Friday, December 24, 2010


Into This World A Savior Is Born---Merry Christmas to All



And now a little Christmas Food Court Flash Mob, Hallelujah Chorus - Must See!



Tears of Joy are gratefully excepted.

And here's a treat for all you country and western fans---by Garth Brooks---(the video is precious)



May the Lord bless all of you----Kenny

Sunday, December 12, 2010


Should The Current Speaker of the House be Expelled From Office?

Opinion/analysis

Since there is no recourse for the people of the State of California to recall a congressional representative for disorderly behavior, perhaps it would be prudent for the House of Representatives to undertake their constitutional duties.

Expulsion is the most serious form of disciplinary action that can be taken against a Member of Congress. Article I, Section 5 of the United States Constitution provides that "Each House [of Congress] may determine the Rules of its proceedings, punish its members for disorderly behavior, and, with the concurrence of two-thirds, expel a member." LINK
Question: If the people of the district of San Francisco were polled today, would they prefer that Nancy Pelosi not be holding up a national tax policy compromise that, (if not passed), could very well lead to the economic collapse of this country? How about the people of the state of New York, or Seattle, or (insert you own liberal bastion). Could these folks be putting their own political ideologies ahead of the welfare of the entire nation? Food for thought. Yet, the actions of Nancy Pelosi and a hard-core coalition of far left liberals are willing to take this risk at the expense of millions who are wondering whether they will have an unemployment check. Many have no idea if their jobs will be there on Monday. President Obama said “We cannot play politics at a time when the American people are looking for us to solve problems…..“, and yet solving problems for Americans doesn’t appear to be on Pelosi’s agenda. Is she thinking this country can survive her “collateral damage”:

“I am not willing to let that happen. I know there’s some people in my own party and in the other party who would rather prolong this battle, even if we can't reach a compromise. But I'm not willing to let working families across this country become collateral damage for political warfare here in Washington. And I'm not willing to let our economy slip backwards just as we're pulling ourselves out of this devastating recession……

I'm not willing to see 2 million Americans who stand to lose their unemployment insurance at the end of this month be put in a situation where they might lose their home or their car or suffer some additional economic catastrophe. LINK
Ms. Pelosi doesn’t even seem to listen to her own home-town newspaper:

Memo to outgoing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi: New polling shows that there is no national groundswell among either Democrats or liberals demanding defeat of the tax-cut compromise negotiated by President Obama and congressional Republicans.
A clear majority of Americans favors the agreement to prolong the Bush tax cuts for two more years, a new Rasmussen report finds.

But the big news in the latest poll is that Democrats and liberals are split right down the middle — despite the loud protests by some liberal House members, Socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and liberal commentators on cable TV.
LINK
A huge journalistic OUCH! It would have been nice if the Chronicle had also advised Pelosi to strip out all the pork the House is preparing to add to the bill, but this would be wishful thinking. This writer thinks Ms. Pelosi has over-estimated her “groundswell” support for not passing the compromise---as agreed upon by the President and the Republicans. If this the course Pelosi has chosen, perhaps her own body of representatives should consider her expulsion. Certainly the oath she took to “well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office” did not include putting this country in financial peril.

Wednesday, December 08, 2010


It is with great sadness to report that our dear wrestling coach, Jim Sylvia has passed away. Jim was more than a coach, he was a mentor, a best friend, and a loving husband and father. Jim touched the lives of many, and he will be missed tremendously.
Rest in peace Coach.

Thursday, December 02, 2010

Newsflash! The Frenzied Liberal Media and Your Local Democrats Want To Raise Taxes

In 2001 and 2003 CONGRESS passed tax reductions for the middle class and yes for higher income earners to return money back to ALL AMERICANS. By allowing more money to be kept in the pockets of all Americans, the economy stabilized and the public had more money in their hands. Now, the Democrats and your government wants this money back. After creating over three trillion in new national debt over the past three years, your Democratic Party is now claiming to be concerned about deficits and the national debt. In a period of an extremely slow recovery from the worst recession in fifty years, Democrats want to “their” money back.

With sixteen days left in this Congress, Senate Democrats suddenly want to bring a slew of legislation up to a vote. They’ve had two years to work on and pass this legislation. Instead, Senate Democrats, (on Christmas Eve of 2009), insisted on forcing a new multi-trillion dollar entitlement a strong majority of Americans had rejected. This year the Democrats DID NOT even pass a budget.

Funding for the federal government will run out tomorrow unless Congress passes a continuing resolution. ALL forty-two Republicans in the Senate send a letter to Majority Leader Harry Reid insisting that the matter of NOT RAISING TAXES ON ANYONE, and FUNDING THE GOVERNMENT be addressed FIRST, before any other legislation is taken up. Again, with only 16 legislative days left, this “suggestion” seems quite logical.

Economist testified before Congress recently that no ones taxes should be raised in this fragile economy. Even Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke has testified before Congress that this is not the time to raise taxes — the economy is simply too fragile.

So, what are the Democrats in the House going to do this morning? They’re bringing a vote to the floor to raise taxes:

House Democratic leaders have scheduled a political showdown over the Bush-era tax cuts that expire at the end of the month.

House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Md., said the chamber will vote Thursday on a plan to permanently extend the tax cuts, but only to individuals earning less than $200,000 and couples making less than $250,000. “I am very hopeful that we will pass this,” Hoyer said. “Nobody wants working Americans to get any kind of an increase on January 1.”

Got that? According to Mr. Hoyer, no one making over $200k are considered “working Americans”. But these political games the Democrats are playing doesn’t stop here.

House Minority Whip Eric Cantor, R-Va., called the move “political chicanery and a nonstarter.”

Cantor pointed out that many Democrats back extending the tax cuts to all income levels and called for a vote on such a plan.

The Democratic plan to only partially extend the cuts will put Republicans and dozens of moderate Democrats in a difficult position. If they vote for the bill, they will be giving up any leverage they have to pass one that includes all taxpayers. If they oppose it, they could be criticized for voting against a middle class tax cut.

Republicans’ best chance of defeating the Democratic bill would be to amend it on the floor so that it includes all taxpayers, but Hoyer said he would try to block such amendments. “We don’t want to muddle our message and we think we won’t muddle our message,” Hoyer said. (emphasis mine)

In the last days of a failed House of Representatives, Steny Hoyer and the remaining lame duck Democrats will continue with the Pelosi ploy of shutting out any Republican amendments or work “together” to keep anyone from getting a tax increase. Mr. Hoyer’s “message” is NOT MUDDLED. Americans understand perfectly that Hoyer and House Democrats did not get the message on Nov. 2nd. Sadly, for now, it’s “business as usual” for the Democrats.

Tuesday, November 09, 2010

Here’s An Idea, Let’s Take the Advice of the New York Times on The Tax Cuts

Or, better yet, let’s listen to the nutballs at Hardball.

A few days ago, the New York Times Editorial Board posted “their opinion” on how Congress should handle the Bush Tax Cuts. While most of the Times articles leave the option for comments, the Editorial Board didn’t feel this feature was necessary. But the real story is that after two years of the Obama and Pelosi era, (that has added 3.2 trillion in deficits), the Times appears to show a genuine concern for……..drum roll……..DEFICITS!

First of all, let’s put the New York Times in their partisan box. On November 1st, the Times Editorial Board put out this list of endorsements, (and no comments feature):

NEW YORK
Poll hours: 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.
UNITED STATES SENATE
Charles Schumer (D)
Kirsten Gillibrand (D)
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
New York 1 Timothy Bishop (D)
New York 13 Michael McMahon (D)
New York 19 John Hall (D)
New York 20 Scott Murphy (D)
GOVERNOR
Andrew Cuomo (D)
COMPTROLLER
Harry Wilson (R)
ATTORNEY GENERAL
Eric Schneiderman (D)
STATE SENATE DISTRICTS
11 Queens Tony Avella (D)
37 Westchester Bob Cohen (R)
40 Westchester, Putnam, Dutchess Michael Kaplowitz (D)
41 Dutchess, Columbia Didi Barrett (D)
NEW YORK CITY CHARTER
Question 1 No on reducing term limits from 3 to 2
Question 2 Yes to government reforms
CONNECTICUT
Poll hours: 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.
UNITED STATES SENATE
Richard Blumenthal (D)
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
Connecticut 4 Jim Himes (D)
GOVERNOR
Dan Malloy (D)
AROUND THE NATION
UNITED STATES SENATE
California, Barbara Boxer (D)
Colorado, Michael Bennet (D)
Florida, Charlie Crist (I)
Kentucky, Jack Conway (D)
Nevada, Harry Reid (D)
Pennsylvania, Joe Sestak (D)
Washington, Patty Murray (D)
Wisconsin, Russ Feingold (D)
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
Arizona 7, Raúl Grijalva (D)
Florida 24, Suzanne Kosmas (D)
Indiana 9, Baron Hill (D)
Iowa 1, Bruce Braley (D)
New Hampshire 1, Carol Shea-Porter (D)
Ohio 15, Mary Jo Kilroy (D)
Pennsylvania 8, Patrick Murphy (D)
South Carolina 5, John Spratt (D)
Virginia 5, Tom Perriello (D)
GOVERNORS
California, Jerry Brown (D)
Colorado, John Hickenlooper (D)
Florida, Alex Sink (D)
Georgia, Roy Barnes (D)
Ohio, Ted Strickland (D)
Massachusetts, Deval Patrick (D)
Texas, Bill White (D)
Rhode Island, Lincoln Chafee (I)

We can safely say the Times has,(as usual), selected the finest crop of tax and spend Democrats. A quick search of their voting records exemplifies the big government spending mentality, along with their desire to raise taxes, AND A BOATLOAD OF DEFICIT SPENDING.

Now that we have a good understanding of the Time’s perpetual liberal bias and 99.9% support for Democrats, we’ll digress back to the “wisdom” of how the Times thinks “we”, the country should proceed in this lame duck session: link

“The Bush-era tax cuts are set to expire at year end. That means the lame duck Congress has tough choices to make and not a lot of time to make them.

Punting, with the assumption that the next Congress will restore some or all of the cuts, will only intensify the uncertainty for individuals and businesses. Making the wrong choice could drive up the deficit disastrously or stall the recovery. Now that the campaign is over, lawmakers need to put aside the posturing and politicking and do what is right for the country.”

Didn’t the Times get the Obama memo, the campaign is NEVER OVER. And why the “sudden” concern for the economy and deficits? Where was the caution when Nancy Pelosi took the gavel in 2007 and the second order of business was passing a $900 billion dollar omnibus bill filled with Democrat payoffs and pork-filled legislation? What followed for the next three years drove up the deficit in historic proportions, Tarp 2, The Stimulus, (that was supposed to keep unemployment below 8%), bail-outs, and payoffs to the unions---the Democrats main source of campaign funding. Oh, and that little multi-trillion dollar fiasco called “health reform”.

Hardballs? Or Nutballs?

Just days after this shellacking, where would you turn to listen for advice on which direction the country is moving? Certainly not Chris Matthews, Howard Fineman, or Gene Robinson-----the Hardball crew overheard yesterday cackling about their view of the incoming Republicans. Yes, this far left whacko media is on the attack. The rhetoric and metaphors are astounding as the classic leftward media begins anew with their divide-and-conquer approach. Case in point are the Tea Party candidates that seem to strike fear into liberals. These three screwballs think “traditional” Republicans will clash with Tea Party Republicans as if, by their own framing, there is too many ideological differences to have a consensus. Pitting Rand Paul as the extreme, who will call for strong fiscal restraint, against Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s agenda, these three stooges would prefer a huge battle of infighting that will divide the party.

I mistakenly left the television on last night and here’s what woke me up from my slumber: Chris Matthews saying that the Republican’s “unfairly picked” Nancy Pelosi “early in the campaign process” as their example of a runaway radical leader who had laid the groundwork for this “new direction” social experiment. Well, duh Chris…..ya think? Perhaps Matthews thinks some one other than the SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE should be responsible for a crap and trade bill, a trillion dollar porkulus bill, or the coup de grâce, the government’s attempt to take over the health insurance industry. Who should the American public blame for the nearly $3 trillion in debt added in the past two years? (insert a few names here)

Karl, in the Greenroom at Hot Air, hit on this divide and conquer platitude and the danger of this incoming crop of new Republicans not being united or on the message. But Karl suggested that John Boehner use the divide and conquer method to tear apart the Obama/Pelosi agenda piece by piece. I agree. My only “warning” is that this new leadership make sure that before they say anything in public as individual representatives, that they are all on the same page and united in the process with a clear message. Anything otherwise will be blasted by the nut bags at MSNBC and the other liberal media echo chambers as a sign of division within the party. Any other variance from the direct “demands” from a clear electorate would be folly. Or, we could listen to the “advice” from the New York Times and Chris Matthews---the bastion of leftward thinking---and prepare for the same exodus the Democrats took last week.

(This post will be revised at the editor's discretion.)

Friday, November 05, 2010

THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES---UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT


The LEFT WING MEDIA has started in on the Republicans just two days after the biggest landslide in a generation. This media wants---demands specifics.

They spent an entire year and NEVER asked the Democrats about any specifics of a multi-trillion dollar health insurance debacle now destined for the scrape pile or major revamping. They hardly wrote a word about the backroom deals and payoffs to purchase votes while shoving this new entitlement down the throats of the general public. Even when the former Speaker of the House said, “we need to pass this thing so we will know what’s in it”, there was no outrage from the mainstream media. 2,600 pages of unread legislation, and not one request for specifics.

With nearly 60% of American citizens against this legislation, President Obama and the Democrats went full steam ahead while the left wing media cheered them on.

If the liberal media cared to listen to just about every Republican that ran for office this past year, they would know that the first order of business will be passing legislation that DOES NOT RAISE TAXES ON ANYONE. Second, or third is repealing this health insurance legislation that was basically a government take-over of the industry under the guise of “reform”. And it had little to do with health care. Obama and the Democrats insisted this “reform” would reduce the cost of health care while producing accounting gimmicks to the CBO that even the Lamestream media could understand as voodoo specifics.

The left wing media never asked for specifics as Obama and the liberal progressive Democrats passed billions in spending bills or any part of their radical agenda to nationalize private businesses. The President on Wednesday, (in one of his rare news conferences), made the lame excuse that his agenda was misunderstood because everything was an “emergency”. The left wing media accepted this as gospel from their Messiah, and therefore required no more specifics. Of course, the media is supposed to be the watchdogs of our government. Instead, the liberal media has “specifically” become the lapdogs of progressive liberalism with little or no objectivism. In fact, during election night the liberal media became nothing but a boat-load of hate-filled crybabies as they saw their Utopian dreams of liberalism fade into the night. Case in point is this paragraph below:

Guest on Fox and Friends Wednesday morning: “By the way, that was hypnotic, the coverage of election night by MSNBC“ referring to Chris Matthews‘ disrespectful treatment of Michelle Bachman. Matthews sat there with his panel of leftwing monkeys and continued to ask Bachman if she was hypnotized over and over again, apparently because he didn’t like Bachman’s “thrilling answers”. As the country was painted in a sea of red as a repudiation of President Obama’s agenda, this panel of “journalist”, (which Bernie Goldberg described as “the View without Elizabeth Hasselbeck”), became more indignant, (add some more verbs),. The diatribes from the left-ward media was almost as entertaining as the tidal wave of conservatism that swept across the nation.

But, let’s digress. I’m a simple writer with no professional training. Rarely will you see words like transcendentalism, cosmological, phenomena, or manifestation. I like simplicity and I’ll leave the big words for the professionals who like to impress the intellectuals. I think there’s a place for writers who keep things simple. The simple fact is that the sooner the mainstream media has their demands met that specifics be supplied to them by the incoming conservatives, the sooner they can begin their attacks. While they watch their lust and adoration for big government getting torn down piece by piece, the frustration of the media will fester, (becoming increasingly intense), like an un-treated ulcer. Matthews will start buying bibs by the case as he spits out his viral distaste for a more conservative government. The liberal media will do everything in their power to search out and divide this current crop of cohesive conservatives who are on a Tea Party mission to reduce the size and scope of an intrusive government and their spending madness. The liberal media is deaf to conservative campaign promises, and they are blind to the will of the people who just spanked their behinds for being complicit with Obama and the liberal progressives, and this experiment with socialism. This just leave’s dumb.

So, let’s be SPECIFIC. If the liberal media chooses to play dumb to the will of the people, they will become more and more obtuse, irrelevant, and inapplicable to the national conversation. For the next two years the liberal media will do everything in their power to tear down every specific directive produced by Republicans in the House. They will ratchet up the rhetoric and try to define the national debate. But they don’t have the microphone anymore. The podium is full.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Jerry Brown: “IT’S ALL A LIE”



Via Ed Morrissey at Hot Air---New Whitman ad hits Brown’s “it’s all a lie” admission
Barbara Boxer: Greatest Threat to National Security is… Carbon Dioxide

In the light of our recent brush with terrorist importing bombs via UPS and other carriers, let me remind voters in California what Barbara Boxer thinks is the greatest national security threat.



How out of touch is this woman?

Friday, October 29, 2010

The World Series, And Social Problems

During an World Series open thread that I posted in the Greenroom at Hot Air, a fellow commenter, (rukiddingme), posted this FYI:

Rovin, pardon the O/T fyi.
Fox 4 news here is reporting a story about Josh Hamilton being able to detect a specific odor emanating from the outfield stands.
As I am sure you know, Josh has struggled with drug abuse.
Reports say it is everywhere outside the stadium as well.
May or may not be topic worthy for either you or one of your colleagues.
rukiddingme on October 29, 2010 at 12:55 AM


For the purpose of not getting too political, (in a fun baseball thread), or posting a fairly long response, I decided to post it here at RovinsWorld:

RUKM,

I’ve heard the story of Hamilton’s “struggles” with alcohol and drugs, (specifically cocaine) , and finally his convictions to do without both. This is sadly a typical story of raw talent getting thrust into a system, handed a $4 million dollar paycheck, with little restrictions or guidance. Personally, having a similar “struggle”, (on a much lower pay scale), over thirty years ago, I can speak from “experience” that it is so easy to think you’re invincible and blind to the reality that anyone is being harmed. Let’s just say I regrettably wasted some good years of my life that can’t be returned, and leave it at that.

Josh Hamilton’s story is a good one, in that he overcame his addictions and saw a better future, and fortunately still had opportunities for a bright career. For every “good story” there are thousands that failed to climb out of these “predicaments”. Tragically, the Steve Howe Story is one where Howe could not, or refused to recover, (even after baseball gave him far too many chances, imo). I can guess that Josh Hamilton’s Christian faith, his family, and his inner desire to excel all played a part in his new life. It really is like being re-born.

As for the “specific odor” in and around AT&T Park, I can tell you this is sadly an accepted lifestyle in the Bay Area and in fact the whole state of California---see Prop 19. At Golden Gate Park, if you are smoking a cigarette, (a legal tobacco product), your are frowned upon, and the local police WILL write you a citation. On the other hand, you can walk through the park with a marijuana cigarette burning and officials WILL look the other way. For the record, I am voting against Prop 19 because I personally feel the message we, (this state), will send to our children is that the product is legally condoned and socially accepted. For the liberals out there that say, “yeah, but they’re doing it anyway” and “it’s safer than alcohol”, I contend this is the slippery slope that will lead to a large portion of our society that will become nothing but potheads, wasting their lives getting stoned and becoming non-productive---it IS STILL A DRUG, and I can again tell many, (from experience), that prolonged marijuana use is addictive. Lastly, (for this post), the proponents for Prop 19, (including Governor Schwarzenegger), who are arguing that the product would become a large source of revenue for the state, I find utterly repulsive to an ignorant and deteriorating society, and say rukiddingme!

Finally, Josh Hamilton will be reminded of these temptations throughout his entire life, and he must learn to deal with it, including the “specific odor” at AT&T Park. If you, (or the news media), think this is effecting his abilities to hit the ball, I disagree. Ask the powerful offensive line-up of the Philadelphia Phillies if they can find a “distraction” for their pitiful hitting in the NLCS. Hint: It is the Giant’s starting pitching staff and their superior bullpen---(see Matt Cain’s performance last night). I would submit that few baseball fans or players, (with the exception of the National League Western Division), have seen such a prolific pitching staff in the last half of this season.

I wish the best for Josh Hamilton in his personal challenges and his new chance at life without drugs. Many don't get this second chance. Perhaps the Texas air will be more satisfying to this great hitter, but I wouldn't bet on it.

Respectfully,

Rovin

Thursday, October 07, 2010

Desperado Democrats

Democrats are getting desperate. Desperation breeds confusion, followed by distortion, deception, and, (in some cases), outright fabrication. A case in point is the article in the yesterday’s New York Times where the desperate Democrats are making the claim that if Republican’s win this November, women will lose their abortion rights. Even Mike Barnicle* is calling this “strategy” ineffective when people are worried about losing their homes, tax increases, and a flailing economy. Barnicle also makes the argument that Obama and the Democrats have wasted their energy, (and a whole year), on a flawed health care reform program, while doing little to promote the creation of jobs.

While Republicans are squarely focused on jobs and the economy---primarily putting this country back to work---the President and Democrats continue to attack businesses that support the Tea Party principals and the free enterprise system. House Representative Lynn Jenkins, (Kansas), illustrates in the Washington Times just how Democrats feel about American businesses using an industry in her own district:


“One such company is Koch Industries, based in Wichita, Kan. Koch Industries employees 2,400 Kansans and 50,000 persons nationwide. It is a diversified, privately held company that manufactures and monitors pipelines, makes building products and fertilizer and is an industry leader in energy production. It also manufactures many consumer products, including Lycra spandex and Brawny paper towels.

Koch management is dedicated to keeping the company growing. It reinvests 90 percent of profits back into the businesses, allowing Koch to expand product lines and hire more employees. That is good for consumers and for workers. However, as Chicago-style politics creep into the national landscape, the company has come under fire because its owners support free-market principles inconsistent with the current Democratic leadership.

In August, Mr. Obama personally called out a grass-roots political group with which he disagreed philosophically. David Koch, one of the majority owners of Koch Industries, supports that particular group. What sin does the president believe this group committed? It supports smaller government and the free-enterprise system - ideals I (and most Americans) strongly support.” link

Jenkins continues her article exposing how the White House and the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee chairman “pile on” with their attack on Koch Industries using the union-backed meme of “outsourcing”:

"Never one to pass on a lead-in from the White House, Rep. Chris Van Hollen of Maryland, chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, piled on. He accused Koch Industries of wanting to send American jobs overseas when he told Bloomberg Television, "They actually got an award for outsourcing to China." Only one small problem: The company he cites had no connection to Koch at that time.

But the most egregious example of these Chicago-style tactics occurred on Aug. 27, when, according to news reports, Austan Goolsbee, an Obama administration economist, discussed the company's tax status and falsely claimed that Koch has not paid federal corporate income taxes."

Please take a moment to read Lynn Jenkins complete article here.

While the polls show this November’s elections as a referendum on Obama’s economic policies, (or lack of any), it’s transparently clear Americans are focused on their job security and the enormous debt Democrats have piled onto the shoulders of the working taxpayer. Neither the fear mongering of the Republican’s social agenda nor the blatant attack on American businesses will get them re-elected as local representatives we will send to Washington next year. Obama’s philosophy that it’s the governments responsibility to create jobs is clearly not working. The Democrats have gambled (with your money) that Obama’s direction was the only way. They are wrong. Desperately Wrong.

(* = this was a paraphrased statement overhead on this morning’s Morning Joe)

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Sour Grapes For Establishment Republicans

Isn’t if funny that just a few months ago no one even considered the possibility that Republicans could take over the Senate. Suddenly, the power-brokers in Washington see the “perfect storm” where, if every primary goes their way, Republicans “could” win ten seats and presto, win control of the Senate and the House.

Pat Buchanan may have said it best this morning---”You can’t say to the Tea Party, “yes, we love your energy, we love your commitments, and we love your ability to motivate the masses to reach the polls”---BUT, we’re only going to back those who are sure bets in November……”

What Karl Rove and the NRSC did last night in the face of an overwhelming Primary victory, was not only despicable, it was embarrassing. Karl Rove’s ranting on Hannity about Christine O’Donnell’s victory over Mike Castle did nothing to unite the “Big Tent” analogy the Republican Party is trying to achieve. In fact, Rove’s embarrassing rant further divided the Party. Yes, this is Delaware. Yes, O’Donnell’s chances are indeed slim at winning a majority in a clearly “blue state”. But, it was Delaware Republicans that spoke last night, and the answer is NO, we do not support the status quo or candidates who consistently vote against the will of the people. Incumbency is not an asset in either party.

But the egg is on the faces of the beltway Republicans, aka the “Republican Leaders”, aka “establishment Republicans”. Their simple-minded plan did not go as designed and the sour grapes are a stain on the party as a whole. Some one in the Hot Air post said last night, “this is not how the system is supposed to work in a Republican Primary” and it just plain wrong for folks like Karl Rove can’t read the tea leaves of change from the status quo” (paraphrasing).

From a commenter at The Hill website:

"If the Republican party doesn't back O'Donnell, you will find thousands of Republicans going Independent. They want to play games with their constituents, we'll show them what a conservative really is. We are tired of these Republican power mongers who make careers out of getting more power without thinking of who they are working for and what they represent. We don't want anymore lawyers, beltway politicians who do not have their pulse on what the public wants and who talk the talk but don't walk the walk. Too many politicians are entrenched in Washington who need to get back to Reagan values and beliefs! Beware Republican National Committee who I am a member of, what you choose to do because all eyes are upon you. We are watching you!" BY Reneeca on 09/14/2010 at 23:35

Indeed “all eyes are on the NRSC”, their “leadership”, and the “establishment Republicans”. They are the ones who may have to re-think just how to include Tea Party candidates into the fold. And this conversation is hardly over.

(On a personal note):

Never in my lifetime have I been so elated and ashamed of the Republican Party. On a night that should be celebrated for sending the pure message to establishment Republicans that the grassroots folks have had far enough of the good ol’ boy beltway dinosaurs, what do idiots like Karl Rove and the National Republican Senatorial Committee do? They not only have the gall to refuse to send congratulations to A REPUBLICAN PRIMARY CAMPAIGN WINNER, these morons go to the TV and Media to denounce the winner (and in the NRSC’s case, they have to announce they will not spend a dime on O’Donnell.

Well guess what Mr. Rove and those running the NRSC, TRY TO FIND THE ONE DIME I WAS GOING TO SEND YOU AND SHOVE IT UP ROVES ARROGANT ASS.

Friday, August 20, 2010

75% of BP Oil Spill Remains in Gulf of Mexico---Mainstream Media, White House Silent Over Worst Environmental Disaster in U.S. History

British News Service Takes the Lead in “Potential Cover-up”

Suzanne Goldenberg, US environment correspondent from the Guardian reported yesterday that three quarters of the oil in the Gulf of Mexico is still present. Quoting testimony from a senior scientist at the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), it appears the U.S. Government’s report two weeks ago was “slightly exaggerated”:

Bill Lehr, a senior scientist at the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) departed from an official report from two weeks ago which suggested the majority of the oil had been captured or broken down.

“I would say most of that is still in the environment,” Lehr, the lead author of the report, told the house energy and commerce committee.
link

The House Energy and Commerce Committee consisted of Congressman Ed Markey who was visibly perplexed while questioning Mr. Lehr and Monica Lawrence at BNO News suggested there’s some serious spinning going on :

“His statement seems to all but confirm suspicions within the scientific community that the White House was trying to spin and hide scientific data regarding the damage of the oil spill. The only member of Congress who turned up at the hearing was Ed Markey, the committee chair.”

Markey was visibly upset and critical of Lehr, saying that the released report by NOAA gave the public a false sense of confidence. “You shouldn’t have released it until you knew it was right,” he said.

“People want to believe that everything is OK and I think this report and the way it is being discussed is giving many people a false sense of confidence regarding the state of the Gulf.”
link

Hiding scientific data? (where have we heard this before?) Why not use words like distortion, fabrication, or collaboration? Also a “blip” in the mainstream media’s news cycle was the reporting of massive plumes of oil still present. Blogger Alexander Higgins calls the White House “overly optimistic” in their assessments. Higgins also follows the report of huge plumes of oil “discovered” beneath the gulf’s surface:

“The growing evidence that the White House painted an overly optimistic picture when officials claimed two weeks ago the remaining oil in the Gulf was rapidly breaking down fueled a sense of outrage in the scientific community that government agencies are hiding data and spinning the science of the oil spill.”

Meanwhile, in the Science article, experts from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute mapped a 22-mile plume of oil droplets from BP’s well, providing the strongest evidence so far over the fate of the crude.

“These results indicate that efforts to book-keep where the oil went must now include this plume,” said Christopher Reddy, one of the Woods Hole team. The report also said the plume was very slow to break down by natural forces.

“Many people speculated that subsurface oil droplets were being easily degraded,” said Richard Camilli, the lead author of the paper. “Well, we didn’t find that. We found it was still there.”
link

So, there you have it. The largest oil spill in U.S. history may still be present in the Gulf with the probable quantities around 75% NOT CAPTURED, and your government, along with its complicit media are completely ignoring the disaster. Even with the scientific community disputing our government’s assessments, you would think our Nobel-Prize winning environmentalist Al Gore would speak up---right?

Perhaps Crickets can’t chirp when lubricated.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

NRSC to Democrats: Who are you calling “extreme”?

Hat Tip--Sister Toldja



Powerful video of the "extreme" left liberals.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Bob Hope, Zombies, and Democrats



One has to wonder what Mr. Hope would think of today's Democrats

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Document Dump---Work in Progress

The moral decay began with Bill Clinton. And while Republicans were soiled with the likes of Mark Foley and California’s Duke Cunningham, the power structure change in 2006 brought in a slew of corrupt Democrats who thought they were invincible. Rod Blagojevich’s shaking down a Children’s Hospital for 25 thousand was the final straw among many that forced the former Governor to face prosecution:

“The bribery, racketeering, wire fraud and extortion charges go back to the heart of the case, that government can’t trade state action for political gain, the prosecution argued.

On the bribery charges, they asked, did defendants seek to scheme to defraud the public out of honest services? Bribery can occur indirectly or directly; it doesn’t have to be clearly stated. It’s the message that’s important, they said, not the specific words. A government official cannot exchange state action for something of value, as in cash, a new job, campaign contributions, etc.

The prosecution said every time in this case, state action was linked to some political gain for Blagojevich in exchange for the act……”

Charlie Rangel appears to be getting the “slap on the wrist” for years of ethics troubles by his Democrat peers. The man sees no problem with hidden bank accounts and unreported earnings

Mr. Rangel's amended financial disclosure form, which exposes omissions from his 2002 through 2006 records, is a treasure trove of outrage. He neglected to report a checking account with the Congressional Federal Credit Union and one with Merrill Lynch, each valued between $250,000 and $500,000; the tens of thousands of dollars he's earning from dividends from a number of mutual funds and stocks; and the money made from the sale of a Harlem townhouse. As a result, Mr. Rangel's reported net worth doubled, from between $516,015 and $1,316,000 to between $1,028,024 and $2,495,000. link

Rangel’s troubles even prompted President Obama to chime in on the issue, calling the allegations against Rangel “very troubling”:

In a CBS interview, President Obama called the allegations "very troubling," but offered an otherwise sympathetic assessment that referred to the Harlem legend in the past tense.

"Charlie Rangel served a very long time and served his constituents very well," Obama said. "He's somebody who's at the end of his career. ... I'm sure that what he wants is to be able to end his career with dignity. And my hope is that it happens."

We all know about this “hope” stuff Mr. Obama, but on this one we’re with ya.

Throw in Maxine Waters, (also up on ethics charges), and the Joe Sestak/White House job offers, Mr. Obama’s Chicago style government is “very troubling” indeed.

One could say the Democrats are having a tough year. They’ve found no sanctuary at their own town hall meetings, finding a majority demanding that they rein in spending. Ignoring the “request” from their own constituents, Democrats have spent 1.4 trillion in unfunded debt, (raising the Federal Debt to over 13 trillion), added the most colossal entitlement in one hundred years, (ObamaCare), by cramming the unpopular legislation down the throats of a 60% public majority who rejected the “idea”. Hoping to maintain their jobs, the Democrats have funded their largest campaign contributors (organized labor/unions) to the tune of billions---all at the taxpayer’s expense. Throw in the 10% unemployment rate, (15% to 20% in some regions), and a set of economic indicators predicting our debt to become 100% of GDP by 2025, and you’ve got a recipe for long-term financial disaster. (GDP stats:
What has President Obama done?

For starters, how about an executive order shutting down all oil production in the northern hemisphere.

Or, how about a new deficit commission supplanting the responsibilities of Congress. Further, both of the co-chairmen of Obama’s debt and deficit commission have already issued a sobering warning to the President’s budgetary direction:

BOSTON -- The co-chairmen of President Obama's debt and deficit commission offered an ominous assessment of the nation's fiscal future here Sunday, calling current budgetary trends a cancer "that will destroy the country from within" unless checked by tough action in Washington.

Instead, the President and the Democrats are heading full steam ahead in their spending agenda, ignoring these warnings and claiming the economy is “heading in the right direction”, (which the adoring liberal media repeated in every news broadcast on Friday as Obama toured his new government motor industry) Using the hollow deception of pay-go, (legislation the Democrats passed and Obama signed into law), not one piece of legislation has been funded correctly because it all falls under the exception of “emergency spending”. But, of course, all of this emergency spending is inherited.

Forget that the Democrats have been in full power since 2007. Forget the corruption that’s eating away our political process. Forget that California will be asking for another 20 billion in bailout funds to stay solvent, (or a number of other states also on the brink of bankruptcy looking for billions in Federal funds). Forget that runaway spending is putting this nation on the brink of complete financial ruin.

Grab a golf club and hit the links!

NOTE: THIS POST IS UNDER CONSTRUCTION AND WILL BE REVISED SEVERAL TIMES BEFORE COMMITTING TO FINAL DRAFT.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Krauthammer: Beware of the Lame Ducks

Instead of reining in spending policies, Barack Obama continues blaming Republicans for the state of the economy while the President and the Democrats keep producing record deficits and debt by their own fruition---(White House Predicts Record $1.47 Trillion Deficit) Expectations that the mainstream media will report this economic disaster fell further last week as “journalist” like Kathleen Parker at the Washington Post attempted to marginalize Tucker Carlson’s journolist story, calling it "a destructive gotcha mentality".

In a attempt to show the public that her Congress is the most ethical ever, Nancy Pelosi and the House Democrats are finally getting around to throwing Charlie Rangel under the bus. The only problem is, Rangel’s bus has been in neutral for years while House Democrats, (and others), have looked the other way. Add this to the show trial in Chicago where former Governor Rod Blagojevich may have took ethics violations to a new level, and there’s hardly a case that Democrats have cleaned up the corruption in government.

Election Status

With runaway spending policies by this administration and the Democratic controlled Congress, (along with a sluggish economy and dismal unemployment figures), conservatives and independents are poised to make changes of their own in November. RealClearPolitics suggest House Democrats could lose their strong majority, while Senate Republicans could pick up as many as ten net seats, leaving Democrats assumedly powerless to move their liberal agenda forward. In this case, assumedly may be a dangerous position. We all know the old adage about assuming things---some one ends up looking like an ass.

Enter: The Lame Duck Session

Charles Krauthammer wrote a piece on Friday, (7/23), warning all of us that assumptions may also have “extensions”. There’s this little period between November 3rd and January 20th when “the losers” are still in power. Most critically, this upcoming lame duck session may show the American electorate how little their voices were heard, and how desperate the liberals are to shove their agenda down our throats:

“Barack Obama's considerable political capital, earned on Election Day 2008, is spent. Well spent, mind you, on the enactment of a highly ideological agenda of Obamacare, financial reform and a near-trillion-dollar stimulus that will significantly transform the country. But spent nonetheless. There's nothing left with which to complete his social-democratic ambitions. This would have to await the renewed mandate that would come with a second inaugural.

That's why, as I suggested last week, nothing of major legislative consequence is likely to occur for the next 2 1/2 years. Except, as columnist Irwin Stelzer points out, for one constitutional loophole: a lame-duck Congress called back into session between the elections this November and the swearing-in of the 112th Congress next January…..

…….But assuming the elections go as currently projected, Obama's follow-on reforms are dead. Except for the fact that a lame-duck session, freezing in place the lopsided Democratic majorities of November 2008, would be populated by dozens of Democratic members who had lost reelection (in addition to those retiring). They could then vote for anything -- including measures they today shun as the midterms approach and their seats are threatened-- because they would have nothing to lose. They would be unemployed. And playing along with Obama might even brighten the prospects for, say, an ambassadorship to a sunny Caribbean isle.” LINK
Krauthammer suggest the Democrats make a pledge to promising to adhere to the will of the electorate:

“How then to prevent a runaway lame-duck Congress? Bring the issue up now -- applying the check-and-balance of the people's will before it disappears the morning after Election Day. Every current member should be publicly asked: In the event you lose in November -- a remote and deeply deplorable eventuality, but still not inconceivable -- do you pledge to adhere to the will of the electorate and, in any lame-duck session of Congress, refuse to approve anything but the most routine legislation required to keep the government functioning?”
Don’t hold you breath waiting for this to happen.

Thursday, July 15, 2010


The Beginning of the End

This morning, I’ve listened to the liberal media attempting to explain how and why the Democrat Party is in disarray, and heading for the path of defeat in November. The riff between the President’s press secretary and the Speaker of the House, (Nancy Pelosi), may have very well been by design in an attempt to rally their base. But, even as the liberal media scratches their collective talking heads trying to understand why they have been so wrong, the excuses are falling on deaf ears along with a mounting anger from the people who swallowed these failed policies with the understanding of hope and change. To this end, I say BOO HOO.

Boo hoo! House Democrats not feeling the love from the White House---even when they’ve been the one’s who have “made the tough votes” to advance Obama’s agenda---even against the will and public opinion of their constituents.

Boo hoo! All these Democrats (that walked and voted lockstep with Nancy Pelosi and Barack Obama’s life-long dream to decimate the private healthcare system in favor of a government run system that will neither reduce health care cost nor provide the quality of care promised), are now feeling the brunt of their decisions that completely ignored the needs of the working taxpayer while expanding the scope and power of the federal government. And let us never forget the words of Speaker Pelosi, "We need to pass the health care bill to find out what’s in it..."

Boo hoo! The liberal left of the Democrat Party who bought into this entitlement expansion mentality costing the country billions in unfunded liabilities. By pouring billions more in real debt into public sector jobs, (see Porkulus), and pandering to their own special interest, (SEIU, labor unions, etc.), the Democrats thought they had secured their campaign funds and loyalty of their voters to keep them in power.

Boo hoo! Instead of realizing that the rise of the working class being over-burdened with higher taxes, government regulation, the loss of individual liberties, and staggering unemployment, (see grassroots Tea Party), the Democrats in the House and the Senate have instead embraced the demagoguery of such groups as the NAACP who are claiming falsely that we are all racist bigots for fighting back against failed national policies that are putting this nation in financial peril, and generational debt.

Boo hoo! Ever since the Democrats have been in power, (2007-present), their legislation has done nothing to enhance small business or the private sector companies that has always been the engine that drives a healthy economy. Instead, they have embraced these big government policies with the designation of re-distributing wealth (under the guise of extracting money from the big bad corporations and profiteers). Their results have been stifling to the growth of both large corporations and the small companies who have refused to expand their investments in human capital because of the uncertainty of big government policies that plan to tax them to death.

Boo hoo! The Democrat Party has allowed this President to create more commissions and Czars than any other administration to disguise and transfer the constitutional responsibilities of the House and Senate. Instead, they have embraced this new power structure as a future scapegoat for their own lack of skills to govern as representatives of their districts.

Boo hoo! Lastly, the Democrats have relied on the liberal media to also walk lock-step with every disastrous decision of this administration as if it was ordained by God. Instead of listening to their constituents at the town hall meetings, the Democrats have fallen into the trap of believing the liberal media’s endorsements of Barack Obama’s new world order. Not daring to label Obama’s policies as socialist or Marxist, the media has provided the necessary cover of a cloak and dagger government designed to further empower this body at the complete expense of the middle-class taxpayer. Once again, the egos of the Democrat power structure has fallen to the fodder of their own self importance over the daily needs of the people they were elected to represent.

This November the Democrats will see the full weight of the people who have rejected their big government philosophy and the spending madness in Washington that has continued to create the largest burden of personal debt in U.S. history. The cost for their arrogance should be swift and the message “perfectly clear”----YOU HAVE REFUSED TO LISTEN, THEREFOR YOU WILL NO LONGER REPRESENT ME.

BOO HOO!

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

New York Times on the 2nd Amendment---The Supreme Court Acted Stupidly

As expected, the New York Times editorial board has come out strongly against the supreme court’s decision to confirm that the 2nd amendment is a fundamental individual right. The liberal Times attempts to justify their argument on the fact that “ten thousand Americans died by handgun violence.” :


"About 10,000 Americans died by handgun violence, according to federal statistics, in the four months that the Supreme Court debated which clause of the Constitution it would use to subvert Chicago’s entirely sensible ban on handgun ownership. The arguments that led to Monday’s decision undermining Chicago’s law were infuriatingly abstract, but the results will be all too real and bloody."
It would be startling if the Times showed a similar level of compassion since Roe v. Wade was passed where millions of unborn have been subjected to the “real and bloody” reality of extinction. But, for the sake of saving this argument for a later date, let’s agree in principle that abortions are also an individual right under current law.

Just as the fringe end of social conservatives would prefer that all abortions be outlawed, our far left liberal society would advocate striking the 2nd amendment from the Bill of Rights.

What I find intriguing is how both sides of the political spectrum so passionately defend the 1st amendment to the constitution, (in which our Founding Fathers found it critical to allow a redress of grievances to our government without prohibitions), and yet, (to further protect American citizens from an over-zealous government), when the fathers inserted and insisted that all citizens had the right to bear arms---under the same intentions to protect individual rights---the liberal mindset of this society has for far too long advocated restricting or abolishing the 2nd amendment, which has finally been recognized as an individual right.

While I do agree with the Time’s contention, (and the Supreme Court's), that there should be limited restrictions placed by the states and municipalities to keep arms out of the hands of felons or the mentally ill, the blanket bans of both Washington D.C. and now Chicago have been overturned. Yet the Times chooses to ignore this landmark civil right and instead continues to look at the 2nd amendment as a threat to society as they “suggest” further government restrictions:


“Mayors and state lawmakers will have to use all of that room and keep adopting the most restrictive possible gun laws — to protect the lives of Americans and aid the work of law enforcement officials. They should continue to impose background checks, limit bulk gun purchases, regulate dealers, close gun-show loopholes.

They should not be intimidated by the theoretical debate that has now concluded at the court or the relentless stream of lawsuits sure to follow from the gun lobby that will undoubtedly keep pressing to overturn any and all restrictions. Officials will have to press back even harder. Too many lives are at stake. “
Of course, the Times completely ignores the fact that in every case where guns have been banned outright from law abiding citizens, (see footnotes below), the murder and crime rates have risen dramatically. Short of disarming every American and eliminating all weapons from society, (which would suit the liberal elites and the Times), restricting law abiding citizens from possessing guns will do nothing to prevent criminals from breaking these laws. The Times again fails to demonstrate how keeping guns out of the hands of law-abiding citizens would make society appreciably safer or change the number of crimes committed by criminals illegally possessing guns. As long as and free society is allowed to be armed, criminals will think twice about brazenly breaking into homes or businesses. Thankfully, the Supreme Court agreed.

Footnotes:

Guns Vs. Crime (by Jeremy D. Blanks) (no puns please)

Gun Control: The Brady Campaign, White Lies, And Damn Lies (by Howard Nemerov)

More Guns, Less Crime (by John Lott)

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Property of Mexico---Keep Out!

Governor Jan Brewer got her visit to the President's domain, and this is the answer she, (and the state of Arizona), received:



Instead, our federal government---the Obama administration---has decided to insult this nation's intelligence by suing Arizona for attempting to protect their sovereign property from a foreign assualt of trafficing drugs, guns, and humans. Where's our homeland security? Janet Napolitano says, "the Arizona borders are the safest they've ever been". Then why the signs Ms. Napolitano?

Further, why when even Arizona Democrats are urging the Obama administration not to sue the state, and yet the federal government is going full steam ahead, along with Hillary Clinton's blessing.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010


Chris Matthews Declares War on The Tea Party Movement---Calling His “Report” a Documentary, While Attacking Limbaugh, Beck, Palin, and Bachmann


With Glenn Beck hitting on all cylinders in the 5pm slot on cable news networks, Chris Matthew’s longtime running segment, Hardball, (in the same time slot), has been dismal at best. Beck is hitting two million viewers while at the same time Matthews is struggling to hit a half million. In the 8pm prime time slot The O’Reilly Factor viewership is almost triple of Keith Olbermann’s Countdown. Along with the impending retirement of Larry King, Matthew’s Hardball might be heading on the same path where “progressive news” has become nothing more than far left opinion hit jobs, butting their heads against a growing public viewership that disagrees with the liberal media’s rhetorical disdain for a center-right nation.

Glenn Beck – 2,079,000 viewers (479,000) (968,000)
Situation Room—683,000 viewers (187,000) (277,000)
Hardball w/ C. Matthews – 492,000 viewers (87,000) (187,000)
Fast Money – 205,000 viewers (a scratch w/49,000) (89,000)
Showbiz Tonight — 172,000 viewers (65,000) (92,000)
link

With MSNBC and FOX NEWS cable networks going in two different directions, tonight’s Hardball edition, (airing at 7pm eastern time to avoid Beck's numbers*), will be seen as another typical hit job by Matthews and his producers to attempt to demonize the Tea Party Movement. Indeed, Matthews will make the feeble attempt to claim the “Rise of the New Right” is an organized group of right wing radicals with the intent of over-throwing the government by violence:

MATTHEWS: "Let me finish tonight with our big documentary coming up here tomorrow night. " The Rise of the New Right" at 7:00 p.m. Eastern tomorrow night will stun you with what`s happening to this country. You`ll never again believe the so-called Tea Party Movement is just about taxes or deficits or Obamacare. No, what you`ll see is far more like the original Tea Party up in Boston, the one that previewed our war against the British. Look at the Gadsden flag they wield, that warning of "Don`t Tread on Me" with the coiled rattlesnake. In 1776, it served warning to those who threatened America from abroad. Today, it`s being waved in contempt of our own honestly elected American government in Washington. Listen to Rush Limbaugh`s stir on the new right by calling the government in Washington a regime, or Orly Taitz, leader of the birthers, calling the president illegitimate. Listen to militiamen on guard against tyranny here on the Potomac and you get the full force of what`s happening."

"This isn`t about what the tax rate should be. It`s an argument about whether the federal government deserves toppling like any other tyranny or illegitimate regime in history. It`s not the talk of politics, but of revolution. Listen to Limbaugh, Beck and Palin and Michele Bachmann, Orly Taitz, and, yes, Rand Paul, and you`ll hear of a Washington that has usurped authority of a president who`s not one of us, of a Congress that needs to be investigated for treason, of a country itself that`s been taken over and needs to be taken back. The voices you`ll hear speak for themselves, the guns you see, the semi-automatic weapons in the arms of those who see the government of the United States as the looming tower of tyranny. If I can put it as bluntly as possible, catch " The Rise of the New Right" here tomorrow night at 7:00, and you`ll suddenly get why you`re seeing men at political rallies for the first time ever wearing guns." video link here

Got all that? Pretty scary stuff, if you're the paranoid left looking for an answer to escape the financial damage inflicted on this nation since the end of 2006.

In Matthews segment here, he explains that today’s Tea Party Movement parallels the anti-communist movement in the fifties and sixties accusing Michelle Bachmann as an instigator and a quasi McCarthyist for the media not investigating “democratic members of congress for anti-American attitudes”. Matthews takes Bachmann's statement completely out of context, but what else is new[s].

While I would suggest boycotting the Matthews diatribe of paranoia, maybe it would be best to just watch Glenn Beck a 5pm, (2pm for us west coasters) and let Matthews and his screed of viewers suck on his lolly-pop spittle. It's a poor excuse of objective journalism. Calling it a documentary is a pathetic joke. Perhaps they can have a contest to see which leg tingles tonight---you can bet it's the left.

(Editor's note: I've attempted, (several times), to post the video embeds in this post, but most of the embeds have been mysteriously re-directed to "other MSNBC spots".)

* At this posting, not certain if Matthew's hit piece will air at both 5pm and the repeat 7pm times---will attempt to update later.

Friday, June 11, 2010

Nancy Pelosi Considering Re-Writing Ethics Rules

As expected, some Democrats facing ethics violations are pressing Nancy Pelosi to revise the congressional ethics policies. From the Hill:

Pelosi considering rewriting ethics rules

By Susan Crabtree - 06/10/10 08:28 PM ET

Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) has privately indicated she is willing to rewrite some of the the ethics rules that House Democrats implemented two years ago.

Pelosi late last month met with members of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) about the Office of Congressional Ethics (OCE), which was created to bolster the ethics of the lower chamber.

At the meeting, which was also attended by CBC lawmaker and Majority Whip James Clyburn (D-S.C.), sources said Pelosi heard complaints about the OCE’s new powers and investigation tactics.

Pelosi and Clyburn were sympathetic, because the OCE has produced some unintended consequences, according to two sources in the room.


Please read the complete story here

When the rules don't fit, you must acquit---change the rules.

Friday, May 21, 2010

President Obama---Stop Playing Political Racist Games With This Nation's Security

You're the President of the United States----start acting like it! The people of this country completely understand that our southern boarders are under siege with violence and corruption; uncontrolled borders smuggling guns and drugs that threatens every citizen.

Meanwhile, you and your liberal democrat party are tearing this nation apart with this pure and vile use of false racism designed for political gain and no other reason. We know for a fact that the recent Arizona legislation is not even stronger than the federal laws now on the books. The fact that a person can not even be questioned without a cause or violation prefaced, makes Arizona's law within Federal standards. Any person can be asked for identification by federal authorities, yet under the Arizona statute there must be a reason in advance of asking.

So, Mr. President, stop with the lies. Stop with the racist accusations. Stop and think about what you have pledged to do to protect this nation and its people. Start acting like a President, and not playing these childlike petty games that are embarrassing your office, your citizens, and your country. Stand up a be a man about our borders and secure them now. Your country demands it.

If you think this healthcare joke will cost your party control, you've seen nothing when you and your pathetic advisers realize 80% of the nation wants border security now.

This has absolutely nothing to do with race.........unless you consider the race to the bottomless pit your party is heading----a race you will surely win.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

NOW THIS IS HOW A MARINE RUNS A CAMPAIGN



(disclaimer---the editor has not confirmed this video or the "candidate" is authentic, but he does like the delivery.)

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Is Today’s “Mainstream Media” Out of Touch With Mainstream America?

When the controversial law was passed in Arizona recently, polling across the country produced one obvious outcome---70% of this nation’s citizens felt something had to be done about our southern borders. They also felt the Arizona law was not going to lead to racial profiling. When the law was written, the legislators specifically made sure that that the statutes remained in line with federal law which, if implemented, would pass the litmus test if challenged by the higher courts. Governor Jan Brewer and the legislators even went back and revised critical language that may have allowed an incorrect interpretation of how the law was implemented by law enforcement agencies. Brewer was adamant that racial profiling would not be tolerated in Arizona:

“Taking into consideration questions and concerns that have been expressed about the SB1070 legislation I signed last week, today I signed HB 2162 which defines and clarifies even further the proper implementation and enforcement of the law. These changes specifically answer legal questions raised by some who expressed fears that the original law would somehow allow or lead to racial profiling. These new amendments make it crystal clear and undeniable that racial profiling is illegal, and will not be tolerated in Arizona.” link

With Arizona’s southern borders quickly becoming a clear and present danger to all who lived in the border region, Brewer agreed that something had to be done:

"We cannot sacrifice our safety to the murderous greed of drug cartels," Brewer said. "We cannot stand idly by as drophouses, kidnappings and violence compromise our quality of life."

Enter----A Mainstream Media with a boatload of bias

As critics of the bill, (from the Mexican government to the ACLU), began to sound off, our ever reliable liberal media began a barrage of negative stories that included outright lies about the substance of the bill and its intent. The network news agencies predictably reported what their “sources reported” and with deliberate intent, failed to report the overwhelming support for the legislation.

This negative slant followed suit in the newsprint media where more distortions and outright fabrications went unchecked and ignored by leading editors and publishers.

The un-official count of Negative stories vs. Positive stories has ran about one in twelve. The favorite line by both the networks and newspapers was the accusation that Arizona had implemented outright racial profiling against all Mexicans whether legal or illegally residing inside our borders.

While the “mainstream media” and the official response from the White House has been nothing but condemnation, nation-wide polling still shows Americans in full support of Arizona’s decision to do what the Federal government has refused to do---stop the violence and secure the borders.

The Political Slant

While the legal wrangling has just begun, the political ramifications are taking place among the liberal democrats who have long coveted the Latino voting block. But no longer is the promise of open doors and all expense paid living quarters---all at the taxpayer’s expense---being used as a ringing endorsement. The voting public that includes millions of independents and moderate democrats are rejecting these policies of open borders at any cost. With unemployment at 10% nation-wide, competition in the job markets has every legal citizen searching for work. Even legal Mexican-Americans are seeing the injustice of coming in “the front door”, paying their dues, and following the laws of the promised land, only to see millions step ahead in line with no respect for the process.

President Obama, the liberal democrats, and the “out of touch” mainstream media are banking on our humility and compassion to keep the status quo on the immigration policies, but what they don’t see is a nation that has said enough is enough. The futile attempt to paint Republicans as mean spirited racial bigots is falling on deaf and defiant ears. Perhaps they’ll see the light in November when they’re no longer in power or considered a voice of the people.

(edited and revised at the authors discretion)

Friday, May 07, 2010

Governor Brewer's Response to Obama




H/T---Hot Air

Keep laughing Mr. President. This "joke" will be great theater in 2012.

Monday, May 03, 2010

JUST WHAT IS THE DESCRIPTION OF TERRORISM, MR. HOLDER?


In an AP article posted by Breitbart our resident attorney general said today that it was “too early” to designate the Times Square bomb plot as terrorism. I would guess if the perpetrator was just in town for some sight-seeing and forgot to leave home his groundhog eradication apparatus, Mr. Holder could make this “assumption”.

"Attorney General Eric Holder said Monday that investigators have some good leads in addition to the videotape of the man. Holder said in remarks to reporters that it is too early to say whether the incident was of foreign or domestic origin or to designate it as terrorism."

Steve Doocy and Gretchen Carlson, in a Fox New interview with Homeland Secretary Janet Napolitano, attempted several times to get Napolitano to at least admit this was an act of terrorism, but there must still remain a strict Obama policy to restrict using the word. (complete video here)

Carlson moves on to questioning Ms. Napolitano about her statements concerning the “much safer southern borders” where there’s also no terrorism taking place at this posting.

A search of the liberal online news outlets only faintly produce the word terrorism in their postings:

In the New York Times:

"While the authorities said they were treating the failed bombing — described as a “one-off” by Janet Napolitano, the homeland security secretary — as a potential terrorist attack, they said there was no evidence of a continued threat to the city."

From the Washington Post:

"Obviously, it wasn't an accident," Kelly said. "It was somebody who brought this to the location to send a message, to terrorize people in the area......"

"The bomb found in the Pathfinder was "a sober reminder that New York is a target for people who want to come here and do us harm," Kelly said Sunday. He said the device would have sent up a fireball from the center of a popular and bustling tourist landmark known to have symbolic importance for militant groups at war with the United States......."

This would be New York City Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly, but no where in the Wapo story do they use the word terrorist or terrorist plot in their own context. The Post did mention at the bottom of page two that our “overseas contingency operations”, (my quote), may have riled up our foreign enemies. A friend has suggested that this may have been a “dry run” to see if they, (THE TERRORIST), could get bomb in the Square---remember the towers did not come down on the first attempt---but who or what ever the plot, let’s keep that dirty word “terrorist” out of the conversation. Sadly, I guess when a building comes down and hundreds or thousands more perish, the media and our “leadership” will get around to calling this what it is---TERRORISM.

(cross-posted in the Green Room---Hot Air)

Friday, April 30, 2010

President Makes "Legal" Payoffs to Unions

News you might not read about in the mainstream media...

In what has the appearance of a quid pro quo, President Obama has found a way to subsidize the beleaguered unions by executive order. With the swift stroke of the pen, Obama is directing all non-union employees contracting with public construction projects to "donate" 4-5% of their paychecks into the fledgling union pension funds. In the fifties and sixties, they called this extortion and racketeering. Today, it's apparently called legal payback.

Obama Gives Unions a 'Massive Payback' with Executive Order, Contractors Claim

(CNSNews.com) – The nation’s non-union contractors, who constitute the bulk of the construction industry, say President Obama has given a “massive payback” to unions by implementing an executive order that would help them secure billions of dollars in construction contracts on public projects -- and a House Republican congressman agrees.

The executive order, implemented in mid-April, encourages federal agencies to use “project labor agreements” or PLAs on their construction projects, which could require any non-union workers to pay into ailing union pension funds and follow work guidelines set out by a union. link
In an industry where thousands are struggling to find work, this sweetheart deal/payoff from the President to the underfunded union pension funds serves as another blow to private businesses while propping up unions that can not compete in the private sector because their retirement plans are out of line with industry standards. Under Obama's PLA directive, this would be no problem by transferring non-union wages into the funds. Rep. John Kline (R-Minn)agrees:

Rep. John Kline (R-Minn.), who joined the news conference, agreed, telling CNSNews.com he believed that the new policy saw unions “scrambling” to make their under-funded pension plans solvent by adding new contributors through PLAs.

Union pension plans, Kline said, are “grotesquely under-funded.”

“(Unions) are desperate,” Kline said. "(T)he real solution here is for them to seriously look at the benefits and renegotiate the exorbitant benefits that they’re getting -- in other words tightening their belt --and they’ve been unwilling to do that, so they’re scrambling for anything else to make these things solvent.”

Brett McMahon, a vice president at Miller & Long Concrete Construction, explained how union pension plans will benefit under PLAs from his private workers, because workers at competitive companies are essentially giving their wages to union retirees.

“We would have to divert contributions -- 4 or 5 percent of weekly paycheck, literally --into a pension fund where just by the rules of it -- just by the rules of the vesting schedule, which is a 5 year minimum -- there is absolutely no chance whatsoever that a new worker will be vested during the course of a project. How could anyone possibly rationalize taking 4 or 5 or 6 percent of a guy’s literal paycheck, and depositing something that he has absolutely no possibility whatsoever of being on?”
For the full story on how the PLA's work, (and the union's response) please read the whole article at CNS.

How only 15% of the construction workforce is currying favor with our President while the other 85% are being asked/directed to subsidize the unions should be a criminal act, but not so in today's business climate. Once again, the private sector gets the shaft.

Thursday, April 08, 2010

Liberal Congresswoman Really Thinks You're That Stupid

Rep. Wasserman Schultz Insists Health Care Law Doesn't Require Individuals to Buy Insurance

From Matt Cover at CNSNEWS.COM

Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D.-Fla.) is insisting that the new health care law she voted for last month does not mandate that individuals buy health insurance, despite language in the law that plainly says otherwise.

At an April 5 town hall meeting in Fort Lauderdale (see video below), a constituent asked Wasserman Shultz where the Constitution authorized Congress to mandate that individuals buy health insurance. She responded that the new health care law did not require individuals to buy health insurance.

In a written statement to CNSNews.com on Wednesday, her press secretary, Jonathan Beeton, said it was true that the health care law did not mandate that individuals buy health insurance and that Wasserman Schultz stood by her assertion at the townhall meeting.

“We actually have not required in this law that you carry health insurance,” Wasserman Schultz said at the townhall meeting.

“Yes, this is accurate,” Beeton said in his statement to CNSNews.com. “You have a choice of insuring yourself with affordable coverage, or paying an assessment that will offset the burden you place on other insured Americans and taxpayers by not being insured.”

Not only has the Democrat Party passed a law that a strong majority of this country rejected, this party believes you are stupid enough to think you are not punished when you refuse to participate. I suppose when the IRS denies your tax refund because you failed to purchase this "optional" health insurance, the reminder will be "it was your choice".

Sunday, March 21, 2010


Judgment Day---Healthcare Bill Goes To House Floor

Damn the torpedoes and icebergs---full steam ahead.

Congressman Joe Barton, (R-TX) said this morning on America's Newsroom, (with Bill Hemmer and Martha McCallum working on Sunday, that the Democrats DO NOT have the 216 votes needed to pass ObamaCare. "Others", (including deputy whip Debbie Wasserman, (D-FL) have said they don't have the "hard numbers". Could Nancy Pelosi actually bring this legislation to the floor not knowing the final results? Pelosi has once before allowed a vote to go to the floor that got defeated back in September of 2008. This failure was the first of many government proposed bailouts to prop up Wall Street. Sources, back then said Pelosi may have been the major reason for its failure, because of a speech she made just days before the vote:


"Following the bill's failure, both parties embarked on a round of bitter finger-pointing. Congressional Republicans cited a speech by Ms. Pelosi on the House floor that blamed the economic crisis on years of Republican economic policies, including deregulation. "For too long this government, eight years, has followed a right-wing ideology of anything goes, no supervision, no discipline, no regulation," Rep. Pelosi said. "It has created not jobs, not capital; it has created chaos."
Little did Ms. Pelosi know we would be revisiting her profound words today. While it's doubtful Ms. Pelosi will make the same mistake again today prior to this "historic vote", the above bolded quote could easily describe this first year of a Democrat controlled government. One of the best arguments in this healthcare debate has been the cost of another "big government" entitlement in an environment where unemployment hovers at 10% or higher. With national polls for months now showing a majority against the bill, Barack Obama and the Democrats have put all their eggs in this one basket, not only ignoring the will of the people, but having to spend every piece of political capital, (including taxpayer capital to purchase votes with backroom deals), to rein in Democrats within their own party.

The process for this historical legislation has been just as disruptive and corruptive as the substance. From the Cornhusker Kickback, Louisiana Purchase, to the "deem and pass" and reconciliation, (that will take place just days after this vote), and the "fake, but accurate" legislation submitted to the CBO, the Democrats have invested their careers to pass this poorly crafted bill. Whether this nation can afford another government entitlement that will pile on billions more in national debt, including taxing an already fiscally strapped public will be decided in just a few short hours.

The Democrats will tell the public that they gave everyone seventy-two hours to decipher and decide the fate of this "new direction" designed to empower an already bloated government, and yet, even in the face of public opposition, they’re in a “damn the torpedoes/icebergs, full steam ahead modus. However the outcome after today, one thing is certain: change is coming---again. And we will all be searching for a lifeboat on this “unsinkable legislation”.

Friday, March 19, 2010

The Greatest American Swindle of the 21st Century---(Palin Update Added)

Liberal Democrats Make a Mockery of the Congressional Budget Office

For those of you who thought this story was about Bernie Madoff, think again. Although, there are distinct similarities to Madoff's Ponzi scheme---that bilked billions out of investors---the Democrats sent Douglas Elmendorf at the Congressional Budget Office, (CBO), the most creative and deceptive piece of legislation in U.S. history. In simple terms, the legislation sent to the CBO is frontloaded with projected revenues that includes cutting a half trillion from Medicare, borrowing imaginary funds from Social Security, and (this is the best one), begin collecting billions in new taxes and fines by mandating EVERY citizen in the United States own a health insurance policy. And to top all this off, your Democrat Congress is instructing the Internal Revenue Service, (IRS), to become the enforcement arm of collecting these new "revenues". If you think your accountant bills are out of line with the overhead in your small business, guess what, your accountant and the federal government is about to become your permanent partner.

But let’s return briefly to Mr. Elmendorf and his letter to Nancy Pelosi that “qualified” his scoring of the health care bill the House is about to pass. Elmendorf must have anguished for hours on how to make the CBO’s score not only look ridiculous, but how he might maintain the integrity of a once independent and impartial arm of congress. Here are a few excerpts prefacing the CBO’s score of H.R. 4872, the Reconciliation Act of 2010:

•“The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) and the staff of the Joint Committee on Taxation (JCT) have completed a preliminary estimate of the direct spending and revenue effects of an amendment in the nature of a substitute to H.R. 4872, the Reconciliation Act of 2010;”

•“…the [CBO] has not thoroughly examined the reconciliation proposal to verify its consistency with the previous draft. This estimate is therefore preliminary, pending a review of the language of the reconciliation proposal, as well as further review and refinement of the budgetary projections.

•“CBO has not completed an estimate of the potential impact of the legislation
on discretionary spending, which would be subject to future appropriation action.” NOTE: Non-defense, non-veterans discretionary spending has risen 85 percent since the Democrats took control of the House of Representatives.

•“CBO has not extrapolated estimates further into the future because the uncertainties surrounding them are magnified even more.”

•“CBO has not yet completed an assessment of the impact for the longer term of enacting the reconciliation proposal by itself.”

Feel better? Mr. Elmendorf should have sent Mz. Pelosi a one sentence response to the information “her House” supplied----“You’ve got to be kidding?” Paul Ryan, ranking Republican on the House Budget Committee and a member of the House Ways and Means Committee explains Elmendorf’s dilemma in his address at the healthcare summit. The six minute video explicitly explains how the “garbage in---garbage out” theory works with this “historical” ponzi scheme:



“Since the Congressional Budget Office can't score your bill, because it doesn't have sufficient detail, but it tracks very similar to the Senate bill, I want to unpack the Senate score a little bit.

And if you take a look at the CBO analysis, analysis from your chief actuary, I think it's very revealing. This bill does not control costs. This bill does not reduce deficits. Instead, this bill adds a new health care entitlement at a time when we have no idea how to pay for the entitlements we already have.”……Paul Ryan

The problem is, Doug Elmendorf knows this. He also knows that his “preliminary estimate” released to Nancy Pelosi is chock full of “what ifs” and gimmicks purposely designed to make this bill appear to be affordable. When Ryan said, “The Senate Budget Committee chairman said that this is a Ponzi scheme that would make Bernie Madoff proud”, you could hear a pin drop in the room where the President and Democrats completely understand their mission to turn the health care industry over to the Federal Government---by any means necessary---including the disingenuous accounting procedures the CBO received and scurrilously returned to an unsuspecting public. The shameful reality is this new entitlement about to pass has not only permanently disgraced the institution of the Congressional Budget Office, the procedures about to be used by the Democrats “to make history”, (in the face of a majority of Americans who have rejected this bill), will indeed be the most historical decline in how our government preforms their duties as a representative republic or what the framers intended.

From this point on, our dictionaries will describe “swindles and ponzi schemes” with an asterisk----*(see the 111th congress or Bernie Madoff for a simple explanation).

Update: Sarah Palin says: America – Be Heard or Brace for “Transformation”

(editor's note: I reserve the right to revise and extend)