News Items 2009
In a free society, government exists, at most, to protect people's rights, and should neither provide for people nor punish them for activities that interfere with no one else.
The Perfect New Year's Resolution
Think positively, recognize that you are a rare and unique human being, go the extra mile, and stay away from negative people.
Happy New Year!
Most of the carbon dioxide emitted by human activity does not remain in the atmosphere, but is instead absorbed by the oceans and terrestrial ecosystems. In fact, only about 45 percent of emitted carbon dioxide stays in the atmosphere.
The CO2/Global Warming political scam continues.
In the financial reform bill H.R. 4173, there are huge giveaways insuring the government will again rescue banks and Wall Street if the need arises.
It supports the biggest banks. It authorizes Federal Reserve banks to provide as much as $4 trillion in emergency funding the next time Wall Street crashes. So much for "no-more-bailouts" talk. That is more than twice what the Fed pumped into markets this time around. The size of the fund makes the bribes in the Senate's health-care bill look minuscule.
Barney Frank, once again, stinks of hoax and change.
With the healthcare battle still unfinished, the Obama administration has been laying plans to take up an issue that could prove even more divisive.
The White House has posted 25,000 additional records of those visiting the White House. It's all about investment bankers, union leaders and climatologists, judging by the visitors of President Obama and the President's chief economic advisor Larry Summers.
"The Constitution is not an instrument for the government to restrain the people, it is an instrument for the people to restrain the government." - Patrick Henry
"There ought to be one day --just one-- when there is open season on senators." - Will Rogers
President Barack Obama's aunt will remain in this country until at least next year as she awaits a chance to make her case before an immigration judge in her bid for asylum from her native Kenya.
Obama's aunt, 56, first applied for asylum in 2002, but her request was rejected and she was ordered deported in 2004. She did not leave the country and continued to live in public housing in Boston.
This woman is a freeloader and invader who has been here illegally for many years, living in free government housing that we the people pay for. Illegal, deplorable and unethical behavior runs in the family.
A Nevada couple was stranded for three days after following their car's GPS.
Remember, GPS units are only tools. Always verify your information before heading out into the unknown.
An al Qaeda bomber stashing explosives in his underwear cakewalked onto a US-bound airliner after averting scans on two continents -- but the federal Homeland Security chief incredibly claimed yesterday that "everything happened that should have."
A Michigan man who was aboard Northwest Airlines Flight 253 says he witnessed Umar Farouk Abdul Mutallab trying to board the plane in Amsterdam without a passport.
In the dead of night on December 17, 2009, President Barack Hussein Obama placed the United States of America under the authority of the international police organization known as INTERPOL, granting the organization full immunity to operate within the United States.
This international law enforcement body now operates - now operates - on American soil beyond the reach of our own top law enforcement arm, the FBI, and is immune from Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA) requests.
Translation: A global law enforcement entity now has full law-enforcement authority in the U.S. without any check on its power afforded by U.S. law and U.S. law enforcement agencies.
A coup is underway in the United States of America, the goal of which is to establish complete, unquestioned authority over the citizens--a 'fundamental change' to the United States where citizens have no legal recourse against an authoritarian central government.
Prosecutors will review the case of a woman authorities claim has called 911 30 times over six months for non-emergency reasons, including a call to complain that her husband refused to eat his dinner.
Not eating dinner is certainly a red light emergency. Maybe he just didn't like her cooking.
A Christian teacher fears she may never work again after she was sacked for offering to pray for a sick pupil.
The idiocy continues.
Not since Dec. 25, 1926 - when 6 inches fell on Dallas and Collin counties - had the area had a true postcard-looking Christmas.
Global warming strikes again.
Thousands of Oklahomans remain without power as a massive winter storm blew through the state bringing record setting snowfall to a large part of central Oklahoma. Will Rogers World Airport reported receiving about 14 inches of snow.
The global warming fraud continues.
In a bizarre twist, police said the Virginia man's only demand during the siege was for a pizza, which was duly delivered.
Next week he will be going to a pizza restaurant in an attempt to acquire postage stamps.
A woman jumped the barriers in St. Peter's Basilica and knocked down Pope Benedict XVI as he walked down the main aisle to begin Christmas Eve Mass.
Mao Zedong is in the White House, hanging out with a drag queen. Not far away, Barack Obama is making a play to have his head etched in stone.
The official White House Christmas tree features controversial ornaments including an orb depicting the late Chinese dictator, another that shows drag queen Hedda Lettuce, and yet another that shows a picture of Mount Rushmore -- with Obama's head pasted to the side of Washington, Lincoln, Jefferson and Roosevelt's.
They would love to come up with a way to bash heads in private and skip any public discussion that further reveals just how incoherent and unworkable both the bills are.
The latest example of violating principles of transparency and accountability in the single-minded pursuit of legislative victory.
There's no place for angels atop Christmas trees, according to one California man who successfully lobbied for their removal.
Irv Sutley, a disabled 65-year-old Marine veteran said the symbols were "extremely offensive."
Nowhere in the Constitution is there a "right" not to be offended.
I am offended by idiots who are constantly offended.
"If ever a time should come, when vain and aspiring men shall possess the highest seats in Government, our country will stand in need of its experienced patriots to prevent its ruin." - Samuel Adams in 1776
Thousands of American taxpayers incorrectly claimed more than $500 million in tax benefits under the Obama administration's tax break for first-time home buyers.
An I.R.S. program that has issued more than 14 million taxpayer identification numbers to immigrants is plagued with fraud that costs the government billions of dollars in improper tax refunds.
The report found that nearly 70 percent of such numbers should not have been issued because their applicants provided murky documentation. The numbers, called individual taxpayer identification numbers, are typically used by immigrants who are not American citizens or by permanent residents who have entered the United States legally.
"The purpose of all this is to let the American people, Congress and the president know that we are no longer afraid of being undocumented."
Manuel Guerra Casas may soon be deported.
The 26-year-old from Indiantown has been forced to withdraw from Kaplan University and was denied scholarships at a seminary. And if pending court proceedings don't go his way - he'll also be heading back to Mexico.
Is that a promise?
Michele Bachmann's Farm Received Over $250,000 in Federal Subsidies.
Bachmann is not the only Republican to decry government benefits as socialism, but still accept federal subsidies for themselves. Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley's family has collected nearly $1 million in federal handouts over an 11-year period, including $699,248 for his son and $238,974 for himself.
Since Senators engaged in open extortion and bribery to enact Reid's government-run health care plan, it is hardly newsworthy that Washington is riddled with corruption. But the magnitude of sleaze is probably far greater than most people realize.
The top prosecutors in seven states are probing the constitutionality of a political deal that cut a funding break for Nebraska to pass federal health care reform.
Sen. John Ensign, Nevada Republican has raised a constitutional point of order, arguing that the founding document does not give Congress the right to insist that Americans buy health insurance, nor to punish them with a tax if they don't.
"I simply don't try to communicate with people who have IQs below their life expectancy." - Mike Adams
Police say a frustrated Boston woman called 911 to say she couldn't get her 14-year-old son to stop playing video games and go to sleep.
What happened to responsible parenting? Unfortunately, weak minded people look to the government to provide for their every need.
I maintain my belief that stupid people shouldn't breed.
Section 3403 of Senator Harry Reid's amendment requires that "it shall not be in order in the Senate or the House of Representatives to consider any bill, resolution, amendment, or conference report that would repeal or otherwise change this subsection." The good news is that this only applies to one section of the Obamacare legislation. The bad news is that it applies to regulations imposed on doctors and patients by the Independent Medicare Advisory Boards a/k/a the Death Panels.
"We, the people, are the rightful masters of both Congress and the courts, not to overthrow the Constitution, but to overthrow men who pervert the Constitution." - Abraham Lincoln
Man's best friend could be one of the environment's worst enemies, according to a new study which says the carbon pawprint of a pet dog is more than double that of a gas-guzzling sports utility vehicle.
But the best way of compensating for that paw or clawprint is to make sure your animal is dual purpose, the Vales urge. Get a hen, which offsets its impact by laying edible eggs, or a rabbit, prepared to make the ultimate environmental sacrifice by ending up on the dinner table.
"Rabbits are good, provided you eat them."
Senator Roland Burris is claiming credit for a provision in Harry Reid's "manager's amendment" that could funnel money to ACORN through the health care bill.
--Cosmetic surgeons, who fended off a 5 percent tax on their procedures.
--Nebraska, Louisiana, Vermont and Massachusetts. These states are getting more federal help with Medicaid than other states. In the case of Nebraska -- represented by Sen. Ben Nelson, who's providing the critical 60th vote for the legislation to pass -- the federal government is picking up 100 percent of the tab of a planned expansion of the program, in perpetuity. Vermont and Massachusetts get temporary increases in the federal share of their Medicaid tabs. In Louisiana, moderate Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu negotiated $100 million for 2011 before announcing her support for the legislation.
--A handful of physician-owned hospitals being built around the country -- including one in Bellevue, Neb. -- which would be permitted to get referrals from the doctors who own them, avoiding a new ban in the Senate bill that will apply to hospitals built in the future. Without mentioning Nebraska or other states by name, the Senate bill pushes back some legal deadlines by several months, in effect making a few hospitals that are near completion eligible to continue receiving referrals from the doctors who own them. The provision was described by a pair of health industry lobbyists who spoke on condition of anonymity in order to speak freely. Chalk up another win for Nelson.
--Doctors and hospitals in Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah and Wyoming, who will get paid more than providers elsewhere under formulas in the bill.
--The University of Connecticut, which could be the beneficiary of $100 million for construction of a hospital inserted at the behest of Sen. Christopher Dodd, D-Conn., who faces a difficult re-election next year.
--Tanning salons, which are getting hit with a 10 percent tax on indoor tanning services, replacing the cosmetic surgery tax.
--People making over $200,000 a year. A proposed 0.5 percent increase in the Medicare payroll tax was bumped up to 0.9 percent in the latest version, putting the tax at 2.35 percent on income over $200,000 a year for individuals, $250,000 for couples.
With the Obama Stimulus plan passed by the House last week, and the bank bailout, 2009 will be the largest deficit ever.
A Maine legislator wants to make the state the first to require cell phones to carry warnings that they can cause brain cancer, although there is no consensus among scientists that they do.
How about a government idiocy warning label? This legislator could be the first to be required to have one implanted on his forehead.
The priest insisted his unusual advice did not break the Bible commandment 'Thou shalt not steal' - because God's love for the poor outweighs his love for the rich.
The gloves came off and the true purpose of the "global warming" scare became nakedly visible. Ugo Chavez, the Socialist president of Venezuela, blamed "global warming" on capitalism - and received a standing ovation from very nearly all of the delegates, lamentably including those from those of the capitalist nations of the West that are on the far Left.
It is now, and always has been, about extortion, not about climate change or global warming.
If this health care legislation becomes law, Democrats will attempt to use the new infrastructure they built to add stricter regulations, more subsidies, and additional mandates.
It will create a new government-run long-term care insurance entitlement, called the Class Act, that even Democratic Sen. Kent Conrad called "a Ponzi scheme of the first order, the kind of thing that Bernie Madoff would have been proud of."
"This is not the end of health care reform," Sen. Tom Harkin declared on the Senate floor after midnight this morning. "This is the beginning of health care reform."
Mitch McConnell: "If the people who wrote this bill were proud of it, they wouldn't be forcing this vote in the dead of night." Referring to the Nelson buy-off and other special arrangements in the bill, McConnell said few people would have imagined that the health care debate would have ended "with a couple of cheap deals and a rushed vote at one o'clock in the morning."
Eric Williamson was naked in his own home.
All witnesses testified that Williamson never stepped outside his home and made no gestures. However, a judge said since Williamson was seen by more than one person over the course of several hours, the judge considered the behavior "indecent".
"Most people have done it or do it on a daily basis. I think it's a common thing to be naked in your home," said Williamson.
Young acknowledged it may have been foolish not to close the curtains. The judge responded: "I don't fine people for being stupid. We'd all be in jail."
If being stupid were a crime, we could clean out congress.
Rep. Alan Grayson took offense at a parody website aimed at unseating him.
The freshman Democrat has asked that U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder investigate the Lake County activist who started the anti-Grayson website "mycongressmanisnuts.com."
How dare anyone criticize a member of congress.
In the latest of many shameful lapses, the federal agency in charge of securing the nation's transportation system approved background checks for a dozen illegal immigrants working in sensitive areas of a busy U.S. airport.
What part of the word "illegal" do these idiots not understand?
It's not the lifestyle of a typical federal judge: Five or six vodka cocktails during lunch; gambling with borrowed money; bankruptcy under a phony name; cash, trips or home repairs from lawyers; and a bail bondsman with business before his court.
This sounds more like the activities you would see in congress.
Al Gore's claim last week that the Climategate emails were insignificant relied on two main defenses. Both are so flagrantly wrong that it's not enough to say Gore is simply mistaken.
No, Al Gore is a liar.
The White House released their Mid-Session Review admitting they made a $2 trillion miscalculation in the size of the federal deficit that President Barack Obama's borrow and spend policies would inflict on our nation.
After a day spent frantically darting around Copenhagen trying to locate world leaders, getting snubbed by China's premier and crashing a meeting where he had initially been kept out, President Obama heralded a last-minute, largely toothless UN global-warming summit deal that drew fast fire from all sides as a sham.
Obama the fraud involved in a "sham." What else is new?
The global warming fraud continues.
Five deaths appeared to be linked to the weather system, which stretched from the Carolinas to New England and into several Midwestern states.
The 16 inches of snow that fell at Reagan National Airport outside Washington was the most ever recorded for a December day.
Global warming strikes again.
Check out those high temperatures! Only a high near 60 degrees for Tampa, just 46 degrees in Montgomery and just near 70 degrees for what has been a very hot Miami.
Global warming strikes again.
Chances are this will end up as the region's biggest December snow since John F. Kennedy was president-elect.
Global warming strikes again.
Residents were baffled by the amount of snow.
Global warming strikes again.
Highways and local roads are barely passable even in 4 wheel drive vehicles.
Global warming strikes again.
A foot of snow blanketed much of Cape Cod, transforming beach towns into winter wonderlands and keeping many residents nestled snug inside.
Global warming strikes again.
The most recent snowy December in Baltimore was in 1966, when four storms combined to dump 20.4 inches on the area.
Global warming strikes again.
A winter storm dumped more than a foot of snow on parts of Asheville and Western North Carolina on Friday and Saturday, the most snow the city has seen since 1996. Accumulations were substantial enough to rank it in the top 15 biggest snowfalls in the city's history.
Global warming strikes again.
The theft of the sign bearing the German words for "Work Sets You Free" brought immediate condemnation from Jewish leaders in Poland and internationally.
The South Carolina Republican has joined forces with Democrat John Kerry of Massachusetts and independent Joe Lieberman of Connecticut to drum up support for a bill that would put a price on heat-trapping pollution.
This alleged "heat-trapping" pollutant is a substance essential to human life that occurs naturally in our atmosphere. The hoax continues.
Another political hack has his price met, bought and paid for with your money.
"There exists in this country a plot to enslave every man, woman, and child. Before I leave this high and noble office, I intend to expose this plot." - President John F. Kennedy, 7 days before he was assassinated
Senator Blanche Lincoln (D-Ark.) said that Congress has the authority to force individual Americans to buy health insurance because the U.S. Constitution "charges Congress with the health and well-being of the people."
The words "health" and "well-being" do not appear anywhere in the Constitution.
People actually voted for this idiot. Elections have consequences.
South Dakota, Nevada and Texas, Wyoming and Washington top the ranking for most entrepreneur-friendly. But be sure to avoid the worst -- we round up the 15 states small businesses should avoid.
#15 West Virginia
#12 North Carolina
#6 Rhode Island
#3 New York
#1 New Jersey
Even when times are tough, not everyone is exactly living up to the vigorous, enterprising stereotype of rugged American individualism.
This president has set an ALL NEW PRECIDENT in what it takes to be a "FRAUD"
What happened to transparency?
What happened to ending "politics as usual in Washington DC"?
What happened to "No tax increases for those making less than $250K a year?
What happened to posting ALL BILLS online for 5 days PRIOR to signing them?
What happened to "Unemployment will not go above 8% if you pass my Stimulus Bill"?
What happened to "we need to look forward; no interrogation techniques of the past will be prosecuted"?
BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA: n a person NOT of his word. (see also: fraud)
The United States is counting on cows to help reduce its carbon footprint.
U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced a plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the dairy industry 25 percent by 2020, mostly by convincing farmers to capture the methane from cow manure that otherwise would be released into the atmosphere.
Government idiocy is increasing exponentially.
Gore refused to answer and a UN security guard grabbed the reporter's mic and yanked out the cord.
Jihad maneuvers taught at New York compound.
A new video shows Muslim women at a compound in New York state practicing throat-slitting techniques and assault weapons attacks.
The mayor of Pittsburgh will push for a first-of-its-kind tax on student tuition.
What will politicians think to tax next?
A 17-year-old high school kid has sex with his 15-year-old girlfriend. Now he is a sex offender. Years later he is seen playing basketball in his driveway and may go to jail because he is too close to a school.
The White House is once again explaining how uninvited guests wound up shaking hands with the president.
A couple who showed up at the White House a day early for a tour somehow wound up at an invitation-only breakfast with President Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle.
White House security is a government operation.
"Regardless of place of birth of Mr. Obama, since birth and until now Mr. Obama had a split allegiance. He had British citizenship at birth, Kenyan since age 2 and Indonesian since age 5. Allegiance to other Nations goes as a clear violation of the Natural citizenship clause of the article 2 section 1 of the Constitution." - ORLY TAITZ
Here are the 100 reasons, released in a dossier issued by the European Foundation, why climate change is natural and not man-made.
An 8-year-old boy was sent home from school and ordered to undergo a psychological evaluation after he was asked to make a Christmas drawing and sketched what appeared to be a stick figure of Jesus on a cross.
President Obama has directed the federal government to buy a nearly empty state prison in rural Illinois to house up to 100 detainees held at the U.S. detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
How is it that imprisoning terrorists in the United States is good for the economy, but imprisoning regular run-of-the-mill criminals is a drain on our economy and should be curtailed?
Terrorists in jail are great for the economy? According to Obama, the way to create jobs is to put people in US jails. How many more jobs would be saved and created if we started locking up illegal aliens? If locking people up is the way we're going to revive the job market, why stop at terrorists?
Hundreds of thousands of swine flu shots for children have been recalled because tests indicate the vaccine doses lost some strength.
How do you recall an "already used" vaccine? Government health care in action.
Barack Obama and his chief of staff Rahm Emanuel have sunk so low that they are now trying to extort a vote from Nebraska's Ben Nelson for health care.
Nelson's demand that taxpayer money not be used to fund abortion has still not been met. According to a Senate aide, the White House is now threatening to put Nebraska's Offutt Air Force Base on the BRAC list if Nelson doesn't fall into line.
Offutt Air Force Base employs some 10,000 military and federal employees in Southeastern Nebraska. As a source put it, this is a "naked effort by Rahm Emanuel and the White House to extort Nelson's vote."
Offutt is the headquarters for US Strategic Command, the successor to Strategic Air Command, and not by accident. STRATCOM was located in the middle of the country for strategic reasons. Its closure would be a massive blow to the economy of the state of Nebraska, but it would also be another example of this administration playing politics with our national security.
Something went very wrong on American Airlines flight 614 from Sacramento to Dallas this Sunday, December 6th. An American Airlines stewardess having an extremely bad day flipped the frak out on a first class passenger for asking for a glass of OJ and gave him a written warning from the captain for, "threatening, intimidating, or interfering with a crewmember."
This stewardess, Helen, needs to change her career path, and her annoyed customers need to change their business paths to other airlines.
A surge in sunshine more than 60 years ago helped Swiss mountain glaciers melt faster than today.
The researchers found from historic data on three Swiss glaciers, as well as radiation recordings from the eastern Alpine town of Davos, that the level of sunshine in the 1940s was eight percent higher than average and significantly higher than now.
As a result, snow and ice melted by about four percent.
A phase of less sunshine - global dimming - from the 1950s to 1980s also corresponded with the advance in the snout of glaciers.
Weren't we just told that sunspots have nothing to do with global warming?
Figures Lie and Liars Figure
Washington Post: Joe Lieberman is willing to cause the deaths of hundreds of thousands of people to settle an old political score. Joe Lieberman is a killer?
How did the statists come up with that "hundreds of thousands of people" number? Let's summarize:
1. A health survey is conducted between 1988 and 1994. A questionnaire is given to 9000 people. They are asked if they were insured and then asked to rate the state of their own health.
2. The Centers for Disease Control tracks the deaths of any of these 9000 people through the year 2000.
3. Along come two Doctors names Himmelstein and Woolhandler. These two are strong proponents of a single-payer government health insurance program. Himmelstein is the co-founder of a group called "Physicians for a National Health Program." Woolhandler is also a co-founder. The group is dedicated to "implementing a single-payer national health program.
4. Himmelstein and Woolhandler decide to take the data from the CDC study and use it to write a study for the American Journal of Public Health. That study was published last December.
5. When writing their article for the AJPH Himmelstein and Woolhandler decide that every single person in the study group that initially reported that they did not have health insurance did, in fact, die because they weren't insured.
6. No verification was ever made in the study of those people who said they weren't insured were not, in fact, insured.
7. No attempt was made to discover whether or not these people actually got health insurance before they died.
8. No attempt was made to determine whether or not the deaths of these people could be attributed to a lack of treatment due to their alleged uninsured status.
9. Himmelstein and Woolhandler assumed that if one of these people reported between 1988 and 1994 that they were uninsured, and if they then died by the end of 2000, the only reason they could have died was because they were uninsured.
This is the "science" that these power-mad political hacks use to justify their desperate attempts to take over our health care system.
Did you know that you can have millions of dollars in a checking account, own a multi-million dollar home with a five-car garage full of expensive cars; have a yacht docked in West Palm; and a $42 million private jet to fly you back and forth, and still be defined by the federal government as "living in poverty?"
True. There is only one measure the feds use to measure poverty. How much wealth you actually have doesn't matter. How much income you have does. In fact, income is the only item that counts. If you have those millions of dollars worth of homes and toys, and you're living off your savings and those millions in your checking account, according to the government, you are statistically poor. The government adopted this scoring system for measuring poverty in order to get those poverty numbers as high as possible. The more poverty there is, the more we need government.
You've heard the whining political hacks tell you that "every night in America 25% of our children go to bed hungry." How did they arrive at that statistic?
Through another questionnaire. A large group of parents were asked several questions relating to their family. One question was "during the past year did you ever hear your child complain about bring hungry?" What parent hasn't heard their child scream "Mommy! I'm hungry!" during the past year? If you answered this question in the affirmative, the political hacks felt free to say that your child was going to bed hungry at night because you simply could not feed him. A fabricated maligned statistic that speaks for bigger government welfare programs to feed all of the "hungry children."
The big government fraud continues.
Guam Delegate Madeleine Z Bordallo spent $6,090 on food and beverages on Aug 11 while visiting her home district with the U.S. House Natural Resources Committee.
It's just one facet of $145 million spent by House of Representative members revealed in the Statement of Disbursements. One small charge to taxpayers was $8.80 for laundry, and the largest single recipient was the U.S. Postal Service at almost $6 million.
If your mother-in-law's mail goes through the Waterbury or Wallingford post offices, she might not have received the birthday card you sent in time.
Apparently managers at the post office have been hiding mail.
Workers have been stuffing mail into closets and unused rooms at mail facilities in Waterbury and Wallingford because they don't know how to keep up with such a high volume of mail.
What do you expect from government employees?
Things Kahlid Sheik Muhammed and Barack Hussein Obama have in common
Desire to destroy American business.
Desire to destroy American capitalism.
Desire to take away as much liberty and freedom from Americans as possible.
Hatred for "evil white infidels".
A belief that America owes the world an apology.
Shared views on using thugs to promote their agenda.
A belief that Muslims should be exalted and Christians persecuted.
Shared view on treating war criminals like common domestic criminals.
Shared views on using senseless bullshit rhetoric to promote their agenda.
Scott Rensberger says when he took some photos of a child on Santa's lap, a man asked him if he could delete the photos.
He says he complied, but then moments later, Rensberger says police officers approached asking why he was taking photos of kids.
The argument got heated when police say Rensberger started taking photos of the officers, who then arrested him.
Rensberger is now facing battery, resisting arrest and obstructing justice.
Taking pictures is now a crime?
It's been the year of the gun in Tennessee. In a flurry of legislative action, handgun owners won the right to take their weapons onto sports fields and playgrounds and, at least briefly, into bars.
Over the last two years, 24 states, mostly in the South and West, have passed 47 new laws loosening gun restrictions.
Just don't take any pictures with a camera.
A Haywood County woman who put her toddler in a pan of boiling water and burned his foot with a cigarette will spend at least 3 and a one-half years in prison.
Police in Copenhagen in Denmark say nearly 1,000 protesters were detained after a huge climate change rally.
COPENHAGEN: World leaders will meet to tackle global warming - in the snow.
The temperature in Copenhagen, where a landmark UN summit on climate change is taking place, is tipped to hit minus ten degrees Celsius this week.
The pains of global warming strike again.
The global warming alarmists are claiming that 2010 could be the warmest year on record. Perhaps they better inform Mother Nature about this since she seems to be having other plans leading into the new year. Not only is the U.S.A. experiencing unusually cold weather but, almost unbelievably, Australia has just had some snowfall two weeks into their summer which officially began on December 1.
Quotes and Facts
Quote: "It is said that the science around climate change is not as certain as its proponents allege. It doesn't need to be." - Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair
Fact: Global Warming, and now as they call it Climate Change, has never been about science as Tony Blair admits. It has always been about political power and control.
House and Senate defense negotiators on Friday agreed to include more than $100 million to continue work on the now defunct VH-71 presidential helicopter.
Why is this money being spent? Votes. Hometown votes are being bought and paid for with spending on cancelled Pentagon projects.
Question: "Global warming" is a real phenomenon: Earth's temperature is increasing.
Answer: True. "Global warming" is a real phenomenon: Earth's temperature is increasing. From a geological perspective, global warming is the normal state of our accustomed natural world. Technically, we are in an "interglacial phase," or between ice ages. The question is not really if an ice age will return, but when. If Global Warming stops, then you can start worrying! It means our warm interglacial phase is over and we may be heading into another Ice Age.
Question: The "Greenhouse Effect" is real and contributes to global warming.
Answer: True. The "Greenhouse Effect" is real. The "greenhouse effect" helps to moderate temperatures-especially nighttime temperatures. Without the greenhouse effect, the average temperature of the Earth would be -18 degrees C (around zero degrees Fahrenheit).
Question: The main cause of Global Warming is:
Answer: Orbital eccentricities of Earth and variations in the Sun's output. Global Warming occurs in cycles caused mainly by changes in the sun's energy output, and the sun's relative position to the earth. [NOT industrial pollution, automobiles, airplanes, and CO2].
Question: The Greenhouse Effect is caused primarily by:
Answer: Water vapor. The world's natural wetlands produce more greenhouse gas contributions annually than all human sources combined.
Question: Which most accurately describes the effects of Global Warming in the United States over the last 100 years?
Answer: Temperatures have risen less than 1° C during the past 100 years. During the period 1900 to 1940 temperatures were increasing. Then from 1940 to 1980 temperatures were decreasing. Currently, temperatures are increasing back to about where they were in the 1930's. Overall, the total average annual temperature increase in the U.S. in the last century is so slight the actual amount is uncertain-maybe 1/3° C.
Question: How much carbon dioxide (CO2) is in Earth's atmosphere today?
Answer: Less than 1/10th of 1%. Most CO2 comes from natural terrestrial and ocean biologic activity, and compared to former geologic times, Earth's atmosphere today is arguably "CO2 impoverished." There has historically been much more CO2 in our atmosphere than exists today.
Question: Carbon dioxide from coal-fired power plants damages forests.
Answer: False. Carbon dioxide (CO2) is the principal gas that trees and other plants need to survive, just like oxygen (O2) is the principal gas that humans and other animals require. Carbon dioxide is invisible. The fat, curvy towers that look like they are belching white smoke are really only emitting pure water vapor. They are in effect making clouds.
Question: Which answer below provides the best explanation for the temperature record [over the past 1,000 years]?
Answer: Natural variations in global temperatures may occur in roughly 500-year cycles. The primary cause of variations in global temperature is due to the cycles of the sun and Earth's orbit about the sun. In addition to 40-year cycles and 500-year cycles, other temperature cycles include:
* 21,000 year cycle: Elliptical orbit of the Earth around the Sun * 41,000 year cycle: Cycle of the +/- 1.5 degree wobble in Earth's orbit * 100,000 year cycle: Variations in the shape of Earth's elliptical orbit
Question: Which of the following is not true about an increasing greenhouse effect?
Answer: The idea that most scientists think that "global warming" warrants drastic action-is false. President Clinton and others [e.g. Al Gore-see above] cite a letter signed by 2600 scientists that global warming will have catastrophic effects on humanity. Thanks to Citizens for a Sound Economy, we know now that fewer than 10% of these "scientists" know anything about climate. Among the signers are: a plastic surgeon, two landscape architects, a hotel administrator, a gynecologist, seven sociologists, a linguist, and a practitioner of traditional Chinese medicine.
Over 17,000 [real] scientists have signed the Global Warming Petition to express their view that "there is no convincing scientific evidence that human release of carbon dioxide, methane, or other greenhouse gasses is causing or will, in the foreseeable future, cause catastrophic heating of the Earth's atmosphere and disruption of the Earth's climate."
Question: Which temperature measuring method most accurately measures global warming?
Answer: Orbiting weather satellites provide the most accurate temperature measurements. The real signature of greenhouse warming is not surface temperature but temperatures in the middle of the troposphere, about 5 kilometers up. Interestingly, in the 5 years leading up to 2007, the temperature of the mid troposphere actually decreased slightly and surface temperatures ceased warming-even as CO2 concentrations continued to increase. This should not have happened if CO2 increases to the atmosphere are the primary driver of global warming.
So there you have it. You are now armed with sufficient knowledge to insulate yourself from The Big Lie, and defend yourself against its vociferous, duplicitous proponents.
A report by analysts at the Health and Human Services Department said the bill would increase the nation's annual spending on health care beyond the current $2.5 trillion at a slightly faster rate than if Congress did nothing. It concluded that new taxes on drugs, medical devices and health insurance plans would trigger higher insurance premiums for consumers.
The worst nightmare of the left is about to come true: The United States is about to achieve the carbon emissions goals set under the 1997 Kyoto Accords.
The United States is halfway toward meeting the stringent Kyoto goals - once seemingly beyond reach - to reduce carbon emissions without a cap-and-trade law or a carbon tax or declaring carbon dioxide a pollutant.
The goals of the climate-change crowd are not reduction in global warming but the enactment of a worldwide system of regulation that puts business under government control and transfers wealth from rich nations to poor ones under the guise of fighting climate change.
Once we had Bush, Johnny Cash and Bob Hope. Now we have Obama, no Cash and no Hope. - Dave Medders
Government bureaucracy at its best.
'Oops! Employee flips, damages borrowed Ferrari'
A 23-year-old woman driving her boss's borrowed Ferrari in California lost control of the car and flipped it, causing an estimated $125,000 in damage. The woman was unharmed, but her boss was said to be "irate."
'34 hospitalized after co-worker sprays perfume'
When almost 150 people at a Texas bank call center became ill, reporting dizziness and shortness of breath, officials suspected carbon monoxide or some other toxic fume was the culprit. But when two people complained about dizziness after a co-worker sprayed perfume and then others began to feel sick, it was discovered that the perfume was to blame. Thirty-four people were taken to hospitals, 12 by ambulance, and 110 people were treated on the scene. No one knows what type of perfume was sprayed.
'Man hurt himself to "avoid work" '
Steven Reid, a 23-year-old hotel cleaner in Scotland, just wanted a day off of work. Rather than asking for one, Reid claimed he had been assaulted. To convince his boss, he took a razor from his pocket and repeatedly dragged it down his face. He also picked up a boulder and repeatedly hit himself on the head and body. He went to the police station to report "the assault." When asked about the incident, Reid said, "Looking back, I should have just phoned work and asked them for the day off."
'Worker fired for all-caps e-mails'
Vicki Walker, of Auckland, New Zealand, was fired for sending e-mail messages in all-capital letters. The employer said that Walker's co-workers complained about her "shouty" and confrontational e-mails. Walker was awarded $11,500 on the premise that the company had no official e-mail style guide; therefore, her messages did not amount to grounds for dismissal.
A Stanford Professor has used United Nation security officers to silence a journalist asking him "inconvenient questions" during a press briefing.
Highlights of the $1.1 trillion spending bill that passed the House:
$3.9 billion for more than 5,000 "earmarks" - or homestate projects sought by lawmakers.
Senator Tom Harkin of Iowa appears to have secured lots of pork for the Hawkeye state. The largest earmark is $7.3 million for the "Harkin Grant" program which subsidizes school construction and modernization.
The Lincoln Center in New York City receives $800,000 for a jazz program.
South Salt Lake City, Utah receives $100,000 to expand ESL classes at the Villa Franche apartment complex.
A pay raise for federal employees averaging 2 percent.
$68.2 billion for the Education Department. (The more they spend, the worse government education becomes.)
$7.3 billion for the 2010 Census. (Gotta payoff those ACORN scammers.)
$5.1 billion for heating subsidies for the poor, almost 40 percent more than requested.
A 38 percent increase for International Food Aid.
"Every discouragement should be thrown in the way of men who undertake to trade without capital." -Thomas Jefferson to Nathaniel Tracy, 1785. Papers 8:399
Campaigning for reelection is, all of a sudden, more important than this healthcare "crisis?"
It has always been about political power and not healthcare.
A loophole in the Senate health care bill would let insurance companies place annual dollar limits on medical care for people struggling with costly illnesses such as cancer.
City Also Launches Public Awareness Campaign About the Dangers of Toy Guns That Look Real and Real Guns That Look Like Toys.
North Carolina's constitution is clear: politicians who deny the existence of God are barred from holding office.
President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama have chosen an elegant greeting card that announces to recipients: "Season's Greetings."
But he did manage to work in the word "hope."
"May your family have a joyous holiday season and a new year blessed with hope and happiness," the card reads.
"I need some new Republicans, people who believe in constitutional government, a balanced budget and liberty and so I'm out across the country recruiting new republicans who I think if they get here will not only challenge the institutions of government but be willing to even challenge the Republican Party and our leadership if they feel like we're going in the wrong direction."
The bottom line here? You are supposed to pay property taxes based on the value of your home. In case you haven't checked lately, the value of your home has probably gone down. Now, check your property tax bill. Has it gone down? Well, it should have. Trouble is you most likely live in a tax jurisdiction where the political class is so addicted to your money they will go through any contrivance necessary to make sure your tax bill stays right where it is - or goes up.
Politicians love power, and you gain power by spreading money around.
Lower taxes ... less money to spread around ... diminished power. I think I saw Einstein draw that equation on a blackboard once.
Greenville Police say a man, dressed as a woman was posing as an undercover cop and trying to arrest people at Haywood Mall.
He told officers that he comes to the mall on Wednesdays and Fridays dressed in women's clothing.
Quotes and Facts
Quote: "The earth's temperature is several million degrees only a couple of kilometers down below our surface." - Al Gore, November 12, 2009
Fact: The surface of the sun is only 11,000 degrees.
Why would anyone believe anything this scientifically illiterate dolt says?
The Global Warming hoax and change continues.
Global warming is caused by radiation from the sun, according to a leading scientist speaking out at an alternative "sceptics' conference" in Copenhagen.
"There is no sound reason to impose expensive and restrictive public policy decisions on the peoples of the Earth without first providing convincing evidence."
The Transportation Security Administration inadvertently revealed closely guarded secrets related to airport passenger screening practices when it posted online this spring a document as part of a contract solicitation.
The 93-page TSA operating manual details procedures for screening passengers and checked baggage, such as technical settings used by X-ray machines and explosives detectors. It also includes pictures of credentials used by members of Congress, CIA employees and federal air marshals, and it identifies 12 countries whose passport holders are automatically subjected to added scrutiny.
Terrorists now know what they can and can't do to bypass security. Government idiocy!
Someone who claims to have been a passenger said there was not just one person on a cell phone but ELEVEN Arabs he thinks were testing the waters to see what would happen if they created a disturbance.
A new study suggests the worst case scenario for H1N1 may be only slightly more deadly than a typical outbreak of seasonal flu -- and, in a best case scenario, much less.
The whole Pig Flu scandal is a politically manufactured, phony crisis.
This president has accomplished nothing on the world stage.
In Oslo today, President Obama will accept the least-merited Nobel Peace Prize since former Vice President Al Gore picked up the award in 2007 for spreading alarmist propaganda about climate change.
The decision to award Mr. Obama the peace prize was made during the period of irrational exuberance - the Obamamania - that attended his ascent to power. Nominations closed Feb. 1, when he had been in office less than two weeks. Unless you are Barack Hussein Obama, you generally don't get awards in life for just showing up.
In October and November, the government spent $292 billion more than it took in.
That was even worse than the same period last year, when the government was on its way to posting a record $1.4 trillion deficit for the fiscal year that ended September 30.
Here is a sampling of government spending that qualified as economic stimulus under Obama's Recovery Act:
Researchers at Penn State University received $1.57 million to search for fossils in Argentina.
A liberal-leaning theater in Minnesota, In the Heart of the Beast, named after a famous quote by leftist leader Che Guevara, received $100,000 for socially conscious puppet shows.
The administration allocated $133 million to renovate the Edith Green/Wendell Wyatt Federal Building in Portland, Ore., by installing a vegetative facade of plantings to improve the building's insulation.
$6 million went to the New York advertising firm Young & Rubicam to advertise the transition from analog to digital television, which created three jobs.
More than $2 million in stimulus funds that went to pay for new pipes to pump recycled water to the Sharp Park Golf Course, which the San Francisco City Council considered closing because of the threat it posed to the California red-legged frog.
Two million dollars in stimulus money went to build a replica railroad as a tourist attraction in Carson City, NV.
A dinner cruise company based in Chicago received nearly $1 million in funds to combat terrorism.
Half a million dollars went to Arizona State University to study the genetic makeup of ants to determine distinctive roles in ant colonies.
$450,000 went to the University of Arizona to study the division of labor in ant colonies.
The State University of New York at Buffalo won $390,000 to study young adults who drink malt liquor and smoke marijuana.
The National Institutes of Health got $219,000 in funds to study whether female college students are more likely to "hook up" after drinking alcohol. (I think they could find plenty of college students who would be willing to conduct this study for FREE.)
The University of Hawaii collected $210,000 to study the learning patterns of honeybees.
700,000 went to help crab fishermen in Oregon recover lost crab pots.
Do you still believe that these people can passably "spend our way" out of this recession? This is all about buying votes and making local constituencies happy with their congressmen or senators.
How is all of this hoax and change working out for you?
Nearly $6 million in stimulus money was paid to two firms run by Mark Penn, Hillary Clinton's pollster.
Federal records show that $5.97 million from the $787 billion stimulus helped preserve three jobs at Burson-Marsteller, the global public-relations and communications firm headed by Penn.
Stimulus money was allegedly designed to create jobs in the private sector. Burson-Marsteller is a giant worldwide PR firm. They don't need a bailout and they don't need stimulus money. Yet they received nearly $6 Million to "preserve three jobs."
Your tax dollars at work.
The EPA declared greenhouse gases a danger to public health. And here's the bottom line: The biggest threat to Americans, when it comes to huge new energy taxes and government controls, is not from legislation, it's from regulation.
The EPA has declared a substance essential to human life that occurs naturally in our atmosphere a pollutant. Government in action.
Ms. Smith's mother was killed last year when her car was hit by a driver talking on his cellphone. Ms. Smith, 35, has sued the companies that provided the driver's phone and wireless service.
She hopes to prove that the companies should have foreseen the dangers and that they failed to provide adequate warnings.
This is like suing a donut shop because a customer ate too many donuts and later, through their own negligence and no fault of the donut shop, caused harm to someone else. Idiocy!
This is why we need a loser pays court system.
Quotes and Facts
Quote: "Bush/Cheney took our tax dollars and gave it to the wealthy who don't need it. Why do you people keep your heads under rocks?"
Fact: Maybe it's better to keep your head under rocks than to have a head full of rocks. I just love it when idiots categorize a tax cut as "giving" money to the evil rich. What's more, it's really special when these people parrot Marxist dogma when doing so. Now I know that this is tough for many of our government educated citizens to understand, but when you cut someone's taxes you are not "giving" them money. You are simply allowing them to keep more of the money they worked for and earned. I can't understand why this is such a difficult concept for some people to master. Furthermore, it does not matter whether or not these people "need" the money. What matters is that the money is theirs. These people expended a portion of their life earning that money. It wasn't given them.
Quote: "So an attorney wants to sue for discrimination because people don't want a mosque in their neighborhood. Whatever happened to majority rules? He must be a Democrat."
Fact: Majority rules? What if the majority of the people in this person's neighborhood decide that he shouldn't be allowed to live there anymore? What if the majority of the people in his neighborhood decide that he shouldn't be allowed to own a car? What if the majority of the people in his neighborhood decide that he is a fool? Wait, they probably already have.
People who believe in "majority rule" are particularly vexing. Majority rule is three wolves and one sheep deciding on dinner. We need intelligent, informed people to counter the forces that have mustered to destroy the American way of life. These idiots, who probably vote, aren't helping.
That is why this country is not, and was never intended to be, a democracy.
Participants in the COP15 climate summit should not be subject to Christmas symbols such as fir trees, says the foreign ministry
Although the COP15 climate conference is set to take place during the Christmas season, the Foreign Ministry believes the holiday and all its symbols should be kept well clear of the summit.
Some 40,000 tons of carbon will be spewed getting this crowd together and keeping them in comfort. That is the amount of carbon dioxide produced by more than 60 of the world's smaller countries in an entire year.
The hypocritical scam continues.
Quotes and Facts
Quote: "That's what I will do in bringing all parties together and not negotiating behind closed doors but bringing all parties together and broadcasting those negotiations on C-SPAN so that the American people can see what the choices are, 'cause part of what we have to do is enlist the American people in this process." - Barack Obama, January 31st, 2008, in Los Angeles during a Democrat debate
Fact: Sunday, December 6, 2009 President Obama met with Democrats only in a private, closed door meeting. It was not on C-SPAN.
There is no transparency in this administration. Hope and change? The lies and deceit continue.
Executives involved in general aviation are begging, making their case to Capitol Hill in what is supposedly a free society, to fly around on their own airplanes.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) endorsed the idea of a "global" tax on stock trades and other financial transactions.
Another day, another tax.
Pencils and notebooks resembling President Barack Obama's 2008 campaign ads have been sold in public schools.
The Global Warming Scam Continues
Houston had its earliest snowfall on record Friday, with several inches accumulating in counties southwest of the city.
The previous record for early snow in Houston was December 10 in 1944 and again last year.
The 0.30 inches of snow that accumulated in parts of Baton Rouge on Friday night qualified as the earliest recorded snowfall in the city's history.
An overnight chill brought temperatures that dropped into the mid 30s again this morning to the Las Vegas Valley.
Climate-change skeptics, fired up by the controversy over British scientists' e-mails, are putting President Obama on notice: Don't commit the United States to any long-term goals at next week's climate summit in Copenhagen.
President Obama's social secretary quipped that she regularly let event crashers into White House gatherings - months before two reality-TV wannabes waltzed into last week's state dinner.
Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus was romantically involved with a former staffer when he recommended her earlier this year to become the U.S. attorney for Montana.
This is disgusting. You work all your life. You pay taxes to the federal government on everything you earn. Then when you die the government steps in for more.
Most fender-benders, even those involving celebrities, don't attract the attention surrounding Tiger Woods's little mishap Friday.
Tiger Wood stated: "This situation is my fault, and it's obviously embarrassing to my family and me. I'm human and I'm not perfect. I will certainly make sure this doesn't happen again. This is a private matter and I want to keep it that way."
Facts: Tiger Woods had a minor car accident and assumes full responsibility for any and all damages caused by this fender-bender. That should be sufficient. It is nobody's business where he was going or why. Case closed.
People need to release their American Idol attitudes and mind their own business.
SCIENTISTS at the University of East Anglia (UEA) have admitted throwing away much of the raw temperature data on which their predictions of global warming are based.
It means that other academics are not able to check basic calculations said to show a long-term rise in temperature over the past 150 years.
This is the equivalent of throwing away pictures of your kids when they were young because you don't have room for them anymore.
The politically motivated fraud continues.
Tentacles of Climategate will reach far as information is divulged. People will rush to get on or off the bandwagon depending on their involvement.
Barack Obama himself lacks any real private sector experience. We already knew that one. In fact, if you read Obama's books you will find that he referred to his brief stint working in the private sector as "working behind enemy lines." Isn't that special? The sector of our country where people work together in voluntary collusion Obama calls "the enemy." Obama much prefers the sector that works through force and coercion.
The future of healthcare in America.
A year into his presidency, however, Obama's gift for controlling his image shows signs of faltering.
Democrats and their staff members on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee have spent more on international travel in 2009 than they have in any other year, reflecting a greater focus on up-close tours and investigations in foreign countries by its new chairman, John F. Kerry of Massachusetts.
This comes at a time when our country is running record deficits and while Obama is calling for a spending freeze. This is also happening when you, the taxpayers, are already on the hooks for billions of dollars in bailouts and takeovers. But in 2009, John Kerry's committee spent more on international travel than any other year in history.
There are no rules for these people. Rulers don't have rules. Leaders do. These people aren't leaders.
The Holder Justice Department has concluded that the Obama administration can lawfully pay Acorn for services provided under contracts signed before Congress banned the government from providing money to the group.
Of course they're going to fund ACORN! It's the only way these political hacks can get reelected is with vote fraud, which is what ACORN does.
It has grown so rapidly in places so diverse that it is becoming nearly as ordinary as the groceries it buys.
The stigma of government dependence is gone. Poverty is wonderful, unemployment and recession is wonderful, because food stamp use is up and there's no stigma to it. It all just comes from Obama's "stash."
Long live the culture of political plunder.
Mike Huckabee's chance to be president of the United States could be going up in smoke this week.
The former Arkansas governor and Republican presidential wannabe is at the center of a story involving a "person of interest" in the shooting deaths Sunday of four police officers in the state of Washington.
Huckabee as governor pardoned the man -- Maurice Clemmons -- in 2000.
Since then, Clemmons has been involved in a number of legal problems. In fact, Clemmons is out on bail and faces pending charges of second-degree child rape and third-degree assault for an attack on a police officer.
FREE government healthcare - $1.6 Trillion
TARP bailout - $500 Billion
Stimulus bailout - $787 Billion
Throwing the bums out in 2010 - PRICELESS!!!
Most prophets of doom come from a religious perspective, though the secular crowd has caused its share of scares as well. One thing the doomsday scenarios tend to share in common: They don't come to pass.
University of Minnesota outlines 're-education' for those who hold 'wrong' views.
The university "intends to redesign its admissions process so that it screens out people with the 'wrong' beliefs and values - those who either do not have sufficient 'cultural competence' or those who the college judges will not be able to be converted to the 'correct' beliefs and values even after remedial re-education."
While hand-wringing continues in the White House and among Secret Service officials over an alleged gate-crashing of a state dinner, it appears Michaele and Tareq Salahi had met with Barack Obama previously when he served as a U.S. senator.
Lt. Commander Walter Fitzpatrick III levels charge in an effort to avert what he described as a pending civil war.
The charge of "Treason" against Obama is before the people of the United States of America. That such complaint is CRIMINAL, of high crimes, and extremely damaging against the people.
Said complaint was formally brought by a Military Officer (retired) of the United States of America. All United States Military Officers are sworn to uphold the Constitution of the United States and such complaint is valid, explicit and proper; when an Officer is aware of such malfeasance of Treason by an offender it is that Officer's SWORN duty to come forward and present such accusation and complaint.
The Pilgrims nearly starved to death because of collectivism and eventually saved themselves by adopting a system of private property.
The leaders of the U.S., China and India should be "shoved" into a room at next month's global warming summit - and not allowed out until they reach an agreement.
The Global Warming Extortion Scam continues.
Sarah Obama, one of her grandchildren and 10 people from her village in Kenya made the pilgrimage at the invitation of Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah, the newspaper reported.
The Saudi monarch invites Muslims from around the world to make the pilgrimage at his expense each year.
Obama's bow to the Saudi king has apparently paid off.
The bill's true costs in its first 10 years would be about three times what President Obama, Senator Reid, and their allies are disingenuously claiming.
Obama has spent nearly double what his predecessor did when he came into office and has far exceeded the first-year tabs for any other U.S. president in history.
The Obama White House has made declaration after declaration of "unprecedented" milestones.
That "hope and change" appears to be really working.
Angelina Jolie "thinks Obama is all about welfare and handouts. She thinks Obama is really a socialist in disguise."
Welcome to the club.
City council members in Marietta, Ga., will consider changing the oath of office that the city's police officers take so that recruits can swear to uphold the law without saying the phrase "so help me God."
Det. Gwen Lewis, a police spokeswoman, said no complaints have been received recently regarding the five-sentence oath the Marietta Police Department last adopted in August 2001. To her knowledge, she said, no would-be officer has ever objected to saying "so help me God" as part of the oath.
Councilman Van Pearlberg floated changing the oath last week during a Public Safety Committee meeting as the lawmakers reviewed the police department's operating procedures.
Would someone please find this guy something constructive to do?
Enviro-wacko actor gets into finger-pointing shoutfest with Stuart Varney: "You're spewing your nonsense again."
Begley said, ""Don't listen to me listen to the scientists." On his own website he said, "Don't ask a geologist about acting and don't ask him about science." Yet he has a website page called "Ask Ed." Click on the topic you want to talk to Ed about: Food, energy, clothing, transportation, recycling, house. Nothing about acting. He says, "Don't ask me," yet his own website wants you to ask him about something that is foreign to his area of expertise!
Ed Begley is a fool attempting to continue to perpetrate the global warming hoax.
Hollywood received $23,338,327 in grants, loans and contracting. This money has created just 20.57 jobs. That's $1,134,580.80 per job.
Stimulus I can live without.
Governor Patrick announced the release of nearly $18 million state-wide to hire, rehire or retain 83 police officers in 35 departments and 105 firefighters in 85 departments.
That works out to $95,745.68 per government job.
A MUM-OF-13 who costs taxpayers £50,000 a YEAR has said she won't stop having kids until she gives birth to twins.
Baby machine Sara Foss, 39, is due to give birth to her 14TH child in April but will try to get pregnant again as soon as possible to realize her dream.
The brazen mum said today: "All I've ever wanted is twins or triplets. It's my biggest wish, and I'm going to keep trying until I do it.
"It would be fantastic. In fact, I won't stop trying until I've done it. I love having babies - it's the most wonderful thing in the world."
Her mammoth brood now comprises Patrick, 23, Stephen, 13, Malachai, 12, Peppermint, 11, Echo, 10, Eli, nine, Rogue, eight, Frodo, seven, Morpheus, five, Artemis, four, Blackbird, three, Baudelaire, two, and nine-month-old Voorhees.
This is the definition of a moocher.
Facebook can be a double-edged sword, a Canadian woman learned when an insurance company cut her health benefits, claiming she was healthy after seeing pictures of her smiling in bikini at the beach.
"A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the voters discover that they can vote themselves largess from the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates promising the most benefits from the public treasury with the result that a democracy always collapses over loose fiscal policy, always followed by dictatorship. The average age of the world's greatest civilizations has been 200 years. These nations have progressed through this sequence: "from bondage to spiritual faith; From spiritual faith to great courage; From courage to liberty; From liberty to abundance; From abundance to selfishness; From selfishness to apathy; From apathy to dependence; From dependence back into bondage." - Alexander Frazier Tytler, published in 1776
ObamaCare would force every American to make a purchase that many freely choose not to make for a variety of reasons.
Just imagine if we learned we were about to be landed with the biggest bill in the history of the world - simply on the say-so of a group of scientists.
Hundreds of emails leaked from the internal computer system of the Climate Research Unit at the University of East Anglia show how a small group of highly influential senior British and U.S. scientists have for years been secretly discussing ways in which their evidence could be manipulated to make the threat posed by global warming sound much worse than it is.
The hard evidence tells us that there have actually been fewer major droughts, hurricanes and heat waves in recent years than there were in earlier decades.
There is no less ice at the Earth's poles today than there was 30 years ago. Sea levels may have been rising very slowly, but no faster than they have been for 200 years.
In other words, as a growing army of genuine experts across the world has been trying to tell us, there is not a single item on the list of apocalyptic predictions we have been fed for so long by the IPCC and the likes of Al Gore which is not being called into question by what is actually happening to the world's climate.
The most notorious example of this was the so-called 'hockey stick' graph, which for years was brandished to show that, after flat-lining for 1,000 years, global temperatures had suddenly soared upwards in the late 20th century to levels never known before in recorded history.
The hockey stick was used by the IPCC and Gore as the supreme icon of their cause. Then, two statisticians revealed that the graph had been created by a computer model programmed to produce hockey stick shapes whatever data were fed into it.
And now come these leaked emails showing that the very scientists who were responsible for championing the hockey stick - all at the heart of the IPCC establishment - have been regularly discussing how the evidence could be manipulated to promote their cause.
The fraud continues.
A company spokeswoman - Dawn Bryant - announced they would not use the word "Christmas" in their advertising: "We are going to continue to use the term holiday because there are several holidays throughout that time period, and we certainly need to be respectful of all of them."
Best Buy - the company that will not allow the words "Merry Christmas" in its advertising - has no problem wishing people a "Happy Eid al-Adha" - an important Muslim holiday.
No "Happy Thanksgiving" - although there is a directive to shop online on Thanksgiving Day. Merry Christmas is not allowed in their ads. Only Eid al-Adha.
Just in time for Eid al-Adha.
Staffers on Capitol Hill were calling it the Louisiana Purchase. On the eve of Saturday's showdown in the Senate over health-care reform, Democrat leaders still hadn't secured the support of Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-LA), one of the 60 votes needed to keep the legislation alive. The wavering lawmaker was offered a sweetener: at least $100 million in extra federal money for her home state.
And so it came to pass that Landrieu walked onto the Senate floor mid-afternoon Saturday to announce her aye vote -- and to trumpet the financial "fix" she had arranged for Louisiana. "I am not going to be defensive," she declared. "And it's not a $100 million fix. It's a $300 million fix."
The United States reversed policy on Wednesday and said it would back launching talks on a treaty to regulate arms sales.
The proposed legally binding treaty would tighten regulation of, and set international standards for, the transfer of conventional weapons.
Translation: Set international standards for gun control.
Note: This would not restrict the access of "dictators and terrorists" to arms.
An assault on a 12-year-old Calabasas, CA, boy who was allegedly targeted by his fellow middle school students because of his red hair is not being investigated as a hate crime.
The 1,079 emails and 72 documents seem to be evidence of a scandal involving most of the most prominent scientists pushing the man-made warming theory.
Willows High Principal Mort Geivett and other district officials did not appear to dispute that the parking space was off school property.
Officers fired 110 rounds of ammunition at the man suspected of killing a sheriff's deputy, killing the suspect.
Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd said he was not concerned by the number of shots fired.
"You have to understand, he had already shot and killed a deputy, he had already shot and killed a K-9 and he shot and injured another deputy."
"I suspect the only reason 110 rounds was all that was fired was that's all the ammunition they had," Judd said. "We were not going to take any chance of him shooting back."
Sometimes you make exceptions at a members-only golf club.
Especially if someone from the office of Vice President Joe Biden is on the telephone, calling back a second time with a more pointed request.
It happened Sunday morning at The Golf Club at South Shore, at Lake Las Vegas.
When the first call came in at 7 a.m., asking whether Biden could play the course, the PGA professional running the pro shop declined, citing the club's members-only policy.
A few minutes later, another call: a Biden staffer telling the club pro "you know the vice president would really like to play" and asked whether he could talk to a manager.
The club reversed its stand, and Biden arrived about 11 a.m. with a half-dozen Secret Service personnel.
"We came to our senses, out of courtesy of the position," said Mark Barrett, with a chuckle. He's the club's membership sales director.
In pursuit of an Eagle Scout badge, Kevin Anderson, 17, has toiled for more than 200 hours over several weeks to clear a walking path in an east Allentown park.
Little did the do-gooder know that his altruistic act would put him in the cross hairs of the city's largest municipal union.
Nick Balzano, president of the local Service Employees International Union, told Allentown City Council Tuesday that the union is considering filing a grievance against the city for allowing Anderson to clear a 1,000-foot walking and biking path at Kimmets Lock Park.
"We'll be looking into the Cub Scout or Boy Scout who did the trails," Balzano told the council.
Balzano said "there's to be no volunteers." No one except union members may pick up a hoe or shovel, plant a flower or clear a walking path.
Is there a merit badge for repairing broken knee caps?
Here's a stimulus success story: In Arizona's 15th congressional district, 30 jobs have been saved or created with just $761,420 in federal stimulus spending. At least that's what the Web site set up by the Obama administration to track the $787 billion stimulus says.
There's one problem, though: There is no 15th congressional district in Arizona; the state has only eight districts.
In Oklahoma, recovery.gov lists more than $19 million in spending -- and 15 jobs created -- in yet more congressional districts that don't exist.
In Iowa, it shows $10.6 million spent - and 39 jobs created -- in nonexistent districts.
In Connecticut's 42nd district (which also does not exist), the Web site claims 25 jobs created with zero stimulus dollars.
The list of spending and job creation in fictional congressional districts extends to U.S. territories as well.
$8.4 million spent and 40.3 jobs created in the 99th congressional district of the U.S. Virgin Islands.
$1.5 million spent and .3 jobs created in the 69th district and $35 million for 142 jobs in the 99th district of the Northern Mariana Islands.
$47.7 million spent and 291 jobs created in Puerto Rico's 99th congressional district.
The fraud continues.
To dispel you of this absurd notion that you have a "right" to health care.
How do you receive health care? Compare health care to your right to free speech. All that is necessary for you to exercise your right to blab away on almost anything is for other people to refrain from stuffing a sock in your mouth. Not so with health care. Health care is a service. Free speech isn't, nor are the other rights enumerated in our Constitution. Someone has to provide you with health care. They either have to administer to you personally, or they have to provide you with drugs or medical implements. To claim a right to health care, then, is to claim a right to either the time or the property of the people with the skills, the drugs or the equipment you may need.
Get the point?
You have NO right to a portion of another person's life, or to their property. None. Therefore, you cannot have a right to health care.
U.S. Army Major Nidal Hasan proclaimed himself a "soldier of Allah" on private business cards he obtained over the Internet and kept in a box at his apartment near Fort Hood, Texas.
Selling candy didn't raise much money last year, so a Goldsboro, NC middle school tried selling grades.
Government school idiocy strikes again.
Four muggers attacked a man in an alley in Milwaukee. They took his wallet and everything else he had in his possession. The leader of the gang opened the victim's wallet and saw a military ID card. He then ordered his thug buds to put everything back. The victim's wallet and other belongings were laid on the ground next to him. The leader then apologized for the robbery and thanked the man for his service. He even came back for a fist bump after the robbers were walking away.
Do we give our men and women in uniform and our veterans the respect these criminals did?
"Unfortunately, America loves guns. We love guns to a point where that, uh, we see devastation on a daily basis. You don't blame a group."
Mayor Daley, and other politicians, like to blame gun violence on the guns themselves because that is so much easier than admitting any inconvenient (politically incorrect) truths which might be revealed if they were to place blame where it belongs.
Americans don't love guns, you idiot. Americans love freedom; and American's cherish their right to own and to use firearms, if necessary, to defend those freedoms. This fact is so basic that even Daley should understand it: Guns don't kill people, people kill people. There's another little saying that I like more. "If guns are outlawed, only outlaws (and the government) will have guns."
Mayor Daley, and other politicians, like to blame gun violence on the guns themselves because that is so much easier than admitting any inconvenient (politically incorrect) truths which might be revealed if they were to place blame where it belongs.
Unfortunately, in political hack Daley's mind, it is easier to blame guns and focus on objects, not people. You see, objects don't vote.
George Washington, Robert E. Lee, U.S. Grant, John J. Pershing, George S. Patton and even Dwight D. Eisenhower never acted as if diversity is more important than the ability to kill bad guys.
The city of Las Vegas got a $64.3 million grant to buy houses for low-income families. Eight months later, not a single person is in a house.
Your tax dollars at work.
This protest was in response to Bill O' Reilly smearing the Obama Eligibility lawsuit lawyer, Orly Taitz without giving her a chance to respond or comment.
The issue is still not going away.
Obama would rather spend $2 million than show his birth certificate and school records.
Obama cannot explain away 39 different Social Security numbers.
Obama cannot explain away who Barry Soetoro is and if he collected financial aid from college under a false name.
Obama cannot explain any of this, so he is hiding behind money, George Soros and the obedient socialists in the media.
The media, Fox included, is protecting a man that is violating the constitution, a man who has betrayed the very people that voted for him and this nation.
Computer viruses can put child porn on your computer. A pedophile may use your computer for storage to avoid arrest. Or a prankster could try to frame you.
A federal judge imposed an unusual election system on a suburban village Friday, nearly two years after finding that the existing system was unfair to Hispanics.
The village, Port Chester, is run by a mayor and six trustees. Under the new system, called cumulative voting, residents will be allowed to cast as many as six votes for one trustee candidate.
A 67-year-old Detroit man said two robbers may have been after his gambling proceeds before one of them was shot dead on the city's west side.
Another crime ends right.
Libertarians often warn about the slippery slope of government intervention:
Let the government run the schools, and it may end up teaching your children values that offend you. Let the government have new powers to fight terrorism, and it may use those extraordinary powers in the pursuit of ordinary crimes. Let the federal government give the states money for highways, and it may eventually use its money to impose its own rules on the states.
Higher income taxes do not translate into smaller budget deficits.
There is a 5.4% surtax in the bill on all family incomes of $1,000,000 or more. If you're single the threshold is $500,000. Democrats know you don't understand this; but these taxes will hit the very small businesses that we depend on for new jobs.
Pelosi's bill contains $250 billion dollars in deficit spending. However, they are voting on that separately so that you can't say the deficit spending is part of Pelosi's bill. Are you following this political deception?
Thus far, nobody has explained where in our Constitution it gives the Imperial Federal Government the power to jail someone for a period of five years for failing to purchase a health insurance policy. But what does Nancy Pelosi care about our Constitution?
California Congresswoman and general dingbat Maxine Waters says that PelosiCare will be as strong as Social Security and Medicare. Both of those programs are nearly bankrupt. She also says that she can "assure you" that your children will not have to pay for the cost of PelosiCare in the future. She might be correct. Your grand children and great-grand children will be paying for it, as well as their kids.
In 230 years the federal government of this country has NEVER required the American people to purchase any consumer item or service. If PelosiCare passes, you can be jailed for five years for refusing to buy health insurance.
Senator Joe Lieberman, an independent from Connecticut, said that "if the public option plan is in there, as a matter of conscience, I will not allow this bill to come to a final vote because I believe the debt can break America and send us into a recession that's worse than the one we're fighting our way out of today."
Rep. Anh "Joseph" Cao, the only Republican to back the health care bill in the House Saturday night, says he had several meetings with President Obama and White House staff in the weeks leading up to the vote.
There is your political "hope and change."
"When plunder becomes a way of life for a group of men living together in society, they create for themselves in the course of time a legal system that authorizes it and a moral code that justifies it." - Frederic Bastiat
Maj. Nidal M. Hasan corresponded by e-mail late last year and this year with a radical cleric in Yemen who has criticized the United States for waging war against Muslims, but the contact did not lead to an investigation.
LETHAL INJECTION? WHY NOT A SNIPER SHOT?
The Beltway sniper, John Allen Muhammad - a Muslim - will be executed. This Islamic goon killed 10 people - shot them all with a sniper rifle. These were completely innocent people. One was simply filling up her car at a gas station. Another was mowing his lawn.
Hopefully he won't be saved at the last minute by some appeals court. He's earned his execution. However, why lethal injection? This guy drilled a hole in the trunk of his car so that he could stick the barrel of a rifle through and killed people in cold blood. And now we are going to lay him down on a gurney and put him to sleep?
If we are going to have a death penalty, the vicious criminal should die in the same manner as his innocent victims.
I have a better idea. Tie him to a post in the middle of a field. Tell him that he is going to be shot through the heart, but don't tell him when. Let the agony build. Let him stand there for hours, even days. Every once in a while someone can fire a shot from a hidden location into the dirt at his feet. Then a voice can come out of the woods: "Oops! Missed! Hold on, John, while I go get another bullet. Be right back." Finally someone can fire a shot that shatters his knee. "Damn, John! I forgot to allow for windage! Hang in there pal, I need another bullet. We'll be right back to finish you off." Then, about an hour later, finish the job. All of this could be on pay-per-view with the proceeds going to the victims' families.
The Ant & the Grasshopper - Modern Version
The ant works hard in the withering heat all summer long, building his house and laying up supplies for the winter.
The grasshopper thinks the ant is a fool and laughs and dances and plays the summer away. Come winter, the ant is warm and well fed. The grasshopper has no food or shelter, so he dies out in the cold.
MORAL OF THE STORY: Be responsible for yourself!
The ant works hard in the withering heat all summer long, building his house and laying up supplies for the winter.
The grasshopper thinks the ant is a fool and laughs and dances and plays the summer away. Come winter, the shivering grasshopper calls a press conference and demands to know why the ant should be allowed to be warm and well fed while he is cold and starving.
CBS, NBC, PBS, CNN, and ABC show up to provide pictures of the shivering grasshopper next to a video of the ant in his comfortable home with a table filled with food.
America is stunned by the sharp contrast. How can this be, that in a country of such wealth, this poor grasshopper is allowed to suffer so?
Kermit the Frog appears on Oprah with the grasshopper and everybody cries when they sing, 'It's Not Easy Being Green.'
ACORN stages a demonstration in front of the ant's house where the news stations videotape the group singing, 'We shall overcome.' Then Rev. Jeremiah Wright has the group kneel down to pray to God for the grasshopper's sake.
President Obama condemns the ant and blames President Bush, President Reagan, Christopher Columbus, and the Pope for the grasshopper's plight.
Nancy Pelosi & Harry Reid exclaim in an interview with Larry King that the ant has gotten rich off the back of the grasshopper, and both call for an immediate tax hike on the ant to make him pay his fair share.
Finally, the EEOC drafts the Economic Equity & Anti-Grasshopper Act retroactive to the beginning of the summer.
The ant is fined for failing to hire a proportionate number of green bugs and, having nothing left to pay his retroactive taxes, his home is confiscated by the Government Green Czar and given to the grasshopper.
The story ends as we see the grasshopper and his free-loading friends finishing up the last bits of the ant's food while the government house he is in, which, as you recall, just happens to be the ant's old house, crumbles around them because the grasshopper doesn't maintain it.
The ant has disappeared in the snow, never to be seen again.
The grasshopper is found dead in a drug related incident, and the house, now abandoned, is taken over by a gang of spiders who terrorize the ramshackle, once prosperous and once peaceful, neighborhood.
The entire Nation collapses bringing the rest of the free world with it.
MORAL OF THE STORY: Be careful how you vote in 2010.
Quotes and Facts
Quote: "Well, that's under certainly the laws of the--protect the health, welfare of the country ... That's under the Constitution. We're not even dealing with any constitutionality here. Should we move in that direction? What does the Constitution say? To provide for the health, welfare and the defense of the country." - Illinois Senator Roland Burris
Fact: The word "health" does not appear in the Constitution. The guy is wrong. Rather than worrying about reading 2,000 page healthcare bills, Roland Burris and his cohorts should refresh themselves on our Constitution, the foundations of this country and what make this country great.
As for scientists who do not buy into this global warming scam, Barack Obama says, "We'll just have to deal with those people," language familiar to anyone who knows the vagaries of Chicago politics.
Thuggery in the White House.
"Government controlled health care, government controlled education, government controlled paper monetary system, government owned banking system, government owned insurance (AIG), government owned mortgage industry (Fannie and Freddie), government owned automakers... It is no longer possible to pretend that America practices capitalism." - Steve Cooper
"When will you people realize that you are not living in a free country any longer? You have no voice. The people overwhelmingly spoke out against this bill, but you were drowned out by the communist stooges in the media. You were called Nazi's by the Speaker of the House and you were called tea baggers and terrorists." - Steve Cooper
Rep. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) and Rep. Jeb Hensarling (R-Texas) are the only two Republicans on the "earmark reform" committee who haven't asked for earmarks this year. The rest of the bunch are hypocrites.
Congressman-elect Bill Owens was sworn in at noon. Owens indicated shortly afterwards that he was now in favor of the "Affordable Healthcare for America Act" bill.
This could be a record.
Kenyan-born US Senate hopeful, Barrack Obama, appeared set to take over the Illinois Senate seat after his main rival, Jack Ryan, dropped out of the race on Friday night amid a furor over lurid sex club allegations.
This was reported by the AP in 2004. Can it be anymore clear?
Confetti-crazed Yankee fans in buildings along the parade route decided to use confidential financial documents in place of ticker tape - literally tossing common sense out the window.
Two-hundred-and-thirty-seven members of Congress are millionaires. That's 44 percent of the body - compared to about 1 percent of Americans overall.
The income tax iceberg lives dangerously hidden beneath the surface of our economy and our tax structure. Every consumer pays them hidden inside retail prices, wages and benefits are often depressed because of them and American companies are at a severe price disadvantage with foreign competitors because of them. The FairTax eliminates these hidden tax costs and - among other advantages - allows retail prices to drop in their absence.
The ruling could open the door for employees to sue their companies for failing to account for their green lifestyles, such as providing recycling facilities or offering low-carbon travel.
I have been saying for years that the global warming fraud was like a religion to these believers.
More than $4.7 million in federal stimulus aid so far has been funneled to schools in North Chicago, and state and federal officials say that money has saved the jobs of 473 teachers.
Problem is, the district employs only 290 teachers.
This would expand the powers of our Imperial Federal Government beyond anything we have seen thus far. The federal government will have the power to decide when a company is too big, and use force to dismantle that private company.
One year ago you woke up to the reality of a president and a congress intent on relegating our Constitution to the "casual reading" section of your local Barnes and Noble.
Pelosi will ask her troops to cast potentially career-ending votes for health-care changes, Medicare cuts, higher taxes, and fines on the uninsured.
This is not a time to be selling plans that idealistic Americans support despite a belief that they damage the economy.
"We believe in Barack Obama
"Barack Obama there is none higher
The United States has largest energy reserves on Earth, according to a report from the Congressional Research Service.
Unfortunately, we can't do anything about it because of our government.
Mr. Gore is poised to become the world's first "carbon billionaire," profiteering from government policies he supports that would direct billions of dollars to the business ventures he has invested in.
You'll love Albert's justifications in this article. They're the same justifications demonized by the left anytime someone other than a fellow lib, turns a profit or lobbies congress to help them do so.
Man-made global warming or climate change, as they now conveniently call it as we are no longer in a warming cycle, continues to be a politically motivated fraud. And Al Gore has a huge financial stake in promoting this fraud.
Campaign contributors hold critical posts in the administration, while those who didn't donate a single cent are barred from service.
Hope and change: It's all about money flowing Obama's way.
Georgia has received $1.8 billion in funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. That money has gone to programs for low-income students, to beef up technology in the classroom and to help homeless students, among others.
That averages out to $112K per job. Don't you just love the efficiency of government?
That's OK. They will probably vote anyway.
Half game? This thug should be out for the season.
Congress is going to pass a health care plan written by a committee whose head says he doesn't understand it, passed by a Congress that hasn't read it, but exempts themselves from it, signed by a President that also hasn't read it, with funding administered by a treasury chief who didn't pay his taxes, overseen by a surgeon general who is obese, and financed by a country that's nearly broke.
What could possibly go wrong?
The following is a list of some of the very nasty side effects that the vaccine package insert admits to.....
*Local injection site reactions (including pain, pain limiting limb movement, redness, swelling, warmth, ecchymosis, induration)
*Immune system disorders
*Hypersensitivity reactions (including throat and/or mouth edema)
*In rare cases, hypersensitivity reactions have lead to anaphylactic shock and death
*Vasculitis (in rare cases with transient renal involvement)
*Syncope shortly after vaccination
*Blood and lymphatic disorders
*Metabolic and nutritional disorders
*Loss of appetite.
*Nervous system disorders
*Myelitis (including encephalomyelitis and transverse myelitis)
*Neuropathy (including neuritis)
*Paralysis (including Bell's Palsy)
*Rash (including non-specific, maculopapular, and vesiculobulbous).
Doesn't all that sound wonderful?
Doesn't that make you want to run out and sign up to get vaccinated?
Ford, the only U.S. automaker to dodge direct government aid and bankruptcy court, surprised investors with net income of nearly $1 billion in the third quarter.
People apparently wanted to buy something other than cars made by Obama's Government Motors.
Police received a call that two men with hooded sweatshirts and painted faces had tried to break into a man's home in Carroll, Iowa.
Do ski masks really cost that much more than Sharpies?
Planning your future? Stay clear of these:
Special events coordinator
Music ministry director
Assisted living director
Substance abuse counselor
High school teacher
Hint: This is nothing new. The origins of the H1N1 pandemic go back more than a century.
Rush Limbaugh discusses Barack Obama, the economy, health care, the GOP and other topics in a wide-ranging interview on "FOX News Sunday."
That's why he is the Godfather of talk radio.
Obama names 110 White House visitors: Includes Ayers, Soros, Wright, Gingrich, Sharpton, Malik Shabazz of the Black Panther Party, et al. - All the president's men? From the people's house to outhouse in one election.
That's what you get when you elect a former community organizer.
The Rev. Al Sharpton's ex-wife and daughter were arrested after berating two cops who had pulled them over for running a red light to get around their slow-moving, unmarked cruiser.
Time To Fight Against ObamaCare
The government now controls 30% of the private wealth of the country. With the passage of health care, this rises to 48%. The dollar has lost 16% of its value since the Obama administration took office. Have you had enough yet?
Take a sick day to fight against Obamacare!
Here are some items of interest for this new legislation:
H.R. 3962, the "Affordable Health Care for America Act" has been introduced--all 1990 pages of it. This gargantuan beast contains thirteen new tax hikes.
Employer Mandate Excise Tax (Page 275): If an employer does not pay 72.5 percent of a single employee's health premium (65 percent of a family employee), the employer must pay an excise tax equal to 8 percent of average wages. Small employers (measured by payroll size) have smaller payroll tax rates of 0 percent (<$500,000), 2 percent ($500,000-$585,000), 4 percent ($585,000-$670,000), and 6 percent ($670,000-$750,000).
Individual Mandate Surtax (Page 296): If an individual fails to obtain qualifying coverage, he must pay an income surtax equal to the lesser of 2.5 percent of modified adjusted gross income (MAGI) or the average premium. MAGI adds back in the foreign earned income exclusion and municipal bond interest.
Medicine Cabinet Tax (Page 324): Non-prescription medications would no longer be able to be purchased from health savings accounts (HSAs), flexible spending accounts (FSAs), or health reimbursement arrangements (HRAs). Insulin excepted.
Cap on FSAs (Page 325): FSAs would face an annual cap of $2500 (currently uncapped).
Increased Additional Tax on Non-Qualified HSA Distributions (Page 326): Non-qualified distributions from HSAs would face an additional tax of 20 percent (current law is 10 percent). This disadvantages HSAs relative to other tax-free accounts (e.g. IRAs, 401(k)s, 529 plans, etc.)
Denial of Tax Deduction for Employer Health Plans Coordinating with Medicare Part D (Page 327): This would further erode private sector participation in delivery of Medicare services.
Surtax on Individuals and Small Businesses (Page 336): Imposes an income surtax of 5.4 percent on MAGI over $500,000 ($1 million married filing jointly). MAGI adds back in the itemized deduction for margin loan interest. This would raise the top marginal tax rate in 2011 from 39.6 percent under current law to 45 percent-a new effective top rate.
Excise Tax on Medical Devices (Page 339): Imposes a new excise tax on medical device manufacturers equal to 2.5 percent of the wholesale price. It excludes retail sales and unspecified medical devices sold to the general public.
Corporate 1099-MISC Information Reporting (Page 344): Requires that 1099-MISC forms be issued to corporations as well as persons for trade or business payments. Current law limits to just persons for small business compliance complexity reasons. Also expands reporting to exchanges of property.
Delay in Worldwide Allocation of Interest (Page 345): Delays for nine years the worldwide allocation of interest, a corporate tax relief provision from the American Jobs Creation Act
Limitation on Tax Treaty Benefits for Certain Payments (Page 346): Increases taxes on U.S. employers with overseas operations looking to avoid double taxation of earnings.
Codification of the "Economic Substance Doctrine" (Page 349): Empowers the IRS to disallow a perfectly legal tax deduction or other tax relief merely because the IRS deems that the motive of the taxpayer was not primarily business-related.
Application of "More Likely Than Not" Rule (Page 357): Publicly-traded partnerships and corporations with annual gross receipts in excess of $100 million have raised standards on penalties. If there is a tax underpayment by these taxpayers, they must be able to prove that the estimated tax paid would have more likely than not been sufficient to cover final tax liability.
Science dictates that only a randomized double-blind, placebo-controlled study can generate unbiased results in any clinical trial. In the history of vaccine development, no such study has ever been performed. It is only unscientific opinions and pharmaceutical propaganda which have propelled the mythological validity, safety and effectiveness of vaccines. Dozens of controlled studies have scientifically verified the immunotoxicty, neurotoxicity and sterility of common vaccine ingredients which destroy human health, yet they are all ignored by conventional medicine.
Obama has 39 different SS#'s and 149 different addresses. What a disgrace that this is allowed to happen and the evidence is being suppressed; which is even worse.
What Americans want are common-sense, responsible solutions that address the rising cost of health care and other major problems. In the national Republican address on Saturday, October 31, 2009, House Republican Leader John Boehner (R-OH) discussed Republicans' plan for common-sense health care reform our nation can afford. Boehner's address emphasized four common-sense reforms that will lower health care costs and expand access to quality care without a government takeover of our nation's health care system that kills jobs, raises taxes on small businesses, or cuts Medicare for seniors:
Number one: let families and businesses buy health insurance across state lines.
Number two: allow individuals, small businesses, and trade associations to pool together and acquire health insurance at lower prices, the same way large corporations and labor unions do.
Number three: give states the tools to create their own innovative reforms that lower health care costs.
Number four: end junk lawsuits that contribute to higher health care costs by increasing the number of tests and procedures that physicians sometimes order not because they think it's good medicine, but because they are afraid of being sued.
Tell me how we're going to fix our healthcare system with 1,190 pages of bureaucracy?
American taxpayers paid a lot of cash for those clunkers: $24,000 for each new car sold. The government could have done almost as well by just giving away cars for free, instead of creating an elaborate incentive program.
House ethics investigators have been scrutinizing the activities of more than 30 lawmakers and several aides.
She said that "O 'Reilly is not a legitimate journalist" because he did not contact Orly for a comment about the piece he did on FOX news.
Orly stated that if FOX gave her a 30 minute show for her to display her evidence, Obama would have to resign from office within 48 hours.
How will ObamaCare affect insurance premiums in the private health-care markets? Despite indignant Democratic denials, the near-certainty is that their plan will cause costs to rise across the board.
Everything government "regulates" becomes more expensive.
A four-hour stop in New Orleans, on his way to a $3 million fundraiser.
Snubbing the Dalai Lama.
Freezing out a TV network.
Doing more fundraisers than the last president. More golf, too.
Outsourcing, free trade and globalization are the hallmarks of the Reagan, Bush I, Bush II and the Clinton administrations.
A MEDIUM-sized dog has the same carbon impact as a Toyota Land Cruiser driven 6,000 miles a year.
How can any reasonably sane person expound this drivel?
People will need to turn vegetarian if the world is to conquer climate change. Lord Stern of Brentford said: Direct emissions of methane from cows and pigs is a significant source of greenhouse gases.
Manmade climate change is a political farce and these radicals are complete fools.
And if they are worried about gas, keep in mind that the primary source of protein for vegetarians are beans. Now, you know what will happen if everybody is forced to eat beans for protein. Talk about powerful gas.
More than 1.5 million state residents left for other parts of the United States from 2000 to 2008, according to the report from the Empire Center for New York State Policy. It was the biggest out-of-state migration in the country.
San Francisco is about to give a big break to people, many of them illegal immigrants, who are caught driving without a license.
The reason: Many such drivers are in the United States illegally - and thus unable to get a license - and the officials pushing the change think that impounding their cars is an unfair hardship.
Idiocy continues in San Francisco.
Economics and Government 101 - Steve Wynn
"Government has never increased the standard of living of one single human being in civilization's history." - Steve Wynn
"The government's ability to fund anything is based on its collection of revenue from citizens who earn an income. The only way government got a dime - and there are constructive and appropriate activities of government - is from the productive activities of people and business." - Steve Wynn
"My point is that in the larger economic sense, government produces nothing. It gets revenue from citizens and companies ... The wealth of the nation comes from the citizens and the productivity of citizens and business. That is the engine of the standard of living." - Steve Wynn
"I'm seeing things I've never seen before in my life. It's a punitive, secretive and misinformed government." - Steve Wynn
"They are trying to change the basic fabric of American life without preparation, homework or experience. And they're trying to intimidate everybody." - Steve Wynn
"To take up health care, behind closed doors, it's the low point in government responsibility." - Steve Wynn
He followed an unpopular president. He received a strong election mandate. He changed the tone in Washington.
He said that Human Rights mattered. That America's image in the world had to be remade.
He would receive a Nobel Peace Prize.
As the end of his presidency's first year drew near, the future looked bright. He had brought change -- change that mattered.
It was 1977. The next year was very bad.
Farm and construction machinery, Tupperware, the railroads, Hershey sweets, Yum food brands and Yahoo?
Answer: They're all more profitable than the health insurance industry.
Obama golfs while U.S. melts
President Obama has only been in office for just over nine months, but he's already hit the links as much as President Bush did in over two years.
Does this guy ever work?
A would-be robbery suspect picked the wrong motel room, and a 70-year-old woman fatally shot the man.
The suspect attempted to rob a group of people in a motel room and was fatally shot.
Another crime ends right. Go granny!
Borderline personality disorder: Create the crisis.
As I predicted-though I was unsure whether it would be the H1N1 virus or the collapse of the dollar-the Communist Puppet would use something to cement his total control over every aspect of our lives.
From the day he took office, Obama and his puppet masters have been building a shadow Government with all power vested in them. The Czars he has appointed, who were not vetted and approved by Congress nor elected, now have the authority to control every aspect of American commerce.
I challenge you to look at the Executive Orders that have been signed over the last 30 years and are still in place.
Here are just a few Executive Orders that would suspend the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. These Executive Orders have been on record for nearly 30 years and could be enacted by the stroke of a Presidential pen:
EXECUTIVE ORDER 10990 allows the government to take over all modes of transportation and control of highways and seaports.
EXECUTIVE ORDER 10995 allows the government to seize and control the communication media.
EXECUTIVE ORDER 10997 allows the government to take over all electrical power, gas, petroleum, fuels and minerals.
EXECUTIVE ORDER 10998 allows the government to take over all food resources and farms.
EXECUTIVE ORDER 11000 allows the government to mobilize civilians into work brigades under government supervision.
EXECUTIVE ORDER 11001 allows the government to take over all health, education and welfare functions.
EXECUTIVE ORDER 11002 designates the Postmaster General to operate a national registration of all persons.
EXECUTIVE ORDER 11003 allows the government to take over all airports and aircraft, including commercial aircraft.
EXECUTIVE ORDER 11004 allows the Housing and Finance Authority to relocate communities, build new housing with public funds, designate areas to be abandoned, and establish new locations for populations.
EXECUTIVE ORDER 11005 allows the government to take over railroads, inland waterways and public storage facilities.
EXECUTIVE ORDER 11051 specifies the responsibility of the Office of Emergency Planning and gives authorization to put all Executive Orders into effect in times of increased international tensions and economic or financial crisis.
EXECUTIVE ORDER 11310 grants authority to the Department of Justice to enforce the plans set out in Executive Orders, to institute industrial support, to establish judicial and legislative liaison, to control all aliens, to operate penal and correctional institutions, and to advise and assist the President.
Elections have consequences.
I have been saying this for months.
Where does the Constitution authorize Congress to require all Americans to carry health insurance?
Senate Judiciary Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) would not say what part of the Constitution grants Congress the power to force every American to buy health insurance--as all of the health care overhaul bills currently do.
Senators said it goes against the president's promises of transparency and openness and treads on Congress' constitutional mandate to investigate the administration's actions.
The Senate must soon increase the national debt limit to above $13 trillion - and Democrats are looking for political cover.
Knowing they will face unyielding GOP attacks for voting to increase the eye-popping debt, Democrats are considering attaching a debt increase provision to a must-pass bill, possibly the Defense Department spending bill.
For the last ten years, our government spending has skyrocketed thanks to George Bush.
Congress votes to increase the debt ceiling.
Barack Obama gets into office and spends more in his first few months than all other presidents combined.
Congress needs to increase the debt ceiling, but Democrats don't want to get blamed.
Democrats attach the vote on the increase to a Defense spending bill to fund the troops in Afghanistan (a hot issue at the moment).
The Democrats try to downplay the issue of increase so as to not spark public outrage.
The Republicans say they don't want to vote for the bill because of the increase.
The Democrats say that the Republicans don't want to support the troops.
The Republicans end up voting for the bill anyway.
Election time rolls around, and Democrats use the vote against Republicans saying that they voted to increase the debt limit to a whopping $13 trillion (neglecting to mention the fact that the increase was attached to a bill to fund the troops because the Democrats manipulated it that way).
Isn't politics fun? How is that hope and change working out?
In case things get a little tough during the next few months we Texans have a plan.
Maybe you don't know it, but Texas is the only state with a legal right to secede from the Union.
What is wrong with America?
Representatives don't listen to the people who vote.
Representatives say one thing and then do another (Lie).
We, as a nation, have drifted from our founding US Constitution. The Constitution was set up to limit the power of the federal government and give the power to the PEOPLE.
President Obama's push for health care reform during the third quarter of 2009 has seriously damaged his public standing, according to new data from the Gallup Daily tracking poll. His job approval rating dropped nine points from the second to the third quarter, from 62 percent to 53 percent.
The nine-point second-to-third quarter drop is the highest Gallup has ever measured for an incumbent president during his first year in office, and among the highest quarter-to-quarter drops measured for any president at any point.
Barack Hussein Obama Mm,Mm,Mm Quote Hit List
I cannot swallow whole the view of Lincoln as the Great Emancipator. - Barack Obama
I think when you spread the wealth around it's good for everybody. - Barack Obama
It's time to fundamentally change the way that we do business in Washington. To help build a new foundation for the 21st century, we need to reform our government so that it is more efficient, more transparent, and more creative. That will demand new thinking and a new sense of responsibility for every dollar that is spent. - Barack Obama
Over the last 15 months, we've traveled to every corner of the United States. I've now been in 57 states? I think one left to go. - Barack Obama
We can't drive our SUVs and eat as much as we want and keep our homes on 72 degrees at all times... and then just expect that other countries are going to say OK. That's not leadership. That's not going to happen. - Barack Obama
We cannot continue to rely only on our military in order to achieve the national security objectives that we've set. We've got to have a civilian national security force that's just as powerful, just as strong, just as well-funded. - Barack Obama
We need earmark reform, and when I'm President, I will go line by line to make sure that we are not spending money unwisely. - Barack Obama
You will not see any of your taxes increase one single dime. - Barack Obama
The object of the game is to destroy American capitalism by having the government take over everything. Wanna play?
No? Too bad, you're already playing.
America's spy agencies want to read your blog posts, keep track of your Twitter updates - even check out your book reviews on Amazon.
This is like a scene out of the movie V for Vendetta. U.S. spy agencies have bought stakes in companies that are known for keeping data on social media.
Knowing that the nation's schools are doing so poorly teaching basic math skills to our children; and assuming that parents, being the ultra-responsible lot that you are, will try to fill in the gaps with some home schooling - I thought it might be useful to present you with some numbers you might want to use in your remedial education efforts. The added bonus here is that you can also use these numbers to reinforce in your children that President Barack Obama really is, as has been written, "sort of" a God and is clearly succeeding in his quest to lead America to a golden new economic age.
30,383 That's the number of jobs the Obama Administration claimed to have "saved or created" in a statement last Thursday. The trouble is, there is no clearly defined way to determine jobs "saved or created." You can pretty much choose any number and run with it.
48,000,000 Since we're speaking of jobs, that's the approximate number of people employed by America's small businesses - specifically the ones that employ between 1 and 49 people. Medium-sized businesses employing 50 to 499 workers count for another 42,000,000 jobs. What about large businesses that employ over 500 people? Try 17,000,000.
$2,300,000 That's the amount of borrowed stimulus money that was sent to beauty schools in the Tampa, Florida area to train hairdressers, masseuses and nail technicians. People who are already licensed to do hair, nails and give massages in the Tampa area are looking for work.
61.4% Percentages are fun! It's bonus time when you can use percentages to teach your children about the perils of debt. At the end of 1999, as we were moving into the last year of the Clinton Administration, the amount of money our government owed was 61.4% of our GDP; the total value of all goods and services produced in this country during that year. By the time George Bush was through that figure had gone up by 8.8 percentage points to 70.2%. Not good. But by the time Barack Obama gets his first year all wrapped up that figure will have risen another 20.2 percentage points to 90.4%! We're on a roll! And here's your final fun percentage figure: In 2011 that figure will reach the magic 100%. At that point we owe more than the total value of our economy.
9% That's an unemployment figure. That's how high Barack Obama said our unemployment figure would go if we did not quickly pass his super-effective stimulus plan earlier this year.
7.9% That's how high Obama said unemployment would rise if we would just give him over $750 billion dollars to stimulate our economy. We did.
9.8% That's our latest unemployment figure. Looks like the stimulus worked! The figure includes hairdressers, nail techs and massage therapists - in case you're wondering.
#1 As in Rule No. 1. Elections have consequences.
Congress's fabulous golf cart stimulus.
We thought cash for clunkers was the ultimate waste of taxpayer money, but as usual we were too optimistic. Thanks to the federal tax credit to buy high-mileage cars that was part of President Obama's stimulus plan, Uncle Sam is now paying Americans to buy that great necessity of modern life, the golf cart.
The federal credit provides from $4,200 to $5,500 for the purchase of an electric vehicle, and when it is combined with similar incentive plans in many states the tax credits can pay for nearly the entire cost of a golf cart.
Your tax dollars at work.
It looks that way.
The New World Order is emerging, and it seems that Barack Obama is going along with their agenda. He is on the verge of cedeing U.S. sovereignty to the global elite.
A proposal sponsored by the Obama administration at the United Nations that purports to seek protection for "freedom of opinion and expression" actually is a call for a worldwide crackdown on freedom of speech.
If you want someone to sort out all the nonsense about H1N1, someone who's well-informed, has no professional agenda, and nothing to gain financially, then Tom Jefferson, M.D., is your guy.
For 15 years, Dr. Jefferson has been studying the nature of influenza and vaccines with the Cochrane Collaboration - a non-profit, independent organization that reviews a wide variety of health care research.
And now Dr. Jefferson and his colleagues have some good news: You can stop worrying about H1N1, and you can even stop worrying about the H1N1 vaccine, if you will only do one thing
Dr. Jefferson wants you to wash your hands.
Voters in Kinston, N.C., decided to do away with the party affiliation of candidates in local elections, but the Obama administration recently overruled the electorate.
Comrade Obama will decide what you need in your best interest.
Claims officials took over her fashion decisions.
Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor's nomination process was so controlled that the White House even approved her clothes.
Will the White House need to approve her official legal decisions? This "wise Latina" wasn't even wise enough to make her own "fashion decisions."
More than $2.3 million in federal economic stimulus grants for hairdressers, masseuses and nail technicians.
Your tax dollars at work.
Time to force the spread of Comrade Obama's propaganda.
Florida plan advises hospitals to bar some patients in event of severe flu pandemic.
Florida health officials are drawing up guidelines that recommend barring patients with incurable cancer, end-stage multiple sclerosis and other conditions from being admitted to hospitals.
You will be told to go home and die. A preview of government healthcare.
A firefighter is taking heat after he refused to take the American flag off of his locker. The firefighter is trying to go back to work after being suspended without pay.
What is $1.42 trillion? More than the total national debt for the first 200 years of the Republic, more than the economy of India, and more than $4,700 for every man, woman and child in the U.S.
Austria's Alps recorded the biggest October snowfalls in 25 years.
Global Warming Strikes Again. They need to get Al Gore and Michael Moore to help shovel all of that global warming.
The CEC's regulation would effectively ban the sale of 25 percent of current big screen TV models and 100 percent of plasma TVs larger than 60 inches in California.
Even with the recent report that a group of scientists are now saying that climate change is caused more by nature than by carbon dioxide. What we have here is a group of climate-change alarmists perpetrating the global warming fraud.
"Early to bed, early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise." --Benjamin Franklin
The wealth and wisdom of generations of Americans have been progressively supplanted by our central government's exercise of unconstitutional authority.
In regard to wealth, I refer most directly to our government's colossal spending and debt accumulation, and unlawful taxation.
As to wisdom, well, there's not much of that emerging from government-run school systems.
Having already depleted the wealth and wisdom of our great nation, the Obama juggernaut is determined to do likewise to health, that third prong of Franklin's trident. If successful, then we may rightly fear it as a deathblow to the greatest experiment in human history.
Senators diverted $2.6 billion in funds in a defense spending bill to pet projects largely at the expense of accounts that pay for fuel, ammunition and training for U.S. troops.
Everyone should be concerned when federal regulators have the power to impact freedom of speech.
The Massachusetts unemployment rate last month rose to its highest level since the 1970s as employers cut more than 9,000 jobs and work remains scarce.
And let's not forget that the Peoples' Republic of Massachusetts has mandated government health insurance, which has nothing to do with the actual quality of healthcare.
Three of the five members of the Norwegian Nobel Committee had objections to the Nobel Peace Prize being awarded to US President Barack Obama.
President Obama has broken new ground here. Nominations for potential winners of the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize ended on February 1. The president took office only 12 days earlier on January 20.
Let's take a look at the president's first 12 days in the White House according to his public schedule to see what he did to deserve a Nobel Peace Prize:
January 20: Sworn in as president. Went to a parade. Partied.
January 21: Asked bureaucrats to re-write guidelines for information requests. Held an "open house" party at the White House.
January 22: Signed Executive Orders: Executive Branch workers to take ethics pledge; re-affirmed Army Field Manual techniques for interrogations; expressed desire to close Gitmo (how's that working out?)
January 23: Ordered the release of federal funding to pay for abortions in foreign countries. Lunch with Joe Biden; met with Tim Geithner.
January 24: Budget meeting with economic team.
January 25: Skipped church.
January 26: Gave speech about jobs and energy. Met with Hillary Clinton. Attended Geithner's swearing in ceremony.
January 27: Met with Republicans. Spoke at a clock tower in Ohio.
January 28: Economic meetings in the morning, met with Defense secretary in the afternoon.
January 29: Signed Ledbetter Bill overturning Supreme Court decision on lawsuits over wages. Party in the State Room. Met with Biden.
January 30: Met economic advisers. Gave speech on Middle Class Working Families Task Force. Met with senior enlisted military officials.
January 31: Took the day off.
February 1: Skipped church. Threw a Super Bowl party.
So there you have it. The short path to the Nobel Peace Prize: Party, go to meetings, skip church, release federal funding to pay for abortions in foreign countries, party some more.
October Cold Snap Sets 82-Year Record.
Is that global warming and climate change working for you as well as that hope and change?
Meatless Monday is a national and international movement with ties to extreme animal rights activists. "We know now what they do, and we have collaborated with them," said Mellissa Mahoney, a chef and dietitian with the school district.
The brainwashing of our youth by extremists continues.
Music police have told a grandmother to stop singing behind the counter of the corner shop where she works - or pay for a license. The British government agency that collects music royalties has told her that her "spontaneous outbursts of joy" constitute live public performance.
An Ashburn, Virginia woman is in the fight of her life after suffering a very side effect to the seasonal flu shot. A few weeks ago, Desiree Jennings was training for a half marathon. Now, she's struggling to walk, talk and even eat.
The vast majority of doctors say flu shots are safe. In this case, the FDA says they found nothing wrong with this particular batch, but sometimes there are complications.
Go ahead; keep trusting government political hacks with your health.
A Florida couple is behind bars for some old school discipline.
A Palm Bay woman and her boyfriend were arrested Monday for child abuse after the couple went old school to punish their 8-year-old daughter for swearing.
They washed her mouth out with soap.
Apparently, forced vaccinations against your will containing known toxic chemicals that can cause neurologic disorders, paralysis, sickness, and death are okay, but soap is bad.
The health-care bill that the Senate Finance Committee will vote on today will cost a total of $829 billion over 10 years, with $507 billion of that cost being covered by new federal taxes and fees.
These new taxes and fees include:
-- $201 billion in new taxes on high-premium health care plans.
-- $83 billion in new taxes paid by workers who will receive less employer-sponsored coverage or lose that coverage altogether but will be compensated with higher wages or monetary benefits, which are taxable.
-- $23 billion in penalty fees paid by employers who do not comply with the federal insurance mandate.
-- $4 billion in penalty fees paid by individuals who don't have health insurance.
-- $16 billion in new income and Medicare payroll tax revenue due to changes in Medicare.
-- $180 billion in other tax revenues items calculated by the non-partisan Joint Committee on Taxation (JCT).
Wait, Lord Obama promised that there would be no increase in taxes. And what do we get? More taxes. More government. More bureaucrats. The Democrats are creating bigger government with more strings attached to the purse. There is your "hope and change."
Russia and the United States have tentatively agreed to a weapons inspection program that would allow Russians to visit nuclear sites in America to count missiles and warheads.
The plan was agreed to in principle during negotiations, would constitute the most intrusive weapons inspection program the U.S. has ever accepted.
All this courtesy of Hitlary Clinton.
A federal judge in Georgia fined a leader of the movement challenging President Barack Obama's citizenship and warned her against using the legal system to pursue "political rhetoric and insults."
How dare anyone question the exalted Lord Comrade Obama.
SEC. 3. RIGHT TO DISPLAY THE FLAG OF THE UNITED STATES.
A condominium association, cooperative association, or residential real estate management association may not adopt or enforce any policy, or enter into any agreement, that would restrict or prevent a member of the association from displaying the flag of the United States on residential property within the association with respect to which such member has a separate ownership interest or a right to exclusive possession or use.
Jim Clausen was "shocked" when the manager of the Oaks Apartments in Albany told him he could face eviction if he did not remove the American flags that fly from his Jeep and motorcycle when they are parked at the complex.
Barb Holcomb, who manages the Oaks Apartments at 1440 Geary Circle S.E. for owner Stan Keller, said Clausen is correct.
She is requiring that tenants take off any flag that flies from their vehicles, and that includes the Mexican flag and college team flags.
Political and religious [sic] signs at a tenant's unit also are not permitted.
"I'm trying to avoid any conflict," Holcomb said. "I have a problem when tenants' rights to free speech come into contact with other tenants' rights of peaceful enjoyment. This policy is not a violation of anyone's civil rights.
This is absurd! Flags are now offensive? Offended? Leave!
Zachary's offense? Taking a camping utensil that can serve as a knife, fork and spoon to school. He was so excited about recently joining the Cub Scouts that he wanted to use it at lunch. School officials (government employees) concluded that he had violated their zero-tolerance policy on weapons, and Zachary was suspended and now faces 45 days in the district's reform school.
Zero tolerance policies. He was accused of bringing a weapon to school and knives are strictly banned, "regardless of possessor's intent." Zero tolerance equals zero thought!
Government school idiocy strikes again!
"If the U.S. changes their medical system, where are Canadians like us going to go for surgery?"
Join the Mackinac Center as it journeys across Canada, documenting harrowing stories from real Canadians of long waits, physician shortages, doctor lotteries, special treatment for insiders and being forced to travel abroad for basic medical care.
Until next time.
Activist Kurt Hoffman was sentenced to 6 months in jail for hurting a Judges ego. He was then attack behind closed doors and taken to the hospital. Demonstrators have candle light vigil in front of attacking cops house angering him.
Apolinario Chile Pixtun is tired of being bombarded with frantic questions about the Mayan calendar supposedly "running out" on December 21, 2012. After all, it's not the end of the world.
While long discredited, Brasseur de Bourbourg proves one thing: Westerners have been trying for more than a century to pin doomsday scenarios on the Maya.
"No one who's writing in now seems to remember that the last time we thought the world was going to end, it didn't."
It was snowing and 18 degrees, not very conducive for baseball.
Global warming strikes again!
This headline may come as a bit of a surprise, so too might that fact that the warmest year recorded globally was not in 2008 or 2007, but in 1998.
DIFFERENCE BETWEEN LIBERALS AND CONSERVATIVES
If a conservative doesn't like guns, he doesn't buy one.
If a liberal doesn't like guns, he wants all guns outlawed.
If a conservative is a vegetarian, he doesn't eat meat.
If a liberal is a vegetarian, he wants all meat products banned for everyone.
If a conservative sees a foreign threat, he thinks about how to defeat his enemy.
If a liberal sees a foreign threat, he wonders how to surrender gracefully and still look good.
If a person of color is conservative, they see themselves as independently successful.
Their liberal counterparts see themselves as victims in need of government protection.
If a conservative is down-and-out, he thinks about how to better his situation.
A liberal wonders who is going to take care of him.
If a conservative doesn't like a talk show host, he switches channels.
Liberals demand that those they don't like be shut down.
If a conservative is a non-believer, he doesn't go to church.
A liberal non-believer wants any mention of God and religion silenced. (Unless it's a foreign religion, of course!)
If a conservative decides he needs health care, he goes about shopping for it, or may choose a job that provides it.
A liberal demands that the rest of us pay for his.
If a conservative slips and falls in a store, he gets up, laughs and is embarrassed.
If a liberal slips and falls, he grabs his neck, moans like he's in labor and then sues.
If a conservative reads this, he'll forward it so his friends can have a good laugh.
A liberal will delete it because he's "offended".
Viagra and pornography are not staples on the government's food stamp list. But authorities said a Detroit store supplied them during a series of illegal deals.
The "no comment"-which he really did say-lasted exactly one second.
Then Savage shared some of the disbelief his listeners can expect to hear soon on his show. "This is unbelievable; no one can believe this. What has he done? Has he discovered a cure for brain cancer I don't know about?"
"Is he moving us towards world peace?" he wonders. "Last I checked Ahmadinejad is speeding along with his bomb. If Obama is an antiwar president, why hasn't he pulled us out of Afghanistan?"
Savage's real ire isn't directed at Obama, but at the Nobel committee. "We all know what the Nobel Prize committee is ever since Yasir Arafat won. It's a radical leftist front group that hijacked Alfred Nobel's prize."
"This whole thing smacks of comic absurdity."
Government school parents get upset that private school children are using a public park during the day so they have the local government ban all young children from the park. Government idiocy!
A noted geologist who coauthored a New York Times bestseller has turned his attention to convincing Congress carbon dioxide emissions are good for Earth and don't cause warming. Leighton Steward is on Capitol Hill this week armed with studies and his book Fire, Ice and Paradise in a bid to show senators working on the energy bill that the carbon dioxide cap-and-trade scheme could actually hurt the environment by reducing CO2 levels.
The award of this year's Nobel peace prize to President Obama will be met with widespread incredulity, consternation in many capitals and probably deep embarrassment by the President himself.
Rarely has an award had such an obvious political and partisan intent.
What has he actually accomplished? This is idiocy!
A new policy means principals will be evaluated on the number of students eating breakfast at their schools.
What happened to parents being responsible for feeding their kids? Why is this government's responsibility? Principals will be evaluated more on how kids eat than how they learn.
Government school idiocy!
We're going to bomb the moon, no preconditions, no negotiations!
What did the moon do to us? Is somebody up there on the moon doing things that only Obama knows about?
The stated reason for bombing the moon near the South Pole of the moon is they want to find out if there's water in the plume of the explosion. You would think that Obama would try sanctions first to see if the moon would admit to having the water and give it to us. This could set up a retaliatory attack! Wait until the meteorites organize when they hear about this.
Charlie Rangel is the chairman of the committee in charge of drafting tax legislation. While writing tax laws that govern you this political hack has done a good job of avoiding the law for his personal finances.
Failure to report over $1 million in outside income and $3 million in business transactions as required by the House.
Failure to disclose at least $650,000 in assets he had previously failed to list on his House financial disclosure forms.
Failure to disclose to the IRS or on his financial disclosure forms $75,000 in rental income for a beach villa in the Dominican Republic.
Violation of state laws by claiming three primary residences and breaking New York City regulations by maintaining four rent-controlled apartments.
Violation of House rules by using congressional letterhead to solicit donations for an education center bearing his name at City College of New York.
Delinquency in paying his property taxes on two New Jersey parcels and failure to report the sale of a $1.3 million brownstone.
We the people would get punished for this, why not Rangel?
In August 2003, reacting to a July unemployment rate of 6.2 percent, Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi asked "Where are the jobs, Mr. President." With the current unemployment rate at 9.8 percent and many predicting it will go higher over the coming months, House Speaker Pelosi should be asking that question even more emphatically than she did six years ago.
Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano announced Tuesday that she is pursuing plans to remove some captured illegal aliens from "prison-like or jail-like circumstances" and put them in converted hotels and nursing homes.
Next illegals will be getting complimentary weekends at Las Vegas resorts.
It's okay to admit it: you thought you were voting for a more benevolent and wiser version of Tiger Woods when all you got was a smoother version of Chicago-style, brass knuckle politics. It isn't so much that you voted for the wrong guy; you were lied to by the media.
But you should have known better. Chicago has a long and storied run of thoroughly corrupt political bosses giving envy to any third-world dictator.
Rumor has it that a certain Portuguese water dog made a stealthy deposit on Air Force One, and a flight attendant nearly stepped in it.
Obama doesn't even care about being environmentally conscious with his dog. He should have let the dog poop before it got on the airplane to reduce the carbon footprint of the plane with reduced the weight. Obama just puts a dog on the plane without letting the dog eliminate the added weight thus creating a greater carbon footprint with more fuel wasted. Obama never does what he says everyone else should do.
Actually, these kids look healthy with the current healthcare system.
Here are a few of my favorites:
Washington spends $25 billion annually maintaining unused or vacant federal properties.
Government auditors spent the past five years examining all federal programs and found that 22 percent of them--costing taxpayers a total of $123 billion annually--fail to show any positive impact on the populations they serve.
Washington will spend $2.6 million training Chinese prostitutes to drink more responsibly on the job.
A GAO audit classified nearly half of all purchases on government credit cards as improper, fraudulent, or embezzled. Examples of taxpayer-funded purchases include gambling, mortgage payments, liquor, lingerie, iPods, Xboxes, jewelry, Internet dating services, and Hawaiian vacations. In one extraordinary example, the Postal Service spent $13,500 on one dinner at a Ruth's Chris Steakhouse, including "over 200 appetizers and over $3,000 of alcohol, including more than 40 bottles of wine costing more than $50 each and brand-name liquor such as Courvoisier, Belvedere and Johnny Walker Gold." The 81 guests consumed an average of $167 worth of food and drink apiece.
Federal agencies are delinquent on nearly 20 percent of employee travel charge cards, costing taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars annually.
The Pentagon recently spent $998,798 shipping two 19-cent washers from South Carolina to Texas and $293,451 sending an 89-cent washer from South Carolina to Florida.
The refusal of many federal employees to fly coach costs taxpayers $146 million annually in flight upgrades.
Washington will spend $126 million in 2009 to enhance the Kennedy family legacy in Massachusetts. Additionally, Senator John Kerry (D-MA) diverted $20 million from the 2010 defense budget to subsidize a new Edward M. Kennedy Institute. (Will they be training the Chinese prostitutes?)
The federal government owns more than 50,000 vacant homes.
The Federal Communications Commission spent $350,000 to sponsor NASCAR driver David Gilliland.
Members of Congress have spent hundreds of thousands of taxpayer dollars supplying their offices with popcorn machines, plasma televisions, DVD equipment, ionic air fresheners, camcorders, and signature machines--plus $24,730 leasing a Lexus, $1,434 on a digital camera, and $84,000 on personalized calendars.
Fraud related to Hurricane Katrina spending is estimated to top $2 billion. In addition, debit cards provided to hurricane victims were used to pay for Caribbean vacations, NFL tickets, Dom Perignon champagne, "Girls Gone Wild" videos, and at least one sex change operation.
Auditors discovered that 900,000 of the 2.5 million recipients of emergency Katrina assistance provided false names, addresses, or Social Security numbers or submitted multiple applications.
Congress recently gave Alaska Airlines $500,000 to paint a Chinook salmon on a Boeing 737.
The Transportation Department will subsidize up to $2,000 per flight for direct flights between Washington, D.C., and the small hometown of Congressman Hal Rogers (R-KY)--but only on Monday mornings and Friday evenings, when lawmakers, staff, and lobbyists usually fly. Rogers is a member of the Appropriations Committee, which writes the Transportation Department's budget. (How convenient?)
A Department of Agriculture report concedes that much of the $2.5 billion in "stimulus" funding for broadband Internet will be wasted.
The Defense Department wasted $100 million on unused flight tickets and never bothered to collect refunds even though the tickets were refundable.
Washington spends $60,000 per hour shooting Air Force One photo-ops in front of national landmarks.
The state of Washington sent $1 food stamp checks to 250,000 households in order to raise state caseload figures and trigger $43 million in additional federal funds.
Homeland Security employee purchases include 63-inch plasma TVs, iPods, and $230 for a beer brewing kit.
The National Institutes of Health spends $1.3 million per month to rent a lab that it cannot use. (And you still want government to control healthcare?)
Medicare officials recently mailed $50 million in erroneous refunds to 230,000 Medicare recipients.
Washington recently spent $1.8 million to help build a private golf course in Atlanta, Georgia.
The Advanced Technology Program spends $150 million annually subsidizing private businesses; 40 percent of this funding goes to Fortune 500 companies.
Congressional investigators were able to receive $55,000 in federal student loan funding for a fictional college they created to test the Department of Education.
The Commerce Department has lost 1,137 computers since 2001, many containing Americans' personal data.
Your tax dollars not at work.
In a chapter of his autobiography, the late Senator Ted Kennedy confessed to having slept with over 1,000 women and spending more than $10 million in hush money to keep his womanizing ways a secret. If you crack open the book, however, you won't find a mention of this in there anywhere. That is because horrified family members and advisers cut it out before the book was published.
Does that beat Wilt Chamberlain? Wilt Chamberlain claimed to have slept with 20,000 women. Ted Kennedy is minor league by comparison so Wilt Chamberlin's record is still intact.
Walt Disney World is responding to reports that Fox News Channel is not offered at its hotels and resorts.
Neal Boortz raised the question during his show after a recent stay at a Disney resort.
"Go figure that out now why you cannot find the Fox News Channel on any Disney-controlled TV anywhere," said Boortz.
They picked the wrong victims on this occasion after being floored by two cross-dressers who are believed to have been cage fighters on a night out.
As the single largest buyer of medical products, you'd think Medicare would at least get a volume discount.
According to their own auditors, Medicare knowingly overpays for almost everything it buys. Examples include:
-- $7,215 to rent an oxygen concentrator, when the purchase price is $600.
-- $4,018 for a standard wheelchair, while the private sector pays $1,048.
-- $1,825 for a hospital bed, compared to an Internet price of $1,071.
-- $3,335 for a respiratory pump, versus an advertised price of $1,987.
-- $82 for a diabetic supply kit, instead of a $47 price on the Web.
Last year, the Health and Human Services Department tried to replace its archaic fixed-price fee schedule for 10 commonly purchased products with a competitive bidding program in 10 cities. The department said the program could save Medicare $125 million in a single year, or $1 billion if adopted nationwide. But Congress stepped in to stop it.
And you don't think these types of shenanigans and politics won't occur every day when the government controls your healthcare?
So who's the most "heartless" now? Yet Americans accept the idea of gradually being forced into a government-run system when, based on documented government experience, they will be more likely to see their claims denied.
Just wait until government controls your entire healthcare.
Not only did the four doctors who flanked President Obama at his White House press event on Monday recommend his plan; three out of four of them donated to his presidential campaign.
The four doctors who stood and clapped along with Mr. Obama's plans were Dr. Mona Mangat of St. Petersburg, Florida, Dr. Hershey Garner of Fayetteville, Arkansas, Dr. Richard A. Evans of Dover-Foxcroft, Maine, and Dr. Amanda McKinney of Beatrice, Nebraska.
Campaign finance records made available by the Center for Responsive Politics show three of them gave thousands to Mr. Obama's presidential campaign. Dr. Manget gave $500, Dr. Garner gave $4,415 and Dr. McKinney gave $1750.
They donated to Obama and all they got were those taxpayer funded Obama white medical lab coats. Shameless politics as usual. I'm still waiting for that "change" part to kick in.
Dolton Illinois -- 15-year-old Marshawn Pitts was brutally beaten by a Dolton police officer, because his shirt wasn't tucked in. Pitts was a student at the Academy for Learning High School in Dolton, which claims to be a school for children with learning disabilities. In this video, the officer, whose name has not been released, is seen slamming Pitts into lockers, and then slamming him face down on the floor. The officer then puts the 15-year-old boy into a dangerous chokehold. When all was said and done, Pitts had a busted lip and a broken nose.
Leafy greens -- including lettuce and spinach -- top the list of the 10 riskiest foods, according to a study from a nutrition advocacy group. The Center for Science in the Public Interest listed the following foods, in descending order, as the most risky in terms of outbreaks: leafy greens, eggs, tuna, oysters, potatoes, cheese, ice cream, tomatoes, sprouts and berries.
Now we have food Nazis telling us that everything we eat is "dangerous." Screw these people! They are lunatics!
The bottom line: If you see a government funded study, don't even read it. You will probably be healthier.
Loveland ski area opens boasting its earliest opening day in 40 years.
Resort Opening Earlier Than Ever Before.
Unseasonably cold nighttime temperatures and aggressive snowmaking efforts have produced snow.
This may be one for the record books, not only how early this heavy fall snowstorm is, but the fact that it appears to have created the earliest snow day in the history of the Blaine County School District.
Don't you just hate all of this global warming?
Delivering on President Obama's promise to boost the labor movement, the administration has announced a $35 million federal construction project in New Hampshire that requires union representation for the workers and forces nonunion employees to pay dues and contribute to a union pension fund.
Time to pay for more votes.
Islamic states quickly interpreted the president's penchant for "engagement" as meaning fundamental rights were now up for grabs.
You Can't Say That!
If you thought Washington-which already took over banking and autos, and is fast-tracking attempts to take over health care and energy-would leave the Internet alone, you were dead wrong. The Internet (perhaps our greatest free market success story in recent years) is squarely in the cross-hairs of the administration and it's not waiting for Congress to act.
Guess who's leading the charge to turn the Internet into one big, government utility?
In a heavy-handed attempt at reviving support for health-care reform, the White House orchestrated a massive photo op to buttress its claim that front-line physicians support Obama.
A sea of 150 white-coated doctors, all enthusiastically supportive of the president and representing all 50 states, looked as if they were at a costume party as they posed in the Rose Garden before hearing Obama's pitch for the Democratic overhaul bills moving through Congress.
The physicians, all invited guests, were told to bring their white lab coats to make sure that TV cameras captured the image.
But some docs apparently forgot, failing to meet the White House dress code by showing up in business suits or dresses.
So the White House rustled up white coats for them and handed them to the suited physicians.
Obama's phony dog and pony show continues.
Toys"R"Us spokesperson Whoopi Goldberg on Roman Polanski forcibly raping a 13 year-old girl, "I don't think it was rape-rape."
DAVID LETTERMAN PLOT REVEALED: All part of strategy to get elected to Congress and then the Presidency
Immigration and Customs Enforcement chose not to renew its federal immigration arrest authority agreement with Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio Friday. "This just includes the jail, and deep down, I feel that I ought to take it and rip it all up," Arpaio said. Federal officials also refused to comment further.
Under the new agreement deputies and detention officers could continue screening individuals once they are booked into the Maricopa County jail, but federal authorities had not offered to allow Arpaio's street-level immigration enforcement to continue. Under the new agreement it looks like Arpaio no longer has authority to make arrests of illegal aliens accused of committing serious crimes.
How did media cover Reagan compared to Obama during a similar economic climate?
The law provides guns and ammo made, sold and used in Montana would not require any federal forms; silencers made and sold in Montana would be fully legal and not registered; and there would be no firearm registration, serial numbers, criminal records check, waiting periods or paperwork required.
The idea is spreading quickly. Tennessee already has a similar law, and similar plans have been introduced in many other states.
The move comes at a time the nation has a president who has placed anti-gun activists in several influential positions, including an attorney general who supported a complete handgun ban in the District of Columbia before the U.S. Supreme Court threw it out.
A New York mother is fighting back against her school district after administrators and officials told her she and her son didn't have the right to bike to school together - and that his safety, even beyond school walls, was out of her hands.
"This just doesn't seem right to me that the school district would have that kind of authority over a parent," she said - noting that students have been asked not to walk to school. "We're not hurting anyone - we're just riding our bikes."
It's all about government power and control.
For the past 30-45 days in the early hours of the morning until sunset, a massive construction operation has been underway. Major amounts of earth have been excavated out about 9-10 feet deep and 600-1000 feet wide. There are multiple locations on the property like this. From the satellite view there appears to be more sections that have been covered with the concrete lids and backfilled to look as if nothing is there. ABC rock is put in place under the burial vaults for good drainage and solid bedding. This will help not contaminate ground water sources from decomposition of human bodies.
Despite four years, millions of dollars in planning and a last-ditch pitch from President Obama, Chicago receives a first punch knockout.
Obama + Michelle x Oprah = Zero
More than half of babies born in rich nations today will live to be 100 years old if current life expectancy trends continue.
Expect some political hack in Washington to propose legislation to redistribute life.
An Indian farmer's daughter disarmed a terrorist leader who broke into her home, attacked him with an axe and shot him dead with his own gun.
Ted Nugent would be proud.
Daytona Beach International Airport reported a record-tying low of 58 degrees at 3:33 a.m. That tied the previous record set back in 2001, when we had another cool start to October.
Global Warming strikes again!
The Port Huron waste water treatment plant recorded a temperature of 32 degrees at 8 a.m., one degree colder than the record low set Oct. 1, 1935.
Global Warming strikes again!
With a quick flip from summer-like weather to freezing cold temperatures, homeless shelters we talked to have never been busier.
Global Warming strikes again!
Congress is on the verge of giving itself a bump in its annual budget - even as local governments, families and businesses across the country are tightening their belts in the worst recession in decades.
Under a House-Senate conference measure, approved by the House last week and poised for passage in the Senate on Wednesday, spending for the legislative branch will increase 5.8 percent this year, boosting Capitol Hill's annual budget to $4.7 billion.
The Bay State's mandatory insurance law is raising costs, limiting access, and lowering care.
The following items were commonly seen on patients or carried by their dependent children, who were also covered by subsidized programs:
Cell phones and "BlackBerry" PDAs, including just-released models with a price tag of $400, plus an ongoing monthly service fee of $65-$150.
iPods and portable DVD players.
GameBoys and handheld electronic games.
Artificial fingernails requiring maintenance every two weeks at a cost of $40-$60 per salon visit.
Elaborate braided hair weaves, $300 per session plus frequent maintenance.
Custom-designed body art, including tattoos covering the entire torso, neck and arms, as well as body jewelry piercing every skin surface imaginable-and a few unimaginable ones. Custom tattoo work, particularly the "portrait-type" and "half sleeve" art popular in this area, runs from $100-$300 per hour and can require up to 20 hours of work, depending on the complexity of the design.
These moochers have all of this money to spend on non-essentials, but not enough money to provide for their own basic healthcare, or their children's?
The World Health Organization, the UN agency (ir-) responsible for declaring a Phase 6 "PANDEMIC" global alert over what it calls H1N1 Influenza A or Swine Flu, whose chief Dr. Margaret Chan has repeatedly warned that while Swine Flu to date had been rather mild, that the emergency declaration was necessary because it "could mutate" aggressively into a deadly pandemic killing millions, now admits well into the flu season in the Northern Hemisphere that H1N1 has apparently not mutated.
Sen. Thomas Carper (D.-Del.), a member of the Senate Finance Committee, told CNSNews.com that he does not "expect" to read the actual legislative language of the committee's health care bill because it is "confusing" and that anyone who claims they are going to read it and understand it is fooling people.
Barack Obama has displayed a disturbing pattern of work ethics: shirking work; claiming success when he was not entitled to do so; hiding his failures; and claiming the work of others as his own - when it was successful. These are not character traits that we should associate with Presidents.
The U.S. Postal Service, struggling with a massive deficit caused by plummeting mail volume, spends more than a million dollars each week to pay thousands of employees to sit in empty rooms and do nothing.
It's a practice called "standby time," and it has existed for years - but postal employees say it was rarely used until this year. Now, postal officials say, the agency is averaging about 45,000 hours of standby time every week - the equivalent of having 1,125 full-time employees sitting idle, at a cost of more than $50 million per year.
She was charged with operating an illegal day care out of her home.
Welcome to the Nanny State.
When Sally Harpold bought cold medicine for her family back in March, she never dreamed that four months later she would end up in handcuffs.
Now, Harpold is trying to clear her name of criminal charges.
Our government and its idiotic war on drugs is a complete waste of taxpayer money.
The interpretation of federal law should be made not by judges but by the beliefs and commitments of the U.S. president and those around him, according to President Obama's newly confirmed regulatory czar, Cass Sunstein.
"There is no reason to believe that in the face of statutory ambiguity, the meaning of federal law should be settled by the inclinations and predispositions of federal judges. The outcome should instead depend on the commitments and beliefs of the President and those who operate under him," argued Sunstein.
All hail Comrade Obama.
The IRS says it will fine or jail you for not paying Obama's mandate levy.
President Obama's effort to deny that his mandate to buy insurance is a tax has taken another thumping, this time from fellow Democrats in the Senate Finance Committee.
Chairman Max Baucus's bill includes the so-called individual mandate, along with what he calls a $1,900 "excise tax" if you don't buy health insurance. (It had been as much as $3,800 but Democrats reduced the amount last week to minimize the political sticker shock.) And, lo, it turns out that if you don't pay that tax, the IRS could punish you with a $25,000 fine or up to a year in jail, or both.
Don't you love what our government has become?
The president made more than 20 inaccurate claims in his speech to Congress.
For the first time, the decennial census will be distributed in the two languages to 13.5 million households in predominantly Spanish-speaking neighborhoods.
The young man was given three choices: get turned over to the police, go one-on-one in a fight with a seasoned war veteran, or be duct-taped to a flagpole for six hours with a sign around his neck identifying his alleged crime: flag burning.
Members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1938 were incensed enough to tie up the man last Sunday after they accused him of setting the flag in front of their building on fire.
The young man cut the rope of the American flag flying overhead and used a cigarette lighter to set it on fire.
Post Commander Nick Normile said the flag had at one point flown over U.S. troops in Iraq had special significance.
"He'll never disrespect the flag again, I can tell you that," Normile said.
State television said the powerful Revolutionary Guard, which controls Iran's missile program, successfully tested upgraded versions of the medium-range Shahab-3 and Sajjil missiles with can fly up to 1,200 miles.
A large military spending bill moving through Congress contains a little-noticed outlay for Boston that has nothing to do with national defense: $20 million for an educational institute honoring late Senator Edward M. Kennedy of Massachusetts.
The Kennedys may be a billionaire family, but they have about 1,500 kids consuming it who still haven't figured out how to get a real job.
Some members of Congress are asking the National Institutes of Health to explain millions of dollars in grants that go to dubious projects overseas.
How dragon boating can help cancer survivors.
How canoes can help cultural identity.
How snorting cocaine creates anxiety.
Your tax dollars at work.
A teacher was told by a 15-year-old high school sophomore that he was having homosexual sex with an "older man." At the very least, statutory rape occurred. Fox News reported that the teacher violated a state law requiring that he report the abuse. That former teacher, Kevin Jennings, is President Obama's "safe school czar."
In this one case in which Mr. Jennings had a real chance to protect a young boy from a sexual predator, he not only failed to do what the law required but actually encouraged the relationship. This story came out last year when he was appointed czar, but got very little attention.
It's getting hard to keep track of all of this president's problematic appointments.
A local TV station that reported on Chicagoans NOT wanting the Olympics has been told NOT to run the report again.
The Chicago Olympic Committee told FOX Chicago that its broadcast "would harm Chicago's chances" to be awarded the games.
The station's news director ordered staff to hold fire after the report aired once.
In British Columbia, private clinics and surgical centers are capitalizing on patients who might otherwise pay for faster treatment in the U.S.
When the pain in Christina Woodkey's legs became so severe that she could no long hike or cross-country ski, she went to her local health clinic. The Calgary, Canada, resident was told she'd need to see a hip specialist. Because the problem was not life-threatening, however, she'd have to wait about a year.
There is back-alley medical treatment in Canada on sale to people who want to pay for it themselves who don't want to wait to be treated by the national health care service in Canada.
Coming soon to the United States.
The president's problem isn't that he is too visible; it's the lack of content in what he says when he keeps showing up on the tube.
Eleven-year-old gives her "America's Freedom" Speech to crowd of over 2,000 at Tea Party fireworks rally in Tallahassee, FL. July 4th, 2009.
Sand Hill Elementary School in Asheville, NC
Standards? This is permitted now that government is in control of network broadcasting.
Let's move on to more important issues. The kids were in bed and they hear this word every F***ing day at school anyway.
The battle for America's behinds.
Left unchecked, climate czar Carol Browner will move beyond automobiles to EPA's entire staggering 18,000-page blueprint for regulating the U.S. economy.
Frances Louis last week lugged her belongings into an empty and unlocked three-story townhouse in Roxbury that she does not own nor rent, intent on taking over the bank-owned property and making a statement.
She claims to have a "moral'' right to live in the newly renovated building, a four-bedroom unit seized in June by a Wisconsin bank because the owner failed to make mortgage payments.
This criminal believes she has a "moral" right to commit a crime.
Climate researchers now predict the planet will warm by 6.3 degrees Fahrenheit by the end of the century even if the world's leaders fulfill their most ambitious climate pledges, a much faster and broader scale of change than forecast just two years ago.
Fact: In the last 12 years temperatures have plummeted, they're not rising.
Fact: These "researchers" admit that even if we implement every carbon emission program designed to stop it, it won't matter. Of course it won't matter. We cannot change the natural cycle of global warming and cooling. The sun does that as it always has.
So, why do anything at all if it isn't going to matter?
There are more dollars to scam from taxpayers in the name of saving the planet even if, through their own admission, it won't matter.
The political fraud continues.
Sen. John Ensign (R-Nev.) received a handwritten note Thursday from Joint Committee on Taxation Chief of Staff Tom Barthold confirming the penalty for failing to pay the up to $1,900 fee for not buying health insurance.
Violators could be charged with a misdemeanor and could face up to a year in jail or a $25,000 penalty, Barthold wrote on JCT letterhead. He signed it "Sincerely, Thomas A. Barthold."
If you don't conform under government healthcare, you will be a criminal. There is your hope and change.
Regulations on small businesses in California have cost the state's economy $492 billion and 3.8 million jobs, according to a report quietly released by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's office.
Government regulations have hurt California's economy and government regulations will continue to hurt the US economy.
Another failed government operation.
Listen to the sound of government lined up against protestors. Does this make you uncomfortable?
Saudi-funded textbooks being used in America's K-12 classrooms.
Teaching, among other things, that Jesus was a "Palestinian," the state of Israel never existed, and that the Muslims discovered America before Columbus.
Democrats don't want lawmakers to know what's in health care legislation before Congress votes on it. President Obama and Democratic leaders apparently recognize their chances of ramming through a vote are hurt if members of Congress actually have a chance to read the bills that could nationalize as much as 10 percent of the U.S. economy.
Reading and understanding legislation before voting on it. What a concept?
The Senate votes against transparency as the administration silences a private insurer for exposing the president's health care proposal. Meanwhile, AARP is allowed to tout reform as it awaits payday.
By 2012, nearly $1 trillion from the top 30 percent of American families will be redistributed among the bottom 70 percent if Obama's proposals on taxes, health care, and climate change become law.
How does this redistribution occur? By the point of a gun, with Imperial Federal Government holding the trigger, the income redistribution in this country will be unprecedented.
CNN and Wolf Blitzer have time to devote to fat slob Michael Moore so he can explain his anti-capitalist views. But, has CNN ever had the time to devote to a spokesman from Americans for Fair Taxation?
"White is the new green," said Bloomberg, as he gathered with blue-state-loving former VP Al Gore and volunteers to paint Queens rooftops white. All in the name of the global warming scam.
When did these political hacks get out of the mental institution?
"Trying to fix problems caused by excess consumption with more spending is like telling a fat guy that the way to lose weight is to eat more donuts." - Fred Thompson
A teacher is practicing a song with kids in the school and it's all about singing praise to Obama complete with the line "all are equal in his sight."
Quotes and Facts
Quote: "My critics say that I'm taking over every sector of the economy," - President Obama sighed to George Stephanopoulos during his Sunday media blitz
Our future in America?
Where is all the screaming about this racist statement?
An American president in office less than nine months delivered the United States of America over to control of the United Nations today. In his brutal betrayal, there were no shots fired, insults to his own country from the silver tongue of Barack Obama.
Correction, radio giant Rush Limbaugh, Obama is not President of the World but self-crowned King of the World.
America's enemies worldwide will be shooting off their guns in celebration today.
Nine months into his presidency George W. Bush faced the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.
Nine months into his presidency Obama has thrown the country that provided him, his wife Michelle and inner circle of friends a charmed life, to the ravening wolves.
For those still dreaming the big dream in technicolor, Obama is the shepherd of global One World Government.
It is not hard to see why a standing ovation awaits Barack Obama when he addresses the United Nations General Assembly.
Barack Obama's Gallup approval rating of 52 percent may well be lower at this stage of his presidency than any US leader in recent times with the exception of Bill Clinton. But he is still worshipped with messiah-like adoration at the United Nations, and is considerably more popular with many of the 192 members of the UN than he is with the American people.
The latest Pew Global Attitudes Survey of international confidence in Obama's leadership on foreign affairs shows strikingly high approval levels for the president in many parts of the world - 94 percent in Kenya, 93 percent in Germany, 88 percent in Canada and Nigeria, 77 percent in India, 76 percent in Brazil, 71 percent in Indonesia, and 62 percent in China for example. The Pew survey of 21 countries reveals an average level of 71 percent support for President Obama, compared to just 17 percent for George W. Bush in 2008.
It is not hard to see why a standing ovation awaits the president at Turtle Bay. Obama's popularity at the UN boils down essentially to his willingness to downplay American global power. He is the first American president who has made an art form out of apologizing for the United States, which he has done on numerous occasions on foreign soil, from Strasbourg to Cairo. The Obama mantra appears to be - ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do to atone for your country. This is a message that goes down very well in a world that is still seething with anti-Americanism.
When the government controls health care and they say no to your treatment, you die.
The Failed Obama Experiment
Here is the list of atrocities brought against our country by this disaster in the White House and his anti-capitalist myrmidons in the congress:
1. Forced Unionization
2. Pork spending disguised as a stimulus plan
3. Nationalizing health care
4. Limiting pay and benefits in the private sector
5. Government ownership of General Motors
7. International wealth redistribution through cap-and-trade
8. Massive tax increases on job providers and producers
9. Backing off on defense promises to Europe
10. Placating the mad men of Iran
11. Constitutional rights for terrorist suspects in Afghanistan
13. Single-party talks with the leader in North Korea
14. Weakening the American military
15. Continuing class warfare demagoguery
16. A general anti-free market mentality in the White House
17. More control over the media
18. Schmoozing Hugo Chavez
20. Rooting for a dictatorship in Honduras
21. Expanding welfare as never before
22. Record deficits. Money spent to buy votes.
23. Record debt for your grandchildren to repay if they can.
24. Trade wars with China
25. Cutting Medicare benefits for senior citizens
26. Pandering to the America-hating United Nations
27. Gathering information in the White House on Obama detractors
28. Setting up for a fraudulent Census in 2010
29. Ignoring ACORN abuses
30. FCC Diversity Czar who praises Hugo Chavez's censorship practices.
31. Massive government growth at expense of the private sector
32. Tax cheat as Treasury Secretary
33. Move Muslim terrorists from Gitmo to American communities
34. Moving to legalize and legitimize illegal aliens
This is a list that can be easily expanded.
A Libertarian is, in broad terms, is an individual that advocates maximizing individual rights and minimizing the role of the states. Libertarians are neither right, nor left but believe that you have the right to decide for yourself what's best for you and to act on that belief so long as you respect the right of other people to do the same and deal with them peacefully and honestly. Conservatives in general tend to be libertarian on economic issues, whereas Liberals tend to be libertarian on social issues. Libertarians believe in minimal government involvement in individual's lives. The only exceptions would be when a person's rights are being violated. For example if someone committing murder, rape, robbery, theft, fraud, embezzlement, arson, trespass, etc., then it's correct to call on government to help the victim against the wrongdoer. If this is not the case, the government should not get involved. Libertarianism is not anarchy, but very limited government.
"When the people fear the government, there is tyranny. When the government fears the people, there is liberty." - Thomas Jefferson
Since passing tort reform in 2004, Mississippi has seen the number of medical malpractice claims plummet by 91 percent from its peak. The state's largest medical liability insurer dropped its premiums by 42 percent, and has offered an additional 20 percent rebate each year since tort reform went into effect.
The only "crisis" in healthcare is caused by government. Healthcare solution: Tort reform.
From one failed government program to another.
These are government projects. There is probably a mandate for waste.
Hassan Nemazee, a fund-raiser for Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and other Democrats, has been indicted for defrauding Bank of America, HSBC and Citigroup Inc out of more than $290 million in loan proceeds.
The office of the U.S. Attorney in Manhattan and the FBI said he used the proceeds of his scheme to make donations to election campaigns of federal, state and local candidates, donations to political action committees and charities.
An angry city bureaucrat (political hack) uses her parking exemption to park where ever she wants. She gets busted by a video blogger and freaks out. She calls a cop who arrives and also parks illegally and behaves like a complete jerk.
Sallie Peake says the policy also includes vehicle chases along with pursuits on foot.
"As of this date, there are to be no more foot chases when a suspect runs. I do not want anyone chasing after any suspects whatsoever."
Criminals that "work" in Wellford, SC can feel safer now.
More evidence that stupid people shouldn't vote.
The number of private-sector jobs is now slightly below the level of August 1999 -- meaning that a decade has passed without any net creation of non-government jobs, even in a span during which the population grew substantially.
Government continues to absorb our economic power.
On ABC Obama insisted that requiring everyone to have health insurance, or face a fine of up to $3,800 per family, is "absolutely not a tax increase." Host George Stephanopoulos pressed Obama so much on the issue that, after Obama accused him of making things up, Stephanopoulos read the definition of "tax" from Merriam-Webster's dictionary. "George, the fact that you looked up [in] Merriam's dictionary the definition of 'tax increase' indicates to me that you're stretching a little bit right now," Obama replied.
With Obama's plan, the very fact that you're drawing breath is all that is needed for the Imperial Federal Government to step forward, put that omnipresent gun to your head, and say "Buy health insurance, or else pay the $3,800 fine."
And what if you don't pay the fine? One thing is certain: The punishment the government creates for you miscreants who don't obey the government's mandate to purchase health insurance will certainly be more serious than the punishment that has been dealt to Charlie Rangel for his tax evasion and avoidance frivolities.
On CBS Obama denied that his health care reform plan will add a financial burden to the middle class from insurance companies passing down new fees to consumers.
Who does the anointed one think will pay these "new fees?"
"They're passing on those costs to the consumer anyway," Obama said.
That clarifies it. You will be paying more.
Quotes and Facts
Quote: "We need to balance our freedom with our need to look after one another." - Barack Obama
Fact: Private charity has always been more effective at taking care of those truly in need than government.
And private charity doesn't take your money at gunpoint.
Here is a scenario:
You're walking down the street with your friend. We'll call him Barack. As you're walking and chatting you notice a pathetic-looking man sitting on the sidewalk and begging for money. Barack pulls out a twenty and gives it to the man. Good for Barack. Barack then looks at you and says "Well?"
"Aren't you going to give this man some money?"
"No, I'm not. I don't have any to spare right now. I have my own family to look after."
"So, you don't care about the less-fortunate?"
"Don't give me that less-fortunate nonsense. This guy is here because he's a drunk. That wasn't a matter of luck. He is where he is through the inevitable result of his own life's choices."
"Well, I think you should give him some money."
"Sorry, it's a free country. I worked hard for this money and I'm free to make the decisions on how I will spend it."
"Not anymore," responds Barack, pulling out a gun.
Barack then points that gun at your head and tells you that, whether you want to or not, you are going to hand over some of your property to this man. Barack has the gun, he has the legal right to use it. To Barack, your freedom be doesn't matter anymore.
Your freedom and property rights stop where the government decides someone needs to be "looked after."
The president said he is "happy to look at" bills before Congress that would give struggling news organizations tax breaks if they were to restructure as nonprofit businesses.
What better way to insure return favors from the media when needed down the road.
Top 10 'Fishy' Things Obama Could Say about Health Care on Letterman
10. "If after my 30-something speeches about health care, there is still anyone out there who disagrees with me, I'm going to have one-on-one beer summits at the White House until we get this thing passed."
9. "If you're uncomfortable with the sound of 'government-run health plan,' we'll just call it something different. How about 'exchange' or 'co-op'?"
8. "If you'll just let me, we'll act immediately!"
7. "Don't worry, health reform isn't going to add one dime to the deficit."
6. "I'm confident that former trial lawyer lobbyist Kathleen Sebelius will take care of our tort reform problem."
5. "Just look at Massachusetts! Things are working great there!"
4. "If you like the insurance and doctor you have, you'll be able to keep them under my plan."
3. "When people have to pay money to the IRS, that's not a 'tax.' It's a 'penalty.' It's just like when your mom tells you to do something and you don't, and then you go sit in the corner. We're just kind of sending people to the corner if they don't buy health insurance."
2. "This new health reform is going to cover everyone, keep all the benefits everyone currently has, yet change the entire system for the better - and cost us nothing!"
1. "It depends on what the definition of 'tax' is."
Last fall A.J. and Lisa Demaree took a memory stick with family photos to the printing center at the Wal-Mart store in Peoria, Ariz. Some of the photos showed their three young girls, all under 5 years old, partially nude in the bathtub. The Demarees say these were innocent pictures that all families take. But a Wal-Mart employee felt otherwise and contacted the police who agreed that this was a child pornography situation.
Child Protective Services searched the Demaree home and took custody of the children for a month while the state investigated. The watched family videotapes and found a few in which the children were playing unclothed. Lisa was suspended from her school job for a year, and both of their names were placed on the sex offender registry. The couple spent $75,000 on legal bills.
The Demarees were eventually cleared of any charges and their daughters returned, but they are now suing the state and Wal-Mart for what they call unfair accusations.
State Republicans are howling mad over yet another tax hike being slipped through the Legislature that would slap an annual $3 state surcharge on municipal licensing fees canine owners pay for their pet pooches.
Tax everything in the Peoples' Republic of Massachusetts.
Migrating birds passing through downtown St. Louis won't be distracted by the Gateway Arch floodlights for a couple of weeks.
The National Park Service has worked out a schedule with the Audubon Society to turn off the monument's floodlights at night to make it easier on migrating birds.
Can somebody show me the statistics of birds running into the arch at night in previous years to warrant this? And if it is dark, won't the run into it even more without seeing it? If the lights are on the arch, they can see the arch and avoid it.
Government idiocy continues.
Let's say you're preparing dinner and you realize with dismay that you don't have any certified organic Tuscan kale. What to do?
Here's how Michelle Obama handled this very predicament Thursday afternoon:
The Secret Service and the D.C. police brought in three dozen vehicles and shut down H Street, Vermont Avenue, two lanes of I Street and an entrance to the McPherson Square Metro station. They swept the area, in front of the Department of Veterans Affairs, with bomb-sniffing dogs and installed magnetometers in the middle of the street, put up barricades to keep pedestrians out, and took positions with binoculars atop trucks. Though the produce stand was only a block or so from the White House, the first lady hopped into her armored limousine and pulled into the market amid the wail of sirens.
Then, and only then, could Obama purchase her leafy greens. "Now it's time to buy some food," she told several hundred people who came to watch. "Let's shop!"
And she spoke of her own culinary efforts: "There are times when putting together a healthy meal is harder than you might imagine."
Particularly when it involves a soundstage, an interpreter for the deaf, three TV satellite trucks and the closing of part of downtown Washington.
It took three dozen vehicles, an armored limousine and shutting down three streets for her to go one block. The carbon footprint of this, to go "buy organic" because organic is better for the environment was just canceled out. Everything she had done for the environment, which is nothing, was all a hoax.
The Democratic-controlled House passed landmark legislation in June aimed at slashing industrial pollution that is blamed for global warming, which is the ultimate political scam.
It's lovely to be in other people's dreams. The problem comes when they wake up. Barack Obama is eloquent, brainy and likeable. Those are great qualities. But they are not enough to lead America, let alone the world.
Representative Joe Wilson (R- SC) yelled out "you lie" when the president DID lie during his healthcare speech.
If I were the congressman, I would not have apologized. I would have stated, "Whereas, the President wishes to bring Canada's government healthcare system to the United States, I merely behaved in a manner that is totally acceptable in the Canadian Parliament. While some may disagree with my methodology, I stand firm on the content and accuracy of my statement."
The Democrat Party in NC had a booth at a local festival. Of course, their first mistake was calling it the Democratic Party. The party is officially called the Democrat Party. There is no Democratic Party. You would think they would educate their own members on the correct name of their party before attempting to control something as important as healthcare. Government education strikes again.
These party representatives were charging willing participants One Dollar to participate in their "Healthcare Poll." Proceeds of course go to the Democrat Party. Now who do you think would be participating in this poll with the knowledge that they are contributing to the Democrat Party? I am confident that no educated individual opposed to government healthcare would be contributing to these political hacks. That would explain zero votes for the "No Reform" selection in this blatantly biased poll, the results of which will most likely be published as a part of an official report down the road.
Who are these people trying to kid with this baseless poll. Another logical question would be, "Can someone buy a number of votes in this poll by as the sign says '$1 Per Vote?'" After all, buying votes has unfortunately become the American way. The Democrat big government scams continue.
It was too much, returning to court twice in one day to contest a traffic ticket, and Fire Chief Don Payne didn't hesitate to tell the judge what he thought of the police speed traps.
The cops' response? They shot him. Right there in court.
Payne ended up in the hospital, but his shooting last week brought to a boil simmering tensions between residents of this tiny former cotton city and their police force.
"You can't even get them to answer a call because normally they're writing tickets," said Thomas Martin, of the Crittenden County Sheriff's Department.
Heading to a national park this holiday weekend? If you go to the right one, you may have the privilege of using a million-dollar outhouse.
In Pennsylvania, the National Park Service built a one-seater outhouse that looks more like a chalet than a toilet.
When the government spends your money, they decide local slate isn't good enough. The slate must be imported from Vermont.
They must use flower seed that costs $700 a pound. The outhouse must have windows and a porch. Why does an outhouse need a porch? And of course, the paint must be epoxy that costs $78 a gallon.
When the smoke cleared, more than $780,000 had been spent to build the outhouse. How did they spend that much? Well, bureaucracy costs money.
People complain about the cost of healthcare now. Wait until it is run by the government. Be prepared to pay substantially more.
Do you still want the government to control your healthcare?
If the health-care reform bill under consideration in the House of Representatives becomes law, seniors will pay Medicare prescription drug program premiums that are 20-percent higher than they would be under current law, says the Congressional Budget Office.
That's how the government lowers costs.
There's been a lot of discussion about the new and powerful federal agencies that would be created by the passage of a national health care bill. The Health Choices Administration, the Health Benefits Advisory Committee, the Health Insurance Exchange - there are dozens in all.
But if the plan envisioned by President Barack Obama and Congressional Democrats is enacted, the primary federal bureaucracy responsible for implementing and enforcing national health care will be an old and familiar one: the Internal Revenue Service.
Independent TV documentarian Jan Helfeld asks California Democrat Rep. Pete Stark about the national debt and the economy. Stark tells him repeatedly to "shut up," sneers at Helfeld's lack of an advanced economic degree, and ends the interview by bolting from his chair and telling Helfeld to "Get the f**k out of here or I'll throw you out the window."
Sounds like felony assault charges are in order.
Quote: "That's why our kids are so dumb today, because they don't want to have basic common sense in the classroom." - Daily Voice editor and CNBC contributor Keith Boykin
Fact: Our children are "so dumb today" because we send them to the government to be educated.
Rep. Louise Slaughter: "I'm not doing town meetings; I'm not going to give those people a forum."
"Those people" are you or anyone who disagrees with this career political hack. Time to remove these closed minded political hacks from office.
As Barack Obama prepares a nationwide broadcast to America's students next Tuesday, it has been revealed that Democrats complained in 1991 when then President George H. W. Bush broadcast a speech from a Northwest Washington junior high school.
In fact, the House Majority leader at the time, Dick Gephardt (D-Mo.), said "The Department of Education should not be producing paid political advertising for the president, it should be helping us to produce smarter students."
Will these same political hacks question Obama's message?
Two weeks' paid vacation after only seven months on the job? Sweet!
Biden says he's willing to caddy if you let him play golf with you.
Officer Crowley and Professor Gates are still in the garden. Should somebody tell them it's OK to go home?
President Clinton called and says he is willing to fly to Afghanistan to investigate allegations of wild parties in Kabul. He's called four times, in fact.
Mitt Romney says don't put Bo on top of the car.
The National Park Service says it will cost only $1.37 million to put up a badminton net on the South Lawn.
Hillary wants to know if while you're at Camp David, she can come into the Oval Office and measure for new drapes.
Biden says he knows we're not near the clubhouse, but he's all wee-weed up.
New poll numbers? We haven't heard anything about new poll numbers.
We checked, sir, and those people wandering around Martha's Vineyard were "birders," not "birthers."
But your medical plan doesn't cover poison ivy!
Blockbuster says it's out of "The Godfather" and "The Godfather: Part II" but wonders if "Part III" will be OK.
Technically you are in charge of the National Weather Service, but that doesn't mean you can make sure it doesn't rain until you are back at work.
McDonald's says if it extends the $1.19 Egg McMuffin offer for you, it will have to extend the offer for everybody.
"Bo ate a cricket." You really want us to Tweet that?
If we let you have a news conference, it wouldn't be a vacation.
Do you need a birth certificate to get onto Martha's Vineyard?
A majority of the country want to know why you hate free markets. What's up with that?
You can't vote "present" for the debates coming up for the 2012 election.
What kind of appearance do you give playing golf when our troops are dying overseas?
Have you heard any good Chappaquiddick jokes, lately?
A DOG has been booked for illegal parking.
The blue heeler was tied to a fence outside Rapid Creek market when it was approached by two Darwin City Council traffic wardens. One of the inspectors wrote out a ticket - and taped it to the dog's lead.
Philosophy of Star Trek
At Georgetown University, you can learn philosophy through the lens of Star Trek for $4,827.
Radical Thought from Karl Marx to George Bush
For $40,000 a year, you can go to Hobart and William Smith Colleges in New York and take a class on radicals ranging from Karl Marx to George Bush.
Harry Potter Lit
Can't get enough of the popular series? In this $814 class at Ohio State University you'll "examine the literary techniques and cultural roots of the novels, exploring such themes as the quest, coming of age, and the nature of heroism."
At Cornell University, you can fulfill your physical education requirement by taking tree climbing for $700.
You might be stupid yourself to dish out nearly $5,000 for this oldie but goodie that has been taught a Los Angeles' Occidental College for years.
Note: If you are willing to pay $5,000 to take this course, you probably are stupid. Save your money.
"Every government interference in the economy consists of giving an unearned benefit, extorted by force, to some men at the expense of others." - Ayn Rand
A Canadian care home resident with full body paralysis was confined to his bed against his will after his wheelchair was seized by caregivers - all because he smokes medical marijuana to relieve his Multiple Sclerosis.
Government health care strikes again.
Patients with terminal illnesses are being made to die prematurely under an NHS scheme to help end their lives.
A group of experts who care for the terminally ill claim that some patients are being wrongly judged as close to death.
Under NHS guidance introduced across England to help doctors and medical staff deal with dying patients, they can then have fluid and drugs withdrawn and many are put on continuous sedation until they pass away.
Do you still want the government controlling your healthcare?
Leave it to politicians to think we can prosper by obliterating wealth.
The Sunshine State is experiencing its first net emigration of people since World War II.
There are many things public officials probably shouldn't do during a severe recession, but no one seems to have told the leaders in Florida about them. One thing, for instance, would be giving a dozen top aides hefty raises while urging a rise in property taxes, as the mayor of Miami-Dade County recently did. Or jacking up already exorbitant hurricane-insurance premiums, as Florida's government-run property insurer just did.
Political kickbacks? Where is the hope and change?
Rep. Paul Broun says Obama already has or will have the three things he needs to make himself a dictator: a national police force, gun control and control over the press.
Never has an administration had more political firepower at their disposal yet been set to so totally fail in the next six to eight weeks.
1. Health Care's Long and Painful Death
2. Cap-and-Trade Will Be the Largest Tax Increase in American History
3. Unemployment Will Remain
4. Obama's Integrity Has Been Tarnished in August
5. A $3 Trillion Dollar Budget
6. A Coming Middle Class Tax Hike
They've awakened the American worker, the American small-business owner, and the American voter.
All three of which are now wondering aloud, "What on earth have we done?"
Pandemic bill allows health authorities to enter homes, detain without warrant.
Obama's borderline personality disorder traits continue: Create the crisis.
The United States of America is devolving into medical fascism and Massachusetts is leading the way with the passage of a new bill, the "Pandemic Response Bill" 2028, reportedly just passed by the MA state Senate and now awaiting approval in the House. This bill suspends virtually all Constitutional rights of Massachusetts citizens and forces anyone "suspected" of being infected to submit to interrogations, "decontaminations" and vaccines.
It's also sets fines up to $1,000 per day for anyone who refuses to submit to quarantines, vaccinations, decontamination efforts or to follow any other verbal order by virtually any state-licensed law enforcement or medical personnel.
Violation of 4th Amendment: Illegal search and seizure
During either type of declared emergency, a local public health authority... may exercise authority... to require the owner or occupier of premises to permit entry into and investigation of the premises; to close, direct, and compel the evacuation of, or to decontaminate or cause to be decontaminated any building or facility; to destroy any material; to restrict or prohibit assemblages of persons; (At gunpoint)
Violation of 14th Amendment; illegal arrest without a warrant
...an officer authorized to serve criminal process may arrest without a warrant any person whom the officer has probable cause to believe has violated an order given to effectuate the purposes of this subsection and shall use reasonable diligence to enforce such order. (At gunpoint)
Government price controls
The attorney general, in consultation with the office of consumer affairs and business regulation, and upon the declaration by the governor that a supply emergency exists, shall take appropriate action to ensure that no person shall sell a product or service that is at a price that unreasonably exceeds the price charged before the emergency.
"Involuntary Transportation" (also known as kidnapping)
Law enforcement authorities, upon order of the commissioner or his agent or at the request of a local public health authority pursuant to such order, shall assist emergency medical technicians or other appropriate medical personnel in the involuntary transportation of such person to the tuberculosis treatment center. (At gunpoint)
$1,000 / day in fines
Any person who knowingly violates an order, as to which noncompliance poses a serious danger to public health as determined by the commissioner or the local public health authority, shall be punished by imprisonment for not more than 30 days or a fine of not more than one thousand dollars per day that the violation continues, or both.
Furthermore, when the commissioner or a local public health authority within its jurisdiction determines that either or both of the following measures are necessary to prevent a serious danger to the public health the commissioner or local public health authority may exercise the following authority: (1) to vaccinate or provide precautionary prophylaxis to individuals as protection against communicable disease... (At gunpoint)
Forced quarantine for those who refuse (illegal imprisonment without charge)
An individual who is unable or unwilling to submit to vaccination or treatment shall not be required to submit to such procedures but may be isolated or quarantined pursuant to section 96 of chapter 111 if his or her refusal poses a serious danger to public health or results in uncertainty whether he or she has been exposed to or is infected with a disease or condition that poses a serious danger to public health, as determined by the commissioner, or a local public health authority operating within its jurisdiction. (At gunpoint)
Arrest for refusal to be "decontaminated"
If an individual is unable or unwilling to submit to decontamination or procedures necessary for diagnosis, the decontamination or diagnosis procedures may proceed only pursuant to an order of the superior court... During the time necessary to obtain such court order, such individual may be isolated or quarantined pursuant to section 96 of chapter 111 if his or her refusal to submit to decontamination or diagnosis procedures poses a serious danger to public health or results in uncertainty whether he or she has been exposed to or is infected with a disease or condition that poses a serious danger to public health.
When the commissioner or a local public health authority within its jurisdiction reasonably believes that a person may have been exposed to a disease or condition that poses a threat to the public health, in addition to their authority under section 96 of chapter 111, the commissioner or the local public health authority may detain the person for as long as may be reasonably necessary for the commissioner or the local public health authority, to convey information to the person regarding the disease or condition and to obtain contact information... If a person detained under subsection (1) refuses to provide the information requested, the person may be isolated or quarantined pursuant to section 96 of chapter 111 if his or her refusal poses a serious danger to public health... (Will there be waterboarding?)
Forced isolation and quarantine
There's a lot more in this bill, including language that allows Massachusetts police to enter any home or building without a search warrant, to destroy any object or building they suspect may pose a threat to public safety, to order the closing and / or decontamination of any facility using highly toxic chemical decontamination agents, and to arrest, detain and interrogate anyone who gets in their way. (At gunpoint)
Meanwhile, all state law enforcement and medical personnel are granted complete immunity from prosecution for their part in violating your Constitutional rights. So if they violate your right to due process, or they accidentally destroy your home, or they kill your family dog because they suspect it might be infected, you have absolutely zero recourse.
Under this bill, Massachusetts becomes a medical police state. There is no debating it. It's all written, clear as day, in this law: The citizens of Massachusetts will have no rights, period. The Constitution is ancient history. You are now the property of the State.
Kiss your freedoms goodbye
Massachusetts, it seems, has never met a vaccine it didn't like. This is the same state that rounded up the parents of schoolchildren who hadn't been vaccinated, then corralled them into a courtroom (with attack dogs standing guard outside) and forced vaccine injections onto all the schoolchildren under the threat of jail time for parents who resisted.
This is all taking place in the "land of the free," a nation that former President George Bush claimed was so envied around the world that terrorists attacked America because they "hate freedom" and wanted to destroy our way of life. But terrorists need no help attacking freedom as long as Massachusetts is in the vaccine game, because this latest form of "gunpoint medicine" destroys freedom for everyday Americans in a way that terrorists could have never hoped to accomplish with all the bombs in the world.
Massachusetts, it seems, has done what terrorists could not: It has turned "free" Americans into medical slave subjects who no longer have any freedom to decide the details of their own medical care. All options have been stripped from them but one: The Big Pharma option. That's the one that involves using untested, unproven and potentially dangerous vaccines that could paralyze you or even kill you. All to defend you against a virus that's so weak, almost anyone with decent levels of vitamin D and basic nutrition can resist the virus without incident.
But Massachusetts, as you'll see below, is just the beginning. It turns out that the whole nation could soon find itself under a similar forced vaccination policy.
Isolation camps, forced vaccinations and more
In 2006, former President George Bush signed into law the Public Readiness and Emergency Preparedness Act (PREP). It gives power to the Secretary of the U.S. government's Health and Human Services department (HHS) to declare any infectious disease a "national emergency" and therefore require mandatory vaccination of the entire population. Because of the existence of this PREP Act, the entire population of the USA is now but one pen stroke away from being subjected to mandatory swine flu vaccinations at gunpoint.
Those who resist such vaccines will be arrested and taken away for "isolation" in domestic prison camps. They can't just leave vaccine refusers free to live among the population, of course, because that would send the message that anyone can refuse the vaccines without consequence. So they'll arrest those who refuse the vaccine, labeling them "a threat to national security" (enemies of the state) and imprison them without trial, without charges and without any legal representation whatsoever.
Meanwhile, all those who take part in enforcing these crimes against the American people will be granted complete immunity. From the HHS website: "[the Secretary may] issue a declaration... that provides immunity from tort liability (except for willful misconduct) for claims of loss caused, arising out of, relating to, or resulting from administration or use of (vaccine or other pharmaceutical) countermeasures to diseases, threats and conditions determined by the Secretary to constitute a present, or credible risk of a future public health emergency..."
There are other laws already on the books that strip Americans of virtually all Constitutional rights in a "pandemic emergency" scenario. One such act is The Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness Act (S. 3678).
Have no illusions: At the stroke of a pen, the Constitutional rights of all Americans will be immediately suspended. Mandatory vaccinations and "decontaminations" will kick in and the mass arrest of resisters will begin. There will be no court, no trial, no jury and no due process. Your actions will be dictated to you by a law enforcement officer or a health care worker who has been granted complete immunity, so if you just happen to get kicked around a bit (or shot), there's really nothing you can do about it.
Some might argue these are necessary actions to save a nation from a deadly pandemic. And yet they forget that the pandemic has been intentionally allowed to worsen by censoring information about vitamin D and natural remedies that could stop it. Somebody at the top, in other words, wants this pandemic to get really bad, perhaps because it allows them to invoke precisely the draconian response outlined in this article. Seizing power in a Democracy cannot be accomplished by simply declaring war on the rights of the People. Rather, a situation must be engineered where the People are so desperate that they beg to be controlled. Releasing a pandemic into the wild is the perfect way to accomplish precisely that.
None of these laws will be invoked before the vaccines are ready in large numbers, of course. Part of the purpose in all this is to prop up Big Pharma profits with massive vaccination efforts, so until the vaccines are actually available; don't expect to see any declarations of a public emergency.
It might take until October or November before the vaccines are readily available in sufficient quantity to inject just half the U.S. population. But once that milestone is reached, a declaration of a pandemic emergency is imminent. They won't let all those hundreds of millions of vaccines sit around unused; they'll make sure they get injected into the People as soon as possible, because that's the only way to justify making more.
The sequence of events we're likely to see here are:
#1) Waiting on vaccine manufacturing to procure at least 150 million doses in the U.S. Probable timeframe = October.
#2) Hyping up a few local swine flu breakouts in schools in order to justify step #3. Probable timeframe = November / December.
#3) Declaring a full-blown national emergency and announcing mandatory vaccinations for everyone (to use up the vaccines that are now available). Probable timeframe = January / February / March.
#4) If the disease continues to spread, this is when you'll see forced entry into homes and buildings, forced "decontamination" sprayings, widespread arrests and forced quarantine of resisters, Martial Law and a complete crackdown on freedoms (especially in the inner cities). This will likely continue through the winter until Spring arrives, bringing the sunshine that will suppress the virus around the May 2010 timeframe.
All this is written in black ink. It's already part of the pandemic response plan. Body bags, FEMA camps and much more.
Two years ago, this was all the domain of conspiracy theory "wingnuts." Now it's State law. Now it's being openly discussed in security conferences and health care meetings. What will we do when the hospital beds are full? How will we accomplish the "involuntary transportation" of those who are infected? Are there enough zip-tie handcuffs to go around? How do we disarm and arrest citizens who refuse to be vaccinated? How do we prevent National Guard troops from becoming infected themselves?
These are the questions circulating now at high levels, all around the world. And the answers are always the same: Abandon freedoms. Strip the People of any rights. Dictate from the top down and arrest anyone who gets in your way.
Forced vaccinations, quarantine camps, health care interrogations and mandatory "decontaminations" coming soon to your neighborhood. It's not about healthcare or health and safety, it's about government control. Welcome to the Land of the Free. I hope you are prepared for what looks to be coming, because this isn't America anymore. This is Amerika, and the Constitutional rights you thought you had are about to be written right off the books.
What are you prepared to do about it?
The four steps in the process are:
Demoralization as a 10 to 30 year process:
To educate a generation to expose them to the ideology of the enemy: Marxism, Leninism...without being challenged by American values.
The goal is six-fold:
1) Destroy the religion of the enemy; mock and discredit it. Promote corrupt alternatives and cults.
2) Insure the disruption of education. Distract from learning constructive and pragmatic subjects and replace them with studies on frivolous topics.
3) Destroy social ties and impede bargaining and conflict resolution. Bring in bureaucracy and dependence on authority.
4) Institute power structuring around unelected bureaucrats and the media.
5) Destroy labor relations by mediating employee/employer interaction. Create friction and oppositional relationships.
6) Warp law, order and morality. Demonize the police and those upholding the law. Make the bad guy look like a victim of society; justify his actions.
Does any of this sound familiar?
Someone with a camera managed to videotape an organizer from a group called Health Care for America Now briefing the people waiting in line as to how to handle those in the audience who aren't in favor of nationalized health care.
We've seen cattle ranches give way to railroads. We chronicled the construction of Hoover Dam. We reported on the first day of legalized gambling. The first hospital. The first school. The first church. We survived the mob, Howard Hughes, the Great Depression, several recessions, two world wars, dozens of news competitors and any number of two-bit politicians who couldn't stand scrutiny, much less criticism.
Bob Brown is a hard-working Nevadan who toils every day on behalf of advertisers. He has nothing to do with news coverage or the opinion pages of the Review-Journal.
Yet, as Bob shook hands with our senior U.S. senator in what should have been nothing but a gracious business setting, Reid said: "I hope you go out of business."
"Compassion" and "caring" only exist if you agree with leftists.
The looming problem in Britain is caused by the scheduled closure by 2015 of nine oil and coal-fired power plants -- the victim of an EU directive designed to cut pollution.
The Energy and Climate Change Secretary outlined the plan amid much fanfare.
Save the planet, sit in the dark. The climate change scam continues.
Despite years of Government promises to tackle poor hospital nutrition, food still arrives cold, and patients often miss out because meal times clash with tests and operations.
Do you still want to turn your healthcare over to the government?
An interesting correlation between America's poorest cities and their overwhelming control by the Democrat Party can be seen, with some cities never having elected a Republican mayor.
Barack Obama is failing. Failing big. Failing fast. And failing everywhere: foreign policy, domestic initiatives, and most importantly, in forging connections with the American people. He is failing because he has no understanding of the American people, and may indeed loathe them. He is failing because he has lost control of his message, and is overexposed. Obama is failing because fundamentally he is neither smart nor articulate; his intellectual dishonesty is conspicuous by its audacity and lack of shame.
Even as he fends off accusations about his own failure to pay taxes and fully disclose his financial dealings, Rep. Charles Rangel had quietly slipped into the health-care bill broad new provisions cracking down on taxpayers.
"Among the many misdeeds of the British rule in India, history will look upon the Act depriving a whole nation of arms as the blackest." - Mohandas Gandhi
What's the difference between the Houston Zoo and the White House?
The Zoo has an African Lion.
The White House has a Lyin' African.
This video was taken on Tuesday, August 25th, 2009 at Rep. Jim Moran's (D-VA) Town Hall meeting on ObamaCare (Howie Dean was there too) held at South Lakes High School in Reston, VA.
Many people were left outside when the school filled to capacity. School security officer Wesley Cheeks, Jr. did not like an anti-Obamacare poster which used one of the gone-viral "Joker" graphics.
The citizen was told to put the sign down.
When the citizen said to Officer Cheeks, "This used to be America!" his response was: "It ain't no more, OK?"
Internet companies and civil liberties groups were alarmed this spring when a U.S. Senate bill proposed handing the White House the power to disconnect private-sector computers from the Internet.
The presidents of Cuba, North Korea, Iran and Venezuela already have the exact same powers. It's all about power and control. The Constitution is in danger with this administration.
Do you trust your government?
Minnesota mom Jammie Thomas-Rasset is in a jam with the law. She hasn't abused her kids or knocked over a liquor store. What's her crime? She illegally downloaded 24 songs off the Internet.
When the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) found out, they went after her in court. The result? After two trials, Thomas-Rasset has been hit with a $1.9 million fine - that's $80,000 per song.
Here are a few crimes where the law is a lot more lenient:
Stealing the actual CD: the fine is $2,500
Child abduction: the fine is only $25,000.
Start a dogfighting ring: the fine is $50,000
Here is a Kennedy-esque speech against the passage of HR 3200, using most of the exact words Senator Kennedy used in the famous "Robert Bork's America" speech.
KENNEDY: America is a better and freer nation than Robert Bork thinks. Yet in the current delicate balance of the Supreme Court, his rigid ideology will tip the scales of justice against the kind of country America is and ought to be.
WRIGHT: America is a better and freer nation that Barack Obama thinks. Yet in the current imbalance in government, his rigid ideology will tip the scales of justice and government against the kind of country America is and ought to be -- and was founded to be.
KENNEDY: The damage that President Reagan will do through this nomination, if it is not rejected by the Senate, could live on far beyond the end of his presidential term. President Reagan is still our President. But he should not be able to reach out from the muck of Irangate, reach into the muck of Watergate, and impose his reactionary vision of the Constitution on the Supreme Court and on the next generation of Americans. No justice would be better than this injustice.
WRIGHT: The damage that President Obama will do through Obama Care, if it is not rejected by the Senate, will live on far beyond the end of his presidential term. President Obama is still our President. But he should not be able to reach out from the muck of Chicago pay to play power, reach into the muck of American hating black separatistism, and impose his reactionary view of the Constitution this and the next generation of Americans. No care would be better than Obama Care.
Barney Frank: JFK, RFK Assassins Were "Political Opponents" of Kennedys
Barney Frank: "I think he would, ehhh, ehh, have allowed them to voice their feelings, but not be intimidated by them -- and I think in those kind of situations, uh, he would have been very calm. Now, they were problems early in his life. Let's be, you know, explicit. This is a man, ehh, two of whose brothers were murdered by political opponents. Uh, extreme and crazy political opponents."
Fact: Obama's buddy Bill Ayers dedicated one of his books to Sirhan Sirhan.
Swine flu was four times more likely to send blacks and Hispanics to the hospital than whites, according to a study in Chicago that offers one of the first looks at how the virus has affected different racial groups.
The swine flu must be a racist virus.
The 83-year-old Scarsdale, N.Y., resident was driving to a friend's wedding in Newburgh. He was on Interstate 684 in Southeast, N.Y., when another motorist smashed into his car from behind.
As his daughter called police, Frank Canale stepped on the gas.
He chased the pickup truck for 15 miles across state lines, weaving through traffic onto side streets, even running a red light as he pursued the truck all the way to Matailo's home in Danbury, Conn., staying there until police arrived.
Thinking back to Saturday's wild ride, Frank Canale said he regrets nothing because it led to the arrest of a driver who is alleged to have had no license and a blood-alcohol level nearly three times the legal limit.
"I missed the wedding, but it was worth it to me," said Frank Canale a retired builder. "I wasn't going to let that guy get away. He could have killed someone."
Eighty-three years old and he still has spirit. I love stories like this.
"Obama is not a liberal by definition."
Some people, including Medicare recipients, will have to give up some current benefits to truly reform the nation's health-care system, Rep. Betsy Markey told a gathering of constituents.
Medicare doesn't have any money; Social Security doesn't have any money; everything the morbidly obese government has attempted to run is bankrupt, including the country.
Section 431(a) of the bill says that the IRS must divulge taxpayer identity information, including the filing status, the modified adjusted gross income, the number of dependents, and "other information as is prescribed by" regulation. That information will be provided to the new Health Choices Commissioner and state health programs and used to determine who qualifies for "affordability credits."
Section 245(b)(2)(A) says the IRS must divulge tax return details -- there's no specified limit on what's available or unavailable -- to the Health Choices Commissioner. The purpose, again, is to verify "affordability credits."
Section 1801(a) says that the Social Security Administration can obtain tax return data on anyone who may be eligible for a "low-income prescription drug subsidy" but has not applied for it.
Your tax return "must" be made public! Every aspect of your financial life "must" be made public. Say goodbye to your privacy.
In the last six years, the Patients Association claims hundreds of thousands have suffered from poor standards of nursing, often with 'neglectful, demeaning, painful and sometimes downright cruel' treatment.
How many people want to live in this kind of a country and how many don't?
A sleepy Montana checkpoint along the Canadian border that sees about three travelers a day will get $15 million under President Barack Obama's economic stimulus plan. A government priority list ranked the project as marginal, but two powerful Democratic senators persuaded the administration to make it happen.
Despite Obama's promises that the stimulus plan would be transparent and free of politics, the government is handing out $720 million for border upgrades under a process that is both secretive and susceptible to political influence.
This is how the government operates, and it will be the same with your healthcare.
Ted Kennedy's Legacy
Ted Kennedy used the police power of government to take money from people that work and gave it to people that don't work. Kennedy, like most leftists, used your money to buy his great reputation of compassion, virtue, and caring.
This is the typical phoniness of a political hack.
This letter which details Senator Edward Kennedy's offer to help the Soviet Union defeat Reagan's efforts to build up the nuclear deterrent in Europe was unearthed by a Times of London reporter in the 1990s after the KGB files were opened.
This "waitress sandwich" is a mild excerpt from a lengthy piece.
Government Derangement Syndrome
Government Derangement Syndrome (GDS) - citizens of the U.S. who believe the government will solve all of their problems including, but not limited to, retirement benefits and health care.
You would think the word "education" is pretty easy to spell. Well, think again.
It was a costly and embarrassing mistake made by Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools' Career and Technical Education Department when they decided to hand out some freebies to teachers.
"That's pretty bad if they approved that and it's not even spelled correctly," said Louise Wood, a parent.
This is what you can expect when government runs "education."
Among the everyday sayings that have been quietly dropped in a bid to stamp out racism and sexism are:
Whiter than white.
Black sheep of the family.
If you use any of these, you are obviously a racist. This is political correctness gone mad and coming soon to this country.
A $300 million cash-for-clunkers-type federal program to boost sales of energy-efficient home appliances.
This on the coattails of the poorly managed government program "Cash For Clunkers."
For those of you who, due to some cranial parasite or similar medical or emotional tragedy, still believe that government can do a good job of handling our health care, here are a few reminders of how the government handled Cash For Clunkers. Cash For Clunkers was a simple automobile trade-in deal. This is something that car salesmen with nothing more than a high school education have been doing with absolute ease for decades. However, in the world of government programs, to handle one Cash For Clunkers deal the dealer had to generate 69 pages of paperwork.
A medical textbook can tell you how to do heart bypass surgery in fewer pages. But wait until the surgery becomes a government program.
After seeing the disaster that was Cash For Clunkers, one can only imagine why industries or consumers would continue to trust the government to do anything efficiently.
Even the political hacks openly admit this.
Maryland Democrat Senator Benjamin L. Cardin called cap and trade: "The most significant revenue-generating proposal of our time."
Congressman John Dingell: "Nobody, nobody in this country realizes that cap-and-trade is a tax and it's a great big one."
Then Senator and now President Obama explains the impact of "Cap and Trade" to the San Francisco Chronicle in January of 2008: "When I was asked earlier about the issue of coal under my plan of a cap and trade system, electricity rates would necessarily skyrocket even regardless of what I say about whether coal is good or bad, because I'm capping greenhouse gasses, coal power plants, natural gas you name it whatever the plants were, whatever the industry was, they would have to retro-fit their operations. That will cost money they will pass that money on to the consumers."
Comrade Obama has spoken but no one was listening. All they heard was "hope and change."
Greed is good.
After weeks of excruciating pain, Mark Wattson was understandably relieved to have his appendix taken out.
Doctors told him the operation was a success and he was sent home.
But only a month later the 35-year-old collapsed in agony and had to be taken back to Great Western Hospital in Swindon by ambulance.
To his shock, surgeons from the same team told him that not only was his appendix still inside him, but it had ruptured - a potentially fatal complication.
In a second operation it was finally removed, leaving Mr. Wattson fearing another organ might have been taken out during the first procedure.
The blunder has left Mr. Wattson jobless, as bosses at the shop where he worked did not believe his story and sacked him.
Coming soon courtesy of ObamaCare.
Coming soon courtesy of ObamaCare.
Federal economic stimulus cash was handed out to cons behind bars in Bay State prisons after a bureaucratic snafu resulted in $250 checks being sent to some inmates - and now red-faced feds want it back.
Do you still want the government to control your healthcare?
Chris Matthews: Barack is the Last Kennedy Brother
Matthews: "He wanted to be his brother's brother, and then he turned that torch over last year to Barack Obama. And the great thing about the Kennedy's is they always grew as a family. They tended to get better as they got older. This family got better. The Kennedy commitment to civil rights was almost accidental. It began because of history, '63 and Martin Luther King's march. By Bobby it became passion, by Teddy it became real, and then Teddy turns it over to the first African American and says, "You got the ball." Amazing history, Barack is now the last brother."
Fact: The Kennedy's, including Ted, were loyal and supported their brothers and family members. By contrast, Obama is not loyal to his brother. His brother is still living in squalor in a hut. No comparison.
Town Hall Meeting with U.S. Congressman Brian Baird.
Marine Vet David Hedrick: "Stay away from my kids. I also heard you say that you're going to "let us" keep our health insurance. Oh, thank you. It's not your right to decide whether or not I keep my current plan or not. That's my decision."
Marine Vet David Hedrick: "But I'll remind you, a little history lesson, the Nazis were the National SOCIALIST Party. They were leftists. They were. They took over the finance. They took over the car industry. They took over health care in that country. If Nancy Pelosi wants to find a swastika, maybe the first place she should look is the sleeve of her own arm. Now, what I want to know is, you've done a lot of things that violate your constitutional oath, as you know. What I want to know is, as a Marine, as a disabled veteran that served this country, I've kept my oath. Do you ever intend to keep yours?"
This is exemplary. American citizens are standing up to these political hacks.
Millions of older people face shrinking Social Security checks next year.
Where is the outrage in the media?
At least 1,200 Gulf War veterans across the country have been mistakenly notified by the Veterans Administration that they suffer from a fatal neurological disease.
Have 1,200 patients ever been told by one private sector doctor "mistakenly" that they had a fatal disease of any kind? Who cares how it happened? The fact is it happened.
Wait until the government controls your healthcare and "mistakenly" decides that you have a fatal disease.
U.S. unemployment will surge to 10 percent this year and the budget deficit will widen to $1.5 trillion next year, reflecting a "deeper recession" than previously expected, White House budget chief Peter Orszag said.
Over the next decade, the budget picture is darker, with the 10-year deficit reaching $9.05 trillion, up from $7.1 trillion forecast in May.
Does this sound like a logical and reasonable business plan?
We're going to pass a health care plan written by a committee whose head says he doesn't understand it, passed by a Congress that hasn't read it but exempts themselves from it, signed by a president that also hasn't read it, and who smokes, with funding administered by a treasury chief who didn't pay his taxes, overseen by a surgeon general who is obese, and financed by a country that's nearly broke.
Only in the fantasyland know as Washington.
In an effort to reduce the spread of HIV, public health officials are considering the promotion of "universal circumcision" for all baby boys born in the United States.
This is getting out of control. It is a family's decision, not the government's business, what to do with baby boys.
And, I do not want to see the perverted political hacks in Washington anywhere near baby boys' penises. That's just wrong!
The federal government's "free money" party is over for used cars.
Stimulus is like trying to raise the level of water in a pool by taking water from the deep end and pouring it into the shallow end.
In a study sure to ruffle the feathers of the Global Warming cabal, Professor Richard Lindzen of MIT has published a paper which proves that IPCC models are overstating by 6 times, the relevance of CO2 in Earth's Atmosphere. Dr. Lindzen has found that heat is radiated out in to space at a far higher rate than any modeling system to date can account for.
The scam springs another leak.
During the last 30 years we Americans have been so politically divided that some of us have called this left-right, liberal-conservative split a "culture war" or even a "second Civil War." These descriptions are no longer accurate. The precise, technical word for what is happening in the United States today is revolution.
What defines a revolution -- and this is the crucial point to grasp -- is that when it's over a country has changed not merely its leaders and its laws, but its operating system.
Buried in the 1,017 pages of the House Democrats' health-care bill is a little-noticed provision that for the first time could give the government access to the checking or credit-card information of every American. Under section 163, which is entitled "Administrative Simplification," the bill sets new "standards" for electronic transactions between individuals and their health-care providers.
According to section 163, the standards will "enable the real-time (or near real-time) determination of an individual's financial responsibility at the point of service . . . " In addition, they will "enable electronic funds transfers, in order to allow automated reconciliation with related health care payment and remittance advice."
President Barack Obama left the White House on Friday for a 10-day vacation, taking with him the beloved family dog and leaving behind an acrimonious debate about a proposed overhaul of the nation's health care system.
All Obama does is golf and take vacations. He was at the Grand Canyon and toured out west, and now he "needs" another vacation. So much for the work ethic of the Looter In Chief.
You really have to give the Air America hostess credit for the phrase "charming liar."
Outside the Veterans Affairs Department, severely wounded veterans have faced financial hardship waiting for their first disability payment. Inside, money has been flowing in the form of $24 million in bonuses.
Veterans are going through the hell getting medical treatment while the government rewards incompetent government executives.
This hurry-up-and-die message is clear and unconscionable. Worse, a July 2009 VA directive instructs its primary care physicians to raise advance care planning with all VA patients and to refer them to "Your Life, Your Choices." Not just those of advanced age and debilitated condition-all patients. America's 24 million veterans deserve better.
Responding to a building wave of opposition to the "public option," the Obama administration is now signaling that it may dress up government health care in yet another set of clothes.
Mr. Schumer's conditions are a national structure, federal financing, and a ban on federal appointees who have ties to the insurance industry. This "co-op" would be federally controlled, federally funded, and federally staffed. Expressing his opposition to smaller organizations and his demand for a national "co-op," Mr. Schumer says, "It has to have clout; it has to be large." He adds, "There would at least be one national model that could go all over the country," which would require "a large infusion of federal dollars."
The Democrats are getting worried that the Trojan Horse they have offered in the form of a "public option" has been spotted for what it is. So now they are looking for a new way to get government-run health care through the gates.
Dealers across the state are owed more than $3.6 million, according to a dealers' group which says that so far Uncle Sam has only written three checks totaling about $14,000.
And you expect these political hacks to manage your healthcare?
The bar owner says "colors" has to do with gangs, specifically motorcycle gangs. Each gang has a color or a patch, and most gangs would be willing to fight to the death to defend it.
"I hope everybody is here to get along. If you're not here to get along and have a good time, I don't want you here."
Go figure. When are we going to end this hyper-offended nonsense?
Original Air Date: October 1st, 2008 - In this show, Alex welcomes back former Minnesota governor, retired professional wrestler, Navy UDT veteran, actor, and former radio and television talk show host Jesse Ventura.
Penn and Teller explain this eloquently.
Candle-lit dinners -- with the flickering flames, those delicate glows -- are an unrecognized source of indoor air pollution. Really. The American Chemical Society announced Wednesday that "emission products of petroleum-based candles in nonventilated enclosed areas" are potential health hazards. Paraffin wax candles produce evocative ambience -- and known human carcinogens, too.
Nothing is safe anymore. Candles are cancer causing? Candles are killers? Alert the candle police.
Penn brings up the Thomas Jefferson quote that "A government big enough to supply everything you need is big enough to take everything you have...The course of history shows that as a government grows, liberty decreases."
British customs officials arrested seven people near London who are suspected of dodging taxes that should have been paid for selling large amounts of carbon dioxide permits.
Tax Fraud? That qualifies them for an Obama czar appointment.
President Barack Obama said he would be okay with illegal immigrants being treated in emergency rooms in some situations under his health care plan.
Hospitals in border cities, including Detroit, are forging lucrative arrangements with Canadian health agencies to provide care not widely available across the border.
NHS dentists are more likely than private ones to just pull teeth out, rather than bother to fix them.
Chrysler Group LLC said that it is dropping its lifetime powertrain warranty in favor of a 5-year, 100,000-mile guarantee.
The decision was driven by market research that showed consumers prefer warranties with a fixed time period.
Customers don't want to be bothered with those pesky lifetime warranties. They would rather have shorter warranties with a "fixed time period."
What a hoax!
The Obama Administration is financing oil exploration off Brazil.
The U.S. is going to lend billions of dollars to Brazil's state-owned oil company, Petrobras, to finance exploration of the huge offshore discovery in Brazil's Tupi oil field in the Santos Basin near Rio de Janeiro.
We can't drill here in our country and Lord Obama is giving the Brazilians $2 billion to drill for oil.
Utah Governor Gary Herbert has signed a conservation easement that will prevent a commuter rail stop from being built on what was once an American Indian village.
Using that logic the government could stop building anything in this country because the whole country used to be an Indian village. At one time, this was all Indian land.
They are accused of taking FEMA money after moving.
Darlene Poole, 30, and her sister Lashona Victor, 37, who lives in Louisiana, are charged with conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud for allegedly filing for rental assistance from FEMA after Poole bought a Habitat for Humanity home on Angel Lane three years ago. According to the federal indictment, Victor registered with FEMA as Poole's landlord and the two submitted false lease agreements and rent receipts that prompted FEMA to pay them more than $14,000. Poole also told FEMA she was unemployed, although she was actually working for Harris County's Community Supervision and Corrections Department, the indictment alleges. If convicted, each sister could face up to 20 years in prison.
The looting continues.
They can't say it's racism. He is a proud American citizen demonstrating and exercising his rights.
Would gun control laws have changed Columbine?
Arlen Specter criticized and bashed then-President Bill Clinton's government-run health care plan in 1994.
Why not make a week or two of community service a condition of medical licensing? If you want to practice medicine in California, let's say, you would need to volunteer every year.
I thought that forcing someone to work without compensation was in violation of labor laws.
Frank tells how he can manipulate what people think by simply asking the right question the right way.
"Why do you continue to support a Nazi policy?" asked Rachel Brown, 28, of Boston, referring to end-of-life counseling sessions, dubbed "death panels," mentioned in a provision of the House's health care reform legislation.
"Ma'am, trying to have a conversation with you would be like trying to argue with a dining room table," Frank lashed back at Brown as she held a picture of Obama defaced with a Hitler moustache.
Frank also asked of the woman, "On what planet do you spend most of your time?"
Frank is asking about planets? It has already been established that Barney Frank patrols Uranus.
And this political hack continues to get reelected?
The best 90 second explanation of the differences between government and private enterprise that you will ever hear!
Although administration officials are eager to deny it, rationing health care is central to President Barack Obama's health plan. The Obama strategy is to reduce health costs by rationing the services that we and future generations of patients will receive.
CASH FOR CODGERS
Couples wishing to access health care funds in order to pay for the delivery of a child will be required to turn in one old person. The amount the government grants them will be fixed according to a sliding scale. Older and more prescription dependent 'codgers' will garner the highest amounts.
Special "Bonuses" will be paid for those submitting codgers in targeted groups, such as smokers, alcohol drinkers, persons 10 pounds over their government prescribed weight, and any member of the Republican Party.
Smaller bonuses will be given for 'codgers' who consume beef, soda, fried foods, potato chips, lattes, whole milk, dairy products, bacon, Brussels sprouts, or Girl Scout Cookies.
All 'codgers' will be rendered totally useless via toxic injection. This will insure that they are not secretly resold or their body parts harvested to keep other 'codgers' in repair.
Kenneth Feinberg, the Obama administration's pay czar, said on Sunday he has broad and "binding" authority over executive compensation, including the ability to "claw back" money already paid, and he is weighing how and whether to use that power.
Where in the Constitution does it say that Congress can create laws that would allow a government bureaucrat to retroactively seize money from private businesses?
Barack Obama denounced the Bush administration for holding "secret energy meetings" with oil executives at the White House.
But last week public-interest groups were dismayed when his own administration rejected a Freedom of Information Act request for Secret Service logs showing the identities of coal executives who had visited the White House to discuss Obama's "clean coal" policies. One reason: the disclosure of such records might impinge on privileged "presidential communications."
The refusal, approved by White House counsel Greg Craig's office, is the latest in a series of cases in which Obama officials have opted against public disclosure.
Since Obama pledged on his first day in office to usher in a "new era" of openness, "nothing has changed," says David -Sobel, a lawyer who litigates FOIA cases. "For a president who said he was going to bring unprecedented transparency to government, you would certainly expect more than the recycling of old Bush secrecy policies."
What death by bureaucratic fiat might look like.
This is video I shot at Congressman Alan Grayson's Town Hall Meeting in Orlando, FL on 8/17/09. Mustering every bit of cowardice that he could, the Congressman announced the meeting just 24 hours before it was to take place. It was held at a Union Hall. The hall seats about 125 people. Just prior to the Town Hall meeting there was a Democrat meeting of some kind. Those in attendance remained for the Town Hall, thereby leaving room for only 30 or so other people who had come to attend. So, the room was stacked heavily. Listen to a Vietnam Vet (one of those who got in) describe it.
The mainstream media is reporting that Grayson's supporters outnumbered protesters, however this is simply not true. My estimate is that about 20% of the people there were in support, the rest were in protest. Of course, inside the building things weighed in his favor, due to the aforementioned pre-loaded room.
Stacking the deck works every time for political hacks.
About a dozen people carrying guns, including one with a military-style rifle, milled among protesters outside the convention center where President Barack Obama was giving a speech Monday-the latest incidents in which protesters have openly displayed firearms near the president.
Gun-rights advocates say they're exercising their constitutional right to bear arms and protest, while those who argue for more gun control say it could be a disaster waiting to happen.
Phoenix police said the gun-toters at Monday's event, including the man carrying an AR-15 semi-automatic rifle slung over his shoulder, didn't need permits. No crimes were committed, and no one was arrested.
The man with the rifle declined to be identified but told The Arizona Republic that he was carrying the assault weapon because he could. "In Arizona, I still have some freedoms," he said.
A weapon doesn't become an assault weapon until the crime of assault is committed. For that matter, any item, a screw driver, a knife or even a chicken finger, (yes, all of these particular items have been cited as assault weapons in police reports) could be an "assault weapon" if it is used to commit an assault. But, nothing is an "assault weapon" unless or until it is used to commit an assault.
How about a ban on those dangerous chicken fingers.
This idiot reporter makes a cardboard cutout and says "this might have been what it looked like, if it wasn't a cutout..."
Next spring, he will be doing a story in a bunny costume to demonstrate what the real bunny might have looked like.
Another story of a lemonade stand that was shut down by the government because the little girl didn't have a permit.
Plug-in electric cars could destabilize the distribution of power.
Electric companies use oil and coal to generate electricity. Therefore, when you get an electric car and plug it in to charge it up, carbon emissions are not going to change at all. They will just be redirected.
All of this global warming nonsense is a scam anyway.
It is ironic that many of the idealistic youth of the '60s who complained, "The Man is keeping me down," now are "The Man," and attempting to grow the power of the federal government to Orwellian proportions.
The same people who led us in a round of John Lennon's "Power to the People" are now attempting to take power from the people, relinquishing it to the hands of Big Brother Government.
The same people who led us in a round of John Lennon's "Power to the People" are now attempting to take power from the people, relinquishing it to the hands of Big Brother Government.
Today, there is little difference between your garden-style Republican and your run-of-the mill Democratic politician. People are waking up to the fact that both parties are predominantly interested in expanding their power while they keep us arguing over Ds and Rs. They are both modern-day "progressives," an Orwellian term that sounds good. Who wouldn't want to be "progressive?" But the progressive's main focus is to move us incrementally away from the unique brilliance of our country's founding and toward a cradle-to-grave "nanny state" in which we depend upon (and relinquish our freedom to) Mother Government.
The federal government has only reimbursed auto dealers for 2 percent of the claims they've submitted through the popular "cash for clunkers" program.
More evidence of the inability of the government to run anything efficiently.
If a patient walks in a hospital saying he has a headache or does not feel well, a doctor may order dozens of blood tests and X-rays. This does not meet the medically necessary standard, but could easily fit the definition of medically appropriate.
We already know that 10 percent of health care bills are fraudulent. Wait until you remove the requirement that all services must be medically necessary. Then the charges we once called fraud would now be allowed. In fact, it would be hard to ever prove another health care fraud case because a provider will clam he thought the costs were "appropriate."
A young mother gave birth on a pavement outside a hospital after she was told to make her own way there.
The letter from the Health Protection Agency, the official body that oversees public health, has been leaked, leading to demands to know why the information has not been given to the public before the vaccination of millions of people, including children, begins.
Contemporary liberals, having abandoned the belief in God-given inalienable rights, masochistically crave a worldly master. This master is a sadistic god-substitute who will provide the stern discipline needed to force economic equality and "fairness" by requiring painful sacrifices and bestowing government-created rights onto obedient and acquiescent groups of left-leaning masochists.
A 30-year veteran of the IRS who had no clue her work e-mail was being audited got canned for sending out an anti-Obama message to six people.
She says she was 72nd in line for a room that seats 125, and was not allowed in.
Watch the whole video, you'll hear a 16 year old ask David Wu a yes or no question on if he read the stimulus bill. He refused to answer for... the 2nd time and took another question to boos.
Itching to unload on Senators Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand at a town hall meeting on health care reform?
You're out of luck.
Ayers and Obama have worked together on books for at least 21 years, and have cooperated in funneling tens of millions of dollars to leftist indoctrination progammes for youth. All this you may have already known. What is even more chilling is this expose' on how William Ayers is planning to implement their mutual Marxist ideology, should Ayers attain influence on Obama through their long standing relationship. Larry Grathwohl penetrated the Weather Underground to bring this fist hand account of Ayers' (and the Weather Underground's) plans. As you may know, Ayers remains unrepentant to this day, and lives just a few houses away from Barack Hussein Obama. Obama's flimsy and ever-shifting denials of his relationship with Ayers have all but completely disintegrated.
Bear splashes around in Southern California swimming pool.
For Bob Dylan or anyone else, I didn't think it was a crime to go for a walk around a neighborhood on public streets.
A Historic Look at the World Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow
You must understand the past before you will understand the present.
The Truth will set you Free!
An eloquent analysis of the details.
Democrat Congressman Gene Green from Houston, Texas is requiring photo IDs from everybody entering his town hall meetings. However, Representative Gene Green has voted against bills that require people to present a photo ID before they vote. You can vote without proof of ID, but don't show up at one of his town meetings without a driver's license. You won't get in.
Unless you are a senior citizen who opposes her healthcare scheme.
The hypocritical double standard continues.
Why shouldn't socialized medicine prompt comparisons to National Socialism?
If Pelosi wanted to engage in Nazi comparisons, the health-care policies of Nazi Germany had far more in common with the health-care policies of the Democrats than with those of the conservative opposition, which wants health care kept private and reforms to be market-based.
From the 1961 Operation Coffee Cup Campaign against Socialized Medicine as proposed by the Democrats, then a private citizen Ronald Reagan Speaks out against socialized medicine.
Aunt Zeituni says Barack Obama was born in Hawaii; it's a matter of arithmetic.
That settles it; we should just take the word of someone who is breaking the law, a criminal.
Republicans lead Democrats in terms of voter trust on 8 out of 10 key issues for the second consecutive month, and the two are tied on one issue.
Why trust any of them?
"No matter what anyone may say about making the rich and the corporations pay the taxes, in the end they come out of the people who toil. It is ...your fellow workers who are ordered to work for the Government every time an appropriation bill is passed." - Calvin Coolidge
Most Americans -- 72 percent -- say returning the unused portion of the $787 billion dollar stimulus to taxpayers would do more to boost the economy than having the government spend it. Majorities of Democrats (59 percent), Republicans (87 percent) and independents (70 percent) think the money should be returned to taxpayers.
What a concept: Return the money to its rightful owners, back to the people who actually earned it and paid taxes in the first place.
"A senior U.N. environmental official says entire nations could be wiped off the face of the Earth by rising sea levels if the global warming trend is not reversed by the year 2000. Coastal flooding and crop failures would create an exodus of 'eco-refugees,' threatening political chaos."
This particular doomsday was nine years ago. The hoax continues.
Rent-a mob ads on Craigslist.
The website's large-type headline announces: "Work to Pass Obama's Healthcare Plan and Get Paid to Do it! $10-15 hr!"
It's a web ad on Craigslist: "You can work for change. Join motivated staff around the country working to make change happen. You can make great friends and money along the way. Earn $400-$600 a week."
When you can't get actual, legitimate support for your cause, obtain it the old fashioned political hack way: Buy it.
Wolf Blitzer Doesn't Realize It's A Free Country
Blitzer asked: "What can the country do to force people to just straighten out their lives because billions and billions of dollars would be saved?"
Force People? Well, if we are going to force people to do something, the same question could be asked of another group. How about people in poverty: What can we do to get them to take responsibility for themselves and "force" these "people to straighten out their lives"? Do these people really need the cell phones and big screen TVs more than taking care of their necessities of life?
Why do we have all the coddling for one group while we have disdain for and desire to control another group?
The bottom line is it is not the job of government to force any law abiding citizen to do anything.
Do you remember the cute little girl who asked Obama how do kids know what is true and why do people want a new health care system? Her name is Julia Hall and she's 11 years old. Her mother is an attorney, Kathleen Manning Hall. On Kathleen Hall's Facebook page is a picture of her with Barack Obama. She has contributed thousands of dollars to Obama, and her law firm has contributed thousands more. What the chances are that she was randomly called on at the ObamaEvent?
"We could see a wholesale meltdown of the two party racket in the next election, that's if we're still here."
"When you corner a rat, the rat gets viscous."
He read the bill while most political hacks in Washington, including President Obama, have not.
WILL THE PLAN RATION MEDICAL CARE?
This is what the bill says, pages 284-288, SEC. 1151.
1. This section amends the Social Security Act
2. The government has the power to determine what constitutes an "applicable [medical] condition."
3. The government has the power to determine who is allowed readmission into a hospital.
4. This determination will be made by statistics: when enough people have been discharged for the same condition, an individual may be readmitted.
5. This is government rationing, pure, simple, and straight up.
6. There can be no judicial review of decisions made here. The Secretary is above the courts.
7. The plan also allows the government to prohibit hospitals from expanding without federal permission: page 317-318.
Will the plan punish Americans who try to opt out?
What the bill says, pages 167-168, section 401, TAX ON INDIVIDUALS WITHOUT ACCEPTABLE HEALTH CARE COVERAGE.
1. This section amends the Internal Revenue Code.
2. Anyone caught without acceptable coverage and not in the government plan will pay a special tax.
3. The IRS will be a major enforcement mechanism for the plan.
What constitutes "acceptable" coverage?
Here is what the bill says, pages 26-30, SEC. 122.
1. The bill defines "acceptable coverage" and leaves no room for choice in this regard.
2. By setting a minimum 70% actuarial value of benefits, the bill makes health plans in which individuals pay for routine services, but carry insurance only for catastrophic events, (such as Health Savings Accounts) illegal.
Will the PLAN destroy private health insurance?
Here is what it requires, for businesses with payrolls greater than $400,000 per year. (The bill uses "contribution" to refer to mandatory payments to the government plan.) Pages 149-150, SEC. 313, EMPLOYER CONTRIBUTIONS IN LIEU OF COVERAGE.
1. The bill does not prohibit a person from buying private insurance.
2. Small businesses-with say 8-10 employees-will either have to provide insurance to federal standards, or pay an 8% payroll tax. Business costs for health care are higher than this, especially considering administrative costs. Any competitive business that tries to stay with a private plan will face a payroll disadvantage against competitors who go with the government "option."
3. The pressure for business owners to terminate the private plans will be enormous.
4. With employers ending plans, millions of Americans will lose their private coverage, and fewer companies will offer it.
5. The Commissioner (meaning, always, the bureaucrats) will determine whether a particular network of physicians, hospitals and insurance is acceptable.
6. With private insurance starved, many people enrolled in the government "option" will have no place else to go.
Does the plan TAX successful Americans more THAN OTHERS?
Here is what the bill says, pages 197-198, SEC. 441. SURCHARGE ON HIGH INCOME INDIVIDUALS.
1. This bill amends the Internal Revenue Code.
2. Tax surcharges are levied on those with the highest incomes.
3. The plan manipulates the tax code to redistribute their wealth.
4. Successful business owners will bear the highest cost of this plan.
Does THE PLAN ALLOW THE GOVERNMENT TO set FEES FOR SERVICES?
What it says, page 124, Sec. 223, PAYMENT RATES FOR ITEMS AND SERVICES.
1. The government's authority to set payments is basically unlimited.
2. The official will decide what constitutes "excessive," "deficient," and "efficient" payments and services.
Will THE PLAN increase the power of government officials to SCRUTINIZE our private affairs?
What it says, pages 195-196, SEC. 431. DISCLOSURES TO CARRY OUT HEALTH INSURANCE EXCHANGE SUBSIDIES.
1. This section amends the Internal Revenue Code.
2. The bill opens up income tax return information to federal officials.
3. Any stated "limits" to such information are circumvented by item (v), which allows federal officials to decide what information is needed.
4. Employers are required to report whatever information the government says it needs to enforce the plan.
Does the plan automatically enroll Americans in the GOVERNMENT plan?
What it says, page 102, Section 205, Outreach and enrollment of Exchange-eligible individuals and employers in Exchange-participating health benefits plan.
1. Do nothing and you are in.
2. Employers are responsible for automatically enrolling people who still work.
Does THE PLAN exempt federal OFFICIALS from COURT REVIEW?
What it says, page 124, Section 223, PAYMENT RATES FOR ITEMS AND SERVICES.
1. Sec. 1123 amends the Social Security Act, to allow the Secretary to identify areas of the country that underutilize the government's plan "based on per capita spending."
2. Parts of the plan are set above the review of the courts.
Entitled The Sex Pistol, this bespoke creation is served as an ice cream cocktail and is packed with libido-boosting ingredients such as ginkgo, biloba, arginine and guarana. It's served with a shot of the highly intoxicating La Fee Absinthe and is guaranteed to get your blood pumping. Customers are limited to one serving per person.
Time to write your own jokes.
A new study by the Institute for Market Economics (IME) in Sofia, Bulgaria, using the latest OECD data, finds that the government sectors in developed countries are too large relative to their private sectors to maximize economic growth.
The IME study finds the government sector should be no larger than 25% (and perhaps considerably smaller) to maximize GDP growth.
The average government sector for the OECD countries now exceeds 41% of GDP.
The results indicate that policy makers who are enlarging their government sectors in the name of economic stimulus are likely to be retarding the renewal of economic growth and job creation rather than enhancing it.
The study was sponsored by the non-partisan Center for Freedom and Prosperity Foundation in the United States and the European Coalition for Economic Growth based in Vienna, Austria.
The World Health Organization determined in 2005 it has the authority to dissolve sovereign governments and take control should there be a "pandemic". This applies to any country signed onto WHO .which of course we are. The WHO just raised this non-existent pandemic to level 4.
From the WHO 2005 declaration: (excerpted) " Under special pandemic plans enacted around the world including the USA, in 2005, national governments are to be dissolved in the event of a pandemic emergency and replaced by special crisis committees, which take charge of the health and security infrastructure of a country, and which are answerable to the WHO and EU in Europe and to the WHO and UN in North America.
If the Model Emergency Health Powers Act is implemented on the instructions of WHI, it will be a criminal offence for Americans to refuse the vaccine. Police are allowed to use deadly force against "criminal" suspects.
Under the Model State Emergency Health Powers Act, upon the declaration of a "public health emergency," governors and public health officials would be empowered to:
Preempt existing state laws, rules and regulations, including those relating to privacy, medical licensure, and-this is key-property rights.
Ration firearms, explosives, food, fuel and alcoholic beverages, among other commodities.
So there you have it. You are now officially to be declared a criminal if you refuse the vaccine and deadly force can be used against you if you resist. And to think, not only did our federal government agree to this abomination, it was also successful in getting the same laws passed in most states.
ACORN is unlawfully occupying private property and calling it "a right."
1. Americans have better survival rates than Europeans for common cancers. Breast cancer mortality is 52 percent higher in Germany than in the United States and 88 percent higher in the United Kingdom. Prostate cancer mortality is 604 percent higher in the United Kingdom and 457 percent higher in Norway. The mortality rate for colorectal cancer among British men and women is about 40 percent higher.
2. Americans have lower cancer mortality rates than Canadians. Breast cancer mortality in Canada is 9 percent higher than in the United States, prostate cancer is 184 percent higher, and colon cancer among men is about 10 percent higher.
3. Americans have better access to treatment for chronic diseases than patients in other developed countries. Some 56 percent of Americans who could benefit from statin drugs, which reduce cholesterol and protect against heart disease, are taking them. By comparison, of those patients who could benefit from these drugs, only 36 percent of the Dutch, 29 percent of the Swiss, 26 percent of Germans, 23 percent of Britons, and 17 percent of Italians receive them.
4. Americans have better access to preventive cancer screening than Canadians. Take the proportion of the appropriate-age population groups who have received recommended tests for breast, cervical, prostate, and colon cancer:
Nine out of ten middle-aged American women (89 percent) have had a mammogram, compared to fewer than three-fourths of Canadians (72 percent).
Nearly all American women (96 percent) have had a Pap smear, compared to fewer than 90 percent of Canadians.
More than half of American men (54 percent) have had a prostatespecific antigen (PSA) test, compared to fewer than one in six Canadians (16 percent).
Nearly one-third of Americans (30 percent) have had a colonoscopy, compared with fewer than one in twenty Canadians (5 percent).
5. Lower-income Americans are in better health than comparable Canadians. Twice as many American seniors with below-median incomes self-report "excellent" health (11.7 percent) compared to Canadian seniors (5.8 percent). Conversely, white, young Canadian adults with below-median incomes are 20 percent more likely than lower-income Americans to describe their health as "fair or poor."
6. Americans spend less time waiting for care than patients in Canada and the United Kingdom. Canadian and British patients wait about twice as long-sometimes more than a year-to see a specialist, have elective surgery such as hip replacements, or get radiation treatment for cancer. All told, 827,429 people are waiting for some type of procedure in Canada. In Britain, nearly 1.8 million people are waiting for a hospital admission or outpatient treatment.
7. People in countries with more government control of health care are highly dissatisfied and believe reform is needed. More than 70 percent of German, Canadian, Australian, New Zealand, and British adults say their health system needs either "fundamental change" or "complete rebuilding."
8. Americans are more satisfied with the care they receive than Canadians. When asked about their own health care instead of the "health care system," more than half of Americans (51.3 percent) are very satisfied with their health care services, compared with only 41.5 percent of Canadians; a lower proportion of Americans are dissatisfied (6.8 percent) than Canadians (8.5 percent).
9. Americans have better access to important new technologies such as medical imaging than do patients in Canada or Britain. An overwhelming majority of leading American physicians identify computerized tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) as the most important medical innovations for improving patient care during the previous decade-even as economists and policy makers unfamiliar with actual medical practice decry these techniques as wasteful. The United States has thirty-four CT scanners per million Americans, compared to twelve in Canada and eight in Britain. The United States has almost twenty-seven MRI machines per million people compared to about six per million in Canada and Britain.
10. Americans are responsible for the vast majority of all health care innovations. The top five U.S. hospitals conduct more clinical trials than all the hospitals in any other developed country. Since the mid- 1970s, the Nobel Prize in medicine or physiology has gone to U.S. residents more often than recipients from all other countries combined. In only five of the past thirty-four years did a scientist living in the United States not win or share in the prize. Most important recent medical innovations were developed in the United States.
Despite serious challenges, such as escalating costs and care for the uninsured, the U.S. health care system compares favorably to those in other developed countries.
Obama: "In the last few months, the economy has done measurably better than expected."
Well, that depends on your expectations, doesn't it? It is irrefutable. But the press is glad to be the echo chamber. "Figures released last week showed that the economy contracted more slowly in the second quarter than many economists had expected."
The Obama administration is convinced that we can have no real and lasting recovery until homes go up in price. A top adviser said: "until we see a robust recovery in housing markets, housing prices, in jobs and family income, we're not anywhere near out of the woods."
This is precisely the same inanity that afflicted the Hoover and Roosevelt administrations. They saw falling prices as the problem to be remedied rather than the saving grace of an otherwise abysmal economic environment. So they kept trying to stamp out good things thinking that they were bad things.
Once again change we can believe in is more of the same.
Pathetic Obama Lies at New Hampshire Health Care Town Hall
OBAMA IN NEW HAMPSHIRE 2009: I have not said that I was a single-payer supporter because frankly we historically have had a employer-based system in this country, that private insurers.
OBAMA 2003: I happen to be a proponent of single-payer, universal health care plan.
OBAMA 2007: My commitment is to make sure that we've got universal health care for all Americans by the end of my first term as president. I would hope that we can set up a system that allows those who can go through their employer to access a federal system or a state pool of some sort, but I don't think we're going to be able to eliminate employer coverage immediately. There's going to be potentially some transition process. I can envision a decade out or 15 years out or 20 years out.
How pathetic? Obama lies so such an extent that he can't remember what he said and to whom he said it.
Hope and change?
A young woman tells Senator Arlen Specter that "You have awakened a Sleeping Giant..." to the thunderous roar of applause and a standing ovation at a town hall meeting in Lebanon, PA.
Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo) says at a town hall that it is "a huge mistake" to assume strong opinions from anyone opposed to President Obama's health care reform plan are "manufactured". She said that they might be "organized" but they are "not manufactured."
Health care reforms are turning into health care revolts. Americans are turning up the heat on congressmen in town hall meetings across the U.S.
Dirty secret No. 1 in Obamacare is about the government's coming into homes and usurping parental rights over child care and development.
It's outlined in sections 440 and 1904 of the House bill (Page 838), under the heading "home visitation programs for families with young children and families expecting children."
The health bills coming out of Congress would put the decisions about your care in the hands of presidential appointees. They'd decide what plans cover, how much leeway your doctor will have and what seniors get under Medicare.
The Obama administration is quietly dusting off an effort to impose new federal quarantine regulations, which were vigorously resisted by civil liberties organizations and the airline industry when the rules were first proposed by the Bush administration nearly four years ago.
In the political paraphernalia department, "Yes, we can" is becoming "No, he can't."
While "Mama for Obama" was a popular slogan during the 2008 election cycle, that design has been retooled with angry and fickle disenchantment: "To the Mama for Obama -- thanks for the tax hike." The "Audacity of Hope," the title of Mr. Obama's popular book, has been replaced by the "Audacity of Hype."
In the last 18 years, highly personal information has been published about presidential candidates, including divorce and alimony details, drunk driving arrest records, college grades, urinalysis results, prostate cancer surgery - even details about George W. Bush's hemorrhoid troubles.
However, while such private information about other candidates was divulged, more than 440,000 concerned citizens still have yet to see President Obama present his elusive "long-form" birth certificate and several other documents that remain unreleased or otherwise blocked from the public eye.
As WND has reported, Obama has not released his long-form birth certificate, college transcripts, Harvard Law Review articles, scholarly articles from the University of Chicago, files from his years as an Illinois state senator, Illinois State Bar Association records or his adoption records.
Don't you love this new and improved "transparency?"
An interview with Mr. Sea regarding New World Order plans for the U.S. and its citizens.
With a seven-inch thick portfolio filled with photographs, news articles, correspondence, etc., Mr. Sea revealed disturbing information about New World Order efforts to destroy and enslave America.
"The infrastructure is set up. There are at least 130 concentration camps - quietly modified facilities which have sprung up and continue to spring up across the country, seemingly devoid of activity, yet requiring strange accoutrements such as barbed wire-topped fencing (with the tops turned inward) and helicopter wind socks. Most have good logistical supportability, with major highways and railroad transport facilities adjacent to the sites."
"These facilities, many in remote areas across our country, are set up to become concentration/detention camps, complete with gas chambers, for resisters and dissidents. Generally speaking, they're set up for dissenters who will not go along with the New World Order. The 'resisters' are gun owners who refuse to give up their weapons; the 'dissidents' are Christians, Patriots and Constitutionalists. These camps are set up. I've seen many of them."
"The infrastructure is set up. There are at least 130 concentration camps - quietly modified facilities which have sprung up and continue to spring up across the country, seemingly devoid of activity, yet requiring strange accoutrements such as barbed wire-topped fencing (with the tops turned inward) and helicopter wind socks. Most have good logistical supportability, with major highways and railroad transport facilities adjacent to the sites.
"These facilities, many in remote areas across our country, are set up to become concentration/detention camps, complete with gas chambers, for resisters and dissidents. Generally speaking, they're set up for dissenters who will not go along with the New World Order. The 'resisters' are gun owners who refuse to give up their weapons; the 'dissidents' are Christians, Patriots and Constitutionalists. These camps are set up. I've seen many of them. There's not going to be some future event when the invading troops are going to show up. They're already here! When martial law is implemented, these foreign U.N. troops will be policing our country, carrying out the plans of the New World Order."
In 1930's Germany, the new socialist government of Adolf Hitler (NAZI National Socialist Workers' Party) began indoctrinating children in the quasi-military organization, the Hitler Youth, to inform on their parents should they overhear discussions subversive to the policies of the Leader. As the noose was tightened, local community organizers were appointed to watch their neighbors and were told to report subversive comments to the bureaucrats above them. Neighbors informed on neighbors, some for reasons of patriotism or loyalty, some from fear. A modern inquisition ensued; a terror to free thought and expression. Increasingly harsh penalties were meted out to those who dared to dissent.
Now on the White House website posted by Macon Phillips comes an eerily similar request for citizens to inform on their neighbors. It states:
"There is a lot of disinformation about health insurance reform out there, spanning from control of personal finances to the end of life care. These rumors often travel just below the surface via chain emails or through casual conversation. Since we can't keep track of all of them here at the White House, we're asking for your help. If you get an email or see something on the web about health insurance reform that seems fishy, send it to firstname.lastname@example.org."
Does this sound like the country you know (knew)? Does a constitutional government tasked with protecting the rights of its citizens ask them to inform on each other to the White House?
An organization supported by Obama, Biden and 190 members of Congress, Health Care for America Now, instructs Democrats to confiscate signs and leaflets brought to Obamacare events by "rightwing extremists," that is to say Americans opposed to totalitarian health care.
"The best way to do this is to make a blanket rule that no one can bring signs or leaflets and to advertise this fact as you do turn out in the weeks preceding the event. You can distribute your own signs in the event and offer them one as they enter if you choose to allow them to enter," the HCAN website instructs.
HCAN will organize brownshirt thugs - called "marshals" - to patrol crowds with local police assistance to make sure no opposition can be voiced. "Make sure that you assign marshals to take care of moving the crowd, keeping people organized and orderly, and acting as security should any need arise to ask noisy or disruptive protesters to leave. If you have cause to think that you will need more back-up, notify the police ahead of time."
HCAN also suggests Democrats get with members of Congress to shut down free speech and control the opposition.
Obviously, the Obamanoids are desperate to control the debate and shut down the massive opposition consisting largely of normal middle class Americans who are outraged by Obama's rationed totalitarian health care plan. In order to control the issue and ram it through Congress, Obama's operatives are certainly not beyond employing brownshirt tactics used by the Nazis in Germany and Stalin in the Soviet Union.
The worst evil in mankind's history is not behind us, it is before us and coming from the most unimaginable of places.
Five steps to totalitarian rule.
As Hitler and Mussolini prepared to storm Europe, fascism began to generate interest in the United States. In Sinclair Lewis' 1935 novel, It Can't Happen Here, an American president uses an economic crisis as a pretense to take over the media, imprison dissenters, and build his own private army (the Minute Men) into an indomitable force.
"You're carrying a god damned gun at a Presidential event," Matthews says to protester William Kostric, appearing on "Hardball" to explain why he carried a gun to a health care town hall in Portsmouth, New Hampshire hosted by President Obama. He said he wanted "to be heard" and wanted everyone to be aware of the rights we are losing.
Matthews chides Kostric for bringing a loaded gun to an event where the President would be. "A firearm is a defensive tool," Kostric says. "Who would be silly enough to carry an unarmed firearm?" It is legal to carry guns in New Hampshire.
He concludes that it would have been a safer crowd if everyone at the town hall carried guns.
Warning: Not safe for eyes.
Conclusions that are Obvious after Watching A Few Episodes of Cops
The term "trailer trash" didn't appear out of thin air.
Perpetrator's pants never fit.
Bad teeth apparently cause criminal behavior.
Also, apparently, do neck tattoos.
A cop in full uniform with street shoes, a Kevlar vest and 20 pounds of equipment on his belt will always outrun a shirtless perpetrator in running shoes.
Nobody ever has a clue as to how those drugs got into their pocket.
If you see a man driving with no shirt on, pull him over. He's a perpetrator.
That goes double for shirtless with a mullet.
Perpetrators never clean their homes or wash dishes.
Street hookers are flat-out ugly.
Lawmakers' Global-Warming Trip Hit Tourist Hot Spots.
They went diving and snorkeling at the Great Barrier Reef. They also rode a cable car through the Australian rain forest, visited a penguin rookery and flew to the South Pole.
Luxurious vacations paid for by you, the taxpayer.
Obama says his health care plan will cut costs and increase patient choice. John Stossel says it won't.
Just 14% of likely voters give Congress good or excellent ratings this month. Fifty-six percent (56%) of voters say Congress is doing a poor job, up nine points since June and the highest level found since October 7, 2008.
Congress is not even half as popular as George W. Bush was at his low point.
And somehow, these political hacks keep getting reelected.
The independent budget scorekeeper has projected the deficit to reach $1.8 trillion by the end of the fiscal year, Sept. 30. The deficit in 2008 reached $455 billion, which was a record at the time.
There is change for you, and we are setting records. The deficit, under our brilliant president's recovery plan, grew by $181 billion in July!
California could get nine House seats it doesn't deserve because illegal aliens will be counted in 2010.
Next year's census will determine the apportionment of House members and Electoral College votes for each state. To accomplish these vital constitutional purposes, the enumeration should count only citizens and persons who are legal, permanent residents. But it won't.
Instead, the U.S. Census Bureau is set to count all persons physically present in the country-including large numbers who are here illegally. The result will unconstitutionally increase the number of representatives in some states and deprive some other states of their rightful political representation. Citizens of "loser" states should be outraged. Yet few are even aware of what's going on.
In 1790, the first Census Act provided that the enumeration of that year would count "inhabitants" and "distinguish" various subgroups by age, sex, status as free persons, etc. Inhabitant was a term with a well-defined meaning that encompassed, as the Oxford English Dictionary expressed it, one who "is a bona fide member of a State, subject to all the requisitions of its laws, and entitled to all the privileges which they confer."
Thus early census questionnaires generally asked a question that got at the issue of citizenship or permanent resident status, e.g., "what state or foreign country were you born in?" or whether an individual who said he was foreign-born was naturalized. Over the years, however, Congress and the Census Bureau have added inquiries that have little or nothing to do with census's constitutional purpose.
Obama has seized control over our 2010 Census and Chicago thug Rahm Emanuel will be running the show.
Something entertaining actually happened on CSPAN. a woman by the name of Leah called in to a show called "Washington's Journal." Leah wanted to comment on the media's coverage of these healthcare townhalls.
See what happened when OTN went to ask a few tough questions to US Senator Jeanne Shaheen.
We'll be a much healthier country if all patients can receive regular checkups and tests, such as mammograms and diabetes exams, without paying a dime out-of-pocket.
Then who pays? Somebody has to pay for this debacle.
Lawrence O'Donnell interviewing potential Senatorial candidate Peter Schiff, who is going to oppose Chris Dodd in the 2010 election.
The fact that he could hardly get a word in edgewise is pathetic. But from what little Peter Schiff could get out of his mouth, you can gather that he is not a big fan of government.
My kind of guy!
At the entrance to Dr. Doolittle's Pets & More, near the advertisements for "Baby parakeets. All colors. Lowest prices." and "Free hamster with any cage over $30.00," owner Don Russell has put up a new sign.
It is written by hand in black marker on a poster-size sheet of yellow paper taped to the front window.
"At this time we have no money and we are not allowed to open to raise the money. STUPID, STUPID, STUPID."
Dr. Doolittle's is one of the 1,092 businesses the state recently ordered to close on the spot for falling behind in their sales-tax payments.
Hope and change.
Ford's Escape cross-over SUV, not the Focus small car, tops the list for most popular 'clunker' buy.
An independent analysis by Edmunds.com disputed those results, and showed that two full-size trucks and a small crossover SUV were actually among the top-ten buys.
People want SUVs. Take that, Mr. President!
What happened to the promise that we will "once again be respected around the world?"
Dr. Manning is righteous, sincere, humble, straight-talking and full of common sense! "MAKE SURE YOU DON'T LET THIS CONGRESS PASS THIS GOVERNMENT HEALTH CARE"!!
He loses it when one of his constituents asks him a question about ObamaCare.
U.S. Rep. Scott (13th District Of Georgia) would not allow any videotaping of his town hall on Aug. 1 2009. The video shows the police chief confronting a constituent after he complained about not being able to bring in his own video camera. David Scott wanted to control all video regarding the event to keep any embarrassing moments from getting on the internet. He has been named Tuesday as one of the 25 most "corrupt members of Congress" by an ethics watchdog group!
So much for an "open" and "transparent" government.
The AARP representatives actually thought they were going to going to walk into a room full of people who wanted nothing more than for the government to take complete charge of their healthcare. That's not the way it turned out. As soon as the AARP woman hears the first dissenting word she starts to lose it. She actually walks out and cancels her own meeting because the audience, with an average age of at least 65, insists on asking questions and voicing their opposing opinions to the Democrat healthcare plan. Watch this snotty woman unplugging the microphone and taking it with her as she leaves.
What you're seeing here are Americans who are genuinely concerned about the future of their country and their healthcare.
Kathy Castor's union thugs beat up a guy and shut the doors to prevent the opposing opinions from being heard. She wasn't entertaining any questions and people were standing up and disagreeing.
White House deputy chief of staff Jim Messina said, "We will punch back twice as hard."
He wasn't kidding. If you dare to oppose the position of Lord Obama, you will get punched "twice as hard."
President Obama has been in office now for 200 days, and the second hundred days of his administration have been worse than the first. The $787 billion stimulus experiment he rushed through Congress still isn't creating jobs. The job-killing national energy tax he rushed through the House is threatening families and small businesses with higher energy bills. And now he wants to rush through Congress a $1.6 trillion government-run health care experiment that will make health care more expensive, add to the deficit and cause tens of millions of Americans to lose their current health insurance and doctors. President Obama has done all of this in just 200 days - and there are still 1,260 days left in his term. America can't take any more of President Obama's experiments.
Obama learns the ways of the Jedi.
We are in possession of a written account by a well known national talk show host who details how he was prohibited to discuss the controversy of Barack Hussein Obama's eligibility as president of the United States. This signed document cites exact dates and times when he was forbidden to discuss any aspect of the birth certificate controversy, and includes direct references to the individuals responsible for such prohibitions. Further, his statement identifies the individuals who originated the orders and their positions, and confirms that failure to adhere to the order would likely end his career in that industry.
Make sure you aren't being watched and then click play.
A California dad is refusing to take down the tattered and torn American flag that's been flying on his lawn in Fresno for almost a year, despite complaints from neighbors on his military-heavy block and from a national veterans group that says he's mistreating the Stars and Stripes.
Even passersby have phoned Louis Haros, demanding that he take down his weather-beaten flag immediately.
But Haros, a Vietnam veteran, told his son last September that he'd wave that flag until he comes home from Iraq.
And a promise is a promise.
Why are his nosy neighbors having a problem with this? It is his flag and his property.
Barack Obama: Plebeian politician to senator to dictator wannabe. The USA - republic, to democratic dictatorship, then despotism. It not only can happen, but will, unless we learn from history and prevent its repetition.
Last year, lawmakers excoriated the CEOs of the Big Three automakers for traveling to Washington, D.C., by private jet to attend a hearing about a possible bailout of their companies.
But apparently Congress is not philosophically averse to private air travel: At the end of July, the House approved nearly $200 million for the Air Force to buy three elite Gulfstream jets for ferrying top government officials and Members of Congress.
Nancy Pelosi and her husband have the money to buy a corporate jet, but she wants to use your money to fly around! All this talk about "carbon footprints," and they think they are like the Roman Senate! We have 10% unemployment and members of congress want three more jets to fly around in.
This is as far away from the concepts of the founding of this country as any party leadership in this country has ever been.
Not for Barack Obama.
If you oppose Barack Obama's healthcare plan, you can consider yourself the following:
A right-right extremist.
An unruly member of a mob.
A person who is not expected to dress respectably.
Desperate to destroy Barack Obama.
Unwilling to change.
It's getting to the point where being a Good Samaritan can be an occupational hazard. Jim Nicholson of Seattle, Washington, has lost his job for foiling a bank robbery.
It figures. Banks are now being run by government. Government logic: Fire anyone who does what he believes to be right.
Jim Nicholson can work for me anytime.
A married man who planned to rendezvous with one of his handful of lovers at an eastern Wisconsin motel instead got his penis glued to his stomach.
Four women, including his wife, showed up to bind and blindfold the man, plus place the adhesive on his package, all in a bizarre plot to punish him for a lover's quadrangle gone bad.
The Obama administration is refusing to quickly release government records on its "cash-for-clunkers" rebate program that would substantiate - or undercut - White House claims of the program's success.
The "transparency" of the Obama administration is just blinding.
Your Obamacare future eloquently analyzed line by line.
Sec. 203, Pg. 84 - Government mandates ALL benefit packages for private Health Care plans in the exchange.
Sec. 203, Pg. 85, Line 7 - Specifications of benefit levels for plans means that the government will define your HC plan and has the ability to ration your health care!
Sec. 205, Pg. 95, Lines 8-18 - The government will use groups (i.e., ACORN & AmeriCorps) to "inform and educate" (sign up) individuals for government plan.
Sec. 205, Pg. 102, Lines 12-18 - Medicaid-eligible individuals will be automatically enrolled in Medicaid. No freedom to choose.
Sec. 223, Pg. 124, Lines 24-25 - No company can sue the government for price-fixing. No "administrative of judicial review" against a government monopoly.
Sec. 225, Pg. 127, Lines 1-16 - Doctors - the government will tell YOU what you can make. "The Secretary shall provide for the annual participation of physicians under the public health insurance option, for which payment may be made for services furnished during the year."
Sec. 312, Pg. 145, Lines 15-17 - Employers MUST auto-enroll employees into public option plan.
Sec. 313, Pg. 149, Lines 16-23 - ANY employer with payroll $400,000 and above who does not provide public option pays 8% tax on all payroll.
Sec. 313, Pg. 150, Lines 9-13 - Businesses with payroll between $251,000 and $400,000 who do not provide public option pay 2-6% tax on all payroll.
Sec. 401.59B, Pg. 167, Lines 18-23 - ANY individual who does not have acceptable care, according to government, will be taxed 2.5% of income.
Sec. 59B, Pg. 170, Line 1 - Any NONRESIDENT alien is exempt from individual taxes. (Americans will pay for their health care.)
Sec. 431, Pg. 195, Lines 1-3 - Officers and employees of HC Administration (government) will have access to ALL Americans' financial and personal records.
Sec. 441, Pg. 203, Lines 14-15 - "The tax imposed under this section shall not be treated as tax." Yes, it says that.
Sec. 1121, Pg. 239, Lines 14-24 - The government will limit and reduce physician services for Medicaid. Seniors, low income and poor are the ones affected.
Sec. 1121, Pg. 241, Lines 6-8 - Doctors, it does not matter what specialty you have; you'll all be paid the same. "Service categories established under this paragraph shall apply without regard to the specialty of the physician furnishing the service."
Sec. 1122, Pg. 253, Lines 10-23 - The government "validates work relative value units" (sets value of doctor's time), professional judgment, methods etc. (defining the value of humans).
Sec. 1131, Pg. 265 - Government mandates and controls productivity for private HC industries. "Incorporating Productivity Improvements into Market Basket Updates that Do Not Already Incorporate Such Improvements."
Sec. 1141, Pg. 268 - The government regulates rental and purchase of power-driven wheelchairs.
Sec. 1145, Pg. 272 - Treatment of certain cancer hospitals: Cancer patients and their treatment are open to rationing!
Sec. 1151, Pg. 280 - The government will penalize hospitals for what government deems preventable readmissions (incentives for hospital to not treat and release).
Sec. 1151, Pg. 298, Lines 9-11 - Doctors, treat a patient during initial admission that results in a readmission and the government will penalize you for that action.
Sec. 1156, Pg. 317, Lines 13-20 - "PROHIBITION on physician ownership or Investment." Government tells doctors what/how much they can own.
Sec. 1156, Pg. 317-318, Lines 21-25, 1-3 - "PROHIBITION on Expansion of Facility Capacity." The government will mandate that hospitals cannot expand ("number of operating rooms or beds").
Sec. 1156, Pg. 321, Lines 2-13 - Hospitals have opportunity to apply for exception BUT community input required.
Sec. 1162, Pg. 335-339, Lines 16-25 - The government mandates establishment of outcome-based measures. Rationing.
Sec. 1162, Pg. 341, Lines 3-9 - The government has authority to disqualify Medicare Advantage Plans (Part B), HMOs, etc. This will force people into a government plan. "The Secretary may determine not to identify a Medicare Advantage plan if the Secretary has identified deficiencies in the plan's compliance with rules for such plans under this part."
Sec. 1177, Pg. 354 - Government will RESTRICT enrollment of special needs people! "Extension of Authority of Special Needs Plans to Restrict Enrollment."
Sec. 1191, Pg. 379 - Government creates more bureaucracy - "Telehealth Advisory Committee." HC by phone or the Internet - dial 1 for your health care advice?
Sec. 1233, Pg. 425, Lines 4-12 - Government mandates Advance (Death) Care Planning consultation. Think Senior Citizens and end of life. END-OF-LIFE COUNSELING. SOME IN THE ADMINISTRATION HAVE ALREADY DISCUSSED RATIONING HEALTH CARE FOR THE ELDERLY.
Sec. 1233, Pg. 425, Lines 17-19 - Government WILL instruct and consult regarding living wills and durable powers of attorney. Mandatory end-of-life planning!
Sec. 1233, Pg. 425-426, Lines 22-25, 1-3 - Government provides approved list of end-of-life resources, guiding you in death.
Sec. 1233, Pg. 427, Lines 15-24 - Government mandates program for orders for life-sustaining treatment (i.e. end of life). The government has a say in how your life ends.
Sec. 1233, Pg. 429, Lines 1-9 - An "advanced care planning consult" will be used as patient's health deteriorates.
Sec. 1233, Pg. 429, Lines 10-12 - "Advanced Care Consultation" may include an ORDER for end-of-life plans - from the government.
Sec. 1233, Pg. 429, Lines 13-25 - The government will specify which Doctors (professional authority under state law includes Nurse Practitioners or Physician's Assistants) can write an end-of-life order.
Sec. 1233, Pg. 430, Lines 11-15 - The government will decide what level of treatment you will have at end of life, according to preset methods (not individually decided).
Sec. 1302, Pg. 468, Lines 16-21 - "Community-Based Home Medical Services means a nonprofit community-based or state-based organization."
Sec. 1302, Pg. 472, Lines 14-17 - PAYMENT TO COMMUNITY-BASED ORGANIZATION: One monthly payment to a community-based organization. Like ACORN?
Sec. 1308, Pg. 489 - The government will cover Marriage and Family therapy. This will involve government control of your marriage.
Sec. 1308, Pg. 494-498 - The government will cover Mental Health Services including defining, creating and rationing those services.
Sec. 1401, Pg. 502 - Center for Comparative Effectiveness Research Established. Big Brother is watching how your treatment works.
Sec. 1401, Pg. 503, Lines 13-19 - The government will build registries and data networks from YOUR electronic medical records. "The Center may secure directly from any department or agency of the United States information necessary to enable it to carry out this section."
Sec. 1401, Pg. 503, Lines 21-25 - The government may secure data directly from any department or agency of the US, including your data.
Sec. 1401, Pg. 503, Lines 21-25 - The "Center" will collect data both "published and unpublished" (that means public & your private information).
Sec. 1401, Pg. 506, Lines 19-21 - An "Appointed Clinical Perspective Advisory Panel" will advise The Center and recommend policies that would allow for public access of data.
Sec. 1401, Pg. 518, Lines 21-25 - The Commission will have input from HC consumer representatives.
Sec. 1411, Pg. 524, Lines 18-22 - Establishes the "Comparative Effectiveness Research Trust Fund." More taxes for ALL.
Sec. 1441, Pg. 621, Lines 20-25 - The government will define "NEW Quality" measures in HC. Since when does government know about quality?
Sec. 1442, Pg. 622, Lines 2-9 - To pay for the Quality Standards, government will transfer money from "qualified entities" (government Trust Funds) to other government Trust Funds. More Taxes.
Sec. 1442, Pg. 624, Lines 19-23 - Qualified Entities: "The Secretary shall ensure that the entity is a public, nonprofit or academic institution with technical expertise in the area of health quality measurement."
Sec. 1442, Pg. 623, Lines 5-10 - "Quality" measures shall be designed to assess outcomes and functional status of patients.
Sec. 1442, Pg. 623, Lines 15-17 - "Quality" measures shall be designed to profile you, including race, age, gender, place of residence, etc.
Sec. 1443, Pg. 628 - The government will give "Multi-Stake Holders" pre-rulemaking input into selection of "quality" measures.
Sec. 1443, Pg. 630-31, Lines 9-24, 1-9 - Those Multi-Stake Holder groups include unions and groups like ACORN deciding what constitutes quality.
Sec. 1444, Pg. 632, Lines 14-25 - The government may implement any "Quality measure" of HC services that bureaucrats see fit.
Sec. 1444, Pg. 632-333, Lines 14-25, 1-9 - The Secretary may issue nonendorsed "Quality Measures" for physician and dialysis services.
Sec. 1251 (beginning), Pg. 634 to 652 - "Physician Payments Sunshine Provision" - government wants to shine sunlight on Doctors but not government. "Reports on financial relationships between manufacturers and distributors . . . and between physicians and other health care entities."
Sec. 1501 (beginning), Pg. 659-670 - Doctors in Residency - government will tell you where your residency will be, thus where you'll live.
Sec. 1503 (beginning), Pg. 675-685 - Government will regulate hospitals in EVERY aspect of residency programs, including teaching hospitals.
Sec. 1601 (beginning), Pg. 685-699 - Increased funding to fight waste, fraud, and abuse. (Like the government with an $18 million website?)
Sec. 1619, Pg. 700-703 - If your part of HC plan isn't in the government's HC Exchange but you qualify for federal aid, you don't have to pay.
Sec. 1128G, Pg. 704-708 - If the Secretary determines there is a "significant risk of fraudulent activity," on HC provider or supplier, the government can do a background check.
Sec. 1632, Pg. 710, Lines 8-14 - The Secretary has broad powers to deny HC providers and suppliers admittance into HC Exchange. Your doctor could be thrown out of business.
Sec. 1637, Pg. 718-719 - ANY Doctor who orders durable medical equipment or home medical services is REQUIRED to be enrolled in, or eligible for, Medicare.
Sec. 1639, Pg. 721 - Government MANDATES that Doctors must have face-to-face with patient to certify patient for home health services.
Sec. 1639, Pg. 723-24, Lines 23-25, 1-5 - The same government certifications will apply to Medicaid and CHIP (Children's health plan: Your kids).
Sec. 1640, Pg. 723, Lines 16-22 - The government reserves right to apply face-to-face certification for patient to ANY other HC service.
Sec. 1651, Pg. 734, Lines 16-25 - Proposes, for law enforcement sake, that the Secretary of HHS will give Attorney General access to ALL medical data.
Sec. 1701 (beginning), Pg. 739-756 - The government sets guidelines for subsidizing the uninsured (and you have to pay for them).
Sec. 1704, Pg. 756-761 - The government will shift burden of payments to Disproportionate Share Hospitals (DSH) to states (your taxes).
Sec. 1711, Pg. 764 - The government will require preventative services - including vaccinations (no choice).
Sec. 1713, Pg. 768 - Government-determined Nurse Home Visitation Services (Hello union paybacks).
Sec. 1713, Pg. 768, Lines 3-5 - Nurse Home Visit Services - Service #1: "Improving maternal or child health and pregnancy outcomes or increasing birth intervals between pregnancies." Compulsory ABORTIONS?
Sec. 1713, Pg. 768, Lines 11-14 - Nurse Home Visit Services include determinations of economic self-sufficiency, employment advancement and school-readiness.
Sec. 1714, Pg. 769 - Federal government mandates eligibility for State Family Planning Services. Abortion and government control intertwined.
Sec. 1733, Pg. 788-798 - Government will set and mandate drug prices, therefore controlling which drugs are brought to market. (Goodbye innovation and private research.)
Sec. 1744, Pg. 796-799 - Establishes PAYMENTS for graduate medical education. The government will now control your doctor's education.
Sec.1751, Pg. 800 - The government will decide which Health Care conditions will be paid. Say "RATION!"
Sec. 1759, Pg. 809 - Billing Agents, clearinghouses, or other alternate payees are required to register. The government takes over private payment systems too.
Sec. 1801, Pg. 819-823 - The Government will identify individuals "likely to be ineligible" for subsidies. Will access all personal financial information.
Sec. 1802, Pg. 823-828 - Government sets up Comparative Effectiveness Research Trust Fund. Another bottomless tax pit.
Sec. 4375, Pg. 828-832, Lines 12-16 - Government will impose a fee on ALL private health insurance plans, including self-insured, to pay for Trust Fund!
Sec. 4377, Pg. 835, Lines 11-13 - Fees imposed by government for Trust Fund shall be treated as if they were taxes.
Sec. 440, Pg. 837-839 - The government will design and implement Home Visitation Program for families with young kids and families that are expecting children.
Sec. 1904, Pg. 843-844 - This Home Visitation Program includes the government coming into your house and teaching/telling you how to parent!
Sec. 2002, Pg. 858 - The government will establish a Public Health Fund at a cost of $88,800,000,000 (That's Billions).
Sec. 2201, Pg. 864 - The government will MANDATE the establishment of a National Health Service Corps. o Sec. 2201 - "Fulfillment of Obligated Service Requirement"
Sec. 2201, Pg. 864-875 - The NHS Corps is a program where Doctors perform mandatory HC for 2 years for partial loan repayment.
Sec. 2212, Pg. 875-891 - The government takes over the education of Medical students and Doctors through education and loans.
Sec. 340L, Pg. 897 - The government will establish a Public Health Workforce Corps to ensure an adequate supply of public health professionals.
Sec. 340L, Pg. 897 - The Public Health Workforce Corps shall consist of civilian employees of the United States as Secretary deems necessary.
Sec. 340L, Pg. 897 - The Public Health Workforce Corps shall consist of officers of Regular and Reserve Corps of Service.
Sec. 340M, Pg. 899 - The Public Health Workforce Corps includes veterinarians. Will animals have heath care too?
Sec. 2233, Pg. 909 - The government will develop, build and run Public Health Training Centers.
Sec. 2241, Pg. 912-913 - Government starts a HC affirmative action program under the guise of diversity scholarships.
Sec. 2251, Pg. 915 - Government MANDATES cultural and linguistic competency training for HC professionals.
Sec. 3111, Pg. 931 - The government will establish a Preventative and Wellness Trust fund, with initial cost of $30,800,000,000 (Billions more).
Sec. 3121, Pg. 934, Lines 21-22 - Government will identify specific goals and objectives for prevention and wellness activities. More control of your life.
Sec. 3121, Pg. 935, Lines 1-2 - The government will develop "Healthy People & National Public Health Performance Standards." They will tell us what to eat?
Sec. 3131, Pg. 942, Lines 22-25 - "Task Force on Community Preventive Services." More government? Under the Offices of Surgeon General, Public Health Services, Minority Health and Women's Health.
Sec. 3141, Pg. 949-979 - BIG GOVERNMENT core public health infrastructure includes workforce capacity, lab systems, health information systems, etc.
Sec. 2511, Pg. 992 - Government will establish school-based "health" clinics. Your children will be indoctrinated and your grandchildren may be aborted!
Sec. 399Z-1, Pg. 993 - School-Based Health Clinics will be integrated into the school environment.
Sec. 2521, Pg. 1000 - The government will establish a National Medical Device Registry. Will you be tracked?
The government has not refuted it. Here is the statement:
"This application provides access to the DOT CARS system. When logged on to the CARS system, your computer is considered a federal computer system and is the property of the United States Government.
"Any or all uses of this system and all files on this system may be intercepted, monitored, recorded, copied, audited, inspected, and disclosed to authorized CARS, DoT, and law enforcement personnel, as well as authorized officials of other agencies, both domestic and foreign."
It says that the government can maneuver around your computer and authorizes other agencies to do so as well.
There is a catch to every government program. Hope and change strikes again.
There are five countries that have a higher index of economic freedom than the United States. Here, in the order of their rating for economic liberty, are the Top Five: Hong Kong, Singapore, Australia, Ireland and New Zealand. When Lord Obama is finished with all of his scams, the US will be bumped farther down the list.
Delta is ready when you are, but you may get bumped there as well.
Quotes and Facts
Quote: "The glory days are coming to an end for the health insurance industry in our country. We all want bipartisanship...but you're either with the insurance companies or you're for something new." - Nancy Pelosi
Fact: This is similar phraseology as "either you are with us, or against us" comments that the Democrats used to complain about with George W. Bush. However, when a looter uses that it to demonize a private industry, it's OK. What's next? Concentration camps for insurance executives?
Two of Obama's economic heavyweights said middle-class taxes might have to go up to pare budget deficits or to pay for the proposed overhaul of health care.
What's one more broken campaign promise when you are Lord Obama.
Homeless people from across the country competed this weekend in the Street Soccer USA Cup with a team from San Francisco taking the title.
The top eight players in the tournament will represent the U.S. in the 48-nation Homeless World Cup, scheduled for September in Milan.
Are we spending money on this? Is this "helping" the homeless? How does a "homeless" team from San Francisco get to Washington to compete against a "homeless" team from Minneapolis? We're in a recession, we're losing six hundred thousand jobs a month, and we are flying "homeless people" around the world to play Homeless Soccer? Are we putting "homeless" in hotels with meals? After the tournament in Milan, do they go back to being "homeless" in their gutter?
Who would come up with this idea and for what purpose? This idiocy must be a government program.
It's open season on President Barack Obama.
Posters of the commander-in-chief, made to look like Heath Ledger's version of the Joker in "The Dark Knight," have started spreading throughout Los Angeles.
Under the portrait of the president is the word "socialism."
She went to college to boost her chances of finding a great job once she got out of school, but now that that hasn't happened, Trina Thompson wants her money back.
Thompson, a graduate of Monroe College, is suing her school for the $70,000 she spent on tuition because she hasn't found solid employment since receiving her bachelor's degree in April.
The business-oriented school in the Bronx didn't do enough to help her find a job, Thompson alleges, so she wants a refund.
Fact: It is the job of a college to provide education. What you do with that education is up to you. There are no guarantees in life.
Einstein is deployed at the DHS and is being rolled out to other U.S. agencies. Einstein 3 will also be able to read e-mail and other Internet traffic.
Do you still want government to control your healthcare?
The Government's drug rationing watchdog says "therapeutic" injections of steroids, such as cortisone, which are used to reduce inflammation, should no longer be offered to patients suffering from persistent lower back pain when the cause is not known.
Coming soon to you. Be prepared to live in pain when the Imperial Federal Government decides to cut your care.
"The federal government went bankrupt in one week in the used car business and now they want to run our health care system. I just think this is a great example of the stupidity that's coming out of Washington right now." - Senator Jim DeMint
Tax receipts are on pace to drop 18 percent this year, the biggest single-year decline since the Great Depression, while the federal deficit balloons to a record $1.8 trillion.
We have gone beyond the malaise of Jimmy Carter.
Harvard professor jokes about getting into college the kids of the police sergeant who arrested him if he doesn't arrest him again.
"I offered to get his kids into Harvard if he doesn't arrest me again," he said.
California attorney Orly Taitz, who has filed a number of lawsuits demanding proof of Barack Obama's eligibility to serve as president, has released a copy of what purports to be a Kenyan certification of birth and has filed a new motion in U.S. District Court for its authentication.
The document lists Obama's parents as Barack Hussein Obama and Stanley Ann Obama, formerly Stanley Ann Dunham, the birth date as Aug. 4, 1961, and the hospital of birth as Coast General Hospital in Mombasa, Kenya.
The boy bought toys while at Disney including a Pirates of the Caribbean sword, a light saber and a wooden gun. Transportation Safety Administration agents confiscated his toys because replica weapons are against the rules.
Safety or control? It is a government operation.
A 78-year-old Iowa woman is so tired of seeing President Obama on TV that she is selling her TV sets.
Deloris Nissen of Carroll claims in a $5.50 classified ad she placed in the paper that she is selling two TVs because she is tired of seeing "Obama on every channel and station."
The retired nurses' aide told the newspaper she could accept seeing Obama on TV from time to time, but that she believes he is overexposed.
The only reason this is working this well is it's essentially a tax cut. They're giving people their money back. What a concept.
Now this is only a $1 Billion program. Of course, the political hacks, as they usually do, underestimated the cost of the program (wait until you see the actual cost of government healthcare). To put this into perspective: A $1 billion government program is the equivalent of you trying to manage 50 cents in your pocket. And these political hacks can't handle it. Now, you have to wonder how these same people plan to control your health insurance and health care.
Good Morning America, consumer correspondent Elisabeth Leamy: "Some dealers are actually now making people sign something saying they will return their shiny new car if the government reneges on the deal."
Wait until this hits your healthcare. I can picture a requirement to sign a document before your government doctor performs any operation, like installing a pacemaker. You will have to sign and agree to return your pacemaker if the government later refuses to cover it. How comforting.
The bottom line is, our cars aren't clunkers; government programs are. The solution: a tax cut for everyone. Give the people who actually earned the money their money back and let them spend it as they choose. That will stimulate the economy, far better than any government program. Cash for Clunkers is proof of that.
Dodd is scheduled to undergo surgery during the Senate's August recess and said he expects to be back at work after a "brief recuperation" at home.
Will Senator Dodd Go to UK or Canada for Surgery? Since he can't trust his insurance "villains" and doctors in this country to do it right, where will he go for, in his opinion, better care. Will he set the example and head to Canada? Why get healthcare in the US if it is so horrible?
Police were called on a group of retirees who refused to leave Sen. Dianne Feinstein's West Los Angeles office until she talked to them about health care reform.
A spokeswoman for the 55- to 87-year-old activists said they arrived at Feinstein's office around noon and remained in her conference room more than six hours. Feinstein spokesman Gil Duran says staff offered the retirees an in-person meeting with the senator during a Los Angeles visit next week but that they demanded to speak with her immediately.
"Open" and "transparent" government continues. Aren't you glad you voted for "change?"
You'll be happy to know she's back in taxpayer-subsidized public housing. See her kicking back in pearls.
"Boston is my second home," she said. "(South Boston) is one of the most beautiful places I've ever lived in. People are very kind, and I'm enjoying the beaches."
Illegally enjoying the beaches I might add.
The National Endowment for the Arts may be spending some of the money it received from the Recovery and Reinvestment Act to fund nude simulated-sex dances, Saturday night "pervert" revues and the airing of pornographic horror films at art houses in San Francisco.
The NEA was given $80 million of the government's $787 billion economic stimulus bill to spread around to needy artists nationwide.
Some of the NEA's grants are spicing up more than the economy, including a $50,000 infusion for the Frameline film house, which recently screened Thundercrack, "the world's only underground kinky art porno horror film, complete with four men, three women and a gorilla."
Dutch pranksters in Amsterdam have dumped dozens of the tiny two-seater cars into the city's waterways.
A handsome, welcoming new border crossing has had its 21-foot-high yellow "United States" letters scrapped because crazy border people are afraid that the words "United States" will serve as an irresistible temptation for terrorists.
There you have it, we've just solved the terrorist threat. Who would have thought it was all about those offensive yellow signs. The terrorists are out there looking and thinking, "Oooh, here's a United States sign! Let's launch an attack!"
Is this woman gainfully employed? Notice that she said food is free. That would explain her appearance. DANGER! Your IQ will drop 40 points just watching this idiot.
Havana says there may be some 20bn barrels of oil of its coast but the US puts that estimate at five billion.
Everybody in the world can drill for oil but us. Meanwhile, you're waiting for all those green jobs to magically pop up as Lord Obama waves his hand.
Tax agency rejects Swedes' Michael Jackson naming tribute.
According to a report, for "sinful-food" taxes to change the way people eat, they may need to equal at least 10% to 30% of the cost of the food.
Are you going to have to get on a scale before you order your food at a restaurant? Or, are you going to have to go to an official government weigh in station and get your meal ticket that will determine how much in extra meal taxes you will pay?
If this passes, you are going to have a lot of fat guys sending skinny kids into fast food restaurants to buy food for them so they won't have to pay the extra fat tax. Then, to reciprocate, they can buy the kids a case of beer. I can see this happening. People tend to come up with clever ways to avoid paying excessive taxes. This is going to create a whole black market for food.
You are getting the "change" you voted for. It is all about control and the government will control what you eat.
By the state's accounting, a job is a job, whether it lasts three hours, three days, three months, or a lifetime.
Hire a kid to mow your lawn for a few hours. You just created a new job according to the government. And you did that without government stimulus money.
The jobless rate in the Detroit metropolitan area rose to 17.1% last month.
Yet Obama claims the recession is over.
The FBI's Multi-Billion "High-Tech Surveillance" Program.
Just 18% of adults think it's the government's job to tell Americans what kind of light bulb they use. Seventy-two percent (72%) say it's none of the government's business.
Where does it state in the constitution that the Imperial Federal Government has the authority to tell you how to illuminate your house?
Cambridge police officer Kelly King: "I was appalled. I know Jimmy. I have known him for more than 11 years with the Cambridge police. I knew him when he worked for Harvard. I know him to be a good police officer, a good man with character, and I knew these charges were bogus. There has been a tremendous rush to judgment. And I think the thing to be learned first and foremost from this is to look at all of the evidence, to consider all, to weigh all. I think Professor Gates has done a very good job of filling up a very effective smoke screen calling race into this. It had nothing to do with it."
When asked "Well, what about the president?" she replied: It's unfortunate. I supported him; I voted for him; I will not again.
The federal government will give $1 billion in grants to law enforcement agencies in every state to pay for the hiring and rehiring of law enforcement officers, Vice President Joe Biden and Attorney General Eric Holder announced.
What a coincidence. This happening just two days before Obama is going to have a beer with the snob professor and the police officer.
This is change? It sounds like old fashioned politics. Make a mistake; throw out a billion in cash to attempt to smooth the problem over.
New York City is buying one-way plane tickets for homeless families to leave the city, and dozens of the families have landed in Georgia and South Carolina.
Get yours now!
After many a disappointment with someone, and especially after a disaster, we may be able to look back at numerous clues that should have warned us that the person we trusted did not deserve our trust.
When that person is the President of the United States, the potential for disaster is virtually unlimited.
Many people are rightly worried about what this administration's reckless spending will do to the economy in our time and to our children and grandchildren, to whom a staggering national debt will be passed on. But if the worst that Barack Obama does is ruin the economy, I will breathe a sigh of relief.
A woman involved in a Weight Watchers demo at a Publix was arrested after shoplifting cupcakes and other items.
So much for Weight Watchers.
As I have said right along, Global Warming is a fraudulent scam.
House Judiciary Chairman John Conyers (D-Mich.): "What good is reading the bill if it's a thousand pages and you don't have two days and two lawyers to find out what it means after you read the bill?"
Sometimes it's just best to get out of their way and just let them go ahead and make fools of themselves. And these people in Washington are the Kings of All Fools.
What happened to "people have a right to know?" Apparently not this.
There's no reason to do any of this, ever, not in two weeks, not in two months, not in two years. There is no reason to ever enact a health care reform bill like this into law.
Why does nobody ever leave this country for healthcare and people from all over the world flock here for better healthcare?
The Obama administration, which was flying high a month ago after pushing through a climate change bill in the House, has since been dealt a series of setbacks and is struggling to regain its footing.
After the climate bill passed 219-212 on the afternoon of June 26, there was a feeling that the White House could get much of its agenda through Congress in 2009.
A month later, there are doubts that President Obama will even achieve his No. 1 priority of healthcare reform, much less cap-and-trade, immigration reform and a regulatory revamp of the financial sector.
Let's hope that August will be a more terrifying disaster for Obama. Freedom could survive yet.
I want doctors to make money. Frankly, I want them to make a lot of money. They don't have to make as much as Oprah, who made $275 million last year; or George Lucas, who made $170 million; or Stephen Spielberg, who made $150 million. Heck, both Tiger Woods and Madonna made $110 million last year .
The average doctor pay is less than what members of Congress make, and specialists make less an average that is not too much better, and that's before you factor in all the free food, travel, and outright graft that some members of Congress will be able to add.
If we keep talking about limiting doctor salaries, we might get people who really aren't that good, but they were willing to do the job at a discount.
I don't care if Oprah made $275 million last year or if Kobe Bryant brought down $45 million. But if a member of my family has a brain tumor, I don't want Oprah or Kobe doing the operation. I want the best neurosurgeon I can find, and I won't be looking for the low bidder or seeing if there is a coupon in the paper for 10% off the cost-I want someone who has worked real hard to know what he's doing and does it well. And if he's really, really good at it, he'll still only make about a penny for each dollar that Oprah makes.
I need a good doctor a lot more than I need Oprah. And I want my doctor to make a lot of money.
Virtually all changes in global atmospheric temperatures in the late 20th century were the result of nature rather than human activity, according to a new peer-reviewed study.
More proof that manmade global warming is a political fraud.
Michael Jackson wore a prosthetic nose, according to a report -- and it was missing from his surgically mangled face as he lay in an LA morgue.
Left behind was a small, dark hole surrounded by bits of cartilage, Rolling Stone magazine said, citing witnesses who saw the King of Pop's body on the autopsy table.
Jackson, who was notoriously shy about his appearance, wore the prosthetic to mask the effects of decades of plastic surgery.
Imagine, Michael Jackson's nose could be on eBay someday.
Governor Rick Perry, raising the specter of a showdown with the Obama administration, suggested Thursday that he would consider invoking states' rights protections under the 10th Amendment to resist the president's healthcare plan, which he said would be "disastrous" for Texas.
Should it pass, Perry predicted that Texas and a "number" of states might resist the federal health mandate.
Perry sad, "I'm certainly willing and ready for the fight if this administration continues to try to force their very expansive government philosophy down our collective throats."
Years of state and federal neglect have hobbled the nation's unemployment system just as a brutal recession has doubled the number of jobless Americans seeking aid.
In a program that values timeliness above all else, decisions involving more than a million applicants have been slowed, and hundreds of thousands of needy people have waited months for checks.
Unemployment is at nine-and-a-half percent and the government can't cut checks in a timely manner. And the political hacks want us to believe they can handle over 40 million people dumped into a health care insurance program.
Republicans are no longer allowed to use the words "government run health care" in the communications to their constituents.
This is a perfect illustration of the authoritarian or the statist.
Send this to your congressmen and senators.
"If I'm the president of the United States, I don't care how much pressure people want to put on it about race, I'm keeping my mouth shut."
"I was shocked to hear the president making this kind of statement," Cosby said referring to the president's remarks.
This marks the first time his overall approval rating has ever fallen below 50% among Likely Voters nationwide. The Rasmussen poll was the most accurate in predicting the final outcome of the 2008 presidential race.
"Why won't Barack Obama release publicly the long-form birth certificate he claims to have from the state of Hawaii?"
ATTENTION ALL BURGLARS
Especially those who live in Cambridge, Mass., the home of Harvard University and, not coincidentally, Professor Henry Louis Gates. Now, I don't endorse and don't think that it's cool to make your living breaking into peoples' houses and stealing their stuff. But, if that is the career path you have chosen, you might as well choose your targets wisely.
And do I have the house for you. The house is on Ware Street in Cambridge, MA. The owner and presumably sole occupant of the house is none other than esteemed Harvard Professor Henry Gates. I can almost promise you that if you decide to burglarize Mr. Gates' home, there isn't a Cambridge police officer who would respond to the call. You'll have virtually a free shot at all of the professor's stuff until he gets home. At that time you'll have to endure a screaming tirade that you are a "racist burglar."
Although, you'll probably be able to get away because you'll hear Professor Gates coming a mile away. They say he's rather loud.
Imagine getting a great photograph of your hunting partner shooting at a pheasant, then finding out it's illegal to possess that photo.
Imagine going to the video store to rent a copy of your favorite hunting show, only to find the shelves bare. When you ask the clerk where they are, he tells you that the films are now illegal and that you can't buy or rent them anymore.
This may sound like something out of 1984, but in United States v. Robert J. Stevens, the U.S. Supreme Court will decide this fall if photos like this one, or video that shows hunters shooting at game, violate a 1999 federal law (18 USC § 48) that bans depictions of animal cruelty.
If the law is upheld, it could mean unprecedented problems for the entire hunting, fishing and outdoor media industry.
The suit, by a group that promotes a meat-free diet, seeks to require cancer-risk labels on processed meats. Nutrition experts say foods that go along with the hot dog may be more dangerous.
We need to require a warning label on carrots as well. Everyone I know who died of cancer has eaten carrots. Carrots are dangerous!
A right is not a guarantee that the government (i.e., other people) will provide you something for free. We have the right to engage in religious expression, but that doesn't mean that the government pays for the construction of the church. We have the right to peacefully assemble, but the government doesn't promise to supply your transportation. You have the right to keep and bear arms, but don't expect the government to provide you with a free firearm and bullets. You have the right to free speech, but the government won't grant you free radio or TV air time.
How can you possibly be said to have a right to health care if the government can deny it?
OBAMA: "I don't think that we can make judgments based on people's spirit. That would be a pretty subjective decision to be making. I think we have to have rules that say that we are going to provide good, quality care for all people. End-of-life care is one of the most difficult sets of decisions that we're going to have to make. But understand that those decisions are already being made in one way or another. If they're not being made under Medicare and Medicaid, they're being made by private insurers. At least we can let doctors know and your mom know that, you know what, maybe this isn't going to help. Maybe you're better off not having the surgery but taking the painkiller."
Obama said they're going to be denying people all kinds of health care. It cannot be a right if they can take it from you. And the government will be taking it from you and they decide what is best for you.
Cool weather has broken a previous low temperature for July 21 in Nashville that was set when Rutherford B. Hayes was president.
When the temperature at the National Weather Service station dipped to 58 degrees at 5:30 a.m. on Tuesday, it wiped out the previous record low for the date of 60 degrees, which was set in 1877.
Nashville, Tennessee, is where Al Gore lives.
Fact: There isn't any global warming and there isn't a health care crisis, but Obama says he still has to raise taxes and take over the private sector to fix both of these evils, which are nonexistent problems.
Barney Frank Says Obama Cannot Be Reelected
OBAMA: "We have prevented, uh, thousands of layoffs in states all across the country. Are we where we need to be? Absolutely not. Would things be much worse if we had not put the recovery package in place? Absolutely."
FRANK : "No one has ever gotten reelected where the bumper sticker said, 'It Would Have Been Worse Without Me.' You can probably get tenure with that, but you can't win office."
Health care insurance, formerly called "medical insurance," is merely an instrument of neutralizing risk. Financial risk, not health risks. It was brought about by a need to insure a family's assets against a dreaded disease requiring care so expensive it would wipe that family out financially. As a strictly financial planning endeavor, the issue never seemed to be discussed in terms of being "a right." But "medical insurance" as a component of financial planning has morphed into "health care" as a right for everyone in the new political parlance.
And not only is the insurance a right, but the insurance should be "free" and it should cover everything from routine care visits to erectile dysfunction to ADHD to addadictomies. (Addadictomies are covered in San Francisco.) It is no more practical to have "health insurance" to pay for prescription drugs and routine doctor visits than it is to expect your auto insurance to pay for your oil changes and tire rotations.
A must-read from John Stossel.
It's crazy for a group of mere mortals to try to design 15 percent of the U.S. economy. It's even crazier to do it by August.
Let that sink in. A handful of people who probably never even ran a small business actually think they can reinvent the health care system.
Politicians and bureaucrats clearly have no idea how complicated markets are. Every day people make countless tradeoffs, in all areas of life, based on subjective value judgments and personal information as they delicately balance their interests, needs and wants. Who is in a better position than they to tailor those choices to best serve their purposes? Yet the politicians believe they can plan the medical market the way you plan a birthday party.
American Citizen 1: "Senator Cardin, I want to know, are you going to tell me, an individual, that I have to buy health care or else you're going to fine me $2,500 every year that I don't pay it?"
American Citizen 2: "It would be a cold day in hell before he socializes my country."
American Citizen 3: "If it's so good, why doesn't the Congress have to be on it?"
American Citizen 4: "Yeah, right!"
It is clear that voters know much more than government officials do about what's in the plan. And they don't like it.
OBAMA: "I don't think that we can make judgments based on people's spirit. That would be a pretty subjective decision to be making. I think we have to have rules that say that we are going to provide good, quality care for all people. End-of-life care is one of the most difficult sets of decisions that we're going to have to make. But understand that those decisions are already being made in one way or another. If they're not being made under Medicare and Medicaid, they're being made by private insurers. At least we can let doctors know and your mom know that, you know what, maybe this isn't going to help. Maybe you're better off not having the surgery but taking the painkiller."
Would we have said that to Senator Kennedy under the Obama health care plan? No. Senator Kennedy is exempt from Obamacare, as are all members of Congress. The health care plan congressmen and senators have is a smorgasbord of choices. And, do you know the government does not run those plans? Those are private plans. The government doesn't run the health care of elected officials in Washington. They're won't opt in to a government-run program. I wonder why.
Ted Kennedy is now 76. Average life expectancy in the United States is 78.06. For a man who has already reached 76, life expectancy is somewhat longer than average (since people who die younger lower the national average); for a wealthy white man it may be somewhat longer statistically; but for a man with diagnosed brain cancer it is correspondingly less. As far as the actuarial tables of the Nanny State are concerned, Kennedy is due to leave this life some time soon. The socialist State is not sentimental, at least when it comes to the lives of ordinary people like you and me.
Take two very different states: Wisconsin and New York. In Wisconsin, a family can buy a health-insurance plan for as little as $3,000 a year. The price for a basic family plan in the Empire State: $12,000. The difference has to do with how each state's insurance pools are regulated.
In New York State, political hacks have tried to run the health-insurance system from Albany, forcing insurers to deliver complex Cadillac plans to every subscriber for political reasons, thus driving up costs. Wisconsin's insurers are far freer to sell plans at prices consumers want.
What if the people who live in New York were allowed to buy their health insurance from a company in Wisconsin? Do you think the competitive pressures from the Wisconsin insurers just might drive the cost of insurance in New York down? Unfortunately, the New York political hacks will never let that happen. It's all about control and power.
Obama knows that the word "security" is much more important to the majority of Americans than the word "freedom." Get the right trigger word; like "change" for instance, and you can sell crap in a bag to most people.
What Barack Obama wants to do is promise people "security" so that they will buy his takeover of almost 20% of our economy and, thereby, become even more dependent on government. It has never been about healthcare, it has always been about control and power.
BARACK OBAMA! PUTTING THE Rx IN MARXISM!
House Democratic leaders and President Barack Obama say the "pay as you go" legislation could help impose fiscal discipline by instituting across-the-board spending cuts if the cost of new laws is not matched by increased revenues or cuts elsewhere in the budget.
They will find a way to confiscate more money. Here is the equation: Looters take from producers for the benefit of the moochers who vote for the looters.
As President Obama pushes for passage of his first major domestic policy change, some physicians are waging an all-out war against a health care reform bill they say amounts to nothing more than socialized medicine.
"There's no need to rush a bill through Congress," said Dr. Donald J. Palmisano, a leading surgeon and former president of the AMA who heads the physicians group Coalition to Protect Patients' Rights. "We don't get praise for getting out of the operation room quickly. We get praise for doing the right thing for the patients," he said.
Sputtering General Motors Co., just out of a quick drive through bankruptcy court, will soon be using its iconic Cadillac brand to sell a line of fragrance for men.
General Motors getting in the cologne business, rather than develop a better, super Cadillac.
This is what happens when Government runs business.
The minimum wage currently is $7.40 an hour.
In this economy? Are these people really that stupid?
Subject: Who am I?
I was born in one country, raised in another. My father was born in another country. I was not his only child. He fathered several children with numerous women.
I became very close to my mother, as my father showed no interest in me. My mother died at an early age from cancer.
Later in life, questions arose over my real name.
My birth records were sketchy and no one was able to produce a legitimate, reliable birth certificate.
I grew up practicing one faith but converted to Christianity, as it was widely accepted in my country, but I practiced non-traditional beliefs & didn't follow Christianity, except in the public eye under scrutiny.
I worked and lived among lower-class people as a young adult, disguising myself as someone who really cared about them.
That was before I decided it was time to get serious about my life and I embarked on a new career.
I wrote a book about my struggles growing up. It was clear to those who read my memoirs that I had difficulties accepting that my father abandoned me as a child.
I became active in local politics in my 30's then with help behind the scenes, I literally burst onto the scene as a candidate for national office in my 40s. They said I had a golden tongue and could talk anyone into anything. That reinforced my conceit.
I had a virtually non-existent resume, little work history, and no experience in leading a single organization. Yet I was a powerful speaker and citizens were drawn to me as though I were a magnet and they were small roofing tacks.
I drew incredibly large crowds during my public appearances. This bolstered my ego.
At first, my political campaign focused on my country's foreign policy...... I was very critical of my country in the last war and seized every opportunity to bash my country.
But what launched my rise to national prominence were my views on the country's economy. I pretended to have a really good plan on how we could do better and every poor person would be fed & housed for free.
I knew which group was responsible for getting us into this mess. It was the free market, banks & corporations. I decided to start making citizens hate them and if they were envious of others who did well, the plan was clinched tight.
I called mine "A People's Campaign" and that sounded good to all people.
I was the surprise candidate because I emerged from outside the traditional path of politics & was able to gain widespread popular support.
I knew that, if I merely offered the people 'hope' , together we could change our country and the world.
So, I started to make my speeches sound like they were on behalf of the downtrodden, poor, ignorant to include "persecuted minorities" like the Jews. My true views were not widely known & I needed to keep them unknown, until after I became my nation's leader.
I had to carefully guard reality, as anybody could have easily found out what I really believed, if they had simply read my writings and examined those people I associated with.
I'm glad they didn't. Then I became the most powerful man in the world. And the world learned the truth.
Who am I?
WHO WERE YOU THINKING OF?
He is tracking lower than Jimmy Carter. Obama is the tenth most popular president since polls were taken at this stage in his administration. He is tracking even lower than Jimmy Carter.
A world-renowned clinic that President Obama held up as an example of good medicine said the American people would be "losers" under the House's health care plan.
Minnesota's not-for-profit Mayo Clinic, which Mr. Obama has repeatedly hailed as offering top quality care at affordable costs, blasted the House Democrats' version of the health care plan.
Section 102 of the House health legislation would outlaw private insurance. When asked, "Is this true? Will people be able to keep their insurance and will insurers be able to write new policies even though H.R. 3200 is passed?" President Obama replied: "You know, I have to say that I am not familiar with the provision you are talking about."
This is a truly disturbing admission by the President, especially considering that later in the call, Obama promises yet again: "If you have health insurance, and you like it, and you have a doctor that you like, then you can keep it. Period." How can Obama keep making this promise if he is not familiar with the health legislation that is being written in Congress? Details matter.
Facts under the House health plan:
Approximately 103 million people would be covered under the new public plan and, as a consequence, about 83.4 million people would lose their private insurance. This would represent a 48.4 percent reduction in the number of people with private coverage.
About 88.1 million workers would see their current private, employer-sponsored health plan go away and would be shifted to the public plan.
Yearly premiums for the typical American with private coverage could go up by as much as $460 per privately-insured person, as a result of increased cost-shifting stemming from a public plan modeled on Medicare.
It is truly frightening that the President of the United States is pressuring Congress in an all-out media blitz to pass legislation that he flatly admits he has not read and is not familiar with. President Obama owes it to the American people to stop making promises about what his health plan will or will not do until he has read it.
President Obama on Monday extended by six months a task force charged with determining how terrorism suspects should be interrogated, held in custody or handed over to other countries, putting in jeopardy his promise to close the military detention facility at the U.S. Naval Base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, by January.
If Obama isn't smart enough to figure out what to do with 300 people in Guantanamo Bay, how can he figure out what the best health care plan is for every American? When cancer patients need treatment, will their care be delayed six months while Obama figures out what to do? Obama can't figure out what to do with the detention facility that is working fine. Guantanamo is working exactly as planned, prisoners are secured there as prisoners. He said he would remake Gitmo in one year and it would be perfect.
Yea, just like he's remaking America, remaking the economy and wants us to turn health care over to him so he can mismanage our medical treatment the way he mismanaged Gitmo and the budget. This guy has a real leadership plan. Delay, no transparency, setbacks, wasted money, more delay, more wasted money, more setbacks, more wasted money and more delay. Think about that when you are waiting for days to see a doctor.
I am beginning to think that this guy isn't smart enough to figure out how to close an umbrella.
This timeline presents the important aspects of Barack Obama's life, from birth to the present.
Congressman Russ Carnahan, D-Mo., held a small health care forum where he sang the praises of Obama-care and the savings the new health care legislation would create from the "efficiencies" of government. Isn't that an oxymoron? Carnahan got so carried away he even said the new health plan would "create a $6 billion surplus." This prediction was greeted with raucous laughter that lasted several minutes.
Congress is burning through the nation's community chest, spending trillions in tax dollars as if it were Monopoly money.
Statistic: The $4 trillion that Congress may spend by Sept. 30, the end of the fiscal year, breaks down to a daily outlay of $11 billion every 24 hours.
Everybody claims to be entitled to their share of the political plunder while they make their way to the government trough.
The Obama administration is delaying release of a congressionally mandated report on the nation's economic conditions, spawning speculation that it is trying to tamp down bad economic news to avoid further complicating the already fraught legislative debate over health care reform.
"The last time the president made grand promises and demanded passage of a bill before it could be reviewed, we ended up with the colossal stimulus failure and unemployment near 10 percent," said Sen. Jim DeMint. "Now the president wants Americans to trust him again, but he can't back up the utopian promises he's making about a government takeover of health care. He insists his health care plan won't add to our nation's deficit despite the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office saying exactly the opposite. And today we learn that the president is refusing to release a critical report on the state of our economy, which contains facts essential to this debate. What is he hiding?"
There are at least three inevitable results of this political grab for power:
Higher taxes and costs for everyone.
Rationing of health care.
A decrease in the quality of our health care.
Government Healthcare Facts
A new report by the Lewin Group (commissioned by the Heritage Foundation) finds that the House Democrats' health care bill would shift more than 83.4 million Americans from private health care coverage to the government plan. To put that in perspective, that would mean that nearly half (48.4 percent) would lose their private health coverage.
Currently, the top rate is 35 percent. But in his budget President Obama proposed raising the top two income tax rates from 33 and 35 percent to 36 and 39.6 percent. Families in the top 20 percent of income earners already pay 94% percent more income taxes than middle-income families. The new surtaxes would extend progressivity at the top of the income spectrum and raise the disparity in taxes paid between middle- and low-income families and high-earning families.
In the six highest-taxed states, Oregon (11 percent top income tax rate), Hawaii (11 percent), New Jersey (10.75 percent), New York (8.97 percent), California (10.55 percent), and Rhode Island (9.9 percent), the top rates would be higher than all but Denmark among OECD countries if the Obama plan and surtax become law.
Under these higher taxes, families and small businesses making over $350,000 in every state would face higher top rates than 21 OECD countries--including France, Italy, and Spain. Even the nine states with no state income tax at all would have higher rates than these social democracies that are typically regarded as countries with punitively high taxes. Taxpayers in all 41 states that do levy an income tax would pay a top rate that is higher than all but seven of the 30 OECD countries.
The Senate version of President Obama's government health care overhaul contains a mandate that all businesses provide their employees with health insurance or pay a fine, unless the business employs fewer than 25 people. Critics say the 25-employee benchmark could stifle small business growth by prompting companies to limit themselves to 24 employees.
The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee's health care legislation will give the Health and Human Services secretary the authority to develop "standards of measuring gender" -- as opposed to using the traditional "male" and "female" categories - in a database of all who apply or participate in government-run or government-supported health care plans.
More than a million small business owners and about two-thirds of the profits earned by U.S. small businesses would be hit by the income tax increase on the "rich" that House Democratic leaders want to enact to pay for the health-care reform plan President Obama wants passed this summer.
A survey by the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) found that 20 percent of its respondents would simply shut down if they were faced with this choice of being forced to offer health insurance. They couldn't afford it. One out of four said they would replace full-time workers with part-time workers in order to avoid having to pay anything.
According to the National Tax Foundation, the top total tax rate on Americans -- that is, state, local and federal taxes -- will top 50% in 39 states" if the Democrats pass their healthcare legislation.
So we can all keep our coverage, just as promised -- with, of course, exceptions: Those who currently have private individual coverage won't be able to change it. Nor will those who leave a company to work for themselves be free to buy individual plans from private carriers.
A quick review of the legislation shows that it calls for two new government agencies, three trust funds, three advisory panels, two task forces, a research center, a medical device registry, an ombudsman and many pilot and demonstration programs.
Hope and change? Watch the carnage.
The chairman of the Republican Party called President Barack Obama's plan to overhaul health care "socialism," accusing the president of conducting a risky experiment that will hurt the economy and force millions to drop their current coverage.
Mr. Steele is wrong. Under a socialist economic system, the government both owns and controls industry, financial institutions and business. General Motors is now a socialist enterprise, as is Citibank. But when the government merely controls private businesses without actually taking ownership the proper definition is "fascist." Obama, is comfortable with fascism, until he can turn it into socialism.
Democrats moved one step closer to giving free health insurance to the nation's estimated 12 million illegal aliens when they successfully defeated a Republican-backed amendment, offered by Rep. Dean Heller, R-Nev., that would have prevented illegal aliens from receiving government-subsidized health care under the proposed plan backed by House Democrats and President Barack Obama.
Illegal no longer means illegal in the minds of the political elite.
WHY OBAMA WON THE ELECTION: ICE CREAM
"We are worried about "the cow" when it is all about the "Ice Cream"
From a grade school teacher:
The most eye-opening civics lesson I ever had was while teaching third grade this year. The presidential election was heating up and some of the children showed an interest. I decided we would have an election for a class president.
We would choose our nominees. They would make campaign speeches and the class would vote.
To simplify the process, candidates were nominated by other class members. We discussed what kinds of characteristics these students should have. We got many nominations and from those, Jamie and Olivia were picked to run for the top spot.
The class had done a great job in their selections. Both candidates were good kids. I thought Jamie might have an advantage because he received parental support. I had never seen Olivia's mother.
The day arrived when they were to make their speeches. Jamie went first. He had specific ideas about how to make our class a better place. He ended by promising to do his very best. Everyone applauded and he sat down.
Now it was Olivia's turn to speak. Her speech was concise. She said, "If you will vote for me, I will give you ice cream." She sat down.
The class went wild. "Yes! Yes! We want ice cream."
She surely would say more. She did not have to. A discussion followed. How did she plan to pay for the ice cream? She wasn't sure. Would her parents buy it or would the class pay for it. She didn't know. The class really didn't care. All they were thinking about was ice cream.
Jamie was forgotten. Olivia won by a landslide.
Every time Barack Obama opened his mouth he promised ice cream and 52 percent of the people reacted like nine year olds. They wanted ice cream.
The other 48 percent know they're going to have to feed the cow and clean up the crap."
Remember, the government cannot give anything to anyone that they have not first taken away from someone else.
"I think the best way to fund it is for people like myself, who have been very lucky and are in the top -- not just 1 percent, but top half percent -- of the income ladder to pay a little bit more."
Lucky? Do you think that hard work has anything to do with becoming successful? Hey, somebody has to pay for Obama's ice cream.
Quote: "We Have to Go Spend Money to Keep From Going Bankrupt" - Joe Biden
Fact: Never in the history of humanity has anyone ever spent their way out of debt. Biden is truly clueless and economically ignorant.
The Contractor shall conduct two, 3-hour, Humor in the Workplace programs that will discuss the power of humor in the workplace.
Will this lead to a Humor Czar? First in line for that position would be Al Franken. Joe Biden, the gaffe master, is highly qualified as well.
Your tax dollars at work.
700 executives from the Social Security Administration went on a party junket to Phoenix. While Obama is telling everybody else in the world don't travel, you can't fly your plane to Vegas, those days are over, federal bureaucrats are filling the vacuum.
Social Security Administration Regional Commissioner for San Francisco, Peter Spencer said, "There is a tremendous amount of stress involved in the job that we do."
What stress? They don't have any competition from anybody. They run a monopoly. We have people in Washington who are treating the US Treasury as a personal piggy bank to go party.
Your tax dollars at work.
Biden: "To those who say that our economic decisions 'have not produced jobs, have not produced prosperity, and simply have not worked' I say, take a look around."
This idiot is actually inviting people to look at the devastation that has been wrought by his administration.
Cisco Systems has reduced its head count, which means its fired people at its Silicon Valley headquarters. Also, Harley-Davidson is cutting 1,000 more jobs as profits plummet.
Yes, take a look around.
You will have to go to Poland to find an auto plant that is hiring workers and earning a profit.
He doesn't think it's a bad idea to entertain adding a sterilant to drinking water, or implanting contraception capsules in all women, or making pregnant single women get married or have forced abortions.
The czars are free to do whatever they want to do. They work solely for Obama. He decides everything.
On Page 16 there is a provision making individual private medical insurance illegal. The provision would indeed outlaw individual private coverage. Under the Orwellian header of 'Protecting The Choice To Keep Current Coverage,' the 'Limitation On New Enrollment' section of the bill clearly states: 'Except as provided in this paragraph, the individual health insurance issuer offering such coverage does not enroll any individual in such coverage if the first effective date of coverage is on or after the first day' of the year the legislation becomes law.
After this bill becomes law, nobody in the insurance business can offer anybody and you can't buy private medical insurance. So we can all keep our coverage, just as promised -- with, of course, exceptions: Those who currently have private individual coverage won't be able to change it. Nor will those who leave a company to work for themselves be free to buy individual plans from private carriers. You will have to go to the public option.
We are endowed by our Creator with certain inalienable rights." You can't take these away. Rights can't be taken away. Life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness.
Where in our Constitution it is written that you have a right to a portion on someone else's life, in this case, it would be the service of providing medical care at the point of a gun.
The government will force or mandate you to take part in its plan, whether you want to or not. If you as an individual choose not to obtain health insurance, the federal government will seize 2.5% of your income. At the point of a gun, the federal government will seize your income.
Americans claim they want freedom. What a load of crap. Americans whine about their freedom to choose which sports team to root for or which Hollywood gossip magazine to purchase. But when freedom requires an ounce of personal responsibility, people immediately wipe their hands clean and want someone else to do it for them. The government is there to do things the people of this country no longer feel is their personal responsibility.
Who is going to pay for this? The achievers. The small business owners. If you are an individual earning income, you will be shouldering even more of the tax burden in order to pay for this government healthcare/redistribution scheme.
Political hacks want to ram this thing through the Congress as fast as possible. You see, the longer Americans have to really look into the details of this bill and begin to understand the consequences of this bill; the harder it will be to support it.
Then again, most Americans are sadly more obsessed with the next season of American Idol and the hoopla surrounding Michael Jackson, who by the way is still dead.
A quick-thinking 83-year-old Mableton man foiled a home invader's plans when he escaped bondage and shot the bandit.
"My wife never did want me to keep my gun loaded," he said. "But now she said she does."
The money - more than $800 million in subsidies were paid last year for low-income phone service across the country - comes from the Universal Service Fund, a tax on all telephone lines.
You have been forced to pay for this.
A local group was banned for handing out the U.S. Constitution from their float.
The parade organizing committee said, "We should have never let you people in the parade in the first place. You people are horrible."
Parade officials in Bristol have now banned the group from participating ever again.
President Barack Obama had just started a spirited defense of his economic stimulus plan when one of his teleprompter screens came loose, crashed to the floor and shattered into pieces.
The teleprompter couldn't take it anymore and ended its own life in a dramatic suicide.
Obama's teleprompter is now broken and completely useless, just like his economic plan.
"For the Statist, liberty is not a blessing but the enemy. It is not possible to achieve utopia if individuals are free to go their own way. The individual must be dehumanized and his nature delegitimized. Through persuasion, deception, and coercion, the individual must be subordinated to the state. He must abandon his own ambitions for the ambitions of the state. He must become reliant on and fearful of the state. His first duty must be to the state - not family, community and faith, all of which have the potential of threatening the state. Once dispirited, the individual can be molded by the state." - Mark Levin
North Korea's military is behind a series of cyber attacks against South Korean and U.S. websites that slowed or disabled access by saturating them with traffic.
The attacks on dozens of U.S. and South Korean government and business sites appeared to have all but ceased but have crippled hundreds of personal computers that had been turned into "zombies" when they were enlisted for the attacks.
Hon. James David Manning, PhD
It must be said, that like the breaking of a great dam, the American descent into Marxism is happening with breath taking speed, against the back drop of a passive, hapless sheeple.
We are being scolded by Russia.
Gore's call for "global governance" echoes former French President Jacques Chirac's call in 2000.
The environmental group Friends of the Earth advocated the transfer of money from rich to poor nations during the 2007 UN climate conference.
"A climate change response must have at its heart a redistribution of wealth and resources," said Emma Brindal, a climate justice campaigner coordinator for Friends of the Earth.
This is a government wealth confiscation scam.
Are you surprised? Time to pay back. This is "change"? Political kickbacks have always been considered business as usual.
The government has tens of billions of dollars left in the eye-popping $700 billion bank bailout fund created last fall.
Tax cheat Tim Geithner wants to keep your money in the program to provide "headroom" for "additional flexibility to Treasury in its efforts to stabilize the economy and build the foundation for long-term economic growth."
Barney Frank wants to use the dividends earned through interest owed by banks to go toward affordable housing programs.
This is not the government's money. This is money has been seized by the government from you, the taxpayers. Give the money back to the taxpayers, the people who actually earned the money.
Obama makes George W. Bush look like a genius.
If George W. Bush had made a joke at the expense of the Special Olympics, would you have approved?
If George W. Bush had given Tony Blair a set of inexpensive and useless (to Tony Blair's UK video formatting) DVDs, when Tony Blair had given him a thoughtful and historically significant gift, would you have approved?
If George W. Bush had given the Queen of England an iPod containing videos of his speeches, would you have approved?
If George W. Bush had bowed to the King of Saudi Arabia, would you have approved?
If George W. Bush had visited Austria and made reference to the non-existent "Austrian language," would you have brushed it off as a minor slip?
If George W. Bush had filled his cabinet and circle of advisers with people who cannot seem to keep current on their income taxes, would you have approved?
If George W. Bush had ordered the firing of the CEO of a major corporation, even though he had no constitutional authority to do so, would you have approved?
If George W. Bush had proposed to double the national debt, which had taken more than two centuries to accumulate, in one year, would you have approved?
If George W. Bush had then proposed to double the debt again within 10 years, would you have approved?
So, tell me again, what is it about Obama that makes him so brilliant and impressive?
Carol Browner, former Clinton administration EPA head and current Obama White House climate czar, instructed auto industry execs "to put nothing in writing, ever" regarding secret negotiations she orchestrated regarding a deal to increase federal Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards.
Obama's top-secret open government initiative at work.
"Change you can believe in."
She is the official Obama-appointed environmental boss of us.
Cap And Tax, the largest tax increase on the American people in the history of this Republic, is a political, money grabbing scam.
Sweeping healthcare legislation working its way through Congress is more than an effort to provide insurance to millions of Americans without coverage. Tucked within is a provision that could provide billions of dollars for walking paths, streetlights, jungle gyms, and even farmers' markets.
How does spending taxpayer funds on a jungle gym constitute health care spending? Only when government is in charge and political hacks have pork ridden votes to buy.
"We ought to have comprehensive sex education in our schools, from kindergarten through 12th grade," said Elders.
The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Thursday shows that 30% of the nation's voters now Strongly Approve of the way that Barack Obama is performing his role as President. Thirty-eight percent (38%) Strongly Disapprove giving Obama a Presidential Approval Index rating of -8.
Blame this honeymoon on the American Idol generation of voters who like this guy because he has a great bod and promised to raise taxes on the evil rich.
The Group of Eight industrialized nations joined with developing countries in agreeing Wednesday that average global temperatures shouldn't increase by more than 2 degrees Celsius in a significant new acknowledgement in the fight against global warming.
REALITY ALERT: There is nothing any politician on earth can do to set a limit on the increase or decrease in global temperatures. The forces of nature are going to have their way, and there's not much we're going to be able to do about it.
This is like your local weatherman declaring that he is going to stop the rain tomorrow.
The Global Warming Scam continues!
I thought that was supposed to be the focus of the first stimulus package.
Fresno, California will be given $1 million to dismantle tent cities and move residents into privately owned apartments.
A nonprofit in eastern Idaho hopes to apply its stimulus funds toward one-time payments for rent or mortgages to those on the verge of losing their homes.
Stockton, California plans to buy foreclosed houses and renovate them as affordable housing.
Franklin County, Pa., will use stimulus money to help families with back rent and utilities, moving costs, short-term storage and credit repair.
In Reading, Pa., a coalition for the homeless plans to provide short-term rent aid and landlord-tenant mediation to prevent evictions.
This is why they need another stimulus?
President Barack Obama promised to fix health care and trim the federal budget deficit, all without raising taxes on anyone but the wealthiest Americans. It's a promise he's already broken and will likely have to break again.
Unrealistic campaign promises were touted all last year and this is their first clue?
Out of nowhere, the six were attacked by dozens of teenage boys, who shouted ''This is our world'' and ''This is a black world."
Akron police are investigating. Right now, the case is not being classified as a racial hate crime.
There is absolutely no evidence of that, is there?
Ron Paul: The Fed Must Be Stopped
Here are answers to some key questions about the bill.
Would this bill stop climate change?
No. Even if it works exactly as planned -- delivering a 17 percent reduction in U.S. greenhouse gas emissions by 2020 compared with 2005 levels -- it might not slow down the rate of climate change by very much.
That is because emissions are a global problem: Greenhouse gases contribute to the Earth's warming whether they are emitted in China or in Chevy Chase. Even if the United States meets the legislation's goals for 2020, the world's total emissions would be reduced by about 3 percent, according to Energy Department projections.
What will all this change cost, and who will pay?
According to the Heritage Foundation, a conservative think tank, the cost would be much steeper: $11.78 per day in the coming decades. According to House Republicans, the costs would cripple the U.S. economy and drive American jobs to countries that do not have climate regulations.
The global warming - now climate change - scam continues.
Politicians around the world are looking for ways to get their hands on two things - power and money - all in the name of global warming. It happens that a new study has been released by the National Academy of Sciences which suggests that emissions targets should not be set for countries. They should be set for people!
They are using the same worthless phony computer models the hack scientists have been using for years to develop their fraudulent global warming narrative.
Don't laugh this off. Would you have thought one year ago that our government would now own General Motors and Citigroup, and that nationalization of our banks was imminent? We are now a country of government-educated idiots that can't see the dangers facing us.
House Ways and Means Committee members are likely to propose a surtax on high-income Americans to help pay for an overhaul of the health-care system, according to people familiar with the plan.
Are you beginning to get the picture here? Tax those who work hard and earn income to pay for those who don't.
Unemployment hit 9.5 percent in June, according to the Department of Labor, putting the figure 2.5 percent higher than the White House had predicted it would be if a government stimulus spending program went into place. Moreover, the new figure is nearly one percent higher than where the White House said it would be without any stimulus spending at all.
I have been telling you this for months.
That's change you can believe in?
Federal wage floor will rise to $7.25 an hour on July 24. Hike will be felt in 29 states. Can the job market handle it?
This is a definite way to lose more jobs in this country.
Colin Powell, one of President Obama's most prominent Republican supporters, expressed concern Friday that the president's ambitious blitz of costly initiatives may be enlarging the size of government and the federal debt too much.
"I'm concerned at the number of programs that are being presented, the bills associated with these programs and the additional government that will be needed to execute them," Mr. Powell said in an excerpt of an interview with CNN's John King.
It took him this long to realize this?
America may be in the midst of a deep recession, and the nation may be facing unprecedented deficit spending and debt, but the White House will not reveal the cost to taxpayers of the European vacation that first lady Michelle Obama and the president's two daughters, Malia and Sasha, took last month.
Openness and transparency turns to cover-up and deceit.
This person has no idea what they are voting for.
Well now. Our economy is really lunging forward, isn't it? What a ride! Are you holding on?
We're billions of dollars further in debt (trillions?) and the economy is still stagnant. TARP, the stimulus bill, massive debts our children and grandchildren will have to pay .. and what has this all brought us? Banks aren't lending, businesses aren't hiring - let along expanding - and consumers aren't buying. Oh, to be sure, the malls are crowded. Turn up the thermostats and see how long that lasts. Those aren't shoppers, they're just your neighbors trying to stay cool while watching the latest absurd teen fashion and freak shows.
In the meantime step outside and smell the stimulus. It's really doing the job, isn't it? Yup. Government always knows best especially when it comes to spending our money.
The people who made this decision will stand for reelection next year. You will look at the 435 members of the U.S. House of Representatives and tell yourself that 434 of those rascals just have to go. Every one except yours. The rascals know this. They're not worried.
Barack Obama on May 23, 2009: "We are out of money."
Steve Scully of C-SPAN: "You know, the numbers, $1.7 trillion debt, a national deficit of $11 trillion. At what point do we run out of money?"
The first stimulus failed and he wants to pour more of our money into another folly.
"Insanity: Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results." - Albert Einstein
Albert Einstein was right.
Rep. Joe Barton mentioned it was unprecedented to have such a mechanism (allowing bill-writers to insert language to be determined after the law was approved) in a bill up for final passage.
Barney Frank explained that the placeholder in the cap and trade bill apparently will deal with regulations of financial derivatives market associated with reducing carbon emissions.
Let's vote now and make up the details later. That seems to be the philosophy of the political hacks in Washington.
A single mega-colony of ants has colonized much of the world. Argentine ants living in vast numbers across Europe, the US and Japan belong to the same inter-related colony, and will refuse to fight one another.
Japanese researchers monitoring the activity of giant jellyfish in Chinese waters are warning of a potentially historic and catastrophic invasion this year.
The ants are going to rule on land, the jellyfish are going to rule in the water. We are surrounded.
" most rejected the bill because they rejected the whole notion that we have to do something about greenhouse gases. And as I watched the deniers make their arguments, I couldn't help thinking that I was watching a form of treason -- treason against the planet. To fully appreciate the irresponsibility and immorality of climate-change denial, you need to know about the grim turn taken by the latest climate research."
Is he referring to the latest climate research that Comrade Obama silenced?
There you have it, if you are against the climate change, cap-and-trade legislation, you are immoral. These political hacks certainly have a high opinion of their fraudulent cause.
Welcome to Gambia. Land of sun, sea, sand and a president who cures Aids. But only on Thursdays.
Asthma sufferers can also be cured, but only on a Saturday.
John Stossel is telling his own network "Give me a break!" after it pulled his health-case insurance segment off the air to give more time to the death of Michael Jackson.
A team of university scientists have claimed that the future of automotive hydrogen storage lies in birds, or, to be precise - chickens. It has been estimated that it would currently take a 75-gallon capacity chicken feather tank to power a car for around 300 miles.
This means that more food will be taken away from the food supply.
Where is PETA on this one?
Mitchell Taylor, who has studied the animals for 30 years, was told his views "are extremely unhelpful." He is barred from participating in the global warming conference.
Al Gore, to promote his global warming scam, claims that the polar bears are dying off. The polar bear population has actually doubled in the last 50 years.
So, the polar bear expert has been forced to shut up and go away, leaving Al Gore as the official global warming polar bear expert.
A woman bought four brand-new weapons; they found out about it and went to take them away.
Soon they will find a way to dispose of the Second Amendment, and then they can confiscate guns like FDR confiscated gold in 1933.
Michael Jackson's Individuality
Michael Jackson was as weird as he could be but he was profoundly, because of his weirdness, an individual. He wasn't a group member; he defined individuality. Whether you like his style or not, you have to admit that he was not afraid to be an individual, which more closely aligns him with the individualistic thinking of our founding fathers than the anti-individual group mentality attitude associated with Barack Obama.
New-vehicle sales in June fell 28% from a year earlier.
The automobile companies are being run by the government. What do you expect?
They secured the vote of one Ohioan, veteran Democratic Representative Marcy Kaptur of Toledo, the old-fashioned way. They gave her what she wanted; $3.5 billion in taxpayer money.
If they paid $3.5 billion for one vote from Marcy Kaptur, how much did it cost to get other recalcitrant members of Congress to go along with this farce?
Cap and Tax Bill Details
Every new home will have to meet California's building codes.
Upon enactment, this bill will demand a 30% increase in energy efficiency for new construction.
Two years after the bill is enacted, it will require an additional 50% improvement in energy efficiency.
The bill imposes new mandatory regulations and civil penalties for homebuilders. If your state refuses to accept the stringent and costly California building codes, the federal government may assess penalties.
The bill allows for "consensus-based" codes to supplant those outlined in the bill. Translation: As soon as you've invested your hard-earned money to comply with the bill's mandates, the rug could get pulled from underneath you on a political whim.
All home sales are conditioned upon an energy audit and a new energy rating assessment and energy labeling program for your home that's outlined in the bill. Your home will be subjected to a new energy rating assessment and energy labeling program that will penalize you for older windows, original fixtures, and dated appliances. Before you can sell the property you will have to modernize it, according to Comrade Obama's standards, with the proper kind of windows and drains, even update that old microwave oven that's not energy efficient, or you may not be able to sell the house until you make these improvements. As a result, the value of your home will plummet.
It's all about power. These are people who seek power for reasons other than to serve. They seek to rule.
The Minnesota Supreme Court ordered that Democrat Al Franken be certified as the winner of the state's long-running Senate race.
This is just like Iran where Ahmadinejad got more votes after the recount.
Climate Change: A suppressed EPA study says old U.N. data ignore the decline in global temperatures and other inconvenient truths. Was the report kept under wraps to influence the vote on the cap-and-trade bill?
The EPA official, Al McGartland, said in an e-mail message to a staff researcher on March 17: "The administrator and the administration has decided to move forward... and your comments do not help the legal or policy case for this decision."
This guy was told don't talk about it and they threatened his job. Thuganomics strikes again.
This was supposed to be the most transparent administration ever. Yet as the House of Representatives prepared to vote on the Waxman-Markey bill, the largest tax increase in U.S. history on 100% of Americans, an attempt was made to suppress a study shredding supporters' arguments.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D.-Calif.) will not give the public a week to review the final text of a health-care reform bill before it is voted on later this year.
This despite the fact that Lord Obama promised that all legislation will be up for five days on one of his websites where everybody could read it. We are dealing with extreme statist autocrats and they don't care what Obama promised.
Canada does not have the capacity to deal with the demand for neo-natal intensive care for premature births, the single-payer system sent the critically ill child to the United States for treatment.
ObamaCare: Coming soon to a healthcare facility near you.
Obesity Magazine, who would subscribe to this? This is one magazine that, if you read it, it would be for the articles as you would probably not want to look at the pictures. Can you imagine the centerfold? That's too scary for me.
Not a single Democrat lawmaker stood during the Pledge.
He didn't waste any time making a commercial plug at his first appearance, only three days after his son's death.
This guy is loaded with class, all of it low.
"We felt it was nice to recognize a valedictorian, but those other kids were so close," said James Spanbauer, head of Niagara Falls High School.
And we wonder why kids graduating from government schools are not prepared for the real world. In the real world, close only counts in horse shoes and hand grenades.
Government school idiocy strikes again!
So said the Speaker of California's Assembly in an interview published at the Los Angeles Times.
If you dare to speak out against the state, you are now a terrorist. The thought police will be at your door soon to escort you to the reeducation camp.
Lord Obama continues to set new records. Is that "hope and change" kicking in yet?
Eight British embassy employees in Tehran have been arrested in a sharp escalation of the diplomatic row between Iran and the UK.
Obama is Carter II.
Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann told the Washington Times that she and her family will not be fully filling out the 2010 census forms.
Bachmann, a Republican, said her family will only be indicating the number of people in the household, because "the Constitution doesn't require any information beyond that."
She is correct!
The House of Representatives paused during debate on a climate change bill today to rise for a moment of silence in tribute to singer Michael Jackson.
Did they do the same thing for Farrah Fawcett, Ed McMahon, Johnny Carson, or any number of other notable celebrities?
A couple arrested on domestic assault charges Sunday had an unusual choice of alleged weaponry -- Cheetos.
We might need to look into legislation to control the possession of Cheetos.
Supporting this is somehow doing the "right thing?"
If a tree falls in Brazil, it will, in fact, be heard in the U.S. - at least if a little-noticed provision in the pending climate-change bill in Congress becomes law. The law will pay companies billions of dollars not to chop down trees around the world, as a way to reduce global warming.
If We Were Serious About Global Warming
If we were serious about global warming, we would find a way to accurately measure the temperature in the earth's troposphere, which is supposed to be warming at a rate greater than that of the earth's surface.
If we were serious about global warming, we would care that of the 1,221 temperature measuring stations in the United States, only 11% meet ideal specifications, and are free from factors that interfere with taking accurate temperature readings.
If we were serious about global warming, our legislators would pass a climate bill that actually did something about the climate.
If we were serious about global warming, the years of overwhelming propaganda from politicians and the media alike would have resulted in a society that cares more about the health of the environment than they do about their portable music devices.
If we were serious about global warming, our eco-friendly cars would actually be...you know...eco-friendly.
If we were serious about global warming, we'd have a series of televised debates on the issue, outlining the facts and the science, then leave it to the American people to decide if it really is an issue, and what to do about it.
We don't care about accurately measuring the temperature. We don't care that our "solutions" do nothing to combat the problem. We don't care enough to sacrifice even our most inessential modern comforts. And no one is really willing to convince us that we should.
Global Warming continues to be a politically motivated scam.
Around 1.2 million years ago, a shift in global climate began that caused a change in the timing of the alternating warm and cold periods-called interglacials and glacials-that have persisted during the Pleistocene Ice Age. Prior to that time, ice age glacial periods lasted about 40,000 years but since ~700,000 years ago ice-age cycles have lasted for around 100,000 years.
CO2 is not a pollutant. On the contrary, carbon dioxide makes crops and forests grow faster.
CO2 is merely a trace atmospheric gas.
Added CO2 increments have less effect. The effect of additional carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is limited because CO2 absorbs only certain wavelengths of radiant energy. As the radiation in that particular wavelength band is used up, the amount left for absorption by more of the gas is reduced.
Anthropogenic warming hasn't happened. If greenhouse gases were responsible for global temperature increases in recent decades, atmospheric physics require that higher levels of our atmosphere would show greater warming than lower levels. This did not happen during the 1978-1998 period of 0.3 degrees Celsius warming.
Warming precedes CO2 increases. A full 900,000 years of ice core temperature records and carbon dioxide content records show CO2 increases follow increases in Earth's temperature instead of leading them.
Gross Negligence at the Federal Reserve. First-term (anti-bailout candidate) Democrat Alan Grayson questions Elizabeth Coleman, Inspector General of the Federal Reserve. The issue is oversight of the Fed's ever-expanding balance sheet.
A New Hampshire woman has settled with the RIAA. Mavis Roy was accused of downloading. She said she didn't own a computer. She won't pay anything.
The lovesick governor has his e-mails published.
A Romanian teen died while using Twitter. She was using her laptop in the bathtub. She was electrocuted when she accidentally dropped the laptop into the water.
As the U.S. Office of Personnel Management notes, Members of Congress "enjoy the widest selection of health plans in the country." According to page 114 of the Kennedy bill, a similar array of choices would not be available to other Americans in the future. Instead, they would be shunted into health insurance plans under the straightjacket of whatever the government decides is a "basic" plan.
Why would they want to be exempt from such a wonderful plan?
Obama talked around the issue. He said that when it comes to his family, he "always wants them to get the very best of care."
Translation: What's good enough for you is not good enough for Obama.
The Imperial Federal Government Will Decide If You Deserve Medical Treatment.
Audience member Jane Sturm: "My mother is now over 105. But at 100, the doctors said to her, 'I can't do anything more unless you have a pacemaker.' I said, 'Go for it.' She said, 'Go for it.' But the specialist said, 'No, she's too old.' But when the other specialist saw her and saw her joy of life, he said, 'I'm going for it.' That was over five years ago. My question to you is: Outside the medical criteria for prolonging life for somebody who is elderly, is there any consideration that can be given for a certain spirit, a certain joy of living, a quality of life, or is it just a medical cutoff at a certain age?"
Obama: "I don't think that we can make judgments based on people's 'spirit.' Uh, that would be, uh, a pretty subjective decision to be making. I think we have to have rules that, uh, say that, uh, we are going to provide good quality care for all people. End-of-life care is one of the most difficult sets of decisions that we're going to have to make. But understand that those decisions are already being made in one way or another. If they're not being made under Medicare and Medicaid, they're being made by private insurers. At least we can let doctors know -- and your mom know -- that you know what, maybe this isn't going to help. Maybe you're better off, uhh, not having the surgery, but, uhh, taking the painkiller."
Translation: "Your mother should have died five years ago, lady. She would have been better off taking that painkiller."
Obama says we "have to have rules." Obama is the President, not a king or a ruler. He and his rules should not be deciding whether you get necessary surgery or just a painkiller because you are too old and need to just go home and die.
This is your healthcare future with Obamacare. If you are old, take your painkillers and go home to die.
The plunder continues.
With summer upon us, how many green vacationers' fancies will turn to thoughts of nudism?
Going without clothes on beaches and other vacation spots is commonly called naturism - a description that implies helping the planet, as some practitioners claim to be doing.
I don't care how these nut jobs claim this will help the planet, I don't want to see Nancy Pelosi naked.
Quality of Medical Care to Decline Under Obama Plan
OBAMA: "What I've suggested is is that we have a -- a commission that helps -- made up of doctors, made up of experts, that helps set best practices."
The doctors and experts will be paid for by Obama. The doctors and experts are going to be dependent on Obama for their income. So of course they're going to have to follow the orders of the all powerful Lord Comrade Obama. You're going to get a board full of bureaucrats deciding what medical care that you get. And it's not going to be based on the quality of care. It's going to be based on what they think it is worth spending on you. If they think you're not worth spending enough government money on to find out what's wrong with you, they won't. If they don't think you're worth spending enough money on to cure, then they're not going to give you the treatment that you need. The Imperial Federal Government will be playing doctor.
OBAMA: "I have to tell you that this is an area where people have made some pretty compelling arguments to me, that if we want to have a system that drives down costs for everybody, then we've gotta have healthier people not opt out of the system. I think my thinking on the issue of mandates has evolved."
Comrade Obama has "evolved" on mandates. There will be fines for individuals who choose not to sign up for mandated government health care.
Here is a logical question: Will Obama's health care plan work as well as his stimulus plan? The "hope and change" doesn't seem to be working with the economy.
Barney Frank and New York Representative Anthony Weiner have sent a letter to the heads of Fannie and Freddie exhorting them to lower lending standards for condo buyers.
For the second time he wants the banks to relax condo loan rules while more and more foreclosures are taking place, and all the while Barney Frank and Chris Dodd deny that they had anything to do with the existing problem! They must think the voters are idiots. Well, perhaps they are as they did vote for these political hacks who now want to offer more of what got us in trouble in the first place.
Marxist agents in the media are always attacking Congresswoman Bachmann's patriotism.
They have called her "dangerous and crazy"; this is a tactic that was used to silence anyone that dissented communism in the Soviet Union. They were eventually arrested, exiled to Siberia, imprisoned, re-educated and drugged.
This is the "change" that is coming.
He has resigned his position as chair of the Republican Governor's Association.
"I've let down a lot of people, and that's the bottom line," he said.
At the end of his political career, will there be a Mark Sanford Library and Massage Parlor? I believe Clinton has one.
A mother is out of jail after being charged with leaving her 4-month-old twins locked in a hot car in 90 degree weather while she shopped at a Wal-Mart.
Global Warming strikes again!
Graduating midshipmen of the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis are being told in writing to leave at home or in their vehicles all "ceremonial swords" and anything else "that might be considered a weapon or a threat by screeners" for Friday's outdoor commencement ceremonies featuring an address by President Barack Obama.
Is Comrade Obama paranoid?
Newsflash: The monkeys aren't coming.
Chinese decided they don't want to send the monkeys.
This is California. They claim to be broke but spent $7.4 million on monkeys that are not showing up. What happened to the firefighters and the teachers? In the minds of government hacks, the monkeys were apparently more important.
President Obama tried to rekindle some of campaign enthusiasm that swept him into office last November. Obama said those "here in Washington who've grown accustomed to sky-is-falling prognoses and the certainties that we cannot get this done, I have to repeat and revive an old saying we had from the campaign: 'Yes, we can.'"
I have a few more that you probably won't hear:
"Yes we can" make the dumb masses react positively to another focus-group based sloganeering campaign.
"Yes we can" take control of another 20% of the American economy.
"Yes we can" gain even more control over you by controlling your access to health care.
"Yes we can" ration health care.
"Yes we can" stifle innovation in health care for the rest of time.
"Yes we can" create long waiting lines for seeing a specialist.
"Yes we can" make it seem as if there are only two MRI units in the entire nation.
"Yes we can" successfully ignore the private sector's role in health care.
"Yes we can" help to bury the people who die because their access to health care was limited due to their age.
"Yes we can" run your health care like we've run Social Security and Medicaid.
"Yes we can" fool most of the people in this country most of the time.
Up next: The slogan "Change we can believe in."
Here are the details:
The results are clear: Since 1970 - even without the prescription drug benefit - Medicare's costs have risen 34% more, per patient, than the combined costs of all health care in America apart from Medicare and Medicaid, the vast majority of which is purchased through the private sector.
Since 1970, the per-patient costs of all health care apart from Medicare and Medicaid have risen from $364 to $7,119, while Medicare's per-patient costs have risen from $368 to $9,634. Medicare's costs have risen $2,511 more per patient.
This healthcare issue isn't about your health or making it more affordable, it is all about increasing the power of political hacks.
Two Dutch brothers were caught on Google Street View mugging a 14-year-old. The victim alerted police to the photo. One brother confessed.
She's been ordered to pay $1.92 million or $80,000 each for 24 songs.
Z and Vielpunkt, two male Humboldt penguins at Germany's Bremerhaven Zoo, are the proud new parents of a healthy penguin chick.
We take you to the town of Amherst in the Peoples' Republic of Massachusetts.
They have a July 4th parade. The parade is privately run so by law, the group can limit who participates.
If someone wants to carry a political sign they need to meet with parade committee officials to ensure that it keeps within the spirit of the parade.
"There's no question they didn't want political signs." But Select Board chairwoman Stephanie J. O'Keeffe said "they are willing to work with people."
Translation: If you have a political sign that projects a political position that the committee agrees with, you can march in the parade.
This certainly isn't the spirit of the 4th of July and the principles on which our country was founded.
We have 300 million Americans. Subtract the 45 million - 15 percent of us - with no health insurance. That leaves 255 million Americans, or 85 percent, with it.
Larry Elder cites his 26-year-old nephew who buys all the latest gadgets but doesn't want to spend $100 a month on insurance. Many people simply view health insurance as "a low priority." Nearly half of the 45 million fall in the category of his 26-year-old nephew. He smokes cigarettes, dates, eats out, goes to movies and, like all young people, lives through his cell phone. With a slight change in priorities, he could afford health insurance, the cost of which at his age and health starts at about $100 a month.
Where is the crisis? There is no crisis.
A Florida city has written common sense into its employee dress code: Wear underwear to work.
How are they going to check on underwear? It would seem that to prove you're wearing underwear you would have to wear it outside your normal attire which is also against the regulations. So, how are they going to police this?
Idiocy in Florida government strikes again.
A Brooksville, FL woman showed her displeasure with neighbors by walking around her yard with no clothes on, showing everything until she was finally arrested.
I guess she doesn't work for the city.
We're surrounded by wireless gizmos -- cell phones, cordless phones, Wi-Fi networks -- day and night and at home and at work. But did you know the FCC can enter your home whenever it would care to in order to inspect all that gear? And they don't need a search warrant to do so.
The original act that allowed the searches dates back to 1934 and its constitutionality has never been seriously tested in courts -- and the world of wireless is a far different beast than it was when only the occasional citizen owned a CB or a ham radio and wanted to broadcast from his car or apartment. Now, just about everything we use on a daily basis is seemingly subject to regulation by the FCC.
We cleared a $1 trillion deficit in 2007, a $5 TRILLION deficit in 2008 and are on course to clear a $9 TRILLION deficit this year.
The US has a MAJOR debt problem. Including future social security and Medicare expenses we owe $65 TRILLION. Because we live in a world in which the words, "billion" get thrown around with too much ease, I'd like to put that number into perspective.
Let's say you have a stack of $1,000 bills. $1 million would be a stack eight inches high. $1 billion would be a stack 800 feet high (think the Washington Monument). And $1 trillion would be a stack 142 miles high. Total US debt, if laid on its side, would be a stack of $1,000 stretching more than 1/3 of the way around the earth.
The US monetary base has doubled in the last year. We owe $65 trillion in liabilities. The US government could tax every company and every American 100% of their annual incomes AND NOT PAY THIS OFF. The Feds will have to inflate this mess away. And they've got a master money printer Ben Bernanke overseeing this situation.
This accurately depicts your "hope and change."
Lawmakers say they want to determine whether "exclusivity agreements" between mobile handset makers and wireless carriers "are restricting consumer choice."
Why is this a concern of the government? There are many cell phone carriers thus presenting an abundance of consumer choices.
One thing is certain: If government gets involved, look for your costs to increase and quality of service to decline.
On May 21, a judge of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California dismissed a complaint filed by a woman who said she had purchased "Cap'n Crunch with Crunch Berries" because she believed it contained real fruit. The plaintiff, Janine Sugawara, alleged that she had only recently learned to her dismay that said "berries" were in fact simply brightly-colored cereal balls, and that although the product did contain some strawberry fruit concentrate, it was not otherwise redeemed by fruit. She sued, on behalf of herself and all similarly situated consumers, some of whom may believe that there are fields somewhere in our land thronged by crunchberry bushes.
This woman probably believes in the Crunchberry Beast as well.
Remember, these idiots vote.
Here is the solution to these types of frivolous lawsuits: A loser pays system.
Industrial production tumbled a larger-than-expected 1.1 percent in May as the recession crimped demand for a wide range of manufactured goods including cars, machinery and household appliances.
How is that Obama hope and change working for you?
U.S. credit card defaults rose to record highs in May, with a steep deterioration of Bank of America Corp's lending portfolio, in another sign that consumers remain under severe stress.
And we have Biden running around saying, "Well, we all guessed wrong on the stimulus." Guessed wrong? The Messiah and his Vice-President are guessing? Obama told us he had all the answers. He promised the country! He didn't tell us he was guessing.
Are they guessing wrong with socialized medicine? Are they guessing wrong on cap and trade?
How is that Obama stimulus working for you? Hope and change?
The Obama administration's stimulus program is fraught with waste and incompetence -- evidenced by a turtle crossing in northern Florida that will cost more than $3 million and a snafu in which thousands of Social Security checks went out to people who had died.
The Obama administration will propose the most significant new regulation of the financial industry since the Great Depression.
Despite President Obama's pledge to introduce a new era of transparency to Washington, and despite two rulings by a federal judge that the records are public.
He got booed.
Kennedy's health-care bill would cost $1 trillion over a decade. Obama outlined a series of steps to lower current costs and raise taxes to pay for an overhaul of the health care system. His actions would realize almost $1 billion over the next 10 years in cost reductions.
More proof that Obama is economically ignorant.
Nearly 700,000 people called a federal hot line this week, confused about the nationwide switch from analog to digital TV broadcasts that occurred Friday.
Remember, these idiots vote.
"Everyone guessed wrong at the time the estimate was made..."
No, not everyone, Joe; just the people whom you relied upon to give you estimates that you wanted to hear, rather than those based on reality.
Look for this to happen with their healthcare estimates as well.
In Washington, they don't care about the costs, either human or monetary. They care about the power, nothing more. Power is the motivating factor behind government health care. These politicians know that when they control your healthcare they control you. All too many Americans are eager to give themselves to the government in return for healthcare. How sad.
The tax would be automatic, regardless of whether there was personal use.
The IRS is weighing a proposal to deem one-quarter of employees' use of work cell phones as personal use and therefore subject to tax as a fringe benefit.
The Looter-In-Chief strikes again.
Our solar system has a potentially violent future. New computer simulations reveal a slight chance that a disruption of planetary orbits could lead to a collision of Earth with Mercury, Mars or Venus in the next few billion years.
Throwing orange peels, coffee grounds and grease-stained pizza boxes in the trash will be against the law in San Francisco, and could even lead to a fine.
The legislation calls for every residence and business in the city to have three separate color-coded bins for waste: blue for recycling, green for compost and black for trash. Failing to properly sort your refuse could result in a fine.
"Grease-stained pizza boxes?" What if your pizza box is not-grease stained?
He was axed following a probe into misuse of federal grants by a nonprofit education group headed by an Obama supporter.
It looks like the letter and spirit of the law Congress passed last year to try to safeguard the independence of Inspectors General from the heavy hand of the executive branch that it's supposed to oversee might have been circumvented.
The Obama administration fired the inspector general of AmeriCorps overnight, and in the process, broke the law.
Miranda rights come from the 1966 Supreme Court ruling Miranda v. Arizona. They are a way to protect a suspect's Fifth Amendment right to avoid self-incrimination.
These Miranda right do not apply to combatants. However, if the world is certain that Islamic terrorist goons have Geneva rights, let's provide them with those rights. Under the Geneva Convention, enemy combatants dressed in civilian clothes can be summarily executed. No Miranda rights are necessary. "You have the right to stand up against this wall. We have the right to put a slug in you. Stand by for your rights."
In his speech last week in Cairo, President Obama proclaimed he was a "student of history." But despite Barack Obama's image as an Ivy League-educated intellectual, he lacks historical competency, in areas of both facts and interpretation.
This first became apparent during the presidential campaign. Candidate Obama proclaimed then that during World War II his great-uncle had helped liberate Auschwitz, and that his grandfather knew fellow American troops that had entered Auschwitz and Treblinka.
Both are impossible. The Americans didn't free either Nazi death camp.
With over 1,300 companies selling health insurance plans, it's hard to make the argument that more competition is needed? Government-run health insurance would simply kill the private insurance market and force the majority of Americans onto the government plan.
Obama is not trying to ruin our economy. He is trying to change it to a government based economy because he believes that government is great and the solution for everything. This doesn't make him bad, it just makes him wrong.
U.S. household wealth fell in the first quarter by $1.3 trillion, extending the biggest slump on record, as home and stock prices dropped.
Net worth for households and non-profit groups decreased to $50.4 trillion, the lowest level since 2004.
No more "light" cigarettes or candy-flavored smokes. Bigger, scarier warning labels. Fewer ads featuring sexy young smokers.
The Senate overwhelmingly passed legislation that for the first time would bring down the full force of the government's regulatory hammer on the tobacco industry.
New York legislator joins NOW, Palin in condemning comic's vile joke about governor's young daughter.
They fired Don Imus and his joke wasn't prewritten on cue cards.
What's the Difference Between God and Obama?
They actually have something in common.
What do Obama and God have in common?
Neither has a birth certificate.
How do they differ?
God does not think he's Obama.
God gives you freedom to live your life as you choose.
God's plan to save us is actually written down for people to read.
Footprints of president's own history either vanish or remain covered up.
While nearly 400,000 concerned citizens demand President Obama present his elusive "long-form" birth certificate, more than a dozen other documents remain unreleased or otherwise blocked from the public eye.
Numerous documents which have yet to be surrendered include the following.
Obama kindergarten records.
Punahou School records.
Occidental College records.
Columbia University records.
Harvard Law School records.
University of Chicago scholarly articles.
So much for "transparency."
Edward E. Whitacre Jr. built AT&T Inc. into the biggest U.S. provider of telephone service over a 43-year-career. By his own admission, he becomes chairman of General Motors Corp. knowing nothing about the auto industry.
WHITACRE: "I don't know anything about cars. I do know about business and I know about big business. And, you know, employees and all that sort of thing."
This sounds like the solid business philosophy of government.
They voted for this guy and it's not going to be long before the full impact on the US economy will be understood.
By the way, where is all of the screaming similar to what was going on in the media when the "evil" George Bush was in the White House and prices went through the roof?
China has issued a sweeping directive requiring all personal computers sold in the country to include sophisticated software that can filter out what the government deems to be "unhealthy information" from the Internet.
Coming soon to the United States of America.
A stroke patient has died after an ambulance driver allegedly refused to work beyond his shift and clocked off part-way through a 999 journey.
The driver was 15 minutes over time when he diverted to his depot instead of carrying on direct to the hospital.
This is what happens when you deal with government workers. It's only a matter of time before this "quality" of healthcare comes to your town.
Read what a Canadian doctor has to say about the Canadian healthcare system.
Governments always ration care by making you wait. That can be deadly.
Everyone in Canada is covered by a "single payer" -- the government. But Canadians wait for practically any procedure or diagnostic test or specialist consultation in the public system.
It's not news that the Democrats want to tax things like soda and beer to help pay for the massive national health care entitlements they're proposing. And critics of those taxes have routinely pointed out how these taxes are little more than an attempt to control how we live our lives.
Now the Democrats are actually referring to the taxes as "lifestyle taxes." Which is a blatant admission of what the real intent here. Government control.
I told you this was coming. Where does "lifestyle" stop and necessity begin?
You worry a lot about the environment and do everything you can to reduce your carbon footprint -- the emissions of greenhouse gases that drive dangerous climate change.
So you always prefer to take the train or the bus rather than a plane, and avoid using a car whenever you can, faithful to the belief that this inflicts less harm to the planet.
Well, there could be a nasty surprise in store for you, for taking public transport may not be as green as you automatically think, says a new US study.
Its authors point out an array of factors that are often unknown to the public.
These are hidden or displaced emissions that ramp up the simple "tailpipe" tally, which is based on how much carbon is spewed out by the fossil fuels used to make a trip.
Rather than take light rail, it is probably less carbon damaging to drive your SUV into town.
The emissions of greenhouse gas that drives dangerous climate change is a hoax. It's factually incorrect. There are so many hoaxes out there. These green jobs Obama talks about and green technology. Your SUV is probably less damaging than public transportation.
A new analysis predicts that low-income families will receive hundreds of dollars a year to help pay higher energy bills if Congress enacts the first-ever limits on the gases blamed for global warming.
The department's inspector general recently released the results of an audit showing that the DOE has failed to run its own computer systems in an environmentally responsible manner.
Incompetence of government strikes again!
In New Haven, CT government officials thought it would be a good idea to issue ID cards to everyone, including illegal immigrants. Two days after the law goes into effect, federal agents conduct a raid and catch four illegal immigrants. The court says that the constitutional rights of these illegal immigrants have been violated.
What rights? They are illegal.
With all the chaos going on in California, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger is calling on more radical proposals to come out to help fix the tax system. Reports indicate that he would like to propose a 15 percent straight tax.
He said straight tax, so maybe homosexuals don't have to pay any taxes. You never know. It's California and he is the Governator.
There is a solution that would eliminate ALL income taxes. It's called the Fair Tax.
This should keep the American Idol mentality crowd excited for a while.
The government is continuing to encroach on freedoms more and more in the name of climate change. Case in point: An ordinance that went into effect June 1 stating if you sell your home in Austin, Texas and you fail to get a clean energy "green" audit, you will likely face criminal charges.
Coming soon to your home and city.
The Obama administration plans to appoint a "Special Master for Compensation" (Pay Czar) to ensure that companies receiving federal bailout funds are abiding by executive-pay guidelines.
How long will it be before the government needs to appoint a Czar Czar to monitor all of the czars?
More government is never the solution.
Microsoft Corp. Chief Executive Officer Steven Ballmer said the world's largest software company would move some employees offshore if Congress enacts President Barack Obama's plans to impose higher taxes on U.S. companies' foreign profits.
"It makes U.S. jobs more expensive," Ballmer said in an interview. "We're better off taking lots of people and moving them out of the U.S. as opposed to keeping them inside the U.S."
Obama is causing us to lose US jobs, and Microsoft is saying so. Be aware that Comrade Obama has plans for an economic Berlin Wall. Any jobs caught trying to climb over the wall will be shot.
As Wal-Mart Stores Inc. opens about 150 new or expanded stores in the U.S. in 2009, the company expects to hire about 22,000 people for new positions.
Those positions include plenty of cashiers and stock clerks, but the world's largest retailer will also be adding store managers, pharmacists and personnel workers.
The IRS is working on new rules that could require paid tax preparers to be licensed in hopes of reducing mistakes and combating fraud.
As if preparing your taxes every year isn't arduous enough as it is, the government now wants to become even more involved in the process. Here is another complication to the processes of the looting by our Imperial Federal Government.
Keep in mind that IRS employees can't even do tax returns right, so who are they going to unearth to figure out whether private sector preparers can do it right or not?
This means added costs to you the taxpayers. Tax preparers are going to have to spend money to meet the government requirements, and that money will be passed down to you, the taxpayers.
Public records show the University of Idaho is paying a Minnesota consultant who spends less than two weeks a month on the Moscow campus $112,500 to serve as its "chief inspiration officer."
For any of you who are interested in reading it. Or, you can continue watching your American Idol reruns.
The brains of gay men resemble those of straight women, according to research being published Tuesday that provides more evidence of the role of biology in sexual orientation.
Can you believe people actually study this stuff?
General Motors Corp. took a key step toward its downsizing, striking a tentative deal to sell its Hummer brand to a Chinese manufacturer.
China's Sichuan Tengzhong Heavy Industrial Machinery Co. said that it reached an agreement to acquire the brand from GM for an undisclosed amount.
Will it make any difference to 'global warming' if Hummers are polluting in China as opposed to here in the U.S.? Don't answer that; just drink more green Kool-aid.
Moore blames GM for homelessness, alcohol abuse and divorce in his hometown in Michigan.
Sloth Moore also suggested the Obama administration launch into a massive socialization of U.S. industry to build 'green' autos and bullet trains.
To pay for it all, he suggests a $2 per gallon federal tax.
So, when the price of gas increases due to taxes, blame Michael Moore and Comrade Obama, and their ilk. Remember, you will end up paying for their schemes one way or the other.
The Obama administration's bankruptcy bailout of General Motors Corp. Monday is the latest in a series of unprecedented government takeovers of private companies that some critics fear could lead to the Europeanization of the U.S. economy.
"You've got government bureaucrats who are making decisions about what kind of car models are going to be produced, which plants are to be closed and how many dealerships to eliminate. You have in effect central planning of this industry. Karl Marx must be smiling today," said Phil Kerpen, policy director of Americans for Prosperity, a free-market think tank. "We've never seen this level of government control of the economy in peace time history."
No he doesn't! If he lived on a budget, he would stay home just like he is telling everyone else to do. "We must all sacrifice." Let's see Obama sacrifice and not take these personal junkets.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg thinks President Barack Obama's date night in New York last weekend was just peachy.
Would a reasonable person, in a time of recession, spend almost one fourth of their annual income on a date night for dinner and a show?
Why are "we the people" paying for Comrade Obama to gallivant around on non-government business?
Florida Rep. Alcee Hastings spent $24,730 in taxpayer money last year to lease a 2008 luxury Lexus hybrid sedan.
Ohio Rep. Michael Turner expensed a $1,435 digital camera.
Eni Faleomavaega, the House delegate from American Samoa, bought two 46-inch Sony TVs.
Rep. Howard Berman expensed $84,000 worth of personalized calendars for his constituents.
Rep. William Jefferson, a Louisiana Democrat, spent $2,793 on a Panasonic Toughbook laptop, which is marketed to the military, in September, about three months before he lost his re-election bid in a December runoff. A lawyer for Mr. Jefferson, who is facing an unrelated federal bribery trial, declined to comment.
House members get a government expense allowance of $1.3 million to $1.9 million a year. Senators get $2.9 million to $4.5 million.
When do these political hacks start to "sacrifice?"
Obama's cybersecurity plans are under fire. Some say the reporting isn't detailed enough. Others claim the coordinator will have too little power, and too many supervisors.
The saying "all chiefs and no Indians" comes to mind. Everybody wants to be a "supervisor." That's government's playbook, especially when there are political favors to return and more votes to purchase in upcoming elections.
The Commencement Speech - Neal Boortz
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Keeping an eye on your credit report is your first step to protecting yourself.
Federal law grants you a free credit report each year. Each of the three major credit reporting agencies must provide one.
Request your free reports at AnnualCreditReport.com or call 1-877-322-8228. Be sure you go to the correct site. Other sites use the word Free in their names. This business seems to thrive on confusion. For free reports mandated by Congress, you want AnnualCreditReport.com, period.
You can also freeze your credit report. A credit freeze prevents thieves from opening new lines of credit.
New creditors can't access your credit report. So, they are less likely to issue credit to a thief.
Plan carefully if you freeze your credit. You can't apply for new credit with a freeze in place. And limits cannot be increased on existing accounts.
Credit freezes can be lifted, either temporarily or permanently. It may take three days or longer to lift a freeze.
You must freeze your credit with each of the three major agencies. In most cases, you will pay $10 to freeze your credit. This depends upon your state of residence. Some states limit freezes to seven years.
There is also a charge for lifting a freeze permanently. Again, this is usually $10.
Things are different if you can prove that your identity was stolen. Fees for credit freezes and removals are generally waived. The freeze lasts seven years or until you request removal.
The U.S. military is using Twitter and Facebook to roll out news. It's targeting those who look outside mainstream media for news.
Temperatures are expected to fall into the mid-to-low 30s overnight, and a hard frost is likely as temperatures in colder areas approach freezing.
It must be all that global warming.
The Massachusetts Teachers Association offers professional development like "Lessons through Balloon Twisting" where each participant can learn to make at least two different balloon animals. Another like "Easy Tie-Dye" will "awe your friends and family" by creating a "groovy tie-dyed T-shirt."
These are the people you put in charge of educating your children.
"It must be said, that like the breaking of a great dam, the American decent into Marxism is happening with breath taking speed, against the back drop of a passive, hapless sheeple, excuse me dear reader, I meant people."
Rodina, the author, says that the American population was "dumbed down through a politicized and substandard education system based on pop culture."
This from the Russian Newspaper Pravda.
Elections have consequences.
An international panel of experts led by NOAA and sponsored by NASA has released a new prediction for the next solar cycle. Solar Cycle 24 will peak, they say, in May 2013 with a below-average number of sunspots.
The earth has been cooling for the past eight years. Yet, somehow the anti-capitalist environmentalist political hacks don't seem to believe that decreasing or increasing solar activity can have anything to do with the temperatures of the earth. That's OK; teachers can now make balloon animals in Massachusetts.
It is not every 31-year-old who, in a first government job, finds himself dismantling General Motors and rewriting the rules of American capitalism.
But that, in short, is the job description for Brian Deese, a not-quite graduate of Yale Law School who had never set foot in an automotive assembly plant until he took on his nearly unseen role in remaking the American automotive industry.
Obama has appointed a 31-year-old young man who has never been in the automobile business to be responsible for dismantling the company and putting it back together as a functioning enterprise under the Looter-In-Chief Obama's tutelage. All the while Obama says he's not running the company.
How is this guy qualified to dismantle and put back together General Motors? Nationalizing companies, raising taxes on hard working Americans and regulating banks is not the answer.
By the way, I wonder if he ever learned to make balloon animals at Yale Law School.
It supposedly cost 24 grand. "We all have to sacrifice." Obama and Michelle don't, but he is the Messiah.
Whereas, Comrade Obama bashes CEO's for flying privately, shouldn't he be spending a little less of our money on a date night?
Obama just threw away his ban on lobbyists in his administration. You can now bring lobbyists back to the Obama administration.
Yet another campaign promise in the dumpster. Where's the "change?"
Georgia Secretary of State Karen Handel presented her proposal to comb through state databases to detect ineligible voters who may not be U.S. citizens. The US Justice Department has rejected that program. The US Justice Department said you can't discriminate against illegals and you can't discriminate against the dead.
The State of Georgia has been told by the US justice department that it cannot purge its voting rolls of illegals and people who are dead. You can't let all those illegal votes go to waste.
"I'm sick and tired of people who say that if you debate and disagree with this administration, somehow you're not patriotic. We need to stand up and say we're Americans, and we have the right to debate and disagree with any administration." - Hillary Clinton
The very word "secrecy" is repugnant in a free and open society; and we are as a people inherently and historically opposed to secret societies, to secret oaths and to secret proceedings. We decided long ago that the dangers of excessive and unwarranted concealment of pertinent facts far outweighed the dangers which are cited to justify it. Even today, there is little value in opposing the threat of a closed society by imitating its arbitrary restrictions. Even today, there is little value in insuring the survival of our nation if our traditions do not survive with it. And there is very grave danger that an announced need for increased security will be seized upon by those anxious to expand its meaning to the very limits of official censorship and concealment. - President John F. Kennedy, April 27, 1961
Debbie McLucas is one of four hospital supervisors at Kindred Hospital in Mansfield. Last week, she hung a three-by-five foot American flag in the office she shares with the other supervisors.
When McLucas came to work Friday, her boss told her another supervisor had found her flag offensive. "I was just totally speechless. I was like, 'You're kidding me,'" McLucas said.
Fed up with Washington's involvement in everything from land use to gun control to education spending, states across the country are fighting back against what they say is the federal government's growing intrusion on their rights.
At least 35 states have introduced legislation this year asserting their power under the Tenth Amendment to regulate all matters not specifically delegated to the federal government by the Constitution.
With budget deficits soaring and the economically ignorant President Obama pushing a trillion-dollar-plus expansion of health coverage, some Washington policymakers are taking a fresh look at a money-making idea long considered politically taboo: a national sales tax.
Political hacks in Washington are considering the idea of a national sales tax. Not the FairTax. This is an additional tax on top of what you already pay. So much for another broken Obama promise of not raising taxes on 95% of US citizens.
Federal tax revenue plunged $138 billion, or 34%, in April vs. a year ago - the biggest April drop since 1981. Income tax revenue dropped 44% from a year ago.
Not to worry, the Imperial Federal Government will establish other methods to get more money out of you.
After the wind blows down the teleprompter of Vice President Biden at the Air Force Academy graduation he joked "what am I going to tell the President when I tell him his teleprompter is broken? What will he do then?"
You know it's bad when your own Vice President makes fun of your dependency on teleprompters.
North Korea threatened military action Wednesday against U.S. and South Korean warships plying the waters near the Koreas' disputed maritime border, raising the specter of a naval clash just days after the regime's underground nuclear test.
How will Obama handle this? He can ask the UN to write another stern letter.
UK police are on the verge of a huge surveillance coup which will make 1984's telescreens look as dumb and benevolent as a corner-store CCTV rig. Britain's network of spy-cameras includes a fleet of Automatic Number Plate Recognition cams which read around 10 million license plates a day.
Innocent people such as John Catt, for example. An anti-war demonstrator who has never been convicted of any crime, Catt was pulled by cops and "threatened under the Terrorist Act" after his car was marked for surveillance by the system. Catt is over 65 years old.
"Show me your papers!"
Homeland Security and the FBI are behind the effort to indoctrinate and train the Boy Scouts to become tomorrow's Gestapo. "Our end goal is to create more agents," said April McKee, a senior Border Patrol agent.
Is this the literal creation of Hitler-Jugend style youth brigades designed to act as the front line for eventual programs of mass internment and gun confiscation in the advent of a national emergency?
In Nazi Germany, the Hitler Youth succeeded the Boy Scout movement. Hitler Youth training was militarized in comparison to the Boy Scout network, which was largely based around education. Boys aged fourteen and upwards, as well as a separate branch aged 10-14, were trained at preparatory schools to become future Nazi leaders. At its height in 1940, and after it had become mandatory to join, the Hitler Youth boasted no less than 8 million members.
Many are unready for the upcoming digital television transition. So, the government is subsidizing services to help owners set up their equipment.
Where is it in the Constitution that the government is responsible for paying for upgrades in technology? I don't remember anyone getting free CDs when cassettes were overtaken by digital media.
President Obama is expected to announce that he will create a "cyber czar," a senior White House official who will have broad authority to develop strategy to protect the nation's government-run and private computer networks.
Schwarzenegger to cut 5,000 state jobs, deport illegals from prisons.
The California Citizens Compensation Commission voted to slash pay for the governor, legislators and statewide officeholders by 18 percent.
Thomas Jefferson said that we need a revolution every 20 years or so. We are long overdue.
Digital Billboards Erect Across America Demanding Obama To Show Birth Certificate!
Scientists have developed a battery that keeps its charge with air. The batteries are smaller and lighter than traditional ones. They also last 10 times longer.
The cells are charged in a traditional way but as power is used or 'discharged' an open mesh section of battery draws in oxygen from the surrounding air.
This oxygen reacts with a porous carbon component inside the battery, which creates more energy and helps to continually 'charge' the cell as it is being discharged.
By replacing the traditional chemical constituent, lithium cobalt oxide, with porous carbon and oxygen drawn from the air, the cell is much lighter than current batteries.
Drive holds Social Security numbers, addresses of White House employees.
An external hard drive that's believed to contain nearly 1TB of data -- some of it sensitive information -- from the Clinton Administration is missing from the U.S. National Archives and Recording Administration (NARA).
And some people still want the Imperial Federal Government to control their healthcare and other aspects of their lives. How unsecure is that?
Wisconsin police can attach GPS to cars to secretly track anybody's movements without obtaining search warrants. The court said police can mount GPS on cars to track people without violating their constitutional rights -- even if the drivers aren't suspects.
A ninth grade history project at a high school in Pueblo was supposed to teach students about terrorism, but instead it outraged parents.
Gini Fischer says her daughter came home Thursday saying she had two minutes to come up with a plot for an act of terrorism.
District 70 Superintendent Dr. Dan Lere said if a student, "actually did illustrate an act of terrorism that they might commit, let's say against the school, we've expelled students for that."
How about firing an obviously incompetent teacher?
Instead on having an auto industry that is owned by the unions or the government or a combination of the two, with the government telling the auto companies what kind of cars to build, let's implement a sure fire business, non-government plan.
First: Cancel the contract with UAW.
Second: Let Chrysler build whatever it wants to meet customer demand. Translation: no café standards. Build jeeps, Dodge Ram pickup trucks and Dodge Charger automobiles. Build them and sell them. The café standards do not apply. If Americans want to buy jeeps and muscle cars and pickups, then make jeeps and muscle cars and pickups. You will sell them all without government.
Chrysler would become one of the world's leading auto makers and leave the other car manufacturers in the dust.
Alternatively, there is absolutely no hope for GM or Chrysler as long as the unions and the government have a powerful voice in these organizations.
Despotic politicians depend on the ignorance of the American people to work their schemes and protect their positions of privilege and power. This hasn't "changed."
The aunt of the perpetrator is speaking out. She said, "He was a soft-spoken, gentle person who would do anything for anyone. Dave was super-smart, athletic, and a devoted friend."
It's always the same old story. Someone attempts to commit a crime. The potential victim has a gun and the criminal gets dispatched to his eternal celestial dirt nap. Next, the criminal's relative steps forward to tell us that "he was a soft-spoken, gentle person."
The USA state of Montana has signed into power a revolutionary gun law. I mean REVOLUTIONARY. The State of Montana has defied the federal government and their gun laws.
The fed now either takes them on and risks them saying the federal agents have no right to violate their state gun laws and arrest the federal agents that try to enforce the federal firearms acts. Montana could go to voting for secession from the union.
Governor Deval Patrick's free wheels for welfare recipients program is revving up despite the stalled economy, as the keys to donated cars loaded with state-funded insurance, repairs and even AAA membership are handed out.
Your tax dollars at work, or not really at work. Welfare is the antithesis of work.
British researchers, studying discarded hard drives, found it.
Up next: Your government controlled healthcare records to be auctioned on EBay.
Governor Deval Patrick (D) filed legislation that would severely curtail the rights of gun owners in the Commonwealth.
Among other things, this bill would:
Limit firearm purchases to one per 30-day period;
Require the private transfer of all firearms to be conducted through a federally licensed firearms dealer, and;
Allow the Colonel of the Department of State Police to destroy surrendered firearms instead of auctioning them for sale.
The bill entitled, "An Act to Reduce Firearm Violence," is in essence a repeat performance of Chapter 180 of the Acts of 1998. If you don't remember, Chapter 180 of the Acts of 1998 created some of the most confusing and ill-advised set of gun laws in the country. The vast majority of those new laws attacked lawful gun owners and did little, if anything, to address violent crime. Since enactment, the only result has been an 85% decrease in the number of lawfully licensed gun owners in Massachusetts and a dramatic increase in crime.
A Texas man lost $2,000 in a Nigerian Internet scam. However, the crime did not occur over the Internet. The man was approached by the scammer at a grocery store.
Government and Taxes
By Chet Motyka
Chet writes his legislators with a brilliant analysis to remind them about the principles of fiscal responsibility.
"The most terrifying words in the English language are: I'm from the government and I'm here to help." - Ronald Reagan
"I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them." - Thomas Jefferson
"Government is like a baby: An alimentary canal with a big appetite at one end and no sense of responsibility at the other." - Ronald Reagan
How would Lieutenant Columbo handle this?
Ah . . Sorry to bother you Mr. Obama, Sir.
Excuse me Mr. Obama, I mean President Obama, Sir. Um . . I know you're busy, and important and stuff. I mean running the county is very important and -- ah -- I hate to bother you Sir. I will only take a minute. Ok Sir?
See, I have these missing pieces that are holding me up, and I was wondering Sir, if you could take time out of your busy schedule and help me out. You know, no big deal, just some loose ends and things.
Hey, you have a nice place here! The wife sees houses like this on TV all the time and says boy she wishes she had digs like this you know? Is that painting real? Really? Wow. I saw something like that in a museum once!
Oh, sorry Sir. I didn't mean to get off the track. So if you could just help me out a minute and give me some details, I will get right out of your way. I want to close this case and maybe take the wife to Coney Island or something. Ever been to Coney Island Sir? No? I didn't think so... Well, listen, anyway, I can't seem to get some information I need to wrap this up. These things seem to either be "Not released" or "Not available." I'm sure it's just an oversight or glitch or something, so if you could you tell me where these things are -- I -- I have them written down here somewhere -- oh wait. Sorry about the smears. It was raining out. I'll just read it to you.
Could you please help me find these things Sir?
1. Occidental College records -- Not released
2. Columbia College records -- Not released
3. Columbia Thesis paper -- "Not available"
4. Harvard College records -- Not released
5. Selective Service Registration -- Not released
6. Medical records -- Not released
7. Illinois State Senate schedule -- Not available
8. Your Illinois State Senate records -- Not available
9. Law practice client list -- Not released
10. Certified Copy of original Birth certificate -- Not released
11. Embossed, signed paper Certification of Live Birth -- Not released
12. Record of your baptism -- Not available
Oh and one more thing Senator, I can't seem to find any articles you published as editor of the Harvard Law Review, or as a Professor at the University of Chicago. Can you explain that to me Sir?
Oh but, hey -- listen! I know you're busy! If this is too much for you right now -- I mean -- tell you what. I'll come back tomorrow. Give you some time to get these things together, You know? I mean, I know you're busy. I'll just let myself out. I'll be back tomorrow. And the day after. .
What's that Mr. President? Who wants to know these things?
We the People of the United States of America ! You know, the ones who vote.
A man sued the New Orleans Police Department, claiming he was harassed by an officer who threatened to arrest him for wearing a black pinstriped skirt to municipal court.
Amid a wave of publicity about school shootings and drug-related gun violence along the Mexican border, more Americans than ever oppose government efforts to regulate guns.
A CNN poll conducted in April found that 39 percent of Americans wanted stricter gun control laws, down from 50 percent in 2000. Another 46 percent said the gun laws should stay as they are, while 15 percent said they should be loosened--up from 9 percent in 2000.
When asked to identify the best way to reduce gun violence, 61 percent of Americans said stronger enforcement of existing laws, while 27 percent opted for stronger laws.
Police in Afghanistan said that clashes and US-led air strikes against insurgents had killed 100 people, most of them civilians, in one of the deadliest battles in nearly eight years.
Based on past practice in the media and holding Obama to the same standards as other presidents, this would make Obama a war criminal. Isn't it all supposed to be about fairness?
President Obama is distancing himself from the National Day of Prayer by nixing a formal early morning service and not attending a large Catholic prayer breakfast the next morning.
Why would he go out of his way to do this? He's doing it on purpose. He's trying to irritate some people. He's asserting his authoritarian control. They say he prays privately. I have no doubt about it. The question is, who does he pray to? Does he pray to himself? He does, after all, have a messianic complex.
A public prayer day event doesn't play a role in getting Comrade Obama what he wants. Obama will only spend time on events that will get him what he wants. In his mind, it's all about Obama The Messiah.
A group that studies sports in society is urging the Obama administration to step up the federal government's role in athletics, possibly with a Cabinet-level post. This group is called Sport in Society. They're based at Northeastern University in Boston.
We know that Obama is pushing for a different system in the college football playoffs. We know he runs around doing his own brackets in the NCAA basketball tournament. And now, a sports cabinet post has been proposed by university people. We shouldn't be surprised, because once government starts taking things over, people who want that to happen are excited about it.
WHY WON'T OBAMA RELEASE THE PHOTOS?
After the taxpayers spent $328,000 on pictures of Air Force One over Manhattan, and after hundreds of New Yorkers marked their shorts, Obama has decided that the photos will not be released to the public. This White House has been eager to release other photos, but why not these particular pictures?
Here are two reasons:
First: The Obama White House knows that those photos will be a constant reminder to the people of his free spending policies.
Second: If the pictures are released someone will immediately duplicate them using Photoshop and dare you to tell the difference. This could prove to be even more embarrassing than the stunt itself.
Criminal charges filed in Nevada against ACORN, a liberal activist group that is under investigation in several other states for alleged voter registration fraud in 2008, have sparked increased concerns about the organization's partnership agreement with the U.S. Census Bureau to help recruit workers for the 2010 Census.
ACORN has been charged with counterfeiting voter registrations. What percentage of voter registrations is unclear, but it's a tremendous number. And now they are going to be in charge of the US census.
I don't like confiscatory taxation. That makes me an extremist.
Quotes and Facts
Quote: "Americans do want to pay taxes for services. Americans are looking for more government in their life, not less." - Former Secretary of State, General Colin Powell
Fact: According to the latest Gallup poll, 55% of Americans feel that big government is the biggest threat to the country.
What are they putting in the water in Washington DC?
Quote: "I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretext of taking care of them." - Thomas Jefferson
Fact: Can you say "Economic Stimulus Plan"?
In the matter of swine flu -- and the single dumbest response to it yet -- first prize was about to go to the government of Egypt, which last week ordered a cull of the country's estimated 400,000 pigs, never mind that the disease, name notwithstanding, is mainly transmitted human-to-human.
And then we have panicky Joe Biden, who unwittingly made the case against Amtrak ("I wouldn't go anywhere in confined places now") until his handlers interceded. Who knew Mr. Biden was talking about himself when he warned last year that Barack Obama would be tested by crisis early in his presidency?
In the world of government, this passes for reasonable thinking. Remember their motto: Never let a really good crisis go to waste.
Coming soon to your neighborhood all in the name of "fairness."
Should we even have to ask this question? Illegal is illegal.
The U.S. tax code has made it "all too easy for a...small number of individuals and companies to abuse overseas tax havens, to avoid paying any taxes at all," the president said. "And it's a tax code that says you should pay lower taxes if you create a job in Bangalore, India, than if you create one in Buffalo, New York."
Keep I mind that when a politician mentions "loophole," he is referring to an actual law that has been legally inserted into the tax code by politicians.
There is between $10 and $13 trillion dollars of American wealth that have been sent overseas where those dollars can be free to work and produce wealth in places where tax treatment is more favorable. These dollars are fleeing tax tyranny and looking for freedom, much like people in East Berlin tried to get over that wall to find freedom in the west. The East German communists shot those people down in cold blood. Obama wants to do the same to your money. He's and his pals are erecting an economic Berlin Wall to keep your money from escaping their tyranny.
An Easily Understandable Explanation of Derivative Markets:
Heidi is the proprietor of a bar in Detroit. She realizes that virtually all of her customers are unemployed alcoholics and, as such, can no longer afford to patronize her bar. To solve this problem, she comes up with new marketing plan that allows her customers to drink now, but pay later.
She keeps track of the drinks consumed on a ledger (thereby granting the customers loans).
Word gets around about Heidi's "drink now, pay later" marketing strategy and, as a result, increasing numbers of customers flood into Heidi's bar. Soon she has the largest sales volume for any bar in Detroit.
By providing her customers' freedom from immediate payment demands, Heidi gets no resistance when, at regular intervals, she substantially increases her prices for wine and beer, the most consumed beverages. Consequently, Heidi's gross sales volume increases massively.
A young and dynamic vice-president at the local bank recognizes that these customer debts constitute valuable future assets and increases Heidi's borrowing limit. He sees no reason for any undue concern, since he has the debts of the unemployed alcoholics as collateral.
At the bank's corporate headquarters, expert traders transform these customer loans into DRINKBONDS, ALKIBONDS and PUKEBONDS. These securities are then bundled and traded on international security markets. Naive investors don't really understand that the securities being sold to them as AAA secured bonds are really the debts of unemployed alcoholics.
Nevertheless, the bond prices continuously climb, and the securities soon become the hottest-selling items for some of the nation's leading brokerage houses.
One day, even though the bond prices are still climbing, a risk manager at the original local bank decides that the time has come to demand payment on the debts incurred by the drinkers at Heidi's bar. He so informs Heidi.
Heidi then demands payment from her alcoholic patrons, but being unemployed alcoholics they cannot pay back their drinking debts. Since, Heidi cannot fulfill her loan obligations she is forced into bankruptcy. The bar closes and the eleven employees lose their jobs.
Overnight, DRINKBONDS, ALKIBONDS and PUKEBONDS drop in price by 90%. The collapsed bond asset value destroys the banks liquidity and prevents it from issuing new loans, thus freezing credit and economic activity in the community.
The suppliers of Heidi's bar had granted her generous payment extensions and had invested their firms' pension funds in the various BOND securities. They find they are now faced with having to write off her bad debt and with losing over 90% of the presumed value of the bonds. Her wine supplier also claims bankruptcy, closing the doors on a family business that had endured for three generations, her beer supplier is taken over by a competitor, who immediately closes the local plant and lays off 150 workers. Fortunately though, the bank, the brokerage houses and their respective executives are saved and bailed out by a multi-billion dollar no-strings attached cash infusion from the Government. The funds required for this bailout are obtained by new taxes levied on employed, middle-class, non-drinkers.
Now, do you understand?
Instead of grim warnings about global warming, EcoAmerica advises, talk about "our deteriorating atmosphere." Drop discussions of carbon dioxide and bring up "moving away from the dirty fuels of the past." Don't confuse people with cap and trade; use terms like "cap and cash back" or "pollution reduction refund."
Global warming, by any other name, is still a fraud.
40 years later, whistle-blower still unable to force accounting change.
In 1969, Walter Davey found an error in the way defense contractors are paid. For 40 years, he's sought to have the problem fixed, to no avail. The error has cost taxpayers an estimated $10.8 billion.
And some people want this same inept government to control your healthcare system.
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security generated a memo defining dozens of additional groups - animal rights activists, black separatists, tax protesters, alternative media, even worshippers of the Norse god Odin - as potential "threats."
The lexicon further points to those who oppose driver's licenses for illegal immigrants. "Anti-immigration extremism," the lexicon defines as "a movement of groups or individuals who are vehemently opposed to illegal immigration."
If you oppose illegal activity, you are a terrorist.
The city would regulate barbershops and hair salons under a proposed ordinance.
The plan comes after two high-profile crimes at barberships [SIC] (Reporter Mike Plaisance needs to learn to use spell check, or stay in school until he learns to spell) since February that included a shootout on Boston Road which killed a man.
Councilor Bud L. Williams is proposing that all barbershops and hair salons apply for a city license within 90 days of the ordinance becoming effective.
Apparently, a wild shootout occurred fueled by a drug debt at the All Stars Barbershop.
How is a government license at a barbershop going to stop a drug related crime? Government's solution to everything: More pointless government regulation.
In the span of a single week -- from the day Arlen Specter turned Democratic to the moment Congress passed the White House's budget blueprint and on through the opening of a spot on the Supreme Court -- President Obama crossed a fateful line: From now on, it's his country.
Every president inherits a tangle of problems from his predecessor. War and recession, natural disaster and foreign crises. And for some undefined interval, new presidents argue that they should not be accountable for the troubles that arose on another's watch.
But inevitably, responsibility shifts. And for Obama, that time has come.
An 8-year-old Saudi girl has divorced her middle-aged husband after her father forced her to marry him last year in exchange for about $13,000.
Obama said this about the Supreme Court: "We need somebody who's got the empathy to recognize what it's like to be uh, a -- a -- a young teenaged mom. Uh, the empathy to understand what it's like to be poor, or African-American, or gay, or disabled."
We have now established the criteria for Obama's Supreme Court appointment: We need a teenaged single mother who is gay, who's a lesbian; who's poor; African-American; and disabled. Legal qualifications don't matter.
Barack Obama in November 2008: "Sometimes we're only looking at academics or people who have been in the courts. If we can find people who have life experience and they understand what it means to be on the outside, what it means to have the system not work for them, that's the kind of person I want on the Supreme Court."
This has nothing to do with justice, legal justice, or the law. But to Comrade Obama, those minor details don't matter.
The telecast to mark Obama's 100th day in office was viewed by 28.8 million people, according to Nielsen. That's a 29% drop from the president's last press conference, on March 24, and a 42% fall since his first, on Feb. 9.
Here's the president's last three primetime news events:
Feb: 9: 49.5 million
March 24: 40.4 million
April 29: 28.8 million
If this was a reality show, it would be cancelled.
"Obama criticized pork barrel spending in the form of 'earmarks,' urging changes in the way that Congress adopts the spending proposals. Then he signed a spending bill that contains nearly 9,000 of them.
This year's budget deficit: $1.5 trillion. (1500 Billion.)
Asks his Cabinet to cut costs in their departments by $100 million -- a whopping .0027%!
"The White House says the president is unaware of the tea parties." -- ABC News, 4/15 (Obama must be asleep in a cave somewhere. And they criticized other presidents for being "out of touch.")
Obama bows to King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia at a G-20 meeting in London.
"We are providing grants to states to help weatherize hundreds of thousands of homes, which will save the families that benefit about $350 each year. That's like a $350 tax cut." -- Obama, describing something that doesn't cut taxes.
"The Obama administration has directed defense officials to sign a pledge stating they will not share 2010 budget data with individuals outside the federal government." -- Defense News, 2/19 (So much for the promised government transparency.)
After saying he wouldn't have lobbyists in his administration, Obama made 17 exceptions in the first two weeks in office.
Threatening to fire anyone the administration doesn't like from any company.
On Earth Day, Obama took two flights on Air Force One and four on Marine One to get to Iowa, burning more than 9,000 gallons of fuel.
In the third sentence of his first speech as president, Obama said, "44 Americans have now taken the presidential oath." The correct number is 43, as Grover Cleveland served twice.
The $49 million inauguration -- triple what taxpayers spent at Bush's first inauguration.
Giving the Queen of England an iPod full of his own speeches.
"The United States government has no interest in running GM. Your [GM] warranty will be safe. In fact, it will be safer than it's ever been, because starting today, the United States government will stand behind your warranty." -- Obama
When you are the Chosen One's wife, you can't be seen feeding the poor in anything less.
Obama Wants To "Have A Serious Conversation" With Me
"Those of you who are watching certain news channels on which I'm not very popular, and you see folks waving tea bags around ... let me just remind them that I am happy to have a serious conversation." - Barack Obama
I'll contact the White House to see when the president would like to meet with me. The only problem is that I NEVER use a prompter.
There are probably better ways to avoid jury duty than the approach recently taken by a Montana man. After Erik Slye, 36, received a jury notice earlier this year, he filed a notarized affidavit seeking to be excused from serving on a District Court panel in Gallatin County.
The document, of course, did not sit well with court officials and led a judge to threaten to jail Slye. But after being summoned to court, Slye apologized for the affidavit and avoided being cited on a criminal failure to appear rap. And he also was excused from serving on a jury.
The research aircraft "Polar 5" today concluded its Arctic expedition in Canada. During the flight, researchers measured the current ice thickness at the North Pole and in areas that have never before been surveyed. The result: The sea-ice in the surveyed areas is apparently thicker than scientists had suspected.
Normally, newly formed ice measures some two meters in thickness after two years. "Here, we measured ice thickness up to four meters," said a spokesperson for Bremerhaven's Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research. At present, this result contradicts the warming of the sea water, according to the scientists.
Global Warming strikes again. The political scam continues.
Healthcare rationing coming soon to a neighborhood near you.
Ensuring undocumented workers get paid and improving worker safety are two priorities for the Department of Labor.
It's nice to see that one of the priorities of the Department of Labor is to support illegal activity.
The only thought process that went into this record setting budget is "what can we spend and who gets to spend it."
Deficits under Barack Obama, thanks to budgets like this, will rise to as much as $17 Trillion by the end of 2014. That's $17,000 Billion. Just last year, these same Democrats were whining about a $455 billion deficit.
Minnesota asks ISPs to cut access to gambling sites, treading new legal ground.
Look for even more government control of your communications.
He may come to regret letting Congress write his major legislation.
What happens in a president's first 100 days rarely characterizes the arc of the 1,361 that follow. Jimmy Carter had a very good first 100 days. Bill Clinton did not.
Still, a president would rather start well than poorly -- and Mr. Obama has a job approval of 63%. That leaves him tied with Mr. Carter, one point ahead of George W. Bush, and behind only Ronald Reagan's 67%. Four of the past six presidents had approval ratings that ranged between 62% and 67%, a statistically insignificant spread.
Many employers check potential hires on networking sites. But Amegy Bank in Texas has banned the practice. Why? It's worried about employment discrimination suits.
Great! Let's not do background checks. Maybe you will see this guy handling your finances.
America's cyber-security has been described as "broken" by one industry expert and as "childlike" by another.
President Obama will soon release a cybersecurity review. But reviews are already in from experts. One calls US defenses "embarrassing."
Alan Paller from security research firm SANS Institute said the government's cyber defenses were "embarrassing".
This sounds par for the course with government: "Broken, childlike" and "embarrassing." Have you seen the nitwits we've elected in Washington lately?
Google is making it easier to find government information. Google Public Data lets users search for specific data. But some warn that the information could contain typos and other errors.
Now why would you expect government to be accurate? Why "change" now?
The District of Columbia is ticketing people who park their cars in their own driveways.
"Any area between the property line and the building restriction line shall be considered as private property set aside and treated as public space under the care and maintenance of the property owner."
Basically what that means is most property owners in the District don't own the land between their front door and the sidewalk, but they are responsible for taking care of it. It's why you can get a ticket for drinking beer on your front porch in the Nation's Capital. You're technically on public space. It's also why the city can ticket you for parking in your own driveway if you don't pull your car deep enough into the driveway beyond the façade of your house or building.
To be clear, we're not talking about people who park in shallow driveways and let the rear of their cars block the sidewalk. The cars are off the road, off the sidewalk and in the driveway - just not far enough back for the city.
The government solution? You can go to the government and lease your property back from the city government.
Six, it turns out. And it's a full-time job.
A House committee chairman said that he wants Congress to enact a mileage-based tax on cars and trucks to pay for highway programs now rather than wait years to test the idea.
Now, not later. After all, why wait to rape the taxpayers even more.
These political hacks would love to have both the mileage tax and the present federal taxes on gasoline. They're proposing tax increases here, not just a different way of raising the same revenue.
You wanted change.
Obama's First 100 Days Analysis
You believe in socialism? A great first 100 days.
You believe in capitalism? A horrible first 100 days.
You believe in collectivism? A grand first 100 days.
You believe in individualism? A horrific first 100 days.
You think your country is the focus of evil? A wonderful first 100 days.
You're proud of your country? A depressing first 100 days.
You believe in an omnipotent federal government? The first 100 days were magnificent.
You believe in federalism? The first 100 days were a disaster.
You think a president should be elected on style? Great first 100 days.
You think a president should be elected on substance? Bad first 100 days.
That just about sums it up.
"The plate must prominently display an image of state Senator Alfred 'Al' Lawson, Jr. The phrase 'Can a Brotha Get a Break?' shall appear in bold letters on the bottom of the plate."
An Australian graphic designer has created the alphabet from Google's satellite images.
Obama: "It was a mistake, as was -- as was stated. It was something, uh, we found out about, uh, along with all of you, and, uh, it will not happen again."
The all knowing Messiah President Barack Obama didn't know where his own plane was?
Obama is the only one who can fly on this airplane. Nobody can put the wheels in motion to get Air Force One off the ground, other than the president. If they're going to do a flight like this, he has to be told because he has to also know he can't travel that day on that airplane.
They were probably collecting B-roll footage for the next Obama for President Campaign. They can do this legally as long as it is paid for with campaign funds.
One thing is certain, we will never see that PR footage.
More proof that Obama is an inept leader.
Are you anxious about the swine flu "pandemic" that is supposedly sweeping the world? Well, it's not what you think it is!
We should all know by now that wherever there is much hype surrounding an issue, there is very little substance. For this reason, and because the flu supposedly has gene blocks from the avian flu virus as well, it has been appropriately renamed: "Flying pig flu."
Are globalist fear-mongers driving the media to panic the public into universal healthcare solutions? Or federally-mandated vaccinations?
By definition, a "pandemic" is an epidemic that is geographically widespread. Fear-mongers are always careful to add the innuendo that millions of people could and probably will die, as in the Spanish Flu pandemic of 1918 that killed between 20 and 100 million people worldwide.
Excuse me, but how does the death of even a few hundred equate to 20 million?
Mexico, not the usual Southeast Asia, is the origin of the latest flu outbreak. It has spread in limited numbers to several continents. Almost all of the deaths, limited as they are, are in Mexico. The ratio of deaths to infections is very small.
Again, how does this outbreak even remotely qualify as a pandemic? Answer: It does not!
Watch the stock prices of major pharma companies skyrocket as they gear up to sell billions in vaccines. Watch governments as they declare mandatory vaccination programs. Watch the Obama administration as it railroads universal healthcare through Congress.
"Follow the money, follow the power."
It's official: Barack Obama is the second most reviled newbie president of the last forty years. A gallup survey today published in the Washington Times shows Obama to have an approval rating of just 56 per cent. The only president to have performed worse than that at the end of his first 100 days in office was Bill Clinton.
Obama's low approval ratings, however, are all of his own making. He campaigned as a healing moderate who would take the US beyond partisan politics and restore the economy; instead he has terrified all those Americans who rightly abhor the idea of adopting European socialist, with the most sweeping advance of the progressive agenda and growth in the power of the state since the days of FDR's New Deal.
Obama's "spending package" will only push the economy backwards and will increase unemployment. Several years ago, Japan tried to spend their way out of economic turmoil which ended up burying them in mountains of debt and increased unemployment.
Limbaugh: "Take McCain and his daughter with you."
A WOMAN has been jailed for shouting and screaming during sex with her husband.
One neighbor said: "I heard sounds of a sexual nature, they were really loud, and there was a lot of moaning and groaning and screaming as if in pain. It wasn't just the woman, it came from both parties."
Is the problem noisy neighbors or nosy neighbors?
Cass Sunstein sees Web as anti-democratic, proposed 24-hour delay on sending e-mail.
Barack Obama's nominee for "regulatory czar" has advocated a "Fairness Doctrine" for the Internet that would require opposing opinions be linked and also has suggested angry e-mails should be prevented from being sent by technology that would require a 24-hour cooling off period.
Your message will be monitored and censored by the Imperial Federal Government.
Numerous buildings in lower Manhattan evacuated in a panic during the false alarm.
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg blasted the photo opportunity for being insensitive and showing "poor judgment."
Poor judgment? This is nothing new from the attention seeking Lord Obama. All of this for a Photo Op Publicity Stunt.
A New York State law took effect that imposes sales taxes on products promoted through Web sites based in the state; other governments have moved to get in on the action.
Government will pursue any option necessary to separate you from your money.
We have a brand-new food stamp program. Of $20 billion in federal stimulus money, the food stamp program, and Obama administration says $400 million will be lost to fraud.
They just announce it and budget for it!
Obama said he was going to go through the budget line by line and stop all of this fraud. What's one more broken campaign promise between the imperial leader and his messianic followers?
Obama has been getting regular updates on the swine flu crisis. Of course, on Sunday, he had to handle the crisis from the golf course.
Never let a good crisis go to waste, or waste a round of golf. Obama has priorities.
The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) recently released its analysis of the Obama Administration's ten-year budget proposal. The projected deficit for (fiscal year) 2009 is a whopping $1.8 trillion. Now the president has said, in effect, that you need to spend money to save money, but the CBO projects deficits once again exceeding $1 trillion by 2018. In fact, over the whole CBO forecast from 2009-2019, the lowest the deficit ever goes is $658 billion.
This should be rather surprising to anyone who actually took Obama at his word when he promised to restore fiscal discipline to Washington. In fact, the CBO projects that the outstanding federal debt held by the public will increase from 40.8% of GDP in 2008 to 82.4% in 2019. In other words, the CBO predicts a doubling of the national debt in a mere decade.
Thank you Comrade Obama.
On his 100th day in office, President Obama will be "crowned" in messianic imagery at New York City's Union Square.
Messiah worship continues.
With much fanfare this week, Congress and the Administration began a series of actions designed to protect over-leveraged consumers from the high fees imposed by credit card lenders. As with most other initiatives devised by government, this policy will create a host of unintended consequences that will undermine the benefit the program hopes to create.
There is also a good chance that this silver lining will prove a mirage. When the banks attempt to restrict credit as a result of their business concerns, the government will most likely funnel more taxpayer "bailout" money to banks to entice them to keep lending. In typical government fashion, rather than letting market forces work, our government will force bad decisions on companies and then subsidize resulting losses. Isn't this starting to sound familiar?
We know economic discussions can be a little dull, but we're not sure that justifies falling asleep while your boss - the President - is speaking.
Nevertheless, Larry Summers, the head of President Obama's National Economic Council, drifted off this afternoon while the boss was declaiming on the credit card industry.
Summary from the pool report: "One thing to note is that Summers appeared to be nodding off near the beginning of Obama's remarks. And then he DID nod off, doing the head on the hand and then head falling off the hand thing. Photogs seemed to be having a field day. All other officials in the room appeared fully awake."
It must be difficult to stay awake when all the meetings are the same; new day, new industry to socialize. Typical Obama finance strategy meeting content: "How much does that cost? Ok sure, spend it. Don't have it? Ok sure, print it then spend it."
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. Democrats rescinded his scheduled joint appearance at the House Energy and Commerce hearing. He was informed that he would not be allowed to testify alongside Gore when his plane landed from England.
"The House Democrats don't want Gore humiliated, so they slammed the door of the Capitol in my face," Monckton said. "They are cowards."
Global Warming is like a religion. Non-believers are not permitted.
President Barack Obama burned roughly 9,000 of jet fuel on Earth Day, and that only to deliver one speech in Iowa.
In flying to and from Iowa today, President Obama took two flights on Air Force One and four on Marine One. Boeing says the Air Force One 747 burns about 5 gallons of fuel per mile. It's 895 miles from Washington to Des Moines, so a round trip brings the fuel consumption for the fixed-wing portion of the President's trip to 8,950 gallons.
The trip also put President Obama on Marine One for round-trip flights between the White House and Andrews AFB and between Des Moines International Airport and Newton, Iowa, site of his Earth Day speech. It totaled about an hour of flight time. The VH-3D that serves as Marine One consumes about 1200 pounds of fuel per hour which comes out to about 166 gallons consumed flying the President.
All this to celebrate the phony Earth Day Global Warming "crisis." Comrade's orders for you non-politician commoners: Check your tires and turn out all of your lights. Stay home and save energy.
Hypocrisy reigns! All hail Comrade Obama!
President Obama will soon get his souped-up, high-security BlackBerry for use in and around the White House and during presidential travel.
The top-secret BlackBerry 8830 is in the final stages of development by the National Security Agency, which will soon begin checking to make sure its encryption software meets federal standards.
Translation: "Meets federal standards" indicates that this presidential device is probably less secure than a box of Twinkies.
Apple has removed "Baby Shaker," a controversial software game, from the marketplace.
The premise of the game is simple: Shake your phone to quiet a crying baby. Many were outraged by the program.
Outraged? Now you can't shake your electronic device without upsetting someone.
Up next: Congress is working on special legislation to charge your kids with a misdemeanor for shaking a stuffed animal.
Think for a minute. How crazy is it that our political hacks passing such legislation sounds believable.
I might have to record a crying baby sound on my MP3 player just so I can walk around shaking it. I can't wait to see all of the outrage.
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Here is a great FREE alternative:
Charlton Heston's Salute To Earth Day And The Global Warming Hysteria
"You think man can destroy the planet? What intoxicating vanity. Let me tell you about our planet. Earth is four-and-a-half-billion-years-old. There's been life on it for nearly that long, 3.8 billion years. Bacteria first; later the first multicellular life, then the first complex creatures in the sea, on the land. Then finally the great sweeping ages of animals, the amphibians, the dinosaurs, at last the mammals, each one enduring millions on millions of years, great dynasties of creatures rising, flourishing, dying away -- all this against a background of continuous and violent upheaval. Mountain ranges thrust up, eroded away, cometary impacts, volcano eruptions, oceans rising and falling, whole continents moving, an endless, constant, violent change, colliding, buckling to make mountains over millions of years. Earth has survived everything in its time. It will certainly survive us. If all the nuclear weapons in the world went off at once and all the plants, all the animals died and the earth was sizzling hot for a hundred thousand years, life would survive, somewhere: under the soil, frozen in Arctic ice. Sooner or later, when the planet was no longer inhospitable, life would spread again. The evolutionary process would begin again. It might take a few billion years for life to regain its present variety. Of course, it would be very different from what it is now, but the earth would survive our folly, only we would not. If the ozone layer gets thinner, ultraviolet radiation sears the earth, so what? Ultraviolet radiation is good for life. It's powerful energy. It promotes mutation, change. Many forms of life will thrive with more UV radiation. Many others will die out. Do you think this is the first time that's happened? Think about oxygen. Necessary for life now, but oxygen is actually a metabolic poison, a corrosive glass, like fluorine. When oxygen was first produced as a waste product by certain plant cells some three billion years ago, it created a crisis for all other life on earth. Those plants were polluting the environment, exhaling a lethal gas. Earth eventually had an atmosphere incompatible with life. Nevertheless, life on earth took care of itself. In the thinking of the human being a hundred years is a long time. A hundred years ago we didn't have cars, airplanes, computers or vaccines. It was a whole different world, but to the earth, a hundred years is nothing. A million years is nothing. This planet lives and breathes on a much vaster scale. We can't imagine its slow and powerful rhythms, and we haven't got the humility to try. We've been residents here for the blink of an eye. If we're gone tomorrow, the earth will not miss us." - Charlton Heston
Nor would the earth miss any of the political hacks in Washington.
"Crossing the border is not a crime per se." - Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano
This is from the person in charge of protecting our borders and our country.
Visas and checkpoints; we don't need visas and checkpoints. Just walk over the border. It's not illegal. Viva Napolitano!
Wells Fargo (my bank, by the way), said today that it earned a record profit of $3.05 billion dollars in the first quarter following its acquisition of Wachovia.
"The best way to generate capital is to earn it." - Wells Fargo president and chief executive John Stumpf
This could be a "hate crime" in Washington because the political hacks feel the best way to generate capital is to print it and to borrow it and then to give it away or tax it.
I am sure that you are happy to know that Comrade Obama is successful in winning over the approval of fellow dictators around the world.
The special inspector general says TARP is 'inherently vulnerable to fraud, waste and abuse.'
Are you really surprised?
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.
The biggest spender was bailed-out automaker General Motors Corp., which devoted $2.8 million to lobbying in the first quarter of 2009. It has received $13.4 billion in government loans and could get $5 billion more.
They invested in government and received their payoff.
Rep. John Conyers (D-MI) and Rep. Mark Kirk (R-IL) have quietly re-introduced the federal thought crimes bill, H.R. 1913, the Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act of 2009.
As has proved to be true in both Europe and Canada, this Orwellian piece of legislation is the direct precursor to freedom killing and speech chilling "hate speech" laws.
Thought crimes or hate crimes; call it whatever you want, but what these laws do is punish thought, not criminal activity.
Still to come: Another thought crimes bill is swimming in the cesspools of congress that would make homeless people a protected species.
Government shall control you thought. You shall not think any thought that government deems inappropriate.
Calling on Americans to volunteer, President Barack Obama signed a $5.7 billion national service bill Tuesday that triples the size of the AmeriCorps service program over the next eight years and expands ways for students to earn money for college.
"We need your service, right now, in this moment in history. ... I'm asking you to stand up and play your part," said Obama, a former community organizer in Chicago. "I'm asking you to help change history's course."
The regulation would have increased scrutiny of union finances to help root out financial corruption.
What's a little corruption between union thugs?
The city's experimental anti-poverty program that pays poor New Yorkers for good behavior like seeing the doctor and attending parent-teacher conferences handed out an average of $3,000 per family in its first year.
This in true government fashion.
"They looked like they lost their minds," said Ray Buckley, Chairman of the New Hampshire Democratic Party of the protesters.
How dare anyone protest the government and taxes.
Celebrate Earth Day
Have a party. Burn some energy. Turn on every device you own and celebrate.
Frank: "One of the causes of the terrible crisis we had over the last few years, which has given us today's problem, it came from people being pushed into buying houses - taking homes that they couldn't afford. People were pushing home ownership who shouldn't have been there. We have now, in Barack Obama, a president who understands this. But if you are low income in America, if you're poor, you probably are not going to be able to afford a home."
It was Barney Frank and Bill Clinton who did the pushing. And Obama understands? Obama's ACORN forced them to be homeowners. And, Obama is keeping these people in the houses they can't afford while we are paying the mortgages.
Frank: "I'd like to bring down the cost of housing."
The cost of housing has come down! The housing market has collapsed. And Barney Frank is one of the key people who made it happen.
Sadly, Barney Frank will continue to be reelected by his blind followers in the Peoples' Republic of Massachusetts. Unbelievable.
"To put those numbers in perspective, imagine that the head of a household with annual spending of $100,000 called everyone in the family together to deal with a $34,000 budget shortfall. How much would he or she announce that spending had to be cut? By $3 over the course of the year-approximately the cost of one latte at Starbucks. The other $33,997? We can put that on the family credit card and worry about it next year."
Obama is an economic fool.
Media Calls Obama A "Rock Star"
CHIP REID: "He was received like a rock star there. It was like a campaign event, complete with screaming fans."
ED HENRY: "It was a rock star reception."
NORAH O'DONNELL: "...greeted like a rock star."
TAMRON HALL: "...treating him like a rock star."
DAVID SHUSTER: "The president was greeted like a rock star."
It was a staged pep rally show. Do you realize that at any given time, at the CIA headquarters, there are less than a couple of hundred counterterrorism operatives? They're in the field working. They're in caves and other places most Americans wouldn't go, along with the Special Ops and the SEALs. These people weren't there because they don't have time to hang around and give the president of the United States rock star treatment.
Who was available for the staged rally? Mostly secretaries and paper pushers who probably have lower security clearances than the janitorial staff. These are the people who have plenty of spare time on their hands.
Obama told these staged followers, "I have put an end to the interrogation techniques described in those OLC memos, and I want -- I want to be very clear and very blunt. I've done so for a simple reason: because I believe that our nation is stronger and more secure when we deploy the full measure of both our power and the power of our values, including the rule of law. I know I can count on you to do exactly that."
This is a former community organizer with no experience in executive management or intelligence experience. Our American "values?" The values the CIA is concerned about are defending and protecting the country.
This from the director of the Department of Homeland Security.
Does the word "Illegal" mean anything anymore? Didn't Obama just say, "Our nation is stronger and more secure when we deploy the full measure of both our power and the power of our values, including the rule of law?"
Illegal is not a crime? What Values? What rule of law?
Senator's husband's firm cashes in on crisis. Feinstein sought $25 billion for agency that awarded contract to spouse.
"Those of us who manage the public's dollars will be held to account to spend wisely, reform bad habits, and do our business in the lifetime day because only then can we restore the vital trust between a people and their government." - Barack Obama January 20, 2009
Is Dianne Feinstein acting in President Obama's era of restoring "the vital trust between a people and their government?" If she is to be true to Obama's hopes for his new and improved America, she needs to think about resigning.
For the social networking darling Twitter, it was a headache and potential threat. But for the young man behind the computer worm that attacked the micro-blogging site this week, it was a fast track to a job.
David Axelrod: "This president just cut taxes for 95 percent of the American people. So I think the tea bags should be directed elsewhere."
Are you buying this?
David Axelrod: "I think any time that you have severe economic conditions, there is always an element of disaffection that can mutate into something that's unhealthy."
How dare anyone protest Comrade Obama.
Even as average Americans were planning to get out in towns and cities to demonstrate against Big Government and Big Taxes, Federal Bureau of Intelligence Investigation (FBI) surveillance was being unleashed upon them.
The United States government is going to take stock, common stock, in the 19 biggest banks of the country.
Hugo Chavez was laughing and smiling all weekend because this is what he did to the oil industry down in his own Venezuela. He nationalized it. Obama is on his way to becoming a good little dictator.
"The American people will never knowingly adopt socialism. But under the name of 'liberalism,' they will adopt every fragment of the socialist program, until one day America will be a socialist nation, without knowing how it happened. I no longer need to run as a Presidential Candidate for the Socialist Party. The Democrat Party has adopted our platform." - Norman Mattoon Thomas 1944
The C.I.A. used waterboarding 183 times in March 2003 against Khalid Shaikh Mohammed, the self-described planner of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.
183 times, six times a day, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed was waterboarded. If somebody can go through waterboarding 183 times, six times a day, it obviously isn't very severe and certainly isn't torture.
The state Senate acted to prohibit businesses in California from discriminating against customers, including refusing them service, based on the language they use.
"Where we have concern is putting language on par with unchangeable characteristics," Rob Toonkel said. "You can't change your gender. You can't change your disability. You can change the language you speak. You can learn to say, 'I'd like a hamburger.' "
"I continue to believe that we can respect and honor the Second Amendment right in our Constitution - the rights of sportsmen and hunters and homeowners that want to keep their families safe - to lawfully bear arms, while dealing with assault weapons that, as we know here in Mexico, are used to fuel violence," - Barack Obama
We've all seen the news stories about how retail sales of firearms have been at record levels ever since Barack Obama won the election. Two primary reasons have been cited for this spike in ownership, uncertainty about the economy leading to fears of increased crime and the concern that the Obama administration will move to reinstate the "Assault Weapons Ban" which expired in 2004.
Many of those stories have quoted anti-gun pundits as saying gun owners are being paranoid and that the new government isn't out to ban guns. This claim was repeated when U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said, "as President Obama indicated during the campaign, there are just a few gun-related changes that we would like to make, and among them would be to reinstate the ban on the sale of assault weapons."
About a month later, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton echoed that claim when she opined, "I think these assault weapons, these military style weapons, don't belong on anyone's street." She also noted, "We're going to talk to the Congress, I'm not going to sugarcoat it. It's a very heavy lift." It's a heavy lift because the People don't want more of their rights taken away.
Since taking office, Obama, wittingly or otherwise, has headed the largest criminal enterprise in history - the mass looting of national wealth to enrich his Wall Street benefactors. He assembled a rogue economic team of Clinton/Robert Rubin retreads - to fix the current crisis they engineered.
Homeland Security Department officials disregarded warnings from their internal civil liberties watchdogs before releasing a security assessment of "right-wing extremism" that had Secretary Janet Napolitano apologizing to veterans.
Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, saying that the American people are demanding "discipline and accountability" after the multibillion-dollar federal bailouts, promised Wednesday to create a legislative commission with broad oversight to investigate the causes of Wall Street irregularities and their full costs to taxpayers.
How about a commission to investigate congressional failures and their full costs to taxpayers?
The point of interrogation is intelligence, not confession.
The Obama administration has declassified and released opinions of the Justice Department's Office of Legal Counsel (OLC) given in 2005 and earlier that analyze the legality of interrogation techniques authorized for use by the CIA. Those techniques were applied only when expressly permitted by the director, and are described in these opinions in detail, along with their limits and the safeguards applied to them.
According to Comrade Obama, the four worst forms of "torture" are:
Waterboarding (which worked on Khalid Sheikh Mohammed)
Using insects (Abu Zubaydah, a high-ranking al-Qaeda suspect, was placed in a cramped box with what he was told was "a stinging insect." He had paranoia about stinging insects. They put him in with a caterpillar. A caterpillar doesn't sting. But they told him it stung and it worked.)
Does Obama realize that we are dealing with people who cut people's heads off?
President Barack Obama pledged in Mexico to help a deeply troubled neighbor in its battle against drugs and violence, including action to slow the dangerous flow of weapons from the United States.
Obama said: the U.S. must join "in dealing with the flow of guns and cash south."
How is Comrade Obama planning to do that?
By the way, let's look at the statistics for crime brought to us by the Mexican invasion of illegals in the US. More specifically, look at assaults and deaths from drunk driving. Where is the higher death toll: Deaths from drunk illegal drivers in the U.S.; or deaths from assault weapons in Mexico?
One out of 10 people born there live in America.
When it comes to the $787 billion in federal stimulus money flowing from Washington to the states, it will cost money to spend money.
Nebraska's governor's office told lawmakers it expects to spend more than $1.2 million over two years to oversee disbursement of about $1.5 billion Nebraska stands to receive in federal stimulus funds.
Other states are in similar straits.
What do you expect when you are dealing with government?
Insert your own joke here.
Obama Seeks to Rebuild America on a "Rock" of Generational Debt
Obama talks about economic growth, something he apparently knows little about.
"It is that house upon the rock. Proud, sturdy, and unwavering in the face of the greatest storm. We will not finish it in one year or even many, but if we use this moment to lay that new foundation; if we come together and begin the hard work of rebuilding; if we persist and persevere against the disappointments and setbacks that will surely lie ahead, then I have no doubt that this house will stand and the dream of our founders will live on in our time. Thank you, God bless, and may God bless the United States of America." - Barack Obama
Obama proposed building a new foundation for our economy, one built on a rock. What rock? Marxism? Socialism? It is, at this point, difficult to determine.
One thing is certain, economic growth does not arise from an economy built on debt, or a devalued currency. Economic growth does not arise from a rapidly expanding government and bureaucracy after bureaucracy after bureaucracy. Ask our bankers, the Chinese. They are currently backing away from buying our debt. They look at our economy as a bad investment.
Obama's "rock" is built on money we don't have; on money created out of thin air and debt.
Matt Lauer: "Are they doing this because of financial stability, or might they be talking about that simply to get out from under the thumb of the federal government and be allowed to go back to running the business the way they want to run it as opposed to the way the government wants them to run it?"
I'm not going to say that the banks or any of these other companies that participated in bailout money were running aboveboard businesses at every stretch, but most of them were. Most private sector businesses are up and up. Now I can't say the same about government and politicians. In fact, it's the exact opposite.
However, I don't want the government running anything because they can't. Government political hacks are incompetent. Government needs to stay out of business. Government interference is what got us in this mess to begin with.
"Obama and his cronies are trying to buy a legacy! They are trying to buy respect. They are trying to buy reelection. They are trying to buy everything, with everybody else's money. And that would be your money." - George Dorunda
Ukrainian security agents have arrested a regional lawmaker and two companions for trying to sell a radioactive substance that could be used in making a dirty bomb.
Homeland Security needs to reorder its priorities. But instead, they are practicing politics with: "Homeland Security Warns of Right-Wing Radicals in the United States."
The Department of Homeland Security is warning law enforcement officials about a rise in "rightwing extremist activity."
Do you meet these criteria? The black helicopters should be flying overhead very soon!
Reject federal authority in favor of state or local authority?
An individual dedicated to a single issue, such as opposition to illegal immigration?
Frustrated over a perceived lack of government action on illegal immigration?
Perceive recent gun control legislation as a threat to your right to bear arms?
The high volume of purchases and stockpiling of weapons and ammunition in anticipation of restrictions and bans in some parts of the country continue to be a primary concern to law enforcement?
Theories involving declarations of martial law?
Believe that a "New World Order" would bring about a world government that would usurp the sovereignty of the United States and its Constitution, thus infringing upon their liberty?
US Income Tax Analysis - Ten Men Go Out To Dinner
Suppose that every day, ten men go out for dinner and the bill for all comes to $100. If they paid their bill the way we pay our taxes, it would go something like this:
The first four men (the poorest) would pay nothing like they do now with the present income tax structure.
The fifth would pay $1.
The sixth would pay $3.
The seventh would pay $7.
The eighth would pay $12.
The ninth would pay $18.
The tenth man (the richest) would pay $59 of the bill.
So that is what the ten men decide to do.
The ten men ate dinner in the restaurant every day and seemed quite happy with the arrangement, until one day, the owner threw them a curve. "Since you all are such good customers I am going to reduce the cost of your daily meal by $20". Dinner for the 10 men now costs just $80.
The group still wanted to pay the bill the same way that they paid their taxes so the first four men were unaffected. They would still eat for free. But what about the other six men -- the Paying customers? How could they divide the $20 windfall so that everybody would get his "Fair Share"?
They realized that $20 divided by six is $3.33. But they subtracted that from everybody's share, then the fifth and sixth man would each end up being paid to eat their meal So, the restaurant owner suggested it would be fair to reduce each mans bill roughly the same amount; and proceeded to work out the amounts each man would pay.
The fifth, like the first four now paid nothing (100% savings).
The sixth man now paid $2 instead of $3 (33% savings)
The seventh man now paid $5 instead of $7 (28% savings)
The eight man now paid $9 instead of $12 (25% savings)
The ninth man now paid $14 instead of $18 (22% savings)
The tenth man now paid $49 instead of $59 (16% savings)
Each of the six was better off than before. And the first four continued to eat for free. But once outside the restaurant, the men began to compare their savings
"I only got a dollar out of the $20," declared the sixth man. He pointed to the tenth man "but he got $10"
"Yeah, that's right," exclaimed the fifth man.
"I only saved a dollar, too. It's unfair that he got ten times more than me!?"
"That's true", shouted the seventh man. "Why should he get $10 back when I got only two? The wealthy get all the breaks!"
"Wait a minute," yelled the first four men in unison. "We didn't get anything at all. The system exploit's the poor!"
The nine men surrounded the tenth man and beat him up.
The next night the Tenth man did not show up for dinner, so the Nine sat down and ate without him. But when it came time to pay the bill, they discovered something important. They didn't have enough money between all of them for even half the bill!
And that is how our tax system works. The people who pay the highest taxes get the most benefit from a tax reduction. Tax them too much, attack them for being wealthy, and they just might not show up anymore.
A woman was mauled by a polar bear after she jumped into its enclosure at Berlin Zoo.
Apparently, she wanted to pet the polar bear. She has likely either seen Al Gore's movie of stranded polar bears on fake fading glaciers, or she has just become overwhelmed with all the stories about polar bears.
This will probably result in a lawsuit, and she should sue. Al Gore is to blame and should be held accountable for his fraudulent actions.
"Smith & Wesson, the original point-and-click interface. - George Dorunda
"It does not require a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority keen to set brush fires in people's minds." - Samuel Adams
"When fascism comes to America, it will be wrapped in the American flag." - Huey Long
Fascism's principles are wafting in the air today, surreptitiously masquerading as something else, challenging everything we stand for.
The cliché that people and nations learn from history is not only overused, but also overestimated; often we fail to learn from history, or draw the wrong conclusions. Sadly, historical amnesia is the norm.
Seven-year-old Jasmine is currently caring for tiny Bramble, an 11-week-old roe deer fawn found semi-conscious in a nearby field.
She cuddles up to her to keep her warm, showers her with affection and makes sure nothing is matted in her fur. In short, the perfect foster mum.
But then again, she has had plenty of practice, having cared for five fox cubs, four badger cubs, 15 chicks, eight guinea pigs, two stray puppies and even 15 rabbits.
Their livelihood was being threatened, and they were tired of waiting for government help, so business owners and residents on Hawaii's Kauai Island pulled together and completed a $4 million repair job to a state park -- for free.
"It would not have been open this summer, and it probably wouldn't be open next summer," said Bruce Pleas, a local surfer who helped organize the volunteers. "They said it would probably take two years. Typical government.
However, business owners and residents made the decision not to sit on their hands and wait for state money that many expected would never come. Instead, they pulled together and did the job themselves.
And after only eight days, all of the repairs were done. It was a shockingly quick fix to a problem that may have taken much longer if they waited for state to handle it.
Government solution: Two years.
Private enterprise solution: Eight days.
The community came together without a government community organizer.
Warning: Be prepared for the fact that some government agency is going to come out and inspect this and find that it doesn't meet their government standards. After all, private citizens can't embarrass the incompetence and gross mismanagement of government like this.
The bottom line: This is the kind of spirit that built the country, and in this case people got tired with waiting for the government bureaucracy solution. This is an outstanding illustration of how bloated and unproductive government has become at all levels.
"Yes, we can" succeed without government.
Self-proclaimed victims of global warming or those who "expect to suffer" from it - from beachfront property owners to asthmatics - for the first time would be able to sue the federal government or private businesses over greenhouse gas emissions under a little-noticed provision slipped into the House climate bill.
Does this set a precedent? "I haven't been damaged yet but I expect to be damaged at some time in the future and your company might be responsible for my expected damages."
On February 14, with the passage of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, Congress shoveled $787 billion of stimulus money out the door. Now they're using Google to find out where it went.
During the stimulus debate, the bill's supporters stressed that it included strong oversight safeguards. But audits and reports are months, if not years, away. Oversight will be after the fact; right now, with the money actually beginning to flow, members of Congress have little or no idea where it is going. What, for example, is the Department of Housing and Urban Development doing with the $1.5 billion Congress approved for a new program called the Homeless Prevention Fund? Lawmakers don't know.
This sounds like Congress: I have no idea what I did with that $787 billion.
The computerization of personal health care records is one of the showcases of the stimulus. President Obama promised: "We will make the immediate investments necessary to ensure that within five years all of America's medical records are computerized."
But having a massive electronic database will make it far easier for the government to coerce both doctors and patients. This is a peril as bad as or worse than the Patriot Act.
Congress ponied up $19 billion to subsidize doctors and hospitals computerizing patient record and creating electronic health care tracking systems. But if health records are digitized on the federal dime, it will be far easier for politicians to claim the resulting information.
The Obama plan calls for federal penalties for doctors who have not computerized their records by the year 2014.
Team Obama and their congressional supporters promise that the government will scrupulously respect the privacy of the newly-computerized private medical data. This is reminiscent of President George Bush's 2004 false promise that no American was being wiretapped without a warrant.
In a bid to help battered US automakers, President Barack Obama announced Thursday he was accelerating the government's purchase of 17,600 new US-made, fuel-efficient vehicles.
"This move will help stimulate the economy, support the auto industry, and achieve energy-efficiency goals," according to the White House.
In all likelihood, does the government need these cars? Or, is this another dog and pony show? Is this a long term boost to the auto industry? Is this a true economic stimulus?
Absolutely not. This is another political government gimmick.
The government is not actually buying these cars. The government doesn't have the money. The government is borrowing the money and sticking you, the taxpayers, with the payments. You just bought these cars for the government.
This stunt just cost you 285 million dollars. Imagine what the American taxpayers could do with $285 million. You could spend your money on cars that you actually!
Today unfortunately, the government decides what you want. More change you can believe in.
A Las Vegas video poker bar is trying to entice a new caliber of customer.
The O'Aces bar is offering a 9mm Smith and Wesson handgun to any customer that hits more than one royal flush within a month.
The offer is stirring up controversy around the city, with some residents saying it's just dangerous.
To some people, the mere mention of the word "gun" exudes a level of danger.
The owner of the bar says he's just trying anything he can think of to bring in new business.
And that anyone who wins will have to go through the normal background and licensing process to receive the handgun.
Based on the odds, you'd be better off buying the gun.
New research from NASA suggests that the Arctic warming trend seen in recent decades has indeed resulted from human activities: but not, as is widely assumed at present, those leading to carbon dioxide emissions. Rather, Arctic warming has been caused in large part by laws introduced to improve air quality and fight acid rain.
Research indicates that, ironically, much of the rise in polar temperature seen over the last few decades may have resulted from US and European restrictions on sulphur emissions. According to NASA:
Sulfates, which come primarily from the burning of coal and oil, scatter incoming solar radiation and have a net cooling effect on climate. Over the past three decades, the United States and European countries have passed a series of laws that have reduced sulfate emissions by 50 percent. While improving air quality and aiding public health, the result has been less atmospheric cooling from sulfates.
Can we stop the Global Warming nonsense? Time to burn more coal and oil to save the polar bears.
The ban could take 25-percent of televisions off the market. It would affect most TVs 40-inches and larger.
Coming soon to California: Black Market Big Screen TVs.
This 1934 Chicago Tribune cartoon on FDR's America looks familiar.
Massachusetts health officials have approved regulations that would require sending children's Body Mass Index measurements home to parents.
The results will be sent home to parents for students in first, fourth, seventh and 10th grades in a package explaining what they mean and how parents can best combat obesity.
If parents haven't noticed that their seventh grader is 100 pounds overweight from eating sugar and watching TV all day, a formal government report is unlikely to have any impact. Why is this a government responsibility?
Remember, when you hear the phrase "it's for the children" from government, hold onto your wallets.
U.S. President Barack Obama declined to answer reporters' questions on a hostage crisis off the coast of Somalia, where a U.S. ship captain is being held captive by pirates.
The exchange went like this:
REPORTER: Can we get a quick reaction to the pirates, the Somali pirates?
OBAMA: Guys, we're talking about housing right now.
President Obama just voted present, again. Obama cannot address anything that is difficult without consulting with his teleprompter. Housing is easier to address than a hostage crisis. Obama Presidential solution: Just vote "present."
"Fall Weekend" will be taking the place of the holiday formerly known as "Columbus Day" at Brown University this fall.
Hundreds of Brown students had asked the Providence, R.I. school to stop observing Columbus Day, saying Christopher Columbus's violent treatment of Native Americans he encountered was inconsistent with Brown's values.
Brown has values? It's sad that this level of idiocy exists at a college level institution.
Biden made two controversial assertions during an interview on CNN.
"I remember President Bush saying to me one time in the Oval Office," Biden began, "'Well, Joe,' he said, 'I'm a leader.' And I said: 'Mr. President, turn and around look behind you. No one is following.'"
The exchange is purely "fictional," said Rove, who was Bush's top political adviser in the White House.
Republican strategist Karl Rove called Vice President Biden a "liar" dramatically escalating a feud between Biden and aides to former President George W. Bush over Biden's claims to have rebuked Bush in private meetings.
"I hate to say this, but he's a serial exaggerator," Rove told FOX News. "If I was being unkind I would say liar. But it is a habit he ought to drop."
Rove added: "You should not exaggerate and lie like this when you are the Vice President of the United States."
In September, Biden again raised eyebrows with another story about his exploits in war zones -- this time on "the superhighway of terror between Pakistan and Afghanistan, where my helicopter was forced down."
"If you want to know where Al Qaeda lives, you want to know where bin Laden is, come back to Afghanistan with me," Biden bragged to the National Guard Association. "Come back to the area where my helicopter was forced down, with a three-star general and three senators at10,500 feet in the middle of those mountains. I can tell you where they are."
But it turns out that inclement weather, not terrorists, prompted the chopper to land in an open field during Biden's visit to Afghanistan in February 2008. Fighter jets kept watch overhead while a convoy of security vehicles was dispatched to retrieve Biden and fellow Sens. Chuck Hagel and John Kerry.
"We were going to send Biden out to fight the Taliban with snowballs, but we didn't have to," joked Kerry, a Democrat, to the AP. "Other than getting a little cold, it was fine."
Delusional propensities continue for Obama and Biden.
Portugal decriminalized drugs in mid-2001. The effect on drug use has been a notable decrease in drug usage by minors at the same time when drug usage rates in the rest of Europe have been increasing.
Drugs should be legal because you own your body, and the idea of a consensual crime where you are both victim and perpetrator, is anti-freedom and irrational. But for pragmatists out there who can't get on board because they think that legalizing drugs will result in more drug usage by minors (the "for the children" argument), here is the evidence that it will not.
Cyberspies have penetrated the U.S. electrical grid and left behind software programs that could be used to disrupt the system, according to current and former national-security officials.
Department of Homeland Security official said, "There are intrusions, and they are growing."
I am convinced that the Department of Homeland Security and our Imperial Federal Government couldn't secure and close an umbrella. And some people think it's a good idea to turn over our entire healthcare industry to these incompetent political hacks.
The president's new science adviser said that global warming is so dire the Obama administration is discussing radical technologies to cool Earth's air.
John Holdren said that the idea of geoengineering the climate is being discussed. One such extreme option includes shooting pollution particles into the upper atmosphere to reflect the sun's rays.
This begs the question: How long has John Holdren been out of the mental institution?
Global warming is a hoax designed to get you to feel guilty that your lifestyle is responsible for the destruction of the planet, and out of your guilt you will agree to pay more taxes and give up more of your freedom to let central planners and authoritarians tell you how to live. Why would anybody listen to a group of political hacks who have failed to fix anything they have heretofore touched?
On top the national debt that is talked about, we actually have several other national debts. These debts include future Social Security and Medicare obligations that are above what expected contributions will be, as well as insurance guarantees made by our government. This does not include most of the $12.8 Trillion that has been spent and/or promised for bailouts and "stimulus."
The total listed is $78.8 Trillion. This is higher than the GDP for the entire world was in 2008.
The government may spend more than $4 trillion on the financial system, above and beyond what has been spent.
They're just going to keep spending our money.
$11 million from the federal stimulus package are being used for building a bridge that will join two Microsoft buildings that have a highway separating them.
Bill Gates really needs stimulus cash. Apparently Apple is winning the 'Mac vs. PC' ad campaign.
Following the 2009 G20 summit, plans were announced for implementing the creation of a new global currency to replace the US dollar's role as the world reserve currency.
In 1988, The Economist ran an article titled, Get Ready for the Phoenix, in which they wrote, "THIRTY years from now, Americans, Japanese, Europeans, and people in many other rich countries and some relatively poor ones will probably be paying for their shopping with the same currency. Prices will be quoted not in dollars, yen or D-marks but in, let's say, the phoenix."
Further, the article stated that, "The phoenix zone would impose tight constraints on national governments. There would be no such thing, for instance, as a national monetary policy."
Ultimately, what this implies is that the future of the global political economy is one of increasing moves toward a global system of governance, or a world government, with a world central bank and global currency; and that, concurrently, these developments are likely to materialize in the face of and as a result of a decline in democracy around the world, and thus, a rise in authoritarianism. What we are witnessing is the creation of a New World Order, composed of a totalitarian global government structure.
A small but growing number of cash-strapped communities are printing their own money.
Borrowing from a Depression-era idea, they are aiming to help consumers make ends meet and support struggling local businesses.
The systems generally work like this: Businesses and individuals form a network to print currency. Shoppers buy it at a discount - say, 95 cents for $1 value - and spend the full value at stores that accept the currency.
More U.S. consumers are falling behind on their mortgages, an indication that the housing market has yet to hit bottom.
It's not just the sub-prime mortgages that are delinquent; it is standard mortgages that are delinquent.
That's OK. Obama said the government is going to take care of this. The Messiah has a magical solution.
It is a matter of protecting a personal choice rather than their personal safety.
Massachusetts had the lowest rate of seat belt usage in the nation in 2008, just 66.8 percent, according to new data from for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. (New Hampshire, which has no seatbelt law, ranked third lowest, at 69.2 percent.)
More proof that government regulation never works better than the freedom of choice.
The DHS and military planned to collaborate with local police in Shaw's district in violation of the Posse Comitatus Act.
Tennessee Representative Johnny Shaw admitted state government was unaware of the scheduled checkpoint, which is more evidence the feds are contacting local police agencies directly without going through the state or informing them of operations that are in violation of the law.
Show us your papers!
One of the most potentially dangerous bills we've ever heard of is trying to sneak its way through Congress right now, in the sheep's clothing of so-called "modernization" of food safety. HR 875 (CLICK HERE for the Full Text of the Bill) is a bill put up by Monsanto and other monolithic corporations trying to seize totalitarian control over all agriculture. It was introduced by Rosa DeLauro, whose husband WORKS for Monsanto, and is ultimately about one thing, defining ONLY their own GMO products as "safe".
What makes the bill so dangerous is that it is heavy on penalties including prison time, while at the same time being incredibly vague about what would actually trigger those sanctions. HR 875 is nothing but a Trojan horse, with an invading army to be designated later, in the form of an bureaucratic administrator (most likely a corporate lobbyist shill) with draconian LAW MAKING POWER to make up their own definitions so that all competitors are either driven into bankruptcy or locked up.
In the midst of this attempted Panzer action by Monsanto, are we hearing about any of this in our propaganda based mainstream media? No, they distract our attention talking about Michelle Obama's adorable organic garden at the White House, as if she is making agricultural policy.
The Obama administration is pushing to protect Antarctica's fragile environment by imposing mandatory limits on the size of cruise ships sailing there and the number of passengers they bring ashore.
Do we own Antarctica? When did that become a US State or territory?
Proposed new powers called "drastic federal intervention."
A pair of bills introduced in the U.S. Senate would grant the White House sweeping new powers to access private online data, regulate the cybersecurity industry and even shut down Internet traffic during a declared "cyber emergency."
Senate bills No. 773 and 778, introduced by Sen. Jay Rockefeller, D-W.V., are both part of what's being called the Cybersecurity Act of 2009, which would create a new Office of the National Cybersecurity Advisor, reportable directly to the president.
We shall control your information. The thought police strike again.
Lawrence Summers, a top economic adviser to President Barack Obama, pulled in more than $2.7 million in speaking fees paid by firms at the heart of the financial crisis, including Citigroup, Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan, Merrill Lynch, Bank of America Corp. and the now-defunct Lehman Brothers.
Thomas E. Donilon, Obama's deputy national security adviser, was paid $3.9 million last year by the power law firm O'Melveny & Myers to represent clients, including two firms that received federal bailout funds: Citigroup and Goldman Sachs. He also disclosed that he's a member of the Trilateral Commission and sits on the steering committee of the supersecret Bilderberg group.
White House Counsel Greg Craig last year earned $1.7 million in private practice representing an exiled Bolivian president, a Panamanian lawmaker wanted by the U.S. government for allegedly murdering a U.S. soldier and a tech billionaire accused of securities fraud and various sensational drug and sex crimes.
North Korea's new rocket launch gives the communist country another bargaining chip in negotiations over dismantling its nuclear weapons program even if the flight wasn't completely successful.
North Korea has been warning of these intentions for weeks and kept its promise. No one in the international community, most assuredly not Barack Obama, did anything to stop this.
This makes the world a more dangerous place for America. Obama was tested, and Obama didn't meet the challenge.
A poll taken in Europe during the election last year revealed that 58% of Europeans would like to see a weaker United States. Europe wants America weakened. Europe loves Obama. Obama responds weakly to North Korean missile launch. Connect the dots.
Obama talked about Bush outsourcing jobs. Obama is now outsourcing our national security.
Two New York City fried chicken restaurants in predominantly black neighborhoods are under fire for putting President Barack Obama's name on their signs.
"People from the community were calling me and saying they were outraged by this racist connection to Barack Obama and fried chicken," City Councilman Charles Barron said. "If you think that free speech gives you the right to insult and degrade us and stereotype us, then you've got a battle on your hands."
Naming your chicken restaurant "Obama Fried Chicken" means that you believe in the inherent genetic inferiority of the black race. And this passes as logical thinking in New York. I believe Charles Barron is a far greater insult to the black race than a fried chicken restaurant.
The Census is used to apportion the seats in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Illegals count. And I thought it was illegal to be illegal.
Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac plan to pay more than $210 million in bonuses through next year to give workers the incentive to stay in their jobs.
President Obama greeted the king of Saudi Arabia with a full bow from the waist, a move one commentator described as a violation of protocol and not worthy of the office he holds.
"I am quite certain that this is not the protocol, and is most unbecoming a president of the United States," writes Clarice Feldman.
The occasion was momentous and fashion hopes were high, but when Michelle Obama met the queen, she wore her office sweater.
"Every government interference in the economy consists of giving an unearned benefit, extorted by force, to some men at the expense of others." - Ayn Rand
Quotes and Facts
Quote: (In response to the question: "Penn, do you want Obama to succeed?") "Well, the nice thing about hoping is that doesn't work, so that you don't have to worry very much about what you're hoping. If what succeeding means is taking away -- giving too much of a safety net so that we can't live like Vegas, there's no reason to gamble if you can't lose, and I think it's really important that people have a chance to win and to fail, and I think too much of a safety net, it's just less fun to live." - Penn Jillette
Fact: Libertarian Penn Jillette is exactly right. Obama is trying to tell people he's going to have a warranty for them, a lifetime warranty against failure. It's like promising you're going to go to Vegas and you won't lose. Nobody else is going to win, either.
Quote: "If you please everybody on anything you're do something wrong. But luckily there's no chance of that. I just think that individuals are more important than a whole kind of groupthink and that individuals can do more than a top down kind of thinking. I don't think the government can solve all our problems or should try." - Penn Jillette
Fact: Penn is absolutely correct. Hats off to Penn Jillette, a voice of reason. We're individuals! We live in a society governed under a Constitution that protects the individual from the government.
Quote: "Tax cuts are fine, but what we know about tax cuts is that they don't always stimulate growth nearly to the extent that direct government spending does for two very obvious reasons. One is that a lot of people, if they get a tax cut, they are going to save it or they're going to pay down their own debt. That may be good for the individual, even if they do spend they are often going to go to the mall and buy something from another country." - Robert B. Reich
Fact: We've had trillions of dollars in stimulus since last year, and we're losing jobs. You are the individual, and it's nobody's damn business what you do with your money, as long as we're living in a moral society and you're not breaking the law with it, it's nobody's business. It's all about the individual. It's your money.
OK. We just went through the best four weeks for the Dow since 1933. Can we now call off all of these massively obese government spending plans?
U.S. lenders are boosting their attempts to avoid home foreclosures, but fewer than half of loan modifications made at the end of last year actually reduced borrowers' payments more than 10%.
These are the beneficiaries of Barney Frank's definition of "affordable housing." Give you a house! These are people who couldn't qualify for the loan in the first place and weren't asked to. These are the people who had to show no history whatsoever in order to get a loan. Clinton, ACORN, Community Redevelopment Act. Obama forced the banks to make these loans. These people can't pay. They are deadbeats in the first place, and even after the Imperial Federal Government steps in to help them out, they are still deadbeats. Government is not helping, it never has.
The sea of new cars, 57,000 of them, stretches for acres along the Port of Baltimore. They are imports just in from foreign shores and exports waiting to ship out -- Chryslers and Subarus, Fords and Hyundais, Mercedeses and Kias. But the customers who once bought them by the millions have largely vanished, and so the cars continue to pile up.
Correction: The customers haven't vanished. The money that people used to have to buy them that has vanished.
At the same time the US government is deciding to take over the automobile business. All the while, the same government's doing all it can to figure out how to tax people out of their cars and produce cars that they don't want, with the ultimate goal of forcing us into government-controlled transportation.
President Barack Obama has repeatedly claimed that his budget would cut the deficit by half by the end of his term. But as Heritage analyst Brian Riedl has pointed out, given that Obama has already helped quadruple the deficit with his stimulus package, pledging to halve it by 2013 is hardly ambitious. The Washington Post has a great graphic which helps put President Obama's budget deficits in context of President Bush's.
President Bush expanded the federal budget by a historic $700 billion through 2008. President Obama would add another $1 trillion.
President Bush began a string of expensive financial bailouts. President Obama is accelerating that course.
President Bush created a Medicare drug entitlement that will cost an estimated $800 billion in its first decade. President Obama has proposed a $634 billion down payment on a new government health care fund.
President Bush increased federal education spending 58 percent faster than inflation. President Obama would double it.
President Bush became the first President to spend 3 percent of GDP on federal antipoverty programs. President Obama has already increased this spending by 20 percent.
President Bush presided over a $2.5 trillion increase in the public debt through 2008. Setting aside 2009 (for which Presidents Bush and Obama share responsibility for an additional $2.6 trillion in public debt), President Obama's budget would add $4.9 trillion in public debt from the beginning of 2010 through 2016.
Overall, President Obama's budget would add twice as much debt as President Bush over the same number of years.
A new Afghan law makes it legal for men to rape their wives. The legislation undermines hard-won rights for women enacted after the fall of the Taliban's strict Islamist regime.
The study found that people who had three or more tattoos were likely to have low self esteem.
Researchers found that there were four main reasons why people got tattoos - to be rebellious, to belong to a group, for aesthetic reasons and because of a strong emotional attachment.
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The West Michigan Whitecaps, a minor league baseball team, will be offering up major league cholesterol, carbohydrates and calories in an enormous hamburger being added to the menu this year at the Fifth Third Ballpark.
The 4-pound, $20 burger features five beef patties, five slices of cheese, nearly a cup of chili and liberal doses of salsa and corn chips, all on an 8-inch sesame-seed bun.
Sound good to me. Nevertheless, here come the Veggienazis.
Susan Levin, a staff dietitian for the Washington-based Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, sent a letter to the Grand Rapids minor-league team on Tuesday. She's asking that the 4,800-calorie burger be labeled a "dietary disaster" that increases the risk of cancer and heart disease.
It's nobody's business if you want to buy it and try to eat it. The conformists are the people that have been roped into the trend that what you're doing is bad for you and it's their business to control your actions. It's not their business. It's your personal business.
By the way, it's a promotional item. It probably would be fun to watch some person buy it and try to eat it. Half of it's going to end up in his lap anyway.
Unfortunately, the loss of individual freedom and liberty in this country continues.
The US government is considering a "controlled" bankruptcy for General Motors that would require approval by some creditors of a plan to break up the troubled automaker.
We have just thrown $25 Billion down the toilet in bailouts for General Motors, and now we're going to have a bankruptcy anyway, albeit a "controlled" bankruptcy.
We should have saved the $25 Billion and let them go bankrupt in the first place. Look for more bankruptcies that we have squandered bailout money on.
We The People get screwed by government and Comrade Obama once again.
President Obama: "Don't think we're not keeping score, brother."
Team Obama wants to remind its adversaries it has plenty of power, and it does. The question is whether the White House will wield it responsibly. The jury is still out, but certain clues are beginning to emerge. "Don't think we're not keeping score, brother."
We have "change."
House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) said that he does not know where President Barack Obama gained legal authority to oversee a restructuring of General Motors and Chrysler.
Apparently Comrade Obama doesn't need legal authority.
Why millions want Obama to prove he's constitutionally qualified to be president.
With Barack Obama in the White House, millions of Americans are watching the news night after night in sheer shock, wondering out loud what the next unprecedented expansion of government power will be. Nationalizing entire industries with gigantic taxpayer bailouts; forcing taxpayers to fund abortion; releasing Gitmo prisoners onto U.S. streets; rapidly converting free-market, capitalist America into a government-run socialist state - every day seems to bring a new unconstitutional power-grab.
Have you tried the door handle?
A woman called Kissimmee police to say she was locked inside her car at the Walgreen's on John Young Parkway near Poinciana.
"My car will not start. I'm locked inside my car," the unidentified woman said.
"Nothing electrical works. And it's getting very hot in here, and I'm not feeling well."
The dispatcher asked the woman if she was able to manually pull the lock up on the door.
The woman said she would try, and then, she said, "Yes, I got the door open.
Stupidity in Florida!
"Red meat raises risk of all kinds of death."
All kinds of death? If you eat red meat, are you more prone to auto accidents, plane crashes, drowning, or homicide?
Why does life expectancy keep going up in this country if everything out there is going to kill you?
Researchers found drinking tea with a temperature above 70C increased the risk of oesophageal cancer eight-fold.
In today's litigation driven society, how long is it going to be before somebody goes into a tea shop with a thermometer and sues whoever made it and sold it to them because it could have killed them?
The quest for squeaky-clean dishes has turned some law-abiding people in Spokane into dishwater-detergent smugglers. They are bringing Cascade or Electrasol in from out of state because the eco-friendly varieties required under Washington state law don't work as well. Spokane County became the launch pad last July for the nation's strictest ban on dishwasher detergent made with phosphates.
As a result, in the state of Washington, there are now phosphate smugglers. They banned the sale, but they didn't ban the use or possession of these products. So the smuggling would actually be legal.
At what point are people, either in Spokane, the state of Washington, or anywhere in this great country going to finally stand up and say to these legislative bodies, "Enough. Stop. This is ludicrous."
In the past six years, eight people from Austin and one from Luling racked up 2,678 emergency room visits in Central Texas, costing hospitals, taxpayers and others $3 million.
One of the nine spent more than a third of last year in the ER: 145 days. That same patient totaled 554 ER visits from 2003 through 2008.
And you wonder why healthcare costs are so exorbitant? Somebody has to pay for this waste.
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said that Taliban members in Afghanistan who abandoned extremism must be granted an "honorable form of reconciliation."
So much for the olive branch.
A lunatic idea from a lunatic, Hitlary Clinton. She offers an olive branch to the Taliban, and the Taliban calls her a lunatic.
This article should be required reading by all taxpayers and taught to High School students, to be re-read and explained until comprehended by all.