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Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Gretchen Carlson Smacks Down Robert Gibbs

Too bad the newsreaders at ABC, CBS, NBC and CNN don't have the guts or werewithal to ask the tough questions and hold fast to a demand for straight answers. Also note that Gibbs is caught in bold-faced lie about Obama's stated position on the surge back in 2007. (For reference, see the inset videos of Obama speaking back in 2007.)

This is priceless:

Is Gibbs a pathological liar or is he really that clueless about his boss?

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Cars Are Not Toys! Learn To Drive Gently.

This video is for all those who have not yet learned how to drive gently, learned how to drive without talking on the cell phone, learned to drive without texting or haven't yet figured out the function of that little lever on the ;left side of the sterring column.

Pass this one along to your friends, especially if they have teenagers or fall into one of the above categories.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Pigs Of Waste - The Nuge Weighs In

I think that Ted Nugent may be a better writer than Ann Coulter. He certainly has the wit and humor to match and his premises are valid and based in reality.

That's what makes his latest column so funny, and so angering at the same time. He takes on Government waste a la the failed Stimuls package. From his article:

Fedzilla shoveled two million of our tax dollars into a fire pit so that the California Academy of Sciences could send photographers to the Southwest Indian Ocean and to East Africa to take pictures of ants. That's right, ants.

Seventy-two thousand more of our hard-earned tax dollars was given to Wake Forest University so that they could set it on fire by studying how monkeys react when stoned on cocaine. Read the Kurt Cobain story. It's been done.

If that isn't insulting enough, Georgia State University received almost $700,000 to determine how monkeys and chimps respond to "distributional inequality" and "unfairness." Rumor has it that Koko the gorilla responded "yes" by pressing a blue button when asked if she thought the study was discriminatory because gorillas were not included. King Kong could not be reached for comment. Jane Goodall, please report to your parole officer immediately.

Yes, this is funny. But it also highlights how asanine the pols in DC have become when it comes to spending our money. The Dem-controlled Congress has no idea that people are not able to send their high school graduates to college nor do they have any idea that people with young children need that money to feed and clothe them. No, Congress thinks that it can take your money and just give to whomever they please for whatever reason they please and your family that needs that money be damned.

November can't come soon enough.

You can access the complete column on-line here:

Pigs Of Waste
Ted Nugent
August 26, 2010

Where Are The Jobs? Why Are So Few Hiring?

I've seen alot of squawking on the Internet about how corporations and businesses are sitting on $8 trillion in assets but won't hire new workers. As the husband of a woman who owns a small business, I have yet to see any of that $8 trillion in my wife's bookkeeping.

But, even if that $8 trillion really existed, the question of so few hirings would have nothing to do with that money and have everything to do with government constantly intervening in economic matters, usually at the expense of the economy in general.

John Stossel has this to say about why there are so few new hires right now:

The problem today is that the economy is not being left alone.

Instead, it is haunted by uncertainty on a hundred fronts. When rules are unintelligible and unpredictable, when new workers are potential threats because of Labor Department regulations, businesses have little confidence to hire.

President Obama's vaunted legislative record not only left entrepreneurs with the burden of bigger government, it also makes it impossible for them to accurately estimate the new burden.

In at least three big areas — health insurance, financial regulation, and taxes — no one can know what will happen.

New intrusive rules for health insurance are yet to be written, and those rules will affect hiring, since most health insurance is provided by employers.

Thanks to the new 2,300 page Dodd-Frank finance regulatory act, The Wall Street Journal reports, there will be "no fewer than 243 new formal rule-makings by 11 different federal agencies."

These as-yet unknown rules will govern lending to business and other key financial activity.

The George W. Bush tax cuts might be allowed to expire. But maybe not. Social Security and Medicare are dangerously shaky. Will Congress raise the payroll tax? A "distinguished" deficit commission is meeting. What will it do? Recommend a value-added tax?

Who knows? But few employers will commit to a big investment with those clouds hanging over our heads.

It wouldn't matter if the assets totaled more than $8 quadrillion or $8 quintillion. With uncertainty like this coming out of the Obama White House and the Pelosi-Reid Congress, hiring on the scale we need to boost the economy is not going to happen anytime soon.

You can access the complete column on-line here:

Big Government Policies Aren't Creating New Jobs
John Stossel
August 24, 2010

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

The White House War On Jobs

If Joeseph Goebbels were re-incarnated and alive today, he would be somewhere in the Obama administration writing press releases about how jobs were being created or had been thus far saved. Those proclamations from the Obama White House are certainly strange, especially when the concurrent news stories are about how jobless claims are increasing on a monthly basis.

I don't think that Baghdad Bob would approve of such efforts at misleading propaganda.

But, Obama still has trouble accepting responsibility for the failed stimulus package and preferes to continue assigning blame to George W. Bush, who has been out of office for over a year-and-a-half now. Joe Biden is loathe to go back to the "good old days" when people had stable jobs and steady paychecks.

Michelle Malkin has a great article regarding the jobs being lost, even as Obama and family enjoy an upper-class vacation at Martha's Vineyard when most Americans can barely afford to take any kind of vacation at all.

From her column:

These are not the wealthy fat cats and Big Business titans Democrats love to demonize.

They're employees of companies like Assurant Health, which announced last week that it would slash 130 jobs at its offices in Milwaukee and Plymouth, Minn., to prepare for costly Obamacare mandates.

They're employees of medical device firms in Massachusetts, where officials say they'll be forced to cut back on operational costs and jobs thanks to a little-noticed Obamacare tax on their products that goes into effect in 2013.

They're employees of restaurants like White Castle and International House of Pancakes, whose executives say they will be forced into layoffs and premium hikes to cope with the federal law's $3,000-per-employee penalty on companies whose workers pay more than 9.5 percent of household income in premiums for company-provided insurance.

They're mom-and-pop enterprises across the country that must now deal with Obamacare's onerous Section 9006 tax-filing mandate. It requires them to file 1099 forms with the IRS for every vendor from whom they purchase $600 or more in goods. Nebraska GOP Sen. Mike Johanns calls it one of many "job-crushing provisions" that will bury small business in paperwork and legal costs.

They're the estimated 23,000 workers in the deepwater drilling industry whom the White House deliberately wrote off in pursuit of its junk science-based drilling moratorium.

They're the estimated tens of thousands of workers employed by car dealers that were shut down by Obama's auto czars at a time, as the TARP inspector general pointed out last month, "when the country was experiencing the worst economic downturn in generations and the government was asking its taxpayers to support a $787 billion stimulus package designed primarily to preserve jobs... -- all based on a theory and without sufficient consideration of the decisions' broader economic impact."

They're employees of Utah oil and gas companies whose leases have been pulled without cause by Interior Secretary Ken Salazar. The Interior Department's own Inspector General rejected Salazar's explanation that the Bush administration had rushed the leases through. The Deseret News reports that "rescinding these leases has likely cost the state millions already. Officials in Uintah county estimate the county lost 3,000 jobs in 2009, and Duchesne lost 1,000 jobs."

They're employees of commercial and recreational fishing businesses in New England, who have organized a flotilla on Martha's Vineyard on Thursday to protest the Obama administration's restrictive environmental policies and stealth regulatory ocean grab.

It's no wonder that Democrats up for re-election this year are stampeding as fast as they can away from the White House and its current occupant.

You can access the complete article on-line here:

The White House War on Jobs
Michelle Malkin
August 25, 2010

Monday, August 23, 2010

From King Of The World To Chicken Of The Sea: James Cameron Backs Out Of Global Warming Public Debate

Before we get into the details, let's look at some of Cameron's more outspoken moments:

Director James Cameron Unleashed: Calls for gun fight with global warming skeptics: "I want to call those deniers out into the street at high noon and shoot it out with those boneheads"

Cameron: "If we don't do something, we're all going to die! What's it going to take, a big f#cking disaster with all kinds of people dying?" March 1, 2010 – Grist Mag.

Cameron: "Anybody that is a global-warming denier at this point in time has got their head so deeply up their ass I'm not sure they could hear me." March 24, 2010

We heard him loud and clear, especially when he agreed to a public debate about Global Warming in Aspen, Colorado this past weekend. But, he decided to back out.

From Climate Depot:

Hollywood director James Cameron challenged three high profile global warming skeptics to a public debate at a global warming and energy conference. But Cameron backed out of the debate at the last minute after environmentalists "came out of the woodwork" to warn him not to engage in a debate with skeptics because it was not in his best interest.

Cameron challenged Andrew Breitbart, Climate Depot's Marc Morano and filmmaker Ann McElhinney of 'Not Evil Just Wrong.' The debate was already in the program for the Aspen American Renewable Energy Day (AREDAY) summit. The website program described the agreed to debate as “AREDAY Climate Change Debate: Reality or Fiction?"

After setting up the public global warming debate, Cameron and his negotiator then changed formats multiple times and initially said it would be open to the media and then said he would only participate if it was private with no recording devices. The skeptics agreed to all the changes. According to AREDAY organizers, activist Joseph Romm of Climate Progress urged Cameron not to go ahead with the debate as well.

Why are all the Global Warming alarmists so afraid of public debate? Is it because of the scientific fraud that was made public by the East Anglia emails? Is it because the satellites used by NOAA for ground temperature measurements were found to be severely out of calibration?

Whatever the reason, it is clear that Global Warming alarmists like Al Gore and James Cameron do not want to have certain issues and pieces of information discussed in a public venue for fear of being exposed as frauds.

There is no good reason whatsoever to hide information from the public about this issue, yet the Global Warming alarmist crowd seems dead set on doing just that.

You can access the complete story on-line here:

From King Of The World To Chicken Of The Sea: Director James Cameron Challenges Climate Skeptics To Debate And Then Bails Out At Last Minute
Marc Morano
Climate Depot
August 23, 2010

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Mosque Yes, Christian Church No

Here is another aspect of the Ground Zero Mosque controversy that is going completely unnoticed.

The St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church was destroyed in the 9/11 attacks in which 19 Muslims caused the deaths of almost 3000 innocent people. The church itself was a four story structure that was crushed by the collapsing towers.

In the nine years that have passed since then, the congregation has been trying to rebuild their house of worship but have been constantly thwarted by bureaucracy and politcal posturing of the Port Authority and other local government entities.

From Fox News:

Though talks between the church and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey stalled last year, church leaders say they've been trying to kick-start discussions ever since. But amid debate over whether a proposed Islamic community center should go forward near Ground Zero, government officials threw cold water on the prospect of any deal with the church -- telling Fox News the deal is off the table.

Confronted with the Port Authority's verdict, Father Mark Arey, of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, said it's the first he's heard that.

"Negotiations did break off last year. We were expecting to hear from their lawyers -- we never did. We're still expecting to hear from them," he told Fox News. "We're disappointed. ... 130 Liberty Street was promised to us."

Now, contrast this with the Ground Zero Mosque which is being fast-tracked and is being endorsed by high-profile political figures like Barack Obama and Michael Bloomberg. Where are the endorsements of these politicians for rebuilding St. Nicholas? Is a Christian Church simply not worth it?

I'll give my own opinion here. This is political correctness running rampant over the wishes and sensitivities of the American people. All should be equal before the law, but those who espouse political correctness will consider some (e.g. the Ground Zero Mosque) to be more worthy of attention and support than others (e.g. St. Nicholas Church).

You can access the complete article on-line here:

Decision Not to Rebuild Church Destroyed on 9/11 Surprises Greek Orthodox Leaders
David Lee Miller, Kathleen Foster and Judson Berger
August 18, 2010

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Harry Reid's Hypocrisy On Illegal Immigration

Apparently, Harry Reid (D-NV) was against amnesty before he was for it. Perhaps the idea of a millions-strong voting bloc that was pro-leftist/liberal/socialist/Democrat was just too much for him to resist.

Even so, what he said on the issue back in 1993 is still very true today.

Monday, August 16, 2010

"Religion Of Peace" Worshippers Stone Couple To Death

Somehow, the appelation "Religion of Peace" doesn't seem to stick when I read stories like this.

From the Telegraph UK:

A man and woman have been stoned to death in northern Afghanistan after being accused by the Taliban of having an affair.

The 23-year-old woman and 28-year-old man were killed because "they had an affair," said Mohammad Ayob, the governor of Imam Sahib district in Kunduz province.

"Two people were stoned to death by Taliban in Mullah Quli village late yesterday," he said. The village is under the control of the Taliban.


The couple had their hands bound behind their backs and were forced to stand in an empty field as their sentence was carried out, he said.

A local Taliban commander, who contacted media but refused to give his name, confirmed the killings.


Earlier this month, the Taliban publicly flogged and then killed a pregnant widow for alleged "adultery" in western Badghis province.

Where is the outrage from the so-called "moderate" Muslims? If this were a Christian or Jewish happening, the entire world would be screaming with rage (including the Muslims). Where was the courageous Islamic who stood up in front of the crowd and said, "Let him who is without sin amongst you cast the first stone!"

But then, I'm sure that the apologists for the Islamics will assert that the couple was violently stoned to death in the most peaceful manner possible.

Taliban Kill Couple In Public Stoning
Foreign Staff
Telegraph UK
August 16, 2010

Excellent Cartoon About The Bogus Racism Charges Against The Tea Party

Friday, August 13, 2010

Obama: Okay Hosting Muslim Function, Says No To "Christian Character" Of "God And Country" Rally

I said it before, and I'll say it again: "If it weren't for double standards, Democrats would have no standards at all."

So, the Obama administration refuses to allow Flyovers for the "God and Country" rally in Nampa, Idaho because of the "Christian Character" of the rally.

Pentagon Denies Flyover of Patriotic ‘God and Country Rally’ in Nampa Idaho Because of its Christian Content
George Vogt
Metro Catholic
July 4, 2009

This marks the first time in the 42 year history of the event that a flyover request was denied by the Pentagon.

The event is held ever year to honor the spiritual foundations of our country with a special emphasis on the men and women who serve in the armed forces.

In past years, the “God and Country Rally” has focused on honoring and paying tribute to those veterans who have served our nation in the past and those who are currently on active duty.

At the rally this year, all five branches of the armed services were featured with over 60 new recruits sworn into the military at the event.

After a phone conversation and an e-mail response from the Pentagon, Rally Director Patti Syme says they were denied the request for a flyover this year because of the “Christian” nature of the event.

But, the Obama administration is perfectly fine with hosting a Muslim event right in the White House.

Statement by the President on the Occasion of Ramadan
White House Press Release
August 11, 2010

These rituals remind us of the principles that we hold in common, and Islam’s role in advancing justice, progress, tolerance, and the dignity of all human beings. Ramadan is a celebration of a faith known for great diversity and racial equality. And here in the United States, Ramadan is a reminder that Islam has always been part of America and that American Muslims have made extraordinary contributions to our country. And today, I want to extend my best wishes to the 1.5 billion Muslims around the world – and your families and friends – as you welcome the beginning of Ramadan.

I look forward to hosting an Iftar dinner celebrating Ramadan here at the White House later this week, and wish you a blessed month.

So, it's okay to say "no" because of "Christian Character" but then turn around and say yes to Muslims in the name of "justice, progress, tolerance and the dignity of all human beings."

I wonder how dignified women feel when they are subjugated by Sharia law and what Barack Obama's position on this is?

I know alot of you out there are going to say that Bush did the same thing at Ramadan, but Bush did not cancel flyovers for the God and Country rally saying the event was too "Christian." Still, I'd also like to know Bush's position on the subjugation of women under Sharia law.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Monday, August 2, 2010

Virginia Attorney General Rules Police Can Check Immigration Status

In a move similar to Arizona's SB1070, Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli has ruled that law enforcement officials in Virginia can check on the immigration status of suspects when they are arrested. This almost seems like Richmond daring the Obama Administration to launch a lawsuit directly across the Potomac River.

From Fox News:

In a decision that could lay the groundwork for an Arizona-style immigration policy, Virginia's attorney general said state law enforcement officers are allowed to check the immigration status of anyone "stopped or arrested."

Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli issued the legal opinion Friday extending that authority to Virginia police in response to an inquiry over whether his state could mirror the policies passed into law in Arizona.

"It is my opinion that Virginia law enforcement officers, including conservation officers may, like Arizona police officers, inquire into the immigration status of persons stopped or arrested," he wrote.

If Barack Obama was hoping that the immigration issue would "go away" after leftist judge Susan Bolton gutted the Arizona law, he must be sorely disappointed at this point.

Also, coming on the heels of a Federal judge allowing a Virginia lawsuit against Obamacare to move forward, this comes as a double whammy.

You can access the complete article on-line here:

Virginia Attorney General Rules Police Can Check Immigration Status
August 2, 2010

Illegal Alien Supporters Desecrate US Flag During National Anthem

Disgusting. View the video here:

I thought the people who supported "immigration reform" said that these people wanted to integrate themselves into U.S. society and become productive citizens. I don't see alot of that here. You may try to say that the idiots in this video represent the fringe, but I have yet to hear about any illegal immigrant advocacy group speaking out against such a disrespectful display.

Federal Judge Allows Virginia Lawsuit Against Obamacare To Move Forward

From the Wall Street Journal:

Virginia federal judge Henry Hudson on Monday ruled that he’ll let the state of Virginia’s challenge to the landmark health care law passed in March go forward, at least for the time being. Click here for the early Reuters story; here for the 32-page opinion.

The Department of Health and Human Services had moved to dismiss the lawsuit, which was filed in March, shortly after the passage of the law. But Judge Hudson on Monday denied the motion.

The ruling represents a setback that will force the Obama administration to mount a lengthy legal defense of the law. The suit, filed by Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli (pictured), alleges that the law’s requirement that its residents have health insurance violates the Commerce Clause of the Constitution.

Virginia’s lawsuit is one of several trying to undo the health-care law. Another large one was filed in a Florida federal court by a handful of state attorneys general.

In his opinion, Judge Hudson ruled:

  • The guiding precedent [on the Commerce Clause] is informative but inconclusive. Never before has the Commerce Clause and Necessary and Proper Clause been extended this far. At this juncture, the court is not persuaded that the Secretary has demonstrated a failure to state a cause of action with respect to the Commerce Clause element.

In other words, off to discovery we head.

And a whole lot of stuff is going to come out that the Obama administration and its supporters would rather not have a public debate about. Things like how the Republicans were locked out of meetings where the bill was written, the benefits offered to certain states so that their Senators would vote the right way, etc. This is going to be a very fun case to watch.

Thank God there is some sanity left in the Judiciary somewhere.

You can access the original article on-line here:

Virginia Judge: The Suit Against The Health Care Law Goes Forward
Ashby Jones
Wall Street Journal
August 2, 2010