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Thursday, April 30, 2009

Liberal Judge Souter Retires: Obama Set to Pick Replacement, Firestorm of Debate Will Quickly Ensue

Obama's first judicial nominee battle seems to be upon us:

NPR has learned that Supreme Court Justice David Souter is planning to retire at the end of the current court term.

The vacancy will give President Obama his first chance to name a member of the high court and begin to shape its future direction.

Even though Souter was nominated by HW Bush, he has been a faithful liberal over the past decade and a half. So, whoever Obama picks will probably not throw off the balance of the Supreme Court any furthur left unless he picks Jeremiah Wright, and that isn't happening.

It may still be an interesting battle, however. It'll be fun to watch.

Tom Shales Needs The Obama Drool Cup STAT-300th Post

His Obama love letter was gushing with praise for The One in today's Washington Post:

The questions put to Barack Obama at his news conference last night covered nearly every topic but the Craigslist Killer, and if that had come up, Obama probably would have answered it in stride. You ask, he'll answer -- earnestly, disarmingly, enchantingly, even -- and most of the time convincingly, which is no small accomplishment for a politician.

He goes on to declare Obama to be the best comedian evah:

"Now let me write this down," the president said with perfect comic timing. And he did appear to be jotting down the four terms so he could answer them in order -- no hint of talking down to the questioner or making light of the question.

Of course, he couldn't resist taking a shot at Bush:

Barack Obama is a truly flabbergasting president. And in a good way -- not the way some of his predecessors were. He's not flabberghastly.

"Flabberghastly"! Oh, that is just hilarious.

When Obama answers a question, you don't slap your forehead and moan, "Oh, brother!" He is, as guest expert David Gergen noted on CNN after the news conference, not only "up to speed" on the pressing issues of our time but also articulate about addressing them in a friendly, accessible way. He's not the student who wears a button that says, "Smartest kid in class," but clearly he is, at least when surrounded by the White House press corps.

Oh, brother! Ow! I hurt my head from slapping it.

Obama has misspoke many times resulting from his teleprompter malfunctions and just because he doesn't really know about many times. If you catch Ed Morrisey on everyday, like I do, you'd be able to keep track of various "Obamateurisms" where Obama says something that many people would wonder what was wrong with him, if the people in the media, like Mr. Shales, covered his mistakes like they covered Bush's mistakes, but they won't. So, the public is left unaware of his sometimes questionable statements.

Obama can use a five-dollar word such as "overarching" in one sentence and a few sentences later utter a folksy "doggone it." His verbiage is a melting pot that's always bubbling. A few times, he did stumble over words, and once or twice appeared semantically stranded, unable to find the precise language he wanted to use. But compare him with his predecessor and such moments seem trifling.

So, not only is he a Harvard elitist, but he's also a down-home Joe. Wow! Obama is just like everyone of us.

Geez! What happened to media integrity at the Post?

Predictable: Chrysler Files For Ch. 11, Billions in Tax Dollars Wasted

After the Bush and Obama administrations poured billions into a dying company to stave off bankruptcy, Chrysler ended up filing for Ch. 11 protection anyway:

Chrysler will have a "new lease on life" now that the American automaker has decided to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, President Obama said Thursday.

Why is the administration acting so optimistic all of a sudden? They were predicting catastrophy, if any of the Big 3 filed for bankruptcy. Now, they act like Chrysler will come out of this like a new born baby.

Where was this optimism months ago when they were declared "too big to fail"? They should have went through Ch. 11 months ago and saved the American people billions of money.

Unfortunately, Obama hasn't wised up, yet. He plans on sending more of our money to Chrysler:

The company will be eligible for up to $8 billion in federal aid to rebuild the ailing automaker, according to senior administration officials. The officials say they expect the bankruptcy to last only 60 days, giving Chrysler time to finalize a partnership with Fiat.

After 100 Days: Voter Confidence of War on Terror Victory Drops 20 Points

Amazing, the War on Terror went from all but won when Bush left office to the terroristis are making a comeback under the Obama administration:

Just 42% of likely voters now believe the United States and its allies are winning the War on Terror, according to the latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey.

That's down from 50% two weeks ago, down from 62% in early February, and is the lowest level of confidence since June 30, 2008.

Twenty-eight percent (28%) now say the terrorists are winning. That's the highest number offering that pessimistic assessment since October 2007.

Way to go, Obama! Keep up the good work. By this time next year, people will think the war is lost.

You can see Obama's legacy taking shape can't you.

Congress Celebrated Obama's 100th Day With Spending Spree, Pelosi Uses New Fuzzy Math

Both the House and Senate passed this boondoggle of a spending bill to pave the way for universal healthcare:

Congress has wrapped up work on a compromise $3.4 trillion budget outline aimed at helping advance President Barack Obama's ambitious agenda despite staggering government deficits.

The Senate's 53-43 vote to pass the measure followed House action earlier Wednesday.

The votes to adopt the nonbinding budget blueprint are only a first step toward Obama's goal of providing health care coverage for all Americans.

Nancy Pelosi had a very confusing comment on the passage of this enormous spending frenzy:

"It's a budget that reduces taxes, lowers the deficit and creates jobs."

Um..Whatever Pelosi is on, give me some.

If the government spends more money than any other administration in history, the money has to come from somewhere. They will have to raise taxes in order to pay for their agenda. There no way around that unless they want to borrow more from China. If they borrow money from China, the deficit will increase not decrease. More than like they will have to raise taxes and create a higher deficit.

The spending might create a few jobs, but a significant enough amount to make a difference in the economy.

Irony Alert: Taliban Uses Suicide Jackasses Against Troops

Taliban turns to suicide jackasses to fight troops in Afghanistan:

A senior British Army officer and six other military personnel survived an attack when a tethered donkey laden with explosives was detonated as their armored vehicle passed in southern Afghanistan.

Does anyone else find in interesting that they're using the Democratic symbol to fight our troops?

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Snowe: I Haven't Abandoned Fiscal Responsibility, Support For Porkulus Says Otherwise

Olympia Snowe (R-ME) was quoted yesterday saying:

"I believe in the traditional tenets of the Republican Party: strong national defense, fiscal responsibility, individual opportunity. I haven't abandoned those principles that have been the essence of the Republican Party. I think the Republican Party has abandoned those principles."

She does have a point that Republicans have abondoned fiscal responsiblility over the past few years. That's why they got voted out of the majority. The GOP have been trying to return to that basic tenet since they got their wake-up call last election.

Unfortunately, Sen. Snowe, one of the reasons why so many are furious at the Turncoat Caucus, including you, is that they didn't live up to the tenet of fiscal responsibility when they voted for the porkulus and overspending bills.

Specter lost Republican support because of his fiscal irresponsibility not for any other reason.

Inevitable: Turncoat Caucus' Specter Stabs GOP in the Back

Specter's voting record looks more like the voting record of a Democrat anyway. So, yesterday's news wasn't a surprise.

Veteran Pennsylvania Sen. Arlen Specter told colleagues Tuesday that he switched from the Republican to the Democratic Party, Sen. Harry Reid says.

[Democrats] are trying very hard for the 60th vote. Got to give them credit for trying. But the answer is no.

He knows that he has little to no shot at winning the Republican primary because of his "yes" votes on Obama's porkulus and overspending bills. The only shot that he has to win another term is to turn Democrat. A win in the Democratic party isn't a sure thing either, but it's more likely than a GOP victory.

He went on to blame the his former partymates for him betraying the party he has been with since the Reagan years. He claims that the GOP "has moved far to the right."

It wasn't any of the "social issues" that landed Specter in trouble with the party. It was the basic Republican tenet of fiscal responsibility that he abandoned that led to his downfall in the party. There is nothing "far right" about fiscal responsibility. Fiscal responsibility is one of the big issues that Obama campaigned on, and Obama isn't "far right" by any stretch of the imagination.

It wasn't the his party that abandoned Specter. It was Specter that abondoned the GOP when he voted for the Democrats' porkulus bill.

"Going Green" Means Big Green For Goracle

This is a follow-up of a previous story about Al Gore. The Gateway Pundit and Pro Patria brought the following stat about how "going green" means big green for the Goracle. He has gone from $1-2 Million in 2000 to $100 Million in almost eight years.

Many people, including myself, have questioned his motives in supporting his claims. Rep. Marsha Blackburn took the Goracle to task on this issue:

Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) challenged Al Gore's motives for supporting climate change legislation on Friday including his links to a firm that will make millions from cap and trade legislation.

Despite the crumbling case for global warming the Obama Administration plans on moving ahead with expensive cap and trade legislation that Obama admits will cause energy costs to skyrocket. The initiative will cost American families $700 to $1,400 dollars each year.

Human Events had 10 specific questions that they believe the Goracle should answer about how he financially benefits from "going green".

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Shock: Liberal Indoctrination at University of Delaware! Say It Ain’t So!

FIRE has exposed an egregious example of blatant attempt by some of the liberal faculty at the University of Delaware to shape the minds of young college freshmen into a liberal mold.

Saturday, April 25, 2009

The Goracle Compares Global Warming Skeptics to Bernie Madoff, Has He Looked in a Mirror Lately?

The Goracle had some strong words of rebuke for those who would dare to challenge the prophecy of the Goracle of Global Warming:

Former VP Al Gore compared scientists who question global warming with indicted stock swindler Bernie Madoff Friday, arguing that they are all guilty of perpetuating a fraud.

During testimony before the House Energy and Commerce Committee, the VP turned environmental advocate got into a brief verbal tussle with global warming skeptic Rep. Joe Barton (R-TX) who questioned Gore’s statistics about carbon emissions.

“It is important to look at sources of science you rely on,” Gore told Barton. “With all due respect, I believe you have relied on people you have trusted who have given you bad information. I don’t blame the investors who trusted Bernie Madoff but he gave them bad information.”

Many believe that Al Gore could be the "Bernie Madoff" of the Global Warming racket. They say that he's misleading people in order to sell books and get speaking engagements. Some wonder if he believes what he preaches. He talks about everyone minimizing their carbon footprint, but he travels the world in private jets, and uses an obsessive amount of electricity according to reports. On Earth Hour, his lights were on while the other environmentalists preached turning ALL electricity off for the entire hour.

There is a lot of money to be made converting this country into a green economy. As I said earlier today, the shorter the timetable the more costly the conversion will be.

They are banking on people's fear of armageddon. They preach doom and gloom, and tell stories of the earth turning into an oven in order to scare people. Out of fear, they will then accept the high costs in order to save themselves from literally baking in the sun.

I'm not saying that he is intentionally misleading the public for his own personal gain, but there is evidence that suggests just that. I definitely have my doubts and suspicions.

Pelosi: I Never Knew About Waterboarding In 2002, Former CIA Director: Yes, You Did

There is a classic case of he said/she said in Washington. Pelosi swears that she never knew that terrorists were being waterboarded:

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says she was never told during a congressional briefing in 2002 that waterboarding or other "enhanced" interrogation techniques were being used on terrorism suspects.

However, there has been some suspicion that she might have been less than truthful in that statement:

But in a story published in the Washington Post in December 2007, two officials were quoted saying that the California Democrat and three other lawmakers had received an hour-long secret briefing on the interrogation tactics, including waterboarding, and that they raised no objections at the time.

The clash of accounts has stirred Republican claims that Democrats have selective and politically motivated amnesia when it comes to who knew what, and when, about the Bush-era interrogation programs.

Yesterday, Porter J. Goss, one of the four lawmakers in the previously mentioned secret briefing and former CIA director, definitely blew her story out of the water, even though he never mentioned Pelosi by name:

A disturbing epidemic of amnesia seems to be plaguing my former colleagues on Capitol Hill. After the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, members of the committees charged with overseeing our nation's intelligence services had no higher priority than stopping al-Qaeda. In the fall of 2002, while I was chairman of the House intelligence committee, senior members of Congress were briefed on the CIA's "High Value Terrorist Program," including the development of "enhanced interrogation techniques" and what those techniques were. This was not a one-time briefing but an ongoing subject with lots of back and forth between those members and the briefers.

Today, I am slack-jawed to read that members claim to have not understood that the techniques on which they were briefed were to actually be employed; or that specific techniques such as "waterboarding" were never mentioned. It must be hard for most Americans of common sense to imagine how a member of Congress can forget being told about the interrogations of Sept. 11 mastermind Khalid Sheik Mohammed. In that case, though, perhaps it is not amnesia but political expedience.

Let me be clear. It is my recollection that:

-- The chairs and the ranking minority members of the House and Senate intelligence committees, known as the Gang of Four, were briefed that the CIA was holding and interrogating high-value terrorists.

What Goss leaves out is that the Dear Speaker was the ranking Democratic member on the House intel committee in 2002. As the ranking Democratic leader, she would have been told of such techniques in this briefing.

Goss goes on:

-- We understood what the CIA was doing.

-- We gave the CIA our bipartisan support.

-- We gave the CIA funding to carry out its activities.

-- On a bipartisan basis, we asked if the CIA needed more support from Congress to carry out its mission against al-Qaeda.

I do not recall a single objection from my colleagues. They did not vote to stop authorizing CIA funding. And for those who now reveal filed "memorandums for the record" suggesting concern, real concern should have been expressed immediately -- to the committee chairs, the briefers, the House speaker or minority leader, the CIA director or the president's national security adviser -- and not quietly filed away in case the day came when the political winds shifted. And shifted they have.

So, not only did Pelosi lie and say that she didn't know when she did, but she apparently didn't have any problem with it.

New York #20 Heartbreak: Murphy Wins House Seat As Tedisco Concedes Race

There is heartbreaking news from the 20th district of New York:

Democrat Scott Murphy is the new representative of a Capital Region congressional district.

On Friday afternoon, Republican opponent James Tedisco conceded the race. Murphy has at least a 401-vote edge over Tedisco, according to the most recent state tallies.

The two competed in the 20th congressional district (of New York). The sprawling district covers part or all of 10 counties—including six in the Capital Region.

Republican Tedisco had a very good showing in this New York district. The district is slightly more conservative than most in the very liberal state of New York, but it has been leaning Democratic for the past few years. So, this election results weren't altogether surprising, but it was disappointing.

It was the first real test for Obama's policies and administration in the voting booth. Obama and the Democrats passed, but not by much. Murphy should've had a easier time winning considering Obama's still high, but slowly dropping approval ratings. He should've coasted into the House on the president's coattails. The closeness of this race isn't a good sign for the Democrats.

Even though it was a loss, I can see some hope for the GOP to make a comeback in a year to seriously challenge the Democrats in 2010.

Goracle Declares Unity Essential When Combatting Global Warming

The Goracle went to Washington to plead with Congress to unify in the effort to combat global "warming":

WASHINGTON – Former Vice President Al Gore, the leading American voice on climate change, urged lawmakers Friday to overcome partisan differences and take action to reduce greenhouse gases, but Democrats and Republicans sparred even more vigorously over the cost of dealing with global warming.

Gore, who won a Nobel prize for his work on climate change, told a congressional hearing that "the dire and growing threat" of a warmer earth requires the parties to unite to deal with the environmental threat. He endorsed a House Democratic bill that would limit carbon dioxide and other pollution linked to warming.

He went on to give a head-scratching response to the criticism of the high cost of the transition off of fossil fuels:

"I think the cost of energy will come down when we make this transition to renewable energy," said Gore, who predicted economic costs would be much greater if global warming is not reined in by a shift from the use of fossil fuels.

Prices might go down eventually, but as I have said before, to make such a drastic change quickly the immediate costs would be enormous. In the middle of a recession is not the time to put added costs that are not unhesitatingly imperitive at this time.

Pot Calls Kettle Black: Waxman Scolds Gingrich For Using Cap-&-Trade "Scare Tactics"

On Friday, Newt said that the climate bill is trying to push through will "punish the American people" by creating higher energy costs and threatening jobs.

"This bill is an energy tax," Gingrich said. "An energy tax punishes senior citizens, it punishes rural Americans, if you use electricity it punishes you. This bill will increase your cost of living and may kill your job."

Henry Waxman chastises Newt Gingrich for trying to "scare" people into rejecting the massive cap and trade tax.
Rep. Henry Waxman, D-Calif., chairman of the Energy and Commerce Committee that is writing the bill, shot back that Gingrich was resorting to "the old scare tactics" designed to undermine any congressional effort to address the problem.

"When American people hear the statements (Gingrich) have made today, they get scared, which I think is exactly what is intended," a visibly angry Waxman told Gingrich, a potential presidential contender in 2012 and a leading voice of the GOP.

Henry Waxman needs to practice what he preaches. When Waxman talks about minimizing the release of greenhouse gases, he, along with the Goracle, constantly warning that if we don't pass this bill quickly, we "irreversible" harm will come to the world. Gore has implied before that the global "warming" will "bring a screeching halt to human civilization and threaten the fabric of life everywhere on the Earth -- and this is within this century, if we don't change."

No, scare tactics there. Chicken Little was subtle compared to the Goracle.

While Waxman is a bit more subtle with his predictions, the underlying meaning is the same.

"The EPA announcement confirms what science has told us - global warming pollution poses a grave threat to the nation's public health and welfare.

"Grave threat"? He is trying to scare people into accepting the huge new energy taxes so that he can force companies to drastically change and emit less gases.

However, drastic, immediate change is always very costly. It can be two to three times more expensive than if they took a little more time to gradually change. In this economic climate, the massive extra costs it would take to comply would devastate most businesses.

Global warming isn't even a proven fact. Even though, they pretend that it is. Many scientists doubt or don't believe that climate change exists. Recent evidence shows that global cooling not warming is happening. Should we be mortgaging our future for a unproven theory?

Updated: Watching this video update, I noticed how obvious it is that Waxman is scared to let Gingrich talk. He won't let Newt get in a word in edgewise. Why?

Friday, April 24, 2009

Move to Concord, CA: Commit Misdemeanors, Don't Worry About Prosecution

A county right outside of San Francisco and Oakland area "can't afford" to prosecute people for committing certain crimes according to the county DA. Not only are they refusing to prosecute crimes, but they are stupid enough to announce it to the world.

(04-21) 16:41 PDT MARTINEZ -- Misdemeanors such as assaults, thefts and burglaries will no longer be prosecuted in Contra Costa County because of budget cuts, the county's top prosecutor said Tuesday.

District Attorney Robert Kochly also said that beginning May 4, his office will no longer prosecute felony drug cases involving smaller amounts of narcotics. That means anyone caught with less than a gram of methamphetamine or cocaine, less than 0.5 grams of heroin and fewer than five pills of ecstasy, OxyContin or Vicodin won't be charged.

Huh! Pot is already all but legal in San Francisco just 30 miles away. Now, this knuclehead just made Contra Costa County the new druggie heaven. People will come from miles to commit the crimes that DA Kochly considers the "lesser of evils".

People who are suspected of misdemeanor drug crimes, break minor traffic laws, shoplift, trespass or commit misdemeanor vandalism will also be in the clear. Those crimes won't be prosecuted, either.

Stores might has well close right now. Customers will give themselves "five-finger discounts" all day with no fear. They'll go bankrupt. The economy will collapse.

Don't even bother submitting the cases, Kochly said Monday in a memo to the Contra Costa County Police Chiefs Association.

In a video, Kochly adds grand theft and hit and run to the list of unpunishable offenses. Really? The county will be a demolition derby 24/7.

They might has well not even have a police department.

Democrats Determined to Shove Obama's Health Care Plan Down Our Throats, Whether We Like It or Not

Democrats are not going to take "no" for an answer. They are tenacious in their devotion to taking over healthcare for millions of Americans.

By a 227-196 vote, the House affirmed Democrats' plans to move health care legislation under rules that block Republicans in the Senate from being able to slow progress of the legislation -- or even stop it, through a filibuster.

The vote came as senior House and Senate Democrats negotiated the issue in private talks on the 2010 budget. Republicans are passionately against the idea of putting health care on a "fast track," saying it is too important and too complicated to be rushed through Congress under rules permitting just 20 hours of Senate debate.

What is the rush to change healthcare in this country dramatically? They rushed the porkulus and TARP through with little debate. The porkulus bill was 1434 pages. We all know how well that worked out.

As a practical matter, passing health care measures under fast-track procedures would give Democrats far more control over the details of the legislation. It would reduce the influence of not only Republicans but also conservative Senate Democrats.

The ability to "fast track" legislation was meant for bills that were imperative to the immediate survival of our country. It wasn't for a extremely complex bill that would dramatically change the country.

They need to allow as much debate as possible. If they do not, they will not have all the facts and will likely pass a severely flawed bill.

Napolitano Continues Her "I'm Sorry Vets" Tour, 3rd Apology Since DHS Report

Dept of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano has been busy. She's been apologizing to every SEAL, jarhead, and marine in sight:

Homeland Secretary Janet Napolitano apologized to the country's largest veterans organization Friday for a report warning that right-wing extremist groups were trying to recruit disgruntled troops returning from Iraq and Afghanistan.

Napolitano met with the American Legion at its request for about 45 minutes in a private meeting. The group had called for an apology from her in a letter earlier this month.

It was at least the third apology Napolitano has offered ever since the report was leaked to the media nearly two weeks ago, prompting a growing chorus of criticism -- including a small group of vocal conservative lawmakers calling for Napolitano's resignation.

Apparently, she just can't say "I'm sorry!" enough to get the stink off the offensive DHS report off of her.

N. Korea Indicts 2 US Journalists For Allegedly Crossing N. Korean Border

N. Korea is continuing to hold our citizens hostage. In fact, they've charged them with a bold
bogus charge:

SEOUL, South Korea —  North Korea said Friday it formally decided to indict two U.S. journalists arrested on its border with China more than a month ago.

Laura Ling and Euna Lee, journalists working for former Vice President Al Gore's San Francisco-based Current TV, were arrested after they allegedly crossed the border from China on March 17 while reporting on North Korean refugees.

What was Obama's response?..............

Um, Pres. Obama?.......

Is South Park located in Arizona? McCain Echoes Napolitano's Canadian Fiction

Did Arizona Not Receive 9/11 Commission Report? Did it get lost in the mail?

Has McCain not been paying any attention to the news lately? Did he not learn anything from Napolitano's mistake?

Arizona Sen. John McCain made the dubious claim Friday that Sept. 11 hijackers entered the United States through Canada -- just days after Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, the former governor of Arizona, said the same thing.

I guess not.

But when asked about the gaffe on FOX News Friday, McCain said: "Well, some of the 9/11 hijackers did come through Canada, as you know."

Just like with Janet Napolitano, Canada wasn't amused:

(McCain's claim) drew an instant retort from the Canadian embassy, which re-issued Canadian Ambassador Michael Wilson's public comments from Tuesday, in which he said: 

"Unfortunately, misconceptions arise on something as fundamental as where the 9/11 terrorists came from. As the 9/11 Commission reported in July 2004, all of the 9/11 terrorists arrived in the U.S. from outside North America. They flew to major U.S. airports. They entered the U.S. with documents issued to them by the U.S. government. No 9/11 terrorists came from Canada."

Way to go, John!

"Fuzzy Math" Tells Waxman That Climate Bill Won't Harm Economy, Dingell: Cap-and-Trade Is a Big Tax

Rep. Henry Waxman (D-CA) throws leaves reality claiming that cap and trade won't hurt the uneasy US economy:

Rep. Henry Waxman, D-Calif., said Wednesday claims by critics that controlling greenhouse gases will undermine the economy ignore the financial benefits of shifting to cleaner energy that does not contribute to global warming.

Waxman, opening a hearing on climate legislation, said critics argue that there is a fundamental conflict between economic growth and clean energy. But he said "that is a false choice" and that the nation's economic future and clean energy -- in his words -- "are inextricably intertwined." Waxman's bill would cut emissions by 80 percent.

That just isn't true. Democrats have been running with John Reilly's claim from Politifact that the quote of $3128 price tag for each family for that the Republicans have been quoting is false. However, the expert that said that the GOP was "just wrong" has since debunked his own claim:

During a lengthy email exchange last week with THE WEEKLY STANDARD, MIT professor John Reilly admitted that his original estimate of cap and trade's cost was inaccurate. The annual cost would be "$800 per household", he wrote. "I made a boneheaded mistake in an excel spread sheet. I have sent a new letter to Republicans correcting my error (and to others)."

While $800 is significantly more than Reilly's original estimate of $215 (not to mention more than Obama's middle-class tax cut), it turns out that Reilly is still low-balling the cost of cap and trade by using some fuzzy logic. In reality, cap and trade could cost the average household more than $3,900 per year.

The Weekly Standard article above goes into great detail to explain their findings.

Rep. John Dingell (D-MI), former Energy Committe Chairman, even admitted today that cap and trade isn't just a tax, but it's also a big one. It'll drive the energy prices through the roof.

$2B More Goes Down GM Rathole As CEO Says Bankruptcy "More Probable"

More of our money goes down the drain:

The Treasury Department says it has provided General Motors Corp. with another $2 billion in federal loans as the giant automaker struggles to restructure.

The Treasury said that the payment was made to GM on Wednesday and provides working capital to the company.

This comes after many stories have come out that has the new GM CEO saying that bankruptcy is "more probable". We are just delaying the inevitable. In fact, the GM CEO said that it is even "more probable than it was in the past."

Why are we throwing more of our taxpayer money into a company that their own CEO doesn't believe will recover without bankruptcy? It doesn't make any sense at all. What happened to cutting out things that doesn't work? Obama is dropping the ball big time on this.

House Dems Refuse Disenting Voice to Challenge Goracle, Lord Mockton: Dems Are Cowards

As the Goracle is set to speak to the House about "climate change", the Democrats in the House will not allow heretics to commit blasphemy in front of the prophet of global warming:

Washington, DC -- UK's Lord Christopher Monckton, a former science advisor to Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, claimed House Democrats have refused to allow him to appear alongside former Vice President Al Gore at a high profile global warming hearing on Friday April 24, 2009 at 10am in Washington. Monckton told Climate Depot that the Democrats rescinded his scheduled joint appearance at the House Energy and Commerce hearing on Friday. Monckton said he was informed that he would not be allowed to testify alongside Gore when his plane landed from England Thursday afternoon.

Lord Monckton's response was so sweet and so true:

“The House Democrats don't want Gore humiliated, so they slammed the door of the Capitol in my face,” Monckton told Climate Depot in an exclusive interview. “They are cowards.”

Why are the global warming disciples so afraid to have honest debate about the validity of their beliefs? Are they afraid that they will be proven wrong? If they knew with 100% certainty that they were correct, they wouldn't be so afraid to have other experts to challenge them. If they engage critics in a honest debate, maybe they can turn the critic into a believer. Perhaps, subconsciously they know that they might be wrong.

True scientists always test their theories. Finding out that they're wrong is just as exciting to a true scientist as it is to prove their theory correct.

Monckton contimues his criticism of the House Democrats:

“The Democrats have a lot to learn about the right of free speech under the US Constitution. Congress Henry Waxman's (D-CA) refusal to expose Al Gore's sci-fi comedy-horror testimony to proper, independent scrutiny by the House minority reeks of naked fear,” Monckton said from the airport Thursday evening.

“Waxman knows there has been no 'global warming' for at least a decade. Waxman knows there has been seven and a half years' global cooling. Waxman knows that, in the words of the UK High Court judge who condemned Gore's mawkish movie as materially, seriously, serially inaccurate, 'the Armageddon scenario that he depicts is not based on any scientific view,'” Monckton explained.

Rasmussen: 53% Believe Republican Will Be Elected in 2012

After 100 days, America's honeymoon with Pres. Obama is over. They have weighed how Obama and the Democrats have done in power and the verdict is in:

53% Say Next President Likely To Be A Republican For the first time since Barack Obama was elected president last November, more than half of U.S. voters (53%) say it is at least somewhat likely that the next occupant of the White House will be a Republican. Thirty-one percent (31%) say it is Very Likely.

Thirty-five percent (35%) say it is not very or not at all likely, according to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey. Twelve percent (12%) aren't sure.

That is a stark difference in between the beginning of his term. He has a very difficult first 100 days, and it's continuing to show in the polls. It is still very early, but it must be very disconcerting to Obama to be having such a hard time. If things progress as they have been, Democrats will have a rough mid-term and even tougher time in 2012.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

GE: Shareholder's Express Their Righteous Anger Over Immelt's Leftward Slant of MSNBC

There was a shareholder revolt at GE as shareholders bombarded those who reign supreme at GE with questions and criticism about how the "thrill that goes up the leg" of MSNBC "embarrasses" their shareholders.

"The crowd was very upset with MSNBC because of its leftward tilt," one attendee said. "Some former employees said they were embarrassed by it.

"When he got the floor, Waters focused his question about MSNBC on Olbermann's interview of actress Janeane Garofalo, who likened conservatives to racists and spoke of "the limbic brain inside a right-winger."

"He (Waters) was complaining that Olbermann didn't bother to challenge her," another GE shareholder said.

This was sweet to watch. MSNBC has been mailing it in to the left for years. It has only gotten worse. It doesn't matter if it's Olbermann, Maddow, Schulz, or Mathews. They're all liberal cheerleaders for Obama that carriers the water for the Democrats 24/7.

"Any time MSNBC was mentioned, there was a rumbling in the crowd of 400 people," he added.

There is a lot of righteous anger on the part of the shareholders. They are losing financially because of Immelt's incompetence.

He has an obvious bias to the left who was even chosen to be a economic advisor to the president back in February.

Immelt has run GE into the ground not just with their cable TV stations but in all facets of the company. The companies have dropped like a stone over Immelt's "leadership". How does he still have a job? He has to know where all of the skelaton's are buried.

Hillary Clinton: Cheney's Not Reliable Source of Information

Yesterday, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said that Cheney pretty much had no idea what was going on while he was in office.

The topics of discussion before the House Foreign Affairs committee ranged from the $900 million in aid pledged to Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza to Dick Cheney's claim that classified documents prove the Bush administration's interrogation methods on suspected terrorists yielded vital intelligence.

"Well, it won't surprise you that I don't consider him a particularly reliable source of information," Clinton said of the former vice president.

Um...He was the Vice-President of the United States. If Cheney isn't reliable, who is? Where is her proof that he isn't reliable?

That statement makes absolutely no sense to me.

Napolitano Receives Heat Over "Blame Canada" Rhetoric, DHS Report, Appeasing Terrorists

People used to not know anything or care about Janet Napolitano, 43% had no opinion of her when he chose her. Today, after blaming half of the country of being "extremists" and appeasing terrorists by calling terrorism "man-made disasters" for a couple months, it's a totally different story:

Forty-five percent (45%) of U.S. voters now have an unfavorable opinion of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano following her department's release of a controversial report on right-wing extremist groups last week. Twenty-three percent (23%) say their view of her is Very Unfavorable.

Who knew that insulting about half of the nation and all veterans would make people not like you very much?

After criticism mounted over her "right-wing extremism" report, she finally admitted her mistake:

Napolitano on Thursday acknowledged the criticism and reiterated that the extremist report was "not well written" and should not have been released in that form. She said she would meet with the leadership of the American Legion on Friday over the reference to returning war veterans.

Of course, it shouldn't have been "released in that form" beacause it was "not well-written". Didn't your lawyers tell you that before the report was even released?

Her South Park inspired "Blame Canada" approach to stopping terrorists from getting into our country really inflamed our neighbors to the north. Her assumption that some of 9/11 hijackers came into the US over the Canadian border was in direct conflict with evidence found in the 9/11 Commission Report.

Napolitano's performance has led some to wonder if she should resign or be fired. She's managed to upset about half of the US, Canadians, and the US military. At this pace, it won't be long until we have yet another failed Obama appointment.

Obama Celebrates "Earth Day" By Burning Hole Into Earth's Ozone

Obama spent yesterday touring the country speaking out on ways to be more "green". However, in order to do that, he had to burn up thousands of gallons of fuel to get to the different locations.

President Obama could have saved at least 9,116 gallons of fuel by giving his speech at the White House – but no wind turbines are manufactured here.

In all, he rode twice of Air Force One and four time on the Marine One helicopters. These estimates don't even include ground transportation. Couldn't he have saved the taxpayers money and been more "green" by doing the speech from the Oval Office?

Why are Democrats such big hypocrites when it comes to being environmentally conscience? They expect everyone to do what they refuse to do.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Your Taxes Hard at Work: Top 10 Bailoutees Spend $9.5 Lobbying DC in 1Q of 09

The pigs that fed out of the government's trough, apparently, spent some the money they received out of our hard-earned tax money to panhandle in the halls of Congress to get more of the taxpayers' money.

The top 10 recipients of the government's $700 billion financial bailout spent about $9.5 million on federal lobbying during the first three months of the year.

Of those who ate at the government's bailout buffet on our dime, the nearly bankrupt GM was the number one offender. They spent $2.8 million on begging for more scraps.

To get a full list of the deadbeat CEOs here.

McCain Will Feel Some Heat From His Right During the 2010 Senate Primaries

John McCain feels some heat from the right:

Chris Simcox, the founder of the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps and a prominent figure in the movement to clamp down on illegal immigration, will be announcing tomorrow at an event on the Mexican border that he's resigned from the group to run in the 2010 Senate primary.

With the increased violence at the border brought by the drug cartels and crossing illegals, McCain's moderate approach could cost him, if he sticks to his stand on immigration.

However, Simcox, is a newcomer to the political scene so he is an unknown commodity. Many don't give him much chance to win. He could shine or flop in the spotlight. Time will tell on that.

It should at least succeed in making McCain hold a more conservative stance on immigration, and bring the issues with illegal immigration to the forefront of the debate. That is an issue that is vital to America's national security and economy.

Another Political Opponent of Obama's New Best Friend Flees to Peru Seeking Political Asylum

Obama's new best friend is up to his old political tricks. Apparently, dissension is "un-Venezuelan":

A Venezuelan opposition leader who says he is a victim of political persecution by President Hugo Chavez's government requested political asylum in Peru on Tuesday, one of his lawyers said.

Manuel Rosales, a leading Chavez opponent, has been charged with corruption in Venezuela but says his trial would not be fair.

Apparently this isn't the first time that an opponent of Chavez receive mysterious "corruption" charges.

Peru granted asylum last year to another Chavez opponent, former Yaracuy state Gov. Eduardo Lapi, who was jailed on corruption charges but later escaped from prison and fled Venezuela saying he wouldn't receive a fair trial.

This is one of the counties that Obama said were represented by fairly elected "democratic" governments? Then again, considering what Chavez is doing is the Chicago way maybe he really thinks that it's fair. After all, it worked for him when he ran for senator in 04.

Great News: SF Mayor Newsom Running For CA Governor: Just When We Thought California Couldn't Go Further Left

Great news is coming in fresh off the presses:

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom has made it official—he's running to become California's next governor.

Mayor Gavin Newsom is a ultra-liberal Democrat. He has led the city of San Francisco into a liberal wonderland of universal healthcare, all but totally legalized pot, sanctuary city policies on steroids, and same-sex marriage. He did all this while bulding a amazing deficit of $576 million This respresents the "worst fiscal crisis in the city since the Great Depression". Now, he wants to do the same with the state of California.


California is on the verge of bankruptcy now. If elected, Newsom will just go ahead and push California the rest of the way into the Pacific.

With regards to the universal healthcare plan, he said this to say in a recent interview:

In fact, last week we just announced we’ve increased the opportunity for people earning up to $106,000 for a family of four. Expanding our universal health plan for people earning up to 500 percent of poverty.

Does a family making over $100 K a year really need socialized healthcare, or is it a waste of money? Considering that San Francisco is over half of a billion in the hole every year, I would go with a waste of money.

The Imperial Valley Staff sums it all up nicely:

We applaud anyone for stepping up and running, and are pleased to see some youthful energy. But we believe Newsom represents the exact thing that has gotten California into such a financial hole. We need someone who will make tough choices in serving the people, not embrace huge new government programs and taxes, which could certainly happen under Newsom if his record is any indication.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Does Obama Believe His Own Messianic Hype?

While being questioned about his foreign policy during a press conference the other day, Obama answered in a way that almost sounded religious:

"Well, you know, I will leave it up to you, Chuck, to write the definitive statement on Obamaism."-Obama

"Obamaism?" Is that what religion the left is subscribing to these days? I don't think that is how he meant it, but it was a very curious answer.

Axlerod: TEA Parties Are "Unhealthy", Carville: Parties Are "Damaging" To GOP

Senior White House adviser David Axelrod on Sunday suggested the “Tea Party” movement is an “unhealthy” reaction to the tough economic climate facing the country.

Why are conservative movements "unhealthy", but liberal protests "healthy"? Everytime there is a liberal protest for whatever Democrats celebrate that it is an healthy expression of the rights of speech and petition. However, when conservatives come together it's all of a sudden not so healthy.

He went on to be "bewildered" as to why those who received a "tax cut" would be unhappy with Obama. At the risk of sounding like a broken record, the "tax cut" was minimal at best. It wasn't significant enough to make a real difference in anyone's life. If I'm wrong tweet me. I'd like to hear from you. However, the added taxes to nicotine, and the proposed new tax on internet sales and energy will more than counter any tax cut received by Obama.

Axlerod, also, suggested that the tea bags need to be directed elsewhere. I agree with him on that. It needs to be directed at all of those that voted for the bailouts, porkulus, and the out-of-control spending bills.

In response to Axlerod, Democratic strategist James Carville called the TEA parties “harmless and damaging to Republicans.”

No, what is damaging to Republicans is spending money they don't have and driving up the national debt. That is one of the big reasons that the Democrats even were able to regain power.

Obama Calls For American Journalist's Release From Iran, It's About Time

President Obama said he's "gravely concerned" about the safety and well-being of jailed U.S. journalist Roxana Saberi and is calling for her release from an Iranian prison.

It's about time Obama said something about Iran taking our citizens hostage. Now, I understand that he can't give details about whatever negotiations that are taking place, but he should put public and international pressure on the Iranian government to release the American journalist. He had failed to do so until now.

Her trial was behind closed doors. So, we have no idea what kind of "evidence" that she was acting as a spy. More than likely it is a bogus charge just meant to humiliate the United States.

Gibbs Scoffs at Loven's Criticism, Obama's $100 Million Budget Cutback Is A Lot Where I Come From

The AP's Jennifer Loven, usually liberally biased, actually asked a tough question to Obama press secretary, Robert Gibbs. She asked why is the amount of cuts Obama is proposing, $100 million, so small in comparison to the $3.5 trillion federal budget. Gibbs couldn't hold his amusement in while giving a ludicrous response. Although, to give Gibbs a little understanding, what else could he say:

GIBBS:  (Smiling) Well, I think only in Washington, D.C. is a hundred million dollars...

LOVEN:  The deficit's very large.  It's not a joke.

GIBBS:  No, I'm...

LOVEN:  The deficit's giant.  $100 million really is only a step.

GIBBS:  But no joke.

LOVEN:  You sound like you're joking about it, but it's not funny.

GIBBS:  I'm not making jokes about it.  I'm being completely sincere that only in Washington, D.C. is $100 million not a lot of money.  It is where I'm from.  It is where I grew up.  And I think it is for hundreds of millions of Americans.

It's quite a bit of money to me, too. However, we aren't talking about $100 million in Gibbs' hometown or mine. We are talking about Washington DC. They work on trillion dollar budgets. We work on thousand dollar budgets. There is a huge difference in between anytown, USA and DC. Can't Gibbs see that, or is he just trying to blow smoke?

Jack Tapper asked Gibbs a follow-up question. He basically asked how can $100 million be a lot and $8 billion small? What was Gibbs' response this time?

His answer was that it is a step in the right direction, and cutting $100 million here and $100 million there will add up to cancel out the $1.3 trillion deficit. By my calculations, it take about 1,300 of those small steps to cancel out the budget deficit.

The timetable that Obama gave the various departments to take this "step" was 90 days. If he continues on this timetable of cutting $100 million every 90 days, it would take Obama about 325 years to wipe out the deficit. Last time I checked, he only has 4 years, or 8 at most, to cut the budget deficit in half as he promised. At this pace, even cutting it in half will take well over 100 years. He doesn't have that long. He has to come up with a bigger number as Jennifer Loven suggested.

Obama's Response to TEA Parties: I'll Cut $100 M Out of $3.5 Trillion Budget, AKA: DC Pocket Change

In response to the TEA parties last week, Obama must have realized that he was in a little trouble. His extravagant policies are beginning to get under the skin of the American people that he represents. He tries to answer them with this pathetic excuse for being more "fiscally responsible":

President Obama convened his Cabinet for the first time today and instructed department heads to trim their budgets by a combined $100 million over the next 90 days, cuts he said would help overcome a "confidence gap" among the American people about the use of their tax dollars.

While in any town, USA, $100 million is a lot of money. However, in DC, it's pocket change especially when you consider that they will spend $3.5 trillion in this year alone. That is largest federal budget ever by far.

To put it in perspective to the everyday Joe and Jane, let's say one has a $30,000 per year salary and budget. It would be the equivalent of that person cutting almost $900 yearly, or $75 monthly, out of the budget. It is not really that much.

"In the next few weeks, we expect to cut at least 100 current programs in the federal budget so that we can free up those dollars in order to put them to use for critical areas like health care, education, energy, our foreign policy apparatus," Obama said.

So, what this says to me is that he isn't "freeing up those dollars" so we can pay back our debt. No, he is going to respend the money. Contrary to CNN's belief, that doesn't make him fiscally responsible. He still the big spender. He's just going to spend his money elsewhere. This isn't going to get us out of debt any faster.

"I'm very pleased about the work that we've done, but we've got more to do," he said. "And one of the things that everybody here is mindful of is that as we move forward, dealing with this extraordinary economic crisis, we also have a deficit, a confidence gap, when it comes to the American people. And we've got to earn their trust. They've got to feel confident that their dollars are being spent wisely."

This will not satisfy those who were protesting the spending orgy in Washington. They will see it for what it is. It's just a ploy to soften his opposition's stance to him. He doesn't want the TEA party movement to gain any more momentum. He wants to get any protests that are against his policies out of the news. If he doesn't, the truth about his policies will be brought into the light, and his approval ratings will continue to fall.

This token gesture is just that a token gesture. In the big scheme of things, $100 million means nothing especially since the money he "saves" will be respent on other equally inadequate in decreasing the deficit.

Ed Morrissey of Hot Air explained that the $100 million is equal to "a whopping 0.0029% of the budget". Ed broke it down for us:

• $100 million from a $3.5 trillion budget for FY2010: 0.0029%

• $100 million from the $1.2 trillion White House deficit projection for their FY2010 budget: 0.008%

• $100 million from the $700 billion Porkulus stimulus bill Obama demanded: 0.013%

• $100 million from the $634 billion “down payment” on nationalized health care: 0.016%
• $100 million from the $555 billion omnibus spending plan completing the 2009 budget: 0.018%

• $100 million from the $13 billion in pork from the omnibus spending plan: 0.77%

The cuts that Obama proposes don’t even amount to 1% of the pork Obama signed into law last month in the omnibus spending bill.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Memphis: Mona Lisa Exposes More Corruption at Planned Parenthood, That Makes 6 Rape Cover-ups

Planned Parenthood is at it again. This time they go to Memphis, Tennessee. They were exposed in a sting by the Mona Lisa Project trying to cover up a rape of a 14-year-old girl by a 31-year-old:

That’s number 6. The abuses keep on coming. It should be obvious to everyone by now that there is a culture of corruption running through the veins of the entire company.

Will the most pro-abortion president in US history stop funding Planned Parenthood or continue to ignore the blatant crimes that are being committed at the federally-funded organization?

I doubt it.

Ahmadinejad Turns UN Racism Conference Into Clown Act

Earlier today in Geneva Iran’s president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, went on a tirade against the US. I know; try to hold in your shock.

GENEVA (AP) — Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad accused the West of using the Holocaust as a "pretext" for aggression against Palestinians, prompting European diplomats to walk out Monday from a speech disrupted by jeering protesters in rainbow wigs tossing red clown noses at the hard-line leader.

A U.N. racism conference on the eve of Israel's Holocaust Remembrance Day disintegrated into chaos moments after Ahmadinejad became the first government official to take the floor. Two protesters in wigs tossed the noses at Ahmadinejad as he recited a Muslim prayer to begin his speech.

A Jewish student group from France later took credit for causing the disturbance, saying members were trying to convey "the masquerade that this conference represents."

Just the timing of the whole debacle is outrageous. On the eve of the day that has been to remember the horrible travesty that Hitler perpetrated on the Jews, he not only says that the West and Israel are being unduly aggressive against the Palestinians, but he has the audacity to call it a “Holocaust”.

As he chastised the US and Europe for giving the Jews Palestine to recreate their nation of Israel:

That prompted a walkout by some 40 diplomats from Britain and France and other European countries that had threatened to leave the conference if it descended into anti-Semitism or other rhetoric harshly critical of Israel, which marred the U.N.'s last racism gathering eight years ago in South Africa.

The United States and eight other Western countries were already boycotting the event because of concerns about its fairness.

Ahmadinejad went on to accuse Israel of being the "most cruel and repressive racist regime."

Protesters held placards reading "This is a circus. A racist cannot fight racism," and repeatedly interrupted the speech with shouts of "Shame! Shame!" and "Racist! Racist!"

I agree with the protesters here. Having Ahmadinejad speak at a conference created to find ways to counter racism is ridiculous. It’s like having Nathan Bedford Forrest, one of the leading figures of the early KKK; speak in front of the UN to talk about the racism against whites.

He went on to declare despicable, unfounded accusations at Israel "most cruel and repressive racist regime." The US and many of the European countries had already decided to show up and boycott the Iranian president. The most of the rest of Europe walked out as Ahmadinejad started projecting his anti-Semitic bile at Israel. They all did the right thing. Ahmadinejad was way out of line and should be ostracized.

Ahmadinejad's speech also took aim at the United States for its role in the global economic crisis and at Western countries for imposing unfair economic conditions on the developing world. Among his more brazen claims was the allegation that Zionists instigated the 2003 U.S.-led invasion of Iraq in concert with weapons manufacturers.

There is no point to talking to men that are as full of hate and delusions as he is. There is no rationalizing with the irrational.

But Ahmadinejad's anti-Israel remarks may not be well-received among many others in Iran. Ahmadinejad is up for re-election in June, but his popularity has been waning as Iran's economy struggles with high-inflation and unemployment. Many have criticized Ahmadinejad for spending too much time on anti-Israel and anti-Western rhetoric and not enough on the country's economy.

Let's hope that it'll cost him at home, and maybe it'll lead to a more pro-West and more democratic replacement.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

If People Don't First Believe, Lie, Lie Again: Obama Purports Debunked 90% Mexican Gun Claim

"This war is being waged with guns purchased not here, but in the United States. More than 90 percent of the guns recovered in Mexico come from the United States, many from gun shops that line our shared border."-Obama

Obama seems to be determined to continue misleading the American people. FNC's Major Garrett has figured out how the Democrat's have pretzeled the facts to be able to make the claim that 90% of the Mexican drug cartel's guns come from the US with a straight face:

To some, it might sound as if Obama is saying 90 percent of all guns captured from the cartels originated in America. But that's not what the president means, senior National Security Council Spokesman Denis McDonough told FOX News on Saturday.

Of course, that's was people would think because that's the obvious meaning of what he said.

Is anyone else having Bill Clinton flashbacks? I'm remembering people having to ask him to define "sexual relations". Do we have to ask Obama to define "recovered"?

Never mind McDonough did that already:

"By recovered he means traceable, guns traced back to the United States," McDonough said. "These are ATF (Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms) numbers. These are the guns submitted to the ATF for tracing. That's what we mean by recovered."

So, he does not mean 90% of all recovered guns just the recovered guns that could actually traced back anywhere.

That's like saying that 90% of the peanuts in my apartment are Planters because of the ones that are still in its original container that percentage are Planters peanuts. I failed to recognize the peanuts that I might have already put in storage containers and are "untraceable". (Ya, I know stupid analogy, but that was the best I could do off the cuff.)

As FOX News has previously reported, a large percentage of firearms recovered in Mexico from the drug cartels are not submitted to U.S. officials for tracing because they lack the necessary markings.

In 2007-2008, according to ATF Special Agent William Newell, Mexico submitted 11,000 guns to the ATF for tracing. Those 11,000 firearms were part of the 29,000 firearms Mexican officials recovered at crime scenes. According to the ATF, of the 11,000 submitted to U.S. officials for tracing, 6,000 could be traced somewhere because of the serial numbers or other distinctive markings. Of those 6,000 firearms, 5,114 or 90 percent, were found to have been smuggled from the U.S.

Oh, so I see how the math works now. Democrats sure had to twist the facts into a tangled web in order to get that 90% stat.

They wanted something to give their agenda of gun control and pipe dream of outlawing guns altogether some credibility. They can't get it from clear and concise stats. So, they had to gerrymander the numbers to get their desired outcome like they do most of the time. Why is it that they can rarely be straight with the facts in order to defend their ideas and beliefs?

Garrett sums it all up:

Just to repeat: recovered doesn't mean the percentage of all firearms confiscated at Mexican crime scenes. It doesn't mean the subset of these firearms traceable to any source. It does mean the percentage of traceable weapons linked to a U.S. source. And, again, that total is 5,114 out of 29,000 -- or 17.6 percent -- in the years 2007 and 2008.

Once again, Obama and the Democrats have been caught misrepresenting the truth...No, wait outright lying about where the Mexican drug cartels are getting their guns. Look at the old links below to see where they're really coming from, and it isn't the US.


Garofalo Echos Liberal Talking Down Points, Fallacies: TEA Protesters Stupid "Racists", Limbaugh Snub That Wasn't

Ya, I know this story is a few days old, but I've been avoiding it because I didn't want to give Janeane Garofalo the satisfaction, but it has blown up, probably rightfully so. Now, I'm forced to respond.

Thursday was a big day for Janeane. First, she had an interview with the "Village Voice" where she took a shot at Limbaugh. Then, she was on the Olbermann's show calling those that attended the TEA parties everything but a child of God.

Let's start with the fabrication that was the Village interview. While she was answering questions about how she can stand to be on a show that is run by a "right wing nutjob", she threw in a jab at Limbaugh and threw one at Lynne Cheney just for kicks:

Now, having said that, when Rush Limbaugh visited the set, and when Lynne Cheney visited the set, I refused to have my picture taken with them or meet them or anything. I didn't want to make a scene out of it and not even go meet them in front of people. When somebody came to me privately and said 'do you want to meet them', I said absolutely not. But I would never have made a big show of it and embarrassed people who worked there. Not that they were interested in meeting me. And, to tell you the truth, I doubt that Lynne Cheney even knew who I was...

However, Limbaugh came out later that day and said:

"The last time I visited the set of "24," [Ms.] Garofalo had not been hired to appear in the series. She was not there, she was not a member of the cast the last time I visited. I wouldn't have wanted to meet her anyway.

"The last time I visited the set, Kim Raver was still in the cast and CTU was the primary 'location' of the show. This current season, seven, has been in the can since last summer or fall and I have been nowhere near the "24" set for any shoots for this season, which is this lunatic's [Ms. Garofalo's] first season,"

As Garofalo demonstrated nicely, liberals will often lie just to take a shot at the right.

As a side note example of her lunatic thought process, she said that Al Franken was "qualified" to be senator. That had me busting a gut.

Now, on to the Olbermann interview. Janeane topped the whoppers that she told in the Village interview with some tall tales that makes her last bit of fiction look like a little white lie. She berates the people who went to the "tea parties" to protest over-taxation and out of control government spending:

You know, there's nothing more interesting than seeing a bunch of racists become confused and angry at a speech they're not quite certain what he's saying. It sounds right and then it doesn't make sense. Which, let's be very honest about what this is about. It's not about bashing Democrats, it's not about taxes, they have no idea what the Boston tea party was about, they don't know their history at all. This is about hating a black man in the White House. This is racism straight up. That is nothing but a bunch of teabagging rednecks. And there is no way around that.

So, according to Ms. Garafalo, we're not only stupid but also racists. What proof does she have that they're all stupid white power racists?

None, zip, zero, zilch.

She never gives any proof just accusations. There wasn't one racist comment made by a speaker at one of the hundreds of rallies. There were no signs that used racial slurs. The only ones that were over the that had Obama linked to Hitler, but those were very few. The great majority didn't come close the offensiveness that the lefty protesters leveled at Bush. There were anti-Bush signs that linked Bush to Hitler and the Devil at the same time.

She followed the liberal way of thinking that if you disagree with someone of another race, you must be a racist. That kind of logic is illogical and groundless.

She went on to echo another favorite talking down point the left loves to throw at the right. She said that all conservatives have a neurological problem.

She, also, she misrepresented the attendance at the protests. She said that there were "literally tens of people" at the "parties". I think Janeane needs to retake 2nd grade math. There were around 300,000 people at the events nationwide.


Obama: Requires Agencies to Trim Budget, McCarthy: You First

President Obama said Saturday he will ask all of his department and agency heads for specific proposals for cutting their budgets at his Cabinet meeting early next week as he searches for ways to streamline government spending.

Stopping the constant bailing out of failing companies should be job one. Two should be to stop feeding pork to the many liberal agencies that do little more than grow the Democratic slush fund.

"In the coming weeks, I will be announcing the elimination of dozens of government programs shown to be wasteful or ineffective," he said. "In this effort, there will be no sacred cows and no pet projects. All across America, families are making hard choices, and it's time their government did the same."

Would Barney Frank be considered a pet project? Maybe Nancy Pelosi could be considered a sacred cow? They've both been wasteful and ineffective. Maybe Obama can make the "hard choice" of kicking them out of Congress.

Hey, I can dream can't I?

Kevin McCarthy, Republican representative from California said that the GOP's been screaming that all along while you were spending like a drunk sailor home from a nine-month journey:

"Earlier this week, President Obama said that we need to get serious about fiscal discipline by trimming waste in the federal budget," Rep. Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., said in the GOP address. "Republicans couldn't agree more. We want to work with the president to get our financial house back in order."

"It's irresponsible to borrow more than all previous American presidents combined. And it must stop if we want to get our economy moving again," McCarthy said. "When will all this spending and borrowing end?"

It'll end when the Democrats and even some Republicans drive this country into bankruptcy unless we stand up to their spending orgy that will be the end of the American dream. This needs to start from the top. Obama needs to lead by example. If he says one thing but does another, no one will take him seriously when he asks them to do something.


Saturday, April 18, 2009

Congress Plans Global Warming Bills While Antartic Ice Grows, Snows Oustside Vegas, Denver (24in.) in April

Congress is contemplating putting new greenhouse gas regulations that will cripple the energy industry among others.

After President George W. Bush did little about global warming in his two terms, there is "a lot pent up demand" for action on climate, said William Ruckelshaus, the first administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency.

Both the Democratic-controlled Congress and President Barack Obama agree that legislation is needed to limit emissions of greenhouse gases and radically alter the nation's energy sources. They want to pass a bill by the end of the year.

So, it begins. The O-Team will try to turn our economy green. Consequences be damned!

This coming week, lawmakers begin hearings on an energy and global warming bill that could revolutionize how the country produces and uses energy. It also could reduce, for the first time, the pollution responsible for heating up the planet.

Both sides of the debate on global warming are poised to clash over the legislation after the Environmental Protection Agency on Friday said rising sea levels, increased flooding and more intense heat waves and storms that come with climate change are a threat to public health and safety. The agency predicted that warming will worsen other pollution problems such as smog.

They followed this unproven theory with outright misrepresentation.

Every year since 2001 has been among the 10 warmest years on record. Sea ice in the Arctic and glaciers worldwide are melting.

From 2001 to 2006 may have been warmer, but the last two years have been getting progressively cooler not warmer. Research shows that while ice is melting in some parts of the Artic it is growing in others.

ICE is expanding in much of Antarctica, contrary to the widespread public belief that global warming is melting the continental ice cap.

The results of ice-core drilling and sea ice monitoring indicate there is no large-scale melting of ice over most of Antarctica, although experts are concerned at ice losses on the continent's western coast.

They go on to explain that while the west coast is melting the east is growing.

However, the picture is very different in east Antarctica, which includes the territory claimed by Australia.

East Antarctica is four times the size of west Antarctica and parts of it are cooling. The Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research report prepared for last week's meeting of Antarctic Treaty nations in Washington noted the South Pole had shown "significant cooling in recent decades".

Australian Antarctic Division glaciology program head Ian Allison said sea ice losses in west Antarctica over the past 30 years had been more than offset by increases in the Ross Sea region, just one sector of east Antarctica.

"Sea ice conditions have remained stable in Antarctica generally," Dr Allison said.

So, basically they gained in the east what they've lost in the west. Let me check the math:


Yep, it's basically a wash.

Dr Allison said there was not any evidence of significant change in the mass of ice shelves in east Antarctica nor any indication that its ice cap was melting. "The only significant calvings in Antarctica have been in the west," he said. And he cautioned that calvings of the magnitude seen recently in west Antarctica might not be unusual. "Ice shelves in general have episodic carvings and there can be large icebergs breaking off - I'm talking 100km or 200km long - every 10 or 20 or 50 years."

In addition, reports from a few months ago say that the ice level is about the same as it was in 1979. (See link below.)

Back to the upcoming debate in Washington over the new economy-strangling regulations on emissions:

Then there is the question whether the public will have the appetite to accept higher energy prices for a benefit that will not be seen for many years. Climate change ranks low on many voters' priority lists.

I have that answer for you.

No, we can't take a repeat of $4-5 p/ gallon gas. That was one thing that started this crisis last year. It caused a huge consumer backlash. Why would the Democrats force the price of energy up intentionally?

These regulations are too damaging to the economy to enact all at once especially to prevent something that many scientist don't believe is really happening. There is as much evidence disproving the theory as there is supporting it.

We do need to get off fossil fuels so that we won't be so dependent on countries that hate us, but it should be more of a gradual shift.


Seven GOP Senators Ask DHS To Show Them Proof

This is a transcript of the letter that 7 GOP senators sent Second of Homeland Security, Janet Napolitano:

April 16, 2009
The Honorable Janet Napolitano
The Department of Homeland Security
310 7th street, S.W.
Washington, DC 20528-0150
Dear Secretary Napolitano,

We write today concerning the release of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) report titled “Rightwing Extremism: Current Economic and Political Climate Fueling Resurgence in Radicalization and Recruitment” prepared by the Extremism and Radicalization Branch, of the Homeland Environment Threat Analysis Division.

While we agree that we must fight extremists who are both foreign and domestic we are troubled by some of the statements your department included as fact in the report titled above, without listing any statistical data to back up such claims. First, your report states that “Returning veterans possess combat skills and experience that are attractive to rightwing extremists…” without listing any data to support such a vile claim against our nation’s veterans.

Second, the report states that the millions of Americans who believe in the Second Amendment are a potential threat to our national security. Why? Do you have statistics to prove that law-abiding Americans who purchase a legal product are being recruited by so-called hate groups?

Thirdly, the report states that those that believe in issues such as pro-life legislation, limited government, and legal versus illegal immigration are potential terrorist threats. We can assure you that these beliefs are held by citizens of all races, party affiliation, male and female, and should not be listed as a factor in determining potential terror threats. A better word usage would be to describe them as practicing their First Amendment rights.

Also, you list those that bemoan the decline of U.S. stature and the loss of U.S. manufacturing capability to China and India as being potential rightwing extremists. We would suggest that the millions of Americans who have lost their jobs in the manufacturing industry to foreign countries are not potential terror threats, but rather honest Americans worried about feeding their families and earning a paycheck.

In closing, we support the mission of DHS in protecting our country from terror attacks and are proud of the many DHS employees who make this possible in conjunction with our state and local law enforcement. We ask that DHS not use this report as a basis to unfairly target millions of Americans because of their beliefs and the rights afforded to them in the Constitution. We also ask that you provide us with the data that support the unfair claims listed in the report titled above and to present us with the matrix system used in collecting and analyzing this data?

Finally, we look forward to your prompt reply and we offer our assistance to DHS in our shared effort to fight terrorism both home and abroad by using data that is accurate and independent of political persuasion.

Senators Coburn, Brownback, DeMint, Burr, Murkowski, Inhofe, and Vitter

Basically, they're saying this:

Janet, while are you running your mouth off, give us facts.

In this country, we are innocent until proven guilty. In the DHS report, Secratary Naplitano implies that every conservative especially veterans is suspect and should be considered a potential "extremist". When did I move to the USSR?


Greenville TEA Party Has 10,000 Attend, Pro-Stimulus Rally Has 200 Attend Same Day, Same City

Here's a letter sent to Michelle Malkin from someone in Greenville, SC describing the scene during the tea parties. What I found really interesting was how unbalanced the pro and anti-porkulus rallies were. (H/T) Michelle Malkin

Michelle C. sums it all up very well here.

Update: From reader Michelle C.:

Hey Michelle, I’m a big fan of your site. I noticed that your article about the Greenville tea party states that there were 3000 people there. I live in Greenville, and last night on the 6:00 news, when the party had just begun, WYFF stated that the crowd was around 5000 people. On the 11:00 news, WYFF stated that the police count was around 10,000 people for the tea party. I thought you might enjoy hearing how large the crowd really was.

Also, here’s the funny thing– the state Democratic Party decided to hold a “Save Our Schools” rally at the same time (6:00 - 7:30) on the OTHER SIDE of the Bi-lo Center. The rally was to protest Mark Sanford for not taking the stimulus money for schools. According to WYFF 11:00 news, around 100 people showed up. According to the Democratic Party, around 200 people showed up (see

10,000 to 200. Um...Sorry, Obama! We won!

Will the Democrats ever see that the people aren't on their side this time and reverse the damage they've done?

No, they'll probably just send the FBI after everyone who disagrees with them for being "extremists".


Bright Side of the News: Mississippi Miracle

A Mississippi woman who was shot in the head not only survived but made herself tea and offered an astonished deputy something to drink, authorities said Friday. Tammy Sexton, 47, remained hospitalized three days after being wounded by her husband, who killed himself after he shot his wife. A bullet struck her squarely in the forehead, passed through her skull and exited through the back of her head, authorities said. She is expected to fully recover.

"There's no way she should be alive other than a miracle from God," said Sheriff Mike Byrd of Jackson County, Miss.

Who says there isn't a God?


Chavez, Obama Shakes Hands While Appeaser-in-Chief Smiles Like Cheshire Cat

PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad and Tobago - President Obama made the first move to greet Venezuelan strongman Hugo Chavez, but it was the acerbic and anti-American leader who beat Obama to the punch on the World Wide Web.

In a clear indication Chavez sought to leverage his brief encounter with Obama at the opening ceremonies of the fifth Summit of the Americas here, Chavez's government Web site almost immediately posted a photo of the two leaders and a government-approved commentary in Spanish that read as follows:

"Before the Inaugural session of the 5th Summit of the Americas, the President of the United States approached President Chavez to greet him. They both drew their hands in a historic handshake after many years of tension under the Bush administration, when relations between Washington and Caracas had deteriorated. President Chavez expressed to Obama his desire for changes in the relations between the two countries. Eight years ago I greeted President Bush with this same hand. I'd like to be your friend."

First of all, why in the world in Obama making the first move to greeting a dictator like their best buddies? The pictures that I've seen show Obama smiling like a Cheshire cat while they were shaking hands. At least, he didn't kiss Chavez's ring. He didn't even treat British PM Gordon Brown that well.

It makes our Appeaser-in-Chief look weak to meet men like Chavez in the manner he did. There were no preconditions, and the One approached him. This isn't the equivilant of a JFK/Vienna moment, but it's close. Let's hope that he isn't such a pushover behind the scenes, but I doubt it.

"I'd like to be your friend."-Chavez.

If being Chavez's "friend" means becoming a socialist and isolationist country, then, thanks, but no thanks. That is the only way that he will accept the US as not an "evil empire". Being socialist and isolationist is not what made this country great.

After all, he made it clear when he was quoted saying:

"I hope President Obama is the last president of the Yankee Empire, and the first president of a truly democratic republic, the United States."

In Chavez's mind more "democratic" means more socialist. That is out of the question. Socialism is ruining Venezuela. We don't need our country ruined like yours.


Newsflash: Democrat-Dominated Congress Contemplating Raising Everyone's Taxes Not Just Top 5%

If a little-known but influential alliance of state politicians, large retailers, and tax collectors have their way, the days of tax-free Internet shopping may be nearly over.

A bill expected to be introduced in the U.S. Congress as early as Monday would rewrite the ground rules for mail order and Internet sales by eliminating what its supporters view as a "loophole" that, in many cases, allows Americans to shop over the Internet without paying sales taxes.

The final legislation is expected to be introduced by Sen. Mike Enzi, a Wyoming Republican, and Rep. Bill Delahunt, a Massachusetts Democrat, who have championed similar proposals in the past.

What happened to my taxes not being raised?

I guess that promise went out the window whenever Obama took the oath of office.

Is this really the best time to be raising any kind of sales taxes?


Should this "loophole" be filled? Perhaps, but this is not the time. Our economy is down, and we don't need to do anything that might throw a monkeywrench into its recovery. They should get back to this when the economy is back on the right track.

Of course, they will probably try to fast track it through underneath the radar while the Democrats have a heavy advantage.

In addition, the article points out how complicated and confusing this new sales tax code would probably be. That'll dampen consumer internet spending.

People use the internet to shop for it's easy and convenient. If the new sales tax will be as confusing and complicating as they think it will be, it'll cause a sharp decline in internet sales. Many small businesses rely on the internet for much of their business. This could severly hurt them and possibly bankrupt them especially in the middle of a recession. That would lead to more layoffs and higher unemployment.

Sen. Enzi is usually a conservative guy for the most part. I'm not sure what he's thinking.
We need to all give Sen. Enzi and Rep. Delahunt a call or an email to let them know that they should wait on this until we get the country's wheels back on.


Friday, April 17, 2009

Texas, Arizona No Sanctuary Bills: Law Enforcement Will Actually Enforce Laws

Texas and Arizona are considering bills to ban cities from enacting "sanctuary policies" that discourage them from enforcing federal immigration laws.

Witnesses testified Wednesday before a Texas Senate committee for a bill aimed at "sanctuary cities" like Austin and Houston that tell police officers to avoid determining the immigration status of those they deal with, the Houston Chronicle reported.

That's a radical idea by those "extremists" in Texas and Arizona. The FBI needs to start an investigation on them. This is exactly the type of extremism that Napilitano was talking about. Imagine, law enforcement actually enforcing laws. That's unheard of in the Age of Obama. Stop them!

Oops! Sorry, Nancy Pelosi just invaded my body for a moment.

These bills would be a great step in curbing violence by criminals from south of the border. The Mexican drug cartels have brought the violence to our cites and neighborhoods. Maybe the Governator and Richardson will push for similar bills in California and New Mexico where illegal immigrant and drug cartel is, also, leaking through into the US as much as it is in Texas and Arizona.

Probably not. They're too beholden to the left to push for that.

I'm not against immigrants just the ones that break laws and endanger our lives. Both hearings had weighed in horrific crimes committed by illegals that the "sanctuary cities" wouldn't turn over to ICE.


Left-Wing Extremists Refuse to be Outdone By Right-Wing 'Extremists' After DHS Report's Release

Just in time for the DHS report of focusing on right-wing "extremists" like me, some left-wing nutcases refuse to be overshadowed and outdone.

The Weld County sheriff’s office is looking for whoever sent it a letter threatening to put bombs around Greeley next week unless illegal immigrants are released from jail.

The sheriff’s office says the letter was handwritten in Spanish, and the threats were directed primarily toward judicial and law-enforcement officials.

Where do they fit in your list of "domestic threats", Janet?


No More Tea-Bagging for CNN's Rosegen, She's Taking "Previously Planned Vacation"

I guess she's had enough "teabagging" for a while.

So far Roesgen is not talking publicly about the situation. CNN tells us she's now on a previously-planned vacation.

It's a curious time for her to have a "previously-planned vacation". Is it like the "vacation" Dan Rather took after Memogate?