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  • Lois Lerner could go to jail in contempt clash

    03/30/2014 8:54:52 AM PDT · by sgtyork · 90 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | March 27, 2014 | editorial board
    This may come as a shock to Lois Lerner, but the House of Representatives has the authority to jail her unless she changes her mind about refusing to answer questions about her role in the IRS scandal. Essentially, what is required for that to happen is for a House majority to vote for a motion holding her in contempt and House Speaker John Boehner to then direct the House sergeant at arms to arrest and confine her. Under the Constitution, the House can do that under its “inherent contempt” authority, which was initially exercised in 1795 during the First Congress...
  • Happy Easter! He Is Risen.

    03/31/2013 6:25:40 AM PDT · by sgtyork · 41 replies
    Our Faith | 3/31/2013 | Vanity
    I did n't see a greeting. A blessed joyous Easter to all!
  • Only Corporate Lawyers and The Most Sophisticated HR People Understand How Obama Care Really Works

    02/17/2013 4:34:58 PM PST · by sgtyork · 27 replies
    Instapundit ^ | 2/17/2013 | Letter to Instapundit
    I don’t know if you will see this in your volume of email, but you might. I am deeply into studying the impact of Obamacare on employers, and I have been communicating with highly sophisticated ERISA lawyers who are advising employers, from Fortune 50 companies to small firms under 50 employees, on whether to keep or drop or modify their employer group health plans. It has become very clear to everyone involved who is analytical and not ideological that the rational strategy, for both large and small firms, is to cease providing health care insurance to employees. No company wants...
  • Paul Ryan Victory Rally

    10/15/2012 6:54:07 AM PDT · by sgtyork · 7 replies
    Vanity | Vanity
    I'm at a Victory Rally for Paul Ryan in Waukesha WI. About 3000 showed up for an 8 am rally. Great intro by Lt Governor Kleefisch. Waiting for the man of the hour.
  • Obama Team Calls Meaningless Lehman Victory A “Giant Leap Forward”

    06/11/2012 6:22:51 AM PDT · by sgtyork · 13 replies
    Media Trackers ^ | June 8, 2010 | Collin Roth
    On Tuesday night, the recall effort against Governor Walker was soundly defeated in a resounding 7-point victory by the sitting Republican governor. In addition to Governor Walker, Lt. Governor Kleefisch and three Republican State Senators also defeated Democratic challengers by large margins. But the lone victory for recall challengers appears to have occurred in Senate District 21 where Democrat John Lehman posted an 800 vote lead over Republican incumbent Van Wanggaard in Racine County. Despite the lead, the election is likely headed for a recount and reports are trickling out of Racine of irregularities, electioneering, and outright fraud. Nevertheless, the...
  • Wisconsin unions see ranks drop ahead of recall vote

    05/31/2012 5:36:47 AM PDT · by sgtyork · 36 replies
    Public-employee unions in Wisconsin have experienced a dramatic drop in membership -- by more than half for the second-biggest union -- since a law championed by Republican Gov. Scott Walker sharply curtailed their ability to bargain over wages and working conditions. Now with Mr. Walker facing a recall vote Tuesday, voters will decide whether his policies in the centrist state should continue -- or whether they have gone too far. The election could mark a pivot point for organized labor. Mr. Walker's ouster would derail the political career of a rising Republican star and send a warning to other elected...
  • Displaced Wisconsin Dems want to Elbow Their Way into Minority Districts

    04/22/2012 4:54:26 PM PDT · by sgtyork · 15 replies
    Media Trackers ^ | 4/19/2012 | Brian Sikma
    With Wisconsin’s new legislative district maps nearly finalized, up to four incumbent Democrat lawmakers are preparing to move into newly redrawn majority-minority districts to insure they can retain their power in the state capitol. Mapmakers have updated or created several districts in the cities of Milwaukee and Racine that contain majority populations of minority ethnic and racial groups. The Federal Voting Rights Act requires states to insure that minorities have proportional representation in state legislative bodies. Compliance with this mandate means states must create legislative districts where the majority demographic is comprised of racial minorities. Democrat lawmakers Rep. Cory Mason...
  • Freep this Poll for us Cheeseheads:::POLL: Do you approve of the job Gov. Walker is doing?

    03/07/2011 6:01:19 PM PST · by sgtyork · 36 replies
    TheJournalTimes ^ | Mar 07, 2011 | TheJournalTimes.com
    Right now the lefties are ahead. Freep away.
  • Freep a Poll WSJ Question of the Day: Should state employees have collective-bargaining rights?

    02/23/2011 8:18:27 PM PST · by sgtyork · 20 replies
    Wall St. Journal ^ | 02-23-2011 | WSJ
    This poll needs attention
  • Resolution to Mosque Controversy - Make 911 a National Battlefield

    08/20/2010 10:09:05 PM PDT · by sgtyork · 13 replies
    SGT YORK | Vanity
    I was at Belmont Club and a post added some structure to a thought I have been having. The land around the WTC and Ground Zero is hallowed. All of us non-liberal Americans agree on that. The post spoke to the land around Ground Zero being declared a National Battlefield. Apparently the enabling law is Public Law 89-665; 16 U.S.C. 470. It can "be designated with varying zones of influence and of specified effects, one of which could include “offense to the survivors.” In essence this is what the Islamic group that intends to build that Mosque (and recruiting center)...
  • Report from West Bend (WI) Tea Party

    08/07/2010 9:30:01 PM PDT · by sgtyork · 4 replies
    Vanity
    I would like to report on a successful Tea Party in West Bend Wisconsin today. It was held at the Washington County Fairgrounds. The highlight speakers were our Republican Senatorial Candidate Ron Johnson, our candidate for governor Scott Walker, Joe the Plumber, Congressman Glen Grossman and Thomas Paine. The crowd was 2000, pretty crowded parking. It was a great sunny day. Ron Johnson told of his decision to run after speaking at another Tea Party. I have to say, he is the real deal. He's passionate and speaks about our Freedoms. Russ Feingold should be putting out feelers for an...
  • Constitution Day Tea Party in Milwaukee 10,000 attendance

    09/19/2009 8:56:53 PM PDT · by sgtyork · 20 replies · 1,848+ views
    vanity | sgtyork
    Attended a great tea party today on the shores of Lake Michigan in Milwaukee. It was a sunny and almost crisp afternoon and 10,000 American Patriots came to Veteran's Park on the lakefront. Among the speakers were our County Executive Scott Walker - running for governor; James T. Harris - who became a liberal target for telling John McCain to fight harder against the One; David Clark - our County Sheriff, a powerfully tall black man who resembles but is more handsome than Samuel Fishburne (he also spoke very non-partisanly and anti-tax); Joe the Plumber - an impressively articulate young...
  • How We Decisively WON in Iraq in 2008

    01/01/2009 4:19:04 PM PST · by sgtyork · 9 replies · 891+ views
    The Futurist ^ | 01/01/09 | The Futurist
    How We Decisively WON in Iraq in 2008 One of the boldest predictions ever made on The Futurist was back in May 2006, when I made a detailed case for why victory in Iraq would arrive precisely in 2008, not sooner or later. There was also a half-time update in September 2007 to the initial May 2006 prediction over here. This was an unusually bold prediction to make, given the state of Iraq in May 2006, which was before the Surge was even discussed. So now, in 2008, I am happy to declare that the United States has WON in...
  • McCain-Palin at Cedarburg WI

    09/05/2008 9:33:21 AM PDT · by sgtyork · 30 replies · 249+ views
    Reporting from rally | Vanity
    So crowed a couple thousand can't get in. They expected 8000. Standing next to Demcrat who will be voting McCain-Palin. Enthusiasm is high.
  • South Koreans Have Had Enough Engagement - Have a big reality check

    10/15/2006 8:31:56 PM PDT · by sgtyork · 33 replies · 1,231+ views
    South Koreans Have Had Enough Engagement The South Koreans have pressed for engagement with North Korea and the Kim Jong-Il regime for decades. They have protested against the American military presence in their nation and tried to appease their northern neighbor into playing nice on the peninsula. Kim's latest nuclear test appears to have finally demonstrated the folly of that approach. In less than a week, public opinion has shifted profoundly towards a hard-line policy and even arming the South with nuclear weapons: In less than a week since North Korea claimed to have tested a nuclear weapon, public opinion...
  • AL QAEDA LOST HEARTS AND MINDS IN IRAQ

    09/27/2006 7:28:48 PM PDT · by sgtyork · 48 replies · 1,433+ views
    George Mason Poll ^ | Sept 27, 2006 | None
    Al Qaeda has desicively lost the Iraqi battlefield. Overall 94 percent have an unfavorable view of al Qaeda, with 82 percent expressing a very unfavorable view. Of all organizations and individuals assessed in this poll, it received the most negative ratings. The Shias and Kurds show similarly intense levels of opposition, with 95 percent and 93 percent respectively saying they have very unfavorable views. The Sunnis are also quite negative, but with less intensity. Seventy-seven percent express an unfavorable view, but only 38 percent are very unfavorable. Twenty-three percent express a favorable view (5% very). Views of Osama bin Laden...
  • NSA's Foreign Surveillance Alarms the Sheep

    12/21/2005 1:46:18 PM PST · by sgtyork · 9 replies · 607+ views
    Citizen Smash ^ | 9/11/2005 | LTC Grossman
    I saw this several months ago and the controversy about NSA surveillance relates to the communal anxiety we face in the war on terror. It will help if we can get this across to the sheep. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Lt. Colonel Grossman, a far better man than me, a man who does things I only talk about, writes in his introduction to The Bulletproof Mind: One Vietnam veteran, an old retired colonel, once said this to me: "Most of the people in our society are sheep. They are kind, gentle, productive creatures who can only hurt one another by accident." This is...
  • NG General Says Aid Delayed by Civil Unrest

    09/04/2005 7:42:46 PM PDT · by sgtyork · 51 replies · 2,208+ views
    Michelle Malkin ^ | 9/4/2005 | Bryan Preston
    Bryan Preston is founder of Junkyard Blog, where he has done excellent work on the New Orleans Bus Fiasco. He has exceeded his bandwidth limit and his blog is down, but he is still gathering info on local government failures in the hurricane aftermath. [UPDATE: Bryan will be guest-blogging here until Junkyard Blog comes back online.] Bryan sends along a transcript from a DoD press briefing about the meltdown of the New Orleans Police Department--an abject failure that the Left simply cannot pin on President Bush: GEN. BLUM: ...The real issue, particularly in New Orleans, is that no one anticipated...
  • Humana announces major expansion for Louisville

    08/20/2005 11:40:28 AM PDT · by sgtyork · 5 replies · 176+ views
    Humana announces major expansion for Louisville ... Posted on July 5, 2005 Provided by: Louisville (June 30, 2005) - State and local leaders announced today that Louisville-based Humana Inc. has chosen its hometown for a major expansion that will create approximately 1,100 new jobs. The announcement came after the Kentucky Economic Development Finance Authority approved incentives for the project at its monthly meeting this morning in Frankfort. “Louisville is Humana’s home – as the company was established here and continues to experience significant and positive growth here. We are excited about what this tremendous expansion will mean to the economic...
  • Was Able - Danger at Logan????

    08/14/2005 12:26:02 PM PDT · by sgtyork · 38 replies · 1,608+ views
    Vanity | 8/14/2005 | SgtYork
    Don't usually post vanities, but this Able Danger information has just jogged a memory of mine that has me spooked. My friend's daughter flew out of Logan on September 10th 2001, the evening before the World Trade Center Attacks. When we got together after the attacks she recounted that there had been unusal activity at that airporat that night. There seemed to be lots of police looking for something, she said. Also, she was on a project opening a new store and had a box cutter in her luggage. When she arrived home it was not there. She's a pretty...