Thursday, September 17, 2009

Nancy the Pelosiosaur

Does the government fear us? Or do we fear the government? When the people fear the government, tyranny has found victory. The federal government is our servant, not our master!  —Thos. Jefferson

Pelosi worried about angry health care rhetoric

WASHINGTON – House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Thursday that the anti-government rhetoric over President Barack Obama's health care reform effort is troubling because it reminds her of the violent debate over gay rights that roiled San Francisco in the 1970s.

As usual, The Nancy’s fears are misplaced.  But, what else could you expect of a kook from the Left Coast?  For someone that has led the House down the wrong path, fear of being voted out would be more to the point and justified.  Not that the thought will cross her mind.  Like the dinosaurs that came before, Pelosiosaur will plod along unaware that times have changed.

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Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Who let Jimmy out?

Jimmy Carter: Wilson comments 'based on racism'

ATLANTA – Former President Jimmy Carter said Tuesday that U.S. Rep. Joe Wilson's outburst to President Barack Obama during a speech to Congress last week was an act "based on racism" and rooted in fears of a black president.

"I think it's based on racism," Carter said in response to an audience question at a town hall held at his presidential center in Atlanta. "There is an inherent feeling among many in this country that an African-American should not be president."

Oh, my.  Poor Jimmy.  It appears he has lost his grip on reality.  Worse, he’s wandered away from the Home, again.  He really shouldn't be out alone.

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Sunday, September 13, 2009

The chastising of Joe Wilson

This is how The System that our Congress has become attempts to silence non-conformist views:[link]

"There was a violation of the rules of the House," said Pelosi spokesman Brendan Daly. "It needs to be resolved by an apology or a resolution."
A Democrat will introduce a "resolution of disapproval" Monday or Tuesday unless Wilson formally apologizes on the House floor…

Of course, this is a political game the Democrats should not try to play:

With apologies to to George Lucas: “You can’t win, Nancy.  Strike me down and I shall become more powerful than you can imagine”.

Joe Wilson will join ranks with the other icon of ‘speaking truth to power’:  Joe the Plumber.

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Words, words and…

Obama kept up a steady weekend drumbeat of cheerleading for his health care plan in a campaign-style rally, on the radio and Internet, and on network television. He planned to continue the pace with more events designed to seize control of the health care debate following his address to Congress last week in which he urged Democrats and Republicans to come together. [link]

…more words.  That is all the President’s pronouncements are.  The only thing that counts is a bill.  Let’s see the bill and give us time to digest it.

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Friday, September 11, 2009

ACORN 0, American People 1

After two exposés by Fox News, the Census Bureau reportedly cut relations with ACORN.

ACORN was slated to do neighborhood canvassing for the 2010 census.

After ACORN’s shameful performance in the last national election, where boxes full of ACORN voter registration forms had to be set aside by local election officials, this news cannot come too soon.

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Thursday, September 10, 2009

On the decline of Congressional independence

Rep. Joe Wilson (R-SC) created quite a stir last night when he yelled ‘you lie’ to O during O’s speech to the joint session of Congress.

Everyone, including his Republican colleagues, chastised Rep. Wilson for his outburst.  Wilson himself felt compelled to call the W/H and apologize.

Well, I have news for Congress and the media:  Being elected to the Presidency does not confer royal prerogative on the President.  And, Congress is not the inferior House in our American republic.

While some may consider Rep. Wilson’s outburst rude it certainly does not rise to a breach of some high protocol.

Our Congress, probably since FDR, has for all practical purposes become the legislative arm of the Executive.  This has to stop.  And, if it takes more Congressmen like Rep. Wilson, so be it.

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Wednesday, September 09, 2009

O’s health care plan: What he isn’t saying

FACT CHECK: Obama drops iffy line on health plan

I’ve criticized the AP for their lack of balance in their reporting.  A notable exception is their ‘Fact Check’ reports on O’s healthcare plan.  This is a ‘must read’ if you want to be informed on what H. R. 3200 really means to you and your ability to obtain insurance.

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On the health care debate

I think this whole discussion about a ‘public option’ versus ‘co-ops’ has gotten totally wrapped around the axle.

A co-op, when considered in its historical context, should not be some sort of national government sponsored enterprise. But, this is the way the idea of a co-op is being put forward under the health care reform debate. With the Government putting forth the seed money, it is for all practical purposes a GSE.

Instead, it should be a mechanism where small businesses can form a group to buy insurance coverage for their employees. And, historically, the seed money is raised by the co-op (e.g., by selling shares to the members).

Additionally, the co-ops should be able to shop for insurance nation-wide.  In other words, the individual States must not be allowed to use anti-competitive licensing laws to restrict which insurer is allowed to sell policies to any given State’s residents.

O wants to increase insurance coverage without increasing cost to taxpayers?  This is the way to do it.

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Monday, September 07, 2009

You think the AP is fair and balanced?

Think again.

YES! Over 10,000 turn out!!

WOW!!! We just completed our rally in New Lenox/Joliet, IL outside of Barack Obama's bastion of Chicago.  And guess what - we had by far the largest crowd yet!  To those of you in the cities where we are going to visit over the next few days you have your work cut out for you!

Nothing about it from the AP or the MSM.  A local managed this screed.

So, O still has his attack dogs out there.

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Sunday, September 06, 2009

Goodbye, Good Riddance

So, Van Jones thinks he was a victim of a vicious smear campaign?  Lies and distortions?

So, is bringing his own speeches to light a lie?  A distortion?  He was brought down by his own words.

As they say, “If it walks like a duck and it quacks like a duck, it’s a duck.”

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Friday, September 04, 2009

It’s not the speech, Stupid

O’s speech to the school children has created quite a dust-up around the country.  Here is Gibbs’ take:

"I think we've reached a little bit of the silly season when the president of the United States can't tell kids in school to study hard and stay in school," presidential spokesman Robert Gibbs told reporters. "I think both political parties agree that the dropout rate is something that threatens our long-term economic success."

I think Gibbs’ dismissive attitude indicates the WH does not grasp how much distrust O has generated across the country.

This goes deeper than one speech.  It’s O’s whole agenda and his trying to ram it through Congress.  People simply don’t trust him and the furor over this speech is just a symptom.

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All the news that fits

Robert Gates protests AP decision as 'appalling'

Defense Secretary Robert Gates is objecting “in the strongest terms” to an Associated Press decision to transmit a photograph showing a mortally wounded 21-year-old Marine in his final moments of life, calling the decision “appalling” and a breach of “common decency.”

The AP response:

‘AP journalists document world events every day. Afghanistan is no exception. We feel it is our journalistic duty to show the reality of the war there, however unpleasant and brutal that sometimes is,’ said Santiago Lyon, the director of photography for AP.

As far as I am concerned, the AP reportage is hardly what one would consider fair and balanced.  If it were, they would have written about some of the non-combat successes by our military.  But we don’t see that because, from the AP’s viewpoint, such things don’t ‘fit.’  The photo in question does.

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