then, they have suffered immeasurable harm, harm that could have been eased by these and other conservative policies.

Can you hear us, now?

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I am one of those “typical Americans” who has lived much of my life in a political dead zone. Life has been good, and “Politics” have been in the distant background most of my life. There were stretches when I didn’t even vote. I was oblivious.

Fast forward to 2008. I smelled snake oil with Obama and I couldn’t put my finger on it, other than the shady connection with ACORN. At that time I was only getting my news from the lame stream media. The week before the election my brother & I were celebrating our birthdays, and I realized that everyone in the room (except me) was seized by the fever of Obamamania. And then my brothers liberal girlfriend singled me out by saying “with your feelings about guns do you have to vote for McCain?” Bitch, I thought. Time to educate myself about what I knew I didn’t like, but was unable to articulate.

I began to realize that it was a luxury to take for granted our constitution and all the freedoms that I enjoyed. Perhaps in the past I was living in a more innocent time. Or perhaps not. But today that luxury has vanished. Today we must be vigilant to the forces that are FAST at work to destroy our way of life. Read the rest of this entry »


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Re-invent a fraud?
Rotsa Ruck with that, Chicago Con Artist:
OBAMA REINVENTION EFFORTS FACE A PROBLEM: “Something more fundamental is going on here: Obama seems not to respect his fellow citizens — the uninformed rubes who crashed the health-care town halls — nor care what they think. All his energy now is devoted to disregarding their strong aversion to his idea of health-care reform and forcing through a vote on something the public doesn’t want. It’s hard to bond with the American people, which is what Myers is suggesting, when your agenda conveys disdain for their concerns.”
 

 
The Real America Speaks:
MARCH 16TH: The People Surging Against ObamaCare. Marching on Washington Tuesday.
 
Real Astro turf:
THE COFFEE PARTY: Doing the research that CNN didn’t.

"See the theme here? And these things point to the person that is Stacey Hopkins, the CNN rosy-profiled, Coffee Party organizer (I mean, anti-capitalist extremist, oops, my bad). Does the press not even have access to Google? Are they simply just so ideologically bent and lazy? To think, Stacey Hopkins is only one of 5 people profiled in the CNN article. I found this information in one hour...Mr. Fiscal Conservative Alex Oxford is a big time gay rights activist. Just two questions. Five liberals at this Coffee Party chapter? "

The Science ( or is that Silence? ) is Settled:

Houdini Science

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Lead Story

Nancy Pelosi: Un-merry maid; Update: Pushing March 21 Demcare deadline, no public option through reconciliation, Slaughter House horror

By Michelle Malkin  •  March 12, 2010 11:00 AM

Scroll for updates…Pelosi pushes for 3/21 Demcare deadline, rejects public option via reconciliation…


Photoshop: Ray D.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s deficient cleaning service
by Michelle Malkin
Creators Syndicate
Copyright 2010

“Maybe it will take a woman to clean up the House,” Nancy Pelosi boasted before the 2006 mid-term elections and over again. Looks like those XX chromosomes didn’t give her much advantage over the old cleaning crew. The swamp she was supposed to drain is overflowing. And less than four years after a sordid sexual predation scandal involving a creepy congressman rocked the Republican Party, a sordid sexual predation scandal involving a creepy congressman is now rocking the Democrat Party.

The same questions that dogged House leaders then are dogging House Speaker Pelosi now: What did she and her staff know and when did they know it?

On Thursday afternoon, by a vote of 402-1, the House overwhelmingly passed a privileged resolution offered by the Republican leadership demanding a formal House Ethics Committee investigation of Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her (mis)handling of harassment allegations concerning disgraced former New York Rep. Eric Massa. The soft-on-corruption ethics panel (see under “Rangel, Charlie”) had decided to shut down its investigation after Massa abruptly resigned on Monday.

But with reports piling up on how Massa kept a Capitol Hill playhouse filled with young, low-paid male staffers and how Pelosi’s office had fielded complaints of his bizarre and inappropriate behavior back in October, the House decided to pry the lid back open and put a stop to what the resolution calls the “public ridicule” that the seeming cover-up has invited.

Housecleaner Pelosi cannot be pleased by the second-guessing of her handiwork. Color her an un-merry maid. Even Democrat Rep. Patrick Kennedy, fresh from his raving House floor meltdown over media coverage of the Massa mess, voted for the GOP-initiated House resolution. Finally: Bipartisanship we can believe in!

With the exception of lone House Democrat Rep. Chaka Fattah who voted “no” and 27 members (including those who sit on the House Ethics Committee) who voted “present” or “not voting,” every other member of Pelosi’s House supported the petition to direct the Committee on Standards of Official to investigate fully “which House Democratic leaders and members of their respective staffs had knowledge prior to March 3, 2010 of the aforementioned allegations concerning Mr. Massa, and what actions each leader and staffer having any such knowledge took after learning of the allegations.” [The demand will now be referred to the Ethics Committee.]

The resolution stipulates that “numerous confusing and conflicting media reports that House Democratic leaders knew about, and may have failed to handle appropriately, allegations that Rep. Massa was sexually harassing his own employees have raised serious and legitimate questions about what Speaker Pelosi as well as other Democratic leaders and their respective staffs were told, and what those individuals did with the information in their possession.”

Democrat Rep. Barney Frank, who earned a House Ethics Committee slap on the wrist in 1990 after using his congressional office to fix parking tickets for male prostitute Steven Gobie, was one of those leaders in the know. After voting for the resolution, he disclosed for the first time that Massa had invited one of his young staffers to dinner. “Although this was not an ethical violation,” Frank said in a published statement, one of his senior staffers who was informed of the dinner alerted former Rep. Massa’s Chief of Staff, Joe Racalto.

In other words: Frank’s office knew it smelled illicit. And Barney Frank would know.

Racalto went on to contact Pelosi’s office directly in October. Tick, tick, tick. Five months later, in the wake of Massa’s own self-professed proclivity for tickle parties and victim/witness accounts of Massa’s alleged sexual assaults on his Navy underlings, Pelosi is pooh-poohing the scandal: “I have a job to do and not to be the receiver of rumors.” Translation: Don’t bother me with concerns about my members’ indiscretions. I’m busy. How quickly we’ve accelerated from the “most ethical” House ever to “see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil.”

There was a time when Pelosi the protector held House leaders to the highest standards and expectations in guarding young people working on Capitol Hill. During the GOP Mark Foley scandal, she inveighed: “The children who work as Pages in the Congress are Members’ special trust. Statements by the Republican Leadership indicate that they violated this trust when they were made aware of the Internet stalking of an underage Page by Mr. Foley and covered it up for six months to a year.”

Yet, she remains silent on the plight of the twentysomethings whom Massa was keeping house with under circumstances that rate an Ick Factor of 10+. Massa’s alleged targets are someone’s children, too.

Deflecting accountability for her own office’s violations of trust, Pelosi feigned sympathy for Massa and attributed his impaired ethical judgment to his medical condition (he has cancer). “Poor baby,” she said through gritted teeth. He’s “a very sick person.” So, what’s Pelosi’s excuse?

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Update 11:30am Eastern. Pelosi made a brief press appearance to appear in command of the health care reform debate. She said the House would take as long as it needed…and then floated a March 21 deadline, on which she said she was happy Obama would be in attendance to sign a bill. Says public option will not be in this bill. Addressed parliamentary debate tussle from yesterday and asserted that “once we pass the Senate bill, it will be law.” Talked about student loan nationalization as part of reconciliation package. “In order for the Senate to do reconciliation, President must first sign the bill.”

More from Daniel Foster at NRO:

It is looking increasingly likely that Pelosi will employ the “Slaughter Rule,” a complex legislative maneuver that could allow the House to avoid a direct up-or-down vote on the Senate bill.

In a conference call with reporters, including NRO, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R., Ky.) commented on the House’s plan.

“It doesn’t solve their political problem,” McConnell said of the maneuver. “The Cornhusker Kickback, the Louisiana Purchase, Gator-Aid. . . .Every member of the House of Representatives who votes for the Senate bill will have voted for all these things.”

McConnell continued, saying the employment of the Slaughter Rule would at best reveal House Democrats as flip-floppers. “It’s not solvable. . .. And even if by some hook or crook or maneuver or parliamentary device some of [the special deals] will be removed, then the position they will be in is that they will have voted for these measures before they voted against them.”

“The reason all this arm-twisting and parliamentary maneuvers is going on is because people hate this bill,” McConnell said.

But CongressDaily reports that, despite a key ruling from the Senate parliamentarian that the reconciliation process cannot start until the Senate bill is passed by the House and signed into law, the House is undeterred in pursuing the rule as a means of passing health-care reform.

And from Allahpundit:

Precisely because of the Slaughter strategy, it’s not the Senate bill that the House will be voting on. They’ll be voting on the reconciliation “fix,” which will be deemed to include the Senate bill but which hasn’t even been written yet. Will that be ready 72 or 48 or 24 hours before the vote on? No one knows. Although honestly, at this point, I hope it isn’t. I’d prefer to see them finish the bill an hour before the vote, or else to pass a completely blank reconciliation bill and then fill in whatever provisions they like at a meeting with Obama afterwards. That’s the only truly fitting way to end this fiasco — that, or having the bill fail narrowly during the House vote, at which point Pelosi would rise and somehow simply “deem” it as having passed. The more illegitimate this thing is, the greater the (admittedly small) chance that the GOP can roll back parts of it later. So here’s to Democrats getting really, really crazy with the cheese whiz.

 


2,571 posted on 03/13/2010 2:22:31 AM PST by backhoe (All Across America, the Lights are being relit again...)
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Hell, the Lyin' King has already stolen your children's future- who cares abouth this?

Stealing our land and our rights by Executive Order

Obama already has in place many executive orders....

http://soldierforliberty.wordpress.com/2010/01/22/executive-orders-signed-by-president-obama/

He is working behind the scenes - everything from the land grab in the west to Dept of Education ordering guns to the IRS having guns not to mention other efforts.

He wants to ban fishing and control the food.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2468377/posts

http://foodfreedom.wordpress.com/2009/06/16/hr-2749-totalitarian-control-of-the-food-supply/

Come to Washington DC on March 16, 2010. Stop Pelosi's Health Care

Kneale: Obama as Ahab, Strapped to Moby Dick

Economy Kept On Life Support While Global Governance Is Organized

East Africa is next hot oil zone

OIL

About 6 months ago, the writer was watching a news program on oil and one of the Forbes Bros. was the guest. The host said to Forbes, "I am going to ask you a direct question and I would like a direct answer; how much oil does the U.S. have in the ground?" Forbes did not miss a beat, he said, "more than all the Middle East put together."

FBI Reaffirms CAIR's Terrorist Ties

Hawaii Symposium: The Implementation of Arabic & Mandarin Language in Public Schools (VANITY)

Texas ed board vote reflects far-right influences (total AP MELTDOWN!!!)

Climategate Was an Academic Disaster Waiting to Happen

Outlaw President: Obama's Justice Dept Shuts Down ACORN Investigation

Comin' soon to the rest of Ø-Merica...

The Mayor Of Detroit’s Radical Plan To Bulldoze One Quarter Of The City

NBC's Rehema Ellis Accidentally Explains Supply-Side Economics

An NBC reporter actually stumbled upon an economic truth. It was an accident. It wasn't intentional, but still the NBC reporter got it right. Andrea Mitchell was talking to the correspondent Rehema Ellis about schools closing in Kansas City and elsewhere because of budget shortfalls, and Andrea Mitchell, NBC News, Washington, said, "This is not just Kansas City. This is the most drastic case we've seen so far, but this is a ripple effect we're seeing from the recession. What is going to happen to the students there and elsewhere across the country?"

ELLIS: It's simple, too, Andrea, you know, we hear a lot of people complain about the excesses of Wall Street here in New York and people getting big bonuses. But when they get those bonuses, that money then is taxed. That tax goes into state coffers. Those states then are able to give money to the schools. When it's not there, guess what? That means the money's not there for the schools and education, so that ripple effect comes down and it's starting to hit a lot of people at home and it's starting to hit our kids in the schools.

RUSH: Now, this infobabe Rehema Ellis is going to be embarrassed when I point out that she's justifying Ronald Reagan trickle-down economics. She's just defined supply-side economics. Well, you know, we hear a lot of people complaining about the excesses of Wall Street here in New York and people getting big bonuses, but when they get those bonuses that money's taxed.

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(Photos) Sarah Palin In Orlando: “Fire The Chosen One, We Will Take Back Congress & White House”

Why Health Bill Makes No Sense

Health Reform: So it's come down to this — desperate Democratic leaders strong-arming members on the worst bill ever before they go home to explain to constituents why they decided to commit political suicide.

We've said just about all we've had to say on this issue — actually dating back to 1993-94, when we wrote nearly 100 editorials in opposition to HillaryCare. Since January of last year, we've weighed in 150 more times against the latest version of socialized medicine.

But to review, here are just 15 reasons why a government takeover of the finest medical system in the world makes no sense at all:

1. The people don't want it! This, we would think, should have some bearing on decision-making. Yet the Democrats forge ahead without consent of the governed. In the latest Rasmussen poll, 53% opposed the Democrats' reform while 42% were in favor. More than four in 10 "strongly" opposed; just two in 10 "strongly" favored. This jibes with other surveys, including our own IBD/TIPP Poll, taken since last year.

3. Half the Congress doesn't want it! Not a single Republican backed the health care bill that cleared the Senate on Christmas Eve 60-39. House passage was by a slim 220 to 215, and the lone Republican "aye" has since switched to "no." Columnist Michael Barone says other changes would put the House vote today at 216-215 in favor, and he has doubts Democrats can even muster 216.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi made her job of securing yes votes even more difficult last week when she told a meeting of county officials that "we have to pass the bill so you can find out what is in it." Members of Congress aren't waiting: They've already exempted themselves from whatever they inflict on us.

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2,572 posted on 03/13/2010 3:58:12 AM PST by backhoe (All Across America, the Lights are being relit again...)
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MARCH 16TH: The People Surging Against ObamaCare.
A year has been wasted while Democrats clung bitterly to ObamaCare.
 
722 Yes, I have Obama fatigue, too.   Just today I was thinking about it.  I can't keep up with all the ways he and the congress are trying to DESTROY our fine Republic EVERY DAY, and no Lib caring.  

However, this "Slaughter" rule is going too far.  If they do this, they will BREAK the constitution.   Very, very dangerous territory.  Several million US military personnel have made a vow, which they take very seriously, to DEFEND THE CONSTITUTION.  Not to mention the millions and millions of freedom and law loving citizens.
 

Lead Story

Constitution Butchers: Stop Pelosi’s Slaughter House

By Michelle Malkin  •  March 13, 2010 10:11 AM

Meet Constitution-butchers Nancy Pelosi and Louise Slaughter.

Cleaning House…by bloodying it:


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Via Doug Ross:

In the Slaughter Solution, the rule would declare that the House “deems” the Senate version of Obamacare to have been passed by the House. House members would still have to vote on whether to accept the rule, but they would then be able to say they only voted for a rule, not for the bill itself.

Thus, Slaughter is preparing a rule that would consider the Senate bill “passed” once the House approves a corrections bill that would make changes. Democrats would thereby avoid a direct vote on the health care bill while allowing it to become law!

Constitutional attorney Mark R. Levin asks, “They’re going to present a rule, issued by her committee as chairman, that says that the House already adopted the Senate bill when we know it didn’t?”

U.S Constitution, Article I, Section VII, Clause II.

Every Bill which shall have passed the House of Representatives and the Senate, shall, before it become a Law, be presented to the President of the United States; If he approve he shall sign it, but if not he shall return it, with his Objections to that House in which it shall have originated, who shall enter the Objections at large on their Journal, and proceed to reconsider it. If after such Reconsideration two thirds of that House shall agree to pass the Bill, it shall be sent, together with the Objections, to the other House, by which it shall likewise be reconsidered, and if approved by two thirds of that House, it shall become a Law. But in all such Cases the Votes of both Houses shall be determined by Yeas and Nays, and the Names of the Persons voting for and against the Bill shall be entered on the Journal of each House respectively…

According to Levin, James Madison himself gave special care and attention to this clause in the Constitution.

Levin: And do you want to know why? Because this clause goes to the heart of this Republic.

This clause goes to the heart of how our representative body, that is Congress, makes laws. And so I want you to [observe] how particular the Framers were… They have to pass a Bill to present it to the President…

This is one of the most exacting clauses in the Constitution.

And, to the best of my knowledge, which extends over three decades, no Congress has previously tried to institute policies without actual statutes.

Here we have the President of the United States and Congressional leaders actually talking about the possibility of a brazen and open violation of one of the most fundamental aspects of our Constitution and Republic! How we actually make laws!

Let me be as clear as I know how. If this is done, this will create the greatest Constitutional crisis since the Civil War. It would be 100 times worse than Watergate.

…It would be government by fiat… meaning there would be no law… the mere discussion by officials in this government is such a grotesque violation of the actual legislative function of Congress [that it] puts us… at the brink. At the brink.

This is why we conservatives revere the Constitution. This is why we stress the Constitution’s words have meaning and historical context and must be complied with. Because otherwise we have anarchy, which leads to tyranny.

This is a crucial lesson for those of you who… aren’t sure what your beliefs are, or if you have any beliefs. Or aren’t sure if you even care. We have an effort underway by the one of the most powerful chairmen in Congress, the woman who heads the Rules Committee, …openly discussing gutting Congress. Gutting Congress.

***

And it indeed appears to be unprecedented. Mark Tapscott at the Examiner:

Members of the U.S. House of Representatives have never before been asked to pass legislation by “deeming” it approved under a House rule instead of following the process required by the U.S. Constitution in which they actually vote on the proposal itself, according to a senior aide to House Republicans.

The procedure – dubbed by critics as the “Slaughter Solution” – is the brain-child of House Rules Committee Chairman Rep. Louise Slaughter, D-NY, who, at the request of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-CA, is trying to fashion a rule that would allow the House to move toward passage of a health care reform bill without a recorded vote on the Senate version.

Like the Senate, which adopted its health care reform measure on Christmas Eve, the House passed its version last year. But there are major differences between the two measures, especially concerning federal funding of abortions. The Senate version includes billions of dollars to fund new health care clinics that would offer abortion services. The House bill was passed only after Rep. Bart Stupak’s amendment barring federal funding for the procedure was included.

Slaughter’s approach would bring to the House floor a reconcilliation bill to resolve differences between the House and Senate versions of health care reform with the rule deeming the House to have approved the Senate version. The GOP aide, who requested anonymity, said a search of the House archives failed to reveal any previous use of the Slaughter Solution.

***

Reminder: March 16 in Washington DC – The People’s Surge against the Demcare cramdown.

Time: March 16, 2010 from 9am to 6pm
Location: Cannon House Office Building
Street: Independence Avenue SE and New Jersey SE
City/Town: Washington, DC

***

Contact Louise Slaughter:

Washington D.C. Office
2469 Rayburn HOB
Washington, D.C. 20515
Phone: (202) 225-3615
Fax: (202) 225-7822

Contact Pelosi:

Office of the Speaker
H-232, US Capitol
Washington, DC 20515
(202) 225-0100

Contact list – Blue Dog Democrats

Via Tea Party Patriots:

TARGETS BY STATE

ALABAMA

Rep. Bobby Bright, Alabama 2nd

http://www.bright.house.gov/

DC Office Number: (202) 225-2901, DC Fax Number: (202) 225-8913
Local Office Number: (334) 794-9680, Local Fax Number: (334) 671-1480
Chief of Staff: Jason Buckner email: jason.buckner@mail.house.gov
Voted Yes on Stupak
Voted No on Health Care
Currently Undecided on Next Health Care Takeover Vote
Listed on Blue Dog Coalition

ARIZONA

Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick, Arizona, 1st

http://kirkpatrick.house.gov/

DC Office Number: (202) 225-2315, DC Fax Number: (202) 226-9739
Local Office Number: (928) 226-6914, Local Fax Number: (928) 226-2876
Voted Yes on Health Care
Currently Undecided on Next Health Care Takeover Vote

Rep. Harry Mitchell, Arizona 5th

http://mitchell.house.gov/

DC Office Number: (202) 225-2190
Local Office Number: (480) 946-2411
Voted Yes on Health Care, Currently Undecided on Next Health Care Takeover Vote
Listed on Blue Dog Coalition Membership

Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, Arizona, 8th

http://giffords.house.gov/

DC Office Number: (202) 225-2542, DC Fax Number: (202) 225-0378
Local Office Number: (520) 881-3588, Local Fax Number: (520) 322-9490
Voted Yes on Health Care
Currently Undecided on Next Health Care Takeover Vote
Listed on Blue Dog Coalition Membership

ARKANSAS

Rep. Marion Berry, Arkansas 1st

http://www.house.gov/berry/

DC Office Number: (202) 225-4076, DC Fax Number: (202) 225-5602
Local Office Number: (870) 972-4600, Local Fax Number: (870) 972-4605
Listed on Blue Dog Coalition Membership

Rep. Mike Ross, Arkansas 4th

http://ross.house.gov/

DC Office Number: (202) 225-3772, DC Fax Number: (202) 225-1314
Local Office Number: (870) 881-0681, Local Fax Number: (870) 881-0683
Voted Yes on Stupak, Voted No on Health Care, Currently Undecided on Next Health Care Takeover Vote
Listed on Blue Dog Coalition Membership

CALIFORNIA

Rep. Dennis Cardoza, California 18th

http://www.house.gov/cardoza/

DC Office Number: (202) 225-6131, DC Fax Number: (202) 225-0819
Local Office Number: (209) 383-4455, Local Fax Number: (209) 726-1065
Voted Yes on Health Care, Currently Undecided on Next Health Care Takeover Vote
Listed on Blue Dog Coalition Membership

Rep. Jim Costa, California 20th

http://www.house.gov/costa/

DC Office Number: (202) 225-3341, DC Fax Number: (202) 225-9308
Local Office Number: (559) 495-1620, Local Fax Number: (559) 495-1027
Voted Yes on Health Care, Currently Undecided on Next Health Care Takeover Vote
Listed on Blue Dog Coalition Membership

Rep. Laura Richardson, California, 37th

http://richardson.house.gov/

DC Office Number: (202) 225-7924, DC Fax Number: (202) 225-7926
District Office Number: (202) 225-7924, District Fax Number: (202) 225-7926

Rep. Linda Sanchez, California, 39th

http://lindasanchez.house.gov/

DC Office Number: (202) 225-6676
Local Office Number: (562) 860-5050

COLORADO

Rep. Markey, Colorado 4th

http://betsymarkey.house.gov/

DC Office Number: 202-225-4676, DC Fax Number: 202-225-5870
Local Office Number: 970-221-7110, Local Fax Number: 970-221-7240
Voted Yes on Stupak
Voted No on Health Care
Currently Undecided on Next Health Care Takeover Vote
Listed on Blue Dog Coalition

FLORIDA

Rep. Allen Boyd, Florida, 2nd

http://boyd.house.gov/

DC Office Number: (202) 225-5235, DC Fax Number: (202) 225-5615
Local Office Number: (850) 561-3979, Local Fax Number: (850) 681-2902
Voted Yes on Stupak
Voted No on Health Care
Currently Undecided on Next Health Care Takeover Vote
Listed on Blue Dog Coalition Membership

Rep. Ron Klein, Florida, 22nd

http://www.klein.house.gov/index.html

DC Office Number: (202) 225.3026, DC Fax Number: (202) 225.8398
Local Office Number: (561) 544-6910, Local Fax Number: (561) 544-2864

Rep. Suzanne Kosmas, Florida, 24th

http://www.kosmas.house.gov/

DC Office Number: (202) 225-2706, DC Fax Number: (202) 226-6299
Local Office Number: (407) 208-1106, Local Fax Number: (407) 208-1108
Voted Yes on Stupak
Voted No on Health Care
Currently Undecided on Next Health Care Takeover Vote

GEORGIA

Rep. Jim Marshall, Georgia 8th

http://jimmarshall.house.gov/

DC Office Number: (202) 225-6531, DC Fax Number: (202) 225-3013
Local Office Number: (478) 464-0255, Local Fax Number: (478) 464-0277
Voted Yes on Stupak, Voted No on Health Care, Currently Undecided on Next Health Care Takeover Vote
Listed on Blue Dog Coalition Membership

Rep. John Barrow, Georgia 12th

http://www.barrow.house.gov/

DC Office Number: (202) 225-2823, DC Fax Number: (202) 225-3377
Local Office Number: (706) 722-4494, Local Fax Number: (706) 722-4496
Voted Yes on Stupak
Voted No on Health Care
Currently Undecided on Next Health Care Takeover Vote
Listed on Blue Dog Coalition Membership

IDAHO

Rep. Walt Minnick, Idaho 1st

http://minnick.house.gov/

DC Office Number: (202) 225-6611, DC Fax Number: (202) 225-3029
Local Office Number: (208) 888-3188, Local Fax Number: (208) 888-0894
Chief of Staff: Kare Haas email: kate.haas@mail.house.gov
Voted Yes on Stupak
Voted No on Health Care
Currently No on Next Health Care Takeover Vote
Listed on Blue Dog Coalition

ILLINOIS

Rep. Daniel Lipinski, Illinois 3rd

http://www.lipinski.house.gov/

DC Office Number: (202) 225-5701, DC Fax Number: (202) 225-1012
Local Office Number: (312) 886-0481, Local Fax Number: (773) 767-9395

Rep. Melissa Bean, Illinois 8th

http://www.house.gov/bean/

DC Office Number: (202) 225-3711, DC Fax Number: (202) 225-7830
Local Office Number: (847) 517-2927, Local Fax Number: (847) 517-2931

Rep. Deborah “Debbie” Halvorson, Illinois, 11th

http://halvorson.house.gov/

DC Office Number: (202) 225-3635, DC Fax Number: (202) 225-3521
Local Office Number: (815) 726-4998, Local Fax Number: (815) 726-8024

INDIANA

Rep. Peter Visclosky, Indiana, 1st

http://www.house.gov/visclosky/

DC Office Number: (202) 225-2461, DC Fax Number: (202) 225-2493
Local Office Number: (219) 795-1844, DC Fax Number: (219) 795-1850

Rep. Joe Donnelly, Indiana 2nd

http://donnelly.house.gov/

DC Office Number: (202) 225-3915, DC Fax Number: (202) 225-6798
Local Office Number: (574) 288-2780, Local Fax Number: (574) 288-2825
Voted Yes on Health Care, Currently Undecided on Next Health Care Takeover Vote
Listed on Blue Dog Coalition Membership

Rep. Brad Ellsworth, Indiana, 8th

http://www.ellsworth.house.gov/

DC Office Number: (202) 225-4636, DC Office Fax: (202) 225-3284
Local Office Number: (812) 465-6484, Local Fax Number: (812) 422-4761
Listed on Blue Dog Coalition Membership

Rep. Baron Hill, Indiana 9th

http://baronhill.house.gov/

DC Office Number: (202) 225-5315, DC Fax Number: (202) 226-6866
Local Office Number: (812) 288-3999, Local Fax Number: (812) 288-3873
Voted Yes on Health Care, Currently Undecided on Next Health Care Takeover Vote
Listed on Blue Dog Coalition Membership

KENTUCKY

Rep. Ben Chandler, Kentucky 6th

http://chandler.house.gov/contact/index.shtml

DC Office Number: (202) 225-4706, DC Fax Number: (202) 225-2122
Local Office Number: (859) 219-1366, Local Fax Number: (859) 219-3437
Chief of Staff: Denis Fleming email: denis.fleming@mail.house.gov
Voted Yes on Stupak
Voted No on Health Care
Currently Undecided on Next Health Care Takeover Vote
Listed on Blue Dog Coalition

LOUSIANA

Rep. Charlie Melancon, Lousiana

http://www.melancon.house.gov/

DC Office Number: (202) 225-4031, DC Fax Number: (202) 226-3944
Local Office Number: (985) 876-3033, Local Fax Number:
Chief of Staff: Joe Bonfiglio email: joe.bonfiglio@mail.house.gov
Voted Yes on Stupak
Voted No on Health Care
Currently No on Next Health Care Takeover Vote
Listed on Blue Dog Coalition

MAINE

Rep. Michael Michaud, Maine 2nd

http://michaud.house.gov/

DC Office Number: (202) 225-6306, DC Fax Number: (202) 225-2943
Local Office Number: (207) 942-6935, Local Fax Number: (207) 942-5907
Listed on Blue Dog Coalition Membership

MARYLAND

Rep. Frank Kratovil, Maryland 1st

http://kratovil.house.gov

DC Office Number: 202-225-5311, DC Fax Number: 202-225-0254
Local Office Number: (410) 420-8822, Local Fax Number: (443) 262 – 9713
Chief of Staff: Tim McCann email: tim.mccann@mail.house.gov
Voted Yes on Stupak
Voted No on Health Care
Currently Undecided on Next Health Care Takeover Vote
Listed on Blue Dog Coalition

Rep. Dutch Ruppersberger, Maryland, 2nd

http://dutch.house.gov/

DC Office Number: 202-225-3061, DC Fax Number: 202-225-3094
Local Office Number: 410-628-2701, Local Fax Number: 410-628-2708

MASSACHUSETTS

Rep. Ed Markey, Massachusetts, 7th

http://markey.house.gov/

DC Office Number: 202-225-2836
Local Office Number: 781-396-2900

Rep. Stephen Lynch, Massachusetts, 9th

http://www.house.gov/lynch/

DC Office Number: 202-225-8273, DC Fax Number: 202-225-3984
Local Office Number: 617-428-2000, Local Office Fax: 617-428-2011

MICHIGAN

Rep. Bart Stupak, Michigan 1st

http://www.house.gov/stupak/

DC Office Number: (202) 225-4735, DC Fax Number: (202) 225-4744
Local Office Number: (906) 786-4504, Local Fax Number: (906) 786-4534
Voted Yes on Stupak, Voted Yes on Health Care, Currently Undecided on Next Health Care Takeover Vote

Rep. Mark Schauer Michigan 7th

http://schauer.house.gov

DC Office Number: (202) 225-6276, DC Fax Number: (202) 225-6281
Local Office Number: (517) 780-9075, Local Fax Number: (517) 780-9081
Voted Yes on Health Care
Currently Undecided

Rep. Gary Peters, Michigan, 9th

http://peters.house.gov/index.html

DC Office Number: (202) 225-5802, DC Fax Number: (202) 226-2356
Local Office Number: (248) 273-4227, Local Fax Number: (248) 273-4704

MINNESOTA

Rep. Collin C. Peterson, Minnesota 7th

http://collinpeterson.house.gov/

DC Office Number: (202) 225-2165, DC Fax Number: (202) 225-1593
Local Office Number: (218) 847-5056
Voted Yes on Stupak, Voted No on Health Care, Currently Undecided on Next Health Care Takeover Vote
Listed on Blue Dog Coalition Membership

MISSISSIPPI

Rep. Travis Childers, Mississippi 1st

http://childers.house.gov/

DC Office Number: (202) 225-4306, DC Fax Number: (202) 225-3549
Local Office Number: (662) 841-8808, Local Fax Number: (662) 841-8845
Voted Yes on Stupak
Voted No on Health Care
Currently Undecided on Next Health Care Takeover Vote
Listed on Blue Dog Coalition Membership

Rep. Gene Taylor, Mississippi 4th

http://www.house.gov/genetaylor/

DC Office Number: (202) 225-5772, DC Fax Number: (202) 225-7074
Local Office Number: (228) 864-7670, Local Fax Number: (228) 864-3099
Voted Yes on Stupak, Voted No on Health Care, Currently Undecided on Next Health Care Takeover Vote
Listed on Blue Dog Coalition Membership

MISSOURI

Rep. Ike Skelton, Missouri 4th

http://www.house.gov/skelton/

DC Office Number: (202) 225-2876
Local Office Number: (816) 228-4242
Voted Yes on Stupak, Voted No on Health Care, Currently Undecided on Next Health Care Takeover Vote

NEW JERSEY

Rep. John Adler, New Jersey 3rd

http://adler.house.gov/

DC Office Number: (202) 225-4765, DC Fax Number: (202) 225-0778
Local Office Number: (732) 608-7235, Local Fax Number: (732) 608-7268
Voted Yes on Stupak
Voted Yes on Health Care
Currently Undecided on Next Health Care Takeover Vote high priority

NEW MEXICO

Rep. Martin Heinrich, New Mexico 1st

http://heinrich.house.gov

DC Office Number: (202) 225-6316, DC Fax Number: (202) 225-4975
Local Office Number: (505) 346-6781, Local Fax Number: (505) 346-6723
Voted Yes on Health Care
Currently Undecided

Rep. Harry Teague, New Mexico 2nd

http://teague.house.gov/

DC Office Number: (202) 225-2365, DC Fax Number:
Local Office Number: (575) 393-0510, Local Fax Number:
Voted Yes on Stupak
Voted No on Health Care
Currently Undecided on Next Health Care Takeover Vote

NEW YORK

Rep. Tim Bishop, New York 1st

http://timbishop.house.gov

DC Office Number: (202) 225-3826, DC Fax Number: (202) 225-3143
Local Office Number: (631) 696-6500, Local Fax Number: (631) 696-4520
Voted Yes on Health Care
Currently Undecided

Rep. Michael E. McMahon, New York 13th

http://mcmahon.house.gov/

DC Office Number: (202) 225-3371, DC Fax Number: (202) 226-1272
Local Office Number: (718) 351-1062, Local Fax Number: (718) 980-0768
Voted Yes on Stupak, Voted No on Health Care, Currently Undecided on Next Health Care Takeover Vote

Rep. Scott Murphy, New York 20th

http://scottmurphy.house.gov/Contact/ContactForm.htm

DC Office Number: (202) 225-5614, DC Fax Number: (202) 225-1168
Local Office Number: (518) 828-3109, Local Fax Number: (518) 828-3985
Voted Yes on Stupak
Voted No on Health Care
Currently Undecided on Next Health Care Takeover Vote
Listed on Blue Dog Coalition

Rep. Bill Owens, New York 23rd

https://owens.house.gov/

DC Office Number: (202) 225-4611, DC Fax Number: (202) 226-0621
Local Office Number: (315) 782-3150, Local Fax Number: (315) 782-1291
Voted Yes on Health Care
Currently Undecided on Next Health Care Takeover Vote

Rep. Michael Arcuri, New York 24th

http://arcuri.house.gov/

DC Office Number: (202) 225-3665, DC Fax Number: (202) 225-1891
Local Office Number: (315) 252-2777/2778, Local Fax Number: (315) 252-2779
Voted Yes on Health Care
Currently No Vote on Health Care
Listed on Blue Dog Coalition Membership

Rep. Daniel B. Maffei, New York, 25th

http://maffei.house.gov/

DC Fax Number: (202) 225-3701, DC Fax Number: (202) 225-4042
Local Office Number: (315) 423-5657, Local Fax Number: (315) 423-5669

NEVADA

Rep. Dina Titus, Nevada 3rd

http://titus.house.gov

DC Office Number: (202) 225-3252, DC Fax Number: (202) 225-2185
Local Office Number: (702) 387-4941, Local Fax Number: (702) 837-0728
Voted Yes on Health Care
Currently Undecided

NEW HAMPSHIRE

Rep. Paul W. Hodes, New Hampshire, 2nd

http://hodes.house.gov/

DC Office Number: (202) 225-5206, DC Fax Number: (202) 225-2946
Local Office Phone: (603) 223-9814, Local Fax Number: (603) 223-9819

NORTH CAROLINA

Rep. Bob Etheridge, North Carolina, 2nd

http://etheridge.house.gov/

DC Office Number: (202) 225-4531
Local Office Number: (919) 829-9122

Rep. Mike McIntyre, North Carolina 7th

http://www.house.gov/mcintyre

DC Office Number: (202) 225-2731, DC Fax Number: (202) 225-5773
Local Office Number: (910) 323-0260, Local Fax Number: (910) 323-0069
Chief of Staff: Dean Mitchell email: dean.mitchell@mail.house.gov
Voted Yes on Stupak
Voted No on Health Care
Currently Undecided on Next Health Care Takeover Vote
Listed on Blue Dog Coalition

Rep. Larry Kissell, North Carolina 8th

http://kissell.house.gov/

DC Office Number: (202) 225-3715, DC Fax Number: (202) 225-4036
Local Office Number: (704) 786-1612, Local Fax Number: (704) 782-1004
Voted Yes on Stupak
Voted No on Health Care
Currently No on Next Health Care Takeover Vote

Rep. Heath Shuler, North Carolina 11th

http://shuler.house.gov/

DC Office Number: (202) 225-6401, DC Fax Number: (202) 226-6422
Local Office Number: (828) 252-1651, Local Fax Number: (828) 252-8734
Chief of Staff: Hayden Rogers email: hayden.rogers@mail.house.gov
Voted Yes on Stupak
Voted No on Health Care
Currently Undecided on Next Health Care Takeover Vote
Listed on Blue Dog Coalition

 
 
 Congress should listen to states on the EPA. “THE governors of 18 states and two territories – including Democrats Joe Manchin and Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear – have called on Congress to rein in the Environmental Protection Agency. The governors, in a letter to congressional leaders, cited the failure of the administration to weigh the economic fallout of EPA’s intention to regulate greenhouse gases.”
 
Remember to multiply X2 for the Real Figgur:

ALL THAT PRESIDENTIAL JAWBONING DIDN’T HELP: Las Vegas jobless rate hits all-time high of 13.1 percent.

UPDATE: More recent story here. “Men, minorities hit particularly hard.”

MICHAEL FUMENTO: Toyota Hybrid Horror Hoax.

THE PRESIDENT IS NOT A BRAND.

From the comments: “President Edsel.”

"If he is not a produt or a brand, why does the White House get into such a tizzy when his image, his campaign logo, Hope and Change, or anything related to him or what he said are used in commercials?
The guy is a product. They just cannot decide if he is cat food, dog food, tampons, deodorant, beer, chips, Dinty Moore Stew, or Hormel Chili."

Obama – Dick Nixon without Checkers

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Apropos

Of my view overlooking "Lebanon" at the Golan Heights this morning...

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h/t Adrian

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The key to taking down bad Democrats is cutting off their revenue streams.

Apply pressure to donors, keep the donors from giving money to these lunatics, and bad Democrats just go away.

They will NOT self-finance their own campaigns.  If wealthy, misguided, celebrity-obsessed people in cities like Chicago, who give money to campaigns because they want their pictures taken with famous people, don’t want to be associated with a candidate who is getting bad press and whose picture they can’t be proud to have on their walls, then they won’t give those people any money.

Old and busted: The Dec/Jan retail sales boom
The New Hotness: ...meh, not so much...

—Purple Avenger

The Department of Commerce just release some new lies to replace the old and stale lies.(PDF doc)

The U.S. Census Bureau announced today that advance estimates of U.S. retail and food services sales for February, adjusted for seasonal variation and holiday and trading-day differences, but not for price changes, were $355.5 billion, an increase of 0.3 percent (±0.5%)* from the previous month and 3.9 percent (±0.5%) above February 2009. Total sales for the December 2009 through February 2010 period were up 4.5 percent (±0.3%) from the same period a year ago. The December 2009 to January 2010 percent change was revised from +0.5 percent (±0.5%)* to +0.1 percent (±0.3%)*.
When your figures are off by say up to 30% people don't raise too many eyebrows, but when you've blown it by several hundred percent, methodology has to come into question.
REVISED is the new UNEXPECTED

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Posted by Purple Avenger at 09:27 AM New Comments Thingy
 

The Sestak Stonewall: What's Obama So Guilty About?

—Gabriel Malor

Three weeks ago, Representative Joe Sestak said that the President had offered him a political appointment if he wouldn't run against Senator Arlen Specter. This should have been a bombshell, but it has gone largely unremarked because the White House is successfully avoiding the issue.

Sestak is sticking by his earlier statement, though he's chosen not to expand on it. The White House's silence on the issue—the Administration is not even denying the charge—is beginning to look like guilt. So what could the President be guilty of? This is not my area of law, but there are a few options:

18 U.S.C. § 211 Acceptance or solicitation to obtain appointive public office

Whoever solicits or receives, either as a political contribution, or for personal emolument, any money or thing of value, in consideration of the promise of support or use of influence in obtaining for any person any appointive office or place under the United States, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than one year, or both.

Whoever solicits or receives any thing of value in consideration of aiding a person to obtain employment under the United States either by referring his name to an executive department or agency of the United States or by requiring the payment of a fee because such person has secured such employment shall be fined under this title, or imprisoned not more than one year, or both.

The sticking point is whether dropping out of the primary is "any thing of value." Some states define the term. Federal statute does not.

The next one is more likely:

18 U.S.C. § 600. Promise of employment or other benefit for political activity

Whoever, directly or indirectly, promises any employment, position, compensation, contract, appointment, or other benefit, provided for or made possible in whole or in part by any Act of Congress, or any special consideration in obtaining any such benefit, to any person as consideration, favor, or reward for any political activity or for the support of or opposition to any candidate or any political party in connection with any general or special election to any political office, or in connection with any primary election or political convention or caucus held to select candidates for any political office, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than one year, or both.

That sounds just like what happened here, if Sestak's claim is true. Obama promised an appointment as a consideration for political activity, including support for Arlen Specter, in a primary election.

And then there's the long-shot, which I will clean up a bit because it's a gobbledy-mess. The sticking point here is whether the President can be considered to be "employed in any administrative position." The statute seems aimed at hiring officials:

18 U.S.C. § 595. Interference by administrative employees of Federal, State, or Territorial Governments

Whoever, being a person employed in any administrative position by the United States, or by any department or agency thereof...uses his official authority for the purpose of interfering with, or affecting, the nomination or the election of any candidate for the office of President, Vice President, Presidential elector, Member of the Senate, Member of the House of Representatives, Delegate from the District of Columbia, or Resident Commissioner, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than one year, or both.

The White House owes us answers. There may be a criminal living in the West Wing.

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2,573 posted on 03/13/2010 11:40:54 AM PST by backhoe (All Across America, the Lights are being relit again...)
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Van Hollen (Pelosi) Advises Silence on Unconstitutional ObamaCare Procedure

welcome 

Democrat Pollsters: MSM & Obama Deluded If They Believe Americans Want ObamaCare

Defeat Obamacare call list: List now contains the new MAYBES culled from FR posts.
PLEASE CALL! DC OFFICE LOCAL OFFICE State District

Code Red” - House Target List on Health Care

The National Republican Congressional Committee has published a target list on health care. In addition to continuing to contact the five Tennessee Democrat Congressmen, you can go http://www.votervoice.net/link/clickthrough/ext/94697.aspx to contact some of these targets. Much of the talk following Obama’s announcement has focused on how to defeat this second bill through reconciliation, but that is misleading because the first step to defeating Obamacare is not by concentrating on defeating the “fixer” bill but by defeating the Senate bill in the House when it goes to the floor for an up-or-down vote on Thursday, March 18th.

Rep. Lincoln Davis 202-225-6831 Columbia office: 931-490-8699
Rep. Jim Cooper 202-225-4311 Nashville office: 615-736-5295
Rep. Bart Gordon 202-225-4231 Murfreesboro office: 615-896-1986
John Tanner (202) 225-4714, Union City, (731) 885-7070, Jackson Phone: (731) 423-4848, Millington (901) 873-5690 TN (MAYBE)
Rep. Steve Cohen 202-225-3265 Memphis office: 901-544-4131
Harry Mitchell (202) 225-2190 (480) 946-2411 AZ 5th District
Gabrielle Giffords (202) 225-2542 (520) 881-3588 AZ 8th District
Ann Kirkpatrick (202) 225-2315 (928) 226-6914 AZ 1st District
Jerry McNerney (202) 225-1947 925-833-0643 CA 11th District
John Salazar 202-225-4761 970-245-7107 CO 3rd District
Jim Himes (202) 225-5541 (866) 453-0028 CT 4th District
Alan Grayson (202) 225-2176 (407) 841-1757 FL 8th District
Bill Foster (202) 225-2976 630-406-1114 IL 14th District
Baron Hill 202 225 5315 812 288 3999 IN 9th District
Mark Schauer (202) 225-6276 (517) 780-9075 MI 7th District
Gary Peters (202) 225-5802 (248) 273-4227 MI 9th District
Dina Titus (202) 225-3252 702-256-DINA (3462) NV 3rd District
Carol Shea-Porter (202) 225-5456 (603) 743-4813 NH 1st District
Tim Bishop (202) 225-3826 (631) 696-6500 NY 1st District
John Hall (202) 225-5441 (845) 225-3641 x49371 NY 19th District
Bill Owens (202) 225-4611 (315) 782-3150 NY 23rd District
James Matheson Toll-Free Number 1 (877) 677-9743 (202) 225-3011Mike Arcuri (202)225-3665 (315)793-8146 NY 24th District
Dan Maffei (202) 225-3701 (315) 423-5657 NY 25th District
Earl Pomeroy (202) 225-2611 (701) 224-0355 ND At-Large District
Steven Driehaus (202) 225-2216 (513) 684-2723 OH 1st District
Mary Jo Kilroy (202) 225-2015 (614) 294-2196 OH 15th District
Zach Space (202) 225-6265 (330) 364-4300 OH 18th District
Kathy Dahlkemper (202) 225-5406 (814) 456-2038 PA 3rd District
Patrick Murphy (202) 225-4276 (215) 826-1963 PA 8th District
Christopher Carney (202) 225-3731 (570) 585-9988 PA 10th District
Paul Kanjorski (202) 225-6511 (570) 825-2200 PA 11th District
John Spratt (202) 225-5501 (803)327-1114 SC 5th District
Tom Perriello (202) 225-4711 (276) 656-2291 VA 5th District
Alan Mollohan (202) 225-4172 (304) 623-4422 WVA 1st District
Nick Rahall (202) 225-3452 (304) 252-5000 WVA 3rd District
Steve Kagen (202) 225-5665 (920) 437-1954 WI 8th District

Bart Stupak (202) 225 4735 MI (MAYBE)
Brian Baird (202) 225-3536, Vancouver, (360) 695-6292. Olympia, (360) 352-9768, (MAYBE)
senator mark begich (202) 224-3004 toll free. (877) 501 - 6275 just became a MAYBE
Jason Altmire 202-225-2565, Aliquippa, 724-378-0928,
Natrona Heights, 724-226-1304 (MAYBE)

On the Bubble (Major developments from the “yes” and “no” columns in the House)
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2467046/posts
Congressional Dems on Twitter
http://www.arrghpaine.com/congressional-dems-on-twitter

13 posted on Saturday, March 13, 2010 2:38:42 PM by GailA

The Anti-Jobs Bill--Obamacare would badly undermine America’s economic prospects.

Letters From Zimbabwe: Cathy Buckle

It couldn't possibly happen here...right?

Another Zimbabwe Thread HERE

 
Devil Weed strikes once more!

Pentagon shooter pot scandal grows

Should Fox News Register as a Saudi Agent?

Sarah Palin lashes out at D.C., liberals, media


2,574 posted on 03/13/2010 12:23:40 PM PST by backhoe (All Across America, the Lights are being relit again...)
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These guys are good- read them.
Read the comments:
 

There when her people needed her.

Here when America needs her.

Last night, we were all at Roscoe’s here in Boystown, having our first pitcher of Green Miller Lite for St. Patrick’s Day, where Panda was telling us about a crazy person who think she’s James Brown’s illegitimate daughter, and is convinced his body’s been stolen from his crypt and is “being hidden somewhere” just so no one can ever prove the things she’s saying are true.  Sheer and utter madness.

On the part of Panda — who not only believes the woman, but goes a step further and says, “I don’t think he’s even really dead.  I think he just wanted to retire, but people wouldn’t leave him alone, so he faked his death and is living the good life somewhere in secret, like in Death Becomes Her”.  That’s a movie in which Panda also believes Marilyn, Greta Garbo, James Dean, Jim Morrison, and Elvis “played themselves”, secretly, as an in-joke in party scenes where long-dead celebrities are shown to have drunk magic potions to keep them alive forever.  Panda, inexplicably Chicagoland’s number one Michael Jackson fan, is more convinced than ever by the James Brown crypt eviction nonsense that “MJ” is still alive, well, and moonwalking somewhere.  ”He just didn’t want to be bothered anymore, and is doing fine in Switzerland or Dubai, and in like 30 years someone will tell when he’s really dead and the secret is safe”.

We swear, we only had the one pitcher of Green Beer.  And we shared it four ways.  So, where Panda gets this stuff is just beyond us.

But it makes us think about what Democrats are doing these days — actually working to usurp the Constitution and trying to cram their Healthcare Rationing bill through Congress without the House voting on it.

The way the Constitution reads, for a bill to become law the Senate and the House must both pass the exact same bill.  Then, once it’s passed in both Chambers, it goes to the White House to be signed or vetoed.

Democrats wrongly, and unconstitutionally, believe they can take the bill the Senate passed on Christmas Eve, in secret, in the dead of night, and claim “it’s as good as passed” in the House, without the House actually passing it.  Then, they want to just shunt that Senate bill to the White House for passage.

We don’t see how it’s possible for them to succeed in this, but let’s operate for a second under the assumption they can get away with that.  Let’s just say they do it.  The White House signs it.  It becomes law.

In the vernacular of people like us, children of the 80s, it’s the equivalent of moving the Death Star within firing range of Alderaan and letting slip a giant, lethal blast of planet-killing destructive energy.

Only, in our example, it’s not a planet they’ll destroy (so, calm down Al Gore, no chance here of setting up a new apocalyptic cult for yourself), or a nation, or the Constitution.

No, if these lunatics do this, they will destroy the Democrat Party.  Utterly and completely.  There won’t even be asteroids the size of cookie crumbs left when the dust settles on this.

If you know Star Wars, you’ll realize the moment the Empire destroyed Alderaan, using its most destructive and in-you-face weapon for the first time, was when it really lost the Galactic Civil War.  By doing something so horrible, so unimaginable, so abusive of power, it steeled Princess Leia Organa into the no-holds-barred freedom fighter she became in the opening scenes of Empire Strikes Back, leading rebel efforts on the icy moon of Hoth, ditching her flowing, halycon white princess robes for the no-nonsense gear of a woman determined to bring the Empire down at all costs and restore democracy to the Republic.

THAT is what’s going to happen to people all across this country if Democrats aim and point a weapon of mass destruction at the Constitution.  The energy unleashed will not come from the party, but from the PEOPLE, who will direct a massive blast of American common sense and patriotism at the DNC, and we believe nothing at all will remain standing.

We do not believe there will still exists a Democrat party after 2012 if the three socialist fools standing on the bridge of the White House’s insane version of the Death Star do what they have sworn they will do.  Obama.  Pelosi.  Reid.  The three people who will fully reveal the Democrat Part to be the anti-American destructive force it has become.

We don’t believe they’ll succeed in firing that Death Star, but if they do, they will the ones who will ultimately be destroyed, because in doing something so heinous and unimaginable, they will wake a sleeping giant.

Guys like us will commit full time to doing everything we can to bringing every Democrat out there, at all levels down.

Housewives will stop shuttling the kids to all manner of nonsense like karate classes, and finally realize there’s more important things to do than race around in minivans all day.  They will stay home and create Coffee Clubs in their kitchens, where they will gather together neighbors and plot strategy for taking back the country.

Union guys, who always have done what their Union masters have told them, will finally think for themselves, get off the comfy leather Union-enabled Barcoloungers, and will decide, “That’s it.  I’ve had enough of this socialist crap.  Time to kick butt and save America”.

All across the country this will happen.

A Resistance will form.

In Cleveland. And Mineral City. And Chicago. And Pittsburgh. And San Antonia.  And Rochester. And New York.

All of our home towns.

All of yours.

And somewhere, in the West, like Leia of Alderaan, we believe a strong woman will emerge to lead the Resistance and take back our government starting in 2010, and culminating in 2012 when she heads to the White House herself to clean up the biggest mess left of our government since the Civil War.

In Wasilla, Alaska, you’ll find her.

The Force is strong in her.

May the love of country be as strong in all of us — because at this moment in history we need it.  And America needs us all to remain vigilant and strong in the face of unimaginable Democrat-wielded horrors.

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March 13, 2010 at 5:51 pm

What’s next? Are they going to deem that this list of people were duly elected in the Nov elections and thus we no longer need to have the elections?

March 13, 2010 at 11:15 am

A few days ago on this site, we discussed the ban on recreational fishing that is headed our way.

Well, the power grab goes so much further than that.

Dr. Kate puts it all together in a comprehensive, but frightening way:

http://drkatesview.wordpress.com/2010/03/11/fishing-for-the-new-world-order/#more-2794

March 13, 2010 at 3:26 pm

This column by Caroline Glick is worth reading:

http://www.carolineglick.com/e/2010/03/the-march-of-the-red-green-bri-1.php

 

Saturday Morning Reading: Recyclables Into Landfills

—Gabriel Malor

Two links that don't have anything we didn't already know, but get the "I give it a B-plus" AOSHQ stamp of approval for gratuitous snark.

Have you ever seen the "Paper Recycling" Truck, the "Glass Recycling" Truck, the "Plastic Recycling" Truck, and the "Green Waste" Truck? Or do you just see the same old garbage truck coming for your carefully sorted recyclables?

First, a rant on just how wasteful, in terms of money and man-hours, recycling is. Which isn't to say that some recycling isn't worth it. Just that a lot of the time, all that meticulous sorting isn't really doing a lick of good. Not to mention, those recycling nazis that wander around harassing people for not putting the trash in the right bin.

Second, a follow-up with helpful links to just-the-facts-ma'am news articles on the subject.

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Birthright Citizenship-ers, Dual Citizenship-ers, and Birth-ers

How Many Lives Does Planned Parenthood Take in one Year?

 

We've Figured Him Out [Zero Mein Fuhrer of course!]

He wants to get it passed by March 21 because that is when an Pro Amnesty march is going to happen. They want that issue to push Health Care off the front pages.

"I'm Sick of Inherited"

It Can't Happen Here? Ask Kitty about 1938 Austria!

A Charlie Chan Film Stirs an Old Controversy

The coffee party miniphenomenon

To Leftists and liberals, everything in the entire world is nothing but fake labels, and therefore can be countered with a contrasting labelled falsehood. So they create coffee parties to try to contrast the Tea Party movement.

What they literally cannot comprehend is the reality behind the Tea party label - that if Tea Parties were not called Tea Parties, they would still exist.

Palin criticizes expanded government, federal spending (Take back Our Country Tour)


2,575 posted on 03/13/2010 4:19:42 PM PST by backhoe (All Across America, the Lights are being relit again...)
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Sunday, March 14, 2010, 1:03 AM
Jim Hoft

Last Wednesday President Barack Obama flew into St. Louis to give a private talk to supporters on his plan to have government take over the US health care industry. He also held a fundraiser with local liberals including his puppet senator, Claire McCaskill.

His arrival did not go unnoticed. 2,225 patriots turned out in St. Charles in the morning to rally against his socialist policies. Another 2,000 patriots turned out that night to protest outside of his fundraiser including this grandmother.  

(Keyboard Militia)
She sat in her wheelchair and waved her “Don’t Tread on Me” flag. She came to the protest with her three daughters. She put tape over her mouth to represent that her concerns do not matter in Washington DC. She was at the rally outside the Obama-McCaskill fundraiser for two hours before it got dark and she went home. She just wanted to show her support.
She loves her country and she loves her freedom.

** On Tuesday there is another rally planned in Washington DC.

Date & Time: March 16, 2010 from 9am to 6pm
Location: Cannon House Office Building
Street: Independence Avenue SE and New Jersey SE
City: Washington, DC
Website or Map: http://maps.google.com/maps?f…
Phone: 202-942-7616
Event Type: lobbying, against, obamacare, 2.0
Organized By: Kahryn Rombach and Brendan Steinhauser of FreedomWorks.org

Dan Riehl put out this alert today:

The Left’s political arguments must be confronted forcefully, even outrageously at times if that’s what it takes to get through. Think of it in terms of what Andrew Breitbart is doing in the world of media activism today.

He is calling them out, confronting them, exposing them for what they are and what they believe. And when you prick them like that, they do bleed. Figuratively speaking, if we don’t make them bleed, we will lose. We have been playing politely for decades now. And America has only continued its slide to the Left. And in the face of a pending vote on Obama Care, there is no more room left to give.

I’m not advocating violence. But I am advocating confrontation. Otherwise, most especially now, this one in the White House and his Congressional colleagues seem content to ignore you – to shine you on and you will get only what they choose to give you in the end. That is not the lot of the free man, or woman. It is the lot of the slave, the serf, if you prefer.

That’s why you have to try as best you can to be in DC on March 16th. It’s time to prick, poke, and prod them and make their house of cards cave in. If you don’t do it, now, don’t expect your children, or your grandchildren to do it. If, or when, it becomes their turn on your behalf, when they’re getting ready to pull the plug on you because, well, you’ve lived long enough, they’ll go along, just as you might now. Without our example, future generations of Americans will have no example to follow, let alone believe in.

Show up and be heard, or be herded. There are no other choices. This is the time. And if you don’t speak out, it may well be the last. They have blatantly admitted this is but a first step. What in God’s name does it take for some of you people to get mad? If the last few months haven’t been enough, then your freedom may already be lost. In that case, it’s still your duty to stir yourself to action and begin to take it back on March 16th. Waiting for someone else to do it for you will only assure you of freedom lost. And that is not and has never been the America and the American people I’ve come to know.

This may be our last best chance to stop Obamacare.

 
GOOD GRIEF: Pelosi: Health-Care Reform Will Finally Allow Artists to Focus on Being Unemployed, Comfortably. Translation: They’ll turn us all into beggars ’cause they’re easier to please.
 
If You Prick Them, They Will Bleed. “Show up and be heard, or be herded. There are no other choices. This is the time.” That's why you have to try as best you can to be in DC on March 16th. It's time to prick, poke, and prod them and make their house of cards cave in. If you don't do it, now, don't expect your children, or your grandchildren to do it.
We owe, not only our modern living standards, but our political freedom to capitalism. In order for Pelosi's misguided dream to take place, there must be a servile class.
Invade their offices and make them afraid. We need to make them think about the personal, physical repercussions they will face if they do this.
 
KILL THE BILL: Thousands rally against ObamaCare in St. Paul. Some brought pitchforks.  ANOTHER REPORT from the St. Paul “Kill The Bill” rally. 
 
2300 SHOW UP FOR ST. LOUIS TEA PARTY, only 30 show up for St. Louis “Coffee Party.” And that 30 includes the “tea party infiltrators.”
 

Best Reporting on "Coffee Party" Goes to...Palm Beach Post?!?

—Gabriel Malor

Seriously, while CNN and the NYTimes have studiously been avoiding the astroturfed origins of the "Coffee Party", reporter George Bennett has been laying it all out in south Florida paper the Palm Beach Post.

Now, you don't get credit for doing the right thing. But I give George a heckuva pat on the back for his follow-up reporting from the Coffee Party event this afternoon. As my twitter-pal @OneFineJay says, it truly deserves a "Not on the Onion" label for its humor, irony, and overall tone. I give it a B-plus.

This is not an auspicious beginning to a political movement:

Venting about the conservative tea party movement and talking — at times heatedly — about the need for civility in public discourse marked the debut meeting of a local "coffee party" group today.

"Frankly, we are petrified by the tea party and what they stand for and what they're talking about," said Monte Carmel, a retired business executive from West Palm Beach.

"I'm tired of all the misinformation, the cute little labels the fright-wing has thrown on everything," said a man named Russ.

"We have to stop the mantra of no taxes, no taxes, no taxes," said Marcia Halpern of Palm Beach Gardens.

Brownstein, who is white, said "white southerners in this country are going nuts" because of the popularity of black figures like President Obama and Oprah Winfrey. He said he raised the issue because "you have to know who your enemy is."

[...]

Mary Castronuovo of Palm Beach Gardens said she doesn't want the coffee party to be defined by its criticism of the tea party.

"I would be discouraged if this group became just a counter to the tea party," she said. "We can't make them the enemy."

Don't worry, sister. There's already a group counter to the Tea Party: Democrats.

Via Allah.

 
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190 36 - What I hate most about the left isn't so much the hypocrisy, but the projection. It's so mind bogglingly stupid. Every damn thing they accuse the right of they themselves are guilty of. Does no one ever see this except those of us on the right?

Every damn thing they accuse us of they do in spades.
 
191 @190
The thing to remember about the left is that they don't see the world as it is, they see the world as they are.

They assume that we do all of the nasty and evil things that they themselves would do if they were in our place.

They assume that our principles and ideals, which we are quite open and honest about, are really trojan horse strategies to trick the public into voting for.....well I don't really know what it is that we're "really" supposed to be all about according to the left.  What I do know is that they accuse us of trojan horse shenanigans precisely because that strategy is their entire MO nowadays.  This is why they are constantly inventing new euphemisms and new labels for the same old bullshit. 
 
189 According to reports (via HotAir to sources I ain't gonna link to), The Coffee Commies have already linked themselves to Code Pink via Medea Benjamin, so that didn't take long to become obvious.

Of course, the MSM will keep giving them deferential treatment, because they're similarly crooked and therefore sympathetic.

Man, oh man I hate reporters.

Get off those comfy butts and help her FIGHT BACK

We’ve been reading a lot of comments on sites like Redstate and Ace of Spades, where the usual tight khaki pants and blue blazers brigade of young, Romney Republicans keep saying things like “We doooooomed!  Doooooomed!  We should just give up because there’s no way to stop Democrats from destroying the Republic!  Doooooomed!”.

Eeyores.

When the going gets tough, these little punks always just give up.  They like to strut around at cocktail parties, and love networking opportunities, and ADORE posting defeatist nonsense on websites, but do any of these little punks ever get out and fight…for anything…and stick to their guns? Do they love ANYTHING in life enough to put down the rocks glass, suit up, possibly buy a cup (or a pair), and act like men for a change?

March 13, 2010 at 8:12 pm

EXACTLY. What the Democrats are trying to do with the Slaughter Rule will absolutely destroy our constitution. If this happens next week is going to be UG-LY. People still are not understanding this. You HAVE to understand the implications of bypassing the constitution. This is an act of a dictatorship. This is what Hugo Chavez does. This is what the old Soviet Union did. This is not just trickery by the Democrats. This is ANARCHY.  WE HAVE TO FIGHT.

Is America Worth Fighting For?

Yes.

And for those who doubt, understand. America is the last frontier. Unless you are a penguin and can live in Antarctica, there are no free lands left. This is it. Our last stand.

So fight:

China is preparing to drill in our backyard near Florida.

http://gatewaypundit.firstthings.com/2010/03/more-economic-suicide-obama-administration-bans-offshore-drilling-for-3-years/

Saturday, March 13, 2010, 8:16 PM
Jim Hoft

In 2009 Democrats scrapped oil and gas leases in Utah, permanently banned drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR), and nixed offshore drilling.

For decades Democrats have blocked efforts to responsibly develop this nation’s energy resources, transforming vast areas of opportunity into “The No Zone.”

A recent study examined the cost of these democratic policies of not drilling and developing domestic oil reserves. The SAIC Corporation discovered that democrats will cost the US $2.36 Trillion through 2029.

And then there’s this…
Obama’s Secretary of Energy recently announced a three-year offshore drilling ban.
Investor’s Business Daily reported, via Planet Gore:

Our secretary of energy pushes bio-refineries and windmills to oil executives at an energy conference as the administration announces a three-year offshore drilling ban. This is a policy for economic suicide.

They don’t qualify as an official group of victims, but carbon-Americans, as they have been called, did not have much to cheer about last week, when Energy Secretary Steven Chu addressed CERAWeek 2010, a premier industry conference hosted by IHS Cambridge Energy Research Associates.

With an economy struggling to regain sound footing, Chu advocated a starvation diet devoid of additional fossil fuels that are to remain under the ground and seabed. Instead, he supports 53% more funding for wind research and a 22% jump for solar research.

Subsidizing alternative energy fits the classic definition of insanity. Despite huge subsidies, it has proved to be neither cost-effective nor a reliable, significant contributor to our national power grid. Yet we keep subsidizing it, expecting a different result.

“Oil is an ideal transportation fuel, so it will be with us for decades,” Chu conceded, even as the administration forbids us from getting more of it here, creating energy jobs, lowering energy costs and cutting our trade deficit. Instead we’ll rely increasingly on foreign and often unfriendly suppliers.

Chu acknowledged the role cleaner-burning natural gas can play in electricity generation, but only as a “transition to other fuels” in coming years. And the administration continues to gobble up lands where it might be found and impose environmental regulations that curtail the use of new technologies such as fracking to get more oil and natural gas from America’s vast shale deposits.

Can we all agree now that this administration is purposely trying to destroy this nation?

 
ANOTHER “RUBE” SELF-IDENTIFIES: “We are shocked and stunned at the Administration’s tone and public dressing down of Israel,” Anti-Defamation League director Abraham Foxman said in a statement.
 
GIVE CREDIT TO THE JAWA REPORT. I wrote about Army-of-Davids-style antiterrorism in, er, An Army of Davids. And it’s working.
 
Government’s New Motto: It’s Good To Be King. And how are the monarchs doing today? Well, pretty well: "Gov't workers feel no economic pain."
 

The growth of government has been impelled by two main factors. One is the now-entrenched political philosophy of both parties that America is a problem to be fixed, and Americans are a people to be managed, which I identified as George W. Bush's principal shortcoming back in 2003.

The other factor is the rise of the entitlement mentality of American to match the growth of entitlement-disbursing governments. Quite simply, Americans have allowed welfare payments of various kinds, both individual and corporate welfare, to control a far greater share of the total economic activity of the country than is healthy for growth or freedom. I belabored this point many times before, and this post is long enough, so I'll provide a few links:

"The end of entitlements"

"How democracies perish"

The difference between good guys and bad guys

Honor.jpg

I would love those on the left, especially the Religious Left, to acknowledge the veracity of this poster.

Won't happen. 

Doesn't fit the meme.

Brought to us by The Sniper via Greyhawk in email. 

One of the Most Important Words in the English Language.

by Bunk X ( 91 Comments › )
Filed under Blogmocracy, Economy, Guest Post, Healthcare, Humor, Music, Open thread, Political Correctness, Politics, Republican Party, Socialism at March 13th, 2010 - 9:00 pm


I belong to the Party of NO.

Do I believe that government should insert itself into the private health care insurance industry?

Do I  believe that government is capable of running any business profitably?

Do I believe that government is capable of creating jobs?

Not Just No but HELL NO!

READ THE LINK, DAGNABBIT...
 

Surprise: Dems Lied About 72 Hour Advance Posting of HealthCare Bill

—Gabriel Malor

Perfidy! Lies and scum and bad faith and treachery and deceit! The false, tricksy, faithless KNAVES! DEMOCRATS!

Oh, whatever. Like anybody is surprised at another broken promise from Democrats in Congress. Hell, no one is surprised at the kid glove treatment that CNN is putting on it either:

House Democrats appear to be softening their pledge to allow the public 72 hours to review the health care reform package online before a House vote. "We will certainly give as much notice as possible, but I'm not going to say that 72 hours is going to be the litmus test," said Majority Leader Steny Hoyer on Friday.

"I'm a little bit taken aback that now that 72-hour rule has been completely cast aside, since nobody in the House has seen what's in the reconciliation bill," said Rep. Eric Cantor, R-Virginia. Speaker Nancy Pelosi promised earlier this year Democrats would make the final health care bill public at least three days before voting.

Ramming it through. No time to waste. Gosh, what if people actually knew what Congress was doing?

Posted by Gabriel Malor at 08:26 PM New Comments Thingy
 
44 ran into a libtard in a store line today, who actually brought up obamunistcare.  i asked him specifics on a few items, none of which he knew.  Then, i asked him if he had ever known the House to "deem" a bill winning a vote without a vote.  He looked at me like i was insane; then I loudly, simply informed him that this is what Piglousy is doing.  He looked stunned.  He was then directed to look up a few websites because a TEABAGGER like myself is an ignorant racist.  As the rest of the people in line looked on, (all libtards) not one of them could respond, but several asked for the web addresses. Then I slammed them with, but, uh, Piglousy promised to post them online beforehand, but, since she hasn't, you will just have to find all you can about the process, because the companion bills are and will not be online.  The i placed the pudding on the conveyer.
I refuse to stay silent or be politically correct or not state the truth wherever the opportunity arises. 
I never thought I would be witnessing the takedown of America from within while all the EFFIN COWARDS ON THE HILL sat by with their bribes up their asses.
 
38 Time for mass arrests in D.C. I'm thinking someone needs to swear out about 600 warrants for senators, representatives and the Traitor-in-Chief in the White House, all of whom have engaged in racketeering and serial violations of their oaths of office.

Otherwise, we might as well lie down and let the steamroller of totalitarianism crush us.

2,576 posted on 03/14/2010 1:49:02 AM PST by backhoe (All Across America, the Lights are being relit again...)
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The Real Tea Party Story: Community Builders vs. Community Organizers

http://www.freedominion.com.pa/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?p=1470559#1470559

Brownstein, who is white, said "white southerners in this country are going nuts" because of the popularity of black figures like President Obama and Oprah Winfrey. He said he raised the issue because "you have to know who your enemy is."

As I suspected, it appears Ole Art here

http://tinyurl.com/yj5m24u

seems to be a transplanted Yankee. Probably never worked with black folks in his life- but he's an authority on White Southron RAAACISM!

Maroon...

It's the Culture, Stupid

The enemy is already inside the gates, fools:

JihadJane's 'cohort' a 2nd Blond Bomber

Bart Stupak: ObamaCare is a Death Panel for Children

Obama’s Proposed Medicaid Expansion: Lessons from TennCare

Does Barack Obama give a damn about us?

Uhh, next damn-fool question?
 
Israel, meet the Obozo Bus:
 

Levin on Representative Slaughter - and the Slaughter Rule

Arguing that Slaughter is attempting an unprecedented violation of the constitution, Mark Levin in this audio clip , argues that the House Republicans should initiate expulsion proceedings against her .  Read more at americanthinker.com ...
 

Demon Sheep creator strikes again [Updated]

Call it Fred’s Zeppelin.  The ad for GOP Senate hopeful Carly Fiorina features plenty of creator Fred Davis’ trademark humor, from the ominous opening scene, which portrays the U.S. Capitol as something out of Alfred Hitchcock’s “The Birds,” to the finale, in which a pin-pricked Boxer sinks ignominiously into the sea.  Read more at latimesblogs.latimes.com ...
 

Most Current Information on House Vote Tally and Contact Info


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Gibbs: By next Sunday, healthcare reform will be 'law of the land'

Sarah Palin To Obama: With a Stiff Spine America Must Stand Against ObamaCare

If Senator Reid, Speaker Pelosi, and President Obama get their way, soon our country will be changed forever. Using every partisan parliamentary trick in the book (including some they invented just last week), Washington’s Left intends to ram through their takeover of our health care system regardless of the consequences.

The latest twists and turns in the Obamacare drama seem almost surreal. One minute the Democrat leadership is trying to amend a bill before the president has even signed it into law, and the next minute they’re trying to draft a new rule that will allow the House to “deem” a bill passed without actually voting on it! They’re determined to use the Senate reconciliation process as a parliamentary trick to bypass the regular voting procedure (and by the way, to add insult to injury, they’re now going to ram through federalization of America’s student loan industry with this same reconciliation vote). Is there any other wildly unpopular legislation they’d also like to sneak in? Perhaps the anti-energy-independence policy “Cap and Tax” (aka Cap and Trade) is next?

And make no mistake, the Obamacare bill is wildly unpopular. The Democrats’ own pollsters warn of an “unmitigated disaster” for them in November if they don’t abandon their plan and start over with real incremental health care reform. Incredibly, at this point, they don’t seem to care. Speaker Pelosi thinks Congress must pass the bill so that the American people can then “find out what’s in it.”

(Excerpt) Read more at governorpalin4president.blogspot.com ...

Axelrod Challenges GOP on Health Care: ‘Make My Day’(video)

Tea Party vs. Coffee Party

Their little Coffee Party:

Our BIG Tea Party:


16 posted on Sunday, March 14, 2010 1:52:18 PM by unixfox

'Coffee party' debuts in West Palm Beach as 'anti-tea party'

"Participants broke into groups and wrote their priorities on white posters, then shared them with the larger gathering.:

The Delphi Technique

 
 
Somewhere, back in My Pile O Stuff, is a cartoon of Israeli vs. Palestinian-- the Demon Jew Soldier kneeling before a baby carriage, the Oppressed Pali hiding behind it...

Ahah!

 
Enviro-Nazis raise stink about super-soft toilet paper
 
Paging the redoubtable Mz. Crowe...

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1822090/posts

 

March 14, 2010 at 8:01 am  For the Eeyores, it is all about appearances rather than substance

Over the years Jeff @ Protein Wisdom has written numerous detailed essays on language, identity politics and how the Left uses both to frame the narrative. The problem with the Eeyores is that they accept the Left’s narrative that “right-wingers are a bunch of racist, sexist, homophobes” rather than fight against such totalitarian narrative:

http://proteinwisdom.com/?p=5339
http://proteinwisdom.com/?p=14541AoS

In New York State illegal Spanish voter applications and Mexican Matricula cards still being used

Daily Presidential Tracking Poll Sunday, March 14, 2010: B. Hussein at -15

Ohio job climate even worse than we thought

Record Number of Tax Filers Paid No Federal Income Taxes in 2008

Short barrel shotguns for Department of Education?

“Why does Department of Education need 12-gauge shotguns?”


More to the point, why do we even need a Department of Education?


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Not without a fight, Bobby Gibbs

March 14, 2010 10:46 AM by Michelle Malkin


He wants you to sit down and shut up now.

They are getting cocky, aren’t they? Not without a fight, Bobby Gibbs:

White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs said the healthcare bill will pass by next weekend.

“We’ll have the votes when the House votes, I think, within the next week,” Gibbs said on “Fox News Sunday.”

Gibbs added that those on next week’s Sunday talk shows “will be talking about healthcare not as a presidential proposal but I think as the law of the land.”

President Barack Obama will look to campaign on the new healthcare law in midterm elections, Gibbs said.

“We believe healthcare reform is going to pass, and once it passes we’re happy to have the 2010 elections be about the achievement of healthcare reform,” Gibbs said.

Via The Hill.

Get on message, Beltway GOP: Stop the Constitution butchers. Stop Pelosi’s Slaughter House.

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Gibbs: HealthCare Reform Will Pass Within a Week —Gabriel Malor

Bold words from Baghdad Bobby Gibbs:

"We'll have the votes when the House votes, I think, within the next week," Gibbs said on "Fox News Sunday."

Gibbs added that those on next week's Sunday talk shows "will be talking about healthcare not as a presidential proposal but I think as the law of the land."

President Barack Obama will look to campaign on the new healthcare law in midterm elections, Gibbs said.

"We believe healthcare reform is going to pass, and once it passes we're happy to have the 2010 elections be about the achievement of healthcare reform," Gibbs said.

I suppose there's no other spin he can put on it, since his masters demand that he stand in front of the cameras and smile every day. But Gibbsy is simply out of his mind if he thinks that passing the Democrats' healthcare bill is going to be good for his team in the 2010 elections.

This "projection" of the White House is so far from reality, it can only mean that they're still trying to pressure reluctant congressmen into voting for it. The thinking is that if they repeat and repeat that this will be good come November, maybe a foolish congresscritter or two will actually believe it.

I wouldn't get too worked up about his claim that healthcare reform will pass within the week either. First, he's just repeating the White House deadline in other language. Remember, first the deadline was March 18. Then, when that clearly wasn't happening, the President delayed his trip to Australia until March 21...seven days from today. Also known as a week.

Second, Gibbsy is credibility-challenged (and how!) as a general matter. But even within his statement this morning, he's not given us any reason to believe him. His delusional "this is good for us in November" statement has no connection to reality. Nor does his claim that the president will campaign on it during the midterms. Not with every Dem candidate fleeing from him after his disastrous performances in Virginia, New Jersey, and Massachusetts.

So, why should we believe Gibbs' simultaneous claim that "this will pass within a week?"

Posted by Gabriel Malor at 12:23 PM New Comments Thingy
 
42 If health scare passes, this nation is toast.

The affirmative action retard from Indonesia will be The Precedent and last Chief Executive of The United States.  As the US dissolves, retribution will be visited upon those who have destroyed this nation.
 

You just have to read this.

It’s an article called “Wrong Bill at the Wrong Time” by Shikha Dalmia, where the author refers to someone as “a lying bitch”.

 
Tea party brings energy, change and tumult to GOP. “The Republicans for the last two decades have been a party whose litmus tests have been cultural issues, especially abortion. The tea partiers have helped to change their focus to issues of government overreach and spending. That may be a helpful pivot, given the emergence of a millennial generation uncomfortable with crusading cultural conservatism.”
 
COFFEE PARTY ASTROTURFING? Nonsense. If that were happening, CNN and MNSBC would have told us. . .
 

Olympic Organizer, Edward’s Political Director Behind Ill. Coffee Party Movement

http://www.riehlworldview.com/carnivorous_conservative/2010/03/olympic-organizer-edwards-political-director-behind-ill-coffee-party-movement.html

"Tea Party" Study

The "Tea Party" movement is the best thing to hit US politics, for decades.


You can tell it is a genuine "grass-roots" movement, because it has passed the "smear test" - that is, it has been relentlessly smeared by the MSM, the Dems and the rest of the US left.

Now the Chicago based Samuel Adams Alliance has done a study of what the Tea Partiers are really about.

The news is mostly good.

From Breitbart
A new study released today reveals that Tea Party activists are motivated by feelings of responsibility to future generations and belief in America's founding principles, but still struggle with questions of leadership and identity. The study conducted by Sam Adams Alliance, The Early Adopters: Reading the Tea Leaves, also reveals that Tea Party activists are a diverse group trying “ often for the first time “ to change the political landscape by holding elected officials more accountable.

The Sam Adams report offers the first-ever insights into the Tea Party movement that include a survey sample made up entirely of recognized Tea Party activists.

"A lot of surveys have focused on the Tea Party movement, but they've been about what others think of them, and don't reveal the motives of actual Tea Partiers," said Sam Adams Alliance chairman Eric O'Keefe. "We decided to learn what the Tea Party leaders are up to the old fashioned way: We asked them."

The findings confirm that a large number of Tea Party activists are politically involved for the first time. 47 percent of activists surveyed said that they were "uninvolved" or "rarely involved" in politics before their participation in Tea Party groups.

Three political issues stood out as being the most important to Tea Party activists. When asked which issues were "very important" to them, 92 percent said "budget," 85 percent said "economy," and 80 percent said "defense." No respondents listed social issues as an "important direction" for the movement.

Other findings of the study include:

* 86 percent oppose the formation of a third-party.
* 36 percent support a 2012 Sarah Palin Presidential candidacy.
* 81 percent have a website for their organization.
* 90 percent cited "to stand up for my beliefs" when characterizing their initial reason for involvement.
* 62 percent identified as Republicans, 28 percent as Independents, 10 percent as "Tea Party"

Extensive interviews revealed that many are struggling with questions of leadership, purpose, and identity, but they are driven by an overwhelming, often personal, feeling that future generations' well-being weighs on their shoulders. Many of those interviewed also referenced a need for better branding of the movement so they are not seen as extremists, and cited new friendships as one of the most rewarding benefits of involvement.

The results of the study are based on in-depth "laddering" interviews to determine activists' core connections to the movement, and to understand what their hopes and fears are for the country and the Tea Parties themselves.
For the full report, including a video, go here
posted by Trevor Loudon at 2 Comments

SARAH PALIN IS Obama By Proxy. “I used to dismiss these contradictions as simply hypocrisy, but perhaps these people are angry at Palin because of her perceived similarities to Barack Obama, not in spite of them. They need someplace to ground the lightning of their frustration and disappointment, and they’re not allowed to be angry at Obama. . . . Sarah Palin is a convenient hate fetish for increasingly nervous and confused Left, because she embodies the qualities of the red-state America they loathe… and serves as a voodoo doll for uncomfortable criticisms of Obama, which they project onto her.”

UPDATE: Reader Steve Hendren writes: “I thought the same thing about Tiger Woods during his recent spate of personal problems. Can’t bring yourself to criticize The One? Have a go at Tiger, instead….” Yeah. I think Tiger’s public persona did a lot to help Obama early on — I heard plenty of explicit comparisons, in fact — so the connection’s even more close.

 
HOPE AND CHANGE: Obama Supports DNA Sampling Upon Arrest. They told me if I voted for John McCain we’d see a burgeoning Police State — and they were right!
 
Does Barack Obama give a damn about us? 
No- next stupid question, Rube?
 

Whine the Decline

by snork ( 64 Comments › )
Filed under Economy, Global Warming Hoax, Politics at March 14th, 2010 - 9:00 am

The Sydney Morning Herald has a story on the essentially defunct US carbon trading market.

Wall Street was supposed to become the capital of a global carbon trading market worth a trillion dollars a year but now many who thought green trading desks would be the next big thing are fearing the pink slip.

US banks had looked forward to a huge “cap-and-trade market” a system where companies would buy and sell the right to emit gases blamed for warming the planet. Many hired carbon traders, picked up assets, and trained members of energy desks to deal in emissions markets.

But prospects for a broad US carbon market have dimmed. US Senator Lindsey Graham, a Republican working on a compromise climate bill, declared economy-wide cap-and-trade “dead” this month.

The green jobs were supposed to be for the little guys on Wall street?

At least one bank with carbon trade assets has already been hit. EcoSecurities, a clean energy project developer and carbon trader, bought by JP Morgan Chase last year has closed its New York-based US office leading to a loss of up to 20 jobs.

20 jobs!!!11

“It’s like all-out war,” Peter Fusaro, an expert at Global Change Associates in New York, said about the political and market odds stacked against creation of a big carbon market. Many in green groups, banks and the government had hoped the United States would anchor a global market worth up to $US2 trillion ($2.2 trillion) a year by 2020.

That’s really quite telling. The greenies were in bed with the guys with the green. And now this poor soul can’t make a killing in a high-rolling Wall street job and save the planet at the same time.

Paths to that goal could be US mandates for solar and wind power, and incentives for nuclear energy and energy efficiency. If those are signed into law, future green jobs may hold more promise there than on carbon desks.

“Hopefully I’ll remain in the environment field,” said one former carbon trader who did not wish to be identified. “Perhaps something in energy efficiency. That’s going to keep growing.”

Trading what? Blowhard futures?

To save their jobs, these traders must expand their coverage of environmental products and services beyond carbon credits, said Fusaro. Traders can dabble in markets generated by investments in energy efficiency and renewables and for emissions of smog components.

This is pernicious. Once they start trading NOx for caulk, all hell’s going to break loose, and building will become impossible for anyone who doesn’t have a staff of specialists and traders. This isn’t an accident. But here’s the money quote:

Some carbon trading jobs may remain if US senators forming the compromise bill propose implementing cap-and-trade more narrowly, first on power plants, which emit about 40 percent of the countries emissions. Later heavy industry could be covered, but perhaps not transportation.

And that, right there, is why carbon trading won’t reduce US oil imports. They’re going to try to stick it to the coal industry. People see the price signs on the gas pumps, but they just pay their electric bills.

So here’s an assignment – particularly those of you in the Northeast and Great Lakes areas who have a lot of coal generated electricity. Next time you get your power bill, make note of the energy charge per kWH. There are probably a number of other charges as well, but there should be some number, between $.10 and $.40 for a kWH. Watch that number. If these guys get their way, it’s going up. A lot.

The strategy to keep lean means young graduates who had wanted to combine an interest in environment with making money may have to adjust.

“I get young people coming to me saying they are looking into oil and gas trading. Carbon jobs just aren’t out there,” said Global Change’s Fusaro.

If you can figure out how to trade whining, maybe you can make a killing.

4 Supreme Court Cases define "natural born citizen"


2,579 posted on 03/14/2010 1:53:40 PM PDT by backhoe (All Across America, the Lights are being relit again...)
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Chortling At Chu (No Oil For You!)

Future Fuels: Our secretary of energy pushes bio-refineries and windmills to oil executives at an energy conference as the administration announces a three-year offshore drilling ban. This is a policy for economic suicide. (snip) A study by Science Applications International Corp. at the request of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners, the Gas Technology Institute and others shows that as a result of this administration's energy policy, the U.S. economy will suffer $2.3 trillion in lost opportunity costs over the next two decades, monies that would go a long way to reining in runaway deficits and creating economic growth. According to Chu, we'll just have to grin and bear it.

(Excerpt) Read more at overoll.com ...

The Slaughter Solution: The Metamorphosis of The American Republic Into Government By Fiat

 

 

Duh! Lightbringer:

 

 

The Coffee Party Uses Drupal (Same software as Obama White House ... coincidence?)

America's 3 Ring Economic Circus

Could the President of the United States be arrested for illegally signing a fraudulent bill?

Timmy Must Be Fired, Or Obama Must Be Impeached

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A Washington Post article about banning laptops in the classroom claims that professors have found themselves losing to the “cone of distraction” generated by these devices. It’s ironic because the universities themselves exerted strenuous efforts to ensure that every student had a laptop only to find them a nuisance. They mandated them only to ban them.

A generation ago, academia embraced the laptop as the most welcome classroom innovation since the ballpoint pen. But during the past decade, it has evolved into a powerful distraction. Wireless Internet connections tempt students away from note-typing to e-mail, blogs, YouTube videos, sports scores, even online gaming — all the diversions of a home computer beamed into the classroom to compete with the professor for the student’s attention.

But although the Washington Post has cast the problem in terms of distraction these devices pose, the underlying difficulty may be more basic. The computer has become cybernetically part of many people. For many people, “you” no longer means just “you”. It means you and your computer. And how can a person attend class with an essential part of himself removed?

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Read Rainbows End by Vernor Vinge

http://web.archive.org/web/20070602143143/http://vrinimi.org/rainbowsend.html

It is one possible future for education and a heck of a read.

#51 ashen:

speaking of bicameralism, how many here are interested in the “Slaughter Solution” being thrown around the room now? This is in regards to the HC bill and off topic but i’ve noticed a passion for revolution on this site over the years.

I am watching. If they in fact take the action of passing laws without voting on them, the social and political contract is irretrievably broken. A regime that is subject to our Constitution that takes this step has become illegitimate, as are its further actions.

I assume that I am not the only one watching carefully. Further this deponent sayeth not for the moment, but I would also be extremely interested in what our host would have to say since he has seen the elephant firsthand.

Subotai Bahadur

Mar 11, 2010 - 6:18 pm

 

 

Doc's Computin' Tips: Saving & playing web videos


2,580 posted on 03/14/2010 4:58:02 PM PDT by backhoe (All Across America, the Lights are being relit again...)
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Pull the plug, Barack: It’s a mistake to try to ram through health care reform.  "The Great & Arrogant Oz-Bama is not going to stop. This is a scorched earth policy. His "reform" is about one thing, and one thing only. Control.""This isn't about us....it's about Obama and he does not care what it costs us - especially since he'll never be subject to this rotten bill. Remember when Michelle said that "Barack will demand"..."Barack won't let you"...etc etc. during the campaign?"
 

2,000 TURN OUT FOR WISCONSIN TEA PARTY CONVENTION. (Via Ben Cunningham).

Meanwhile, also in Wisconsin, a much smaller and racially monochromatic “coffee party” event:

The tea party movement has been criticized for being “racist” because of the alleged lack of minority participation. The Milwaukee coffee party that I attended did not have a single member of any minority group, although I strongly suspect that the alternative lifestyles community was well represented.

Read the whole thing. "I was taking a personal bet at how long it was going to take for the issue to go from health care to Global Warming..."

"Thanks for the enlightening article. The coffee party is nothing but a bunch of stooges for Obama....Chock-Full-of-Nuts "

California unemployment and Oklahoma’s growth – it’s the ‘Grapes of Wrath’ in reverse.  ( not only is unemployment rising in California generally, but in 8 of the Golden State’s counties, the rate is above 20%:)

UPDATE: Reader Clifford Grout writes: “Wouldn’t that be the ‘Arugula of Wrath’?”

THE CROSS OF OBAMA. The New York Times editors are reminding me of this from Mike Huckabee.

UPDATE: Andrew Morriss writes:

Since I suspect the NYT editors are not familiar with Christian imagery, they might not realize that this is not the best time of year to associate Obama with a cross – we’re in the midst of Lent and still have the passion to come. The whole “suffers, dies and descends to hell” part might be a bit of the Easter story they’d rather not associate with Obama right now. Plus he’s sort of in the Caesar/Pilate/Herod role right now as president (depending on how powerful one thinks the president is). Maybe Easter bunnies and chocolate would be a better theme – I’d rather think of the health care plan as a free basket of chocolate brought by a magical animal than as something on which I am going to suffer and die to redeem the sins of others, even if the latter is a more accurate description.

Indeed.

 

 

Not content to show Obama with a halo, the New York Times is now creating images of him with a cross in the background.
Good grief. I guess the separation of church and state no longer applies when it comes to The Sainted One.

Update: Some thoughts from Doug Ross.
The White House, a tiny, nearly transparent reflection, is located below the President; it seemingly says that the man is bigger than the office. He is more real. He is more important. He is the One.
Linked at Instapundit, Gateway Pundit and Hot Air link.
 
"Ewwww. There's a little White House at the bottom of the cross? Too creepy"
 
Sunday, March 14, 2010, 4:28 PM
Jim Hoft

He’s a disaster. But the state-run media still loves him anyway.

Obama Jesus imagery by The New York Times.

March 14, 2010 at 11:57 am

Good article. A question: did any other President have a personal logo or brand?? If not, wouldn’t that make Desiree right? I remember a picture of Oblama with Tiger Woods, and Oblama was wearing a cap with his own logo on it. Hubris. Nemesis. Obama. Go together like a horse and carriage....

So, does that make Rev. Jeremiah “G-D AmeriKKKa” Wright John the Baptist?


2,581 posted on 03/15/2010 2:09:19 AM PDT by backhoe (All Across America, the Lights are being relit again...)
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The House Health-Care Vote and the Constitution

 
...nothing less than a guillotine will do.

I think we're way beyond guillotines now...


**MEDIA ALERT** CODE RED Health Care Rally to…Kill The Bill!

Palin is much more than a punchline

The Wilding of Sarah Palin

How tea parties echo '60s protests

 
Obama Supports DNA Sampling Upon Arrest
 
I just thank God A'mighty every day that Cowboy Boosh! and Darth Cheney aren't eavesdropping on my emails & cellphone conversations anymore, since we got all Hopi Changi...





Duh!1 ( Thanks, Ophrah! ) gets Deified just in time for Easter! Where's my Majik Bunny with the Free basket of Other People's Money, err, chocolate?




Like the tiny widdle White House at the bottom of the cross?

welcome
 

Contract FROM America: Giving the People a Voice in Congress

"GIVE ME LIBERTY OR GIVE ME DEATH", BY PATRICK HENRY, 235 YEARS AGO THIS MONTH

 
In the "Just Barf!" Dept.?

Rielle Hunter speaks for the first time in GQ interview about John and Elizabeth Edwards

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Screenshots: The communist Brecht forum is wiping itself clean (Wikipedia)

Write a healthcare letter to the editor of your local newspaper

Defeat Obamacare call list: List now contains the new MAYBES culled from FR posts. Be sure to call KNOWN RINOS too.

KEEP THE CALLS UP! DC OFFICE LOCAL OFFICE

Code Red” - House Target List on Health Care

The National Republican Congressional Committee has published a target list on health care. In addition to continuing to contact the five Tennessee Democrat Congressmen, you can go http://www.votervoice.net/link/clickthrough/ext/94697.aspx to contact some of these targets. Much of the talk following Obama’s announcement has focused on how to defeat this second bill through reconciliation, but that is misleading because the first step to defeating Obamacare is not by concentrating on defeating the “fixer” bill but by defeating the Senate bill in the House when it goes to the floor for an up-or-down vote on Thursday, March 18th.

Rep. Lincoln Davis 202-225-6831 Columbia office: 931-490-8699
Rep. Jim Cooper 202-225-4311 Nashville office: 615-736-5295
Rep. Bart Gordon 202-225-4231 Murfreesboro office: 615-896-1986
John Tanner (202) 225-4714, Union City, (731) 885-7070, Jackson Phone: (731) 423-4848, Millington (901) 873-5690 TN (MAYBE)
Rep. Steve Cohen 202-225-3265 Memphis office: 901-544-4131
Harry Mitchell (202) 225-2190 (480) 946-2411 AZ 5th District
Gabrielle Giffords (202) 225-2542 (520) 881-3588 AZ 8th District
Ann Kirkpatrick (202) 225-2315 (928) 226-6914 AZ 1st District
Jerry McNerney (202) 225-1947 925-833-0643 CA 11th District
John Salazar 202-225-4761 970-245-7107 CO 3rd District
Jim Himes (202) 225-5541 (866) 453-0028 CT 4th District
Alan Grayson (202) 225-2176 (407) 841-1757 FL 8th District
Bill Foster (202) 225-2976 630-406-1114 IL 14th District
Baron Hill 202 225 5315 812 288 3999 IN 9th District
Mark Schauer (202) 225-6276 (517) 780-9075 MI 7th District
Gary Peters (202) 225-5802 (248) 273-4227 MI 9th District
Dina Titus (202) 225-3252 702-256-DINA (3462) NV 3rd District
Carol Shea-Porter (202) 225-5456 (603) 743-4813 NH 1st District
Tim Bishop (202) 225-3826 (631) 696-6500 NY 1st District
John Hall (202) 225-5441 (845) 225-3641 x49371 NY 19th District
Bill Owens (202) 225-4611 (315) 782-3150 NY 23rd District
James Matheson Toll-Free Number 1 (877) 677-9743 (202) 225-3011Mike Arcuri (202)225-3665 (315)793-8146 NY 24th District
Dan Maffei (202) 225-3701 (315) 423-5657 NY 25th District
Earl Pomeroy (202) 225-2611 (701) 224-0355 ND At-Large District
Steven Driehaus (202) 225-2216 (513) 684-2723 OH 1st District
Mary Jo Kilroy (202) 225-2015 (614) 294-2196 OH 15th District
Zach Space (202) 225-6265 (330) 364-4300 OH 18th District
Kathy Dahlkemper (202) 225-5406 (814) 456-2038 PA 3rd District
Patrick Murphy (202) 225-4276 (215) 826-1963 PA 8th District
Christopher Carney (202) 225-3731 (570) 585-9988 PA 10th District
Paul Kanjorski (202) 225-6511 (570) 825-2200 PA 11th District
John Spratt (202) 225-5501 (803)327-1114 SC 5th District
Tom Perriello (202) 225-4711 (276) 656-2291 VA 5th District
Alan Mollohan (202) 225-4172 (304) 623-4422 WVA 1st District
Nick Rahall (202) 225-3452 (304) 252-5000 WVA 3rd District
Steve Kagen (202) 225-5665 (920) 437-1954 WI 8th District
Bart Stupak (202) 225 4735 MI (MAYBE)
Brian Baird (202) 225-3536, Vancouver, (360) 695-6292. Olympia, (360) 352-9768, (MAYBE)
senator mark begich (202) 224-3004 toll free. (877) 501 - 6275 just became a MAYBE
Jason Altmire 202-225-2565, Aliquippa, 724-378-0928,
Natrona Heights, 724-226-1304 (MAYBE)

On the Bubble (Major developments from the “yes” and “no” columns in the House)
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2467046/posts

Congressional Dems on Twitter
http://www.arrghpaine.com/congressional-dems-on-twitter

And here are toll-free numbers we can use to call any Senators or Reps.

At the first number below you must wait through a tape recording urging you to tell your Rep or Senator to vote “yes” for the health care bill. Just hang on and when the recording is over, you will get the Capitol operator. Just ask for your Rep or Senator’s office. Then you will either talk to an aid or have the chance to leave a message for him/her to vote NO on the health care bill.

When you use the second number and the Capitol operator comes on, just ask for your Rep or Senator’s office. Every time I use this number I get the Rep or Senator’s answer machine, so it may be set up that way all the time...to go to their answer machine. Either way you can leave a message to vote NO on the health care bill!

We need to use these toll free numbers that have been set up for the health care/ BO supporters and illegals to use! After all they are FREE!

1-800-828-0498 , 1-866-220-0044, 1-866-338-1015, 877-851-6437, 877-210-5351

5 posted on Sunday, March 14, 2010 9:23:00 PM by GailA

UK Rationing body rejects ten drugs that could have extended 20,000 lives

Two Pictures Tell the Story on Health Care Debate

I ran the responses through Wordle, a word-cloud generating tool, omitting certain words that were parts of speech or were otherwise nongermane.

Here are the words that were used most frequently by the 45 percent of the country who would tell their Congressman to vote for the health care bill:

And here are the words used most commonly by the 48 percent of the country who would tell their Congressman to vote against it:

In some sense, this is a very old-fashioned debate about the proper role of government. The message that the pro-reform voters have taken away comes through loudly and clearly: 'PEOPLE ... NEED ... INSURANCE', whereas concerns among the anti's boil down to 'GOVERNMENT' and 'COST'.

(Excerpt) Read more at fivethirtyeight.com ...

We are in the Best of Hands:

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Valerie Jarrett: Why Obama Being "Womanly" is a Good Thing (video)

Dodd Set to Propose Giving Fed Muscle to Close Oversight Gaps (BIG threat to capitalism)

The Kenyan Usurper and Comrade Dodd strike at the HEART of capitalism. This is a BIGGER threat then KenyaCare.

2,582 posted on 03/15/2010 4:16:39 AM PDT by backhoe (All Across America, the Lights are being relit again...)
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The Un-Democratic Party 2,300-Page (public option ?) No Vote "Reconciliation" on Healthcare Putsch

If the Democrats didn’t write their own death warrant with the 12/24/09 Senate bill, this should pretty much seal it.

Defeat Obamacare call list: List now contains the new MAYBES culled from FR posts. Be sure to call KNOWN RINOS too.

KEEP THE CALLS UP! DC OFFICE LOCAL OFFICE

Code Red” - House Target List on Health Care

The National Republican Congressional Committee has published a target list on health care. In addition to continuing to contact the five Tennessee Democrat Congressmen, you can go http://www.votervoice.net/link/clickthrough/ext/94697.aspx to contact some of these targets. Much of the talk following Obama’s announcement has focused on how to defeat this second bill through reconciliation, but that is misleading because the first step to defeating Obamacare is not by concentrating on defeating the “fixer” bill but by defeating the Senate bill in the House when it goes to the floor for an up-or-down vote on Thursday, March 18th.

Rep. Lincoln Davis 202-225-6831 Columbia office: 931-490-8699
Rep. Jim Cooper 202-225-4311 Nashville office: 615-736-5295
Rep. Bart Gordon 202-225-4231 Murfreesboro office: 615-896-1986
John Tanner (202) 225-4714, Union City, (731) 885-7070, Jackson Phone: (731) 423-4848, Millington (901) 873-5690 TN (MAYBE)
Rep. Steve Cohen 202-225-3265 Memphis office: 901-544-4131
Harry Mitchell (202) 225-2190 (480) 946-2411 AZ 5th District
Gabrielle Giffords (202) 225-2542 (520) 881-3588 AZ 8th District
Ann Kirkpatrick (202) 225-2315 (928) 226-6914 AZ 1st District
Jerry McNerney (202) 225-1947 925-833-0643 CA 11th District
John Salazar 202-225-4761 970-245-7107 CO 3rd District
Jim Himes (202) 225-5541 (866) 453-0028 CT 4th District
Alan Grayson (202) 225-2176 (407) 841-1757 FL 8th District
Bill Foster (202) 225-2976 630-406-1114 IL 14th District
Baron Hill 202 225 5315 812 288 3999 IN 9th District
Mark Schauer (202) 225-6276 (517) 780-9075 MI 7th District
Gary Peters (202) 225-5802 (248) 273-4227 MI 9th District
Dina Titus (202) 225-3252 702-256-DINA (3462) NV 3rd District
Carol Shea-Porter (202) 225-5456 (603) 743-4813 NH 1st District
Tim Bishop (202) 225-3826 (631) 696-6500 NY 1st District
John Hall (202) 225-5441 (845) 225-3641 x49371 NY 19th District
Bill Owens (202) 225-4611 (315) 782-3150 NY 23rd District
James Matheson Toll-Free Number 1 (877) 677-9743 (202) 225-3011Mike Arcuri (202)225-3665 (315)793-8146 NY 24th District
Dan Maffei (202) 225-3701 (315) 423-5657 NY 25th District
Earl Pomeroy (202) 225-2611 (701) 224-0355 ND At-Large District
Steven Driehaus (202) 225-2216 (513) 684-2723 OH 1st District
Mary Jo Kilroy (202) 225-2015 (614) 294-2196 OH 15th District
Zach Space (202) 225-6265 (330) 364-4300 OH 18th District
Kathy Dahlkemper (202) 225-5406 (814) 456-2038 PA 3rd District
Patrick Murphy (202) 225-4276 (215) 826-1963 PA 8th District
Christopher Carney (202) 225-3731 (570) 585-9988 PA 10th District
Paul Kanjorski (202) 225-6511 (570) 825-2200 PA 11th District
John Spratt (202) 225-5501 (803)327-1114 SC 5th District
Tom Perriello (202) 225-4711 (276) 656-2291 VA 5th District
Alan Mollohan (202) 225-4172 (304) 623-4422 WVA 1st District
Nick Rahall (202) 225-3452 (304) 252-5000 WVA 3rd District
Steve Kagen (202) 225-5665 (920) 437-1954 WI 8th District
Bart Stupak (202) 225 4735 MI (MAYBE)
Brian Baird (202) 225-3536, Vancouver, (360) 695-6292. Olympia, (360) 352-9768, (MAYBE)
senator mark begich (202) 224-3004 toll free. (877) 501 - 6275 just became a MAYBE
Jason Altmire 202-225-2565, Aliquippa, 724-378-0928,
Natrona Heights, 724-226-1304 (MAYBE)

On the Bubble (Major developments from the “yes” and “no” columns in the House)
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2467046/posts

Congressional Dems on Twitter
http://www.arrghpaine.com/congressional-dems-on-twitter

And here are toll-free numbers we can use to call any Senators or Reps.
At the first number below you must wait through a tape recording urging you to tell your Rep or Senator to vote “yes” for the health care bill. Just hang on and when the recording is over, you will get the Capitol operator. Just ask for your Rep or Senator’s office. Then you will either talk to an aid or have the chance to leave a message for him/her to vote NO on the health care bill.

When you use the second number and the Capitol operator comes on, just ask for your Rep or Senator’s office. Every time I use this number I get the Rep or Senator’s answer machine, so it may be set up that way all the time...to go to their answer machine. Either way you can leave a message to vote NO on the health care bill!

We need to use these toll free numbers that have been set up for the health care/ BO supporters and illegals to use! After all they are FREE!
1-800-828-0498 , 1-866-220-0044, 1-866-338-1015, 877-851-6437, 877-210-5351

5 posted on Monday, March 15, 2010 9:04:26 AM by ExTexasRedhead

2,583 posted on 03/15/2010 7:44:43 AM PDT by backhoe (All Across America, the Lights are being relit again...)
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Palin: 'This Is the Final Push!'

Obama: Bring on the bribes!

—Slublog

Desperation.

WASHINGTON — Still seeking votes for his proposed health care overhaul, President Barack Obama appears ready to reverse his position and allow unpopular deal-sweetening measures in the hopes of finding Democratic support for legislation whose future will be decided in coming days.

Increasingly eager to finish work on his top domestic priority, Obama was set to head to northeast Ohio on Monday with a final sales pitch for health care legislation that the top Democratic vote-counter in the House said lacked support to pass. Obama's top political adviser, David Axelrod, said he was "absolutely confident" the measure would pass during a make-or-break week that already saw the president delay his trip to Indonesia, Australia and Guam.

"This is the week where we will have this important vote," White House press secretary Robert Gibbs said. "I do think this is the climactic week for health care reform."

Clinching support, though, might require Obama to back away from his insistence that senators purge the legislation of a number of lawmakers' special deals.

Taking a new position, Axelrod said the White House only objects to state-specific arrangements, such as an increase in Medicaid funding for Nebraska, ridiculed as the "Cornhusker Kickback." That's being cut, but provisions that could affect more than one state are OK, Axelrod said.

Once again, this puts the lie to Obama's repeated statements accusing the GOP of standing in the way of healthcare reform. This bill is so toxic that the president is reduced to bribing members of his own party to get them to vote for it.

Just when I think the Obama administration and Congress have reached a new low, they prove me wrong and keep digging. This is a remarkably cynical move by an increasingly arrogant president. (h/t: Allahpundit)

Continue reading

Posted by Slublog at 10:18 AM New Comments Thingy
 
12 Astounding. Simply astounding. And the MSM, as usual, is giving these Gang of Thieves a big wet kiss and a pass....

WSJ: What is Obama thinking by attacking Israel ?

“WSJ: What is Obama thinking by attacking Israel ?”

a) praise alluh
b) alluh akhbar!
c) “they holy koran sez ...”
d) jihad on the infidel Jew
e) all of the above

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tCAffMSWSzY

Portait of Obama Keeps Being Removed From the Wall of the Oklahoma Statehouse (Video)

Michele Bachmann: Pelosi plays dirty


2,584 posted on 03/15/2010 12:48:02 PM PDT by backhoe (All Across America, the Lights are being relit again...)
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A LIST OF PEOPLE YOU MIGHT WANT TO CONTACT TODAY concerning ObamaCare.
 
March 15, 2010 at 4:26 pm

People – if anyone is wavering in confidence and intensity, please read this explanation of how many votes Pelosi Galore needs (a lot) and how hard it will be to get them (pretty darn):
http://healthcare.nationalreview.com/post/?q=MGUxNTIwYjhmNjRmMDNiZmIyNTNlNzQ4ZWViOGFiODM=

If we push, push, push, we can definitely absolutely positively help kill this thing.

Here is a list of the swing voters:

http://www.dickmorris.com/blog/

 
OBAMACARE’S TWO AMERICAS. “The dirty little secret of this plan-which wouldn’t be a secret if opponents of this legislative package weren’t distracted by a dozen other wrongheaded policies in it-is that it will bring a major and irreversible upheaval to America’s labor markets. In a time of economic tension, this plan will displace millions of workers and push more people into becoming contract employees, resulting in increased instability for working families. “
 
JOURNALISM: The New Republic illustrates a serious piece about the Tea Party movement with a gross photograph that’s meant to evoke the pejorative “teabagger.”
 
CATO: Spending On Public Education 44% Higher Than Reported. Report here.  But, but... it's for the children!
 
WHAT HAPPENED TO THE “LOCKBOX?” Social Security starts cashing in US debt. “We’ve noticed the cash shortfalls at Social Security for more than a year, and now they appear to be permanent. For the first time, the Social Security Administration will start cashing in its IOUs from the Treasury in order to meet its benefits obligations. Unfortunately, the Treasury doesn’t have the cash, either.”
 
Weak Brew: Potemkin ‘Coffee Party’ No Match For Real Tea Party Passion.
 
File this under
 
Don't Get Cocky, Boys,
 
Or
 
The Stupid Party has a history
of snatching defeat
from the jaws of victory-
 
Don't blow, it, fools:
 

Republicans should not get over confident

by Rodan ( 250 Comments › )
Filed under Barack Obama, Democratic Party, Economy, Elections 2010, Healthcare, Liberal Fascism, Politics, Polls, Progressives, Republican Party at March 15th, 2010 - 8:30 am

The Totalitarian Progressive controlled Democratic Party is on the ropes. They have suffered defeats for the Governorships in Virginia and New Jersey, as well as the Senate seat in Massachusetts. Current polls show them in trouble in both the 2010 Midterms for House and Senateseats. The Eugenics based Health Care plan is extremely unpopular, yet Barack Hussein Obama is pushing ahead with his agenda. The Progressives have waited 100 years for this moment to implement their Neo-Feudal agenda and they will not let this slip by. They will use or do anything to maintain power.

Democrats need to understand that an angry electorate is quite likely to turn on the party that controls all the levers of power (House, Senate and presidency). Voting out Republican incumbents will only perpetuate the status quo. That is why angry voters in 1994 and 2006 turned out only members of the majority party.

 Instead of focusing legislative energy on health care, gays in the military and cap and trade, the Democrats should be laser-focused on jobs. Unemployment forms the underpinnings for voter discontent. All other problems will be exaggerated until the recession is under control because, to voters, a jobless recovery is no recovery at all. A year after passing the stimulus, Democrats own the economy in voters’ eyes.

Read more here: GOP surges, but storm could fade 

The Republican Party better prepare for total war with the Democrats. The Progressives are vile and ruthless. They have no scruples and will do everything to win. If the GOP follows their typical lets be nice campaign, they will have lost an opportunity to cripple the Left. No mercy and respect is to be given the Totalitarian Progressives. They are the enemy and must be treated as such.

Daily Beast Confirms Edwards Sex Tape Is Real and Was Made During Edwards' Campaign For Presidency

—Ace

I guess we knew both of those things -- Reille Hunter sought the tape through a protective order, and we could imagine it was shot during Edwards' presidential run. (When wasn't he running for president?)

Use the link, dammit!

Excerpts:

Meanwhile, Reille Hunter speaks to GQ. She wants you to know that "Johnny" really loves her, and "Johnny" is so hot:

Posted by Ace at 03:32 PM New Comments Thingy

2 "bunny money"

17 These people all deserve each other.  There's not a scruple among them.  God help their children. 

http://www.thedailybeast.com/blogs-and-stories/2010-03-15/edwards-sex-tape-details/

Even Worse Than Mmm, Mmm, Mmm: Another School Concocts Creepy Fascist/Cultist Devotional to Obama

—Ace

Oh dear.

Details at the link, but here's the video:

AT LINK

Posted by Ace at 06:03 PM New Comments Thingy

5 How long until the O-flags, O-fasces and O-armbands come out? Err, Several months ago.

obamaphlag

32 Good thing this Ogabe assholes aren't subtle.

Easier to get people to wake up as a result.

/Man, this is gonna be a big trainwreck. Hang on tight, boys and girls.

Obama, Pelosi Double-Down on Pure Hardcore Left-Liberalism

—Ace

Madame Palomino is unabashed about declaring health care reform the first step in a fundamental reordering of America along far more socialistic lines.

Also in Allah's post is this interesting piece by Peter Beinart, worth reading in full. But here's a taste. The term "Superjumbo Democrat" means much as you might guess it does -- the metaphor is to Boeing building superjumbo planes even when the market doesn't want them, thus strengthening its brand. A superjumbo Democrat, then, pursues hardcore liberalism even when the public doesn't want it, in the belief that... I don't know. That for some reason the public learns to respect Democrats for doing the opposite of what they ask of them.

"The bear" is the American public -- for years cautious DLC types argued that liberals mustn't "scare the bear." Obama, Pelosi, Reid et al. have decided to call the bear's bluff and to try to back the bear down.

Posted by Ace at 04:58 PM New Comments Thingy
 
27 Just heard a news clip of Der Fuehrer Obama ranting and raving at some health-care rally, sounding for all the world like some South American dictator.

This jug-eared mother buggerer is going to have the biggest public Presidential meltdown we've ever seen well before his term is up.
 
41

Over at Liveleak.com someone posted the following:

"The danger to America is not Barack Obama but a citizenry capable of entrusting a man like him with the presidency. It will be easier to limit and undo the follies of an Obama presidency than to restore the necessary common sense and good judgment to an electorate willing to have such a man for their president. The problem is much deeper and far more serious than Mr. Obama, who is a mere symptom of what ails us. Blaming the prince of fools should not blind anyone to the vast confederacy of fools that made him their prince. The public can survive a Barack Obama. It is less likely to survive a multitude of fools such as those who made him their president...."

 


2,585 posted on 03/15/2010 3:34:50 PM PDT by backhoe (All Across America, the Lights are being relit again...)
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SARAH PALIN: Nonstop D.C. Nonsense: Drilling Down on Energy Doublespeak

14 Facts About The Federal Deficit That Will Blow Your Mind

Americans have been enjoying an obscenely high standard of living...

Our standard of living isn't the problem. The problem is, our government is siding with those who despise those who have a decent standard of living, so much so that they will steal from them and drive this nation off a cliff to appease them, rather than to tell them to get off their lard asses and get to work.

Faber and Mish: We're Doomed and Washington Can't Do Anything About It

 

China’s “Short against the Box”; Unfortunately –WE- are the Box

Comin' soon to the rest of Ø-Merica...

Billions in red ink drowning California's cities, schools and counties, too

'Hit teams' attack US consular staff, families in Mexico: US

GOP Leads Backlash against Obama; Democrats Uneasy over diplomatic row with Israel

Obama File 99 Security Risk?


2,586 posted on 03/15/2010 3:57:07 PM PDT by backhoe (All Across America, the Lights are being relit again...)
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To: backhoe

What is the picture of Obama with an Israeli flag behind the desk supposed to mean? Why did you post that?


2,587 posted on 03/15/2010 4:04:38 PM PDT by Dagnabitt (What (child) would Mohammad do?)
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To: Dagnabitt
What is the picture of Obama with an Israeli flag behind the desk supposed to mean? Why did you post that?

It's an obvious photoshop, and the point is shredding the Constitution.

I have no idea what the originator had in mind with the flag.

2,588 posted on 03/16/2010 1:49:32 AM PDT by backhoe (All Across America, the Lights are being relit again...)
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House may try to pass Senate health-care bill without voting on it (Slaughter Rule in serious play)

Why Not? We are already in a dictatorship:

Why is there a picture of Karl Marx hidden on this apple in the latest Newsweek cover of our fashion icon First Lady?

Posted by hillbuzz under Uncategorized | Tags: , |
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Why is Karl Marx hiding in that apple?

Do you see this?

March 16, 2010 at 12:13 am

Are you sure it’s not a member of ZZ Top?

However it wouldn’t surprise me if it were Marx. After that stunt the NY Times pulled with that Cross/Obama graphic.

March 16, 2010 at 12:21 am

Did you notice that the title of the story was, “Michelle on a Mission”?

Obama with a cross.
Michelle on a Mission.

Is this a JOKE?

 
ARIZONA REP. GABBY GIFFORDS TO CONSTITUENTS: Drop Dead.

“This Coffee Party effort has to be the first grassroots effort I’ve ever seen where just about all the organizers come right out of official Democrat, or Far Left politics.” Actually, I think that’s just because you haven’t been paying attention all along . . . SO... WHAT IF YOU THREW A COFFEE PARTY, and mostly middle-aged white males showed up?  Sounds kinda like a Kos Kids Konvention.

MEANWHILE, IN THE REAL WORLD:

PROTESTING OBAMACARE IN STRONGSVILLE, OHIO: Reader Pat Dooley writes:

My wife, Diana Price, attended the protest organized by several Ohio Tea Party Patriot and 9:12 groups. The crowd peaked at close to 12 noon with 1,500 protesters (the local ABC-TV reporter guesstimated 2,000) lining both sides of the street for the equivalent of two city blocks. The Presidential motorcade swept by shortly afterwards. Not a bad turnout for a cold, drizzly Monday morning.

And reader Steve Sabolich of the Westlake 912 Project sends this picture.

Reverse Midas Touch: House Democrat won’t attend Obamacare Road Show in Ohio; Update: Protesters line streets, video added

March 15, 2010 12:53 PM by Michelle Malkin37 Comments | 2 Trackbacks

 
A Confederacy of Dunces:
 
I read this this weekend, unknown who wrote it but it nails this situation we are in right on the head.
“The danger to America is not Barack Obama, but a citizenry capable of entrusting a man like him with the presidency. It will be easier to limit and undo the follies of an Obama presidency than to restore the necessary common sense and good judgment to an electorate willing to have such a man for their president. The problem is much deeper and far more serious than Mr. Obama, who is a mere symptom of what ails us. Blaming the prince of the fools should not blind anyone to the vast confederacy of fools that made him their prince. The republic can survive a Barack Obama. It is less likely to survive a multitude of fools such as those who made him their president.”
 

http://www.hillaryis44.org/2010/03/15/health-care-copenhagen-and-waterloo/

Read all of “Zero Sense” if you need a refresher course in Obama boobery, thuggery, and flim-flammery. Read the whole article and refresh the memory of those we quoted regarding Obama’s boobery.

SO IS THIS THE HOPE, OR THE CHANGE? U.S. residents ‘losing faith’ in American Dream, new poll shows.

ANOTHER OBAMACARE PROP-PATIENT doesn’t live up to the hype.

A commenter wonders: Are there any real people supporting ObamaCare?

UPDATE: Reader Barry Dauphin writes: “That’s the best he can do to convince folks to support the bill? She lost her job 12 years ago, qualifies for aid, is being cared for and won’t lose her house. And they wonder why they’re in trouble.”

Swing districts oppose ObamaCare.

UPDATE: Run away! “Obama keeps telling his fellow Democrats that ObamaCare will cure what ails them. But the facts — polls and the behavior of candidates – tell us otherwise. . . . We’ve seen this before, as Democrats in swing states steer clear of Obama. And given the polling data in Ohio, it isn’t surprising that a Democrat would want to evade the president.”

ANOTHER UPDATE: Robert Bidinotto writes:

The real story in that poll is not merely that “swing-district voters oppose ObamaCare.” No, the real story in that poll is that voters will punish their congressman if he votes FOR ObamaCare, but they will treat him better at the polls if he votes “NO.”

This far more pointed and potent message just isn’t getting through, Glenn. It directly refutes the White House narrative, which says the opposite: that if ObamaCare fails, swing-state Dems will suffer more in November. That Big Lie has now been poll-tested, and proved false. If this message gets through to the swing-state Dems, I believe ObamaCare goes down to defeat this week.

Oh, I think the message may be getting through.

Nanny Nancy lines up the kiddie human shields

March 15, 2010 05:07 PM by Michelle Malkin

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It’s Demcare crunch time. Bring out more babies! The House Speaker surrounded herself this afternoon with a fresh batch of kiddie human shields:

The caption on the Yahoo! News/AP pic reads: “House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif. takes part in a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, March 15, 2010, following a meeting with children’s advocates to discuss health care overhaul legislation.”

Just a reminder of how Nancy Pelosi really views those infant props – from January 2009:

STEPHANOPOULOS: Hundreds of millions of dollars to expand family planning services. How is that stimulus?

PELOSI: Well, the family planning services reduce cost. They reduce cost. The states are in terrible fiscal budget crises now and part of what we do for children’s health, education and some of those elements are to help the states meet their financial needs. One of those – one of the initiatives you mentioned, the contraception, will reduce costs to the states and to the federal government.

STEPHANOPOULOS: So no apologies for that?

PELOSI: No apologies. No. We have to deal with the consequences of the downturn in our economy.

As for the young men on Capitol Hill whom Democrat Rep. Eric Massa allegedly groped at his creepy playhouse, Pelosi remains coldly indifferent.

The GOP House Leader’s office remains on the case: Massa Mess: Democratic Leaders Leave Questions Unanswered.

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"...she lines up children as props then talks about reducing spending through abortions (family planning)?"
 

Somebody Fainted At Obama’s Speech

March 15th, 2010

From The Hill:

Audience member faints at Obama rally

By Eric Zimmermann – 03/15/10

An audience member seems to have fainted during President Obama’s speech in Ohio just now.

Obama briefly stopped his speech and asked for a medic to make his way to the individual.

"Just give him some space," Obama said, before resuming his speech.

Man, they really are pulling out all the stops.

Or maybe the gentleman in question was just overcome with the same reverence for our President that the New York Times was expressing with the image they posted of him yesterday (above).

Or perhaps the poor fellow was just finally ‘worn down.’

For as Mr. Obama remarked in St. Louis last week, “People are telling me ‘don’t get worn down.” I tell them I don’t get worn down; I wear them down.”

And that he does.

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On March 15th, 2010 at 8:28 pm, PirateLady said: SOURCE LINK

listened to michael medved today on the radio & he mentioned that he believes the fainters are simply plants. people always fainting in the front rows, he always able to pick them out in crowds of thousands, etc.

now, when the going gets tough again out come the fainters.

READ IT ALL:

Monday, March 15, 2010, 4:22 PM
The_Anchoress

I had no plans to purchase Karl Rove’s book, Courage and Consequence: My Life as a Conservative in the Fight. We’re trying to cut back on spending around here, for one thing, and Lent is leaving me reluctant to engage, for another. And after passionately defending Bush for so many years, I am also just sort of exhausted on the whole subject of his presidency, and feel like I need a little break.

But I may pick it up now, after reading Rove’s interview with John Hawkins, which is pretty good. With a brief set of questions, some of them tough, Hawkins piqued my interest. I was particularly struck by this:

One of the things that has puzzled conservatives about the Bush presidency, particularly in the second term — and I’ve heard this again and again and again — is they don’t feel like there was an effective communication strategy. The general feeling was that the Left turned George Bush into a punching bag and just beat him into the ground, while the White House really didn’t do much to stop it. Can you talk about that a little bit?

Well, I do think that there are instances, particularly on the issue of Iraq’s WMDs, where the administration didn’t punch back hard enough. I talk about that at length in the book.

It’s principally my responsibility because I should have seen it for what it was, which was a corrosive dagger aimed at the heart of the Bush Administration. But I would say this: in the last two years of the term, Bush was on the receiving end of daily blows from every Democratic presidential candidate and it was impossible for me to respond to those. The Republicans were disorganized, distressed, and didn’t come to his aid while others said the President can defend himself.

But when you’re receiving daily blows like that, you can either do your job or defend yourself, but you can’t do both every single day. It’s just the way life works.

I couldn’t help sputtering a little; Rove did not realize that the daily pounding about WMD was “a corrosive knife aimed at the heart” of Bush’s presidency? How could he not, when the rest of us saw it so clearly, did battle over it, and still -to this day- find ourselves having to answer the mindless, specious charge “Bush lied about WMD!” that has become so entrenched in our national narrative?

As to why Bush did not “hit back,” I have my own theories about that.

There are other interesting parts. Rove talks a little about minding the fact that while the press and the democrats had a free-for-all about him, his family and kids had to hear it. Politics is a rough game, but it has always surprised me, how viciously the press can let loose about politicians, without considering what it does to spouses and children -until they have to consider what their own kids are hearing about them. No one’s kids should have to be victims of politically expedient hate, but Rove actually helped a journalist not have to see his child upset, at one point. That journalist did not return the favor.

I am also struck by Rove’s defense of Bush’s run against John Kerry in ‘04:

. . .the Democratic Party was united, the country was in an unpopular war, and I repeat, the Democrats outspent us by $124 million. Six or seven million dollars came from George Soros and an equal amount came from five of his friends. That’s the kind of disadvantage that we faced and we won.

Rove forgot something. He forgot that the Democrats not only outspent the GOP, they also had the press promising (by way of Newsweek’s Evan Thomas) to deliver 10-15% of the vote Kerry’s way, and the MSM did manage to do something like that. They carried Kerry’s water, called him “brilliant” while neglecting to look at his college transcripts (after the election, it was revealed Kerry’s grades were worse than Bush’s “gentleman’s ‘C’”) or demand to see his military records (even as they went through Bush’s with a fine-toothed comb and even made stuff up). They demonized the Swift Boat Vets who questioned Kerry’s fitness for office, and in all ways protected the Democrat candidate while beating daily on Bush.

Taken singly, it was sound and fury, signifying nothing, but taken all together, the daily pounding was effective.

The press understood how successfully they had enhanced the Kerry campaign, and I believe it is one of the reasons they were so bold about going “all in” with Obama. They repeated the strategy of protection; of not asking the candidate any tough questions, or looking at his history or his associates, all while administering daily beatings to the opposition. Admittedly, they had a more difficult time beating on McCain, who was a weak candidate, because they’d spent the last 8 years calling him the “good” sort of conservative, when doing so could hurt Bush. But then McCain brought Sarah Palin into the picture, and the press managed to savage her in an unprecedented manner, even before she made her own mistakes, to excellent effect. The press did not manage to win the presidency for John Kerry; they made sure they could deliver it to the “sort of God”, Barack Obama, using the lessons they learned during the Bush-Kerry campaigns. I have no idea if Rove talks about this in the book; I hope so.

Not a bad little interview, although I was surprised that Hawkins began it with a question about Palin. Really? First question, out of the box, about Palin? For me that betrays a bit of GOP-obsession on Palin that worries me. I am afraid some are building too much on that lady. Like the girl with the curl in the middle of her forehead, when Palin is good -as before a crowd- she is very very good. But when she is bad, she is horrid.


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Thomas Sowell: Talking Points vs. Reality

Contact Elected Officials

http://www.usa.gov/Contact/Elected.shtml

U.S. Senators – Search for your senators by name, state, or congressional class; and visit their websites.

http://www.senate.gov/general/contact_information/senators_cfm.cfm

U.S. Representatives – Find contact information for your U.S. representative by typing in your zip code.

https://writerep.house.gov/writerep/welcome.shtml

 

2nd Obama Gaffe: "She Upped Her Deductible To The Minimum" (Video)

In Desperation, Obama Exploits Cancer Patient Natoma Canfield to Sell Obamacare...and Lies About Her

Hey, Hey!

Don't Diss Duh!1...

Is Recreational Fishing Being Banned?

Why not?

Democrats Scorched Earth Tactic Against American People

Democrats plan to burn the bridges behind them. ObamaCare will chase the health insurance companies out of the business necessitating a single-payer public system. This will collapse the private health care sector. Bureaucrats will inherit its corpse. Eventually everyone will work for the government and wear a uniform.


Obama Lunch Visit Can't Save South Florida Deli

Toyota: Runaway Prius Guy Jim Sikes Is Balloon-Boy 2

Liberal Violence: Five Names You Should Know

RESURRECTION: NYT runs Obama 'cross' photo...

The South is Rising Again (Spirit of Secession is Nationwide)

Martial Law

Tea Party Prepares Anti-Obama 'Surge' in D.C.

LEAKED: Dems Plan Response to Tuesday ObamaCare 2.0 Protests

¡Obamanos! Hispanics, blacks bail on president (Minorities disappointed)

My city is 58% black- and you would be surprised at how much hoo-rahing, high-fiving, hat-waving, thumbs-up, this gets:

Not all black folks are fools- the Media Hive will never talk to my neighbors, because they won't tell the "narrative" they want to propagate. But they're out there, in the Real America.

New Cracks in Dem Voting Base (BigGovernment headline)

Offshore Drilling Ban to Be Extended for Length of Obama Presidency

Without Firing a Shot?

Here is what Julius C. Smith, of the American Bar Association, had to say about all of this:

“Is there any labor leader, any businessman, any lawyer or any other citizen of America so blind that he cannot see that this country is drifting at an accelerated pace into administrative absolutism similar to that which prevailed in the governments of antiquity, the governments of the Middle Ages, and in the great totalitarian governments of today? Make no mistake about it. Even as Mussolini and Hitler rose to absolute power under the forms of law... so may administrative absolutism be fastened upon this country within the Constitution and within the forms of law.”

Well, I misslead you a bit. Although he is talking EXACTLY about what Obama IS DOING, he was really talking (back in the 30’s) about what FDR was doing with the New Deal.

From an excellent booklet entitled “The Revolution Was”, in the following thread. It is about FDR and the New Deal, but you could replace it for Obama about 99% of the time. It is scary. (But not odd, as Obama is just following FDR’s proven, results-getting formula). We’ll see if Obama tries to add to the Supreme Court like FDR if they try to block the “Reconciliation” thing.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/929392/posts

Memo From Speaker’s Office: Expect TENS OF THOUSANDS In DC Tomorrow

We stopped it in March, April 15th, August and September 12th. Let's do this again.


2,590 posted on 03/16/2010 3:12:13 AM PDT by backhoe (All Across America, the Lights are being relit again...)
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Clever Photoshop Making The Rounds?

Home - by BigFurHat - March 15, 2010 - 22:43 America/Chicago - 8 Comments

Update: This is getting interesting. There are lots of sites that have the pic which clearly shows Karl Marx on the apple. Mediaite has it. So does the Examiner. Everyone but Newsweek. Strange. Now I want to see the printed cover before I say Hillbuzz is definitely wrong. Newsweek’s version is lower res than the rest of the other sites pics, but you can still clearly see that the Newsweek pic is not going to depict what the others show.

We love Hillbuzz,but as an agitpropist I have to say that I don’t think the pic they’ve posted depicting this week’s Newsweek cover is actually the real cover. I think it’s a photoshop – and a damn funny one.

michelle_obama__cover_newsweek_obesity_children___promote_health_wellness_american_communities_thumb2-1

backhoe Says:


March 16, 2010 at 5:46 am

“Obama with a cross.
Michelle on a Mission.

Is this a JOKE?”

Well, as I just mentioned to wife Miss Emily, we may end up impoverished and in chains, but at least we’ll go laughing all the way.

Honest to God, the Comic Opera aspects of this Confederacy of Dunces are bottomless.

I figure if Øbozo gets his beloved DeathScareTM made law, I expect when Miss Emily or I need more care that we are worth, we'll get shipped to the Euthanasia Center, err, Happy Carefree Old Folks Retirement Home, and have our organs harvested to keep the younger Drones, err, productive citizens, going...
 

Here’s a question for legal minds out there, that we’ve been unable to resolve here at Buzzquarters.

It took a constitutional amendment to allow the federal government to collect income tax.

It couldn’t just decide one day it wanted to take money away from people.  It had to amend the Constitution to do that.

Because, otherwise, what it was trying to force upon people was illegal.

Nowhere in the Constitution is a provision that allows the federal government to force citizens to buy products...

March 15, 2010 at 11:15 pm

I have had the same question. If they can force us to buy insurance, then they can force us to buy anything which means WE HAVE NO FREEDOM.


2,591 posted on 03/16/2010 4:11:27 AM PDT by backhoe (All Across America, the Lights are being relit again...)
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'Deep Tort' Says Wednesday Is the Day for Slaughter Solution

Last Chance To Faxaway Obamacare - Fax Semi Honest? Dems

Progressives admit Eugenics is the goal of Obamacare

by Rodan ( 166 Comments › )
Filed under Barack Obama, Communism, Democratic Party, Economy, Elections 2010, Healthcare, Liberal Fascism, Progressives, Tranzis, Uncategorized at March 15th, 2010 - 6:30 pm

The case I have been making here on Blogmocracy that Eugenics is goal for Obamacare has been confirmed. Pro-Left Democrat Bart Stupak of Michigan has said that the reason they are pushing for abortion subsidies is because the procedure saves costs. You read that correct, The Progressives support Abortions because it is a component of Eugenics. The Left seeks to use this procedure as a way to reduce populations. Who will determine when abortions are needed? Well the answer is the Government since they will be controlling Health care.

What are Democratic leaders saying? “If you pass the Stupak amendment, more children will be born, and therefore it will cost us millions more. That’s one of the arguments I’ve been hearing,” Stupak says. “Money is their hang-up. Is this how we now value life in America? If money is the issue–come on, we can find room in the budget. This is life we’re talking about.”

What Stupak is hearing from his colleagues is not the pro-choice argument that the government should permit abortion as a matter of individual liberty. Rather, they claim that the government should encourage abortion as a social expedient–a cost-cutting measure.

Read the rest: ObamaCare and Eugenics

This is disturbing and no matter where one stands on the Abortion debate, this is wrong. Abortions being used for cost saving measures is criminal and anti-Human. Who will be forced to have abortion? The answer is simple, those the Progressives deem undesirable. This type of Ideology is what we fought against in WW2 and the Cold War, now that enemy is in charge.

(Hat Tip: Iron Fist)

 
March 16, 2010 at 12:49 am

I have been publicizing the FREE fax site for sending blast faxes to blue dog dems. So easy. Just a few clicks, and absolutely free.

http://ciafax.ning.com/

 
March 16, 2010 at 12:37 am

I am trying to stop ObamaCare by faxing a lot.

For those with some money ($15, $35, or $75), Grassfire Nation will fax your message to a list of Congressmen (17, 52, or 132 leaders) for you:
http://www.grassfire.com/3122/offer.asp

Grassfire also has a Stop ObamaCare petition.

My hubbers tells me my generic Stop ObamaCare fax is well-written enough that I should share it with the wider world, so here goes (indulge me):

Dear Lawmaker,

My family has a lot of medical problems. I know what it’s like to be sick. I know what it’s like to wake up every morning not knowing how you’re going to pay your medical bills. I’ve lived through all that and it sucks.

But ObamaCare is not the answer. The “reforms” in ObamaCare aren’t going to fix the system. They are going to break the system even more.

Our health care system isn’t broken because it’s too free. It’s broken because it’s not free enough.

Our health care system isn’t broken because it’s at the mercy of market forces. It’s broken because it’s already too shielded from the market by pre-existing laws, regulations, and mandates. The solution isn’t to pile more on.

If we really want to make health care in America better, why don’t we reform the tax code so that employers’ health plans aren’t favored over individual health plans? That will make health plans portable again, and will end the absurd tragedy of losing your health plan when you get too sick to hold a job. Why don’t we relax health-insurance mandates so people aren’t forced to buy coverage they neither want nor need when they purchase a health plan? Why don’t we enact meaningful medical-malpractice reform? Why don’t we create health vouchers (instead of Medicaid) for the poorest and sickest among us, so they have a direct resource for getting the medical care they need? These steps, and more like them, would truly improve accessibility and lower costs in the long run. These are the steps you would take if you were serious about helping poor and sick Americans in ways that actually WORK.

But ObamaCare doesn’t do those things. No, ObamaCare is a monument to everything that is already wrong with health care in America.

Obama said we should pass ObamaCare because “I am my brother’s keeper”. But I say that as my brother’s keeper, I want to keep my brother safe from the harm of ObamaCare. It is because I love my brother that I think ObamaCare should be stopped. ObamaCare won’t just hurt me and my family. It will hurt millions unknown to me, many of the most vulnerable among us, many yet to be born. Opposing ObamaCare is an act of charity, an act of brotherly love.

So I urge you, take a stand for your constituents. Do the brave thing. Do the loving thing. Do what is right for our children and our children’s children. Stop ObamaCare now. Start health-care reform over from scratch, in a way that respects Americans’ freedoms. For if we are not free to care for our own bodies, the earthly instruments of our wills and spirits, what freedom do we have?

Listen to the American people. Stop ObamaCare and save American freedoms. Stop ObamaCare and save American lives.

Obama Heads the Most Anti-Israel Administration in U.S. History

US victims: New low in Mexico's war

Texas Kicks Out Liberal Bias From Textbooks

Land of the Mostly Free

The Bigger the Government, the Less You Are Needed

Specter Opens Door on White House Felonies(Can this be what brings down Zer0 and his pals?)


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GOP Rules Chief Resigned to Letting Dems Make Obamacare the Law Without Actually Voting on It

URGENT: Code Red targets three Democrats; your help needed

Doctors Panic Over Health Care Reform - Say They Will Leave Medicine

 

What Do Detroit, the Postal Service, and Health Care Reform Have in Common?

Video: Death Panels for Americans, Free Healthcare for Illegals… It's In There

Pelosi brags that Obamacare is just the beginning

Mr. President, Where are the Jobs ?

 
pretty interesting diagram of ACORN affiliations
 

acorn web of connections

And that's just in one state, listed at #11 by Infoplease (based on Census 2000). Now multiply it by 50.

And notice some of the tie-ins:

Bank of America Mexico
Healthcare "reform" scammers
Unions
AFL/CIO

Sustainable Development “Livable Communities Act” S-1619

Hegel's Dialectic: Erasing Christianity through the Psycho-Political 'Consensus Process'

Obama Administration Specifically Recruited Homosexual Activist to Be 'Safe Schools Czar'

Mexico drug war: A cancer spreading to U.S.

Why is there a picture of Karl Marx hidden on this apple in the latest Newsweek cover of FLOTUS?

British climate professor John Mitchell may face fraud charges ( Feb 2010 )

EPA Replaces We The People

Regulation: The New York Times says the EPA should use its authority to regulate our very breath if a Democratic Congress isn't "goaded" into action. Whatever happened to government of the people?

It's been a pattern of this administration that if the American people are adamantly opposed to it, ram it through anyway. So it's been with the health care overhaul, offshore drilling restrictions and now the Environmental Protection Agency threatening to become the uber-regulator of the air we breathe. (snip)

As Sen. James Inhofe, R-Okla., ranking Republican on the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, noted: "Lisa Jackson, Obama's EPA administrator, admitted to me publicly that EPA based its action today (issuing its finding) in good measure on the findings of the U.N.'s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, or IPCC. She told me that EPA accepted those findings without any serious, independent analysis to see whether they were true."

(Excerpt) Read more at investors.com ...

For whatever it's worth, I found this info at HillBuzz:

I have been publicizing the FREE fax site for sending blast faxes to blue dog dems. So easy. Just a few clicks, and absolutely free.

http://ciafax.ning.com/

 

I am trying to stop ObamaCare by faxing a lot.

For those with some money ($15, $35, or $75), Grassfire Nation will fax your message to a list of Congressmen (17, 52, or 132 leaders) for you:
http://www.grassfire.com/3122/offer.asp

Grassfire also has a Stop ObamaCare petition.

HT: Opus #6, Xana


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THINGS YOU CAN DO TODAY, if you can’t be in DC.

TEA PARTIERS RALLY ON CAPITOL HILL: “Tea Party activists from across the country began to rally outside Democratic congressional offices in Washington on Tuesday to protest the $875 billion health care bill and demand meetings with their respective members of Congress. And by all appearances, their arrival is not being taken lightly.”

UPDATE: And here’s a report from a protest at Congressman John Oliver’s office in Fitchburg, Massachusetts. More pics and video at the link, courtesy of DaTechGuy.

HEALTH CARE NIGHTMARES:

Worst case scenario for Democrats: a wave of public outrage like the one that followed Cat Care, aka The Medicare Catastrophic Coverage Act of 1988 (and its step-child, the Medicare Catastrophic Coverage Repeal Act of 1989). This strikes me as quite likely, actually. If this passes, yes, you will have AARP support and a wave of positive coverage from 90% liberal media. These things did not save Cat Care from a wave of angry public protest. I mean, really angry. Who knew senior citizens could be that spry?

That’s Representative Dan Rostenkowski being attacked at a town-hall meeting with his constituents. Afterwards, he plaintively asked his press officer how long it would be before the media foofaraw blew over. “Let me put it this way,” the flack is said to have replied. “When you die, they will play that clip.”

WHAT DO DETROIT, THE POSTAL SERVICE, AND HEALTH CARE “REFORM” HAVE IN COMMON? Fewer and more expensive services, corruption, and inefficiency.

PROFESSOR BAINBRIDGE: “People should not fear their government, their government should fear the people.”

Rush Limbaugh Open Thread: What’s he saying about the “Slaughter Slam”?

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We don’t have access to Rush Limbaugh here at Buzzquarters, but sort of love the man, and not in the way that would make him feel uncomfortable or draw odd stares for us here in Boystown. Love him as in, he’s an American hero and great patriot and we respect his opinions, even if we sometimes don’t agree with him.

But we are dying to know what he’s saying about the “Slaughter Slam” today, that illegal, unconstitutional scheme Louise Slaughter (a woman who should be arrested for treason) dreamed up to ram Healthcare Rationing through Congress without actually voting on it in the House.

What’s Rush saying?

March 16, 2010 at 1:53 pm

He is slamming it as unconstitutional. His big deal today is he gave out the Capitol switchboard number to encourage us to call. It’s only the 2nd time that he’s given it out. Just reported that the switchboard is on overload. 800-965-4701 and 800-828-0498 and 202-224-3121

March 16, 2010 at 1:54 pm

Rush reiterated what Mark Levin has been saying for the last several days, what they’re trying to do is unconstitutional and they’re doing it only to save the boy king’s presidency. Also that BHO is like a third Kim Jong Il, ruining the country in order for the lightbringer to save face.

March 16, 2010 at 2:10 pm

...He didn’t dwell alot on Slaughter per se…other than he keeps repeating THEY DON’T HAVE THE VOTES…BUT IT'S NOT TIME TO STAND DOWN...

March 16, 2010 at 2:35 pm

Power Line has a post up about the Slaughter Solution and its unconstitutionality:

http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2010/03/025842.php

Tuesday, March 16, 2010, 5:43 AM
Jim Hoft

It’s Come to This… We’re Ruled By Tyrants.

Leftist House Speaker and tyrant Nancy Pelosi said she likes the Slaughter Rule because “people don’t have to vote on it.”

This way democrats can take over chunks of the US economy at a time and won’t even have to vote on it.
The Washington Post reported:

After laying the groundwork for a decisive vote this week on the Senate’s health-care bill, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi suggested Monday that she might attempt to pass the measure without having members vote on it.

Instead, Pelosi (D-Calif.) would rely on a procedural sleight of hand: The House would vote on a more popular package of fixes to the Senate bill; under the House rule for that vote, passage would signify that lawmakers “deem” the health-care bill to be passed.

The tactic — known as a “self-executing rule” or a “deem and pass” — has been commonly used, although never to pass legislation as momentous as the $875 billion health-care bill. It is one of three options that Pelosi said she is considering for a late-week House vote, but she added that she prefers it because it would politically protect lawmakers who are reluctant to publicly support the measure.

“It’s more insider and process-oriented than most people want to know,” the speaker said in a roundtable discussion with bloggers Monday. “But I like it,” she said, “because people don’t have to vote on the Senate bill.”

Previously:
Nancy Pelosi: “We Have to Pass Our Bill So That You Can Find Out What Is In It”
Nancy Pelosi: The Debate Over Obamacare Will Begin After the Bill Is Passed

Tuesday, March 16, 2010, 10:56 AM
The_Anchoress

Ever since Newsweek’s Evan Thomas admitted “of course we want John Kerry to win,” and that the press would be able to give Kerry a “10-15%” boost,” in poll numbers, I’ve had no time for the magazine; I miss nothing, as it has lately become a very, very thin weekly homage to Barack Obama.

But this is interesting. Was this done on purpose? Who at Newsweek thought that inserting an image of -who is that, Karl Marx? Charles Darwin?- into the apple was a good idea? Was it meant to embarrass the White House or to support it? I can’t imagine this happened by accident, but perhaps it did.


Source

At first I was sure the image was a photoshop done by some “nefarious right-winger,” but then I saw that if you go to the cover story article at Newsweek, they are featuring what looks to be an altogether more flattering shot with a cropped-and-apple-free pose.

Actually, seeing the second pose, with cropped apple, makes me believe that the weird image inside the apple really was a freakish accident of lighting. Were it not, they’d have left the apple in the shot, right? But the image must have shown up in all the photos. Could someone at Newsweek have tampered with all of the photos? That seems unlikely.

Not helpful to the Obama’s, though, to have this happen, right behind the NY Times “enhancing with illustration” a picture of the President.

Or, you know, Newsweek could just be looking to generate a buzz, and get some attention for itself. Given this “open and transparent” administration, we’ll likely never know.

What are your thoughts?

UPDATE: Here is a (blurry) closeup of the apple:

Okay, I am convinced that it’s simply a matter of the apples’ shading and the lighting. But you can see why some people are amused. See: Rasputin, Karl Marx, Charles Darwin, Burl Ives.


2,594 posted on 03/16/2010 1:23:15 PM PDT by backhoe (All Across America, the Lights are being relit again...)
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ALERT: They're Here! Tea Party Throngs Descend on D.C.

If they're no longer bound by the Constitution ("Slaughter solution"), then neither are we.

ObamaCare's New Public Health Workforce Corps

Kindly note the quote, from our new First Lady, err, female black Bigot...

Protest Tyranny In America--Fly Your Flag Upside Down

 

La Raza Not Optimistic About Health Bill (Could illegals sink ObamaCare?)

What in the HELL is an organization doing trying to FORCE benefits for people ILLEGALLY in our nation doing speaking out anyway?

Does being an AMERICAN CITIZEN mean ANYTHING anymore?

Pelosi Supports Breaking Oath Of Office In Acting On Slaughter Rule

Heard it on Fox: Rush caused congress phone lines to be overloaded

Fainting Before the One Again?

War on Our Border

by snork ( 165 Comments › )
Filed under Crime, World at March 16th, 2010 - 10:00 am

Mexico seems to be descending into out-and-out civil war. This past weekend, employees of the US consulate in Ciudad Juarez, directly across the Rio Grande river from El Paso, TX, were gunned down as they were attempting to cross into the US.

The drug wars in Mexico took an ominous turn over the weekend when a pregnant US consulate employee and her husband were killed as they left a children’s birthday party in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico’s most violent city. Only minutes earlier gunmen also killed the Mexican husband of another member of the consular staff and wounded his two children.

While a number of US citizens have been killed in Mexico’s increasingly bloody drug wars between rival cartels, it is the first time an American government employee has been killed.

The parents were killed, their infant daughter survived. It’s not completely clear from this article why the drug gangs were chasing these people in particular.

According to the newspaper Diario de Juarez, gunmen chased the couple’s white van shortly after 2pm, shooting at the vehicle until it swerved out of control, crashing into oncoming traffic near the bridge.

At approximately the same time, the third victim, Jorge Alberto Salcido Ceniceros, 37, was killed as he travelled in another part of Juarez. The gunmen boxed in the man’s car, shot him and wounded his two children, aged four and seven, according to media reports.

The attacks occurred as the US State Department was taking the unusual step of authorising US government employees at Ciudad Juarez and five other American consulates in northern Mexico to send their families out of the region because of concerns over the increasing bloodshed. That announcement was in the works before the murders, officials said.

Our Secretary of State had this to say:

“These appalling assaults on members of our own State Department family are, sadly, part of a growing tragedy besetting many communities in Mexico,” said Mrs Clinton. Washington was committed to: “work closely with the government of President Calderon to cripple the influence of trafficking organizations at work in Mexico,” she said.

But she had more pressing matters to attend to than a war on our border and diplomatic personnel being murdered. Like apartments being built in Jerusalem.

For "Thunder on the Border," click the picture:

 

Muslims are Coming to Give us our “Rights”!~ Hate Filled Video

WSJ/NBC News Poll: Throw ‘Em All Out


2,595 posted on 03/16/2010 3:38:14 PM PDT by backhoe (All Across America, the Lights are being relit again...)
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Lead Story

House Republicans to force vote on Pelosi’s Slaughter House solution; Update: Democrat condemns “deem and pass”

By Michelle Malkin  •  March 16, 2010 11:23 AM

Scroll for updates…

Just heard from GOP Hill folks:

“House Republican leaders will announce this morning a plan to force a vote this week on a resolution that would require the Senate health care bill to be brought to an actual up-or-down vote. The likely text of the measure is below. If passed by the House, the resolution would prohibit Speaker Pelosi from implementing the “Slaughter Solution,” the scheme by which House Democratic leaders are seeking to “deem” the Senate bill as passed without an actual vote in the House. More details to come.”

Here’s the text:

H. RES. __

RESOLUTION

Ensuring an up or down vote on certain health care legislation.

Resolved, That the Committee on Rules may not report a rule or order that provides for disposition of the Senate amendments to H.R. 3590, an Act entitled The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, unless such rule or order provides for—

(1) at least one hour of debate, equally divided and controlled by the Majority Leader and the Minority Leader, or their designees; and

(2) a requirement that the Speaker put the question on disposition of the Senate amendments and that the yeas and nays be considered as ordered thereon.

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Andy McCarthy weighs on self-executing rules, precedent, and the Slaughter rule:

At the Examiner, Mark Tapscott points out that when the Republican-controlled Congress used a “self-executing” rule very similar to the “Slaughter rule” to raise the debt ceiling in 2005, Rep. Louise Slaughter — along with Rep. Nancy Pelosi and Rep. Henry Waxman — went to court to try to reverse it, arguing that it was a blatant violation of the Constitution’s procedure for passing legislation (art. I, sec. 7).

The bad news for present purposes is that they lost the case. The D.C. Circuit in Public Citizen v. U.S. District Court upheld the procedure. Upheld in this case does not mean endorsed. The Court did not say the self-executing rule was constitutional. It said it could not reach the question due to the standards of deference that apply between departments of government: If the presiding officers of both houses of Congress attest that their respective chambers have passed a piece of legislation, the Court is required to accept those representations as conclusive.

That doesn’t mean it is proper for government officials to execute a procedure that violates the Constitution, nor does it mean that a presiding officer should attest something that is not true. It does, however, suggest that it may be an uphill battle to get a court to declare the process null and void.

Mark is correct to point out that raising the debt ceiling is (regrettably) a routine, uncontroversial practice. Byron made a similar point yesterday in running down the handful of times the “self-executing” procedure has been followed. The key here is that in each instance, at issue was something that was non-controversial or almost ministerial — not, as with heathcare, an unpopular, bitterly opposed, ragingly controversial socialization of the private economy.

I think Democrats are mistaking a customary short-cut for a substantive precedent.

… Sure, we don’t make lawmakers dot every “i” and cross every “t” every time. But that doesn’t mean we’ve abandoned the right to make them play it by the book when it comes to a controversial matter. When there’s a real dispute, they have to pass the bill the regular, constitutionally mandated way: Both houses on the exact same text, with every legislator accountable for his vote.

If, instead, the legislative process becomes a farce that departs from the constitutional procedures we are entitled to enforce, then it no longer represents the consent of the governed. It is the first American principle that government derives its just powers only from the consent of the governed, and when it takes on a form that becomes destructive of the fundamental rights of the governed, it is no longer legitimate.

More from the WSJ.

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Meanwhile Syracuse Democrat Rep. Dan Maffei has announced he’ll climb aboard the Wreckonciliation Express.

And House Republicans spoke at the Capitol Hill protest today:

A bevy of House Republicans helped kick off Tuesday’s “Tea Party” rally on Capitol Hill.

House GOP lawmakers — but no Republican senators — joined protesters to rally against healthcare reform legislation before Congress.

In the first hour of the rally, seven House GOP lawmakers, including Rep. Mike Pence (R-Ind.), who serves as Conference Chairman and who is a member of the House Republican leadership, sought to rouse up support for killing the healthcare legislation set to move through Congress.

Joining Pence were Republican Study Committee Chairman Tom Price (R-Ga.), and Reps. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.), Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), Joe WIlson (R-S.C.), Steve King (R-Iowa), and Louie Gohmert (R-Texas).

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Silly question, I repeat: WHERE IS THE ACTUAL RECONCILIATION BILL? As of 12:02pm Eastern today, the House Rules Committee and the Dems have not released it. They have, however, released a memo justifying their cramdown tactics. Priorities.

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Update: Democrat Rep. Jason Altimire condemns his leaders’ “deem and pass” strategy:

A plan that would allow House Democrats to bypass a direct vote on the Senate’s healthcare bill is causing “discomfort,” a key centrist Democrat said Tuesday.

Rep. Jason Altmire (D-Pa.), a member of the Blue Dog and New Democrat Coalitions, said that the plan to pass the plan using the so-called “deem and pass” procedure is “wrong” and unpopular among his constituents.

There’s a lot of discomfort with the reconciliation process, the self-implementing rule, where you wouldn’t have a formal vote on maybe the most important policy of the past 40 years,” he said on Fox Business Network. “I have a big issue with the way they’re doing the process. I think it’s wrong and my constituents don’t like it.”

Altmire, a no vote on the House’s healthcare bill in November who is now undecided, is seen by many as critical to passage.

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Are your congressional critters joining cleaver-wielding hands with Nan and Louise? Make your voice heard.


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35 I got a bad premonition.
If Obama continues down this road he's gonna have a Kent State moment. Or maybe more like Tianemen Square.
 
40 #31  My jaw is still on the floor.  Judge Napolitano appears gobsmacked, too.  They want to change the Constitution.  Chuck Shumer just showed us who he and this administration really and truly are.
Chuck Shumer "Change the Rules" vid
 

Obama Not a “Happy” President?

Posted by: Mike's America @ 10:39 am in Uncategorized  | 250 views

A new twist on the “what went wrong” series of articles about Obama!

Obama’s problem with alcohol and smoking may be symptomatic of a larger problem: he’s unhappy in the role of President. A role his ego craved for years now seems to suit him ill. Pictures of Obama waving an angry finger reveal that all is not well in Obama land.

Even writers at the Washington Post have noticed:

Obama’s happiness deficit
By Fred Hiatt
Washington Post
Monday, March 15, 2010; A15

Here’s a theory about why President Obama is having a tough political time right now: He doesn’t seem all that happy being president.

I know, it’s the world’s hardest job, and between war and the world economy collapsing, he didn’t have the first year he might have wished for. And, yes, he’s damned either way: With thousands of Americans risking their lives overseas and millions losing their jobs at home, we’d slam him if he acted carefree.

Still, I think Americans want a president who seems, despite everything, to relish the challenge. They don’t want to have to feel grateful to him for taking on the burden.

I started thinking about this a few weeks ago when Obama confidant David Axelrod, noting that the president always makes time for his daughters’ recitals and soccer games, told the New York Times, “I think that’s part of how he sustains himself through all this.”

Really? Is the presidency something to sustain yourself through?
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"...future generations will no longer call it the Peter Principle … it will be know as the Obama Principle …"


2,596 posted on 03/16/2010 4:28:08 PM PDT by backhoe (All Across America, the Lights are being relit again...)
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Battle stations, folks:

OUTLAW!

RESISTANCE: Direct all ire at the major Donors of the following Democrats

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It is our firm belief that the way to prevent the Healthcare Rationing bill from passing is to put an intense fear of the public’s ire into the wealthy people and law firms who fund the campaigns of the following Democrats:

1. Baird
2. Gordon
3. Altmire
4. Boccieri
5. Kosmas
6. Murphy
7. Markey
8. Teague
9. Kucinich
10. Tanner
11. Boyd
12. Matheson
13. Nye
14. Barrow
15. Childers
16. Davis – TN

17. Stupak
18. Carney
19. Rahall
20. Berry
21. Driehaus
22. Arcuri
23. Dahlkemper
24. Pomeroy
25. Ellsworth
26. Hill
27. Grijalva
28. Gutierrez
29. Owens
30. Cardoza
31. Costa

32. Louise Slaughter *added because she’s the one behind this insanity of “DemonPass”…so her big Donors should receive Hell in handbaskets too.

You need to accept, as we do, that Democrats in Congress have stopped listening to their constituents and the American people. 

St. Patrick’s Day Open Thread: March 17th, 2010

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Normally, today we’d be looking forward to heading out in Boystown to enjoy green beer, go-go boys dressed up as clothing-averse leprechauns, and the general mayhem of Chicago on a city-wide drinking holiday, but we’re going to have to skip the fun this year.

What Democrats are doing in Washington must be stopped, so we’re committing to working on our plan to open a new front against the DNC — namely, to convince major Democrat Donors to stop giving to the party, and to pressure these very wealthy people to call the 31 Democrats we’ve targeted and push them to kill the Healthcare Rationing bill.

This open thread posts at midnight.  We’re going to work through the night to post a rough battle plan and at least 5 Action Items for the morning on how we can get the Democrat Donor project up and running.

Then, we will need your help to spread this idea far and wide:  get it to Dennis Miller, Greta, Rush, Michelle Malkin, Tammy Bruce, Sean Hannity, Bill O’Reilly, and anyone out there who wants to stop the Democrats from using unconstitutional means to force their will upon Americans.

The Donors are the key, people.

Congress is no longer listening to the public…but Congress will always take the calls of the wealthy.

If we identify who has been funding the individual Congress critters, and the public’s ire turns on them, they will get on their cells and call the Congressmen directly and tell them to do whatever it takes to stop the public from bothering them anymore.

We know these people.

We’ve been in fundraising for years.

We know this will work.

We just need your help in spreading the idea, and the information we gather, far and wide.

The wealthy Leftists who fund the political campaigns of those they send to Washington to rip up our Constitution and treat us voters so poorly need to share the responsibility for what’s happening.  If they don’t like getting thousands of calls, letters, and emails from the public, then maybe they won’t be funding Democrats’ campaigns anymore.

No funding means November will be even more of a nightmare for the DNC than it was going to be, so maybe they will put the brakes on this madness and rein the lunatics in before it really is too late.

THE KEY to stopping Healthcare Rationing is directing ire directly at top Democrat Donors. Desiree Rogers’ ouster proves this.

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Please read this article about what REALLY led to former White House Social Secretary (and Queen of her own deluded world) Desiree Rogers’ humiliating, kicking and screaming, ouster:  it wasn’t her incompetence at the Indian state dinner (where she inexplicably showed up dressed as Pocahontas, thinking it was “feather” instead of “dot” or “Cleveland” Indian time “up in there”).  It wasn’t her many trips to fashion shows, or the photos shoots she posed for, where she insisted on wearing “the ugliest clothes possible, so (she) can look completely like a low rent transvestite, which is styling right now”.

No.

She was fired because large, wealthy Democrat donors did not feel they were getting as many perks from the current White House as their donations deserved.

Rogers left important people off the Christmas Card List, and those people then stopped writing checks to the DNC.

We believe, in addition to contacting the Democrats in the House directly, that the public’s ire needs to be directed at the wealthy people who fund the DNC.

American Thinker has an article today listing a couple hundred names/front organizations for the core of the left that might be helpful:

March 16, 2010 at 9:04 pm

Here’s that list at American Thinker. It gives us a place to start.

http://www.americanthinker.com/2010/03/wake_up_call_for_the_tea_party.html

March 16, 2010 at 7:24 pm

I think a huge scale exposure of George Soros would be fun. More people need to know and realize who this socialist, British weazel is. Unravel his tentacles from ACORN, MoveOn, OFA…all these democratic progressive socialist groups he funds and the Tides Foundation…his pet project.

March 17, 2010 at 12:15 am

Here’s the link to Louise Slaughter’s top 20 Donors from OpenSecrets:
http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/contrib.php?cycle=2010&cid=N00001311&type=I

March 16, 2010 at 11:55 pm

Should I find contact info for Daniel Lipinski’s donors next? OpenSecrets lists his top 20 donators here:
http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/contrib.php?cycle=2010&cid=n00027239&type=I

There are a lot of unions in that list.

March 16, 2010 at 10:44 pm

Even tho I vomit at the mention of some of these ‘donors’ (Boeing, Time-Warner, Hallmark commies, etc) -
I highly applaud this effort. It is basically an excellent idea. I sincerely hope it can be used in a positive way to ‘influence’ these clowns.
America is disintegrating before our eyes...

March 16, 2010 at 10:03 pm

HB Boyz, did you know this is already a work in progress? ..or so it seems, or perhaps the opposite (donors telling them they have to vote FOR the bill):
http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0310/34540.html

March 16, 2010 at 8:32 pm

I started looking, and started going name by name down the list. In the course of that I found this website:

http://politicalpartytime.org/

It has information on upcoming fundraisers for various politicians.

March 16, 2010 at 8:44 pm

I’m thinking of collating information from the FEC website — http://www.fec.gov/ — with the Open Secrets one — http://www.opensecrets.org/ — and supplying addresses and telephone and fax numbers from on-line phone books.

March 16, 2010 at 10:13 pm

Sorry if someone already posted…I typed in Suzanne Kosmas Large Donors in Google and found this article on big donors for all the freshmen democratic senators…

http://www.cnn.com/2008/POLITICS/11/19/new.congress.lobbying/index.html

If you are near a TV, please watch Greta on FOX and tell us what is going on.  She apparently has Rush on, talking about melting Congress’ phone lines.

We need to get both Greta and Rush, and people like Michelle Malkin, Hannity, and others clued into the strategy of not just melting Congress’ phone lines, but melting the phones of all major Democrat Donors.

If Congress won’t listen to voters, it will still listen to their big donors if voters take the fight to them, and start melting their phones and bombarding them with enough mail to make them get on the phone and tell the DNC it needs to stop this madness so the public will leave them alone.

It’s never been done before.

It’s thinking outside the box.

It will work.

We need Greta, Rush, and the rest to help make it happen.

March 16, 2010 at 9:34 pm

guys….“Don’t just melt congressional phone line, melt the DNC’s donor phone lines as well”

March 16, 2010 at 11:24 pm

Here’s a link that after you sign up, you can have anti-Obamacare form letters emailed in your name to your local congress members PLUS an email sent to the group of blue dog Democrats requesting that they vote “no” on this bill. You are given the opportunity to modify the form letters to your liking, or to create one of your own. I did this tonight.

http://www.capitolconnect.com/freeourhealthcarenow/default.aspx

HEALTHCARE UPDATE: Video: Congressman Gerry Connolly’s staff calls cops on constituents .

UPDATE: Shutting the people out. Reader C.J. Burch writes: “The last thing the people’s representatives want to do is hear from the people.” Especially at the moment.

ANOTHER UPDATE: Remind you of the Republicans in 2007?

 Seven More House Democrats With Good Reason to Sweat.

“SO, WHEN DOES THE CONSTITUTION MATTER?”

“THEY TOLD ME IF I VOTED FOR MCCAIN” — the series.

ANOTHER RALLY AGAINST OBAMACARE: 400+ Tea Party Patriots Show Up To Protest in Royal Oak, MI.

And here’s a report, with photos, from the San Diego rally.

IF CONGRESS CAN “DEEM” THE HEALTH CARE BILL PASSED WITHOUT ACTUALLY VOTING, perhaps taxpayers should “deem” their taxes to be considered paid without actually sending a check this year.

Doing the health care anecdote-vetting the Left won’t do

By Michelle Malkin  •  March 16, 2010 11:27 PM

Here is Larry Scary O’Donnell — who can usually be seen frothing at the mouth with bulging neck veins as he melts down on MSNBC — sloooowly reading a teleprompter as he chastises me, Rush Limbaugh, and Glenn Beck for “attacking” 11-year-old Marcelas Owens. Nice to see your Valium working, Larry:

As usual, he gets basic facts wrong — like accusing Rush and me of being “desperate to catch up” with Beck. Actually, he’s got the timeline upside-down, as the enraged Media Matters chronology correctly lays out here.

My syndicated column raising inconvenient questions about Owens’ case appeared was published on March 10 and my follow-up post on Harry Reid hiding behind Owens was published on March 12.

Rush addressed the Democrat exploitation of Owens on March 12.

Beck then discussed the case on March 15.

Also wrong: At 3:28, O’Donnell falsely claims I called the parents of S-CHIP poster child Graeme Frost “spoiled brats” — a misattribution which he also regurgitated from Media Matters.

Also moronic: At 6:45 in the video, O’Donnell says conservatives can’t find a single person on Medicaid or Medicare who is unhappy with his/her coverage. Ahem, meet NYTimes columnist Nick Kristof’s favorite health care poster boy, John Brodniak.

Facts, schmacts.

At 7:25 in the video, liberal columnist Chris Hayes of the Nation decries the tendency of conservative pundits to “raise questions and point out errors.” God forbid we do that. Doing the health care anecdote-vetting the Left won’t do? FASCISTS!!!

O’Donnell dubs our analyses of Owens and his left-wing activist grandmother’s claims “childish attacks.” But it’s immature demagogues like O’Donnell who refuse to grow up. I repeat what I said about the NYTimes’ shoddy, gullible, unquestioning coverage of the story four days ago:

The Times fails to mention that Owens’ grandmother and family have been longtime activists for the left-wing, single-payer advocates of the Washington Community Action Network or that the boy and his grandmother traveled to Washington with sponsorship from the Astroturf lobbyists of the Health Care for America Now outfit, which characterized Marcelas as an “insurance abuse survivor.”

Never mind that there is not a shred of evidence that any health insurer ever “abused” Marcelas. Never mind that the family has made no claim that Marcelas himself has survived without insurance (in Washington state, low-income children have been covered either through Medicaid, SCHIP, or the SCHIP expansion program Apple Health for Kids). Newsbusters is also covering the MSM’s soft-shoe coverage of the Democrats’ use of the Owens’ kiddie shield here, here, and here.

Not that gullible health care sob story coverage is anything new to the Times. See: Unbelievable update: The crappiest NYTimes column on Obamacare just got crappier; Update: Kristof’s disingenuous non-response.

The usual hyperventilating from the Left — horrible conservatives “targeting” poor, innocent kid! conservatives “assault” poor, innocent kid! — just proves my point. Despite President Obama’s repeated admonition that health care reform is a “complex issue that can’t be reduced to snippets,” it’s exactly what Reid, Murray, Schumer, and his Owens’ grandmother propped up young Marcelas to do. Anyone who questions the narrative and absolute moral authority of the kiddie human shield is a heartless, right-wing stalker who should be vilified, if not arrested.

As always, the current ruling majority is incapable of holding an adult discussion on the costs and consequences of its plans.

humanshield004.jpg
(Makestickers.com)

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Attacks on Fox News for vetting President Obama’s Ohio poster patient, Natoma Canfield, in 3, 2, 1…

Natoma Canfield, the cancer-stricken woman who has become a centerpiece of President Obama’s push for health care reform, will not lose her home over her medical bills and will probably qualify for financial aid, a top official at the Cleveland medical center treating her told FoxNews.com.

Natoma Canfield’s battles with cancer and with insurance companies have become a centerpiece of President Obama’s campaign to pass a health care system overhaul.

Natoma Canfield, the cancer-stricken woman who has become a centerpiece of President Obama’s push for health care reform, will not lose her home over her medical bills and will probably qualify for financial aid, a top official at the Cleveland medical center treating her told FoxNews.com.

Though Canfield’s sister Connie Anderson said her sibling is afraid she’ll lose her house and Obama warned at an Ohio rally Monday that the patient is “racked with worry” about the cost of tests and treatment, she is already being screened for financial help.

Lyman Sornberger, executive director of patient financial services at the Cleveland Clinic, said “all indications” at the outset are that she will be considered for assistance.

“She may be eligible for state Medicaid … and/or she will be eligible for charity (care) of some form or type. … In my personal opinion, she will be eligible for something,” he said, adding that Canfield should not be worried about losing her home.

“Cleveland Clinic will not put a lien on her home,” he said.

 

2,597 posted on 03/17/2010 1:45:00 AM PDT by backhoe (All Across America, the Lights are being relit again...)
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Survey in New England Journal of Medicine Says 46% of US Doctors Will Quit If Obamacare Passes

“This assumes, of course, that they will be permitted to quit.”

New study is not going to make the President very happy (Obamacare a job-killer)

“Slaughter Rule” Strategy Unprecedented

HomeLand Security Has Mobile Mind Reading Trailers

Hawaii considering law to ignore Obama 'birthers'

...why doesn't the Kenyan SIMPLY just show it?

And while he’s at it...his college trancripts would also be a bonus..

Obama Is a Stranger in a Strange Land

Obama is a red diaper vagabond, raised by a brood of perverted and dysfunctional Marxist grifters. It is quite evident that he totally bought into the Communist philosophy that he was exposed to by these vipers during his formative years.

Obama has no business residing within the boarders of this nation, much less at 1600, Pennsylvania Ave..

Our Leader....What a liar & a fraud.

In the "too little, too late" Dept.?

U.S. Opens Spigot for California Farmers

Sarah Palin: Obama Embraces Iran, Cuba, Sudan, North Korea & Burma… Attacks Israel

Sarah Palin: Obama has Snookered You Again America! (BHO, Soros and the $10B Brazilian payoff)

(Video) Sarah Palin: Democrat March Madness, HELP STOP OBAMA-PELOSI HEALTHCARE TAKEOVER

Obama Nominee's Sympathy For Sexual Sadists

Rising taxes still wouldn't keep up with new spending

Generic Congressional Ballot [GOP 45 - 35 highest lead ever recorded by Rasmussen]

Don't get cocky, boys...
 

Their Real Agenda

Road To Serfdom: Liberals' plan to reform the medical system has always seemed more an attempt to radically transform the nation than a good-faith effort to cut costs and expand coverage. Now they've confirmed it.

Today's Democrats aren't interested in constitutional or traditional limitations on government. They want to remake American life based on their notions of what's ideal, and they are more than willing to force leftward change on an ostensibly free people.

While this has been clear for some time, it still rocks us a bit when they acknowledge such plans out loud.

The loudest came Monday when House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told a group of bloggers that turning the Democratic Party leaders' health care overhaul into law would embolden them to drive America away from its roots of liberty and independence.

"Kick open that door, and there will be other legislation to follow," she said. "We'll take the country in a new direction."

The only surprise is that the speaker from uber-Democratic San Francisco would be so frank. The country is already in open, though peaceful, revolt against her party's health care overhaul.

Declaring publicly that the left has plans to take the country unwillingly on some Great Leap Forward seems rather foolish. Does she believe the public will eagerly accept more central planning?

(Excerpt) Read more at investors.com ...

A *Very Serious* Warning To Nancy Pelosi

 
 
She thinks there will be no consequences..... She is betting her very life.

Pretty much.
Pelosi, 0bama and Reid should remember what happened to Nicolae Ceausescu and his wife in Romania, when he continued to ignore the will of of the people.

From:


To this:

Protest Tyranny In America--Fly Your Flag Upside Down


 


2,598 posted on 03/17/2010 3:46:49 AM PDT by backhoe (All Across America, the Lights are being relit again...)
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OUTLAW!
 

Here’s what we need done today to help launch and execute the “Pressure the Democrats’ Donors” plan we’ve conceived to open a new front in the Resistance to the Healthcare Rationing bill.

Our logic is simple:  the White House, Nancy Pelosi, and Harry Reid have convinced all Democrats in Congress to ignore the public.  Phones are off the hook, emails are being deleted, and fax machines are unplugged.  Democrats have built a wall between themselves and reality.  The public’s ire is smacking right into that wall, but not getting through.

As Democrat fundraisers here in Chicago, we know how to get around that wall:  by getting to the Democrats’ large Donors — wealthy people who put on the fundraisers, chair the events, and do all the money bundling that keeps Democrats in office. These people have the private phone numbers the Democrats will indeed answer.  It’s been said Democrats spend 5-6 hours a day doing Donor maintenance and fundraising in Congress.  That means if we start pressuring the Democrat Donors, they will call Congress and the DNC to report the public’s coming after THEM now.  And they won’t like that one bit.

These are wealthy socialites and large law firms, neither of which wants the public calling, faxing, and emailing them. They donate in the shadows for their own personal vanity in most cases:  that money will dry up if the public starts directing some of its ire at the people who fund all this madness by writing big checks to the DNC and Democrats in office.

Today we need the following five things accomplished:

(1) Use this thread, and find the largest donors for the 8 Democrats listed as “Maybe” by sites like Ace of Spades.

(2) Use this thread, and find the largest donors for the 31 Democrats listed there.

(3) In comments below, think of good verbiage to use in letters, emails, faxes, and phone calls to the Democrat Donors as we identify them.  Remember: always be polite, professional, and use excellent grammar.  Keep your message short, and ask these wealthy people why they are funding the Socialist takeover of this country.  Ask them why they gave so much money so Democrats could shred the Constitution and attempt to illegally ram bills through Congress without voting on them.  Ask these Donors why they raised so much funds to tank the US economy.  Tell them you are going to write to all of their neighbors and anyone who does business with them, letting them know how they have been spending their money and what they are trying to achieve by putting Leftists into office. Tell them they are terrible human beings and that you will pray for their sanity to be restored.

(4) Contact people like Rush Limbaugh, Greta van Susteren, Michelle Malkin, Bill O’Reilly, Dennis Miller, Tammy Bruce, and others to spread this “Contact Dem Donors” idea as far as possible.  It’s thinking outside the box, and opening an unexpected front for Democrats.  These people are stressed and unhinged just dealing with the public — imagine the extra stress we would put on them if suddenly their Donors start calling, panicked, demanding to do whatever needs to be done to call the public off.

(5) Contact everyone involved in the Tea Party movement and make this idea viral…get them to research and contact the major Democrat Donors in their areas too.  If, nationwide, wealthy Democrat Donors coast to coast started catching Hell from the general public, the DNC switchboards will start lighting up, and Congress members’ cell phones will start melting.  We guarantee it.

March 17, 2010 at 11:14 am

According to this, democrats are already being contacted by donors, but not the way we want.

Donors are threatening to withhold funding from dems who do not support health care:

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0310/34540.html

We have to hurry! Work like mad to get to them first!

March 17, 2010 at 11:48 am

Another suggestion, analogous to your action plan:

Obama is telling the previous “yes” voters to vote “yes” again because they’re going to get kicked out of office anyway.

How to counter that? Promise to treat them like people in Nebraska treated Ben Nelson: public heckling, and boycotting anyone who gives these jokers a job.

Ace of Spades ran a list of the following 8 Democrats who are “Maybe” on the Healthcare Rationing bill:

Jason Altmire (PA-4)
332 Cannon House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
202-225-2565
202-226-2274(fax)

John Boccieri (OH-16)
1516 Longworth HOB
Washington, DC 20515
(202) 225-3876
(has an email form on his webpage)

Allen Boyd (FL-2)
1227 Longworth HOB
Washington, DC 20515
(202) 225-5235
(202) 225-5615 Fax
(email form)

Travis Childers (MS-1)
1708 Longworth HOB
Washington, DC 20515
(202) 225-4306
(202) 225-3549 (fax)
(email form)

Lincoln Davis (TN-4)
410 Cannon House Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20515
Phone: 202.225.6831
Fax: 202.226.5172
(email form)

Bart Gordon (TN-6)
2306 Rayburn HOB
Washington, D.C. 20515
Phone: (202) 225-4231
Fax: (202) 225-6887

Scott Murphy (NY-20)
120 Cannon HOB
Washington, DC 20515
(202) 225-5614
(202) 225-1168 (fax)
(email form)

Glenn Nye (VA-2)
116 Cannon HOB
Washington, D.C. 20515
Phone: (202) 225-4215
Fax: (202) 225-4218
(email form)

Who are their major Donors?

What law firms bundle money for these people?

These eight Democrats depend on large contributions to fund their campaigns.  The people who make these contributions do so in the shadows, outside the public glare.  Congress has been avoiding and ignoring direct contact with the public: phones have been taken off the hook, emails deleted unread, and fax machines are unplugged.  It is difficult for the public to get through to Congress directly.

Our strategy is to take an indirect route to get to these Congressmen.

Through their Donors.

Let’s hit FEC records, OpenSecrets, and Google to search for the names and contact information for the wealthy people who put on the large fundraisers that keep the eight people above in Congress.

Who chairs their fundraising committees?

Who hosts their large events?

What names keep popping up in any article about banquets, fundraisers, or other political events these Congressmen attend?

We guarantee you these wealthy people and firms do not want the public calling them to tell them how unconstitutional and illegal it is for Democrats to be doing the things they are doing in Washington.  We need to tell them the public will hold these individuals accountable for what Congress is doing, since it is their money that is funding all of this madness.  If they ponied up all that cash to send the eight men above to Congress, then they bear culpability for their actions.

These wealthy people have private numbers to reach the eight men above the general public does not have access to.  They can be much more persuasive than the average citizen.

Thus, if the public outs and pressures Democrats’ large Donors, the Donors will then make panicked calls to the DNC and Congress, and we get through on a level the DNC never expected us to.

Use this thread to collect the Donor information for the names above.

March 17, 2010 at 10:36 am

http://www.fec.gov/DisclosureSearch/mapHSApp.do?election_yr=2010 has information of campaign donors

American Hero

It’s an amazing coincidence of fate that the most un-American, unpatriotic, and unappealing woman we can think of is named Michelle — and happens to be our current First Lady — while the most pro-American, patriotic, and wonderful woman we can think of is also named Michele. One less “L” in a name sure makes one “Hell” of a difference.

Obama vs. Bachmann.

Crass vs. CLASS.

Bachmann is almost single-handedly leading the American Resistance to the madness Nancy Pelosi’s presiding over in the House.

One woman from Minnesota.  A mom.  Leading the charge where her male counterparts are afraid to tread.

She is a warrior queen with a Blackberry.  Artemis in Ann Taylor.  The modern day equivalent of Mercy Otis Warren, Abigail Adams, Betsy Ross, Dolley Madison, and every great, patriotic woman from the past — and then some.

The Leftist media has ordered a complete blackout of all coverage relating to the illegal maneuvers Pelosi is making in the House, just as the MSM blacked-out all coverage of the collapse of the Church of Anthropogenic Global Warming.  They refused to cover Climategate because it would hurt Democrats.  They refuse to cover the unconstitutional “Slaughter Slam” end-run on the Constitution because that would hurt Democrats too.

Well, Michele Bachmann is a modern-day Paulette Revere.

Help her.

If you love your country, you love your children, and you love your life as you know it, help her.

Email this article to everyone you know.  Get off your butt and go door to door in your neighborhood and tell everyone you can what Democrats are doing, how they are ripping up the Constitution.  Call everyone in your phone.  Head down to the grocery store and start talking to strangers.  Call your local TV stations and demand they start covering this story.

We believe whatever great and cosmic force flowed through our Founders when they created this nation — the force that has reappeared time and again in all of our great heroes whenever America needed them — is alive and strong in Michele Bachmann.

She is one voice of reason in a sea of fools, lunatics, and impotent, weak men.  She’s a mighty force, but she cannot do this alone.

Help her.

Reinforce her.

Spread her message.

Bachmann Rips Media for Not Covering Deem and Pass; Suggests Pelosi Impeachment Warranted

You can’t impeach members of Congress—it’s only for executive and judicial officers. They could expel her, but that requires 2/3 of the House.

Tea parties win key victory in ousting Congress

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UH-OH!!! New study is not going to make the President very happy ..

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‘Everything Obama touches turns to crap’

The Slaughter on the Southern Border

WTH?

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Wednesday, March 17, 2010, 5:28 AM
Jim Hoft

IS OBAMACARE FACING ITS DEATH PANEL?
The last 24 hours were brutal on the White House and Democratic leaders…
Obamacare collapsed on Intrade:

Obama agreed to an interview with Republican mouthpiece FOX News.

Jim Cramer announced Obamacare will tank the market. And, Money News reported it will cause huge tax increases.

The opposition is only 11 votes shy from killing Obamacare.

And, Jack Cafferty on CNN says that the Slaughter Solution pushed by Speaker Pelosi is beyond sleazy, Via Instapundit:

Things don’t look good for the democrat’s nationalized health care right about now.

Keep the pressure on… Call your Congressman.
Here’s the Contact List.

 
IS BARACK OBAMA too big to fail?
 
MORE PROBLEMS with the Slaughter Solution? The biggest problem, of course, is that two weeks ago Obama was calling for an up-or-down vote, and now the House is doing its best to avoid just that . . .
 
WHAT COULD GO WRONG? Obama’s New Partner: Al Sharpton. Kinda like if Bush had brought in David Duke to solidify things...
 

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While only one point down on one day, it's the first time he's ever entered negative territory. He started at 70 - 10, +60 approve and has dropped consistently since taking office. And the most recent trending is clearly linked directly to Obama Care.

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