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  • Obama Rebounds, Leads all GOP Contenders

    05/12/2010 12:52:35 PM PDT · by yongin · 76 replies · 2,185+ views
    Public Policy Polling ^ | May 12, 2010 | Tom Jensen
    A month after trailing all but Sarah Palin and Newt Gingrich, President Barack Obama is now ahead of all four major Republican presidential candidates polled, plus a new dark horse. Obama has increased his lead over Palin from 47-45 to 50-43 since April; she is the only candidate against whom Obama has majority support. Even unknown candidate Gary Johnson, former New Mexico governor, has Obama at 46, to Johnson’s 28. Obama leads Mike Huckabee 46-45 after trailing him 47-45 last month. The president beats Gingrich 49-42; they were tied at 45 in April. Romney lags behind Obama 46-44 after beating...
  • CARTOON: Some things money can't buy, for everything else, there are taxpayers

    07/29/2009 6:22:49 AM PDT · by NetRight Nation · 4 replies · 1,182+ views
    NetRight Nation ^ | July 28, 2009 | William Warren
  • Inhofe on Fox Live Now: Cap and Trade DOA "I'm kind of rejoicing"

    06/29/2009 7:48:52 AM PDT · by PreciousLiberty · 89 replies · 5,960+ views
    Fox News ^ | 6/29/2009 | Self
    Inhofe just interviewed live on Fox. Fox is running with the suppressed EPA report challanging manmade global warming as a major story. Inhofe says the Cap and Trade bill is "DOA" in the Senate. There will be an investigation into the EPA suppressing valid science. He said "I'm kind of rejoicing", and that he's finally vindicated after years of pointing out the poor science. The Fox anchor: "This is huge!" Victory!!!
  • The New Nuclear Revolution (WSJ Opinion by Bob Metcalfe)

    06/28/2009 5:56:47 AM PDT · by angkor · 46 replies · 1,368+ views
    Wall Street Journal Opinion ^ | June 24, 2009 | Bob Metcalfe
    After the Internet, the next big thing will be cheap and clean energy. Coal, oil and gas pollute and are increasingly expensive: We need alternatives. Because nuclear energy (stored among particles inside atoms) is millions of times more dense than chemical energy (stored among atoms in molecules), nuclear reactors belong high on our long list of energy alternatives. Nuclear energy is released during fission and fusion. During fission, large elements like uranium are split into smaller elements. During fusion, small elements like hydrogen are combined into larger elements. These two processes have occurred naturally since the beginning of time --...
  • Carbongate (Obama's EPA Cover-up)

    06/26/2009 6:07:35 PM PDT · by WhiteCastle · 63 replies · 6,753+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | June 26, 2009 | Investor's Business Daily
    Climate Change: A suppressed EPA study says old U.N. data ignore the decline in global temperatures and other inconvenient truths. Was the report kept under wraps to influence the vote on the cap-and-trade bill? This was supposed to be the most transparent administration ever. Yet as the House of Representatives prepared to vote on the Waxman-Markey bill, the largest tax increase in U.S. history on 100% of Americans, an attempt was made to suppress a study shredding supporters' arguments.
  • Everyone Hates the Cap-and-Trade Bill [Greenpeace just came out in opposition to the massive....]

    06/26/2009 8:31:59 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 38 replies · 2,009+ views
    Everyone Hates the Cap-and-Trade Bill Greenpeace just came out in opposition to the massive, 1,200-page bill the House is considering today. I say 1,200 pages, but it may have expanded to 1,500 overnight, as there's a rumor than 300 pages of amendments were added around 2 a.m. Conservatives quickly took to Twitter to laud Greenpeace, which is opposing the bill for entirely different reasons than the Right, but nonetheless. Thus, the cap-and-trade bill solved global warming for free, before even being passed, because Hell hath officially frozen over. The House has been slugging it out all morning on the floor...
  • House Democrats unsure of global warming bill's passage (cap and tax)

    06/25/2009 6:47:40 AM PDT · by St. Louis Conservative · 25 replies · 1,157+ views
    CNN Political Tracker ^ | June 25, 2009 | Evan Glass
    WASHINGTON (CNN) – House Democratic leaders are furiously lobbying their members and moderate Republicans to support a landmark energy bill in the face of resistance from some conservative members of their own party, and staunch opposition from the GOP — roadblocks that are making it difficult to find the 218 votes necessary to pass the measure, according to Democratic leadership aides. A vote on the Clean Energy and Security Act, which would restrict emissions of green house gases and require use of alternative energy in an effort to slow the effects of global warming, is scheduled for Friday. The legislation's...
  • EPA's own research expert 'shut up' on climate change

    06/24/2009 8:18:02 PM PDT · by Man50D · 13 replies · 1,062+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | June 24, 2009 | Chelsea Schilling
    Environmental Protection Agency officials have silenced one of their own senior researchers after the 38-year employee issued an internal critique of the EPA's climate change position. Alan Carlin, senior operations research analyst at the EPA's National Center for Environmental Economics, or NCEE, submitted his research on the agency's greenhouse gases endangerment findings and offered a fundamental critique on the EPA's approach to combating CO2 emissions. But officials refused to share his conclusion in an open internal discussion, claiming his research would have "a very negative impact on our office." His study was barred from circulation within the EPA and was...
  • Orwell's time-tested warnings

    06/21/2009 3:26:45 AM PDT · by MartinaMisc · 30 replies · 1,444+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | June 21, 2009 | Jeff Jacoby
    NINETEEN EIGHTY-FOUR’’ opens with one of the most famous first lines in modern English literature - the vaguely unnerving “It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen.’’ The line it ends with is even more famous, and considerably more sinister: “He loved Big Brother.’’ George Orwell’s brilliant, bitter novel turns 60 this month, but after all these years it has lost none of its nightmarish chill. Its hero is the decidedly unheroic Winston Smith, a weak and wistful man who lives in the totalitarian police state of Oceania, which is ruled by the Party...
  • The Accelerating Push to Criminalize the Right

    06/21/2009 5:16:26 AM PDT · by FromLori · 19 replies · 1,422+ views
    The New American recently warned that Americans who oppose policies emanating from Washington are being tarred as right-wing extremists and even potential terrorists by the Obama administration's Department of Homeland Security as well as by the New York Times and other liberal media organs. This push to demonize and even criminalize political dissent appears to be accelerating. Earlier this month, New York Times columnists Frank Rich and Paul Krugman wrote pieces laying the blame for the murder of an abortionist and a U.S. Holocaust Museum security guard at the foot of President Barack Obama's critics. Both have received figurative high-fives...
  • Why Unemployment Is Not Going To Great Depression Levels

    06/15/2009 6:49:39 AM PDT · by FromLori · 55 replies · 1,322+ views
    Because hyperinflation will keep wage rates high enough that minimum wage laws won't matter. During the worst years of the Great Depression, unemployment hit 25 percent. Our current calamity is so often compared to that era that it worth asking: will things get that bad? Economist Robert Murphy says they won't. Our government won't make the same high wage policy mistake that cripled the jobs economy in the 1930s, and even if stickiness in wages (due to minimum wage hikes or government support of unions) inflation will actually push wages higher. From the Mises Institute: The single biggest blunder Herbert...
  • State Department Says China to Get U.S. Aid under New Climate Deal

    06/15/2009 4:41:07 AM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 26 replies · 884+ views
    CNSNews ^ | June 15, 2009 | Matt Cover
    (CNSNews.com) - U.S. Special Envoy for Climate Change Todd Stern said that there was “no question” that China would receive both financial and technological assistance from the United States as part of upcoming climate change talks to be conducted in Copenhagen, Denmark. “This is a developing country issue, which includes China,” Stern told reporters on Friday. “I think there is no question that a Copenhagen agreement is going to have to include mechanisms to provide the financial flows and technological assistance to developing countries.” The Copenhagen talks are part of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCC), the...
  • Expert urges U.S. gov't to change policies of taxing, spending [Peter Schiff]

    06/14/2009 11:53:47 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 15 replies · 920+ views
    Xinhua ^ | 2009-06-14 | Jing Zhao Cesarone
    CHICAGO, June 14 (Xinhua) -- Taking issue with the Obama Administration's contention that the economy is showing signs of recovery, Peter Schiff, a well-known American economic commentator, firmly believes that this economy will never recover unless the government changes its policies of taxing, spending and expanding the government. Schiff, currently serving as president and chief global strategist of the brokerage firm Euro Pacific Capital Inc, told Xinhua during an exclusive interview on Saturday that "the things the government is doing with the economy only put us into deeper debt and deeper trouble. All they will probably do is buy us...
  • Wright Warns Obama to be Himself

    06/11/2009 9:53:01 AM PDT · by APRPEH · 7 replies · 608+ views
    APRPEH ^ | 19 Sivan 5769/11 June 2009 | aprpeh
    By now everyone has heard the comments from Obama's (former) Reverend, Jeremiah Wright blaming the Jews for his own isolation from his student (Obama) whom he married and who's children he baptised. So far, most of the reporting on this story is merely focused upon Wright and his blatant anti-Semitic ranting and antiJewism. The comments were played out in the context of his ridiculous accusations against the "Zionist's" and make believe ethnic cleansing of Gaza, an area ruled by Hamas and from where Israel withdrew in 2005. What has not received as much attention is what is running between the...
  • We The People Stimulus Package.... (Buy a gun, you will need it !)

    06/10/2009 7:45:13 AM PDT · by IrishMike · 26 replies · 3,731+ views
    You Tube ^ | Bob Basso
    Subject: Have you seen this ?? This guy's video on youtube has been so popular that Obama called him personally. He said that he was very disturbed with the video and invited him to the White House.. Obama also said he wanted the White House to handle the Press and not to talk about the video or the White House visit. That's interesting. Watch it now. This may be the best six minutes invested in your future You may have to turn your Sound Control up some. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jeYscnFpEyA
  • BREITBART: Know thy enemy: This is not your mother's Democratic Party

    06/09/2009 2:08:56 AM PDT · by Scanian · 15 replies · 1,146+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | June 8, 2009 | Andrew Breitbart
    The Democratic Party's attitude to elections is admirable: Win. And recent history has shown it will do anything to do so. When, if not now, will Republicans develop such a fighting spirit? Democrats invest - with taxpayer money, mind you - in groups like ACORN that, among other sordid tactics, seek out Skid Row bodies and wheel them to polling places. All the Democratic National Committee needs are vans and smelling salts. Pop culture and the "education system" have done the rest, making "D" the default choice on Election Day. Democrats brazenly take policy positions - think government services and...
  • How Much Should Poor Countries Be Paid To Fight Climate Change? ($140 billion annually)

    06/08/2009 12:23:46 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 29 replies · 841+ views
    New York Times ^ | June 8, 2009 | James Kanter
    What will it take to get developing nations to sign up to a global climate agreement? A critical part of the answer, it seems, is cold, hard cash. Wealthy nations are considering just how much poor countries should be paid to help combat global warming. Countries in poorer parts of the world like China and India are demanding that wealthier regions like the European Union and North America fund their efforts at developing clean energy technologies and help them adapt to the effects of climate change caused largely by accumulated emissions from the industrialized West. Money to fund these efforts...
  • Time Tries to Turn Obama Into Cute, Cuddly Muppet

    06/08/2009 5:42:30 AM PDT · by Mobile Vulgus · 14 replies · 946+ views
    NewsBusters.org ^ | 6/08/09 | Warner Todd Huston
    You want a blatant example of the Old Media's over-the-top, gobsmacked love affair with Obama? Well, one would be hard pressed not to see Time Magazine's latest piece by Nancy Gibbs as a perfect example of the media ignoring all ills and of projecting only what is wonderful onto the dearly beloved as this piece represents. The lionization of Obama is bad enough, but the selective memory of the writer is even more appalling. Writer Gibbs begins her column trying to "place" Barack Obama in a "cultural map." Most famous people are remembered for a certain place that formed their...
  • Obama blew speech [President did disservice to U.S. with condescending appeal to Muslims]

    06/06/2009 3:52:14 AM PDT · by Clive · 26 replies · 1,529+ views
    Toronto Sun ^ | 2009-06-06 | Peter Worthington
    The trouble with U.S. President Barack Obama's boffo speech in Cairo to the Muslim world was not what he said -- but that he said it. To explain: The content was generally fair, rational, evenhanded and fitting for a moderator, arbitrator or neutral adjudicator. But that's not what Obama is. He is, or should be, the embodiment of his country and its interests. When he appoints himself the go-between who sees all sides and takes no sides -- who chastises all conflicting parties equally and impartially -- he does a disservice to himself, his country and to truth. His speech...
  • OBAMA'S JUSTICE DEPT WILL ALLOW NON-CITIZENS TO REGISTER TO VOTE IN GEORGIA

    06/02/2009 10:47:35 AM PDT · by hecht · 56 replies · 2,126+ views
    OBAMA'S JUSTICE DEPT WILL ALLOW NON-CITIZENS TO REGISTER TO VOTE IN GEORGIA Any shot for Americans to take back this country from the hard left in 2010/2012 is looking increasingly dim .... Obama Justice Department Decision Will Allow Non-Citizens to Register to Vote in Georgia (hat tip Clyde) Decision Bars Georgia From Continuing Voter Verification Process Georgia Secretary of State Karen Handel issued the following statement following the U.S. Department of Justice’s denial of preclearance of Georgia’s voter verification process Atlanta - “The decision by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) to deny preclearance of Georgia’s already implemented citizenship verification...